SECRETS OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
Tuesday 7.30pm, History Channel
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.