The French girl who became a warrior and a saint during the 100 years war.
George Best wasn't just one of the greatest footballers, he was also a superstar.
1966 Football World Cup captain, Bobby Moore was one of Britain's media darlings.
Jesse Owens was one of America's most important sportsmen of the 20th century.
Best known for being the only US president to have been impeached.
Andy Warhol's work led him to the forefront of the Pop Art Movement.
Frank Sinatra is best known for his sparkling blue eyes and smooth as velvet voice.
What is the truth behind the Roman Emperor Caligula?
Boudicca of the Iceni was a true warrior queen.
What do we know about him? Did he even exist?
Remember, remember the fifth of November! But why exactly? Find out more about Guy Fawkes.
Immortalised in the film Braveheart, but what is the truth behind the Scottish hero?
A true Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe died in 1962 aged just 36.
We've all read his name in the history books - but what exactly did Oliver Cromwell do?
Voted the greatest Briton in a BBC poll, Churchill was a force to be reckoned with.
Love her or loathe her, there's no denying that she changed British politics forever.
They were the greatest band the world had ever seen and the first boy band!
Paul von Hindenburg, Sir Douglas Haig and Sir John Jellicoe.
We profile the dignified leader of the civil rights movement.
A historical icon, his name known worldwide. Swat up on your Caesar facts here.
Elizabeth I stayed single declaring she was wedded to the nation.
Henry VIII was on a quest for a son, but in the process he managed to notch up six wives.
Lord Nelson's Lady Hamilton was one of the world's first true celebrities.
Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the key figures in European history.
Ivan IV, or Ivan the Terrible, was one of the most feared rulers in history.
A seductive double agent who betrayed the Allies, or just a single woman trying to get by?
Fidel Castro Ruz grew up to become one of the world's most recognisable faces.
Rasputin became one of the most infamous figures of Imperial Russia's final years.
Tony Blackburn is one of Britain's best-known DJs.
Charles Lindbergh was one of the first Americans to feel the effects of mass media fame.
NoneThe name Genghis Khan struck fear into the hearts of his enemies.
Charles 'Sonny' Liston become one of the best fighters of his time.
Was there really a man called Sweeney Todd with a Barber Shop on London's Fleet Street?
One man from so-called Golden Age of Piracy has transcended history and become legend...
Dr Christiaan Barnard was just as famous as any of these but his job was rather different.
Many sons spend time with their dads building cardboard forts or model planes.
For over a thousand years, Samurai have been celebrated as an aristocratic warrior class.
Muhammed Ali is known as one of the greatest boxers to have ever lived.
America gangster Al Capone was the biggest bootlegger during the prohibition era.
Two of the most famous outlaws to ever exist and the most famous outlaw couple ever.
Custer was the hero of the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Young, glamorous and sexy, the US welcomed John F Kennedy as a breath of fresh air.
Patron saint of England, St. George wasn't English and didn't slay dragons. Who was he?
Meet the five dictators who were as peculiar as they were powerful…
From the Dandy King to Black Bob.
Did the Fuhrer flee Germany to enjoy a long, peaceful retirement in South America?
Some of our favourite captains who steered their vessels into legend.
The Bard’s life is full of mysteries...
He gave us immortal characters.
Investigating the profound effect USSR dictator Josef Stalin had on WWII.
Would you have voted for or against his execution?
Was the infamous killer a real person, or just a part of Victorian England’s imagination?
From the Blackout Killer to the Camden Ripper.
Did British PM Neville Chamberlain do the right thing when he negotiated with Hitler?
We see what they would have looked in real life for the very first time...
How SHOULD we regard Guy Fawkes?
Was John F. Kennedy more of a hazard than a hero?
Are millions wrong to loathe her?
Can Henry VIII's reputation ever be truly resolved?
King George V of England - murder victim?
The killing of the Fascist dictator has fuelled bizarre conspiracy theories.
David Adams explores the 1500-mile course of the River Oxus through Afghanistan and Asia.
Australia's First Superstar is a documentary about Australia's most cherished kangaroo.
Author Thomas Penn unravels the mysteries behind the life and death of Henry VII.
In 1536 Anne Boleyn became the first British Queen to be executed.
This unimaginable story tells the tell of Edward VIII's love affair.
Admiral Nelson may have been one of Britain's greatest maritime military figures.
The Sixties is a new 10-part series charting a decade of massive change and upheaval.