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9 Weird World War Two Facts
9 Weird World War Two Facts

From Adolf’s Nazi-fighting nephew to the bizarre “life pod” built to keep Churchill safe…

Museum Secrets Gallery
Museum Secrets Gallery

Images from Museum Secrets; the series that uncovers stories behind artefacts.

Fight Club: A History of Violence Gallery
Fight Club: A History of Violence Gallery

Have a look at this gallery showing pictures from Fight Club: A History of Violence

Mafia's Greatest Hits Gallery
Mafia's Greatest Hits Gallery

A gallery of images from Mafia's Greatest Hits.

Ration Book Britain Gallery
Ration Book Britain Gallery

Take a look at the gallery for Ration Book Britain, with Valentine Warner.

Planet Earth Gallery
Planet Earth Gallery

Have a look at some photos from Planet Earth, the show that needs no introduction.

Antiques Roadshow Gallery
Antiques Roadshow Gallery

Take a look at our Antiques Roadshow Gallery.

Egypt Gallery
Egypt Gallery

Take a look at some photos from the six-part drama documentary Egypt.

Treasure Detectives Gallery
Treasure Detectives Gallery

Take a look at our gallery of Treasures from the show Treasure Detectives.

Forbidden History Gallery
Forbidden History Gallery

Take a look at the Forbidden History gallery, from the show presented by Jamie Theakston.

Medievil Dead Gallery
Medievil Dead Gallery

Have a look at the gallery for the show Medievil Dead.

Bargain Hunt Gallery
Bargain Hunt Gallery

Have a look at our gallery for this auction show which has been on air for 13 years.

In This Month: January
January

The end of the gladiators and the birth of the gold rush.

In This Month: February
February

February was the month that witnessed Castro, Mandela and Arafat on a high.

In This Month: March
March

From the birth of Einstein to the death of Julius Caesar, see March's finest moments

In This Month: April
April

April marks some striking disasters in history, including Chernobyl and the Titanic.

In This Month: May
May

Check out the historic events which took place in the momentous month of May.

In This Month: June
June

The Magna Carta, Napoleon and Franz Ferdinand, find out about June events.

In This Month: July
July

The downfall of one king and the rise of another.

In This Month: August
August

A month of invasions, eruptions and atomic catastrophes.

In This Month: September
September

From great fires to terrorism, September has witnessed some momentous events.

In This Month: October
October

October was a momentous month of battles, revolution and upheaval.

In This Month: November
November

Gunpowder, treason and plots... But what else happened in November?

In This Month: December
December

December was an amazing month for discovery and exploration - find out more.

The Bert Trautmann Story Gallery
The Bert Trautmann Story Gallery

Bert Trautmann was a German-born goalkeeper brought to Britain as a POW during WWII.

Ninja: Shadow Warriors Gallery
Ninja: Shadow Warriors Gallery

Find out more about this elite fighting unit.

The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler Gallery
The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler Gallery

Adolf Hitler managed to win the German people round with his incisive charisma.

Ancient Black Ops Gallery
Ancient Black Ops Gallery

Each episode of Ancient Black Ops tells the history of special operation forces.

Raiders Of Lost Art Gallery
Raiders Of Lost Art Gallery

Throughout history, some of the world's most amazing works of art have simply disappeared.

Great British Railway Journeys Gallery
Great British Railway Journeys Gallery

Michael Portillo traces the footsteps of cartographer George Bradshaw.

The Sixties: Episode Guide
The Sixties: Episode Guide

More about each episode on the decade that shaped America.

Series 2 Episode Guide
Series 2 Episode Guide

Find out what to expect in each episode of brand new second series of Forbidden History.

Episode Guide
Episode Guide

Weekend Warriors follows those who fill their weekends re-enacting British Battle.

UFOs Declassified Episode Guide
Episode Guide

Each episode explores the question; do UFOs really exist?

Annihilation Episode Guide
Episode Guide

Each episode sheds new light on the atrocities of the Final Solution.

The Equipment Featured on Battle Factory
The Equipment

Exploring how many of the products that combat troops use are constructed.

Raiders of the Lost Past Series 3 Episode Guide
Series 3 Episode Guide

Take a closer look at the artefacts from each episode.

Animals of Africa
Animals of Africa

Take a look at some of the amazing photographs taken in Africa.

South Pacific Episode Guide
South Pacific Episode Guide

Find out what this extraordinary document has to offer in each episode.

Human Planet Episode Guide
Episode Guide

Each episode shows how humans have managed to adapt to different environments.

Wonders of Life Episode Guide
Episode Guide

Find out about each episode from this fascinating science series.

Rise Of The Continents Episode Guide
Episode Guide

Find out more about the continents' formation in each episode of Rise Of The Continents.

Impossible Engineering Episode Guide
Episode Guide

Each episode details how giant structures and record-beating buildings are built.

Animals Featured in The Great British Year
Animals Featured in The Great British Year

The wildlife of the UK's four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

London Goes Back to the Future
Photos: London Goes Back to the Future

London as a Catholic nation is digitally re-imagined by graphic artists.

How to Make a Scientifically Accurate Snowflake
How to Make a Scientifically Accurate Snowflake

Forget the eight-sided snowflake, create a scientifically accurate six-sided one!

We Transformed Four Iconic Portraits as Modern Day Photos
Four Iconic Portraits as Modern Photos

We've transformed some iconic paintings into photo-real images.

Life
Life

Sir David Attenborough's ten part landmark natural history series.

Meerkats - The Secrets Of An Animal Superstar
Meerkats - The Secrets Of An Animal Superstar

Sir David Attenborough tells the story of a study into the lives of a family of meerkats.

Coast
Coast

Coast brings together the compelling history and the superb panoramas of our coastline.

Human Planet
Human Planet

Humans have managed to adapt and thrive in every environment on Earth.

Sri Lanka: Elephant Island
Sri Lanka: Elephant Island

Wildlife cameraman Martyn Colbeck travels to Sri Lanka to meet these special elephants.

Black Ops
Black Ops

The series reveals how elite special operations units carry out high-risk assignments.

Vikings
Vikings

Neil Oliver's exhilarating quest to study the truth behind the axe-wielding Vikings.

Waterloo Dead
Waterloo Dead

The Medieval Dead team look into one of the greatest military battles ever fought.

Find My Past
Find My Past

Members of the public find out how their ancestors played a role in history's key moments.

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

Rival celebrities hit the road in the pursuit of auction-worthy antiques.

Museum Secrets
Museum Secrets

Museum Secrets travels to the most stunning museums in search of extraordinary artefacts.

The Men and the Machines that Beat Hitler
The Men and the Machines that Beat Hitler

The amazing true tale of six valiant 'tankies' who served together in World War II.

Walrus - Two Tonne Tusker
Walrus - Two Tonne Tusker

Sivuqaq is an 18 year old, larger than life Pacific Walrus.

Nazi Collaborators
Nazi Collaborators

How could so many people have collaborated with the Nazis before and during World War II?

Mysteries at the Museum
Mysteries at the Museum

Don Wildman marvels at weird and wonderful museum artefacts across America.

Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?

Join well-known celebrities as they embark on a journey into their own family history.

Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings
Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings

Clambering into rarely visited tombs, looks at long-buried objects and examines mummies.

Top Of The Pops
Top Of The Pops

Blasts from the iconic music show's past.

Countryfile
Countryfile

Meet the people, hear the stories and visit the places that make-up the UKs landscape.

Dickinson's Real Deal
Dickinson's Real Deal

David Dickinson and his antiques dealers want to buy your bobby dazzlers!

Top of the Pops: The Story of 1976
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1976

Take a nostalgic trip back to 1976 with Tony Blackburn and co.

Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire

Yesterday delves deep into the past to explore some of the world's most ancient cultures.

Agnetha - ABBA & After
Agnetha - ABBA & After

A wealth of pop stars salute the life, career and musical comeback of Agnetha Faltskog.

Murder Maps
Murder Maps

This series explores some of the most shocking murder cases in modern history.

Antiques Road Trip
Antiques Road Trip

Our antiques experts set off on a road trip with a difference, scouring the UK for booty.

Big in America - British Hits in the USA
Big in America - British Hits in the USA

Breaking America is perhaps the ultimate goal for British rock stars.

Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain

Ewan McGregor and his brother Colin trace the timeline of events of the Battle of Britain.

Monsoon Railways
Monsoon Railways

Two fascinating films that paint an affectionate portrait of Indian railway culture.

Countdown to the Rains
Countdown to the Rains

Kate Humble and Simon King document the animals living along the Zambia's Luangwa River.

Battle of Britain: The Real Story
Battle of Britain: The Real Story

James Holland presents fresh analysis, exploring the lesser-told German point of view.

One Foot In The Grave
One Foot In The Grave

Classic surreal comedy with Richard Wilson as the original grumpy old man, Victor Meldrew.

David Starkey's Monarchy
David Starkey's Monarchy

Monarchy is more than the biographies of the kings and queens of England.

Battleplan
Battleplan

Series examining the various strategies used in modern warfare since World War I.

Open All Hours
Open All Hours

Ronnie Barker is the miserly proprietor of the famous corner shop.

Frankie Howerd: The Lost Tapes
Frankie Howerd: The Lost Tapes

Looking at the life of comedy legand Frankie Howerd, with some unseen footage.

The Best of Men
The Best of Men

Drama about Ludwig Guttmann's work with the paraplegic and the first Paralympic Games.

Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice
Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice

Getting up close and personal with the largest terrestrial carnivore.

Rift Valley
Rift Valley

This series investigates East Africa's Great Rift Valley.

Big Hits - Top of the Pops 1964 to 1975
Big Hits - Top of the Pops 1964 to 1975

Classic performances from the BBC series which counted its way through the UK pop charts.

Blood and Guts
Blood and Guts

Presenter Michael Mosley finds out about the dark and barbaric early days of surgery.

The Challenger
The Challenger

This riveting drama exposes the shocking cause of the space shuttle Challenger disaster.

WW2 Price of Empire
WW2 Price of Empire

This series looks at the events that lead up to WW2 using archive footage.

Bomber Boys with Ewan McGregor
Bomber Boys with Ewan McGregor

Ewan and Colin McGregor look at the men who fought in the skies above occupied Europe.

The Fantastic Mr. Feynman
The Fantastic Mr. Feynman

Family and friends contribute to the touching tribute to scientist Richard Feynman.

Charlotte - A Royal At War
Charlotte - A Royal At War

How Charlotte of Luxembourg pursued freedom for her people during German occupation.

The Flying Scotsman
The Flying Scotsman

The iconic Flying Scotsman steam locomotive marked its 90th birthday in 2013.

Surviving The Holocaust - Freddie Knoller's War
Surviving The Holocaust - Freddie Knoller's War

Freddie Knoller tells his personal story of being a young Jewish man during WWII

Churchill's Traitors
Churchill's Traitors

The shocking true story of the individuals who betrayed Winston Churchill and Britain.

Tiger: Spy in the Jungle
Tiger: Spy in the Jungle

From the day their eyes open and they tumble out of the den.