To the Ends of the Earth: Search for the Sons of Abraham (Channel 4)


Terrific story about the Lemba people of South Africa and Zimbabwe who claim to be a ‘lost tribe of Israel’. We follow Prof. Tudor Parfitt’s search for the solution from southern Africa and into Mozambique. From there the trail points to the Yemen – and a genetics lab in London.

This unusual piece of anthropological detection….really justifies the title of the series (To the Ends of the Earth) …” (Independent on Sunday)

”A mixture of Indiana Jones and Rider Haggard, full of false trails and dead ends, rushing rivers and arid deserts…” (Daily Mail)

”Tudor Parfitt ended up in the Yemen and it was a pleasure to travel with him. Television quests often end in disappointment. This one didn’t.

— Times