Lawrence of Arabia: The Battle for the Arab World

The remarkable story of T. E. Lawrence - archaeologist, solider and writer - and the Arab world he fought to liberate from the Ottoman Empire.

When the British Government broke its wartime promises to the Arabs, Lawrence was sucked into the betrayal. Torn between his love for the Arabs and his loyalty to the British Empire, Lawrence found himself fighting a battle he could not win.

Production Information

Broadcaster: BBC Two

TX Date: December 2003

Format: 2 x 60


DDE Group

Executive Producer(s):

Nick Catliff


This first episode of two stuck to a biographical and then military narrative that was both solid and gripping

Daily Telegraph

A definitive portrait.excellent documentary series’ The Observer ‘Well paced, informative and a visual feat

The Times