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TV Show: Andrew Marr's History of the World ( 2012 )
Andrew Marr sets off on an epic journey through the explosive events, changes, conflicts and triumphs that shaped 70,000 years of human history. From our earliest beginnings in Africa, Marr traces the story of our nomadic ancestors as they spread out around the world and settled down to become the first farmers and townspeople. With spectacular images, compelling characters and incisive narration, this is an epic journey through human history and the story of the world we live in today, featuring dramatic reconstruction, documentary filming around the world and cutting-edge computer graphics.
TV Show: Secrets of the Dead ( 2000 )
Secrets of the Dead is part detective story, part true-life drama that unearths evidence from around the world, challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events.[NOTE: Episodes shown only in the UK are listed in Season 0, first digit of episode number indicated UK series.]
TV Show: Heroes and Villains ( 2007 )
Lavish, all-action dramatic spectacles based on the lives of six men who shaped the world around them, either by sheer force of will, genius, courage or even greed. Powerful, magnetic personalities who have earned their place in the world's imagination, all prepared to die for what they believed in - whether it was God or gold, the pursuit of power and glory or a magnificent ideal. From Spartacus, the gladiator who brought Rome to its knees, to the audacious military genius Napoleon, this series combines absorbing drama with CGI to ask what were the motives, the strengths and even the weaknesses that drove these men to achieve what no one else had dared. The amazing stories of Hernan Cortez, Attila the Hun, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Richard the Lionheart are also included. Series comprising the dramatization of events surrounding six of the most enigmatic historical figures.
TV Show: The Plantagenets ( 2014 )
Professor Robert Bartlett tells the extraordinary story of England's most dysfunctional, yet longest ruling, royal dynasty.
TV Show: Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty ( 2014 )
Out of the chaos, darkness and violence of the Middle Ages, one family rose to seize control of England - The Plantaganets. Acclaimed historian Dan Jones tells the story of the dynasty who ruled England and much of France during the Middle Ages. More shocking, brutal and exhilarating than Game of Thrones, these events actually happened.
TV Show: The Normans ( 2010 )
In this major series, Professor Robert Bartlett examines the extraordinary expansion and unchecked ambition of the Normans, and shows how they transformed the history of Europe.
TV Show: Lost Cities of the Ancients ( 2006 )
Archaeologists are unearthing lost civilizations, forgotten histories and incredible technologies that date back thousands of years. Re-discover these amazing, forgotten civilizations and marvel at the cities and empires they built.
TV Show: Strange Days: Cold War Britain ( 2013 )
Historian Dominic Sandbrook takes us back to the strange years of the Cold War. For Sandbrook these are the years in which we were both more secure and prosperous that we had ever been - and at the same time, lived everyday with the very real possibility of nuclear annihilation. This is not just a story of the superpower arms race or daring spies, real and fictional, it is a story in which all we played a crucial part.
TV Show: After Braveheart ( 2015 )
A docudrama telling the story of the events that unfolded when a Scottish army led by Robert Bruce tried to drive the English out of Ireland 700 years ago.
TV Show: Science and Islam ( 2009 )
Physicist Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries.
TV Show: Secrets ( 2013 )
The Sphinx. El Dorado. The Shroud of Turin. Our world holds remarkable relics that are full of secrets, written in stone, gold, and blood. Discovering the truths behind their mysteries could change history as we know it. Join us as we travel the globe and come face-to-face with these puzzling treasures. We explore hidden corners, decipher ancient documents, and apply groundbreaking research and forensic techniques with one goal in mind: to discover the truth about these fabled cities, monuments, and remnants, and to share it with the world.
TV Show: Africa's Great Civilizations ( 2017 )
In his new six-hour series, Africa's Great Civilizations, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing and civilization itself, through the millennia in which Africa and Africans shaped not only their own rich civilizations, but also the wider world.
TV Show: In Search of Myths and Heroes ( 2005 )
Michael Wood takes an epic journey, following in the path of the Queen of Sheba, searching for Shangra-La in Tibet, untangling the tales of King Arthur's Celtic Britain and tracing the trek of Jason who sought the Golden Fleece.
TV Show: Archaeology: A Secret History ( 2013 )
Archaeologist Richard Miles presents a series charting the history of the breakthroughs and watersheds in our long quest to understand our ancient past.
TV Show: Dictatorland ( 2017 )
Ben Zand travels to some of the worlds's longest-running dictatorships, discovering the sinister and at times bizarre reality of life there.
TV Show: Divine Women ( 2012 )
Bettany Hughes sets out on an epic journey across continents and back in time to trace the hidden and often controversial history of women in religion.
TV Show: Lost Kingdoms of Africa ( 2010 )
British art historian Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford explores the pre-colonial history of some of Africa's most important kingdoms.
TV Show: Epic Warrior Women ( 2018 )
Epic Warrior Women highlights the women who fought just as courageously, skillfully and fiercely as male warriors of their time. With stunning re-enactments, original costumes, historic locations and CG animation, the three-part series chronicles the military achievements of the original Amazon horse warriors of the Steppe, probes the highly-trained female gladiators of Ancient Rome and concludes with the feared all-female regiments of Dahomey that shaped African history.
TV Show: Hitler Youth ( 2018 )
In 1930s Germany, the Nazi Party created the Hitler Youth to indoctrinate children and adolescents with Nazi ideology and prepare them to become a child army for Hitler. The first programme traces the rise of the movement through to the war.The second programme starts at the height of WW2 and traces the story of the Hitler Youth as they face defeat.
Movie: Nazi America: A Secret History ( 2000 )
A history of the Nazi movement in the United States.
Movie: Hunting the KGB Killers ( 2017 )
The inside story of Alexander Litvinenko's murder in London and the subsequent international manhunt that led to the Kremlin, told in full for the first time, with exclusive access to key individuals.
Movie: Samurai Castle ( 2017 )
Samurai Castles The Kumamoto Castle from the 17th century was heavily damaged by a series of powerful earthquakes, but the oldest sections of stonewalls miraculously survived and avoided major damage, while newer walls all collapsed. A 3D model created from 4K drone shots unveils the wisdom of samurai warriors.
TV Show: American History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley ( 2019 )
Lucy Worsley reveals the myths and manipulations behind American history.
TV Show: Hitler vs Churchill : The Eagle and the Lion ( 2016 )
Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler: the "old lion" against the "German eagle". The "bear of Downing Street" versus "der Wolf." Two radically contradictory personalities whose enmity represented the 20th century as the "age of extremes." On one side is Winston Churchill, one of the most revered men of the century. His humor, style, self-deprecation and audacity in the face of adversity is still regarded as a prime example of leadership and political courage. He is one of the most popular political leaders of all time. On the other side is Adolf Hitler, certainly the most hated leader in contemporary history. His very presence, his regime and his ideas represent fear, xenophobia, racism, and a hatred for humanity. From 1940 to 1945, these two vastly contradictory personalities thought of nothing else but how to destroy each other. For the first time, a film tells the story of this clash of the giants from their common experience in the trenches of the First World War until the end of World War II. An imposing film all from the archives, brimming with life, plot twists and dramatic turns of events, based on meticulously colored and remastered images.
TV Show: Mission Declassified ( 2019 )
For nearly 20 years, award-winning investigative journalist Christof Putzel has traveled the world uncovering some of the most hard-hitting stories of our contemporary times. He has exposed neo-Nazi attacks against immigrants in Russia, illegal American weapons sales to Mexican drug cartels, the tobacco industry's exploitation of children in Asia, and children used to mine gold in deadly labor camps in Congo. In each case he has used declassified government documents and key sources to bring shocking and important stories to light. In Travel Channel's Mission Declassified, Putzel uses his investigative tools and instincts to explore some of history's most notorious and speculated-upon mysteries.
TV Show: Exposed: The Church's Darkest Secret ( 2020 )
The story of the individuals who brought Bishop Peter Ball to justice and the cover-up that went to the highest levels of the Church of England.
TV Show: The Witnesses ( 2020 )
The Witnesses follows the stories of four former Jehovah's Witnesses, as they recount details of the sexual abuse they endured during their time within the organization. The Jehovah's Witnesses religion has long relied on its own governing body to set the course by which its followers live their lives. By examining the organization's policies and practices, the special explores whether those procedures operate to conceal the identities of potential child predators. For half a decade, investigative journalist from The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), Trey Bundy, has been working to empower the public to protect children within the insular institution, reporting the stories of survivors of sexual abuse.
TV Show: Washington ( 2020 )
Washington will chip away at the bronzed and marbled image of America's first President and bring to life the man whose name is known to all, but whose epic story is understood by few.
TV Show: Rob Riggle: Global Investigator ( 2020 )
Actor, comedian, and retired Marine, Rob Riggle is traveling the globe to unearth some of the world's greatest legends and mysteries.
TV Show: History of the Emirates
At the heart of the Arabian Peninsula is a nation only 4 years older than Microsoft, famous around the world for its gleaming modern cities - Dubai and Abu Dhabi. But behind the fast cars and the skyscrapers, there lies a compelling and untold story. With unprecedented access, and told through the voices of its people, this fascinating 3-part series reveals how new archaeological and historical discoveries are only now uncovering the true extent of this land's ancient wonders - remarkably advanced civilisations that once held centre stage in world history.
TV Show: Earth's Sacred Wonders ( 2020 )
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TV Show: Inside the Medieval Mind ( 2008 )
In Inside the Medieval Mind, one of the world's greatest authorities on the Middle Ages, Professor Robert Bartlett of St Andrews University, investigates the intellectual landscape of the medieval world. In this series he opens up the often surprising discontinuities and similarities between the medieval age and our own as he remarks: "In many ways these were people very much like us, in terms of family, ambitions for children and the world of emotions. On the other hand, they inhabited a very different world, in which it was believed the dead visited the living, and where somewhere there lived a race of people with the heads of dogs." The series comprises four one hour programmes, each on a different aspect of medieval thinking: Belief; Sex; Power; Knowledge. During the series he visits numerous medieval locations, from Westminster Abbey to Pluscarden Abbey near Inverness, with wide use of readings from original medieval sources.
TV Show: Ancient Aliens ( 2010 )
Ancient Aliens explores the controversial theory that extraterrestrials have visited Earth for millions of years. From the age of the dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, from early cave drawings to continued mass sightings in the US, each episode in this hit History series gives historic depth to the questions, speculations, provocative controversies, first-hand accounts and grounded theories surrounding this age old debate. Did intelligent beings from outer space visit Earth thousands of years ago?
TV Show: Forbidden History ( 2013 )
Jamie Theakston's Forbidden History uncovers the truth behind great myths, conspiracy theories, ancient treasures, lost civilisations and war time secrets.
Movie: A Race of Giants: Our Forbidden History ( 2015 )
Legends throughout the world testify that giants once walked the Earth. The Bible tells of the Nephilim, giants who were "the sons of God and the daughters of man," but in the modern world this is thought to be a myth. But if these accounts are merely myth, how can we have skeletal remains of human giants that are eight to twelve feet tall, that have been discovered throughout the world and throughout history? In America alone, there have been over 1,500 newspaper accounts of giant skeletons being found, including 3,781 skeletons of a race of blond haired giants exhumed on Catalina Island, CA in 1920. The fact is, there are many credible accounts of such discoveries including giants with double rows of teeth, and in some cases six fingers. So where is the evidence? Many have accused the Smithsonian of a cover-up, because they deny that such specimens ever existed, but why? Explore the history, the mounting evidence, and the theories about this amazing chapter in our forbidden history.
TV Show: Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies ( 2016 )
In Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies, explore the true stories of America's covert operations told firsthand by the agents who lived it, while getting unprecedented access to the riveting and secret world of espionage. Hosted by former U.S. Congressman, former House Intelligence Committee chair and current CNN national security contributor Mike Rogers.
TV Show: Jesus: His Life ( 2019 )
Jesus: His Life explores the story of Jesus Christ through a unique lens: the people in his life who were closest to him. Each of the eight chapters is told from the perspective of different biblical figures, all of whom played a pivotal role in Jesus' life including Joseph, John the Baptist, Mary Mother of Jesus, Caiaphas, Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene and Peter.Each figure takes a turn guiding viewers through the emotional and epic story of the most famous man in history, through his birth, death and resurrection, all conveyed through a combination of scripted drama and interviews with prominent religious and historical experts. Utilizing some of the world's most respected Biblical scholars, historians, faith leaders and theologians, the series weaves together the canonical Gospels, historical sources and cultural context to create a complete portrait of Jesus - the man and the Messiah. The series reveals his journey through a complex world of kings, politicians, reformers and soldiers in a turbulent power struggle during a time of revolutionary change.
TV Show: Damian Lewis: Spy Wars ( 2019 )
Damian Lewis: Spy Wars will tell the unbelievable true stories behind some of the most important international spy operations of the last 40 years. The show will use reconstructions of real-life events, with Lewis acting as the guide throughout each episode, telling a different spy story from the Cold War through to the ‘war on terror' and the renewed espionage hostilities of the present day. It will feature experts and former spies including ex-Mossad, ex-CIA, ex-KGB and ex-MI6, and will be shot on location in Moscow, Israel and London.
TV Show: Mystic Britain ( 2019 )
In Mystic Britain, television and radio presenter Clive Anderson and anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota explore the island's ancient places and rituals. With Mary-Ann more than a match for Clive's signature wit and irreverence, the pair travel the length of Britain to investigate the strange and sacred beliefs of its past, joining scientists, archaeologists and historians to look at the latest discoveries unearthing what ancient Britons did in the name of their beliefs and why.
TV Show: Contact ( 2019 )
It's the age-old question that has daunted scientists, government officials, explorers, religious leaders and populations around the world for centuries - have aliens made contact with Earth? While more than half the U.S. population believes they have, most sightings and theories still lack the evidential proof to silence the naysayers. In Contact, six highly trained investigators seek to find the answers we've all been searching for. Using groundbreaking CIA developed software, military special operations investigative techniques and boots-on-the-ground journalism to track down leads around the world, Contact is the first ever global investigation to determine whether or not aliens have made contact here on Earth.
TV Show: Lost Cities with Albert Lin ( 2019 )
Lost Cities with Albert Lin combines hi-tech archaeology, breath-taking visuals and genuine exploration to make headline-grabbing discoveries. Lost Cities brings adventure, science and archaeology together through our host Albert Lin. Our ambitious approach applies 3D scanning to some of the most extraordinary sites of antiquity. This series will deliver powerful, emotional stories with hi-tech imagery to bring the mysteries of the past vividly to life.
TV Show: Unexplained and Unexplored ( 2019 )
Did the Maya Empire relocate to America? How did Meriwether Lewis really die? Where did the Ark of the Covenant end up after being smuggled out of Jerusalem? Explorers Justin Fornal and Emiliano Ruprah use historical maps as well as modern imaging techniques to examine these and other mysteries.
TV Show: American Mystery ( 2019 )
America's greatest unsolved mysteries are explored through interviews, archival footage and re-creations. Recently unearthed evidence and intriguing, new theories bring each case closer than ever to finally being solved.
TV Show: Lost Secrets ( 2019 )
Historian and Wende Museum founder Justin Jampol unlocks the secrets of the past through recently unearthed artifacts. Using state-of-the-art scientific testing and good old-fashioned detective work, Justin's investigations reveal new understandings about some of the most significant moments in history.
TV Show: Secrets Unlocked ( 2020 )
Our world holds remarkable relics that are full of secrets, written in stone, gold, and blood. Discovering the truths behind these mysteries could change history as we know it. Join host Adam Mastrelli as he brings us face-to-face with these puzzling treasures. Explore hidden corners of the world, decipher ancient documents, and apply groundbreaking research and forensic techniques in our quest to discover the truth about these fabled cities, monuments, and remnants.
TV Show: Black Files Declassified ( 2020 )
Every year, the government funds clandestine programs collectively called the black budget. But what's exactly behind these secretive missions operating around the globe? Former CIA operative Mike Baker will dig into these mysterious programs each week in Black Files Declassified. With unprecedented access, Mike will look at different top-secret government program steeped in cutting edge science. Conducting his own research, speaking with journalists, experts, former government and black file officials and scientists, he'll stop at nothing to delve deeper into these black files than has ever been done before.
TV Show: Mummy Mysteries ( 2020 )
An international team of experts reveal the shocking true stories behind ancient Egypt's most-infamous mummies. Using modern forensic science, they uncover horrific tales of life and death in one of history's most-vicious and turbulent empires.
TV Show: Meet the Romans with Mary Beard ( 2012 )
Professor Mary Beard looks beyond the stories of emperors, armies, guts and gore to meet the everyday people at the heart of Ancient Rome's vast empire.
TV Show: The Story of China ( 2016 )
Michael Wood embarks on a great historical adventure, exploring the stories, people and landscapes that have helped create China's distinctive character and genius over four thousand years.
TV Show: Saints and Sinners: Britain's Millennium of Monasteries ( 2015 )
Janina Ramirez discovers how monasteries shaped all aspects of medieval Britain and created a dazzling array of art, architecture and literature, a story of faith, sacrifice, violence and corruption.
TV Show: Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities ( 2013 )
Historian Simon Sebag Montefiore traces the sacred history of Istanbul. The Turkish capital was once described as the 'city of the world's desire', having been the focus of three faiths - Paganism, Christianity and Islam - and the stage for some of the fiercest political and religious conflicts over the past 2,500 years.
TV Show: Witches of Salem ( 2019 )
Witches of Salem chronologically unravels the rapid descent of a town into madness, capturing the day-to-day hysteria that unfolds and puts an affluent New England community under siege. From reports of possession by the devil, to mass arrests, sensational trials and public hangings, each hour-long episode is an in-depth account of the eight months of "satanic panic" that overtook an otherwise sleepy Massachusetts village.
TV Show: Lost Relics of the Knights Templar ( 2020 )
Join HISTORY in uncovering potentially one of the most incredible treasure hauls of all time. Lost Relics of the Knights Templar follows one of the world's most prolific yet unknown treasure hunters, Hamilton White, and his long-time friend, Carl Cookson, as they trace the origin of an amazing hoard of relics – believed to have belonged to the legendary Knights Templar. Until today, no major items belonging to the Knights Templar – the medieval Special Forces of Christendom, made famous by The Crusades – have ever been recovered. However, Hamilton and Carl believe they have at last discovered what everyone else has been looking for – a treasure trove of artefacts which reveal who the Templars were, how they worshipped, and why they were targeted, imprisoned and wiped out by Papal decree in 1307. Alongside Hamilton and Carl's journey, the story of the Templars will be told by historians, including presenter and best-selling author of ‘The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors', Dan Jones. 
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