TV Schedule

  • 00:35

    16 Mar

    Secret Weapons: WWII - Season 1

    Espionage and intelligence were crucial during WWII; clever camouflage, the Enigma machine, and concealable weapons were as important as any tank, ship, aircraft or bomb.

  • 01:40

    16 Mar

    Forgotten Frontlines - Season 1

    With the threat of nuclear weapons looming, the Allies would plan and carry out Operation Gunnerside, the most successful act of sabotage in WWII.

  • 02:35

    16 Mar

    World War II - Battles for Europe - Season 1

    November 1944: as the Allies advance into Germany, they run into concrete bunkers, pillboxes, minefields and tank traps. German soldiers fight tenaciously to defend their homeland.

  • 03:30

    16 Mar

    Mummies Unwrapped - Season 1

    The disfigured mummy of the Younger Lady has mystified experts since she was first discovered over 100 years ago; investigators find out who she was using modern forensic science.

  • 04:15

    16 Mar

    Crime Scene: Antiquity - Season 1

    This episode explores the death on a cross of a Jewish itinerant preacher, the oldest known murder case in human history, and the high treason of Arminius which led to the Battle of Varus.

  • 05:10

    16 Mar

    Cleopatra's Secret Tomb - Season 1

    After delving in the Battle of Actium, this final episode takes us to Alexandria, where Cleopatra and her lover ended their lives; will this investigation finally lead to the legendary queen's tomb?

  • 06:00

    16 Mar

    Forbidden History - Season 7

    A team of experts investigate the methods Hitler used to indoctrinate Germany, turning it into a finely-tuned war machine; we visit Goebbels' Propaganda Ministry and the holiday park of Prora.

  • 06:50

    16 Mar

    Secrets of the Nazi War Machine - Season 1

    At the outbreak of World War II, the Nazis had the finest airforce in the entire world; James Holland learns how internecine squabbles led the Nazi High Command on the catastrophic road to defeat.

  • 07:45

    16 Mar

    Secrets of the Nazi War Machine - Season 1

    James Holland uncovers the truth behind Hitler's feared Panzer divisions and explores how the German obsession with over-engineering their armoured vehicles brought about their downfall.

  • 08:45

    16 Mar

    World War II - Battles for Europe - Season 1

    June 1944 - American, British and Canadian troops stormed the Normandy beaches along a 50-mile stretch. We look at the amphibious tanks and the heavy kit that weighed them down as they waded ashore.

  • 09:50

    16 Mar

    World War II - Battles for Europe - Season 1

    June 1944: the British and Canadians are still short of the objective they planned to capture on D-Day: the city of Caen. This episode tells the story of the bloody fighting for the city.

  • 10:55

    16 Mar

    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.

  • 12:00

    16 Mar

    World War II - Battles for Europe - Season 1

    September 1944: Montgomery proposes a bold plan to cross the Rhine and encircle Germany's industrial heartland. If successful, his plan could end the war by Christmas.

  • 13:10

    16 Mar

    World War II - Battles for Europe - Season 1

    October 1944: the Allies face a major supply crisis - vital fuel and ammunition still has to be landed at the D-Day beaches. When the port of Antwerp is liberated, it seems the crisis might be over.

  • 14:15

    16 Mar

    World War II - Battles for Europe - Season 1

    November 1944: as the Allies advance into Germany, they run into concrete bunkers, pillboxes, minefields and tank traps. German soldiers fight tenaciously to defend their homeland.

  • 15:20

    16 Mar

    World War II - Battles for Europe - Season 1

    December 1944: Hitler has picked the Ardennes sector for a major offensive. The surprise attack, spearheaded by elite divisions, initially sends American units reeling.

  • 16:25

    16 Mar

    World War II - Battles for Europe - Season 1

    March 1945: the Allies have reached the River Rhine. Montgomery plans a giant operation to cross the river in the north, but luck hands the Americans a bridge over the Rhine at Remagen.

  • 17:35

    16 Mar

    Abu Simbel: Giants of the Nile

  • 18:40

    16 Mar

    The Giza Pyramid: Reaching For The Stars

  • 19:50

    16 Mar

    Iznik, The Sunken Enigma

  • 21:00

    16 Mar

    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

    16 Mar

    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

    16 Mar

    Russia 1917: Countdown to Revolution

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Brings history to life with captivating documentaries that take a fresh, modern look into history. We take our viewers on a powerful journey through time with intelligent, well researched programmes that entertain and challenge their minds. The focus is on european history, revealing the secrets of the past and how it defines us today.

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