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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?

7 Amazing Moments In Natural Science Programmes
7 Amazing Moments

Here are some of the most memorable moments to look out for in the natural science shows.

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…

Wild Canada Clip
Wild Canada Clip

Humpback whales can eat one tonne of capelin every day.

Animals Featured in The Great British Year
Animals Featured in The Great British Year

The wildlife of the UK's four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

Natural History Sundays Trailer
Natural History Sundays Trailer

Explore the most extreme places of earth with Natural History Sundays.

Natural History: Oceans Trailer
Oceans Trailer

What's more wild than our oceans?

Natural History Trailer
Natural History Trailer

Natural history has come to Yesterday. Watch it throughout the Easter weekend.

About CIA Declassified
About CIA Declassified

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

Who Was Saint George?
Who Was St. George?

Patron saint of England, St. George wasn't English and didn't slay dragons. Who was he?

A Brief History of Marriage
A Brief History of Marriage

Throughout the centuries marriage has taken many different forms.

Pioneers of Surgery
Pioneers of Surgery

Ever wondered just how modern medicine got to where it is today?

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.

100 Years of History: 16th Century
100 Years of History: 16th Century

It's fair to say that the last thousand years have been pretty exciting.

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.

The Mini Cooper
The Mini Cooper

The Mini Cooper first rolled off production lines in 1959.

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

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!

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.

Ivan The Terrible
Ivan The Terrible

Ivan IV, or Ivan the Terrible, was one of the most feared rulers in history.

Mata Hari
Mata Hari

A seductive double agent who betrayed the Allies, or just a single woman trying to get by?

Shipwrecks
Shipwrecks

The building of ships has been essential to our development as a species.

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.

WDYTYA: Series 71
WDYTYA: Series 7

Assembling a group of celebrities, series seven of WDYTYA continues once again.

Infamous Assasinations
Infamous Assasinations

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

George Stephenson
George Stephenson

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

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.

Forensic Firsts
Forensic Firsts

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

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

This documentary reveals how caravans became a favourite with British holidaymakers

Mastercrafts
Mastercrafts

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

Atlantis: The Evidence
Atlantis: The Evidence

The legendary island of Atlantis was an ancient naval power and cultural hub.

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.

Rome
Rome

It cost a staggering amount of money to make, but it was all worth it in the end.

Greatest Escapes From History
Greatest Escapes From History

Escape stories capture the human imagination and grip it tight.

Timewatch
Timewatch

Want to know the true story of what happened on the Titanic all those years ago?

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.

Filthy Cities Trailer
Filthy Cities Trailer

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

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.

Life in Ancient Egypt
Life in Ancient Egypt

What was it like to live and work in Ancient Egypt. Read the story of Harmose.

About Julia Bradbury's Iceland Walk
About Julia Bradbury's Iceland Walk

Julia Bradbury walks the 60 kilometres that make Iceland's most famous hiking route.

About Great British Ghosts Halloween Special
About Great British Ghosts Halloween Special

Michaela Strachan returns for a one-off Halloween special of the paranormal series

Top Ten Coast Spots
Top Ten Coast Spots

We've selected ten beautiful coastal spots that also boast a fascinating past.

The Vietnam War
The Vietnam War

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

Nicolas Crane Interview
Nicolas Crane Interview

Find out more about Coast's map man! Give him a compass and he'll go there.