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How WW1 Gave Us The Tank
How WW1 Gave Us The Tank

How a team of intrepid inventors and a young Winston Churchill gave birth to the tank.

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..

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?

Was It Right For The US To Take In Wernher von Braun?
Was NASA Right To Recruit A Nazi Scientist?

He knew about slave labour. Should his reputation have been trashed?

6 Incredible Things You Need To Know About The Great Escape
6 Things You Need To Know About The Great Escape

What it took to break free from Stalag Luft III…

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alcatraz
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alcatraz

You know it’s a forbidding, isolated fortress...

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…

Four Wars You May Never Have Heard Of
Four Wars You May Never Have Heard Of

One has the distinction of being the shortest war ever waged…

The Sixties: The War In Vietnam
The Sixties: The War In Vietnam

With video technology becoming mainstream the Vietnam war was documented like no other.

About CIA Declassified
About CIA Declassified

Telling the real stories of the CIA's covert operations.

The Gulf War
The Gulf War

See how the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein's Iraq started the Gulf War

The Falklands War
The Falklands War

See all about the battle over British control of the land once known as Las Malvinas

The Miniskirt
The Miniskirt

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

The Mini Cooper
The Mini Cooper

The Mini Cooper first rolled off production lines in 1959.

David Bailey Profile
David Bailey Profile

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

Concorde
Concorde

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

The 1968 Riots
The 1968 Riots

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

British Police History
British Police History

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

Disasters
Disasters

Have inquiries into more recent civil disasters brought about meaningful change?

From Blackpool to Benidorm
From Blackpool to Benidorm

The 1960s was the decade when the Brits went on holiday.

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.

Stonewall Uprising
Stonewall Uprising

The Spirit of the Sixties season continues by focusing on the struggle for civil rights.

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.

George Stephenson
George Stephenson

Many sons spend time with their dads building cardboard forts or model planes.

Forensic Firsts
Forensic Firsts

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

Winging It: The Home Front Pilots
Winging It: The Home Front Pilots

The Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) played a vital role during World War II.

Black Ops Clip
Black Ops Clip

Find out more about the world's specialist forces with this Black Ops clip.

Historical Figures: Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon

Best known for being the only US president to have been impeached.

Historical Figures: Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol's work led him to the forefront of the Pop Art Movement.

Historical Figures: Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra is best known for his sparkling blue eyes and smooth as velvet voice.

Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall

The 60's saw the height of the Cold War, but no where more acutely than in Berlin...

Historical Figures: George Best
George Best

George Best wasn't just one of the greatest footballers, he was also a superstar.

The Moon Landing
The Moon Landing

One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. The Apollo mission shook the world.

Munich Air crash
Munich Air crash

The Munich air disaster took place on 6 February 1958, with the loss of 23 lives.

VE Day
VE Day

Historian James Holland examines how Britain felt at the end of the war.

The British Empire in 1945
The British Empire in 1945

Larry Butler investigates how WWII affected Britain and the relationship to her Empire.

V For Victory
V For Victory

1945 saw the end of the Second World War, it was to be a defining year.

Historical Figures: Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King

We profile the dignified leader of the civil rights movement.

Historical Figures: Bobby Moore
Bobby Moore

1966 Football World Cup captain, Bobby Moore was one of Britain's media darlings.

Historical Figures: John F Kennedy
JFK

Young, glamorous and sexy, the US welcomed John F Kennedy as a breath of fresh air.

Historical Figures: The Beatles
The Beatles

They were the greatest band the world had ever seen and the first boy band!

Historical Figures: Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher

Love her or loathe her, there's no denying that she changed British politics forever.

Historical Figures: Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe

A true Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe died in 1962 aged just 36.

SAS: Gulf War Facts
SAS: Gulf War Facts

The Gulf War saw the Special Air Service enhance their reputation as dangerous opponents.

Who are the SAS?
Who are the SAS?

They are the most feared special unit in the world. "Who dares wins" is their motto.

The Vietnam War
The Vietnam War

Find out more about the war that shook America's military self-confidence to the core.