Santa - A Life

By Jeremy Seal, producer Clive Brill.

Episodes

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012005121220101220 (BBC7)

Jeremy Seal sets off on his journey to trace the story of Santa Claus from his roots in fourth century Byzantium to a Christmas grotto in Birmingham.

Jeremy Seal's quest to discover the real St Nicholas takes him from Santa's Kingdom in Birmingham - to Turkey.

Read by Alan Cox.

Jeremy Seal's quest to discover the real St Nicholas takes him from Birmingham to Turkey.

012005121220101220 (BBC7)

Jeremy Seal sets off on his journey to trace the story of Santa Claus from his roots in fourth century Byzantium to a Christmas grotto in Birmingham.

Jeremy Seal's quest to discover the real St Nicholas takes him from Santa's Kingdom in Birmingham - to Turkey.

Read by Alan Cox.

Jeremy Seal's quest to discover the real St Nicholas takes him from Birmingham to Turkey.

022005121320101221 (BBC7)

The Byzantine bishop Saint Nicholas becomes the saint of all things nautical and embarks on his long journey around the world towards his modern role as Santa Claus.

Tracing the myth of Saint Nicholas back to Turkey, the writer finds mysterious relics - including a finger.

Read by Alan Cox.

Tracing the myth of Saint Nicholas back to Turkey, the writer finds mysterious relics.

022005121320101221 (BBC7)

The Byzantine bishop Saint Nicholas becomes the saint of all things nautical and embarks on his long journey around the world towards his modern role as Santa Claus.

Tracing the myth of Saint Nicholas back to Turkey, the writer finds mysterious relics - including a finger.

Read by Alan Cox.

Tracing the myth of Saint Nicholas back to Turkey, the writer finds mysterious relics.

032005121420101222 (BBC7)

The battle ensues for the bones of Saint Nicholas (one day to be Santa Claus) in an 11th century Europe obsessed with relics.

From Myra to Bari - the writer tracks the 11th century European battles for the bones of Saint Nicholas.

Read by Alan Cox.

The writer tracks the 11th century European battles for the bones of Saint Nicholas.

032005121420101222 (BBC7)

The battle ensues for the bones of Saint Nicholas (one day to be Santa Claus) in an 11th century Europe obsessed with relics.

From Myra to Bari - the writer tracks the 11th century European battles for the bones of Saint Nicholas.

Read by Alan Cox.

The writer tracks the 11th century European battles for the bones of Saint Nicholas.

042005121520101223 (BBC7)

Leaving southern Europe behind, Saint Nicholas heads north for Amsterdam where he becomes Sinterklaas and starts to play a very different role in the lives of his devotees.

The writer tracks Saint Nicholas to Amsterdam where he becomes Sinterklaas - and onwards across the Atlantic.

Read by Alan Cox.

The writer tracks Saint Nicholas to Amsterdam where he becomes Sinterklaas.

042005121520101223 (BBC7)

Leaving southern Europe behind, Saint Nicholas heads north for Amsterdam where he becomes Sinterklaas and starts to play a very different role in the lives of his devotees.

The writer tracks Saint Nicholas to Amsterdam where he becomes Sinterklaas - and onwards across the Atlantic.

Read by Alan Cox.

The writer tracks Saint Nicholas to Amsterdam where he becomes Sinterklaas.

05 LAST2005121620101224 (BBC7)

The Santa Claus we know today is now fully fledged in 19th century America and England.

Jeremy Seal ends his journey of discovery in Santa Claus new home at the northernmost point of the globe.

The writer's quest to discover the real Santa Claus concludes at the northernmost point of the globe.

Read by Alan Cox.

The quest to discover the real Santa concludes at the northernmost point of the globe.

05 LAST2005121620101224 (BBC7)

The Santa Claus we know today is now fully fledged in 19th century America and England.

Jeremy Seal ends his journey of discovery in Santa Claus new home at the northernmost point of the globe.

The writer's quest to discover the real Santa Claus concludes at the northernmost point of the globe.

Read by Alan Cox.

The quest to discover the real Santa concludes at the northernmost point of the globe.