A historical icon, his name known worldwide. Swat up on your Caesar facts here.
What is the truth behind the Roman Emperor Caligula?
King George V of England - murder victim?
The killing of the Fascist dictator has fuelled bizarre conspiracy theories.
One man from so-called Golden Age of Piracy has transcended history and become legend...
Was there really a man called Sweeney Todd with a Barber Shop on London's Fleet Street?
Custer was the hero of the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
A seductive double agent who betrayed the Allies, or just a single woman trying to get by?
Ivan IV, or Ivan the Terrible, was one of the most feared rulers in history.
NoneThe name Genghis Khan struck fear into the hearts of his enemies.
Rasputin became one of the most infamous figures of Imperial Russia's final years.
The French girl who became a warrior and a saint during the 100 years war.
Charles Lindbergh was one of the first Americans to feel the effects of mass media fame.
Meet the five dictators who were as peculiar as they were powerful…
Dr Christiaan Barnard was just as famous as any of these but his job was rather different.
Fidel Castro Ruz grew up to become one of the world's most recognisable faces.
Tony Blackburn is one of Britain's best-known DJs.
Charles 'Sonny' Liston become one of the best fighters of his time.
From the Dandy King to Black Bob.
In 1536 Anne Boleyn became the first British Queen to be executed.
George Best wasn't just one of the greatest footballers, he was also a superstar.
Frank Sinatra is best known for his sparkling blue eyes and smooth as velvet voice.
Andy Warhol's work led him to the forefront of the Pop Art Movement.
Best known for being the only US president to have been impeached.
Sir George Cayley was the first true pioneer of flight.
Muhammed Ali is known as one of the greatest boxers to have ever lived.
Jesse Owens was one of America's most important sportsmen of the 20th century.
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.
Did the Fuhrer flee Germany to enjoy a long, peaceful retirement in South America?
Can Henry VIII's reputation ever be truly resolved?
Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the key figures in European history.
Australia's First Superstar is a documentary about Australia's most cherished kangaroo.
The Bard’s life is full of mysteries...
He gave us immortal characters.
Lord Nelson's Lady Hamilton was one of the world's first true celebrities.
Henry VIII was on a quest for a son, but in the process he managed to notch up six wives.
Elizabeth I stayed single declaring she was wedded to the nation.
Patron saint of England, St. George wasn't English and didn't slay dragons. Who was he?
This unimaginable story tells the tell of Edward VIII's love affair.
Some of our favourite captains who steered their vessels into legend.
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.
The Sixties is a new 10-part series charting a decade of massive change and upheaval.
Did British PM Neville Chamberlain do the right thing when he negotiated with Hitler?
Investigating the profound effect USSR dictator Josef Stalin had on WWII.
We see what they would have looked in real life for the very first time...
How SHOULD we regard Guy Fawkes?
Admiral Nelson may have been one of Britain's greatest maritime military figures.
Was John F. Kennedy more of a hazard than a hero?
Are millions wrong to loathe her?
For over a thousand years, Samurai have been celebrated as an aristocratic warrior class.
Many sons spend time with their dads building cardboard forts or model planes.
Author Thomas Penn unravels the mysteries behind the life and death of Henry VII.
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!
Young, glamorous and sexy, the US welcomed John F Kennedy as a breath of fresh air.
Paul von Hindenburg, Sir Douglas Haig and Sir John Jellicoe.
1966 Football World Cup captain, Bobby Moore was one of Britain's media darlings.
We profile the dignified leader of the civil rights movement.
David Adams explores the 1500-mile course of the River Oxus through Afghanistan and Asia.