Find Out More

Four of the World’s Greatest Palaces
Four of the World’s Greatest Palaces

Here are four palaces featured in the series that are brimming with opulence and history.

4 Incredible Vessels You’ll See In Monster Ships
4 Incredible Vessels You’ll See In Monster Ships

Here are four Monster Ships that’ll have land lubbers’ jaws on the floor…

Why The Moon Landing Hoax Definitely Did(n’t) Happen
Why The Moon Landing Hoax Definitely Did(n’t) Happen

Half a century later, naysayers still insist the lunar missions were all a giant hoax.

The World’s 4 Eeriest Ghost Towns
The World’s 4 Eeriest Ghost Towns

These are some of the eeriest places we visit in Abandoned Engineering.

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Royals In The Military
4 Things You Didn’t Know About Royals In The Military

From Prince Philip’s work in WWII, to the royal who was eager to get into the trenches

Meet the Mathewsons
Meet the Mathewsons

Meet the Mathewsons - a classic auctioneer dynasty

5 Must-See Motors In Bangers & Cash
5 Must-See Motors In Bangers & Cash

Here are just some retro cars from Bangers and Cash that’ll get your motor revving.

4 Incredible Abandoned Structures From The Cold War
4 Incredible Abandoned Structures From The Cold War

They once stood proudly as icons of the Eastern Bloc, but what became of these marvels?

Who Really Started The Reichstag Fire?
Who Really Started The Reichstag Fire?

The Reichstag Fire helped set Hitler gain total power – but were the Nazis behind it?

All You Need to Know About The Hyperloop
All You Need to Know About The Hyperloop

Elon Musk has started the race for the Hyperloop - but is this reality or sci-fi fantasy?

The World’s Most Surreal Subterranean Engineering Marvels
The World’s Most Surreal Subterranean Engineering Marvels

Why build on ground level when you can carve masterpieces right into the Earth?

The Last British Men Executed For Being Gay
The Last British Men Executed For Being Gay

How two Londoners were doomed by gossip and the vindictive laws of the Victorian Age…

The Worst Space Disasters You Didn't Know About
The Worst Space Disasters You Didn't Know About

The Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters are notorious but there were others...

4 Times WWII Got Very, Very Weird
4 Times WWII Got Very, Very Weird

You know the main events, but what about the hidden ones?

Our Guide to Viking Rituals
Our Guide to Viking Rituals

When they weren’t out on the high seas, the Vikings engaged in elaborate rituals...

About Operation Gold Rush
About Operation Gold Rush

Dan Snow embarks on a journey that's filled with genuine danger and thrilling beauty.

About Shipwreck Psycho
About Shipwreck Psycho

When the ship Batavia was shipwrecked, being stranded was the least of the crew's worries.

The 4 Worst Maritime Disasters You Didn’t Know About
The 4 Worst Maritime Disasters You Didn’t Know About

Did you know the worst maritime disaster to occur during peacetime was not the Titanic?

4 Things You Need To Know About The Romanovs
4 Things You Need To Know About The Romanovs

Here are some of the facts behind the glittering legend of their dynasty.

The Forgotten Pyramid of the Cold War
The Forgotten Pyramid of the Cold War

How a remote site is now an eerie reminder of how close we came to the end of everything…

Yesterday’s Alternative History Of The World
Yesterday’s Alternative History Of The World

Secret agendas and cover-ups: history is not what it always seems, as these shows prove.

The Man Who Started The Cold War
The Man Who Started The Cold War

How did one man start the Cold War?

Content Not Available
Content Not Available

Content Not Available

About Full Steam Ahead
About Full Steam Ahead

The introduction of steam railways changed Britain in a way no one could have predicted.

Five Days That Defined World War Two
5 Days That Defined World War Two

From Parliament battles, to the Yalta Conference, these are the days that shaped WWII.

The Day When... Episode Guide
The Day When... Episode Guide

Archive material and dramatisations reveal why these men chose the paths they did.

6 Of The World's Most Incredible Railways
6 Of The World's Most Incredible Railways

From the Nariz del Diablo to Crossrail, here are some of the most jaw-dropping railways.

About Ice Bridge
About Ice Bridge: Expedition Across the Atlantic

Extraordinary new evidence supports an explosive theory of a trip to the New World.

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.

Why Charles II Was A King Like No Other
Why Charles II Was a King Like No Other

Charles II had perhaps the most thrilling life of any British monarch

Machines Of War Episode Guide
Machines Of War Episode Guide

Key instruments of war, from the cruise missile to the tank and the machine gun.

5 Things You Didn't Know About The Spanish Armada
5 Things You Didn't Know About The Spanish Armada

Here's five fascinating facts about the 1588 naval mission that might have sailed by you.

About Armada - The Untold Story
About Armada - The Untold Story

This three-part series examines the infamous invasion by Spain's fearsome Armada fleet.

Queen Victoria's Secret Side
Queen Victoria's Secret Side

Lusty, passionate, prone to violent outbursts and perhaps fond of dabbling in drugs.

6 Plans Hitler Had For Britain
6 Plans Hitler Had For Britain

In 1940, the Nazis drew up unusual and downright terrifying invasion plans for Britain.

The Incredible Allied Flying Aces Of WW1
The Incredible Allied Flying Aces Of WW1

The Allies had daredevil pilots in World War One. Here are four you need to know about…

Private Lives of the Monarchs episode guide
Private Lives of the Monarchs episode guide

A trip back through time to examine the lives of some of the grandest figures in history.

Restoring Our War Memorials
Restoring our memorials

Designed to stand the test of time, our nations memorials are now falling into disrepair.

What you need to know about UK War Memorials
What you need to know about UK War Memorials

Find out about these monuments to our heroes that proudly stand amongst us.

4 Women Who Were Hanged In Britain
4 Women Who Were Hanged In Britain

Meet four curious cases that made the headlines.

6 Things You Didn't Know About Prince Philip
6 Things You Didn't Know About Prince Philip

There's far more to Prince Philip than many people realise.

What Happened to the Vanished Regiment of WW1?
What Happened to the Vanished Regiment of WW1?

Well over a century later, the story of the Sandringham Company still beguiles experts.

5 WWI Veterans Who Would Change The World
5 WWI Veterans Who Would Change The World

They survived the war and would go onto re-shape politics, pop culture and literature.

About The Great War in Numbers
About The Great War in Numbers

World War I was a war unlike any other before it, with a number of firsts along the way.

How Journalism Was Banned In WW1
How Journalism Was Banned In WW1

British reporters risked their lives to cover the Great War

5 Reasons John Surtees Was Amazing
5 Reasons John Surtees Was Amazing

More than just another F1 great, John Surtees stood apart even from his fellow champions.

10 comedies that wouldn't exist without Monty Python
10 comedies that wouldn't exist without Monty Python

The Pythons influenced just about every funny thing after them. Especially these.

10 best Monty Python quotes
10 best Monty Python quotes

From parrot ruminations to a lumberjack's confession, our pick of Python's 10 best quotes.

10 best Monty Python sketches
10 best Monty Python sketches

The definitive list of the best Python sketches. Yes it is. (No it isn't.) Yes it is.

The 5 Worst Motor Racing Crashes
The 5 Worst Motor Racing Crashes

Racing drivers dice with death every day and sometimes the worst really does happen.

About Jackie Stewart: The Flying Scot
About Jackie Stewart: The Flying Scot

Not only a great driver, Jackie is one of the greatest figures of motor racing.

About John Surtees: One of a Kind
About John Surtees: One of a Kind

The story of John Surtees is the story of a unique motorsport legend...

6 Incredible Engineering Marvels
6 Incredible Engineering Marvels

From a radio telescope that might just find aliens, to a truly terrifying rollercoaster.

What Happened At Le Mans 1955?
What Happened At Le Mans 1955?

It should have been one of the greatest races of all time. Instead, it became a bloodbath.

About Mike Hawthorn: On The Limit
About Mike Hawthorn: On The Limit

Success embraced Michael Hawthorn but tragedy also plagued the British racing prodigy.

6 Things You Need To Know About Apollo 11
6 Things You Need To Know About Apollo 11

To celebrate the anniversary of the 1969 moon landing on 21st July, here’s our guide.

How did Mussolini really die?
How did Mussolini really die?

The killing of the Fascist dictator has fuelled bizarre conspiracy theories.

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..

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Kray Twins
5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Kray Twins

Did you know there was a third Kray brother? Or what they got up to in prison?

George V - Mercy or Murder?
George V - Mercy or Murder?

King George V of England - murder victim?

Albert Victor - the Prince and the Ripper
Albert Victor - the Prince and the Ripper

Was Prince Albert Victor linked to the Ripper?

Episode 4: King Ludwig II – The Mad King of Bavaria
Ep4: King Ludwig II – The Mad King of Bavaria

Found floating in a lake ….the unfortunate ‘mad’ King Ludwig.

Episode 3: Prince George: Tragedy or Treason?
Ep3: Prince George: Tragedy or Treason?

A troubled man and an embarrassment to the Royal family... but was he a murder victim?

Episode 2: The Riddle of the Romanovs
Ep2: The Riddle of the Romanovs

Four beautiful Romanov girls…..what was the fate of Anastasia?

Episode 1: The Earl of Errol - Death in the Valley
Ep1: The Earl of Errol - Death in the Valley

The very colourful Earl of Errol, King of the Happy Valley... but not for long.

About Royal Murder Mysteries
About Royal Murder Mysteries

Hard-hitting series that investigates extraordinary stories about Royal intrigue.

6 Must-Know Facts About The Somme
6 Must-Know Facts About The Somme

The Battle of the Somme remains the most infamous confrontation of WWI.

The 6 Most Fascinating Things In The Vatican Secret Archives
The 6 Most Fascinating Things In The Vatican Secret Archives

The Vatican Secret Archives contain relics from the history of Western civilisation...

4 Women Who Adored Hitler
4 Women Who Adored Hitler

4 women who hung on the Fuhrer’s every word.

The Nazis’ 5 Most Ingenious Weapons
The Nazis’ 5 Most Ingenious Weapons

Hitler’s scientists and inventors pioneered ways to bring destruction on their enemies.

Meet The Mitford Sisters
Meet The Mitford Sisters

The aristocratic Mitford sisters seemed to embody the turbulent 20th Century.

5 Places With Incredible Underground Realms
5 Places With Incredible Underground Realms

Which cities hide secrets within them?

The Queen Mary And Three Other Iconic Ocean Liners
The Queen Mary And Three Other Iconic Ocean Liners

From Titanic’s lesser-known sister ship, to the sleek and chic QE2…

Sport in Wartime
Sport in Wartime

We've always had a way of keeping our sporting spirits alive during the dark days of war…

What Was Life Like In A WW1 Trench?
What Was Life Like In A WW1 Trench?

In between the fighting, everyday living was all about mud, blood and boredom…

Blackadder The Third: Truth Vs Fiction
Blackadder The Third: Truth Vs Fiction

This series sees Blackadder reduced to a mere servant – how accurate is it all, though?

Blackadder II: Truth Vs Fiction
Blackadder II: Truth Vs Fiction

The second series takes us into the Elizabethan era, but how much of this is real history?

The Black Adder: Truth Vs Fiction
The Black Adder: Truth Vs Fiction

How does the world of Prince Edmund stack up against reality?

Lenin: Heroic Visionary Or Cruel Tyrant?
Lenin: Heroic Visionary Or Cruel Tyrant?

Was he the “good” predecessor or a brutal dictator?

Blackadder's History Season
Blackadder's History Season

We're showing every episode of Blackadder this Easter Season...

What Are The Ides Of March?
What Are The Ides Of March?

Delving into the meaning and mystery of one of history’s most notorious dates…

5 Incredibly Eerie Abandoned Structures
5 Incredibly Eerie Abandoned Structures

From the Nazi holiday resort to the ghost town island which once witnessed slave labour…

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Trains
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Trains

Because there’s more to the history of trains than delays and signalling errors…

Can The Bombing Of Dresden Be Justified?
Can The Bombing Of Dresden Be Justified?

The attack on Dresden reduced this city to ruins. Were the Allies justified in doing it?

A Medieval Guide To Building Castles
A Medieval Guide To Building Castles

What did it take to build the castles of Britain's landscape?

Was Henry VIII a Good or Bad King?
Was Henry VIII a Good or Bad King?

He certainly stamped his personality upon the nation.

Churchill: Hero Or Villain?
Churchill: Hero Or Villain?

Should Churchill be revered, or condemned?

9 Weird World War Two Facts
9 Weird World War Two Facts

From Adolf’s Nazi-fighting nephew to the bizarre “life pod” built to keep Churchill safe…

We Don’t Know Our Hogwarts From Our Windsor Castle
A Towering Castle Confusion

We don’t know our Hogwarts from our Windsor Castle.

Henry VIII’s Mega Divorce Settlement (and Annual £6m Booze Bill)
The Modern Day Cost Of Castle Living

New research identifies Henry VIII’s mega divorce settlement (and annual £6m booze bill.)

Eva Braun – Innocent Or Complicit?
Eva Braun – Innocent Or Complicit?

Should Hitler’s wife be thought of as a tragic figure, or a callous character?

How Christmas Became Christmas
How Christmas Became Christmas

Ever wondered how some of our favourite festive traditions came to be...?

7 Things You Need To Know About The Battle Of The Bulge
7 Things You Need To Know About The Battle Of The Bulge

What Winston Churchill called “the greatest American battle of the war” began…

6 Things You Didn’t Know About William The Conqueror
6 Things You Didn’t Know About William The Conqueror

Crowned on Christmas Day, 1066, our first Norman king changed the course of the nation.

6 Things You Didn’t Know About The 60s
6 Things You Didn’t Know About The 60s

From the shocking incident that sparked a war, to the truth behind Woodstock…

6 Things You Didn’t Know About The 70s
6 Things You Didn’t Know About The 70s

What was the first popular video game? And why did NYC briefly descend into civil war?

Did The US Let Pearl Harbor Happen?
Did the US let Pearl Harbor Happen?

Paranoid theory or ugly truth?

Margaret Thatcher: Great Prime Minister?
Was Thatcher a great PM?

Are millions wrong to loathe her?

Was JFK A Good Or Bad President?
Was JFK A Good Or Bad President?

Was John F. Kennedy more of a hazard than a hero?