TV Guide

Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
11:30am
WWII: Total War, Enduring Peace
(S1, EP6)
 
11:30am
WWII: Total War, Enduring Peace (S1, EP6)
 
 
The end of the Second World War brought with it destruction and liberation, relief mixed with grief. In its wake, tens of millions were dead and millions more displaced. This episode explores the aftermath of total war. The war crimes trials that sought to prosecute unprecedented crimes and established new laws that hoped to prevent their repetition. The creation of the United Nations, the hopes for an 'enduring peace' and the fate of millions of refugees displaced by total war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
WWII: Witness To War, Pearl Harbor
(S1, EP4)
 
12:30pm
WWII: Witness To War, Pearl Harbor (S1, EP4)
 
 
Up until the end of 1941, the USA stayed resolutely neutral. Not surprisingly, there was little public appetite for joining a war that was taking place many miles away and seemed to have little to do with the world's greatest superpower. All that changed in December 1941 when Japan, the Axis ally of Germany and Italy, attacked the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. There was no warning and no declaration of war - just a sudden, frenzied assault on the unsuspecting base. It killed almost 2500 US personnel and sank 18 ships including five battleships. History has shown that many warning signs of the attack were ignored or missed. Hitler had done all he could to keep the US out of the war, but Japan put an end to that. As the Japanese Admiral Yamamoto observed, a 'sleeping bear' had been awakened and it was about to take its furious revenge on both the Empire of Japan and The Third Reich.
 
1:30pm
The Long Shadow, Them And Us
(S1, EP3)
 
1:30pm
The Long Shadow, Them And Us (S1, EP3)
 
 
The Great War shattered the old empires that had ruled Central and Eastern Europe for centuries. As the old empires imploded in 1918, nationalist politicians stoked up their peoples' passion and seized their moment. David Reynolds travels to the Czech Republic and to the Palace of Versailles to explore the drastically changed map of middle Europe in 1919. He also compares the troubled relationship between Czechs and the Sudeten Germans in the new Czechoslovakia to Britain's intractable problems in Ireland in the 1920s. Britain's experience of the frenzy of nationalism was unusual. England's union with Scotland and Wales, severely strained just before the Great War, was actually strengthened by the conflict. But, in Dublin and in Belfast, David Reynolds examines how two blood sacrifices of 1916 - the nationalist Easter Rising and the 36th Ulster Division's terrible losses on the first day of the Battle of the Somme exacerbated tensions in Ireland that remain to this day.
 
2:30pm
Wings Of War, Crisis Operations
(S1, EP8)
 
2:30pm
Wings Of War, Crisis Operations (S1, EP8)
 
 
Explore the world of covert assignments, airborne operations and lifesaving missions. The stakes are high when iconic war planes drop agents of 'Churchill's Secret Army' - the SOE - behind enemy lines. We also see The American C47 workhorse goes head to head with the German forces as it drops para regiments including the famous 'Filthy 13' in the Normandy Landings. Finally, as Saigon fell, Admiral Chambers provides a first-hand account of when his ship, the USS Midway answered the call in a dramatic rescue to save a family from the hands of the Vietcong.
 
3:30pm
The Restorers, The Aviatrix
(S1, EP3)
 
3:30pm
The Restorers, The Aviatrix (S1, EP3)
 
 
This program centres on the theme of women aviators in history and the determination they embodied to be allowed to fly. First, we follow the story of a restored Travel Air biplane used by Louise Thaden to win the first cross-country Women's Air Race in 1929. Then we tell the story of a group of students at a community college who are working to restore Jackie Cochran's Twin Beech, using it as a vessel to tell the story of women in aviation. The last story showcases a restorer who rebuilt a Stearman biplane that served at Avenger Field, where the Women's Air Service Pilots (WASP) were trained. This episode will inspire those who are told they cannot accomplish something, and have the drive to prove the cynics wrong.
 
4:30pm
Combat Machines, Vietnam War
(S1, EP7)
 
4:30pm
Combat Machines, Vietnam War (S1, EP7)
 
 
The Vietnam War pitted technology against sheer determination. The United States and South Vietnamese forces relied heavily on their superior firepower, yet could not overcome the resolve of the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces. Nowhere was this more evident than on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The Americans used their abundance of jet fighters, the iconic Huey helicopter, as well as river patrol boats to try and stop the continuous stream of supplies and fighters coming down the trail. The North Vietnamese would use their ingenuity to keep their trucks rolling while defending the trail with the likes of the SA-2 surface to air missile.
 
5:30pm
Top Ten Warfare, Commanders
(S1, EP8)
 
5:30pm
Top Ten Warfare, Commanders (S1, EP8)
 
 
This is the story of warfare in the modern age. From the legendary Spitfire to the stealth bombers of the second Iraq conflict, see stories from the conflicts of the 20th and 21st century, ranked by the impact they have had. More Info >
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
The Jesus Code, The Tomb Of King Herod
(S2, EP4)
 
6:30pm
The Jesus Code, The Tomb Of King Herod (S2, EP4)
 
 
An epic series that deciphers the life of Jesus through six extraordinary objects associated with his life and death. In this program, we discover fascinating new insights into the historical Jesus, utilising the latest state-of-the-art scientific techniques and archaeological research. We investigate the value and authenticity of objects which could shed new light on Jesus, while being guided by breathtaking dramatic reconstruction and a first-class panel of on-screen contributors. We hear from representatives of the world's best universities including Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Oxford, as they provide historical and theological insight, while the likes of Father James Martin SJ, the Reverend Paul Raushenbush, and Erwin MacManus help bring our characters and their emotional journeys to life for our audience.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Spying on The Royals, Episode 1
(S1, EP1)
* FIRST ON *
7:30pm
Spying on The Royals, Episode 1 (S1, EP1)
 
 
On the frozen weekend of 5th December 1936, a nerve shredded King Edward VIII made a secret telephone call from his office in Buckingham Palace. In a private conversation with his brother, he confided that he could no longer be King, if it meant abandoning the woman he loved. Recently declassified documents have revealed that his every word was being scrutinised by headphoned intelligence officers. Explore the secret story behind the events that stunned a nation eighty years ago.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Air Warriors, F6F Hellcat
(S6, EP2)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
Air Warriors, F6F Hellcat (S6, EP2)
 
 
Born in a time of utmost need, and bred to be a reliable fighter, the Grumman F6F Hellcat was a marvel of World War II naval aviation. It was responsible for 75% of aerial combat victory in the Pacific Theater, producing 305 fighter aces, and firmly turned the tide of war in the United States' favour.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
Carriers At War, Air Wing
(S1, EP3)
* NEW EPISODE *
9:30pm
Carriers At War, Air Wing (S1, EP3)
 
 
Examine the action-packed role that an aircraft carrier's air wing plays. The first tale begins onboard the USS Harry S Truman. High above Iraq, LT Brown and other F-18 Super Hornets circle an ISIS stronghold, dropping ordnance to hit them where it hurts: in the wallet. As the dust settles, the damage is clear. For the next three months, pilots from the USS Truman continue to wipeout ISIS strongholds, dropping the most bombs ever in a single deployment. The next account occurs in August 1990, during Operation Desert Storm. It will take almost every plane in the air wing to give the US a fighting chance. LCDR Mark Fox and his wingman swarm over and demolish an Iraqi airfield. It's the first air-to-air kills for the Navy's new F-18 Hornet. The final chapter focuses on the USS Abraham Lincoln in 2008. To keep ground troops safe in Afghanistan, the Navy asks its F-18 Super Hornets to be a constant presence. LCDR Hansen and her wingman get the call that US troops need close air support to destroy a Taliban outpost. At 50,000 feet above, Hansen uses a GPS-guided bomb to lock onto coordinates given from the troops below and successfully destroys the outpost, enabling those on the ground to continue the fight without fear. Air Wing wraps up by looking into the future of the carrier air wing, and how it may evolve to ensure that US aircraft carriers will maintain a presence of strength and a mission of goodwill throughout all waters of the Earth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 December 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
10:30pm
Going Medieval,
 
10:30pm
Going Medieval,
Rec
 
 
Mike Loades has spent his life exploring history. He is a historian who believes that when you get your hands on the past, you discover what a surprising place it was - a place with familiar challenges but very different solutions. Now Mike is going medieval to discover for himself what it was actually like to live, work, and fight through this extraordinary period of history. He has chosen tasks and challenges that will take us closer to amazing medieval reality than ever before. Throughout the programme, Mike is joined by skilled experts to help in everything from swordplay to feasting and hygiene to hunting.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Churchill's Darkest Decision,
 
12:30am
Churchill's Darkest Decision,
Rec
 
 
The British still celebrate the legend of 1940. In this familiar story Britain stands alone, facing the Nazi war machine. Winston Churchill spits defiance and the RAF defies the mighty Luftwaffe, forcing Hitler to abandon his plans to invade. But there's another important British victory in 1940, and it's a lot less glorious. It comes when the Royal Navy kills 1250 enemy sailors. Not German sailors, but French ones. Some call it a war crime. Churchill calls it a turning point. Aimed at 2010, the 70th anniversary of the terrible events it portrays, this is the story of the dirty secret of Britain's finest hour.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Wings Of War, The Helicopters
(S1, EP9)
 
1:30am
Wings Of War, The Helicopters (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
We highlight the military aircraft without wings - the helicopters. The episode tells the story of the first gyroplane designed in 1923 and first flown in Spain. This success created worldwide interest and led to the development of the first helicopter which whose maiden flight was June 1936. We explore how helicopters are used in different aspects of warfare - for example the Sea King which was primarily designed for performing anti-submarine warfare missions. Or the Wildcat with its sophisticated sensors and communications systems used most for surveillance and target acquisition.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
The Restorers, Aviation Destinations
(S1, EP4)
 
2:30am
The Restorers, Aviation Destinations (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Highlights aviation vacation destinations where you can experience historic aircraft. Featuring three varied stories, we travel to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to experience the Wright Brothers' first flight by flying in a replica Wright Glider on those historic sand dunes. The second destination is the old time Rhinebeck Aerodrome in New York, where these restorers have rebuilt a number of vintage aircraft from 1909 up to WWI-era. They use these aircraft to put on two Flying Circus-type airshows every weekend. Finally, we travel to Chino, California, to experience the aviation-world famous Planes of Fame, including an aviation graveyard, a restoration hangar, and many rare restored aircraft. While there, we highlight one of their many history programs on the Vietnam War with UH-1 Hueys.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Combat Machines, The Arms Race
(S1, EP8)
 
3:15am
Combat Machines, The Arms Race (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
The Cold War was a uniquely dangerous period in human history, as East and West developed weapons that could destroy the world. We look at the origins of the Arms Race and the first use of nuclear weapons that ended WWII. We examine the frantic build-up of nuclear arsenals and feature key developments like the Titan II ICBM and the Corona spy satellite.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Spying on The Royals, Episode 1
(S1, EP1)
 
4:00am
Spying on The Royals, Episode 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
On the frozen weekend of 5th December 1936, a nerve shredded King Edward VIII made a secret telephone call from his office in Buckingham Palace. In a private conversation with his brother, he confided that he could no longer be King, if it meant abandoning the woman he loved. Recently declassified documents have revealed that his every word was being scrutinised by headphoned intelligence officers. Explore the secret story behind the events that stunned a nation eighty years ago.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 19 December 2018 · 7:30pm
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
4:45am
Air Warriors, F6F Hellcat
(S6, EP2)
 
4:45am
Air Warriors, F6F Hellcat (S6, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Born in a time of utmost need, and bred to be a reliable fighter, the Grumman F6F Hellcat was a marvel of World War II naval aviation. It was responsible for 75% of aerial combat victory in the Pacific Theater, producing 305 fighter aces, and firmly turned the tide of war in the United States' favour.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 19 December 2018 · 8:30pm
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:30am
Carriers At War, Air Wing
(S1, EP3)
 
5:30am
Carriers At War, Air Wing (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Examine the action-packed role that an aircraft carrier's air wing plays. The first tale begins onboard the USS Harry S Truman. High above Iraq, LT Brown and other F-18 Super Hornets circle an ISIS stronghold, dropping ordnance to hit them where it hurts: in the wallet. As the dust settles, the damage is clear. For the next three months, pilots from the USS Truman continue to wipeout ISIS strongholds, dropping the most bombs ever in a single deployment. The next account occurs in August 1990, during Operation Desert Storm. It will take almost every plane in the air wing to give the US a fighting chance. LCDR Mark Fox and his wingman swarm over and demolish an Iraqi airfield. It's the first air-to-air kills for the Navy's new F-18 Hornet. The final chapter focuses on the USS Abraham Lincoln in 2008. To keep ground troops safe in Afghanistan, the Navy asks its F-18 Super Hornets to be a constant presence. LCDR Hansen and her wingman get the call that US troops need close air support to destroy a Taliban outpost. At 50,000 feet above, Hansen uses a GPS-guided bomb to lock onto coordinates given from the troops below and successfully destroys the outpost, enabling those on the ground to continue the fight without fear. Air Wing wraps up by looking into the future of the carrier air wing, and how it may evolve to ensure that US aircraft carriers will maintain a presence of strength and a mission of goodwill throughout all waters of the Earth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 19 December 2018 · 9:30pm
 
 
Sat 29 December 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Going Medieval,
 
6:30am
Going Medieval,
Rec
 
 
Mike Loades has spent his life exploring history. He is a historian who believes that when you get your hands on the past, you discover what a surprising place it was - a place with familiar challenges but very different solutions. Now Mike is going medieval to discover for himself what it was actually like to live, work, and fight through this extraordinary period of history. He has chosen tasks and challenges that will take us closer to amazing medieval reality than ever before. Throughout the programme, Mike is joined by skilled experts to help in everything from swordplay to feasting and hygiene to hunting.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 19 December 2018 · 10:30pm
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
Mysteries At The Museum, Funhouse Mummy, Playboy's Gold
(S5, EP4)
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Funhouse Mummy, Playboy's Gold (S5, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Museums are where America displays its wondrous treasures of the past, often strange and curious remnants of the momentous events that have shaped their history. Behind each artefact is yet another story to be told and secrets to be revealed, often tales brimming with scandal, mystery, murder, and intrigue. Whether a diary from an arctic exploration, a stone giant thought to be the remnant of a race of enormous people, or a futuristic house that almost changed the world, the iconic items within their walls all have something to tell us about who we are and what we've become. The Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library in Guthrie, Oklahoma, holds in its collection a pistol that is tied to one of the most freakish, bizarre, and macabre series of events in the history of the wild west. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's Franklin Institute has a Model B Wright Brothers Flyer that was once the prized possession of a wealthy scoundrel on the run from the law. The San Diego Air and Space Museum in California has an ordinary looking lawn chair that was jerry-rigged to soar to unimaginable heights.
 
10:30am
The Jesus Code, The Tomb Of King Herod
(S2, EP4)
 
10:30am
The Jesus Code, The Tomb Of King Herod (S2, EP4)
Rec
 
 
An epic series that deciphers the life of Jesus through six extraordinary objects associated with his life and death. In this program, we discover fascinating new insights into the historical Jesus, utilising the latest state-of-the-art scientific techniques and archaeological research. We investigate the value and authenticity of objects which could shed new light on Jesus, while being guided by breathtaking dramatic reconstruction and a first-class panel of on-screen contributors. We hear from representatives of the world's best universities including Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Oxford, as they provide historical and theological insight, while the likes of Father James Martin SJ, the Reverend Paul Raushenbush, and Erwin MacManus help bring our characters and their emotional journeys to life for our audience.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 19 December 2018 · 6:30pm
11:30am
Spying on The Royals, Episode 1
(S1, EP1)
 
11:30am
Spying on The Royals, Episode 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
On the frozen weekend of 5th December 1936, a nerve shredded King Edward VIII made a secret telephone call from his office in Buckingham Palace. In a private conversation with his brother, he confided that he could no longer be King, if it meant abandoning the woman he loved. Recently declassified documents have revealed that his every word was being scrutinised by headphoned intelligence officers. Explore the secret story behind the events that stunned a nation eighty years ago.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 19 December 2018 · 7:30pm
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Air Warriors, F6F Hellcat
(S6, EP2)
 
12:30pm
Air Warriors, F6F Hellcat (S6, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Born in a time of utmost need, and bred to be a reliable fighter, the Grumman F6F Hellcat was a marvel of World War II naval aviation. It was responsible for 75% of aerial combat victory in the Pacific Theater, producing 305 fighter aces, and firmly turned the tide of war in the United States' favour.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 19 December 2018 · 8:30pm
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
1:30pm
Churchill's Darkest Decision,
 
1:30pm
Churchill's Darkest Decision,
Rec
 
 
The British still celebrate the legend of 1940. In this familiar story Britain stands alone, facing the Nazi war machine. Winston Churchill spits defiance and the RAF defies the mighty Luftwaffe, forcing Hitler to abandon his plans to invade. But there's another important British victory in 1940, and it's a lot less glorious. It comes when the Royal Navy kills 1250 enemy sailors. Not German sailors, but French ones. Some call it a war crime. Churchill calls it a turning point. Aimed at 2010, the 70th anniversary of the terrible events it portrays, this is the story of the dirty secret of Britain's finest hour.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Wings Of War, The Helicopters
(S1, EP9)
 
2:30pm
Wings Of War, The Helicopters (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
We highlight the military aircraft without wings - the helicopters. The episode tells the story of the first gyroplane designed in 1923 and first flown in Spain. This success created worldwide interest and led to the development of the first helicopter which whose maiden flight was June 1936. We explore how helicopters are used in different aspects of warfare - for example the Sea King which was primarily designed for performing anti-submarine warfare missions. Or the Wildcat with its sophisticated sensors and communications systems used most for surveillance and target acquisition.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
The Restorers, Aviation Destinations
(S1, EP4)
 
3:30pm
The Restorers, Aviation Destinations (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Highlights aviation vacation destinations where you can experience historic aircraft. Featuring three varied stories, we travel to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to experience the Wright Brothers' first flight by flying in a replica Wright Glider on those historic sand dunes. The second destination is the old time Rhinebeck Aerodrome in New York, where these restorers have rebuilt a number of vintage aircraft from 1909 up to WWI-era. They use these aircraft to put on two Flying Circus-type airshows every weekend. Finally, we travel to Chino, California, to experience the aviation-world famous Planes of Fame, including an aviation graveyard, a restoration hangar, and many rare restored aircraft. While there, we highlight one of their many history programs on the Vietnam War with UH-1 Hueys.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Combat Machines, The Arms Race
(S1, EP8)
 
4:30pm
Combat Machines, The Arms Race (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
The Cold War was a uniquely dangerous period in human history, as East and West developed weapons that could destroy the world. We look at the origins of the Arms Race and the first use of nuclear weapons that ended WWII. We examine the frantic build-up of nuclear arsenals and feature key developments like the Titan II ICBM and the Corona spy satellite.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Top Ten Warfare, Fighting Forces
(S1, EP9)
 
5:30pm
Top Ten Warfare, Fighting Forces (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
This is the story of warfare in the modern age. From the legendary Spitfire to the stealth bombers of the second Iraq conflict, see stories from the conflicts of the 20th and 21st century, ranked by the impact they have had. More Info >
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
The Jesus Code, The Bones Of St. Peter
(S2, EP5)
 
6:30pm
The Jesus Code, The Bones Of St. Peter (S2, EP5)
Rec
 
 
An epic series that deciphers the life of Jesus through six extraordinary objects associated with his life and death. In this program, we discover fascinating new insights into the historical Jesus, utilising the latest state-of-the-art scientific techniques and archaeological research. We investigate the value and authenticity of objects which could shed new light on Jesus, while being guided by breathtaking dramatic reconstruction and a first-class panel of on-screen contributors. We hear from representatives of the world's best universities including Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Oxford, as they provide historical and theological insight, while the likes of Father James Martin SJ, the Reverend Paul Raushenbush, and Erwin MacManus help bring our characters and their emotional journeys to life for our audience.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Volatile Earth, Killer Hurricanes
(S1, EP3)
 
7:30pm
Volatile Earth, Killer Hurricanes (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Throughout the history of our planet, natural disasters have ravaged the earth and threatened the very existence of mankind. In this extraordinary series, leading natural disaster experts identify the most extreme catastrophes to have hit Earth in the last 50,000 years, uncovering the dramatic reality of the world's worst volcanic eruption, mega-tsunami, and hurricane. From the ancient debris left in their wake, scientists piece together exactly what happened. How big was the disaster, what did it destroy, and how did it permanently change our planet? Using cinema grade CGI we recreate each disaster in terrifying detail, and illustrate what might happen should these epic events occur today.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Princess Diana's Death: Mystery Solved, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Internationally renowned detective, Colin McLaren, the man who cracked the case of who really killed JFK, sets out to find answers to questions that still surround the death of Princess Diana. With 30 years of detective experience, McLaren re-examines every aspect of the French and British investigations, to arrive at the real truth of how and why the car carrying the Princess crashed in Paris on that fateful night. McLaren then goes where no other programme has gone before: he tracks down and confronts the driver of the mysterious car that collided with the Princess before the crash; and thus finds the answer to the most troubling question of all. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
The Hunt For The Zodiac Killer, The New Suspect
(S1, EP1)
 
9:30pm
The Hunt For The Zodiac Killer, The New Suspect (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
A new hunt for the mysterious Zodiac Killer gains unprecedented access to files, unearthing a complicated cipher that may contain the killer's name, and links between the Zodiac Killer and an unsolved case. A prime suspect with code training emerges. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
10:30pm
How the World Ends, Biblical
(S1, EP1)
 
10:30pm
How the World Ends, Biblical (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
In suburban Oklahoma, a messianic group are preparing for the End of Days. Join them on a camping trip in preparation for an imminent and terrifying cataclysm: the Tribulation, a three and a half year long global catastrophe that will kill billions of people and plunge the planet into chaos. With the guidance of a man known as the Moses of America, they expect to survive these world-shattering events. But survivors and sceptics attest to the failings of faith - and the power of delusion. Set against the flawed history of biblical prophecy, and the dangerous apocalyptic philosophy of violent groups like ISIS, we discover the dark side of End Times prophecy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Witches: A Century Of Murder, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
11:30pm
Witches: A Century Of Murder, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
In this two part drama-documentary series, Dr Suzannah Lipscomb goes in search of the origins of the gruesome mass witch hunts and trials that infested the British Isles 400 years ago. Through original documents and powerful drama, Suzannah uncovers the fear of Satan that drove the persecutors to such extreme lengths and what it was like for the innocent victims tortured and executed for crimes they couldn't possibly have committed.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
The Dunkirk Story,
 
12:30am
The Dunkirk Story,
Rec
 
 
At just before 7pm on May 26, 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill authorised Operation Dynamo to commence. By the time the operation came to an end on the night of June 4, a total of 338,226 Belgian, French and British soldiers had been rescued by a hastily assembled fleet of over 800 boats. The rescue was necessary because the British Expeditionary Force - or BEF, that had gone to assist its ally France, had been forced to retreat by the speed and ferocity of the German advance though Holland, Belgium and France. The Allied forces had been duped into thinking the main attack was coming from the north through Holland and Belgium, when in fact it came through the Ardennes, and succeeded in cutting the Allied armies in two. Now the BEF found itself surrounded on three sides by German forces, and with its back to the sea at Dunkirk.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Wings Of War, Top Guns & Tankbusters
(S1, EP10)
 
1:30am
Wings Of War, Top Guns & Tankbusters (S1, EP10)
Rec
 
 
Examine the most advanced combat planes of them all - the modern-day fighters and tankbusters. From 5th generation state of the art jet fighters to awesome bombers that have the firepower take out armoured lines of tanks with impunity, explore the stories of the world's best warplanes that rule the airspace in the 21st century.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
The Restorers, They Were All Volunteers
(S1, EP5)
 
2:30am
The Restorers, They Were All Volunteers (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
In 2010, an extraordinary event took place. Each year the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders from WWII have a reunion to remember their mission and their leader Gen Jimmy Doolittle. For their 68th reunion, 17 B-25 bomber crews gathered to honour the Raiders. This episode follows a B-25 Mitchell bomber from Minnesota as her crew participates in the Doolittle Raiders Reunion/B-25 Gathering in Dayton, Ohio.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
The Civil War by Ken Burns, This Mighty Scourge Of War Part 12
(S1, EP12)
 
3:15am
The Civil War by Ken Burns, This Mighty Scourge Of War Part 12 (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
As the Union Army lays siege to Richmond, Virginia, the situation for the city's inhabitants becomes unbearable. There is no food or firewood and the population begins to fear widespread famine.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Volatile Earth, Killer Hurricanes
(S1, EP3)
 
4:00am
Volatile Earth, Killer Hurricanes (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Throughout the history of our planet, natural disasters have ravaged the earth and threatened the very existence of mankind. In this extraordinary series, leading natural disaster experts identify the most extreme catastrophes to have hit Earth in the last 50,000 years, uncovering the dramatic reality of the world's worst volcanic eruption, mega-tsunami, and hurricane. From the ancient debris left in their wake, scientists piece together exactly what happened. How big was the disaster, what did it destroy, and how did it permanently change our planet? Using cinema grade CGI we recreate each disaster in terrifying detail, and illustrate what might happen should these epic events occur today.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
4:45am
Princess Diana's Death: Mystery Solved, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
4:45am
Rec
 
 
Internationally renowned detective, Colin McLaren, the man who cracked the case of who really killed JFK, sets out to find answers to questions that still surround the death of Princess Diana. With 30 years of detective experience, McLaren re-examines every aspect of the French and British investigations, to arrive at the real truth of how and why the car carrying the Princess crashed in Paris on that fateful night. McLaren then goes where no other programme has gone before: he tracks down and confronts the driver of the mysterious car that collided with the Princess before the crash; and thus finds the answer to the most troubling question of all. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:30am
The Hunt For The Zodiac Killer, The New Suspect
(S1, EP1)
 
5:30am
The Hunt For The Zodiac Killer, The New Suspect (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
A new hunt for the mysterious Zodiac Killer gains unprecedented access to files, unearthing a complicated cipher that may contain the killer's name, and links between the Zodiac Killer and an unsolved case. A prime suspect with code training emerges. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
6:30am
How the World Ends, Biblical
(S1, EP1)
 
6:30am
How the World Ends, Biblical (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
In suburban Oklahoma, a messianic group are preparing for the End of Days. Join them on a camping trip in preparation for an imminent and terrifying cataclysm: the Tribulation, a three and a half year long global catastrophe that will kill billions of people and plunge the planet into chaos. With the guidance of a man known as the Moses of America, they expect to survive these world-shattering events. But survivors and sceptics attest to the failings of faith - and the power of delusion. Set against the flawed history of biblical prophecy, and the dangerous apocalyptic philosophy of violent groups like ISIS, we discover the dark side of End Times prophecy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Witches: A Century Of Murder, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
7:30am
Witches: A Century Of Murder, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
In this two part drama-documentary series, Dr Suzannah Lipscomb goes in search of the origins of the gruesome mass witch hunts and trials that infested the British Isles 400 years ago. Through original documents and powerful drama, Suzannah uncovers the fear of Satan that drove the persecutors to such extreme lengths and what it was like for the innocent victims tortured and executed for crimes they couldn't possibly have committed.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 11:30pm
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
Mysteries At The Museum, Outlaw Marshal, 76 Days Adrift
(S5, EP5)
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Outlaw Marshal, 76 Days Adrift (S5, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Museums are where America displays its wondrous treasures of the past - often strange and curious remnants of the momentous events that have shaped their history. Behind each artefact is yet another story to be told and secrets to be revealed - often tales brimming with scandal, mystery, murder, and intrigue. Whether a diary from an arctic exploration, a stone giant thought to be the remnant of a race of enormous people, or a futuristic house that almost changed the world, the iconic items within their walls all have something to tell us about who we are and what we've become. The Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka, Kansas has a deadly wild-west weapon that played a central role in a duplicitous plot orchestrated by a very unlikely outlaw. In Newport News, Virginia, the Mariners' Museum displays a device that helped sustain one man's unbelievable quest for survival on the high seas. And at the Hardin County History Museum Elizabethtown, Kentucky, visitors can view a set of five glimmering gemstones that are linked to a supposed land of riches that hypnotised some of the wealthiest men of their day.
 
10:30am
The Jesus Code, The Bones Of St. Peter
(S2, EP5)
 
10:30am
The Jesus Code, The Bones Of St. Peter (S2, EP5)
Rec
 
 
An epic series that deciphers the life of Jesus through six extraordinary objects associated with his life and death. In this program, we discover fascinating new insights into the historical Jesus, utilising the latest state-of-the-art scientific techniques and archaeological research. We investigate the value and authenticity of objects which could shed new light on Jesus, while being guided by breathtaking dramatic reconstruction and a first-class panel of on-screen contributors. We hear from representatives of the world's best universities including Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Oxford, as they provide historical and theological insight, while the likes of Father James Martin SJ, the Reverend Paul Raushenbush, and Erwin MacManus help bring our characters and their emotional journeys to life for our audience.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Volatile Earth, Killer Hurricanes
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30am
Volatile Earth, Killer Hurricanes (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Throughout the history of our planet, natural disasters have ravaged the earth and threatened the very existence of mankind. In this extraordinary series, leading natural disaster experts identify the most extreme catastrophes to have hit Earth in the last 50,000 years, uncovering the dramatic reality of the world's worst volcanic eruption, mega-tsunami, and hurricane. From the ancient debris left in their wake, scientists piece together exactly what happened. How big was the disaster, what did it destroy, and how did it permanently change our planet? Using cinema grade CGI we recreate each disaster in terrifying detail, and illustrate what might happen should these epic events occur today.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Princess Diana's Death: Mystery Solved, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Internationally renowned detective, Colin McLaren, the man who cracked the case of who really killed JFK, sets out to find answers to questions that still surround the death of Princess Diana. With 30 years of detective experience, McLaren re-examines every aspect of the French and British investigations, to arrive at the real truth of how and why the car carrying the Princess crashed in Paris on that fateful night. McLaren then goes where no other programme has gone before: he tracks down and confronts the driver of the mysterious car that collided with the Princess before the crash; and thus finds the answer to the most troubling question of all. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
1:30pm
The Dunkirk Story,
 
1:30pm
The Dunkirk Story,
Rec
 
 
At just before 7pm on May 26, 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill authorised Operation Dynamo to commence. By the time the operation came to an end on the night of June 4, a total of 338,226 Belgian, French and British soldiers had been rescued by a hastily assembled fleet of over 800 boats. The rescue was necessary because the British Expeditionary Force - or BEF, that had gone to assist its ally France, had been forced to retreat by the speed and ferocity of the German advance though Holland, Belgium and France. The Allied forces had been duped into thinking the main attack was coming from the north through Holland and Belgium, when in fact it came through the Ardennes, and succeeded in cutting the Allied armies in two. Now the BEF found itself surrounded on three sides by German forces, and with its back to the sea at Dunkirk.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Wings Of War, Top Guns & Tankbusters
(S1, EP10)
 
2:30pm
Wings Of War, Top Guns & Tankbusters (S1, EP10)
Rec
 
 
Examine the most advanced combat planes of them all - the modern-day fighters and tankbusters. From 5th generation state of the art jet fighters to awesome bombers that have the firepower take out armoured lines of tanks with impunity, explore the stories of the world's best warplanes that rule the airspace in the 21st century.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
The Restorers, They Were All Volunteers
(S1, EP5)
 
3:30pm
The Restorers, They Were All Volunteers (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
In 2010, an extraordinary event took place. Each year the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders from WWII have a reunion to remember their mission and their leader Gen Jimmy Doolittle. For their 68th reunion, 17 B-25 bomber crews gathered to honour the Raiders. This episode follows a B-25 Mitchell bomber from Minnesota as her crew participates in the Doolittle Raiders Reunion/B-25 Gathering in Dayton, Ohio.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
The Civil War by Ken Burns, This Mighty Scourge Of War Part 12
(S1, EP12)
 
4:30pm
The Civil War by Ken Burns, This Mighty Scourge Of War Part 12 (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
As the Union Army lays siege to Richmond, Virginia, the situation for the city's inhabitants becomes unbearable. There is no food or firewood and the population begins to fear widespread famine.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Top Ten Warfare, Tanks
(S1, EP10)
 
5:30pm
Top Ten Warfare, Tanks (S1, EP10)
Rec
 
 
This is the story of warfare in the modern age. From the legendary Spitfire to the stealth bombers of the second Iraq conflict, see stories from the conflicts of the 20th and 21st century, ranked by the impact they have had. More Info >
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
The Jesus Code, Doubting Thomas
(S2, EP6)
 
6:30pm
The Jesus Code, Doubting Thomas (S2, EP6)
Rec
 
 
An epic series that deciphers the life of Jesus through six extraordinary objects associated with his life and death. In this program, we discover fascinating new insights into the historical Jesus, utilising the latest state-of-the-art scientific techniques and archaeological research. We investigate the value and authenticity of objects which could shed new light on Jesus, while being guided by breathtaking dramatic reconstruction and a first-class panel of on-screen contributors. We hear from representatives of the world's best universities including Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Oxford, as they provide historical and theological insight, while the likes of Father James Martin SJ, the Reverend Paul Raushenbush, and Erwin MacManus help bring our characters and their emotional journeys to life for our audience.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Sacred Sites, King Arthur
(S2, EP2)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
Sacred Sites, King Arthur (S2, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Most experts believe King Arthur was simply a mythical figure. But exciting new evidence from Britain's ancient sacred sites suggests that the myths are founded in fact. So was this renowned king a legend or an actual person?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 26 December 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
8:30pm
NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
8:30pm
NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Since its formation in the early '60s, NASA has continued to be the leading power in space exploration. Working with other space agencies, it has contributed substantially to the ongoing exploration of our universe, achieving incredible firsts that span the decades. This film comprehensively chronicles the finest moments in NASA's triumphant space program, reliving some of the most inspirational and famous moments that have captivated audiences and inspired generations around the world, since it began. In 1965, Ed White became the first American to leave his capsule in orbit. In just four years, Neil Armstrong steps from the ladder of his Lunar Module and becomes the first man to set foot on another world. Fast forward 30 years, and the Mars Pathfinder lands safely on the Red Planet, beaming back incredible surface images of our closest planetary neighbour. Also including triumphs such as the Hubble Telescope, and the efforts of the crew that saved the astronauts of Apollo 13, this miniseries highlights some of the most memorable and pivotal moments within mankind's legacy. Using stunning NASA archive footage and featuring expert interviews with space scientists, this program reveals the importance of space exploration and uncovers the ways in which this knowledge has benefited all of mankind since its creation. Nowhere is our potential for greatness more clearly demonstrated than in our constant quest to explore the cosmos, and this miniseries highlights the finest moments in its quest.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
WWII: Total War, Enduring Peace
(S1, EP6)
 
9:30pm
WWII: Total War, Enduring Peace (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The end of the Second World War brought with it destruction and liberation, relief mixed with grief. In its wake, tens of millions were dead and millions more displaced. This episode explores the aftermath of total war. The war crimes trials that sought to prosecute unprecedented crimes and established new laws that hoped to prevent their repetition. The creation of the United Nations, the hopes for an 'enduring peace' and the fate of millions of refugees displaced by total war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 19 December 2018 · 11:30am
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
10:30pm
The Sky is Not the Limit,
 
10:30pm
The Sky is Not the Limit,
Rec
 
 
A visually stunning documentary following astronaut Chris Hadfield. This farm boy has always had a passion for flying, but for him the sky is not the limit. In June of 1992, Chris was selected from 5330 applicants to become one of a chosen few. He was assigned to Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, where eventually Hadfield became NASA's Chief CapCom, the voice of Mission Control to astronauts in orbit for 25 shuttle missions. In 2013, he commanded the International Space Station. With five astronauts, he ran scientific experiments exploring impacts of low gravity on human biology. Chris became an internet star by videoing life on the space station, from taking extraordinary pictures of the Earth, to playing his guitar and singing David Bowie's Space Odyssey. Chris developed a huge worldwide social media following, and truly renewed the public's fascination for space exploration.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 2:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
The Curse of Civil War Gold, In Plain Sight
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30pm
The Curse of Civil War Gold, In Plain Sight (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The team unearths evidence of a secret tunnel, while new clues suggest a deeper mystery than just the missing Confederate gold.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
World War Weird,
(S1, EP6)
 
12:30am
World War Weird, (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
This program explains the most mysterious and bizarre events of both the World Wars. In the chaos of battle, men claim to have witnessed some of history's strangest sightings, and in the minds of their leaders, ludicrous military plans have been hatched. From unexplained sea monsters spotted by U-boat captains, to some of the weirdest weaponry of the wars, each episode will examine the stories in fascinating detail. Despite decades of research by historians and experts, many accounts still remain a complete mystery. Using declassified documents and military historians, this program attempts to explain the unexplainable and explore the fascinating history associated with some of the darkest periods in human history. In this episode, hear about some bizarre wartime happenings, including the magicians who fought the Nazis, the German spy who double-crossed Hitler, and some strange sightings of UFOs in Canada.
 
1:30am
Ancient Assassins, Beautiful Samurai
(S1, EP4)
 
1:30am
Ancient Assassins, Beautiful Samurai (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Tomoe is raised in samurai culture, and when Yoshinka becomes a warlord he outrages convention by allowing Tomoe to train as a warrior. However, there is a catch - Tomoe is a woman. More Info >
 
2:30am
Forbidden History, Inside The Cult Of Satan
(S3, EP5)
 
2:30am
Forbidden History, Inside The Cult Of Satan (S3, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Jamie Theakston ventures beyond the world of orthodox religion as he probes the Church of Satan. Learn more about their philosophy as Jamie goes underground.
 
3:15am
Ancient Top 10, Rome's Greatest Hits
(S1, EP5)
 
3:15am
Ancient Top 10, Rome's Greatest Hits (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
A smart, fun countdown that details how ancient technology worked, how surprisingly advanced it was, and how it was kind of awesome. More Info >
 
4:00am
Sacred Sites, King Arthur
(S2, EP2)
 
4:00am
Sacred Sites, King Arthur (S2, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Most experts believe King Arthur was simply a mythical figure. But exciting new evidence from Britain's ancient sacred sites suggests that the myths are founded in fact. So was this renowned king a legend or an actual person?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 26 December 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
4:45am
NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
4:45am
NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Since its formation in the early '60s, NASA has continued to be the leading power in space exploration. Working with other space agencies, it has contributed substantially to the ongoing exploration of our universe, achieving incredible firsts that span the decades. This film comprehensively chronicles the finest moments in NASA's triumphant space program, reliving some of the most inspirational and famous moments that have captivated audiences and inspired generations around the world, since it began. In 1965, Ed White became the first American to leave his capsule in orbit. In just four years, Neil Armstrong steps from the ladder of his Lunar Module and becomes the first man to set foot on another world. Fast forward 30 years, and the Mars Pathfinder lands safely on the Red Planet, beaming back incredible surface images of our closest planetary neighbour. Also including triumphs such as the Hubble Telescope, and the efforts of the crew that saved the astronauts of Apollo 13, this miniseries highlights some of the most memorable and pivotal moments within mankind's legacy. Using stunning NASA archive footage and featuring expert interviews with space scientists, this program reveals the importance of space exploration and uncovers the ways in which this knowledge has benefited all of mankind since its creation. Nowhere is our potential for greatness more clearly demonstrated than in our constant quest to explore the cosmos, and this miniseries highlights the finest moments in its quest.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:30am
WWII: Total War, Enduring Peace
(S1, EP6)
 
5:30am
WWII: Total War, Enduring Peace (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The end of the Second World War brought with it destruction and liberation, relief mixed with grief. In its wake, tens of millions were dead and millions more displaced. This episode explores the aftermath of total war. The war crimes trials that sought to prosecute unprecedented crimes and established new laws that hoped to prevent their repetition. The creation of the United Nations, the hopes for an 'enduring peace' and the fate of millions of refugees displaced by total war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 19 December 2018 · 11:30am
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
6:30am
The Sky is Not the Limit,
 
6:30am
The Sky is Not the Limit,
Rec
 
 
A visually stunning documentary following astronaut Chris Hadfield. This farm boy has always had a passion for flying, but for him the sky is not the limit. In June of 1992, Chris was selected from 5330 applicants to become one of a chosen few. He was assigned to Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, where eventually Hadfield became NASA's Chief CapCom, the voice of Mission Control to astronauts in orbit for 25 shuttle missions. In 2013, he commanded the International Space Station. With five astronauts, he ran scientific experiments exploring impacts of low gravity on human biology. Chris became an internet star by videoing life on the space station, from taking extraordinary pictures of the Earth, to playing his guitar and singing David Bowie's Space Odyssey. Chris developed a huge worldwide social media following, and truly renewed the public's fascination for space exploration.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 2:30pm
Rec
7:30am
The Curse of Civil War Gold, In Plain Sight
(S1, EP3)
 
7:30am
The Curse of Civil War Gold, In Plain Sight (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The team unearths evidence of a secret tunnel, while new clues suggest a deeper mystery than just the missing Confederate gold.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 3:30pm
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
Mysteries At The Museum, The Cinder Woman
(S5, EP6)
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, The Cinder Woman (S5, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Museums are where America displays its wondrous treasures of the past - often strange and curious remnants of the momentous events that have shaped their history. Behind each artefact is yet another story to be told and secrets to be revealed - often tales brimming with scandal, mystery, murder, and intrigue. Whether a diary from an arctic exploration, a stone giant thought to be the remnant of a race of enormous people, or a futuristic house that almost changed the world, the iconic items within their walls all have something to tell us about who we are and what we've become. The St Petersburg Museum of History in St Petersburg, Florida holds in its collection a set of binders containing details and clues about an incendiary tale of a woman who met a bizarre and combustible fate. Akron, Ohio's Center for the History of Psychology has a simple box with a few knobs, dials, and buttons that was used in a shocking experiment that tested the bounds of human nature. And the Lubec Historical Society in Lubec, Maine displays an oversized iron pot with metal rods that once held the promise of unimaginable wealth.
 
10:30am
The Jesus Code, Doubting Thomas
(S2, EP6)
 
10:30am
The Jesus Code, Doubting Thomas (S2, EP6)
Rec
 
 
An epic series that deciphers the life of Jesus through six extraordinary objects associated with his life and death. In this program, we discover fascinating new insights into the historical Jesus, utilising the latest state-of-the-art scientific techniques and archaeological research. We investigate the value and authenticity of objects which could shed new light on Jesus, while being guided by breathtaking dramatic reconstruction and a first-class panel of on-screen contributors. We hear from representatives of the world's best universities including Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Oxford, as they provide historical and theological insight, while the likes of Father James Martin SJ, the Reverend Paul Raushenbush, and Erwin MacManus help bring our characters and their emotional journeys to life for our audience.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Sacred Sites, King Arthur
(S2, EP2)
 
11:30am
Sacred Sites, King Arthur (S2, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Most experts believe King Arthur was simply a mythical figure. But exciting new evidence from Britain's ancient sacred sites suggests that the myths are founded in fact. So was this renowned king a legend or an actual person?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 26 December 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30pm
NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Since its formation in the early '60s, NASA has continued to be the leading power in space exploration. Working with other space agencies, it has contributed substantially to the ongoing exploration of our universe, achieving incredible firsts that span the decades. This film comprehensively chronicles the finest moments in NASA's triumphant space program, reliving some of the most inspirational and famous moments that have captivated audiences and inspired generations around the world, since it began. In 1965, Ed White became the first American to leave his capsule in orbit. In just four years, Neil Armstrong steps from the ladder of his Lunar Module and becomes the first man to set foot on another world. Fast forward 30 years, and the Mars Pathfinder lands safely on the Red Planet, beaming back incredible surface images of our closest planetary neighbour. Also including triumphs such as the Hubble Telescope, and the efforts of the crew that saved the astronauts of Apollo 13, this miniseries highlights some of the most memorable and pivotal moments within mankind's legacy. Using stunning NASA archive footage and featuring expert interviews with space scientists, this program reveals the importance of space exploration and uncovers the ways in which this knowledge has benefited all of mankind since its creation. Nowhere is our potential for greatness more clearly demonstrated than in our constant quest to explore the cosmos, and this miniseries highlights the finest moments in its quest.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
1:30pm
WWII: Total War, Enduring Peace
(S1, EP6)
 
1:30pm
WWII: Total War, Enduring Peace (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The end of the Second World War brought with it destruction and liberation, relief mixed with grief. In its wake, tens of millions were dead and millions more displaced. This episode explores the aftermath of total war. The war crimes trials that sought to prosecute unprecedented crimes and established new laws that hoped to prevent their repetition. The creation of the United Nations, the hopes for an 'enduring peace' and the fate of millions of refugees displaced by total war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 19 December 2018 · 11:30am
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
2:30pm
The Sky is Not the Limit,
 
2:30pm
The Sky is Not the Limit,
Rec
 
 
A visually stunning documentary following astronaut Chris Hadfield. This farm boy has always had a passion for flying, but for him the sky is not the limit. In June of 1992, Chris was selected from 5330 applicants to become one of a chosen few. He was assigned to Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, where eventually Hadfield became NASA's Chief CapCom, the voice of Mission Control to astronauts in orbit for 25 shuttle missions. In 2013, he commanded the International Space Station. With five astronauts, he ran scientific experiments exploring impacts of low gravity on human biology. Chris became an internet star by videoing life on the space station, from taking extraordinary pictures of the Earth, to playing his guitar and singing David Bowie's Space Odyssey. Chris developed a huge worldwide social media following, and truly renewed the public's fascination for space exploration.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
3:30pm
The Curse of Civil War Gold, In Plain Sight
(S1, EP3)
 
3:30pm
The Curse of Civil War Gold, In Plain Sight (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The team unearths evidence of a secret tunnel, while new clues suggest a deeper mystery than just the missing Confederate gold.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Carriers At War, Ready To Launch
(S1, EP2)
 
4:30pm
Carriers At War, Ready To Launch (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
A close-up view of the crew members of the USS George HW Bush, to capture what it takes to successfully operate an aircraft carrier. The 5,000 men and women on board must prepare for any eventuality - the pressure they face is immeasurable and they must stay calm under the most difficult situations and react with confidence and precision. Undertaking some of the most important missions to maintain security within the Earth's waters, Navy pilots climb into their plane and prepare for takeoff. But before that can happen, several other equally vital jobs and tasks must occur. Hungry stomachs must be fed. Supply deliveries must be made by helicopter. And there is never-ending activity on the flight deck. Ordnancemen maintain, transport, check and mount the weapons on each aircraft. Each and every bomb can be a potential disaster if mishandled. Once the weapons are built and installed, each aircraft is assigned a team of Landing Signal Officers who monitor, track and assist pilots with safe departure and landing. Easy enough, except they do this while positioned on the flight deck and potentially in harm's way. Meanwhile, the appropriately named Air Boss directs all aspects of flight deck operations from Primary Flight Control-the carrier's control tower-including launching, recovery and shipboard handling of the aircraft. One mistake and the flight deck can become a deadly scene. As the aircrafts successfully return on board, the crew is aware that this is just another mission complete, and that they must be prepared to do it all again the next day.
 
5:30pm
Saints And Sinners, Part 3
(S1, EP3)
 
5:30pm
Saints And Sinners, Part 3 (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Dr Janina Ramirez discovers how the immensely rich and powerful monasteries, that had dominated British society for a thousand years, were annihilated in less than five years. In the 15th century, eight hundred monasteries in England owned one third of the nation's land. Many monks were living in palatial monasteries and were patrons of the finest art and architecture. Janina examines monastery kitchen records and the bones of a medieval monk to discover the truth behind accusations of monastic gluttony and vice. She also explores how the arrival of the printing press put paid to the monasteries' monopoly of publishing and education. Janina then traces the story of the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell. She explores whether the dissolution was the violent action of a greedy and overbearing monarch or if it was the inevitable 'end of days' for a rotten and outmoded institution. She uncovers stories of shocking corruption alongside examples of extraordinary pious sacrifice. Although not a single monastery survived the systematic liquidation, Janina shows the lasting impact Britain's millennium of monasteries had on our society and culture.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Elizabeth I's Secret Agents, Part 3
(S1, EP3)
 
6:30pm
Elizabeth I's Secret Agents, Part 3 (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The secret agents that protected Queen Elizabeth from treason for over 40 years, through the execution of Mary Queen of Scots to the death of Queen Elizabeth, the capture of Catholic fugitive John Gerard and the infamous Gunpowder Plot. More Info >
 
7:30pm
The American West, The Big Killing
(S1, EP6)
 
7:30pm
The American West, The Big Killing (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
As the conflict in Lincoln County erupts into an all-out war, Billy the Kid becomes the scapegoat for all of the violence, forcing him to flee to the outlaw haven of the west: Las Vegas, New Mexico. Sitting Bull follows the last remaining buffalo herd back into America, and fights a duel for his peoples survival, but he knows that he's running out of time. As the west continues to grow more and more lawless, Jesse James decides to come out of retirement, but with Southern Reconstruction ended, it's now just about ego and money. As Jesse heads to Las Vegas, New Mexico, to recruit a new gang, the two most notorious outlaws in American history are about to meet face-to-face. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
The Untold Story Of The 90s, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
8:30pm
The Untold Story Of The 90s, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This special is a nostalgic and insightful story of a 12-year span during which a generation named for the letter X marked its spot, coming of age in an era that straddled the end of a century and the start of a whole new world, one that nobody saw coming. This ground-breaking special event series will show how the last decade before the dawn of the internet - the period between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the destruction of the twin towers on 9/11 - still has a lasting impact on the world. How did the Berlin Wall's tumbling lead to the Arab Spring? How did the first gulf war usher in the era of tabloid news? What does the OJ Bronco chase tell us about our celebrity-obsessed culture today?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Britain's Ancient Tracks, Dartmoor Crosses, England
(S2, EP1)
 
10:30pm
Britain's Ancient Tracks, Dartmoor Crosses, England (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Explore the best of the British landscape, captured in stunning aerial drone photography, along with the ancient stones, myths and stories, past and present, of these wonderful walkways. Ancient tracks will weave archaeology with on-location interviews using artefacts, and ephemera to bring to life prehistory on and around these tracks as they snake through landscape and time.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
Greatest Cities of the World, Rome Pt 1
(S2, EP1)
 
11:30pm
Greatest Cities of the World, Rome Pt 1 (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Exploring a day in the life of Rome, Sydney and Hong Kong, Griff paints a landmark portrait of each metropolis, revealing what gives each city its unique identity. What really makes these cities work? Griff finds out by rolling his sleeves up and delving behind the scenes, uncovering how the different cities work as living machines and discovering some astonishing secrets. Armed with his trademark humour and relentless curiosity, Griff tracks down the individuals who epitomise the character of each city and celebrates the infinite variety of life in these great cities.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Forbidden History, The Genius Of Nikola Tesla
(S2, EP6)
 
12:30am
Forbidden History, The Genius Of Nikola Tesla (S2, EP6)
Rec
 
 
In this episode, we investigate the life, work and beliefs of the enigmatic and mysterious Serbian Nikola Tesla - inventor, electrical engineer, physicist and futurist. Tesla was one of the most enigmatic but least known scientists of the last century. He was an early pioneer of both electricity and radio, and creator of one of the first electrical motors - so, why did he die in poverty and under investigation by the FBI? In this episode we travel to the UK and the USA to look at the life and work of a difficult, tortured but extraordinary man. Did his dream of free electrical power earn him the wrath of the US government and powerful big businesses of the time? Was his work and research deliberately suppressed? We're going to try and find out more.
 
1:30am
Biblical Conspiracies, Secrets Of The Crucifixion
(S1, EP4)
 
1:30am
Biblical Conspiracies, Secrets Of The Crucifixion (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
This series uses history and forensic science to investigate real-life mysteries. At the heart of each episode is a genuine, undisputed artefact to be decoded. Whether it's a recently discovered artefact or one that's been famously studied by scholars, the decoding may be controversial but the artefact is not. The series includes exclusive access to ancient artefacts like a recently identified Michelangelo, the first-ever translation of an ancient manuscript found at the British Museum, and scientific results from the examination of Roman nails that may have been used in the crucifixion of Jesus. Featuring on-location photography, recreations, graphics, and archival footage, we unravel the real-life mysteries.
 
2:30am
Evil Genius, Hi-Tech Hijinks
(S1, EP7)
 
2:30am
Evil Genius, Hi-Tech Hijinks (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Whether it's overcoming the sophisticated multi-layered security of a diamond vault, using the deep web to take drug dealing into the 21st century, training with high-tech gear to beat a casino, or, most nefarious of all, employing software tricks to spread terrorism around the world - these master criminals are on the cutting edge of technology. More Info >
 
3:15am
Inside Secret Societies, The Yakuza
(S1, EP5)
 
3:15am
Inside Secret Societies, The Yakuza (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
With its origins in the Samurai culture of 17th century Japan, the Yakusa are one of the most infamous, secret and feared of all Asian secret societies. They call themselves a 'chivalrous organisation', and are notorious for their strict codes of conduct and highly organised structure, with an estimated 100,000 members today. They started as hired security men for local festivals, markets and gambling dens, before slowly growing in power and prestige. Today they are a vast organisation and their leaders, known as Oyabun, maintain strict rules within the ranks. No disloyalty is permitted. Yubitsume, or the cutting off of a finger, is a form of penance or apology. Upon a first offence, the transgressor must cut off the tip of his left little finger and give the severed portion to his boss. Its origin stems from the traditional way of holding a Japanese sword. The removal of digits starting with the little finger moving up the hand to the index finger progressively weakens a person's sword grip. Many Yakusa have full-body tattoos known as Irezumi which are often "hand-poked", that is, the ink is inserted beneath the skin using non-electrical, hand-made and hand-held tools with needles of sharpened bamboo or steel. The Yakusa are a very powerful organisation in Japan who's tentacles of influence reach the very highest levels of power. Drawing on their rich Samurai heritage they believe they can operate above and beyond modern laws and government, bringing what they see as a purer form of justice and control to a corrupt country. More Info >
 
4:00am
The American West, The Big Killing
(S1, EP6)
 
4:00am
The American West, The Big Killing (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
As the conflict in Lincoln County erupts into an all-out war, Billy the Kid becomes the scapegoat for all of the violence, forcing him to flee to the outlaw haven of the west: Las Vegas, New Mexico. Sitting Bull follows the last remaining buffalo herd back into America, and fights a duel for his peoples survival, but he knows that he's running out of time. As the west continues to grow more and more lawless, Jesse James decides to come out of retirement, but with Southern Reconstruction ended, it's now just about ego and money. As Jesse heads to Las Vegas, New Mexico, to recruit a new gang, the two most notorious outlaws in American history are about to meet face-to-face. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
4:45am
The Untold Story Of The 90s, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
4:45am
The Untold Story Of The 90s, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This special is a nostalgic and insightful story of a 12-year span during which a generation named for the letter X marked its spot, coming of age in an era that straddled the end of a century and the start of a whole new world, one that nobody saw coming. This ground-breaking special event series will show how the last decade before the dawn of the internet - the period between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the destruction of the twin towers on 9/11 - still has a lasting impact on the world. How did the Berlin Wall's tumbling lead to the Arab Spring? How did the first gulf war usher in the era of tabloid news? What does the OJ Bronco chase tell us about our celebrity-obsessed culture today?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
6:30am
Britain's Ancient Tracks, Dartmoor Crosses, England
(S2, EP1)
 
6:30am
Britain's Ancient Tracks, Dartmoor Crosses, England (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Explore the best of the British landscape, captured in stunning aerial drone photography, along with the ancient stones, myths and stories, past and present, of these wonderful walkways. Ancient tracks will weave archaeology with on-location interviews using artefacts, and ephemera to bring to life prehistory on and around these tracks as they snake through landscape and time.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Greatest Cities of the World, Rome Pt 1
(S2, EP1)
 
7:30am
Greatest Cities of the World, Rome Pt 1 (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Exploring a day in the life of Rome, Sydney and Hong Kong, Griff paints a landmark portrait of each metropolis, revealing what gives each city its unique identity. What really makes these cities work? Griff finds out by rolling his sleeves up and delving behind the scenes, uncovering how the different cities work as living machines and discovering some astonishing secrets. Armed with his trademark humour and relentless curiosity, Griff tracks down the individuals who epitomise the character of each city and celebrates the infinite variety of life in these great cities.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 1:30pm
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
The American West, The Big Killing
(S1, EP6)
 
9:30am
The American West, The Big Killing (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
As the conflict in Lincoln County erupts into an all-out war, Billy the Kid becomes the scapegoat for all of the violence, forcing him to flee to the outlaw haven of the west: Las Vegas, New Mexico. Sitting Bull follows the last remaining buffalo herd back into America, and fights a duel for his peoples survival, but he knows that he's running out of time. As the west continues to grow more and more lawless, Jesse James decides to come out of retirement, but with Southern Reconstruction ended, it's now just about ego and money. As Jesse heads to Las Vegas, New Mexico, to recruit a new gang, the two most notorious outlaws in American history are about to meet face-to-face. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
10:30am
The Untold Story Of The 90s, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
10:30am
The Untold Story Of The 90s, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This special is a nostalgic and insightful story of a 12-year span during which a generation named for the letter X marked its spot, coming of age in an era that straddled the end of a century and the start of a whole new world, one that nobody saw coming. This ground-breaking special event series will show how the last decade before the dawn of the internet - the period between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the destruction of the twin towers on 9/11 - still has a lasting impact on the world. How did the Berlin Wall's tumbling lead to the Arab Spring? How did the first gulf war usher in the era of tabloid news? What does the OJ Bronco chase tell us about our celebrity-obsessed culture today?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Britain's Ancient Tracks, Dartmoor Crosses, England
(S2, EP1)
 
12:30pm
Britain's Ancient Tracks, Dartmoor Crosses, England (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Explore the best of the British landscape, captured in stunning aerial drone photography, along with the ancient stones, myths and stories, past and present, of these wonderful walkways. Ancient tracks will weave archaeology with on-location interviews using artefacts, and ephemera to bring to life prehistory on and around these tracks as they snake through landscape and time.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Greatest Cities of the World, Rome Pt 1
(S2, EP1)
 
1:30pm
Greatest Cities of the World, Rome Pt 1 (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Exploring a day in the life of Rome, Sydney and Hong Kong, Griff paints a landmark portrait of each metropolis, revealing what gives each city its unique identity. What really makes these cities work? Griff finds out by rolling his sleeves up and delving behind the scenes, uncovering how the different cities work as living machines and discovering some astonishing secrets. Armed with his trademark humour and relentless curiosity, Griff tracks down the individuals who epitomise the character of each city and celebrates the infinite variety of life in these great cities.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Navy Seals: America's Secret Warriors, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
2:30pm
Navy Seals: America's Secret Warriors, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
We take an in depth look at the most prestigious fighting force in the world - the Navy SEALs. From their inception in WWII and through their missions in Vietnam, we trace the SEALs' rise to a watershed moment in 1980.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Queen Elizabeth I & Mary Tudor,
 
4:30pm
Queen Elizabeth I & Mary Tudor,
Rec
 
 
Mary was a little-favoured Catholic and Elizabeth a long-reigning, all-admired Protestant. However, Henry VIII's daughters have more in common than meets the eye.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 27 December 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30pm
David Jason's Secret Service, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
5:30pm
Rec
 
 
Actor and British national treasure, Sir David Jason, is a passionate enthusiast of all things espionage. In this code-cracking new series he's travelling around the UK and beyond to reveal the secret places and people who act as guardians and gatekeepers of the incredible but true story of Britain's spy history. Each episode is shot in the vein of a classic spy thriller- with vintage cars, sharp suits, luxury hotels and exotic European locations. Joining David will be a charismatic cast of expert historians - plus Dame Stella Rimington, the former head of MI5. David goes behind closed doors in stately homes hiding incredible spy secrets, and visits key locations central to Britain's espionage history - such as the Mayfair hotel that was a spy hangout in the 1930s. He also visits Kitzbuhel, where Ian Fleming trained as a spy, and Moscow, in search of Sidney Reilly, the Russian-born 'Ace of Spies'. Combining beautiful locations with stranger-than-fiction spy stories, this entertaining series is a riveting new look at the dark art that Britain gave to the world. More Info >
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Slavery Routes, From Sugar To Rebellion
(S1, EP3)
 
6:30pm
Slavery Routes, From Sugar To Rebellion (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
This is the story of a world where territories and own frontiers were built by the slave trade. A world where violence, subjugation and profit imposed their routes. The history of slavery did not begin in the cotton fields. It is a much older tragedy that has been going on since the dawn of humanity. From the 7th century on, and for over 1200 years, Africa was the epicentre of a gigantic traffic of human beings traversing the entire globe: Nubian, Fulani, Mandinka, Songhai, Susu, Akan, Yoruba, Igbo, Kongo, Yao and Somali. Over 20 million Africans were deported, sold and enslaved. This criminal system thrived, laying the foundations of empires around the world. Its scale was such that for a long time, it has been impossible to relate it comprehensively. And yet, it raises a fundamental question: how did Africa end up at the heart of the slavery routes?
 
7:30pm
The Pacific War in Colour, Fire From The Sky
(S1, EP6)
 
7:30pm
The Pacific War in Colour, Fire From The Sky (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The battle for Peleliu drags on far longer than expected. Japanese defences confound Americans and bodies pile up on both sides. Meanwhile, MacArthur returns to the Philippines, fulfilling his long-standing promise. The Battle at Leyte Gulf isolates Japanese troops on the Philippines from their own navy, but they have enough supplies and willpower to make the Philippines a long and bloody campaign. Manila will end up in ruins. B-29 raids into Japan begin from the Marianas, and war on a grand scale comes to the mainland for the first time - in the form of massive firebombing raids. The first raid on Tokyo is as destructive as any bombing raid in human history. Finally, on Iwo Jima, island hopping reaches its bloody apex as 50,000 men fight over eight square miles.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Spying on The Royals, Episode 1
(S1, EP1)
 
8:30pm
Spying on The Royals, Episode 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
On the frozen weekend of 5th December 1936, a nerve shredded King Edward VIII made a secret telephone call from his office in Buckingham Palace. In a private conversation with his brother, he confided that he could no longer be King, if it meant abandoning the woman he loved. Recently declassified documents have revealed that his every word was being scrutinised by headphoned intelligence officers. Explore the secret story behind the events that stunned a nation eighty years ago.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 19 December 2018 · 7:30pm
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Henry & Anne: Lovers Who Changed History, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
9:30pm
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 24 December 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Air Warriors, F6F Hellcat
(S6, EP2)
 
10:30pm
Air Warriors, F6F Hellcat (S6, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Born in a time of utmost need, and bred to be a reliable fighter, the Grumman F6F Hellcat was a marvel of World War II naval aviation. It was responsible for 75% of aerial combat victory in the Pacific Theater, producing 305 fighter aces, and firmly turned the tide of war in the United States' favour.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 19 December 2018 · 8:30pm
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
The Australian SAS: The Untold History, Force Of Choice
(S1, EP6)
 
11:30pm
The Australian SAS: The Untold History, Force Of Choice (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
After three decades of peace, SAS plunges into 15 years of continuous action. Its versatility is challenged in delicate operations in 1999 in East Timor and in the controversial boarding of the refugee rescue ship Tampa. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Bomber Boys,
 
12:30am
Bomber Boys,
Rec
 
 
Movie star Ewan McGregor and his aviator brother, Colin McGregor, are presenting this gripping, dramatic and rarely told story of RAF's WWII Bomber Command and the men who fought and died in the skies above Europe - a story of individual heroism and extraordinary collective spirit. This film will tell the six year story of Bomber Command as it transformed itself from a blunt instrument - more dangerous to itself than the enemy - to the cutting edge of the RAF. The two brothers also explore the transformative leaps in technology and skill as the RAF learned how to hit targets across Europe with ever increasing accuracy and far greater force. They will take particular interest in the story of 617 Squadron.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Navy Seals: America's Secret Warriors, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
2:30am
Navy Seals: America's Secret Warriors, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
We take an in depth look at the most prestigious fighting force in the world - the Navy SEALs. From their inception in WWII and through their missions in Vietnam, we trace the SEALs' rise to a watershed moment in 1980.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 2:30pm
Rec
4:00am
The Pacific War in Colour, Fire From The Sky
(S1, EP6)
 
4:00am
The Pacific War in Colour, Fire From The Sky (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The battle for Peleliu drags on far longer than expected. Japanese defences confound Americans and bodies pile up on both sides. Meanwhile, MacArthur returns to the Philippines, fulfilling his long-standing promise. The Battle at Leyte Gulf isolates Japanese troops on the Philippines from their own navy, but they have enough supplies and willpower to make the Philippines a long and bloody campaign. Manila will end up in ruins. B-29 raids into Japan begin from the Marianas, and war on a grand scale comes to the mainland for the first time - in the form of massive firebombing raids. The first raid on Tokyo is as destructive as any bombing raid in human history. Finally, on Iwo Jima, island hopping reaches its bloody apex as 50,000 men fight over eight square miles.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
4:45am
Spying on The Royals, Episode 1
(S1, EP1)
 
4:45am
Spying on The Royals, Episode 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
On the frozen weekend of 5th December 1936, a nerve shredded King Edward VIII made a secret telephone call from his office in Buckingham Palace. In a private conversation with his brother, he confided that he could no longer be King, if it meant abandoning the woman he loved. Recently declassified documents have revealed that his every word was being scrutinised by headphoned intelligence officers. Explore the secret story behind the events that stunned a nation eighty years ago.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 19 December 2018 · 7:30pm
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30am
Henry & Anne: Lovers Who Changed History, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
5:30am
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 23 December 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
6:30am
Air Warriors, F6F Hellcat
(S6, EP2)
 
6:30am
Air Warriors, F6F Hellcat (S6, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Born in a time of utmost need, and bred to be a reliable fighter, the Grumman F6F Hellcat was a marvel of World War II naval aviation. It was responsible for 75% of aerial combat victory in the Pacific Theater, producing 305 fighter aces, and firmly turned the tide of war in the United States' favour.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 19 December 2018 · 8:30pm
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
7:30am
The Australian SAS: The Untold History, Force Of Choice
(S1, EP6)
 
7:30am
The Australian SAS: The Untold History, Force Of Choice (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
After three decades of peace, SAS plunges into 15 years of continuous action. Its versatility is challenged in delicate operations in 1999 in East Timor and in the controversial boarding of the refugee rescue ship Tampa. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 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
The Pacific War in Colour, Fire From The Sky
(S1, EP6)
 
9:30am
The Pacific War in Colour, Fire From The Sky (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The battle for Peleliu drags on far longer than expected. Japanese defences confound Americans and bodies pile up on both sides. Meanwhile, MacArthur returns to the Philippines, fulfilling his long-standing promise. The Battle at Leyte Gulf isolates Japanese troops on the Philippines from their own navy, but they have enough supplies and willpower to make the Philippines a long and bloody campaign. Manila will end up in ruins. B-29 raids into Japan begin from the Marianas, and war on a grand scale comes to the mainland for the first time - in the form of massive firebombing raids. The first raid on Tokyo is as destructive as any bombing raid in human history. Finally, on Iwo Jima, island hopping reaches its bloody apex as 50,000 men fight over eight square miles.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
10:30am
Spying on The Royals, Episode 1
(S1, EP1)
 
10:30am
Spying on The Royals, Episode 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
On the frozen weekend of 5th December 1936, a nerve shredded King Edward VIII made a secret telephone call from his office in Buckingham Palace. In a private conversation with his brother, he confided that he could no longer be King, if it meant abandoning the woman he loved. Recently declassified documents have revealed that his every word was being scrutinised by headphoned intelligence officers. Explore the secret story behind the events that stunned a nation eighty years ago.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 19 December 2018 · 7:30pm
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
11:30am
Henry & Anne: Lovers Who Changed History, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
11:30am
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 23 December 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Air Warriors, F6F Hellcat
(S6, EP2)
 
12:30pm
Air Warriors, F6F Hellcat (S6, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Born in a time of utmost need, and bred to be a reliable fighter, the Grumman F6F Hellcat was a marvel of World War II naval aviation. It was responsible for 75% of aerial combat victory in the Pacific Theater, producing 305 fighter aces, and firmly turned the tide of war in the United States' favour.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 19 December 2018 · 8:30pm
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Thu 20 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 23 December 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Bomber Boys,
 
1:30pm
Bomber Boys,
Rec
 
 
Movie star Ewan McGregor and his aviator brother, Colin McGregor, are presenting this gripping, dramatic and rarely told story of RAF's WWII Bomber Command and the men who fought and died in the skies above Europe - a story of individual heroism and extraordinary collective spirit. This film will tell the six year story of Bomber Command as it transformed itself from a blunt instrument - more dangerous to itself than the enemy - to the cutting edge of the RAF. The two brothers also explore the transformative leaps in technology and skill as the RAF learned how to hit targets across Europe with ever increasing accuracy and far greater force. They will take particular interest in the story of 617 Squadron.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Engineering Evil: Inside the Holocaust,
 
3:30pm
Engineering Evil: Inside the Holocaust,
Rec
 
 
Travel through the archives of Eastern Europe, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, and the restoration labs of Yad Vashem in Israel to uncover and reveal the story of persecution, theft, and murder through various artefacts, rarely seen photographs, and motion picture footage. Experts from across the globe illuminate what it took to systematically implement the destruction of millions of people, and the remnants of the Holocaust are seen under a new light as the viewer is shown the lengths taken to engineer evil.
 
5:30pm
Russia 1917: Countdown to Revolution,
 
5:30pm
Russia 1917: Countdown to Revolution,
Rec
 
 
The extraordinary story of how Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin took control of Russia in just a few fateful months. This film reveals how this most unlikely of regime changes became a reality on October 25, 1917. It's a story of ambition and suspicion, rivalry and unified struggle, at a time when close friends could swiftly become deadly enemies. Dramatic re-enactments breathe new life into vicious clashes, seminal speeches and the storming of the Winter Palace. Experts including historian Simon Schama and writers Martin Amis and Robert Harris debate and discuss. This gripping documentary also asks: did the revolution create a political culture in which President Vladimir Putin could thrive?
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
The Hector: The Ship That Made Canada,
 
6:30pm
The Hector: The Ship That Made Canada,
Rec
 
 
Neil Oliver recounts the story of the 1773 highland migrants who left Scotland to settle in Nova Scotia. He uncovers their terrifying journey on a filthy disease-ridden ship - the Hector. Neil describes how the migrants were deceived by speculators and goes on to meet their descendants. For some in Nova Scotia, the Hector has become little short of a Canadian Mayflower.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
David Jason's Secret Service, Part 3
(S1, EP3)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Actor and British national treasure, Sir David Jason, is a passionate enthusiast of all things espionage. In this code-cracking new series he's travelling around the UK and beyond to reveal the secret places and people who act as guardians and gatekeepers of the incredible but true story of Britain's spy history. Each episode is shot in the vein of a classic spy thriller- with vintage cars, sharp suits, luxury hotels and exotic European locations. Joining David will be a charismatic cast of expert historians - plus Dame Stella Rimington, the former head of MI5. David goes behind closed doors in stately homes hiding incredible spy secrets, and visits key locations central to Britain's espionage history - such as the Mayfair hotel that was a spy hangout in the 1930s. He also visits Kitzbuhel, where Ian Fleming trained as a spy, and Moscow, in search of Sidney Reilly, the Russian-born 'Ace of Spies'. Combining beautiful locations with stranger-than-fiction spy stories, this entertaining series is a riveting new look at the dark art that Britain gave to the world. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 30 December 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
8:30pm
Queen Elizabeth II & Princess Margaret,
* FIRST ON *
8:30pm
Queen Elizabeth II & Princess Margaret,
Rec
 
 
It has been said that no two sisters were ever less alike. One reserved and proper. The other lively and controversial. One the anchor of a commonwealth of nations. The other searching for purpose in life. Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret are among the most photographed women in history. But what of the real women beyond the royal splendour, balcony and cheering crowds - beyond the Crown itself? Elizabeth was a mature child with a love animals and Margaret a mischievous extrovert. How has their relationship shaped the monarchy?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 December 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 December 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
Ottomans V Christians: Battle For Europe, The Sick Man Of Europe
(S1, EP3)
 
9:30pm
Ottomans V Christians: Battle For Europe, The Sick Man Of Europe (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
From its origins as a nomadic Turkoman tribe from central Asia, the Ottoman Empire became one of the world's most impressive super powers, dominating swathes of the Middle East, Northern Africa and South Eastern Europe for some 500 years. As a leader of the Islamic world, it's incursions into Europe were often seen as a religious offensive, sparking a titanic power struggle between the forces of Christianity and Islam. The reality, we discover, was much more complex. In this timely series, Presenter Julian Davison, takes us on a swashbuckling journey across Turkey, the Balkans and Russia, charting the Ottoman Empire's extraordinary military campaigns into Europe and witnessing, first hand, many of its legacies. Our third and final episode looks at the Ottoman Empire's slow decline in the face of Russian expansion and explores the complex alliances it would forge with European powers in an effort to survive. The map of Europe would be radically redrawn and the Ottoman Empire would come to a humiliating end, giving birth to the modern Turkish Republic.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Elizabeth: Duty and Sacrifice, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
10:30pm
Elizabeth: Duty and Sacrifice, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
When Elizabeth first came to the throne she was sold to the world as a Queen for the times; they talked of a new Elizabethan age of British greatness. In the 1960s, the world accelerated away from the Queen of England and left her behind. This is the story of how a modern girl became an old-fashioned lady. With Charles' investiture as the Prince of Wales, two new princes and a Silver Jubilee, it seemed Elizabeth II had created a solid and permanent monarchy. Then, in the 1980s, her sons married. As the cracks appeared in these marriages, Elizabeth II's monarchy was shaken to its core.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Forbidden History, The Real Mary Magdalene
(S4, EP6)
 
11:30pm
Forbidden History, The Real Mary Magdalene (S4, EP6)
Rec
 
 
We lift the lid on some of history's great mysteries by tunnelling deeper, travelling wider, looking more closely, asking harder questions and searching for evidence with more determination than ever before. We are taken to places far and wide and will encounter conspiracy theories, cover-ups, strange phenomena, unexplained happenings and mysterious findings - in short, a whole host of unusual goings on that have had a massive bearing on how we view history today. Mary Magdalene is a key figure in the Christian faith. She travelled with Jesus as one of his followers and is said to have witnessed Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. Within the four Gospels she is named at least 12 times, more than most of the apostles. During the Middle Ages, Mary Magdalene was given the reputation in Western Christianity of being a repentant prostitute, something which is nowhere supported by the canonical gospels. But who really was this vital part of the Christian story? What can we discover of her life? What historical evidence can be uncovered?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
The Jesus Strand: A Search For DNA,
 
 
The search for the descendants of the most famous man in history. Because if Jesus walked the face of the Earth, he had to have a family and they are out there today. The goal of this special is to establish how far into the present we can bring Jesus' genealogy. Using the latest technology and unprecedented access to the Vatican's archives and relics, we will create the most detailed family tree for Jesus in history. A family tree with roots deep in the ancient Bible and branches that reach to today. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
2:30am
The Bible's Buried Secrets,
 
2:30am
The Bible's Buried Secrets,
Rec
 
 
From the producers of America's Book of Secrets and Ancient Aliens, this program will explore the mysteries and hidden facts from the Bible. What is the truth behind Jesus Christ's so-called 'bodily ascent' into Heaven? What are the 'missing books' of the Bible? Why were they removed, and what shocking information did they contain? What is the secret of the Book of Revelations? How can the miracles depicted in the Bible be explained? We will bring the myths of our Bible heroes to life with CGI and production in international locations. Episodes will include: The Forbidden Scriptures, Lost in Translation, God versus Satan.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
4:00am
David Jason's Secret Service, Part 3
(S1, EP3)
 
4:00am
Rec
 
 
Actor and British national treasure, Sir David Jason, is a passionate enthusiast of all things espionage. In this code-cracking new series he's travelling around the UK and beyond to reveal the secret places and people who act as guardians and gatekeepers of the incredible but true story of Britain's spy history. Each episode is shot in the vein of a classic spy thriller- with vintage cars, sharp suits, luxury hotels and exotic European locations. Joining David will be a charismatic cast of expert historians - plus Dame Stella Rimington, the former head of MI5. David goes behind closed doors in stately homes hiding incredible spy secrets, and visits key locations central to Britain's espionage history - such as the Mayfair hotel that was a spy hangout in the 1930s. He also visits Kitzbuhel, where Ian Fleming trained as a spy, and Moscow, in search of Sidney Reilly, the Russian-born 'Ace of Spies'. Combining beautiful locations with stranger-than-fiction spy stories, this entertaining series is a riveting new look at the dark art that Britain gave to the world. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 30 December 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
4:45am
Queen Elizabeth II & Princess Margaret,
 
4:45am
Queen Elizabeth II & Princess Margaret,
Rec
 
 
It has been said that no two sisters were ever less alike. One reserved and proper. The other lively and controversial. One the anchor of a commonwealth of nations. The other searching for purpose in life. Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret are among the most photographed women in history. But what of the real women beyond the royal splendour, balcony and cheering crowds - beyond the Crown itself? Elizabeth was a mature child with a love animals and Margaret a mischievous extrovert. How has their relationship shaped the monarchy?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 December 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 December 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
5:30am
Ottomans V Christians: Battle For Europe, The Sick Man Of Europe
(S1, EP3)
 
5:30am
Ottomans V Christians: Battle For Europe, The Sick Man Of Europe (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
From its origins as a nomadic Turkoman tribe from central Asia, the Ottoman Empire became one of the world's most impressive super powers, dominating swathes of the Middle East, Northern Africa and South Eastern Europe for some 500 years. As a leader of the Islamic world, it's incursions into Europe were often seen as a religious offensive, sparking a titanic power struggle between the forces of Christianity and Islam. The reality, we discover, was much more complex. In this timely series, Presenter Julian Davison, takes us on a swashbuckling journey across Turkey, the Balkans and Russia, charting the Ottoman Empire's extraordinary military campaigns into Europe and witnessing, first hand, many of its legacies. Our third and final episode looks at the Ottoman Empire's slow decline in the face of Russian expansion and explores the complex alliances it would forge with European powers in an effort to survive. The map of Europe would be radically redrawn and the Ottoman Empire would come to a humiliating end, giving birth to the modern Turkish Republic.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Elizabeth: Duty and Sacrifice, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
6:30am
Elizabeth: Duty and Sacrifice, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
When Elizabeth first came to the throne she was sold to the world as a Queen for the times; they talked of a new Elizabethan age of British greatness. In the 1960s, the world accelerated away from the Queen of England and left her behind. This is the story of how a modern girl became an old-fashioned lady. With Charles' investiture as the Prince of Wales, two new princes and a Silver Jubilee, it seemed Elizabeth II had created a solid and permanent monarchy. Then, in the 1980s, her sons married. As the cracks appeared in these marriages, Elizabeth II's monarchy was shaken to its core.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Forbidden History, The Real Mary Magdalene
(S4, EP6)
 
7:30am
Forbidden History, The Real Mary Magdalene (S4, EP6)
Rec
 
 
We lift the lid on some of history's great mysteries by tunnelling deeper, travelling wider, looking more closely, asking harder questions and searching for evidence with more determination than ever before. We are taken to places far and wide and will encounter conspiracy theories, cover-ups, strange phenomena, unexplained happenings and mysterious findings - in short, a whole host of unusual goings on that have had a massive bearing on how we view history today. Mary Magdalene is a key figure in the Christian faith. She travelled with Jesus as one of his followers and is said to have witnessed Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. Within the four Gospels she is named at least 12 times, more than most of the apostles. During the Middle Ages, Mary Magdalene was given the reputation in Western Christianity of being a repentant prostitute, something which is nowhere supported by the canonical gospels. But who really was this vital part of the Christian story? What can we discover of her life? What historical evidence can be uncovered?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Anarchy In The UK
(S16, EP7)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Anarchy In The UK (S16, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Tony and the team attempt to uncover the remains of a large medieval castle buried under a waterside field in Oxfordshire. It soon becomes apparent that the site is more complex than first thought, with artefacts from the 12th- and 17th-centuries being unearthed.
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Blonde Butcher, Charley Ross
(S5, EP7)
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Blonde Butcher, Charley Ross (S5, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Museums are where America displays its wondrous treasures of the past, often strange and curious remnants of the momentous events that have shaped their history. Behind each artefact is yet another story to be told and secrets to be revealed, often tales brimming with scandal, mystery, murder, and intrigue. Whether a diary from an arctic exploration, a stone giant thought to be the remnant of a race of enormous people, or a futuristic house that almost changed the world, the iconic items within their walls all have something to tell us about who we are and what we've become. The Pinal County Historical Society Museum in Florence, Arizona, has on display a hand-crafted doll that is linked to one of the most salacious and sensational criminal cases of the 1930s. The Museum of Connecticut Glass in Coventry, Connecticut, has a glass bottle that bears a secret message from a heart-rending saga that consumed a family. In Portland, Maine, the International Cryptozoology Museum has a wire mesh window screen through which an horrific and legendary beast was first viewed by human eyes.
 
10:30am
The Hector: The Ship That Made Canada,
 
10:30am
The Hector: The Ship That Made Canada,
Rec
 
 
Neil Oliver recounts the story of the 1773 highland migrants who left Scotland to settle in Nova Scotia. He uncovers their terrifying journey on a filthy disease-ridden ship - the Hector. Neil describes how the migrants were deceived by speculators and goes on to meet their descendants. For some in Nova Scotia, the Hector has become little short of a Canadian Mayflower.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
David Jason's Secret Service, Part 3
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30am
Rec
 
 
Actor and British national treasure, Sir David Jason, is a passionate enthusiast of all things espionage. In this code-cracking new series he's travelling around the UK and beyond to reveal the secret places and people who act as guardians and gatekeepers of the incredible but true story of Britain's spy history. Each episode is shot in the vein of a classic spy thriller- with vintage cars, sharp suits, luxury hotels and exotic European locations. Joining David will be a charismatic cast of expert historians - plus Dame Stella Rimington, the former head of MI5. David goes behind closed doors in stately homes hiding incredible spy secrets, and visits key locations central to Britain's espionage history - such as the Mayfair hotel that was a spy hangout in the 1930s. He also visits Kitzbuhel, where Ian Fleming trained as a spy, and Moscow, in search of Sidney Reilly, the Russian-born 'Ace of Spies'. Combining beautiful locations with stranger-than-fiction spy stories, this entertaining series is a riveting new look at the dark art that Britain gave to the world. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 30 December 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Queen Elizabeth II & Princess Margaret,
 
12:30pm
Queen Elizabeth II & Princess Margaret,
Rec
 
 
It has been said that no two sisters were ever less alike. One reserved and proper. The other lively and controversial. One the anchor of a commonwealth of nations. The other searching for purpose in life. Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret are among the most photographed women in history. But what of the real women beyond the royal splendour, balcony and cheering crowds - beyond the Crown itself? Elizabeth was a mature child with a love animals and Margaret a mischievous extrovert. How has their relationship shaped the monarchy?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 24 December 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 December 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 December 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
1:30pm
The Jesus Strand: A Search For DNA,
 
 
The search for the descendants of the most famous man in history. Because if Jesus walked the face of the Earth, he had to have a family and they are out there today. The goal of this special is to establish how far into the present we can bring Jesus' genealogy. Using the latest technology and unprecedented access to the Vatican's archives and relics, we will create the most detailed family tree for Jesus in history. A family tree with roots deep in the ancient Bible and branches that reach to today. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
3:30pm
The Bible's Buried Secrets,
 
3:30pm
The Bible's Buried Secrets,
Rec
 
 
From the producers of America's Book of Secrets and Ancient Aliens, this program will explore the mysteries and hidden facts from the Bible. What is the truth behind Jesus Christ's so-called 'bodily ascent' into Heaven? What are the 'missing books' of the Bible? Why were they removed, and what shocking information did they contain? What is the secret of the Book of Revelations? How can the miracles depicted in the Bible be explained? We will bring the myths of our Bible heroes to life with CGI and production in international locations. Episodes will include: The Forbidden Scriptures, Lost in Translation, God versus Satan.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
5:30pm
The Queen At Ninety,
 
5:30pm
The Queen At Ninety,
Rec
 
 
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.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
7:30pm
The Pacific War in Colour, No Surrender
(S1, EP7)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
The Pacific War in Colour, No Surrender (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Americans keep pushing toward Japan despite the heavy cost, and the last island before Honshu is Okinawa. Japanese make a strong stand at Okinawa with more defensive innovation, and launch the biggest kamikaze attacks of the war off its shore. Americans are determined to push ahead and try to take Okinawa to stage an invasion of the Japanese homeland. At 82 days it is the longest battle of the Pacific war, and costs the lives of both commanding officers. Halfway through, President Roosevelt dies and Truman takes over.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 December 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 30 December 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 31 December 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 31 December 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Forbidden History, Uncovering The Historical Jesus
(S5, EP1)
 
8:30pm
Forbidden History, Uncovering The Historical Jesus (S5, EP1)
Rec
 
 
What are the provable historical facts behind the story of the world's most famous religious figure? Jamie travels to Jerusalem to research and attempt to uncover the real story of Jesus Christ. It's Jamie's job to take a long, hard, dispassionate and even-handed view of a fascinating subject and he'll have a team of world-renowned experts to help him sift through the latest evidence and theories. They'll be drawn from both sides of the argument - we'll hear from those that passionately believe there is firm proof that the man we know as Jesus existed and from those that contest that he simply did not.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
9:30pm
WWII: Witness To War, Bombing The Reich
(S1, EP5)
* NEW EPISODE *
9:30pm
WWII: Witness To War, Bombing The Reich (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
During the early months and years of the war, Britain and her allies were almost powerless to hit back at Germany. They were on the back foot, unable to take the war to where the Germans would feel it most - Germany. Hermann Goering, the Luftwaffe commander, had even gone so far as to promise that no bombs would ever fall on the Fatherland. It was a rash and hollow boast. Under the command of the ruthless and controversial Arthur 'Bomber' Harris and with the US 8th Air Force at its side from 1942 onwards, RAF Bomber Command struck back. Ineffective target bombing of industrial and military sites eventually gave way to the deadly area bombing of towns and cities and the German people began reap the whirlwind. Places such as Hamburg and Cologne were all but destroyed. Towards the end of the war, the bombing of the medieval city of Dresden provided one of the most controversial episodes of the war. The loss of life on both sides was terrible; many hundreds of thousands of German civilians lost their lives and 53000 Allied airmen never returned home. This powerful episode tells the story.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 December 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Wed 26 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
10:30pm
The War That Changed the World, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
10:30pm
The War That Changed the World, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
In June 1942, the Japanese suffered losses from which they would never recover, their final defeat would be hard-won, allowing Moa to bring the years of experiment, the consolidation of power, the development and promotion of policies and philosophies to the fore. Mao Zedong Thought was put into practice.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 December 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Sacred Sites, King Arthur
(S2, EP2)
 
11:30pm
Sacred Sites, King Arthur (S2, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Most experts believe King Arthur was simply a mythical figure. But exciting new evidence from Britain's ancient sacred sites suggests that the myths are founded in fact. So was this renowned king a legend or an actual person?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Wed 26 December 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Dogfights, The Greatest Air Battles
(S1, EP12)
 
12:30am
Dogfights, The Greatest Air Battles (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
We trace the birth of dogfighting in WWI and how the interrupter gear allows machine guns to fire through the propellers, creating the first true fighter plane.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 December 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Confronting ISIS,
 
2:30am
Rec
 
 
Correspondent Martin Smith presses government and military officials to describe the conflict from their perspective and give their recommendations on how to move forward. Examine the successes, failures and challenges of the US-led fight to degrade and destroy ISIS. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 December 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 December 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 December 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
4:00am
The Pacific War in Colour, No Surrender
(S1, EP7)
 
4:00am
The Pacific War in Colour, No Surrender (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Americans keep pushing toward Japan despite the heavy cost, and the last island before Honshu is Okinawa. Japanese make a strong stand at Okinawa with more defensive innovation, and launch the biggest kamikaze attacks of the war off its shore. Americans are determined to push ahead and try to take Okinawa to stage an invasion of the Japanese homeland. At 82 days it is the longest battle of the Pacific war, and costs the lives of both commanding officers. Halfway through, President Roosevelt dies and Truman takes over.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 30 December 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 31 December 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 31 December 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
4:45am
Forbidden History, Uncovering The Historical Jesus
(S5, EP1)
 
4:45am
Forbidden History, Uncovering The Historical Jesus (S5, EP1)
Rec
 
 
What are the provable historical facts behind the story of the world's most famous religious figure? Jamie travels to Jerusalem to research and attempt to uncover the real story of Jesus Christ. It's Jamie's job to take a long, hard, dispassionate and even-handed view of a fascinating subject and he'll have a team of world-renowned experts to help him sift through the latest evidence and theories. They'll be drawn from both sides of the argument - we'll hear from those that passionately believe there is firm proof that the man we know as Jesus existed and from those that contest that he simply did not.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
5:30am
WWII: Witness To War, Bombing The Reich
(S1, EP5)
 
5:30am
WWII: Witness To War, Bombing The Reich (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
During the early months and years of the war, Britain and her allies were almost powerless to hit back at Germany. They were on the back foot, unable to take the war to where the Germans would feel it most - Germany. Hermann Goering, the Luftwaffe commander, had even gone so far as to promise that no bombs would ever fall on the Fatherland. It was a rash and hollow boast. Under the command of the ruthless and controversial Arthur 'Bomber' Harris and with the US 8th Air Force at its side from 1942 onwards, RAF Bomber Command struck back. Ineffective target bombing of industrial and military sites eventually gave way to the deadly area bombing of towns and cities and the German people began reap the whirlwind. Places such as Hamburg and Cologne were all but destroyed. Towards the end of the war, the bombing of the medieval city of Dresden provided one of the most controversial episodes of the war. The loss of life on both sides was terrible; many hundreds of thousands of German civilians lost their lives and 53000 Allied airmen never returned home. This powerful episode tells the story.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 26 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
6:30am
The War That Changed the World, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
6:30am
The War That Changed the World, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
In June 1942, the Japanese suffered losses from which they would never recover, their final defeat would be hard-won, allowing Moa to bring the years of experiment, the consolidation of power, the development and promotion of policies and philosophies to the fore. Mao Zedong Thought was put into practice.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Sacred Sites, King Arthur
(S2, EP2)
 
7:30am
Sacred Sites, King Arthur (S2, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Most experts believe King Arthur was simply a mythical figure. But exciting new evidence from Britain's ancient sacred sites suggests that the myths are founded in fact. So was this renowned king a legend or an actual person?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 21 December 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 22 December 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Mystery Of The Ice Cream Villa
(S16, EP8)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Mystery Of The Ice Cream Villa (S16, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Tony Robinson and the team are invited to investigate a Bedfordshire field by a keen group of amateur archaeologists, who also just happen to be some of the country's leading experts in the science of ice-cream. Over the years, in the spare minutes between testing wafers, cornets and vanilla flavours, they've found countless pieces of Roman pottery, coins and building material. The field is thought to have once been home to a grand Roman villa. However, the dig proves to be a tough one, with the trench failing to deliver the evidence that everyone was expecting.
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Failed Assassination, Max Factor
(S5, EP8)
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Failed Assassination, Max Factor (S5, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Museums are where America displays its wondrous treasures of the past, often strange and curious remnants of the momentous events that have shaped their history. Behind each artefact is yet another story to be told and secrets to be revealed, often tales brimming with scandal, mystery, murder, and intrigue. Whether a diary from an arctic exploration, a stone giant thought to be the remnant of a race of enormous people, or a futuristic house that almost changed the world, the iconic items within their walls all have something to tell us about who we are and what we've become. The Belmont Public Library in Belmont, New Hampshire, has in its collection a small pin that is connected to a devious plot that threatened the country's most famous family. The Hollywood Museum in Hollywood, California, displays a bizarre contraption that was designed by a pioneer in the glamorous world of silver screen beauty. And in Decatur, Georgia, the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Museum has preserved evidence of a bizarre being that some believed was evidence of a close encounter.
 
10:30am
Shack Life,
 
10:30am
Shack Life,
Rec
 
 
This program depicts the unique shack communities in the Royal National Park south of Sydney. Established in the 1930s as places where people survived the rigours of the Depression, the shacks have been handed down through the generations from the original builders. Accessible only by steep bush paths, these weekend communities have escaped the ravages of coastal development, and continue to thrive. For decades park authorities challenged the rights of the shack holders and tore down numerous dwellings until the 'shackies' instigated a risky legal case of their own. Through a lively mix of archival materials and shackie interviewees - from miners to artists Margaret Olley and Reg Mombassa - this program portrays one community's struggle for recognition of their emotional connection to land, and the heritage value of a rapidly disappearing way of life.
 
11:30am
Men Of Wood & Foam,
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
11:30am
Men Of Wood & Foam,
Rec
 
 
This program tells the story of the birth of the surf boom in Australia, a golden decade when surfing was transformed into a sport and culture with its own music, movies, fashions and heroes. Underpinning this transition was a small group of surfboard artisans who set up their primitive factories in a former market garden at Brookvale, close to the favoured wave spots of Dee Why Point and Fairy Bower. These pioneers became known as The Brookvale Six.
 
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
WWII: Witness To War, Bombing The Reich
(S1, EP5)
 
12:30pm
WWII: Witness To War, Bombing The Reich (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
During the early months and years of the war, Britain and her allies were almost powerless to hit back at Germany. They were on the back foot, unable to take the war to where the Germans would feel it most - Germany. Hermann Goering, the Luftwaffe commander, had even gone so far as to promise that no bombs would ever fall on the Fatherland. It was a rash and hollow boast. Under the command of the ruthless and controversial Arthur 'Bomber' Harris and with the US 8th Air Force at its side from 1942 onwards, RAF Bomber Command struck back. Ineffective target bombing of industrial and military sites eventually gave way to the deadly area bombing of towns and cities and the German people began reap the whirlwind. Places such as Hamburg and Cologne were all but destroyed. Towards the end of the war, the bombing of the medieval city of Dresden provided one of the most controversial episodes of the war. The loss of life on both sides was terrible; many hundreds of thousands of German civilians lost their lives and 53000 Allied airmen never returned home. This powerful episode tells the story.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 25 December 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 26 December 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Dogfights, The Greatest Air Battles
(S1, EP12)
 
1:30pm
Dogfights, The Greatest Air Battles (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
We trace the birth of dogfighting in WWI and how the interrupter gear allows machine guns to fire through the propellers, creating the first true fighter plane.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 December 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Engineering an Empire, Egypt
(S1, EP9)
 
3:30pm
Engineering an Empire, Egypt (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
Twenty-five hundred years before the reign of Julius Caesar - a span of time longer than that which separates us from him - the ancient Egyptians were deftly harnessing the power of engineering on an unprecedented scale. Their ingenuity and manpower was already yielding the world's first stone superstructures - one of which would stand as the world's tallest building until the 19th century. This high-definition special uses cinematic re-creations and cutting-edge CGI to profile the greatest engineering achievements of ancient Egypt, and the pharaohs and architects who were behind them. Segments include: Djoser's step pyramid at Saqqara, Senusret's Nubian superfortresses, Hatshepsut's mortuary temple at Dier el-Bahari, Akhenaten's city at Amarna, and the temples of Ramesses the Great at Abu Simbel.
 
5:30pm
Your Shout: Part 1,
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
5:30pm
Your Shout: Part 1,
Rec
 
 
Is there anything closer to the heart of Australians than beer? More than any other ritual in the past 200 years, two men sharing a beer has defined the Australian character. It's brought us together in pubs and sporting grounds, lubricating our friendships, quenching our thirst and rewarding our labours at day's end. Your Shout is a the definitive history of beer in Australia, an untold story that both delights and surprises. As far back as Captain James Cook's first charting of the East Coast of Australia in 1770, beer has played a central role in our history. Cook actually brewed beer on that voyage to sterilise the ship's fetid drinking water. When rum-fuelled drunkenness swept the early European settlement, beer was officially promoted as a healthier alternative. While home brewing was the norm for many early settlers the brewing of beer soon became one of the major industries of Australia and established some of the nation's great family fortunes. Our first official brewer was John Boston whose concoction was made from Indian corn and with cape gooseberry leaves. Then, in 1824, Peter Degraves built the Cascade brewery in Tasmania, which has survived to the present day. Today Australian beer is loved and enjoyed around the world, and two great corporations dominate local industry with sales of $8 billion a year. Your Shout is the history documentary all Australia has been waiting to see.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
7:30pm
Spying on The Royals, Episode 2
(S1, EP2)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
Spying on The Royals, Episode 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
When the former Wallis Simpson and her husband, once England's King Emperor Edward VIII, arrived at an exclusive resort, they thought they were enjoying an intimate break in complete privacy. However, their hotel room was bugged, and the royal phone tapped by secret servicemen who were recording their every word. But on this occasion, the spooks were not British... they were acting on the orders of none other than the US president himself... And in July 1940, as the first German bombs fell on England, and Edward and Wallis arrived in Lisbon, they thought they were safe from the ravages of war torn Europe. But secretly watching their every move was a spymaster, covertly dispatched by London to record Wallis and Edward's every move. His chilling report contained a shocking allegation about the couple.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 27 December 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Thu 27 December 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 30 December 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 31 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 31 December 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Air Warriors, F-4 Phantom
(S6, EP3)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
Air Warriors, F-4 Phantom (S6, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The Mcdonnell F-4 Phantom II - otherwise known as the Bent Wing Wonder, Old Smokey, Rhino, Elephant, Double Ugly, and other nicknames not fit for print - is arguably one of the finest combat fighters of the 20th Century. It was produced in larger numbers than any other Western fighter of the time, and served with the US Air Force, the Navy, and Marine Corps, and with 11 other nations in the world.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 27 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Thu 27 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 30 December 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 31 December 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 31 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
Carriers At War, USS Ford
(S1, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
9:30pm
Carriers At War, USS Ford (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The United States' powerful Navy gives it the ability to make global commons a highway to war. In the center of it all, the carrier, bringing $3.5 billion worth of hi-tech aircraft. In 2008, Congress awards a construction contract for a new kind of carrier: 'the Ford.' For the next ten years, Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding is occupied by the US Navy's new Ford-class carriers. As each part finishes, it's welded to other plates to make up the carrier's rooms. Individual rooms are combined into modules, creating large sections of the ship. The last step is to move these 'superlifts' onto the rest of the ship, a feat that takes months of planning and a massive crane named Big Blue. In November 2013, the carrier faces its biggest obstacle yet: incorporating the technology. By the time the Ford is commissioned, the Navy has been testing the electromagnetic aircraft launch system, or EMALS, on land for almost four years. But in 2014, the Navy reveals that almost 10% of the launches have failed, putting the entire program at risk. Making matters worse, development cost for the Advanced Arresting Gear, or AAG, has grown to almost $1 billion, six times the original cost. In July 2017, the U.S.S. Ford is finally commissioned into the Navy, and launches and lands the first F/A-18 off its deck, proving to the world that all the hard work has paid off. Looking ahead for the Ford-class, the future of aircraft carriers looks bright, leading the way to more advancements in Naval warfare.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 27 December 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
10:30pm
The Dark Ages,
 
10:30pm
The Dark Ages,
Rec
 
 
At its height in the second century A.D., the Roman Empire was the beacon of learning, trade, power and prosperity in the western world. But success eventually spoils. That Empire-rotten to the core by the fifth century-lay open to barbarian warriors who came in wave after wave of invasion-slaughtering, stealing, and ultimately, settling. As chaos replaced culture, Europe was beset by famine, plague, persecutions, and a state of war that was so persistent it was only rarely interrupted by peace.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 27 December 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
The Hindenburg,
 
12:30am
The Hindenburg,
Rec
 
 
A minute-by-minute retelling of the events that led up to the Hindenburg disaster including the airship's origins, its remarkable engineering, its political implications and, finally, its fiery demise over a landing field in New Jersey. The epic story will be told through archive film as well as interviews from surviving eyewitnesses and historical experts in a full examination of all the theories behind the disaster's cause.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 27 December 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Nuremberg: Goering's Last Stand,
 
2:30am
Nuremberg: Goering's Last Stand,
Rec
 
 
This docu-drama examines the most famous trial in history. The film features, at its core, a powerful drama set in the confines of the Nuremberg jail, which is based entirely on the records and testimonies of those who were there. Unfolding in the claustrophobic jail, the story reveals what the world's press and their cameras gathered in the court couldn't reach, the hidden duel between Hitler's surviving henchman Hermann Goering (the most senior Nazi captured alive) and his jailer, US Colonel Burton Andrus. At the climax of this story lies an exploration of the events that led up to the mysterious suicide of Hermann Goering, whose 11th hour escape from the hangman denied the world the justice it sought.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 27 December 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Spying on The Royals, Episode 2
(S1, EP2)
 
4:00am
Spying on The Royals, Episode 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
When the former Wallis Simpson and her husband, once England's King Emperor Edward VIII, arrived at an exclusive resort, they thought they were enjoying an intimate break in complete privacy. However, their hotel room was bugged, and the royal phone tapped by secret servicemen who were recording their every word. But on this occasion, the spooks were not British... they were acting on the orders of none other than the US president himself... And in July 1940, as the first German bombs fell on England, and Edward and Wallis arrived in Lisbon, they thought they were safe from the ravages of war torn Europe. But secretly watching their every move was a spymaster, covertly dispatched by London to record Wallis and Edward's every move. His chilling report contained a shocking allegation about the couple.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 December 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 27 December 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 30 December 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 31 December 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 31 December 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
4:45am
Air Warriors, F-4 Phantom
(S6, EP3)
 
4:45am
Air Warriors, F-4 Phantom (S6, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The Mcdonnell F-4 Phantom II - otherwise known as the Bent Wing Wonder, Old Smokey, Rhino, Elephant, Double Ugly, and other nicknames not fit for print - is arguably one of the finest combat fighters of the 20th Century. It was produced in larger numbers than any other Western fighter of the time, and served with the US Air Force, the Navy, and Marine Corps, and with 11 other nations in the world.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 December 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 27 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 30 December 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 31 December 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 31 December 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:30am
Carriers At War, USS Ford
(S1, EP4)
 
5:30am
Carriers At War, USS Ford (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The United States' powerful Navy gives it the ability to make global commons a highway to war. In the center of it all, the carrier, bringing $3.5 billion worth of hi-tech aircraft. In 2008, Congress awards a construction contract for a new kind of carrier: 'the Ford.' For the next ten years, Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding is occupied by the US Navy's new Ford-class carriers. As each part finishes, it's welded to other plates to make up the carrier's rooms. Individual rooms are combined into modules, creating large sections of the ship. The last step is to move these 'superlifts' onto the rest of the ship, a feat that takes months of planning and a massive crane named Big Blue. In November 2013, the carrier faces its biggest obstacle yet: incorporating the technology. By the time the Ford is commissioned, the Navy has been testing the electromagnetic aircraft launch system, or EMALS, on land for almost four years. But in 2014, the Navy reveals that almost 10% of the launches have failed, putting the entire program at risk. Making matters worse, development cost for the Advanced Arresting Gear, or AAG, has grown to almost $1 billion, six times the original cost. In July 2017, the U.S.S. Ford is finally commissioned into the Navy, and launches and lands the first F/A-18 off its deck, proving to the world that all the hard work has paid off. Looking ahead for the Ford-class, the future of aircraft carriers looks bright, leading the way to more advancements in Naval warfare.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 December 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
6:30am
The Dark Ages,
 
6:30am
The Dark Ages,
Rec
 
 
At its height in the second century A.D., the Roman Empire was the beacon of learning, trade, power and prosperity in the western world. But success eventually spoils. That Empire-rotten to the core by the fifth century-lay open to barbarian warriors who came in wave after wave of invasion-slaughtering, stealing, and ultimately, settling. As chaos replaced culture, Europe was beset by famine, plague, persecutions, and a state of war that was so persistent it was only rarely interrupted by peace.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 December 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Hermit Harbour
(S16, EP9)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Hermit Harbour (S16, EP9)
Rec
 
 
The team descend on a tiny Cornish island that legend says was once visited by Jesus Christ. With such a claim to fame, the tiny chapel on Looe Island became a magnet for medieval pilgrims, and many perished on the short but treacherous crossing from the mainland. In a dig frustrated by rising tides and the discovery of mystery burials, archaeologists piece together evidence of one of Britain's earliest Christian sites.
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Civil War Prostitutes, Art Hoax
(S5, EP9)