TV Guide

Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Hero Ships, USS Laffey
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30am
Hero Ships, USS Laffey (S1, EP1)
 
 
The only Allen M Sumner class destroyer preserved in a World War II configuration, the USS Laffey is also the only surviving destroyer of the period that saw action in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatre. USS Laffey acted first as an escort for convoys to Great Britain, staying overseas in 1944 to prepare for the invasion of France.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Weapons at War, Hitler's War Machine: Luftwaffe
(S1, EP52)
 
1:30am
Weapons at War, Hitler's War Machine: Luftwaffe (S1, EP52)
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Patton 360, Blood & Guts
(S1, EP1)
 
2:30am
Patton 360, Blood & Guts (S1, EP1)
 
 
General George S Patton and the US Army embark on the road to Germany by invading North Africa on November 8, 1942. We examine the first showdown between US and German forces at Kasserine Pass in February 1943. Then, back at the initial landings in November 1942, Pro-Nazi French forces put up surprisingly strong resistance on land, at sea, and in the air against Patton's invasion forces. After three days of intense fighting, a ceasefire is declared, and Patton triumphantly enters the port city of Casablanca. But bigger battles with the German Army loom on the horizon.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Dogfights, Thunderbolt
(S2, EP16)
 
3:15am
Dogfights, Thunderbolt (S2, EP16)
 
 
Machine gun fire rips through the fuselage. Flames fill the cockpit and the aircraft plummets in a wild spin. But time and again the pilot of a P-47 Thunderbolt pulls out and keeps on fighting. Over occupied Europe, the P-47 Thunderbolt blazed a reputation as the most rugged fighter of WWII. Pilot Robert S Johnson flies with the renowned 56th fighter group. His flight is jumped by 16 deadly Focke-Wulf 190s. As hundreds of enemy rounds impact his fighter, Johnson's life depends on the legendary protection his armoured cockpit affords. In June 1944, Lt George Sutcliffe enters the fight of his life in an effort to escape 40-plus Me109s looming above him. The Thunderbolt's defensive capabilities inspired confidence in its pilots. But the aircraft was a dogfighter at heart.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Afghanistan: Inside Australia's War, We All Have To Get Home
(S1, EP3)
 
4:00am
Afghanistan: Inside Australia's War, We All Have To Get Home (S1, EP3)
 
 
With the war in quagmire, the Australian Army's main fighting force, the infantry, is sent to join a coalition surge to break through, defeat the insurgency and train an Afghan force that could secure the country and make our exit possible. The surge does not quell fighting: violence spikes and the Australian war intensifies, requiring extraordinary responses from the soldiers on the ground. Not all the action is out on the battlefield. Corporal Kristyna Kalogjera describes losing her mate Lance Corporal Andrew Jones, a cook, within an Australian base camp. He is the first of seven Australians shot by the Afghan soldiers they are there to train. In December 2013, Australian combat troops leave Afghanistan. The series explores the successes and failures of the war and how the War on Terror has changed our lives. It asks the men and women who fought Australia's longest war if they would ever return to fight in Afghanistan. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 25 April 2018 · 7:30pm
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:00am
SAS: Rogue Heroes, Episode 3
(S1, EP3)
 
5:00am
SAS: Rogue Heroes, Episode 3 (S1, EP3)
 
 
Stirling is locked away in Hitler's most secure prison - Colditz. Leadership of the SAS passes to Paddy Mayne, a man who has built his reputation on the battlefield as a warrior of the first rank. But, unlike Stirling, Mayne has no interest in charming high command. In 1943, the SAS leaves the desert for Europe, to enter a darker and far more complex theatre of war, led by a man who is often drunk and disorderly and prone to acts of savagery. They will face the terror of execution and the trauma of civilian casualties. And they will be the first to witness the nightmare of Belsen concentration camp.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 25 April 2018 · 8:30pm
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
6:00am
Hunters in the Sky, Assault On Fortress Europe
(S1, EP9)
 
6:00am
Hunters in the Sky, Assault On Fortress Europe (S1, EP9)
 
 
The Allies take the offensive as the tide of war turns against the Axis in the Mediterranean and in Europe. The fury of war in the air takes a heavy toll on attacker and defender alike but the undermanned and outgunned Luftwaffe is defiant in the face of certain defeat.
 
6:30am
Lusitania,
 
6:30am
Lusitania,
Rec
 
 
When the passenger liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat off the southern coast of Ireland in 1915, the ship sunk in just 18 minutes, taking 1200 people down with it. The needless tragedy arguably altered the course of World War I, as the number of Americans among the dead pulled the previously unaligned US - and all its military might - into the war. Focusing on eight individual passengers and the German U-boat captain, this enthralling film brings those desperate last 18 minutes onboard the Lusitania vividly to life. From the kitchens deep below deck to the first class cabins, it reveals stories of heroism, sacrifice, luck and misfortune - and how these individuals' fight for survival impacted on the lives of millions world-wide.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 25 April 2018 · 10:30pm
7:30am
Nancy Wake: Gestapo's Most Wanted,
 
7:30am
Nancy Wake: Gestapo's Most Wanted,
Rec
 
 
This is the incredible true story of Nancy Wake, the daring allied spy who became the Gestapo's most wanted woman in WWII. Codenamed The White Mouse for her elusiveness, this international femme fatale was a key inspiration behind Sebastian Faulkes' celebrated fictional spy Charlotte Gray. In this first ever docudrama biopic on Wake, gripping dramatisations are combined with exclusive interviews with her closest friends, confidants and military historians to bring her legend to life. Born in New Zealand, Wake moved to Paris where she worked as a journalist reporting across Europe and married a French aristocrat, Henri Fiocca. When war broke out, she became a vital link in the French resistance, and hunted by Nazi spies, was forced to flee to London and leave her husband behind. She then embarked on a life of excitement and danger, returning to France as a British agent in Churchill's secret army, the Special Operations Executive. Nancy Wake became the Allies' most decorated service-woman - awarded British, French, Australian and New Zealand honours as well as the American Medal of Freedom.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 25 April 2018 · 11:30pm
8:30am
Time Team, The Bone Cave, Alveston, Gloucestershire
(S8, EP8)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The Bone Cave, Alveston, Gloucestershire (S8, EP8)
Rec
 
 
A tiny entrance to a cave in the village of Alveston, Gloucestershire, leads to a grisly archaeological discovery. For 10 metres down, beyond a narrow, winding shaft, the rock opens out to form a natural underground chamber. Here, two local cavers found the floor littered with animal, and human bones. In fact, they found bones from at least three different people, together with pottery that they took to be Roman. Who were these people? How did their bones get there? And what do their bones tell us about their deaths?
 
9:30am
The First World War, War Without End
(S1, EP10)
 
9:30am
The First World War, War Without End (S1, EP10)
Rec
 
 
The war's last months were more destructive than trench warfare had been. Germany remained on French soil, believing herself unbeaten. The Armistice was the Allies' bid to obtain, on paper, Germany's unconditional surrender. At Versailles she was made to shoulder the blame for the war, to force her to pay for it. The war, with losses over 20 million, was later deemed as a senseless waste. At the time it was seen in positive terms. For defence against aggression. For glory. It curbed militarism, for a while, but was not the war to end all wars. Its terrible message to the century it shaped was that war can fulfil ambitions. That war can work.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 25 April 2018 · 5:30pm
10:30am
Medieval Dead, The Fortress Of Montsegur
(S2, EP6)
 
10:30am
Medieval Dead, The Fortress Of Montsegur (S2, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Amazing setting, amazing story - the story of the slaughter of hundreds of Cathars in the 13th century. In 1242, a military command of about 10,000 troops moved against the castle at Montsegur which was held by about 100 fighters and which was home to more than 200 pacifists. The siege lasted nine months until, in March 1244, the castle finally surrendered. The aftermath was grim - some 220 Cathars were burned alive on a huge bonfire at the foot of the castle for refusing to renounce their faith. Tim and the team travel to France to search for archaeological clues to try to discover what really happened in those last terrifying days of the siege.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 2 May 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 3 May 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
11:30am
Afghanistan: Inside Australia's War, We All Have To Get Home
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30am
Afghanistan: Inside Australia's War, We All Have To Get Home (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
With the war in quagmire, the Australian Army's main fighting force, the infantry, is sent to join a coalition surge to break through, defeat the insurgency and train an Afghan force that could secure the country and make our exit possible. The surge does not quell fighting: violence spikes and the Australian war intensifies, requiring extraordinary responses from the soldiers on the ground. Not all the action is out on the battlefield. Corporal Kristyna Kalogjera describes losing her mate Lance Corporal Andrew Jones, a cook, within an Australian base camp. He is the first of seven Australians shot by the Afghan soldiers they are there to train. In December 2013, Australian combat troops leave Afghanistan. The series explores the successes and failures of the war and how the War on Terror has changed our lives. It asks the men and women who fought Australia's longest war if they would ever return to fight in Afghanistan. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 25 April 2018 · 7:30pm
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 4:00am
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
SAS: Rogue Heroes, Episode 3
(S1, EP3)
 
12:30pm
SAS: Rogue Heroes, Episode 3 (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Stirling is locked away in Hitler's most secure prison - Colditz. Leadership of the SAS passes to Paddy Mayne, a man who has built his reputation on the battlefield as a warrior of the first rank. But, unlike Stirling, Mayne has no interest in charming high command. In 1943, the SAS leaves the desert for Europe, to enter a darker and far more complex theatre of war, led by a man who is often drunk and disorderly and prone to acts of savagery. They will face the terror of execution and the trauma of civilian casualties. And they will be the first to witness the nightmare of Belsen concentration camp.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 25 April 2018 · 8:30pm
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 5:00am
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
1:30pm
Hero Ships, USS Laffey
(S1, EP1)
 
1:30pm
Hero Ships, USS Laffey (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The only Allen M Sumner class destroyer preserved in a World War II configuration, the USS Laffey is also the only surviving destroyer of the period that saw action in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatre. USS Laffey acted first as an escort for convoys to Great Britain, staying overseas in 1944 to prepare for the invasion of France.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 12:30am
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Hitler's War Machine: Luftwaffe
(S1, EP52)
 
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Hitler's War Machine: Luftwaffe (S1, EP52)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 1:30am
3:30pm
Patton 360, Blood & Guts
(S1, EP1)
 
3:30pm
Patton 360, Blood & Guts (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
General George S Patton and the US Army embark on the road to Germany by invading North Africa on November 8, 1942. We examine the first showdown between US and German forces at Kasserine Pass in February 1943. Then, back at the initial landings in November 1942, Pro-Nazi French forces put up surprisingly strong resistance on land, at sea, and in the air against Patton's invasion forces. After three days of intense fighting, a ceasefire is declared, and Patton triumphantly enters the port city of Casablanca. But bigger battles with the German Army loom on the horizon.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 2:30am
4:30pm
Dogfights, Thunderbolt
(S2, EP16)
 
4:30pm
Dogfights, Thunderbolt (S2, EP16)
Rec
 
 
Machine gun fire rips through the fuselage. Flames fill the cockpit and the aircraft plummets in a wild spin. But time and again the pilot of a P-47 Thunderbolt pulls out and keeps on fighting. Over occupied Europe, the P-47 Thunderbolt blazed a reputation as the most rugged fighter of WWII. Pilot Robert S Johnson flies with the renowned 56th fighter group. His flight is jumped by 16 deadly Focke-Wulf 190s. As hundreds of enemy rounds impact his fighter, Johnson's life depends on the legendary protection his armoured cockpit affords. In June 1944, Lt George Sutcliffe enters the fight of his life in an effort to escape 40-plus Me109s looming above him. The Thunderbolt's defensive capabilities inspired confidence in its pilots. But the aircraft was a dogfighter at heart.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 3:15am
5:30pm
Unsung Heroes Of World War II, Dateline Tarawa/flag Raisers Of Iwo Jima
(S1, EP1)
 
5:30pm
Unsung Heroes Of World War II, Dateline Tarawa/flag Raisers Of Iwo Jima (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Armed with notebooks, cameras, or sketch pads, a handful of military and civilian correspondents crossed the reef with the assault forces at Tarawa. Those who survived recorded graphic accounts of the savage battle. Then, AP photographer Joe Rosenthal snaps the famous flag-raising shot at Iwo Jima that captured the nation.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
The Last Duel,
 
6:30pm
The Last Duel,
Rec
 
 
One August morning in 1826, two men went for a walk in the Scottish countryside. Only one of them came back alive. This is the story of two men who fought to the death with pistols: one a respected merchant, reluctantly provoked into an unwanted duel; the other a professional soldier, steeped in military tradition. The soldier also happened to be the merchant's bank manager. It would end with the death of one man and mark the demise of a 600-year-old ritual.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
ANZAC Stories,
 
7:30pm
ANZAC Stories,
Rec
 
 
Examine the personal experiences of six of the men and women whose stories are featured at the National Anzac Centre. We follow their remarkable journeys, from recruitment, departure by convoy from Albany, on to the battlefields and life post-war. Family members appear in newly-filmed interviews, providing a lasting testament and deeply personal connection to the tumultuous events of a century ago.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 25 April 2018 · 5:00pm
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
8:00pm
Hunters in the Sky, Under All Flags
(S1, EP6)
 
8:00pm
Hunters in the Sky, Under All Flags (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Some of the deadliest Allied aces of the war emerge from International squadrons of the Royal Air Force. Their own nations crushed under the iron heel of a conqueror, desperate and determined men make perilous journeys to England and continue the fight in the skies over occupied England.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 12:00pm
Rec
8:30pm
The Curse of Civil War Gold, Right On Track
(S1, EP2)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
The Curse of Civil War Gold, Right On Track (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Evidence of a possible forgotten railroad energises Kevin and his team as the pressure builds to convince Marty Lagina to join their quest in the recovery Civil War gold.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Hangar 1: The UFO Files, Star People
(S2, EP3)
 
9:30pm
Hangar 1: The UFO Files, Star People (S2, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Founded in 1969, The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) is the most respected organisation dedicated to investigating and classifying all UFO activity. It now consists of field offices in 42 countries, with over 800 local investigators and more than 30,000 case files. For the first time, all of its files have been assembled in an abandoned location in Ohio, called Hangar 1. Get complete access to Hangar 1, its case files, as well as every piece of physical evidence they have collected. By looking at patterns in the notes, the files shed new light on proven topics: Presidential cover-ups, blackouts and other disasters, and rogue technology.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 3:15am
Rec
10:30pm
Haunted History, The Manson Murders
(S1, EP8)
 
10:30pm
Haunted History, The Manson Murders (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
In 1969, Hollywood was at the centre of a brutal and sadistic killing spree. Charles Manson and his cult of followers began a prolific reign of terror on Tinsel Town, when they viciously killed more than half a dozen innocent people. Today, the sites of these horrific murders are host to claims of the paranormal. The restless spirit of Jay Sebring and Sharon Tate are believed to haunt a house on Cielo Drive. Not far from the house is another famous Hollywood home, where Sharon Tate is believed to have witnessed a premonition of her own death. And at the Manson Family hideout, an apparition of a headless Donald 'Shorty' Shea is seen standing on a rocky ledge. Decades after the senseless killings, these locations are still plagued by these paranormal events.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 3:15am
Rec
11:30pm
Ancient Discoveries, Egyptian Warfare
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30pm
Ancient Discoveries, Egyptian Warfare (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Egyptian warfare and weaponry are examined, including revolutionary weapon-making techniques, and the grand scale of their battles.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Hero Ships, Uss New Jersey
(S1, EP3)
 
12:30am
Hero Ships, Uss New Jersey (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Among the most notable battleships in the US Navy's history is the USS New Jersey. Her keel was laid at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1940, and the hull was launched on December 7, 1942. The ship's sponsor was Mrs Charles Edison, wife of the governor of New Jersey and daughter-in-law of the famous inventor, Thomas Edison.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Weapons at War, Hitler's War Machine: Panzers
(S1, EP53)
 
1:30am
Weapons at War, Hitler's War Machine: Panzers (S1, EP53)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Patton 360, Rommel's Last Stand
(S1, EP2)
 
2:30am
Patton 360, Rommel's Last Stand (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
After the Germans deliver a stinging defeat to American forces under the command of General Lloyd Fredendall at Kasserine Pass, Eisenhower appoints Patton to take charge of the humiliated Americans. 'Old Blood and Guts' quickly whips the poorly-trained troops into shape, leading them to victory at the Battle of El Guettar. With the Axis forces in full retreat, Patton and the Allies push the enemy off the continent and declare victory in North Africa by May 1943.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Dogfights, Tuskegee Airmen
(S2, EP17)
 
3:15am
Dogfights, Tuskegee Airmen (S2, EP17)
Rec
 
 
They were told they were racially inferior. They were told they lacked the intelligence to handle modern fighter aircraft. They were not supposed to succeed. But in the face of bigotry and ignorance the Tuskegee Airmen prevailed. With skill and bravery the squadron shattered racist stereotypes and their exploits became the stuff of legend. On July 18, 1944, pilots Wendell Pruitt and Lee Archer, the Gruesome Twosome, soar into battle over the Po river valley in Northern Italy. When German fighters attack the bomber stream they're tasked to protect Pruitt and Archer move to intercept. After a gruelling dogfight Archer manages to shoot down the German, his first victory. Elsewhere in the bomber stream, pilot Lucky Lester moves to engage a flight of four Me109s. After quickly dispatching the first 109 he nearly collides with the debris of the downed plane. Then, he quickly downs two more. At the end of the day, the Tuskegee Airmen score nine victories, their highest total for a single day yet. On August 24, 1944, pilot Charles McGee cruises towards Czechoslovakia. He and the rest of the Tuskegee Airmen are escorting bombers to an airfield in Pardubice. McGee spots an Fw190 trying to attack the bombers and quickly intercepts it. The 190 leads him on a wild chase across a burning airfield before he finally manages to knock it down. October 12, 1944: While returning to base after an escort mission Pruitt, Archer, and the rest of the Tuskegee Airmen encounter a huge formation of German aircraft. The skies explode, machine guns chatter, engines roar. In the frantic action Archer manages to down three aircraft bringing his war total to five. The Tuskegee Airmen now have an ace. March 24, 1945: The Tuskegee Airmen escort a bomber stream to Berlin. Pilot Roscoe Brown is among them. Just south of Berlin the Germans send Me262s, a jet fighter, to attack the Americans. The Tuskegee Airmen manage to down an incredible three 262s.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Who Put The Klan In The Ku Klux Klan,
 
4:00am
Who Put The Klan In The Ku Klux Klan,
Rec
 
 
Archaeologist and historian, Neil Oliver examines how America's racist story has been shaped by the Scottish settlers that first occupied the Deep South, their links to the Ku Klux Klan and the bloody racist attacks that still stalk the country today.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
4:45am
The Curse of Civil War Gold, Right On Track
(S1, EP2)
 
4:45am
The Curse of Civil War Gold, Right On Track (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Evidence of a possible forgotten railroad energises Kevin and his team as the pressure builds to convince Marty Lagina to join their quest in the recovery Civil War gold.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
5:30am
Hangar 1: The UFO Files, Star People
(S2, EP3)
 
5:30am
Hangar 1: The UFO Files, Star People (S2, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Founded in 1969, The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) is the most respected organisation dedicated to investigating and classifying all UFO activity. It now consists of field offices in 42 countries, with over 800 local investigators and more than 30,000 case files. For the first time, all of its files have been assembled in an abandoned location in Ohio, called Hangar 1. Get complete access to Hangar 1, its case files, as well as every piece of physical evidence they have collected. By looking at patterns in the notes, the files shed new light on proven topics: Presidential cover-ups, blackouts and other disasters, and rogue technology.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 3:15am
Rec
6:30am
Haunted History, The Manson Murders
(S1, EP8)
 
6:30am
Haunted History, The Manson Murders (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
In 1969, Hollywood was at the centre of a brutal and sadistic killing spree. Charles Manson and his cult of followers began a prolific reign of terror on Tinsel Town, when they viciously killed more than half a dozen innocent people. Today, the sites of these horrific murders are host to claims of the paranormal. The restless spirit of Jay Sebring and Sharon Tate are believed to haunt a house on Cielo Drive. Not far from the house is another famous Hollywood home, where Sharon Tate is believed to have witnessed a premonition of her own death. And at the Manson Family hideout, an apparition of a headless Donald 'Shorty' Shea is seen standing on a rocky ledge. Decades after the senseless killings, these locations are still plagued by these paranormal events.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 3:15am
Rec
7:30am
Ancient Discoveries, Egyptian Warfare
(S1, EP4)
 
7:30am
Ancient Discoveries, Egyptian Warfare (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Egyptian warfare and weaponry are examined, including revolutionary weapon-making techniques, and the grand scale of their battles.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, The Inter-City Villa
(S8, EP9)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The Inter-City Villa (S8, EP9)
Rec
 
 
In 1838, navvies laying Brunel's Great Western Railway found two Roman floor mosaics, probably from a villa, at Lower Basildon in Berkshire. The mosaics were broken up and the site almost forgotten until aerial photographs revealed a series of crop marks in the fields by the railway. Did Brunel's Great Western cut through a Roman villa? And what else might the team find in these fields?
 
9:30am
Unsung Heroes Of World War II, Dateline Tarawa/flag Raisers Of Iwo Jima
(S1, EP1)
 
9:30am
Unsung Heroes Of World War II, Dateline Tarawa/flag Raisers Of Iwo Jima (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Armed with notebooks, cameras, or sketch pads, a handful of military and civilian correspondents crossed the reef with the assault forces at Tarawa. Those who survived recorded graphic accounts of the savage battle. Then, AP photographer Joe Rosenthal snaps the famous flag-raising shot at Iwo Jima that captured the nation.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
10:30am
The Last Duel,
 
10:30am
The Last Duel,
Rec
 
 
One August morning in 1826, two men went for a walk in the Scottish countryside. Only one of them came back alive. This is the story of two men who fought to the death with pistols: one a respected merchant, reluctantly provoked into an unwanted duel; the other a professional soldier, steeped in military tradition. The soldier also happened to be the merchant's bank manager. It would end with the death of one man and mark the demise of a 600-year-old ritual.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
ANZAC Stories,
 
11:30am
ANZAC Stories,
Rec
 
 
Examine the personal experiences of six of the men and women whose stories are featured at the National Anzac Centre. We follow their remarkable journeys, from recruitment, departure by convoy from Albany, on to the battlefields and life post-war. Family members appear in newly-filmed interviews, providing a lasting testament and deeply personal connection to the tumultuous events of a century ago.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 25 April 2018 · 5:00pm
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:00pm
Hunters in the Sky, Under All Flags
(S1, EP6)
 
12:00pm
Hunters in the Sky, Under All Flags (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Some of the deadliest Allied aces of the war emerge from International squadrons of the Royal Air Force. Their own nations crushed under the iron heel of a conqueror, desperate and determined men make perilous journeys to England and continue the fight in the skies over occupied England.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 8:00pm
Rec
12:30pm
The Curse of Civil War Gold, Right On Track
(S1, EP2)
 
12:30pm
The Curse of Civil War Gold, Right On Track (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Evidence of a possible forgotten railroad energises Kevin and his team as the pressure builds to convince Marty Lagina to join their quest in the recovery Civil War gold.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Hero Ships, Uss New Jersey
(S1, EP3)
 
1:30pm
Hero Ships, Uss New Jersey (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Among the most notable battleships in the US Navy's history is the USS New Jersey. Her keel was laid at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1940, and the hull was launched on December 7, 1942. The ship's sponsor was Mrs Charles Edison, wife of the governor of New Jersey and daughter-in-law of the famous inventor, Thomas Edison.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Hitler's War Machine: Panzers
(S1, EP53)
 
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Hitler's War Machine: Panzers (S1, EP53)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Patton 360, Rommel's Last Stand
(S1, EP2)
 
3:30pm
Patton 360, Rommel's Last Stand (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
After the Germans deliver a stinging defeat to American forces under the command of General Lloyd Fredendall at Kasserine Pass, Eisenhower appoints Patton to take charge of the humiliated Americans. 'Old Blood and Guts' quickly whips the poorly-trained troops into shape, leading them to victory at the Battle of El Guettar. With the Axis forces in full retreat, Patton and the Allies push the enemy off the continent and declare victory in North Africa by May 1943.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Dogfights, Tuskegee Airmen
(S2, EP17)
 
4:30pm
Dogfights, Tuskegee Airmen (S2, EP17)
Rec
 
 
They were told they were racially inferior. They were told they lacked the intelligence to handle modern fighter aircraft. They were not supposed to succeed. But in the face of bigotry and ignorance the Tuskegee Airmen prevailed. With skill and bravery the squadron shattered racist stereotypes and their exploits became the stuff of legend. On July 18, 1944, pilots Wendell Pruitt and Lee Archer, the Gruesome Twosome, soar into battle over the Po river valley in Northern Italy. When German fighters attack the bomber stream they're tasked to protect Pruitt and Archer move to intercept. After a gruelling dogfight Archer manages to shoot down the German, his first victory. Elsewhere in the bomber stream, pilot Lucky Lester moves to engage a flight of four Me109s. After quickly dispatching the first 109 he nearly collides with the debris of the downed plane. Then, he quickly downs two more. At the end of the day, the Tuskegee Airmen score nine victories, their highest total for a single day yet. On August 24, 1944, pilot Charles McGee cruises towards Czechoslovakia. He and the rest of the Tuskegee Airmen are escorting bombers to an airfield in Pardubice. McGee spots an Fw190 trying to attack the bombers and quickly intercepts it. The 190 leads him on a wild chase across a burning airfield before he finally manages to knock it down. October 12, 1944: While returning to base after an escort mission Pruitt, Archer, and the rest of the Tuskegee Airmen encounter a huge formation of German aircraft. The skies explode, machine guns chatter, engines roar. In the frantic action Archer manages to down three aircraft bringing his war total to five. The Tuskegee Airmen now have an ace. March 24, 1945: The Tuskegee Airmen escort a bomber stream to Berlin. Pilot Roscoe Brown is among them. Just south of Berlin the Germans send Me262s, a jet fighter, to attack the Americans. The Tuskegee Airmen manage to down an incredible three 262s.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Unsung Heroes Of World War II, Rangers In Korea/panzer Stopper
(S1, EP2)
 
5:30pm
Unsung Heroes Of World War II, Rangers In Korea/panzer Stopper (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Beneath the big marquee names of WWII was the layer of heroes who performed with enormous valour and few headlines. They did the heavy lifting from the war's darkest days until the victory.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
American Doomsday,
 
6:30pm
American Doomsday,
Rec
 
 
America's Doomsday plan. It's the US government's ultimate play book, with a strategy for even the darkest hours - developed when Cold War tensions were high, but never used until 9/11. Working with the US Air Force, historians, and security experts, we take viewers as far as we can go inside America's Doomsday plans. We explain how they were used on 9/11 and show the critical role they would play in a future cataclysm. Our cameras also have rare access to the President's Doomsday plane - an E4-B - the president's command, control and communications centre for times of national catastrophe; go inside the secret bunker used by government officials on September 11, and witness how the luxurious Greenbrier Resort became a critical, top secret congressional bunker.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Wings Of War, Battle Of Britain
(S1, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
Wings Of War, Battle Of Britain (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The quintessential story of the role planes and their pilots have played in military history. From the engineering marvels and military context through to the remarkable human accounts and characters, each episode will be thematic. This program shows the role they have played in military aviation history and how technology allowed aerial combat to advance beyond the realms of possibility. We also tell the stories of the pilots who flew these legendary aircraft - stories filled with excitement, emotion, historical detail and engineering prowess. All of which is brought to life through a combination of expert interviews, authentic recreation, engineering graphics and archive with purpose to unravel and illustrate each piece of aviation history in all its detail and glory.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Lancaster: Reunion Of Giants,
 
8:30pm
Lancaster: Reunion Of Giants,
Rec
 
 
The last two airworthy WWII Lancaster Bombers reunited over England to make history in 2014. A war relic from Canada crossed the Atlantic to meet her counterpart in the UK and for the first time in 50 years two Lancaster's shared the sky for a reunion tour.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
10:30pm
Goering's Last Battle, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
10:30pm
Goering's Last Battle, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
One of the central personalities of the Nuremberg tribunal was the American Chief Prosecutor, Justice Robert H Jackson. His most notorious opponent was Hermann Goering, the last surviving high ranking accomplice of Adolf Hitler. Expecting to be found guilty by the court and executed, Goering was ready to fight his last battle: to show the German people that they had done nothing wrong and National Socialism had not ended in failure. "In 50 years the Germans will dedicate memorials to celebrate my life", he would often say during his days in the Nuremberg cell. In part, we owe it to Robert H Jackson that he was proved wrong. However, his final victory over Goering seemed in jeopardy during the cross-examination of the infamous Reichsmarschall in March 1946. Goering lost his last battle but there was one last way in which he could escape the hangman. How he managed to smuggle a capsule of cyanide into his cell is still not clear but he committed suicide on October 15, 1946.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 2:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
China's Emperor Of Evil,
 
11:30pm
China's Emperor Of Evil,
Rec
 
 
For 1300 years, Wu Zetian, China's only female Emperor, has been remembered as a callous tyrant who brought calamity to China. But new discoveries paint a very different picture of her reign. Using the latest archaeological and scientific techniques, archaeologists are now piecing together a fascinating new story of the only woman in Chinese history who dared to call herself 'Emperor'. When Europe was plunged into the Dark Ages, Emperor Wu's China it now emerges, was a commercial, technological and military superpower, and a cultural magnet that drew people from all over the world, from Japan to Persia and even to Greece. Combining cutting edge CGI and drone technology with dramatic reconstructions, this documentary shows how researchers are piecing together the true story of China's "empress of all evil" and how Emperor Wu was in fact the woman who made Dark Ages China a super power.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Who Put The Klan In The Ku Klux Klan,
 
12:30am
Who Put The Klan In The Ku Klux Klan,
Rec
 
 
Archaeologist and historian, Neil Oliver examines how America's racist story has been shaped by the Scottish settlers that first occupied the Deep South, their links to the Ku Klux Klan and the bloody racist attacks that still stalk the country today.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
1:30am
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of The Sky
(S1, EP7)
 
1:30am
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of The Sky (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Hop in the cockpit for a daring century-long ride through the history of aircraft weaponry - from the first handgun fired from a biplane. Features interviews with Chuck Yeager, Korean ace Major Frederick Blesse, and pilots from Desert Storm and Kosovo, and historic footage of Red Flag exercises, when German pilots flew Soviet MiGs.
 
2:30am
The Kennedy Files, Family Secrets
(S1, EP7)
 
2:30am
The Kennedy Files, Family Secrets (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Every family has them. But no family has built higher walls around their secrets than the Kennedy's, who fend off relentless attacks from the media and the tabloids to protect the family's reputation and ambitions. Their commitment to their image is so ingrained that it transcends PR and strikes deep with the Kennedy clan itself - where secrets are kept even between family members, and threats to the status quo can lead to excommunication and worse. More Info >
 
3:15am
Hangar 1: The UFO Files, Star People
(S2, EP3)
 
3:15am
Hangar 1: The UFO Files, Star People (S2, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Founded in 1969, The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) is the most respected organisation dedicated to investigating and classifying all UFO activity. It now consists of field offices in 42 countries, with over 800 local investigators and more than 30,000 case files. For the first time, all of its files have been assembled in an abandoned location in Ohio, called Hangar 1. Get complete access to Hangar 1, its case files, as well as every piece of physical evidence they have collected. By looking at patterns in the notes, the files shed new light on proven topics: Presidential cover-ups, blackouts and other disasters, and rogue technology.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
4:00am
Wings Of War, Battle Of Britain
(S1, EP4)
 
4:00am
Wings Of War, Battle Of Britain (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The quintessential story of the role planes and their pilots have played in military history. From the engineering marvels and military context through to the remarkable human accounts and characters, each episode will be thematic. This program shows the role they have played in military aviation history and how technology allowed aerial combat to advance beyond the realms of possibility. We also tell the stories of the pilots who flew these legendary aircraft - stories filled with excitement, emotion, historical detail and engineering prowess. All of which is brought to life through a combination of expert interviews, authentic recreation, engineering graphics and archive with purpose to unravel and illustrate each piece of aviation history in all its detail and glory.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
4:45am
Lancaster: Reunion Of Giants,
 
4:45am
Lancaster: Reunion Of Giants,
Rec
 
 
The last two airworthy WWII Lancaster Bombers reunited over England to make history in 2014. A war relic from Canada crossed the Atlantic to meet her counterpart in the UK and for the first time in 50 years two Lancaster's shared the sky for a reunion tour.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Goering's Last Battle, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
6:30am
Goering's Last Battle, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
One of the central personalities of the Nuremberg tribunal was the American Chief Prosecutor, Justice Robert H Jackson. His most notorious opponent was Hermann Goering, the last surviving high ranking accomplice of Adolf Hitler. Expecting to be found guilty by the court and executed, Goering was ready to fight his last battle: to show the German people that they had done nothing wrong and National Socialism had not ended in failure. "In 50 years the Germans will dedicate memorials to celebrate my life", he would often say during his days in the Nuremberg cell. In part, we owe it to Robert H Jackson that he was proved wrong. However, his final victory over Goering seemed in jeopardy during the cross-examination of the infamous Reichsmarschall in March 1946. Goering lost his last battle but there was one last way in which he could escape the hangman. How he managed to smuggle a capsule of cyanide into his cell is still not clear but he committed suicide on October 15, 1946.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 2:30pm
Rec
7:30am
China's Emperor Of Evil,
 
7:30am
China's Emperor Of Evil,
Rec
 
 
For 1300 years, Wu Zetian, China's only female Emperor, has been remembered as a callous tyrant who brought calamity to China. But new discoveries paint a very different picture of her reign. Using the latest archaeological and scientific techniques, archaeologists are now piecing together a fascinating new story of the only woman in Chinese history who dared to call herself 'Emperor'. When Europe was plunged into the Dark Ages, Emperor Wu's China it now emerges, was a commercial, technological and military superpower, and a cultural magnet that drew people from all over the world, from Japan to Persia and even to Greece. Combining cutting edge CGI and drone technology with dramatic reconstructions, this documentary shows how researchers are piecing together the true story of China's "empress of all evil" and how Emperor Wu was in fact the woman who made Dark Ages China a super power.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Holy Island, Northumberland
(S8, EP10)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Holy Island, Northumberland (S8, EP10)
Rec
 
 
After it ceased to be a centre for Christian monks in the 1530s, Lindisfarne or Holy Island, off the far north-east English coast, became a military base. There was a garrison there for 250 years, and the island is as full of military archaeology as it is religious. Time Team came to investigate a field in the middle of the island's village, known locally, for no obvious reason, as the palace.
 
9:30am
Unsung Heroes Of World War II, Rangers In Korea/panzer Stopper
(S1, EP2)
 
9:30am
Unsung Heroes Of World War II, Rangers In Korea/panzer Stopper (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Beneath the big marquee names of WWII was the layer of heroes who performed with enormous valour and few headlines. They did the heavy lifting from the war's darkest days until the victory.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
10:30am
American Doomsday,
 
10:30am
American Doomsday,
Rec
 
 
America's Doomsday plan. It's the US government's ultimate play book, with a strategy for even the darkest hours - developed when Cold War tensions were high, but never used until 9/11. Working with the US Air Force, historians, and security experts, we take viewers as far as we can go inside America's Doomsday plans. We explain how they were used on 9/11 and show the critical role they would play in a future cataclysm. Our cameras also have rare access to the President's Doomsday plane - an E4-B - the president's command, control and communications centre for times of national catastrophe; go inside the secret bunker used by government officials on September 11, and witness how the luxurious Greenbrier Resort became a critical, top secret congressional bunker.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Wings Of War, Battle Of Britain
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30am
Wings Of War, Battle Of Britain (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The quintessential story of the role planes and their pilots have played in military history. From the engineering marvels and military context through to the remarkable human accounts and characters, each episode will be thematic. This program shows the role they have played in military aviation history and how technology allowed aerial combat to advance beyond the realms of possibility. We also tell the stories of the pilots who flew these legendary aircraft - stories filled with excitement, emotion, historical detail and engineering prowess. All of which is brought to life through a combination of expert interviews, authentic recreation, engineering graphics and archive with purpose to unravel and illustrate each piece of aviation history in all its detail and glory.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Lancaster: Reunion Of Giants,
 
12:30pm
Lancaster: Reunion Of Giants,
Rec
 
 
The last two airworthy WWII Lancaster Bombers reunited over England to make history in 2014. A war relic from Canada crossed the Atlantic to meet her counterpart in the UK and for the first time in 50 years two Lancaster's shared the sky for a reunion tour.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
2:30pm
Goering's Last Battle, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
2:30pm
Goering's Last Battle, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
One of the central personalities of the Nuremberg tribunal was the American Chief Prosecutor, Justice Robert H Jackson. His most notorious opponent was Hermann Goering, the last surviving high ranking accomplice of Adolf Hitler. Expecting to be found guilty by the court and executed, Goering was ready to fight his last battle: to show the German people that they had done nothing wrong and National Socialism had not ended in failure. "In 50 years the Germans will dedicate memorials to celebrate my life", he would often say during his days in the Nuremberg cell. In part, we owe it to Robert H Jackson that he was proved wrong. However, his final victory over Goering seemed in jeopardy during the cross-examination of the infamous Reichsmarschall in March 1946. Goering lost his last battle but there was one last way in which he could escape the hangman. How he managed to smuggle a capsule of cyanide into his cell is still not clear but he committed suicide on October 15, 1946.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
3:30pm
China's Emperor Of Evil,
 
3:30pm
China's Emperor Of Evil,
Rec
 
 
For 1300 years, Wu Zetian, China's only female Emperor, has been remembered as a callous tyrant who brought calamity to China. But new discoveries paint a very different picture of her reign. Using the latest archaeological and scientific techniques, archaeologists are now piecing together a fascinating new story of the only woman in Chinese history who dared to call herself 'Emperor'. When Europe was plunged into the Dark Ages, Emperor Wu's China it now emerges, was a commercial, technological and military superpower, and a cultural magnet that drew people from all over the world, from Japan to Persia and even to Greece. Combining cutting edge CGI and drone technology with dramatic reconstructions, this documentary shows how researchers are piecing together the true story of China's "empress of all evil" and how Emperor Wu was in fact the woman who made Dark Ages China a super power.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
4:30pm
SAS: Rogue Heroes, Episode 3
(S1, EP3)
 
4:30pm
SAS: Rogue Heroes, Episode 3 (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Stirling is locked away in Hitler's most secure prison - Colditz. Leadership of the SAS passes to Paddy Mayne, a man who has built his reputation on the battlefield as a warrior of the first rank. But, unlike Stirling, Mayne has no interest in charming high command. In 1943, the SAS leaves the desert for Europe, to enter a darker and far more complex theatre of war, led by a man who is often drunk and disorderly and prone to acts of savagery. They will face the terror of execution and the trauma of civilian casualties. And they will be the first to witness the nightmare of Belsen concentration camp.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 25 April 2018 · 8:30pm
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 5:00am
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:30pm
Secrets of the Castle, Episode 4
(S1, EP4)
 
5:30pm
Secrets of the Castle, Episode 4 (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Domestic historian, Ruth Goodman, and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold take on, perhaps, their most ambitious foray in to the past, as they head to France to build a genuine medieval castle. The build has been underway since 1997 and now is the perfect time for our three intrepid history adventurers to join this magnificent construction where they can re-create authentic medieval castle living from within its rising walls.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Gun Trucks of Vietnam,
 
6:30pm
Gun Trucks of Vietnam,
Rec
 
 
Explore the stories of the US Army's gun truckers during the Vietnam War through never-before-broadcast original 8mm films shot by the soldiers themselves. These men were considered the elite of their division. Fear breeds solidarity and the bond between the gun truck crews were some of the most intense of the war. The truckers were tasked with leading and protecting convoy groups of men, vehicles, equipment and supplies that were the lifeblood of US Army camps spread throughout Vietnam.
 
7:30pm
Frontiersmen: The Men Who Built America, Live Free Or Die
(S1, EP3)
 
7:30pm
Frontiersmen: The Men Who Built America, Live Free Or Die (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
It is the land that changed them from colonists to explorers, a westward-shifting line, first the Appalachian Mountains, then the Louisiana Purchase and finally stretching to the Pacific, which slowly altered the way they spoke, dressed, and lived. Once crossed, it transformed them from Europeans, to revolutionaries, and finally to Americans. With Leonardo DiCaprio on board as co-executive producer and co-narrator, this series is a docu-drama that follows the people who set forth across the untamed land. DiCaprio introduces this series as well, which will span the formative period of American history - the first 75 years from the post-Revolutionary War colonies through the Civil War. It will feature the stories of iconic figures including: Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Tecumseh, Andrew Jackson, Davy Crocket, Jim Bowie and Kit Carson. As the stories overlap, they will also interweave other iconic figures such as Washington, Hamilton and Lincoln. In this episode, Britain and Tecumseh's war to take back America expands as Andrew Jackson and Davy Crockett join the fight. The legendary rivalry between Jackson and Crockett begins on the frontier. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Secrets of the Rockefeller Estate,
 
9:30pm
Secrets of the Rockefeller Estate,
Rec
 
 
All Rockefeller wanted was a simple house where he could retire with his wife Cettie. The house that was eventually built was anything but simple, and the construction went millions of dollars over budget. It eventually became home to four generations of Rockefeller's, but from the very beginning its construction was controversial.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Battles BC, Hannibal: The Annihilator
(S1, EP4)
 
10:30pm
Battles BC, Hannibal: The Annihilator (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
They had no books to study, no history to remember. For them, war was a creative adventure with the fate of whole civilisations at stake. Unlock the truths and myths behind the world of epic heroes and villains. Ancient battles meet the contemporary visual style of Last Stand of the 300 as we spotlight the heroes and military strategies of the ancient world. In creative partnership with the people who brought you the CGI and graphic design for Last Stand of the 300, this series will have the look, excitement and vibrancy of a contemporary graphic novel. Episodes cover topics such as Alexander, the Spartans and Athenians, Abraham, King David, Pharaoh Thutmose III and Hannibal.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
Warriors, The Last Crusaders
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30pm
Warriors, The Last Crusaders (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The Knights of Saint Johns defend Malta from attacking Ottomans in one of history's greatest sieges: the Siege of Malta, the last battle of the Crusades. Travel the globe alongside modern-day warrior, SFC Terry Schappert, and go inside the culture of some of the most famous warriors of all time to explore their weaponry, tactics and, ultimately, their psyche.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
The Curse of Civil War Gold, Right On Track
(S1, EP2)
 
12:30am
The Curse of Civil War Gold, Right On Track (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Evidence of a possible forgotten railroad energises Kevin and his team as the pressure builds to convince Marty Lagina to join their quest in the recovery Civil War gold.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Tales of the Gun, The M-16
(S1, EP8)
 
1:30am
Tales of the Gun, The M-16 (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
The most powerful assault rifle ever used in combat, the M-16, became the symbol of the lost war in Vietnam, and can easily be called America's most unloved gun. Yet, 30 years after its introduction, it stands as a potent icon of US military strength worldwide. The program will also explain how it almost ended up on the scrap heap.
 
2:30am
History's Greatest Hoaxes, Piltdown Man
(S1, EP2)
 
2:30am
History's Greatest Hoaxes, Piltdown Man (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
The endless quest to conclusively connect man with the ape seemed to have come to an end in the year 1912 with the discovery of a skull and jawbone in a quarry near the small village of Piltdown in Sussex. The scientific and academic world went into a frenzy. It was not until 1953 that they were proved to a cleverly aged human skull, the jawbone of an orangutan, and the teeth of a chimpanzee. The quest to uncover the identity of the hoaxer who fooled some very clever people for 40 years is told in this episode, as is the theory that it was a practical joke that actually set the study of human evolution back many years and had a lasting, damaging effect on our understanding of the subject.
 
3:15am
Haunted History, The Manson Murders
(S1, EP8)
 
3:15am
Haunted History, The Manson Murders (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
In 1969, Hollywood was at the centre of a brutal and sadistic killing spree. Charles Manson and his cult of followers began a prolific reign of terror on Tinsel Town, when they viciously killed more than half a dozen innocent people. Today, the sites of these horrific murders are host to claims of the paranormal. The restless spirit of Jay Sebring and Sharon Tate are believed to haunt a house on Cielo Drive. Not far from the house is another famous Hollywood home, where Sharon Tate is believed to have witnessed a premonition of her own death. And at the Manson Family hideout, an apparition of a headless Donald 'Shorty' Shea is seen standing on a rocky ledge. Decades after the senseless killings, these locations are still plagued by these paranormal events.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 27 April 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
4:00am
Frontiersmen: The Men Who Built America, Live Free Or Die
(S1, EP3)
 
4:00am
Frontiersmen: The Men Who Built America, Live Free Or Die (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
It is the land that changed them from colonists to explorers, a westward-shifting line, first the Appalachian Mountains, then the Louisiana Purchase and finally stretching to the Pacific, which slowly altered the way they spoke, dressed, and lived. Once crossed, it transformed them from Europeans, to revolutionaries, and finally to Americans. With Leonardo DiCaprio on board as co-executive producer and co-narrator, this series is a docu-drama that follows the people who set forth across the untamed land. DiCaprio introduces this series as well, which will span the formative period of American history - the first 75 years from the post-Revolutionary War colonies through the Civil War. It will feature the stories of iconic figures including: Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Tecumseh, Andrew Jackson, Davy Crocket, Jim Bowie and Kit Carson. As the stories overlap, they will also interweave other iconic figures such as Washington, Hamilton and Lincoln. In this episode, Britain and Tecumseh's war to take back America expands as Andrew Jackson and Davy Crockett join the fight. The legendary rivalry between Jackson and Crockett begins on the frontier. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
5:30am
Secrets of the Rockefeller Estate,
 
5:30am
Secrets of the Rockefeller Estate,
Rec
 
 
All Rockefeller wanted was a simple house where he could retire with his wife Cettie. The house that was eventually built was anything but simple, and the construction went millions of dollars over budget. It eventually became home to four generations of Rockefeller's, but from the very beginning its construction was controversial.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
6:30am
Battles BC, Hannibal: The Annihilator
(S1, EP4)
 
6:30am
Battles BC, Hannibal: The Annihilator (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
They had no books to study, no history to remember. For them, war was a creative adventure with the fate of whole civilisations at stake. Unlock the truths and myths behind the world of epic heroes and villains. Ancient battles meet the contemporary visual style of Last Stand of the 300 as we spotlight the heroes and military strategies of the ancient world. In creative partnership with the people who brought you the CGI and graphic design for Last Stand of the 300, this series will have the look, excitement and vibrancy of a contemporary graphic novel. Episodes cover topics such as Alexander, the Spartans and Athenians, Abraham, King David, Pharaoh Thutmose III and Hannibal.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Warriors, The Last Crusaders
(S1, EP4)
 
7:30am
Warriors, The Last Crusaders (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The Knights of Saint Johns defend Malta from attacking Ottomans in one of history's greatest sieges: the Siege of Malta, the last battle of the Crusades. Travel the globe alongside modern-day warrior, SFC Terry Schappert, and go inside the culture of some of the most famous warriors of all time to explore their weaponry, tactics and, ultimately, their psyche.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, The Leaning Tower Of Bridgnorth
(S8, EP11)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The Leaning Tower Of Bridgnorth (S8, EP11)
Rec
 
 
A 21m-tall Norman tower and some other stonework is all that's left of a great castle built exactly 900 years ago and around which grew up the town of Bridgnorth in Shropshire. The castle was occupied for around five centuries, surviving at least four lengthy sieges, until finally it fell to Cromwell's army in the English Civil War. He left it much as it is today, leaning at an angle of 15 degrees, three times more than the famous leaning tower of Pisa. The rest of it is gone, destroyed or plundered along with all of the town's early records. The people of Bridgnorth asked the team to try to paint a picture of what it might have looked like in its heyday.
 
9:30am
Frontiersmen: The Men Who Built America, Live Free Or Die
(S1, EP3)
 
9:30am
Frontiersmen: The Men Who Built America, Live Free Or Die (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
It is the land that changed them from colonists to explorers, a westward-shifting line, first the Appalachian Mountains, then the Louisiana Purchase and finally stretching to the Pacific, which slowly altered the way they spoke, dressed, and lived. Once crossed, it transformed them from Europeans, to revolutionaries, and finally to Americans. With Leonardo DiCaprio on board as co-executive producer and co-narrator, this series is a docu-drama that follows the people who set forth across the untamed land. DiCaprio introduces this series as well, which will span the formative period of American history - the first 75 years from the post-Revolutionary War colonies through the Civil War. It will feature the stories of iconic figures including: Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Tecumseh, Andrew Jackson, Davy Crocket, Jim Bowie and Kit Carson. As the stories overlap, they will also interweave other iconic figures such as Washington, Hamilton and Lincoln. In this episode, Britain and Tecumseh's war to take back America expands as Andrew Jackson and Davy Crockett join the fight. The legendary rivalry between Jackson and Crockett begins on the frontier. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
11:30am
Secrets of the Rockefeller Estate,
 
11:30am
Secrets of the Rockefeller Estate,
Rec
 
 
All Rockefeller wanted was a simple house where he could retire with his wife Cettie. The house that was eventually built was anything but simple, and the construction went millions of dollars over budget. It eventually became home to four generations of Rockefeller's, but from the very beginning its construction was controversial.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Battles BC, Hannibal: The Annihilator
(S1, EP4)
 
12:30pm
Battles BC, Hannibal: The Annihilator (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
They had no books to study, no history to remember. For them, war was a creative adventure with the fate of whole civilisations at stake. Unlock the truths and myths behind the world of epic heroes and villains. Ancient battles meet the contemporary visual style of Last Stand of the 300 as we spotlight the heroes and military strategies of the ancient world. In creative partnership with the people who brought you the CGI and graphic design for Last Stand of the 300, this series will have the look, excitement and vibrancy of a contemporary graphic novel. Episodes cover topics such as Alexander, the Spartans and Athenians, Abraham, King David, Pharaoh Thutmose III and Hannibal.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Warriors, The Last Crusaders
(S1, EP4)
 
1:30pm
Warriors, The Last Crusaders (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The Knights of Saint Johns defend Malta from attacking Ottomans in one of history's greatest sieges: the Siege of Malta, the last battle of the Crusades. Travel the globe alongside modern-day warrior, SFC Terry Schappert, and go inside the culture of some of the most famous warriors of all time to explore their weaponry, tactics and, ultimately, their psyche.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 28 April 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
2:30pm
True Story of the Bridge Over the River,
 
2:30pm
True Story of the Bridge Over the River,
Rec
 
 
Along the River Kwai, 16,000 POWs died building a railway for the Japanese. With access to 50 hours of unheard tapes, we will hear their true story.
 
4:30pm
Britain's Best Canals With John Sergeant, The Lancaster Canal
(S2, EP3)
 
4:30pm
Britain's Best Canals With John Sergeant, The Lancaster Canal (S2, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Britain's canal network is a true national treasure. Forged in the fire of world-changing historic events, yet set within gorgeous scenery, it's bursting with undiscovered history and home to a vibrant community rooted in a unique way of life.
 
5:00pm
Grand Tours of Scotland, A Walk On The Wild Side
(S3, EP3)
 
5:00pm
Grand Tours of Scotland, A Walk On The Wild Side (S3, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Returning for a third season, historian Paul Murton takes viewers on six new journeys to relive the golden days of Scottish tourism. For centuries, 'north of the border' had been regarded as a place to avoid and early travellers complained about the savage terrain and uncouth habits of the natives. To find out what changed to make Scotland an internationally celebrated tourist destination Paul recreates six journeys suggested by a well-thumbed copy of 'Black's Picturesque Guide to Scotland' and follows in the footsteps of the first tourists to come here.
 
5:30pm
Mengele: The Hunt for a Nazi Criminal,
 
5:30pm
Mengele: The Hunt for a Nazi Criminal,
Rec
 
 
He was one of the most notorious Nazi war criminals, infamous for his deadly experiments in the Auschwitz concentration camp. But at the end of World War II, he simply disappeared. Despite a global manhunt by Mossad and the Allies, he would die a free man, 34 years later, in Brazil. But who was Dr Mengele? What did he do after the war? And why was he never caught? We speak to his family and those who knew him and profile the so-called 'Angel of Death'.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
East to West, The Ottomans And The West
(S1, EP7)
 
6:30pm
East to West, The Ottomans And The West (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
The Ottoman Empire reached its zenith in the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent. We explore some of his greatest creations - the treasures of Tophkapi and the beautiful mosques designed by Sinan. The film looks at the wider Ottoman world, taking in superb merchants' houses in Birgi (Anatolia) and Damascus. At the edge of empire, on the Persian border near Mt Ararat, we discover how the Ottoman's controlled the extremities of Empire at Ishak Pasha's magnificent palace. The film then explores the growing European fascination with 'The Orient' throughout the 19th century, both as a place of culture and also as a trading partner and market for mass produced western goods. We end by tracing the decline of the Ottoman Empire in the dying days of the19th century, a time when the Sultans still managed to achieve great feats, including the building of the great Hejaz Railway across the Arabian desert. For the first time, the story of the birth and flourishing of civilisation in the Near and Middle East and it's huge influence on the West. Much of what happened in the West was only on the margins of the real engine room of artistic, religious and social evolution. For crucial phases in world history the key place was the Middle East - an extraordinary region that for millennia has been a political, economic and cultural centre of the world and a bridge between the continents of Asia, Africa and Europe. For the foundation of science, justice, monotheism, commerce, civil rights and artistic expression - look Eastward. This is a complex truth; it encompasses vast Empires, reveals amassed libraries of manuscripts, assesses the Conquests period, the Ottomans and the Renaissance, travels the Silk Route, and covers three continents. From the ancient to the modern world, this series will be an epic journey of discovery, following a river flowing from the East to the West.
 
7:30pm
Coast Australia, Sydney: Botany Bay To North Head
(S1, EP2)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
7:30pm
Coast Australia, Sydney: Botany Bay To North Head (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Across the glittering waters of Sydney, Neil Oliver explores the network of fortification to protect "Fortress Sydney", and discovers how close the city came to being taken in WWII. Xanthe Mallett learns how to make lime as the convicts did in her quest to understand the importance of oysters in building the early colony. Tim Flannery reveals the geological secrets of the city's vast and sprawling harbour and unlocks the riddle of the rivers that had Captain Philip baffled in 1788. Brendan Moar examines an international icon in engineering and design, and reveals the story of those who made the greatest sacrifice. Emma Johnston hunts for tropical fish in Sydney's temperate and diverse harbour. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Vanished From Alcatraz,
 
8:30pm
Vanished From Alcatraz,
Rec
 
 
Reveal the fascinating untold stories from the investigation of the legendary escape from Alcatraz, including a shocking deathbed confession that led authorities in search of a burial site, and a postcard a prison guard received, supposedly signed by one of the escapees - and postmarked Argentina.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
9:30pm
The Roosevelts, The Storm
(S1, EP4)
 
9:30pm
The Roosevelts, The Storm (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Franklin Roosevelt runs for Vice President in 1920 and seems assured of a still brighter future until polio devastates him the following summer. He spends seven years struggling without success to walk again, while Eleanor builds a personal and political life of her own. FDR returns to politics in 1928 and, as Governor of New York, acts with such vigour and imagination during the first years of the Great Depression that the Democrats turn to him as their presidential nominee in 1932. He survives an attempted assassination as president-elect and at his inauguration tells his frightened countrymen the only thing they have to fear is "fear itself".
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Afghanistan: Inside Australia's War, We All Have To Get Home
(S1, EP3)
 
10:30pm
Afghanistan: Inside Australia's War, We All Have To Get Home (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
With the war in quagmire, the Australian Army's main fighting force, the infantry, is sent to join a coalition surge to break through, defeat the insurgency and train an Afghan force that could secure the country and make our exit possible. The surge does not quell fighting: violence spikes and the Australian war intensifies, requiring extraordinary responses from the soldiers on the ground. Not all the action is out on the battlefield. Corporal Kristyna Kalogjera describes losing her mate Lance Corporal Andrew Jones, a cook, within an Australian base camp. He is the first of seven Australians shot by the Afghan soldiers they are there to train. In December 2013, Australian combat troops leave Afghanistan. The series explores the successes and failures of the war and how the War on Terror has changed our lives. It asks the men and women who fought Australia's longest war if they would ever return to fight in Afghanistan. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 25 April 2018 · 7:30pm
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 4:00am
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
Cave People Of The Himalaya,
 
11:30pm
Cave People Of The Himalaya,
Rec
 
 
In the 1990s, a high Himalayan cave in Upper Mustang, Nepal, was discovered that contained 42 ancient people, buried on wooden bunk beds. American archaeologist, Dr Mark Aldenderfer, believes there must be more burial caves, but the challenge is how to find them, deep within cliff faces in the cold and inhospitable environment of the Himalaya. He needs the world's best technical climbers to do the searching.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Voices of The Battle of Britain,
 
12:30am
Voices of The Battle of Britain,
Rec
 
 
It is nearly 75 years since the Battle of Britain, arguably the most important victory in Britain's long history. And of the men who flew and fought to defend Britain in that fateful summer of 1940, just a few survive today. This landmark production features exclusive interviews with many on the last of 'the few' along with new material and classic film archive. Many of these men were barely twenty years old when they flew their Spitfires and Hurricanes against German bomber formations and their fighter escorts. 75 years later those sights and experiences remain bright and vivid in their memories. Many of their stories have not been told before. These brave men tell of their inspiration to fly and join the RAF even as war loomed; their first contact with the enemy; their skill, or luck, as many call it, in dog-fighting with the German fighters; the terror of being shot at and, in many cases, shot down; the stress of daily life, on readiness at dawn, day after day, and coping with the loss of friends and colleagues. This programme gets right to the heart of the conflict, telling the famous story of the Battle in the words of the pilots for the first time.
 
2:00am
Voices of The D-Day Landings,
 
2:00am
Voices of The D-Day Landings,
Rec
 
 
In the early hours of June 6th 1944, Allied forces began the greatest military assault ever attempted. They came to Normandy by both air and sea, with one objective: to get a toe-hold on the Continent, and from there, begin the long campaign that would result in the liberation of Europe and the end of the Second World War. The assault was conducted in two phases: an airborne attack by 24,000 paratroopers and glider pilots, followed by an amphibious landing across Normandy's sandy beaches. Using personal testimonies, we tell the dramatic stories of the men who took part: the British and American paratroopers and glider infantry, men who crewed tanks, infantry soldiers who were deposited on the Normandy beaches by landing craft and RAF crews who took part in the deception plan, that deceived Hitler and his generals into believing that Calais was the main target for the assault. The veterans words are illustrated by dramatic archive, and colour footage of key locations. By telling their stories in their own words, we get a snapshot of what it was like to be part of the enormous undertaking.
 
3:30am
Great British Ghosts, The Red Lion Hotel
(S1, EP4)
 
3:30am
Great British Ghosts, The Red Lion Hotel (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Michaela visits the ancient Red Lion Hotel, which dates back to the 15th Century and is steeped in history. It is widely believed that at least three different ghosts haunt the premises. This includes a former chambermaid, Alice Katherine Miller, who was murdered in 1638, the hotel's most famous ghost. Michaela then visits a relic of the Cold War, the Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker near Cheltenham in Essex. It was built in 1952 to act as an underground home for the British Government in the event of a nuclear attack, and was still in use, ready to house hundreds of people at a moment's notice, right up to 1992.
 
4:00am
Britain's Bloody Crown, The Kingmaker Must Die
(S1, EP2)
 
4:00am
Britain's Bloody Crown, The Kingmaker Must Die (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Six hundred years ago England was torn apart by a series of bloody battles for the throne. England's most powerful families went to war against each other in a violent and deadly blood feud. This is the real life Game of Thrones. Tens of thousands were slaughtered. In just thirty years the crown changed hands seven times. It's known as the Wars of the Roses. Across four episodes, acclaimed historian Dan Jones' unique storytelling is combined with high-end scripted drama to reveal the true story of the Wars of the Roses. And the tale he tells is not the one you'll find in the history books. It's a story of human frailties, rivalries, forced hands and blind luck that drove England into decades of violence. Each episode focuses on pivotal characters and the moments in their lives when the world shook and history changed forever.
 
4:45am
Vanished From Alcatraz,
 
4:45am
Vanished From Alcatraz,
Rec
 
 
Reveal the fascinating untold stories from the investigation of the legendary escape from Alcatraz, including a shocking deathbed confession that led authorities in search of a burial site, and a postcard a prison guard received, supposedly signed by one of the escapees - and postmarked Argentina.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30am
The Roosevelts, The Storm
(S1, EP4)
 
5:30am
The Roosevelts, The Storm (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Franklin Roosevelt runs for Vice President in 1920 and seems assured of a still brighter future until polio devastates him the following summer. He spends seven years struggling without success to walk again, while Eleanor builds a personal and political life of her own. FDR returns to politics in 1928 and, as Governor of New York, acts with such vigour and imagination during the first years of the Great Depression that the Democrats turn to him as their presidential nominee in 1932. He survives an attempted assassination as president-elect and at his inauguration tells his frightened countrymen the only thing they have to fear is "fear itself".
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
6:30am
Afghanistan: Inside Australia's War, We All Have To Get Home
(S1, EP3)
 
6:30am
Afghanistan: Inside Australia's War, We All Have To Get Home (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
With the war in quagmire, the Australian Army's main fighting force, the infantry, is sent to join a coalition surge to break through, defeat the insurgency and train an Afghan force that could secure the country and make our exit possible. The surge does not quell fighting: violence spikes and the Australian war intensifies, requiring extraordinary responses from the soldiers on the ground. Not all the action is out on the battlefield. Corporal Kristyna Kalogjera describes losing her mate Lance Corporal Andrew Jones, a cook, within an Australian base camp. He is the first of seven Australians shot by the Afghan soldiers they are there to train. In December 2013, Australian combat troops leave Afghanistan. The series explores the successes and failures of the war and how the War on Terror has changed our lives. It asks the men and women who fought Australia's longest war if they would ever return to fight in Afghanistan. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 25 April 2018 · 7:30pm
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 4:00am
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Cave People Of The Himalaya,
 
7:30am
Cave People Of The Himalaya,
Rec
 
 
In the 1990s, a high Himalayan cave in Upper Mustang, Nepal, was discovered that contained 42 ancient people, buried on wooden bunk beds. American archaeologist, Dr Mark Aldenderfer, believes there must be more burial caves, but the challenge is how to find them, deep within cliff faces in the cold and inhospitable environment of the Himalaya. He needs the world's best technical climbers to do the searching.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Three Tales Of Canterbury
(S8, EP12)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Three Tales Of Canterbury (S8, EP12)
Rec
 
 
Over the August bank holiday weekend last year, Time Team took a crew of around 100 people to Canterbury for a three-day live dig. Or, rather, for three three-day digs because the live event focused upon three different sites. One, at Blue Boy Yard, in the centre of the city, saw the Team looking for signs of the Roman temple and precinct that once stood on this site. At a second, also in the centre of Canterbury, the Team was seeking out remains of Greyfriars, Britain's first Franciscan priory. And a third, on Tyler Hill on the outskirts of the city, saw them investigating a medieval tile-making industry. This programme tells the story of the three digs - our three tales of Canterbury.
 
9:30am
Coast Australia, Sydney: Botany Bay To North Head
(S1, EP2)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
9:30am
Coast Australia, Sydney: Botany Bay To North Head (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Across the glittering waters of Sydney, Neil Oliver explores the network of fortification to protect "Fortress Sydney", and discovers how close the city came to being taken in WWII. Xanthe Mallett learns how to make lime as the convicts did in her quest to understand the importance of oysters in building the early colony. Tim Flannery reveals the geological secrets of the city's vast and sprawling harbour and unlocks the riddle of the rivers that had Captain Philip baffled in 1788. Brendan Moar examines an international icon in engineering and design, and reveals the story of those who made the greatest sacrifice. Emma Johnston hunts for tropical fish in Sydney's temperate and diverse harbour. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
10:30am
Vanished From Alcatraz,
 
10:30am
Vanished From Alcatraz,
Rec
 
 
Reveal the fascinating untold stories from the investigation of the legendary escape from Alcatraz, including a shocking deathbed confession that led authorities in search of a burial site, and a postcard a prison guard received, supposedly signed by one of the escapees - and postmarked Argentina.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
11:30am
The Roosevelts, The Storm
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30am
The Roosevelts, The Storm (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Franklin Roosevelt runs for Vice President in 1920 and seems assured of a still brighter future until polio devastates him the following summer. He spends seven years struggling without success to walk again, while Eleanor builds a personal and political life of her own. FDR returns to politics in 1928 and, as Governor of New York, acts with such vigour and imagination during the first years of the Great Depression that the Democrats turn to him as their presidential nominee in 1932. He survives an attempted assassination as president-elect and at his inauguration tells his frightened countrymen the only thing they have to fear is "fear itself".
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Afghanistan: Inside Australia's War, We All Have To Get Home
(S1, EP3)
 
12:30pm
Afghanistan: Inside Australia's War, We All Have To Get Home (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
With the war in quagmire, the Australian Army's main fighting force, the infantry, is sent to join a coalition surge to break through, defeat the insurgency and train an Afghan force that could secure the country and make our exit possible. The surge does not quell fighting: violence spikes and the Australian war intensifies, requiring extraordinary responses from the soldiers on the ground. Not all the action is out on the battlefield. Corporal Kristyna Kalogjera describes losing her mate Lance Corporal Andrew Jones, a cook, within an Australian base camp. He is the first of seven Australians shot by the Afghan soldiers they are there to train. In December 2013, Australian combat troops leave Afghanistan. The series explores the successes and failures of the war and how the War on Terror has changed our lives. It asks the men and women who fought Australia's longest war if they would ever return to fight in Afghanistan. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 25 April 2018 · 7:30pm
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 4:00am
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 29 April 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Hero Ships, Uss New York
(S1, EP4)
 
1:30pm
Hero Ships, Uss New York (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Watch as the USS New York comes together. She is an amphibious dock ship, and is one of the most technologically advanced vessels in America's arsenal, reinforced with steel from the World Trade Centre. Her predecessor, the battleship New York, was born in 1911 and was present to take the surrender of the German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flo in 1918. Steadily modernised she fought a two ocean war in World War II, first pounding the shores of North Africa for that invasion and then racing to the Pacific in time to engage in the Battle of Iwo Jima where she endured kamikaze attacks and hits alongside the fleet's most modern units. Returning once again to our latest New York, we watch the rebirth of a legend, filled with the dynamic shooting of the modern construction, crew and Navy. A unique blend of present and past.
 
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Hitler's War Machine: U-Boats
(S1, EP54)
 
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Hitler's War Machine: U-Boats (S1, EP54)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
 
3:30pm
Patton 360, Baptism Of Blood
(S1, EP3)
 
3:30pm
Patton 360, Baptism Of Blood (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
As a result of his victories in North Africa, Patton is given command of the Seventh Army as the Allies prepare to invade Sicily. Known as Operation Husky, the combined amphibious and airborne assault is the largest invasion of the war to-date. Despite a surprise counterattack by Italian tanks, Patton and his allies successfully hold the beaches and prepare to push inland.
 
4:30pm
WWII: Lost Films, Hard Way Back
(S1, EP2)
 
4:30pm
WWII: Lost Films, Hard Way Back (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
America has joined England in the fight against the Axis, but is undecided as to how to proceed. Rookie platoon leader Charles Scheffel suffers his first losses as he battles Rommel's Afrika Korps in Tunisia, where wise-cracking nurse June Wandrey gets her first taste of war's horrors. Meanwhile, Sergeant Jack Werner sees his first combat agains against the Japanese in a bitter battle to retake the Aleutian Islands.
 
5:30pm
Unsung Heroes Of World War II, Marine Raider/flying Leatherneck
(S1, EP3)
 
5:30pm
Unsung Heroes Of World War II, Marine Raider/flying Leatherneck (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Beneath the World War II marquee were heroes who fought with great valour, but few headlines. One was Colonel Merritt Edson, commander of an experimental special unit in the Pacific, the 1st Raider Battalion. Another, General Roy Geiger, commanded the heralded Cactus Air Force at Guadalcanal. We recount their exploits.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 1 May 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
History's Ultimate Spies, Counter Terrorism: Cecil And The Gunpowder Plot
(S1, EP3)
 
6:30pm
History's Ultimate Spies, Counter Terrorism: Cecil And The Gunpowder Plot (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
As Walsingham was to Elizabeth, Robert Cecil was to her successor James I. Cecil was a formidable political operator who devised and established an extraordinary web of spies and informers, designed to ensure the King's security. Cecil's greatest triumph was the thwarting of the infamous catholic Gunpowder Plot. We look at the theory that the great spymaster knew all about it from day one and orchestrated the whole plot in order to bring maximum discredit on Catholics.
 
7:30pm
Billy Connolly's Route 66,
(S1, EP4)
 
7:30pm
Billy Connolly's Route 66, (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
World-renowned comedian and motorbike enthusiast Billy Connolly drives that road. The iconic Route 66, Chicago to St Louis, Missouri, USA, was officially decommissioned in 1985, but Billy gets the maps out to prove you can still follow the ultimate route.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 1 May 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
8:30pm
Frontiersmen: The Men Who Built America, Empire Of Liberty
(S1, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
Frontiersmen: The Men Who Built America, Empire Of Liberty (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
It is the land that changed them from colonists to explorers, a westward-shifting line, first the Appalachian Mountains, then the Louisiana Purchase and finally stretching to the Pacific, which slowly altered the way they spoke, dressed, and lived. Once crossed, it transformed them from Europeans, to revolutionaries, and finally to Americans. With Leonardo DiCaprio on board as Co-Executive Producer and Co-Narrator, this series is a docu-drama that follows the people who set forth across the untamed land. DiCaprio will introduce the series as well. The series will span the formative period of American history - the first 75 years from the post-revolutionary war colonies through the Civil War. It will feature the stories of iconic figures including: Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Tecumseh, Andrew Jackson, Davy Crocket, Jim Bowie and Kit Carson. As the stories overlap, they will also interweave other iconic figures such as Washington, Hamilton and Lincoln. In this episode, Davy Crockett makes a stand at The Alamo; President Polk risks war with Britain and Mexico, sending John Fremont and Kit Carson on a secret mission that ignites a war for California and the Pacific. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 1 May 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Tue 1 May 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 5 May 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 6 May 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 6 May 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Battle of Britain, The Blitz
(S1, EP3)
 
10:30pm
Battle of Britain, The Blitz (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
During the first week of September, Hitler decided to move the bombing strategy from the airfields to civilian London. We examine the spirit of the Londoners who defied Hitler, and ended the war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 1 May 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
The Day Hitler Died,
 
11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Relive Hitler's final days, detailed through never-before-seen interviews with the men and women who were with him during those last desperate moments. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 1 May 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty, Toowoomba
(S1, EP1)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
12:30am
Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty, Toowoomba (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
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. More Info >
 
1:30am
The Story Of British Pathe, The Birth Of The News
(S1, EP1)
 
1:30am
The Story Of British Pathe, The Birth Of The News (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Covering everything from major world events and exotic foreign travelogues to the pageantry of state occasions and gritty social issues, the company amassed a unique documentary record of 20th-century life. This series delves into British Pathe's amazing treasure trove of images, beginning with the work of the buccaneering cameramen behind Pathe's newsreels - men who witnessed pivotal moments in history and created many of the conventions of news programming that we still use today.
 
2:30am
America Unearthed, Secrets From The Alamo
(S3, EP1)
 
2:30am
America Unearthed, Secrets From The Alamo (S3, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Davy Crockett was an American legend immortalised in frontier folklore for being the last one standing at the Alamo during the fight against Mexico. It was there Crockett is said to have met his heroic end. However, new evidence suggests that's not the case. An Alabama man contacts Scott Wolter about a land claim allegedly signed by Crockett - nearly 20 years after his death. As Scott investigates, he learns more about Crockett's life, membership in a secret society and involvement in the Texas Revolution at the Alamo. There, Scott discovers that the history books may be wrong when it comes to Crockett's fate and that the frontiersman's enemy, General Santa Anna, may have saved Crockett's life in a stunning twist of fate.
 
3:15am
Hunting Hitler, The Hunt Continues
(S2, EP1)
 
3:15am
Hunting Hitler, The Hunt Continues (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Bob Baer and John Cencich return with new experts and new technology to examine Hitler's possible escape from every angle. Armed with 14,000 declassified files from international intelligence agencies, the team opens new lines of inquiry in their investigation that spans thousands of miles. They return to Berlin, where Lenny DePaul and Sascha Keil discover an unknown fifth exit from Hitler's Fuhrerbunker. Knowing that Hitler had access to another way out of the bunker, they begin investigating areas that could have served as a makeshift runway out of Berlin. Meanwhile, Tim Kennedy and Alasdair Brooks, historical archaeologist, reunite with Daniel Schavelzon at the mysterious Nazi lair in Misiones, Argentina. They discover a new building that could be more than just a hideout - it could be a military compound! More Info >
 
4:00am
Billy Connolly's Route 66,
(S1, EP4)
 
4:00am
Billy Connolly's Route 66, (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
World-renowned comedian and motorbike enthusiast Billy Connolly drives that road. The iconic Route 66, Chicago to St Louis, Missouri, USA, was officially decommissioned in 1985, but Billy gets the maps out to prove you can still follow the ultimate route.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
4:45am
Frontiersmen: The Men Who Built America, Empire Of Liberty
(S1, EP4)
 
4:45am
Frontiersmen: The Men Who Built America, Empire Of Liberty (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
It is the land that changed them from colonists to explorers, a westward-shifting line, first the Appalachian Mountains, then the Louisiana Purchase and finally stretching to the Pacific, which slowly altered the way they spoke, dressed, and lived. Once crossed, it transformed them from Europeans, to revolutionaries, and finally to Americans. With Leonardo DiCaprio on board as Co-Executive Producer and Co-Narrator, this series is a docu-drama that follows the people who set forth across the untamed land. DiCaprio will introduce the series as well. The series will span the formative period of American history - the first 75 years from the post-revolutionary war colonies through the Civil War. It will feature the stories of iconic figures including: Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Tecumseh, Andrew Jackson, Davy Crocket, Jim Bowie and Kit Carson. As the stories overlap, they will also interweave other iconic figures such as Washington, Hamilton and Lincoln. In this episode, Davy Crockett makes a stand at The Alamo; President Polk risks war with Britain and Mexico, sending John Fremont and Kit Carson on a secret mission that ignites a war for California and the Pacific. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 1 May 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 5 May 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 6 May 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 6 May 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
6:30am
Battle of Britain, The Blitz
(S1, EP3)
 
6:30am
Battle of Britain, The Blitz (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
During the first week of September, Hitler decided to move the bombing strategy from the airfields to civilian London. We examine the spirit of the Londoners who defied Hitler, and ended the war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
The Day Hitler Died,
 
 
Relive Hitler's final days, detailed through never-before-seen interviews with the men and women who were with him during those last desperate moments. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, The Leper Hospital, Winchester
(S8, EP13)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The Leper Hospital, Winchester (S8, EP13)
Rec
 
 
About a mile outside Winchester, just outside the city boundaries, is a field which, 900 years ago, was home to the city's outcasts. The people who lived there were united by a terrible bond, a disease that disfigured their bodies and condemned them to a life of exile. The disease was leprosy and their home was the St Mary Magdalene leper hospital. Time Team set out to discover what was left of it under the grass in what the locals still know as Hospital Field.
 
9:30am
Unsung Heroes Of World War II, Marine Raider/flying Leatherneck
(S1, EP3)
 
9:30am
Unsung Heroes Of World War II, Marine Raider/flying Leatherneck (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Beneath the World War II marquee were heroes who fought with great valour, but few headlines. One was Colonel Merritt Edson, commander of an experimental special unit in the Pacific, the 1st Raider Battalion. Another, General Roy Geiger, commanded the heralded Cactus Air Force at Guadalcanal. We recount their exploits.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
10:30am
Britain's Treasures From The Air,
 
10:30am
Britain's Treasures From The Air,
Rec
 
 
Across the world, Britain is famed for its idyllic countryside - an incredibly diverse landscape of natural beauty, farmland and settlements. The richness of rural Britain also lies in its countless historic treasures from castle ruins to great gardens. The need to safeguard Britain's countryside and heritage for future generations gave rise to one of the greatest conservation charities in the world - The National Trust. This program takes a spectacular look at how The National Trust has pursued its simple mission to preserve Britain's most valued places, "for ever, for everyone." From its humble beginnings over a century ago, it's now a national institution and one of Britain's biggest landowners with properties ranging from vast areas of countryside and coastline, to churches and even entire villages. Beautifully filmed from the air, the program takes the viewer across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to witness the wealth of natural beauty and heritage that are currently in the care of The National Trust.
 
11:30am
Frontiersmen: The Men Who Built America, Empire Of Liberty
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30am
Frontiersmen: The Men Who Built America, Empire Of Liberty (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
It is the land that changed them from colonists to explorers, a westward-shifting line, first the Appalachian Mountains, then the Louisiana Purchase and finally stretching to the Pacific, which slowly altered the way they spoke, dressed, and lived. Once crossed, it transformed them from Europeans, to revolutionaries, and finally to Americans. With Leonardo DiCaprio on board as Co-Executive Producer and Co-Narrator, this series is a docu-drama that follows the people who set forth across the untamed land. DiCaprio will introduce the series as well. The series will span the formative period of American history - the first 75 years from the post-revolutionary war colonies through the Civil War. It will feature the stories of iconic figures including: Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Tecumseh, Andrew Jackson, Davy Crocket, Jim Bowie and Kit Carson. As the stories overlap, they will also interweave other iconic figures such as Washington, Hamilton and Lincoln. In this episode, Davy Crockett makes a stand at The Alamo; President Polk risks war with Britain and Mexico, sending John Fremont and Kit Carson on a secret mission that ignites a war for California and the Pacific. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 30 April 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 1 May 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 5 May 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 6 May 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 6 May 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
1:30pm
Hero Ships, Uss Texas
(S1, EP5)
 
1:30pm
Hero Ships, Uss Texas (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
The USS Texas is the last battleship afloat patterned after the HMS Dreadnought, which participated in WWI and WWII. Considered the most powerful warship afloat because of her ten 14"/45 guns in five twin turrets, Texas was commissioned in March, 1914 and proceeded almost immediately to Mexican waters where she joined the Special Service Squadron following the 'Vera Cruz Incident'.
 
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Air War In Vietnam
(S1, EP55)
 
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Air War In Vietnam (S1, EP55)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
 
3:30pm
Patton 360, Rogue General
(S1, EP4)
 
3:30pm
Patton 360, Rogue General (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Frustrated by the slow progress of his British allies, Patton ignores his orders to stay by their side and instead pushes on toward Palermo, capturing the Sicilian capital on July 22nd. Buoyed by their string of successes, Seventh Army prepares to assault Messina and liberate the besieged city before the British do. The victorious American soldiers enter Messina on August 17th, but instead of a hero's welcome, Patton is relieved of command for slapping two soldiers. There's no guarantee he'll ever command troops on a battlefield again.
 
4:30pm
WWII: Lost Films, Bloody Resolve
(S1, EP3)
 
4:30pm
WWII: Lost Films, Bloody Resolve (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
By late 1943 America's industrial might is starting to gear up. But when combat journalist Robert Sherrod lands on Tarawa, the machines the Marines were counting on fail them, turning Tarawa into one of the bloodiest Pacific battles yet waged. Marine Nolen Marbrey joins MacArthur's island-hopping campaign in the South Pacific, but his patrol is lost behind enemy lines on New Britain. Meanwhile reporter Richard Tregaskis leaves the Pacific for the front lines of Italy's bitter slugfest, where he is hit by an enemy mortar.
 
5:30pm
Unsung Heroes Of World War II, Submarine Saviour/peter Tompkins
(S1, EP4)
 
5:30pm
Unsung Heroes Of World War II, Submarine Saviour/peter Tompkins (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
In 1939, America's newest submarine, the USS Squalas, met disaster during sea trials, plunging to the Atlantic's bottom. The crew's only hope of rescue lay in the courage, tenacity, and genius of Charles Bowers Momsen. Then, meet 23-year-old US spy Peter Tompkins, whose sacrifice and sabotage saved the Anzio beachhead for the Allies.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 2 May 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Medieval Murder Mysteries, The Boy Who Should Have Been King
(S1, EP6)
 
6:30pm
Medieval Murder Mysteries, The Boy Who Should Have Been King (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Bad, bad King John - the treacherous brother who tried to take his brother King Richard's throne while he was away fighting during the Crusades. John is something of a pantomime villain these days and his popular image as a selfish, cruel, tyrannical, violent man is largely true, although he was well-read and a capable administrator. But did he personally murder his errant nephew Arthur of Brittany to prevent him from succeeding to the throne of England. It's a great story, shocking if true - but is it?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 2 May 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Nazi Secret Files, Nazi Jihad
(S1, EP5)
 
7:30pm
Nazi Secret Files, Nazi Jihad (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
The catastrophic crimes of the Third Reich have long been a subject of rigorous investigation. Now, the opening up of previously closed archives is revealing darker and stranger depths to the Nazi's pursuit of power. In this extraordinary series, we uncover hitherto secret files and showcase the latest analytical research that is revolutionising our view of World War II, exposing the bizarre beliefs and reckless actions behind the Nazi's bid for global domination. From space weapons to killer insects, from the widespread and ultimately devastating use of crystal meth to the dark truth about the Aryan myth, from Hitler's Messianic beliefs to the tyranny of Nazi Islamists who continue to terrorise the world today, this program will reveal the wicked and crazy ideas that fuelled Hitler's regime yet have remained hidden - until now. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 2 May 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Wed 2 May 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Battles Won And Lost, Episode 1
(S1, EP1)
* FIRST ON *
8:30pm
Battles Won And Lost, Episode 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The Second World War was decided by every detail planned and decision made in the battles fought. Outcomes dictated by strategy, by resources, by willpower or by mistakes. This episode explores the daring plans and stubborn resistance that influenced those battles. From Germany's bold advance into France, their use of mechanised warfare catching the Allies by surprise, to the raid on St Nazaire, where an ingenious group of Allied commandos used a ship loaded with explosives to take out a strategic port. Plans built on using the available resources, stories of resistance against all odds, whether they succeeded or failed.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 2 May 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Wed 2 May 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 5 May 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 6 May 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 6 May 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Project Nazi, Designed For Power
(S1, EP1)
* FIRST ON *
9:30pm
Project Nazi, Designed For Power (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Adolf Hitler's mastery of propaganda and his instinct for effective design, from the swastika flag to the striking uniforms of the Storm Troopers, helps win huge popular support for the Nazi party in its march towards total power. But this programme also reveals the secret network of early Nazi prisons and torture chambers. Brutal force and brilliant design combined makes the Nazis the masters of Germany.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 2 May 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 5 May 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
10:30pm
The Great War, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
10:30pm
The Great War, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This epic series explores how WWI changed America and the world. Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, this series tells the rich and complex story of the conflict through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as 'dough boys'. The series explores the costs and challenges of bringing America into WWI and the ways the war transformed every aspect of American life through the experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native American 'code talkers', and others whose participation has been largely forgotten. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 2 May 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty, Newcastle
(S1, EP2)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
12:30am
Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty, Newcastle (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Welcome to Newcastle, an industrial city which is justifiably proud of its last hundred years of war service. So proud in fact, Tony uncovers a never-before-revealed plan to ensure no intruders would ever take the beloved city from their hands. There's an air aid shelter that doubled as a beer cellar, and a historic flag in desperate need of restoration. The town arrives in numbers to the Community Roadshow with extraordinary war artefacts in tow. Tony has the honour of meeting a survivor of one of the most tragic events in Australia's POW history, and after more than fifty years, two brothers hear the spirit of their father again. This gritty city has a spirit that can't be beaten. More Info >
 
1:30am
The Story Of British Pathe, The Voice Of Pathe
(S1, EP2)
 
1:30am
The Story Of British Pathe, The Voice Of Pathe (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
The company's output really came into its own during the Second World War, when the distinctively clipped and relentlessly chipper commentaries by its announcer Bob Danvers-Walker provided stirring encouragement during the Blitz - and offered authoritative advice on how housewives struggling to feed their families on the ration could overcome privation and to 'make do and mend'. As this programme reveals, for generations of cinema-goers it was the voice of British Pathe that expressed the values and the spirit of Britain.
 
2:30am
America Unearthed, Guardians Of Superstition Mountain
(S3, EP2)
 
2:30am
America Unearthed, Guardians Of Superstition Mountain (S3, EP2)
Rec
 
 
The Lost Dutchman gold mine is the most famous lost mine in American history. It was supposedly discovered and kept secret by a German immigrant named Jacob Waltz in the 19th-century, hence the 'Dutchman' name. Is a true story or tall tale? The mine is rumoured to lie somewhere near the Superstition Mountains in Arizona, and treasure hunters have been trying to find this mine of untold riches for more than a century. Scott Wolter decides to team up with some of these folks and offer his assistance after realising the key to solving the mystery of the mine may lie in understanding a mysterious map carved into a series of stones called the Peralta stones. In the end, what will they find?
 
3:15am
Hunting Hitler, The Compound
(S2, EP2)
 
3:15am
Hunting Hitler, The Compound (S2, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Bob and John's dual investigation continues in Europe and Argentina. While investigating makeshift runways as an escape from Berlin by air, the team finds reason to believe Hitler would have had a stopping point on the way to Spain. Following files that place Hitler in Denmark after the war, Lenny and James Holland head to Denmark, where they investigate an airstrip and a massive bunker system and meet with local experts to uncover Hitler's possible escape route. Still deep in the jungles of Misiones, Argentina, Tim and Alasdair unearth clue after clue that could make this area a Nazi militarised compound. Terraced structures, man-made walls and defensible outposts all point to a heavily guarded area - perfectly set up to protect a high value Nazi target. More Info >
 
4:00am
Nazi Secret Files, Nazi Jihad
(S1, EP5)
 
4:00am
Nazi Secret Files, Nazi Jihad (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
The catastrophic crimes of the Third Reich have long been a subject of rigorous investigation. Now, the opening up of previously closed archives is revealing darker and stranger depths to the Nazi's pursuit of power. In this extraordinary series, we uncover hitherto secret files and showcase the latest analytical research that is revolutionising our view of World War II, exposing the bizarre beliefs and reckless actions behind the Nazi's bid for global domination. From space weapons to killer insects, from the widespread and ultimately devastating use of crystal meth to the dark truth about the Aryan myth, from Hitler's Messianic beliefs to the tyranny of Nazi Islamists who continue to terrorise the world today, this program will reveal the wicked and crazy ideas that fuelled Hitler's regime yet have remained hidden - until now. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 1 May 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 2 May 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
4:45am
Battles Won And Lost, Episode 1
(S1, EP1)
 
4:45am
Battles Won And Lost, Episode 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The Second World War was decided by every detail planned and decision made in the battles fought. Outcomes dictated by strategy, by resources, by willpower or by mistakes. This episode explores the daring plans and stubborn resistance that influenced those battles. From Germany's bold advance into France, their use of mechanised warfare catching the Allies by surprise, to the raid on St Nazaire, where an ingenious group of Allied commandos used a ship loaded with explosives to take out a strategic port. Plans built on using the available resources, stories of resistance against all odds, whether they succeeded or failed.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 1 May 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 2 May 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 5 May 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 6 May 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 6 May 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
5:30am
Project Nazi, Designed For Power
(S1, EP1)
 
5:30am
Project Nazi, Designed For Power (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Adolf Hitler's mastery of propaganda and his instinct for effective design, from the swastika flag to the striking uniforms of the Storm Troopers, helps win huge popular support for the Nazi party in its march towards total power. But this programme also reveals the secret network of early Nazi prisons and torture chambers. Brutal force and brilliant design combined makes the Nazis the masters of Germany.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 1 May 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 5 May 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
6:30am
The Great War, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
6:30am
The Great War, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This epic series explores how WWI changed America and the world. Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, this series tells the rich and complex story of the conflict through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as 'dough boys'. The series explores the costs and challenges of bringing America into WWI and the ways the war transformed every aspect of American life through the experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native American 'code talkers', and others whose participation has been largely forgotten. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 1 May 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, The Mystery Of Mine Howe
(S8, EP14)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The Mystery Of Mine Howe (S8, EP14)
Rec
 
 
In September 1999, local farmer Douglas Paterson, of Tankerness in Orkney, rediscovered a remarkable underground structure which had remained half forgotten and almost consigned to the annals of local folklore since its original discovery over 50 years ago. Time Team geophysicist John Gater gave viewers a taster of this enigmatic structure in the 1999 Time Team Christmas Special, and this summer Time Team filmed the excavation of the Mine Howe site for a special documentary shown at Christmas 2000.
 
9:30am
Unsung Heroes Of World War II, Submarine Saviour/peter Tompkins
(S1, EP4)
 
9:30am
Unsung Heroes Of World War II, Submarine Saviour/peter Tompkins (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
In 1939, America's newest submarine, the USS Squalas, met disaster during sea trials, plunging to the Atlantic's bottom. The crew's only hope of rescue lay in the courage, tenacity, and genius of Charles Bowers Momsen. Then, meet 23-year-old US spy Peter Tompkins, whose sacrifice and sabotage saved the Anzio beachhead for the Allies.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 1 May 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
10:30am
Medieval Murder Mysteries, The Boy Who Should Have Been King
(S1, EP6)
 
10:30am
Medieval Murder Mysteries, The Boy Who Should Have Been King (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Bad, bad King John - the treacherous brother who tried to take his brother King Richard's throne while he was away fighting during the Crusades. John is something of a pantomime villain these days and his popular image as a selfish, cruel, tyrannical, violent man is largely true, although he was well-read and a capable administrator. But did he personally murder his errant nephew Arthur of Brittany to prevent him from succeeding to the throne of England. It's a great story, shocking if true - but is it?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 1 May 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Nazi Secret Files, Nazi Jihad
(S1, EP5)
 
11:30am
Nazi Secret Files, Nazi Jihad (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
The catastrophic crimes of the Third Reich have long been a subject of rigorous investigation. Now, the opening up of previously closed archives is revealing darker and stranger depths to the Nazi's pursuit of power. In this extraordinary series, we uncover hitherto secret files and showcase the latest analytical research that is revolutionising our view of World War II, exposing the bizarre beliefs and reckless actions behind the Nazi's bid for global domination. From space weapons to killer insects, from the widespread and ultimately devastating use of crystal meth to the dark truth about the Aryan myth, from Hitler's Messianic beliefs to the tyranny of Nazi Islamists who continue to terrorise the world today, this program will reveal the wicked and crazy ideas that fuelled Hitler's regime yet have remained hidden - until now. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 1 May 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 2 May 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Battles Won And Lost, Episode 1
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30pm
Battles Won And Lost, Episode 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The Second World War was decided by every detail planned and decision made in the battles fought. Outcomes dictated by strategy, by resources, by willpower or by mistakes. This episode explores the daring plans and stubborn resistance that influenced those battles. From Germany's bold advance into France, their use of mechanised warfare catching the Allies by surprise, to the raid on St Nazaire, where an ingenious group of Allied commandos used a ship loaded with explosives to take out a strategic port. Plans built on using the available resources, stories of resistance against all odds, whether they succeeded or failed.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 1 May 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 2 May 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 5 May 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 6 May 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 6 May 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Hero Ships, Uss Yorktown
(S1, EP6)
 
1:30pm
Hero Ships, Uss Yorktown (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Second of the Essex class carriers, Yorktown replaced her namesake, lost at the Battle of Midway in June, 1942. The Essex carriers formed the core of the fast carrier task forces that struck Japanese forces in the Pacific with devastating results. Yorktown's planes inflicted heavy losses on the enemy at Truk and in the Marianas, as well as supporting American troops in the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.
 
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Attack Helicopters
(S1, EP56)
 
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Attack Helicopters (S1, EP56)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
 
3:30pm
Patton 360, American Blitzkrieg
(S1, EP5)
 
3:30pm
Patton 360, American Blitzkrieg (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Patton's victories in Sicily are soon overshadowed by the infamous 'slapping incident' involving two shell-shocked soldiers. Instead of leading the D-Day invasion of France, Patton is assigned to command a fictitious army in England as part of a ruse to fool the Germans. The deception pays off, and the Allies land a massive armada on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. After weeks of stalemate, General Patton helps plan the break-out from the Normandy beachhead, code-named Operation Cobra. Preceded by a massive carpet-bombing attack by Allied bombers, American armoured forces blast through the German lines. Patton is finally able to lead some of the lightning-fast armoured assaults he is famous for.
 
4:30pm
WWII: Lost Films, Battle Stations
(S1, EP4)
 
4:30pm
WWII: Lost Films, Battle Stations (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
As 1944 opens, the Allies are feverishly planning for the invasion of France. Starry-eyed pilot Bert Stiles joins the decimated 8th Air Force as they try to clear the skies over Normandy. In the Pacific, battle-hungry Jack Werner is frustrated during the Americans' attempts to seize the valuable airfields of Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands. Charles Scheffel is in England, preparing for the D-Day invasion.
 
5:30pm
Unsung Heroes Of World War II, Unsung Heroes Of Pearl Harbour
(S1, EP5)
 
5:30pm
Unsung Heroes Of World War II, Unsung Heroes Of Pearl Harbour (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour was so overwhelming in its surprise and force that almost every US soldier, sailor, or marine that rallied to resist it became part of a doomed and heroic last stand. These unsung heroes were let down by luck, fate, and bureaucracy. This gripping special takes viewers to the actual locations where these heroes fought and died, with blow-by-blow accounts of the tragedy from some of the men who survived that terrible day.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 3 May 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Medieval Dead, The Fortress Of Montsegur
(S2, EP6)
 
6:30pm
Medieval Dead, The Fortress Of Montsegur (S2, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Amazing setting, amazing story - the story of the slaughter of hundreds of Cathars in the 13th century. In 1242, a military command of about 10,000 troops moved against the castle at Montsegur which was held by about 100 fighters and which was home to more than 200 pacifists. The siege lasted nine months until, in March 1244, the castle finally surrendered. The aftermath was grim - some 220 Cathars were burned alive on a huge bonfire at the foot of the castle for refusing to renounce their faith. Tim and the team travel to France to search for archaeological clues to try to discover what really happened in those last terrifying days of the siege.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
 
 
Thu 3 May 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Spitfire: The Birth of a Legend,
 
7:30pm
Spitfire: The Birth of a Legend,
Rec
 
 
The Spitfire remains in our minds to this day, the fighter aircraft that saved Britain from invasion and defeat. Spitfire: The Birth of a Legend tells the story of this legendary aircraft from a radical design on the drawing board to the fighter aircraft that became the symbol of Britain's determination to fight on to victory. The story, along with dramatic archive and colour films of aerial combat, graphically illustrates the appeal and fascination the Spitfire has maintained since it fought in WWII. Featuring interviews with Alex Henshaw, pre-war record-breaking flyer, as well as the pilots who flew and fought in this celebrated aircraft in its finest hour against the Luftwaffe.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 3 May 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
8:30pm
Kingpin, Whitey Bulger
(S1, EP1)
* FIRST ON *
8:30pm
Kingpin, Whitey Bulger (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
In the 1970s, the Boston underworld is in chaos. Dozens of Irish neighbourhood gangs have spent decades brawling over turf, creating a power vacuum. But one Machiavellian foot soldier will scheme and kill his way through the ranks to become the most famous gangster in Boston history, leaving a unified Boston Irish mob and the longest manhunt in US history in his wake. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 3 May 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Thu 3 May 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 6 May 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
10:30pm
Engineering an Empire, Da Vinci's World
(S1, EP1)
 
10:30pm
Engineering an Empire, Da Vinci's World (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
After the fall of Rome, Italy slowly fell into a dark sleep. It wasn't until the 11th century, when the Holy Roman Empire loosened its grip on Italy, that it reawakened. Autonomous city states emerged, and though ravaged by waves of the plague, these tiny republics began to revitalise their cities and build on a massive level not witnessed since the rise of Rome.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 3 May 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Evil Genius, Great Heists
(S1, EP1)
 
11:30pm
Evil Genius, Great Heists (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
For centuries, brilliant minds have changed and shaped the world. But when genius is used for evil, the results are some of the most twisted, inventive, and outrageous crimes in history. From bank heists and the take-down of a major airport, to breaking into a royal palace, these cold-blooded masterminds were born to out-smart the law. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 3 May 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty, Auckland
(S1, EP3)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
12:30am
Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty, Auckland (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Incredible surprises await Tony in Auckland as he travels to New Zealand's North Island. Little known mysteries are explained and prove that despite its small population, during war times Auckland was prepared to drop bombshells - literally! Hear about New Zealand's secret weapon of mass destruction during WWII and the famous Hillary brothers whose war efforts were worlds apart. The bugle sounds at the stunning Auckland War Museum as the Community Roadshow begins; Tony meets a man whose photograph of his grandfather in WWI could rewrite history and there's a tank with a name you wouldn't believe - Auckland reigns with surprises. More Info >
 
1:30am
The Story Of British Pathe, Entertaining Britain
(S1, EP3)
 
1:30am
The Story Of British Pathe, Entertaining Britain (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
While the company was famous for its pioneering news reports, it also produced immensely popular 'cinemagazines', which entertained cinemagoers for decades. Initially made to boost the nation's morale after the First World War, entertaining strands such as Pathe Pictorial and Eve's Film Review were designed to appeal to women who were interested in fashion, celebrities and movie stars - and offered plenty of handy hints for those running the home. In the 1930s, the arrival of synchronised sound increased the popularity of cinemagazines, and the company launched Pathetone Weekly - a strand that featured what Pathe believed were the 'novel, amusing and strange' dimensions of our national life.
 
2:30am
America Unearthed, The Appalachian Giant
(S3, EP3)
 
2:30am
America Unearthed, The Appalachian Giant (S3, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The Appalachian Mountains are a region of incredible beauty and amazing legends. One such legend tells of a terrifying giant with a seven-clawed hand who left his mark on a massive rock. This incredible rock is sacred to Cherokee people who revere the artefact for its intriguing symbols and cultural significance. Others say the symbols aren't native, but may be connected to visitors from afar-perhaps from over the ocean or from another world. Trying to set the record straight on this controversial stone, Scott Wolter heads to Appalachia. As Scott tries to determine the age of the carvings, he discovers the stone may have strange and mystical powers. He also learns that this isn't the only massive artefact in the region - the connection between the two may lead to a 'giant' conclusion.
 
3:15am
Hunting Hitler, Eyewitness Accounts
(S2, EP3)
 
3:15am
Hunting Hitler, Eyewitness Accounts (S2, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Bob and John's investigation leads them to Northern Spain, where a declassified document shows Hitler and a close associate, Leon Degrelle, could have moved from Denmark to San Sebastian, Spain. James Holland and Mike Simpson hit the ground in Spain, where they discover several eye witnesses, a satellite of the Third Reich, and what could be a Nazi communications center. The South American team is in Misiones, Argentina, where they are able to speak with a living relative of Herman Goering. The team uncovers another eyewitness in the area, who claims his father worked for Martin Bormann, Hitler's right-hand man, after the end of the war. Because Bormann was believed dead in 1945, this bombshell lead could open a whole new path of the investigation. More Info >
 
4:00am
Spitfire: The Birth of a Legend,
 
4:00am
Spitfire: The Birth of a Legend,
Rec
 
 
The Spitfire remains in our minds to this day, the fighter aircraft that saved Britain from invasion and defeat. Spitfire: The Birth of a Legend tells the story of this legendary aircraft from a radical design on the drawing board to the fighter aircraft that became the symbol of Britain's determination to fight on to victory. The story, along with dramatic archive and colour films of aerial combat, graphically illustrates the appeal and fascination the Spitfire has maintained since it fought in WWII. Featuring interviews with Alex Henshaw, pre-war record-breaking flyer, as well as the pilots who flew and fought in this celebrated aircraft in its finest hour against the Luftwaffe.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 2 May 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
4:45am
Kingpin, Whitey Bulger
(S1, EP1)
 
4:45am
Kingpin, Whitey Bulger (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
In the 1970s, the Boston underworld is in chaos. Dozens of Irish neighbourhood gangs have spent decades brawling over turf, creating a power vacuum. But one Machiavellian foot soldier will scheme and kill his way through the ranks to become the most famous gangster in Boston history, leaving a unified Boston Irish mob and the longest manhunt in US history in his wake. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 2 May 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 3 May 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 6 May 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Engineering an Empire, Da Vinci's World
(S1, EP1)
 
6:30am
Engineering an Empire, Da Vinci's World (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
After the fall of Rome, Italy slowly fell into a dark sleep. It wasn't until the 11th century, when the Holy Roman Empire loosened its grip on Italy, that it reawakened. Autonomous city states emerged, and though ravaged by waves of the plague, these tiny republics began to revitalise their cities and build on a massive level not witnessed since the rise of Rome.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 2 May 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Evil Genius, Great Heists
(S1, EP1)
 
7:30am
Evil Genius, Great Heists (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
For centuries, brilliant minds have changed and shaped the world. But when genius is used for evil, the results are some of the most twisted, inventive, and outrageous crimes in history. From bank heists and the take-down of a major airport, to breaking into a royal palace, these cold-blooded masterminds were born to out-smart the law. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 2 May 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, The Island Of The Eels, Ely
(S8, EP15)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The Island Of The Eels, Ely (S8, EP15)
Rec
 
 
For six months in the latter half of 2000, Time Team followed an excavation in Ely, Cambridgeshire, for a special 90-minute documentary. The excavation, carried out by the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, covered a strip of land the size of two football pitches, running down to the river Ouse from Broad Street in the centre of the town. It revealed a remarkable picture of Ely in past centuries: channels where boats used to moor to load and unload goods; a medieval kiln with huge quantities of high-quality pottery finds; and a series of buildings from different periods fronting the road at Broad Street. What could the dig tell us about the history of the island of the eels? And how far back could it trace the origins of this cathedral city?
 
9:30am
Unsung Heroes Of World War II, Unsung Heroes Of Pearl Harbour
(S1, EP5)
 
9:30am
Unsung Heroes Of World War II, Unsung Heroes Of Pearl Harbour (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour was so overwhelming in its surprise and force that almost every US soldier, sailor, or marine that rallied to resist it became part of a doomed and heroic last stand. These unsung heroes were let down by luck, fate, and bureaucracy. This gripping special takes viewers to the actual locations where these heroes fought and died, with blow-by-blow accounts of the tragedy from some of the men who survived that terrible day.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 2 May 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
10:30am
Medieval Dead, The Fortress Of Montsegur
(S2, EP6)
 
10:30am
Medieval Dead, The Fortress Of Montsegur (S2, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Amazing setting, amazing story - the story of the slaughter of hundreds of Cathars in the 13th century. In 1242, a military command of about 10,000 troops moved against the castle at Montsegur which was held by about 100 fighters and which was home to more than 200 pacifists. The siege lasted nine months until, in March 1244, the castle finally surrendered. The aftermath was grim - some 220 Cathars were burned alive on a huge bonfire at the foot of the castle for refusing to renounce their faith. Tim and the team travel to France to search for archaeological clues to try to discover what really happened in those last terrifying days of the siege.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 26 April 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
 
 
Wed 2 May 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Kingpin, Whitey Bulger
(S1, EP1)
 
11:30am
Kingpin, Whitey Bulger (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
In the 1970s, the Boston underworld is in chaos. Dozens of Irish neighbourhood gangs have spent decades brawling over turf, creating a power vacuum. But one Machiavellian foot soldier will scheme and kill his way through the ranks to become the most famous gangster in Boston history, leaving a unified Boston Irish mob and the longest manhunt in US history in his wake. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 2 May 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 3 May 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 6 May 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
1:30pm
Hero Ships, Ss Jeremiah O'Brien
(S1, EP7)
 
1:30pm
Hero Ships, Ss Jeremiah O'Brien (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
The Jeremiah O'Brien was in the thick of it all the way. As one of the masses of Liberties to participate in the D-Day invasion, her lifespan is estimated to be no more than just a couple of channel crossings - but she has miraculously clung to life while all others have hit the scrapheap. She also holds the unique distinction of being not only the last remaining, unaltered Liberty ship afloat, but also the last remaining fully operational ship to participate in the D-Day invasion. The Jeremiah O'Brien is currently harboured in San Francisco, where she participates in Fleet Weeks and cruises across the world.
 
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Smart Bombs
(S1, EP57)
 
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Smart Bombs (S1, EP57)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
 
3:30pm
Patton 360, Leading The Charge
(S1, EP6)
 
3:30pm
Patton 360, Leading The Charge (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
On August 1st, Patton's Third Army finally becomes operational. American armoured forces tear through western France, moving faster, seizing more territory, and killing more enemies than any other army in history. Patton is denied a complete victory at the battle of Falaise Gap when his superiors order him to stop before completely trapping an entire German Army. But soon Patton is back to racing east across France at record speed. By August 23rd, the Third Army has reached the outskirts of Paris, but Patton is denied the glory of liberating the city when the Free French Army is chosen instead to enter the city first. After crossing the Seine River, Patton's men engage in heavy street fighting in the city of Troyes and by the end of August they advance to within 60 miles of the German border.
 
4:30pm
WWII: Lost Films, Day Of Days
(S1, EP5)
 
4:30pm
WWII: Lost Films, Day Of Days (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
America is on the offensive, but hopes for a speedy victory are premature. Lt Charles Scheffel is hit on his way into the Normandy beaches and must recover in an English hospital. In the Pacific, reporter Robert Sherrod accompanies the massive invasion of the heavily defended island of Saipan, where Japanese civilians become part of war's tragic equation. Navy enlistee Jack Yusen survives a rather unusual first action in the Atlantic before being reassigned to the more ominous Pacific theatre. And when Lt Charles Scheffel finally rejoins his unit in France, they are bogged down in Normandy's hedgerows.
 
5:30pm
Shootout!, Wild West
(S1, EP1)
 
5:30pm
Shootout!, Wild West (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Some took minutes - others, several hours. Each engagement was a battle of wits, strategies, technology, and luck. Each episode of this series examines a famous shootout in history - from both sides of the fight. The series will examine the personalities, the weapons, the firepower, and the leadership needed to defeat the enemy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 4 May 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Murder Maps, The Bermondsey Horror
(S1, EP1)
 
6:30pm
Murder Maps, The Bermondsey Horror (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
In 1849, a man suddenly disappeared in Bermondsey. The discovery that he had been brutally murdered enraptured the press and the public. Even Charles Dickens was totally engrossed in the story of the sinister Marie Manning. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 4 May 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
History's Greatest Lies, 1974: Watergate Scandal
(S1, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
History's Greatest Lies, 1974: Watergate Scandal (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The greatest American lie of the twentieth century. Between June 1972 and August 1974, Americans were stunned to discover that they had elected a liar to the position of President of the United States. Richard Nixon spared no effort to ensure his re-election on the 7th November 1972: spying on his opponents, wiretapping, stealing documents, and using slush funds. A team of 50 people were recruited from within the White House to rig the election. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 4 May 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Fri 4 May 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 6 May 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 7 May 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 7 May 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
8:30pm
The Curse of Civil War Gold, In Plain Sight
(S1, EP3)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
The Curse of Civil War Gold, In Plain Sight (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The team unearths evidence of a secret tunnel, while new clues suggest a deeper mystery than just the missing Confederate gold.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 4 May 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Fri 4 May 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 6 May 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Hangar 1: The UFO Files, Hunted By UFOs
(S2, EP4)
 
9:30pm
Hangar 1: The UFO Files, Hunted By UFOs (S2, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Hangar 1 contains hundreds of MUFON case files from people who have been pursued and hunted by UFOs, some even multiple times. What are these UFOs after, and could you be their next target?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 4 May 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 5 May 2018 · 3:15am
Rec
10:30pm
National Park: Secrets & Legends, Big Bend National Park
(S2, EP1)
 
10:30pm
National Park: Secrets & Legends, Big Bend National Park (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
A bizarre series of incidents in Big Bend National Park suggests that extraterrestrials are present in this remote wilderness area, leading experts to conclude that aliens have been secretly mining rare minerals there.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 4 May 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
11:00pm
National Park: Secrets & Legends, Death Valley National Park
(S2, EP2)
 
11:00pm
National Park: Secrets & Legends, Death Valley National Park (S2, EP2)
Rec
 
 
A series of disturbing deaths and disappearances, plus the unearthing of artefacts from an ancient race of people in Death Valley National Park leads to the discovery of malevolent forces that are believed to inhabit the park's secret underworld.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 4 May 2018 · 7:00am
Rec
11:30pm
Ancient Discoveries, Mega-Structures Of The Deep
(S2, EP5)
 
11:30pm
Ancient Discoveries, Mega-Structures Of The Deep (S2, EP5)
Rec