TV Schedule

  • 00:20

    25 Aug

    D-Day: The 80th Anniversary

  • 01:20

    25 Aug

    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.

  • 02:15

    25 Aug

    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.

  • 03:00

    25 Aug

    Queens That Changed The World - Season 1

    Boudica's husband Prasutagus, who was chief of the Iceni, died before Roman invaders beat her and had her daughters raped; in revenge, Boudica and her army razed Roman cities to the ground.

  • 03:50

    25 Aug

    The Crusades - Season 1

    This final episode explains how 200 years of holy war were decided not in a pitched battle before Jerusalem, but by a failed campaign led by a French king later anointed a Catholic saint... in Egypt.

  • 04:40

    25 Aug

    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.

  • 05:25

    25 Aug

    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.

  • 05:55

    25 Aug

    Cursed Bloodlines - Season 1

    The name Rockefeller is synonymous with wealth, power, and American politics. Generation after generation has been marked by tragedy; is there a debt to pay for their money-motivated actions?

  • 06:10

    25 Aug

    Mesopotamia Rediscovered

  • 07:10

    25 Aug

    Cities of the Underworld - Season 4

    Don explores top-secret military and government tunnels and looks into classified technology that could be used to build entire cities right under our feet.

  • 08:05

    25 Aug

    The Engineering That Built the World - Season 1

    Engineer Joseph Strauss and US President Herbert Hoover battle side by side to build the two longest suspension bridges of all time - the Golden Gate and the Bay Bridge - in San Francisco.

  • 09:00

    25 Aug

    Ancient Superstructures - Season 2

    The Taj Mahal is considered one of the seven Wonders of the Modern World; we investigate the building methods, ingenious engineering and mysteries at the heart of this iconic monument.

  • 10:15

    25 Aug

    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.

  • 11:20

    25 Aug

    Ancient Engineering - Season 2

    Since their earliest days in ancient Greek and Roman civilisations, stadiums have been regarded as architectural masterpieces in their surrounding cities, but none more so than the Colosseum in Rome.

  • 12:25

    25 Aug

    Ancient Engineering - Season 2

    Our admiration for the most precious of metals dates back millennia; created in the depths of supernovas, gold has propelled innovations that have shaped the world we live in today.

  • 13:25

    25 Aug

    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.

  • 14:35

    25 Aug

    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?

  • 15:40

    25 Aug

    World War II: The Price of Empire - Season 1

    The Allies continue their eastward push from Normandy and close on the German border. In the east the Soviet Union unleashes the greatest offensive of the war, Operation Bagration.

  • 16:50

    25 Aug

    World War II: The Price of Empire - Season 1

    The Allies succeed in crossing the Rhine and fight their way through Germany as the Red Army finally forces Axis troops from Soviet territory and closes on the capital, Berlin.

  • 17:50

    25 Aug

    World War II: The Price of Empire - Season 1

    Berlin falls and the war in Europe ends. Okinawa falls with terrible losses on both sides as each prepares for the invasion of the first of the major home islands - but a new weapon is unleashed.

  • 18:55

    25 Aug

    World War II: The Price of Empire - Season 1

    The inter-war years saw the rise of dictators, appeasement and the policies of the Third Reich until the invasion of Poland, and Japan's 1937 invasion of China escalated into a full-scale conflict.

  • 19:55

    25 Aug

    World War II: The Price of Empire - Season 1

    The invasion of Poland forces even resistant nations into declaring war. Chamberlain is replaced by Winston Churchill. Now hardly-remembered early naval encounters start to shape the war.

  • 21:00

    25 Aug

    The Lost Scrolls of Vesuvius

  • 22:10

    25 Aug

    Pompeii Rising - Season 1

    In 2010, the collapse of the Gladiators Barracks drew the world's attention to the degraded condition of Pompeii; the European Community and the Italian Government have released 105 million euros to save the city.

  • 23:15

    25 Aug

    Pompeii Rising - Season 1

    It's been eight months since the start of the new excavation project; a small street is discovered where different volcanic layers reveal the unfolding of the events of the Vesuvius eruption.

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