As Great Lent has begun, I am on my path of catechesis, and my wife is still learning much about her cradle faith, we are trying to put a LOT of our focus on God right now. One thing that my wife is very interested in is church history, and she really doesn't have any time to add any more books on her pile!
We just watched a very simple "History of Christianity" from A&E off of iTunes. It had it's faults, certainly, and it didn't tell me anything new, but my wife is very, admittedly, uninformed about history, and it taught her a bit. I was able to give her some edits on some of the more secular positions that the series took.
That said, the extent to which the Eastern church was covered was basically a bit on Justinian, the sack and fall of Constantinople, and a brief mention of how after said fall, Russia became a big deal. Not surprising, as it was produced for Americans. Anyone know of a good Orthodox History, either of the whole church or the Russian Church that could be downloaded on iTunes/Amazon, or somewhere like that? We can't really order stuff here very easily...