TV Guide

Sun 23rd April

Morning

Edgar Cayce

In this documentary film, we see Cayce who learned that when he was hypnotised, he could leave his body and journey into the afterlife realms.

Sun 23rd April

Noon

Evil Genius

A bomb is an anonymous killer that, in the hands of a criminal mastermind, can be used to distract, murder, or even make millions. From a serial killer with a twisted worldview to a con man with a sinister scam - when an evil genius uses a bomb, the damage is nothing short of catastrophic.

Sun 23rd April

1945: The Savage Peace

"Enjoy the war, for the peace will be savage", was apparently a macabre joke circulating in the German military towards the end of World War II. This documentary shows us just how prescient it would prove, charting the cruelties that would follow the end of conflict. Man's inhumanity to man would continue long after the war itself had formally ended.

Sun 23rd April

WWI's Tunnels Of Death: The Big Dig

Messines is among World War One's most iconic and dramatic battlefields; now for the first time in almost a century, the secrets long buried under its scarred fields have been rediscovered, in the exciting and dramatic World War I's Tunnels of Death: The Big Dig. Between 1914 and 1918 the Allies and the Germans fought for control of Messines - taking, losing, and retaking this strategic high ridge. The fighting culminated in the Battle of Messines - the setting for what is still the world's deadliest non-nuclear explosion, in which 600 tons of explosives took the lives of 10,000 men. Archaeologists have opened up a vast 1.5-mile trench straight through the battlefield on a scale of military excavation that comes up only once in a decade. Unearthing the fighting trenches, unexploded bombs and grenades and even the bodies of the men and horses who fought and died there, this extraordinary dig reveals a first-hand insight into this pivotal battle of World War I.

Sun 23rd April

The Civil War by Ken Burns

As the Union Army lays siege to Richmond, Virginia, the situation for the city's inhabitants becomes unbearable. There is no food or firewood and the population begins to fear widespread famine.

Sun 23rd April

Paris or the Bush: The Story of the Cods

A rowing eight from Murray Bridge, South Australia, overcome prejudice, age, injury and poverty to represent Australia at the 1924 Paris Olympics.

Sun 23rd April

The Memorial: Beyond The ANZAC Legend

The Australian War Memorial holds one of the largest collections of Great War weapons, artillery and artefacts in the world. The majority of the largest objects are stored away from the Memorial's main exhibitions areas, but Neil Oliver is granted unprecedented access to the weapons that changed the world forever. Neil also travels to the Western Front to tell the story of Lieutenant John 'Alec' Raws and his brother Goldy. Prime Minister Tony Abbott, VC Recipient Mark Donaldson, Governor General Peter Cosgrove, Former Prime Minister John Howard and former Governor General Quentin Bryce all pay tribute to Alec Raws as his explicit letters, written from the Western front trenches, are read and remembered.

Sun 23rd April

Evening

War Horse: The Real Story

This is one of the most important documentaries of 2012. Even more epic and brutal than the Steven Spielberg feature film, this is the extraordinary and deeply moving true story of the million British horses who served in World War One. It is told using rare archive and testimony, combined with the latest historical research. The story begins with the mass call up of horses from every farm and country estate in the land. Brough Scott evokes the world of Downton Abbey as he tells the tale of his aristocratic grandfather Jack Seely and his beloved horse Warrior. He would become the most famous horse of the war, renowned for his amazing courage. The British army hoped their illustrious cavalry regiments would win a swift victory, but it would be years before they enjoyed their moment of glory. Instead in a new era of mechanised trench warfare it was the heavy horses transporting guns, ammunition and food to the front line troops who were most important. Tragically a quarter of a million of these horses died from shrapnel wounds and disease. But the deep bond that developed between man and horse helped both survive the hell of the Somme and Passchendaele. Behind the lines an army of vets worked miracles to treat injured horses and keep them going. The finest hour of the cavalry came in spring 1918 when - led by the warhorse Warrior - they broke through the German lines and helped win the war. But there was further heartache for the horses when the war came to an end. 85,000 of the oldest were sold for horse meat. Half a million were sold to French farmers to help rebuild the countryside. Only 60,000 made it back to Britain. Six black horses that survived the war together would pull the body of the unknown warrior to its last resting place in Westminster Abbey. But the most famous war horse of all to return in glory was Warrior. His story, like the million other British horses who served, should never be forgotten.

Sun 23rd April

Ancient Top 10

A smart, fun countdown that details how ancient technology worked, how surprisingly advanced it was, and how it was kind of awesome.

Sun 23rd April

Last Days in Vietnam

In the final weeks of the Vietnam War, American servicemen and others begin the difficult mission of evacuating as many friends, family members and South Vietnamese collaborators as possible before Saigon falls to the North Vietnamese.

Sun 23rd April

Beyond Kokoda

This moving documentary shows the violent and savagery experiences shared between Australian and Japanese soldiers forged in the dense jungles of Papua New Guinea. The Kokoda Campaign was a war without mercy, the scene of one of the most brutal conflicts in Australian History. This 2-hour special shows the story of men caught in the war and how they reconcile their shared history over sixty years later by interviews with Australian soldiers and for the first time show extensive interviews with Japanese soldiers and airmen to gain a unique and almost lost perspective of the Kokoda Campaign. The battle was a decisive Australian victory, a victory that delivered Australia from Japanese encirclement and possible occupation. The film provides Australian and Japanese audiences with poignant statements about the bloody nature of war and how this has scarred the young men who fought it.

Mon 24th April

Morning

WWI: The First Modern War

While most people think the Blitz originated in WWII, the truth is that the first Blitz happened during WWI. Bombs were delivered from giant airships designed by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, who got his inspiration when he was a Germany Army observer in the US during the Civil War and rode in a hot air balloon for the first time. These lighter than air superstructures, two times longer than the Statue of Liberty is high, measured their flights in hundreds of miles when pioneering aviators measured their success in hundreds of yards.

Mon 24th April

History's Raiders

By the summer of 1940, Britain stood alone against Germany. Winston Churchill demanded a plan of harassment, with raiding forces landing on the coasts of occupied Europe. Thus the Commandos were born, and nowhere were they more successful than on Norway's long rocky coastline. After they liberated the Lofoten Islands, raids followed in Spitzbergen and Vaagso, fueling Hitler's fear that the Allies would invade Norway and causing him to redirect troops that could have been better used elsewhere.

Mon 24th April

The Lost Evidence

In the winter of 1943, an allied army of nearly 300,000 men from 15 different countries invades Italy ready to crush Hitler's iron grip on what is called the soft underbelly of Europe. Mussolini's Fascist Italy has surrendered, but Hitler and his feared crack paratroop regiments refuse to give up their defence of the country. At Monte Cassino, an industrial town 60 miles south of Rome, the Allied forces under the command of General Harold Alexander come face to face with the fanatic defenders of Hitler's Third Reich and engage in some of the most controversial and deadliest battles of the entire war. Perched on top of a 1700-foot mountain is the sixth-century Benedictine monastery of Monte Cassino. The Abbey famously houses one of the greatest collections of medieval manuscripts in the world and, for centuries, has been a place of pilgrimage - but no more. Now, it has become the centre point of a formidable German defensive network called the Gustav Line. If the Allies are to progress and reach Rome, the Gustav Line must be obliterated. And the famous Abbey at Monte Cassino will become a casualty of war. For six months, on the rocky slopes of southern Italy and in the worst winter conditions imaginable, Allied forces will be tested to the max. In four separate battles to conquer Monte Cassino and grind the Gustav Line into dust, over 100,000 allied troops will be killed and wounded. High above the carnage fly photo reconnaissance aircraft capturing every move the other side makes. Both British and German aerial reconnaissance photographs taken at the time have now been layered over a 3-D contour map to create a CGI model of the battles for Monte Cassino. For over 60 years these photographs have remained lost or forgotten - until now. For the first time these original high-resolution images allow the viewer to track the battle, step by step, from the air.

Mon 24th April

Cities of the Underworld

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Mon 24th April

Ancient Top 10

A smart, fun countdown that details how ancient technology worked, how surprisingly advanced it was, and how it was kind of awesome.

Mon 24th April

Last Days in Vietnam

In the final weeks of the Vietnam War, American servicemen and others begin the difficult mission of evacuating as many friends, family members and South Vietnamese collaborators as possible before Saigon falls to the North Vietnamese.

Mon 24th April

Beyond Kokoda

This moving documentary shows the violent and savagery experiences shared between Australian and Japanese soldiers forged in the dense jungles of Papua New Guinea. The Kokoda Campaign was a war without mercy, the scene of one of the most brutal conflicts in Australian History. This 2-hour special shows the story of men caught in the war and how they reconcile their shared history over sixty years later by interviews with Australian soldiers and for the first time show extensive interviews with Japanese soldiers and airmen to gain a unique and almost lost perspective of the Kokoda Campaign. The battle was a decisive Australian victory, a victory that delivered Australia from Japanese encirclement and possible occupation. The film provides Australian and Japanese audiences with poignant statements about the bloody nature of war and how this has scarred the young men who fought it.

Mon 24th April

The Civil War by Ken Burns

As the Union Army lays siege to Richmond, Virginia, the situation for the city's inhabitants becomes unbearable. There is no food or firewood and the population begins to fear widespread famine.

Mon 24th April

War Horse: The Real Story

This is one of the most important documentaries of 2012. Even more epic and brutal than the Steven Spielberg feature film, this is the extraordinary and deeply moving true story of the million British horses who served in World War One. It is told using rare archive and testimony, combined with the latest historical research. The story begins with the mass call up of horses from every farm and country estate in the land. Brough Scott evokes the world of Downton Abbey as he tells the tale of his aristocratic grandfather Jack Seely and his beloved horse Warrior. He would become the most famous horse of the war, renowned for his amazing courage. The British army hoped their illustrious cavalry regiments would win a swift victory, but it would be years before they enjoyed their moment of glory. Instead in a new era of mechanised trench warfare it was the heavy horses transporting guns, ammunition and food to the front line troops who were most important. Tragically a quarter of a million of these horses died from shrapnel wounds and disease. But the deep bond that developed between man and horse helped both survive the hell of the Somme and Passchendaele. Behind the lines an army of vets worked miracles to treat injured horses and keep them going. The finest hour of the cavalry came in spring 1918 when - led by the warhorse Warrior - they broke through the German lines and helped win the war. But there was further heartache for the horses when the war came to an end. 85,000 of the oldest were sold for horse meat. Half a million were sold to French farmers to help rebuild the countryside. Only 60,000 made it back to Britain. Six black horses that survived the war together would pull the body of the unknown warrior to its last resting place in Westminster Abbey. But the most famous war horse of all to return in glory was Warrior. His story, like the million other British horses who served, should never be forgotten.

Mon 24th April

Ancient Top 10

A smart, fun countdown that details how ancient technology worked, how surprisingly advanced it was, and how it was kind of awesome.

Mon 24th April

Last Days in Vietnam

In the final weeks of the Vietnam War, American servicemen and others begin the difficult mission of evacuating as many friends, family members and South Vietnamese collaborators as possible before Saigon falls to the North Vietnamese.

Mon 24th April

Noon

WWI: The First Modern War

The Atlantic became a killing field as German submarines took on the might of the dominant British Navy. The stealth and silent killers were able to sink 5200 ships by war's end, and nearly brought Britain to its knees. But in their frenzy of attacks, the Germans sink the US passenger liner Lusitania, killing nearly 2000 on board. American outrage helped President Wilson get Congress to finally agree to enter the war. In the end, the Allied Atlantic blockade forces Germany to surrender, but the submarine was established as an effective military weapon.

Mon 24th April

History's Raiders

In WWII, the British Army used small groups of special forces behind enemy lines in North Africa to conduct reconnaissance missions, gather intelligence, and launch sabotage raids. Usually striking at night, they roamed the desert in heavily armed jeeps and destroyed German and Italian aircraft. The main raiding unit was known as the SAS (Special Air Service). Alongside the SAS, the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) provided a constant flow of intelligence. Meet the elite units known as the Desert Raiders.

Mon 24th April

The Lost Evidence

In the winter of 1943, an allied army of nearly 300,000 men from 15 different countries invades Italy ready to crush Hitler's iron grip on what is called the soft underbelly of Europe. Mussolini's Fascist Italy has surrendered, but Hitler and his feared crack paratroop regiments refuse to give up their defence of the country. At Monte Cassino, an industrial town 60 miles south of Rome, the Allied forces under the command of General Harold Alexander come face to face with the fanatic defenders of Hitler's Third Reich and engage in some of the most controversial and deadliest battles of the entire war. Perched on top of a 1700-foot mountain is the sixth-century Benedictine monastery of Monte Cassino. The Abbey famously houses one of the greatest collections of medieval manuscripts in the world and, for centuries, has been a place of pilgrimage - but no more. Now, it has become the centre point of a formidable German defensive network called the Gustav Line. If the Allies are to progress and reach Rome, the Gustav Line must be obliterated. And the famous Abbey at Monte Cassino will become a casualty of war. For six months, on the rocky slopes of southern Italy and in the worst winter conditions imaginable, Allied forces will be tested to the max. In four separate battles to conquer Monte Cassino and grind the Gustav Line into dust, over 100,000 allied troops will be killed and wounded. High above the carnage fly photo reconnaissance aircraft capturing every move the other side makes. Both British and German aerial reconnaissance photographs taken at the time have now been layered over a 3-D contour map to create a CGI model of the battles for Monte Cassino. For over 60 years these photographs have remained lost or forgotten - until now. For the first time these original high-resolution images allow the viewer to track the battle, step by step, from the air.

Mon 24th April

Narrow Escapes of WWII

Discover the incredible heroes of World War II who stood up and fought when everything else seemed lost.

Mon 24th April

The Memorial: Beyond The ANZAC Legend

To many Captain Alfred Shout was known as the Laughing Cavalier - to others he was simply one of the bravest and most decorated Australian soldiers of the Gallipoli campaign. Media Magnate Kerry Stokes paid $1.2 million to donate Captain Alfred Shout's Victoria Cross to the War Memorial. What is it about this hero of the infamous battle of Lone Pine that has captured the imagination of so many and why is he the epitome of the Anzac spirit? Nearly 100 years after Captain Alfred Shout's death, Neil meets an 11-year-old descendant in a powerful story about love, remembrance and bravery. Meanwhile, with the major press conference looming, the Memorial's curators are in a race against time to complete an exhibition featuring the uniform of VC recipient Ben Roberts-Smith.

Mon 24th April

Evening

Jutland: WW1's Greatest Sea Battle

Join the intriguing present day quest of the grandson of the British commander, Admiral Jellicoe. Nick Jellicoe is on a mission to discover the truth behind the controversial reputation of his ancestor whom Churchill described as the only man on either side who could lose the war in an afternoon. In the course of his journey, Nick uncovers both unknown aspects of the battle itself and clues that throw official accounts into doubt.

Mon 24th April

Coast Australia

Tim Flannery begins this north-western adventure in the remote Montebello Islands where he finds evidence of British atomic testing from 1952. Neil Oliver boards an iron ore carrier to discover only a tiny margin of error allowed in docking and loading these enormous vessels. Emma Johnston travels to Dampier to dig into the world's largest solar salt operation. Tim Flannery explores the highest concentration of rock art in the world in an ancient gallery off the Burrup Peninsula. Emma Johnston blends science and art in Port Hedland's intertidal reefs. At the former port of Condon, Neil Oliver discovers the pastoral history of a wool trade in the region, and then takes to the air above De Grey Station to appreciate the challenges of a one million acre property with coastal frontage. Finally at Cape Keraudren Neil Oliver revisits the scene of an extraordinary scientific expedition to prove Einstein's Theory of Relativity.

Mon 24th April

The Memorial: Beyond The ANZAC Legend

Neil Oliver goes behind the scenes at the Australian War Memorial as its dedicated staff prepare for the commemoration of Remembrance Day. In the lead up to the ceremony, Neil interviews former Prime Minister Paul Keating on the 20th anniversary of his searing eulogy to Australia's Unknown Soldier. Neil investigates the history of the Unknown Soldier and learns that there may be a possible link between his burial at Adelaide Cemetery in France and another Australian soldier named Harry Whiting. As this intriguing story unfolds, Neil makes a remarkable discovery.

Mon 24th April

The Battle of Long Tan

This exclusive documentary honours the true story behind the heroic deeds of a group of young Australian and NZ soldiers in one of the most pivotal, dramatic and shocking engagements of the Vietnam War. Now 40 years on, their bravery places a new glow on the ANZAC legend and public perceptions of our role in the Vietnam War.

Mon 24th April

Dead Men's Secrets

On April 18, 1943, the aircraft carrying Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was shot down by US fighters. Yamamoto - chief architect of the attack on Pearl Harbor - was visiting the forward Japanese bases at Bougainville, some 650 miles from the nearest US base. His clash with US fighters so far from their territory was more than simple bad luck - the pilots must have known where and when to find their target. We talk to the US pilots and find out why the mission had to remain secret until war's end.

Tue 25th April

Morning

WWI: The First Modern War

The Atlantic became a killing field as German submarines took on the might of the dominant British Navy. The stealth and silent killers were able to sink 5200 ships by war's end, and nearly brought Britain to its knees. But in their frenzy of attacks, the Germans sink the US passenger liner Lusitania, killing nearly 2000 on board. American outrage helped President Wilson get Congress to finally agree to enter the war. In the end, the Allied Atlantic blockade forces Germany to surrender, but the submarine was established as an effective military weapon.

Tue 25th April

History's Raiders

In WWII, the British Army used small groups of special forces behind enemy lines in North Africa to conduct reconnaissance missions, gather intelligence, and launch sabotage raids. Usually striking at night, they roamed the desert in heavily armed jeeps and destroyed German and Italian aircraft. The main raiding unit was known as the SAS (Special Air Service). Alongside the SAS, the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) provided a constant flow of intelligence. Meet the elite units known as the Desert Raiders.

Tue 25th April

The Memorial: Beyond The ANZAC Legend

For one year the series has followed the Australian War Memorial as it builds its new World War I Gallery. As the deadline to the opening of the new $32 million gallery draws near, the Memorial team work tirelessly to create one of the most impressive war galleries in the world. Neil documents the conservation of its new centrepiece - a statue named The Winged Victory. With a raised sword in one hand and her eyes downcast, The Winged Victory simultaneously symbolises Australia's great pride as well as our overwhelming loss during the Great War. The program follows the Winged Victory's journey - from a sad and broken relic in the Marrickville Council depot - to the grand centrepiece of the Memorial's new exhibition gallery.

Tue 25th April

Coast Australia

Tim Flannery begins this north-western adventure in the remote Montebello Islands where he finds evidence of British atomic testing from 1952. Neil Oliver boards an iron ore carrier to discover only a tiny margin of error allowed in docking and loading these enormous vessels. Emma Johnston travels to Dampier to dig into the world's largest solar salt operation. Tim Flannery explores the highest concentration of rock art in the world in an ancient gallery off the Burrup Peninsula. Emma Johnston blends science and art in Port Hedland's intertidal reefs. At the former port of Condon, Neil Oliver discovers the pastoral history of a wool trade in the region, and then takes to the air above De Grey Station to appreciate the challenges of a one million acre property with coastal frontage. Finally at Cape Keraudren Neil Oliver revisits the scene of an extraordinary scientific expedition to prove Einstein's Theory of Relativity.

Tue 25th April

WWII's Most Daring Raids

This program combines dramatic reconstruction, weapons demonstrations, expert analysis, and cutting edge computer game graphics to tell the story of the high risk mission to ensure that Hitler could never get his hands on a nuclear weapon. Returning to their occupied homeland during one of the harshest winters on record, these Norwegian agents must infiltrate a guarded industrial plant, destroy the stocks of heavy water held there and escape back to Sweden. With the Germans on the alert and the agents operating at the absolute limit, success will require a masterclass in espionage.

Tue 25th April

The Battle of Long Tan

This exclusive documentary honours the true story behind the heroic deeds of a group of young Australian and NZ soldiers in one of the most pivotal, dramatic and shocking engagements of the Vietnam War. Now 40 years on, their bravery places a new glow on the ANZAC legend and public perceptions of our role in the Vietnam War.

Tue 25th April

The Forgotten General

This is a documentary which charts the life and career of Major-General Sir Andrew Hamilton Russell, Commander of the NZ Mounted Rifles at Gallipoli and overall Commander of the 20,000 strong NZ Division on the Western Front in World War I. Based on the best-selling book by Jock Vennell, the television documentary takes the viewer into the life and world of Russell as he found himself at the head table of some of most successful and devastating campaigns for New Zealand in WWI. Russell is regarded by some as New Zealand's one true military genius of the 20th century, and one of the very best commanders on the Western Front, from any nation. Russell is the one leader who emerged from Gallipoli with his reputation enhanced - not in tatters. Once a household name, Russell's life has been lost in the sands of time. Until now. Using a mixture of interviews with internationally regarded military historians, carefully staged dramatic reconstructions, rarely compiled WWI newsreel footage from archives here in NZ and around the globe, and an amazing array of still photographs, the production brings to life the journey of Russell and his New Zealanders through World War I. The dramatic reconstructions take the viewer into Russell's life in the front line and his journey through the war. Filmed in Auckland by Cinematographer Simon Raby (District 9, The Lord of the Rings), reconstructions dramatise some of the key moments faced by Russell and his men. These moments include the brilliant taking of the Gallipoli foothills of Chunuk Bair; the New Zealanders' spectacular but costly success at the Third Battle of the Somme, the brilliantly executed Battle of Messines; the controversial build up to the horrific Battle of Passchendaele (New Zealand's worst ever military disaster); and the leading role of Russell and his New Zealanders in the liberation of France.

Tue 25th April

Gallipoli: Last ANZACs Tell All

Narrated by Jack Thompson and featuring the last Gallipoli Anzacs this film challenges the widely held perspective of the Gallipoli Campaign and the birth of the Anzac legend. Featuring never before seen interviews, Gallipoli - Last Anzacs Tell All gives the last survivors of the Gallipoli campaign a voice for the century. Interviewed by Dr Jonathan King, a renowned Gallipoli specialist, the politically controversial and passionate anti-government criticism expressed by these last remaining survivors of the landing of Gallipoli, is a poignant reminder that we must not repeat the mistakes of the past.

Tue 25th April

Armistice

Professor David Reynolds uncovers a story of wounded egos, political scheming and brinkmanship behind the lines as statesmen and generals haggled over the terms of peace while, at the front, the soldiers fought on. In a journey that takes him through command centres and battlefields, he explores why half a million men were killed or wounded in the bitter endgame of the Great War and he unravels how Germany ultimately plunged to total defeat. In March 1918 the Germans nearly won the war; in November they not only lost it, their country also fell apart in revolution, leaving them unable to resist the Allies harsh terms. So, for many Germans, the new order was a betrayal of all they had fought for and a lasting resentment that would eventually fuel Adolf Hitler's rise to power. November 11 proved to be a doomed peace - a prelude to a century-long struggle for mastery of Europe. David Reynolds argues that it was the frenetic politicking and brutality of the fighting in 1918 that sowed the seeds of the even bloodier World War II just 20 years later.

Tue 25th April

Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty

Incredible surprises await Tony in Auckland as he travels to New Zealand's North Island. Little known mysteries are explained and prove that despite its small population, during war times Auckland was prepared to drop bombshells - literally! Hear about New Zealand's secret weapon of mass destruction during WWII and the famous Hillary brothers whose war efforts were worlds apart. The bugle sounds at the stunning Auckland War Museum as the Community Roadshow begins; Tony meets a man whose photograph of his grandfather in WWI could rewrite history and there's a tank with a name you wouldn't believe - Auckland reigns with surprises.

Tue 25th April

Western Front: Last Survivors Tell All

Narrated by Jack 'Living Treasure' Thompson, this landmark film commemorates the 100th anniversary of Australia's worst battle Fromelles with the last ten surviving WWI veterans revealing how 2000 young Australians were killed in one day, in their first Western Front battle, when British Generals ordered them to charge in broad daylight across flat fields towards German machine gunners. These brutally honest old warriors who enlisted at 16 tell horror stories about bungling and bloodshed in battles claiming 46,000 Australians lives that will make viewers weep. Condemning failed British-led Gallipoli as a terrible mistake these centenarians beg Australians to focus on Australian led victories on the Western Front which was five times greater because our soldiers won five times more battles, five times more Victoria Crosses, served there five times longer and sadly lost five times more lives. After hearing these brave soldier's stories, you'll never think about WWI in the same light again.

Tue 25th April

Noon

The Battle of Long Tan

This exclusive documentary honours the true story behind the heroic deeds of a group of young Australian and NZ soldiers in one of the most pivotal, dramatic and shocking engagements of the Vietnam War. Now 40 years on, their bravery places a new glow on the ANZAC legend and public perceptions of our role in the Vietnam War.

Tue 25th April

Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty

Picturesque Dunedin is the next visit on Tony's tour of duty. With a fascinating war history, this charming city retells stories of WWI that were at times often quite scandalous. Tony ventures to the famous Otago University to learn about the surgeon whose war effort created a radical breakthrough for his patients and has a chat with the cheeky nieces of a soldier who was armed in war with a paintbrush, not a gun. The Dunedin Roadshow kicks off in an historic setting with a grand musical entrance as the Dunedin locals share touching stories of their ancestors, a lost pay book and a violin that was carried and played through Gallipoli - this New Zealand city has many hidden treasures.

Tue 25th April

Long Tan: The True Story

Investigate the battle of Long Tan, when an infantry company of untried Australians and New Zealanders held off repeated attacks by two heavily armed North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong units outnumbering them 20 to one.

Tue 25th April

Nancy Wake: Gestapo's Most Wanted

This is the incredible true story of Nancy Wake, the daring allied spy who became the Gestapo's most wanted woman in WWII. Codenamed The White Mouse for her elusiveness, this international femme fatale was a key inspiration behind Sebastian Faulkes' celebrated fictional spy Charlotte Gray. In this first ever docudrama biopic on Wake, gripping dramatisations are combined with exclusive interviews with her closest friends, confidants and military historians to bring her legend to life. Born in New Zealand, Wake moved to Paris where she worked as a journalist reporting across Europe and married a French aristocrat, Henri Fiocca. When war broke out, she became a vital link in the French resistance, and hunted by Nazi spies, was forced to flee to London and leave her husband behind. She then embarked on a life of excitement and danger, returning to France as a British agent in Churchill's secret army, the Special Operations Executive. Nancy Wake became the Allies' most decorated service-woman - awarded British, French, Australian and New Zealand honours as well as the American Medal of Freedom.

Tue 25th April

The Memorial: Beyond The ANZAC Legend

For one year the series has followed the Australian War Memorial as it builds its new World War I Gallery. As the deadline to the opening of the new $32 million gallery draws near, the Memorial team work tirelessly to create one of the most impressive war galleries in the world. Neil documents the conservation of its new centrepiece - a statue named The Winged Victory. With a raised sword in one hand and her eyes downcast, The Winged Victory simultaneously symbolises Australia's great pride as well as our overwhelming loss during the Great War. The program follows the Winged Victory's journey - from a sad and broken relic in the Marrickville Council depot - to the grand centrepiece of the Memorial's new exhibition gallery.

Tue 25th April

Evening

Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty

Welcome to Newcastle, an industrial city which is justifiably proud of its last hundred years of war service. So proud in fact, Tony uncovers a never-before-revealed plan to ensure no intruders would ever take the beloved city from their hands. There's an air aid shelter that doubled as a beer cellar, and a historic flag in desperate need of restoration. The town arrives in numbers to the Community Roadshow with extraordinary war artefacts in tow. Tony has the honour of meeting a survivor of one of the most tragic events in Australia's POW history, and after more than fifty years, two brothers hear the spirit of their father again. This gritty city has a spirit that can't be beaten.

Tue 25th April

Gallipoli: When Murdoch Went to War

The story of the disastrous British-led Gallipoli military campaign from the perspective of Keith Murdoch, an Australian journalist and father of Rupert Murdoch.

Tue 25th April

The Memorial: Beyond The ANZAC Legend

Using the War Memorials weapons, artefacts and letters, Neil retraces the story of soldier Private Thomas Anderson Whyte - a champion rower who was among the first wave of soldiers during the historic Landing of Gallipoli, on April 25, 1915. Neil attends his first Anzac Day Dawn Service and grapples with separating myth from legend as he interviews well known Australians about the Landing and whether this first "thunderclap" of war signalled the birth of a young nation.

Tue 25th April

The Australian SAS: The Untold History

HISTORY reveals the authorised and complete history of the Australian SAS. Raised in 1957 during Communist subversion in South East Asia, the small and little understood SAS quickly became the Ugly Duckling of the Australian Army. The SAS proved itself in 1965 in the undeniable jungle war in Borneo during Indonesian Konfrontasi. Follow the Australian SAS missions from inception through to the 2015 rise of the brutal ISIS caliphate.

Tue 25th April

Dogfight: The Mystery of the Red Baron

The corpse-lined trenches of northern France are well known as one of the deadliest killing grounds of World War I. In fact, proportionately, an even more lethal war was taking place in the skies over Europe. The world's first flying aces were regarded as the cosseted glamour boys of The Great War. But by 1917, the life expectancy of a new pilot was just two weeks. In a few years, the amateur enthusiasts and young adventurers who made up the embryonic Royal Flying Corps and German Air Force had been turned, by bloody circumstance and rapidly advancing technology, into ruthless assassins.

Tue 25th April

The Battle Of Fire Support Base Coral

Over three weeks in 1968 the first and third battalions of the Royal Australian Regiment 3RAR fought in desperate hand to hand combat against overwhelming Vietnamese forces. The largest battle Australian forces had been involved in since World War II, 25 Diggers were killed and over 100 wounded, the most casualties suffered by Australia in any one engagement in the Vietnam War. If the Australian forces had lost at FSB Coral, Australia would have been out of the war. Yet few Australians today have ever heard of the Battle for Fire Support Base Coral.

Wed 26th April

Morning

Gallipoli: Last ANZACs Tell All

Narrated by Jack Thompson and featuring the last Gallipoli Anzacs this film challenges the widely held perspective of the Gallipoli Campaign and the birth of the Anzac legend. Featuring never before seen interviews, Gallipoli - Last Anzacs Tell All gives the last survivors of the Gallipoli campaign a voice for the century. Interviewed by Dr Jonathan King, a renowned Gallipoli specialist, the politically controversial and passionate anti-government criticism expressed by these last remaining survivors of the landing of Gallipoli, is a poignant reminder that we must not repeat the mistakes of the past.

Wed 26th April

Long Tan: The True Story

Investigate the battle of Long Tan, when an infantry company of untried Australians and New Zealanders held off repeated attacks by two heavily armed North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong units outnumbering them 20 to one.

Wed 26th April

The Memorial: Beyond The ANZAC Legend

Using the War Memorials weapons, artefacts and letters, Neil retraces the story of soldier Private Thomas Anderson Whyte - a champion rower who was among the first wave of soldiers during the historic Landing of Gallipoli, on April 25, 1915. Neil attends his first Anzac Day Dawn Service and grapples with separating myth from legend as he interviews well known Australians about the Landing and whether this first "thunderclap" of war signalled the birth of a young nation.

Wed 26th April

Gallipoli: When Murdoch Went to War

The story of the disastrous British-led Gallipoli military campaign from the perspective of Keith Murdoch, an Australian journalist and father of Rupert Murdoch.

Wed 26th April

The Memorial: Beyond The ANZAC Legend

Using the War Memorials weapons, artefacts and letters, Neil retraces the story of soldier Private Thomas Anderson Whyte - a champion rower who was among the first wave of soldiers during the historic Landing of Gallipoli, on April 25, 1915. Neil attends his first Anzac Day Dawn Service and grapples with separating myth from legend as he interviews well known Australians about the Landing and whether this first "thunderclap" of war signalled the birth of a young nation.

Wed 26th April

The Australian SAS: The Untold History

HISTORY reveals the authorised and complete history of the Australian SAS. Raised in 1957 during Communist subversion in South East Asia, the small and little understood SAS quickly became the Ugly Duckling of the Australian Army. The SAS proved itself in 1965 in the undeniable jungle war in Borneo during Indonesian Konfrontasi. Follow the Australian SAS missions from inception through to the 2015 rise of the brutal ISIS caliphate.

Wed 26th April

Dogfight: The Mystery of the Red Baron

The corpse-lined trenches of northern France are well known as one of the deadliest killing grounds of World War I. In fact, proportionately, an even more lethal war was taking place in the skies over Europe. The world's first flying aces were regarded as the cosseted glamour boys of The Great War. But by 1917, the life expectancy of a new pilot was just two weeks. In a few years, the amateur enthusiasts and young adventurers who made up the embryonic Royal Flying Corps and German Air Force had been turned, by bloody circumstance and rapidly advancing technology, into ruthless assassins.

Wed 26th April

The Battle Of Fire Support Base Coral

Over three weeks in 1968 the first and third battalions of the Royal Australian Regiment 3RAR fought in desperate hand to hand combat against overwhelming Vietnamese forces. The largest battle Australian forces had been involved in since World War II, 25 Diggers were killed and over 100 wounded, the most casualties suffered by Australia in any one engagement in the Vietnam War. If the Australian forces had lost at FSB Coral, Australia would have been out of the war. Yet few Australians today have ever heard of the Battle for Fire Support Base Coral.

Wed 26th April

Nancy Wake: Gestapo's Most Wanted

This is the incredible true story of Nancy Wake, the daring allied spy who became the Gestapo's most wanted woman in WWII. Codenamed The White Mouse for her elusiveness, this international femme fatale was a key inspiration behind Sebastian Faulkes' celebrated fictional spy Charlotte Gray. In this first ever docudrama biopic on Wake, gripping dramatisations are combined with exclusive interviews with her closest friends, confidants and military historians to bring her legend to life. Born in New Zealand, Wake moved to Paris where she worked as a journalist reporting across Europe and married a French aristocrat, Henri Fiocca. When war broke out, she became a vital link in the French resistance, and hunted by Nazi spies, was forced to flee to London and leave her husband behind. She then embarked on a life of excitement and danger, returning to France as a British agent in Churchill's secret army, the Special Operations Executive. Nancy Wake became the Allies' most decorated service-woman - awarded British, French, Australian and New Zealand honours as well as the American Medal of Freedom.

Wed 26th April

The Memorial: Beyond The ANZAC Legend

For one year the series has followed the Australian War Memorial as it builds its new World War I Gallery. As the deadline to the opening of the new $32 million gallery draws near, the Memorial team work tirelessly to create one of the most impressive war galleries in the world. Neil documents the conservation of its new centrepiece - a statue named The Winged Victory. With a raised sword in one hand and her eyes downcast, The Winged Victory simultaneously symbolises Australia's great pride as well as our overwhelming loss during the Great War. The program follows the Winged Victory's journey - from a sad and broken relic in the Marrickville Council depot - to the grand centrepiece of the Memorial's new exhibition gallery.

Wed 26th April

Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty

Welcome to Newcastle, an industrial city which is justifiably proud of its last hundred years of war service. So proud in fact, Tony uncovers a never-before-revealed plan to ensure no intruders would ever take the beloved city from their hands. There's an air aid shelter that doubled as a beer cellar, and a historic flag in desperate need of restoration. The town arrives in numbers to the Community Roadshow with extraordinary war artefacts in tow. Tony has the honour of meeting a survivor of one of the most tragic events in Australia's POW history, and after more than fifty years, two brothers hear the spirit of their father again. This gritty city has a spirit that can't be beaten.

Wed 26th April

Gallipoli: When Murdoch Went to War

The story of the disastrous British-led Gallipoli military campaign from the perspective of Keith Murdoch, an Australian journalist and father of Rupert Murdoch.

Wed 26th April

Noon

The Australian SAS: The Untold History

HISTORY reveals the authorised and complete history of the Australian SAS. Raised in 1957 during Communist subversion in South East Asia, the small and little understood SAS quickly became the Ugly Duckling of the Australian Army. The SAS proved itself in 1965 in the undeniable jungle war in Borneo during Indonesian Konfrontasi. Follow the Australian SAS missions from inception through to the 2015 rise of the brutal ISIS caliphate.

Wed 26th April

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East

Just a few officers of the Soviet Command doubted that there would be war with Germany. But what was the timing? The scout reports were controversial. In April 1940 Hitler signed the operation Barbarossa, and heavy war machinery started making its way to the boundaries of the USSR. However, the very first battles in June 1941 at the border at the Brest Fortress, near Kiev and Minsk broke the German design of Blitzkrieg, a "lightning war". Massive losses sustained by the retreating Red Army could well be explained but the mistakes had to be paid for by both the soldiers and generals. And German panzer groups were dashing to reach Moscow.

Wed 26th April

History's Raiders

As WWII began, a series of supposedly impregnable fortresses protected Belgium from invasion. At dawn on May 10, 1940, Germany conducted history's first glider-borne assault against Fort Eben Emael. Despite powerful guns and heavy armour, the Belgians neglected to defend the roof where nine flimsy, fabric-covered gliders landed and disgorged 71 paratroopers. Using computer graphics, archive footage, and reconstruction shot in the passageways and tunnels, we examine how the fortress fell so easily.

Wed 26th April

The Lost Evidence

July 10, 1944, and it's a face-off in Normandy. For six long weeks since D-Day, Allied forces have been caught in a murderous battle trying to break out of the invasion beachhead. Crammed into a 70-mile-wide cauldron, nowhere more than 20 miles deep, the Allies need a breakthrough, and fast. But the Germans have rebounded from the shock of invasion and are fighting back furiously, inflicting horrendous casualties on the Allied ground forces. In the East, the British and Canadian Army is fighting to take the city of Caen, and have suffered over 26,000 casualties. In the West, the US forces face an even more formidable line of fortification, the Bocage. In French, the Bocage refers to farmland separated by thick hedgerows. Centuries old, over six feet thick, and higher than a tank's turret, the hedgerows create a killing ground for the US troops. In just 12 days, the US VIII Corps takes over 10,000 casualties while advancing only 12,000 yards. Both the British and American armies are being brought to a standstill, and years of planning to overthrow Hitler's Third Reich now hang in the balance. In a final throw of the dice, the Allied commanders come up with an audacious plan, operation Cobra. If successful, they will split the German forces and sweep into France. This film offers an unprecedented viewpoint of the famous battle. Both British and German aerial reconnaissance photographs taken at the time have now been layered over a three-dimensional contour map to create a CGI 'model' of the battle. For over 60 years these photographs have remained lost, or forgotten - until now. For the first time these original high-resolution images allow the viewer to track the battle, step by step, from the air. Individual stories of courage and heroism can be placed in the exact location where they happened.

Wed 26th April

Nazi Secret Files

The catastrophic crimes of the Third Reich have long been a subject of rigorous investigation. Now, the opening up of previously closed archives is revealing darker and stranger depths to the Nazi's pursuit of power. In this extraordinary new series, we uncover hitherto secret files and showcase the latest analytical research that is revolutionizing our view of World War Two - exposing the bizarre beliefs and reckless actions behind the Nazi's bid for global domination. From space weapons to killer insects, from the widespread and ultimately devastating use of crystal meth to the dark truth about the Aryan myth, from Hitler's Messianic beliefs to the tyranny of Nazi Islamists who continue to terrorize the world today - Nazi Secret Files will reveal the wicked and crazy ideas that fuelled Hitler's regime yet have remained hidden - until now.

Wed 26th April

Fall of Japan: In Colour

Unique colour footage of American forces during the Second World War in the Pacific, and in defeated Japan. Fall of Japan shows many aspects of combat on land at sea and in the air, as well as the aftermath of devastated Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki following the atomic bombing.

Wed 26th April

Evening

Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty

Tony travels to the charming South Australian town of Hahndorf, nestled amongst the Adelaide Hills. It's the country's oldest German settlement, but this quaint town's war history is sure to surprise. VC winners and tank inventors sit side by side with female war artists and heroic nurses. The Community Roadshow kicks off with a bang alongside a WWI bayonet, a military medal finally comes home after 100 years and there's surprising end, thanks to a passerby and a diary from WWI.

Wed 26th April

Billy Connolly's Route 66

World renowned comedian and motorbike enthusiast, Billy Connolly, drives that road. The iconic Route 66, Chicago to St. Louis, Missouri, USA, was officially decommissioned in 1985, but Billy gets the maps out to prove you can still follow the ultimate Route.

Wed 26th April

The Day Hitler Died

Relive Hitler's final days, detailed through never-before-seen interviews with the men and women who were with him during those last desperate moments.

Wed 26th April

Air Warriors

These are America's undisputed kings of the sky, witness their turbulent journeys, brought to life through rarely seen combat footage and the stories of the dedicated pilots and teams who fly and maintain these ultimate air warriors.

Wed 26th April

Bombing War: From Guernica To Hiroshima

Seen from the skies, the war is revealed in a new light. The story of an insane race for power and destruction, which drained the wealth of nations, mobilised the most brilliant scientific minds, and left a world in ruins.

Thu 27th April

Morning

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East

Just a few officers of the Soviet Command doubted that there would be war with Germany. But what was the timing? The scout reports were controversial. In April 1940 Hitler signed the operation Barbarossa, and heavy war machinery started making its way to the boundaries of the USSR. However, the very first battles in June 1941 at the border at the Brest Fortress, near Kiev and Minsk broke the German design of Blitzkrieg, a "lightning war". Massive losses sustained by the retreating Red Army could well be explained but the mistakes had to be paid for by both the soldiers and generals. And German panzer groups were dashing to reach Moscow.

Thu 27th April

History's Raiders

As WWII began, a series of supposedly impregnable fortresses protected Belgium from invasion. At dawn on May 10, 1940, Germany conducted history's first glider-borne assault against Fort Eben Emael. Despite powerful guns and heavy armour, the Belgians neglected to defend the roof where nine flimsy, fabric-covered gliders landed and disgorged 71 paratroopers. Using computer graphics, archive footage, and reconstruction shot in the passageways and tunnels, we examine how the fortress fell so easily.

Thu 27th April

The Lost Evidence

By August 2, 1944, the Allies have broken out of the slaughter house that is the Normandy hedgerow system called the Bocage and are preparing to sweep into central France. Behind them lie over 50,000 casualties that have fallen to the fanatical SS Panzer Divisions. With the French terrain now more suitable for a lightning tank and infantry movement, the US Army and their British Allies set a pincer trap for two complete German armies. If it succeeds, 150,000 men will be caught in the noose. The German Army in Normandy will be routed. The French resistance eagerly watch the allies advance from 113km away in Paris. On August 19, Parisians rise up against their Nazi overlords, vowing to exact revenge for four years of brutal and bloody occupation. As the battle intensifies on the streets of the French capital, the race is now on for the Allies to get to Paris and save its citizens from possible slaughter. They must also get there in time to stop the German commandant from following Hitler's orders and reducing the most beautiful city in the world to a pile of ash and rubble. This film offers an unprecedented viewpoint of the famous battle to liberate Paris. Both British and German aerial reconnaissance photographs taken at the time have now been layered over a three-dimensional contour map to create a CGI 'model' of the battle. For over 60 years, these photographs have remained lost, or forgotten - until now. For the first time these original high-resolution images allow the viewer to track the battle, step by step, from the air. Individual stories of courage and heroism can be placed in the exact location where they took place. Using cutting-edge technology, unique archive film, re-enactments and extraordinary interviews with the men who were there, this program tells in a totally new way the story of this historic battle.

Thu 27th April

Cities of the Underworld

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Thu 27th April

Billy Connolly's Route 66

World renowned comedian and motorbike enthusiast, Billy Connolly, drives that road. The iconic Route 66, Chicago to St. Louis, Missouri, USA, was officially decommissioned in 1985, but Billy gets the maps out to prove you can still follow the ultimate Route.

Thu 27th April

The Day Hitler Died

Relive Hitler's final days, detailed through never-before-seen interviews with the men and women who were with him during those last desperate moments.

Thu 27th April

Air Warriors

These are America's undisputed kings of the sky, witness their turbulent journeys, brought to life through rarely seen combat footage and the stories of the dedicated pilots and teams who fly and maintain these ultimate air warriors.

Thu 27th April

Bombing War: From Guernica To Hiroshima

Seen from the skies, the war is revealed in a new light. The story of an insane race for power and destruction, which drained the wealth of nations, mobilised the most brilliant scientific minds, and left a world in ruins.

Thu 27th April

Time Team

Tony Robinson leads his team of archaeologists to a tiny windswept island off the west coast of Wales. The only way over there is by rigging a 500 metre zip wire way above the wave-lashed rocks below. Incredibly, Gateholm island seems once to have been inhabited. But whether by Romans, Vikings, Celts, or Druids - nobody knows. There have been a handful of mysterious objects found there years ago; among them a rare Roman stone phallus and a beautiful bronze stag. The finds immediately suggest the island might have been some sort of religious centre. But as always, only digging will provide the answers to the many questions. And as the Welsh weather throws everything it has at the team, it turns out to be a tough three days. Made that bit tougher by the need to dig a second site just a quarter of a mile away. But this one, thankfully, is on the mainland. To the eyes of team leader Francis Pryor it looks like a classic Iron Age fort with its curved banks and ditches on one side and a sheer cliff on the other. If he's right, it should give Phil Harding and his team of diggers more than enough to do in their three days. And if he's wrong - there's no hiding place on this stunningly beautiful but bleak coast!

Thu 27th April

Cities of the Underworld

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Thu 27th April

Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty

Tony travels to the charming South Australian town of Hahndorf, nestled amongst the Adelaide Hills. It's the country's oldest German settlement, but this quaint town's war history is sure to surprise. VC winners and tank inventors sit side by side with female war artists and heroic nurses. The Community Roadshow kicks off with a bang alongside a WWI bayonet, a military medal finally comes home after 100 years and there's surprising end, thanks to a passerby and a diary from WWI.

Thu 27th April

Billy Connolly's Route 66

World renowned comedian and motorbike enthusiast, Billy Connolly, drives that road. The iconic Route 66, Chicago to St. Louis, Missouri, USA, was officially decommissioned in 1985, but Billy gets the maps out to prove you can still follow the ultimate Route.

Thu 27th April

Noon

The Day Hitler Died

Relive Hitler's final days, detailed through never-before-seen interviews with the men and women who were with him during those last desperate moments.

Thu 27th April

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East

In June 1941, German panzer columns advanced deep into the Soviet Union, threatening the complete destruction of the Red Army. The so-called Stalin Line offered a glimmer of hope. Soviet generals believed that here, they could halt the German blitzkrieg attack and save Kiev, capital of Ukraine.

Thu 27th April

History's Raiders

In January 1945, as the U.S. armed forces inched forward in a savage campaign to liberate the Philippine Islands from the Japanese, men of the 6th Ranger Battalion set off on a raid deep behind enemy lines. It was one of the most dramatic missions they ever undertook to rescue more than 500 Americans held in the Cabanatuan POW camp. Speaking of the raid on the death camp, General MacArthur said "No incident of the campaign in the Pacific has given me such satisfaction."

Thu 27th April

The Lost Evidence

By August 2, 1944, the Allies have broken out of the slaughter house that is the Normandy hedgerow system called the Bocage and are preparing to sweep into central France. Behind them lie over 50,000 casualties that have fallen to the fanatical SS Panzer Divisions. With the French terrain now more suitable for a lightning tank and infantry movement, the US Army and their British Allies set a pincer trap for two complete German armies. If it succeeds, 150,000 men will be caught in the noose. The German Army in Normandy will be routed. The French resistance eagerly watch the allies advance from 113km away in Paris. On August 19, Parisians rise up against their Nazi overlords, vowing to exact revenge for four years of brutal and bloody occupation. As the battle intensifies on the streets of the French capital, the race is now on for the Allies to get to Paris and save its citizens from possible slaughter. They must also get there in time to stop the German commandant from following Hitler's orders and reducing the most beautiful city in the world to a pile of ash and rubble. This film offers an unprecedented viewpoint of the famous battle to liberate Paris. Both British and German aerial reconnaissance photographs taken at the time have now been layered over a three-dimensional contour map to create a CGI 'model' of the battle. For over 60 years, these photographs have remained lost, or forgotten - until now. For the first time these original high-resolution images allow the viewer to track the battle, step by step, from the air. Individual stories of courage and heroism can be placed in the exact location where they took place. Using cutting-edge technology, unique archive film, re-enactments and extraordinary interviews with the men who were there, this program tells in a totally new way the story of this historic battle.

Thu 27th April

Nazi Secret Files

The catastrophic crimes of the Third Reich have long been a subject of rigorous investigation. Now, the opening up of previously closed archives is revealing darker and stranger depths to the Nazi's pursuit of power. In this extraordinary new series, we uncover hitherto secret files and showcase the latest analytical research that is revolutionizing our view of World War Two - exposing the bizarre beliefs and reckless actions behind the Nazi's bid for global domination. From space weapons to killer insects, from the widespread and ultimately devastating use of crystal meth to the dark truth about the Aryan myth, from Hitler's Messianic beliefs to the tyranny of Nazi Islamists who continue to terrorize the world today - Nazi Secret Files will reveal the wicked and crazy ideas that fuelled Hitler's regime yet have remained hidden - until now.

Thu 27th April

The Spy in the Hanoi Hilton

American POWs in Vietnam kept a secret for 40 years. A secret they can now finally reveal. This documentary brings together the highest-ranking POWs from the infamous 'Hanoi Hilton' prison camp to reveal harrowing tales of torture, interrogation and brutal treatment. In the midst of this hellish existence, a handful of POWs created a clandestine movement that eventually led to major rescue attempts and a spy ring whose top secret connections can only now be revealed.

Thu 27th April

Evening

Battle 360

While the Allies storm France, on the far side of the world American forces hit Saipan in the Marianas Island. The USS Enterprise supports one of the largest and most deadly battles of the Pacific War. The fighting continues like a flash fire as the meat grinder of war churns towards the Philippines. Enterprise and her sister carriers nearly wipe out Japanese Naval Airpower in the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot and devastate enemy surface forces in the Philippine Sea, one of the greatest carrier battles of the War.

Thu 27th April

Ancient Top 10

A smart, fun countdown that details how ancient technology worked, how surprisingly advanced it was, and how it was kind of awesome.

Thu 27th April

Unsealed: Alien Files

Alien abductions are the only types of encounters in which eyewitness testimony can reveal details about the inside of UFOs. Details that can help us understand how aliens live and what they want from the human race. Join us as we investigate alien abduction behaviour and prove the existence of extraterrestrials, once and for all.

Thu 27th April

Unsealed: Conspiracy Files

Has our government been at war with alien aggressors for the past half century? Startling evidence indicates that the US military has been under and attack and has kept it from the public.

Thu 27th April

New Mysteries Of The Bermuda Triangle

What's really going on in the Bermuda Triangle? The legend began with the disappearance of bomber squadron Flight 19 - was it simply pilot error or did time shifting fog play a role?

Thu 27th April

Unsealed: Alien Files

Investigates recently-released documents regarding alien and UFO encounters, made accessible to the public in 2011 by the Freedom of Information Act. Based on the newly-discovered information, the show re-examines key evidence and follows developing leads. Unsealed: Alien Files investigates mass UFO sightings, personal abductions, government cover-ups and breaking alien news from around the world. We delve into the photoshopping of space, the value of Wikileaks, and the role social media plays in alien stories. Finally, we examine these newly released documents to see how alien visitations may have affected our past, and what influence they may have on our future. This show will have believers wanting more and skeptics questioning their long-held beliefs.

Thu 27th April

Dark Secrets

When an abandoned industrial building is cleared for demolition, a locked door is discovered in its basement. The door conceals an archive of strange and disturbing specimens, recordings, photos and documentary films; compelling evidence of monstrous creatures and preternatural events. The documentarian's whereabouts remain unknown. In his records, he identifies himself only as The Teller. Whoever The Teller was, he saw it as his mission to make the public aware of these troubling truths. His many eerie case files and investigations reveal a frightening world of dark secrets. In Kingston, Pennsylvania in 2002 an ordinary realtor, Iris Noble, dies in a car crash. But in the hospital morgue, the coroner witnesses an extraordinary event: Iris returns to life as a killer zombie and goes on a rampage. But she is not the only re-animated corpse. A new camera used to take driver's license photos at the Department of Motor Vehicles is linked to the sudden appearance of zombies.

Thu 27th April

Haunted History

In 1908 Pennhurst Asylum in eastern Pennsylvania was built to house and care for epileptic, disabled and "feeble-minded" patients, but after a few years Pennhurst became dangerously overcrowded, thanks in large part to the controversial Eugenics movement sweeping the country. As patients flowed in, the staff became overwhelmed. The result was rampant abuse, neglect and horrific conditions. After almost 80 years in operation Pennhurst was finally shut down, thanks to the heroic efforts of a local journalist and a few brave former patients. However, the spirits of the patients and abusive employees still roam the halls of the asylum today, sending chilling messages to visitors and reminding them of the tragic lessons learned during one of the darkest times in American history.

Fri 28th April

Morning

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East

In June 1941, German panzer columns advanced deep into the Soviet Union, threatening the complete destruction of the Red Army. The so-called Stalin Line offered a glimmer of hope. Soviet generals believed that here, they could halt the German blitzkrieg attack and save Kiev, capital of Ukraine.

Fri 28th April

History's Raiders

In January 1945, as the U.S. armed forces inched forward in a savage campaign to liberate the Philippine Islands from the Japanese, men of the 6th Ranger Battalion set off on a raid deep behind enemy lines. It was one of the most dramatic missions they ever undertook to rescue more than 500 Americans held in the Cabanatuan POW camp. Speaking of the raid on the death camp, General MacArthur said "No incident of the campaign in the Pacific has given me such satisfaction."

Fri 28th April

The Lost Evidence

September 17, 1944: Over 20,000 elite troops descend from the skies into Nazi occupied Holland in a massive airborne assault planned to end the war in Europe by Christmas of 1944. Their objective: to secure the bridges across canals and rivers in Holland so that the Allied army can advance at high speed into Hitler's Germany and the heart of the Third Reich. To succeed, Operation Market Gardens synchronised plan must work like clockwork. In this dramatic race against time, an armoured relief force has to fight through 60 miles of enemy defences. They must reach the British paratroopers at the end of the line at Arnhem bridge before their 48-hour deadline runs out. The British paratroopers, known as Red Devils, have orders to hold their positions at this "bridge too far" against whatever the enemy throws at them. Their fight for the bridge would become legendary as they refuse to surrender after being surrounded and at the mercy of the full might of the German Army. Despite the legendary efforts of the American, British and Polish troops, Operation Market Garden ends in failure and in 17,000 Allied casualties. But the never-say-die spirit of the Airborne brotherhood would ensure that the men who fought for the road to Arnhem would never be forgotten. Aerial reconnaissance photographs taken at the time have now been layered over a three-dimensional map to create a CGI model of the battle for the bridges. For over 60 years these photographs have remained lost, or forgotten - until now. For the first time these original high-resolution images allow the viewer to track the battle, step by step, from the air. Individual stories of courage and heroism can be placed in the exact location where they took place.

Fri 28th April

Cities of the Underworld

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Fri 28th April

Ancient Top 10

A smart, fun countdown that details how ancient technology worked, how surprisingly advanced it was, and how it was kind of awesome.

Fri 28th April

Unsealed: Alien Files

Alien abductions are the only types of encounters in which eyewitness testimony can reveal details about the inside of UFOs. Details that can help us understand how aliens live and what they want from the human race. Join us as we investigate alien abduction behaviour and prove the existence of extraterrestrials, once and for all.

Fri 28th April

New Mysteries Of The Bermuda Triangle

What's really going on in the Bermuda Triangle? The legend began with the disappearance of bomber squadron Flight 19 - was it simply pilot error or did time shifting fog play a role?

Fri 28th April

Unsealed: Alien Files

Investigates recently-released documents regarding alien and UFO encounters, made accessible to the public in 2011 by the Freedom of Information Act. Based on the newly-discovered information, the show re-examines key evidence and follows developing leads. Unsealed: Alien Files investigates mass UFO sightings, personal abductions, government cover-ups and breaking alien news from around the world. We delve into the photoshopping of space, the value of Wikileaks, and the role social media plays in alien stories. Finally, we examine these newly released documents to see how alien visitations may have affected our past, and what influence they may have on our future. This show will have believers wanting more and skeptics questioning their long-held beliefs.

Fri 28th April

Dark Secrets

When an abandoned industrial building is cleared for demolition, a locked door is discovered in its basement. The door conceals an archive of strange and disturbing specimens, recordings, photos and documentary films; compelling evidence of monstrous creatures and preternatural events. The documentarian's whereabouts remain unknown. In his records, he identifies himself only as The Teller. Whoever The Teller was, he saw it as his mission to make the public aware of these troubling truths. His many eerie case files and investigations reveal a frightening world of dark secrets. In Kingston, Pennsylvania in 2002 an ordinary realtor, Iris Noble, dies in a car crash. But in the hospital morgue, the coroner witnesses an extraordinary event: Iris returns to life as a killer zombie and goes on a rampage. But she is not the only re-animated corpse. A new camera used to take driver's license photos at the Department of Motor Vehicles is linked to the sudden appearance of zombies.

Fri 28th April

Haunted History

In 1908 Pennhurst Asylum in eastern Pennsylvania was built to house and care for epileptic, disabled and "feeble-minded" patients, but after a few years Pennhurst became dangerously overcrowded, thanks in large part to the controversial Eugenics movement sweeping the country. As patients flowed in, the staff became overwhelmed. The result was rampant abuse, neglect and horrific conditions. After almost 80 years in operation Pennhurst was finally shut down, thanks to the heroic efforts of a local journalist and a few brave former patients. However, the spirits of the patients and abusive employees still roam the halls of the asylum today, sending chilling messages to visitors and reminding them of the tragic lessons learned during one of the darkest times in American history.

Fri 28th April

Time Team

A team of specialists dig deep to uncover as much as they can in three days about a U.K. site's archaeology and history.

Fri 28th April

Cities of the Underworld

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Fri 28th April

Battle 360

While the Allies storm France, on the far side of the world American forces hit Saipan in the Marianas Island. The USS Enterprise supports one of the largest and most deadly battles of the Pacific War. The fighting continues like a flash fire as the meat grinder of war churns towards the Philippines. Enterprise and her sister carriers nearly wipe out Japanese Naval Airpower in the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot and devastate enemy surface forces in the Philippine Sea, one of the greatest carrier battles of the War.

Fri 28th April

Ancient Top 10

A smart, fun countdown that details how ancient technology worked, how surprisingly advanced it was, and how it was kind of awesome.

Fri 28th April

Noon

New Mysteries Of The Bermuda Triangle

What's really going on in the Bermuda Triangle? The legend began with the disappearance of bomber squadron Flight 19 - was it simply pilot error or did time shifting fog play a role?

Fri 28th April

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East

Hitler's 1941 invasion of the USSR ran into some its fiercest resistance at the Black Sea ports of Odessa and Sevastopol, where Soviet elite naval infantry brigades fought doggedly to hold back German and Romanian troops. At Sevastopol, a long and bloody siege unfolded, causing the Germans to bring in some of the biggest artillery guns ever used.

Fri 28th April

History's Raiders

The lifeblood of every nation, trade becomes more vital than ever during war. Twice in the 20th century, the German Navy nearly defeated Great Britain by throttling her sea-lanes. In both World Wars, submarines proved the deadliest threat. But Germany also used a combination of disguised armed merchant vessels and surface warships of the Kriegsmarine to sink Allied commercial shipping. While U-boats battled under the seas, German surface commerce raiders wreaked havoc on the Allies in WWI and WWII.

Fri 28th April

The Lost Evidence

September 17, 1944: Over 20,000 elite troops descend from the skies into Nazi occupied Holland in a massive airborne assault planned to end the war in Europe by Christmas of 1944. Their objective: to secure the bridges across canals and rivers in Holland so that the Allied army can advance at high speed into Hitler's Germany and the heart of the Third Reich. To succeed, Operation Market Gardens synchronised plan must work like clockwork. In this dramatic race against time, an armoured relief force has to fight through 60 miles of enemy defences. They must reach the British paratroopers at the end of the line at Arnhem bridge before their 48-hour deadline runs out. The British paratroopers, known as Red Devils, have orders to hold their positions at this "bridge too far" against whatever the enemy throws at them. Their fight for the bridge would become legendary as they refuse to surrender after being surrounded and at the mercy of the full might of the German Army. Despite the legendary efforts of the American, British and Polish troops, Operation Market Garden ends in failure and in 17,000 Allied casualties. But the never-say-die spirit of the Airborne brotherhood would ensure that the men who fought for the road to Arnhem would never be forgotten. Aerial reconnaissance photographs taken at the time have now been layered over a three-dimensional map to create a CGI model of the battle for the bridges. For over 60 years these photographs have remained lost, or forgotten - until now. For the first time these original high-resolution images allow the viewer to track the battle, step by step, from the air. Individual stories of courage and heroism can be placed in the exact location where they took place.

Fri 28th April

Nazi Secret Files

The catastrophic crimes of the Third Reich have long been a subject of rigorous investigation. Now, the opening up of previously closed archives is revealing darker and stranger depths to the Nazi's pursuit of power.In this extraordinary new series, we uncover hitherto secret files and showcase the latest analytical research that is revolutionizing our view of World War Two - exposing the bizarre beliefs and reckless actions behind the Nazi's bid for global domination. From space weapons to killer insects, from the widespread and ultimately devastating use of crystal meth to the dark truth about the Aryan myth, from Hitler's Messianic beliefs to the tyranny of Nazi Islamists who continue to terrorize the world today - Nazi Secret Files will reveal the wicked and crazy ideas that fuelled Hitler's regime yet have remained hidden - until now.

Fri 28th April

Objective Baku: Hitler's War on Oil

1939, WWII: After just six weeks of fighting, German fuel reserves are deeply sapped. Hitler is well aware of Germany's weakness in this area: he does not possess the necessary oil resource. To win the war, he needs to find oil quickly and focuses his attention on one specific country: the Soviet Socialist Republic of Azerbaijan, part of the Soviet Union. Its capital city, Baku, is the world's No. 1 oil producer and becomes a prey that Hitler needs to capture as quickly as possible, in order to establish his Reich. But the Soviets and the Allies are dead set on stopping him, even if this means wiping the city off the map. It is clear that whoever controls its production will be in pole position to win the war. With recoloured archive footage, this film tells the story of the Second World War, as it was experienced by the inhabitants of Baku. Threatened with destruction on four different occasions, ultimately Baku never met with the tragic fate that befell Stalingrad. But its entire population suffered heavily during the conflict, and with its full involvement, contributed to the Allies victory over Nazi Germany.

Fri 28th April

Evening

The Memorial: Beyond The ANZAC Legend

To many Captain Alfred Shout was known as the Laughing Cavalier - to others he was simply one of the bravest and most decorated Australian soldiers of the Gallipoli campaign. Media Magnate Kerry Stokes paid $1.2 million to donate Captain Alfred Shout's Victoria Cross to the War Memorial. What is it about this hero of the infamous battle of Lone Pine that has captured the imagination of so many and why is he the epitome of the Anzac spirit? Nearly 100 years after Captain Alfred Shout's death, Neil meets an 11-year-old descendant in a powerful story about love, remembrance and bravery. Meanwhile, with the major press conference looming, the Memorial's curators are in a race against time to complete an exhibition featuring the uniform of VC recipient Ben Roberts-Smith.

Fri 28th April

The Secret History Of ISIS

The inside story of the radicals who became the leaders of ISIS, the missed warning signs and the US failures to stop the group's brutal rise.

Fri 28th April

In Their Own Words

This film follows Muhammad Ali's rise from the Columbia Gym in Louisville, Alabama to international fame, as he transcended his great athletic achievements to become one of the most influential Americans of his time: how this once polarising figure ultimately became a beloved and honoured national hero. Key events include Ali's stunning Islamic conversion and name change, his dramatic stand against the Vietnam-era draft, his three-year exile from the ring, his legendary comeback fights, his battle with Parkinson's disease, and his inspirational re-emergence on the world stage at the Atlanta Olympics. Among those interviewed are Ali's daughters Laila and Maryum Ali, NFL great Jim Brown, boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard, rappers and actors LL Cool J and Common, boxing promoter Bob Arum, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Lloyd Price, and biographer Thomas Hauser.

Fri 28th April

Black Ops

Stories of operations by special forces with re-enactments, archival footage, narration, and interviews with those who took part.

Fri 28th April

After The Holocaust

The darkest chapter in the history of mankind has finally come to an end - or so we thought. For the Jews of Europe, the suffering, the dying, and the grief continued, and still continues, to this very day.

Fri 28th April

The Men Who Built America

The United States of America wasn't discovered; it was built. Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Astor, Ford, Morgan - these are the men who built it, and their names became synonymous with the American dream. At the height of the Industrial Age, these men constructed a bold vision for a modern nation and transformed the greatest industries of our time: oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobiles, and finance. Rising from poverty, their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies, and influenced every major event of their day - from the Civil War to the Great Depression. This series also profiles the millions of American workers, from the steel mills of Pennsylvania to the assembly lines of Detroit, who turned those dreams into a reality.

Sat 29th April

Morning

America Unearthed

Could artefacts featuring ancient Hebrew writing be tied to the Lost Tribes of Israel, who disappeared from the Bible in 722 B.C.? Across America, Wolter finds many signs that suggest Jews made it here long before Columbus.

Sat 29th April

Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura

The idea that a missile or explosives, not a hijacked jetliner, damaged the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 seems the most unlikely of 9/11 theories. That is, until you look at all the factors, which include eyewitness testimony, crime scene video, expert analysis and the question why, with 85 cameras trained on the building, have only five frames of crash footage ever been released? Jesse Ventura leads a serious investigation into a tangled web of clues that some say are too sacred to even touch.

Sat 29th April

Ancient Aliens

Explore new directions on alien intervention, including sightings and phenomena from ancient times all the way up to the present, as well as possible connections between overall UFO phenomena and information included in ancient texts and decoded from ancient artefacts.

Sat 29th April

New Mysteries Of The Bermuda Triangle

What's really going on in the Bermuda Triangle? The legend began with the disappearance of bomber squadron Flight 19 - was it simply pilot error or did time shifting fog play a role?

Sat 29th April

The Secret History Of ISIS

The inside story of the radicals who became the leaders of ISIS, the missed warning signs and the US failures to stop the group's brutal rise.

Sat 29th April

In Their Own Words

This film follows Muhammad Ali's rise from the Columbia Gym in Louisville, Alabama to international fame, as he transcended his great athletic achievements to become one of the most influential Americans of his time: how this once polarising figure ultimately became a beloved and honoured national hero. Key events include Ali's stunning Islamic conversion and name change, his dramatic stand against the Vietnam-era draft, his three-year exile from the ring, his legendary comeback fights, his battle with Parkinson's disease, and his inspirational re-emergence on the world stage at the Atlanta Olympics. Among those interviewed are Ali's daughters Laila and Maryum Ali, NFL great Jim Brown, boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard, rappers and actors LL Cool J and Common, boxing promoter Bob Arum, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Lloyd Price, and biographer Thomas Hauser.

Sat 29th April

Black Ops

Stories of operations by special forces with re-enactments, archival footage, narration, and interviews with those who took part.

Sat 29th April

After The Holocaust

The darkest chapter in the history of mankind has finally come to an end - or so we thought. For the Jews of Europe, the suffering, the dying, and the grief continued, and still continues, to this very day.

Sat 29th April

The Men Who Built America

The United States of America wasn't discovered; it was built. Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Astor, Ford, Morgan - these are the men who built it, and their names became synonymous with the American dream. At the height of the Industrial Age, these men constructed a bold vision for a modern nation and transformed the greatest industries of our time: oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobiles, and finance. Rising from poverty, their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies, and influenced every major event of their day - from the Civil War to the Great Depression. This series also profiles the millions of American workers, from the steel mills of Pennsylvania to the assembly lines of Detroit, who turned those dreams into a reality.

Sat 29th April

Time Team

A team of specialists dig deep to uncover as much as they can in three days about a U.K. site's archaeology and history.

Sat 29th April

Cities of the Underworld

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Sat 29th April

The Memorial: Beyond The ANZAC Legend

To many Captain Alfred Shout was known as the Laughing Cavalier - to others he was simply one of the bravest and most decorated Australian soldiers of the Gallipoli campaign. Media Magnate Kerry Stokes paid $1.2 million to donate Captain Alfred Shout's Victoria Cross to the War Memorial. What is it about this hero of the infamous battle of Lone Pine that has captured the imagination of so many and why is he the epitome of the Anzac spirit? Nearly 100 years after Captain Alfred Shout's death, Neil meets an 11-year-old descendant in a powerful story about love, remembrance and bravery. Meanwhile, with the major press conference looming, the Memorial's curators are in a race against time to complete an exhibition featuring the uniform of VC recipient Ben Roberts-Smith.

Sat 29th April

In Their Own Words

This film follows Muhammad Ali's rise from the Columbia Gym in Louisville, Alabama to international fame, as he transcended his great athletic achievements to become one of the most influential Americans of his time: how this once polarising figure ultimately became a beloved and honoured national hero. Key events include Ali's stunning Islamic conversion and name change, his dramatic stand against the Vietnam-era draft, his three-year exile from the ring, his legendary comeback fights, his battle with Parkinson's disease, and his inspirational re-emergence on the world stage at the Atlanta Olympics. Among those interviewed are Ali's daughters Laila and Maryum Ali, NFL great Jim Brown, boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard, rappers and actors LL Cool J and Common, boxing promoter Bob Arum, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Lloyd Price, and biographer Thomas Hauser.

Sat 29th April

Noon

The Secret History Of ISIS

The inside story of the radicals who became the leaders of ISIS, the missed warning signs and the US failures to stop the group's brutal rise.

Sat 29th April

Black Ops

Stories of operations by special forces with re-enactments, archival footage, narration, and interviews with those who took part.

Sat 29th April

After The Holocaust

The darkest chapter in the history of mankind has finally come to an end - or so we thought. For the Jews of Europe, the suffering, the dying, and the grief continued, and still continues, to this very day.

Sat 29th April

Evolution Of Evil

His speeches leave Italy bewitched. But behind all Benito Mussolini's bluster and posturing lies a dark heart of violence and brutality. This is the story of Il Duce, the Boss, and how a young socialist bully rises and transforms to become an icon of fascism. He beats and rapes women, ruthlessly drops mustard gas on Libya and Ethiopia, becomes enthralled by Adolf Hitler and his ideas and drags his country into a war they are hopelessly unprepared for and becomes complicit in the Holocaust.

Sat 29th April

Trading History

Uncover intriguing family history through the prism of auction house artefacts and dedicated research teams that go behind the scenes to confirm the authenticity of the item, uncovering biographical information about the finder, the owner and the maker.

Sat 29th April

Extreme Sea Monsters

Discover the truth behind the legends of Sea Monsters. We scan the depths of Scotland's Loch Ness, we investigate the monsters that wash up on beaches and we bring to life two terrifying prehistoric creatures.

Sat 29th April

Evening

Billy Connolly's Route 66

World renowned comedian and motorbike enthusiast, Billy Connolly, drives that road. The iconic Route 66, Chicago to St. Louis, Missouri, USA, was officially decommissioned in 1985, but Billy gets the maps out to prove you can still follow the ultimate Route.

Sat 29th April

Paris or the Bush: The Story of the Cods

A rowing eight from Murray Bridge, South Australia, overcome prejudice, age, injury and poverty to represent Australia at the 1924 Paris Olympics.

Sat 29th April

The Australian SAS: The Untold History

HISTORY reveals the authorised and complete history of the Australian SAS. Raised in 1957 during Communist subversion in South East Asia, the small and little understood SAS quickly became the Ugly Duckling of the Australian Army. The SAS proved itself in 1965 in the undeniable jungle war in Borneo during Indonesian Konfrontasi. Follow the Australian SAS missions from inception through to the 2015 rise of the brutal ISIS caliphate.

Sat 29th April

Navy Seals: Their Untold Story

Despite the attention paid to the US Navy SEALs (Sea, Air and Land) since their daring take down of Osama bin Laden, few know the story of how the first US Navy frogmen became the renowned warriors of today. This program details their fascinating transformation and the people who made this story happen. Discover how these clandestine commandos morphed with evolving threats from Hitler to Bin Laden. The Navy's first special warfare units date back to World War II, and, without them, much of US and world history would have been written differently, from the beaches of Normandy to the Pacific theatre, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Through firsthand accounts and never-before-seen footage, this unprecedented documentary recounts many of the ticking-clock missions of the "Commandos of the Deep".

Sat 29th April

New Mysteries Of The Bermuda Triangle

What's really going on in the Bermuda Triangle? The legend began with the disappearance of bomber squadron Flight 19 - was it simply pilot error or did time shifting fog play a role?

Sun 30th April

Morning

Ancient Top 10

A smart, fun countdown that details how ancient technology worked, how surprisingly advanced it was, and how it was kind of awesome.

Sun 30th April

The Conspiracy Show

Richard travels to New York, San Francisco and Seattle to investigate claims the Twin Towers and Building 7 were brought down by explosives placed inside the towers prior to the 911 attacks. The founders of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and Firefighters for 9/11 Truth present their best evidence for controlled demolition and a Fire and Explosives expert attempts to refute their claims.

Sun 30th April

Great Mysteries and Myths

A documentary series for those who believe there can be nothing in the world more fascinating than the search for truth behind the most extraordinary mysteries and myths of the 20th century. A truly unique collection of stories shrouded in superstition and tragedy, this series brings to light a new perspective on these compelling and dark secrets.

Sun 30th April

Ancient Aliens

Explore new directions on alien intervention, including sightings and phenomena from ancient times all the way up to the present, as well as possible connections between overall UFO phenomena and information included in ancient texts and decoded from ancient artefacts.

Sun 30th April

Haunted History

In 1908 Pennhurst Asylum in eastern Pennsylvania was built to house and care for epileptic, disabled and "feeble-minded" patients, but after a few years Pennhurst became dangerously overcrowded, thanks in large part to the controversial Eugenics movement sweeping the country. As patients flowed in, the staff became overwhelmed. The result was rampant abuse, neglect and horrific conditions. After almost 80 years in operation Pennhurst was finally shut down, thanks to the heroic efforts of a local journalist and a few brave former patients. However, the spirits of the patients and abusive employees still roam the halls of the asylum today, sending chilling messages to visitors and reminding them of the tragic lessons learned during one of the darkest times in American history.

Sun 30th April

Paris or the Bush: The Story of the Cods

A rowing eight from Murray Bridge, South Australia, overcome prejudice, age, injury and poverty to represent Australia at the 1924 Paris Olympics.

Sun 30th April

The Australian SAS: The Untold History

HISTORY reveals the authorised and complete history of the Australian SAS. Raised in 1957 during Communist subversion in South East Asia, the small and little understood SAS quickly became the Ugly Duckling of the Australian Army. The SAS proved itself in 1965 in the undeniable jungle war in Borneo during Indonesian Konfrontasi. Follow the Australian SAS missions from inception through to the 2015 rise of the brutal ISIS caliphate.

Sun 30th April

Navy Seals: Their Untold Story

Despite the attention paid to the US Navy SEALs (Sea, Air and Land) since their daring take down of Osama bin Laden, few know the story of how the first US Navy frogmen became the renowned warriors of today. This program details their fascinating transformation and the people who made this story happen. Discover how these clandestine commandos morphed with evolving threats from Hitler to Bin Laden. The Navy's first special warfare units date back to World War II, and, without them, much of US and world history would have been written differently, from the beaches of Normandy to the Pacific theatre, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Through firsthand accounts and never-before-seen footage, this unprecedented documentary recounts many of the ticking-clock missions of the "Commandos of the Deep".

Sun 30th April

New Mysteries Of The Bermuda Triangle

What's really going on in the Bermuda Triangle? The legend began with the disappearance of bomber squadron Flight 19 - was it simply pilot error or did time shifting fog play a role?

Sun 30th April

Paris or the Bush: The Story of the Cods

A rowing eight from Murray Bridge, South Australia, overcome prejudice, age, injury and poverty to represent Australia at the 1924 Paris Olympics.

Sun 30th April

The Australian SAS: The Untold History

HISTORY reveals the authorised and complete history of the Australian SAS. Raised in 1957 during Communist subversion in South East Asia, the small and little understood SAS quickly became the Ugly Duckling of the Australian Army. The SAS proved itself in 1965 in the undeniable jungle war in Borneo during Indonesian Konfrontasi. Follow the Australian SAS missions from inception through to the 2015 rise of the brutal ISIS caliphate.

Sun 30th April

Navy Seals: Their Untold Story

Despite the attention paid to the US Navy SEALs (Sea, Air and Land) since their daring take down of Osama bin Laden, few know the story of how the first US Navy frogmen became the renowned warriors of today. This program details their fascinating transformation and the people who made this story happen. Discover how these clandestine commandos morphed with evolving threats from Hitler to Bin Laden. The Navy's first special warfare units date back to World War II, and, without them, much of US and world history would have been written differently, from the beaches of Normandy to the Pacific theatre, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Through firsthand accounts and never-before-seen footage, this unprecedented documentary recounts many of the ticking-clock missions of the "Commandos of the Deep".

Sun 30th April

Noon

New Mysteries Of The Bermuda Triangle

What's really going on in the Bermuda Triangle? The legend began with the disappearance of bomber squadron Flight 19 - was it simply pilot error or did time shifting fog play a role?

Sun 30th April

The Australian SAS: The Untold History

HISTORY reveals the authorised and complete history of the Australian SAS. Raised in 1957 during Communist subversion in South East Asia, the small and little understood SAS quickly became the Ugly Duckling of the Australian Army. The SAS proved itself in 1965 in the undeniable jungle war in Borneo during Indonesian Konfrontasi. Follow the Australian SAS missions from inception through to the 2015 rise of the brutal ISIS caliphate.

Sun 30th April

The Day Hitler Died

Relive Hitler's final days, detailed through never-before-seen interviews with the men and women who were with him during those last desperate moments.

Sun 30th April

The Civil War by Ken Burns

News of General Lee's surrender spreads fast. But John Wilkes Booth is determined to gain revenge for the South. Lincoln is the first US President to be assassinated.

Sun 30th April

Paris or the Bush: The Story of the Cods

A rowing eight from Murray Bridge, South Australia, overcome prejudice, age, injury and poverty to represent Australia at the 1924 Paris Olympics.

Sun 30th April

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands

Paul Murton sets out to experience island life today. He uncovers the past and reveals its connections with the present, pointing to the quirky, the surprising and the beautiful lying just offshore.

Sun 30th April

Evening

Griff's Great Britain

Griff Rhys Jones sets off on further fascinating adventures around Britain. In this series he explores the sharply contrasting landscapes of the great British countryside; from highlands to coastlines, from estuaries to moorlands. This episode explores lakelands, and in particular the Lake District - the most popular National Park in Britain attracting nearly 16 million visitors a year. In each episode, Griff is set a challenge from a hidden hand - forcing him to get under the surface of the region he is in. Griff awakes in the stately Duke of Portland's boathouse on the shores of Ullswater. His challenge - disguised as a parking ticket slapped on the hull of his sailboat - is to break a record. This makes sense to Griff; the Lake District is renowned for its superlatives - the highest mountain, the longest lake, the wettest region. All Griff has to do is find something to excel at. A short flight dangling from a gyrocopter brings Griff to a Lakeland pig farmer with a difference - Gary McClure is the holder of the record for the longest Cumberland sausage in the world - it's tasty but it's not a record Griff can beat. After hurtling up the steepest road in Britain, Formula 1 style in a Morgan V8 - Griff has a go at traversing the Infinity Bridge at Honister Pass - little more than a tightrope, 2000-feet above sea level and hanging perilously above a steep scree littered cliff. On reaching the end, Griff describes it as the "worst thing he's ever done" - which is saying something! Paying his respects to the most famous record breaker of the lot, Griff visits Coniston Water, where Donald Campbell met his end attempting the water speed record. Hailing another lift on a sled pulled by huskies who can run up to 45km/h, Griff ends up at Lake Windermere where he challenges the local water skiing record holder. But it's not for the fastest water skiing record he's chasing,it's the slowest: easy, surely!

Sun 30th April

The Secret History Of ISIS

The inside story of the radicals who became the leaders of ISIS, the missed warning signs and the US failures to stop the group's brutal rise.

Sun 30th April

Ancient Top 10

A smart, fun countdown that details how ancient technology worked, how surprisingly advanced it was, and how it was kind of awesome.

Sun 30th April

The Day Hitler Died

Relive Hitler's final days, detailed through never-before-seen interviews with the men and women who were with him during those last desperate moments.

Sun 30th April

No Asylum: Anne Frank's Story

An unknown chapter of Anne Frank's life has recently been uncovered. A volunteer was sorting through Holocaust manuscripts in the YIVO archives at the Institute for Jewish Research when she came upon letters written by Anne Frank's father. Otto Frank wrote dozens of letters to various contacts in the US Government desperately trying to save his family from the clutches of the Nazis, letters that were lost until now. Otto's letters and the US State Department's responses paint a picture of the world's failure to respond to the plight of Jewish refugees. In this film, Anne Frank's surviving family, Buddy Elias and Eva Schloss, relate the unknown story of the Frank family's frantic search for sanctuary. And in so doing, the film retells the Anne Frank story, a poignant reminder of the plight of a world-famous refugee who has no where to go.

Sun 30th April

The Secret History Of ISIS

The inside story of the radicals who became the leaders of ISIS, the missed warning signs and the US failures to stop the group's brutal rise.

Mon 1st May

Morning

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East

Hitler's 1941 invasion of the USSR ran into some its fiercest resistance at the Black Sea ports of Odessa and Sevastopol, where Soviet elite naval infantry brigades fought doggedly to hold back German and Romanian troops. At Sevastopol, a long and bloody siege unfolded, causing the Germans to bring in some of the biggest artillery guns ever used.

Mon 1st May

History's Raiders

The lifeblood of every nation, trade becomes more vital than ever during war. Twice in the 20th century, the German Navy nearly defeated Great Britain by throttling her sea-lanes. In both World Wars, submarines proved the deadliest threat. But Germany also used a combination of disguised armed merchant vessels and surface warships of the Kriegsmarine to sink Allied commercial shipping. While U-boats battled under the seas, German surface commerce raiders wreaked havoc on the Allies in WWI and WWII.

Mon 1st May

The Lost Evidence

In March 1945, 90 divisions of men and machines stood poised ready to cross the Rhine River, the last major obstacle that stood between the Allies and the road to final victory over Nazi Germany. From Roman times, this formidable natural barrier had provided the Germans with a barricade against invaders from the West. On the far bank, Hitlers armies prepared to fight to the death. The battle to cross the Rhine River would cost many Allied lives. On March 7th 1945, at the town of Remagen, American soldiers discover to their amazement that a bridge across the Rhine has not been demolished. In one of the most incredible tales of World War Two, fate would deal the men of the 9th Armoured Division a lucky card, as German attempts to blow the bridge in the face of the advancing troops failed. The heroes of Remagen would make it across the bridge and into history as the first Allied soldiers to cross the Rhine. Over the next few weeks, the massive Allied war machine would attack along a 450 mile front. On March 24th 1945 the largest operation since D-Day is launched against the German defences by boat and air. An enormous Airborne strike force, code-named Operation Varsity, lands by parachute and glider on German soil. The defenders of the Reich make the paratroopers pay with their lives. Tragically, it turned out to be the bloodiest day for Allied Airborne troops in World War Two. Aerial reconnaissance photographs taken at the time have now been layered over a 3 dimensional map to create a CGI model of the battle to cross the River Rhine. For over 60 years these photographs have remained lost, or forgotten until now. For the first time these original high-resolution images allow the viewer to track the battle, step by step, from the air. Individual stories of courage and heroism can be placed in the exact location where they took place.

Mon 1st May

Cities of the Underworld

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Mon 1st May

Ancient Top 10

A smart, fun countdown that details how ancient technology worked, how surprisingly advanced it was, and how it was kind of awesome.

Mon 1st May

The Day Hitler Died

Relive Hitler's final days, detailed through never-before-seen interviews with the men and women who were with him during those last desperate moments.

Mon 1st May

No Asylum: Anne Frank's Story

An unknown chapter of Anne Frank's life has recently been uncovered. A volunteer was sorting through Holocaust manuscripts in the YIVO archives at the Institute for Jewish Research when she came upon letters written by Anne Frank's father. Otto Frank wrote dozens of letters to various contacts in the US Government desperately trying to save his family from the clutches of the Nazis, letters that were lost until now. Otto's letters and the US State Department's responses paint a picture of the world's failure to respond to the plight of Jewish refugees. In this film, Anne Frank's surviving family, Buddy Elias and Eva Schloss, relate the unknown story of the Frank family's frantic search for sanctuary. And in so doing, the film retells the Anne Frank story, a poignant reminder of the plight of a world-famous refugee who has no where to go.

Mon 1st May

The Secret History Of ISIS

The inside story of the radicals who became the leaders of ISIS, the missed warning signs and the US failures to stop the group's brutal rise.

Mon 1st May

The Civil War by Ken Burns

News of General Lee's surrender spreads fast. But John Wilkes Booth is determined to gain revenge for the South. Lincoln is the first US President to be assassinated.

Mon 1st May

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands

Paul Murton sets out to experience island life today. He uncovers the past and reveals its connections with the present, pointing to the quirky, the surprising and the beautiful lying just offshore.

Mon 1st May

Griff's Great Britain

Griff Rhys Jones sets off on further fascinating adventures around Britain. In this series he explores the sharply contrasting landscapes of the great British countryside; from highlands to coastlines, from estuaries to moorlands. This episode explores lakelands, and in particular the Lake District - the most popular National Park in Britain attracting nearly 16 million visitors a year. In each episode, Griff is set a challenge from a hidden hand - forcing him to get under the surface of the region he is in. Griff awakes in the stately Duke of Portland's boathouse on the shores of Ullswater. His challenge - disguised as a parking ticket slapped on the hull of his sailboat - is to break a record. This makes sense to Griff; the Lake District is renowned for its superlatives - the highest mountain, the longest lake, the wettest region. All Griff has to do is find something to excel at. A short flight dangling from a gyrocopter brings Griff to a Lakeland pig farmer with a difference - Gary McClure is the holder of the record for the longest Cumberland sausage in the world - it's tasty but it's not a record Griff can beat. After hurtling up the steepest road in Britain, Formula 1 style in a Morgan V8 - Griff has a go at traversing the Infinity Bridge at Honister Pass - little more than a tightrope, 2000-feet above sea level and hanging perilously above a steep scree littered cliff. On reaching the end, Griff describes it as the "worst thing he's ever done" - which is saying something! Paying his respects to the most famous record breaker of the lot, Griff visits Coniston Water, where Donald Campbell met his end attempting the water speed record. Hailing another lift on a sled pulled by huskies who can run up to 45km/h, Griff ends up at Lake Windermere where he challenges the local water skiing record holder. But it's not for the fastest water skiing record he's chasing,it's the slowest: easy, surely!

Mon 1st May

Ancient Top 10

A smart, fun countdown that details how ancient technology worked, how surprisingly advanced it was, and how it was kind of awesome.

Mon 1st May

The Day Hitler Died

Relive Hitler's final days, detailed through never-before-seen interviews with the men and women who were with him during those last desperate moments.

Mon 1st May

Noon

The Secret History Of ISIS

The inside story of the radicals who became the leaders of ISIS, the missed warning signs and the US failures to stop the group's brutal rise.

Mon 1st May

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East

From the very first days of the war the USSR capital had been preparing to defence. Institutions and plants, embassies and ministries were evacuated. In order to organise the defence of Moscow and stifle the fascist offensive, Marshal Zhukov was called from Leningrad to Moscow. According to the plan of German Operation Typhoon, all power of Army Group Centre thrust was directed towards Moscow. Zhukov needed reserve and time, but he had none of them. And the German troops were being reinforced again and again. The usual autumn rains started, negatively affecting actions of both armies. On 17th October 1941 a state of siege was declared in Moscow, and the implications of the motto "Not a step back!" became extremely severe. On 7th of October, an anniversary of the Soviet October Revolution, a military parade was held on the Red Square in Moscow, and the participating troops went directly to the frontline after it. And fierce resistance of the Red Army troops along all axes made at last the German Command acknowledge the plan to encircle Moscow impossible.

Mon 1st May

History's Raiders

In April 1918, a flotilla of British warships set sail from Dover bound for the port of Zeebrugge on the German-occupied Belgian coast. Their mission - to prevent German U-boats stationed there from entering the North Sea and Atlantic. Led by the cruiser HMS Vindictive, the ships headed across the English Channel, including two old ferries to be sunk at the harbour entrances. The battle that ensued proved costly with 200 British fatalities and 8 Victoria Crosses awarded for the night's action.

Mon 1st May

The Lost Evidence

In March 1945, 90 divisions of men and machines stood poised ready to cross the Rhine River, the last major obstacle that stood between the Allies and the road to final victory over Nazi Germany. From Roman times, this formidable natural barrier had provided the Germans with a barricade against invaders from the West. On the far bank, Hitlers armies prepared to fight to the death. The battle to cross the Rhine River would cost many Allied lives. On March 7th 1945, at the town of Remagen, American soldiers discover to their amazement that a bridge across the Rhine has not been demolished. In one of the most incredible tales of World War Two, fate would deal the men of the 9th Armoured Division a lucky card, as German attempts to blow the bridge in the face of the advancing troops failed. The heroes of Remagen would make it across the bridge and into history as the first Allied soldiers to cross the Rhine. Over the next few weeks, the massive Allied war machine would attack along a 450 mile front. On March 24th 1945 the largest operation since D-Day is launched against the German defences by boat and air. An enormous Airborne strike force, code-named Operation Varsity, lands by parachute and glider on German soil. The defenders of the Reich make the paratroopers pay with their lives. Tragically, it turned out to be the bloodiest day for Allied Airborne troops in World War Two. Aerial reconnaissance photographs taken at the time have now been layered over a 3 dimensional map to create a CGI model of the battle to cross the River Rhine. For over 60 years these photographs have remained lost, or forgotten until now. For the first time these original high-resolution images allow the viewer to track the battle, step by step, from the air. Individual stories of courage and heroism can be placed in the exact location where they took place.

Mon 1st May

Nazi Secret Files

The catastrophic crimes of the Third Reich have long been a subject of rigorous investigation. Now, the opening up of previously closed archives is revealing darker and stranger depths to the Nazi's pursuit of power. In this extraordinary series, we uncover hitherto secret files and showcase the latest analytical research that is revolutionising our view of World War II, exposing the bizarre beliefs and reckless actions behind the Nazi's bid for global domination. From space weapons to killer insects, from the widespread and ultimately devastating use of crystal meth to the dark truth about the Aryan myth, from Hitler's Messianic beliefs to the tyranny of Nazi Islamists who continue to terrorise the world today, this program will reveal the wicked and crazy ideas that fuelled Hitler's regime yet have remained hidden - until now.

Mon 1st May

Cities of the Underworld

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Mon 1st May

Evening

Engineering an Empire

Explore the engineering and architectural feats that were characteristic of some of the greatest societies the planet has ever seen.

Mon 1st May

Genius Of The Ancient World

Historian Bettany Hughes investigates the revolutionary ideas of the Buddha, drawing on archaeology to explore the philosophy that would inspire a diverse belief system, shaping the lives of hundreds of millions to this day.

Mon 1st May

Sacred Sites

Ireland's history is steeped in religion and mystery. Why did its people stop worshipping the earth 5000 years ago? Did St Patrick really act alone in converting the Irish to Christianity in the 5th-century? Historians, astronomers, and other scientists believe answers to these and other questions lie in the stars. In this revealing documentary, combining astronomy and archaeology with history and mythology, Dr Patrick McCafferty explores the religious and mythological significance of Ireland's hallowed sites. After years of investigation, McCafferty unravels the mysteries behind Ireland's sacred sites and its early religions.

Mon 1st May

Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden

The May 1, 2011, raid on Abbottabad, Pakistan, that culminated in the killing of Osama bin Laden took 40 minutes. The CIA's hunt for bin Laden took two decades. This film tells the remarkable true story of the nearly 20-year pursuit of the world's most notorious terrorist. The film features testimony and recollections - some shared for the first time - from top CIA officers, many of them women, who laboured to eliminate bin Laden's terrorist organisation and eventually the man himself. Based on the book Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden - from 9/11 to Abbottabad by Peter Bergen, this documentary feature is a real-life spy thriller that reveals behind-the-scenes accounts from CIA analysts, targeters and operatives, who testify to the disagreements, frustrations, tragedies and triumphs that make up this fascinating yet painful chapter in American military and political history. How the pieces of this ever-changing puzzle come together - of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and their violent determination to strike the United States - is the backbone of the story.

Mon 1st May

Clash of Warriors

Each major war of the 20th-century has produced heroes of the hour - men who rose above the mediocrity to lead their fellow soldiers to victory and sometimes defeat. This series examines the backgrounds and personalities of the finest commanders of the 20th-century. Each episode takes two of the world's greatest combatants as they face their ultimate tests against each other.

Tue 2nd May

Morning

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East

From the very first days of the war the USSR capital had been preparing to defence. Institutions and plants, embassies and ministries were evacuated. In order to organise the defence of Moscow and stifle the fascist offensive, Marshal Zhukov was called from Leningrad to Moscow. According to the plan of German Operation Typhoon, all power of Army Group Centre thrust was directed towards Moscow. Zhukov needed reserve and time, but he had none of them. And the German troops were being reinforced again and again. The usual autumn rains started, negatively affecting actions of both armies. On 17th October 1941 a state of siege was declared in Moscow, and the implications of the motto "Not a step back!" became extremely severe. On 7th of October, an anniversary of the Soviet October Revolution, a military parade was held on the Red Square in Moscow, and the participating troops went directly to the frontline after it. And fierce resistance of the Red Army troops along all axes made at last the German Command acknowledge the plan to encircle Moscow impossible.

Tue 2nd May

History's Raiders

In April 1918, a flotilla of British warships set sail from Dover bound for the port of Zeebrugge on the German-occupied Belgian coast. Their mission - to prevent German U-boats stationed there from entering the North Sea and Atlantic. Led by the cruiser HMS Vindictive, the ships headed across the English Channel, including two old ferries to be sunk at the harbour entrances. The battle that ensued proved costly with 200 British fatalities and 8 Victoria Crosses awarded for the night's action.

Tue 2nd May

The Lost Evidence

December 16, 1944: In the frozen forests of the Ardennes, Belgium, a vast German assault force crashes against the weakest point in the American lines. Three German armies have been amassed in total secrecy with one sole aim - to send the Allies back into the sea and change the outcome of World War II. Standing in their way are just five unprepared divisions of the American army, many of them young recruits not yet baptised in blood. Many will give their lives in a bitter struggle to buy their comrades time to reinforce the line. As men and machines are rushed to the front, over a million men fight in a bloody struggle across 80 miles to push back the Bulge in the frontline. In this battle where the rules of war are forgotten, the troops on the ground will have to dig deeper than ever before if they are to destroy Hitler's last gamble in Europe. But it is the blood-and-guts defence of a small Belgian town called Bastogne that embodies the spirit of Allied defiance. Outnumbered and outgunned, the elite troops of the 101st Airborne Division refuse to surrender in a bitter fight to the death. All along the line, the German advance is slowed, and by the end of January 1945, the Bulge has been eliminated. The Nazi armoured spearhead lay broken in the snow, but the cost was high. Over 19,000 American troops were killed, another 20,000 captured and over 40,000 wounded. German casualties exceed the American total. The ordinary soldiers who had fought and died in the freezing foxholes of Belgium had played their part in an extraordinary battle that would shape history. For the first time, a new perspective on the campaign in the Ardennes is given. Aerial reconnaissance photographs taken before, during and after the struggle have now been layered over a three-dimensional map to create a CGI model of the battlefield. For over 60 years, these photographs have remained lost, or forgotten. Until now.

Tue 2nd May

Cities of the Underworld

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Tue 2nd May

Genius Of The Ancient World

Historian Bettany Hughes investigates the revolutionary ideas of the Buddha, drawing on archaeology to explore the philosophy that would inspire a diverse belief system, shaping the lives of hundreds of millions to this day.

Tue 2nd May

Sacred Sites

Ireland's history is steeped in religion and mystery. Why did its people stop worshipping the earth 5000 years ago? Did St Patrick really act alone in converting the Irish to Christianity in the 5th-century? Historians, astronomers, and other scientists believe answers to these and other questions lie in the stars. In this revealing documentary, combining astronomy and archaeology with history and mythology, Dr Patrick McCafferty explores the religious and mythological significance of Ireland's hallowed sites. After years of investigation, McCafferty unravels the mysteries behind Ireland's sacred sites and its early religions.

Tue 2nd May

Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden

The May 1, 2011, raid on Abbottabad, Pakistan, that culminated in the killing of Osama bin Laden took 40 minutes. The CIA's hunt for bin Laden took two decades. This film tells the remarkable true story of the nearly 20-year pursuit of the world's most notorious terrorist. The film features testimony and recollections - some shared for the first time - from top CIA officers, many of them women, who laboured to eliminate bin Laden's terrorist organisation and eventually the man himself. Based on the book Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden - from 9/11 to Abbottabad by Peter Bergen, this documentary feature is a real-life spy thriller that reveals behind-the-scenes accounts from CIA analysts, targeters and operatives, who testify to the disagreements, frustrations, tragedies and triumphs that make up this fascinating yet painful chapter in American military and political history. How the pieces of this ever-changing puzzle come together - of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and their violent determination to strike the United States - is the backbone of the story.

Tue 2nd May

Clash of Warriors

Each major war of the 20th-century has produced heroes of the hour - men who rose above the mediocrity to lead their fellow soldiers to victory and sometimes defeat. This series examines the backgrounds and personalities of the finest commanders of the 20th-century. Each episode takes two of the world's greatest combatants as they face their ultimate tests against each other.

Tue 2nd May

Time Team

A team of specialists dig deep to uncover as much as they can in three days about a UK site's archaeology and history.

Tue 2nd May

Cities of the Underworld

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Tue 2nd May

Engineering an Empire

Explore the engineering and architectural feats that were characteristic of some of the greatest societies the planet has ever seen.

Tue 2nd May

Genius Of The Ancient World

Historian Bettany Hughes investigates the revolutionary ideas of the Buddha, drawing on archaeology to explore the philosophy that would inspire a diverse belief system, shaping the lives of hundreds of millions to this day.

Tue 2nd May

Noon

Sacred Sites

Ireland's history is steeped in religion and mystery. Why did its people stop worshipping the earth 5000 years ago? Did St Patrick really act alone in converting the Irish to Christianity in the 5th-century? Historians, astronomers, and other scientists believe answers to these and other questions lie in the stars. In this revealing documentary, combining astronomy and archaeology with history and mythology, Dr Patrick McCafferty explores the religious and mythological significance of Ireland's hallowed sites. After years of investigation, McCafferty unravels the mysteries behind Ireland's sacred sites and its early religions.

Tue 2nd May

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East

Giving an unprecedented Russian perspective on the war's most decisive and bloody theatre.

Tue 2nd May

History's Raiders

On the night of February 28, 1943, a group of Norwegian raiders fewer than a dozen men set out on a covert mission to sabotage the Nazi-controlled Norsk Hydro factory in Telemark, Norway. Their target the production cells of heavy water, a vital component in the development of Hitler's atomic bomb. Their bold mission successfully set back Hitler's atomic program by many months and allowed the Allies more time to build their own and win the race for the atomic bomb.

Tue 2nd May

The Lost Evidence

December 16, 1944: In the frozen forests of the Ardennes, Belgium, a vast German assault force crashes against the weakest point in the American lines. Three German armies have been amassed in total secrecy with one sole aim - to send the Allies back into the sea and change the outcome of World War II. Standing in their way are just five unprepared divisions of the American army, many of them young recruits not yet baptised in blood. Many will give their lives in a bitter struggle to buy their comrades time to reinforce the line. As men and machines are rushed to the front, over a million men fight in a bloody struggle across 80 miles to push back the Bulge in the frontline. In this battle where the rules of war are forgotten, the troops on the ground will have to dig deeper than ever before if they are to destroy Hitler's last gamble in Europe. But it is the blood-and-guts defence of a small Belgian town called Bastogne that embodies the spirit of Allied defiance. Outnumbered and outgunned, the elite troops of the 101st Airborne Division refuse to surrender in a bitter fight to the death. All along the line, the German advance is slowed, and by the end of January 1945, the Bulge has been eliminated. The Nazi armoured spearhead lay broken in the snow, but the cost was high. Over 19,000 American troops were killed, another 20,000 captured and over 40,000 wounded. German casualties exceed the American total. The ordinary soldiers who had fought and died in the freezing foxholes of Belgium had played their part in an extraordinary battle that would shape history. For the first time, a new perspective on the campaign in the Ardennes is given. Aerial reconnaissance photographs taken before, during and after the struggle have now been layered over a three-dimensional map to create a CGI model of the battlefield. For over 60 years, these photographs have remained lost, or forgotten. Until now.

Tue 2nd May

Nazi Secret Files

The catastrophic crimes of the Third Reich have long been a subject of rigorous investigation. Now, the opening up of previously closed archives is revealing darker and stranger depths to the Nazi's pursuit of power. In this extraordinary series, we uncover hitherto secret files and showcase the latest analytical research that is revolutionising our view of World War II, exposing the bizarre beliefs and reckless actions behind the Nazi's bid for global domination. From space weapons to killer insects, from the widespread and ultimately devastating use of crystal meth to the dark truth about the Aryan myth, from Hitler's Messianic beliefs to the tyranny of Nazi Islamists who continue to terrorise the world today, this program will reveal the wicked and crazy ideas that fuelled Hitler's regime yet have remained hidden - until now.

Tue 2nd May

Cities of the Underworld

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Tue 2nd May

Evening

The Real American: Joe McCarthy

Senator Joe McCarthy dominated 1950s US politics with his televised Communist hunting and battles with key institutions like the Army and even the President himself. This portrait of one of the early 'bad guys' of televised politics is based on five years of extensive research through international archives. Mixing original footage with previously unseen archive imagery and unique insights from leading observers, it examines the political and cultural landscape that allowed McCarthy's meteoric rise to power.

Tue 2nd May

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Michael Portillo embarks on a nostalgic railway adventure, which takes him across the heart of Europe.

Tue 2nd May

After Hitler

As World War II drew to a close, Europe was hopeful of lasting peace. Find out what happened to the world immediately after Adolf Hitler's downfall in this documentary.

Tue 2nd May

The Australian SAS: The Untold History

HISTORY reveals the authorised and complete history of the Australian SAS. Raised in 1957 during Communist subversion in South East Asia, the small and little understood SAS quickly became the Ugly Duckling of the Australian Army. The SAS proved itself in 1965 in the undeniable jungle war in Borneo during Indonesian Konfrontasi. Follow the Australian SAS missions from inception through to the 2015 rise of the brutal ISIS caliphate.

Tue 2nd May

Evolution Of Evil

This film explores how a privileged young Saudi boy born in the 1950s, becomes the founder and leader of al-Qaeda, an idol and motivator to militant Muslims around the world, and a terrorist mastermind committed to violent global jihad. With his hatred of American imperialism, his multiple vicious strikes against US civilian and military targets during the 1990s, and the planning, implementation, and aftermath, of the horrific suicidal attacks of 9/11, Osama bin Laden changes the world forever.

Tue 2nd May

Dogfight: The Mystery of the Red Baron

The corpse-lined trenches of northern France are well known as one of the deadliest killing grounds of World War I. In fact, proportionately, an even more lethal war was taking place in the skies over Europe. The world's first flying aces were regarded as the cosseted glamour boys of The Great War. But by 1917, the life expectancy of a new pilot was just two weeks. In a few years, the amateur enthusiasts and young adventurers who made up the embryonic Royal Flying Corps and German Air Force had been turned, by bloody circumstance and rapidly advancing technology, into ruthless assassins.

Wed 3rd May

Morning

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East

Giving an unprecedented Russian perspective on the war's most decisive and bloody theatre.

Wed 3rd May

History's Raiders

On the night of February 28, 1943, a group of Norwegian raiders fewer than a dozen men set out on a covert mission to sabotage the Nazi-controlled Norsk Hydro factory in Telemark, Norway. Their target the production cells of heavy water, a vital component in the development of Hitler's atomic bomb. Their bold mission successfully set back Hitler's atomic program by many months and allowed the Allies more time to build their own and win the race for the atomic bomb.

Wed 3rd May

The Lost Evidence

On April 16th 1945, 9000 Soviet guns unleashed a devastating bombardment on German troops manning the outer defences of Berlin. More than a million Red Army soldiers had assembled to smash their way through to the heart of the city. Time had run out for Adolf Hitlers Third Reich. But the battle-hardened veterans of the Red Army now face an enemy fighting with a ferocity born of desperation. In the streets of the city their tank formations become easy prey for fanatical tank hunting teams of SS men and boys of the Hitler Youth. And at the heart of the defence is Hitler himself - refusing to admit defeat and demanding suicidal counterattacks. Aerial reconnaissance photographs actually taken during the course of the battle. Most of these aerial images have not been seen for 60 years. They are combined with cutting edge computer graphics to create 3D models of Hitlers embattled capital city. For the first time it is possible to follow step by step the savage battle which brought the war in Europe to an end. Driving the Soviet forces mercilessly forward is Josef Stalin. Though at the Yalta Conference in February 1945 it was decided that Berlin would fall into the Soviet Zone of Occupied Germany, Stalin refuses to trust the Western Allies. With American troops only 50 miles from the city he pressures his two leading commanders into a race to capture Berlin regardless of casualties. And trapped in the doomed city are thousands of German civilians. As the battle explodes around them they are faced with a life or death struggle against not only the maddened Soviet troops but last ditch Nazi execution squads. With archive film, dramatic re-enactments and powerful eye witness testimony from Russian and German veterans. The incredible story of the bloody battle that brought the World War Two to an end in Europe.

Wed 3rd May

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands

Paul Murton sets out to experience island life today. He uncovers the past and reveals its connections with the present, pointing to the quirky, the surprising and the beautiful lying just offshore.

Wed 3rd May

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Michael Portillo embarks on a nostalgic railway adventure, which takes him across the heart of Europe.

Wed 3rd May

After Hitler

As World War II drew to a close, Europe was hopeful of lasting peace. Find out what happened to the world immediately after Adolf Hitler's downfall in this documentary.

Wed 3rd May

The Australian SAS: The Untold History

HISTORY reveals the authorised and complete history of the Australian SAS. Raised in 1957 during Communist subversion in South East Asia, the small and little understood SAS quickly became the Ugly Duckling of the Australian Army. The SAS proved itself in 1965 in the undeniable jungle war in Borneo during Indonesian Konfrontasi. Follow the Australian SAS missions from inception through to the 2015 rise of the brutal ISIS caliphate.

Wed 3rd May

Evolution Of Evil

This film explores how a privileged young Saudi boy born in the 1950s, becomes the founder and leader of al-Qaeda, an idol and motivator to militant Muslims around the world, and a terrorist mastermind committed to violent global jihad. With his hatred of American imperialism, his multiple vicious strikes against US civilian and military targets during the 1990s, and the planning, implementation, and aftermath, of the horrific suicidal attacks of 9/11, Osama bin Laden changes the world forever.

Wed 3rd May

Dogfight: The Mystery of the Red Baron

The corpse-lined trenches of northern France are well known as one of the deadliest killing grounds of World War I. In fact, proportionately, an even more lethal war was taking place in the skies over Europe. The world's first flying aces were regarded as the cosseted glamour boys of The Great War. But by 1917, the life expectancy of a new pilot was just two weeks. In a few years, the amateur enthusiasts and young adventurers who made up the embryonic Royal Flying Corps and German Air Force had been turned, by bloody circumstance and rapidly advancing technology, into ruthless assassins.

Wed 3rd May

Time Team

A team of specialists dig deep to uncover as much as they can in three days about a UK site's archaeology and history.

Wed 3rd May

Cities of the Underworld

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Wed 3rd May

The Real American: Joe McCarthy

Senator Joe McCarthy dominated 1950s US politics with his televised Communist hunting and battles with key institutions like the Army and even the President himself. This portrait of one of the early 'bad guys' of televised politics is based on five years of extensive research through international archives. Mixing original footage with previously unseen archive imagery and unique insights from leading observers, it examines the political and cultural landscape that allowed McCarthy's meteoric rise to power.

Wed 3rd May

After Hitler

As World War II drew to a close, Europe was hopeful of lasting peace. Find out what happened to the world immediately after Adolf Hitler's downfall in this documentary.

Wed 3rd May

Noon

The Australian SAS: The Untold History

HISTORY reveals the authorised and complete history of the Australian SAS. Raised in 1957 during Communist subversion in South East Asia, the small and little understood SAS quickly became the Ugly Duckling of the Australian Army. The SAS proved itself in 1965 in the undeniable jungle war in Borneo during Indonesian Konfrontasi. Follow the Australian SAS missions from inception through to the 2015 rise of the brutal ISIS caliphate.

Wed 3rd May

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East

The German conquests of 1941 left Hitler's troops perilously close to the Soviet capital, Moscow. Around Rzhev terrible fighting raged as the Red Army attacked again and again to drive back the invader. Soviet troops, who suffered appalling casualties, grimly referred to these battles as 'the Rzhev meat-grinder'.

Wed 3rd May

History's Raiders

During WWII, one- and two-man crews aboard dangerous and stealthy mini-weapons could threaten the largest battleships at anchor. We examine Italian human torpedoes - torpedoes outfitted with controls and a seat for their drivers - that crippled the British fleet at Alexandria and Gibraltar to Japanese mini-subs that unsuccessfully struck at Pearl Harbor and British mini-subs that attacked the German battleship Tirpitz.

Wed 3rd May

The Lost Evidence

On April 16th 1945, 9000 Soviet guns unleashed a devastating bombardment on German troops manning the outer defences of Berlin. More than a million Red Army soldiers had assembled to smash their way through to the heart of the city. Time had run out for Adolf Hitlers Third Reich. But the battle-hardened veterans of the Red Army now face an enemy fighting with a ferocity born of desperation. In the streets of the city their tank formations become easy prey for fanatical tank hunting teams of SS men and boys of the Hitler Youth. And at the heart of the defence is Hitler himself - refusing to admit defeat and demanding suicidal counterattacks. Aerial reconnaissance photographs actually taken during the course of the battle. Most of these aerial images have not been seen for 60 years. They are combined with cutting edge computer graphics to create 3D models of Hitlers embattled capital city. For the first time it is possible to follow step by step the savage battle which brought the war in Europe to an end. Driving the Soviet forces mercilessly forward is Josef Stalin. Though at the Yalta Conference in February 1945 it was decided that Berlin would fall into the Soviet Zone of Occupied Germany, Stalin refuses to trust the Western Allies. With American troops only 50 miles from the city he pressures his two leading commanders into a race to capture Berlin regardless of casualties. And trapped in the doomed city are thousands of German civilians. As the battle explodes around them they are faced with a life or death struggle against not only the maddened Soviet troops but last ditch Nazi execution squads. With archive film, dramatic re-enactments and powerful eye witness testimony from Russian and German veterans. The incredible story of the bloody battle that brought the World War Two to an end in Europe.

Wed 3rd May

Nazi Secret Files

How did an unremarkable drifter from Vienna instigate the most devastating military conflict in the history of the world? How did he convince an entire nation to follow him on his murderous mission to exterminate the Jewish people? We reveal how a series of psychotic episodes in his early life convinced Adolf Hitler he was a modern day Pharaoh - Germany's Messiah, sent by God to wage war against the Jews. Using the psychiatric reports Hitler tried to destroy and top secret British intelligence analysis, we reveal the incredible story of mass hysteria, bizarre beliefs and dangerous delusions - that ended with a religious war of devastating proportions.

Wed 3rd May

Cities of the Underworld

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Wed 3rd May

Evening

Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty

Your country needs you! Tony is in the quiet NSW town of Bathurst on Anzac Day. Hear stories of reconciliation over tea and scones in Cowra and the man whose childhood bedroom window bullet hole was the envy of all his mates. The Tour of Duty Roadshow proves once again that no matter the town's population there's always a quirky story to be found; a lifesaving coin, a Japanese POW uniform, and one lucky woman is in for a surprise when she's reunited with a relic from her late father's war service.

Wed 3rd May

The Cars That Made Us

From the sleek Aston Martin to the irrepressible Porsche 911, we enjoy cars of all shapes and sizes. Join us as we relive the stories of the thousands of iconic motors that have hit the international tarmac over the years.

Wed 3rd May

The Vietnam War

During its ancient history, Vietnam had been invaded by a stream of dynasties; the Songs, Mongol Yuans, Chams, Mings, Dutch, Manchus and by the late 19th century were vulnerable to French Imperialism. The French lost to the Communist North Vietnamese. The fear of China and Maoist Communism was too intense for America and the Domino theory was born. President Kennedy pledged aid to the South in the early 1960s. When JFK was shot it was as if America could not be seen to withdraw and they gradually were immersed in an endless bloody war.

Wed 3rd May

Air Warriors

These are America's undisputed kings of the sky, witness their turbulent journeys, brought to life through rarely seen combat footage and the stories of the dedicated pilots and teams who fly and maintain these ultimate air warriors.

Wed 3rd May

JFK's Women: The Scandals Revealed

John Fitzgerald Kennedy is still regarded as the most charismatic US President, an icon of modernity cut down in his prime. But until now, the true story of JFK and his mistresses has never been revealed.

Wed 3rd May

Hitler: Germany's Fatal Attraction

After WWI Adolf Hitler attends the meetings of the German Workers Party, a far right political party centred around racism and anti-Semitism; the natural home for Adolf Hitler's political beliefs. He rapidly works his way up and builds a loyal following of the most brutal men in Germany. Capitalising from the broken state of Germany post WWI Hitler sets about his revolution. The infamous Beer Hall Putsch of 1923 was superficially a failure which saw Hitler arrested, imprisoned and silenced from speaking. But this was only the beginning of a reign of terror.

Thu 4th May

Morning

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East

The German conquests of 1941 left Hitler's troops perilously close to the Soviet capital, Moscow. Around Rzhev terrible fighting raged as the Red Army attacked again and again to drive back the invader. Soviet troops, who suffered appalling casualties, grimly referred to these battles as 'the Rzhev meat-grinder'.

Thu 4th May

History's Raiders

During WWII, one- and two-man crews aboard dangerous and stealthy mini-weapons could threaten the largest battleships at anchor. We examine Italian human torpedoes - torpedoes outfitted with controls and a seat for their drivers - that crippled the British fleet at Alexandria and Gibraltar to Japanese mini-subs that unsuccessfully struck at Pearl Harbor and British mini-subs that attacked the German battleship Tirpitz.

Thu 4th May

The Lost Evidence

On August 23, 1942, 330,000 men of the German 6th Army smashed through Soviet defences outside the city of Stalingrad. It seemed nothing could stop the city falling in just a few days. But two months later the Germans were still locked in a deadly battle of attrition in a wasteland of pulverised rubble. Their offensive had become a murderous one-on-one fight they call Rat War. This program reveals how Hitler's master plan to smash the Soviet Union ground to a halt in the shattered ruins of the city named after Stalin himself. For the first time, extraordinary aerial reconnaissance photographs actually taken during the course of the battle are combined with the latest in computer technology to create a 3D model of the city. These unique aerial images have been discovered in archives where they have been lost or forgotten for more than 60 years. Now the decisive battle of the Eastern Front can be seen unfolding step by bloody step. Determined to destroy the Soviet Union once and for all, Hitler has ordered his armies to strike south and seize the vital oilfields of the Caucasus region. But first they must capture Stalingrad and secure their northern flank. When the Panzers reach the city on the river Volga, they are on the border of Asia itself. But for 162 terrible days, the Soviet defenders of Stalingrad make the German 6th Army pay in blood for every inch of ground. The fast-moving tank columns of the Blitzkrieg have been replaced by savage hand-to-hand combat in a maze of ruined factories, shops and apartment blocks. Outnumbered and outgunned, the men of the Red Army in Stalingrad suffer appalling losses. But by clinging to their positions they draw the Germans into a trap from which there will be no escape. When the Arctic conditions of the Russian winter paralyse German supply lines, Stalin unleashes an overwhelming counterattack which completely encircles the doomed 6th Army.

Thu 4th May

Cities of the Underworld

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Thu 4th May

The Cars That Made Us

From the sleek Aston Martin to the irrepressible Porsche 911, we enjoy cars of all shapes and sizes. Join us as we relive the stories of the thousands of iconic motors that have hit the international tarmac over the years.

Thu 4th May

The Vietnam War

During its ancient history, Vietnam had been invaded by a stream of dynasties; the Songs, Mongol Yuans, Chams, Mings, Dutch, Manchus and by the late 19th century were vulnerable to French Imperialism. The French lost to the Communist North Vietnamese. The fear of China and Maoist Communism was too intense for America and the Domino theory was born. President Kennedy pledged aid to the South in the early 1960s. When JFK was shot it was as if America could not be seen to withdraw and they gradually were immersed in an endless bloody war.

Thu 4th May

Air Warriors

These are America's undisputed kings of the sky, witness their turbulent journeys, brought to life through rarely seen combat footage and the stories of the dedicated pilots and teams who fly and maintain these ultimate air warriors.

Thu 4th May

JFK's Women: The Scandals Revealed

John Fitzgerald Kennedy is still regarded as the most charismatic US President, an icon of modernity cut down in his prime. But until now, the true story of JFK and his mistresses has never been revealed.

Thu 4th May

Hitler: Germany's Fatal Attraction

After WWI Adolf Hitler attends the meetings of the German Workers Party, a far right political party centred around racism and anti-Semitism; the natural home for Adolf Hitler's political beliefs. He rapidly works his way up and builds a loyal following of the most brutal men in Germany. Capitalising from the broken state of Germany post WWI Hitler sets about his revolution. The infamous Beer Hall Putsch of 1923 was superficially a failure which saw Hitler arrested, imprisoned and silenced from speaking. But this was only the beginning of a reign of terror.

Thu 4th May

Time Team

A team of specialists dig deep to uncover as much as they can in three days about a UK site's archaeology and history.

Thu 4th May

Cities of the Underworld

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Thu 4th May

Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty

Your country needs you! Tony is in the quiet NSW town of Bathurst on Anzac Day. Hear stories of reconciliation over tea and scones in Cowra and the man whose childhood bedroom window bullet hole was the envy of all his mates. The Tour of Duty Roadshow proves once again that no matter the town's population there's always a quirky story to be found; a lifesaving coin, a Japanese POW uniform, and one lucky woman is in for a surprise when she's reunited with a relic from her late father's war service.

Thu 4th May

The Cars That Made Us

From the sleek Aston Martin to the irrepressible Porsche 911, we enjoy cars of all shapes and sizes. Join us as we relive the stories of the thousands of iconic motors that have hit the international tarmac over the years.

Thu 4th May

Noon

The Vietnam War

During its ancient history, Vietnam had been invaded by a stream of dynasties; the Songs, Mongol Yuans, Chams, Mings, Dutch, Manchus and by the late 19th century were vulnerable to French Imperialism. The French lost to the Communist North Vietnamese. The fear of China and Maoist Communism was too intense for America and the Domino theory was born. President Kennedy pledged aid to the South in the early 1960s. When JFK was shot it was as if America could not be seen to withdraw and they gradually were immersed in an endless bloody war.

Thu 4th May

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East

On 28th June, 1943, German troops launched Case Blue. They dashed towards Voronezh, Stalingrad, Rostov-on-Don. The insufficiently embattled south sector of the Soviet-German front was breached. The retreat of the Soviet troops eastwards was going on when a famous order later called "Not a step back!" was issued. Special anti-retreat detachments were supposed to stop fleeing military units. German 6th Army commanded by Friedrich Paulus reached Stalingrad but it unexpectedly met with a strong repulse that brought their advance to a halt. Reserve army commanded by marshals Vasilevsky and Zhukov were moved closer up to the encircled city by the Soviet Command. The bombardments of the city went on and on with every building being fought for, nevertheless the city held up. The Soviet troops started Operation Uranus and encircled the German grouping.

Thu 4th May

History's Raiders

Among the first U.S. Navy vessels to see action in the Pacific in WWII were the motor torpedo boats of PT Boat Squadron 3 in the Philippines during the Japanese invasion. And for the next three years, from Guadalcanal to the coasts of Japan, they ran reconnaissance and screening missions, landed raiding parties, and attacked enemy shore installations and supply barges. See how they lived up to the motto of John Paul Jones "Give me a fast ship, for I intend to go in harm's way."

Thu 4th May

The Lost Evidence

On August 23, 1942, 330,000 men of the German 6th Army smashed through Soviet defences outside the city of Stalingrad. It seemed nothing could stop the city falling in just a few days. But two months later the Germans were still locked in a deadly battle of attrition in a wasteland of pulverised rubble. Their offensive had become a murderous one-on-one fight they call Rat War. This program reveals how Hitler's master plan to smash the Soviet Union ground to a halt in the shattered ruins of the city named after Stalin himself. For the first time, extraordinary aerial reconnaissance photographs actually taken during the course of the battle are combined with the latest in computer technology to create a 3D model of the city. These unique aerial images have been discovered in archives where they have been lost or forgotten for more than 60 years. Now the decisive battle of the Eastern Front can be seen unfolding step by bloody step. Determined to destroy the Soviet Union once and for all, Hitler has ordered his armies to strike south and seize the vital oilfields of the Caucasus region. But first they must capture Stalingrad and secure their northern flank. When the Panzers reach the city on the river Volga, they are on the border of Asia itself. But for 162 terrible days, the Soviet defenders of Stalingrad make the German 6th Army pay in blood for every inch of ground. The fast-moving tank columns of the Blitzkrieg have been replaced by savage hand-to-hand combat in a maze of ruined factories, shops and apartment blocks. Outnumbered and outgunned, the men of the Red Army in Stalingrad suffer appalling losses. But by clinging to their positions they draw the Germans into a trap from which there will be no escape. When the Arctic conditions of the Russian winter paralyse German supply lines, Stalin unleashes an overwhelming counterattack which completely encircles the doomed 6th Army.

Thu 4th May

The Hidden Side Of WWII

Several decades after the end of the world's deadliest war, some grey areas in the different operations undertaken still remain; there are unknown facts, forgotten heroes, incredible deceptions, amazing stories of bravery life changing decisions, without which the fate of the world would have been different. In this series, we shed the light on stories previously untold. It starts with the D-Day, and the preparation of the attack, as a broad secret undercover operation is being staged to subdue German forces to think allies will land on North Sea beaches. Then, liberation efforts progress throughout Europe. In 1945, the public discovers the full scope of Shoah and with the horror, the need for justice prevails. But how were high ranking German officers able to escape and fly away from justice? The episodes will also look into the dark secrets behind Adolph Hitler and how Berlin ultimately fell. The episodes are edited around hidden stories and thematised following a chronological approach. Re-colourised footage and original black and white takes are blended with interviews of prestigious scholars and historians specialised in the field. Testimonies of survivors from these epic moments help viewers put all these untold stories into context.

Thu 4th May

Cities of the Underworld

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Thu 4th May

Evening

Battle 360

USS Enterprise and her escort ships and submarines engage in the largest sea battle ever. In a series of ferocious surface and air firefights the Japanese Navy is totally eviscerated in the last great naval engagement in World History. With the enemy fleet in chaos, Enterprise and the American Carrier force clear the way for an American Invasion of the Philippines and set the course for the road to Tokyo.

Thu 4th May

Ancient Top 10

A smart, fun countdown that details how ancient technology worked, how surprisingly advanced it was, and how it was kind of awesome.

Thu 4th May

The LA Riots: 25 Years Later

An all encompassing documentary event centred around the 25th anniversary of the LA Riots, the most destructive riot in American history that left 53 people dead and caused over a billion dollars in damage. Through gripping raw footage from the streets, first person testimonials and archival newscasts, we will relive the four harrowing days when the streets of Los Angeles literally burned in flames. But this is a much larger story than the events of 1992. Placing the LA Riots in historical context, we will examine the connection between race relations, police abuse, social injustice and violent dissent in America; from the days of slavery to today.

Thu 4th May

The Universe

We explore catastrophes that changed the planets, space events that changed history, UFO sightings and many more universal phenomena.

Thu 4th May

Haunted History

New Orleans, Louisiana, has a storied spiritual history, and is considered by many to be the most haunted city in America. In August of 2005, a tragic event occurred that would change the city forever - Hurricane Katrina. But how did this affect the spirit world? One local couple would soon find out. Zack Bowen and Addie Hall decided to remain as 'holdouts' in the French Quarter. Then, in October of 2006, Zack committed suicide by jumping from the top floor of a local hotel, just a little more than a week after he committed a heinous and shocking act: he strangled Addie and dismembered her corpse. The crime sent shock waves through New Orleans as the locals searched for answers. Did Zack's experience in the Iraq War years before cause him to do the unthinkable? Or, as some locals speculate, was Zack the victim of a demonic possession brought on during the aftermath of Katrina, creating the perfect storm of hungry spirits and vulnerable prey?

Fri 5th May

Morning

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East

On 28th June, 1943, German troops launched Case Blue. They dashed towards Voronezh, Stalingrad, Rostov-on-Don. The insufficiently embattled south sector of the Soviet-German front was breached. The retreat of the Soviet troops eastwards was going on when a famous order later called "Not a step back!" was issued. Special anti-retreat detachments were supposed to stop fleeing military units. German 6th Army commanded by Friedrich Paulus reached Stalingrad but it unexpectedly met with a strong repulse that brought their advance to a halt. Reserve army commanded by marshals Vasilevsky and Zhukov were moved closer up to the encircled city by the Soviet Command. The bombardments of the city went on and on with every building being fought for, nevertheless the city held up. The Soviet troops started Operation Uranus and encircled the German grouping.

Fri 5th May

History's Raiders

Among the first U.S. Navy vessels to see action in the Pacific in WWII were the motor torpedo boats of PT Boat Squadron 3 in the Philippines during the Japanese invasion. And for the next three years, from Guadalcanal to the coasts of Japan, they ran reconnaissance and screening missions, landed raiding parties, and attacked enemy shore installations and supply barges. See how they lived up to the motto of John Paul Jones "Give me a fast ship, for I intend to go in harm's way."

Fri 5th May

The Lost Evidence

Archival aerial images, some lost until now, are used to build three-dimensional views of World War II Pacific battle sites.

Fri 5th May

Cities of the Underworld

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Fri 5th May

Ancient Top 10

A smart, fun countdown that details how ancient technology worked, how surprisingly advanced it was, and how it was kind of awesome.

Fri 5th May

The LA Riots: 25 Years Later

An all encompassing documentary event centred around the 25th anniversary of the LA Riots, the most destructive riot in American history that left 53 people dead and caused over a billion dollars in damage. Through gripping raw footage from the streets, first person testimonials and archival newscasts, we will relive the four harrowing days when the streets of Los Angeles literally burned in flames. But this is a much larger story than the events of 1992. Placing the LA Riots in historical context, we will examine the connection between race relations, police abuse, social injustice and violent dissent in America; from the days of slavery to today.

Fri 5th May

The Universe

We explore catastrophes that changed the planets, space events that changed history, UFO sightings and many more universal phenomena.

Fri 5th May

Haunted History

New Orleans, Louisiana, has a storied spiritual history, and is considered by many to be the most haunted city in America. In August of 2005, a tragic event occurred that would change the city forever - Hurricane Katrina. But how did this affect the spirit world? One local couple would soon find out. Zack Bowen and Addie Hall decided to remain as 'holdouts' in the French Quarter. Then, in October of 2006, Zack committed suicide by jumping from the top floor of a local hotel, just a little more than a week after he committed a heinous and shocking act: he strangled Addie and dismembered her corpse. The crime sent shock waves through New Orleans as the locals searched for answers. Did Zack's experience in the Iraq War years before cause him to do the unthinkable? Or, as some locals speculate, was Zack the victim of a demonic possession brought on during the aftermath of Katrina, creating the perfect storm of hungry spirits and vulnerable prey?

Fri 5th May

Time Team

A team of specialists dig deep to uncover as much as they can in three days about a UK site's archaeology and history.

Fri 5th May

Cities of the Underworld

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Fri 5th May

Battle 360

USS Enterprise and her escort ships and submarines engage in the largest sea battle ever. In a series of ferocious surface and air firefights the Japanese Navy is totally eviscerated in the last great naval engagement in World History. With the enemy fleet in chaos, Enterprise and the American Carrier force clear the way for an American Invasion of the Philippines and set the course for the road to Tokyo.

Fri 5th May

The LA Riots: 25 Years Later

An all encompassing documentary event centred around the 25th anniversary of the LA Riots, the most destructive riot in American history that left 53 people dead and caused over a billion dollars in damage. Through gripping raw footage from the streets, first person testimonials and archival newscasts, we will relive the four harrowing days when the streets of Los Angeles literally burned in flames. But this is a much larger story than the events of 1992. Placing the LA Riots in historical context, we will examine the connection between race relations, police abuse, social injustice and violent dissent in America; from the days of slavery to today.

Fri 5th May

Noon

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East

In 1942 Hitler launched his great summer offensive against the Soviet oil fields in the Caucasus. If he could seize control of this vital resource, the war might be lost. But bitter fighting in the Caucasus Mountains, and in the streets of Stalingrad, would thwart Hitler's dream.

Fri 5th May

History's Raiders

On the night of November 11, 1940, 21 biplanes from a Royal Navy aircraft carrier launched a surprise attack on the Italian fleet anchored in Taranto's port. The Italian ships, thought to be virtually immune to air attack, were protected by anti-torpedo nets, and surrounded by barrage balloons and anti-aircraft defences. But, in less than two hours, the lumbering Swordfish torpedo bombers were able to sink or disable three battleships and several cruisers, and severely damage port installations.

Fri 5th May

The Lost Evidence

Archival aerial images, some lost until now, are used to build three-dimensional views of World War II Pacific battle sites.

Fri 5th May

The Hidden Side Of WWII

Several decades after the end of the world's deadliest war, some grey areas in the different operations undertaken still remain; there are unknown facts, forgotten heroes, incredible deceptions, amazing stories of bravery life changing decisions, without which the fate of the world would have been different. In this series, we shed the light on stories previously untold. It starts with the D-Day, and the preparation of the attack, as a broad secret undercover operation is being staged to subdue German forces to think allies will land on North Sea beaches. Then, liberation efforts progress throughout Europe. In 1945, the public discovers the full scope of Shoah and with the horror, the need for justice prevails. But how were high ranking German officers able to escape and fly away from justice? The episodes will also look into the dark secrets behind Adolph Hitler and how Berlin ultimately fell. The episodes are edited around hidden stories and thematised following a chronological approach. Re-colourised footage and original black and white takes are blended with interviews of prestigious scholars and historians specialised in the field. Testimonies of survivors from these epic moments help viewers put all these untold stories into context.

Fri 5th May

Cities of the Underworld

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Fri 5th May

Evening

The Memorial: Beyond The ANZAC Legend

For one year the series has followed the Australian War Memorial as it builds its new World War I Gallery. As the deadline to the opening of the new $32 million gallery draws near, the Memorial team work tirelessly to create one of the most impressive war galleries in the world. Neil documents the conservation of its new centrepiece - a statue named The Winged Victory. With a raised sword in one hand and her eyes downcast, The Winged Victory simultaneously symbolises Australia's great pride as well as our overwhelming loss during the Great War. The program follows the Winged Victory's journey - from a sad and broken relic in the Marrickville Council depot - to the grand centrepiece of the Memorial's new exhibition gallery.

Fri 5th May

Gallipoli: When Murdoch Went to War

The story of the disastrous British-led Gallipoli military campaign from the perspective of Keith Murdoch, an Australian journalist and father of Rupert Murdoch.

Fri 5th May

Henry Ford

An absorbing life story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th-century. This program offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labour and management, and a thought-provoking reminder of how Ford's automobile forever changed the way we work, where we live, and our ideas about individuality, freedom, and possibility.

Fri 5th May

Black Ops

Stories of operations by special forces with re-enactments, archival footage, narration, and interviews with those who took part.

Fri 5th May

The Kennedy Files

The Kennedys' willingness to risk everything and live by their own rules leads the family to the heights of the American Dream. Yet what goes up, must come down. Is it a curse? Or does the very risk-taking that makes them billionaires and presidents also steer the family toward danger?

Fri 5th May

The Men Who Built America

The United States of America wasn't discovered; it was built. Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Astor, Ford, Morgan - these are the men who built it, and their names became synonymous with the American dream. At the height of the Industrial Age, these men constructed a bold vision for a modern nation and transformed the greatest industries of our time: oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobiles, and finance. Rising from poverty, their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies, and influenced every major event of their day - from the Civil War to the Great Depression. This series also profiles the millions of American workers, from the steel mills of Pennsylvania to the assembly lines of Detroit, who turned those dreams into a reality.

Sat 6th May

Morning

America Unearthed

In Florida, Scott Wolter is called in to investigate a mystery surrounding a group of early inhabitants of the Sunshine State known as the Windover Bog People. As Scott learns about the perfectly preserved specimens, he discovers they have some unique features that could suggest they are European. And if they were, it would mean European travellers made it to America some 7000 years ago. It's a shocking revelation but not as shocking as what Scott learns next- that group of Europeans known as the Solutreans may have been here thousands of years before that, and actually predated Clovis people, who have long been thought to have crossed the Bering Strait land bridge and been America's very first settlers. The key to solving the mystery of just how long ago Europeans were here could be a single artefact- a small stone carving of a mammoth discovered by a man near Vero Beach, Florida that dating suggests is 13,000 years old.

Sat 6th May

Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura

It's been said the government has a plan to declare martial law and round up millions of United State citizens into concentration camps. Jesse may have found a conspiracy in plain sight as he investigates the proliferation of law enforcement fusion centres around the country. And they may be connected to hundreds of detention centres ready to accept prisoners at the stroke of a presidential pen.

Sat 6th May

Ancient Aliens

Explore new directions on alien intervention, including sightings and phenomena from ancient times all the way up to the present, as well as possible connections between overall UFO phenomena and information included in ancient texts and decoded from ancient artefacts.

Sat 6th May

UFO Hunters

Six "doughnut-shaped aircraft" were spotted off the coast of Maury Island, Washington one week before the reported UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico. Harold Dahl and his son witnessed the aircraft dancing in unknown form and one spewing white-hot fragments over the water and beach. The falling debris killed Dahl's dog. The military was informed, and two air force intelligence officers arrived in Tacoma, conducted interviews and collected the remaining wreckage. The officers departed from McCord Field, but their plane lost communication and crashed near the town of Kelso. Now, the team has located the crash scene and, together with an archaeologist, will scour the debris field and analyse the evidence.

Sat 6th May

Gallipoli: When Murdoch Went to War

The story of the disastrous British-led Gallipoli military campaign from the perspective of Keith Murdoch, an Australian journalist and father of Rupert Murdoch.

Sat 6th May

Henry Ford

An absorbing life story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th-century. This program offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labour and management, and a thought-provoking reminder of how Ford's automobile forever changed the way we work, where we live, and our ideas about individuality, freedom, and possibility.

Sat 6th May

Black Ops

Stories of operations by special forces with re-enactments, archival footage, narration, and interviews with those who took part.

Sat 6th May

The Kennedy Files

The Kennedys' willingness to risk everything and live by their own rules leads the family to the heights of the American Dream. Yet what goes up, must come down. Is it a curse? Or does the very risk-taking that makes them billionaires and presidents also steer the family toward danger?

Sat 6th May

The Men Who Built America

The United States of America wasn't discovered; it was built. Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Astor, Ford, Morgan - these are the men who built it, and their names became synonymous with the American dream. At the height of the Industrial Age, these men constructed a bold vision for a modern nation and transformed the greatest industries of our time: oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobiles, and finance. Rising from poverty, their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies, and influenced every major event of their day - from the Civil War to the Great Depression. This series also profiles the millions of American workers, from the steel mills of Pennsylvania to the assembly lines of Detroit, who turned those dreams into a reality.

Sat 6th May

Time Team

A team of specialists dig deep to uncover as much as they can in three days about a UK site's archaeology and history.

Sat 6th May

Cities of the Underworld

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Sat 6th May

The Memorial: Beyond The ANZAC Legend

For one year the series has followed the Australian War Memorial as it builds its new World War I Gallery. As the deadline to the opening of the new $32 million gallery draws near, the Memorial team work tirelessly to create one of the most impressive war galleries in the world. Neil documents the conservation of its new centrepiece - a statue named The Winged Victory. With a raised sword in one hand and her eyes downcast, The Winged Victory simultaneously symbolises Australia's great pride as well as our overwhelming loss during the Great War. The program follows the Winged Victory's journey - from a sad and broken relic in the Marrickville Council depot - to the grand centrepiece of the Memorial's new exhibition gallery.

Sat 6th May

Gallipoli: When Murdoch Went to War

The story of the disastrous British-led Gallipoli military campaign from the perspective of Keith Murdoch, an Australian journalist and father of Rupert Murdoch.

Sat 6th May

Noon

Henry Ford

An absorbing life story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th-century. This program offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labour and management, and a thought-provoking reminder of how Ford's automobile forever changed the way we work, where we live, and our ideas about individuality, freedom, and possibility.

Sat 6th May

Black Ops

Stories of operations by special forces with re-enactments, archival footage, narration, and interviews with those who took part.

Sat 6th May

The Kennedy Files

The Kennedys' willingness to risk everything and live by their own rules leads the family to the heights of the American Dream. Yet what goes up, must come down. Is it a curse? Or does the very risk-taking that makes them billionaires and presidents also steer the family toward danger?

Sat 6th May

Evolution Of Evil

Throughout history, there have been many viciously cruel dictators, but few as deranged as Muammar Gaddafi - the man President Reagan dubs The Mad Dog of the Middle East. For 42 years, the Libyan despot terrifies, tortures and tricks the world with one horrific act after another. This is the story of Colonel Gaddafi, the Brotherly Leader, and the Middle East's longest serving dictator.

Sat 6th May

Trading History

Uncover intriguing family history through the prism of auction house artefacts and dedicated research teams that go behind the scenes to confirm the authenticity of the item, uncovering biographical information about the finder, the owner and the maker.

Sat 6th May

Jfk: The Private President

In January 1961, a new generation in the guise of John F Kennedy moved into the White House. All of a sudden politics were youthful, dynamic and sexy. During the brief period in which he was in office, the first pop star of politics accompanied America through the darkest days of the Cold War. At the same time, his signal to embark in new directions was eagerly welcomed by younger generations all around the world. Later on, Jackie Kennedy was to compare his presidency with Camelot - the legendary court of King Arthur. Yet, there were also dark sides to this popular president's life. Kennedy had countless affairs. And behind the brilliant politician was a very sick man who needed to take up to 12 medicines a day. If the public had known how ill Kennedy really was, says his biographer Robert Dallek, who has examined Kennedy's medical records, he would never have become president. The documentary features reminiscences by Robert Kennedy Jr and Matthew Maxwell Kennedy, the sons of Robert Kennedy. John F Kennedy's friend and campaigner Harry Belafonte, his closest adviser Ted Sorensen, who has recently died, and Sergei Nikitich Khrushchev, the son of the Prime Minister of the USSR. Rare amateur footage from the private archives of the Kennedys sampled in HD provide an intimate view of the life of the legendary First Family.

Sat 6th May

Evening

The Cars That Made Us

From the sleek Aston Martin to the irrepressible Porsche 911, we enjoy cars of all shapes and sizes. Join us as we relive the stories of the thousands of iconic motors that have hit the international tarmac over the years.

Sat 6th May

JFK

Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, John F Kennedy's presidency has often defied objective appraisal. This portrait offers a fresh assessment of the man, his accomplishments and his unfulfilled promise. This film features interviews with Kennedy family members and historians including Robert Dallek, Robert Caro, and Evan Thomas. Beginning with Kennedy's childhood years as the privileged but sickly second son of one of the wealthiest men in America, the film explores his early political career as a lacklustre congressman, his successful run for the US Senate, and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in US history. This probing, definitive biography provides a fresh look at an enigmatic man who has become one of the nation's most beloved and mourned leaders. With the benefit of recently opened archives, this program re-evaluates Kennedy's strengths and weaknesses in the Oval Office as he navigated some of the most explosive events of the mid-20th-century: the disastrous failure at the Bay of Pigs, the urgent demands of an increasingly impatient civil rights movement, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the escalating conflict in Southeast Asia. The film also recounts his struggles with life-threatening illnesses, and his efforts to keep them hidden from the public. This program will offer a new perspective on his complicated private life, including his relationship with his wife, and his close connection to his younger brother, Robert.

Sat 6th May

The Australian SAS: The Untold History

HISTORY reveals the authorised and complete history of the Australian SAS. Raised in 1957 during Communist subversion in South East Asia, the small and little understood SAS quickly became the Ugly Duckling of the Australian Army. The SAS proved itself in 1965 in the undeniable jungle war in Borneo during Indonesian Konfrontasi. Follow the Australian SAS missions from inception through to the 2015 rise of the brutal ISIS caliphate.

Sat 6th May

Hindenburg

May 6th, 1937. The giant German airship Hindenburg nears the end of its transatlantic voyage as it approaches its final destination just outside New York. Suddenly, out of the blue, disaster strikes. The pride of the German air industry explodes spectacularly into flames as it tries to moor. In a matter of seconds, the huge leviathan is consumed by fire. After travelling in ultimate luxury, dozens of passengers and crew are faced with a choice of death: to leap 200 feet from the doomed zeppelin, or to perish in the inferno. The Hindenburg tragedy was a catastrophe that was as significant as the Titanic disaster. Until that fateful day, airships were seen as the upcoming way to travel in style, comfort and speed. After Hindenburg, the dream of airship travel was dead forever. This is a brooding and powerful drama-documentary that explores the iconic disaster against the strange world of the many characters who were aboard. It tells the Hindenburg's story, from its launch to its final voyage and spectacular demise, and reveals the fatal flaw that led to its destruction. The film accompanies the characters as they set out on this infamous last trip, exploring the airship through their eyes and experiences.

Sat 6th May

True Supernatural

Buried in archives and hidden museums lie some of the most controversial artefacts in history - items that provide proof that the supernatural exists. Now with the help of a team of experts and scientists from leading universities across the country, we'll examine cases using rigorous testing to put to bed any doubts of their truth. From evidence that extraterrestrial life exists to confirmation of the Chupacabra, we'll go over the facts and figures to establish why the paranormal is the new normal.

Sun 7th May

Morning

Ancient Top 10

A smart, fun countdown that details how ancient technology worked, how surprisingly advanced it was, and how it was kind of awesome.

Sun 7th May

The Conspiracy Show

Richard investigates the practice of past-life regression therapy, a technique where subjects are placed under hypnosis in order to recover what practitioners believe are memories of past lives.

Sun 7th May

Great Mysteries and Myths

A documentary series for those who believe there can be nothing in the world more fascinating than the search for truth behind the most extraordinary mysteries and myths of the 20th century. A truly unique collection of stories shrouded in superstition and tragedy, this series brings to light a new perspective on these compelling and dark secrets.

Sun 7th May

Ancient Aliens

Explore new directions on alien intervention, including sightings and phenomena from ancient times all the way up to the present, as well as possible connections between overall UFO phenomena and information included in ancient texts and decoded from ancient artefacts.

Sun 7th May

Haunted History

New Orleans, Louisiana, has a storied spiritual history, and is considered by many to be the most haunted city in America. In August of 2005, a tragic event occurred that would change the city forever - Hurricane Katrina. But how did this affect the spirit world? One local couple would soon find out. Zack Bowen and Addie Hall decided to remain as 'holdouts' in the French Quarter. Then, in October of 2006, Zack committed suicide by jumping from the top floor of a local hotel, just a little more than a week after he committed a heinous and shocking act: he strangled Addie and dismembered her corpse. The crime sent shock waves through New Orleans as the locals searched for answers. Did Zack's experience in the Iraq War years before cause him to do the unthinkable? Or, as some locals speculate, was Zack the victim of a demonic possession brought on during the aftermath of Katrina, creating the perfect storm of hungry spirits and vulnerable prey?

Sun 7th May

JFK

Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, John F Kennedy's presidency has often defied objective appraisal. This portrait offers a fresh assessment of the man, his accomplishments and his unfulfilled promise. This film features interviews with Kennedy family members and historians including Robert Dallek, Robert Caro, and Evan Thomas. Beginning with Kennedy's childhood years as the privileged but sickly second son of one of the wealthiest men in America, the film explores his early political career as a lacklustre congressman, his successful run for the US Senate, and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in US history. This probing, definitive biography provides a fresh look at an enigmatic man who has become one of the nation's most beloved and mourned leaders. With the benefit of recently opened archives, this program re-evaluates Kennedy's strengths and weaknesses in the Oval Office as he navigated some of the most explosive events of the mid-20th-century: the disastrous failure at the Bay of Pigs, the urgent demands of an increasingly impatient civil rights movement, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the escalating conflict in Southeast Asia. The film also recounts his struggles with life-threatening illnesses, and his efforts to keep them hidden from the public. This program will offer a new perspective on his complicated private life, including his relationship with his wife, and his close connection to his younger brother, Robert.

Sun 7th May

The Australian SAS: The Untold History

HISTORY reveals the authorised and complete history of the Australian SAS. Raised in 1957 during Communist subversion in South East Asia, the small and little understood SAS quickly became the Ugly Duckling of the Australian Army. The SAS proved itself in 1965 in the undeniable jungle war in Borneo during Indonesian Konfrontasi. Follow the Australian SAS missions from inception through to the 2015 rise of the brutal ISIS caliphate.

Sun 7th May

Hindenburg

May 6th, 1937. The giant German airship Hindenburg nears the end of its transatlantic voyage as it approaches its final destination just outside New York. Suddenly, out of the blue, disaster strikes. The pride of the German air industry explodes spectacularly into flames as it tries to moor. In a matter of seconds, the huge leviathan is consumed by fire. After travelling in ultimate luxury, dozens of passengers and crew are faced with a choice of death: to leap 200 feet from the doomed zeppelin, or to perish in the inferno. The Hindenburg tragedy was a catastrophe that was as significant as the Titanic disaster. Until that fateful day, airships were seen as the upcoming way to travel in style, comfort and speed. After Hindenburg, the dream of airship travel was dead forever. This is a brooding and powerful drama-documentary that explores the iconic disaster against the strange world of the many characters who were aboard. It tells the Hindenburg's story, from its launch to its final voyage and spectacular demise, and reveals the fatal flaw that led to its destruction. The film accompanies the characters as they set out on this infamous last trip, exploring the airship through their eyes and experiences.

Sun 7th May

True Supernatural

Buried in archives and hidden museums lie some of the most controversial artefacts in history - items that provide proof that the supernatural exists. Now with the help of a team of experts and scientists from leading universities across the country, we'll examine cases using rigorous testing to put to bed any doubts of their truth. From evidence that extraterrestrial life exists to confirmation of the Chupacabra, we'll go over the facts and figures to establish why the paranormal is the new normal.

Sun 7th May

The Cars That Made Us

From the sleek Aston Martin to the irrepressible Porsche 911, we enjoy cars of all shapes and sizes. Join us as we relive the stories of the thousands of iconic motors that have hit the international tarmac over the years.