TV Schedule

  • 00:20

    23 Jun

    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

    23 Jun

    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

    23 Jun

    Russia 1917: Countdown to Revolution

  • 03:35

    23 Jun

    Ancient Apocalypse - Season 2

    The Moche flourished in the Andes mountains of Peru for 650 years (100-750 AD); through conquest and expansion, the 'Greeks of the Andes' quickly became the most important pre-Incan culture.

  • 04:25

    23 Jun

    Forbidden History - Season 7

    What happened to Mary Magdalene after the resurrection of Jesus? We follow history enthusiasts in southern France on their quest to find the remains of the saint in a place no-one has searched before.

  • 05:10

    23 Jun

    Forbidden History - Season 7

    We discover an intriguing new theory about Göbekli Tepe in southern Turkey; one of the world's oldest mysteries dating back over 12,000 years, we still don't understand who built it or why.

  • 06:25

    23 Jun

    D-Day: The Soldiers' Story - Season 1

    Giles Milton visits key D-Day sites along the Normandy coastline - including Omaha Beach and Pegasus Bridge - and we hear the stories of the men and women on both the attacking and defensive lines.

  • 07:20

    23 Jun

    D-Day: The Soldiers' Story - Season 1

    Giles Milton guides us round Normandy - the place where the D-Day invasion proved successful - from the gliders who went behind enemy lines to paratroopers who ambushed vital German generals.

  • 08:20

    23 Jun

    Secret Nazi Science - Season 1

    Adolf Hitler was famously against using chemical and biological weapons, but chemistry and biological science still played an incredible role in the Nazis' unquenchable quest for power.

  • 09:20

    23 Jun

    Secret Nazi Science - Season 1

    What would it take to bomb the Allies into the ground? This was the question on the minds of top Nazi brass as they mobilised Germany's top scientists to create frightening new bombs.

  • 10:15

    23 Jun

    Roman Megastructures - Season 1

    Using 3D imagery, reconstitutions and interviews with historians and archaeologists, this episode tells the story of Gallo-Roman Paris and uncovers the vestiges of ancient Paris: Lutetia.

  • 11:25

    23 Jun

    Treasures with Bettany Hughes - Season 3

    Bettany explores the Adriatic coast of Albania; she visits the ancient Roman ports of Oricum and Apollonia, Lake Ohrid, and the Ottoman town of Berat while discovering Albania's formidable castles.

  • 12:25

    23 Jun

    A History of Christianity - Season 1

    This episode examines Evangelical Protestantism that has spread across the globe and has been driven by the search for a direct emotional relationship with God.

  • 13:35

    23 Jun

    A History of Christianity - Season 1

    Scepticism has transformed Western culture and transformed Christianity. The episode explores where this religious doubt came from.

  • 14:50

    23 Jun

    Secrets of the Lost Ark - Season 1

    The Knights Templar stole the Ark of the Covenant, or so the stories say... a team of experts search for clues in Jerusalem's bedrock and at the depths of Akko Bay.

  • 15:45

    23 Jun

    Secrets of the Lost Ark - Season 1

    Is the Biblical Ark of the Covenant in Africa? One book says that it was taken to Ethiopia and is still held in a remote chapel; experts also investigate rumours of the Ark in a cave in South Africa.

  • 16:40

    23 Jun

    The Mystery of the Holy Lance

  • 17:50

    23 Jun

    Ancient Engineering - Season 2

    This episode charts the engineering advances that have led to the bridges of our modern age; uniting otherwise separate land has enabled communities to travel further than ever before.

  • 18:55

    23 Jun

    Ancient Engineering - Season 1

    The wheel and the road are considered to be among the greatest engineering feats; in 2002, archeologists discovered what they considered to be the first wheel in history at over 5000 years old.

  • 19:55

    23 Jun

    Ancient Engineering - Season 1

    The Great Wall of China was built with the blood and toil of millions of workers; fundamental to everything we build, the genius of the Wall is often overlooked.

  • 21:00

    23 Jun

    Tombs of Egypt: Imhotep, The Pyramid Creator - Season 1

    Archaeologist Zahi Hawass hopes to discover the tomb of Imhotep, the architect of the Step Pyramid of Djoser, and aims to unearth the many secrets of the Egyptian mummies with his team.

  • 22:05

    23 Jun

    Tombs of Egypt: Imhotep, The Pyramid Creator - Season 1

    Zahi Hawass is excavating an enclosure called Gisr El-Mudir where sarcophagi containing mysterious mummies and rich painted tombs are discovered; will these treasures lead them to Imhotep?

  • 23:15

    23 Jun

    Peru: Sacrifices in the Kingdom of Chimor

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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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