TV Guide

Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
11:30am
Discovering Britain, Glamis
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30am
Discovering Britain, Glamis (S1, EP4)
 
 
Maureen Lipman, Larry Lamb and Michael Buerk are joined by actors Wendy Craig and Bill Paterson, as they travel across Britain lifting the lid on the nation's obsession with heritage and tradition. Maureen and Larry head north to the majestic Glamis castle in Scotland - the setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth and the childhood home of the Queen Mother. Maureen discovers the secrets behind the Queen Mother's private apartments as Larry joins the annual Highland Games. Michael is on the trail of an ancient mystery in Wiltshire. Wendy Craig shares her passion for horticulture in her home town of Cookham, revealing the forgotten floral and landscape work of the artist Stanley Spencer. Bill Paterson returns to his childhood home in Glasgow to champion the city's industrial legacy and boards the Waverley, the last sea-going steam paddler in the world. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Eight Days That Made Rome, Crossing The Rubicon
(S1, EP3)
 
12:30pm
Eight Days That Made Rome, Crossing The Rubicon (S1, EP3)
 
 
Bettany Hughes investigates one of the most famous days in Roman history, when Julius Caesar led his army across the River Rubicon in 49 BC. By doing so he ignored the orders of the Roman Senate, and effectively declared war on his rivals in Rome. In time, it would prove a fatal blow to the Republic - the system of elected magistrates that had governed for nearly half a millennium. Bettany revisits this iconic moment in Roman history, and analyses the character of Caesar, the most famous of Romans. New theories about Caesar's health shed light on his decision-making, while gruesome finds recently dredged from a Dutch river reveal the true, genocidal horror of his conquest of Gaul. The cast of characters is rich and fascinating - as well as Caesar himself, there's Crassus, victor over Spartacus, whose quest for military glory led to disaster and his own grisly death; Pompey the Great - the Roman general whose laurels eclipsed even those of Caesar himself, but who was decisively outmanoeuvred on the battleground of Roman politics; and Cicero, Rome's peerless orator, and our own eyewitness at the heart of these turbulent events. Caesar's quest for total power was ended by his gory assassination. His killers claimed to be acting to preserve the Republic from tyranny - but the result was more civil war, paving the way for the triumph of dictatorship. It all stemmed from the actions of one day, and a story that remains highly relevant: through history, Caesar's name would be taken by despots and imperial leaders across the world, from Roman Caesars, to Russian Tsars and German Kaisers. And the story of his rise and fall reflects a battle that still rages today: wherever democracy, with all its faults, is pitted against tyranny. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Coast New Zealand, South Westland
(S3, EP6)
 
1:30pm
Coast New Zealand, South Westland (S3, EP6)
 
 
The return of the stunningly shot series that takes you on an epic voyage of discovery of people and places through New Zealand. The enthusiastic team of presenter Neil Oliver and six New Zealand experts in marine biology, history and social history explore the panoramic beauty of the coastline while investigating the formation and evolution of the nation: its history, its people, and its culture. The third series kicks off in Wellington, the world's southern-most capital city. Neil Oliver visits living Moriori artefacts and Michael Stevens hears about the day the Germans infiltrated the islands' waters during World War Two. The team explore the natural wonders of the Bay of Plenty, and reveal seaside stories from locations including the white-stone city of Oamaru and the Northland region of Kaipura. In a Coast New Zealand first, adventurer Dave Murray lands his plane on remote Big Bay in South Westland. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Julius Caesar's Greatest Battle,
 
2:30pm
Julius Caesar's Greatest Battle,
 
 
Heroism or genocide? Between 58 and 50 BC, Julius Caesar fought a bloody campaign to absorb the whole of Gaul - modern-day France - into the Roman Empire. In his account of this period, De Bello Gallico, Caesar portrayed his actions as heroic, yet over this period he killed 1 million people, took another million hostage and destroyed 800 cities. In light of this, this program examines whether his account was merely a masterpiece of propaganda that disguised the grim and brutal reality of the campaign.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 9:30am
Rec
3:30pm
The Kennedy Files, The Image
(S1, EP5)
 
3:30pm
The Kennedy Files, The Image (S1, EP5)
 
 
No family knows what a powerful image can do better than the Kennedy's. They created a carefully crafted image that helped catapult them to the forefront of American politics and into the hearts of the America people. From fashion statements to presidential mannerisms, here is how the Kennedy's redefine 'the image' of power, and set new standards for the rich and powerful. More Info >
 
4:30pm
Ancient Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire, Revolution
(S1, EP3)
 
4:30pm
Ancient Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire, Revolution (S1, EP3)
 
 
A docu-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world, including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero.
 
5:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys, Brighton To Crystal Palace
(S2, EP1)
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5:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys, Brighton To Crystal Palace (S2, EP1)
 
 
In this documentary series, Michael Portillo travels the length and breadth of Britain to see how railways have changed a nation.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:00pm
The World From Above, Berkley Castle To Wroxeter
(S9, EP1)
 
6:00pm
The World From Above, Berkley Castle To Wroxeter (S9, EP1)
Rec
 
 
A breathtaking series of aerial programs offering an entirely different view of the world. From 10,000ft down to just a few feet above ground, discover new perspectives through thrilling journeys: from mountains and great cities to fantastic castles and the great natural wonders of the globe. More Info >
 
6:30pm
The Clinton Affair, The Will Of The People
(S1, EP6)
 
6:30pm
The Clinton Affair, The Will Of The People (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
President's Clinton's past statements come home to roost as the Republican Congress moves towards impeachment for perjury. House Republicans use the Starr Report as political fodder for the mid-term elections. The Republicans lose seats in the House but still vote for impeachment but Clinton's fate lies with the Senate. Juanita Broaddrick's rape allegations briefly take center stage. Bill Clinton haunts Hillary's campaign in 2016 following the #MeToo movement. More Info >
 
8:00pm
Secrets From The Sky, Hadrian's Wall
(S1, EP6)
 
8:00pm
Secrets From The Sky, Hadrian's Wall (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
This breathtaking series takes to the air to uncover the secret lives of our ancestors by exploring the traces they have left behind. By looking down from the sky, archaeologists are able to make exciting new discoveries about long lost human civilisations. With aerial archaeologist Ben Robinson and historian Bettany Hughes, each episode gives a different perspective on iconic landmarks. Gazing down on ancient sites like Stonehenge, the experts uncover signs of other forgotten settlements. As we follow the teams, we discover fascinating new treasures, and what they can tell us about our past.
 
8:30pm
Medieval Dead, The Knight Of Saint Bees
(S2, EP1)
 
8:30pm
Medieval Dead, The Knight Of Saint Bees (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The incredible story of the Cumbrian Knight who was discovered in a lead shroud and with his body coated in beeswax, meaning that archaeologists have access to a body in near perfect state of preservation - even though he died in the year 1368. We have acquired the extraordinary original autopsy film and photographs - the very first time they'll have been seen on TV. It's a genuine flesh and blood autopsy, the like of which hadn't been seen before and hasn't been seen since. Tim and Malin tell the tale and bring the latest technology to be able to shed new light on the medieval equivalent of the Ice men of Scandinavia.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
9:30pm
The Nineties, The Information Age
(S1, EP6)
 
9:30pm
The Nineties, The Information Age (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Where would we be without Google, Amazon, PayPal, and eBay? How about e-mail? So many things woven through the fabric of contemporary life began in the 1990s and none would have a bigger impact than the Internet and the World Wide Web. Bill Gates and Microsoft dominated the decade and Steve Jobs returned to Apple. But of course there was a dark side to this brave new tech world as well in the form of hackers, on-line predators and the proliferation of pornography. The world didn't crash in Y2K but the dot com bubble did burst. And the world would never be the same. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Rome, An Owl In A Thornbush
(S1, EP3)
 
10:30pm
Rome, An Owl In A Thornbush (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
With Caesar quickly advancing toward Rome, Pompey begins ordering a retreat and forces his citizens to pick sides. Timon does Atia's dirty work and Vorenus cannot understand why no one is resisting while on a scouting mission.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
Hunting Hitler, Clandestine Cache
(S3, EP3)
 
11:30pm
Hunting Hitler, Clandestine Cache (S3, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Lenny and Gerrard make a startling discovery in a sabotaged aircraft hangar in northern Germany. Mike and James scan an Austrian lake in search of a large cache of secret Nazi documents. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Ancient Aliens: The Ultimate Evidence, Beyond Nazca
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30am
Ancient Aliens: The Ultimate Evidence, Beyond Nazca (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Theorist Giorgio Tsoukalos explores the mystery of the Nazca Lines found in the desert region of Southern Peru. Hundreds of gigantic lines, some in the shape of animals, geometric patterns and even an alien-like being, extend for miles over a vast section of the arid plain. Scholars are divided as to who built them, and why. Some theorists believe that the massive markings have an extraterrestrial connection, and perhaps the ancient people of the region created these gigantic figures in tribute to the gods who visited them. While the area was abandoned nearly 2000 years ago, remains of ancient Nazca people have been found with strange, elongated skulls. Could this be evidence that there really was contact with 'sky people' as ancient legends describe?
 
1:30am
Conspiracy, The CIA Kennedy Killing
(S1, EP7)
 
1:30am
Conspiracy, The CIA Kennedy Killing (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Take a walk through the shadowy boundaries that lay between fact and fiction. From the media mogul undercover MI6 and Mossad spy, alleged UFO sighting cover-ups by the UK government, to the murky world of Hollywood - each chapter connects the conspiracy theory dots. Each episode will select a historical 'fact' and examine it through a conspiracy theorist's lens. These theories seek to expose as myth much of what we accept as truth. Did Hitler really die in 1945? Did a Russian nuclear submarine attempt to launch a nuclear missile at Hawaii in 1968? And was Diana ruthlessly murdered by members of her own family? These theories, as we'll find out, are, for some, far closer to the truth than you would have ever imagined. More Info >
 
2:30am
Ancient Aliens: The Ultimate Evidence, Aliens And The Lost Ark
(S1, EP7)
 
2:30am
Ancient Aliens: The Ultimate Evidence, Aliens And The Lost Ark (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Ancient Astronaut theorist, Giorgio Tsoukalos, explores the construction, history and technological abilities of the Ark of the Covenant - one of the most sought after religious relics of all times and far more than just a box that contained the Ten Commandments. The biblical stories surrounding the Ark speak of a device with divine powers that was able to produce food, take down stonewalls, kill those that come in contact with it, and provide direct communication to God. Are these stories mere myth? Or did the Ark of the Covenant possess extraordinary powers? Just what was this incredible device? Were its powers the result of divine miracles? Or were they the product of advanced, extraterrestrial technology?
 
3:15am
Haunted History, The Torso Murders
(S1, EP7)
 
3:15am
Haunted History, The Torso Murders (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
The Great Depression of the 1930s was the worst economic crisis the nation has ever known, forcing thousands from their homes and into makeshift shantytowns - shack cities of anonymous poor that sprung up in hard hit cities like Cleveland, Ohio. It was here that The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run found his victims in one of the great, unsolved crimes of the 20th -century. Today, spirits of the dismembered victims and of the killer himself offer clues that might finally help solve a case that stumped Eliot Ness, the man who brought down Al Capone. Who was The Mad Butcher, and is he responsible for another famous unsolved murder as well? The ghosts of history bring the past alive, and offer clues to those able to listen that may finally give peace to the restless dead.
 
4:00am
Julius Caesar's Greatest Battle,
 
4:00am
Julius Caesar's Greatest Battle,
Rec
 
 
Heroism or genocide? Between 58 and 50 BC, Julius Caesar fought a bloody campaign to absorb the whole of Gaul - modern-day France - into the Roman Empire. In his account of this period, De Bello Gallico, Caesar portrayed his actions as heroic, yet over this period he killed 1 million people, took another million hostage and destroyed 800 cities. In light of this, this program examines whether his account was merely a masterpiece of propaganda that disguised the grim and brutal reality of the campaign.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 16 February 2019 · 2:30pm
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 9:30am
Rec
4:45am
Medieval Dead, The Knight Of Saint Bees
(S2, EP1)
 
4:45am
Medieval Dead, The Knight Of Saint Bees (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The incredible story of the Cumbrian Knight who was discovered in a lead shroud and with his body coated in beeswax, meaning that archaeologists have access to a body in near perfect state of preservation - even though he died in the year 1368. We have acquired the extraordinary original autopsy film and photographs - the very first time they'll have been seen on TV. It's a genuine flesh and blood autopsy, the like of which hadn't been seen before and hasn't been seen since. Tim and Malin tell the tale and bring the latest technology to be able to shed new light on the medieval equivalent of the Ice men of Scandinavia.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 16 February 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30am
The Nineties, The Information Age
(S1, EP6)
 
5:30am
The Nineties, The Information Age (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Where would we be without Google, Amazon, PayPal, and eBay? How about e-mail? So many things woven through the fabric of contemporary life began in the 1990s and none would have a bigger impact than the Internet and the World Wide Web. Bill Gates and Microsoft dominated the decade and Steve Jobs returned to Apple. But of course there was a dark side to this brave new tech world as well in the form of hackers, on-line predators and the proliferation of pornography. The world didn't crash in Y2K but the dot com bubble did burst. And the world would never be the same. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 16 February 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
6:30am
Rome, An Owl In A Thornbush
(S1, EP3)
 
6:30am
Rome, An Owl In A Thornbush (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
With Caesar quickly advancing toward Rome, Pompey begins ordering a retreat and forces his citizens to pick sides. Timon does Atia's dirty work and Vorenus cannot understand why no one is resisting while on a scouting mission.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 16 February 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Hunting Hitler, Clandestine Cache
(S3, EP3)
 
7:30am
Hunting Hitler, Clandestine Cache (S3, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Lenny and Gerrard make a startling discovery in a sabotaged aircraft hangar in northern Germany. Mike and James scan an Austrian lake in search of a large cache of secret Nazi documents. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 16 February 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, The New Town Of A Norman Prince
(S1, EP3)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The New Town Of A Norman Prince (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
This episode tries to discover why Much Wenlock grew into a busy medieval market town.
 
9:30am
Julius Caesar's Greatest Battle,
 
9:30am
Julius Caesar's Greatest Battle,
Rec
 
 
Heroism or genocide? Between 58 and 50 BC, Julius Caesar fought a bloody campaign to absorb the whole of Gaul - modern-day France - into the Roman Empire. In his account of this period, De Bello Gallico, Caesar portrayed his actions as heroic, yet over this period he killed 1 million people, took another million hostage and destroyed 800 cities. In light of this, this program examines whether his account was merely a masterpiece of propaganda that disguised the grim and brutal reality of the campaign.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 16 February 2019 · 2:30pm
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
10:30am
Medieval Dead, The Knight Of Saint Bees
(S2, EP1)
 
10:30am
Medieval Dead, The Knight Of Saint Bees (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The incredible story of the Cumbrian Knight who was discovered in a lead shroud and with his body coated in beeswax, meaning that archaeologists have access to a body in near perfect state of preservation - even though he died in the year 1368. We have acquired the extraordinary original autopsy film and photographs - the very first time they'll have been seen on TV. It's a genuine flesh and blood autopsy, the like of which hadn't been seen before and hasn't been seen since. Tim and Malin tell the tale and bring the latest technology to be able to shed new light on the medieval equivalent of the Ice men of Scandinavia.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 16 February 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
11:30am
The Nineties, The Information Age
(S1, EP6)
 
11:30am
The Nineties, The Information Age (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Where would we be without Google, Amazon, PayPal, and eBay? How about e-mail? So many things woven through the fabric of contemporary life began in the 1990s and none would have a bigger impact than the Internet and the World Wide Web. Bill Gates and Microsoft dominated the decade and Steve Jobs returned to Apple. But of course there was a dark side to this brave new tech world as well in the form of hackers, on-line predators and the proliferation of pornography. The world didn't crash in Y2K but the dot com bubble did burst. And the world would never be the same. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 16 February 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Rome, An Owl In A Thornbush
(S1, EP3)
 
12:30pm
Rome, An Owl In A Thornbush (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
With Caesar quickly advancing toward Rome, Pompey begins ordering a retreat and forces his citizens to pick sides. Timon does Atia's dirty work and Vorenus cannot understand why no one is resisting while on a scouting mission.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 16 February 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Hunting Hitler, Clandestine Cache
(S3, EP3)
 
1:30pm
Hunting Hitler, Clandestine Cache (S3, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Lenny and Gerrard make a startling discovery in a sabotaged aircraft hangar in northern Germany. Mike and James scan an Austrian lake in search of a large cache of secret Nazi documents. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 16 February 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Ancient Aliens, The Evidence
(S1, EP3)
 
2:30pm
Ancient Aliens, The Evidence (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
If ancient aliens visited earth, what was their legacy, and did they leave behind clues that exist in plain sight such as sophisticated aircraft, complex electrical grids, and intricate construction machinery? Indian Sanskrit texts, dating back to 6000 BC, describe in varying but vivid detail flying machines called Vimanas. Megalithic stone structures in Egypt reveal evidence of precision saw work. Interpretations of the Jewish Zohar writings offer depictions of a life-sustaining manna machine, eerily similar to chlorella algae processing systems today. Are these examples of modern technology, or is there evidence that these incredible mechanisms existed on Earth thousands of years ago?
 
4:30pm
Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death,
 
4:30pm
Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death,
Rec
 
 
In this unique docu-drama, uncover the true story of Verus, a gladiator who fought at the Colosseum in Rome.
 
5:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys, Settle - Garsdale
(S1, EP7)
 
5:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys, Settle - Garsdale (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Join Michael Portillo as he travels around the railway networks of Great Britain, Ireland, and the Isle of Man, and examines how these various destinations have developed since Victorian times.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:00pm
The World From Above, Portofino Natural Park To Turin
(S10, EP7)
 
6:00pm
The World From Above, Portofino Natural Park To Turin (S10, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Explore breathtaking landscapes and spectacular sites across the globe, from 3km off the ground. More Info >
 
6:30pm
The Wonder of Britain, Our Beautiful Buildings
(S1, EP2)
 
6:30pm
The Wonder of Britain, Our Beautiful Buildings (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Britain's architecture is a glorious mess; a wildly differing mix of styles, design and influences borrowed from all over the world. Julia's list captures some of this extraordinary variety. Yorkshire - Castle Howard. Epitomising English eccentricity, the fabulous house and grounds are inspired by the classical world, from Greek to Roman and even Egyptian. Then flying over the Eden Project on a zip wire, Julia discovers the dizzying heights endured by those that maintain the revolutionary bio-domes. From the new to the old, Julia explores Wales Caernarfon Castle. Here she finds how the giant stone walls, designed to tame the unruly Welsh locals, have now become a symbol of Wales itself. Many of Britain's best buildings are the places we call home. So, Julia reveals that while Bath's beautiful Royal Crescent was just a facade for Georgian society, the real buildings that built Britain were the humble Back to Backs. Julia's final leg finds her in London, first unlocking the secret of dome of St Paul's Cathedral, before experiencing the future at one of Britain's newest and most sophisticated skyscrapers The Leadenhall Building.
 
7:30pm
Rome: Empire Without Limit, What Is Roman?
(S1, EP3)
 
7:30pm
Rome: Empire Without Limit, What Is Roman? (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
With a unique and personal voice, classicist and historian Mary Beard tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Mary takes an in-depth look at the question of identity and citizenship within the Roman Empire. What did it mean to be, or to become, Roman, and how did the very different parts of the empire react to Roman rule? In the beautifully preserved cities of Algeria, incomers and locals mixed to create flourishing communities with a distinct 'more Roman than Rome' frontier identity. Mary follows the trail of one such African Roman from his native land all the way to Britain, where he served as governor - proof that for all the brutality of conquest, there were opportunities too. Here in Britain another picture emerges, of resistance, hybrid culture and incipient British identity. In York and Newcastle, Mary finds the remains of Romans, but not as we might imagine them - a rich African lady, officers from central Europe and a camp follower from Syria. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Coast New Zealand, South Westland
(S3, EP6)
 
8:30pm
Coast New Zealand, South Westland (S3, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The return of the stunningly shot series that takes you on an epic voyage of discovery of people and places through New Zealand. The enthusiastic team of presenter Neil Oliver and six New Zealand experts in marine biology, history and social history explore the panoramic beauty of the coastline while investigating the formation and evolution of the nation: its history, its people, and its culture. The third series kicks off in Wellington, the world's southern-most capital city. Neil Oliver visits living Moriori artefacts and Michael Stevens hears about the day the Germans infiltrated the islands' waters during World War Two. The team explore the natural wonders of the Bay of Plenty, and reveal seaside stories from locations including the white-stone city of Oamaru and the Northland region of Kaipura. In a Coast New Zealand first, adventurer Dave Murray lands his plane on remote Big Bay in South Westland. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 16 February 2019 · 1:30pm
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
9:30pm
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 7
(S1, EP7)
 
9:30pm
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 7 (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
From the Wright brothers who launched a plane into flight for the first time, to a country that launched a rocket called Sputnik into space for the first time, the 20th century showed our rapid advance in technological feats. In Episode Seven we countdown from 23 to 11 events that include a new vaccination for the polio epidemic, a leap in human rights with a new Declaration, and the invasion of Poland that started a world war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
10:30pm
The Last Days of Pompeii, Episode 2
(S1, EP2)
 
10:30pm
The Last Days of Pompeii, Episode 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This series presents a countdown through the final days of life in Pompeii and how new archaeological digs and technologies are revealing previously unknown secrets about the people hidden beneath the ash. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
Combat Ships, Warships Of Two World Wars
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30pm
Combat Ships, Warships Of Two World Wars (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
For centuries, an extraordinary war has raged across the world's oceans - above and below the waves. Shipbuilders have designed bigger and faster vessels to outwit and crush their opponents - many carrying terrifying weapons. This program shows how technology transformed naval warfare and that tells the stories of the greatest battles, escapes and disasters. From the deadly 18th-century ships of the line, the primitive submarines of the American Civil War, the landing craft of the D-Day beaches, the brave hospital ships of both World Wars to the might of nuclear warships - these vessels and their crews have shaped world history and inspired men and women to acts of incredible bravery. The first half of the 20th-century was in many ways the golden era of the modern warship - escorting convoys, bombarding invasion beaches and engaging in sea battles. We tell the story of the clash though the only surviving warship from that battle, HMS Caroline. We dive into the dark water of Scapa Flow to find and recreate the scuttled First World War German fleet and tell the story of how 20 years after their sinking a U-Boat slipped into Scapa Flow and sank one of Britain's prized capital warships HMS Royal Oak.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Weapons at War, The Grunts Of Vietnam
(S1, EP8)
 
12:30am
Weapons at War, The Grunts Of Vietnam (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
The Lost Evidence, Battle Of The Bulge
(S2, EP10)
 
1:30am
The Lost Evidence, Battle Of The Bulge (S2, EP10)
Rec
 
 
December 16, 1944: In the frozen forests of the Ardennes, Belgium, a vast German assault force crashes against the weakest point in the American lines. Three German armies have been amassed in total secrecy with one sole aim - to send the Allies back into the sea and change the outcome of World War II. Standing in their way are just five unprepared divisions of the American army, many of them young recruits not yet baptised in blood. Many will give their lives in a bitter struggle to buy their comrades time to reinforce the line. As men and machines are rushed to the front, over a million men fight in a bloody struggle across 80 miles to push back the Bulge in the frontline. In this battle where the rules of war are forgotten, the troops on the ground will have to dig deeper than ever before if they are to destroy Hitler's last gamble in Europe. But it is the blood-and-guts defence of a small Belgian town called Bastogne that embodies the spirit of Allied defiance. Outnumbered and outgunned, the elite troops of the 101st Airborne Division refuse to surrender in a bitter fight to the death. All along the line, the German advance is slowed, and by the end of January 1945, the Bulge has been eliminated. The Nazi armoured spearhead lay broken in the snow, but the cost was high. Over 19,000 American troops were killed, another 20,000 captured and over 40,000 wounded. German casualties exceed the American total. The ordinary soldiers who had fought and died in the freezing foxholes of Belgium had played their part in an extraordinary battle that would shape history. For the first time, a new perspective on the campaign in the Ardennes is given. Aerial reconnaissance photographs taken before, during and after the struggle have now been layered over a three-dimensional map to create a CGI model of the battlefield. For over 60 years, these photographs have remained lost, or forgotten. Until now.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Dead Men's Secrets, The Mysterious Death Of Joe Kennedy
(S1, EP11)
 
2:30am
Dead Men's Secrets, The Mysterious Death Of Joe Kennedy (S1, EP11)
Rec
 
 
Joe Kennedy Jr, the pilot of an US Navy Liberator on a top-secret mission at the end of WWII, was thought to be destined to be president until he became the first of the Kennedy dynasty to be killed prematurely. Why did Kennedy's aircraft explode? Why were the facts of his death so carefully covered up? We reopen the file on the death of Joe Jr and, using computer graphics and archive footage, analyse the purpose of his mission and the possible causes of the tragedy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
History's Raiders, Halt U-Boats In Zeebrugge
(S1, EP9)
 
3:15am
History's Raiders, Halt U-Boats In Zeebrugge (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
In April 1918, a flotilla of British warships set sail from Dover bound for the port of Zeebrugge on the German-occupied Belgian coast. Their mission - to prevent German U-boats stationed there from entering the North Sea and Atlantic. Led by the cruiser HMS Vindictive, the ships headed across the English Channel, including two old ferries to be sunk at the harbour entrances. The battle that ensued proved costly, with 200 British fatalities and eight Victoria Crosses awarded for the night's action.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Rome: Empire Without Limit, What Is Roman?
(S1, EP3)
 
4:00am
Rome: Empire Without Limit, What Is Roman? (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
With a unique and personal voice, classicist and historian Mary Beard tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Mary takes an in-depth look at the question of identity and citizenship within the Roman Empire. What did it mean to be, or to become, Roman, and how did the very different parts of the empire react to Roman rule? In the beautifully preserved cities of Algeria, incomers and locals mixed to create flourishing communities with a distinct 'more Roman than Rome' frontier identity. Mary follows the trail of one such African Roman from his native land all the way to Britain, where he served as governor - proof that for all the brutality of conquest, there were opportunities too. Here in Britain another picture emerges, of resistance, hybrid culture and incipient British identity. In York and Newcastle, Mary finds the remains of Romans, but not as we might imagine them - a rich African lady, officers from central Europe and a camp follower from Syria. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 9:30am
Rec
4:45am
Coast New Zealand, South Westland
(S3, EP6)
 
4:45am
Coast New Zealand, South Westland (S3, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The return of the stunningly shot series that takes you on an epic voyage of discovery of people and places through New Zealand. The enthusiastic team of presenter Neil Oliver and six New Zealand experts in marine biology, history and social history explore the panoramic beauty of the coastline while investigating the formation and evolution of the nation: its history, its people, and its culture. The third series kicks off in Wellington, the world's southern-most capital city. Neil Oliver visits living Moriori artefacts and Michael Stevens hears about the day the Germans infiltrated the islands' waters during World War Two. The team explore the natural wonders of the Bay of Plenty, and reveal seaside stories from locations including the white-stone city of Oamaru and the Northland region of Kaipura. In a Coast New Zealand first, adventurer Dave Murray lands his plane on remote Big Bay in South Westland. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 16 February 2019 · 1:30pm
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30am
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 7
(S1, EP7)
 
5:30am
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 7 (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
From the Wright brothers who launched a plane into flight for the first time, to a country that launched a rocket called Sputnik into space for the first time, the 20th century showed our rapid advance in technological feats. In Episode Seven we countdown from 23 to 11 events that include a new vaccination for the polio epidemic, a leap in human rights with a new Declaration, and the invasion of Poland that started a world war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
6:30am
The Last Days of Pompeii, Episode 2
(S1, EP2)
 
6:30am
The Last Days of Pompeii, Episode 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This series presents a countdown through the final days of life in Pompeii and how new archaeological digs and technologies are revealing previously unknown secrets about the people hidden beneath the ash. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Combat Ships, Warships Of Two World Wars
(S1, EP3)
 
7:30am
Combat Ships, Warships Of Two World Wars (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
For centuries, an extraordinary war has raged across the world's oceans - above and below the waves. Shipbuilders have designed bigger and faster vessels to outwit and crush their opponents - many carrying terrifying weapons. This program shows how technology transformed naval warfare and that tells the stories of the greatest battles, escapes and disasters. From the deadly 18th-century ships of the line, the primitive submarines of the American Civil War, the landing craft of the D-Day beaches, the brave hospital ships of both World Wars to the might of nuclear warships - these vessels and their crews have shaped world history and inspired men and women to acts of incredible bravery. The first half of the 20th-century was in many ways the golden era of the modern warship - escorting convoys, bombarding invasion beaches and engaging in sea battles. We tell the story of the clash though the only surviving warship from that battle, HMS Caroline. We dive into the dark water of Scapa Flow to find and recreate the scuttled First World War German fleet and tell the story of how 20 years after their sinking a U-Boat slipped into Scapa Flow and sank one of Britain's prized capital warships HMS Royal Oak.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, The Fortress In The Lake
(S1, EP4)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The Fortress In The Lake (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The team try to discover what happened to a Dark Ages palace located on a man-made island in the middle of a lake.
 
9:30am
Rome: Empire Without Limit, What Is Roman?
(S1, EP3)
 
9:30am
Rome: Empire Without Limit, What Is Roman? (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
With a unique and personal voice, classicist and historian Mary Beard tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Mary takes an in-depth look at the question of identity and citizenship within the Roman Empire. What did it mean to be, or to become, Roman, and how did the very different parts of the empire react to Roman rule? In the beautifully preserved cities of Algeria, incomers and locals mixed to create flourishing communities with a distinct 'more Roman than Rome' frontier identity. Mary follows the trail of one such African Roman from his native land all the way to Britain, where he served as governor - proof that for all the brutality of conquest, there were opportunities too. Here in Britain another picture emerges, of resistance, hybrid culture and incipient British identity. In York and Newcastle, Mary finds the remains of Romans, but not as we might imagine them - a rich African lady, officers from central Europe and a camp follower from Syria. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
10:30am
Coast New Zealand, South Westland
(S3, EP6)
 
10:30am
Coast New Zealand, South Westland (S3, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The return of the stunningly shot series that takes you on an epic voyage of discovery of people and places through New Zealand. The enthusiastic team of presenter Neil Oliver and six New Zealand experts in marine biology, history and social history explore the panoramic beauty of the coastline while investigating the formation and evolution of the nation: its history, its people, and its culture. The third series kicks off in Wellington, the world's southern-most capital city. Neil Oliver visits living Moriori artefacts and Michael Stevens hears about the day the Germans infiltrated the islands' waters during World War Two. The team explore the natural wonders of the Bay of Plenty, and reveal seaside stories from locations including the white-stone city of Oamaru and the Northland region of Kaipura. In a Coast New Zealand first, adventurer Dave Murray lands his plane on remote Big Bay in South Westland. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 16 February 2019 · 1:30pm
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
11:30am
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 7
(S1, EP7)
 
11:30am
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 7 (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
From the Wright brothers who launched a plane into flight for the first time, to a country that launched a rocket called Sputnik into space for the first time, the 20th century showed our rapid advance in technological feats. In Episode Seven we countdown from 23 to 11 events that include a new vaccination for the polio epidemic, a leap in human rights with a new Declaration, and the invasion of Poland that started a world war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
The Last Days of Pompeii, Episode 2
(S1, EP2)
 
12:30pm
The Last Days of Pompeii, Episode 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This series presents a countdown through the final days of life in Pompeii and how new archaeological digs and technologies are revealing previously unknown secrets about the people hidden beneath the ash. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 17 February 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Weapons at War, The Grunts Of Vietnam
(S1, EP8)
 
1:30pm
Weapons at War, The Grunts Of Vietnam (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
The Lost Evidence, Battle Of The Bulge
(S2, EP10)
 
2:30pm
The Lost Evidence, Battle Of The Bulge (S2, EP10)
Rec
 
 
December 16, 1944: In the frozen forests of the Ardennes, Belgium, a vast German assault force crashes against the weakest point in the American lines. Three German armies have been amassed in total secrecy with one sole aim - to send the Allies back into the sea and change the outcome of World War II. Standing in their way are just five unprepared divisions of the American army, many of them young recruits not yet baptised in blood. Many will give their lives in a bitter struggle to buy their comrades time to reinforce the line. As men and machines are rushed to the front, over a million men fight in a bloody struggle across 80 miles to push back the Bulge in the frontline. In this battle where the rules of war are forgotten, the troops on the ground will have to dig deeper than ever before if they are to destroy Hitler's last gamble in Europe. But it is the blood-and-guts defence of a small Belgian town called Bastogne that embodies the spirit of Allied defiance. Outnumbered and outgunned, the elite troops of the 101st Airborne Division refuse to surrender in a bitter fight to the death. All along the line, the German advance is slowed, and by the end of January 1945, the Bulge has been eliminated. The Nazi armoured spearhead lay broken in the snow, but the cost was high. Over 19,000 American troops were killed, another 20,000 captured and over 40,000 wounded. German casualties exceed the American total. The ordinary soldiers who had fought and died in the freezing foxholes of Belgium had played their part in an extraordinary battle that would shape history. For the first time, a new perspective on the campaign in the Ardennes is given. Aerial reconnaissance photographs taken before, during and after the struggle have now been layered over a three-dimensional map to create a CGI model of the battlefield. For over 60 years, these photographs have remained lost, or forgotten. Until now.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, The Mysterious Death Of Joe Kennedy
(S1, EP11)
 
3:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, The Mysterious Death Of Joe Kennedy (S1, EP11)
Rec
 
 
Joe Kennedy Jr, the pilot of an US Navy Liberator on a top-secret mission at the end of WWII, was thought to be destined to be president until he became the first of the Kennedy dynasty to be killed prematurely. Why did Kennedy's aircraft explode? Why were the facts of his death so carefully covered up? We reopen the file on the death of Joe Jr and, using computer graphics and archive footage, analyse the purpose of his mission and the possible causes of the tragedy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
History's Raiders, Halt U-Boats In Zeebrugge
(S1, EP9)
 
4:30pm
History's Raiders, Halt U-Boats In Zeebrugge (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
In April 1918, a flotilla of British warships set sail from Dover bound for the port of Zeebrugge on the German-occupied Belgian coast. Their mission - to prevent German U-boats stationed there from entering the North Sea and Atlantic. Led by the cruiser HMS Vindictive, the ships headed across the English Channel, including two old ferries to be sunk at the harbour entrances. The battle that ensued proved costly, with 200 British fatalities and eight Victoria Crosses awarded for the night's action.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Great SAS Missions, Desert Storm Scudbusters
(S1, EP7)
 
5:30pm
Great SAS Missions, Desert Storm Scudbusters (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
In the final episode of the series, Ken Hames recounts how the Special Forces were used during the first Gulf War. The commander of the British forces, General de la Billiere, was determined that the SAS would play a key role, despite American reservations, and their first mission was to destroy Saddam's Scud launchers, which had a range of 300km and the potential to reach Israel. After an unsuccessful opening operation, the unit salvaged their reputation by using vehicle-based patrols to find an Iraqi communications tower, which they soon put out of action.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:00pm
Greatest Escapes, Escape From Red Berlin
(S1, EP7)
 
6:00pm
Greatest Escapes, Escape From Red Berlin (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
On 13 August 1961, the Communist government of East Germany began a great experiment - locking up an entire nation of 16 million people. A wall was built through the centre of Berlin which completed the isolation of the Communist East from the Capitalist West. But thousands of East Berliners refused to accept their fate. Over the next 28 years, more than 5,000 men, women and children risked their lives in extraordinary ways to reach freedom.
 
6:30pm
The Unseen Time Team Specials, The Lost Dock Of Liverpool
(S2, EP6)
 
6:30pm
The Unseen Time Team Specials, The Lost Dock Of Liverpool (S2, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Tony Robinson and the Team delve into Liverpool's past and uncover how the city catapulted itself onto the international trading stage 300 years ago.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Hannibal: A March on Rome,
* FIRST ON *
7:30pm
Hannibal: A March on Rome,
Rec
 
 
Even today it is considered one of the greatest military feats ever. In 218 BC, a Carthaginian army of ninety thousand men and three dozen elephants set out to cross the Alps to challenge the might of Rome. The exact route chosen by Hannibal, its charismatic commander, has been a matter of dispute ever since. Now, researchers believe they might be able to track his route. Their evidence - horse manure. They believe that Hannibal opted for the Col de la Traversette, until now regarded as the most unlikely option. In 2017 geomorphologist, William Mahaney, and microbiologist, Chris Allen, took soil samples on the Italian side, and they are hoping that the lab results will further back up their hypothesis.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 February 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 February 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 February 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
8:30pm
McCullin,
* FIRST ON *
8:30pm
McCullin,
Rec
 
 
To many, Don McCullin is the greatest living war photographer, often cited as an inspiration for today's photojournalists. For the first time, McCullin speaks candidly about his three-decade career covering wars and humanitarian disasters on virtually every continent and the photographs that often defined historic moments.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
Meet the Romans, Part 3 (Final)
(S1, EP3)
 
9:30pm
Meet the Romans, Part 3 (Final) (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Forsaking emperors and battles, but embracing the latest archaeological evidence, we reveal what went on behind closed doors and in the public baths. Two thousand years ago, Rome was 'the' city, with a heaving population of over 1 million. The average citizen's diaries and letters no longer exist - but their epitaphs and funerary monuments do - and they reveal the extraordinary biographies of the wives and children, the butchers and barman, the slaves and shopkeepers of this truly amazing city.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
10:30pm
The Bombing of Darwin: An Awkward Truth,
 
10:30pm
The Bombing of Darwin: An Awkward Truth,
Rec
 
 
In 1942, the same Japanese force that had attacked Pearl Harbor struck Darwin, dropping more bombs, killing more civilians and sinking more ships, and yet the bombing of Darwin has remained in the shadows, and the massive failure by Australia's military has been concealed for decades from the public by those responsible. Drawing on long-hidden documents, this film reveals the true story behind Australia's worst disaster.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
Discovering Britain, Glamis
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30pm
Discovering Britain, Glamis (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Maureen Lipman, Larry Lamb and Michael Buerk are joined by actors Wendy Craig and Bill Paterson, as they travel across Britain lifting the lid on the nation's obsession with heritage and tradition. Maureen and Larry head north to the majestic Glamis castle in Scotland - the setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth and the childhood home of the Queen Mother. Maureen discovers the secrets behind the Queen Mother's private apartments as Larry joins the annual Highland Games. Michael is on the trail of an ancient mystery in Wiltshire. Wendy Craig shares her passion for horticulture in her home town of Cookham, revealing the forgotten floral and landscape work of the artist Stanley Spencer. Bill Paterson returns to his childhood home in Glasgow to champion the city's industrial legacy and boards the Waverley, the last sea-going steam paddler in the world. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 16 February 2019 · 11:30am
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Weapons at War, High Explosives
(S1, EP9)
 
12:30am
Weapons at War, High Explosives (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
The Lost Evidence, Battle Of Berlin
(S2, EP11)
 
1:30am
The Lost Evidence, Battle Of Berlin (S2, EP11)
Rec
 
 
On April 16, 1945, 9000 Soviet guns unleashed a devastating bombardment on German troops manning the outer defences of Berlin. More than a million Red Army soldiers had assembled to smash their way through to the heart of the city. Time had run out for Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. But the battle-hardened veterans of the Red Army now face an enemy fighting with a ferocity born of desperation. In the streets of the city their tank formations become easy prey for fanatical tank hunting teams of SS men and boys of the Hitler Youth. And at the heart of the defence is Hitler himself, refusing to admit defeat and demanding suicidal counterattacks. Aerial reconnaissance photographs actually taken during the course of the battle, most of which have not been seen for 60 years, combined with cutting-edge computer graphics create 3D models of Hitler's embattled capital city. For the first time it is possible to follow step-by-step the savage battle which brought the war in Europe to an end. Driving the Soviet forces mercilessly forward is Josef Stalin. Though at the Yalta Conference in February 1945 it was decided that Berlin would fall into the Soviet Zone of Occupied Germany, Stalin refuses to trust the Western Allies. With American troops only 80km from the city he pressures his two leading commanders into a race to capture Berlin regardless of casualties. And trapped in the doomed city are thousands of German civilians. As the battle explodes around them they are faced with a life or death struggle against not only the maddened Soviet troops but last ditch Nazi execution squads. With archive film, dramatic re-enactments and powerful eye witness testimony from Russian and German veterans. The incredible story of the bloody battle that brought WWII to an end in Europe.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Dead Men's Secrets, Secrets Of Hitler's Wonder Weapons
(S1, EP12)
 
2:30am
Dead Men's Secrets, Secrets Of Hitler's Wonder Weapons (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
In the last years of WWII, Hitler's war machine turned in desperation to some of the strangest weapons ever devised. An arsenal of advanced technological weapons so secret that even today, their true uses remain a mystery. We look at the Messerschmitt 262, the first jet fighter; the V-1 flying bomb, ancestor of today's cruise missile; and the V-2, the first ballistic missile. Perhaps most extraordinary, we investigate the possibility that the Nazis were sending UFOs into the sky.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
History's Raiders, Hitler's A-Bomb
(S1, EP10)
 
3:15am
History's Raiders, Hitler's A-Bomb (S1, EP10)
Rec
 
 
On the night of February 28, 1943, a group of Norwegian raiders fewer than a dozen men set out on a covert mission to sabotage the Nazi-controlled Norsk Hydro factory in Telemark, Norway. Their target: the production cells of heavy water, a vital component in the development of Hitler's atomic bomb. Their bold mission successfully set back Hitler's atomic program by many months and allowed the Allies more time to build their own and win the race for the atomic bomb.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Hannibal: A March on Rome,
 
4:00am
Hannibal: A March on Rome,
Rec
 
 
Even today it is considered one of the greatest military feats ever. In 218 BC, a Carthaginian army of ninety thousand men and three dozen elephants set out to cross the Alps to challenge the might of Rome. The exact route chosen by Hannibal, its charismatic commander, has been a matter of dispute ever since. Now, researchers believe they might be able to track his route. Their evidence - horse manure. They believe that Hannibal opted for the Col de la Traversette, until now regarded as the most unlikely option. In 2017 geomorphologist, William Mahaney, and microbiologist, Chris Allen, took soil samples on the Italian side, and they are hoping that the lab results will further back up their hypothesis.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 February 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 February 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 February 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
4:45am
McCullin,
 
4:45am
McCullin,
Rec
 
 
To many, Don McCullin is the greatest living war photographer, often cited as an inspiration for today's photojournalists. For the first time, McCullin speaks candidly about his three-decade career covering wars and humanitarian disasters on virtually every continent and the photographs that often defined historic moments.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
5:30am
Meet the Romans, Part 3 (Final)
(S1, EP3)
 
5:30am
Meet the Romans, Part 3 (Final) (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Forsaking emperors and battles, but embracing the latest archaeological evidence, we reveal what went on behind closed doors and in the public baths. Two thousand years ago, Rome was 'the' city, with a heaving population of over 1 million. The average citizen's diaries and letters no longer exist - but their epitaphs and funerary monuments do - and they reveal the extraordinary biographies of the wives and children, the butchers and barman, the slaves and shopkeepers of this truly amazing city.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
6:30am
The Bombing of Darwin: An Awkward Truth,
 
6:30am
The Bombing of Darwin: An Awkward Truth,
Rec
 
 
In 1942, the same Japanese force that had attacked Pearl Harbor struck Darwin, dropping more bombs, killing more civilians and sinking more ships, and yet the bombing of Darwin has remained in the shadows, and the massive failure by Australia's military has been concealed for decades from the public by those responsible. Drawing on long-hidden documents, this film reveals the true story behind Australia's worst disaster.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Discovering Britain, Glamis
(S1, EP4)
 
7:30am
Discovering Britain, Glamis (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Maureen Lipman, Larry Lamb and Michael Buerk are joined by actors Wendy Craig and Bill Paterson, as they travel across Britain lifting the lid on the nation's obsession with heritage and tradition. Maureen and Larry head north to the majestic Glamis castle in Scotland - the setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth and the childhood home of the Queen Mother. Maureen discovers the secrets behind the Queen Mother's private apartments as Larry joins the annual Highland Games. Michael is on the trail of an ancient mystery in Wiltshire. Wendy Craig shares her passion for horticulture in her home town of Cookham, revealing the forgotten floral and landscape work of the artist Stanley Spencer. Bill Paterson returns to his childhood home in Glasgow to champion the city's industrial legacy and boards the Waverley, the last sea-going steam paddler in the world. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 16 February 2019 · 11:30am
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Lord Of The Isles
(S2, EP1)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Lord Of The Isles (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The team help the National Museums of Scotland to search for any secrets of Finlaggan, the centre of the kingdom of the Lord of the Isles.
 
9:30am
Myth Hunters, The Relics Of Joan Of Arc
(S2, EP7)
 
9:30am
Myth Hunters, The Relics Of Joan Of Arc (S2, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Forensic pathologist Dr Philippe Charlier, known to the French as the 'Indiana Jones of the graveyards', faced his biggest challenge yet: to uncover the truth behind the remains of France's most famous daughter - Joan of Arc. Joan of Arc, maid of visions and miracles, had achieved the seemingly impossible when she broke the military back of the English at the Siege of Orleans in 1429 to successfully see the Dauphin finally crowned Charles VII of France at Reims. But her subsequent capture by the English and trial at Rouen for witchcraft and heresy ended in her being sentenced to death by burning at the stake. In modern day France, Dr Philippe Charlier subjected these fragments to the full panoply of 21st century forensic analysis: mass, infrared and atomic-emission spectrometry; electron microscopy; pollen analysis and DNA analysis. One of the bones was not human but feline. Could it have been a cat burnt along with Joan? Black cats were often burned in the fire of those reputed to be witches. But, its origin was not even European. Charlier found nothing in the organic material that matched anything that would have existed in 15th-century Burgundy. In a final, stunning confirmation: carbon dating placed the fragments of bones between the 7th and 8th century BC. This was no Joan of Arc, this was an Egyptian Mummy. Black tar-like coating on the fragments had nothing to do with burning, but rather embalming. Somehow an Egyptian mummy had ended up being in an apothecary's jar labelled as the remains of Joan of Arc. Yet, many hold the belief that the remains of Joan of Arc are still to be found, and returned to a place of honour. More Info >
 
10:30am
The Unseen Time Team Specials, The Lost Dock Of Liverpool
(S2, EP6)
 
10:30am
The Unseen Time Team Specials, The Lost Dock Of Liverpool (S2, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Tony Robinson and the Team delve into Liverpool's past and uncover how the city catapulted itself onto the international trading stage 300 years ago.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Hannibal: A March on Rome,
 
11:30am
Hannibal: A March on Rome,
Rec
 
 
Even today it is considered one of the greatest military feats ever. In 218 BC, a Carthaginian army of ninety thousand men and three dozen elephants set out to cross the Alps to challenge the might of Rome. The exact route chosen by Hannibal, its charismatic commander, has been a matter of dispute ever since. Now, researchers believe they might be able to track his route. Their evidence - horse manure. They believe that Hannibal opted for the Col de la Traversette, until now regarded as the most unlikely option. In 2017 geomorphologist, William Mahaney, and microbiologist, Chris Allen, took soil samples on the Italian side, and they are hoping that the lab results will further back up their hypothesis.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 February 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 February 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 February 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
The Bombing of Darwin: An Awkward Truth,
 
12:30pm
The Bombing of Darwin: An Awkward Truth,
Rec
 
 
In 1942, the same Japanese force that had attacked Pearl Harbor struck Darwin, dropping more bombs, killing more civilians and sinking more ships, and yet the bombing of Darwin has remained in the shadows, and the massive failure by Australia's military has been concealed for decades from the public by those responsible. Drawing on long-hidden documents, this film reveals the true story behind Australia's worst disaster.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 18 February 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Weapons at War, High Explosives
(S1, EP9)
 
1:30pm
Weapons at War, High Explosives (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
The Lost Evidence, Battle Of Berlin
(S2, EP11)
 
2:30pm
The Lost Evidence, Battle Of Berlin (S2, EP11)
Rec
 
 
On April 16, 1945, 9000 Soviet guns unleashed a devastating bombardment on German troops manning the outer defences of Berlin. More than a million Red Army soldiers had assembled to smash their way through to the heart of the city. Time had run out for Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. But the battle-hardened veterans of the Red Army now face an enemy fighting with a ferocity born of desperation. In the streets of the city their tank formations become easy prey for fanatical tank hunting teams of SS men and boys of the Hitler Youth. And at the heart of the defence is Hitler himself, refusing to admit defeat and demanding suicidal counterattacks. Aerial reconnaissance photographs actually taken during the course of the battle, most of which have not been seen for 60 years, combined with cutting-edge computer graphics create 3D models of Hitler's embattled capital city. For the first time it is possible to follow step-by-step the savage battle which brought the war in Europe to an end. Driving the Soviet forces mercilessly forward is Josef Stalin. Though at the Yalta Conference in February 1945 it was decided that Berlin would fall into the Soviet Zone of Occupied Germany, Stalin refuses to trust the Western Allies. With American troops only 80km from the city he pressures his two leading commanders into a race to capture Berlin regardless of casualties. And trapped in the doomed city are thousands of German civilians. As the battle explodes around them they are faced with a life or death struggle against not only the maddened Soviet troops but last ditch Nazi execution squads. With archive film, dramatic re-enactments and powerful eye witness testimony from Russian and German veterans. The incredible story of the bloody battle that brought WWII to an end in Europe.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, Secrets Of Hitler's Wonder Weapons
(S1, EP12)
 
3:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, Secrets Of Hitler's Wonder Weapons (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
In the last years of WWII, Hitler's war machine turned in desperation to some of the strangest weapons ever devised. An arsenal of advanced technological weapons so secret that even today, their true uses remain a mystery. We look at the Messerschmitt 262, the first jet fighter; the V-1 flying bomb, ancestor of today's cruise missile; and the V-2, the first ballistic missile. Perhaps most extraordinary, we investigate the possibility that the Nazis were sending UFOs into the sky.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
History's Raiders, Hitler's A-Bomb
(S1, EP10)
 
4:30pm
History's Raiders, Hitler's A-Bomb (S1, EP10)
Rec
 
 
On the night of February 28, 1943, a group of Norwegian raiders fewer than a dozen men set out on a covert mission to sabotage the Nazi-controlled Norsk Hydro factory in Telemark, Norway. Their target: the production cells of heavy water, a vital component in the development of Hitler's atomic bomb. Their bold mission successfully set back Hitler's atomic program by many months and allowed the Allies more time to build their own and win the race for the atomic bomb.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Treasures of Ancient Rome, Pomp And Perversion
(S1, EP2)
 
5:30pm
Treasures of Ancient Rome, Pomp And Perversion (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Alastair Sooke follows in the footsteps of Rome's mad, bad and dangerous emperors in the second part of his celebration of Roman art.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Tales From Northumberland,
(S1, EP8)
 
6:30pm
Tales From Northumberland, (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Robson heads to south-west Northumberland to visit three landmarks which have played a key role in Northumbrian and British history. The journey begins at Hadrian's Wall, where he meets local guide Gary Reed. Robson camps overnight by the wall and learns how the Romans completely transformed British culture. The next stop on Robson's journey is Kielder Water, the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe. Robson meets Jonty Hall, who - as a nine-year-old boy - pressed the button that flooded the valley to create this enormous reservoir. The final stop of Robson's Northumberland adventure is his home town of Hexham, where he learns about the turbulent past of Hexham Abbey and discovers the secrets of its Anglo-Saxon crypts.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
7:00pm
Griff's Great Britain, Borders
(S1, EP8)
 
7:00pm
Griff's Great Britain, Borders (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Griff Rhys Jones sets off on further fascinating adventures around Britain. In this series he explores the sharply contrasting landscapes of the great British countryside: from highlands to coastlines, from estuaries to moorlands. This episode, explores natural borderlands, in this case the closely guarded secret that is the beautiful Shropshire Hills. In each episode, Griff is set a challenge from a hidden hand - forcing him to get under the surface of the region he is in. This episode, Griff has spent the night in medieval Ludlow, the carved oak capital of Great Britain. Peering out from his hotel balcony at the shop window opposite he spots his challenge to 'catch a dragon' - which makes absolute sense as the Welsh border is only a few miles away. After breakfasting at one of Shropshire's legendary roadside cafes, Griff cadges a lift in a Welsh coloured (red) MG to Church Stretton, nicknamed Little Switzerland because of its similarity to alpine villages. Exchanging his comfortable sports car for a rugged mountain bike, Griff takes a deep breath before cycling up the notorious Burway, a punishingly steep hill into the Shropshire Hills.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 11:00am
Rec
7:30pm
The Nineties, Terrorism Hits Home
(S1, EP7)
 
7:30pm
The Nineties, Terrorism Hits Home (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Beginning with the stand-offs at Ruby Ridge, Idaho and Waco, Texas, politically inspired violence plagued America throughout the 1990s. CIA headquarters in Virginia and the World Trade Center in New York were sites of terrorist attacks. The anti-abortion group the Army of God conducted a murderous campaign that included planting a bomb at the 1996 Olympics. The Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, terrorized the nation with his lethal mailings. And in the worst domestic terrorist attack to date, Timothy McVeigh killed 168 fellow Americans, including 19 children, when he bombed a federal office building in Oklahoma City. In a horrific attempt to copycat this tragedy, two Colorado high school students staged a massacre of their own on the anniversary of both Waco and Oklahoma City. And it was in 1998 that most Americans first learned of Osama bin Laden and his newly formed organization, Al Qaeda. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 February 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 February 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Plane Resurrection, P51c Mustang
(S2, EP1)
* FIRST ON *
8:30pm
Plane Resurrection, P51c Mustang (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
After a tragic fatal crash, the iconic P51 'Tuskegee Airmen' takes to the sky again, only to be struck down by a second accident that takes the team back to the drawing board.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
Hitler, The Opportunist
(S1, EP1)
* FIRST ON *
9:30pm
Hitler, The Opportunist (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
How did Adolf Hitler go from being a teenage loner and social misfit to the German dictator and cruel tyrant of Europe? This is the definitive guide to the most hated man in history.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Warriors, Spartan Vengeance
(S1, EP7)
 
10:30pm
Warriors, Spartan Vengeance (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Greece, 479 BC: at the Battle of Plataea, brilliant tactics and battlefield discipline help the Spartans defeat the Persians, avenging the devastating defeat of the 300 at Thermopylae. Travel the globe alongside modern-day warrior SFC Terry Schappert and go inside the culture of some of the most famous warriors of all time to explore their weaponry, tactics and, ultimately, their psyche.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Sword, Musket And Machine Gun, Cut & Thrust
(S1, EP1)
 
11:30pm
Sword, Musket And Machine Gun, Cut & Thrust (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Dr Sam Willis traces the history of the weapons that have shaped Britain.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Weapons at War, Most Decorated: The Doughboys
(S1, EP10)
 
12:30am
Weapons at War, Most Decorated: The Doughboys (S1, EP10)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
The Lost Evidence, Stalingrad
(S2, EP12)
 
1:30am
The Lost Evidence, Stalingrad (S2, EP12)
Rec
 
 
On August 23, 1942, 330,000 men of the German 6th Army smashed through Soviet defences outside the city of Stalingrad. It seemed nothing could stop the city falling in just a few days. But two months later the Germans were still locked in a deadly battle of attrition in a wasteland of pulverised rubble. Their offensive had become a murderous one-on-one fight they call Rat War. This program reveals how Hitler's master plan to smash the Soviet Union ground to a halt in the shattered ruins of the city named after Stalin himself. For the first time, extraordinary aerial reconnaissance photographs actually taken during the course of the battle are combined with the latest in computer technology to create a 3D model of the city. These unique aerial images have been discovered in archives where they have been lost or forgotten for more than 60 years. Now the decisive battle of the Eastern Front can be seen unfolding step by bloody step. Determined to destroy the Soviet Union once and for all, Hitler has ordered his armies to strike south and seize the vital oilfields of the Caucasus region. But first they must capture Stalingrad and secure their northern flank. When the Panzers reach the city on the river Volga, they are on the border of Asia itself. But for 162 terrible days, the Soviet defenders of Stalingrad make the German 6th Army pay in blood for every inch of ground. The fast-moving tank columns of the Blitzkrieg have been replaced by savage hand-to-hand combat in a maze of ruined factories, shops and apartment blocks. Outnumbered and outgunned, the men of the Red Army in Stalingrad suffer appalling losses. But by clinging to their positions they draw the Germans into a trap from which there will be no escape. When the Arctic conditions of the Russian winter paralyse German supply lines, Stalin unleashes an overwhelming counterattack which completely encircles the doomed 6th Army.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Dead Men's Secrets, The Strange Quest For Rudolph Hess
(S1, EP13)
 
2:30am
Dead Men's Secrets, The Strange Quest For Rudolph Hess (S1, EP13)
Rec
 
 
On May 10, 1941, a lone Messerschmitt fighter-bomber flew over Scotland. When the pilot parachuted out, his captors were astonished to discover that he was no ordinary German, but Rudolph Hess, the Deputy Fuehrer of Nazi Germany. He had come to visit members of the royal family on a secret peace mission that he hoped would end the war. Instead, he spent the rest of his life in Spandau prison, where he died at age 92. However, theories have surfaced suggesting that it was not Hess who died in prison.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
History's Raiders, Human Torpedo Raiders
(S1, EP11)
 
3:15am
History's Raiders, Human Torpedo Raiders (S1, EP11)
Rec
 
 
During WWII, one and two-man crews aboard dangerous and stealthy mini-weapons could threaten the largest battleships at anchor. We examine Italian human torpedoes - torpedoes outfitted with controls and a seat for their drivers - that crippled the British fleet at Alexandria and Gibraltar; to Japanese mini-subs that unsuccessfully struck at Pearl Harbor; and British mini-subs that attacked the German battleship Tirpitz.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
The Nineties, Terrorism Hits Home
(S1, EP7)
 
4:00am
The Nineties, Terrorism Hits Home (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Beginning with the stand-offs at Ruby Ridge, Idaho and Waco, Texas, politically inspired violence plagued America throughout the 1990s. CIA headquarters in Virginia and the World Trade Center in New York were sites of terrorist attacks. The anti-abortion group the Army of God conducted a murderous campaign that included planting a bomb at the 1996 Olympics. The Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, terrorized the nation with his lethal mailings. And in the worst domestic terrorist attack to date, Timothy McVeigh killed 168 fellow Americans, including 19 children, when he bombed a federal office building in Oklahoma City. In a horrific attempt to copycat this tragedy, two Colorado high school students staged a massacre of their own on the anniversary of both Waco and Oklahoma City. And it was in 1998 that most Americans first learned of Osama bin Laden and his newly formed organization, Al Qaeda. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 February 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 February 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
4:45am
Plane Resurrection, P51c Mustang
(S2, EP1)
 
4:45am
Plane Resurrection, P51c Mustang (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
After a tragic fatal crash, the iconic P51 'Tuskegee Airmen' takes to the sky again, only to be struck down by a second accident that takes the team back to the drawing board.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:30am
Hitler, The Opportunist
(S1, EP1)
 
5:30am
Hitler, The Opportunist (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
How did Adolf Hitler go from being a teenage loner and social misfit to the German dictator and cruel tyrant of Europe? This is the definitive guide to the most hated man in history.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Warriors, Spartan Vengeance
(S1, EP7)
 
6:30am
Warriors, Spartan Vengeance (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Greece, 479 BC: at the Battle of Plataea, brilliant tactics and battlefield discipline help the Spartans defeat the Persians, avenging the devastating defeat of the 300 at Thermopylae. Travel the globe alongside modern-day warrior SFC Terry Schappert and go inside the culture of some of the most famous warriors of all time to explore their weaponry, tactics and, ultimately, their psyche.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Sword, Musket And Machine Gun, Cut & Thrust
(S1, EP1)
 
7:30am
Sword, Musket And Machine Gun, Cut & Thrust (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Dr Sam Willis traces the history of the weapons that have shaped Britain.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, The Saxon Graves
(S2, EP2)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The Saxon Graves (S2, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Winterbourne Gunner, Wiltshire Robert Marshall 15 January 1995. Recorded between 6 and 8 May 1994, the team excavate a Saxon burial ground in a Wiltshire village.
 
9:30am
Myth Hunters, The Quest For The Minotaur's Labyrinth
(S2, EP8)
 
9:30am
Myth Hunters, The Quest For The Minotaur's Labyrinth (S2, EP8)
Rec
 
 
When a British Spy and adventurer goes on a quest to find the mythical Labyrinth, he uncovers a secret that would rewrite history. Greek Mythology tells of the Labyrinth, an elaborate maze designed and built by the legendary artificer Daealus for King Minos of Crete. Its function was to hold the Minotaur, a mythical creature that was half man and half bull. Daedalus had so cunningly made the Labyrinth that he could barely escape it after he built it. Theseus was aided by Ariadne, who provided him with a skein of thread, so he could find his way out again. But was the Labyrinth the stuff of legend - or could it really have existed? The search for the Labyrinth became an obsession for Sir Arthur Evans. In his early years he was an adventurer, a spy, and a journalist. His adventures took him to the Balkans - where he often travelled packing a sidearm. In the late 1870s he wrote extensively about the region, reporting on the suppression of the Christian insurrectionists by the armed forces of the Ottoman Empire. His passion for antiquities drove him on a quest to find the Labyrinth. Evan's attention was drawn to a site in Crete. Evans believed that Crete was the home of the Labyrinth. When he began to excavate he uncovered a magnificent palace, filled with beautiful artwork - could this be the fabled labyrinth? It appeared to be a complex maze of rooms and corridors. The palace featured pieces of art featuring bulls. Could this be the cradle of the Minoan civilisation? More than that - he uncovered writing that had never been seen before. It pre-dated Phoenician, Greek and Egyptian script. Could Crete in fact, have been the cradle of all western civilisation? More Info >
 
10:30am
Tales From Northumberland,
(S1, EP8)
 
10:30am
Tales From Northumberland, (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Robson heads to south-west Northumberland to visit three landmarks which have played a key role in Northumbrian and British history. The journey begins at Hadrian's Wall, where he meets local guide Gary Reed. Robson camps overnight by the wall and learns how the Romans completely transformed British culture. The next stop on Robson's journey is Kielder Water, the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe. Robson meets Jonty Hall, who - as a nine-year-old boy - pressed the button that flooded the valley to create this enormous reservoir. The final stop of Robson's Northumberland adventure is his home town of Hexham, where he learns about the turbulent past of Hexham Abbey and discovers the secrets of its Anglo-Saxon crypts.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:00am
Griff's Great Britain, Borders
(S1, EP8)
 
11:00am
Griff's Great Britain, Borders (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Griff Rhys Jones sets off on further fascinating adventures around Britain. In this series he explores the sharply contrasting landscapes of the great British countryside: from highlands to coastlines, from estuaries to moorlands. This episode, explores natural borderlands, in this case the closely guarded secret that is the beautiful Shropshire Hills. In each episode, Griff is set a challenge from a hidden hand - forcing him to get under the surface of the region he is in. This episode, Griff has spent the night in medieval Ludlow, the carved oak capital of Great Britain. Peering out from his hotel balcony at the shop window opposite he spots his challenge to 'catch a dragon' - which makes absolute sense as the Welsh border is only a few miles away. After breakfasting at one of Shropshire's legendary roadside cafes, Griff cadges a lift in a Welsh coloured (red) MG to Church Stretton, nicknamed Little Switzerland because of its similarity to alpine villages. Exchanging his comfortable sports car for a rugged mountain bike, Griff takes a deep breath before cycling up the notorious Burway, a punishingly steep hill into the Shropshire Hills.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 7:00pm
Rec
11:30am
The Nineties, Terrorism Hits Home
(S1, EP7)
 
11:30am
The Nineties, Terrorism Hits Home (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Beginning with the stand-offs at Ruby Ridge, Idaho and Waco, Texas, politically inspired violence plagued America throughout the 1990s. CIA headquarters in Virginia and the World Trade Center in New York were sites of terrorist attacks. The anti-abortion group the Army of God conducted a murderous campaign that included planting a bomb at the 1996 Olympics. The Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, terrorized the nation with his lethal mailings. And in the worst domestic terrorist attack to date, Timothy McVeigh killed 168 fellow Americans, including 19 children, when he bombed a federal office building in Oklahoma City. In a horrific attempt to copycat this tragedy, two Colorado high school students staged a massacre of their own on the anniversary of both Waco and Oklahoma City. And it was in 1998 that most Americans first learned of Osama bin Laden and his newly formed organization, Al Qaeda. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 February 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 February 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Plane Resurrection, P51c Mustang
(S2, EP1)
 
12:30pm
Plane Resurrection, P51c Mustang (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
After a tragic fatal crash, the iconic P51 'Tuskegee Airmen' takes to the sky again, only to be struck down by a second accident that takes the team back to the drawing board.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 19 February 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
1:30pm
Weapons at War, Most Decorated: The Doughboys
(S1, EP10)
 
1:30pm
Weapons at War, Most Decorated: The Doughboys (S1, EP10)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
The Lost Evidence, Stalingrad
(S2, EP12)
 
2:30pm
The Lost Evidence, Stalingrad (S2, EP12)
Rec
 
 
On August 23, 1942, 330,000 men of the German 6th Army smashed through Soviet defences outside the city of Stalingrad. It seemed nothing could stop the city falling in just a few days. But two months later the Germans were still locked in a deadly battle of attrition in a wasteland of pulverised rubble. Their offensive had become a murderous one-on-one fight they call Rat War. This program reveals how Hitler's master plan to smash the Soviet Union ground to a halt in the shattered ruins of the city named after Stalin himself. For the first time, extraordinary aerial reconnaissance photographs actually taken during the course of the battle are combined with the latest in computer technology to create a 3D model of the city. These unique aerial images have been discovered in archives where they have been lost or forgotten for more than 60 years. Now the decisive battle of the Eastern Front can be seen unfolding step by bloody step. Determined to destroy the Soviet Union once and for all, Hitler has ordered his armies to strike south and seize the vital oilfields of the Caucasus region. But first they must capture Stalingrad and secure their northern flank. When the Panzers reach the city on the river Volga, they are on the border of Asia itself. But for 162 terrible days, the Soviet defenders of Stalingrad make the German 6th Army pay in blood for every inch of ground. The fast-moving tank columns of the Blitzkrieg have been replaced by savage hand-to-hand combat in a maze of ruined factories, shops and apartment blocks. Outnumbered and outgunned, the men of the Red Army in Stalingrad suffer appalling losses. But by clinging to their positions they draw the Germans into a trap from which there will be no escape. When the Arctic conditions of the Russian winter paralyse German supply lines, Stalin unleashes an overwhelming counterattack which completely encircles the doomed 6th Army.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, The Strange Quest For Rudolph Hess
(S1, EP13)
 
3:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, The Strange Quest For Rudolph Hess (S1, EP13)
Rec
 
 
On May 10, 1941, a lone Messerschmitt fighter-bomber flew over Scotland. When the pilot parachuted out, his captors were astonished to discover that he was no ordinary German, but Rudolph Hess, the Deputy Fuehrer of Nazi Germany. He had come to visit members of the royal family on a secret peace mission that he hoped would end the war. Instead, he spent the rest of his life in Spandau prison, where he died at age 92. However, theories have surfaced suggesting that it was not Hess who died in prison.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
History's Raiders, Human Torpedo Raiders
(S1, EP11)
 
4:30pm
History's Raiders, Human Torpedo Raiders (S1, EP11)
Rec
 
 
During WWII, one and two-man crews aboard dangerous and stealthy mini-weapons could threaten the largest battleships at anchor. We examine Italian human torpedoes - torpedoes outfitted with controls and a seat for their drivers - that crippled the British fleet at Alexandria and Gibraltar; to Japanese mini-subs that unsuccessfully struck at Pearl Harbor; and British mini-subs that attacked the German battleship Tirpitz.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
East to West, Between Two Rivers
(S1, EP1)
 
5:30pm
East to West, Between Two Rivers (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This episode follows the birth of civilisation in Anatolia and the Middle East. We go back to the very beginnings; hunter-gatherers pause in Gobekli Tepe and start to build the world's first structures around 12,000 years ago. 2000 years later they start to settle and farm. We follow the first stages of civilization: the rise of agriculture, governance and writing in Mesopotamia. We visit ancient Babylon (Iraq) and Mari (Syria) to explore the world's earliest cities. The latter part of the episode explores Alexander's arrival in Troy and his conquest of the Persian Empire - a journey that made him realise what he owed to the East. In Miletus remarkable new finds show that the Greek god Aphrodite began as the eastern god Ishtar. Even today, we discover that our system of dividing hours and angles into blocks of 60 is a system derived from the geniuses of Babylon. For the first time, the story of the birth and flourishing of civilization in the Near and Middle East and it's huge influence on the West. Much of what happened in the West was only on the margins of the real engine room of artistic, religious and social evolution. For crucial phases in world history the key place was the Middle East - an extraordinary region that for millennia has been a political, economic and cultural centre of the world and a bridge between the continents of Asia, Africa and Europe. For the foundation of science, justice, monotheism, commerce, civil rights and artistic expression - look Eastward. This is a complex truth; it encompasses vast Empires, reveals amassed libraries of manuscripts, assesses the Conquests period, the Ottomans and the Renaissance, travels the Silk Route, and covers three continents. From the ancient to the modern world, this series will be an epic journey of discovery, following a river flowing from the East to the West.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Eight Days That Made Rome, Crossing The Rubicon
(S1, EP3)
 
6:30pm
Eight Days That Made Rome, Crossing The Rubicon (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Bettany Hughes investigates one of the most famous days in Roman history, when Julius Caesar led his army across the River Rubicon in 49 BC. By doing so he ignored the orders of the Roman Senate, and effectively declared war on his rivals in Rome. In time, it would prove a fatal blow to the Republic - the system of elected magistrates that had governed for nearly half a millennium. Bettany revisits this iconic moment in Roman history, and analyses the character of Caesar, the most famous of Romans. New theories about Caesar's health shed light on his decision-making, while gruesome finds recently dredged from a Dutch river reveal the true, genocidal horror of his conquest of Gaul. The cast of characters is rich and fascinating - as well as Caesar himself, there's Crassus, victor over Spartacus, whose quest for military glory led to disaster and his own grisly death; Pompey the Great - the Roman general whose laurels eclipsed even those of Caesar himself, but who was decisively outmanoeuvred on the battleground of Roman politics; and Cicero, Rome's peerless orator, and our own eyewitness at the heart of these turbulent events. Caesar's quest for total power was ended by his gory assassination. His killers claimed to be acting to preserve the Republic from tyranny - but the result was more civil war, paving the way for the triumph of dictatorship. It all stemmed from the actions of one day, and a story that remains highly relevant: through history, Caesar's name would be taken by despots and imperial leaders across the world, from Roman Caesars, to Russian Tsars and German Kaisers. And the story of his rise and fall reflects a battle that still rages today: wherever democracy, with all its faults, is pitted against tyranny. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 16 February 2019 · 12:30pm
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 8
(S1, EP8)
 
7:30pm
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 8 (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Almost two decades after the close of the 20th century, which ten events will stay in our minds and hearts as those that definitively marked history? Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech influenced civil rights laws, apartheid ended in South Africa, a bomb was dropped in Hiroshima, and man landed on the moon. Politics, wars, assassinations and inventions come into our final episode as we count down the Top Ten events that changed our century, our world, and our way of life.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 February 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 February 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 February 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Venice: The Technological Challenge,
 
 
Join us on an extraordinary journey, that will explore the technological and scientific struggle for the survival of Venice, a survival that has been in doubt from its very construction. The sea level in Venice has increased drastically in the last century or so, threatening the very existence of the city. Global warming and the harmful effects of tourism have amplified the phenomenon of acqua alta (sudden rise in sea level), rendering the traditional responses of inhabitants obsolete. It is urgent to act today. Projects conceived in laboratories across the globe are joining forces to save the city. These include RAMSES, a 3D modelisation of the lagoon produced using lasers, which analyses rises in water level; and MOSE, a series of movable dams costing over 4 billion euros, intended to block the sea in case of acqua alta. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 February 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 February 2019 · 9:30am
Rec
9:30pm
The Hitler Chronicles, An Arsonist
(S1, EP8)
 
9:30pm
The Hitler Chronicles, An Arsonist (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
In pure breach of the Munich Agreement, Hitler claims further territories for Germany based on the alleged wish of the people in those areas. After the occupation of Czechoslovakia, the world is duped and are waiting to see if Germany will risk European peace. Hitler firmly expects that England and France are afraid of a war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 5:30pm
Rec
10:30pm
Engineering an Empire, Rome
(S1, EP10)
 
10:30pm
Engineering an Empire, Rome (S1, EP10)
Rec
 
 
For more than 500 years, Rome was the most powerful and advanced civilisation the world had ever known, ruled by visionaries and tyrants whose accomplishments ranged from awe-inspiring to deplorable. One characteristic linked them all - ambition - and the thirst for power that all Roman emperors shared fuelled an unprecedented mastery of engineering and labour. This documentary special chronicles the spectacular and sordid history of the Roman Empire from the rise of Julius Caesar in 55 BC to its eventual fall around 537 AD, detailing the remarkable engineering feats that set Rome apart from the rest of the ancient world. Featuring extensive state-of-the-art CGI animation, and exclusive never-before-seen footage shot on a diving expedition in the water channels underneath the Colosseum.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Weapons at War, Most Decorated: First Air Cavalry Of Vietnam
(S1, EP11)
 
12:30am
Weapons at War, Most Decorated: First Air Cavalry Of Vietnam (S1, EP11)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
The Lost Evidence, Alamein
(S2, EP13)
 
1:30am
The Lost Evidence, Alamein (S2, EP13)
Rec
 
 
Archival aerial images, some lost until now, are used to build three-dimensional views of World War II Pacific battle sites.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Dead Men's Secrets, Technological Time Bomb
(S1, EP14)
 
2:30am
Dead Men's Secrets, Technological Time Bomb (S1, EP14)
Rec
 
 
In 1939, a mysterious package made its way into the hands of British scientists. In German and unsigned, it revealed the stage of technological advancement achieved by Hitler's scientists. Who was the author of one of the most important scientific reports of WWII, and why did he send such vital information to England? We explore the author's identity and how this vital tool in combating Nazi advances altered WWII's outcome. Features an interview with Dr RV Jones from British Air Intelligence.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
History's Raiders, Pt Boats In The Pacific
(S1, EP12)
 
3:15am
History's Raiders, Pt Boats In The Pacific (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
Among the first US Navy vessels to see action in the Pacific in WWII were the motor torpedo boats of PT Boat Squadron 3 in the Philippines during the Japanese invasion. And for the next three years, from Guadalcanal to the coasts of Japan, they ran reconnaissance and screening missions, landed raiding parties, and attacked enemy shore installations and supply barges. See how they lived up to the motto of John Paul Jones: "Give me a fast ship, for I intend to go in harm's way."
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 8
(S1, EP8)
 
4:00am
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 8 (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Almost two decades after the close of the 20th century, which ten events will stay in our minds and hearts as those that definitively marked history? Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech influenced civil rights laws, apartheid ended in South Africa, a bomb was dropped in Hiroshima, and man landed on the moon. Politics, wars, assassinations and inventions come into our final episode as we count down the Top Ten events that changed our century, our world, and our way of life.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 February 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 February 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 February 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
4:45am
Venice: The Technological Challenge,
 
 
Join us on an extraordinary journey, that will explore the technological and scientific struggle for the survival of Venice, a survival that has been in doubt from its very construction. The sea level in Venice has increased drastically in the last century or so, threatening the very existence of the city. Global warming and the harmful effects of tourism have amplified the phenomenon of acqua alta (sudden rise in sea level), rendering the traditional responses of inhabitants obsolete. It is urgent to act today. Projects conceived in laboratories across the globe are joining forces to save the city. These include RAMSES, a 3D modelisation of the lagoon produced using lasers, which analyses rises in water level; and MOSE, a series of movable dams costing over 4 billion euros, intended to block the sea in case of acqua alta. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 February 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 February 2019 · 9:30am
Rec
5:30am
The Hitler Chronicles, An Arsonist
(S1, EP8)
 
5:30am
The Hitler Chronicles, An Arsonist (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
In pure breach of the Munich Agreement, Hitler claims further territories for Germany based on the alleged wish of the people in those areas. After the occupation of Czechoslovakia, the world is duped and are waiting to see if Germany will risk European peace. Hitler firmly expects that England and France are afraid of a war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 5:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Engineering an Empire, Rome
(S1, EP10)
 
6:30am
Engineering an Empire, Rome (S1, EP10)
Rec
 
 
For more than 500 years, Rome was the most powerful and advanced civilisation the world had ever known, ruled by visionaries and tyrants whose accomplishments ranged from awe-inspiring to deplorable. One characteristic linked them all - ambition - and the thirst for power that all Roman emperors shared fuelled an unprecedented mastery of engineering and labour. This documentary special chronicles the spectacular and sordid history of the Roman Empire from the rise of Julius Caesar in 55 BC to its eventual fall around 537 AD, detailing the remarkable engineering feats that set Rome apart from the rest of the ancient world. Featuring extensive state-of-the-art CGI animation, and exclusive never-before-seen footage shot on a diving expedition in the water channels underneath the Colosseum.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, The Lost Villa
(S2, EP3)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The Lost Villa (S2, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The team try to discover why a 15th-century village church has a small pagan Roman statue embedded within its walls.
 
9:30am
Myth Hunters, The Legend Of Kruger's Millions
(S2, EP9)
 
9:30am
Myth Hunters, The Legend Of Kruger's Millions (S2, EP9)
Rec
 
 
A local newspaper editor and businessman in South Africa unwittingly finds himself at the epicentre of a legend of buried gold. It's a story that began nearly 100 years earlier. In the middle of the Boer War, South African President Paul Kruger orders his gold bullion in the form of coins to be shipped out of Pretoria, away from the approaching British Army. In charge of the bullion was Fritz Duquesne. On the way to Mozambique, Duquesne buried the treasure near the small town of Ermelo, where he intended to return to reclaim it. But it was not to be. Duquesne was captured and deported from South Africa. The legend of Kruger's millions was born. As for Fritz Duquesne - in WWII, his hatred for the Allies caused him to become a master spy operating in New York. He was caught and finally jailed. Eighty years after the Boer War, Athol Stark unwittingly found himself caught up in the legend. A group of Zulu men asks Athol to help them search for the gold; they discover a strong box buried in the soil. Inside are Kruger pounds. Athol Stark searches for the Kruger gold himself, and discovers a small statue of President Paul Kruger buried in the ground near his house. The discovery slips out to the media; treasure hunters descend upon Ermelo convinced the gold is there. Gold fever strikes Ermelo - and Athol discovers more of the valuable Kruger gold. Athol continues to search for the Kruger Millions, and is the head of a treasure-hunting syndicate, where it's only a matter of time before once again, he strikes gold. More Info >
 
10:30am
Eight Days That Made Rome, Crossing The Rubicon
(S1, EP3)
 
10:30am
Eight Days That Made Rome, Crossing The Rubicon (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Bettany Hughes investigates one of the most famous days in Roman history, when Julius Caesar led his army across the River Rubicon in 49 BC. By doing so he ignored the orders of the Roman Senate, and effectively declared war on his rivals in Rome. In time, it would prove a fatal blow to the Republic - the system of elected magistrates that had governed for nearly half a millennium. Bettany revisits this iconic moment in Roman history, and analyses the character of Caesar, the most famous of Romans. New theories about Caesar's health shed light on his decision-making, while gruesome finds recently dredged from a Dutch river reveal the true, genocidal horror of his conquest of Gaul. The cast of characters is rich and fascinating - as well as Caesar himself, there's Crassus, victor over Spartacus, whose quest for military glory led to disaster and his own grisly death; Pompey the Great - the Roman general whose laurels eclipsed even those of Caesar himself, but who was decisively outmanoeuvred on the battleground of Roman politics; and Cicero, Rome's peerless orator, and our own eyewitness at the heart of these turbulent events. Caesar's quest for total power was ended by his gory assassination. His killers claimed to be acting to preserve the Republic from tyranny - but the result was more civil war, paving the way for the triumph of dictatorship. It all stemmed from the actions of one day, and a story that remains highly relevant: through history, Caesar's name would be taken by despots and imperial leaders across the world, from Roman Caesars, to Russian Tsars and German Kaisers. And the story of his rise and fall reflects a battle that still rages today: wherever democracy, with all its faults, is pitted against tyranny. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 16 February 2019 · 12:30pm
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 8
(S1, EP8)
 
11:30am
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 8 (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Almost two decades after the close of the 20th century, which ten events will stay in our minds and hearts as those that definitively marked history? Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech influenced civil rights laws, apartheid ended in South Africa, a bomb was dropped in Hiroshima, and man landed on the moon. Politics, wars, assassinations and inventions come into our final episode as we count down the Top Ten events that changed our century, our world, and our way of life.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 February 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 February 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 February 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Venice: The Technological Challenge,
 
 
Join us on an extraordinary journey, that will explore the technological and scientific struggle for the survival of Venice, a survival that has been in doubt from its very construction. The sea level in Venice has increased drastically in the last century or so, threatening the very existence of the city. Global warming and the harmful effects of tourism have amplified the phenomenon of acqua alta (sudden rise in sea level), rendering the traditional responses of inhabitants obsolete. It is urgent to act today. Projects conceived in laboratories across the globe are joining forces to save the city. These include RAMSES, a 3D modelisation of the lagoon produced using lasers, which analyses rises in water level; and MOSE, a series of movable dams costing over 4 billion euros, intended to block the sea in case of acqua alta. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 February 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 February 2019 · 9:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Weapons at War, Most Decorated: First Air Cavalry Of Vietnam
(S1, EP11)
 
1:30pm
Weapons at War, Most Decorated: First Air Cavalry Of Vietnam (S1, EP11)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
The Lost Evidence, Alamein
(S2, EP13)
 
2:30pm
The Lost Evidence, Alamein (S2, EP13)
Rec
 
 
Archival aerial images, some lost until now, are used to build three-dimensional views of World War II Pacific battle sites.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, Technological Time Bomb
(S1, EP14)
 
3:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, Technological Time Bomb (S1, EP14)
Rec
 
 
In 1939, a mysterious package made its way into the hands of British scientists. In German and unsigned, it revealed the stage of technological advancement achieved by Hitler's scientists. Who was the author of one of the most important scientific reports of WWII, and why did he send such vital information to England? We explore the author's identity and how this vital tool in combating Nazi advances altered WWII's outcome. Features an interview with Dr RV Jones from British Air Intelligence.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
History's Raiders, Pt Boats In The Pacific
(S1, EP12)
 
4:30pm
History's Raiders, Pt Boats In The Pacific (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
Among the first US Navy vessels to see action in the Pacific in WWII were the motor torpedo boats of PT Boat Squadron 3 in the Philippines during the Japanese invasion. And for the next three years, from Guadalcanal to the coasts of Japan, they ran reconnaissance and screening missions, landed raiding parties, and attacked enemy shore installations and supply barges. See how they lived up to the motto of John Paul Jones: "Give me a fast ship, for I intend to go in harm's way."
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Battle Stations, Heavy Metal Of D-Day
(S1, EP1)
 
5:30pm
Battle Stations, Heavy Metal Of D-Day (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Celebrates the technology of warfare through the stories of military machines in conflict.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Scotland's War At Sea, The Dreadnoughts Of Scapa Flow
(S1, EP1)
 
6:30pm
Scotland's War At Sea, The Dreadnoughts Of Scapa Flow (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
As the Great War began, the Royal Navy rushed to Orkney's great natural harbour, Scapa Flow. David Hayman uncovers the compelling characters of the little-known naval war - the cautious Admiral Jellicoe and the playboy Admiral Beatty. The story of great technologies and epic battles for control of the North Sea.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Italy's Invisible Cities, Venice
(S1, EP2)
 
7:30pm
Italy's Invisible Cities, Venice (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Using the latest 3D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott uncover 2500 years of hidden history in Naples, from its earliest Greek and Roman origins. They uncover how a city built in a swamp became one of the most powerful in medieval Europe, and dive into its canals to experience how the city remains standing. Plus, they reveal how the city's beauty once masked a ruthless secret state and a world of excess and vice.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
8:30pm
The Last Days of Pompeii, Episode 3
(S1, EP3)
 
8:30pm
The Last Days of Pompeii, Episode 3 (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
This series presents a countdown through the final days of life in Pompeii and how new archaeological digs and technologies are revealing previously unknown secrets about the people hidden beneath the ash. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 February 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 February 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 February 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
Warriors Of The Night, The Big City: 1944-1945
(S1, EP3)
 
9:30pm
Warriors Of The Night, The Big City: 1944-1945 (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
World War II was the first time in the history of human conflict, a war was fought by men and machines in the air at night. Veterans from both sides recount the commonplace bravery and horror that they faced on a daily basis. The war had become not only a battle between the brave men of the Royal Air Force and the Army Air Corps and the Luftwaffe, but also a struggle of science and technology.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Treasures Decoded, The Spear of Destiny
(S2, EP6)
 
10:30pm
Treasures Decoded, The Spear of Destiny (S2, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Examine the treasures of antiquity: The Great Pyramid, The Easter Island Heads, The Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, The Ark of the Covenant and The Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques, including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure. In a search that spans four countries and 20 centuries, we investigate the legend of the Spear of Destiny. First mentioned in the New Testament, the spear is said to have pierced the side of Jesus. Believed to have special powers, kings and conquerors from Charlemagne to Hitler tried to possess it.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
History's Greatest Lies, 1985: The Rainbow Warrior
(S1, EP5)
 
11:30pm
History's Greatest Lies, 1985: The Rainbow Warrior (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
In March 1985, the Rainbow Warrior, the flagship of the Greenpeace fleet, was docked in Auckland, New Zealand. The environmentalists were organising a large-scale act of protest in order to put a stop to French nuclear testing in Polynesia. An infiltrator informed the French authorities who swiftly reacted. On July 10, 1985, a dozen DGSE (French Directorate General of External Security) agents were stationed in New Zealand to launch operation 'Satanique'. Frogmen attached two explosive charges to the hull of the trawler and within a few minutes the boat had sunk. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Weapons at War, Most Decorated: Jet Aces Of The Korean War
(S1, EP12)
 
12:30am
Weapons at War, Most Decorated: Jet Aces Of The Korean War (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
The Lost Evidence, North Africa
(S2, EP14)
 
1:30am
The Lost Evidence, North Africa (S2, EP14)
Rec
 
 
Archival aerial images, some lost until now, are used to build three-dimensional views of World War II Pacific battle sites.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Dead Men's Secrets, Tracking Nazi Gold
(S1, EP15)
 
2:30am
Dead Men's Secrets, Tracking Nazi Gold (S1, EP15)
Rec
 
 
At the end of WWII, a large amount of gold was missing from Europe's coffers. As Hitler advanced across Europe, gold from defeated countries was shipped to Germany to fund the war machine. Hitler found other sources of income - and Jewish prisoners lost everything: jewellery, savings, even their gold fillings. And Jews who stored money in 'neutral' Swiss banks would never see that money again. We trace some of the millions of dollars of gold and dirty money that went missing following the war's end.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
History's Raiders, Royal Swordfish Take Taranto
(S1, EP13)
 
3:15am
History's Raiders, Royal Swordfish Take Taranto (S1, EP13)
Rec
 
 
On the night of November 11, 1940, 21 biplanes from a Royal Navy aircraft carrier launched a surprise attack on the Italian fleet anchored in Taranto's port. The Italian ships, thought to be virtually immune to air attack, were protected by anti-torpedo nets, and surrounded by barrage balloons and anti-aircraft defences. But, in less than two hours, the lumbering Swordfish torpedo bombers were able to sink or disable three battleships and several cruisers, and severely damage port installations.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Italy's Invisible Cities, Venice
(S1, EP2)
 
4:00am
Italy's Invisible Cities, Venice (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Using the latest 3D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott uncover 2500 years of hidden history in Naples, from its earliest Greek and Roman origins. They uncover how a city built in a swamp became one of the most powerful in medieval Europe, and dive into its canals to experience how the city remains standing. Plus, they reveal how the city's beauty once masked a ruthless secret state and a world of excess and vice.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
4:45am
The Last Days of Pompeii, Episode 3
(S1, EP3)
 
4:45am
The Last Days of Pompeii, Episode 3 (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
This series presents a countdown through the final days of life in Pompeii and how new archaeological digs and technologies are revealing previously unknown secrets about the people hidden beneath the ash. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 February 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 February 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 February 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:30am
Warriors Of The Night, The Big City: 1944-1945
(S1, EP3)
 
5:30am
Warriors Of The Night, The Big City: 1944-1945 (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
World War II was the first time in the history of human conflict, a war was fought by men and machines in the air at night. Veterans from both sides recount the commonplace bravery and horror that they faced on a daily basis. The war had become not only a battle between the brave men of the Royal Air Force and the Army Air Corps and the Luftwaffe, but also a struggle of science and technology.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Treasures Decoded, The Spear of Destiny
(S2, EP6)
 
6:30am
Treasures Decoded, The Spear of Destiny (S2, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Examine the treasures of antiquity: The Great Pyramid, The Easter Island Heads, The Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, The Ark of the Covenant and The Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques, including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure. In a search that spans four countries and 20 centuries, we investigate the legend of the Spear of Destiny. First mentioned in the New Testament, the spear is said to have pierced the side of Jesus. Believed to have special powers, kings and conquerors from Charlemagne to Hitler tried to possess it.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
History's Greatest Lies, 1985: The Rainbow Warrior
(S1, EP5)
 
7:30am
History's Greatest Lies, 1985: The Rainbow Warrior (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
In March 1985, the Rainbow Warrior, the flagship of the Greenpeace fleet, was docked in Auckland, New Zealand. The environmentalists were organising a large-scale act of protest in order to put a stop to French nuclear testing in Polynesia. An infiltrator informed the French authorities who swiftly reacted. On July 10, 1985, a dozen DGSE (French Directorate General of External Security) agents were stationed in New Zealand to launch operation 'Satanique'. Frogmen attached two explosive charges to the hull of the trawler and within a few minutes the boat had sunk. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, The Archbishop's Back Garden
(S2, EP4)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The Archbishop's Back Garden (S2, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The team try to determine whether the Roman road into London crossed the Thames at Lambeth or Tower Bridge, and if Lambeth or the city was the site of the first Roman settlement.
 
9:30am
Myth Hunters, The Nazi Hunt For Atlantis
(S2, EP10)
 
9:30am
Myth Hunters, The Nazi Hunt For Atlantis (S2, EP10)
Rec
 
 
When an ambitious young scientist was sent on a quest by Himmler to find the lost people of Atlantis, little did he know it would become an expedition embroiled in political intrigue and lost integrity. Ernst Schaefer was one of the great explorers and scientists during the interwar years. By 1937, he had led two American-backed expeditions to the Himalayas to study geology and ornithology, his great specialism. But he was desperate for a third trip. The trouble was, with Nazism on the rise, American money could not be found. Schaefer managed to raise 80 percent of his funds from German companies, but he still needed more. Then he received a summons from Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS. Himmler said that he would back Schaefer on two conditions. The first was that the expedition would add anthropology to its list of sciences. Himmler revealed that he was convinced that Tibet contained the remnants of a long lost race - the Hyberboreans. Referred to by the German philosopher Nietzsche, these were said to be an Aryan people with remarkable skills. They had been the people of Atlantis - a people, legend said, that had created the first civilisation of all. All other civilisations - the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Chinese, even the Incas, had learned from these Hyperboreans. Plato had written that Atlantis had disappeared beneath the waves and despite many explorers, no one had ever found it, though there have always been several candidates. Himmler's point was that Atlantis may be lost, but its people lived on in the Himalayas. Schaefer's task, Himmler said, was to find these Hyperboreans and prove that the Germans were their direct descendants. Himmler's second stipulation was that all members of the expedition would become members of the SS. Schaefer agreed to both demands. Propelled by the Nazi Party, it would be an expedition that would lead him ultimately into a tale of mountain madness, greed and sacrifice. More Info >
 
10:30am
Scotland's War At Sea, The Dreadnoughts Of Scapa Flow
(S1, EP1)
 
10:30am
Scotland's War At Sea, The Dreadnoughts Of Scapa Flow (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
As the Great War began, the Royal Navy rushed to Orkney's great natural harbour, Scapa Flow. David Hayman uncovers the compelling characters of the little-known naval war - the cautious Admiral Jellicoe and the playboy Admiral Beatty. The story of great technologies and epic battles for control of the North Sea.
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Thu 21 February 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Italy's Invisible Cities, Venice
(S1, EP2)
 
11:30am
Italy's Invisible Cities, Venice (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Using the latest 3D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott uncover 2500 years of hidden history in Naples, from its earliest Greek and Roman origins. They uncover how a city built in a swamp became one of the most powerful in medieval Europe, and dive into its canals to experience how the city remains standing. Plus, they reveal how the city's beauty once masked a ruthless secret state and a world of excess and vice.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
The Last Days of Pompeii, Episode 3
(S1, EP3)
 
12:30pm
The Last Days of Pompeii, Episode 3 (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
This series presents a countdown through the final days of life in Pompeii and how new archaeological digs and technologies are revealing previously unknown secrets about the people hidden beneath the ash. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 February 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 February 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 February 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
1:30pm
Weapons at War, Most Decorated: Jet Aces Of The Korean War
(S1, EP12)
 
1:30pm
Weapons at War, Most Decorated: Jet Aces Of The Korean War (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
The Lost Evidence, North Africa
(S2, EP14)
 
2:30pm
The Lost Evidence, North Africa (S2, EP14)
Rec
 
 
Archival aerial images, some lost until now, are used to build three-dimensional views of World War II Pacific battle sites.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, Tracking Nazi Gold
(S1, EP15)
 
3:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, Tracking Nazi Gold (S1, EP15)
Rec
 
 
At the end of WWII, a large amount of gold was missing from Europe's coffers. As Hitler advanced across Europe, gold from defeated countries was shipped to Germany to fund the war machine. Hitler found other sources of income - and Jewish prisoners lost everything: jewellery, savings, even their gold fillings. And Jews who stored money in 'neutral' Swiss banks would never see that money again. We trace some of the millions of dollars of gold and dirty money that went missing following the war's end.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
History's Raiders, Royal Swordfish Take Taranto
(S1, EP13)
 
4:30pm
History's Raiders, Royal Swordfish Take Taranto (S1, EP13)
Rec
 
 
On the night of November 11, 1940, 21 biplanes from a Royal Navy aircraft carrier launched a surprise attack on the Italian fleet anchored in Taranto's port. The Italian ships, thought to be virtually immune to air attack, were protected by anti-torpedo nets, and surrounded by barrage balloons and anti-aircraft defences. But, in less than two hours, the lumbering Swordfish torpedo bombers were able to sink or disable three battleships and several cruisers, and severely damage port installations.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
The Hitler Chronicles, An Arsonist
(S1, EP8)
 
5:30pm
The Hitler Chronicles, An Arsonist (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
In pure breach of the Munich Agreement, Hitler claims further territories for Germany based on the alleged wish of the people in those areas. After the occupation of Czechoslovakia, the world is duped and are waiting to see if Germany will risk European peace. Hitler firmly expects that England and France are afraid of a war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 20 February 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 21 February 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Clydebuilt, Hms Hood
(S1, EP4)
 
6:30pm
Clydebuilt, Hms Hood (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
This four-part series travels the world to tell the fascinating story of the ships built during the golden age of ship-building at Clydebank, Glasgow - a time when "Clydebuilt" was synonymous with "world class". Unravelling the genealogy of some of the Clyde's most remarkable vessels - clippers like the Cutty Sark that pioneered the trade routes to the east, cable ship CS Mackay Bennett of the 19th century which made telegram communication possible, blockade running Robert E Lee and 20th century battleship HMS Hood - they all have their own individual stories to tell, of the lives they touched and the world they changed. It explores the intrinsic relationship between the Clyde, her ships and their role in shaping the modern world and in particular the Commonwealth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Discovering Britain, Scone
(S1, EP5)
 
7:30pm
Discovering Britain, Scone (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Maureen Lipman and Larry Lamb visit Scone Palace and meet the custodians of the 'Stone of Scone', where centuries of Scottish kings were crowned. While Maureen enjoys a fly-fishing adventure on the banks of the River Tay, Larry explores the magnificent walled gardens and joins efforts to restore the estate's medieval walls. Michael Buerk fulfils a boyhood dream riding the footplate of a heritage steam train in the Severn Valley, and actor Bill Patterson gets an exclusive glimpse of restoration work at the Glasgow School of Art, which was designed by his hero Charles Rennie Mackintosh. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 February 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 26 February 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Eight Days That Made Rome, Rome's First Emperor
(S1, EP4)
 
8:30pm
Eight Days That Made Rome, Rome's First Emperor (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Bettany Hughes explores the dramatic and bloody rise to power of Octavian, Caesar's adopted son, by looking at the day in 32 BC when he stole the secret will of his most dangerous political rival, Mark Antony. It's a day that casts light on what it took to win in Roman politics, and the rise to power of Octavian, the man who'd one day rule as Rome's first emperor, under the name Augustus. Bettany shows how the theft of Antony's will was a move of cunning, brilliant subterfuge that paved Octavian's path to power. When he revealed its shocking contents to the people of Rome - including evidence of Antony's devotion to the Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra - it fatally undermined Antony's popularity, giving Octavian the crucial support of Rome's senate and people in the civil war that followed. The brash and boastful Mark Antony, on the other hand, once Caesar's most loyal lieutenant, seemed bent on a course of self-destruction. His famous love affair with Cleopatra, an eastern queen famed for her beauty, sophistication and excess, was hugely damaging in the eyes of Rome's elite. Following Antony and Cleopatra's defeat and suicide, Octavian returned to Rome a hero, to reign over the empire as 'first citizen of Rome' and 'father of his country.' Bettany gets exclusive access to an ongoing excavation near Nola, in southern Italy, never before filmed for UK television, where there's growing evidence that it could be site of the palatial villa in which Rome's first emperor died. His legacy was vast and far-reaching: As Emperor Augustus, he drafted the blueprint for imperial success - military conquest, headline-grabbing monuments, handouts for masses, and blatant, meticulous image control. Forget the honest ideals of the Republic, a brassy, ballsy new Empire had been born. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 27 February 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 28 February 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
9:30pm
The National Mall: America's Front Yard,
 
9:30pm
The National Mall: America's Front Yard,
Rec
 
 
With unprecedented access from the Trust for the National Mall and the National Park Service, this documentary tells the story of the evolution of the Mall from wilderness to the centre of a grand capital. An inside look at a pivotal place in the American story, revealing its secret places and the tragedies and triumphs that have unfolded here.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
10:30pm
Scotland: Rome's Final Frontier,
 
10:30pm
Scotland: Rome's Final Frontier,
Rec
 
 
The incredible story of how Scotland became the Roman Empire's toughest military challenge. At the height of its power, Rome boasted the domination of millions of people and vast tracts of lands as far east as Syria, Egypt in the south, Spain in the west and the Germanic wildernesses in the north. In 43AD Emperor Claudius' forces invaded and conquered Britain, but there was one small part of these barbarian lands that wasn't so easy to crush. Through some of Scotland's most extraordinary Roman sites and illuminating new archaeology, historian Dr Fraser Hunter shows how Scotland and its people defied an onslaught of Roman imperial power for over a century.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
The Kennedy Files, The Fortune
(S1, EP6)
 
11:30pm
The Kennedy Files, The Fortune (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Behind every kingdom there is a fortune. The Kennedy's may be America's most public family but when the subject turns to money their silence is deafening. Sorting out the facts from the myths, here's how the Kennedy's become one of America's wealthiest families, how they keep it and how that fortune fuels a dynasty. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 3:30pm
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
National Park: Secrets & Legends, Great Sand Dunes National Park
(S2, EP9)
 
12:30am
National Park: Secrets & Legends, Great Sand Dunes National Park (S2, EP9)
Rec
 
 
Visitors to Great Sand Dunes National Park have been seeing strange lights there since the 16th-century, but in recent decades, animal mutilations and other bizarre incidents may be evidence the area is a gateway for an alien civilisation.
 
1:00am
National Park: Secrets & Legends, Lassen Volcanic National Park
(S2, EP10)
 
1:00am
National Park: Secrets & Legends, Lassen Volcanic National Park (S2, EP10)
Rec
 
 
At Lassen Volcanic National Park, the explosive power of the Earth's core is on display - but it's also the epicentre of a series of bizarre encounters with sentient reptiles known as reptoids, who work with aliens and can appear in human form.
 
1:30am
American Ripper, Whitechapel Runs Red
(S1, EP3)
 
1:30am
American Ripper, Whitechapel Runs Red (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
At age 40, California attorney Jeff Mudgett is stunned to learn a gruesome family secret; his great-great-grandfather was Herman H Mudgett, aka Dr HH Holmes, the man considered to be America's first serial killer. Holmes' audacious acts of mass murder have become that of legend, inspiring hundreds of books and even a motion picture by Martin Scorsese entitled The Devil in The White City, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Obsessed with learning more, Jeff follows a bloody trail of hidden clues and historical facts which will hopefully strengthen his case and prove his theory that Holmes had travelled to England to commit the Jack the Ripper murders. We start on the night Jeff's grandfather revealed the family's dark secret, which then sparked an extraordinary investigation guiding Jeff to infamous sites all around the United States, including the tunnels under a Chicago post office that now stands where Holmes's 'murder castle' once operated. Jeff will team up with a top-notch crime detective who will help link these two sinister historical characters together by connecting century-old clues with modern day methods of investigation. We watch the grisly story of HH Holmes and his 1000 targets unfold through disturbing, detailed recreations that are combined with first-person, doc-style story-telling, leading us all the way to England and back. Jeff is on the hunt to provide solid, never-before-seen, evidence that Holmes was, in fact, Jack the Ripper. In an attempt to finally shut the case on the greatest crime mystery in modern history, the remains of HH Holmes will be exhumed and subjected to a battery of tests to prove that he and The Ripper were truly one and the same. In this episode, The Jack the Ripper letters contain an unexpected link to HH Holmes; Scotland Yard's list of credible suspects uncovers a key detail of the manhunt; and eyewitness accounts reveal the face of a killer. More Info >
 
2:30am
Days That Shaped America: Challenger,
 
2:30am
Days That Shaped America: Challenger,
Rec
 
 
One of the most tragic and shocking images ever broadcast to the American people, the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion left the US in mourning. The loss of seven astronauts became more heartbreaking as we learned that the incident could have been avoided if protocols had been different. Hear the emotional recollections of the Challenger commander's wife, two astronauts who were involved in the launch preparation, an engineer for the rocket boosters that failed, and a reporter who thought this would be a routine workday, as they relive the controversial moments that lead to the most notorious day in NASA's history.
 
3:15am
History's Greatest Hoaxes, Papillon: Fact Or Fiction
(S1, EP4)
 
3:15am
History's Greatest Hoaxes, Papillon: Fact Or Fiction (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
This is one of the great hoax-or-not hoax stories; the best-selling book by Henry Charrierre, which told of his life on the Penal colony island of French Guiana was exposed as a novel, not a biography, by Gerrard de Villiers in 1970. But Charrierre refused to accept that he'd been rumbled and tried to get De Villiers's book Papillon Pinned banned, despite the very compelling proof facing him, not least that provided by other prisoners on the island. The historical sub plots to this fascinating episode are the harsh - some say inhuman - conditions on Devil's Island which gave birth to the book, fact or fiction, and the wider story of the penal colony system.
 
4:00am
Discovering Britain, Scone
(S1, EP5)
 
4:00am
Discovering Britain, Scone (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Maureen Lipman and Larry Lamb visit Scone Palace and meet the custodians of the 'Stone of Scone', where centuries of Scottish kings were crowned. While Maureen enjoys a fly-fishing adventure on the banks of the River Tay, Larry explores the magnificent walled gardens and joins efforts to restore the estate's medieval walls. Michael Buerk fulfils a boyhood dream riding the footplate of a heritage steam train in the Severn Valley, and actor Bill Patterson gets an exclusive glimpse of restoration work at the Glasgow School of Art, which was designed by his hero Charles Rennie Mackintosh. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 February 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 26 February 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
4:45am
Eight Days That Made Rome, Rome's First Emperor
(S1, EP4)
 
4:45am
Eight Days That Made Rome, Rome's First Emperor (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Bettany Hughes explores the dramatic and bloody rise to power of Octavian, Caesar's adopted son, by looking at the day in 32 BC when he stole the secret will of his most dangerous political rival, Mark Antony. It's a day that casts light on what it took to win in Roman politics, and the rise to power of Octavian, the man who'd one day rule as Rome's first emperor, under the name Augustus. Bettany shows how the theft of Antony's will was a move of cunning, brilliant subterfuge that paved Octavian's path to power. When he revealed its shocking contents to the people of Rome - including evidence of Antony's devotion to the Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra - it fatally undermined Antony's popularity, giving Octavian the crucial support of Rome's senate and people in the civil war that followed. The brash and boastful Mark Antony, on the other hand, once Caesar's most loyal lieutenant, seemed bent on a course of self-destruction. His famous love affair with Cleopatra, an eastern queen famed for her beauty, sophistication and excess, was hugely damaging in the eyes of Rome's elite. Following Antony and Cleopatra's defeat and suicide, Octavian returned to Rome a hero, to reign over the empire as 'first citizen of Rome' and 'father of his country.' Bettany gets exclusive access to an ongoing excavation near Nola, in southern Italy, never before filmed for UK television, where there's growing evidence that it could be site of the palatial villa in which Rome's first emperor died. His legacy was vast and far-reaching: As Emperor Augustus, he drafted the blueprint for imperial success - military conquest, headline-grabbing monuments, handouts for masses, and blatant, meticulous image control. Forget the honest ideals of the Republic, a brassy, ballsy new Empire had been born. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 27 February 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 28 February 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30am
The National Mall: America's Front Yard,
 
5:30am
The National Mall: America's Front Yard,
Rec
 
 
With unprecedented access from the Trust for the National Mall and the National Park Service, this documentary tells the story of the evolution of the Mall from wilderness to the centre of a grand capital. An inside look at a pivotal place in the American story, revealing its secret places and the tragedies and triumphs that have unfolded here.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Scotland: Rome's Final Frontier,
 
6:30am
Scotland: Rome's Final Frontier,
Rec
 
 
The incredible story of how Scotland became the Roman Empire's toughest military challenge. At the height of its power, Rome boasted the domination of millions of people and vast tracts of lands as far east as Syria, Egypt in the south, Spain in the west and the Germanic wildernesses in the north. In 43AD Emperor Claudius' forces invaded and conquered Britain, but there was one small part of these barbarian lands that wasn't so easy to crush. Through some of Scotland's most extraordinary Roman sites and illuminating new archaeology, historian Dr Fraser Hunter shows how Scotland and its people defied an onslaught of Roman imperial power for over a century.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
7:30am
The Kennedy Files, The Fortune
(S1, EP6)
 
7:30am
The Kennedy Files, The Fortune (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Behind every kingdom there is a fortune. The Kennedy's may be America's most public family but when the subject turns to money their silence is deafening. Sorting out the facts from the myths, here's how the Kennedy's become one of America's wealthiest families, how they keep it and how that fortune fuels a dynasty. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 February 2019 · 3:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Medieval Dining Hall
(S2, EP5)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Medieval Dining Hall (S2, EP5)
Rec
 
 
This episode focuses on Hylton Castle, now in the middle of a Sunderland housing estate, and how extensive the castle originally was.
 
9:30am
Myth Hunters, The Lost Jewels Of Helen Of Troy
(S2, EP11)
 
9:30am
Myth Hunters, The Lost Jewels Of Helen Of Troy (S2, EP11)
Rec
 
 
It is one of the most romantic images ever photographed - Sophia, wife of the flamboyant adventurer turned archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, decked in fabulous Bronze Age jewels. Schliemann had unearthed the jewels when excavating Troy. For years he had been on a quest to prove that the tales of Helen, Achilles and Agamemnon weren't just a story - but real history. He had searched for the site of Troy for many years, suffered mockery and abuse, but now he had found it. Not only that, but he had unearthed these extraordinary diadems - "the Jewels of Helen of Troy" - and a host of other artefacts that he dubbed "King Priam's Treasure." As far as Schliemann was concerned, he had been vindicated - he had found proof that Helen of Troy and the site of the city itself existed. Schliemann squirreled the "Jewels of Helen" out of Turkey to Berlin - where they seem to have vanished off the face of the earth. In the years that followed Schliemann's reputation and his methods were trashed. His excavation of Troy was deemed to be reckless, bulldozing through the site regardless, mixing layers in an irresponsible way and his dating was shown to be wildly inaccurate. More recent work has uncovered a much more likely candidate for Troy. But even if he was wrong about that, where were those fabulous jewels in the photograph? Even if they may not have been worn by Helen, they were clearly ancient and of huge value. Then in 1993, they re-appeared - in the Pushkin Museum in St Petersburg. The truth about them can at last be revealed. More Info >
 
10:30am
Clydebuilt, Hms Hood
(S1, EP4)
 
10:30am
Clydebuilt, Hms Hood (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
This four-part series travels the world to tell the fascinating story of the ships built during the golden age of ship-building at Clydebank, Glasgow - a time when "Clydebuilt" was synonymous with "world class". Unravelling the genealogy of some of the Clyde's most remarkable vessels - clippers like the Cutty Sark that pioneered the trade routes to the east, cable ship CS Mackay Bennett of the 19th century which made telegram communication possible, blockade running Robert E Lee and 20th century battleship HMS Hood - they all have their own individual stories to tell, of the lives they touched and the world they changed. It explores the intrinsic relationship between the Clyde, her ships and their role in shaping the modern world and in particular the Commonwealth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 February 2019 · 6:30pm