Afghanistan: The Great Game
"The television highlight of the week, a superlative history of Afghanistan through the eyes of author, former Black Watch officer and diplomat Rory Stewart MP." - The Observer
In this two part series (co-directed with Iain Scollay), Rory Stewart MP travels to Afghanistan and beyond, to explain why this barren and distant country was seen as so important to empires and superpowers, and how it earned its worthy moniker as the graveyard of empires.
Watch episode 1 below.
"The television highlight of the week, a superlative history of Afghanistan through the eyes of author, former Black Watch officer and diplomat Rory Stewart MP... Worthy of an award." The Observer
"A bloody history, clearly told and well researched." The Times
"Marx said that history repeats itself, first as tragedy then as farce. In the case of Afghanistan, as Rory Stewart so eloquently showed over two nights this week, it is tragedy both times... Fascinating." The Daily Telegraph
BAFTA (Scotland) for Best Documentary Series
Directors: Iain Scollay, Olly Lambert
Camera: Johnathan Young
Executive Producer: Ross Wilson
Assistant Producer: Thomas Wide
Writer and Presenter: Rory Stewart