TV Schedule

  • 00:25

    24 Feb

    Secret Weapons: WWII - Season 1

    World War II ignited a fierce battle for aerial dominance and drove nations to pioneer secret aircraft technologies; this episode explores the development of early jet fighters.

  • 01:30

    24 Feb

    Forgotten Frontlines - Season 1

    The discovery of the body of a British officer was considered a major intelligence coup for the Germans; Operation Mincemeat would be the Trojan horse of WWII that may have saved thousands of lives.

  • 02:25

    24 Feb

    World War II - Battles for Europe - Season 1

    July 1944: American forces plan a major offensive named Operation Cobra. They would attack near St Lo, achieve a breakthrough, then unleash General Patton and the US Third Army to exploit the opening.

  • 03:20

    24 Feb

    Mummies Unwrapped - Season 1

    The pockmarked mummy of Pharaoh Ramesses V looks serene, but there's evidence of deliberately inflicted wounds that suggest a sudden violent death... if this was the case, then who was the killer?

  • 04:05

    24 Feb

    Crime Scene: Antiquity - Season 1

    We investigate the mysterious mass death of children in ancient Athens, the Great Fire of Rome under Emperor Nero, and a fanatical destruction of temples in ancient Egypt.

  • 05:00

    24 Feb

    Cleopatra's Secret Tomb - Season 1

    The life and death of Cleopatra is shrouded in mystery; the discovery of this legendary queen's last resting place could shed new light on her personal and political trajectory.

  • 06:00

    24 Feb

    Cursed Bloodlines - Season 1

    The Grimaldi family has held their posts as sovereigns of Monaco with the utmost grace, but one thing they have missed time and again is good luck in the love department.

  • 06:25

    24 Feb

    War Factories - Season 2

    Japan would create arguably the greatest fighter in WWII - the Mitsubishi Zero - but their failed war factories would ultimately reduce the Zero to a kamikaze plane.

  • 07:20

    24 Feb

    War Factories - Season 2

    The incredible story of the arms race to create America's nuclear arms factories.

  • 08:15

    24 Feb

    War Factories - Season 2

    Fiat didn't just make cars - they also made trains and planes, and like modern-day kingmakers, they made and broke governments too.

  • 09:10

    24 Feb

    War Factories - Season 2

    At the height of WWII, 15,000 workers at the Colt Browning & Thompson factory worked to produce hundreds of thousands of pistols and machine guns for the Allies.

  • 10:05

    24 Feb

    War Factories - Season 2

    How the Avro Lancaster played a large part in defeating the Nazis and how the Lancaster factory helped to create truly war-winning weapons.

  • 11:05

    24 Feb

    War Factories - Season 2

    The Barnbow shell factory produced well over half a million tonnes of explosives in just four years - we show how the war factories of WWI paved the way for the modern world.

  • 12:00

    24 Feb

    World War II By Drone - Scanning The Evidence - Season 1

    Few know of the involvement of African-American troops in the Battle of the Bulge; experts retrace their journey to tell the story of those who fought a war against racism in a segregated army.

  • 12:55

    24 Feb

    World War II By Drone - Scanning The Evidence - Season 1

    Equipped with cutting-edge drone technology, a team of battlefield experts set out to scan the site of one of the longest and bloodiest campaigns of World War II.

  • 13:55

    24 Feb

    World War II By Drone - Scanning The Evidence - Season 1

    The fate of the tiny island of Malta hung by a thread during the war; using aerial and underwater drones, experts explore the defences of Malta to understand how the island survived.

  • 14:50

    24 Feb

    World War II By Drone - Scanning The Evidence - Season 1

    Using drone-mounted radar, experts uncover a WWII German trench system revealing a daring commando raid to capture it; at sea, the remains of a tank show how dangerous the preparations for D-Day were.

  • 15:50

    24 Feb

    World War II By Drone - Scanning The Evidence - Season 1

    For the first time in history, the theatre of war takes place mainly in the air; from the invention of radar to Hitler's 'Wonder Weapons', all means are good to bring the enemy to the ground.

  • 16:45

    24 Feb

    World War II By Drone - Scanning The Evidence - Season 1

    Using cutting-edge drone technology, experts revisit some of the key sites across the former Third Reich to understand how the Nazi war machine operated.

  • 17:40

    24 Feb

    Abu Simbel: Giants of the Nile

  • 18:50

    24 Feb

    The Giza Pyramid: Reaching For The Stars

  • 19:55

    24 Feb

    Decoding Saqqara

  • 21:00

    24 Feb

    Reinventing China - Season 1

    In the 19th century, the West confronted a China that until then thought itself all-powerful; we follow China's history from the fall of the Middle Empire to the rise of the Chinese Communist Party.

  • 22:15

    24 Feb

    Reinventing China - Season 1

    China faced a Japanese invasion during WWII; far from being defeated, the country found ways to rise again. Discover how China became the second-biggest economic and third military power in the world.

  • 23:20

    24 Feb

    Ambassadors in Berlin: The Whistleblowers of WWII

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