All shows in the History category

  1. Dead Famous DNA

    Dead Famous DNA

    2 Episodes

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    Mark Evans tracks down remains of some of history's most important and infamous figures, and uses cutting-edge DNA analysis to find out more about what made them who they were

  2. 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.

  3. Great Canal Journeys

    Great Canal Journeys

    3 Episodes

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    Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on four spectacular canal journeys in Britain and France

  4. 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

  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. New Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors - Secret History

    New 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

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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

  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. 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

  13. Dr David Starkey

    Monarchy

    3 Series, 11 Episodes

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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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    Hitler's Rise: The Colour Films

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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

  22. 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 revealing journey across Europe's Celtic heartland.

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. Tony Robinson

    Time Team Digs

    8 Episodes

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    Tony Robinson and Sheffield University's John Collis delve into the different archeological ages by looking back over Time Team digs

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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

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    The Mill

    4 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

  30. The Real Casanova

    The Real Casanova

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    A documentary that explores the man behind the myth, painting a vivid portrait of the 18th century Venetian, but one that's far removed from his popular reputation

  31. 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

  32. 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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