Don't know if this is more fitting here or in the Open Dhamma. May the mods move it as they please. Thanks.
A nice documentary series I stumbled across recently. Bhante Anandajoti tells about the history of early Buddhism in a nice storytelling way from the Buddha's enlightenment up until 100 AD or something, with political maps, historical and scriptural anecdotes all nicely put together.
The series consits of four parts:
The Early Life of the Buddha
The Last Year of the Buddha's Life
Asoka and the Missions
The Spread of Buddhist civilization through Asia