TV Schedule

  • 00:20

    17 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.

  • 01:35

    17 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.

  • 02:30

    17 Mar

    Russia 1917: Countdown to Revolution

  • 03:30

    17 Mar

    Myths: Great Mysteries of Humanity - Season 3

    Witches - child-eating monsters in service of the devil? Age-old stories and archaeological discoveries reveal magical practices and describe both alluring and terrifying women with special powers.

  • 04:20

    17 Mar

    Cursed Treasures - Season 1

    The historical kingdom of Benin in Africa was destroyed in 1897; with its city burned to the ground and precious artefacts looted, did this bloody and violent end lead to a curse?

  • 05:10

    17 Mar

    Cracking The Code - Season 1

    We look at the US codebreakers who cracked Japan's seemingly unbreakable WWII code and turned the War in the Pacific in America's favour.

  • 06:20

    17 Mar

    Forbidden History - Season 7

    The Devil's Bible has long intrigued experts; who wrote it? In search of the truth, we visit a castle said to house a gate to Hell, huge rock-carved demons, and the palaces of heretical monarchs.

  • 07:20

    17 Mar

    Countdown to Surrender - Season 1

    January 28th, 1945: the war reaches its climax on German soil. It is the beginning of a hundred days of horror and death, claiming more lives than in all the years of war.

  • 08:25

    17 Mar

    Countdown to Surrender - Season 1

    March 6th, 1945: Cologne is the first German city to fall to the Allies. Stalin plans to conquer Berlin before the other Allies arrive; the Wochenschau stokes up fear of the Red Army.

  • 09:35

    17 Mar

    Countdown to Surrender - Season 1

    April 16th, 1945: the Red Army begins its offensive on Berlin; the first concentration camps have been liberated by British and US forces; on May 8th, the Second World War comes to an end in Europe.

  • 10:40

    17 Mar

    Myths: Great Mysteries of Humanity - Season 3

    Witches - child-eating monsters in service of the devil? Age-old stories and archaeological discoveries reveal magical practices and describe both alluring and terrifying women with special powers.

  • 11:40

    17 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.

  • 12:40

    17 Mar

    Queens of Ancient Egypt - Season 1

    The Egyptian queen Tiye inspired a religious revolution over 3,000 years ago that threw Egypt into turmoil - and may have blazed a trail for the world's leading religions.

  • 13:45

    17 Mar

    Queens of Ancient Egypt - Season 1

    Cleopatra II, namesake of the great Cleopatra VII, had an even more shocking reign; she saw her dynasty torn apart by hatred but also saved it from destruction.

  • 14:55

    17 Mar

    Queens of Ancient Egypt - Season 1

    Cleopatra Selene, daughter of Cleopatra the Great and Mark Antony, was taken to Rome as a prisoner; she eventually married the African king Juba II and became one of that continent's greatest queens.

  • 16:00

    17 Mar

    Anne Boleyn: Arrest, Trial, Execution - Season 1

    Historian Tracy Borman follows in the footsteps of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII; on the 2nd of May, 1536, she was accused of adultery and arrested. How did things come to this?

  • 16:55

    17 Mar

    Anne Boleyn: Arrest, Trial, Execution - Season 1

    Tracy explores the events of the 15th of May, 1536, the day of Anne Boleyn's trial; the Queen of England is accused of adultery and treason - if she's found guilty, her fate will be death.

  • 17:55

    17 Mar

    Anne Boleyn: Arrest, Trial, Execution - Season 1

    Tracy follows the 19th of May, 1536 - the darkest day in Anne Boleyn's life, the day she is set to be executed - minute by minute; will the king grant her a last-minute reprieve, or is this Anne's final day?

  • 18:55

    17 Mar

    Royals: Keeping the Crown - Season 1

    Queen Elizabeth had clung onto power, but the royals' position was made all the more perilous as powerful anti-Establishment voices in the press threatened to end the era of deference to royals.

  • 19:55

    17 Mar

    Royals: Keeping the Crown - Season 1

    As the torchbearers of Diana's legacy, the Queen pins her hopes on William and Harry to take the monarchy into the 21st century, but just how 'normal' can this next generation be?

  • 21:00

    17 Mar

    Real Life of a Roman Soldier - Season 1

    Two sites are emblematic of legionary life in Ancient Roman times: the fort of Vindolanda and the garrison of Lugdunum. Excavations have unearthed objects that shed light on the life of these sites.

  • 22:05

    17 Mar

    Real Life of a Roman Soldier - Season 1

    Recent excavations in the city of Lyon shed light on the daily lives of Roman soldiers; numerous artefacts have been unearthed such as 1st-century A.D. / C.E. weapons and toiletry and leisure items.

  • 23:15

    17 Mar

    Pompeii: Buried Secrets of the Villa Giuliana

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