Episode guide

Hitler's Most Wanted

Series 1

Hitler's Most Wanted

  • Heinrich Himmler

    The driving force behind Germany's attempt to breed a master race, Historian James Ellis learns how Heinrich Himmler orchestrated the genocide of millions.

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  • Josef Goebbels

    James Ellis explores how the virulently anti-Semitic minister of propaganda Josef Goebbels orchestrated a campaign of hate that paved the way for the Holocaust.

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  • Hermann Goering

    Historian James Ellis explores how Hermann Goering, a revered fighter pilot of the First World War, could emerge as a psychopathic war criminal in the Second.

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  • Adolf Eichmann

    James Ellis is on the trail of Adolf Eichmann, the notorious Nazi bureaucrat who escaped justice for 15 years until his trial made the Holocaust a household name.

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  • Albert Speer

    A profile of Albert Speer, the architectural mastermind of the Third Reich who escaped the noose. James Ellis believes there's a monstrous truth behind Speer's lies.

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  • Josef Mengele

    The life of Josef Mengele, the notorious demon doctor of Auschwitz, who conducted barbaric experiments on innocent victims - including children - in the concentration camp.

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  • Karl Donitz

    Hitler's naval commander Karl Donitz, a fanatical Nazi who would do anything to support the party's aims. After the war, he claimed he'd only been a sailor following orders.

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  • Hans Frank

    As Hitler's lawyer, Hans Frank twisted the law to help the Führer's agenda, and became known as the Butcher of Poland. James Ellis finds out how he became a power-hungry monster.

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  • Wilhelm Canaris

    James Ellis discovers how Hitler's master spy, Wilhelm Canaris, was both a Nazi and a double agent who provided secrets to the Allies and helped Jews escape from Germany.

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  • Benito Mussolini

    James Ellis visits Italy to delve into the life of Benito Mussolini - the brutal dictator whose violent path to power set the template for the rise of Nazi Germany.

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