From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|The Long Search|
|Directed by||Jonathan Stedall|
|Presented by||Ronald Eyre|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Camera setup||John Else, et al.|
|Running time||52 minutes per episode|
|First shown in||BBC Two|
|Original release||19 September – 12 December 1977|
The Long Search was a 1977 BBC documentary television series spanning 13 episodes. Presented by theatre director Ronald Eyre, the series surveyed several major worldreligions, including Protestant, Orthodox, and Catholic Christianity. Other episodes surveyedTheraveda and Zen Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and the New Age movement. Location filming took place in India, England, Italy, Japan, Israel, Romania, Sri Lanka,Taiwan, the United States, Egypt, Indonesia, and South Africa.
Scholar of religion Ninian Smart acted as editorial consultant to the show, and also authored a companion book by the same name. The series was re-issued on DVD, and is currently distributed by Ambrose Video.
2. Hinduism: 330 Million Gods
7. Judaism: The Chosen People
13. Reflections on the Long Search