All shows in the History category

  1. Time Team 2012

    Time Team

    16 Series, 173 Episodes

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    In this popular and (literally) groundbreaking programme, Tony Robinson and a team of experts travel the country to investigate a wide range of archaeological sites of historical importance

  2. The Mill

    The Mill

    2 Series, 5 Episodes

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    Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time

  3. Warhorse: The Real Story

    War Horse: The Real Story

    1 Episode

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    The extraordinary and deeply moving story of the million British horses that served in World War I

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    Time Team Specials

    9 Series, 21 Episodes

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    From the secrets of Stonehenge to the hidden tunnels and dugouts of World War I, Sir Tony Robinson and the Team take on some very special archaeological assignments

  5. New Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors - Secret History

    Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors

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    The discovery of China's Terracotta Army in 1974 revealed just a fraction of this extraordinary treasure. This documentary has exclusive access to the latest discoveries.

  6. Queen Victoria and the Crippled Kaiser

    Queen Victoria and the Crippled Kaiser

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    When Queen Victoria's grandson, the future Kaiser Wilhelm II, was born with a paralysed arm, it led to a story of child cruelty, secret shame and incestuous desire

  7. Queen Victoria's Last Love

    Queen Victoria's Last Love

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    The story of Queen Victoria's relationship with her Indian servant Abdul Karim, which violated Victorian taboos and stoked royal jealousy, threatening her diamond jubilee celebrations

  8. The Dambusters' Great Escape: Secret History

    The Dambusters' Great Escape: Secret History

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    The extraordinary story of how two RAF squadrons sank Germany's most dangerous Second World War battleship, after 34 failed attempts

  9. Return of the Black Death: Secret History

    Return of the Black Death: Secret History

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    Bubonic plague is still around today, but kills in small numbers. Why did it kill so many people in 1348? The discovery of 25 medieval skeletons in London provides new answers.

  10. Tony Robinson's Gods and Monsters

    Tony Robinson's Gods and Monsters

    3 Episodes

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    Tony Robinson reveals a terrifying world of walking corpses and evil spirits - the world that our ancestors thought they lived in

  11. Churchill and the Fascist Plot

    Churchill and the Fascist Plot

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    The compelling story of how Winston Churchill and MI5 hunted down a group of British fascist aristocrats plotting to bring down the government and forge an alliance with Adolf Hitler

  12. Richard III: The King in the Car Park

    Richard III: The King in the Car Park

    2 Episodes

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    Was a skeleton found under a Leicester car park really Richard III? With exclusive access to the investigating team, this documentary reveals the answer.

  13. Walking Through History

    Walking Through History

    2 Series, 10 Episodes

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    Tony Robinson embarks on spectacular walks through some of Britain's most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from our past

  14. Secrets of the Stonehenge Skeletons

    Secrets of the Stonehenge Skeletons

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    Ancient bodies lie buried beneath Stonehenge, but what can they tell us about Britain's greatest prehistoric monument? One man has found vital clues to this ancient puzzle.

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    Hitler's Rise: The Colour Films

    2 Episodes

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    Hitler's Rise: The Colour Films follow the Führer's rise to political power, which was as unforeseeable as it was catastrophic

  16. Queen Elizabeth II's mother in law

    The Queen's Mother in Law

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    The story of Prince Philip's mother, who fled revolution in Greece, was experimented on by Sigmund Freud, hid Jews from the Nazis, gave all her possessions away, and founded her own religious order

  17. Edward VIII's Murderous Mistress

    Edward VIII's Murderous Mistress

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    The extraordinary story of Edward VIII's first love affair, involving a high-society murder trial, a secret cache of missing letters, and an establishment cover-up to save his reputation

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    A Great British Christmas with Sarah Beeny

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    Sarah Beeny and her husband explore the history of Christmas through the ages in their Yorkshire stately home

  19. Digging the Great Escape

    Digging the Great Escape

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    A team of experts visits Germany to examine the ingenious achievements of the Second World War's most daring and famous escape artists

  20. Rooftop take off

    Escape from Colditz

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    During World War II, a group of British officers planned to escape from Colditz POW camp in a glider made from sheets and floorboards. A team of engineers resurrect their plan.

  21. Firefighters

    Blitz: London's Firestorm

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    The story of the night when the German Luftwaffe attacked London with devastating results

  22. The Plane That Saved Britain

    The Plane That Saved Britain

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    Arthur Williams tells the forgotten story of the Mosquito, the light, fast plywood plane that had a vital role in World War II

  23. How the Bismarck Sank HMS Hood

    How the Bismarck Sank HMS Hood

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    Two of the world's leading shipwreck detectives use state-of-the-art equipment to discover how the Hood battleship was sunk so quickly during World War II

  24. Spying on Hitler's Army: The Secret Recordings

    Spying on Hitler's Army: Secret Recordings

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    The story of an audacious British operation to eavesdrop on the private conversations of 10,000 German prisoners of war

  25. Dr David Starkey

    Monarchy

    3 Series, 11 Episodes

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    Dr David Starkey's complete history of the British Monarchy, revealing the epic and bloody stories of our Kings and Queens and charting the course of Europe's oldest surviving political institution

  26. Attack of the Zeppelins

    Attack of the Zeppelins

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    Engineer Dr Hugh Hunt revisits the little-known story of the First World War's Blitz, when the Zeppelin waged an 18-month terror campaign on the people of London

  27. Edward VIII: The Lion King

    Edward VIII: The Lion King

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    The untold story of Edward VIII's campaign to protect Africa's wildlife

  28. D-Day: As It Happens

    D-Day: As It Happens

    2 Episodes

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    A real-time multi-platform history event telling the story of D-Day in a new way, following the stories of seven people who were there

  29. Fact or Fiction

    Fact or Fiction

    2 Series, 9 Episodes

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    Tony Robinson uncovers the real stories behind some of the greatest figures in history

  30. The young princes in fear of their lives

    Princes in the Tower

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    A gripping drama looking at one of the greatest mysteries of British history - what really happened to the two little princes imprisoned by Richard III? Did one of them secretly survive?

  31. Francis Pryor

    Britain AD: King Arthur's Britain

    3 Episodes

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    Francis Pryor argues that Britain's early history was a vibrant period, when the island thrived under foreign influences from as far afield as the Middle East without losing any cultural identity

  32. Adolf Hitler

    Sex and the Swastika

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    Located in the English countryside, a secret division created 'Black' propaganda and disseminated pornography to German troops and civilians illustrating the sexual perversions of their leaders

  33. Commando

    Commando

    4 Episodes

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    This four-part series tells the true story of Churchill's band of brothers - an unorthodox mix of misfits and buccaneers who operated outside the normal rules of warfare

  34. The Ancient World with Bettany Hughes

    The Ancient World with Bettany Hughes

    4 Series, 5 Episodes

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    A new film about Alexandria provides the centrepiece of Bettany Hughes' definitive history of the ancient world and classical civilisation

  35. Brunel pauses to admire his work

    Men of Iron

    3 Episodes

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    A three-part series charting a whole generation of great Victorian engineers, told through the rivalries of two great engineering families - the Stephensons and the Brunels

  36. The Welsh Great Escape

    The Welsh Great Escape

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    The dramatic story of a German break-out from a prisoner-of-war camp in Wales

  37. The Great Escape: The Reckoning

    The Great Escape: The Reckoning

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    The true story of the 76 Allied airmen who famously escaped from Stalag Luft in 1944, and the subsequent hunt for the Gestapo officers who executed 50 of the re-captured airmen

  38. The Celts

    The Celts

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    From Queen Boudica to King Arthur, the ancient heritage of the Celts intrigues and inspires to this day. Richard Rudgley separates history from myth in a journey across Europe's Celtic heartland.

  39. Cast of The Devil's Whore

    The Devil's Whore

    4 Episodes

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    Colourful four-part drama about the seismic events of 17th-century England, when political disobedience turned to revolution and bloody civil war, and English history was changed forever

  40. Pilate

    The Man Who Killed Christ

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    A controversial film that questions the gospel accounts of Christ's trial and crucifixion and the role of Pontius Pilate, with testimony from some of Britain's most eminent theological scholars

  41. The 1900 House

    The 1900 House

    10 Episodes

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    In an experiment in living history to investigate how radically our lives have been changed by technology, a modern family swap the luxury of1999 for a life of urban Victorian domesticity

  42. Battle for Hood and Bismarck

    The Battle of Hood and Bismarck

    2 Episodes

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    Two-part documentary that uses unique archive footage, eyewitness testimony, dramatic reconstruction and state of the art computer graphics to tell the definitive story of this epic sea battle

  43. World War One Shorts

    Does It Matter? World War 1 Shorts

    5 Episodes

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    With two million British servicemen disabled by World War One, society's attitude to disability had to change. Disabled artists present unorthodox takes on the legacies of war and disability.

  44. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth I

    2 Episodes

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    Helen Mirren portrays the 'Virgin Queen' in her later years in this major two-part drama by Nigel Williams. Also starring Jeremy Irons, Hugh Dancy, Ian McDiarmid and Patrick Malahide.

  45. An English church

    The English Church

    6 Episodes

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    Journalist and author Simon Jenkins goes on a personal journey into the heart of English life and community, and tells a fascinating story of art, architecture and faith

  46. Gunpowder

    Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

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    This dramatic story of Britain's most notorious terrorist conspiracy delves into a shadowy world of subterfuge, spying and surveillance

  47. Hell in the Pacific

    Hell in the Pacific

    4 Episodes

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    Hell in the Pacific is a compelling and provocative four part series accounting the shocking Second World War conflict in the East

  48. Longford

    Longford

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    Compelling feature-length drama set in the last three decades of Lord Longford's life, during which time he waged a controversial campaign to win parole for Moors murderess Myra Hindley

  49. Massive Landmarks of the Twentieth Century

    Massive Landmarks of the Twentieth Century

    6 Episodes

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    In this epic comedy series, Desmond Olivier Dingle and his historical research assistant Raymond Box attempt to reconstruct momentous events from the 20th century

  50. Matt's Old Masters

    Matt's Old Masters

    4 Episodes

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    Matt Collings drags the Old Masters out of the rarefied, hallowed atmosphere of the museum, blinking into the light of the 21st century and asks: what do they have to offer us now?

  51. Egyptian Mummies

    The Mystery of the Cocaine Mummies

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    Documentary questioning whether mummies found with high levels of cocaine provide proof of early trade routes between Egypt and South America

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