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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…

Museum Secrets Gallery
Museum Secrets Gallery

Images from Museum Secrets; the series that uncovers stories behind artefacts.

Fight Club: A History of Violence Gallery
Fight Club: A History of Violence Gallery

Have a look at this gallery showing pictures from Fight Club: A History of Violence

Mafia's Greatest Hits Gallery
Mafia's Greatest Hits Gallery

A gallery of images from Mafia's Greatest Hits.

Ration Book Britain Gallery
Ration Book Britain Gallery

Take a look at the gallery for Ration Book Britain, with Valentine Warner.

Planet Earth Gallery
Planet Earth Gallery

Have a look at some photos from Planet Earth, the show that needs no introduction.

Antiques Roadshow Gallery
Antiques Roadshow Gallery

Take a look at our Antiques Roadshow Gallery.

Egypt Gallery
Egypt Gallery

Take a look at some photos from the six-part drama documentary Egypt.

Treasure Detectives Gallery
Treasure Detectives Gallery

Take a look at our gallery of Treasures from the show Treasure Detectives.

Forbidden History Gallery
Forbidden History Gallery

Take a look at the Forbidden History gallery, from the show presented by Jamie Theakston.

Medievil Dead Gallery
Medievil Dead Gallery

Have a look at the gallery for the show Medievil Dead.

Bargain Hunt Gallery
Bargain Hunt Gallery

Have a look at our gallery for this auction show which has been on air for 13 years.

In This Month: January
January

The end of the gladiators and the birth of the gold rush.

In This Month: February
February

February was the month that witnessed Castro, Mandela and Arafat on a high.

In This Month: March
March

From the birth of Einstein to the death of Julius Caesar, see March's finest moments

In This Month: April
April

April marks some striking disasters in history, including Chernobyl and the Titanic.

In This Month: May
May

Check out the historic events which took place in the momentous month of May.

In This Month: June
June

The Magna Carta, Napoleon and Franz Ferdinand, find out about June events.

In This Month: July
July

The downfall of one king and the rise of another.

In This Month: August
August

A month of invasions, eruptions and atomic catastrophes.

In This Month: September
September

From great fires to terrorism, September has witnessed some momentous events.

In This Month: October
October

October was a momentous month of battles, revolution and upheaval.

In This Month: November
November

Gunpowder, treason and plots... But what else happened in November?

In This Month: December
December

December was an amazing month for discovery and exploration - find out more.

The Bert Trautmann Story Gallery
The Bert Trautmann Story Gallery

Bert Trautmann was a German-born goalkeeper brought to Britain as a POW during WWII.

Ninja: Shadow Warriors Gallery
Ninja: Shadow Warriors Gallery

Find out more about this elite fighting unit.

The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler Gallery
The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler Gallery

Adolf Hitler managed to win the German people round with his incisive charisma.

Ancient Black Ops Gallery
Ancient Black Ops Gallery

Each episode of Ancient Black Ops tells the history of special operation forces.

Raiders Of Lost Art Gallery
Raiders Of Lost Art Gallery

Throughout history, some of the world's most amazing works of art have simply disappeared.

Great British Railway Journeys Gallery
Great British Railway Journeys Gallery

Michael Portillo traces the footsteps of cartographer George Bradshaw.

The Sixties: Episode Guide
The Sixties: Episode Guide

More about each episode on the decade that shaped America.

Series 2 Episode Guide
Series 2 Episode Guide

Find out what to expect in each episode of brand new second series of Forbidden History.

Episode Guide
Episode Guide

Weekend Warriors follows those who fill their weekends re-enacting British Battle.

UFOs Declassified Episode Guide
Episode Guide

Each episode explores the question; do UFOs really exist?

Annihilation Episode Guide
Episode Guide

Each episode sheds new light on the atrocities of the Final Solution.

The Equipment Featured on Battle Factory
The Equipment

Exploring how many of the products that combat troops use are constructed.

Raiders of the Lost Past Series 3 Episode Guide
Series 3 Episode Guide

Take a closer look at the artefacts from each episode.

Animals of Africa
Animals of Africa

Take a look at some of the amazing photographs taken in Africa.

South Pacific Episode Guide
South Pacific Episode Guide

Find out what this extraordinary document has to offer in each episode.

Human Planet Episode Guide
Episode Guide

Each episode shows how humans have managed to adapt to different environments.

Wonders of Life Episode Guide
Episode Guide

Find out about each episode from this fascinating science series.

Rise Of The Continents Episode Guide
Episode Guide

Find out more about the continents' formation in each episode of Rise Of The Continents.

Impossible Engineering Series 1 Episode Guide
Series 1 Episode Guide

Each episode details how giant structures and record-beating buildings are built.

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.

London Goes Back to the Future
Photos: London Goes Back to the Future

London as a Catholic nation is digitally re-imagined by graphic artists.

How to Make a Scientifically Accurate Snowflake
How to Make a Scientifically Accurate Snowflake

Forget the eight-sided snowflake, create a scientifically accurate six-sided one!

We Transformed Four Iconic Portraits as Modern Day Photos
Four Iconic Portraits as Modern Photos

We've transformed some iconic paintings into photo-real images.

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.

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

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

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

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

Who Do You Think You Are? Series 1
Series 1: Who Do You Think You Are?

Jeremy Clarkson and Meera Syal are amongst the celebrities who feature.

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?

Who Do You Think You Are? Series 2
Series 2: Who Do You Think You Are?

Sheila Hancock, Stephen Fry and Jeremy Paxman have their turn.

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.

Who Do You Think You Are? Series 3
Series 3: Who Do You Think You Are?

In this series, Julia Sawalha uncovers a few surprises about her family.

Episode 5: Albert Victor - the Prince and the Ripper
Ep5: Albert Victor - the Prince and the Ripper

Was Prince Albert Victor linked to the Ripper?

Who Do You Think You Are? Series 4
Series 4: Who Do You Think You Are?

Series 4 of Who Do You Think You Are? sees 7 well known figures go back to their roots.

Episode 6: George V - Mercy or Murder?
Ep6: George V - Mercy or Murder?

King George V of England - murder victim?

Who Do You Think You Are? Series 5
Series 5: Who Do You Think You Are?

Patsy kensit, Boris Johnson and David Suchet take the emotional journey into their past.

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?

Who Do You Think You Are? Series 6
Series 6: Who Do You Think You Are?

Rick Stein, Rory Bremner, Kevin Whatley and Zoe Wanamaker find out about theiR past.

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..

Who Do You Think You Are? Series 7
Series 7: Who Do You Think You Are?

Featuring Bruce Forsyth, Rupert Everett, Derva Kerwen and Alan Cumming among others

About Fight Club: A History of Violence
About Fight Club: A History of Violence

Sean Bean looks at the popularity of close combat contests and the effect on mind and body

About Raiders of the Lost Past
About Raiders of the Lost Past

The series that looks back on the brave explorers who hunted for history's lost treasures.

About World's Weirdest Weapons
About World's Weirdest Weapons

From the aerocycle to a mock-up of a magic carpet, don't miss the World's Weirdest Weapons

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

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

About: The Secret Life Of...
About The Secret Life Of...

Get all the juicy gossip on history's biggest stars, from Henry VIII to Marie Antoinette

About Time Team
About Time Team

Tony Robinson and his team of experts journey around the country's archaeological digs

About Professor Hutton's Curiosities
About Professor Hutton's Curiosities

See the hidden curiosities and unsung gems tucked away inside Britain's unknown museums

About Coast
About Coast

Neil Oliver and the team go on an ambitious journey to discover all of the UK's coastline

Shipwrecks
Shipwrecks

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

Nicolas Crane Interview
Nicolas Crane Interview

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

Blackbeard
Blackbeard

One man from so-called Golden Age of Piracy has transcended history and become legend...

About Antiques Roadshow
About Antiques Roadshow

Join Michael Aspel and his team of experts in scrutinising the public's antiques

Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd

Was there really a man called Sweeney Todd with a Barber Shop on London's Fleet Street?

Michael Aspel Profile
Michael Aspel Profile

Find out more about the suave housewife's choice of the 80s...

George Armstrong Custer
George Armstrong Custer

Custer was the hero of the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

How to Spot a Fake
How to Spot a Fake

Before you go getting a bargain read our foolproof guide to avoiding the crooks.

Mata Hari
Mata Hari

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

About Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of An Empire
About Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of An Empire

Michael Sheen features in this series of drama-documentary reconstructions of Ancient Rome

Ivan The Terrible
Ivan The Terrible

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

About Black Ops Series 1
About Black Ops Series 1

Travel the world with the Black Ops team as they reconstruct infamous special ops missions

Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan

NoneThe name Genghis Khan struck fear into the hearts of his enemies.

Rasputin
Rasputin

Rasputin became one of the most infamous figures of Imperial Russia's final years.

About Perfect Storms
About Perfect Storms

This exclusive series investigates the most significant disasters of all time

About Treasure Detectives
About Treasure Detectives

Curtis Dowling and his team of investigators verify the authenticity of collectibles

The 20th Century
The 20th Century

Our perception of the period 1900-1950 is dominated by two devastating world wars.

About Museum Secrets: Series 1
About Museum Secrets: Series 1

Be surprised by the secrets hiding behind some of the most famous museums in the world

The Cold War
The Cold War

We explore the 50 years of globally divisive conflict between the US and the Soviet Union.

About Museum Secrets: Series 2
About Museum Secrets: Series 2

The new and exclusive second series takes viewers inside some venerable institutions

Charles Lindbergh Profile
Charles Lindbergh Profile

Charles Lindbergh was one of the first Americans to feel the effects of mass media fame.

About Museum Secrets: Series 3
About Museum Secrets: Series 3

Exploring the world's museums to take a closer look some of their remarkable exhibits

Disasters
Disasters

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