All shows in the History category

  1. Guy Martin's Spitfire

    Guy Martin's Spitfire

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    Guy Martin joins the two-year restoration of a Spitfire that was buried in a French beach for decades, and tells the Boy's Own-style story of its pilot

  2. Hitler's Hidden Drug Habit: Secret History

    Hitler's Hidden Drug Habit: Secret History

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    This documentary sheds new light on Hitler's poor health, hypochondria and extraordinary drug dependency, drawing on his personal physician's previously secret medical diaries and journals

  3. Nazi Megastructures

    Nazi Megastructures

    3 Episodes

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    Documentary series charting how the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware in history and uncovering the hidden remains of Hitler's most ambitious megastructures

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    Treasures Decoded

    4 Episodes

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    Series using state-of-the-art forensic science to shed new light on ancient mysteries

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Six Wives of Henry VIII

    Six Wives of Henry VIII

    4 Episodes

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    Through dramatic reconstructions and his own passionate narration, Dr David Starkey, the controversial Tudor historian, profiles the six women who married Henry Vlll

  8. The Mill

    The Mill

    2 Series, 10 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

  9. The Real Noah's Ark

    The Real Noah's Ark: Secret History

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    The incredible discovery of a 4000-year-old tablet sheds new light on the tale of Noah's Ark

  10. 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

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    Time Team Specials

    10 Series, 26 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

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Auschwitz: The Forgotten Evidence

    Auschwitz: The Forgotten Evidence

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    Auschwitz: The Forgotten Evidence asks what the Allies knew about the Nazis' most notorious extermination camp, and what they could have done to stop the killing

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. Richard III: The New Evidence

    Richard III: The New Evidence

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    Would Richard III's spinal deformity have prevented him from leading the charge at the Battle of Bosworth?

  22. 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.

  23. Secrets of the Stone Age

    Secrets of the Stone Age

    3 Episodes

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    Anthropologist and author Richard Rudgley sets off on an epic journey back in time and around the world to discover the real roots of civilisation

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. Queen Victoria

    Three Kings at War

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    A look at the incredible story of Queen Victoria's three first cousins who found themselves at the centre of a family feud and a global war when she died

  29. 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

  30. The Real Mill with Tony Robinson

    The Real Mill with Tony Robinson

    2 Episodes

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    Tony Robinson explores the true story of the factory workers whose blood, sweat and tears forged the Industrial Revolution, focusing on Quarry Bank, from hit drama series The Mill

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    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

  32. Timesigns

    Timesigns

    4 Episodes

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    Time Team's Mick Aston turns archaeological detective to reveal the hidden stories of ancient landscapes

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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

  34. Warhorse: The Real Story

    War Horse: The Real Story

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

  35. 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

  36. 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?

  37. Private Lives of the Pharaohs

    Private Lives of the Pharaohs

    3 Episodes

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    In this three part ground-breaking series, scientific and forensic tests reveal the truth behind the great civilisation of Ancient Egypt

  38. Quest for the Lost Civilisation

    Quest for the Lost Civilisation

    3 Episodes

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    Beneath the Pacific Ocean off a small Japanese island, is an underwater mystery that could rewrite our human history. Graham Hancock goes on a quest to trace the remains of a lost civilisation

  39. 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.

  40. 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

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    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.

  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. Remembering World War I

    Remembering World War I

    7 Episodes

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    Some of Britain's finest actors read poetry from World War I

  47. 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

  48. Pharaohs and Kings

    Pharaohs and Kings

    3 Episodes

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    Egyptologist David Rohl sets out to prove that Egyptian chronology has been wrongly extended by several centuries - and examines how this has distorted our understanding of ancient history

  49. 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

  50. 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

  51. 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

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