Story of the JewsSimon Schama’s acclaimed documentary Story of the Jews has been nominated for a Bafta award.

The five-part BBC two series which aired last September, has been short listed in the Specialist Factual category along with other nominees David Attenborough’s: Natural History Museum Alive and Martin Luther King and the March on Washington and Richard III: The King in the Car Park.

Schama’s documentary ,chronicling 3,000 years of Jewish history,  saw him travelling around the world to explore ancient and modern-day Jewish and Hebrew culture.

The Bafta ceremony, to be hosted by Graham Norton, will take place on Sunday 18 May at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.