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Filthy Cities Trailer
Filthy Cities Trailer

Dan Snow uncovers cities with a murky past and where the people were, too.

Fight Club: A History of Violence Clip
Fight Club: A History of Violence Clip

Get a taster of Fight Club: A History of Violence with our clip.

A Brief History of Marriage
A Brief History of Marriage

Throughout the centuries marriage has taken many different forms.

100 Years of History: 17th Century
100 Years of History: 17th Century

We've now come now to the 17th century in our trip through a thousand years of history.

The Pill
The Pill

Britain in the 1950s was still trying to shake off Victorian attitudes to sex.

The Miniskirt
The Miniskirt

Before miniskirts, thighs were rarely seen away from the beach or the swimming pool.

Baby Boom
Baby Boom

Peace in 1945 brought a sharp rise in births for some years - the so-called Baby Boom.

Concorde
Concorde

Concorde cut the normal flight from London to New York, from 6 hours to just over 3!

British Police History
British Police History

There have always been robbers but we didn't always have cops.

The Mini Cooper
The Mini Cooper

The Mini Cooper first rolled off production lines in 1959.

The 1968 Riots
The 1968 Riots

The 1960s were a turbulent decade and 1968 was a turbulent year.

I was a Jet Set Stewardess
I was a Jet Set Stewardess

The 1960s were the golden age of jet air travel.

Cilla's Unswung Sixties
Cilla's Unswung Sixties

The reality was that for most people living in Britain the 1960s were not that groovy.

Victorian Farm
Victorian Farm

Victorian Farm sees Ruth Goodman sample the life of a Victorian farmer for a whole year.

Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain
Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain

A History of Modern Britain explores the true story of the decades since the end of WWII.

Infamous Assasinations
Infamous Assasinations

This series takes a closer look at some of the world's most talked-about assassinations.

Turn Back Time: The High Street
Turn Back Time: The High Street

The journey of a set of shopkeepers from the Victorian age through to the 20th century.

Caravans: A British Love Affair
Caravans: A British Love Affair

This documentary reveals how caravans became a favourite with British holidaymakers

Greatest Escapes From History
Greatest Escapes From History

Escape stories capture the human imagination and grip it tight.

LSD
LSD

LSD, or acid, was popularised in the 60's among students and hippies.

David Bailey Profile
David Bailey Profile

During his National Service, Bailey bought his first camera, sparking a fresh career

Mastercrafts
Mastercrafts

Our ancestors learned skills, passed down through generations, making sure life evolved.

4 Hidden Places You Never Knew Existed
4 Hidden Places You Never Knew Existed

Here are just four of the strangest subterranean spots you never knew were there.

Forensic Firsts
Forensic Firsts

Behind every popular police procedural are true crimes and their real-life solutions.

4 Disturbing Victorian Murderers You Might Not Have Heard Of
4 Disturbing Victorian Murderers You Might Not Have Heard Of

The 19th Century had a real rogues’ gallery of eerie killers…

Did Jack The Ripper Actually Exist?
Did Jack The Ripper Actually Exist?

Was the infamous killer a real person, or just a part of Victorian England’s imagination?

About Ronnie Kray and the Pervert Peer
About Ronnie Kray and the Pervert Peer

Ronnie and Reggie ruled their territory with an iron fist, but also courted celebrity..