How a team of intrepid inventors and a young Winston Churchill gave birth to the tank.
Ronnie and Reggie ruled their territory with an iron fist, but also courted celebrity..
Was the infamous killer a real person, or just a part of Victorian England’s imagination?
He knew about slave labour. Should his reputation have been trashed?
What it took to break free from Stalag Luft III…
You know it’s a forbidding, isolated fortress...
The 19th Century had a real rogues’ gallery of eerie killers…
One has the distinction of being the shortest war ever waged…
With video technology becoming mainstream the Vietnam war was documented like no other.
Telling the real stories of the CIA's covert operations.
See how the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein's Iraq started the Gulf War
See all about the battle over British control of the land once known as Las Malvinas
Before miniskirts, thighs were rarely seen away from the beach or the swimming pool.
The Mini Cooper first rolled off production lines in 1959.
During his National Service, Bailey bought his first camera, sparking a fresh career
Concorde cut the normal flight from London to New York, from 6 hours to just over 3!
The 1960s were a turbulent decade and 1968 was a turbulent year.
There have always been robbers but we didn't always have cops.
Have inquiries into more recent civil disasters brought about meaningful change?
The 1960s was the decade when the Brits went on holiday.
The 1960s were the golden age of jet air travel.
The reality was that for most people living in Britain the 1960s were not that groovy.
The Spirit of the Sixties season continues by focusing on the struggle for civil rights.
Victorian Farm sees Ruth Goodman sample the life of a Victorian farmer for a whole year.
A History of Modern Britain explores the true story of the decades since the end of WWII.
Many sons spend time with their dads building cardboard forts or model planes.
Behind every popular police procedural are true crimes and their real-life solutions.
The Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) played a vital role during World War II.
Find out more about the world's specialist forces with this Black Ops clip.
Best known for being the only US president to have been impeached.
Andy Warhol's work led him to the forefront of the Pop Art Movement.
Frank Sinatra is best known for his sparkling blue eyes and smooth as velvet voice.
The 60's saw the height of the Cold War, but no where more acutely than in Berlin...
George Best wasn't just one of the greatest footballers, he was also a superstar.
One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. The Apollo mission shook the world.
The Munich air disaster took place on 6 February 1958, with the loss of 23 lives.
Historian James Holland examines how Britain felt at the end of the war.
Larry Butler investigates how WWII affected Britain and the relationship to her Empire.
1945 saw the end of the Second World War, it was to be a defining year.
We profile the dignified leader of the civil rights movement.
1966 Football World Cup captain, Bobby Moore was one of Britain's media darlings.
Young, glamorous and sexy, the US welcomed John F Kennedy as a breath of fresh air.
They were the greatest band the world had ever seen and the first boy band!
Love her or loathe her, there's no denying that she changed British politics forever.
A true Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe died in 1962 aged just 36.
The Gulf War saw the Special Air Service enhance their reputation as dangerous opponents.
They are the most feared special unit in the world. "Who dares wins" is their motto.
Find out more about the war that shook America's military self-confidence to the core.