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Clare Balding's Secrets of a Suffragette
Clare Balding's Secrets of a Suffragette

Did suffragette Emily Davison intend to throw herself beneath the King's horse at the 1913 Epsom Derby? Clare Balding revisits this tragic day - and reveals some fresh discoveries.

Nazi Hunters
Nazi Hunters

Series 1 | Episode 9

One of the main architects of the Holocaust, Reinhard Heydrich was assassinated by British-trained Czechs in 1942. This is the story of his downfall.

The World at War
The World at War

Series 1 | Episode 24

The critically acclaimed documentary series all about World War II. Hear about the Allied scientists' controversial efforts to develop a new, immensely powerful weapon.

The Day When De Gaulle Chose War
The Day When De Gaulle Chose War

Hear the story of how Charles de Gaulle became the leader of Free France. Refusing to accept his country's armistice with Germany in 1940, de Gaulle led a government in exile.

Ancient Black Ops
Ancient Black Ops

Series 1 | Episode 5

Learn all about the Berserkers, drugged-up Norse warriors who fought their battles in a trance - one bruiser stalling a whole Saxon army with just an axe.

Trains That Changed The World
Trains That Changed The World

Series 1 | Episode 5

New. As travelling between cities became easier, crossing them was impossible. The solution was steam train that ran under the city - the London Underground

Time Team
Time Team

Series 1 | Episode 34

Archaeological series. In this special edition, Tony Robinson traces the history of the controversial Sevso treasure.

Wild Canada
Wild Canada

Series 1 | Episode 3

David Attenborough toasts Canada's scenery and vast array of wildlife. We meet pronghorn antelope, wolverines and beaver in the boreal forest and prairies.

Nazi Hunters
Nazi Hunters

Series 1 | Episode 10

Hear about the tireless pursuit of those responsible for atrocities during World War II. Find out how Adolf Eichmann was tracked to Argentina in 1961.

Nazi Hunters
Nazi Hunters

Series 1 | Episode 11

'The Butcher of Lyon' and 'Ivan the Terrible' - join the hunt for Gestapo head Klaus Barbie and death camp guard Ivan Grozny, which lasted into the 1980s.

The World at War
The World at War

Series 1 | Episode 25

Discover how the superpowers established a new political order at the end of World War II. Laurence Olivier's narration and interviews with statesmen paint a vivid picture.

Nazi Murder Mystery
Nazi Murder Mystery

Series 1 | Episode 6

The theories, conspiracies and facts relating to Rudolf Hess's dramatic flight to Scotland in 1941 and his subsequent death in Spandau prison.

Trains That Changed The World
Trains That Changed The World

Series 1 | Episode 6

New. China is the champion of high-speed rail and 75 million people now live within an hour's commute of Shanghai - more than the entire population of the UK

Ice Bridge: Expedition Across the Atlantic
Ice Bridge: Expedition Across the Atlantic

Who were the first 'Americans'? A group of top scientists believe European migrants may have reached the New World during the last Ice Age. Hear their explosive theory today.

Time Team
Time Team

Series 1 | Episode 37

The Time Team document the restoration of Dover Castle, a project which aimed to restore the main rooms of the castle back to their original appearance.

Nazi Hunters
Nazi Hunters

Series 1 | Episode 12

The global search for the most sought-after World War II criminals. How Hitler's deputy Hermann Goering was captured by the Allies, leading to his suicide.

Nazi Hunters
Nazi Hunters

Series 1 | Episode 13

Revisit the capture and subsequent suicide of one of Hitler's most feared allies, Heinrich Himmler, whose reign of persecution ended millions of lives.

The World at War
The World at War

Series 1 | Episode 26

Laurence Olivier narrates the iconic, 26-part documentary series about World War II. As peace descends in 1945, the series ends with a sombre reminder of the human cost.

Flying Scotsman with Robson Green
Flying Scotsman with Robson Green

Hear the remarkable story of the iconic Flying Scotsman as actor Robson Green spends a year with the men who are rebuilding the most famous steam engine in the world.

Slow Train Through Africa
Slow Train Through Africa

Series 1 | Episode 1

Join Griff Rhys Jones on a 1,700-mile train journey across North Africa, a trip that takes in Marrakech, the ancient city of Fes, Tunis and Tozeur.

Slow Train Through Africa
Slow Train Through Africa

Series 1 | Episode 4

Witness one of the world's most stunning natural wonders - the Victoria Falls - as Griff Rhys Jones chugs through Zambia and Zimbabwe on an epic trip.

Slow Train Through Africa
Slow Train Through Africa

Series 1 | Episode 1

Join Griff Rhys Jones as he explores Africa the unhurried way. Griff travels through Namibia, where he experiences luxury camping, cheetahs and huge sand dunes.

Forbidden History
Forbidden History

Series 1 | Episode 2

The Three Secrets of Fatima were a series of prophecies allegedly given by the Virgin Mary. But have the Vatican withheld details? Jamie Theakston investigates.

Forbidden History
Forbidden History

Series 1 | Episode 1

The Knights Templar supposedly looted treasure from Jerusalem during the Middle Ages. But where did they hide it? Jamie Theakston aims to find out.

Forbidden History
Forbidden History

Series 1 | Episode 4

Did giants once inhabit the Earth? Find out as Jamie Theakston investigates reports of enormous skeletons being found in a network of caves in Sardinia.

Forbidden History
Forbidden History

Series 1 | Episode 5

Jamie Theakston travels to Jerusalem on the hunt for the site of the fabled Solomon's Temple, where treasure is said to remain. Join his optimistic quest.

Slow Train Through Africa
Slow Train Through Africa

Series 1 | Episode 2

Join Griff Rhys Jones on a 1,700-mile train journey across North Africa, a trip that takes in Marrakech, the ancient city of Fes, Tunis and Tozeur.

Slow Train Through Africa
Slow Train Through Africa

Series 1 | Episode 5

After an arduous journey through the continent, Griff Rhys Jones enjoys some luxury on his final train ride in South Africa - taking a bath while travelling at 70mph.

Queen Victoria's Last Love
Queen Victoria's Last Love

Hear about the shockwaves caused by Queen Victoria's affection for her Indian servant Abdul Karim, who became an intimate confidant despite the Victorian taboos of race and class.

The World at War
The World at War

Series 1 | Episode 1

Legendary actor Laurence Olivier narrates the definitive series on World War II. Hear why Germany, stricken by defeat in WWI, looked to Adolf Hitler for hope.

The World at War
The World at War

Series 1 | Episode 2

Improve your knowledge of WWII with this acclaimed series narrated by Laurence Olivier. As the Nazi war machine sweeps across Europe, an uneasy calm settles on Britain.

The World at War
The World at War

Series 1 | Episode 3

Laurence Olivier narrates this epic, 26-part WWII retrospective. Hear how French military leaders made the disastrous mistake of preparing for a war similar to WWI.

Allo Allo
Allo Allo

Series 1 | Episode 1

The very first pilot episode of the comedy that ran for longer than World War II itself. Rene is lumbered with the task of looking after British airmen.

Allo Allo
Allo Allo

Series 1 | Episode 2

Classic farce in the wartime cafe owned by the ultimate French lover. Rene and the Colonel decide to smuggle out the two British airmen disguised as Germans.

Allo Allo
Allo Allo

Series 1 | Episode 3

More saucy wartime farce from Rene's cafe. I say, chaps, Fairfax and Carstairs are captured by the Resistance. And carrier pigeons end up on the cafe's menu.

The World at War
The World at War

Series 1 | Episode 4

After Dunkirk, Britain faced an onslaught. Although the RAF won the Battle of Britain, our cities were blitzed. Laurence Olivier tells us more in the landmark series on WWII.

The World at War
The World at War

Series 1 | Episode 5

A milestone in TV history: Laurence Olivier tells the story of WWII. Hitler turns his tanks towards Russia. After a succession of victories, the Germans delay fatally.

The World at War
The World at War

Series 1 | Episode 6

December 7, 1941 saw the infamous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Laurence Olivier revisits this pivotal moment of World War II in the much-praised documentary series.

Allo Allo
Allo Allo

Series 1 | Episode 4

Comical wartime antics with unlikely Casanova, Rene Artois. An explosive bottle of gin causes chaos in the cafe. The late Gordon Kaye stars.

Allo Allo
Allo Allo

Series 1 | Episode 5

Klop! Wartime hi-jinks with a pan-European range of characters. Rene is imprisoned by General von Klinkerhoffen, who orders General von Strohm to make him suffer.

Allo Allo
Allo Allo

Series 1 | Episode 6

Saucy goings-on and culture clashes in the ever-popular wartime comedy. Following his supposed execution, Rene finds himself having to arrange his own funeral.

Allo Allo
Allo Allo

Series 1 | Episode 7

Long-suffering Rene struggles with his wife, his many lovers, the Germans and a couple of Englishmen hiding in his wardrobe in the rip-roaring wartime sitcom.

Allo Allo
Allo Allo

Series 1 | Episode 8

The wartime sitcom that's loved across Europe for its gloriously un-PC humour. The Germans throw a party and get the girls to dress up as Hitler Youth.

Allo Allo
Allo Allo

Series 2 | Episode 1

Classic wartime comedy with some saucy Brit humour and a dash of French farce. Edith takes advantage of Rene's presumed demise to search for a new husband.

David Attenborough's Living Lights
David Attenborough's Living Lights

Sir David Attenborough looks at the amazing phenomenon of bioluminescence. Thanks to technological advances, we can now witness light-making lifeforms in their natural habitat.

Allo Allo
Allo Allo

Series 2 | Episode 2

Cheeky laughs in occupied France, by brilliant writers Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft. The British airmen are back in Rene's cafe, having failed to escape.

Allo Allo
Allo Allo

Series 2 | Episode 3

While Rene believes he is finally getting rid of the British airmen, another agent is dropped by parachute, disguised as a French policeman with a bad accent.

Allo Allo
Allo Allo

Series 2 | Episode 4

Terrible accents to the fore in the classic World War II sitcom. Rene and Captain Geering are ambushed by the Resistance, while Edith gets a proposal.

Allo Allo
Allo Allo

Series 2 | Episode 5

I shall say this only once - another episode of the classic wartime sitcom. Monsieur Alfonse and Rene are set to duel over the hand of Edith.

Allo Allo
Allo Allo

Series 2 | Episode 6

David Croft's wartime comedy gives the opportunity for hammy acting dressed in leather. Down in the dungeons of the chateau, Herr Flick awaits his victims.

Nazi Murder Mystery
Nazi Murder Mystery

Series 1 | Episode 1

Some of the most shocking cases connected with the regime's bloody reign, beginning with Hitler's niece Geli Raubal, who was found dead in his apartment in 1931.

Nazi Murder Mystery
Nazi Murder Mystery

Series 1 | Episode 2

The murder in 1943 of Sir Harry Oakes in the Bahamas, where the Duke of Windsor was governor at the time, and implicated in influencing the outcome of his murder trial.

Nazi Murder Mystery
Nazi Murder Mystery

Series 1 | Episode 3

The German police's attempts to catch a depraved and psychotic killer, who struck fear into women travelling on Berlin's S-Bahn train network during World War two.

The World at War
The World at War

Series 1 | Episode 16

Laurence Olivier narrates this 26-part series, a milestone in TV history. Germany's progress loses momentum as the tide of the war turns in favour of the Allies.

Wild Canada
Wild Canada

Series 1 | Episode 2

An awe-inspiring glimpse of Canada's scenery and wildlife. Here, we travel from the Pacific temperate forests to the snow-dusted peaks of the Rocky Mountains.

Abandoned Engineering
Abandoned Engineering

Series 2 | Episode 1

Hear how the Politz synthetic fuel plant in Poland, now a derelict site, was once central to Nazi Germany's drive to become self-sufficient on fuel.

Abandoned Engineering
Abandoned Engineering

Series 2 | Episode 2

Seven huge steel boxes stand rusting in the Thames Estuary. Hear how the Red Sands sea fort was once Britain's first line of defence against the Nazis.

Abandoned Engineering
Abandoned Engineering

Series 2 | Episode 3

Hear the fateful story of the disused Vajont Dam in Italy, the site of a tragic disaster in 1963 which resulted in the deaths of around 2,000 people.

Abandoned Engineering
Abandoned Engineering

Series 2 | Episode 4

Learn about the strange-looking, derelict military facilities in Farnborough, which were once wind tunnels that played a vital role in WWII.

Abandoned Engineering
Abandoned Engineering

Series 2 | Episode 5

The Canfranc Railway Station is a large and elaborate abandoned Nazi railway station in the Spanish Pyrenees. Why was it built?

Abandoned Engineering
Abandoned Engineering

Series 2 | Episode 6

Henry Ford's Fordlandia Rubber Town has been left to rot in the Amazon Rainforest, but it was once a symbol of the American dream.

Abandoned Engineering
Abandoned Engineering

Series 2 | Episode 7

The Georg Thiele was a technological masterpiece, but now it is a shipwreck, lost to the sea after running aground during a naval battle in WWII.

Africa
Africa

Series 1 | Episode 1

David Attenborough visits the Kalahari in the first episode of this stunning documentary series about the continent of Africa and its diverse wildlife and culture.

Africa
Africa

Series 1 | Episode 2

A breathtaking journey through Africa with David Attenborough, who looks at the changing landscape of east Africa to reveal creatures found nowhere else on Earth.

Africa
Africa

Series 1 | Episode 3

The great David Attenborough presents a rarely seen side of Africa. Travelling to the very heart of the continent, we meet kickboxing frogs and honey-stealing chimps.

Africa
Africa

Series 1 | Episode 4

David Attenborough journeys through Africa. This episode concentrates on the Cape, where the warmer eastern Agulhas Current and cooler western Benguela Current collide.

Africa
Africa

Series 1 | Episode 5

David Attenborough takes us on a breathtaking journey across Africa. In the greatest desert on Earth, swallows have to navigate thousands of miles to find an oasis.

Forbidden History
Forbidden History

Series 3 | Episode 4

April 30, 1945. Adolf Hitler kills himself as the Allies close on Berlin. Or did he? Jamie Theakston posits the shocking theory that the Fuhrer escaped.

World War Weird
World War Weird

Series 2 | Episode 1

Looking at some incredible tales from war, including Churchill's plan to create a giant ice ship, ghost planes that fly themselves and a Nazi treasure hunt for the Amber Room.

World War Weird
World War Weird

Series 2 | Episode 2

To improve their bombs, the US Navy turned to the animal world for inspiration. When 270 men vanished into a cloud, witnesses claimed the soldiers had been abducted by aliens.

World War Weird
World War Weird

Series 2 | Episode 3

Crossword puzzles in a national newspaper begin to attract the attention of MI5, the answers are code words for the upcoming D-Day operation. Is this the work of a spy?

World War Weird
World War Weird

Series 2 | Episode 4

Hukbalahap Rebels in the Philippines believe they have a new enemy - a vampire. The British claim that an RAF pilot's incredible night vision comes from eating carrots.

Chas & Dave's Christmas Knees-Up
Chas & Dave's Christmas Knees-Up

A festive knees-up round the old Joanna with Chas and Dave. The talented twosome are joined for a seasonal sing-along by some big-name guests, including Eric Clapton and Albert Lee.

The Real King's Speech
The Real King's Speech

The Oscar-winning movie The King's Speech dramatised George VI's struggle to overcome his stammer. Hear the stirring story in detail and the crucial role of therapist Lionel Logue.

Wallis Simpson
Wallis Simpson

Discover the contents of secret letters penned by Wallis Simpson, written around the time of lover, Edward VIII's, abdication in 1936. The missives reveal her fear and loneliness.

World War Weird
World War Weird

Series 2 | Episode 5

In 1940, Japan launch an attack on a Chinese city - but they are not dropping bombs. Swarms of fleas descend and the city is infected with the bubonic plague.

World War Weird
World War Weird

Series 2 | Episode 6

At the Battle of Mons, the Germans retreat in panic when confronted by a group of angels. Is this divine intervention, mass hallucination - or something even stranger?

Digging the Great Escape
Digging the Great Escape

Witness an ambitious plan to excavate the POW camp tunnel from which 76 Allied airmen famously escaped in 1944. Find out how the troops eluded the German guards at Stalag Luft III.

Raiders of the Lost Art
Raiders of the Lost Art

Series 2 | Episode 1

Edvard Munch's iconic artwork The Scream has been stolen on numerous occasions. Hear the cheeky message thieves left in 1994 after pilfering the masterpiece.

Raiders of the Lost Art
Raiders of the Lost Art

Series 2 | Episode 2

Painted during Vienna's cultural heyday, Gustav Klimt's The Woman in Gold was seized by the Nazis during World War II. Hear the story behind this iconic artwork.

Impossible Engineering
Impossible Engineering

Series 2 | Episode 1

Opened in 2016, the $10.3bn Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland became the world's longest tunnel. Discover how it was built and its effect on European transit.

Impossible Engineering
Impossible Engineering

Series 2 | Episode 2

NASA's cutting-edge Orion spacecraft is the next big thing in space travel. Hear how developers hope the module will aid human exploration of Mars and of asteroids.

Impossible Engineering
Impossible Engineering

Series 2 | Episode 3

Hear how engineers reshaped a river to accomplish the amazing endeavour that is China's Three Gorges Dam - the world's largest and heaviest concrete structure.

Impossible Engineering
Impossible Engineering

Series 2 | Episode 4

The Millau Viaduct is the world's tallest bridge and spans the valley of the River Tarn in southern France. Find out more about this marvel of modern engineering.

Impossible Engineering
Impossible Engineering

Series 2 | Episode 5

Home of the Dallas Cowboys, the impressive AT&T Stadium in Texas has a retractable roof and can hold over 100,000 people. Find out how this $1.3bn arena was constructed.

Impossible Engineering
Impossible Engineering

Series 2 | Episode 6

The Oasis-class cruise ships are the largest passenger ships in the world, capable of carrying well over 5,000 travellers. Hear all about their construction.

Impossible Engineering
Impossible Engineering

Series 2 | Episode 7

The Shard became the tallest building in London upon its completion in 2012. Standing over 1,000ft high, hear how this 95-storey skyscraper was conceived and constructed.

Impossible Engineering
Impossible Engineering

Series 2 | Episode 8

The Virginia-class submarine is the most advanced nuclear-powered fast attack submarine ever built for the US Navy. Hear how this 7,800-tonne beast was made.

Raiders of the Lost Art
Raiders of the Lost Art

Series 2 | Episode 3

The works of Rembrandt - including many of his self-portraits - are scattered across the globe. Tune in to learn more about his majestic masterpieces.

Raiders of the Lost Art
Raiders of the Lost Art

Series 2 | Episode 5

Leonardo da Vinci is perhaps history's greatest polymath, with more of his paintings being discovered to this day. Hear about the man behind the canvas.

Raiders of the Lost Art
Raiders of the Lost Art

Series 2 | Episode 6

Learn all about Jan van Eyck, whose works have become highly sought after by buyers and thieves alike. Who exactly was this Renaissance master? Find out today.

Inquisition
Inquisition

Series 1 | Episode 1

Hear about the bloody, menacing work carried out by The Inquisition. The opening episode looks at the brutal persecution of the Knights Templars and Cathars.

Revealed: The Great Escape
Revealed: The Great Escape

In March 1944, 76 Allied airmen tunnelled out of the 'escape-proof' Stalag Luft III. Hear how the 'Great Escape' - later to be immortalised on the big screen - was carried out.

Raiders of the Lost Art
Raiders of the Lost Art

Series 2 | Episode 7

Painted for Paul Gauguin's arrival in Arles, Vincent van Gogh's iconic works have been on an epic voyage ever since. Stay tuned for their remarkable tale.

Raiders of the Lost Art
Raiders of the Lost Art

Series 2 | Episode 8

Claude Monet's famous Impression, Sunrise - the painting that started a whole movement - was stolen in 1985. Find out how this iconic work was recovered.

Impossible Railways
Impossible Railways

Series 1 | Episode 3

From the iconic Forth Bridge to a vertigo-inducing viaduct in rural New Zealand, discover how railway engineers have conquered valleys, canyons and waterways.

Impossible Railways
Impossible Railways

Series 1 | Episode 5

From crossing the cyclone-prone Indian Ocean to travelling under the Bosphorus strait, discover how railway engineers have overcome the challenges presented by water.

Inquisition
Inquisition

Series 1 | Episode 2

Not just a Python skit, but an infamous and vicious religious persecution. Experts reveal the barbaric torture faced by Muslim and Jewish converts to Catholicism.

Raiders of the Lost Art
Raiders of the Lost Art

Series 2 | Episode 9

Now an undisputed masterpiece, Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring was unheralded for years and almost lost forever. Hear about its rediscovery here.

Raiders of the Lost Art
Raiders of the Lost Art

Series 2 | Episode 10

Hear about the life and work of French artist Paul Cezanne, who struggled for success in his lifetime. Cezanne's The Card Players sold for close to $300m in 2011.