Tues­day 7.30pm, His­tory Chan­nel

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As a child, Richard E. Grant was fas­ci­nated with tales from 1001 Ara­bian Nights. Now the Swazi­land-born ac­tor, screen­writer and di­rec­tor is on a mis­sion to learn more about the book he adored.

He trav­els to Paris to find out how the sto­ries of Aladdin and Ali Baba were first in­tro­duced to the Western world. Next stop is Cairo to ex­plore the me­dieval Is­lamic world that cre­ated them.

Grant is a pas­sion­ate, en­gag­ing host.

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