TV Schedule

  • 00:00

    08 Jun

    Secret Nazi Science - Season 1

    Science was a tool to help the war effort for the Nazis; how could a Nazi soldier and its leadership be optimised, and what secret Nazi plans can we glean from a hidden crypt in Thuringia?

  • 01:00

    08 Jun

    Secrets of the Nazi War Machine - Season 1

    From Lugers to MG42 machine guns and the Pak40 anti-tank gun, James Holland uncovers how the craftsmanship of German weapons engineering was totally unsuited to fighting a long attritional war.

  • 02:00

    08 Jun

    Secret Weapons: WWII - Season 1

    The struggle for victory necessitated development of gun technologies; new inventions would emerge on the battlefields and at times surprise soldiers on both sides of the fight.

  • 02:50

    08 Jun

    Roman Megastructures - Season 1

    Lyon is the third-largest city in France; in ancient times it was the largest. At the time, the capital of the Gauls was called Lugdunum, a showcase for Rome in lands conquered by Julius Caesar.

  • 03:45

    08 Jun

    Ancient Superstructures - Season 2

    Hidden in the tropical jungle of Cambodia is the largest religious structure ever built - the majestic temple of Angkor Wat. Archaeologists discover the mysteries of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • 04:40

    08 Jun

    Ancient Superstructures - Season 1

    Built on a massive block of granite, Mont-Saint-Michel holds many secrets; using the most advanced technology, experts scrutinise this ancient wonder on all scales to try to unravel its mysteries.

  • 05:45

    08 Jun

    Cursed Bloodlines - Season 1

    One of the richest men on Earth, Aristotle Onassis left a string of broken hearts in his wake, but no romance would catapult him into the limelight like his marriage to Jacqueline Kennedy.

  • 06:00

    08 Jun

    Greatest Events of World War II In Colour - Season 1

    The Allies plan how to break through Hitler's Atlantic Wall for years. The D-Day fleet is the biggest assembled in history, responsible for one of the bloodiest and most extraordinary battles of WW2.

  • 07:00

    08 Jun

    Greatest Events of World War II In Colour - Season 1

    Hitler's audacious plan to turn the tide of the war; colourised archive depicts the Germans' opening salvo artillery barrage and George Patton's arrival in Bastogne to break the German siege.

  • 08:00

    08 Jun

    Greatest Events of World War II In Colour - Season 1

    As World War II drags on into another bitter winter, the Allies become desperate to end the conflict. Churchill turns to his formidable bomber force to break the deadlock.

  • 09:05

    08 Jun

    Greatest Events of World War II In Colour - Season 1

    Hitler's rise to power was a unique moment in history; Germany suffered a humiliating defeat in WWI and was crippled by massive war reparations. Hitler offers a scapegoat: the Jews.

  • 10:10

    08 Jun

    Greatest Events of World War II In Colour - Season 1

    The final hours of WW2 change the course of history; as the Americans inch closer to Japan, the Japanese fight with greater intensity. The question now is how to force capitulation.

  • 11:15

    08 Jun

    Secret Weapons: WWII - Season 1

    The struggle for victory necessitated development of gun technologies; new inventions would emerge on the battlefields and at times surprise soldiers on both sides of the fight.

  • 12:20

    08 Jun

    Secret Weapons: WWII - Season 1

    World War II fostered the emergence of both iconic and unusual tanks that were each engineered with distinct aims; we explore diverse tank innovations and the overall trajectory of armoured warfare.

  • 13:20

    08 Jun

    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.

  • 14:25

    08 Jun

    Secret Weapons: WWII - Season 1

    World War II was a battle for supremacy at sea more than any other conflict before or since; in this episode, we explore how the secret weapons of naval warfare changed the tides of history.

  • 15:35

    08 Jun

    Secret Weapons: WWII - Season 1

    WWII facilitated the use of technology to wreak destruction from afar; through success and failure, the bomb was and remains a weapon that can tip the balance in favour of those who wield its power.

  • 16:35

    08 Jun

    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.

  • 17:40

    08 Jun

    Paris: The Mystery of The Lost Palace

  • 18:50

    08 Jun

    Vatican - The Timeless City of Popes

  • 19:55

    08 Jun

    Abu Simbel: Giants of the Nile

  • 21:00

    08 Jun

    D-Day: The 80th Anniversary

  • 22:05

    08 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.

  • 23:05

    08 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.

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