TV Schedule

  • 00:20

    28 Jul

    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.

  • 01:25

    28 Jul

    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.

  • 02:25

    28 Jul

    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.

  • 03:20

    28 Jul

    Cursed Treasures - Season 1

    This episode's hunt for cursed treasure begins not with diamonds and gold, but with skin and bone unearthed in the dangerous wilds of Russia's arctic Yamal Peninsula...

  • 04:10

    28 Jul

    Cracking The Code - Season 1

    We discover how one crack team of investigators works out how to catch criminal gangs by turning their encrypted phones against them and catching them red-handed.

  • 05:00

    28 Jul

    Cursed Bloodlines - Season 1

    The tragic histories of the political dynasties of the Bhutto family in Pakistan and the Nehru-Gandhi family in India are often compared to that of America's Kennedy family.

  • 05:25

    28 Jul

    Cursed Bloodlines - Season 1

    J. Paul Getty was renowned for his wealth and frugality as well as his lack of empathy and compassion for his family. He would marry four times and sire five sons, but he died old and alone.

  • 06:00

    28 Jul

    Cursed Bloodlines - Season 1

    J. Paul Getty was renowned for his wealth and frugality as well as his lack of empathy and compassion for his family. He would marry four times and sire five sons, but he died old and alone.

  • 06:30

    28 Jul

    Eiffel: Towers' War

  • 07:35

    28 Jul

    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.

  • 08:40

    28 Jul

    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.

  • 09:50

    28 Jul

    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.

  • 10:55

    28 Jul

    The Engineering That Built the World - Season 1

    Two master roadbuilders spend decades struggling to create a highway system that connects every city and town in America that becomes the greatest public works project in history.

  • 11:50

    28 Jul

    Conquistadors: The Rise and Fall - Season 1

    The accidental discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus sparked an age of exploration for the Spanish Empire - and a dark new chapter in the history of the Americas.

  • 12:50

    28 Jul

    Conquistadors: The Rise and Fall - Season 1

    Columbus' return voyage to the Americas began with bloodshed when he discovered that the Spanish left behind at Hispaniola were killed by the indigenous Taíno.

  • 13:45

    28 Jul

    Conquistadors: The Rise and Fall - Season 1

    The ruthlessly ambitious Hernán Cortés travels deep into the Mexican interior to conquer the Aztecs, one of the greatest empires in the Americas.

  • 14:45

    28 Jul

    Conquistadors: The Rise and Fall - Season 1

    Following the success of Hernán Cortés over the Aztecs, conquistador Francisco Pizarro sets his sights on conquering the Incas, the largest civilisation in the Americas.

  • 15:40

    28 Jul

    Conquistadors: The Rise and Fall - Season 1

    Spanish colonies have grown throughout the Americas after decades of conquests, but the Spanish monarchy struggles to control the guardians of 'New Spain' from afar.

  • 16:40

    28 Jul

    Conquistadors: The Rise and Fall - Season 1

    Disdain for Spain's wealth in the Americas leads to other European rulers propagating an anti-Spanish narrative; the 'Black Legend' is born and heralds the end of the era of conquistadors.

  • 17:40

    28 Jul

    WWII: Frontlines - Season 1

    January 1944: two divisions land at the Italian port of Anzio in one of the easiest Allied assaults of the war, but they fail to exploit their advantage, giving the German defenders time to reinforce.

  • 18:50

    28 Jul

    WWII: Frontlines - Season 1

    June 1944: a stretch of beach overlooked by fortified cliffs created a devastating baptism of fire. Failed plans, missed opportunities, and courage make this frontline a major turning point in WWII.

  • 19:55

    28 Jul

    WWII: Frontlines - Season 1

    June-July 1944: three weeks after D-Day, the Allied advance has stalled; the killing fields around Hill 112 become the start of a brutal war of attrition that the Nazis cannot afford to wage.

  • 21:00

    28 Jul

    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.

  • 22:05

    28 Jul

    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.

  • 23:15

    28 Jul

    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.

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