TV Guide

Mon 27th March

Morning

Tales of the Gun

As Japan bombed its way into the Pacific during World War II, Imperial soldiers carried pride, a sense of invincibility, and an arsenal of clumsy and outdated weapons. Convinced that the tactics and tools that led to victory over colonial enemies would be just as effective against the Allies, Japan would see its weaponry lead to defeat.

Mon 27th March

Dead Men's Secrets

In the last years of WWII, Hitler's war machine turned in desperation to some of the strangest weapons ever devised. An arsenal of advanced technological weapons so secret that even today, their true uses remain a mystery. We look at the Messerschmitt 262, the first jet fighter; the V-1 flying bomb, ancestor of today's cruise missile; and the V-2, the first ballistic missile. Perhaps most extraordinary, we investigate the possibility that the Nazis were sending UFOs into the sky.

Mon 27th March

Secrets of War

From Germany's Big Bertha in World War One to Iraq's top secret Project Babylon, they are the ultimate projection of force. Secret cannons designed to strike their target from miles away, hand held rifles that pack the power of the atom and super guns capable of launching satellites into space.

Mon 27th March

Time Team

The first stone henge to be discovered in Britain for a century would be cause enough for major celebration. But there's double bubbles as Tony Robinson and his hardy team of archaeologists celebrate their 200th dig. The site is the bed of a Devon reservoir with a strange assortment of prehistoric remains. The reservoir has been specially drained, but the diggers still face three days of wading through thick, sticky mud as they piece together the story of thousands of years of rituals performed in this beautiful secret valley high up on Dartmoor. The team slowly uncovers a network of monuments that suggest they have found a major prehistoric site. But the best discovery is left until the last day when they unearth the remains of that stone henge. It's the perfect end to a milestone in the program's history.

Mon 27th March

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 27th March

Calculating Ada: Countess of Computing

This documentary reveals the extraordinary life of Lady Ada Lovelace. Daughter of notorious poet Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was a countess of the realm, a scandalous socialite and a countess of computing. We explore her eccentric upbringing, her engrossing relationship with Charles Babbage, and her legacy as the world's first computer programmer. We will uncover how Ada's unique inheritance, visionary imagination and rational logic made her the prophet for our digital age. Using a rich archive of original manuscripts, a working version of the machine, and interviews with expert contributors we will discover how Lady Ada Lovelace was an unsung genius of British science.

Mon 27th March

Secrets of Great British Castles

The romantic appearance of castles across Britain belies their turbulent history as their walls are littered with the secrets of battles, sieges, intrigue and murder. Hosted by Dan Jones, this program brings you behind the scenes of Britain's greatest castles, and with dramatic stories and insightful interviews unravels the tales of the iconic fortifications and strongholds that are at the very core of British history. Filmed in stunning locations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, each episode peels back the layers of six famous castles and from its foundation onwards, we discover its notorious inhabitants, infamous battles and the local communities that have shaped each fortress to stand as an iconic structure today. With a compelling narrative and prime-time production values boosted by computer graphics, aerial footage and dramatic reconstructions, this program is an important living history series that will inform, educate and entertain TV audiences across the world.

Mon 27th March

Treasures Decoded

Using forensic testing and experimental archaeology, the series unlocks secrets that have remained hidden for centuries. It sheds new light on moments in history that have long been shrouded in myth-making and controversy. Is the golden raft found in a remote Columbian cave the key to a legendary city of gold? Is the Turin Shroud the world's oldest photograph? Do we have the first piece of ancient scripture to mention a sexual relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene? Can we finally say whose face adorns the great Sphinx? This series takes viewers on a riveting journey of discovery and revelation.

Mon 27th March

Vietnam Lost Films In HD

The enemy gains ground when the massive Tet Offensive catches the Americans by surprise. At Khe Sanh and Pleiku, US troops are under siege. Americans mount a counter offensive but the shock of the assault ignites anti-war fervour at home.

Mon 27th March

The Civil War by Ken Burns

Hundreds of thousands of women across the United States nurse the wounded and run the family farms whilst the men are away. Meanwhile, President Lincoln issues the first federal draft calls.

Mon 27th March

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands

In this series, historian Paul Murton sets out to experience life on Scotland's magnificent islands. He uncovers the past and reveals its connections with the present, pointing to all that makes these islands quirky, surprising and beautiful.

Mon 27th March

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 lakelands, from moorlands to downlands. This program explores life in the picturesque estuaries of Suffolk and Essex. In each of the eight films Griff is set a challenge from a hidden hand that forces him to get under the surface of whichever region he is in. This time he has to eat a Colchester Native. Only after being virtually conscripted into the Navy does Griff discover that this is actually a highly revered form of oyster. En-route to finding one, Griff is press-ganged into a mud race, he discovers the location Constable painted his famous picture The Hay Wain, and he helps build a replica of the Pilgrim Father's 400-year-old ship, the Mayflower. Griff finally tracks down a Colchester Native among the rich alluvial mud of the River Colne - but will he be allowed to eat it?

Mon 27th March

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 27th March

Secrets of Great British Castles

The romantic appearance of castles across Britain belies their turbulent history as their walls are littered with the secrets of battles, sieges, intrigue and murder. Hosted by Dan Jones, this program brings you behind the scenes of Britain's greatest castles, and with dramatic stories and insightful interviews unravels the tales of the iconic fortifications and strongholds that are at the very core of British history. Filmed in stunning locations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, each episode peels back the layers of six famous castles and from its foundation onwards, we discover its notorious inhabitants, infamous battles and the local communities that have shaped each fortress to stand as an iconic structure today. With a compelling narrative and prime-time production values boosted by computer graphics, aerial footage and dramatic reconstructions, this program is an important living history series that will inform, educate and entertain TV audiences across the world.

Mon 27th March

Noon

Treasures Decoded

Using forensic testing and experimental archaeology, the series unlocks secrets that have remained hidden for centuries. It sheds new light on moments in history that have long been shrouded in myth-making and controversy. Is the golden raft found in a remote Columbian cave the key to a legendary city of gold? Is the Turin Shroud the world's oldest photograph? Do we have the first piece of ancient scripture to mention a sexual relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene? Can we finally say whose face adorns the great Sphinx? This series takes viewers on a riveting journey of discovery and revelation.

Mon 27th March

Vietnam Lost Films In HD

The enemy gains ground when the massive Tet Offensive catches the Americans by surprise. At Khe Sanh and Pleiku, US troops are under siege. Americans mount a counter offensive but the shock of the assault ignites anti-war fervour at home.

Mon 27th March

Tales of the Gun

The history of the most recognisable handgun in the world. In 1900, a German arms company introduced the 'Pistole Parabellum' (Pistol for War). But in the United States, the sidearm came to be known simply by the name of its inventor - the Luger. Issued by the German Army in World War I, post-war hit men favoured it with a silencer.

Mon 27th March

Dead Men's Secrets

On May 10, 1941, a lone Messerschmitt fighter-bomber flew over Scotland. When the pilot parachuted out, his captors were astonished to discover that he was no ordinary German, but Rudolph Hess, the Deputy Fuehrer of Nazi Germany. He had come to visit members of the Royal Family on a secret peace mission that he hoped would end the war. Instead, he spent the rest of his life in Spandau prison, where he died at age 92. However, theories have surfaced suggesting that it was not Hess who died in prison.

Mon 27th March

Narrow Escapes of WWII

The major attack was called off for lack of troops. But then Wingate persuaded Wavell to do something utterly reckless - to allow his three thousand strong force to go behind enemy lines without any supporting major offensive. It would take time for the Japanese to catch up with his forces - but catch up they undoubtedly would. So on 24th March Wingate abandoned non-essential equipment, and got rid of any mules that his force didn't need. He then split his force into smaller units to find their way through the Japanese lines and he gave each unit a special means of escape. Some were given dinghies to get across the Irrawaddy river, some the means to build an airstrip and get out by air and some were sent to return through the hills of China. It turned into one of the most imaginative and complex escapes of the war. Of the 3,000 officers and men who went into Burma only 2,160 returned. Of those only 600 were passed fit enough to see further service in the war. But Churchill was impressed. He had Wingate meet the Chiefs of Staff at the Quebec Conference. Churchill then began to realise that a man, like Wingate, who kept a raw onion around his neck for sustenance and who was not too concerned about wandering around naked unannounced was probably not fit for high command. However Wingate was sent back the following year as a Major General to establish bases behind enemy lines in Burma to harass the Japanese. However he was killed in an air accident while leading this campaign. After his death the exercise was only repeated once again; by the French in Vietnam.

Mon 27th March

Time Team

Tony Robinson takes his merry band of archaeologists to Leicestershire to investigate life and death in Anglo-Saxon Britain. The team are intrigued by metal detecting finds and pottery scattered across the fields, which suggest they're on the site of a high-status Anglo Saxon burial ground. By the end of the first day there's no sign of a cemetery, in spite of the evidence. But all that changes the next morning with a flurry of activity revealing burials, cremations and a glimpse of gold. Days of frantic digging reveal every type of Anglo-Saxon burial - and perhaps the finest piece of jewellery ever discovered on the program. And the team explores the unique way the Anglo-Saxons celebrated their dead when one brave digger stands in for a dead Anglo-Saxon on a funeral pyre in a fiery re-creation of a cremation.

Mon 27th March

Evening

Blood & Fury: America's Civil War

This series delves into one of the bloodiest chapters in American history. Told from a soldier's point-of-view, this program features the war's most significant battles: Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettsyburg, Nashville, and Petersburg.

Mon 27th March

Coast Australia

Neil Oliver begins this journey in the rigging of the Duyfken, a replica 16th-century Dutch ship, the first known European vessel to visit Australia. Emma Johnston heads to Cockburn Sound to explore the world's first, fully-submerged, large-scale wave energy conversion project. Neil Oliver learns of the professional triumph and personal tragedy behind the construction of Fremantle Harbour. Xanthe Mallett joins the Police Dive Squad off Dunsborough for an exercise in underwater body retrieval. Neil Oliver retraces the steps of six Irish prisoners-of-conscience whose daring escape off Rockingham beach nearly triggered a war with the United States. Tim Flannery travels to the vineyards of Margaret River to see if he can taste the maritime clime in its signature drop. Neil Oliver discovers the perfect Coast vehicle to gad about in, while Alice Garner visits a small coastal chapel in Prevelly to explore its link to a wartime history of resistance on Crete. Finally, Brendan Moar journeys to Augusta to expose the strength of a great pioneer, and her legacy as a world-class botanical collector.

Mon 27th March

WWII's Most Daring Raids

Using dramatic reconstruction, expert analysis and cutting edge computer game graphics - this episode recreates Easy Company's D-Day assault on a German artillery position.

Mon 27th March

The Ascent of Woman

Dr Amanda Foreman looks at the role of women in revolutions that have transformed the modern world: from political uprisings to reproductive rights. In the end, revolutionary change for women would come from within the private sphere.

Mon 27th March

Inside The Tower Of London

The Tower of London, for almost 1000 years at the heart of state life in the UK, is one of the most famous buildings in the world. Constructed soon after the Norman conquest of Britain in 1066, it has served as a Royal Palace, fortress, prison, place of execution for queens, an edifice to scare the population, royal zoo, mint and keeper of the Crown Jewels. Yet few know its full story. In this series, aided by historian Stephen Porter of King's College, University of London, and author of The Biography of the Tower of London, and including some beautiful re-enactments, we hear some startling stories and terrifying tales.

Mon 27th March

Chronicle of the Third Reich

Adolf Hitler was appointed Reich chancellor on 30 January, 1933. Once they had seized power in Germany, the Nazi's no longer relinquished it until their demise on 8 May, 1945. The Third Reich lasted for 12 years, three months and nine days. It began with great hopes and unprecedented jubilation, and ended after a world war in which 50 million people were killed, Germany was destroyed and the European Jews murdered. We embark on a unique journey through the bleakest chapter of German history. Michael Kloft traces the story of the Third Reich, painting a picture of Nazi dictatorship behind the propaganda by utilising what in some cases is previously unpublished footage. In describing the politics, day-to-day life, the war years and the crimes of the Nazi state, he is aided by three famous historians: Sir Ian Kershaw has set worldwide standards with his biography of Hitler, Brigitte Hamann illuminates the background to the fascination with the Fuhrer in her groundbreaking studies and Goetz Aly describes the "feel good dictatorship" of the '30s and mercilessly shows how the Germans plundered the rest of Europe in his book, Hitler's Volksstaat.

Tue 28th March

Morning

Tales of the Gun

The history of the most recognisable handgun in the world. In 1900, a German arms company introduced the 'Pistole Parabellum' (Pistol for War). But in the United States, the sidearm came to be known simply by the name of its inventor - the Luger. Issued by the German Army in World War I, post-war hit men favoured it with a silencer.

Tue 28th March

Dead Men's Secrets

On May 10, 1941, a lone Messerschmitt fighter-bomber flew over Scotland. When the pilot parachuted out, his captors were astonished to discover that he was no ordinary German, but Rudolph Hess, the Deputy Fuehrer of Nazi Germany. He had come to visit members of the Royal Family on a secret peace mission that he hoped would end the war. Instead, he spent the rest of his life in Spandau prison, where he died at age 92. However, theories have surfaced suggesting that it was not Hess who died in prison.

Tue 28th March

Secrets of War

As regular American units fought under rules of engagement imposed by their political leaders, unconventional Special Forces fought classified battles, often across the fence. Their covert missions led them deep into North Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. These are the stories of clandestine operational groups, their missions and mysterious means of survival.

Tue 28th March

Time Team

Tony Robinson takes his merry band of archaeologists to Leicestershire to investigate life and death in Anglo-Saxon Britain. The team are intrigued by metal detecting finds and pottery scattered across the fields, which suggest they're on the site of a high-status Anglo Saxon burial ground. By the end of the first day there's no sign of a cemetery, in spite of the evidence. But all that changes the next morning with a flurry of activity revealing burials, cremations and a glimpse of gold. Days of frantic digging reveal every type of Anglo-Saxon burial - and perhaps the finest piece of jewellery ever discovered on the program. And the team explores the unique way the Anglo-Saxons celebrated their dead when one brave digger stands in for a dead Anglo-Saxon on a funeral pyre in a fiery re-creation of a cremation.

Tue 28th March

Coast Australia

Neil Oliver begins this journey in the rigging of the Duyfken, a replica 16th-century Dutch ship, the first known European vessel to visit Australia. Emma Johnston heads to Cockburn Sound to explore the world's first, fully-submerged, large-scale wave energy conversion project. Neil Oliver learns of the professional triumph and personal tragedy behind the construction of Fremantle Harbour. Xanthe Mallett joins the Police Dive Squad off Dunsborough for an exercise in underwater body retrieval. Neil Oliver retraces the steps of six Irish prisoners-of-conscience whose daring escape off Rockingham beach nearly triggered a war with the United States. Tim Flannery travels to the vineyards of Margaret River to see if he can taste the maritime clime in its signature drop. Neil Oliver discovers the perfect Coast vehicle to gad about in, while Alice Garner visits a small coastal chapel in Prevelly to explore its link to a wartime history of resistance on Crete. Finally, Brendan Moar journeys to Augusta to expose the strength of a great pioneer, and her legacy as a world-class botanical collector.

Tue 28th March

WWII's Most Daring Raids

Using dramatic reconstruction, expert analysis and cutting edge computer game graphics - this episode recreates Easy Company's D-Day assault on a German artillery position.

Tue 28th March

The Ascent of Woman

Dr Amanda Foreman looks at the role of women in revolutions that have transformed the modern world: from political uprisings to reproductive rights. In the end, revolutionary change for women would come from within the private sphere.

Tue 28th March

Inside The Tower Of London

The Tower of London, for almost 1000 years at the heart of state life in the UK, is one of the most famous buildings in the world. Constructed soon after the Norman conquest of Britain in 1066, it has served as a Royal Palace, fortress, prison, place of execution for queens, an edifice to scare the population, royal zoo, mint and keeper of the Crown Jewels. Yet few know its full story. In this series, aided by historian Stephen Porter of King's College, University of London, and author of The Biography of the Tower of London, and including some beautiful re-enactments, we hear some startling stories and terrifying tales.

Tue 28th March

Chronicle of the Third Reich

Adolf Hitler was appointed Reich chancellor on 30 January, 1933. Once they had seized power in Germany, the Nazi's no longer relinquished it until their demise on 8 May, 1945. The Third Reich lasted for 12 years, three months and nine days. It began with great hopes and unprecedented jubilation, and ended after a world war in which 50 million people were killed, Germany was destroyed and the European Jews murdered. We embark on a unique journey through the bleakest chapter of German history. Michael Kloft traces the story of the Third Reich, painting a picture of Nazi dictatorship behind the propaganda by utilising what in some cases is previously unpublished footage. In describing the politics, day-to-day life, the war years and the crimes of the Nazi state, he is aided by three famous historians: Sir Ian Kershaw has set worldwide standards with his biography of Hitler, Brigitte Hamann illuminates the background to the fascination with the Fuhrer in her groundbreaking studies and Goetz Aly describes the "feel good dictatorship" of the '30s and mercilessly shows how the Germans plundered the rest of Europe in his book, Hitler's Volksstaat.

Tue 28th March

Narrow Escapes of WWII

The major attack was called off for lack of troops. But then Wingate persuaded Wavell to do something utterly reckless - to allow his three thousand strong force to go behind enemy lines without any supporting major offensive. It would take time for the Japanese to catch up with his forces - but catch up they undoubtedly would. So on 24th March Wingate abandoned non-essential equipment, and got rid of any mules that his force didn't need. He then split his force into smaller units to find their way through the Japanese lines and he gave each unit a special means of escape. Some were given dinghies to get across the Irrawaddy river, some the means to build an airstrip and get out by air and some were sent to return through the hills of China. It turned into one of the most imaginative and complex escapes of the war. Of the 3,000 officers and men who went into Burma only 2,160 returned. Of those only 600 were passed fit enough to see further service in the war. But Churchill was impressed. He had Wingate meet the Chiefs of Staff at the Quebec Conference. Churchill then began to realise that a man, like Wingate, who kept a raw onion around his neck for sustenance and who was not too concerned about wandering around naked unannounced was probably not fit for high command. However Wingate was sent back the following year as a Major General to establish bases behind enemy lines in Burma to harass the Japanese. However he was killed in an air accident while leading this campaign. After his death the exercise was only repeated once again; by the French in Vietnam.

Tue 28th March

Time Team

Tony Robinson takes his merry band of archaeologists to Leicestershire to investigate life and death in Anglo-Saxon Britain. The team are intrigued by metal detecting finds and pottery scattered across the fields, which suggest they're on the site of a high-status Anglo Saxon burial ground. By the end of the first day there's no sign of a cemetery, in spite of the evidence. But all that changes the next morning with a flurry of activity revealing burials, cremations and a glimpse of gold. Days of frantic digging reveal every type of Anglo-Saxon burial - and perhaps the finest piece of jewellery ever discovered on the program. And the team explores the unique way the Anglo-Saxons celebrated their dead when one brave digger stands in for a dead Anglo-Saxon on a funeral pyre in a fiery re-creation of a cremation.

Tue 28th March

Blood & Fury: America's Civil War

This series delves into one of the bloodiest chapters in American history. Told from a soldier's point-of-view, this program features the war's most significant battles: Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettsyburg, Nashville, and Petersburg.

Tue 28th March

Coast Australia

Neil Oliver begins this journey in the rigging of the Duyfken, a replica 16th-century Dutch ship, the first known European vessel to visit Australia. Emma Johnston heads to Cockburn Sound to explore the world's first, fully-submerged, large-scale wave energy conversion project. Neil Oliver learns of the professional triumph and personal tragedy behind the construction of Fremantle Harbour. Xanthe Mallett joins the Police Dive Squad off Dunsborough for an exercise in underwater body retrieval. Neil Oliver retraces the steps of six Irish prisoners-of-conscience whose daring escape off Rockingham beach nearly triggered a war with the United States. Tim Flannery travels to the vineyards of Margaret River to see if he can taste the maritime clime in its signature drop. Neil Oliver discovers the perfect Coast vehicle to gad about in, while Alice Garner visits a small coastal chapel in Prevelly to explore its link to a wartime history of resistance on Crete. Finally, Brendan Moar journeys to Augusta to expose the strength of a great pioneer, and her legacy as a world-class botanical collector.

Tue 28th March

Noon

WWII's Most Daring Raids

Using dramatic reconstruction, expert analysis and cutting edge computer game graphics - this episode recreates Easy Company's D-Day assault on a German artillery position.

Tue 28th March

The Ascent of Woman

Dr Amanda Foreman looks at the role of women in revolutions that have transformed the modern world: from political uprisings to reproductive rights. In the end, revolutionary change for women would come from within the private sphere.

Tue 28th March

Tales of the Gun

Born of necessity, some were so far ahead of their time that they went unappreciated, while others were obsolete before ever being fired. They were the bright ideas of wild-eyed geniuses, futuristic attempts to improve technology, goofy gadgets, and clever creations to side-track existing patents. They were the impossible, the improbable, the fantastic, the ridiculous, and the dangerous-all left behind by history and their inventors. Join us as we review gunmakers' magnificent failures.

Tue 28th March

Dead Men's Secrets

In 1939, a mysterious package made its way into the hands of British scientists. In German and unsigned, it revealed the stage of technological advancement achieved by Hitler's scientists. Who was the author of one of the most important scientific reports of WWII, and why did he send such vital information to England? We explore the author's identity and how this vital tool in combating Nazi advances altered WWII's outcome. Features an interview with Dr. R.V. Jones from British Air Intelligence.

Tue 28th March

Narrow Escapes of WWII

December 1944. The Battle of the Bulge: Hitler's last desperate gamble to win the war. His aim was to slice though the Allied lines at the forests of the Ardennes and then drive north to seize the port of Antwerp. If he succeeded, then the Allied supply lines would be severed and their main armies cut off. It almost worked. All seven roads through the Ardennes converged on the small Belgian town of Bastogne. If Bastogne fell, then the Allies were staring at defeat. But in Bastogne was a highly unusual unit - the 333rd Field Artillery. The 333rd Field artillery battalion was a unit of black soldiers. There was segregation in the US forces during the Second World War. Drawn from the US South, under the command of white officers, they had stormed the beaches at Normandy and had an exemplary service record. When the battle began, 2nd Lt. Reginald W. Gibson together with three black troops unleashed their howitzer on the advancing German infantry, but they were overrun. No one ever heard from them again.

Tue 28th March

Time Team

Tony and the team get a unique opportunity to dig at an army firing range at High Ham in Somerset and investigate a series of mosaics first discovered 150 years ago. The mosaics hint at a grand villa, but as this part of Somerset has been in constant use by the army for the last century and a half, no-one has ever had a chance to really see what's under the ground. To everyone's surprise, the initial results suggest there's been more than one villa on this site. Over the following days a story emerges of the highs and lows of Roman life in Britain, from the grand rooms used for entertaining to the pitiful lives of the slaves who lived on the edge of this high society. The archaeology is impressive, but the weather's not, and as the temperatures plummet, the team hold a crisis meeting. Could this be the first time in the program's history that the conditions force the diggers to down tools?

Tue 28th March

Evening

Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages

The actress learns about life in the renowned landscape of Cumbria. The wonder of the Lake District cannot be ignored, but from Morecambe Bay to the Pennines, Penny finds there is much more to life in a Cumbrian village than tourists and tea shops, and all of it owes a great deal to the dramatic local geography. Along the way she meets a community buying its local mountain, indulges in the unique Cumbrian pursuit of hound trailing and visits the home of Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Tue 28th March

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Michael Portillo travels on the great train routes of Europe, as he retraces the journeys featured in George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide.

Tue 28th March

Declassified: Stories of American Spies

Former CIA agents recall memories of service, detailing important cases, missions and operations.

Tue 28th March

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.

Tue 28th March

Games On The Battlefield

For four years, sport represented a welcome respite from the killing fields. Built on archive footage - much of it previously unseen - this film reveals one of the most unexpected legacies of the First World War.

Wed 29th March

Morning

Tales of the Gun

Born of necessity, some were so far ahead of their time that they went unappreciated, while others were obsolete before ever being fired. They were the bright ideas of wild-eyed geniuses, futuristic attempts to improve technology, goofy gadgets, and clever creations to side-track existing patents. They were the impossible, the improbable, the fantastic, the ridiculous, and the dangerous-all left behind by history and their inventors. Join us as we review gunmakers' magnificent failures.

Wed 29th March

Dead Men's Secrets

In 1939, a mysterious package made its way into the hands of British scientists. In German and unsigned, it revealed the stage of technological advancement achieved by Hitler's scientists. Who was the author of one of the most important scientific reports of WWII, and why did he send such vital information to England? We explore the author's identity and how this vital tool in combating Nazi advances altered WWII's outcome. Features an interview with Dr. R.V. Jones from British Air Intelligence.

Wed 29th March

Secrets of War

It was a battle no-one really wanted, and a victory far greater than anyone expected. Israel, outnumbered and outgunned, fought the Six Day War on the field of espionage. Secret agents crafted an ingenious plan to capture a Russian jet and prepared for a daring first strike.

Wed 29th March

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands

In this series, historian Paul Murton sets out to experience life on Scotland's magnificent islands. He uncovers the past and reveals its connections with the present, pointing to all that makes these islands quirky, surprising and beautiful.

Wed 29th March

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Michael Portillo travels on the great train routes of Europe, as he retraces the journeys featured in George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide.

Wed 29th March

Declassified: Stories of American Spies

Former CIA agents recall memories of service, detailing important cases, missions and operations.

Wed 29th March

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.

Wed 29th March

Games On The Battlefield

For four years, sport represented a welcome respite from the killing fields. Built on archive footage - much of it previously unseen - this film reveals one of the most unexpected legacies of the First World War.

Wed 29th March

Narrow Escapes of WWII

December 1944. The Battle of the Bulge: Hitler's last desperate gamble to win the war. His aim was to slice though the Allied lines at the forests of the Ardennes and then drive north to seize the port of Antwerp. If he succeeded, then the Allied supply lines would be severed and their main armies cut off. It almost worked. All seven roads through the Ardennes converged on the small Belgian town of Bastogne. If Bastogne fell, then the Allies were staring at defeat. But in Bastogne was a highly unusual unit - the 333rd Field Artillery. The 333rd Field artillery battalion was a unit of black soldiers. There was segregation in the US forces during the Second World War. Drawn from the US South, under the command of white officers, they had stormed the beaches at Normandy and had an exemplary service record. When the battle began, 2nd Lt. Reginald W. Gibson together with three black troops unleashed their howitzer on the advancing German infantry, but they were overrun. No one ever heard from them again.

Wed 29th March

Time Team

Tony and the team get a unique opportunity to dig at an army firing range at High Ham in Somerset and investigate a series of mosaics first discovered 150 years ago. The mosaics hint at a grand villa, but as this part of Somerset has been in constant use by the army for the last century and a half, no-one has ever had a chance to really see what's under the ground. To everyone's surprise, the initial results suggest there's been more than one villa on this site. Over the following days a story emerges of the highs and lows of Roman life in Britain, from the grand rooms used for entertaining to the pitiful lives of the slaves who lived on the edge of this high society. The archaeology is impressive, but the weather's not, and as the temperatures plummet, the team hold a crisis meeting. Could this be the first time in the program's history that the conditions force the diggers to down tools?

Wed 29th March

Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages

The actress learns about life in the renowned landscape of Cumbria. The wonder of the Lake District cannot be ignored, but from Morecambe Bay to the Pennines, Penny finds there is much more to life in a Cumbrian village than tourists and tea shops, and all of it owes a great deal to the dramatic local geography. Along the way she meets a community buying its local mountain, indulges in the unique Cumbrian pursuit of hound trailing and visits the home of Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Wed 29th March

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Michael Portillo travels on the great train routes of Europe, as he retraces the journeys featured in George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide.

Wed 29th March

Noon

Declassified: Stories of American Spies

Former CIA agents recall memories of service, detailing important cases, missions and operations.

Wed 29th March

Games On The Battlefield

For four years, sport represented a welcome respite from the killing fields. Built on archive footage - much of it previously unseen - this film reveals one of the most unexpected legacies of the First World War.

Wed 29th March

Tales of the Gun

Interviews with David McKenzie of Washington, Professor Merritt Smith of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Roberto Rodriguez of the American Precision Museum, Tom Valdrose from Berreta USA, and gun historian R.L. Wilson about the literal composition of this most powerful and destructive device.

Wed 29th March

Dead Men's Secrets

At the end of WWII, a large amount of gold was missing from Europe's coffers. As Hitler advanced across Europe, gold from defeated countries was shipped to Germany to fund the war machine. Hitler found other sources of income - Jewish prisoners lost everything- jewellery, savings, even their gold fillings. And Jews who stored money in "neutral" Swiss banks would never see that money again. We trace some of the millions of dollars of gold and dirty money that went missing following the war's end.

Wed 29th March

Underground Britain

This is an alternative odyssey through the labyrinth that lies beneath us, an exploration of Britain's underground world that few have ever seen - an adventurous and revealing journey into entire underground cities, priest holes, smugglers' hideaways, secret society banqueting halls, crypts, catacombs and cold war installations - even an extraordinary labyrinth. Underground Britain is a nationwide journey through the most remarkable and ingenious man-made underground locations in the UK. We will climb through manhole covers, abseil into gigantic mines and creep into the caverns of 18th century hell raisers. A nation of burrowers, the British have tunneled their way underneath cities and landscapes for generations and continue to do so today. From failed attempts to build the first Channel Tunnel, to carving out great subterranean crypts, planting surreal and eccentric underground gardens and forging the nation's great transportation networks - welcome to a mole's-eye view of Britain. Explore the depths of every site - mapping its furthest reaches to investigate every aspect, from secret hideaways to vast ballrooms. Discover the history and creation of these underground sites. How and why were these great subterranean enterprises created and what's happening to them now? Meet the people who are part of the story of the place - miners, top secret workers, drivers and restorers - to explore some of the amazing narratives about what happened beneath the surface and the work that is continuing today. Visit sites that are still in operation today, meeting the people whose daily work is underground; from "fluffers" on the Tube to the people who keep our sewers flowing at the height of the floods.

Wed 29th March

Time Team

Tony Robinson doesn't usually get to decide where the team should dig, but in this episode he chooses his first-ever site for investigation: a German anti-aircraft battery built during the Nazis' five-year occupation of Jersey. The archaeologists have never investigated anything like this before and must apply all their skills to make sense of a site now reclaimed by a forest. It's soon clear that the gun emplacements are part of a much bigger, complex fortified settlement that was home to hundreds of German soldiers equipped with a vast array of weapons. And, unlike with older sites, the team can talk to people who witnessed life under the occupation firsthand. What emerges is the shocking story of a fortress island where German installations were built by slave labour and the local population began to starve as the war continued. Of terrible conditions that seem more fitting to the eras the team usually investigate rather than just 70 years ago. Over three days, the team uncovers a fascinating and frequently horrifying glimpse of life during war.

Wed 29th March

Evening

Ninja Shadow Warriors

This new show unearths the true history, unique military skills and ancient traditions behind the infamous Ninja, a small band of rebellious Japanese mountain villagers, who struck fear into ordinary people's lives and were a constant thorn in the side of the battle-hardened Samurai warrior clans. Ninja Shadow Warriors tells the intriguing story of Ninja Tanba who was trained by his grandfather to become one of the most feared warriors in ancient Japan. We follow Tanba's life from boyhood to old age with the help of historic re-enactments, elaborate costumes and original Ninja weapons, supported by CG animation from an award-winning UK design team. Featured experts include British and Japanese historians as well as Master Kawakami, one of the last (if not only) surviving Ninja masters, who demonstrates for the first time on television the unrivalled tricks the Ninja used to fool their enemies.

Wed 29th March

Blood & Fury: America's Civil War

This series delves into one of the bloodiest chapters in American history. Told from a soldier's point-of-view, this program features the war's most significant battles: Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettsyburg, Nashville, and Petersburg.

Wed 29th March

Evil Genius

It takes a devious mind to engineer an impossible escape. Whether it's breaking out of a maximum security prison or evading a global manhunt, these brilliant criminals are experts at epic getaways.

Wed 29th March

Inside Einstein's Mind

On November 15, 1915, Einstein published his greatest work: General Relativity. This theory transformed our understanding of nature's laws and the entire history of the cosmos, reaching back from the present moment to the origin of time itself. We explore the inside story of Einstein's masterpiece. The story begins with the intuitive and easily grasped thought experiments that set Einstein off on his quest, and traces the revolution in cosmology that is still playing out in today's labs and observatories. Through each step of this odyssey, we reveal the simple but powerful ideas at the heart of relativity, illuminating the theory - and Einstein's brilliance - as never before. From the first spark of an idea to the discovery of the expanding universe, the Big Bang, black holes, and dark energy, uncover the inspired insights and brilliant breakthroughs of "the perfect theory," perhaps the greatest science story of all time.

Wed 29th March

Greatest Mysteries With Don Wildman

In each of these specials, host Don Wildman travels the globe to some of the most iconic and carefully-guarded places in the world where he will share many of their fascinating stories.

Wed 29th March

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 30th March

Morning

Tales of the Gun

Interviews with David McKenzie of Washington, Professor Merritt Smith of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Roberto Rodriguez of the American Precision Museum, Tom Valdrose from Berreta USA, and gun historian R.L. Wilson about the literal composition of this most powerful and destructive device.

Thu 30th March

Dead Men's Secrets

At the end of WWII, a large amount of gold was missing from Europe's coffers. As Hitler advanced across Europe, gold from defeated countries was shipped to Germany to fund the war machine. Hitler found other sources of income - Jewish prisoners lost everything- jewellery, savings, even their gold fillings. And Jews who stored money in "neutral" Swiss banks would never see that money again. We trace some of the millions of dollars of gold and dirty money that went missing following the war's end.

Thu 30th March

De Havilland Mosquito

In 1941, the RAF was being pressed to fill new and ever more demanding roles in the war against Hitler. Although first-class modern fighters, Hurricanes and Spitfires were in abundant supply, the Air Chiefs had a problem with the Bomber Force. This uncomfortable gap was filled by a revolutionary fighter bomber, one of the most original and versatile designs of the entire war: the de Havilland Mosquito.

Thu 30th March

Time Team

Tony Robinson doesn't usually get to decide where the team should dig, but in this episode he chooses his first-ever site for investigation: a German anti-aircraft battery built during the Nazis' five-year occupation of Jersey. The archaeologists have never investigated anything like this before and must apply all their skills to make sense of a site now reclaimed by a forest. It's soon clear that the gun emplacements are part of a much bigger, complex fortified settlement that was home to hundreds of German soldiers equipped with a vast array of weapons. And, unlike with older sites, the team can talk to people who witnessed life under the occupation firsthand. What emerges is the shocking story of a fortress island where German installations were built by slave labour and the local population began to starve as the war continued. Of terrible conditions that seem more fitting to the eras the team usually investigate rather than just 70 years ago. Over three days, the team uncovers a fascinating and frequently horrifying glimpse of life during war.

Thu 30th March

Blood & Fury: America's Civil War

This series delves into one of the bloodiest chapters in American history. Told from a soldier's point-of-view, this program features the war's most significant battles: Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettsyburg, Nashville, and Petersburg.

Thu 30th March

Evil Genius

It takes a devious mind to engineer an impossible escape. Whether it's breaking out of a maximum security prison or evading a global manhunt, these brilliant criminals are experts at epic getaways.

Thu 30th March

Inside Einstein's Mind

On November 15, 1915, Einstein published his greatest work: General Relativity. This theory transformed our understanding of nature's laws and the entire history of the cosmos, reaching back from the present moment to the origin of time itself. We explore the inside story of Einstein's masterpiece. The story begins with the intuitive and easily grasped thought experiments that set Einstein off on his quest, and traces the revolution in cosmology that is still playing out in today's labs and observatories. Through each step of this odyssey, we reveal the simple but powerful ideas at the heart of relativity, illuminating the theory - and Einstein's brilliance - as never before. From the first spark of an idea to the discovery of the expanding universe, the Big Bang, black holes, and dark energy, uncover the inspired insights and brilliant breakthroughs of "the perfect theory," perhaps the greatest science story of all time.

Thu 30th March

Greatest Mysteries With Don Wildman

In each of these specials, host Don Wildman travels the globe to some of the most iconic and carefully-guarded places in the world where he will share many of their fascinating stories.

Thu 30th March

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 30th March

Underground Britain

This is an alternative odyssey through the labyrinth that lies beneath us, an exploration of Britain's underground world that few have ever seen - an adventurous and revealing journey into entire underground cities, priest holes, smugglers' hideaways, secret society banqueting halls, crypts, catacombs and cold war installations - even an extraordinary labyrinth. Underground Britain is a nationwide journey through the most remarkable and ingenious man-made underground locations in the UK. We will climb through manhole covers, abseil into gigantic mines and creep into the caverns of 18th century hell raisers. A nation of burrowers, the British have tunneled their way underneath cities and landscapes for generations and continue to do so today. From failed attempts to build the first Channel Tunnel, to carving out great subterranean crypts, planting surreal and eccentric underground gardens and forging the nation's great transportation networks - welcome to a mole's-eye view of Britain. Explore the depths of every site - mapping its furthest reaches to investigate every aspect, from secret hideaways to vast ballrooms. Discover the history and creation of these underground sites. How and why were these great subterranean enterprises created and what's happening to them now? Meet the people who are part of the story of the place - miners, top secret workers, drivers and restorers - to explore some of the amazing narratives about what happened beneath the surface and the work that is continuing today. Visit sites that are still in operation today, meeting the people whose daily work is underground; from "fluffers" on the Tube to the people who keep our sewers flowing at the height of the floods.

Thu 30th March

Time Team

Tony Robinson doesn't usually get to decide where the team should dig, but in this episode he chooses his first-ever site for investigation: a German anti-aircraft battery built during the Nazis' five-year occupation of Jersey. The archaeologists have never investigated anything like this before and must apply all their skills to make sense of a site now reclaimed by a forest. It's soon clear that the gun emplacements are part of a much bigger, complex fortified settlement that was home to hundreds of German soldiers equipped with a vast array of weapons. And, unlike with older sites, the team can talk to people who witnessed life under the occupation firsthand. What emerges is the shocking story of a fortress island where German installations were built by slave labour and the local population began to starve as the war continued. Of terrible conditions that seem more fitting to the eras the team usually investigate rather than just 70 years ago. Over three days, the team uncovers a fascinating and frequently horrifying glimpse of life during war.

Thu 30th March

Ninja Shadow Warriors

This new show unearths the true history, unique military skills and ancient traditions behind the infamous Ninja, a small band of rebellious Japanese mountain villagers, who struck fear into ordinary people's lives and were a constant thorn in the side of the battle-hardened Samurai warrior clans. Ninja Shadow Warriors tells the intriguing story of Ninja Tanba who was trained by his grandfather to become one of the most feared warriors in ancient Japan. We follow Tanba's life from boyhood to old age with the help of historic re-enactments, elaborate costumes and original Ninja weapons, supported by CG animation from an award-winning UK design team. Featured experts include British and Japanese historians as well as Master Kawakami, one of the last (if not only) surviving Ninja masters, who demonstrates for the first time on television the unrivalled tricks the Ninja used to fool their enemies.

Thu 30th March

Blood & Fury: America's Civil War

This series delves into one of the bloodiest chapters in American history. Told from a soldier's point-of-view, this program features the war's most significant battles: Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettsyburg, Nashville, and Petersburg.

Thu 30th March

Noon

Evil Genius

It takes a devious mind to engineer an impossible escape. Whether it's breaking out of a maximum security prison or evading a global manhunt, these brilliant criminals are experts at epic getaways.

Thu 30th March

Inside Einstein's Mind

On November 15, 1915, Einstein published his greatest work: General Relativity. This theory transformed our understanding of nature's laws and the entire history of the cosmos, reaching back from the present moment to the origin of time itself. We explore the inside story of Einstein's masterpiece. The story begins with the intuitive and easily grasped thought experiments that set Einstein off on his quest, and traces the revolution in cosmology that is still playing out in today's labs and observatories. Through each step of this odyssey, we reveal the simple but powerful ideas at the heart of relativity, illuminating the theory - and Einstein's brilliance - as never before. From the first spark of an idea to the discovery of the expanding universe, the Big Bang, black holes, and dark energy, uncover the inspired insights and brilliant breakthroughs of "the perfect theory," perhaps the greatest science story of all time.

Thu 30th March

Tales of the Gun

The treasures of a select few, each tells a story of human triumph or desperate tragedy, cast forever in iron, steel, and wood. A few are so prized and historic that their values have soared to monumental prices. They are the million-dollar firearms. We'll view Catherine the Great's pistols and Hitler's gold pocket pistol, among others.

Thu 30th March

Dead Men's Secrets

Ernst Roehm was one of Hitler's best friends, they fought side by side in the streets in the early days of the Nazi party. When Hitler became the most powerful man in Germany, he appointed Roehm head of the Brown Shirts, the Nazi storm troopers. But in July 1934, Hitler gave the order to have his best friend killed. He was shot dead in a small cell in a Munich prison during the infamous Night of the Long Knives. Was Roehm too powerful? Had his homosexuality become a liability to Hitler's image?

Thu 30th March

Sparks Of Invention

From the flashes of genius to the hard-won discoveries after many years of trial and error, this enlightening series explores the stories behind many of the inventions we take for granted today.

Thu 30th March

Time Team

Dense and tranquil woodland in the County Durham countryside seems an unlikely venue for the team's investigation into the earliest days of the Industrial Revolution. But 200 years ago Derwentcote was at the heart of an iron- and steel-producing complex that fuelled the spread of empire. Over three days the team fights through the undergrowth to reveal the furnaces and forges that produced the raw materials of industry under appalling conditions. As well as their chainsaws and mechanical diggers, the archaeologists draw on an unusual resource: the memoirs of an 18th-century industrial spy who visited the site. And with the help of old records, they can even put names and trades to the people who occupied the workers' cottages that once stood alongside the works. It's a story of how cottage industry gave way to the might of the industrial cities such as Sheffield, and the team uncovers the highs and lows of the working life of Derwentcote. On top of all that, Tony discovers how excited grown men can be when they get to analyse huge lumps of 200-year-old slag!

Thu 30th March

Evening

Battle 360

Part two of the deadly saga of the Solomons plays out at the Santa Cruz Islands. In one terrible day of vicious combat, Enterprise loses her sister ship USS Hornet and suffers dozens of casualties as bombs nail her flight deck. When the smoke clears, Enterprise is the only American Carrier left in the Pacific. For the US Navy at Santa Cruz, Survival becomes the ultimate battle.

Thu 30th March

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 30th March

Unsealed: Alien Files

In 1969, the US government officially announces it will stop investigating UFOs, but declassified documents reveal that multiple government agencies have been hiding important UFO sightings for decades. Join us as we investigate the origins of the Freedom of Information Act and why top secret government agencies still study UFOs, but keep their findings classified.

Thu 30th March

Unsealed: Conspiracy Files

Scientists believe that Stargates are doorways to wormholes in time. As it turns out, the government may have already known that. We'll reveal the secret location of stargates around the world and tell you who is trying to open them and why.

Thu 30th March

The Universe: Ancient Mysteries Solved

Sodom and Gomorrah; a terrifying Biblical tale of two cities incinerated by a hail of fire and brimstone. Was this a fantastic fable, or an actual apocalyptic disaster? Astronomers, archaeologists and biblical scholars investigate the possible science behind the myth. Two separate archaeological sites along the Dead Sea claim to hold the remains of the actual sin cities. Newly discovered ancient artefacts may even hold the secrets to their destruction? Could an asteroid be responsible for the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah?

Thu 30th March

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 30th March

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 1982, Nicaraguan residents of a remote village flee in panic, trekking 44km to Matagalpa City carrying no valuables or provisions. Exhausted and disoriented, they report that many of their number are dead and that an unholy creature is responsible. Villagers took a grainy photo of the creature they saw, some say it is a demon, others that it is a dead man risen from the grave, and others believe he might be a secret government experiment gone horribly wrong.

Thu 30th March

The Universe

Our Sun has served Earth well, bathing us with heat and energy. But like humans, our home star is mortal. In 5 billion years, it will stop nurturing its planetary offspring.

Fri 31st March

Morning

Tales of the Gun

The treasures of a select few, each tells a story of human triumph or desperate tragedy, cast forever in iron, steel, and wood. A few are so prized and historic that their values have soared to monumental prices. They are the million-dollar firearms. We'll view Catherine the Great's pistols and Hitler's gold pocket pistol, among others.

Fri 31st March

Dead Men's Secrets

Ernst Roehm was one of Hitler's best friends, they fought side by side in the streets in the early days of the Nazi party. When Hitler became the most powerful man in Germany, he appointed Roehm head of the Brown Shirts, the Nazi storm troopers. But in July 1934, Hitler gave the order to have his best friend killed. He was shot dead in a small cell in a Munich prison during the infamous Night of the Long Knives. Was Roehm too powerful? Had his homosexuality become a liability to Hitler's image?

Fri 31st March

Fighters of World War II

This is the story of the development and operational history of the best and most famous fighter aircraft of World War II. Some of the fighters in this program change the course of the conflict, other gained spurious fame through the propagandists; some marked the end of an era in fighter design, whilst others signified the beginnings of a new era in aerial warfare. The program features fighter aircraft from Britain, Germany, USA and Japan.

Fri 31st March

Time Team

Dense and tranquil woodland in the County Durham countryside seems an unlikely venue for the team's investigation into the earliest days of the Industrial Revolution. But 200 years ago Derwentcote was at the heart of an iron- and steel-producing complex that fuelled the spread of empire. Over three days the team fights through the undergrowth to reveal the furnaces and forges that produced the raw materials of industry under appalling conditions. As well as their chainsaws and mechanical diggers, the archaeologists draw on an unusual resource: the memoirs of an 18th-century industrial spy who visited the site. And with the help of old records, they can even put names and trades to the people who occupied the workers' cottages that once stood alongside the works. It's a story of how cottage industry gave way to the might of the industrial cities such as Sheffield, and the team uncovers the highs and lows of the working life of Derwentcote. On top of all that, Tony discovers how excited grown men can be when they get to analyse huge lumps of 200-year-old slag!

Fri 31st March

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 31st March

Unsealed: Alien Files

In 1969, the US government officially announces it will stop investigating UFOs, but declassified documents reveal that multiple government agencies have been hiding important UFO sightings for decades. Join us as we investigate the origins of the Freedom of Information Act and why top secret government agencies still study UFOs, but keep their findings classified.

Fri 31st March

The Universe: Ancient Mysteries Solved

Sodom and Gomorrah; a terrifying Biblical tale of two cities incinerated by a hail of fire and brimstone. Was this a fantastic fable, or an actual apocalyptic disaster? Astronomers, archaeologists and biblical scholars investigate the possible science behind the myth. Two separate archaeological sites along the Dead Sea claim to hold the remains of the actual sin cities. Newly discovered ancient artefacts may even hold the secrets to their destruction? Could an asteroid be responsible for the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah?

Fri 31st March

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 31st March

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 1982, Nicaraguan residents of a remote village flee in panic, trekking 44km to Matagalpa City carrying no valuables or provisions. Exhausted and disoriented, they report that many of their number are dead and that an unholy creature is responsible. Villagers took a grainy photo of the creature they saw, some say it is a demon, others that it is a dead man risen from the grave, and others believe he might be a secret government experiment gone horribly wrong.

Fri 31st March

The Universe

Our Sun has served Earth well, bathing us with heat and energy. But like humans, our home star is mortal. In 5 billion years, it will stop nurturing its planetary offspring.

Fri 31st March

Sparks Of Invention

From the flashes of genius to the hard-won discoveries after many years of trial and error, this enlightening series explores the stories behind many of the inventions we take for granted today.

Fri 31st March

Time Team

Dense and tranquil woodland in the County Durham countryside seems an unlikely venue for the team's investigation into the earliest days of the Industrial Revolution. But 200 years ago Derwentcote was at the heart of an iron- and steel-producing complex that fuelled the spread of empire. Over three days the team fights through the undergrowth to reveal the furnaces and forges that produced the raw materials of industry under appalling conditions. As well as their chainsaws and mechanical diggers, the archaeologists draw on an unusual resource: the memoirs of an 18th-century industrial spy who visited the site. And with the help of old records, they can even put names and trades to the people who occupied the workers' cottages that once stood alongside the works. It's a story of how cottage industry gave way to the might of the industrial cities such as Sheffield, and the team uncovers the highs and lows of the working life of Derwentcote. On top of all that, Tony discovers how excited grown men can be when they get to analyse huge lumps of 200-year-old slag!

Fri 31st March

Battle 360

Part two of the deadly saga of the Solomons plays out at the Santa Cruz Islands. In one terrible day of vicious combat, Enterprise loses her sister ship USS Hornet and suffers dozens of casualties as bombs nail her flight deck. When the smoke clears, Enterprise is the only American Carrier left in the Pacific. For the US Navy at Santa Cruz, Survival becomes the ultimate battle.

Fri 31st March

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 31st March

Noon

Unsealed: Alien Files

In 1969, the US government officially announces it will stop investigating UFOs, but declassified documents reveal that multiple government agencies have been hiding important UFO sightings for decades. Join us as we investigate the origins of the Freedom of Information Act and why top secret government agencies still study UFOs, but keep their findings classified.

Fri 31st March

Unsealed: Conspiracy Files

Scientists believe that Stargates are doorways to wormholes in time. As it turns out, the government may have already known that. We'll reveal the secret location of stargates around the world and tell you who is trying to open them and why.

Fri 31st March

The Universe: Ancient Mysteries Solved

Sodom and Gomorrah; a terrifying Biblical tale of two cities incinerated by a hail of fire and brimstone. Was this a fantastic fable, or an actual apocalyptic disaster? Astronomers, archaeologists and biblical scholars investigate the possible science behind the myth. Two separate archaeological sites along the Dead Sea claim to hold the remains of the actual sin cities. Newly discovered ancient artefacts may even hold the secrets to their destruction? Could an asteroid be responsible for the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah?

Fri 31st March

Tales of the Gun

Perhaps one of the greatest expressions of weapons, naval guns first encouraged nations to develop the concept of "sea power". From sail, to steam, to steel, the warships of the world exist for one purpose - to overpower the enemy at sea. Step aboard as we test the mighty force of enormous guns at sea.

Fri 31st March

Dead Men's Secrets

Bandleader Glenn Miller joined the flood of young Americans enlisting in the army in 1942 and was ordered to form a new 42-piece all-star band to entertain service personnel. With the liberation of Paris in 1944, a series of Miller concerts was planned. But when Captain Miller took off on a short hop across the English Channel to Paris on December 15, he was never seen again. No wreckage was found and no official explanation given. Did his aircraft simply fail, or was there a military cover-up?

Fri 31st March

Archaeology: A Secret History

Archaeologist Richard Miles presents a series charting the history of the breakthroughs and watersheds in our long quest to understand our ancient past. He shows how discoveries in the 18th and 19th centuries overturned ideas of when and where civilisation began, as empires competed to literally 'own' the past.

Fri 31st March

Time Team

The team faces one of their strangest challenges ever: digging through a church graveyard in search of what could be one of the largest Roman structures ever built in Britain. Tony Robinson and his band are here at the request of the Reverend William Burke, vicar of the historic St Kyneburgha's church in Castor, Cambridgeshire. Under very close supervision, the team must dodge the thousands of burials in the graveyard to get to an ornate mosaic floor that was reportedly discovered almost 200 years ago. It could be the missing link in a village that is crammed with massive Roman walls and old reports of exquisite finds. Could they all belong to one vast building, dubbed a Praetorium, that would have dominated the Roman skyline and the whole region? The team fan out through the village to dig up gardens and playing fields and locate the different pieces of the jigsaw. Can they reach the mosaic under the burials and convince the sceptics that they've found a building the size of a Roman palace?

Fri 31st March

Evening

History's Secrets: George Washington

Of all the legendary figures in American history, George Washington is in a class by himself. Founding father, Commander of the Continental Army, and America's first president - his face is as familiar as the dollar bill. Many assume they know this great man, or at least think they do. But we're starting to learn that much of what we thought of as fact, is actually fiction. Today, archaeologists, scientists and historians are uncovering new clues about the real George Washington. Their hi-tech tools and scientific techniques are peeling back the layers on this famous statesman - revealing the true man behind the myths. Washington has often been cast as Colonial aristocracy, but his roots are far more common. Archaeologists have uncovered the forgotten remains of his boyhood home in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The site reveals not a wealthy man, reluctant to accept the greatness thrust upon him - but an ambitious youth faced with adversity. We explore the bold steps Washington first takes to ascend the ladder of Virginia's gentry - from surveying trips through the wilderness and membership of the mysterious order of the freemasons to his romances with rich socialites and early battles in the French and Indian wars. Washington is often thought of as a brilliant tactician, waging a successful guerrilla campaign against the more regimented British. In reality he preferred a regular army. And while his legendary bravery is true, his war record is far from perfect. We explore his early battles, moments of brilliance and low points at Valley Forge - when even his own generals sought to replace him. The legend of Washington and the cherry tree is a childhood fable known the world over. But contrary to this myth, Washington could tell a lie. In fact, during the Revolution, he told a great many of them. We explore Washington's use of misinformation, secret codes, invisible inks and other spy-craft deployed to confuse and deceive the British.

Fri 31st March

President Obama: In His Own Words

Having served as the first African-American president in US history, Barack Obama looks back at his legacy in the final major interview he will give while still sitting the Oval Office.

Fri 31st March

NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements

Since it's formation in the early 60s, NASA has continued to be the leading power in space exploration. Working with other space agencies, it has contributed substantially to the ongoing exploration of our universe, achieving incredible firsts that span the decades. This film comprehensively chronicles the finest moments in NASA's triumphant space program, reliving some of the most inspirational and famous moments that have captivated audiences and inspired generations around the world, over the last five decades. In 1965, Ed White became the first American to leave his capsule in orbit. In just four years, Neil Armstrong steps from the ladder of his Lunar Module and becomes the first man to set foot on another world. Fast forward 30 years and the Mars Pathfinder lands safely on the Red Planet, beaming back incredible surface images of our closest planetary neighbour. Also including triumphs such as the Hubble Telescope, and the efforts of the crew that saved the astronauts of Apollo 13, this mini-series highlights some of the most memorable and pivotal moments within mankind's legacy. Using stunning NASA archive footage and featuring expert interviews with space scientists, NASA's 10 greatest achievements reveals the importance of space exploration and uncovers the ways in which this knowledge has benefited all of mankind over the last five decades. Nowhere is our potential for greatness more clearly demonstrated than in our constant quest to explore the cosmos, and this mini-series highlights the finest moments in a fifty-year quest.

Fri 31st March

The Sixties

A provocative documentary series exploring the most transformative decade of the modern era in America.

Fri 31st March

The Apollo Experience: Apollo 17

Between 1968 and 1972, NASA successfully sent 24 men where no human beings had been before or since. The final mission, Apollo 17, flew in December 1972 and closed the final chapter in NASA's triumphant Apollo Program. Using spectacular NASA high-definition archive footage, mission audio and rare astronaut interviews, this is a unique documentary film that comprehensively chronicles one of the greatest moments in mankind's history. Uninterrupted by narration or expert interviews, this documentary immerses the audience inside the action as it happened on the day, over 40 years ago. Journey with astronauts Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt and Ronald Evans through their extensive training and across their 14-day mission to the Moon and back, and share the discoveries with Cernan and Schmitt as they explore the lunar surface for three days, while Evans performs experiments and reconnaissance in lunar orbit.

Sat 1st April

Morning

America Unearthed

Legend has it that Egyptian treasure was discovered in a Grand Canyon cave in 1909. Against the beautiful backdrop of America's most grandiose natural spectacle, Scott Wolter embarks on a search to find out whether the legend is true. Along the way, he investigates legends of more caves found throughout the US where similar rumours of buried Egyptian treasure persist. Examining artefacts, climbing into caves and separating fact from fiction and fake artefacts from the real deal, Scott Wolter comes out of this adventure with a clear opinion on whether Egyptians really did bury treasure in America long ago.

Sat 1st April

Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura

Jesse goes inside the secret billionaire's boy's club to find out what caused the financial meltdown and how the group allegedly continues to manipulate and control the stock market and oil, gold and silver prices. From Wall Street to Washington, the governor barges in on the rich and powerful to demands answers.

Sat 1st April

Ancient Aliens

Many of humanity's most significant turning points have bore witness to unexplainable events. Is this merely coincidence, or could it be evidence that the course of human history is being manipulated by an alien agenda? Ancient Astronaut theorists have long proposed that extraterrestrials played a pivotal role in our past, and some believe they continue to keep a careful watch over the progress of mankind. Even high-level government officials have made claims that extraterrestrials are visiting our planet with an interest in our technological advancements, including former Canadian Defense Minister Paul Hellyer, who stated that that the cosmos are teaming with life. Could the UFO phenomenon be real? Have extraterrestrials been monitoring human progress for thousands of years-at times helping us to advance, and at other times holding us back?

Sat 1st April

UFO Hunters

For decades, it has been believed that the United States military have had unexplained encounters with the UFO phenomena. Our team sets out to try and uncover the armed forces' "first response" to UFO encounters. They investigate a claim that in Long Beach, California multiple UFOs were seen and pursued by military helicopters. They revisit the area of the alleged 2008 UFO crash in Needles, California. Here, it is believed the military presence has been beefed up as the number of UFO sighting has grown.

Sat 1st April

President Obama: In His Own Words

Having served as the first African-American president in US history, Barack Obama looks back at his legacy in the final major interview he will give while still sitting the Oval Office.

Sat 1st April

NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements

Since it's formation in the early 60s, NASA has continued to be the leading power in space exploration. Working with other space agencies, it has contributed substantially to the ongoing exploration of our universe, achieving incredible firsts that span the decades. This film comprehensively chronicles the finest moments in NASA's triumphant space program, reliving some of the most inspirational and famous moments that have captivated audiences and inspired generations around the world, over the last five decades. In 1965, Ed White became the first American to leave his capsule in orbit. In just four years, Neil Armstrong steps from the ladder of his Lunar Module and becomes the first man to set foot on another world. Fast forward 30 years and the Mars Pathfinder lands safely on the Red Planet, beaming back incredible surface images of our closest planetary neighbour. Also including triumphs such as the Hubble Telescope, and the efforts of the crew that saved the astronauts of Apollo 13, this mini-series highlights some of the most memorable and pivotal moments within mankind's legacy. Using stunning NASA archive footage and featuring expert interviews with space scientists, NASA's 10 greatest achievements reveals the importance of space exploration and uncovers the ways in which this knowledge has benefited all of mankind over the last five decades. Nowhere is our potential for greatness more clearly demonstrated than in our constant quest to explore the cosmos, and this mini-series highlights the finest moments in a fifty-year quest.

Sat 1st April

The Sixties

A provocative documentary series exploring the most transformative decade of the modern era in America.

Sat 1st April

The Apollo Experience: Apollo 17

Between 1968 and 1972, NASA successfully sent 24 men where no human beings had been before or since. The final mission, Apollo 17, flew in December 1972 and closed the final chapter in NASA's triumphant Apollo Program. Using spectacular NASA high-definition archive footage, mission audio and rare astronaut interviews, this is a unique documentary film that comprehensively chronicles one of the greatest moments in mankind's history. Uninterrupted by narration or expert interviews, this documentary immerses the audience inside the action as it happened on the day, over 40 years ago. Journey with astronauts Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt and Ronald Evans through their extensive training and across their 14-day mission to the Moon and back, and share the discoveries with Cernan and Schmitt as they explore the lunar surface for three days, while Evans performs experiments and reconnaissance in lunar orbit.

Sat 1st April

Archaeology: A Secret History

Archaeologist Richard Miles presents a series charting the history of the breakthroughs and watersheds in our long quest to understand our ancient past. He shows how discoveries in the 18th and 19th centuries overturned ideas of when and where civilisation began, as empires competed to literally 'own' the past.

Sat 1st April

Time Team

The team faces one of their strangest challenges ever: digging through a church graveyard in search of what could be one of the largest Roman structures ever built in Britain. Tony Robinson and his band are here at the request of the Reverend William Burke, vicar of the historic St Kyneburgha's church in Castor, Cambridgeshire. Under very close supervision, the team must dodge the thousands of burials in the graveyard to get to an ornate mosaic floor that was reportedly discovered almost 200 years ago. It could be the missing link in a village that is crammed with massive Roman walls and old reports of exquisite finds. Could they all belong to one vast building, dubbed a Praetorium, that would have dominated the Roman skyline and the whole region? The team fan out through the village to dig up gardens and playing fields and locate the different pieces of the jigsaw. Can they reach the mosaic under the burials and convince the sceptics that they've found a building the size of a Roman palace?

Sat 1st April

History's Secrets: George Washington

Of all the legendary figures in American history, George Washington is in a class by himself. Founding father, Commander of the Continental Army, and America's first president - his face is as familiar as the dollar bill. Many assume they know this great man, or at least think they do. But we're starting to learn that much of what we thought of as fact, is actually fiction. Today, archaeologists, scientists and historians are uncovering new clues about the real George Washington. Their hi-tech tools and scientific techniques are peeling back the layers on this famous statesman - revealing the true man behind the myths. Washington has often been cast as Colonial aristocracy, but his roots are far more common. Archaeologists have uncovered the forgotten remains of his boyhood home in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The site reveals not a wealthy man, reluctant to accept the greatness thrust upon him - but an ambitious youth faced with adversity. We explore the bold steps Washington first takes to ascend the ladder of Virginia's gentry - from surveying trips through the wilderness and membership of the mysterious order of the freemasons to his romances with rich socialites and early battles in the French and Indian wars. Washington is often thought of as a brilliant tactician, waging a successful guerrilla campaign against the more regimented British. In reality he preferred a regular army. And while his legendary bravery is true, his war record is far from perfect. We explore his early battles, moments of brilliance and low points at Valley Forge - when even his own generals sought to replace him. The legend of Washington and the cherry tree is a childhood fable known the world over. But contrary to this myth, Washington could tell a lie. In fact, during the Revolution, he told a great many of them. We explore Washington's use of misinformation, secret codes, invisible inks and other spy-craft deployed to confuse and deceive the British.

Sat 1st April

President Obama: In His Own Words

Having served as the first African-American president in US history, Barack Obama looks back at his legacy in the final major interview he will give while still sitting the Oval Office.

Sat 1st April

Noon

The Sixties

A provocative documentary series exploring the most transformative decade of the modern era in America.

Sat 1st April

Ninja Shadow Warriors

This new show unearths the true history, unique military skills and ancient traditions behind the infamous Ninja, a small band of rebellious Japanese mountain villagers, who struck fear into ordinary people's lives and were a constant thorn in the side of the battle-hardened Samurai warrior clans. Ninja Shadow Warriors tells the intriguing story of Ninja Tanba who was trained by his grandfather to become one of the most feared warriors in ancient Japan. We follow Tanba's life from boyhood to old age with the help of historic re-enactments, elaborate costumes and original Ninja weapons, supported by CG animation from an award-winning UK design team. Featured experts include British and Japanese historians as well as Master Kawakami, one of the last (if not only) surviving Ninja masters, who demonstrates for the first time on television the unrivalled tricks the Ninja used to fool their enemies.

Sat 1st April

Evolution Of Evil

Adolf Hitler is the very personification of evil. He decides to eradicate anyone he feels is not part of his 'master race'. But what made him this way? What terrible forces turns a man born like any other into the most terrifying dictator the world has ever seen? This film charts Adolf Hitler's extraordinary ascent from high school drop out and budding art student to the supreme and tyrannical leader of all of Germany.

Sat 1st April

The Ascent of Woman

Dr Amanda Foreman looks at the role of women in revolutions that have transformed the modern world: from political uprisings to reproductive rights. In the end, revolutionary change for women would come from within the private sphere.

Sat 1st April

Tales of Irish Castles

We explore the great stories, legends and characters associated with the most beautiful, notorious and historical castles across Ireland. Presented by award winning actor Simon Delaney, the series takes in magnificent stone structures and the stories contained within their walls are brought to life through specially shot re-enactments, archive footage and contributions from Ireland's leading historians, archaeologists, castle owners and inhabitants.

Sat 1st April

Evening

Convict Women and Orphan Girls

This film is a pioneering documentary series that fuses history, genealogy and dramatic reconstruction to reveal for the first time, the stories of these forgotten women and their experiences in the strange and harsh new world of Colonial Australia. The series is the first to deal with the establishment of the enterprise that would give birth to the Australian nation and the roles that Irish females, both women and girls, played in its formation. From 1787 to 1853, over 25,000 women, nearly half of them Irish, were transported in the dark holds of ships on a 16,000 mile journey to the other side of the world as bonded labour. Convict Women rescues their stories from the obscurity of the museums and archives, these founding mothers of modern Australia.

Sat 1st April

Temple Mount

It is one of religion's most sacred legacies - Solomon's Lost Temple - built from ancient blueprints - revealed by the hand of God. Destroyed by a deadly siege five centuries after its construction, no evidence of Israel's holiest shrine remains. Did Solomon's Temple exist? Now, Holy Land archaeologists trace the trail of the temple, uncovering the controversial timelines of Israel's founding fathers - King David and his son, Solomon the builder. The history and future of the Temple Mount define the intersection of three great religions and the story of the modern world. This revealing series uncovers the mysteries of Solomon's Temple, Herod's Temple and the prophecy of a Third Temple. Temple Mount relives the history of the most important religious site in the world: exploring the mysteries of the events that occurred there. This series reveals new information about the locations of the first two temples, explores the current buildings on the site and uncovers secrets hidden in the rock. A shocking discovery during filming questions whether Herod could actually have built the second temple at all. This series explains the conflict, the conspiracy and the prophecy associated with the site. Looking ahead, it examines why many believe a controversial third temple could herald the end of the world as we know it.

Sat 1st April

Inside Einstein's Mind

On November 15, 1915, Einstein published his greatest work: General Relativity. This theory transformed our understanding of nature's laws and the entire history of the cosmos, reaching back from the present moment to the origin of time itself. We explore the inside story of Einstein's masterpiece. The story begins with the intuitive and easily grasped thought experiments that set Einstein off on his quest, and traces the revolution in cosmology that is still playing out in today's labs and observatories. Through each step of this odyssey, we reveal the simple but powerful ideas at the heart of relativity, illuminating the theory - and Einstein's brilliance - as never before. From the first spark of an idea to the discovery of the expanding universe, the Big Bang, black holes, and dark energy, uncover the inspired insights and brilliant breakthroughs of 'the perfect theory', perhaps the greatest science story of all time.

Sat 1st April

Blood & Fury: America's Civil War

This series delves into one of the bloodiest chapters in American history. Told from a soldier's point-of-view, this program features the war's most significant battles: Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettsyburg, Nashville, and Petersburg.

Sat 1st April

Evil Genius

It takes a devious mind to engineer an impossible escape. Whether it's breaking out of a maximum security prison or evading a global manhunt, these brilliant criminals are experts at epic getaways.

Sat 1st April

Declassified: Stories of American Spies

Former CIA agents recall memories of service, detailing important cases, missions and operations.

Sun 2nd 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 2nd April

National Park: Secrets & Legends

Inexplicable disappearances and stories of mysterious DNA experiments may be explained by ancient Karuk Indian legend of powerful and sometimes evil spirits above tree line above at the summit of California's Mount Shasta National Park.

Sun 2nd 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 2nd April

The Universe

Our Sun has served Earth well, bathing us with heat and energy. But like humans, our home star is mortal. In 5 billion years, it will stop nurturing its planetary offspring.

Sun 2nd April

Ancient Aliens

Our Sun has served Earth well, bathing us with heat and energy. But like humans, our home star is mortal. In 5 billion years, it will stop nurturing its planetary offspring.

Sun 2nd 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 1982, Nicaraguan residents of a remote village flee in panic, trekking 44km to Matagalpa City carrying no valuables or provisions. Exhausted and disoriented, they report that many of their number are dead and that an unholy creature is responsible. Villagers took a grainy photo of the creature they saw, some say it is a demon, others that it is a dead man risen from the grave, and others believe he might be a secret government experiment gone horribly wrong.

Sun 2nd April

Temple Mount

It is one of religion's most sacred legacies - Solomon's Lost Temple - built from ancient blueprints - revealed by the hand of God. Destroyed by a deadly siege five centuries after its construction, no evidence of Israel's holiest shrine remains. Did Solomon's Temple exist? Now, Holy Land archaeologists trace the trail of the temple, uncovering the controversial timelines of Israel's founding fathers - King David and his son, Solomon the builder. The history and future of the Temple Mount define the intersection of three great religions and the story of the modern world. This revealing series uncovers the mysteries of Solomon's Temple, Herod's Temple and the prophecy of a Third Temple. Temple Mount relives the history of the most important religious site in the world: exploring the mysteries of the events that occurred there. This series reveals new information about the locations of the first two temples, explores the current buildings on the site and uncovers secrets hidden in the rock. A shocking discovery during filming questions whether Herod could actually have built the second temple at all. This series explains the conflict, the conspiracy and the prophecy associated with the site. Looking ahead, it examines why many believe a controversial third temple could herald the end of the world as we know it.

Sun 2nd April

Inside Einstein's Mind

On November 15, 1915, Einstein published his greatest work: General Relativity. This theory transformed our understanding of nature's laws and the entire history of the cosmos, reaching back from the present moment to the origin of time itself. We explore the inside story of Einstein's masterpiece. The story begins with the intuitive and easily grasped thought experiments that set Einstein off on his quest, and traces the revolution in cosmology that is still playing out in today's labs and observatories. Through each step of this odyssey, we reveal the simple but powerful ideas at the heart of relativity, illuminating the theory - and Einstein's brilliance - as never before. From the first spark of an idea to the discovery of the expanding universe, the Big Bang, black holes, and dark energy, uncover the inspired insights and brilliant breakthroughs of 'the perfect theory', perhaps the greatest science story of all time.

Sun 2nd April

Blood & Fury: America's Civil War

This series delves into one of the bloodiest chapters in American history. Told from a soldier's point-of-view, this program features the war's most significant battles: Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettsyburg, Nashville, and Petersburg.

Sun 2nd April

Evil Genius

It takes a devious mind to engineer an impossible escape. Whether it's breaking out of a maximum security prison or evading a global manhunt, these brilliant criminals are experts at epic getaways.

Sun 2nd April

Declassified: Stories of American Spies

Former CIA agents recall memories of service, detailing important cases, missions and operations.

Sun 2nd April

Temple Mount

It is one of religion's most sacred legacies - Solomon's Lost Temple - built from ancient blueprints - revealed by the hand of God. Destroyed by a deadly siege five centuries after its construction, no evidence of Israel's holiest shrine remains. Did Solomon's Temple exist? Now, Holy Land archaeologists trace the trail of the temple, uncovering the controversial timelines of Israel's founding fathers - King David and his son, Solomon the builder. The history and future of the Temple Mount define the intersection of three great religions and the story of the modern world. This revealing series uncovers the mysteries of Solomon's Temple, Herod's Temple and the prophecy of a Third Temple. Temple Mount relives the history of the most important religious site in the world: exploring the mysteries of the events that occurred there. This series reveals new information about the locations of the first two temples, explores the current buildings on the site and uncovers secrets hidden in the rock. A shocking discovery during filming questions whether Herod could actually have built the second temple at all. This series explains the conflict, the conspiracy and the prophecy associated with the site. Looking ahead, it examines why many believe a controversial third temple could herald the end of the world as we know it.

Sun 2nd April

Inside Einstein's Mind

On November 15, 1915, Einstein published his greatest work: General Relativity. This theory transformed our understanding of nature's laws and the entire history of the cosmos, reaching back from the present moment to the origin of time itself. We explore the inside story of Einstein's masterpiece. The story begins with the intuitive and easily grasped thought experiments that set Einstein off on his quest, and traces the revolution in cosmology that is still playing out in today's labs and observatories. Through each step of this odyssey, we reveal the simple but powerful ideas at the heart of relativity, illuminating the theory - and Einstein's brilliance - as never before. From the first spark of an idea to the discovery of the expanding universe, the Big Bang, black holes, and dark energy, uncover the inspired insights and brilliant breakthroughs of 'the perfect theory', perhaps the greatest science story of all time.

Sun 2nd April

Declassified: Stories of American Spies

Former CIA agents recall memories of service, detailing important cases, missions and operations.

Sun 2nd April

Blood & Fury: America's Civil War

This series delves into one of the bloodiest chapters in American history. Told from a soldier's point-of-view, this program features the war's most significant battles: Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettsyburg, Nashville, and Petersburg.

Sun 2nd April

Noon

Evil Genius

It takes a devious mind to engineer an impossible escape. Whether it's breaking out of a maximum security prison or evading a global manhunt, these brilliant criminals are experts at epic getaways.

Sun 2nd April

Breathing Fire

Historian Peter Barton and archaeologist Tony Pollard travel to northern France to find secret tunnels and a giant flamethrower lost for almost a century. Built for use during the opening day of the Battle of the Somme, the bloodiest clash of WWI, this 60-foot weapon of terror fired a blast of flaming oil over 100 yards long. Barton hopes to recover the machine and with the help of the British Royal Engineers, build a working replica at a specially built test site. For the first time in almost a century, this mechanical dragon will roar once more.

Sun 2nd April

The Civil War by Ken Burns

General Ullysses Grant is appointed to lead the Union Army. In one battle, there is the most relentless exchange of fire in the history of warfare up to that time.

Sun 2nd April

Coast New Zealand

New Zealand's largest city is also the most coastal city in the country. It has hundreds of kilometres of coastlines and its many bays, inlets and creeks mean that most Aucklander's live within five kilometres of the sea. But few cities in the world also have a stronger claim to the title 'City of Volcanoes'. Over fifty have erupted within 20 kilometres of the central city. On this journey Neil steps onto the site of Auckland's biggest volcanic eruption and finds an archaeologist's dream. Could this be New Zealand's very own Pompeii? Geologist, Dr Hamish Campbell is digging in to investigate a project that baffled some of the world's smartest engineers and proves too many cooks, or in this case, experts, spoil the broth. Kamikaze surfers, Big Brother and the mice that roared, we find out how New Zealand's battle to become nuclear free gripped the nation and rippled around the world. Marine biologist Jacky Guerts discovers a battle blooming under Auckland's Waitemata Harbour after unwanted marine hitch-hikers have found their way across the ocean on boat hulls. And Neil goes paddling on the beach, Piha style.

Sun 2nd April

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands

His first journey takes him to the largest island in Britain: the long island of Harris and Lewis. Paul tries his hand at weaving Harris Tweed, meets the family behind the world famous Stornoway black pudding and uncovers the remarkable story of how a mysterious medieval chess set was discovered on the remote beach of Uig on Lewis.

Sun 2nd 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 marshlands to lakelands, from moorlands to downlands. This episode explores the challenges and delights of the Highlands - and in particular Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. In each episode, Griff is set a challenge from a hidden hand that forces him to get under the surface of whichever region he is in. This time he is instructed to find a golden eagle - not easy given there are only 400 pairs in the whole of the Scottish Highlands. Stuffed eagles and eagle motor cars throw him off the scent for a while, but then Griff encounters a real eyrie; an eagle's nest containing an extraordinary range of hastily devoured wildlife, reminding him he's dealing with a carnivorous bird of prey. Griff takes to the air in a seaplane and scours the idyllic islands of Loch Lomond in search of his prey before finally coming face-to-face with one of the only two golden eagles in captivity.

Sun 2nd April

Trump: Path To The White House

This documentary delves into The Donald's past, filling in the details and digging up the truth behind his legendary rise, fall and comeback.

Sun 2nd 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 2nd April

Riddles of the Bible

Today, biblical archaeologists and religious scholars rub shoulders with geologists, forensic astronomers, paleo-entomologists, meteorologists, biologists, physicists, seismologists, and volcanologists. They're all scouring the globe for the most elusive and controversial goal in biblical research: to find out whether or not the stories of the Bible are based on real events.

Sun 2nd April

Secrets of Great British Castles

The romantic appearance of castles across Britain belies their turbulent history as their walls are littered with the secrets of battles, sieges, intrigue and murder. Hosted by Dan Jones, this program brings you behind the scenes of Britain's greatest castles, and with dramatic stories and insightful interviews unravels the tales of the iconic fortifications and strongholds that are at the very core of British history. Filmed in stunning locations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, each episode peels back the layers of six famous castles and from its foundation onwards, we discover its notorious inhabitants, infamous battles and the local communities that have shaped each fortress to stand as an iconic structure today. With a compelling narrative and prime-time production values boosted by computer graphics, aerial footage and dramatic reconstructions, this program is an important living history series that will inform, educate and entertain TV audiences across the world.

Sun 2nd April

Treasures Decoded

Using forensic testing and experimental archaeology, the series unlocks secrets that have remained hidden for centuries. It sheds new light on moments in history that have long been shrouded in myth-making and controversy. Is the golden raft found in a remote Columbian cave the key to a legendary city of gold? Is the Turin Shroud the world's oldest photograph? Do we have the first piece of ancient scripture to mention a sexual relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene? Can we finally say whose face adorns the great Sphinx? This series takes viewers on a riveting journey of discovery and revelation.

Sun 2nd April

Vietnam Lost Films In HD

The turmoil of 1968 helps Nixon win the presidency. Troop strength in Vietnam peaks and the draft accelerates. Karl Marlantes endures bitter jungle fighting on Hill 484, and draftee Arthur Wiknik gets a grim introduction to combat on Hamburger Hill. But shortly after 'winning' both hills, US troops abandon them.

Mon 3rd April

Morning

Tales of the Gun

Perhaps one of the greatest expressions of weapons, naval guns first encouraged nations to develop the concept of "sea power". From sail, to steam, to steel, the warships of the world exist for one purpose - to overpower the enemy at sea. Step aboard as we test the mighty force of enormous guns at sea.

Mon 3rd April

Dead Men's Secrets

Bandleader Glenn Miller joined the flood of young Americans enlisting in the army in 1942 and was ordered to form a new 42-piece all-star band to entertain service personnel. With the liberation of Paris in 1944, a series of Miller concerts was planned. But when Captain Miller took off on a short hop across the English Channel to Paris on December 15, he was never seen again. No wreckage was found and no official explanation given. Did his aircraft simply fail, or was there a military cover-up?

Mon 3rd April

Games On The Battlefield

For four years, sport represented a welcome respite from the killing fields. Built on archive footage - much of it previously unseen - this film reveals one of the most unexpected legacies of the First World War.

Mon 3rd April

Time Team

The team faces one of their strangest challenges ever: digging through a church graveyard in search of what could be one of the largest Roman structures ever built in Britain. Tony Robinson and his band are here at the request of the Reverend William Burke, vicar of the historic St Kyneburgha's church in Castor, Cambridgeshire. Under very close supervision, the team must dodge the thousands of burials in the graveyard to get to an ornate mosaic floor that was reportedly discovered almost 200 years ago. It could be the missing link in a village that is crammed with massive Roman walls and old reports of exquisite finds. Could they all belong to one vast building, dubbed a Praetorium, that would have dominated the Roman skyline and the whole region? The team fan out through the village to dig up gardens and playing fields and locate the different pieces of the jigsaw. Can they reach the mosaic under the burials and convince the sceptics that they've found a building the size of a Roman palace?

Mon 3rd 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 3rd April

Riddles of the Bible

Today, biblical archaeologists and religious scholars rub shoulders with geologists, forensic astronomers, paleo-entomologists, meteorologists, biologists, physicists, seismologists, and volcanologists. They're all scouring the globe for the most elusive and controversial goal in biblical research: to find out whether or not the stories of the Bible are based on real events.

Mon 3rd April

Secrets of Great British Castles

The romantic appearance of castles across Britain belies their turbulent history as their walls are littered with the secrets of battles, sieges, intrigue and murder. Hosted by Dan Jones, this program brings you behind the scenes of Britain's greatest castles, and with dramatic stories and insightful interviews unravels the tales of the iconic fortifications and strongholds that are at the very core of British history. Filmed in stunning locations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, each episode peels back the layers of six famous castles and from its foundation onwards, we discover its notorious inhabitants, infamous battles and the local communities that have shaped each fortress to stand as an iconic structure today. With a compelling narrative and prime-time production values boosted by computer graphics, aerial footage and dramatic reconstructions, this program is an important living history series that will inform, educate and entertain TV audiences across the world.

Mon 3rd April

Treasures Decoded

Using forensic testing and experimental archaeology, the series unlocks secrets that have remained hidden for centuries. It sheds new light on moments in history that have long been shrouded in myth-making and controversy. Is the golden raft found in a remote Columbian cave the key to a legendary city of gold? Is the Turin Shroud the world's oldest photograph? Do we have the first piece of ancient scripture to mention a sexual relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene? Can we finally say whose face adorns the great Sphinx? This series takes viewers on a riveting journey of discovery and revelation.

Mon 3rd April

Vietnam Lost Films In HD

The turmoil of 1968 helps Nixon win the presidency. Troop strength in Vietnam peaks and the draft accelerates. Karl Marlantes endures bitter jungle fighting on Hill 484, and draftee Arthur Wiknik gets a grim introduction to combat on Hamburger Hill. But shortly after 'winning' both hills, US troops abandon them.

Mon 3rd April

The Civil War by Ken Burns

General Ullysses Grant is appointed to lead the Union Army. In one battle, there is the most relentless exchange of fire in the history of warfare up to that time.

Mon 3rd April

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands

His first journey takes him to the largest island in Britain: the long island of Harris and Lewis. Paul tries his hand at weaving Harris Tweed, meets the family behind the world famous Stornoway black pudding and uncovers the remarkable story of how a mysterious medieval chess set was discovered on the remote beach of Uig on Lewis.

Mon 3rd April

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 marshlands to lakelands, from moorlands to downlands. This episode explores the challenges and delights of the Highlands - and in particular Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. In each episode, Griff is set a challenge from a hidden hand that forces him to get under the surface of whichever region he is in. This time he is instructed to find a golden eagle - not easy given there are only 400 pairs in the whole of the Scottish Highlands. Stuffed eagles and eagle motor cars throw him off the scent for a while, but then Griff encounters a real eyrie; an eagle's nest containing an extraordinary range of hastily devoured wildlife, reminding him he's dealing with a carnivorous bird of prey. Griff takes to the air in a seaplane and scours the idyllic islands of Loch Lomond in search of his prey before finally coming face-to-face with one of the only two golden eagles in captivity.

Mon 3rd 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 3rd April

Secrets of Great British Castles

The romantic appearance of castles across Britain belies their turbulent history as their walls are littered with the secrets of battles, sieges, intrigue and murder. Hosted by Dan Jones, this program brings you behind the scenes of Britain's greatest castles, and with dramatic stories and insightful interviews unravels the tales of the iconic fortifications and strongholds that are at the very core of British history. Filmed in stunning locations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, each episode peels back the layers of six famous castles and from its foundation onwards, we discover its notorious inhabitants, infamous battles and the local communities that have shaped each fortress to stand as an iconic structure today. With a compelling narrative and prime-time production values boosted by computer graphics, aerial footage and dramatic reconstructions, this program is an important living history series that will inform, educate and entertain TV audiences across the world.

Mon 3rd April

Noon

Treasures Decoded

Using forensic testing and experimental archaeology, the series unlocks secrets that have remained hidden for centuries. It sheds new light on moments in history that have long been shrouded in myth-making and controversy. Is the golden raft found in a remote Columbian cave the key to a legendary city of gold? Is the Turin Shroud the world's oldest photograph? Do we have the first piece of ancient scripture to mention a sexual relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene? Can we finally say whose face adorns the great Sphinx? This series takes viewers on a riveting journey of discovery and revelation.

Mon 3rd April

The First World War

World War I shaped the 20th century. It sparked the Russian Revolution and it launched America as a world power. The fault line from its failed peace settlement led to a second terrible world war barely 20 years later. We live with its unresolved consequences in the Middle East, the Balkans and Ireland. It began as a clash in the Balkans which grew to engulf Europe and the world. Britain joined in, more to protect her great empire than for the defence of small nations. The merciless pattern of the war was set early on by Austro-Hungarian atrocities against Serbian civilians.

Mon 3rd April

Tales of the Gun

Police represent a thin blue line protecting ordinary citizens from hardened criminals. We'll look at the vast array of weapons that police officers across America have wielded for over 150 years in their endless fight to maintain law and order.

Mon 3rd April

Dead Men's Secrets

At the beginning of WWII, America wasn't yet fighting, but her support for the Allies was clear. The 1941 Lend-Lease Act enabled FDR to ship weapons and essential materials to England. But were US harbours being watched? In 1942, fire broke out on The Normandie, a luxury liner turned troop carrier. Was it Nazi sabotage? Decades later, Lucky Luciano claimed the Mafia had burnt The Normandie, and in the aftermath struck a protection deal with the government to prevent further "Nazi sabotage".

Mon 3rd April

Narrow Escapes of WWII

Handsome, clever and born to lead, Major-General Robert 'Lucky' Laycock was Winston Churchill's head of Combined Operations, his most fearsome commando leader and a legend amongst Special Forces. He was also very lucky to survive the war. Along with his brigade major, the novelist, Evelyn Waugh, he made one of the most remarkable escapes of World War Two. In 1940, the British army seized Crete. It was a brilliant base from which to attack the Axis powers' weak southeast flank. Hitler knew it and was determined to drive the British out. On May 21st 1941, Hitler made his move. Waiting for him was a mixture of Anzac soldiers, a Greek regiment and British troops under the command of Robert Laycock. After six savage days of fighting, the British army in Crete was in a desperate situation. A surprise attack by German paratroopers cut them off from the one port they had left from which to evacuate. Laycock gave the Greeks and Anzacs the task of holding back the Germans while he organised the evacuation of the main British force. Both the Greeks and the Anzacs performed magnificently, the Greeks in particular performing heroic deeds under savage air bombardment. Meanwhile Laycock and Waugh headed off to join the British troops at the port of Sphakia with a detachment of two hundred men.

Mon 3rd April

Time Team

Groby Old Hall in Leicestershire was once home to the legendary White Queen: Elizabeth, the wife of Edward IV. The team is here to help the new owners, who have saved the house from dereliction, to find out what has gone on in their garden over the centuries. It's full of tantalising glimpses of archaeology: a medieval wall with a window, carved stones, and what looks like the remains of a Norman castle. Sorting this lot out is the kind of challenge the team can't resist. Over three days they discover this remarkable piece of land contains over 600 years of archaeology. It may seem run-down now, but it once belonged to one of the most powerful families in medieval Britain, the Greys. Monumental walls and grand manors emerge from the trenches as Tony is joined by historian and international bestselling author Philippa Gregory to piece together the intriguing tale of this power-hungry family. He discovers a dynasty that arrived with William the Conqueror and went on to produce two queens of England: Elizabeth and Lady Jane Grey.

Mon 3rd April

Evening

Blood & Fury: America's Civil War

This series delves into one of the bloodiest chapters in American history. Told from a soldier's point-of-view, this program features the war's most significant battles: Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettsyburg, Nashville, and Petersburg.

Mon 3rd April

Coast Australia

In Australia's extreme North, Neil Oliver arrives on Horn Island to uncover the role of Australia's only indigenous battalion, a World War II fighting force of Torres Strait Islanders. On Possession Island Tim Flannery stands where James Cook finally claimed Australia for Great Britain, and discovers the riches that he missed. Xanthe Mallett ventures into the treacherous Adolphus Channel, the scene of Queensland's worst peacetime maritime disaster. Neil Oliver visits Mer Island to tell the story of its most famous son, Eddie Mabo, who spearheaded Australia's land rights' revolution. On Yam and Tudu Islands Tim Flannery is on the trail of fearsome headhunters to unearth the significance of their historic practice. Alice Garner joins an unusual border patrol on Saibai Island, less than four kilometres from Papua New Guinea, and finally Neil Oliver meets the Torres Strait's most prominent musician, who started recording at the age of 70.

Mon 3rd April

WWII's Most Daring Raids

Using cutting edge computer game graphics, discover the story of the British commandos whose daring raid scored a direct hit on Hitler's Fortress Europe. In the humiliating aftermath of Dunkirk, Churchill ordered a force of commandos capable of taking the fight to Hitler's door. On 27th December, 1941, the men of Operation Archery did just that. Infiltrating a Norwegian fjord and overcoming entrenched resistance in order to destroy an important German garrison and prove that Britain was down, but not out.

Mon 3rd April

Ireland, a Long Road to Peace

This film tells the tormented story of Ireland through moving interviews with people who lived through the Troubles: both republicans and loyalists, men and women, politicians, freedom fighters, and simple bystanders.

Mon 3rd April

Dead Men's Secrets

As Allied tanks roared through the flaming ruins of Berlin, the most hated men in history hid in a bunker deep beneath the Reich Chancellery.

Mon 3rd April

Chronicle of the Third Reich

Adolf Hitler was appointed Reich chancellor on 30 January, 1933. Once they had seized power in Germany, the Nazi's no longer relinquished it until their demise on 8 May, 1945. The Third Reich lasted for 12 years, three months and nine days. It began with great hopes and unprecedented jubilation, and ended after a world war in which 50 million people were killed, Germany was destroyed and the European Jews murdered. We embark on a unique journey through the bleakest chapter of German history. Michael Kloft traces the story of the Third Reich, painting a picture of Nazi dictatorship behind the propaganda by utilising what in some cases is previously unpublished footage. In describing the politics, day-to-day life, the war years and the crimes of the Nazi state, he is aided by three famous historians: Sir Ian Kershaw has set worldwide standards with his biography of Hitler, Brigitte Hamann illuminates the background to the fascination with the Fuhrer in her groundbreaking studies and Goetz Aly describes the "feel good dictatorship" of the '30s and mercilessly shows how the Germans plundered the rest of Europe in his book, Hitler's Volksstaat.

Tue 4th April

Morning

Tales of the Gun

Police represent a thin blue line protecting ordinary citizens from hardened criminals. We'll look at the vast array of weapons that police officers across America have wielded for over 150 years in their endless fight to maintain law and order.

Tue 4th April

Dead Men's Secrets

At the beginning of WWII, America wasn't yet fighting, but her support for the Allies was clear. The 1941 Lend-Lease Act enabled FDR to ship weapons and essential materials to England. But were US harbours being watched? In 1942, fire broke out on The Normandie, a luxury liner turned troop carrier. Was it Nazi sabotage? Decades later, Lucky Luciano claimed the Mafia had burnt The Normandie, and in the aftermath struck a protection deal with the government to prevent further "Nazi sabotage".

Tue 4th April

The First World War

World War I shaped the 20th century. It sparked the Russian Revolution and it launched America as a world power. The fault line from its failed peace settlement led to a second terrible world war barely 20 years later. We live with its unresolved consequences in the Middle East, the Balkans and Ireland. It began as a clash in the Balkans which grew to engulf Europe and the world. Britain joined in, more to protect her great empire than for the defence of small nations. The merciless pattern of the war was set early on by Austro-Hungarian atrocities against Serbian civilians.

Tue 4th April

Time Team

Groby Old Hall in Leicestershire was once home to the legendary White Queen: Elizabeth, the wife of Edward IV. The team is here to help the new owners, who have saved the house from dereliction, to find out what has gone on in their garden over the centuries. It's full of tantalising glimpses of archaeology: a medieval wall with a window, carved stones, and what looks like the remains of a Norman castle. Sorting this lot out is the kind of challenge the team can't resist. Over three days they discover this remarkable piece of land contains over 600 years of archaeology. It may seem run-down now, but it once belonged to one of the most powerful families in medieval Britain, the Greys. Monumental walls and grand manors emerge from the trenches as Tony is joined by historian and international bestselling author Philippa Gregory to piece together the intriguing tale of this power-hungry family. He discovers a dynasty that arrived with William the Conqueror and went on to produce two queens of England: Elizabeth and Lady Jane Grey.

Tue 4th April

Coast Australia

In Australia's extreme North, Neil Oliver arrives on Horn Island to uncover the role of Australia's only indigenous battalion, a World War II fighting force of Torres Strait Islanders. On Possession Island Tim Flannery stands where James Cook finally claimed Australia for Great Britain, and discovers the riches that he missed. Xanthe Mallett ventures into the treacherous Adolphus Channel, the scene of Queensland's worst peacetime maritime disaster. Neil Oliver visits Mer Island to tell the story of its most famous son, Eddie Mabo, who spearheaded Australia's land rights' revolution. On Yam and Tudu Islands Tim Flannery is on the trail of fearsome headhunters to unearth the significance of their historic practice. Alice Garner joins an unusual border patrol on Saibai Island, less than four kilometres from Papua New Guinea, and finally Neil Oliver meets the Torres Strait's most prominent musician, who started recording at the age of 70.

Tue 4th April

WWII's Most Daring Raids

Using cutting edge computer game graphics, discover the story of the British commandos whose daring raid scored a direct hit on Hitler's Fortress Europe. In the humiliating aftermath of Dunkirk, Churchill ordered a force of commandos capable of taking the fight to Hitler's door. On 27th December, 1941, the men of Operation Archery did just that. Infiltrating a Norwegian fjord and overcoming entrenched resistance in order to destroy an important German garrison and prove that Britain was down, but not out.

Tue 4th April

Ireland, a Long Road to Peace

This film tells the tormented story of Ireland through moving interviews with people who lived through the Troubles: both republicans and loyalists, men and women, politicians, freedom fighters, and simple bystanders.

Tue 4th April

Dead Men's Secrets

As Allied tanks roared through the flaming ruins of Berlin, the most hated men in history hid in a bunker deep beneath the Reich Chancellery.

Tue 4th April

Chronicle of the Third Reich

Adolf Hitler was appointed Reich chancellor on 30 January, 1933. Once they had seized power in Germany, the Nazi's no longer relinquished it until their demise on 8 May, 1945. The Third Reich lasted for 12 years, three months and nine days. It began with great hopes and unprecedented jubilation, and ended after a world war in which 50 million people were killed, Germany was destroyed and the European Jews murdered. We embark on a unique journey through the bleakest chapter of German history. Michael Kloft traces the story of the Third Reich, painting a picture of Nazi dictatorship behind the propaganda by utilising what in some cases is previously unpublished footage. In describing the politics, day-to-day life, the war years and the crimes of the Nazi state, he is aided by three famous historians: Sir Ian Kershaw has set worldwide standards with his biography of Hitler, Brigitte Hamann illuminates the background to the fascination with the Fuhrer in her groundbreaking studies and Goetz Aly describes the "feel good dictatorship" of the '30s and mercilessly shows how the Germans plundered the rest of Europe in his book, Hitler's Volksstaat.

Tue 4th April

Narrow Escapes of WWII

Handsome, clever and born to lead, Major-General Robert 'Lucky' Laycock was Winston Churchill's head of Combined Operations, his most fearsome commando leader and a legend amongst Special Forces. He was also very lucky to survive the war. Along with his brigade major, the novelist, Evelyn Waugh, he made one of the most remarkable escapes of World War Two. In 1940, the British army seized Crete. It was a brilliant base from which to attack the Axis powers' weak southeast flank. Hitler knew it and was determined to drive the British out. On May 21st 1941, Hitler made his move. Waiting for him was a mixture of Anzac soldiers, a Greek regiment and British troops under the command of Robert Laycock. After six savage days of fighting, the British army in Crete was in a desperate situation. A surprise attack by German paratroopers cut them off from the one port they had left from which to evacuate. Laycock gave the Greeks and Anzacs the task of holding back the Germans while he organised the evacuation of the main British force. Both the Greeks and the Anzacs performed magnificently, the Greeks in particular performing heroic deeds under savage air bombardment. Meanwhile Laycock and Waugh headed off to join the British troops at the port of Sphakia with a detachment of two hundred men.

Tue 4th April

Time Team

Groby Old Hall in Leicestershire was once home to the legendary White Queen: Elizabeth, the wife of Edward IV. The team is here to help the new owners, who have saved the house from dereliction, to find out what has gone on in their garden over the centuries. It's full of tantalising glimpses of archaeology: a medieval wall with a window, carved stones, and what looks like the remains of a Norman castle. Sorting this lot out is the kind of challenge the team can't resist. Over three days they discover this remarkable piece of land contains over 600 years of archaeology. It may seem run-down now, but it once belonged to one of the most powerful families in medieval Britain, the Greys. Monumental walls and grand manors emerge from the trenches as Tony is joined by historian and international bestselling author Philippa Gregory to piece together the intriguing tale of this power-hungry family. He discovers a dynasty that arrived with William the Conqueror and went on to produce two queens of England: Elizabeth and Lady Jane Grey.

Tue 4th April

Blood & Fury: America's Civil War

This series delves into one of the bloodiest chapters in American history. Told from a soldier's point-of-view, this program features the war's most significant battles: Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettsyburg, Nashville, and Petersburg.

Tue 4th April

Coast Australia

In Australia's extreme North, Neil Oliver arrives on Horn Island to uncover the role of Australia's only indigenous battalion, a World War II fighting force of Torres Strait Islanders. On Possession Island Tim Flannery stands where James Cook finally claimed Australia for Great Britain, and discovers the riches that he missed. Xanthe Mallett ventures into the treacherous Adolphus Channel, the scene of Queensland's worst peacetime maritime disaster. Neil Oliver visits Mer Island to tell the story of its most famous son, Eddie Mabo, who spearheaded Australia's land rights' revolution. On Yam and Tudu Islands Tim Flannery is on the trail of fearsome headhunters to unearth the significance of their historic practice. Alice Garner joins an unusual border patrol on Saibai Island, less than four kilometres from Papua New Guinea, and finally Neil Oliver meets the Torres Strait's most prominent musician, who started recording at the age of 70.

Tue 4th April

Noon

WWII's Most Daring Raids

Using cutting edge computer game graphics, discover the story of the British commandos whose daring raid scored a direct hit on Hitler's Fortress Europe. In the humiliating aftermath of Dunkirk, Churchill ordered a force of commandos capable of taking the fight to Hitler's door. On 27th December, 1941, the men of Operation Archery did just that. Infiltrating a Norwegian fjord and overcoming entrenched resistance in order to destroy an important German garrison and prove that Britain was down, but not out.

Tue 4th April

The First World War

The Germans were halted by the Allies at the Battle of the Mame, fell back to high ground and dug in. The Allies followed suit. The resulting line of trenches stretched from the Channel to Switzerland. Now 11 million French and Belgian civilians were under occupation. German brutality was no myth. Resistance was ruthlessly suppressed. Civilians, including women and children were massacred, used as human shields, and sent to concentration camps as hostages and forced labourers.

Tue 4th April

Tales of the Gun

These marvels of technology extend the reach and amplify the deadlines of the modern warrior. But their genesis came centuries ago - and legend has it that it all began with an accident! We trace the evolution of the rocket, from the first Chinese "fire arrows" to the latest supersonic, heat-seeking missiles.

Tue 4th 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 4th April

Narrow Escapes of WWII

In July 1943, the German army was in deep trouble on the Eastern Front. Stalingrad had been lost. The Red Army had just won the Battle of the Kursk, the biggest tank battle in all history. Marshal Zhukov's forces both outnumbered and out-gunned the Germans, but that wasn't their worst problem. In Berlin, Hitler himself had taken charge of operations in the east. He ordered that German troops should not, in any circumstances, retreat or withdraw. No land should ever be ceded to the enemy. It was sheer madness. Manstein now found his Army Group South trapped on the east side of the massive river Dnieper pursued by better equipped and fresher troops. If he did not get them across the Dnieper, the entire Eastern Front would quite simply collapse and the war would be lost. He informed Hitler that he would retreat come what may. When Hitler told him that he would be executed, Von Manstein said: "The King may indeed call for my head, but will he please allow me to use it first in matters which I understand." And so he invented a strategy called Elastic Defence, whereby his troops fell back, but supported by a series of rapid counter-thrusts designed to hold up the enemy. Over 400,000 men then retreated over 450 miles, crossing the Dnieper on six bridges, strafed by Soviet planes. Some even paddled across in tiny rowboats. What made it possible was Von Manstein's concentration of his best troops into small packs that punched back at the oncoming Red Army. Von Manstein's "elastic defence" probably prolonged the war for another two years. It is so admired that it became the central strategy of NATO's plan to combat the vastly superior numbers of the Red Army during the Cold War. Von Manstein even became an adviser to NATO.

Tue 4th April

Time Team

The team visits Jersey to investigate the origins of Mont Orgueil Castle, a fortress that came to symbolise the Channel Islands' bond with Britain. The massive castle that dominates the shore today is a Tudor structure built on earlier foundations, and it's that early castle, built by King John, that the team is looking for. Unfortunately, everything is built on top of a rock outcrop with the steepest sides the archaeologists have ever encountered, and they have to employ mountaineers to help get them and their equipment up the sheer slopes; it's not an excavation for the faint-hearted. As the dig continues, shadows of that original castle are discovered and a story emerges of how Mont Orgueil came to symbolise Jersey and the Channel Islands' peculiar relationship with Britain and France. It was fought over, lost, and won back again for centuries, but the massive stone walls that the team uncover ultimately proved futile against the might of gunpowder.

Tue 4th April

Evening

Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages

Penelope travels through Royal Deeside, a remote part of Aberdeenshire. It's a land of enormous estates served by tiny communities. Penelope visits the few villages that exist and explores how important Queen Victoria was in shaping modern Deeside. She takes to the skies in a glider, visits the station built for Queen Victoria in the 1860s, goes to the Highland Games arena for the first time since the 1950s and discovers the secrets of the present Queen's vegetable patch at Balmoral.

Tue 4th April

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Michael Portillo travels on the great train routes of Europe, as he retraces the journeys featured in George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide.

Tue 4th April

Declassified: Stories of American Spies

Former CIA agents recall memories of service, detailing important cases, missions and operations.

Tue 4th 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.

Tue 4th April

The Real Inglorious Bastards

As a teenager, Hans Wijnberg is sent to America from Holland to escape Nazi aggression; Fred Mayer and his family flee Germany at the onset of war. Both enlist in the US army and are recruited by the OSS. But for their daring mission "Operation Greenup", investigating the Nazi stronghold of Tyrol in the Austrian alps, they need an inside man - POW and Tyrol native Franz Weber, a former officer and conscientious deserter from the Austrian Wehrmacht. Through vivid first-person accounts from the extraordinary OSS veterans, gripping dramatic reconstructions, CGI and archive, the intrepid trio's hair-raising "Operation Greenup" is brought to life, revealing one of the most successful and daring covert operations of World War Two.

Tue 4th April

Hostages of the SS

Based on a true story, this documentary film portrays the dramatic liberation of the 'special prisoners' of the Nazi regime that were forced by the SS to the Alps and considered to be 'bargaining chips' to the Allies.

Wed 5th April

Morning

Tales of the Gun

These marvels of technology extend the reach and amplify the deadlines of the modern warrior. But their genesis came centuries ago - and legend has it that it all began with an accident! We trace the evolution of the rocket, from the first Chinese "fire arrows" to the latest supersonic, heat-seeking missiles.

Wed 5th 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.

Wed 5th April

The First World War

The Germans were halted by the Allies at the Battle of the Mame, fell back to high ground and dug in. The Allies followed suit. The resulting line of trenches stretched from the Channel to Switzerland. Now 11 million French and Belgian civilians were under occupation. German brutality was no myth. Resistance was ruthlessly suppressed. Civilians, including women and children were massacred, used as human shields, and sent to concentration camps as hostages and forced labourers.

Wed 5th April

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands

His first journey takes him to the largest island in Britain: the long island of Harris and Lewis. Paul tries his hand at weaving Harris Tweed, meets the family behind the world famous Stornoway black pudding and uncovers the remarkable story of how a mysterious medieval chess set was discovered on the remote beach of Uig on Lewis.

Wed 5th April

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Michael Portillo travels on the great train routes of Europe, as he retraces the journeys featured in George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide.

Wed 5th April

Declassified: Stories of American Spies

Former CIA agents recall memories of service, detailing important cases, missions and operations.

Wed 5th 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.

Wed 5th April

The Real Inglorious Bastards

As a teenager, Hans Wijnberg is sent to America from Holland to escape Nazi aggression; Fred Mayer and his family flee Germany at the onset of war. Both enlist in the US army and are recruited by the OSS. But for their daring mission "Operation Greenup", investigating the Nazi stronghold of Tyrol in the Austrian alps, they need an inside man - POW and Tyrol native Franz Weber, a former officer and conscientious deserter from the Austrian Wehrmacht. Through vivid first-person accounts from the extraordinary OSS veterans, gripping dramatic reconstructions, CGI and archive, the intrepid trio's hair-raising "Operation Greenup" is brought to life, revealing one of the most successful and daring covert operations of World War Two.

Wed 5th April

Hostages of the SS

Based on a true story, this documentary film portrays the dramatic liberation of the 'special prisoners' of the Nazi regime that were forced by the SS to the Alps and considered to be 'bargaining chips' to the Allies.

Wed 5th April

Narrow Escapes of WWII

In July 1943, the German army was in deep trouble on the Eastern Front. Stalingrad had been lost. The Red Army had just won the Battle of the Kursk, the biggest tank battle in all history. Marshal Zhukov's forces both outnumbered and out-gunned the Germans, but that wasn't their worst problem. In Berlin, Hitler himself had taken charge of operations in the east. He ordered that German troops should not, in any circumstances, retreat or withdraw. No land should ever be ceded to the enemy. It was sheer madness. Manstein now found his Army Group South trapped on the east side of the massive river Dnieper pursued by better equipped and fresher troops. If he did not get them across the Dnieper, the entire Eastern Front would quite simply collapse and the war would be lost. He informed Hitler that he would retreat come what may. When Hitler told him that he would be executed, Von Manstein said: "The King may indeed call for my head, but will he please allow me to use it first in matters which I understand." And so he invented a strategy called Elastic Defence, whereby his troops fell back, but supported by a series of rapid counter-thrusts designed to hold up the enemy. Over 400,000 men then retreated over 450 miles, crossing the Dnieper on six bridges, strafed by Soviet planes. Some even paddled across in tiny rowboats. What made it possible was Von Manstein's concentration of his best troops into small packs that punched back at the oncoming Red Army. Von Manstein's "elastic defence" probably prolonged the war for another two years. It is so admired that it became the central strategy of NATO's plan to combat the vastly superior numbers of the Red Army during the Cold War. Von Manstein even became an adviser to NATO.

Wed 5th April

Time Team

The team visits Jersey to investigate the origins of Mont Orgueil Castle, a fortress that came to symbolise the Channel Islands' bond with Britain. The massive castle that dominates the shore today is a Tudor structure built on earlier foundations, and it's that early castle, built by King John, that the team is looking for. Unfortunately, everything is built on top of a rock outcrop with the steepest sides the archaeologists have ever encountered, and they have to employ mountaineers to help get them and their equipment up the sheer slopes; it's not an excavation for the faint-hearted. As the dig continues, shadows of that original castle are discovered and a story emerges of how Mont Orgueil came to symbolise Jersey and the Channel Islands' peculiar relationship with Britain and France. It was fought over, lost, and won back again for centuries, but the massive stone walls that the team uncover ultimately proved futile against the might of gunpowder.

Wed 5th April

Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages

Penelope travels through Royal Deeside, a remote part of Aberdeenshire. It's a land of enormous estates served by tiny communities. Penelope visits the few villages that exist and explores how important Queen Victoria was in shaping modern Deeside. She takes to the skies in a glider, visits the station built for Queen Victoria in the 1860s, goes to the Highland Games arena for the first time since the 1950s and discovers the secrets of the present Queen's vegetable patch at Balmoral.

Wed 5th April

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Michael Portillo travels on the great train routes of Europe, as he retraces the journeys featured in George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide.

Wed 5th April

Noon

Declassified: Stories of American Spies

Former CIA agents recall memories of service, detailing important cases, missions and operations.

Wed 5th April

The First World War

War for Europe meant war for the world. Germany gambled that Britain might risk everything to protect her Empire, even victory on the Western Front. So, to divert British resources, maverick German commanders led the British in a dance across the Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. They became legends in Germany and Britain - men like Admiral Graf von Spee, who inflicted Britain's greatest naval defeat for 250 years. The global war sucked in Africans, Chinese and Indians to serve in France. Meanwhile, the war in Africa exploited its people and left behind a wasteland but also sowed the seeds of self-determination.

Wed 5th April

Tales of the Gun

A fierce presence on every battlefield since the first buckskin-clad patriot fought in the American Revolution, today sharpshooters are an indispensable part of law enforcement in the form of SWAT marksmen. Whether in target competition or on the battlefield, their precision firearms enable sharpshooters to hit targets a half a mile away!

Wed 5th April

Dead Men's Secrets

Examine the failed plots to assassinate the Nazi leader - and explore what might have happened had they succeeded.

Wed 5th April

Underground Britain

This is an alternative odyssey through the labyrinth that lies beneath us, an exploration of Britain's underground world that few have ever seen - an adventurous and revealing journey into entire underground cities, priest holes, smugglers' hideaways, secret society banqueting halls, crypts, catacombs and cold war installations - even an extraordinary labyrinth. Underground Britain is a nationwide journey through the most remarkable and ingenious man-made underground locations in the UK. We will climb through manhole covers, abseil into gigantic mines and creep into the caverns of 18th century hell raisers. A nation of burrowers, the British have tunneled their way underneath cities and landscapes for generations and continue to do so today. From failed attempts to build the first Channel Tunnel, to carving out great subterranean crypts, planting surreal and eccentric underground gardens and forging the nation's great transportation networks - welcome to a mole's-eye view of Britain. Explore the depths of every site - mapping its furthest reaches to investigate every aspect, from secret hideaways to vast ballrooms. Discover the history and creation of these underground sites. How and why were these great subterranean enterprises created and what's happening to them now? Meet the people who are part of the story of the place - miners, top secret workers, drivers and restorers - to explore some of the amazing narratives about what happened beneath the surface and the work that is continuing today. Visit sites that are still in operation today, meeting the people whose daily work is underground; from "fluffers" on the Tube to the people who keep our sewers flowing at the height of the floods.

Wed 5th April

Time Team

The Team descend on the historic Llancaich manor house to investigate an archaeologist's dream. An ancient moat has been discovered in the next field, and no-one knows what it once protected. It may have surrounded an early Welsh chapel, a Roman Fort, a fortified cattle enclosure, or even the ancestral home of one of Wales's most important families: the Pritchards. A big empty field with a manor house in it is what geophysics was invented for, but what should be a straightforward search quickly becomes one of the most baffling and frustrating investigations Time Team have undertaken for a long time. As the three-day limit approaches, the digging becomes more and more frantic as fields and gardens are overturned by the diggers trying to get to grips with the missing manor. Even if very little is as it seems, they do discover that the history of the site goes back thousands of years earlier than they expected.

Wed 5th April

Evening

Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty

Toowoomba marks the first stop on Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty as he explores this charming Queensland town's military history. Revisit WWI meeting the daughter of the first Aboriginal fighter pilot and stories of modern day warfare with the dog that saved an Afghanistan Veteran, not in the heat of battle but back on home turf. For the first time, experience the Tour of Duty Roadshow and feel part of the community as personal memories are exchanged alongside relics of fallen ancestors. Tony digs deep through the trenches with the locals discovering a medical kit from Gallipoli with remedies and medicines to make you squirm and a Vietnam Veteran whose past smoking habit actually saved his life.

Wed 5th April

Billy Connolly's Route 66

World-renowned comedian and motorbike enthusiast, Billy Connolly, drives that road. The iconic Route 66 was officially de-commissioned 25 years ago, but Billy gets the maps out to prove you can still follow the ultimate Route.

Wed 5th April

Evil Genius

These are the most evil architects of crime who design perfect schemes, outsmarting anyone who dares to get in their way. A mastermind of government corruption, a team of college con artists, a psychopathic serial killer, and one of the world's most cutting-edge drug lords, each devise elaborate plots to take over the world.

Wed 5th April

President Obama: In His Own Words

Having served as the first African-American president in US history, Barack Obama looks back at his legacy in the final major interview he will give while still sitting the Oval Office.

Wed 5th April

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 6th April

Morning

Tales of the Gun

A fierce presence on every battlefield since the first buckskin-clad patriot fought in the American Revolution, today sharpshooters are an indispensable part of law enforcement in the form of SWAT marksmen. Whether in target competition or on the battlefield, their precision firearms enable sharpshooters to hit targets a half a mile away!

Thu 6th April

Dead Men's Secrets

Examine the failed plots to assassinate the Nazi leader - and explore what might have happened had they succeeded.

Thu 6th April

The First World War

War for Europe meant war for the world. Germany gambled that Britain might risk everything to protect her Empire, even victory on the Western Front. So, to divert British resources, maverick German commanders led the British in a dance across the Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. They became legends in Germany and Britain - men like Admiral Graf von Spee, who inflicted Britain's greatest naval defeat for 250 years. The global war sucked in Africans, Chinese and Indians to serve in France. Meanwhile, the war in Africa exploited its people and left behind a wasteland but also sowed the seeds of self-determination.

Thu 6th April

Time Team

The Team descend on the historic Llancaich manor house to investigate an archaeologist's dream. An ancient moat has been discovered in the next field, and no-one knows what it once protected. It may have surrounded an early Welsh chapel, a Roman Fort, a fortified cattle enclosure, or even the ancestral home of one of Wales's most important families: the Pritchards. A big empty field with a manor house in it is what geophysics was invented for, but what should be a straightforward search quickly becomes one of the most baffling and frustrating investigations Time Team have undertaken for a long time. As the three-day limit approaches, the digging becomes more and more frantic as fields and gardens are overturned by the diggers trying to get to grips with the missing manor. Even if very little is as it seems, they do discover that the history of the site goes back thousands of years earlier than they expected.

Thu 6th April

Billy Connolly's Route 66

World-renowned comedian and motorbike enthusiast, Billy Connolly, drives that road. The iconic Route 66 was officially de-commissioned 25 years ago, but Billy gets the maps out to prove you can still follow the ultimate Route.

Thu 6th April

Evil Genius

These are the most evil architects of crime who design perfect schemes, outsmarting anyone who dares to get in their way. A mastermind of government corruption, a team of college con artists, a psychopathic serial killer, and one of the world's most cutting-edge drug lords, each devise elaborate plots to take over the world.

Thu 6th April

President Obama: In His Own Words

Having served as the first African-American president in US history, Barack Obama looks back at his legacy in the final major interview he will give while still sitting the Oval Office.

Thu 6th April

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 6th April

Underground Britain

This is an alternative odyssey through the labyrinth that lies beneath us, an exploration of Britain's underground world that few have ever seen - an adventurous and revealing journey into entire underground cities, priest holes, smugglers' hideaways, secret society banqueting halls, crypts, catacombs and cold war installations - even an extraordinary labyrinth. Underground Britain is a nationwide journey through the most remarkable and ingenious man-made underground locations in the UK. We will climb through manhole covers, abseil into gigantic mines and creep into the caverns of 18th century hell raisers. A nation of burrowers, the British have tunneled their way underneath cities and landscapes for generations and continue to do so today. From failed attempts to build the first Channel Tunnel, to carving out great subterranean crypts, planting surreal and eccentric underground gardens and forging the nation's great transportation networks - welcome to a mole's-eye view of Britain. Explore the depths of every site - mapping its furthest reaches to investigate every aspect, from secret hideaways to vast ballrooms. Discover the history and creation of these underground sites. How and why were these great subterranean enterprises created and what's happening to them now? Meet the people who are part of the story of the place - miners, top secret workers, drivers and restorers - to explore some of the amazing narratives about what happened beneath the surface and the work that is continuing today. Visit sites that are still in operation today, meeting the people whose daily work is underground; from "fluffers" on the Tube to the people who keep our sewers flowing at the height of the floods.

Thu 6th April

Time Team

The Team descend on the historic Llancaich manor house to investigate an archaeologist's dream. An ancient moat has been discovered in the next field, and no-one knows what it once protected. It may have surrounded an early Welsh chapel, a Roman Fort, a fortified cattle enclosure, or even the ancestral home of one of Wales's most important families: the Pritchards. A big empty field with a manor house in it is what geophysics was invented for, but what should be a straightforward search quickly becomes one of the most baffling and frustrating investigations Time Team have undertaken for a long time. As the three-day limit approaches, the digging becomes more and more frantic as fields and gardens are overturned by the diggers trying to get to grips with the missing manor. Even if very little is as it seems, they do discover that the history of the site goes back thousands of years earlier than they expected.

Thu 6th April

Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty

Toowoomba marks the first stop on Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty as he explores this charming Queensland town's military history. Revisit WWI meeting the daughter of the first Aboriginal fighter pilot and stories of modern day warfare with the dog that saved an Afghanistan Veteran, not in the heat of battle but back on home turf. For the first time, experience the Tour of Duty Roadshow and feel part of the community as personal memories are exchanged alongside relics of fallen ancestors. Tony digs deep through the trenches with the locals discovering a medical kit from Gallipoli with remedies and medicines to make you squirm and a Vietnam Veteran whose past smoking habit actually saved his life.

Thu 6th April

Billy Connolly's Route 66

World-renowned comedian and motorbike enthusiast, Billy Connolly, drives that road. The iconic Route 66 was officially de-commissioned 25 years ago, but Billy gets the maps out to prove you can still follow the ultimate Route.

Thu 6th April

Noon

Evil Genius

These are the most evil architects of crime who design perfect schemes, outsmarting anyone who dares to get in their way. A mastermind of government corruption, a team of college con artists, a psychopathic serial killer, and one of the world's most cutting-edge drug lords, each devise elaborate plots to take over the world.

Thu 6th April

The First World War

The Ottoman Empire, Germany's ally, summoned all Muslims to Jihad, holy war, to overthrow Allied power in the Middle East. Turkey's search for scapegoats after defeat by the Russians at Sarakamish led to the mass deportation of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. Perhaps 800,000 Armenians died in all. The Allies initially thought Turkey - the "sick man of Europe" - would be a push-over, but Turkey tied up Allied troops across the Middle East for four years, winning triumphantly at Gallipoli with terrible losses on both sides, and then at Kut, south of Baghdad, forcing the British into humiliating surrender.

Thu 6th April

Tales of the Gun

An examination of guns that exist on the cutting edge of firearm technology. Fighting battles on computers decades before an actual shot is fired, these super guns may make the world safer - or more dangerous than ever before.

Thu 6th April

Dead Men's Secrets

Reinhard Heydrich was the ideal Nazi - tall, blonde, athletic, and evil. Hitler called him the "man with the iron heart". As head of the Security Police, ehe made even loyal Nazis fear him. In Czechoslovakia, he was known simply as the 'Hangman of Prague' - a mastermind who helped design the mass slaughter of Jews. But on May 27, 1942, Heydrich was shot dead in an ambush in Prague. Using archive footage and detailed maps, the program reveals how the assassins trained and plotted to kill Gestapo chief.

Thu 6th April

Sparks Of Invention

From the flashes of genius to the hard-won discoveries after many years of trial and error, this enlightening series explores the stories behind many of the inventions we take for granted today.

Thu 6th April

Time Team

When Stephen and Stephanie Fry bought a few acres of prime Somerset pasture to graze their horses, they inadvertently also bought the remains of Buck Mill, an 18th-century water mill. But as Stephanie began to look into its history, she realised that there may have been a flour mill on the site since Domesday! So she called in Tony Robinson and his sceptical team of archaeologists to help her unravel the mystery of their accidental mill. For Professor Mick Aston the prospect was too good to turn down. As the diggers get to work uncovering the whole of the 18th-century mill, Mick takes off into the landscape to look for clues form earlier centuries. He finds more than he bargained for: the whole area was awash with the telltale mill streams needed to power grind stones. As the three days progress, the dig throws up constant reminders of the importance of wheat and bread to the medieval population and of how rich millers could become. The only spanner in the works for this perfect industrial dig is the surprise discovery of an Anglo Saxon comb.

Thu 6th April

Evening

Battle 360

It's November 1942 and for the crew aboard USS Enterprise the war has never been more personal. "The Big E" is the only battle ready American Carrier left in the Pacific and she and her task force are all that stand in the way of the Japanese. When the Imperial Navy tries to retake Guadalcanal, it's Enterprise that sends their transports and destroyers to a watery grave in Iron Bottom Sound.

Thu 6th 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 6th April

Unsealed: Alien Files

Since the early 1960s, we've experimented with how to travel off planet Earth. Many experts believe America has operated a secret space force for decades, with ultra high-tech ships designed for missions beyond Earth's orbit. Join us as we investigate the militarising of space and determine if the Earth's Space Force is prepared to defend our world against an alien attack.

Thu 6th April

Unsealed: Conspiracy Files

From JFK and Roswell, there are secrets that those in power don't want you to know. We'll take on classic conspiracy theories and add a few tales that are guaranteed to shock you.

Thu 6th April

The Universe: Ancient Mysteries Solved

What was the astronomical reality behind the star that, according to the Gospel of Matthew, guided the Magi to the young Jesus? This episode examines almost 20 centuries of theories, including meteors, novae, supernovae and comets, but is the truth to be found in a combination of astronomy and astrology? Recent theories suggest that the 'star' was the planet Jupiter in a series of conjunctions with other planets, stars and constellations, and that these conjunctions were interpreted by the Magi-astrologers and priests of the Zoroastrian religion as heralding the birth of the Jewish Messiah.

Thu 6th 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 6th 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 early 1962, a construction team is digging in a man's back yard to lay the foundation for a small out building when they make a startling discovery, a human skeleton embedded in stone. Scientists determine the stone is at least 70,000 years old. But when they compare the skull's teeth to military dental records, they discover the skeleton belongs to a missing Air Force pilot who disappeared just a few years earlier during the secret test of what some described as a time machine.

Thu 6th April

Haunted History

Hundreds of witnesses have encountered the paranormal in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania making it one of the most haunted towns in America; but who are these spirits, and what do they want us to know about the bloodiest battle ever fought on North American soil? Ghosts of soldiers roaming the battlefield and town open our eyes to a series of unexplained phenomena that neither begin nor end with the Civil War. Ominous sightings reveal the true stories behind four locations all connected by one battle; a troubled orphanage, a Confederate field hospital, the battlefield and the house where the lone civilian was shot down during the Battle of Gettysburg. Spirits from a bygone era at last tell the true history of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Fri 7th April

Morning

Tales of the Gun

An examination of guns that exist on the cutting edge of firearm technology. Fighting battles on computers decades before an actual shot is fired, these super guns may make the world safer - or more dangerous than ever before.

Fri 7th April

Dead Men's Secrets

Reinhard Heydrich was the ideal Nazi - tall, blonde, athletic, and evil. Hitler called him the "man with the iron heart". As head of the Security Police, ehe made even loyal Nazis fear him. In Czechoslovakia, he was known simply as the 'Hangman of Prague' - a mastermind who helped design the mass slaughter of Jews. But on May 27, 1942, Heydrich was shot dead in an ambush in Prague. Using archive footage and detailed maps, the program reveals how the assassins trained and plotted to kill Gestapo chief.

Fri 7th April

The First World War

The Ottoman Empire, Germany's ally, summoned all Muslims to Jihad, holy war, to overthrow Allied power in the Middle East. Turkey's search for scapegoats after defeat by the Russians at Sarakamish led to the mass deportation of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. Perhaps 800,000 Armenians died in all. The Allies initially thought Turkey - the "sick man of Europe" - would be a push-over, but Turkey tied up Allied troops across the Middle East for four years, winning triumphantly at Gallipoli with terrible losses on both sides, and then at Kut, south of Baghdad, forcing the British into humiliating surrender.

Fri 7th April

Time Team

When Stephen and Stephanie Fry bought a few acres of prime Somerset pasture to graze their horses, they inadvertently also bought the remains of Buck Mill, an 18th-century water mill. But as Stephanie began to look into its history, she realised that there may have been a flour mill on the site since Domesday! So she called in Tony Robinson and his sceptical team of archaeologists to help her unravel the mystery of their accidental mill. For Professor Mick Aston the prospect was too good to turn down. As the diggers get to work uncovering the whole of the 18th-century mill, Mick takes off into the landscape to look for clues form earlier centuries. He finds more than he bargained for: the whole area was awash with the telltale mill streams needed to power grind stones. As the three days progress, the dig throws up constant reminders of the importance of wheat and bread to the medieval population and of how rich millers could become. The only spanner in the works for this perfect industrial dig is the surprise discovery of an Anglo Saxon comb.

Fri 7th 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 7th April

Unsealed: Alien Files

Since the early 1960s, we've experimented with how to travel off planet Earth. Many experts believe America has operated a secret space force for decades, with ultra high-tech ships designed for missions beyond Earth's orbit. Join us as we investigate the militarising of space and determine if the Earth's Space Force is prepared to defend our world against an alien attack.

Fri 7th April

The Universe: Ancient Mysteries Solved

What was the astronomical reality behind the star that, according to the Gospel of Matthew, guided the Magi to the young Jesus? This episode examines almost 20 centuries of theories, including meteors, novae, supernovae and comets, but is the truth to be found in a combination of astronomy and astrology? Recent theories suggest that the 'star' was the planet Jupiter in a series of conjunctions with other planets, stars and constellations, and that these conjunctions were interpreted by the Magi-astrologers and priests of the Zoroastrian religion as heralding the birth of the Jewish Messiah.

Fri 7th 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 7th 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 early 1962, a construction team is digging in a man's back yard to lay the foundation for a small out building when they make a startling discovery, a human skeleton embedded in stone. Scientists determine the stone is at least 70,000 years old. But when they compare the skull's teeth to military dental records, they discover the skeleton belongs to a missing Air Force pilot who disappeared just a few years earlier during the secret test of what some described as a time machine.

Fri 7th April

Haunted History

Hundreds of witnesses have encountered the paranormal in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania making it one of the most haunted towns in America; but who are these spirits, and what do they want us to know about the bloodiest battle ever fought on North American soil? Ghosts of soldiers roaming the battlefield and town open our eyes to a series of unexplained phenomena that neither begin nor end with the Civil War. Ominous sightings reveal the true stories behind four locations all connected by one battle; a troubled orphanage, a Confederate field hospital, the battlefield and the house where the lone civilian was shot down during the Battle of Gettysburg. Spirits from a bygone era at last tell the true history of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Fri 7th April

Sparks Of Invention

From the flashes of genius to the hard-won discoveries after many years of trial and error, this enlightening series explores the stories behind many of the inventions we take for granted today.

Fri 7th April

Time Team

When Stephen and Stephanie Fry bought a few acres of prime Somerset pasture to graze their horses, they inadvertently also bought the remains of Buck Mill, an 18th-century water mill. But as Stephanie began to look into its history, she realised that there may have been a flour mill on the site since Domesday! So she called in Tony Robinson and his sceptical team of archaeologists to help her unravel the mystery of their accidental mill. For Professor Mick Aston the prospect was too good to turn down. As the diggers get to work uncovering the whole of the 18th-century mill, Mick takes off into the landscape to look for clues form earlier centuries. He finds more than he bargained for: the whole area was awash with the telltale mill streams needed to power grind stones. As the three days progress, the dig throws up constant reminders of the importance of wheat and bread to the medieval population and of how rich millers could become. The only spanner in the works for this perfect industrial dig is the surprise discovery of an Anglo Saxon comb.

Fri 7th April

Battle 360

It's November 1942 and for the crew aboard USS Enterprise the war has never been more personal. "The Big E" is the only battle ready American Carrier left in the Pacific and she and her task force are all that stand in the way of the Japanese. When the Imperial Navy tries to retake Guadalcanal, it's Enterprise that sends their transports and destroyers to a watery grave in Iron Bottom Sound.

Fri 7th 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 7th April

Noon

Unsealed: Alien Files

Since the early 1960s, we've experimented with how to travel off planet Earth. Many experts believe America has operated a secret space force for decades, with ultra high-tech ships designed for missions beyond Earth's orbit. Join us as we investigate the militarising of space and determine if the Earth's Space Force is prepared to defend our world against an alien attack.

Fri 7th April

Unsealed: Conspiracy Files

From JFK and Roswell, there are secrets that those in power don't want you to know. We'll take on classic conspiracy theories and add a few tales that are guaranteed to shock you.

Fri 7th April

The First World War

The war on the Eastern Front was racial; Slav verses Teuton. It was highly mobile, fought across brutal terrain from the Urais to the Alps. It initiated many horrors of twentieth century warfare: chemical weapons, mass expulsions of civilians, the persecution of Jews. The Italian front with Austro-Hungary was perhaps the bitterest of all. Soldiers lived and fought for years in the hardest environments, enduring avalanches and frost-bite as well as relentless enemy action. Mistrust and contempt increasingly threatened alliances. Germany shored up her ally Austria-Hungary, feeling herself shackled to a corpse, which Austria-Hungary saw Germany as her secret enemy.

Fri 7th April

Tales of the Gun

Called the "engine of death" and the "Chicago typewriter", everyone knew it best as the Tommy Gun. This program explains how the Thompson Submachine Gun, developed for and rejected by the police and the military, was the weapon no one wanted - until it fell into the wrong hands and became the darling of Prohibition-era gangsters.

Fri 7th April

Dead Men's Secrets

Examines US intelligence gathering-from inception in the 1920s and development during WWII through the Office of Strategic Services and the Allied Intelligence Bureau. We also look at the darker side. Did the CIA strike a deal with Nazi war criminals in return for their help in the Cold War?

Fri 7th April

Archaeology: A Secret History

Archaeologist Richard Miles presents a series charting the history of the breakthroughs and watersheds in our long quest to understand our ancient past. He shows how 20th-century attention turned from civilisation and kings to the search for the common man against a background of science and competing political ideologies.

Fri 7th April

The Jesus Code

An epic series that deciphers the life of Jesus through six extraordinary objects associated with his life and death. We discover fascinating new insights into the historical Jesus, utilising the latest state-of-the-art scientific techniques and archaeological research. We investigate the value and authenticity of six objects which could shed new light on Jesus - the Shroud of Turin, relics venerated as part of the True Cross, the Gospel of Judas, relics believed to be of John the Baptist, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and the secret brother of Jesus. We are guided by breathtaking dramatic reconstruction and a first-class panel of on-screen contributors. We hear from representatives of the world's best universities including Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Oxford, as they provide historical and theological insight, while the likes of Father James Martin SJ, the Reverend Paul Raushenbush and Erwin MacManus help bring our characters and their emotional journeys to life for our audience.

Fri 7th April

Evening

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.

Fri 7th April

Britain's Outlaws

In the 17th-century, as the smoke cleared from the civil war, the first celebrity criminals emerged. Mounted soldiers from the losing army became 'highwaymen'.

Fri 7th April

A Faster Horse

The story of the Ford Mustang, one of the world's most iconic and recognisable cars. Follow the team entrusted with upholding the legacy of the brand in creating the 2015 model, now 50 years from the original release.

Fri 7th April

The Sixties

A provocative documentary series exploring the most transformative decade of the modern era in America.

Fri 7th 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 8th April

Morning

America Unearthed

When Scott Wolter gets a call from his friend John DeSalvo, an avid collector of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia, he has no idea that he's about to embark on a quest to learn whether there were a lot more people than just John Wilkes Booth behind the assassination of one of America's most influential presidents. Evidence Wolter uncovers suggests Booth was part of an infamous group of Confederates who formed a secret society called the Knights of the Golden Circle; a group that included influential politicians and rogue raiders like Jesse James. The evidence Scott complies suggests a new twist on the motives behind Lincoln's killing, and takes him on a wild ride through the history of the South at the time of the Civil War as seen through the eyes of the Knights of the Golden Circle.

Sat 8th April

Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura

Never-published declassified CIA documents appear to support a link between the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the Watergate scandal that brought down Richard Nixon.

Sat 8th 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 8th April

UFO Hunters

UFOs are the biggest mystery of our time and somebody - or something - seems determined to keep it that way. Hundreds of UFO researchers and witnesses have told of terrifying encounters with mysterious men, usually dressed completely in black, who threaten terrible consequences if they don't keep silent. The Men in Black seem to appear out of nowhere, know facts the witnesses haven't divulged to anybody, and frequently display bizarre behaviour, leading some to question whether they are in fact, human. The team interviews men who are only now willing to come forward to tell their stories. A sketch artist will create portraits of the MIB to see if the sightings match. The team will also analyse the only known photograph of a MIB and talk to the photographer. Finally, the team travels to "the new Area 51" in the Utah desert, to a site rumored to be the place where the MIB originate.

Sat 8th April

Britain's Outlaws

In the 17th-century, as the smoke cleared from the civil war, the first celebrity criminals emerged. Mounted soldiers from the losing army became 'highwaymen'.

Sat 8th April

A Faster Horse

The story of the Ford Mustang, one of the world's most iconic and recognisable cars. Follow the team entrusted with upholding the legacy of the brand in creating the 2015 model, now 50 years from the original release.

Sat 8th April

The Sixties

A provocative documentary series exploring the most transformative decade of the modern era in America.

Sat 8th 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 8th April

Archaeology: A Secret History

Archaeologist Richard Miles presents a series charting the history of the breakthroughs and watersheds in our long quest to understand our ancient past. He shows how 20th-century attention turned from civilisation and kings to the search for the common man against a background of science and competing political ideologies.

Sat 8th April

The Jesus Code

An epic series that deciphers the life of Jesus through six extraordinary objects associated with his life and death. We discover fascinating new insights into the historical Jesus, utilising the latest state-of-the-art scientific techniques and archaeological research. We investigate the value and authenticity of six objects which could shed new light on Jesus - the Shroud of Turin, relics venerated as part of the True Cross, the Gospel of Judas, relics believed to be of John the Baptist, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and the secret brother of Jesus. We are guided by breathtaking dramatic reconstruction and a first-class panel of on-screen contributors. We hear from representatives of the world's best universities including Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Oxford, as they provide historical and theological insight, while the likes of Father James Martin SJ, the Reverend Paul Raushenbush and Erwin MacManus help bring our characters and their emotional journeys to life for our audience.

Sat 8th 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.

Sat 8th April

Britain's Outlaws

In the 17th-century, as the smoke cleared from the civil war, the first celebrity criminals emerged. Mounted soldiers from the losing army became 'highwaymen'.

Sat 8th April

Noon

The Sixties

A provocative documentary series exploring the most transformative decade of the modern era in America.

Sat 8th April

Changed Forever: The Making Of Australia

We meet some of the people whose lives we will follow through the terrible four years of war that are about to change Australian society. As the first sounds of menace are heard, with the shots in far-off Sarajevo that assassinate the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, the Coles Brothers are opening their first store in Collingwood. In rural Victoria the sons and daughters of the McGinness family support their widowed mother in a life of pastoral comfort on their dairy farm. In London Australia's only true superstar, the opera singer Nellie Melba, performs before the crowned heads of Europe. In less than six weeks the tensions and rivalries of the European powers have dragged that continent to war. And because those powers have global empires, the world is at war. Australia is at war.

Sat 8th April

The ANZAC Spirit

When things are tough - on the sports field, in the face of natural disaster - we summon up 'the Anzac spirit'. We know what we mean - the spirit shown by the original Anzac's on Gallipoli, in the Middle East and on the Western Front. But what were the qualities those Anzac's had that came together to be 'the Anzac spirit'? They were: mateship, courage, humour, ingenuity, endurance and individualism. Through the resources of the Australian War Memorial - photographs, documents, objects - Neil Pigot tells six stories of the Anzac's, each illustrating one of these qualities and all in combination bringing to life the very best examples of 'the Anzac spirit'.

Sat 8th April

Evolution Of Evil

This is the story of a man with an insatiable desire for power and fame. A man raised to be a dictator who rules with sadistic cruelty. A man who let his people suffer in one of the world's worst famines while he lives the high life with imported women, booze and the world's finest foods. Its North Korea's Kim Jong-il. Stories from defectors include the rumour that he drowned his younger brother as a child, that he bugged his own father to see if he was considering someone else to take over from him, and that he had rivals shot if he thought they might stand in his way - all fell by the wayside in Kim's ruthless quest for power.

Sat 8th 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 8th April

Tales of Irish Castles

We explore the great stories, legends and characters associated with the most beautiful, notorious and historical castles across Ireland. Presented by award winning actor Simon Delaney, the series takes in magnificent stone structures and the stories contained within their walls are brought to life through specially shot re-enactments, archive footage and contributions from Ireland's leading historians, archaeologists, castle owners and inhabitants.

Sat 8th April

Evening

Billy Connolly's Route 66

World-renowned comedian and motorbike enthusiast, Billy Connolly, drives that road. The iconic Route 66 was officially de-commissioned 25 years ago, but Billy gets the maps out to prove you can still follow the ultimate Route.

Sat 8th April

Temple Mount

For the first century world, it was considered the world's most beautiful structure. Its destruction set the stage for 2000 tumultuous years of Jewish history. Today the temple mount remains at the centre of conflict and a new discovery made during filming, could open a new debate. The history and future of the Temple Mount define the intersection of three great religions and the story of the modern world. This revealing series uncovers the mysteries of Solomon's Temple, Herod's Temple and the prophecy of a Third Temple. Temple Mount relives the history of the most important religious site in the world: exploring the mysteries of the events that occurred there. This series reveals new information about the locations of the first two temples, explores the current buildings on the site and uncovers secrets hidden in the rock. A shocking discovery during filming questions whether Herod could actually have built the second temple at all. This series explains the conflict, the conspiracy and the prophecy associated with the site. Looking ahead, it examines why many believe a controversial third temple could herald the end of the world as we know it.

Sat 8th April

WW2 From Space

The key editorial feature of the program is an all-seeing CGI eye; a satellite flying above earth, bringing a new visual approach to the biggest conflict of all time. Flying through space and time from above, we'll see these monumental moments in their global context, bringing new information to the forefront and explaining how a nation ranked 19th in the world's militaries in 1939, emerged six years later as the planet's only atomic superpower. Our view from above means we can re-interpret WWII; placing key events in perspective, flying around the world to show the importance of simultaneity, revealing the hidden ripple effects of crucial incidents, and re-creating ground-breaking moments that could never have been captured on camera.

Sat 8th April

Evil Genius

These are the most evil architects of crime who design perfect schemes, outsmarting anyone who dares to get in their way. A mastermind of government corruption, a team of college con artists, a psychopathic serial killer, and one of the world's most cutting-edge drug lords, each devise elaborate plots to take over the world.