TV Guide

Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
11:30am
Hitler's Circle Of Evil, The Rise And Death Of Rienhard Heydrich
(S1, EP7)
 
11:30am
Hitler's Circle Of Evil, The Rise And Death Of Rienhard Heydrich (S1, EP7)
 
 
This is the story of the rise and fall of the Third Reich told like the drama it really was: through the personal relationships of the movers and shakers of the most evil regime in history. They were Hitler's henchmen - the small gaggle of misfits, careerists and fanatical Nazis who had the ear of the Fuhrer. Those whose job it was to make his brutal vision a reality. Men like ex-chicken farmer and leader of the SS, Heinrich Himmler; Hitler's adoring but mentally unhinged deputy, Rudolf Hess; fighter ace turned morphine addict, Herman Goering; and sex-crazed propaganda chief, Josef Goebbels. As they scrabble for power, they will turn on each other in a murky atmosphere of intrigue, betrayal and murder. In a regime where all power derives from just one man, they strive to out-do each other in brutality, hatred of the Jews and an unequivocal commitment to the Nazi cause. In 1939, on the eve of WWII, Heinrich Himmler plans to establish his SS as the most powerful organisation within the Nazi regime. To do this, he has a cunning and ruthless deputy: Reinhard Heydrich. He is a rising star within Hitler's inner circle. However, their radical plans to create a new German Empire dominated by the SS are soon thwarted by powerful rivals within the Party. Undeterred, Himmler and Heydrich escalate the actions of their SS against the Jews in a horrifying bid to fulfil their Fuhrer's darkest dreams. In doing so, Heydrich sets in motion the mass murder of millions of Jews, establishing himself as chief architect of Hitler's final solution. But after he skilfully crushes Czech resistance in Prague, his growing reputation makes him a target both in and outside Hitler's circle of evil.
 
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
The Lost Evidence, Stalingrad
(S2, EP12)
 
12:30pm
The Lost Evidence, Stalingrad (S2, EP12)
 
 
On August 23, 1942, 330,000 men of the German 6th Army smashed through Soviet defences outside the city of Stalingrad. It seemed nothing could stop the city falling in just a few days. But two months later the Germans were still locked in a deadly battle of attrition in a wasteland of pulverised rubble. Their offensive had become a murderous one-on-one fight they call Rat War. This program reveals how Hitler's master plan to smash the Soviet Union ground to a halt in the shattered ruins of the city named after Stalin himself. For the first time, extraordinary aerial reconnaissance photographs actually taken during the course of the battle are combined with the latest in computer technology to create a 3D model of the city. These unique aerial images have been discovered in archives where they have been lost or forgotten for more than 60 years. Now the decisive battle of the Eastern Front can be seen unfolding step by bloody step. Determined to destroy the Soviet Union once and for all, Hitler has ordered his armies to strike south and seize the vital oilfields of the Caucasus region. But first they must capture Stalingrad and secure their northern flank. When the Panzers reach the city on the river Volga, they are on the border of Asia itself. But for 162 terrible days, the Soviet defenders of Stalingrad make the German 6th Army pay in blood for every inch of ground. The fast-moving tank columns of the Blitzkrieg have been replaced by savage hand-to-hand combat in a maze of ruined factories, shops and apartment blocks. Outnumbered and outgunned, the men of the Red Army in Stalingrad suffer appalling losses. But by clinging to their positions they draw the Germans into a trap from which there will be no escape. When the Arctic conditions of the Russian winter paralyse German supply lines, Stalin unleashes an overwhelming counterattack which completely encircles the doomed 6th Army.
 
1:30pm
The Queen At Ninety,
 
1:30pm
The Queen At Ninety,
 
 
Marking the Queen's 90th birthday, look back on her incredible 63 year rule, and gain fresh insights into the monarch's life and work; a remarkable story of an extraordinary life which in so many ways reflects the changing face of a nation.
 
3:30pm
World War 2: The Complete History, The Stumble To War
(S1, EP1)
 
3:30pm
World War 2: The Complete History, The Stumble To War (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This is the story of the greatest war of world history, of men and encounters that cast huge shadows across time. In this 13 part series we examine the events and personalities that drove World War Two. In Part One of this series we look at the legacy of Versailles and the League of Nations and their impact on events to come. The Versailles Conference and Treaty supposedly ended World War I; the guarantee of peace was the punishment and weakening of Germany. This humiliation would fuel the fire of one man's ambition to exact revenge - Adolf Hitler. When Hitler came to power in 1933 he did so on a wave of anti-Versailles feeling, assuring the German people that he would destroy the slave treaty of Versailles and once again make Germany a great power. With the impotence of the League of Nations further illustrated by their failure to act against Italy's invasion of Ethiopia and Japan's subsequent war on China, Hitler realised there was nothing to stop his plans for German rearmament and expansion. In 1938 he announced his plans to annexe Austria. With this country now in his pocket the way was clear for Hitler to move on to his next target - Czechoslovakia. As 1938 drew to a close Britain's Prime Minister was talking of appeasement, whilst a lone voice in Parliament, Winston Churchill, was warning the world about the coming dangers of Nazism.
 
4:30pm
History's Raiders, The Sas Siege On The Embassy
(S1, EP14)
 
4:30pm
History's Raiders, The Sas Siege On The Embassy (S1, EP14)
Rec
 
 
On May 6, 1980, astonished British TV viewers watched as black-clad troopers blasted their way into the Iranian Embassy in London to free 26 hostages being held by six Iraqi-backed gunmen. The men who brought the six-day siege to a triumphant conclusion were part of Britain's elite Special Air Service regiment, which specialises in raiding and anti-terrorist operations, and whose motto is: "Who dares wins." Includes a live-action reconstruction of the operation.
 
5:30pm
In Their Own Words, Queen Elizabeth II
(S1, EP1)
 
5:30pm
In Their Own Words, Queen Elizabeth II (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This film follows Queen Elizabeth II's remarkable life, from her youth - when few expected she'd ever wear the crown - to her sudden ascension to the throne, and her eventful reign of more than 60 years.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 9:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Digging for Britain, Age Of Bronze And Iron
(S2, EP3)
 
6:30pm
Digging for Britain, Age Of Bronze And Iron (S2, EP3)
Rec
 
 
What kind of a place was Britain before the Romans invaded? With no written history, only archaeology can provide the clues. Alice uncovers a world that is complex, sophisticated and pretty strange. She examines the two Hebridean Bronze Age skeletons known as the Cladh Hallan mummies. Not only do they appear to have been mummified, new analysis has revealed they are made up of a jigsaw of different people. What did our ancestors use the mummies for? And are there more British mummies out there? In Norfolk, Alice gets her hands dirty helping to pull up timber from a huge prehistoric monument that has been hidden in mud for at least 2000 years. And she visits the famous Roman town of Silchester, near Reading, where archaeologists are digging below the Roman layers to reveal the Iron Age settlement that lies beneath, uncovering evidence for a sophisticated pre-Roman lifestyle.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
World War II in Colour, Britain At Bay
(S1, EP3)
 
7:30pm
World War II in Colour, Britain At Bay (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed, particularly in the last five to 10 years as documents, files and photographs have been released. Code-breaking revelations and newly released government papers on both sides of the Atlantic have added a very insightful new dimension to the understanding of this, the world's greatest ever conflict. With the very latest satellite delivered terrain mapping and state-of-the-art graphics, this story can now be told with the very latest access to information which was not previously available.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
8:30pm
The Pacific, Melbourne
(S1, EP3)
 
8:30pm
The Pacific, Melbourne (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Physically and mentally debilitated after the four-month ordeal on Guadalcanal, Leckie, Basilone and thousands of their comrades land in Melbourne, where they are greeted by adoring crowds and viewed as the saviours of Australia. While his buddies carouse, Leckie becomes deeply attached to an Australian woman and her first-generation Greek family. Meanwhile, Basilone is awarded the Medal of Honor and is asked to return home to help sell US war bonds.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 4:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
Mysteries at the Castle, Book Chest Escape, Miracle Of Anne Greene, Hemingway's Last Cent
(S2, EP7)
 
9:30pm
Mysteries at the Castle, Book Chest Escape, Miracle Of Anne Greene, Hemingway's Last Cent (S2, EP7)
Rec
 
 
From Holland's Loevestein Castle comes the thrilling tale of one man's audacious escape from prison. Eighty kilometres west of London, Oxford Castle was once the setting for an incredible tale of false accusations and a miraculous survival. A tropical retreat in Key West, Florida is the linchpin for one dedicated wife to try and save her marriage.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 5:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Mysteries At The Museum, Skull In The Ashes
(S6, EP7)
 
10:30pm
Mysteries At The Museum, Skull In The Ashes (S6, EP7)
Rec
 
 
The extraordinary, often bizarre treasures housed in America's museums represent wondrous chapters in history, but a physical display can tell only part of their story. Behind each artefact are amazing tales and secrets to be revealed - tales sometimes brimming with scandal, mystery, murder and intrigue. Host, Don Wildman, visits a wide variety of museums across the United States, taking viewers on a sometimes shocking tour of America's past by re-examining what's been left behind. Interviews, archival footage and re-enactments bring to life the artefacts' enduring mysteries, some that have never been told before on television.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Day Under Fire, Civil War
(S1, EP2)
 
11:30pm
Day Under Fire, Civil War (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Ulysses S Grant and Robert E Lee met in battle for the first time on May 5, 1864, in a forest in Virginia known as The Wilderness. Some 60,000 Confederate troops clashed with nearly twice as many Union soldiers. The story of the first 24 hours of the fight is told through the eyes of four young Union soldiers. The Union men report on a harrowing rush across an old farm field into the open fire of the enemy concealed in the woods. They describe the suffering of comrades who burned to death in fires ignited by muzzle blasts. They take us to a field hospital where amputations are performed quickly and efficiently. Finally, they tell us of their own physical and mental anguish as they endure brutal wounds and suffer the loss of good friends.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Operation Pedestal
(S1, EP12)
 
12:30am
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Operation Pedestal (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
Discover the incredible heroes of World War II who stood up and fought when everything else seemed lost.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Tanks, Grant M3 Tank: America's Answer
(S3, EP3)
 
1:30am
Tanks, Grant M3 Tank: America's Answer (S3, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Reports from Europe in 1940 convinced the US that the M2A1 medium tank was obsolete - their answer was the M3, a medium tank with a 75mm weapon. An astonishing frenzy of building that included co-opting the car industry meant that the US were able to produce more than 6000 M3s in little more than 15 months.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
World War 2: The Complete History, The End Of Illusion
(S1, EP2)
 
2:30am
World War 2: The Complete History, The End Of Illusion (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Now that his systematic deletion of the Versailles Treaty was complete, Hitler began to turn his eyes to his weaker neighbours. The Anschluss had made Germany even stronger and now Hitler focused his attention on Czechoslovakia and Poland. In Part Two of the series we look at how the pace of history was already propelling countries towards a war in Europe. The Munich Conference in 1938 was organised to resolve the problem of Czechoslovakia. Hitler claimed that all he wanted was to liberate the 3 million Sudeten Germans currently living under Czechoslovakian rule. In the hope of averting a war, Britain and France decided that Hitler should have his way. The Czech President was given no choice but to agree and the Sudetenland became part of the Third Reich. But once the authority of the Czech government was broken this already unstable nation fell apart. In March 1939 the country became a German protectorate. Suddenly the public mood changed from appeasement to opposition. In Britain the media declared Hitler a liar, saying that invasion had been his plan all along. Hitler could no longer be trusted and Prime Minister Chamberlain had failed in his attempt deliver peace in our time. As Hitler turned his greedy eyes towards Poland, the rest of Europe knew that the inevitable outcome would be war. On 3rd September 1939 Chamberlain made his historic announcement declaring war on Germany.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
History's Raiders, The Schweinfurt Disaster
(S1, EP15)
 
3:15am
History's Raiders, The Schweinfurt Disaster (S1, EP15)
Rec
 
 
On August 17, 1943, the 8th US Army Air Force launched its first major long-range bombing raids into Nazi Germany's heartland, targeting the industrial towns of Regensburg and Schweinfurt. The raid was a crucial test of the Army Air Force's belief that its heavily armed B-17 Flying Fortresses could fight their way through in daylight and defend themselves without fighter escort. But as Luftwaffe fighters swooped in and anti-aircraft guns opened fire, the American theory was proved drastically wrong.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
World War II in Colour, Britain At Bay
(S1, EP3)
 
4:00am
World War II in Colour, Britain At Bay (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed, particularly in the last five to 10 years as documents, files and photographs have been released. Code-breaking revelations and newly released government papers on both sides of the Atlantic have added a very insightful new dimension to the understanding of this, the world's greatest ever conflict. With the very latest satellite delivered terrain mapping and state-of-the-art graphics, this story can now be told with the very latest access to information which was not previously available.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
4:45am
The Pacific, Melbourne
(S1, EP3)
 
4:45am
The Pacific, Melbourne (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Physically and mentally debilitated after the four-month ordeal on Guadalcanal, Leckie, Basilone and thousands of their comrades land in Melbourne, where they are greeted by adoring crowds and viewed as the saviours of Australia. While his buddies carouse, Leckie becomes deeply attached to an Australian woman and her first-generation Greek family. Meanwhile, Basilone is awarded the Medal of Honor and is asked to return home to help sell US war bonds.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 November 2017 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 4:30pm
Rec
5:30am
Mysteries at the Castle, Book Chest Escape, Miracle Of Anne Greene, Hemingway's Last Cent
(S2, EP7)
 
5:30am
Mysteries at the Castle, Book Chest Escape, Miracle Of Anne Greene, Hemingway's Last Cent (S2, EP7)
Rec
 
 
From Holland's Loevestein Castle comes the thrilling tale of one man's audacious escape from prison. Eighty kilometres west of London, Oxford Castle was once the setting for an incredible tale of false accusations and a miraculous survival. A tropical retreat in Key West, Florida is the linchpin for one dedicated wife to try and save her marriage.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 November 2017 · 9:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Skull In The Ashes
(S6, EP7)
 
6:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Skull In The Ashes (S6, EP7)
Rec
 
 
The extraordinary, often bizarre treasures housed in America's museums represent wondrous chapters in history, but a physical display can tell only part of their story. Behind each artefact are amazing tales and secrets to be revealed - tales sometimes brimming with scandal, mystery, murder and intrigue. Host, Don Wildman, visits a wide variety of museums across the United States, taking viewers on a sometimes shocking tour of America's past by re-examining what's been left behind. Interviews, archival footage and re-enactments bring to life the artefacts' enduring mysteries, some that have never been told before on television.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 November 2017 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Day Under Fire, Civil War
(S1, EP2)
 
7:30am
Day Under Fire, Civil War (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Ulysses S Grant and Robert E Lee met in battle for the first time on May 5, 1864, in a forest in Virginia known as The Wilderness. Some 60,000 Confederate troops clashed with nearly twice as many Union soldiers. The story of the first 24 hours of the fight is told through the eyes of four young Union soldiers. The Union men report on a harrowing rush across an old farm field into the open fire of the enemy concealed in the woods. They describe the suffering of comrades who burned to death in fires ignited by muzzle blasts. They take us to a field hospital where amputations are performed quickly and efficiently. Finally, they tell us of their own physical and mental anguish as they endure brutal wounds and suffer the loss of good friends.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 November 2017 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Hunting King Harold
(S15, EP13)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Hunting King Harold (S15, EP13)
Rec
 
 
For the final episode of the 2008 series, the team heads to the village of Portskewett in South Wales to investigate a field which is intriguingly named Harold's Field. Local legend has it that King Harold built a hunting lodge there the year before he lost the Battle of Hastings. The field is a mass of big earthworks, and historical documents do record Harold building a lodge somewhere round the village of Portskewett. Within minutes of digging, the team discover that the site was not confined to just Harold and the Saxon period, having been used since late Roman times until well into the Middle Ages.
 
9:30am
In Their Own Words, Queen Elizabeth II
(S1, EP1)
 
9:30am
In Their Own Words, Queen Elizabeth II (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This film follows Queen Elizabeth II's remarkable life, from her youth - when few expected she'd ever wear the crown - to her sudden ascension to the throne, and her eventful reign of more than 60 years.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 November 2017 · 5:30pm
Rec
10:30am
Digging for Britain, Age Of Bronze And Iron
(S2, EP3)
 
10:30am
Digging for Britain, Age Of Bronze And Iron (S2, EP3)
Rec
 
 
What kind of a place was Britain before the Romans invaded? With no written history, only archaeology can provide the clues. Alice uncovers a world that is complex, sophisticated and pretty strange. She examines the two Hebridean Bronze Age skeletons known as the Cladh Hallan mummies. Not only do they appear to have been mummified, new analysis has revealed they are made up of a jigsaw of different people. What did our ancestors use the mummies for? And are there more British mummies out there? In Norfolk, Alice gets her hands dirty helping to pull up timber from a huge prehistoric monument that has been hidden in mud for at least 2000 years. And she visits the famous Roman town of Silchester, near Reading, where archaeologists are digging below the Roman layers to reveal the Iron Age settlement that lies beneath, uncovering evidence for a sophisticated pre-Roman lifestyle.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 November 2017 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
World War II in Colour, Britain At Bay
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30am
World War II in Colour, Britain At Bay (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed, particularly in the last five to 10 years as documents, files and photographs have been released. Code-breaking revelations and newly released government papers on both sides of the Atlantic have added a very insightful new dimension to the understanding of this, the world's greatest ever conflict. With the very latest satellite delivered terrain mapping and state-of-the-art graphics, this story can now be told with the very latest access to information which was not previously available.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 4:00am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
The Pacific, Melbourne
(S1, EP3)
 
12:30pm
The Pacific, Melbourne (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Physically and mentally debilitated after the four-month ordeal on Guadalcanal, Leckie, Basilone and thousands of their comrades land in Melbourne, where they are greeted by adoring crowds and viewed as the saviours of Australia. While his buddies carouse, Leckie becomes deeply attached to an Australian woman and her first-generation Greek family. Meanwhile, Basilone is awarded the Medal of Honor and is asked to return home to help sell US war bonds.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 November 2017 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 4:30pm
Rec
1:30pm
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Operation Pedestal
(S1, EP12)
 
1:30pm
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Operation Pedestal (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
Discover the incredible heroes of World War II who stood up and fought when everything else seemed lost.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Tanks, Grant M3 Tank: America's Answer
(S3, EP3)
 
2:30pm
Tanks, Grant M3 Tank: America's Answer (S3, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Reports from Europe in 1940 convinced the US that the M2A1 medium tank was obsolete - their answer was the M3, a medium tank with a 75mm weapon. An astonishing frenzy of building that included co-opting the car industry meant that the US were able to produce more than 6000 M3s in little more than 15 months.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
World War 2: The Complete History, The End Of Illusion
(S1, EP2)
 
3:30pm
World War 2: The Complete History, The End Of Illusion (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Now that his systematic deletion of the Versailles Treaty was complete, Hitler began to turn his eyes to his weaker neighbours. The Anschluss had made Germany even stronger and now Hitler focused his attention on Czechoslovakia and Poland. In Part Two of the series we look at how the pace of history was already propelling countries towards a war in Europe. The Munich Conference in 1938 was organised to resolve the problem of Czechoslovakia. Hitler claimed that all he wanted was to liberate the 3 million Sudeten Germans currently living under Czechoslovakian rule. In the hope of averting a war, Britain and France decided that Hitler should have his way. The Czech President was given no choice but to agree and the Sudetenland became part of the Third Reich. But once the authority of the Czech government was broken this already unstable nation fell apart. In March 1939 the country became a German protectorate. Suddenly the public mood changed from appeasement to opposition. In Britain the media declared Hitler a liar, saying that invasion had been his plan all along. Hitler could no longer be trusted and Prime Minister Chamberlain had failed in his attempt deliver peace in our time. As Hitler turned his greedy eyes towards Poland, the rest of Europe knew that the inevitable outcome would be war. On 3rd September 1939 Chamberlain made his historic announcement declaring war on Germany.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
History's Raiders, The Schweinfurt Disaster
(S1, EP15)
 
4:30pm
History's Raiders, The Schweinfurt Disaster (S1, EP15)
Rec
 
 
On August 17, 1943, the 8th US Army Air Force launched its first major long-range bombing raids into Nazi Germany's heartland, targeting the industrial towns of Regensburg and Schweinfurt. The raid was a crucial test of the Army Air Force's belief that its heavily armed B-17 Flying Fortresses could fight their way through in daylight and defend themselves without fighter escort. But as Luftwaffe fighters swooped in and anti-aircraft guns opened fire, the American theory was proved drastically wrong.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
The Bombing of Darwin: An Awkward Truth,
 
5:30pm
The Bombing of Darwin: An Awkward Truth,
Rec
 
 
In 1942, the same Japanese force that had attacked Pearl Harbor struck Darwin, dropping more bombs, killing more civilians and sinking more ships, and yet the bombing of Darwin has remained in the shadows; the massive failure by Australia's military having been concealed for decades from the public by those responsible. Drawing on long-hidden documents, this film reveals the true story behind Australia's worst disaster.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 9:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Long Tan: The True Story,
 
6:30pm
Long Tan: The True Story,
Rec
 
 
Investigate the battle of Long Tan, when an infantry company of untried Australians and New Zealanders held off repeated attacks by two heavily armed North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong units outnumbering them 20 to one.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Hitler's Circle Of Evil, The Rise Of The Sycophants
(S1, EP8)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
Hitler's Circle Of Evil, The Rise Of The Sycophants (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
This is the story of the rise and fall of the Third Reich told like the drama it really was: through the personal relationships of the movers and shakers of the most evil regime in history. They were Hitler's henchmen - the small gaggle of misfits, careerists and fanatical Nazis who had the ear of the Fuhrer. Those whose job it was to make his brutal vision a reality. Men like ex-chicken farmer and leader of the SS, Heinrich Himmler; Hitler's adoring but mentally unhinged deputy, Rudolf Hess; fighter ace turned morphine addict, Herman Goering; and sex-crazed propaganda chief, Josef Goebbels. As they scrabble for power, they will turn on each other in a murky atmosphere of intrigue, betrayal and murder. In a regime where all power derives from just one man, they strive to out-do each other in brutality, hatred of the Jews and an unequivocal commitment to the Nazi cause. It's early 1942 and the Nazi's invasion of Soviet Russia has reached a critical stage. With the United States also about to join the war, Germany is crying out for more tanks and aircraft. Who can Hitler trust to save the war effort? No one is expecting Albert Speer, his friend and favourite architect. Despite his inexperience, Speer proves to be a shrewd and capable operator, rationalising German industry to maximise production. But his success soon stirs up a rat's nest of jealousy and intrigue, and when he tries to convince Hitler to accept increasingly painful sacrifices to save the Third Reich, his more sycophantic rivals are ready to pounce. Speer's rise will put the ambitious architect into the firing line of the most notorious figures in the Nazi regime. It's a confrontation that would threaten his life.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Heroes of Helmand,
* FIRST ON *
8:30pm
Heroes of Helmand,
Rec
 
 
Although they were originally sent into the town for just three days, the British commanded garrison of the dusty Afghan town of Musa Qala was cut off 60 miles behind the enemy lines for four months; four months in which the tiny enclave was surrounded and under almost continuous attack by thousands of fanatical Taliban. The small band of besieged brothers survived in spite of chronic shortages of food, water and ammunition; and being surrounded and outnumbered by an enemy that would gladly have beheaded them all if they had breached the defences. Yet by the end of the battle, the Taliban had lost hundreds of men. The British had lost just three. We know how savage the fighting was at Musa Qala because so many soldiers recorded their experiences on video. Their never-before-seen footage is some of the most gut-wrenching and visceral ever filmed in the midst of battle. It is a unique record of a band of brothers, bonded in extreme adversity.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 9:30am
Rec
9:30pm
The American West, Outlaw Rising
(S1, EP5)
 
9:30pm
The American West, Outlaw Rising (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
After their defeat at Battle of Little Bighorn, the US Military seizes the Black Hills, forcing Sitting Bull to flee to Canada, and Crazy Horse to turn himself in to a reservation. With the buffalo eliminated from the Great Plains, cattle take their place, populating the West with rough boomtowns like Dodge City, requiring the unorthodox tactics of lawmen like Wyatt Earp. As the railroads build further west to capitalise on the cattle boom, in Lincoln County, New Mexico, a young cattle thief named Billy the Kid gets caught up in a corrupt war. And as Jesse James tries to adjust to an anonymous life in hiding, Crazy Horse decides he's had enough of life on a reservation - but he winds up paying the ultimate price.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 6:30pm
Rec
10:30pm
I Killed JFK,
 
10:30pm
I Killed JFK,
Rec
 
 
Featuring interviews with experts and historians, we delve behind the mystery of the world's greatest unsolved murder case. We investigate the viability of the confession of the alleged killer from the now infamous 'grassy knoll'.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
WWII's Most Daring Raids, Cutting Rommel's Lifeline
(S1, EP5)
 
11:30pm
WWII's Most Daring Raids, Cutting Rommel's Lifeline (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
This program combines dramatic reconstruction, weapons demonstrations, expert analysis, and cutting edge computer game graphics to tell the story of an SAS force, working behind enemy lines to attack a vital Nazi harbour in North Africa. Commanded by Major David Stirling, these British Special Forces pioneers must drive hundreds of miles across hostile territory before reaching their target: Bouerat in Libya. There will be plenty of temping targets, but the British must be quick: their explosives are primed to detonate at 2.30am and they must make their escape before the enemy are alerted.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Breakout Through Hell's Gate
(S1, EP13)
 
12:30am
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Breakout Through Hell's Gate (S1, EP13)
Rec
 
 
Discover the incredible heroes of World War II who stood up and fought when everything else seemed lost.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Tanks, Sherman Tank: The Workhorse
(S3, EP4)
 
1:30am
Tanks, Sherman Tank: The Workhorse (S3, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The story of the most produced, most used and most important US tank of World War II. Nearly 50,000 of these superb fighting vehicles were built during the war and every allied army used the Sherman in a variety of roles in every theatre of combat throughout the world. Although it was inferior to the best German tanks in armament and protection, in reliability, serviceability and cost effectiveness, it was unmatched.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
World War 2: The Complete History, The War That Wasn't
(S1, EP3)
 
2:30am
World War 2: The Complete History, The War That Wasn't (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The time that followed the destruction of Poland came to be known as the Phoney War, a period were neither side wanted to engage the other. Both armies used the time to fortify their positions and many, on both sides, hoped that the war might simply go away if neither side upset the other. In this part, we look at how the war developed from these early months of silence. Whilst the war on land remained quiet, out at sea there was a different story unfolding. German ships that had slipped silently onto the ocean during the final weeks of peace were making their presence felt. German U-boats had begun their attacks on merchant shipping as soon as war was declared. Britain and France were preparing to fight a war based on the tactics that had seen Germany defeated in World War I. Time would prove this to be a futile exercise; a new way of making war would have to be found. A botched encounter between Britain and Germany in Norwegian waters had far reaching effects; this tactical disaster led to the resignation of Prime Minster Chamberlain. His replacement would be a man who believed that it was his destiny to lead Britain and defeat Hitler - that man was Winston Churchill.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
History's Raiders, Search & Rescue In The Balkans
(S1, EP16)
 
3:15am
History's Raiders, Search & Rescue In The Balkans (S1, EP16)
Rec
 
 
In June 1995, two US Air Force F-16 fighter-bombers were enforcing the UN no-fly zone over Bosnia when they were engaged by Surface to Air Missiles from Serb territory. One was hit and Captain Scott O'Grady ejected. For five days, he evaded Serb forces until a fellow pilot picked up a faint signal from his emergency beacon. This is the story of his spectacular rescue by an elite Air Force and Marine Corps pilot rescue unit, a helicopter-borne force that picked up O'Grady deep behind enemy lines.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Hitler's Circle Of Evil, The Rise Of The Sycophants
(S1, EP8)
 
4:00am
Hitler's Circle Of Evil, The Rise Of The Sycophants (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
This is the story of the rise and fall of the Third Reich told like the drama it really was: through the personal relationships of the movers and shakers of the most evil regime in history. They were Hitler's henchmen - the small gaggle of misfits, careerists and fanatical Nazis who had the ear of the Fuhrer. Those whose job it was to make his brutal vision a reality. Men like ex-chicken farmer and leader of the SS, Heinrich Himmler; Hitler's adoring but mentally unhinged deputy, Rudolf Hess; fighter ace turned morphine addict, Herman Goering; and sex-crazed propaganda chief, Josef Goebbels. As they scrabble for power, they will turn on each other in a murky atmosphere of intrigue, betrayal and murder. In a regime where all power derives from just one man, they strive to out-do each other in brutality, hatred of the Jews and an unequivocal commitment to the Nazi cause. It's early 1942 and the Nazi's invasion of Soviet Russia has reached a critical stage. With the United States also about to join the war, Germany is crying out for more tanks and aircraft. Who can Hitler trust to save the war effort? No one is expecting Albert Speer, his friend and favourite architect. Despite his inexperience, Speer proves to be a shrewd and capable operator, rationalising German industry to maximise production. But his success soon stirs up a rat's nest of jealousy and intrigue, and when he tries to convince Hitler to accept increasingly painful sacrifices to save the Third Reich, his more sycophantic rivals are ready to pounce. Speer's rise will put the ambitious architect into the firing line of the most notorious figures in the Nazi regime. It's a confrontation that would threaten his life.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
4:45am
Heroes of Helmand,
 
4:45am
Heroes of Helmand,
Rec
 
 
Although they were originally sent into the town for just three days, the British commanded garrison of the dusty Afghan town of Musa Qala was cut off 60 miles behind the enemy lines for four months; four months in which the tiny enclave was surrounded and under almost continuous attack by thousands of fanatical Taliban. The small band of besieged brothers survived in spite of chronic shortages of food, water and ammunition; and being surrounded and outnumbered by an enemy that would gladly have beheaded them all if they had breached the defences. Yet by the end of the battle, the Taliban had lost hundreds of men. The British had lost just three. We know how savage the fighting was at Musa Qala because so many soldiers recorded their experiences on video. Their never-before-seen footage is some of the most gut-wrenching and visceral ever filmed in the midst of battle. It is a unique record of a band of brothers, bonded in extreme adversity.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 9:30am
Rec
5:30am
The American West, Outlaw Rising
(S1, EP5)
 
5:30am
The American West, Outlaw Rising (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
After their defeat at Battle of Little Bighorn, the US Military seizes the Black Hills, forcing Sitting Bull to flee to Canada, and Crazy Horse to turn himself in to a reservation. With the buffalo eliminated from the Great Plains, cattle take their place, populating the West with rough boomtowns like Dodge City, requiring the unorthodox tactics of lawmen like Wyatt Earp. As the railroads build further west to capitalise on the cattle boom, in Lincoln County, New Mexico, a young cattle thief named Billy the Kid gets caught up in a corrupt war. And as Jesse James tries to adjust to an anonymous life in hiding, Crazy Horse decides he's had enough of life on a reservation - but he winds up paying the ultimate price.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 6:30pm
Rec
6:30am
I Killed JFK,
 
6:30am
I Killed JFK,
Rec
 
 
Featuring interviews with experts and historians, we delve behind the mystery of the world's greatest unsolved murder case. We investigate the viability of the confession of the alleged killer from the now infamous 'grassy knoll'.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
WWII's Most Daring Raids, Cutting Rommel's Lifeline
(S1, EP5)
 
7:30am
WWII's Most Daring Raids, Cutting Rommel's Lifeline (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
This program combines dramatic reconstruction, weapons demonstrations, expert analysis, and cutting edge computer game graphics to tell the story of an SAS force, working behind enemy lines to attack a vital Nazi harbour in North Africa. Commanded by Major David Stirling, these British Special Forces pioneers must drive hundreds of miles across hostile territory before reaching their target: Bouerat in Libya. There will be plenty of temping targets, but the British must be quick: their explosives are primed to detonate at 2.30am and they must make their escape before the enemy are alerted.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, The Trouble With Temples
(S16, EP1)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The Trouble With Temples (S16, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The crew travels to a field in Hertfordshire in search of a Roman temple site, an archaeological find which has eluded the team throughout the years. The dig begins promisingly as they start to find walls, Roman bricks and tiles and what appears to be a temple-like shape. As more of these shapes begin to appear, the team is stretched to capacity, and they soon realise they have uncovered not just one but a complex of four Roman temples, a site of national importance.
 
9:30am
The Bombing of Darwin: An Awkward Truth,
 
9:30am
The Bombing of Darwin: An Awkward Truth,
Rec
 
 
In 1942, the same Japanese force that had attacked Pearl Harbor struck Darwin, dropping more bombs, killing more civilians and sinking more ships, and yet the bombing of Darwin has remained in the shadows; the massive failure by Australia's military having been concealed for decades from the public by those responsible. Drawing on long-hidden documents, this film reveals the true story behind Australia's worst disaster.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 5:30pm
Rec
10:30am
Long Tan: The True Story,
 
10:30am
Long Tan: The True Story,
Rec
 
 
Investigate the battle of Long Tan, when an infantry company of untried Australians and New Zealanders held off repeated attacks by two heavily armed North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong units outnumbering them 20 to one.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Hitler's Circle Of Evil, The Rise Of The Sycophants
(S1, EP8)
 
11:30am
Hitler's Circle Of Evil, The Rise Of The Sycophants (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
This is the story of the rise and fall of the Third Reich told like the drama it really was: through the personal relationships of the movers and shakers of the most evil regime in history. They were Hitler's henchmen - the small gaggle of misfits, careerists and fanatical Nazis who had the ear of the Fuhrer. Those whose job it was to make his brutal vision a reality. Men like ex-chicken farmer and leader of the SS, Heinrich Himmler; Hitler's adoring but mentally unhinged deputy, Rudolf Hess; fighter ace turned morphine addict, Herman Goering; and sex-crazed propaganda chief, Josef Goebbels. As they scrabble for power, they will turn on each other in a murky atmosphere of intrigue, betrayal and murder. In a regime where all power derives from just one man, they strive to out-do each other in brutality, hatred of the Jews and an unequivocal commitment to the Nazi cause. It's early 1942 and the Nazi's invasion of Soviet Russia has reached a critical stage. With the United States also about to join the war, Germany is crying out for more tanks and aircraft. Who can Hitler trust to save the war effort? No one is expecting Albert Speer, his friend and favourite architect. Despite his inexperience, Speer proves to be a shrewd and capable operator, rationalising German industry to maximise production. But his success soon stirs up a rat's nest of jealousy and intrigue, and when he tries to convince Hitler to accept increasingly painful sacrifices to save the Third Reich, his more sycophantic rivals are ready to pounce. Speer's rise will put the ambitious architect into the firing line of the most notorious figures in the Nazi regime. It's a confrontation that would threaten his life.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Heroes of Helmand,
 
12:30pm
Heroes of Helmand,
Rec
 
 
Although they were originally sent into the town for just three days, the British commanded garrison of the dusty Afghan town of Musa Qala was cut off 60 miles behind the enemy lines for four months; four months in which the tiny enclave was surrounded and under almost continuous attack by thousands of fanatical Taliban. The small band of besieged brothers survived in spite of chronic shortages of food, water and ammunition; and being surrounded and outnumbered by an enemy that would gladly have beheaded them all if they had breached the defences. Yet by the end of the battle, the Taliban had lost hundreds of men. The British had lost just three. We know how savage the fighting was at Musa Qala because so many soldiers recorded their experiences on video. Their never-before-seen footage is some of the most gut-wrenching and visceral ever filmed in the midst of battle. It is a unique record of a band of brothers, bonded in extreme adversity.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 9:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Breakout Through Hell's Gate
(S1, EP13)
 
1:30pm
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Breakout Through Hell's Gate (S1, EP13)
Rec
 
 
Discover the incredible heroes of World War II who stood up and fought when everything else seemed lost.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Tanks, Sherman Tank: The Workhorse
(S3, EP4)
 
2:30pm
Tanks, Sherman Tank: The Workhorse (S3, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The story of the most produced, most used and most important US tank of World War II. Nearly 50,000 of these superb fighting vehicles were built during the war and every allied army used the Sherman in a variety of roles in every theatre of combat throughout the world. Although it was inferior to the best German tanks in armament and protection, in reliability, serviceability and cost effectiveness, it was unmatched.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
World War 2: The Complete History, The War That Wasn't
(S1, EP3)
 
3:30pm
World War 2: The Complete History, The War That Wasn't (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The time that followed the destruction of Poland came to be known as the Phoney War, a period were neither side wanted to engage the other. Both armies used the time to fortify their positions and many, on both sides, hoped that the war might simply go away if neither side upset the other. In this part, we look at how the war developed from these early months of silence. Whilst the war on land remained quiet, out at sea there was a different story unfolding. German ships that had slipped silently onto the ocean during the final weeks of peace were making their presence felt. German U-boats had begun their attacks on merchant shipping as soon as war was declared. Britain and France were preparing to fight a war based on the tactics that had seen Germany defeated in World War I. Time would prove this to be a futile exercise; a new way of making war would have to be found. A botched encounter between Britain and Germany in Norwegian waters had far reaching effects; this tactical disaster led to the resignation of Prime Minster Chamberlain. His replacement would be a man who believed that it was his destiny to lead Britain and defeat Hitler - that man was Winston Churchill.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
History's Raiders, Search & Rescue In The Balkans
(S1, EP16)
 
4:30pm
History's Raiders, Search & Rescue In The Balkans (S1, EP16)
Rec
 
 
In June 1995, two US Air Force F-16 fighter-bombers were enforcing the UN no-fly zone over Bosnia when they were engaged by Surface to Air Missiles from Serb territory. One was hit and Captain Scott O'Grady ejected. For five days, he evaded Serb forces until a fellow pilot picked up a faint signal from his emergency beacon. This is the story of his spectacular rescue by an elite Air Force and Marine Corps pilot rescue unit, a helicopter-borne force that picked up O'Grady deep behind enemy lines.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
JFK: The Smoking Gun,
 
5:30pm
JFK: The Smoking Gun,
Rec
 
 
Seventy-five percent of the American people still refuse to believe the official story of President John F Kennedy's death. They do not think he was killed by a lone gunman but by a mysterious cabal that somehow conspired to have him killed. How can this be? How can a crime this famous, witnessed and investigated by so many, remain a mystery? This is what veteran Australian police detective Colin McLaren is determined to find out. Follow the forensic cold-case investigation McLaren conducted over four painstaking years, taking us back to that tragic day in Dallas at Dealey Plaza where the shooting took place, to Parkland Hospital where the president was pronounced dead, to the Bethesda Naval Hospital where the autopsy was conducted and to the conclusions of the Warren Commission that have remained controversial to this day. Driven by a seasoned police detective who, thanks to modern technology, finally had access to all the facts and to witness testimony, the documentary uses logic, reason and time-tested investigative techniques to solve a crime that is every bit as shocking and incredible today as it was when it first happened 50 years ago. Colin McLaren believes he has found the smoking gun that killed JFK. Once you've seen this program, he's confident you will believe it, too.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 9:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
7:30pm
Despot Housewives, The Illusionists
(S1, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
Despot Housewives, The Illusionists (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The most infamous first ladies are gathered together in this documentary saga that steps into the lives of these controversial women, examining the power, responsibility and consequence of their roles as spouses of the world's most notorious heads of states.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 3:30pm
Rec
8:30pm
Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered, War Is Hell
(S1, EP3)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered, War Is Hell (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
In 1965, the United States officially became involved in the conflict in South East Asia, where decades of turmoil had been building since the beginning of World War II. The fall of French Indochina and the spread of Communism catapulted the country into one of its longest and deadliest wars. Featuring personal stories from veterans and detailing the battles, strategy, and politics of a war that consumed multiple US presidents, this program is a chronicle of the tragedy that tested the strength of America and forever changed the social and political landscape of the world. As troop morale declined, US generals began to advocate for a more aggressive strategy to take the war to the NLF, abandoning the idea that South Vietnam could take back the north without US assistance.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 7:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Sniper: Into The Kill Zone,
* FIRST ON *
9:30pm
Sniper: Into The Kill Zone,
Rec
 
 
Amazing feats of marksmanship are recounted by the men who pulled the trigger. Gripping accounts of the longest shots and the deadliest ambushes take us to battlefields from Vietnam, to Iraq, to the Alaskan wilderness. There is no escape for those who enter the kill zone.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 1:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
WWII: 1941 and the Man of Steel, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
11:30pm
WWII: 1941 and the Man of Steel, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Marking the 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, the historian Professor David Reynolds re-assesses Stalin's role in the life and death struggle between Germany and Russia in World War Two, which, he argues, was ultimately more critical for British survival than 'Our Finest Hour' in the Battle of Britain itself. The name 'Stalin' means 'man of steel' but David Reynolds' penetrating new account reveals how the reality of Stalin's war in 1941 did not live up to that name. Travelling to Russian battlefield locations, he charts how Stalinist Russia was almost annihilated within a few months as Stalin lurched from crisis to crisis, coming close to nervous breakdown. David Reynolds shows how Stalin learnt to compromise in order to win, listening to his generals and downplaying communist ideology to appeal instead to the Russian people's nationalist fighting spirit. David Reynolds also squares up to the terrible moral dilemma at the heart of World War Two. Using original telegrams and official documents, he looks afresh at Winston Churchill's controversial visit to Moscow in 1942 and re-examines how Britain and America were drawn into alliance with Stalin, a dictator almost as murderous as the Nazi enemy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Strategy: The Genius of Warfare, War On Land - Warrior To Blitzkrieg
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30am
Strategy: The Genius of Warfare, War On Land - Warrior To Blitzkrieg (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Infantry have been backbone, heart, and core strength of armies as long as nations have made war. Infantry were the first soldiers, a natural growth from primitive, ancient warriors. The change from warrior to soldier lies at the heart of understanding the history of warfare. In the first of two programmes dedicated to war on land we examine the development of armies, from the Medieval warrior to the modern day soldier. As it has been for centuries, it was the developments of science and technology that forced the primitive warrior to become sophisticated soldier. Technology had created expensive, specialised weapons such as the gun, musket and cannon. The new weapons were not for amateurs, for farmers who set aside plough and sickle when the need arose, but needed professional full time practice. The new armies that grew out of this period of change were standing armies - permanent forces led by officers who saw soldiering as a job, not a hobby.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Tanks, Kv Tank: Russian Steel Monster
(S3, EP5)
 
1:30am
Tanks, Kv Tank: Russian Steel Monster (S3, EP5)
Rec
 
 
When it was designed in 1939, the Russian KV was the most advanced heavy tank in the world. Seemingly impervious to anti-tank fire, more than 600 had been built when Russia was invaded by Germany in 1941, and this simple, robust and powerful tank gave a severe jolt to German armoured planning.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
World War 2: The Complete History, A Kind Of Victory
(S1, EP4)
 
2:30am
World War 2: The Complete History, A Kind Of Victory (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
On May 13, 1940 Winston Churchill became Britain's Prime Minister. He gave no quick solution to the conflict but swore there would be no appeasement of Hitler. This decision was made all the more difficult as, in the first few hours of Churchill taking office, the war in Europe exploded into life. The Germans, using a new method of warfare - the Blitzkrieg - attacked the entire Western border from Switzerland to the sea. In a bold move that wrong footed the Allies, the Germans managed to encircle them leaving them only one escape route - the French port of Dunkirk. The daring plan embarked upon to rescue the stranded troops on the beaches would earn itself a place in the history books. Over 300,000 soldiers were rescued and the British won a small victory that raised the populations morale and gave them renewed strength for the fight. The Germans dealt with the remaining French army swiftly and, after Frances surrender on June 14, Hitler began to impose surrender terms that were retribution for the humiliation of the Versailles Treaty. In Britain the population began to grow ever fearful. Their enemy was now just 20 miles away, across the English Channel and plotting an invasion. The Germans knew that for any invasion plans to succeed they would have to first destroy the might of the Royal Navy. Hitler planned to use fighter planes to destroy British ships. He had not planned for the courage and determination of the RAF. In Churchill's words: The Battle of France is over. The Battle of Britain has begun.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
History's Raiders, Sinking The Tirpitz
(S1, EP17)
 
3:15am
History's Raiders, Sinking The Tirpitz (S1, EP17)
Rec
 
 
The largest and fastest battleship cruising European waters, the Tirpitz was the pride of Germany's Kriegsmarine and the scourge of Britain's Royal Navy. In Norway, the Tirpitz lurked in the fjords, threatening vital Arctic and Atlantic convoys, and became Churchill's obsession. Yet no matter what US and British naval and air forces threw at her, they couldn't stop her - each time she was damaged, she was mended. Until she met her nemesis in the massive 12,000-pound Tallboy bomb.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Despot Housewives, The Illusionists
(S1, EP4)
 
4:00am
Despot Housewives, The Illusionists (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The most infamous first ladies are gathered together in this documentary saga that steps into the lives of these controversial women, examining the power, responsibility and consequence of their roles as spouses of the world's most notorious heads of states.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 3:30pm
Rec
4:45am
Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered, War Is Hell
(S1, EP3)
 
4:45am
Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered, War Is Hell (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
In 1965, the United States officially became involved in the conflict in South East Asia, where decades of turmoil had been building since the beginning of World War II. The fall of French Indochina and the spread of Communism catapulted the country into one of its longest and deadliest wars. Featuring personal stories from veterans and detailing the battles, strategy, and politics of a war that consumed multiple US presidents, this program is a chronicle of the tragedy that tested the strength of America and forever changed the social and political landscape of the world. As troop morale declined, US generals began to advocate for a more aggressive strategy to take the war to the NLF, abandoning the idea that South Vietnam could take back the north without US assistance.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 7:30am
Rec
5:30am
Sniper: Into The Kill Zone,
 
5:30am
Sniper: Into The Kill Zone,
Rec
 
 
Amazing feats of marksmanship are recounted by the men who pulled the trigger. Gripping accounts of the longest shots and the deadliest ambushes take us to battlefields from Vietnam, to Iraq, to the Alaskan wilderness. There is no escape for those who enter the kill zone.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 1:30pm
Rec
7:30am
WWII: 1941 and the Man of Steel, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
7:30am
WWII: 1941 and the Man of Steel, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Marking the 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, the historian Professor David Reynolds re-assesses Stalin's role in the life and death struggle between Germany and Russia in World War Two, which, he argues, was ultimately more critical for British survival than 'Our Finest Hour' in the Battle of Britain itself. The name 'Stalin' means 'man of steel' but David Reynolds' penetrating new account reveals how the reality of Stalin's war in 1941 did not live up to that name. Travelling to Russian battlefield locations, he charts how Stalinist Russia was almost annihilated within a few months as Stalin lurched from crisis to crisis, coming close to nervous breakdown. David Reynolds shows how Stalin learnt to compromise in order to win, listening to his generals and downplaying communist ideology to appeal instead to the Russian people's nationalist fighting spirit. David Reynolds also squares up to the terrible moral dilemma at the heart of World War Two. Using original telegrams and official documents, he looks afresh at Winston Churchill's controversial visit to Moscow in 1942 and re-examines how Britain and America were drawn into alliance with Stalin, a dictator almost as murderous as the Nazi enemy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, The Wedding Present
(S16, EP2)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The Wedding Present (S16, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Tony Robinson and the team investigate a very unusual wedding present, Scargill Castle in Durham. When two archaeologists married, groom Neil Hammond gave his bride, Caroline, a ruined castle as a wedding present. However, the castle was reputed to have been a medieval stronghold in a violent era of battles between English and Scottish kings. The team spend three days exploring the history and layout of the site in order to paint a true picture of what the castle looked like in its prime.
 
9:30am
JFK: The Smoking Gun,
 
9:30am
JFK: The Smoking Gun,
Rec
 
 
Seventy-five percent of the American people still refuse to believe the official story of President John F Kennedy's death. They do not think he was killed by a lone gunman but by a mysterious cabal that somehow conspired to have him killed. How can this be? How can a crime this famous, witnessed and investigated by so many, remain a mystery? This is what veteran Australian police detective Colin McLaren is determined to find out. Follow the forensic cold-case investigation McLaren conducted over four painstaking years, taking us back to that tragic day in Dallas at Dealey Plaza where the shooting took place, to Parkland Hospital where the president was pronounced dead, to the Bethesda Naval Hospital where the autopsy was conducted and to the conclusions of the Warren Commission that have remained controversial to this day. Driven by a seasoned police detective who, thanks to modern technology, finally had access to all the facts and to witness testimony, the documentary uses logic, reason and time-tested investigative techniques to solve a crime that is every bit as shocking and incredible today as it was when it first happened 50 years ago. Colin McLaren believes he has found the smoking gun that killed JFK. Once you've seen this program, he's confident you will believe it, too.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 5:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Despot Housewives, The Illusionists
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30am
Despot Housewives, The Illusionists (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The most infamous first ladies are gathered together in this documentary saga that steps into the lives of these controversial women, examining the power, responsibility and consequence of their roles as spouses of the world's most notorious heads of states.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 3:30pm
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered, War Is Hell
(S1, EP3)
 
12:30pm
Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered, War Is Hell (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
In 1965, the United States officially became involved in the conflict in South East Asia, where decades of turmoil had been building since the beginning of World War II. The fall of French Indochina and the spread of Communism catapulted the country into one of its longest and deadliest wars. Featuring personal stories from veterans and detailing the battles, strategy, and politics of a war that consumed multiple US presidents, this program is a chronicle of the tragedy that tested the strength of America and forever changed the social and political landscape of the world. As troop morale declined, US generals began to advocate for a more aggressive strategy to take the war to the NLF, abandoning the idea that South Vietnam could take back the north without US assistance.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 7:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Strategy: The Genius of Warfare, War On Land - Warrior To Blitzkrieg
(S1, EP1)
 
1:30pm
Strategy: The Genius of Warfare, War On Land - Warrior To Blitzkrieg (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Infantry have been backbone, heart, and core strength of armies as long as nations have made war. Infantry were the first soldiers, a natural growth from primitive, ancient warriors. The change from warrior to soldier lies at the heart of understanding the history of warfare. In the first of two programmes dedicated to war on land we examine the development of armies, from the Medieval warrior to the modern day soldier. As it has been for centuries, it was the developments of science and technology that forced the primitive warrior to become sophisticated soldier. Technology had created expensive, specialised weapons such as the gun, musket and cannon. The new weapons were not for amateurs, for farmers who set aside plough and sickle when the need arose, but needed professional full time practice. The new armies that grew out of this period of change were standing armies - permanent forces led by officers who saw soldiering as a job, not a hobby.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Tanks, Kv Tank: Russian Steel Monster
(S3, EP5)
 
2:30pm
Tanks, Kv Tank: Russian Steel Monster (S3, EP5)
Rec
 
 
When it was designed in 1939, the Russian KV was the most advanced heavy tank in the world. Seemingly impervious to anti-tank fire, more than 600 had been built when Russia was invaded by Germany in 1941, and this simple, robust and powerful tank gave a severe jolt to German armoured planning.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
World War 2: The Complete History, A Kind Of Victory
(S1, EP4)
 
3:30pm
World War 2: The Complete History, A Kind Of Victory (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
On May 13, 1940 Winston Churchill became Britain's Prime Minister. He gave no quick solution to the conflict but swore there would be no appeasement of Hitler. This decision was made all the more difficult as, in the first few hours of Churchill taking office, the war in Europe exploded into life. The Germans, using a new method of warfare - the Blitzkrieg - attacked the entire Western border from Switzerland to the sea. In a bold move that wrong footed the Allies, the Germans managed to encircle them leaving them only one escape route - the French port of Dunkirk. The daring plan embarked upon to rescue the stranded troops on the beaches would earn itself a place in the history books. Over 300,000 soldiers were rescued and the British won a small victory that raised the populations morale and gave them renewed strength for the fight. The Germans dealt with the remaining French army swiftly and, after Frances surrender on June 14, Hitler began to impose surrender terms that were retribution for the humiliation of the Versailles Treaty. In Britain the population began to grow ever fearful. Their enemy was now just 20 miles away, across the English Channel and plotting an invasion. The Germans knew that for any invasion plans to succeed they would have to first destroy the might of the Royal Navy. Hitler planned to use fighter planes to destroy British ships. He had not planned for the courage and determination of the RAF. In Churchill's words: The Battle of France is over. The Battle of Britain has begun.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
History's Raiders, Sinking The Tirpitz
(S1, EP17)
 
4:30pm
History's Raiders, Sinking The Tirpitz (S1, EP17)
Rec
 
 
The largest and fastest battleship cruising European waters, the Tirpitz was the pride of Germany's Kriegsmarine and the scourge of Britain's Royal Navy. In Norway, the Tirpitz lurked in the fjords, threatening vital Arctic and Atlantic convoys, and became Churchill's obsession. Yet no matter what US and British naval and air forces threw at her, they couldn't stop her - each time she was damaged, she was mended. Until she met her nemesis in the massive 12,000-pound Tallboy bomb.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Montgomery,
 
5:30pm
Montgomery,
Rec
 
 
History tells us that the legend of Montgomery began in 1942 at El Alamein. This may be true but it was by no means inevitable. Despite his subsequent reputation Montgomery had not been first choice to lead the Desert War against Rommel and the forces of the Third Reich. It was only after Churchill's first choice, William Gott, was shot down and killed by German fighters that Montgomery was given his chance. In this programme we examine how Montgomery transformed the Desert Armies into well organised fighting machines.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 9:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Australia's Secret Heroes Z Special Unit, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
6:30pm
Australia's Secret Heroes Z Special Unit, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
In 1942, with the Japanese invasion of Singapore, an Australian unit was formed to strike back at the enemy in a series of near suicidal missions deep behind enemy lines. Now, in a unique 'living history' approach, six descendants of the men who did it for real are given a taste of the same tough training as their forefathers, continuing in this episode with Operation Rimau. The modern descendants of the original Z Special operatives are going through similar training to that undertaken by their forefathers on the banks of Pittwater Bay in New South Wales. Now they are given the chance to operate a Sleeping Beauty under the watchful eye of surviving Z Special member Norman Wallace, the last veteran from WW2 who trained on the machines. Enthusiast Chuck Anderson has built a life-sized replica of the kayaks and the recruits' trainers have trouble submerging the machine, just as Norman experienced in his original training camp. In order to breath underwater whilst driving the kayaks the recruits are trained in the no-bubble breathing equipment known as a 'rebreather', which would allow the Z Men to approach Singapore with complete stealth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Treasures Decoded, Blackbeard's Ship
(S2, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
Treasures Decoded, Blackbeard's Ship (S2, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Examine the treasures of antiquity: The Great Pyramid, The Easter Island Heads, The Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, The Ark of the Covenant and The Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure. Off the coast of North Carolina, nautical archaeologists, historians and scientists study the artefacts of a 300-year-old shipwreck. Positively identified as Blackbeard's flagship, our investigators set about to uncover what the ship's remains can tell us about history's most notorious pirate.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 12:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Return to Roanoke: Search for the Seven,
* FIRST ON *
8:30pm
Return to Roanoke: Search for the Seven,
Rec
 
 
The search for the Lost Colony has been intensifying since our first film aired. The investigation Fred Willard and the Vieira brothers undertook has sparked the public imagination surrounding the mystery. As reported in the Wall Street Journal in January 2016, Brenau University has re-opened their investigation into the Lost Colony and moved the first Dare Stone from a janitorial closet to the Office of the President, where it's kept behind two security walls. Brenau's President, Dr Edward Schrader, is now personally invested in confirming the authenticity of the first stone, and he's assembling a team of leading scholars at the Smithsonian and at Duke and Oxford universities. A geologist by trade, Dr Schrader is convinced that the stone is almost certainly authentic, and that the textual analysis the Vieira brothers and Dr Kevin Quarmby brought to bear on the stone has moved the search for the Lost Colony forward.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 1:30pm
Rec
10:30pm
Julius Caesar's Greatest Battle,
 
10:30pm
Julius Caesar's Greatest Battle,
Rec
 
 
Between 58 and 50 BC Julius Caesar fought a bloody campaign to absorb the whole of Gaul - modern-day France - into the Roman Empire. In his account of this period, De Bello Gallico, Caesar portrayed his actions as heroic, yet over this period he killed one million people, took another million hostage and destroyed 800 cities. In light of this, this programme examines whether his account was merely a masterpiece of propaganda that disguised the grim and brutal reality of the campaign.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 7:30am
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 12:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
The Special Relationship, Part 2
 
11:30pm
The Special Relationship, Part 2
Rec
 
 
The words "special relationship" were first used by Winston Churchill in 1946. He had built a special alliance with American President Franklin Roosevelt to win World War II. This kind of mutual dependence has always defined the special relationship between Britain and the USA. Take a look at how a string of 20th-century conflicts have shaped and reshaped this special alliance. After World War II, America, with its new-found wealth and strength, moved out into the new world and left Britain behind. Financially crippled and unable to keep up, Britain found itself increasingly sidelined in world affairs. America was forming new relationships with other countries in the world that made its ties with Britain less "special". The Suez crisis would become the next nail in the coffin of the special relationship, as America turned its back on Britain during this conflict. Some semblance of a connection survived, and America remembered its old friend Britain again when it realised it needed a base in Europe to continue its fight against communism during the Cold War. The fine print of the special contract between America and Britain shows a lopsided relationship - the story is about a one-sided giving of loyalty and affection. The truth may be that every nation now has a special relationship with America, while America has very few relationships which are especially important.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 6:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 4:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Strategy: The Genius of Warfare, War On Land - Blitzkrieg To The Future
(S1, EP2)
 
12:30am
Strategy: The Genius of Warfare, War On Land - Blitzkrieg To The Future (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
In the second of two programmes dedicated to the war on land we examine how Hitler's Blitzkrieg lost its impact in the vastness of the Soviet Union and we look at the development of amphibious warfare, a revolutionary development of World War Two. The Second World War had begun with new tactics that seemed to present a futuristic vision of a new type of warfare. Some of those tactics had been one-act plays, which were worn out and exhausted, but some stayed the course. In the end the war was won through weight of numbers combined with classic military strategy. The modern world sees wars which are short, using small highly trained armies. The two 20th Century World Wars, lasting years, will never be seen again but there is still a need for the military powers of the world to train armies of tough foot soldiers. The simple truth is that bombing a city to rubble is often not enough. It will not capture a war criminal or rebuild a dictatorship. It is still a fact of war that nothing proves a nation means business; nothing proves to an enemy people that they have really lost a war than another country's soldiers standing on the street corner.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Tanks, T34 Tank: Russia's Cutting Edge
(S3, EP6)
 
1:30am
Tanks, T34 Tank: Russia's Cutting Edge (S3, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The T34 was probably the most important tank to see action during the war. Its existence remained a well kept secret from the Germans who were shocked by its appearance on the battlefield. Easy to produce and maintain with innovative and formidable heavy armament, more than 40,000 of this superb medium tank were built.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
World War 2: The Complete History, Time Of Legend
(S1, EP5)
 
2:30am
World War 2: The Complete History, Time Of Legend (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
In this episode, we look at the impact of the Battle of Britain. Hitler's aim was total air supremacy, to negate British Naval power and enable the German army to cross the Channel and invade Britain. But the battle proved to be more complex. It became a war of courage and technology. The legends of the Hurricane, Spitfire and Messerschmitt were born and the use of new radar technology gave Britain the edge. A crucial turning point in the Battle of Britain came when Hitler ordered the Luftwaffe to attack RAF airfields. By destroying the planes on the ground Hitler almost came close to the victory he craved. But he grew impatient and changed his tactics. German bombers began daylight raids on London, hoping they could win by sheer force and weight of numbers. But it was not to be. The RAF regrouped and fought back hard. Hitler cancelled his invasion plans and tried a new strategy. The daylight bombing raids were replaced with night-time bombing and the Blitz began. But the British people were stoic, refusing to succumb to these tactics. Hitler's efforts only increased the will of the British never to surrender. Gradually this European war began to spread to all corners of the globe. As Japan and Italy attached their destiny to Hitler and the USA began to introduce peacetime conscription, it seemed that the tide of war was inevitably pulling every country into its path.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
History's Raiders, Target St. Nazaire
(S1, EP18)
 
3:15am
History's Raiders, Target St. Nazaire (S1, EP18)
Rec
 
 
In March 27, 1942, British Commandos raided the German-occupied port of St. Nazaire, France, targeting its dry dock - the only one on the Atlantic coast big enough to accommodate the battleship Tirpitz. The Royal Navy planned to ram an old destroyer packed with explosives into the dry dock and detonate after the raiders withdrew. As they stormed ashore, they took heavy casualties. But their gallantry had not been in vain - the explosion knocked the St. Nazaire dock out of action for the rest of the war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Treasures Decoded, Blackbeard's Ship
(S2, EP4)
 
4:00am
Treasures Decoded, Blackbeard's Ship (S2, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Examine the treasures of antiquity: The Great Pyramid, The Easter Island Heads, The Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, The Ark of the Covenant and The Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure. Off the coast of North Carolina, nautical archaeologists, historians and scientists study the artefacts of a 300-year-old shipwreck. Positively identified as Blackbeard's flagship, our investigators set about to uncover what the ship's remains can tell us about history's most notorious pirate.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 12:30am
Rec
4:45am
Montgomery,
 
4:45am
Montgomery,
Rec
 
 
History tells us that the legend of Montgomery began in 1942 at El Alamein. This may be true but it was by no means inevitable. Despite his subsequent reputation Montgomery had not been first choice to lead the Desert War against Rommel and the forces of the Third Reich. It was only after Churchill's first choice, William Gott, was shot down and killed by German fighters that Montgomery was given his chance. In this programme we examine how Montgomery transformed the Desert Armies into well organised fighting machines.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 5:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 9:30am
Rec
5:30am
Return to Roanoke: Search for the Seven,
 
5:30am
Return to Roanoke: Search for the Seven,
Rec
 
 
The search for the Lost Colony has been intensifying since our first film aired. The investigation Fred Willard and the Vieira brothers undertook has sparked the public imagination surrounding the mystery. As reported in the Wall Street Journal in January 2016, Brenau University has re-opened their investigation into the Lost Colony and moved the first Dare Stone from a janitorial closet to the Office of the President, where it's kept behind two security walls. Brenau's President, Dr Edward Schrader, is now personally invested in confirming the authenticity of the first stone, and he's assembling a team of leading scholars at the Smithsonian and at Duke and Oxford universities. A geologist by trade, Dr Schrader is convinced that the stone is almost certainly authentic, and that the textual analysis the Vieira brothers and Dr Kevin Quarmby brought to bear on the stone has moved the search for the Lost Colony forward.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 1:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Julius Caesar's Greatest Battle,
 
7:30am
Julius Caesar's Greatest Battle,
Rec
 
 
Between 58 and 50 BC Julius Caesar fought a bloody campaign to absorb the whole of Gaul - modern-day France - into the Roman Empire. In his account of this period, De Bello Gallico, Caesar portrayed his actions as heroic, yet over this period he killed one million people, took another million hostage and destroyed 800 cities. In light of this, this programme examines whether his account was merely a masterpiece of propaganda that disguised the grim and brutal reality of the campaign.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 12:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Heroes' Hill
(S16, EP3)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Heroes' Hill (S16, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The team braves the harsh conditions of fierce winds, strong rain and getting lost in thick fog to reveal the secrets of one of the biggest monuments at Knockdhu in the County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The headland at Knockdhu on the County Antrim coast offers breathtaking views - on a clear day you can see Scotland - and also one of the most testing digs the team has ever undertaken. Working together with archaeologists from Queens University in Belfast, Tony Robinson and the team excavate the ditches and banks used by prehistoric tribes to defend the remote hillside site. After three days of work, the pieces begin to fall into place and reveal the work of a sophisticated society.
 
9:30am
Montgomery,
 
9:30am
Montgomery,
Rec
 
 
History tells us that the legend of Montgomery began in 1942 at El Alamein. This may be true but it was by no means inevitable. Despite his subsequent reputation Montgomery had not been first choice to lead the Desert War against Rommel and the forces of the Third Reich. It was only after Churchill's first choice, William Gott, was shot down and killed by German fighters that Montgomery was given his chance. In this programme we examine how Montgomery transformed the Desert Armies into well organised fighting machines.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 5:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 4:45am
Rec
10:30am
Australia's Secret Heroes Z Special Unit, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
10:30am
Australia's Secret Heroes Z Special Unit, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
In 1942, with the Japanese invasion of Singapore, an Australian unit was formed to strike back at the enemy in a series of near suicidal missions deep behind enemy lines. Now, in a unique 'living history' approach, six descendants of the men who did it for real are given a taste of the same tough training as their forefathers, continuing in this episode with Operation Rimau. The modern descendants of the original Z Special operatives are going through similar training to that undertaken by their forefathers on the banks of Pittwater Bay in New South Wales. Now they are given the chance to operate a Sleeping Beauty under the watchful eye of surviving Z Special member Norman Wallace, the last veteran from WW2 who trained on the machines. Enthusiast Chuck Anderson has built a life-sized replica of the kayaks and the recruits' trainers have trouble submerging the machine, just as Norman experienced in his original training camp. In order to breath underwater whilst driving the kayaks the recruits are trained in the no-bubble breathing equipment known as a 'rebreather', which would allow the Z Men to approach Singapore with complete stealth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Treasures Decoded, Blackbeard's Ship
(S2, EP4)
 
11:30am
Treasures Decoded, Blackbeard's Ship (S2, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Examine the treasures of antiquity: The Great Pyramid, The Easter Island Heads, The Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, The Ark of the Covenant and The Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure. Off the coast of North Carolina, nautical archaeologists, historians and scientists study the artefacts of a 300-year-old shipwreck. Positively identified as Blackbeard's flagship, our investigators set about to uncover what the ship's remains can tell us about history's most notorious pirate.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 12:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Julius Caesar's Greatest Battle,
 
12:30pm
Julius Caesar's Greatest Battle,
Rec
 
 
Between 58 and 50 BC Julius Caesar fought a bloody campaign to absorb the whole of Gaul - modern-day France - into the Roman Empire. In his account of this period, De Bello Gallico, Caesar portrayed his actions as heroic, yet over this period he killed one million people, took another million hostage and destroyed 800 cities. In light of this, this programme examines whether his account was merely a masterpiece of propaganda that disguised the grim and brutal reality of the campaign.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 7:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Strategy: The Genius of Warfare, War On Land - Blitzkrieg To The Future
(S1, EP2)
 
1:30pm
Strategy: The Genius of Warfare, War On Land - Blitzkrieg To The Future (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
In the second of two programmes dedicated to the war on land we examine how Hitler's Blitzkrieg lost its impact in the vastness of the Soviet Union and we look at the development of amphibious warfare, a revolutionary development of World War Two. The Second World War had begun with new tactics that seemed to present a futuristic vision of a new type of warfare. Some of those tactics had been one-act plays, which were worn out and exhausted, but some stayed the course. In the end the war was won through weight of numbers combined with classic military strategy. The modern world sees wars which are short, using small highly trained armies. The two 20th Century World Wars, lasting years, will never be seen again but there is still a need for the military powers of the world to train armies of tough foot soldiers. The simple truth is that bombing a city to rubble is often not enough. It will not capture a war criminal or rebuild a dictatorship. It is still a fact of war that nothing proves a nation means business; nothing proves to an enemy people that they have really lost a war than another country's soldiers standing on the street corner.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Tanks, T34 Tank: Russia's Cutting Edge
(S3, EP6)
 
2:30pm
Tanks, T34 Tank: Russia's Cutting Edge (S3, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The T34 was probably the most important tank to see action during the war. Its existence remained a well kept secret from the Germans who were shocked by its appearance on the battlefield. Easy to produce and maintain with innovative and formidable heavy armament, more than 40,000 of this superb medium tank were built.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
World War 2: The Complete History, Time Of Legend
(S1, EP5)
 
3:30pm
World War 2: The Complete History, Time Of Legend (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
In this episode, we look at the impact of the Battle of Britain. Hitler's aim was total air supremacy, to negate British Naval power and enable the German army to cross the Channel and invade Britain. But the battle proved to be more complex. It became a war of courage and technology. The legends of the Hurricane, Spitfire and Messerschmitt were born and the use of new radar technology gave Britain the edge. A crucial turning point in the Battle of Britain came when Hitler ordered the Luftwaffe to attack RAF airfields. By destroying the planes on the ground Hitler almost came close to the victory he craved. But he grew impatient and changed his tactics. German bombers began daylight raids on London, hoping they could win by sheer force and weight of numbers. But it was not to be. The RAF regrouped and fought back hard. Hitler cancelled his invasion plans and tried a new strategy. The daylight bombing raids were replaced with night-time bombing and the Blitz began. But the British people were stoic, refusing to succumb to these tactics. Hitler's efforts only increased the will of the British never to surrender. Gradually this European war began to spread to all corners of the globe. As Japan and Italy attached their destiny to Hitler and the USA began to introduce peacetime conscription, it seemed that the tide of war was inevitably pulling every country into its path.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
History's Raiders, Target St. Nazaire
(S1, EP18)
 
4:30pm
History's Raiders, Target St. Nazaire (S1, EP18)
Rec
 
 
In March 27, 1942, British Commandos raided the German-occupied port of St. Nazaire, France, targeting its dry dock - the only one on the Atlantic coast big enough to accommodate the battleship Tirpitz. The Royal Navy planned to ram an old destroyer packed with explosives into the dry dock and detonate after the raiders withdrew. As they stormed ashore, they took heavy casualties. But their gallantry had not been in vain - the explosion knocked the St. Nazaire dock out of action for the rest of the war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Surviving The Holocaust,
 
5:30pm
Surviving The Holocaust,
Rec
 
 
As a young Jewish man, Freddie Knoller lived through World War Two by unusual means and in extraordinary circumstances. After escaping Vienna as a teenage Jewish refugee he spent most of World War Two living in the heart of occupied Paris with Nazi officers and Montmartre prostitutes, until the conflict eventually caught up with him. Fighting as part of the French Resistance, Freddie was betrayed and faced the horror of the concentration camps. Finally freed in April 1945, he weighed little more than six stone. Telling his own story, in his own words, Freddie draws on intense memories that have defined him as a man to reveal the incredible adventure of his early life.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 9:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Ancient Assassins, Vlad's Impalers
(S1, EP8)
 
6:30pm
Ancient Assassins, Vlad's Impalers (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for the fictional character of Dracula, was one of the most ruthless and brutal rulers in medieval Europe.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Mysteries At The Museum, Mail Missile, Dare To Dream
(S6, EP8)
 
7:30pm
Mysteries At The Museum, Mail Missile, Dare To Dream (S6, EP8)
Rec
 
 
The extraordinary, often bizarre treasures housed in America's museums represent wondrous chapters in history, but a physical display can tell only part of their story. Behind each artefact are amazing tales and secrets to be revealed - tales sometimes brimming with scandal, mystery, murder and intrigue. Host, Don Wildman, visits a wide variety of museums across the United States, taking viewers on a sometimes shocking tour of America's past by re-examining what's been left behind. Interviews, archival footage and re-enactments bring to life the artefacts' enduring mysteries, some that have never been told before on television.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 28 November 2017 · 6:30am
Rec
8:30pm
WW2 Treasure Hunters, 82nd Airborne And German Pows
(S1, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
WW2 Treasure Hunters, 82nd Airborne And German Pows (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The history of WWII lies buried and forgotten at hundreds of sites across the UK. Now, the stories of the Second World War are brought vividly back to life through newly uncovered evidence. Artefacts of all shapes and sizes carry the story of the war here on the home front and hold the key to the forgotten histories of the men and women who risked their lives to save Britain. The series pairs Britain's foremost amateur WWII archaeologist, Stephen Taylor, with WWII enthusiast and Madness frontman, Suggs, as they work together to unearth incredible relics from historically important former military sites before they rust away or disappear under concrete. The duo reveal the stories of the people behind the discoveries, meeting survivors and experts to understand the events which took place in each location. Using state-of-the-art technology, original WWII archive and maps to identify forgotten sites including former military bases, airfields, and POW camps, this series brings a fresh perspective on the Second World War and the people who fought it.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Secret Spitfires,
* FIRST ON *
9:30pm
Secret Spitfires,
Rec
 
 
The secret Spitfires of Salisbury - the story of hundreds of women, girls and a handful of men who built Spitfires in secret during WWII. Spitfires were the nemesis of the Luftwaffe and the instrument which halted Hitler's plans for invasion. Upon destroying the Spitfire factories, Germans were convinced they halted the production of the Spitfires for good. However, the British had a secret plan. One small market town in the south of England becomes a major centre for manufacturing Spitfires, hidden in sheds, garages, back gardens, a bus depot and a hotel. With a workforce mainly made up of unskilled young girls, boys, women and a handful of engineers, 2000 Spitfires were built, becoming instrumental in winning the war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 12:30pm
Rec
10:30pm
Heroes of Helmand,
 
10:30pm
Heroes of Helmand,
Rec
 
 
Although they were originally sent into the town for just three days, the British commanded garrison of the dusty Afghan town of Musa Qala was cut off 60 miles behind the enemy lines for four months; four months in which the tiny enclave was surrounded and under almost continuous attack by thousands of fanatical Taliban. The small band of besieged brothers survived in spite of chronic shortages of food, water and ammunition; and being surrounded and outnumbered by an enemy that would gladly have beheaded them all if they had breached the defences. Yet by the end of the battle the Taliban had lost hundreds of men. The British had lost just three. We know how savage the fighting was at Musa Qala because so many soldiers recorded their experiences on video. Their never-before- seen footage is some of the most gut wrenching and visceral ever filmed in the midst of battle. It is a unique record of a band of brothers- bonded in extreme adversity.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 9:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Myth Hunters, The Search For The Crystal Skulls
(S1, EP12)
 
11:30pm
Myth Hunters, The Search For The Crystal Skulls (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
The story of real life quests after some of history's greatest legends. From the Nazis' search for the Holy Grail, to the Americans who hunted for pirate treasure in Vietnam; from the true story of the crystal skulls to the mystery of King Solomon's mines - this series uncovers the truth behind some of the most fabulous, romantic and deranged treasure hunts in modern history.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Genius, Wright Vs Curtiss
(S1, EP4)
 
12:30am
Genius, Wright Vs Curtiss (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
When Orville and Wilbur Wright build and fly the world's first plane, there's only one problem: no one believes them. Aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss begins manufacturing and selling his own planes during this time, making tones of money in the process, and sparking a massive patent war that threatens to destroy the entire aviation industry before it even gets off the ground.
 
1:30am
The Making of the Mob: New York, A Rising Threat
(S1, EP4)
 
1:30am
The Making of the Mob: New York, A Rising Threat (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Charles 'Lucky' Luciano's decision to go into the prostitution business gives Thomas Dewey the opportunity he's been waiting for. Using the new technology of wiretapping, Dewey has Luciano arrested and puts the most powerful mobster in the country on trial.
 
2:30am
Whale Hunters: An Untold History,
 
2:30am
Whale Hunters: An Untold History,
Rec
 
 
In the 20th-century, whaling ships killed 1.5 million whales in Antarctica, bringing the biggest creatures that have ever lived to the brink of extinction. Whalers from Europe led the rush south and were still whaling into the 1960s. This is the unseen story of whaling at the edge of the world. The Antarctic island of South Georgia is a place of forbidding beauty and spectacular wildlife. Like an aircraft carrier stationed in the Southern Ocean, it was the hub of the whaling industry until just 50 years ago. Huge whaling stations were built to process the whales, for the essential products of everyday life just a generation ago: margarine, fertiliser, and even packet soups. Now reclaimed by seals and penguins and forbidden to all visitors due to the dangers of crumbling buildings and toxic asbestos, historian Adam Nicolson takes a once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore the world's biggest whaling station, built and operated by a British company. The film takes a first look at newly uncovered archive film of the whaling industry, and a last chance to hear the personal testimony of the whalers themselves. It explores the epic tussle between businessmen, scientists and politicians that took the whales to the brink of total destruction. This unique film delves deep into a story of our shared past that was on its way to being airbrushed out of history altogether.
 
4:00am
Mysteries At The Museum, Mail Missile, Dare To Dream
(S6, EP8)
 
4:00am
Mysteries At The Museum, Mail Missile, Dare To Dream (S6, EP8)
Rec
 
 
The extraordinary, often bizarre treasures housed in America's museums represent wondrous chapters in history, but a physical display can tell only part of their story. Behind each artefact are amazing tales and secrets to be revealed - tales sometimes brimming with scandal, mystery, murder and intrigue. Host, Don Wildman, visits a wide variety of museums across the United States, taking viewers on a sometimes shocking tour of America's past by re-examining what's been left behind. Interviews, archival footage and re-enactments bring to life the artefacts' enduring mysteries, some that have never been told before on television.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 28 November 2017 · 6:30am
Rec
4:45am
WW2 Treasure Hunters, 82nd Airborne And German Pows
(S1, EP4)
 
4:45am
WW2 Treasure Hunters, 82nd Airborne And German Pows (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The history of WWII lies buried and forgotten at hundreds of sites across the UK. Now, the stories of the Second World War are brought vividly back to life through newly uncovered evidence. Artefacts of all shapes and sizes carry the story of the war here on the home front and hold the key to the forgotten histories of the men and women who risked their lives to save Britain. The series pairs Britain's foremost amateur WWII archaeologist, Stephen Taylor, with WWII enthusiast and Madness frontman, Suggs, as they work together to unearth incredible relics from historically important former military sites before they rust away or disappear under concrete. The duo reveal the stories of the people behind the discoveries, meeting survivors and experts to understand the events which took place in each location. Using state-of-the-art technology, original WWII archive and maps to identify forgotten sites including former military bases, airfields, and POW camps, this series brings a fresh perspective on the Second World War and the people who fought it.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
5:30am
Secret Spitfires,
 
5:30am
Secret Spitfires,
Rec
 
 
The secret Spitfires of Salisbury - the story of hundreds of women, girls and a handful of men who built Spitfires in secret during WWII. Spitfires were the nemesis of the Luftwaffe and the instrument which halted Hitler's plans for invasion. Upon destroying the Spitfire factories, Germans were convinced they halted the production of the Spitfires for good. However, the British had a secret plan. One small market town in the south of England becomes a major centre for manufacturing Spitfires, hidden in sheds, garages, back gardens, a bus depot and a hotel. With a workforce mainly made up of unskilled young girls, boys, women and a handful of engineers, 2000 Spitfires were built, becoming instrumental in winning the war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 12:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Heroes of Helmand,
 
6:30am
Heroes of Helmand,
Rec
 
 
Although they were originally sent into the town for just three days, the British commanded garrison of the dusty Afghan town of Musa Qala was cut off 60 miles behind the enemy lines for four months; four months in which the tiny enclave was surrounded and under almost continuous attack by thousands of fanatical Taliban. The small band of besieged brothers survived in spite of chronic shortages of food, water and ammunition; and being surrounded and outnumbered by an enemy that would gladly have beheaded them all if they had breached the defences. Yet by the end of the battle the Taliban had lost hundreds of men. The British had lost just three. We know how savage the fighting was at Musa Qala because so many soldiers recorded their experiences on video. Their never-before- seen footage is some of the most gut wrenching and visceral ever filmed in the midst of battle. It is a unique record of a band of brothers- bonded in extreme adversity.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 9:30am
Rec
7:30am
Myth Hunters, The Search For The Crystal Skulls
(S1, EP12)
 
7:30am
Myth Hunters, The Search For The Crystal Skulls (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
The story of real life quests after some of history's greatest legends. From the Nazis' search for the Holy Grail, to the Americans who hunted for pirate treasure in Vietnam; from the true story of the crystal skulls to the mystery of King Solomon's mines - this series uncovers the truth behind some of the most fabulous, romantic and deranged treasure hunts in modern history.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Toga Town
(S16, EP4)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Toga Town (S16, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Tony Robinson and the team head to the small village of Caerwent in Wales, one of the country's best preserved Roman sites. The archaeologists excavate a prime location that has previously been untouched, revealing a whole host of finds including a maze of walls and a villa.
 
9:30am
Surviving The Holocaust,
 
9:30am
Surviving The Holocaust,
Rec
 
 
As a young Jewish man, Freddie Knoller lived through World War Two by unusual means and in extraordinary circumstances. After escaping Vienna as a teenage Jewish refugee he spent most of World War Two living in the heart of occupied Paris with Nazi officers and Montmartre prostitutes, until the conflict eventually caught up with him. Fighting as part of the French Resistance, Freddie was betrayed and faced the horror of the concentration camps. Finally freed in April 1945, he weighed little more than six stone. Telling his own story, in his own words, Freddie draws on intense memories that have defined him as a man to reveal the incredible adventure of his early life.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 5:30pm
Rec
10:30am
Ancient Assassins, Vlad's Impalers
(S1, EP8)
 
10:30am
Ancient Assassins, Vlad's Impalers (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for the fictional character of Dracula, was one of the most ruthless and brutal rulers in medieval Europe.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
WW2 Treasure Hunters, 82nd Airborne And German Pows
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30am
WW2 Treasure Hunters, 82nd Airborne And German Pows (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The history of WWII lies buried and forgotten at hundreds of sites across the UK. Now, the stories of the Second World War are brought vividly back to life through newly uncovered evidence. Artefacts of all shapes and sizes carry the story of the war here on the home front and hold the key to the forgotten histories of the men and women who risked their lives to save Britain. The series pairs Britain's foremost amateur WWII archaeologist, Stephen Taylor, with WWII enthusiast and Madness frontman, Suggs, as they work together to unearth incredible relics from historically important former military sites before they rust away or disappear under concrete. The duo reveal the stories of the people behind the discoveries, meeting survivors and experts to understand the events which took place in each location. Using state-of-the-art technology, original WWII archive and maps to identify forgotten sites including former military bases, airfields, and POW camps, this series brings a fresh perspective on the Second World War and the people who fought it.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 4:45am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Secret Spitfires,
 
12:30pm
Secret Spitfires,
Rec
 
 
The secret Spitfires of Salisbury - the story of hundreds of women, girls and a handful of men who built Spitfires in secret during WWII. Spitfires were the nemesis of the Luftwaffe and the instrument which halted Hitler's plans for invasion. Upon destroying the Spitfire factories, Germans were convinced they halted the production of the Spitfires for good. However, the British had a secret plan. One small market town in the south of England becomes a major centre for manufacturing Spitfires, hidden in sheds, garages, back gardens, a bus depot and a hotel. With a workforce mainly made up of unskilled young girls, boys, women and a handful of engineers, 2000 Spitfires were built, becoming instrumental in winning the war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 5:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Sniper: Into The Kill Zone,
 
1:30pm
Sniper: Into The Kill Zone,
Rec
 
 
Amazing feats of marksmanship are recounted by the men who pulled the trigger. Gripping accounts of the longest shots and the deadliest ambushes take us to battlefields from Vietnam, to Iraq, to the Alaskan wilderness. There is no escape for those who enter the kill zone.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 5:30am
Rec
3:30pm
The Somme 1916 - From Both Sides, End Game
(S1, EP3)
 
3:30pm
The Somme 1916 - From Both Sides, End Game (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
This documentary presents the cataclysmic events that began on 1st July 1916, from both sides of No Man's Land. Historian Peter Barton concludes his history of the battle in the final months of the campaign. He shows how a remarkable German tactical revolution begun in the summer of 1916 continued throughout this period to frustrate the Allied advance. This would have profound implications, tragically extending the entire First World War far beyond Allied expectations. Barton also presents a new narrative which argues that the battle of the Somme ended not in the winter of 1916, but in the spring of 1917. He reaches the conclusion that there was no British victory.
 
4:30pm
Paris or the Bush: The Story of the Cods, Some Legends Are True
(S1, EP2)
 
4:30pm
Paris or the Bush: The Story of the Cods, Some Legends Are True (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
A rowing eight from Murray Bridge, South Australia, overcome prejudice, age, injury and poverty to represent Australia at the 1924 Paris Olympics.
 
5:30pm
Henry Ford,
 
5:30pm
Henry Ford,
Rec
 
 
An absorbing life story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th-century. This program offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labour and management, and a thought-provoking reminder of how Ford's automobile forever changed the way we work, where we live, and our ideas about individuality, freedom, and possibility.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
The Special Relationship, Part 2
 
6:30pm
The Special Relationship, Part 2
Rec
 
 
The words "special relationship" were first used by Winston Churchill in 1946. He had built a special alliance with American President Franklin Roosevelt to win World War II. This kind of mutual dependence has always defined the special relationship between Britain and the USA. Take a look at how a string of 20th-century conflicts have shaped and reshaped this special alliance. After World War II, America, with its new-found wealth and strength, moved out into the new world and left Britain behind. Financially crippled and unable to keep up, Britain found itself increasingly sidelined in world affairs. America was forming new relationships with other countries in the world that made its ties with Britain less "special". The Suez crisis would become the next nail in the coffin of the special relationship, as America turned its back on Britain during this conflict. Some semblance of a connection survived, and America remembered its old friend Britain again when it realised it needed a base in Europe to continue its fight against communism during the Cold War. The fine print of the special contract between America and Britain shows a lopsided relationship - the story is about a one-sided giving of loyalty and affection. The truth may be that every nation now has a special relationship with America, while America has very few relationships which are especially important.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 4:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Barbarians Rising, Bloodline
(S1, EP4)
 
7:30pm
Barbarians Rising, Bloodline (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The Republic becomes an Empire and continues a policy of Romanisation aimed at civilising the barbarians, but even the first emperor, Augustus Caesar, is blind to the enemies rising within Rome's own ranks. Arminius, the son of a Germanic barbarian chief is surrendered to Rome as a boy and becomes one of the highest ranked barbarian officers in the Imperial army, but when he's sent to his homeland to crush the rebellion underway among his own people, he must decide where his loyalties lie. The Battle of Teutoburg Forest pushes the Empire to the brink.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 3:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Cave People Of The Himalaya,
* FIRST ON *
8:30pm
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:
 
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 10:30am
Rec
9:30pm
The Great War: The People's Story, Part 3
(S1, EP3)
* NEW EPISODE *
9:30pm
The Great War: The People's Story, Part 3 (S1, EP3)
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.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
11:30pm
The Secret Life of Elizabeth I,
 
11:30pm
The Secret Life of Elizabeth I,
Rec
 
 
A revealing cross examination of one of history's best kept secrets - did the Virgin Queen actually have an illegitimate love child? In a story featuring knights, shipwrecks and illicit affairs, remarkable new evidence questions whether Elizabeth I really was the last of the Tudor bloodline. In 1587 a young English prisoner in Spain was questioned on suspicion of spying. The story that he told his interrogator Sir Francis Englefield, an English exile living in Madrid, has long been the subject of historical debate. The prisoner, calling himself Arthur Dudley, claimed to be the illegitimate son of Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester, and Queen Elizabeth. Most academics have discounted these claims but historian and author Paul Doherty has discovered fresh information that sheds new light on Arthur Dudley's story. For centuries rumours have surrounded Elizabeth's affair with Robert Dudley, many suggesting that the self styled Virgin Queen may have given birth to an illegitimate child. Featuring dramatic re-enactments, Doherty explores the private and often secret life of Elizabeth I, to discover if she did in fact produce an heir. His claims - from thorough examination of 16th Century documents including the Englefield Papers and a newly found account of a Spanish spy known as BC - reveal the rumours may well be true - whilst other noted historians argue the case for the Virgin Queen.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Treasures Decoded, Blackbeard's Ship
(S2, EP4)
 
12:30am
Treasures Decoded, Blackbeard's Ship (S2, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Examine the treasures of antiquity: The Great Pyramid, The Easter Island Heads, The Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, The Ark of the Covenant and The Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure. Off the coast of North Carolina, nautical archaeologists, historians and scientists study the artefacts of a 300-year-old shipwreck. Positively identified as Blackbeard's flagship, our investigators set about to uncover what the ship's remains can tell us about history's most notorious pirate.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
1:30am
Sex And The Church, Christianity Vs The West
(S1, EP3)
 
1:30am
Sex And The Church, Christianity Vs The West (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch explores how the official Christian Church and Western society have moved apart on issues of sex and gender over the last 300 years. The enlightenment encouraged people to question authority and that included the Church's teachings on sex. In the late 17th century, prostitution and homosexuality openly flourished in western cities - an open affront to centuries of Christian teaching. At the same time, new forms of protestantism, such as methodism, began to question traditional church teaching, giving leadership roles to women. In the victorian age, sex became a subject for scientists to study, instead of a sin for the Church to condemn. Some Christian thinkers began to challenge the sexual status quo. Josephine Butler fought on behalf of prostitutes, while Bishop John Colenso argued that African converts should be allowed to continue their practice of polygamy. And in the mid 20th century, christians were at the forefront of the successful campaign for the decriminalisation of homosexuality. But elsewhere, church leaders railed against these changes. Rome insisted on no divorce, no homosexuality, no contraception, and in recent years, both Catholic and Protestant churches have been mired in sex abuse scandals. Does Christian thinking still have anything to teach a secular world about sex?
 
2:30am
Unsealed: Alien Files, The Space Force
(S4, EP4)
 
2:30am
Unsealed: Alien Files, The Space Force (S4, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Since the early 1960s, we've experimented with how to travel off planet Earth. Many experts believe America has operated a secret Space Force for decades, with ultra high-tech ships designed for missions beyond Earth's orbit. Join us as we investigate the militarising of space and determine if the Earth's Space Force is prepared to defend our world against an alien attack.
 
3:00am
UFO Hunters, Area 52
(S3, EP13)
 
3:00am
UFO Hunters, Area 52 (S3, EP13)
Rec
 
 
Area 51 is considered the ultimate top secret facility, one that UFO investigators believe houses an extraterrestrial secret. But is there an even more secretive facility? In Dugway, UT, there is a remote testing facility sometimes referred to as Area 52. UFO watchers in this part of Utah have witnessed strange phenomena at this military site for over 10 years, leading to speculation that much of Area 51's secretive work is now conducted at Area 52. The team examines video of bizarre beams of light seen shooting up from the area, meets with an astrophysicist who has charted mysterious cosmic rays operating out of Dugway, and analyses photos that suggest something very strange is taking place.
 
3:45am
Barbarians Rising, Bloodline
(S1, EP4)
 
3:45am
Barbarians Rising, Bloodline (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The Republic becomes an Empire and continues a policy of Romanisation aimed at civilising the barbarians, but even the first emperor, Augustus Caesar, is blind to the enemies rising within Rome's own ranks. Arminius, the son of a Germanic barbarian chief is surrendered to Rome as a boy and becomes one of the highest ranked barbarian officers in the Imperial army, but when he's sent to his homeland to crush the rebellion underway among his own people, he must decide where his loyalties lie. The Battle of Teutoburg Forest pushes the Empire to the brink.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 9:30am
Rec
4:30am
The Special Relationship, Part 2
 
4:30am
The Special Relationship, Part 2
Rec
 
 
The words "special relationship" were first used by Winston Churchill in 1946. He had built a special alliance with American President Franklin Roosevelt to win World War II. This kind of mutual dependence has always defined the special relationship between Britain and the USA. Take a look at how a string of 20th-century conflicts have shaped and reshaped this special alliance. After World War II, America, with its new-found wealth and strength, moved out into the new world and left Britain behind. Financially crippled and unable to keep up, Britain found itself increasingly sidelined in world affairs. America was forming new relationships with other countries in the world that made its ties with Britain less "special". The Suez crisis would become the next nail in the coffin of the special relationship, as America turned its back on Britain during this conflict. Some semblance of a connection survived, and America remembered its old friend Britain again when it realised it needed a base in Europe to continue its fight against communism during the Cold War. The fine print of the special contract between America and Britain shows a lopsided relationship - the story is about a one-sided giving of loyalty and affection. The truth may be that every nation now has a special relationship with America, while America has very few relationships which are especially important.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 6:30pm
Rec
5:30am
The Great War: The People's Story, Part 3
(S1, EP3)
 
5:30am
The Great War: The People's Story, Part 3 (S1, EP3)
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.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
7:30am
The Secret Life of Elizabeth I,
 
7:30am
The Secret Life of Elizabeth I,
Rec
 
 
A revealing cross examination of one of history's best kept secrets - did the Virgin Queen actually have an illegitimate love child? In a story featuring knights, shipwrecks and illicit affairs, remarkable new evidence questions whether Elizabeth I really was the last of the Tudor bloodline. In 1587 a young English prisoner in Spain was questioned on suspicion of spying. The story that he told his interrogator Sir Francis Englefield, an English exile living in Madrid, has long been the subject of historical debate. The prisoner, calling himself Arthur Dudley, claimed to be the illegitimate son of Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester, and Queen Elizabeth. Most academics have discounted these claims but historian and author Paul Doherty has discovered fresh information that sheds new light on Arthur Dudley's story. For centuries rumours have surrounded Elizabeth's affair with Robert Dudley, many suggesting that the self styled Virgin Queen may have given birth to an illegitimate child. Featuring dramatic re-enactments, Doherty explores the private and often secret life of Elizabeth I, to discover if she did in fact produce an heir. His claims - from thorough examination of 16th Century documents including the Englefield Papers and a newly found account of a Spanish spy known as BC - reveal the rumours may well be true - whilst other noted historians argue the case for the Virgin Queen.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Blood, Sweat And Beers
(S16, EP5)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Blood, Sweat And Beers (S16, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Tony Robinson and the team head to the Yorkshire Dales for an archaeological first as they investigate a settlement built by railway navvies, arguably the toughest and most lawless breed of the Victorian era. The team uncover the houses and workshops of the Risehill camp, built during the construction of the Settle to Carlisle railway, and discover the story of a resilient community who survived the harsh environment and poor working conditions to produce a monument that is still in use today.
 
9:30am
Barbarians Rising, Bloodline
(S1, EP4)
 
9:30am
Barbarians Rising, Bloodline (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The Republic becomes an Empire and continues a policy of Romanisation aimed at civilising the barbarians, but even the first emperor, Augustus Caesar, is blind to the enemies rising within Rome's own ranks. Arminius, the son of a Germanic barbarian chief is surrendered to Rome as a boy and becomes one of the highest ranked barbarian officers in the Imperial army, but when he's sent to his homeland to crush the rebellion underway among his own people, he must decide where his loyalties lie. The Battle of Teutoburg Forest pushes the Empire to the brink.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 3:45am
Rec
10:30am
Cave People Of The Himalaya,
 
10:30am
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:
 
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 8:30pm
Rec
11:30am
The Great War: The People's Story, Part 3
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30am
The Great War: The People's Story, Part 3 (S1, EP3)
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.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 5:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
1:30pm
Return to Roanoke: Search for the Seven,
 
1:30pm
Return to Roanoke: Search for the Seven,
Rec
 
 
The search for the Lost Colony has been intensifying since our first film aired. The investigation Fred Willard and the Vieira brothers undertook has sparked the public imagination surrounding the mystery. As reported in the Wall Street Journal in January 2016, Brenau University has re-opened their investigation into the Lost Colony and moved the first Dare Stone from a janitorial closet to the Office of the President, where it's kept behind two security walls. Brenau's President, Dr Edward Schrader, is now personally invested in confirming the authenticity of the first stone, and he's assembling a team of leading scholars at the Smithsonian and at Duke and Oxford universities. A geologist by trade, Dr Schrader is convinced that the stone is almost certainly authentic, and that the textual analysis the Vieira brothers and Dr Kevin Quarmby brought to bear on the stone has moved the search for the Lost Colony forward.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 5:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Despot Housewives, The Illusionists
(S1, EP4)
 
3:30pm
Despot Housewives, The Illusionists (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The most infamous first ladies are gathered together in this documentary saga that steps into the lives of these controversial women, examining the power, responsibility and consequence of their roles as spouses of the world's most notorious heads of states.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
4:30pm
The Pacific, Melbourne
(S1, EP3)
 
4:30pm
The Pacific, Melbourne (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Physically and mentally debilitated after the four-month ordeal on Guadalcanal, Leckie, Basilone and thousands of their comrades land in Melbourne, where they are greeted by adoring crowds and viewed as the saviours of Australia. While his buddies carouse, Leckie becomes deeply attached to an Australian woman and her first-generation Greek family. Meanwhile, Basilone is awarded the Medal of Honor and is asked to return home to help sell US war bonds.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 November 2017 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:30pm
Inside Windsor Castle, Happy Families
(S1, EP3)
 
5:30pm
Inside Windsor Castle, Happy Families (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
We examine the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
The American West, Outlaw Rising
(S1, EP5)
 
6:30pm
The American West, Outlaw Rising (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
After their defeat at Battle of Little Bighorn, the US Military seizes the Black Hills, forcing Sitting Bull to flee to Canada, and Crazy Horse to turn himself in to a reservation. With the buffalo eliminated from the Great Plains, cattle take their place, populating the West with rough boomtowns like Dodge City, requiring the unorthodox tactics of lawmen like Wyatt Earp. As the railroads build further west to capitalise on the cattle boom, in Lincoln County, New Mexico, a young cattle thief named Billy the Kid gets caught up in a corrupt war. And as Jesse James tries to adjust to an anonymous life in hiding, Crazy Horse decides he's had enough of life on a reservation - but he winds up paying the ultimate price.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 5:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Heroes of Helmand,
 
7:30pm
Heroes of Helmand,
Rec
 
 
Although they were originally sent into the town for just three days, the British commanded garrison of the dusty Afghan town of Musa Qala was cut off 60 miles behind the enemy lines for four months; four months in which the tiny enclave was surrounded and under almost continuous attack by thousands of fanatical Taliban. The small band of besieged brothers survived in spite of chronic shortages of food, water and ammunition; and being surrounded and outnumbered by an enemy that would gladly have beheaded them all if they had breached the defences. Yet by the end of the battle the Taliban had lost hundreds of men. The British had lost just three. We know how savage the fighting was at Musa Qala because so many soldiers recorded their experiences on video. Their never-before- seen footage is some of the most gut wrenching and visceral ever filmed in the midst of battle. It is a unique record of a band of brothers- bonded in extreme adversity.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
The Churchills, Grand Strategies
(S1, EP3)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
The Churchills, Grand Strategies (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Dr David Starkey tells the story of Britain's greatest general, John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough through the lens of the four-volume biography written by his descendant, Winston Churchill, in the 1930s. Moving back and forth between the 18th- and 20th-centuries, David Starkey explores Winston Churchill the historian and argues that writing about the ancestor who led the global alliance against Louis XIV of France was essential preparation for the man who would soon lead the alliance against Hitler's Germany. Historian David Starkey describes how Winston Churchill drew on the lessons of his ancestor John to lead the UK through the Second World War. At two key moments, the prime minister's strategic sense helped avert disaster, and in both decisions, the influence of the Duke of Marlborough is apparent. Starkey argues that it was Winston's ability to control events by giving them a narrative meaning that enabled him to shape world history long after his fall from power.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 10:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Hitler's Circle Of Evil, The Rise Of The Sycophants
(S1, EP8)
 
9:30pm
Hitler's Circle Of Evil, The Rise Of The Sycophants (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
This is the story of the rise and fall of the Third Reich told like the drama it really was: through the personal relationships of the movers and shakers of the most evil regime in history. They were Hitler's henchmen - the small gaggle of misfits, careerists and fanatical Nazis who had the ear of the Fuhrer. Those whose job it was to make his brutal vision a reality. Men like ex-chicken farmer and leader of the SS, Heinrich Himmler; Hitler's adoring but mentally unhinged deputy, Rudolf Hess; fighter ace turned morphine addict, Herman Goering; and sex-crazed propaganda chief, Josef Goebbels. As they scrabble for power, they will turn on each other in a murky atmosphere of intrigue, betrayal and murder. In a regime where all power derives from just one man, they strive to out-do each other in brutality, hatred of the Jews and an unequivocal commitment to the Nazi cause. It's early 1942 and the Nazi's invasion of Soviet Russia has reached a critical stage. With the United States also about to join the war, Germany is crying out for more tanks and aircraft. Who can Hitler trust to save the war effort? No one is expecting Albert Speer, his friend and favourite architect. Despite his inexperience, Speer proves to be a shrewd and capable operator, rationalising German industry to maximise production. But his success soon stirs up a rat's nest of jealousy and intrigue, and when he tries to convince Hitler to accept increasingly painful sacrifices to save the Third Reich, his more sycophantic rivals are ready to pounce. Speer's rise will put the ambitious architect into the firing line of the most notorious figures in the Nazi regime. It's a confrontation that would threaten his life.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Henry & Anne: Lovers Who Changed History, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
10:30pm
Henry & Anne: Lovers Who Changed History, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
They are two of history's most talked about figures, but how much do we really know about the ill-fated lovers? What were their real characters and motives? Why did one of them lose their head? And how did their actions change the course of history forever? Henry and Anne is an insightful and dramatic documentary that examines who the real Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII were, exploring the powerful effect their relationship had on history. Historian, author and Tudor expert Dr Suzannah Lipscomb will retrace the couples' steps by visiting the places that were important to them, where their romantic, political and tragic lives were played out, and meet people today who are hell bent on finding out the truth about the Tudor love affair that changed everything forever.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 12:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered, War Is Hell
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30pm
Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered, War Is Hell (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
In 1965, the United States officially became involved in the conflict in South East Asia, where decades of turmoil had been building since the beginning of World War II. The fall of French Indochina and the spread of Communism catapulted the country into one of its longest and deadliest wars. Featuring personal stories from veterans and detailing the battles, strategy, and politics of a war that consumed multiple U.S. Presidents. Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered is a chronicle of the tragedy that tested the strength of America and forever changed the social and political landscape of the world. As troop morale declined, US generals began to advocate for a more aggressive strategy to take the war to the NLF, abandoning the idea that South Vietnam could take back the North without US assistance.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Strategy: The Genius of Warfare, Fortifications - From Castle To Bunker
(S1, EP3)
 
12:30am
Strategy: The Genius of Warfare, Fortifications - From Castle To Bunker (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Past battles often leave no trace. Empty battlefields give little sign they were places where history was made, where men fought and died. The lasting memorials to conflict are fortifications. Walls, bunkers, towers and trenches are the buildings of war, where the memory of struggle lives on. Throughout history, any community with something it must protect builds obstacles against attack. From medieval forts to castles and city walls, in this programme we will examine the importance of fortifications of all kinds and how they evolved to play a part in even the most modern types of warfare. As weapons changed so did the fortifications. High castle walls, perfect for firing arrows and dropping boiling oil on your enemies, soon became shorter and wider and able to house heavy artillery. As these new weapons became ever more deadly the art of open war on the battlefield gave way to the emergence of a new kind of fortification - the trench. During World War Two whole cities became fortresses to which the enemy could lay siege and starve out the inhabitants. Even the nuclear age needed it's own form of fortress. Nuclear bunkers, where whole governments could hide and still run their countries, became a necessity in a world where your enemy could destroy your whole way of life in a single stroke.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Battlefleet, The Royal Navy At Sea Pt 1
(S1, EP1)
 
1:30am
Battlefleet, The Royal Navy At Sea Pt 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The British have a special relationship with their Navy. As a protector and symbol of strength the Navy's influence on the development of Britain can be traced back over many years. This eight part series explores the history of Britain's Royal Navy and the real impact behind some of its most significant achievements. The first episode of the series begins with the threat of attack from Napoleon's armies and how it forced the Navy to re-think its battle strategies. Admiral Nelson, a formidable figure in Britain's sea faring history, chose to rewrite the rules and fight his enemies up close. In doing so he shaped the Navy that was to come. The programme examines the technological advances that led to significant developments in the fleet. From wind power to steam powered ships, from well- equipped battleships and on to the advent of aircraft carriers and submarines, this episode looks at how these developments made the British Navy one of the most formidable forces at sea. Whether fighting in two World Wars or through the vagaries of the Cold War the desire to rule the waves has been paramount.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
World War 2: The Complete History, The World Shall Hold It's Breath
(S1, EP6)
 
2:30am
World War 2: The Complete History, The World Shall Hold It's Breath (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
As 1940 drew to a close the conflict was spreading. Disasters were continuing to unfold around the Italian war effort. The invasion of Greece had turned to catastrophe as the Italians were driven back into the hills of Albania. In North Africa the British Army drove the Italians deeper into retreat. These failures had begun to draw Germany further into the south to rescue its Axis comrade. At the same time another front had opened up in North Africa; Erwin Rommel and his North Afrika Korps stepped up to take their place in history. Crete fell to the Nazis and Hitler began to turn his attention to the east - towards Russia. Although the two countries had signed a non-aggression pact it had always been Hitler's intention to attack Russia. On 22nd June 1941 Hitler gave the order that would begin Operation Barbarossa. On that day the largest force of war ever assembled began a three pronged attack designed to cripple the Soviet Union. At first it seemed that the Germans would win an easy victory, as September 1941 drew to a close Hitler's army marched ever eastward with triumph and certainty. But, as with all battles, nothing was a foregone conclusion. A month later the first snows of the harsh Russian winter began to fall, leaving Germany's soldiers trapped in some of the harshest conditions on earth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
History's Raiders, Tunnel Raiders
(S1, EP19)
 
3:15am
History's Raiders, Tunnel Raiders (S1, EP19)
Rec
 
 
During WWI, stalemate on the Western Front produced a new kind of warfare: a network of trenches dug on both sides of the line and a new breed of soldiers who fought deep underground using shovels, picks, and explosives. By 1917, the British were staring defeat in the face and focused on a ridge in the Ypres sector of Belgium to breach enemy lines. A network of 19 mines was laid under a ridge by tunnel units - a total of almost one million pounds of explosives. The resulting blast was heard in London!
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Heroes of Helmand,
 
4:00am
Heroes of Helmand,
Rec
 
 
Although they were originally sent into the town for just three days, the British commanded garrison of the dusty Afghan town of Musa Qala was cut off 60 miles behind the enemy lines for four months; four months in which the tiny enclave was surrounded and under almost continuous attack by thousands of fanatical Taliban. The small band of besieged brothers survived in spite of chronic shortages of food, water and ammunition; and being surrounded and outnumbered by an enemy that would gladly have beheaded them all if they had breached the defences. Yet by the end of the battle the Taliban had lost hundreds of men. The British had lost just three. We know how savage the fighting was at Musa Qala because so many soldiers recorded their experiences on video. Their never-before- seen footage is some of the most gut wrenching and visceral ever filmed in the midst of battle. It is a unique record of a band of brothers- bonded in extreme adversity.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 9:30am
Rec
4:45am
The Churchills, Grand Strategies
(S1, EP3)
 
4:45am
The Churchills, Grand Strategies (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Dr David Starkey tells the story of Britain's greatest general, John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough through the lens of the four-volume biography written by his descendant, Winston Churchill, in the 1930s. Moving back and forth between the 18th- and 20th-centuries, David Starkey explores Winston Churchill the historian and argues that writing about the ancestor who led the global alliance against Louis XIV of France was essential preparation for the man who would soon lead the alliance against Hitler's Germany. Historian David Starkey describes how Winston Churchill drew on the lessons of his ancestor John to lead the UK through the Second World War. At two key moments, the prime minister's strategic sense helped avert disaster, and in both decisions, the influence of the Duke of Marlborough is apparent. Starkey argues that it was Winston's ability to control events by giving them a narrative meaning that enabled him to shape world history long after his fall from power.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30am
Hitler's Circle Of Evil, The Rise Of The Sycophants
(S1, EP8)
 
5:30am
Hitler's Circle Of Evil, The Rise Of The Sycophants (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
This is the story of the rise and fall of the Third Reich told like the drama it really was: through the personal relationships of the movers and shakers of the most evil regime in history. They were Hitler's henchmen - the small gaggle of misfits, careerists and fanatical Nazis who had the ear of the Fuhrer. Those whose job it was to make his brutal vision a reality. Men like ex-chicken farmer and leader of the SS, Heinrich Himmler; Hitler's adoring but mentally unhinged deputy, Rudolf Hess; fighter ace turned morphine addict, Herman Goering; and sex-crazed propaganda chief, Josef Goebbels. As they scrabble for power, they will turn on each other in a murky atmosphere of intrigue, betrayal and murder. In a regime where all power derives from just one man, they strive to out-do each other in brutality, hatred of the Jews and an unequivocal commitment to the Nazi cause. It's early 1942 and the Nazi's invasion of Soviet Russia has reached a critical stage. With the United States also about to join the war, Germany is crying out for more tanks and aircraft. Who can Hitler trust to save the war effort? No one is expecting Albert Speer, his friend and favourite architect. Despite his inexperience, Speer proves to be a shrewd and capable operator, rationalising German industry to maximise production. But his success soon stirs up a rat's nest of jealousy and intrigue, and when he tries to convince Hitler to accept increasingly painful sacrifices to save the Third Reich, his more sycophantic rivals are ready to pounce. Speer's rise will put the ambitious architect into the firing line of the most notorious figures in the Nazi regime. It's a confrontation that would threaten his life.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
6:30am
Henry & Anne: Lovers Who Changed History, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
6:30am
Henry & Anne: Lovers Who Changed History, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
They are two of history's most talked about figures, but how much do we really know about the ill-fated lovers? What were their real characters and motives? Why did one of them lose their head? And how did their actions change the course of history forever? Henry and Anne is an insightful and dramatic documentary that examines who the real Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII were, exploring the powerful effect their relationship had on history. Historian, author and Tudor expert Dr Suzannah Lipscomb will retrace the couples' steps by visiting the places that were important to them, where their romantic, political and tragic lives were played out, and meet people today who are hell bent on finding out the truth about the Tudor love affair that changed everything forever.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 12:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered, War Is Hell
(S1, EP3)
 
7:30am
Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered, War Is Hell (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
In 1965, the United States officially became involved in the conflict in South East Asia, where decades of turmoil had been building since the beginning of World War II. The fall of French Indochina and the spread of Communism catapulted the country into one of its longest and deadliest wars. Featuring personal stories from veterans and detailing the battles, strategy, and politics of a war that consumed multiple U.S. Presidents. Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered is a chronicle of the tragedy that tested the strength of America and forever changed the social and political landscape of the world. As troop morale declined, US generals began to advocate for a more aggressive strategy to take the war to the NLF, abandoning the idea that South Vietnam could take back the North without US assistance.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 November 2017 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Buried Bishops And Belfries
(S16, EP6)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Buried Bishops And Belfries (S16, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Tony Robinson and the team have a prized opportunity to dig in the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral and in three days reveal the long-lost bell tower, plus evidence of those who built the church. The discovery of bones in an area that once housed the cathedral's most powerful bishop pushes the team's investigative powers to the limit, with further finds resulting in the team having to rewrite the building's history at the conclusion of their dig.
 
9:30am
Heroes of Helmand,
 
9:30am
Heroes of Helmand,
Rec
 
 
Although they were originally sent into the town for just three days, the British commanded garrison of the dusty Afghan town of Musa Qala was cut off 60 miles behind the enemy lines for four months; four months in which the tiny enclave was surrounded and under almost continuous attack by thousands of fanatical Taliban. The small band of besieged brothers survived in spite of chronic shortages of food, water and ammunition; and being surrounded and outnumbered by an enemy that would gladly have beheaded them all if they had breached the defences. Yet by the end of the battle the Taliban had lost hundreds of men. The British had lost just three. We know how savage the fighting was at Musa Qala because so many soldiers recorded their experiences on video. Their never-before- seen footage is some of the most gut wrenching and visceral ever filmed in the midst of battle. It is a unique record of a band of brothers- bonded in extreme adversity.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 November 2017 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 November 2017 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 4:00am
Rec
10:30am
The Churchills, Grand Strategies
(S1, EP3)
 
10:30am
The Churchills, Grand Strategies (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Dr David Starkey tells the story of Britain's greatest general, John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough through the lens of the four-volume biography written by his descendant, Winston Churchill, in the 1930s. Moving back and forth between the 18th- and 20th-centuries, David Starkey explores Winston Churchill the historian and argues that writing about the ancestor who led the global alliance against Louis XIV of France was essential preparation for the man who would soon lead the alliance against Hitler's Germany. Historian David Starkey describes how Winston Churchill drew on the lessons of his ancestor John to lead the UK through the Second World War. At two key moments, the prime minister's strategic sense helped avert disaster, and in both decisions, the influence of the Duke of Marlborough is apparent. Starkey argues that it was Winston's ability to control events by giving them a narrative meaning that enabled him to shape world history long after his fall from power.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 4:45am
Rec
11:30am
Hitler's Circle Of Evil, The Rise Of The Sycophants
(S1, EP8)
 
11:30am
Hitler's Circle Of Evil, The Rise Of The Sycophants (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
This is the story of the rise and fall of the Third Reich told like the drama it really was: through the personal relationships of the movers and shakers of the most evil regime in history. They were Hitler's henchmen - the small gaggle of misfits, careerists and fanatical Nazis who had the ear of the Fuhrer. Those whose job it was to make his brutal vision a reality. Men like ex-chicken farmer and leader of the SS, Heinrich Himmler; Hitler's adoring but mentally unhinged deputy, Rudolf Hess; fighter ace turned morphine addict, Herman Goering; and sex-crazed propaganda chief, Josef Goebbels. As they scrabble for power, they will turn on each other in a murky atmosphere of intrigue, betrayal and murder. In a regime where all power derives from just one man, they strive to out-do each other in brutality, hatred of the Jews and an unequivocal commitment to the Nazi cause. It's early 1942 and the Nazi's invasion of Soviet Russia has reached a critical stage. With the United States also about to join the war, Germany is crying out for more tanks and aircraft. Who can Hitler trust to save the war effort? No one is expecting Albert Speer, his friend and favourite architect. Despite his inexperience, Speer proves to be a shrewd and capable operator, rationalising German industry to maximise production. But his success soon stirs up a rat's nest of jealousy and intrigue, and when he tries to convince Hitler to accept increasingly painful sacrifices to save the Third Reich, his more sycophantic rivals are ready to pounce. Speer's rise will put the ambitious architect into the firing line of the most notorious figures in the Nazi regime. It's a confrontation that would threaten his life.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 November 2017 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 November 2017 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 5:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Henry & Anne: Lovers Who Changed History, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30pm
Henry & Anne: Lovers Who Changed History, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
They are two of history's most talked about figures, but how much do we really know about the ill-fated lovers? What were their real characters and motives? Why did one of them lose their head? And how did their actions change the course of history forever? Henry and Anne is an insightful and dramatic documentary that examines who the real Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII were, exploring the powerful effect their relationship had on history. Historian, author and Tudor expert Dr Suzannah Lipscomb will retrace the couples' steps by visiting the places that were important to them, where their romantic, political and tragic lives were played out, and meet people today who are hell bent on finding out the truth about the Tudor love affair that changed everything forever.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 26 November 2017 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 6:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Strategy: The Genius of Warfare, Fortifications - From Castle To Bunker
(S1, EP3)
 
1:30pm
Strategy: The Genius of Warfare, Fortifications - From Castle To Bunker (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Past battles often leave no trace. Empty battlefields give little sign they were places where history was made, where men fought and died. The lasting memorials to conflict are fortifications. Walls, bunkers, towers and trenches are the buildings of war, where the memory of struggle lives on. Throughout history, any community with something it must protect builds obstacles against attack. From medieval forts to castles and city walls, in this programme we will examine the importance of fortifications of all kinds and how they evolved to play a part in even the most modern types of warfare. As weapons changed so did the fortifications. High castle walls, perfect for firing arrows and dropping boiling oil on your enemies, soon became shorter and wider and able to house heavy artillery. As these new weapons became ever more deadly the art of open war on the battlefield gave way to the emergence of a new kind of fortification - the trench. During World War Two whole cities became fortresses to which the enemy could lay siege and starve out the inhabitants. Even the nuclear age needed it's own form of fortress. Nuclear bunkers, where whole governments could hide and still run their countries, became a necessity in a world where your enemy could destroy your whole way of life in a single stroke.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 27 November 2017 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Battlefleet, The Royal Navy At Sea Pt 1
(S1, EP1)
 
2:30pm
Battlefleet, The Royal Navy At Sea Pt 1 (S1, EP1)
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The British have a special relationship with their Navy. As a protector and symbol of strength the Navy's influence on the development of Britain can be traced back over many years. This eight part series explores the history of Britain's Royal Navy and the real impact behind some of its most significant achievements. The first episode of the series begins with the threat of attack from Napoleon's armies and how it forced the Navy to re-think its battle strategies. Admiral Nelson, a formidable figure in Britain's sea faring history, chose to rewrite the rules and fight his enemies up close. In doing so he shaped the Navy that was to come. The programme examines the technological advances that led to significant developments in the fleet. From wind power to steam powered ships, from well- equipped battleships and on to the advent of aircraft carriers and submarines, this episode looks at how these developments made the British Navy one of the most formidable forces at sea. Whether fighting in two World Wars or through the vagaries of the Cold War the desire to rule the waves has been paramount.
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Mon 27 November 2017 · 1:30am
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3:30pm
World War 2: The Complete History, The World Shall Hold It's Breath
(S1, EP6)
 
3:30pm
World War 2: The Complete History, The World Shall Hold It's Breath (S1, EP6)
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As 1940 drew to a close the conflict was spreading. Disasters were continuing to unfold around the Italian war effort. The invasion of Greece had turned to catastrophe as the Italians were driven back into the hills of Albania. In North Africa the British Army drove the Italians deeper into retreat. These failures had begun to draw Germany further into the south to rescue its Axis comrade. At the same time another front had opened up in North Africa; Erwin Rommel and his North Afrika Korps stepped up to take their place in history. Crete fell to the Nazis and Hitler began to turn his attention to the east - towards Russia. Although the two countries had signed a non-aggression pact it had always been Hitler's intention to attack Russia. On 22nd June 1941 Hitler gave the order that would begin Operation Barbarossa. On that day the largest force of war ever assembled began a three pronged attack designed to cripple the Soviet Union. At first it seemed that the Germans would win an easy victory, as September 1941 drew to a close Hitler's army marched ever eastward with triumph and certainty. But, as with all battles, nothing was a foregone conclusion. A month later the first snows of the harsh Russian winter began to fall, leaving Germany's soldiers trapped in some of the harshest conditions on earth.
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Mon 27 November 2017 · 2:30am