TV Guide

Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Revealing Gallipoli,
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30am
Revealing Gallipoli, (S1, EP1)
 
 
In 1915, the Turkish peninsula of Gallipoli was the site of one of the world's bloodiest military campaigns. Broadening our understanding of the Gallipoli campaign, the series offers new perspectives, stories, archival and contemporary images previously unknown to our audience. Never before has Gallipoli been treated in such an even-handed yet embracing account of the experiences of the participants in this historic moment of conflict.
 
2:30am
The Disappeared,
 
2:30am
The Disappeared,
 
 
Jean McConville, a widow and mother of ten, was dragged from the arms of her young children in 1972. Her name would become known as one of The Disappeared. At least fifteen others are thought to belong to this group of people considered 'inconvenient' by the radical Republican movement, abducted, shot, and disposed of in shallow graves scattered over the island. "They knew we were going to be orphans. They knew what they were doing, and they knew what they were leaving behind." In this sensitive yet probing documentary, Darragh MacIntyre chronicles the continuing trauma of the relatives of those taken, and investigates the implication of then Officer Commanding of the IRA's Belfast Brigade, Gerry Adams. "Do you not live in the real world?" asks Adams, when questioned about the mysterious vanishing of Seamus Wright and Kevin McKee. "People go off, people disappear, people bring back reports of having seen such and such a person." With a number of cases still unresolved, and frustration at Adams' obfuscation moving a number of his contemporaries to go on record, the circumstances surrounding the incidents are once again in the spotlight. But as the bogs of Ireland continue to prove reluctant to give up their secrets, will the Sinn Fein leader be more forthcoming in giving up his?
 
3:15am
Dogfights, Flying Tigers
(S1, EP3)
 
3:15am
Dogfights, Flying Tigers (S1, EP3)
 
 
A courageous, ragtag band of American mercenaries dare to challenge the overwhelming might of the Japanese Air Force. The legendary Flying Tigers slash through the skies of China, and help vanquish the unstoppable Japanese.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
The Real Story of..., Munich
(S1, EP6)
 
4:00am
The Real Story of..., Munich (S1, EP6)
 
 
Could what really happened be more intriguing, more thrilling and more revealing than the fiction? Find out as this high-octane documentary reveals the true stories behind some of Hollywood's finest movies. Discover how Louis Zamperini, subject of Angelina Jolie's Unbroken, underwent his biggest transformation after the plot of the movie ended, and the reality behind the movie depiction of American Sniper Chris Kyle. Blending dramatic reconstruction with telling archive of actual events, eyewitness testimony and documentary footage, this program unpicks fact from fiction, meeting the people behind these extraordinary events to experience the real drama of the truth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 16 August 2018 · 7:30pm
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 11:30am
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
4:45am
Myths & Monsters, Heroes & Villains
(S1, EP1)
 
4:45am
Myths & Monsters, Heroes & Villains (S1, EP1)
 
 
A journey through the mythic landscape of Europe, revealing the origins of the most famous legends this continent has produced and exploring why they have endured so long. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 16 August 2018 · 8:30pm
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
5:30am
Pearl Harbour: The Truth, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
5:30am
Pearl Harbour: The Truth, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
 
 
Following the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, public shock quickly turned to outrage. The attack had left 2403 Americans dead. How had the Navy been caught off-guard? Someone must be to blame - and a culprit was soon found. This program investigates how the Washington military and President Roosevelt's administration found a scapegoat in Admiral Husband Kimmel, the commander of the Pacific fleet. Kimmel's career was brutally destroyed in a desperate attempt to cover up intelligence blunders and a catalogue of errors. Kimmel's family continue to protest his innocence. Interviews with intelligence experts, ex-US admirals and leading historians - and uncovered documents - shine fresh light on the Pearl Harbor tragedy. As Kimmel's family fight to have his rank restored, this is the story of a man willing to sacrifice himself for his country, only to be sacrificed himself.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 16 August 2018 · 9:30pm
6:30am
Ancient Aliens, The Mystery Of Rudloe Manor
(S10, EP2)
 
6:30am
Ancient Aliens, The Mystery Of Rudloe Manor (S10, EP2)
 
 
In the south-west corner of the Wiltshire, England countryside lies the mysterious structure known as Rudloe Manor. On the surface, it appears to be nothing more than a quaint English manor house, but researchers have argued for years that it has been the epicentre of British research into UFOs since World War II. British Ministry of Defence (MOD) insiders claim that an astounding 2.2 million square feet of vast caverns divided into many smaller chambers lie buried underneath Rudloe Manor. What might be hidden behind the gates of this enigmatic facility? Ancient astronaut theorists suggest that important files related to the history of the UFO phenomenon are being kept under lock and key at Rudloe Manor - and even go so far as to suggest that recovered extraterrestrial craft are being analysed and reverse engineered there. Could the MOD cover ups of extraterrestrial contact from the Berwyn Mountains incident in 1974 and the Rendlesham forest encounter in 1980 be just the tip of the iceberg? Are there even greater truths to be uncovered once the public has full access to the secrets being held by the MOD? Perhaps the answers will be brought to light when we finally solve the mystery of Rudloe Manor.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 16 August 2018 · 10:30pm
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 3:15am
Rec
7:30am
Ancient Discoveries, Rituals Of Death
(S4, EP5)
 
7:30am
Ancient Discoveries, Rituals Of Death (S4, EP5)
 
 
This program travels to Egypt to discover the mysteries of the mummified crocodiles of Kom Ombo. They x-ray an ancient mummy that has held a secret for 2000 years, and reveal the lengths that people will go to to ritualise death. Discoveries at the site of the world famous terracotta army in China reveal incredible insights into the mind-state of the great first emperor of China and his people, and what they believed about death: from automatic booby-trap crossbows to reanimated ghost soldiers. In Britain, forensic scientists solve a year old murder using 15th-century forensic science, as well as hundreds of mini-detective blowflies. And using virtual reality techniques, doctors will now look inside the body of a victim during a live crucifixion to discover horrific new truths about the suffering on the cross.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 16 August 2018 · 11:30pm
8:30am
Time Team, Castles And Cannons
(S18, EP8)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Castles And Cannons (S18, EP8)
 
 
The team visits Jersey to investigate the origins of Mont Orgueil Castle, a fortress that came to symbolise the Channel Islands' bond with Britain. The massive castle that dominates the shore today is a Tudor structure built on earlier foundations, and it's that early castle, built by King John, that the team is looking for. Unfortunately, everything is built on top of a rock outcrop with the steepest sides the archaeologists have ever encountered, and they have to employ mountaineers to help get them and their equipment up the sheer slopes; it's not an excavation for the faint-hearted. As the dig continues, shadows of that original castle are discovered and a story emerges of how Mont Orgueil came to symbolise Jersey and the Channel Islands' peculiar relationship with Britain and France. It was fought over, lost, and won back again for centuries, but the massive stone walls that the team uncover ultimately proved futile against the might of gunpowder.
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Easter Island And The Red Ghost
(S2, EP24)
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Easter Island And The Red Ghost (S2, EP24)
 
 
Hanging in storage at the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka is what appears to be a well-worn naval uniform. It actually belonged to a physician who practised a bizarre and infamous surgery using the testicles of goats. What common malady was this operation said to cure? And did it really work? The US Army Quartermaster Museum in Fort Lee, Virginia displays a brass bell that was linked to a legendary beast known as the Red Ghost. What was this terrifying creature? And how did it come to stalk the Arizona desert? Within the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. stands an immense stone figure from a little-known corner of the globe. Who made this mysterious statue? And what role did it play in the collapse of an ancient civilisation?
 
10:30am
The 101 Who Made The Twentieth Century,
(S1, EP2)
 
 
From the creators of the world's first superhero to the most successful female pop artist of the twentieth century, this episode is one of the most dynamic and diverse in the series. But it doesn't end at pop icons. Peacemakers, warmongers and athletes all claim a place in the second episode. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 16 August 2018 · 6:30pm
11:30am
The Real Story of..., Munich
(S1, EP6)
 
11:30am
The Real Story of..., Munich (S1, EP6)
 
 
Could what really happened be more intriguing, more thrilling and more revealing than the fiction? Find out as this high-octane documentary reveals the true stories behind some of Hollywood's finest movies. Discover how Louis Zamperini, subject of Angelina Jolie's Unbroken, underwent his biggest transformation after the plot of the movie ended, and the reality behind the movie depiction of American Sniper Chris Kyle. Blending dramatic reconstruction with telling archive of actual events, eyewitness testimony and documentary footage, this program unpicks fact from fiction, meeting the people behind these extraordinary events to experience the real drama of the truth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 16 August 2018 · 7:30pm
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 4:00am
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Myths & Monsters, Heroes & Villains
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30pm
Myths & Monsters, Heroes & Villains (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
A journey through the mythic landscape of Europe, revealing the origins of the most famous legends this continent has produced and exploring why they have endured so long. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 16 August 2018 · 8:30pm
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 4:45am
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered, Prisoners Of War
(S1, EP5)
 
1:30pm
Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered, Prisoners Of War (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
In 1965, the United States officially became involved in the conflict in South East Asia, where decades of turmoil had been building since the beginning of World War II. The fall of French Indochina and the spread of Communism catapulted the country into one of its longest and deadliest wars. Featuring personal stories from veterans and detailing the battles, strategy, and politics of a war that consumed multiple US presidents, this program is a chronicle of the tragedy that tested the strength of America and forever changed the social and political landscape of the world. During the course of the war, the NLF captured thousands of US soldiers, some of whom were never recovered. Their recovery was used as part of Nixon's justification for continuing the war. More Info >
 
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Bombers
(S1, EP17)
 
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Bombers (S1, EP17)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
 
3:30pm
Tales of the Gun, Gangster Guns Of The '20s & '30s
(S1, EP17)
 
3:30pm
Tales of the Gun, Gangster Guns Of The '20s & '30s (S1, EP17)
Rec
 
 
During the 1920s and '30s in big cities and small towns a like, they earned a fierce reputation in a blaze of bullets. They were the best friends of criminals such as John Dillenger, Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson, Al Capone, and Bonnie and Clyde. Handle their Colt 45s and 38s, Tommy guns, Whippets and Browning automatic rifles.
 
4:30pm
Dogfights, Flying Tigers
(S1, EP3)
 
4:30pm
Dogfights, Flying Tigers (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
A courageous, ragtag band of American mercenaries dare to challenge the overwhelming might of the Japanese Air Force. The legendary Flying Tigers slash through the skies of China, and help vanquish the unstoppable Japanese.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 3:15am
5:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, Secrets Of The "Y" Service
(S1, EP3)
 
5:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, Secrets Of The "Y" Service (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
During WWII, electronic warfare became crucial. Allied technicians listened to enemy messages and pinpointed enemy radio stations and the tracks of ships, U-boats, and aircraft around the globe. Code breakers read the secret messages of Nazi Germany, while advance listening posts picked up radio messages from their aircraft. All this was coordinated by a group of highly trained technicians working behind the frontline - the mysterious Y Service.
 
Evening
Time
Show
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6:30pm
Inside The Tower Of London, Part 3
(S1, EP3)
 
6:30pm
Inside The Tower Of London, Part 3 (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The Tower of London, for almost 1000 years at the heart of state life in the UK, is one of the most famous buildings in the world. Constructed soon after the Norman conquest of Britain in 1066, it has served as a Royal Palace, fortress, prison, place of execution for queens, an edifice to scare the population, royal zoo, mint and keeper of the Crown Jewels. Yet few know its full story. In this series, aided by historian Stephen Porter of King's College, University of London, and author of The Biography of the Tower of London, and including some beautiful re-enactments, we hear some startling stories and terrifying tales.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Slow Train Through Africa, Kenya & Tanzania
(S1, EP3)
 
7:30pm
Slow Train Through Africa, Kenya & Tanzania (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
On five great rail adventures, Griff Rhys Jones explores Africa, home to astonishing wildlife, mighty rivers, the driest deserts and a billion people. This unforgettable journey takes Griff from the coastal plains of Morocco in North Africa, through the great deserts of Egypt and Sudan in East Africa, down through the savannah's of Kenya and Tanzania, across to the vast forests of Zambia and, finally, to the southernmost tip of prosperous South Africa. Often running alongside the famous River Nile, the world's longest river, Griff highlights incredible landscapes and introduces us to some remarkable people. Progress isn't always smooth as he contends with closed borders and missed trains. He takes it all in good humour and revels in this amazing trip of a lifetime. Africa truly is like nowhere else on earth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Hijacked, Terror In The Sky
(S1, EP2)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
Hijacked, Terror In The Sky (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This series tells the shocking true stories of some of the most infamous hijackings, sieges and hostage stand-offs that have gripped the world. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Pearl Harbor: 75 Years Later,
 
9:30pm
Pearl Harbor: 75 Years Later,
Rec
 
 
This documentary takes us on a journey through the day that will live in infamy, by exploring the biggest stories and lesser known details that still surprise us 75 years later.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
The Making of the Mob: New York, King Of New York
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30pm
The Making of the Mob: New York, King Of New York (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Charles 'Lucky' Luciano takes over the New York mob, organising the five families. As Luciano's power increases, so does the heat from the Feds. Prosecutor Thomas Dewey starts a war with Dutch Schultz and the New York mafia, threatening everything Luciano has built.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
American Ripper, Black Heart, White City
(S1, EP5)
 
12:30am
American Ripper, Black Heart, White City (S1, EP5)
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. This episode, while investigating the 1893 World's Fair that turned Chicago into HH Holmes' killing ground, Jeff and Amaryllis discover an unexpected connection to the Ripper in the city's police archives. More Info >
 
1:30am
Great British Ghosts, The Mermaid Inn
(S1, EP1)
 
1:30am
Great British Ghosts, The Mermaid Inn (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Michaela visits the Mermaid Inn, one of the oldest and most haunted inns in Britain. It was allegedly used during the 17th Century by a notorious band of smugglers called the Hawkhurst gang. Many believe the Mermaid Inn to be haunted by at least five different ghosts. Michaela then remains in Rye to visit Gaol to learn about the hundreds of ghost sightings that have been reported there throughout the centuries. Michaela visits Michelham Priory, a moated medieval building with centuries of haunted history. It has a reputation for being one of the most haunted places in Sussex.
 
2:00am
Great British Ghosts, The New Inn
(S1, EP2)
 
2:00am
Great British Ghosts, The New Inn (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Michaela visits the New Inn Hotel, which dates back to the 14th Century and is one of the most haunted places in the whole area. In recent years, reports of paranormal activity have varied from people being pushed and shoved in the cellar to the spirits of children playing in the courtyard. Michaela then visits the beautiful Chavenage House, which dates back to the Elizabethan period and is packed full of haunted history, including a headless horseman. The most famous haunting at Chavenage occurred out in the driveway where one night during the mid 17th Century, a headless coachman drove up to the main door and carried off the body of its then owner, General Nathaniel Stephens.
 
2:30am
True Supernatural, Kraken & Chupacabra
(S1, EP3)
 
2:30am
True Supernatural, Kraken & Chupacabra (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Buried in archives and hidden museums lie some of the most controversial artefacts in history - items that provide proof that the supernatural exists. Now with the help of a team of experts and scientists from leading universities across the country, we'll examine cases using rigorous testing to put to bed any doubts of their truth. From evidence that extraterrestrial life exists to confirmation of the Chupacabra, we'll go over the facts and figures to establish why the paranormal is the new normal.
 
3:15am
The Jesus Code, The Childhood Home Of Jesus
(S2, EP3)
 
3:15am
The Jesus Code, The Childhood Home Of Jesus (S2, EP3)
Rec
 
 
An epic series that deciphers the life of Jesus through six extraordinary objects associated with his life and death. In this program, we discover fascinating new insights into the historical Jesus, utilising the latest state-of-the-art scientific techniques and archaeological research. We investigate the value and authenticity of objects which could shed new light on Jesus, while being guided by breathtaking dramatic reconstruction and a first-class panel of on-screen contributors. We hear from representatives of the world's best universities including Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Oxford, as they provide historical and theological insight, while the likes of Father James Martin SJ, the Reverend Paul Raushenbush, and Erwin MacManus help bring our characters and their emotional journeys to life for our audience.
 
4:00am
Slow Train Through Africa, Kenya & Tanzania
(S1, EP3)
 
4:00am
Slow Train Through Africa, Kenya & Tanzania (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
On five great rail adventures, Griff Rhys Jones explores Africa, home to astonishing wildlife, mighty rivers, the driest deserts and a billion people. This unforgettable journey takes Griff from the coastal plains of Morocco in North Africa, through the great deserts of Egypt and Sudan in East Africa, down through the savannah's of Kenya and Tanzania, across to the vast forests of Zambia and, finally, to the southernmost tip of prosperous South Africa. Often running alongside the famous River Nile, the world's longest river, Griff highlights incredible landscapes and introduces us to some remarkable people. Progress isn't always smooth as he contends with closed borders and missed trains. He takes it all in good humour and revels in this amazing trip of a lifetime. Africa truly is like nowhere else on earth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
4:45am
Hijacked, Terror In The Sky
(S1, EP2)
 
4:45am
Hijacked, Terror In The Sky (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This series tells the shocking true stories of some of the most infamous hijackings, sieges and hostage stand-offs that have gripped the world. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
5:30am
Pearl Harbor: 75 Years Later,
 
5:30am
Pearl Harbor: 75 Years Later,
Rec
 
 
This documentary takes us on a journey through the day that will live in infamy, by exploring the biggest stories and lesser known details that still surprise us 75 years later.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
7:30am
The Making of the Mob: New York, King Of New York
(S1, EP3)
 
7:30am
The Making of the Mob: New York, King Of New York (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Charles 'Lucky' Luciano takes over the New York mob, organising the five families. As Luciano's power increases, so does the heat from the Feds. Prosecutor Thomas Dewey starts a war with Dutch Schultz and the New York mafia, threatening everything Luciano has built.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, The Mystery Of The Manor Moat
(S18, EP9)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The Mystery Of The Manor Moat (S18, EP9)
Rec
 
 
The Team descend on the historic Llancaich manor house to investigate an archaeologist's dream. An ancient moat has been discovered in the next field, and no-one knows what it once protected. It may have surrounded an early Welsh chapel, a Roman Fort, a fortified cattle enclosure, or even the ancestral home of one of Wales's most important families: the Pritchards. A big empty field with a manor house in it is what geophysics was invented for, but what should be a straightforward search quickly becomes one of the most baffling and frustrating investigations Time Team have undertaken for a long time. As the three-day limit approaches, the digging becomes more and more frantic as fields and gardens are overturned by the diggers trying to get to grips with the missing manor. Even if very little is as it seems, they do discover that the history of the site goes back thousands of years earlier than they expected.
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Railroad Heroine, Niagara Falls
(S3, EP1)
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Railroad Heroine, Niagara Falls (S3, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Museums are where America displays its wondrous treasures of the past - often strange and curious remnants of the momentous events that have shaped their history. Behind each artefact is yet another story to be told and secrets to be revealed - often tales brimming with scandal, mystery, murder, and intrigue. Whether a diary from an arctic exploration, a stone giant thought to be the remnant of a race of enormous people, or a futuristic house that almost changed the world, the iconic items within their walls all have something to tell us about who we are and what we've become. In the season premiere, Housed in a glass case at The Boone County Historical Center in Boone, Iowa is a seemingly ordinary metal and glass lantern. But this beacon of light helped guide a brave teenager through a stormy night, on a life saving mission. At the Daredevil Museum in Niagara Falls, New York is a huge, elaborately constructed, 12-foot barrel, built specifically for a death-defying act use in several crazed stunts. Among the Civil War regalia and crude surgical instruments at South Carolina's, Florence Museum, is a gnarled piece of metal linked to a disaster that nearly wiped a town, off the map.
 
10:30am
Inside The Tower Of London, Part 3
(S1, EP3)
 
10:30am
Inside The Tower Of London, Part 3 (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The Tower of London, for almost 1000 years at the heart of state life in the UK, is one of the most famous buildings in the world. Constructed soon after the Norman conquest of Britain in 1066, it has served as a Royal Palace, fortress, prison, place of execution for queens, an edifice to scare the population, royal zoo, mint and keeper of the Crown Jewels. Yet few know its full story. In this series, aided by historian Stephen Porter of King's College, University of London, and author of The Biography of the Tower of London, and including some beautiful re-enactments, we hear some startling stories and terrifying tales.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Slow Train Through Africa, Kenya & Tanzania
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30am
Slow Train Through Africa, Kenya & Tanzania (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
On five great rail adventures, Griff Rhys Jones explores Africa, home to astonishing wildlife, mighty rivers, the driest deserts and a billion people. This unforgettable journey takes Griff from the coastal plains of Morocco in North Africa, through the great deserts of Egypt and Sudan in East Africa, down through the savannah's of Kenya and Tanzania, across to the vast forests of Zambia and, finally, to the southernmost tip of prosperous South Africa. Often running alongside the famous River Nile, the world's longest river, Griff highlights incredible landscapes and introduces us to some remarkable people. Progress isn't always smooth as he contends with closed borders and missed trains. He takes it all in good humour and revels in this amazing trip of a lifetime. Africa truly is like nowhere else on earth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Hijacked, Terror In The Sky
(S1, EP2)
 
12:30pm
Hijacked, Terror In The Sky (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This series tells the shocking true stories of some of the most infamous hijackings, sieges and hostage stand-offs that have gripped the world. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Pearl Harbor: 75 Years Later,
 
1:30pm
Pearl Harbor: 75 Years Later,
Rec
 
 
This documentary takes us on a journey through the day that will live in infamy, by exploring the biggest stories and lesser known details that still surprise us 75 years later.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
3:30pm
The Making of the Mob: New York, King Of New York
(S1, EP3)
 
3:30pm
The Making of the Mob: New York, King Of New York (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Charles 'Lucky' Luciano takes over the New York mob, organising the five families. As Luciano's power increases, so does the heat from the Feds. Prosecutor Thomas Dewey starts a war with Dutch Schultz and the New York mafia, threatening everything Luciano has built.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Inside..., Kensington Palace
(S1, EP2)
* NEW EPISODE *
4:30pm
Inside..., Kensington Palace (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
We go inside Kensington Palace - a royal residence for 325 years. Within these closely guarded walls Queen Victoria was raised and Hollywood A-listers partied with Princess Margaret. But Kensington Palace has also witnessed sadness, scandal and tragedy. It's been a sanctuary for some... and a prison to others.
 
5:30pm
Myths & Monsters, Heroes & Villains
(S1, EP1)
 
5:30pm
Myths & Monsters, Heroes & Villains (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
A journey through the mythic landscape of Europe, revealing the origins of the most famous legends this continent has produced and exploring why they have endured so long. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 16 August 2018 · 8:30pm
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 4:45am
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
The Churchills, Grand Strategies
(S1, EP3)
 
6:30pm
The Churchills, Grand Strategies (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Dr David Starkey tells the story of Britain's greatest general, John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough through the lens of the four-volume biography written by his descendant, Winston Churchill, in the 1930s. Moving back and forth between the 18th- and 20th-centuries, David Starkey explores Winston Churchill the historian and argues that writing about the ancestor who led the global alliance against Louis XIV of France was essential preparation for the man who would soon lead the alliance against Hitler's Germany. Historian David Starkey describes how Winston Churchill drew on the lessons of his ancestor John to lead the UK through the Second World War. At two key moments, the prime minister's strategic sense helped avert disaster, and in both decisions, the influence of the Duke of Marlborough is apparent. Starkey argues that it was Winston's ability to control events by giving them a narrative meaning that enabled him to shape world history long after his fall from power.
 
7:30pm
The Real Story of..., Munich
(S1, EP6)
 
7:30pm
The Real Story of..., Munich (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Could what really happened be more intriguing, more thrilling and more revealing than the fiction? Find out as this high-octane documentary reveals the true stories behind some of Hollywood's finest movies. Discover how Louis Zamperini, subject of Angelina Jolie's Unbroken, underwent his biggest transformation after the plot of the movie ended, and the reality behind the movie depiction of American Sniper Chris Kyle. Blending dramatic reconstruction with telling archive of actual events, eyewitness testimony and documentary footage, this program unpicks fact from fiction, meeting the people behind these extraordinary events to experience the real drama of the truth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 16 August 2018 · 7:30pm
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 4:00am
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 11:30am
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
The Vietnam War, Chasing Ghosts
(S1, EP7)
 
8:30pm
The Vietnam War, Chasing Ghosts (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Public support for the war declines, and American men of draft age face difficult decisions and wrenching moral choices. After police battle with demonstrators in the streets of Chicago, Richard Nixon wins the presidency, promising law and order at home and peace overseas. In Vietnam, the war goes on and soldiers on all sides witness terrible savagery and unflinching courage. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
9:30pm
America In Colour, The 1950s
(S1, EP4)
 
9:30pm
America In Colour, The 1950s (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
It's easy to imagine that the past was lived in black and white, but of course it wasn't. This landmark series uses modern colouration techniques to present a history of America in colour, for the first time. Decade by decade, this ambitious series puts the colour back in history, and brings the history back to life. From jazz-age speakeasies to the attack on Pearl Harbor, from the Great Depression to Elvismania, iconic images of America are vibrantly brought to the screen. To make this landmark series, filmmakers spent 6000 hours painstakingly scouring obscure archives, dusting off forgotten family vaults, and tracking down dedicated private collectors to find the 27 miles of film they needed - much of it not seen for nearly a century. The result is a feast for the eyes, and brings a fresh excitement to the seminal images of our time. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
10:30pm
The Crusades, Holy War
(S1, EP1)
 
10:30pm
The Crusades, Holy War (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Dr Thomas Asbridge presents his revelatory account of the Crusades, the 200-year war between Christians and Muslims for control of the Holy Land. The story of the Crusades is remembered as a tale of religious fanaticism and unspeakable violence, but now fresh research, eyewitness testimony, and contemporary evidence from both the Christian and Islamic worlds shed new light on how these two great religions waged war in the name of God. Episode one traces the epic journey of the first crusaders, as they marched 3000 miles from Europe to recapture the city of Jerusalem from Islam, enduring starvation, disease and bloodthirsty battle to reach their sacred goal, and then unleashed an appalling tide of barbaric violence upon their Muslim enemies. Yet far from being the invincible holy warriors of legend, Dr Asbridge reveals that these crusaders actually considered surrender in the midst of their titanic expedition.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
Strategy: The Genius of Warfare, War On Land - Warrior To Blitzkrieg
(S1, EP1)
 
11:30pm
Strategy: The Genius of Warfare, War On Land - Warrior To Blitzkrieg (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Infantry have been backbone, heart, and core strength of armies as long as nations have made war. Infantry were the first soldiers, a natural growth from primitive, ancient warriors. The change from warrior to soldier lies at the heart of understanding the history of warfare. In the first of two programs dedicated to war on land we examine the development of armies, from the Medieval warrior to the modern-day soldier. As it has been for centuries, it was the developments of science and technology that forced the primitive warrior to become sophisticated soldier. Technology had created expensive, specialised weapons such as the gun, musket and cannon. The new weapons were not for amateurs, for farmers who set aside plough and sickle when the need arose, but needed professional full-time practice. The new armies that grew out of this period of change were standing armies, permanent forces led by officers who saw soldiering as a job, not a hobby.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Myth Hunters, The Secret Within The Dead Sea Scroll
(S2, EP12)
 
12:30am
Myth Hunters, The Secret Within The Dead Sea Scroll (S2, EP12)
Rec
 
 
Could a Jewish Treasure lost when the Temple was sacked be hidden in caves in Jordan? John Marco Allegro, a maverick young scholar was convinced it was. It began with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1946. Here at last were ancient texts that seemed to prove the existence of Christ as a historical person. But of the 972 scrolls found in the caves of Jordan, one was completely different. For a start, it consisted of two thin rolls not of papyrus but copper. But the real surprise was when the scroll was examined by John Allegro. What he read amazed him. It was a list of 64 locations with descriptions of items that had been buried at each one. Allegro realised that he was looking at clues to finding a massive haul of treasure - worth millions in today's money. The scroll seemed to be dated around AD70, the year the emperor Titus razed the temple of Jerusalem to the ground. The story had always been that the Temple's treasure had been taken away and hidden. Surely this was it? But his bosses refused to believe the scroll was real. The weights in Talents were simply too big to be true. If accurate, it listed all the known silver in the world at the time and a quarter of all the world's gold. But Allegro was undeterred and with the help of king Hussein no less, mounted two expeditions into Jordan. What followed was a tale of adventure, jeopardy and discovery. More Info >
 
1:30am
Great British Ghosts, Woodchester Mansion
(S1, EP3)
 
1:30am
Great British Ghosts, Woodchester Mansion (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Michaela visits the stunning Woodchester Mansion, a magnificent Victorian gothic style manor house which was built in the late 19th Century. But most intriguingly, the Freemason who built it, William Leigh, ran out of money before it could be completed. There were seven deaths, six bad accidents and even a murder while it was being constructed, and some say that the mansion is cursed. Michaela then visits the village of Prestbury, said to be the most haunted village in all of England. The local residents believe that there are currently over a dozen active ghosts in the village, including a headless horseman riding down the high street, a white lady and the hooded figure of a black abbot in the churchyard.
 
2:00am
Great British Ghosts, The Red Lion Hotel
(S1, EP4)
 
2:00am
Great British Ghosts, The Red Lion Hotel (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Michaela visits the ancient Red Lion Hotel, which dates back to the 15th Century and is steeped in history. It is widely believed that at least three different ghosts haunt the premises. This includes a former chambermaid, Alice Katherine Miller, who was murdered in 1638, the hotel's most famous ghost. Michaela then visits a relic of the Cold War, the Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker near Cheltenham in Essex. It was built in 1952 to act as an underground home for the British Government in the event of a nuclear attack, and was still in use, ready to house hundreds of people at a moment's notice, right up to 1992.
 
2:30am
Myths & Monsters, Heroes & Villains
(S1, EP1)
 
2:30am
Myths & Monsters, Heroes & Villains (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
A journey through the mythic landscape of Europe, revealing the origins of the most famous legends this continent has produced and exploring why they have endured so long. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 16 August 2018 · 8:30pm
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 4:45am
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Ancient Aliens, The Mystery Of Rudloe Manor
(S10, EP2)
 
3:15am
Ancient Aliens, The Mystery Of Rudloe Manor (S10, EP2)
Rec
 
 
In the south-west corner of the Wiltshire, England countryside lies the mysterious structure known as Rudloe Manor. On the surface, it appears to be nothing more than a quaint English manor house, but researchers have argued for years that it has been the epicentre of British research into UFOs since World War II. British Ministry of Defence (MOD) insiders claim that an astounding 2.2 million square feet of vast caverns divided into many smaller chambers lie buried underneath Rudloe Manor. What might be hidden behind the gates of this enigmatic facility? Ancient astronaut theorists suggest that important files related to the history of the UFO phenomenon are being kept under lock and key at Rudloe Manor - and even go so far as to suggest that recovered extraterrestrial craft are being analysed and reverse engineered there. Could the MOD cover ups of extraterrestrial contact from the Berwyn Mountains incident in 1974 and the Rendlesham forest encounter in 1980 be just the tip of the iceberg? Are there even greater truths to be uncovered once the public has full access to the secrets being held by the MOD? Perhaps the answers will be brought to light when we finally solve the mystery of Rudloe Manor.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 16 August 2018 · 10:30pm
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 6:30am
4:00am
The Real Story of..., Munich
(S1, EP6)
 
4:00am
The Real Story of..., Munich (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Could what really happened be more intriguing, more thrilling and more revealing than the fiction? Find out as this high-octane documentary reveals the true stories behind some of Hollywood's finest movies. Discover how Louis Zamperini, subject of Angelina Jolie's Unbroken, underwent his biggest transformation after the plot of the movie ended, and the reality behind the movie depiction of American Sniper Chris Kyle. Blending dramatic reconstruction with telling archive of actual events, eyewitness testimony and documentary footage, this program unpicks fact from fiction, meeting the people behind these extraordinary events to experience the real drama of the truth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 16 August 2018 · 7:30pm
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 4:00am
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 11:30am
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
4:45am
The Vietnam War, Chasing Ghosts
(S1, EP7)
 
4:45am
The Vietnam War, Chasing Ghosts (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Public support for the war declines, and American men of draft age face difficult decisions and wrenching moral choices. After police battle with demonstrators in the streets of Chicago, Richard Nixon wins the presidency, promising law and order at home and peace overseas. In Vietnam, the war goes on and soldiers on all sides witness terrible savagery and unflinching courage. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30am
America In Colour, The 1950s
(S1, EP4)
 
5:30am
America In Colour, The 1950s (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
It's easy to imagine that the past was lived in black and white, but of course it wasn't. This landmark series uses modern colouration techniques to present a history of America in colour, for the first time. Decade by decade, this ambitious series puts the colour back in history, and brings the history back to life. From jazz-age speakeasies to the attack on Pearl Harbor, from the Great Depression to Elvismania, iconic images of America are vibrantly brought to the screen. To make this landmark series, filmmakers spent 6000 hours painstakingly scouring obscure archives, dusting off forgotten family vaults, and tracking down dedicated private collectors to find the 27 miles of film they needed - much of it not seen for nearly a century. The result is a feast for the eyes, and brings a fresh excitement to the seminal images of our time. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
6:30am
The Crusades, Holy War
(S1, EP1)
 
6:30am
The Crusades, Holy War (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Dr Thomas Asbridge presents his revelatory account of the Crusades, the 200-year war between Christians and Muslims for control of the Holy Land. The story of the Crusades is remembered as a tale of religious fanaticism and unspeakable violence, but now fresh research, eyewitness testimony, and contemporary evidence from both the Christian and Islamic worlds shed new light on how these two great religions waged war in the name of God. Episode one traces the epic journey of the first crusaders, as they marched 3000 miles from Europe to recapture the city of Jerusalem from Islam, enduring starvation, disease and bloodthirsty battle to reach their sacred goal, and then unleashed an appalling tide of barbaric violence upon their Muslim enemies. Yet far from being the invincible holy warriors of legend, Dr Asbridge reveals that these crusaders actually considered surrender in the midst of their titanic expedition.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Strategy: The Genius of Warfare, War On Land - Warrior To Blitzkrieg
(S1, EP1)
 
7:30am
Strategy: The Genius of Warfare, War On Land - Warrior To Blitzkrieg (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Infantry have been backbone, heart, and core strength of armies as long as nations have made war. Infantry were the first soldiers, a natural growth from primitive, ancient warriors. The change from warrior to soldier lies at the heart of understanding the history of warfare. In the first of two programs dedicated to war on land we examine the development of armies, from the Medieval warrior to the modern-day soldier. As it has been for centuries, it was the developments of science and technology that forced the primitive warrior to become sophisticated soldier. Technology had created expensive, specialised weapons such as the gun, musket and cannon. The new weapons were not for amateurs, for farmers who set aside plough and sickle when the need arose, but needed professional full-time practice. The new armies that grew out of this period of change were standing armies, permanent forces led by officers who saw soldiering as a job, not a hobby.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Search For The Domesday Mill (Fnl)
(S18, EP10)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Search For The Domesday Mill (Fnl) (S18, EP10)
Rec
 
 
When Stephen and Stephanie Fry bought a few acres of prime Somerset pasture to graze their horses, they inadvertently also bought the remains of Buck Mill, an 18th-century water mill. But as Stephanie began to look into its history, she realised that there may have been a flour mill on the site since Domesday! So she called in Tony Robinson and his sceptical team of archaeologists to help her unravel the mystery of their accidental mill. For Professor Mick Aston the prospect was too good to turn down. As the diggers get to work uncovering the whole of the 18th-century mill, Mick takes off into the landscape to look for clues form earlier centuries. He finds more than he bargained for: the whole area was awash with the telltale mill streams needed to power grind stones. As the three days progress, the dig throws up constant reminders of the importance of wheat and bread to the medieval population and of how rich millers could become. The only spanner in the works for this perfect industrial dig is the surprise discovery of an Anglo Saxon comb.
 
9:30am
The Real Story of..., Munich
(S1, EP6)
 
9:30am
The Real Story of..., Munich (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Could what really happened be more intriguing, more thrilling and more revealing than the fiction? Find out as this high-octane documentary reveals the true stories behind some of Hollywood's finest movies. Discover how Louis Zamperini, subject of Angelina Jolie's Unbroken, underwent his biggest transformation after the plot of the movie ended, and the reality behind the movie depiction of American Sniper Chris Kyle. Blending dramatic reconstruction with telling archive of actual events, eyewitness testimony and documentary footage, this program unpicks fact from fiction, meeting the people behind these extraordinary events to experience the real drama of the truth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 16 August 2018 · 7:30pm
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 4:00am
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 11:30am
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
10:30am
The Vietnam War, Chasing Ghosts
(S1, EP7)
 
10:30am
The Vietnam War, Chasing Ghosts (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Public support for the war declines, and American men of draft age face difficult decisions and wrenching moral choices. After police battle with demonstrators in the streets of Chicago, Richard Nixon wins the presidency, promising law and order at home and peace overseas. In Vietnam, the war goes on and soldiers on all sides witness terrible savagery and unflinching courage. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
11:30am
America In Colour, The 1950s
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30am
America In Colour, The 1950s (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
It's easy to imagine that the past was lived in black and white, but of course it wasn't. This landmark series uses modern colouration techniques to present a history of America in colour, for the first time. Decade by decade, this ambitious series puts the colour back in history, and brings the history back to life. From jazz-age speakeasies to the attack on Pearl Harbor, from the Great Depression to Elvismania, iconic images of America are vibrantly brought to the screen. To make this landmark series, filmmakers spent 6000 hours painstakingly scouring obscure archives, dusting off forgotten family vaults, and tracking down dedicated private collectors to find the 27 miles of film they needed - much of it not seen for nearly a century. The result is a feast for the eyes, and brings a fresh excitement to the seminal images of our time. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
The Crusades, Holy War
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30pm
The Crusades, Holy War (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Dr Thomas Asbridge presents his revelatory account of the Crusades, the 200-year war between Christians and Muslims for control of the Holy Land. The story of the Crusades is remembered as a tale of religious fanaticism and unspeakable violence, but now fresh research, eyewitness testimony, and contemporary evidence from both the Christian and Islamic worlds shed new light on how these two great religions waged war in the name of God. Episode one traces the epic journey of the first crusaders, as they marched 3000 miles from Europe to recapture the city of Jerusalem from Islam, enduring starvation, disease and bloodthirsty battle to reach their sacred goal, and then unleashed an appalling tide of barbaric violence upon their Muslim enemies. Yet far from being the invincible holy warriors of legend, Dr Asbridge reveals that these crusaders actually considered surrender in the midst of their titanic expedition.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Strategy: The Genius of Warfare, War On Land - Warrior To Blitzkrieg
(S1, EP1)
 
1:30pm
Strategy: The Genius of Warfare, War On Land - Warrior To Blitzkrieg (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Infantry have been backbone, heart, and core strength of armies as long as nations have made war. Infantry were the first soldiers, a natural growth from primitive, ancient warriors. The change from warrior to soldier lies at the heart of understanding the history of warfare. In the first of two programs dedicated to war on land we examine the development of armies, from the Medieval warrior to the modern-day soldier. As it has been for centuries, it was the developments of science and technology that forced the primitive warrior to become sophisticated soldier. Technology had created expensive, specialised weapons such as the gun, musket and cannon. The new weapons were not for amateurs, for farmers who set aside plough and sickle when the need arose, but needed professional full-time practice. The new armies that grew out of this period of change were standing armies, permanent forces led by officers who saw soldiering as a job, not a hobby.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Treasures Of The Earth, Gems
(S1, EP1)
 
2:30pm
Treasures Of The Earth, Gems (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
All around us is Earth's bounty - spectacular mountains, Caribbean blue oceans and abundant, delicious food crops. But what we can see is only a part of the riches Earth provides. Its hidden assets are some of our most important natural resources, and they have helped shape humankind. They are the metals that have built our modern cities and the fuels we need to power them. They are the sparkling gems whose beauty excites us and the many other minerals essential to the tools we use every day. We simply could not live our lives without these resources. This program takes us on a journey deep inside the Earth to uncover the mysteries of how these treasures were created, and explores how they have allowed humans to evolve and build great civilisations. As the quest continues, we are discovering that some of our treasures may soon run out. Looking deep into these ancient resources, we reveal new secrets that will help us solve the problems we face today. Their beauty has captivated us for millennia. Their cost can be extraordinary - some are even considered priceless. Precious gems like diamonds, rubies, emeralds, opal, and jade are the ultimate treasures of the earth, and each one is made from a specific - and often torturous - recipe of chemistry, pressure, and heat. The secrets to their sparkle, colour, and even strength lie deep inside the gems themselves, but could they also hold clues to one of the most enduring mysteries in the field of geology? From Tiffany's workshop in New York to the sapphire mines of Sri Lanka, from North Carolina's emerald fields to the jade-laden Forbidden City of China, join us as we explore the fascinating science of gems.
 
3:30pm
Clinton, A Real President
(S1, EP3)
 
3:30pm
Clinton, A Real President (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Shattered by the Republican victory, Clinton begins to sideline his most trusted advisers in favour of an aggressive political consultant named Dick Morris who uses extensive polling to diagnose the administration's weaknesses and develop strategies to correct them. The Republican 'Contract with America' is riding high, and by spring 1995, Gingrich and his allies select the ground on which to wage their war: a plan to eliminate the federal budget deficit by drastically cutting Medicare and Medicaid. The plan leads to a government shutdown and slowly the tide begins to turn toward the President, who reclaims the political centre with a stream of new initiatives that will curb big government and appeal to middle class families. Clinton wins the 1996 election in a landslide, pulling off one of the greatest turnarounds in political history. But events have been set in motion that will soon divide the country and nearly destroy Clinton's presidency. More Info >
 
4:30pm
The World From Above, Memphis To Nashville
(S7, EP13)
 
4:30pm
The World From Above, Memphis To Nashville (S7, EP13)
Rec
 
 
From 10,000 feet above the ground, explore breathtaking landscapes and spectacular sites across the globe, including the stunning Siena in Italy, Glacier National Park in the USA, and the rugged landscape of Northwest Iceland. More Info >
 
5:00pm
The Lost World Of Joseph Banks, A Great Endeavour
(S1, EP1)
* FIRST ON *
5:00pm
The Lost World Of Joseph Banks, A Great Endeavour (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Sir Joseph Banks, naturalist, explorer, President of the Royal Society for more than 40 years and one of Australia's founding fathers, was among the most outstanding figures of the 18th and 19th centuries. He rose to fame when as a young botanist, accompanying Captain Cook on his circumnavigation and voyage of discovery to The Pacific, and yet a true picture of Banks's life has never emerged nor an appreciation of his enduring importance. This documentary features contributors with specialised knowledge of Banks' life, his epic journey of discovery and contributions to key scientific institutions.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 2:00am
Rec
5:30pm
Meet the Romans, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
5:30pm
Meet the Romans, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
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.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Coast New Zealand, Coromandel
(S2, EP2)
 
6:30pm
Coast New Zealand, Coromandel (S2, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Neil Oliver's journey round the Coromandel Peninsula takes in Te Puru, to Long Bay, across to Great Mercury Island, through Pauanui to Whangamata. Neil has his world turned upside down in Pauanui, while marine biologist Jacky Guerts delves into Whangamata's mangrove wars. Hamish Campbell is on the hunt for evidence of when the first Polynesians came to New Zealand, and Matt Carter goes to view a giant Kauri tree. More Info >
 
7:30pm
Coast Australia, Lord Howe Island To Hawkesbury
(S3, EP2)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
7:30pm
Coast Australia, Lord Howe Island To Hawkesbury (S3, EP2)
Rec
 
 
A journey through the meandering waterways of Sydney's Hawkesbury River system to the sublime wilderness of Lord Howe Island. Neil travels to the heritage-listed treasure of Lord Howe Island in search for the world's rarest insect before meeting some curious sea birds endemic to the island. Back on the mainland, he digs deep to find the true history of coal in Newcastle. Distinguished scientist Tim Flannery unleashes his inner fly-boy in the plane that was to Australia what the Spitfire was to England. Marine scientist Dr Dean Miller puts his body on the line at Merewether Surf Lifesaving Club. Brendan Moar cruises the Hawkesbury River on the wartime boat that became a leisure-time icon. Marine ecologist Emma Johnston tattoos a seahorse for science near Nelson Bay. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
The Dambusters, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
8:30pm
The Dambusters, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
To prove the effectiveness of air power, the RAF decided to bomb the 'unbombable' - Germany's hydroelectric dams.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
9:30pm
The Plantagenets, The Devil's Brood
(S1, EP1)
 
9:30pm
The Plantagenets, The Devil's Brood (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Ruling for over 300 years as Kings of England, Dukes of France and Counts of Anjou, the Plantagenets were one of Europe's most dysfunctional yet longest ruling royal dynasties. Although ultimately driven by the wealth and glory a crown brought, they also managed to forge the foundations of the British Parliament and legal system, in between deposing each other of crowns and the warring that would eventually end their line, in the famous War of the Roses. In three fascinating programmes, Robert Bartlett takes viewers on a journey through chivalric knights and wicked queens, bursting with anecdotes, illuminated manuscripts, buildings and fascinating artefacts to tell the story of this fabled family of kings.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
10:30pm
The Vikings Uncovered, On The Trail Of The Vikings
(S1, EP1)
 
10:30pm
The Vikings Uncovered, On The Trail Of The Vikings (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Dan Snow searches for the lost Vikings in America with space archaeologist Dr Sarah Parcak. He learns that Viking sagas tell us that the Vikings settled in America at several locations even though only one of these sites has ever been discovered. He sets out on a quest to discover more with Sarah's help. Sarah use satellites 383 miles above the earth to spot ruins as small as 30 cms buried beneath the surface. In the North Atlantic, her task is even more challenging as Sarah is unfamiliar with the territory - she's an Egyptologist - and Viking dwellings are usually built from turf; it means looking for turf buried under turf. As Sarah scours the North Atlantic for lost Vikings, she knows that the holy grail of Viking archaeology is to find another site in North America. After months of searching using satellites she thinks she is finally onto something in south-west Newfoundland, 400 miles further south-west than the only other Viking site in America. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
Time Team America, Lost Civil War Prison
(S2, EP3)
 
11:30pm
Time Team America, Lost Civil War Prison (S2, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Uncovering the secrets of America's most intriguing historic sites. This program tracks the adventure as archaeologists race against time to excavate historic sites across the country. The team has three days to uncover buried secrets using the latest technology, decades of expertise and their own sharp wits. Join host Justine Shapiro and the team as they dig, scrape and sift through centuries of soil to recover precious clues to our past. Far from the comfort of a museum or science lab, the team faces searing heat, driving rain, alligator infested swamps, frayed nerves and inevitable technical setbacks.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
The Fighting Lady,
 
12:30am
The Fighting Lady,
Rec
 
 
Produced in 1944, this award winning film documents life aboard an anonymous aircraft carrier operating in the Pacific. Because of wartime security restrictions the name of the ship was only later revealed to be the USS Yorktown. You are given a personal insight into the lives of the pilots and crew of the aircraft carrier who carried out these dangerous missions in the Pacific during World War II. You get to know the airmen personally and experience what they must have felt during the stress under which they performed their bombing missions. The aerial combat footage alone will leave you mesmerised. The footage is absolutely spectacular as you fly with the combat pilots on their many bombing missions. The scenes of anti-aircraft fire, enemy planes exploding into flames as they are shot down, ships being fired upon, and the precarious landing of a plane coming in at 130 mph to land aboard the ship's deck will take your breath away. By the end of the film you want to stand up and salute these brave men for their patriotism and valour.
 
2:00am
The Lost World Of Joseph Banks, A Great Endeavour
(S1, EP1)
 
2:00am
The Lost World Of Joseph Banks, A Great Endeavour (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Sir Joseph Banks, naturalist, explorer, President of the Royal Society for more than 40 years and one of Australia's founding fathers, was among the most outstanding figures of the 18th and 19th centuries. He rose to fame when as a young botanist, accompanying Captain Cook on his circumnavigation and voyage of discovery to The Pacific, and yet a true picture of Banks's life has never emerged nor an appreciation of his enduring importance. This documentary features contributors with specialised knowledge of Banks' life, his epic journey of discovery and contributions to key scientific institutions.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 5:00pm
Rec
2:30am
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Browning
(S1, EP18)
 
2:30am
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Browning (S1, EP18)
Rec
 
 
His rifles and shotguns became famous in the hands of Buffalo Bill, Teddy Roosevelt and Annie Oakley. His machine guns saw action from World War I all they way through Vietnam. His pistols are among the most popular ever made. Meet John Moses Browning, born in Utah in 1855, who made his first gun at age 13 in his father's gun shop.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Dogfights, Guadalcanal
(S1, EP4)
 
3:15am
Dogfights, Guadalcanal (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
August 1942: Heroic, die-hard pilots of the tiny Cactus Air Force match skills and instincts against top Japanese aces as they battle in the skies above Guadalcanal.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Coast Australia, Lord Howe Island To Hawkesbury
(S3, EP2)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
4:00am
Coast Australia, Lord Howe Island To Hawkesbury (S3, EP2)
Rec
 
 
A journey through the meandering waterways of Sydney's Hawkesbury River system to the sublime wilderness of Lord Howe Island. Neil travels to the heritage-listed treasure of Lord Howe Island in search for the world's rarest insect before meeting some curious sea birds endemic to the island. Back on the mainland, he digs deep to find the true history of coal in Newcastle. Distinguished scientist Tim Flannery unleashes his inner fly-boy in the plane that was to Australia what the Spitfire was to England. Marine scientist Dr Dean Miller puts his body on the line at Merewether Surf Lifesaving Club. Brendan Moar cruises the Hawkesbury River on the wartime boat that became a leisure-time icon. Marine ecologist Emma Johnston tattoos a seahorse for science near Nelson Bay. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
4:45am
The Dambusters, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
4:45am
The Dambusters, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
To prove the effectiveness of air power, the RAF decided to bomb the 'unbombable' - Germany's hydroelectric dams.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30am
The Plantagenets, The Devil's Brood
(S1, EP1)
 
5:30am
The Plantagenets, The Devil's Brood (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Ruling for over 300 years as Kings of England, Dukes of France and Counts of Anjou, the Plantagenets were one of Europe's most dysfunctional yet longest ruling royal dynasties. Although ultimately driven by the wealth and glory a crown brought, they also managed to forge the foundations of the British Parliament and legal system, in between deposing each other of crowns and the warring that would eventually end their line, in the famous War of the Roses. In three fascinating programmes, Robert Bartlett takes viewers on a journey through chivalric knights and wicked queens, bursting with anecdotes, illuminated manuscripts, buildings and fascinating artefacts to tell the story of this fabled family of kings.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
6:30am
The Vikings Uncovered, On The Trail Of The Vikings
(S1, EP1)
 
6:30am
The Vikings Uncovered, On The Trail Of The Vikings (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Dan Snow searches for the lost Vikings in America with space archaeologist Dr Sarah Parcak. He learns that Viking sagas tell us that the Vikings settled in America at several locations even though only one of these sites has ever been discovered. He sets out on a quest to discover more with Sarah's help. Sarah use satellites 383 miles above the earth to spot ruins as small as 30 cms buried beneath the surface. In the North Atlantic, her task is even more challenging as Sarah is unfamiliar with the territory - she's an Egyptologist - and Viking dwellings are usually built from turf; it means looking for turf buried under turf. As Sarah scours the North Atlantic for lost Vikings, she knows that the holy grail of Viking archaeology is to find another site in North America. After months of searching using satellites she thinks she is finally onto something in south-west Newfoundland, 400 miles further south-west than the only other Viking site in America. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Time Team America, Lost Civil War Prison
(S2, EP3)
 
7:30am
Time Team America, Lost Civil War Prison (S2, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Uncovering the secrets of America's most intriguing historic sites. This program tracks the adventure as archaeologists race against time to excavate historic sites across the country. The team has three days to uncover buried secrets using the latest technology, decades of expertise and their own sharp wits. Join host Justine Shapiro and the team as they dig, scrape and sift through centuries of soil to recover precious clues to our past. Far from the comfort of a museum or science lab, the team faces searing heat, driving rain, alligator infested swamps, frayed nerves and inevitable technical setbacks.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Gateholm
(S19, EP1)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Gateholm (S19, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Tony Robinson leads his team of archaeologists to a tiny windswept island off the west coast of Wales. The only way over there is by rigging a 500 metre zip wire way above the wave-lashed rocks below. Incredibly, Gateholm island seems once to have been inhabited. But whether by Romans, Vikings, Celts, or Druids - nobody knows. There have been a handful of mysterious objects found there years ago; among them a rare Roman stone phallus and a beautiful bronze stag. The finds immediately suggest the island might have been some sort of religious centre. But as always, only digging will provide the answers to the many questions. And as the Welsh weather throws everything it has at the team, it turns out to be a tough three days. Made that bit tougher by the need to dig a second site just a quarter of a mile away. But this one, thankfully, is on the mainland. To the eyes of team leader Francis Pryor it looks like a classic Iron Age fort with its curved banks and ditches on one side and a sheer cliff on the other. If he's right, it should give Phil Harding and his team of diggers more than enough to do in their three days. And if he's wrong - there's no hiding place on this stunningly beautiful but bleak coast!
 
9:30am
Coast Australia, Lord Howe Island To Hawkesbury
(S3, EP2)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
9:30am
Coast Australia, Lord Howe Island To Hawkesbury (S3, EP2)
Rec
 
 
A journey through the meandering waterways of Sydney's Hawkesbury River system to the sublime wilderness of Lord Howe Island. Neil travels to the heritage-listed treasure of Lord Howe Island in search for the world's rarest insect before meeting some curious sea birds endemic to the island. Back on the mainland, he digs deep to find the true history of coal in Newcastle. Distinguished scientist Tim Flannery unleashes his inner fly-boy in the plane that was to Australia what the Spitfire was to England. Marine scientist Dr Dean Miller puts his body on the line at Merewether Surf Lifesaving Club. Brendan Moar cruises the Hawkesbury River on the wartime boat that became a leisure-time icon. Marine ecologist Emma Johnston tattoos a seahorse for science near Nelson Bay. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
10:30am
The Dambusters, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
10:30am
The Dambusters, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
To prove the effectiveness of air power, the RAF decided to bomb the 'unbombable' - Germany's hydroelectric dams.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
11:30am
The Plantagenets, The Devil's Brood
(S1, EP1)
 
11:30am
The Plantagenets, The Devil's Brood (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Ruling for over 300 years as Kings of England, Dukes of France and Counts of Anjou, the Plantagenets were one of Europe's most dysfunctional yet longest ruling royal dynasties. Although ultimately driven by the wealth and glory a crown brought, they also managed to forge the foundations of the British Parliament and legal system, in between deposing each other of crowns and the warring that would eventually end their line, in the famous War of the Roses. In three fascinating programmes, Robert Bartlett takes viewers on a journey through chivalric knights and wicked queens, bursting with anecdotes, illuminated manuscripts, buildings and fascinating artefacts to tell the story of this fabled family of kings.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
The Vikings Uncovered, On The Trail Of The Vikings
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30pm
The Vikings Uncovered, On The Trail Of The Vikings (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Dan Snow searches for the lost Vikings in America with space archaeologist Dr Sarah Parcak. He learns that Viking sagas tell us that the Vikings settled in America at several locations even though only one of these sites has ever been discovered. He sets out on a quest to discover more with Sarah's help. Sarah use satellites 383 miles above the earth to spot ruins as small as 30 cms buried beneath the surface. In the North Atlantic, her task is even more challenging as Sarah is unfamiliar with the territory - she's an Egyptologist - and Viking dwellings are usually built from turf; it means looking for turf buried under turf. As Sarah scours the North Atlantic for lost Vikings, she knows that the holy grail of Viking archaeology is to find another site in North America. After months of searching using satellites she thinks she is finally onto something in south-west Newfoundland, 400 miles further south-west than the only other Viking site in America. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 19 August 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered, Vietnamization
(S1, EP6)
 
1:30pm
Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered, Vietnamization (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
In 1965, the United States officially became involved in the conflict in South East Asia, where decades of turmoil had been building since the beginning of World War II. The fall of French Indochina and the spread of Communism catapulted the country into one of its longest and deadliest wars. Featuring personal stories from veterans and detailing the battles, strategy, and politics of a war that consumed multiple US presidents, this program is a chronicle of the tragedy that tested the strength of America and forever changed the social and political landscape of the world. The Nixon Doctrine called for the bolstering of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in order for them to take over the defence of South Vietnam. However, their efforts eventually prove to be in vain, leading to the evacuation of the US and South Vietnamese forces in the Fall of Saigon. More Info >
 
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Helicopters
(S1, EP18)
 
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Helicopters (S1, EP18)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
 
3:30pm
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Browning
(S1, EP18)
 
3:30pm
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Browning (S1, EP18)
Rec
 
 
His rifles and shotguns became famous in the hands of Buffalo Bill, Teddy Roosevelt and Annie Oakley. His machine guns saw action from World War I all they way through Vietnam. His pistols are among the most popular ever made. Meet John Moses Browning, born in Utah in 1855, who made his first gun at age 13 in his father's gun shop.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Dogfights, Guadalcanal
(S1, EP4)
 
4:30pm
Dogfights, Guadalcanal (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
August 1942: Heroic, die-hard pilots of the tiny Cactus Air Force match skills and instincts against top Japanese aces as they battle in the skies above Guadalcanal.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, Secrets Of The Desert War
(S1, EP4)
 
5:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, Secrets Of The Desert War (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
In 1940, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini declared war on Britain and her allies and opened a new front in North Africa: if he could push the British out of Egypt, he could control the Suez Canal. When Germany's Erwin Rommel and his Afrika Corps joined the fray, the stakes soared. The British could only spare a small force and used deception, camouflage, and sheer brilliance to win in North Africa, aided by virtuoso magician Jasper Maskelyne. Find out how he made the Suez Canal 'disappear'.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Unexplained with Tony Robinson, Medieval Reincarnation
(S1, EP3)
 
6:30pm
Unexplained with Tony Robinson, Medieval Reincarnation (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
From the archaeological secrets of Glastonbury Abbey to the Bath housewives who claimed to be possessed by the spirits of the 13th-century religious sect, Robinson and McCall try to get to the bottom of classic mysteries with the help of historians, scientists and archaeologists. Throughout the series, Tony tries out some psychic experiences himself, including past-life regression, psychometry, seances and automatic writing. In program one, Tony and Becky investigate the case of Helen Duncan, the World War II psychic who was one of the last people to be jailed under the Witchcraft Act of 1735. Program two looks at one of the most controversial archaeological claims of the 20th century in the ghosts of Glastonbury Abbey. The series concludes with a mysterious claim of mass reincarnation in 1960s Bath.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Darwin's Secret,
* FIRST ON *
7:30pm
Darwin's Secret,
Rec
 
 
The HMS Beagle's famous 1833 expedition carrying a young Charles Darwin to the far ends of South America forged a new way of scientific thinking. But few know that science and exploration was only a cover for its real mission: Captain FitzRoy was tasked with returning three Yamana tribals to their homeland. They'd been subject to a civilisation experiment gone wrong that threatened the monarchy with a sex scandal. Now, a new expedition will trace the historic route of the HMS Beagle to unravel this secret: the SY Santa Maria Australis, carrying an international team of scientists as well as Michael Robert FitzRoy - a direct descendent of the famous captain. They will attempt to piece together the events surrounding the Beagle's journey, Captain Fitzroy's failed experiment, and its influence on Darwin's revolutionary theory.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 August 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
America In Colour, The 1960s
(S1, EP5)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
America In Colour, The 1960s (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
It's easy to imagine that the past was lived in black and white, but of course it wasn't. This landmark series uses modern colouration techniques to present a history of America in colour, for the first time. Decade by decade, this ambitious series puts the colour back in history, and brings the history back to life. From jazz-age speakeasies to the attack on Pearl Harbor, from the Great Depression to Elvismania, iconic images of America are vibrantly brought to the screen. To make this landmark series, filmmakers spent 6000 hours painstakingly scouring obscure archives, dusting off forgotten family vaults, and tracking down dedicated private collectors to find the 27 miles of film they needed - much of it not seen for nearly a century. The result is a feast for the eyes, and brings a fresh excitement to the seminal images of our time. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 August 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Going Medieval,
 
9:30pm
Going Medieval,
Rec
 
 
Mike Loades has spent his life exploring history. He is a historian who believes that when you get your hands on the past, you discover what a surprising place it was - a place with familiar challenges but very different solutions. Now Mike is going medieval to discover for himself what it was actually like to live, work, and fight through this extraordinary period of history. He has chosen tasks and challenges that will take us closer to amazing medieval reality than ever before. Throughout the programme, Mike is joined by skilled experts to help in everything from swordplay to feasting and hygiene to hunting.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Genius, Edison Vs Tesla
(S1, EP2)
 
11:30pm
Genius, Edison Vs Tesla (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Thomas Edison is one of the world's most prolific inventors, developing the phonograph, the motion-picture camera, and the electric light bulb. But when his former assistant, Nikola Tesla, advocates for the use of a different kind of electric current and teams with Edison's biggest rival, the two inventors go to war to determine who will power the world's future. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered, The War Remembered
(S1, EP7)
 
12:30am
Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered, The War Remembered (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
In 1965, the United States officially became involved in the conflict in South East Asia, where decades of turmoil had been building since the beginning of World War II. The fall of French Indochina and the spread of Communism catapulted the country into one of its longest and deadliest wars. Featuring personal stories from veterans and detailing the battles, strategy, and politics of a war that consumed multiple US presidents, this program is a chronicle of the tragedy that tested the strength of America and forever changed the social and political landscape of the world. The political costs for the war began to add up for the Nixon Administration, and the South Vietnamese were now on their own. The American troops were home, but there was little celebration. The scars of the war would linger in American culture for decades to come. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Weapons at War, Air Defense
(S1, EP19)
 
1:30am
Weapons at War, Air Defense (S1, EP19)
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 21 August 2018 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Tales of the Gun, The Guns Of Colt
(S1, EP19)
 
2:30am
Tales of the Gun, The Guns Of Colt (S1, EP19)
Rec
 
 
The weapons designed by Samuel Colt revolutionised American warfare and society. From the first revolving pistol to the high-tech M-16, from Bat Masterston's 'Peacemaker' to Billy the Kid's 'Lightning', Colt's guns have earned a notch in time. See how "God created men, and Samuel Colt made them equal".
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
America Underground: Secret City Of WWI,
 
3:15am
America Underground: Secret City Of WWI,
Rec
 
 
Jeff Gusky is an ER doctor from Texas. His interest in WWI begins with the realisation that this first truly modern conflict must have posed the ultimate challenge for people like himself dedicated to saving lives. Millions of soldiers were the victims of the first weapons of mass destruction. But when he goes to France to search the battlefields for clues about the lives of the soldiers who fought there, he finds only cemeteries and monuments. WWI has been sanitised and covered up. Then, one day, he visits an ancient limestone quarry in a hillside in Northern France close to where some of the original trenches of the Western Front were dug. What he finds inside that hillside is an underground city complete with railcars and electricity. And on its limestone walls are hundreds of inscriptions and images left by soldiers who were once billeted there. To his great surprise there are American names among them. With the help of military experts and historians he traces them to the 26th or Yankee Division, a unit from New England that was among the first to arrive in France. Gusky's mission is to tell the story of Yankee Division in this hidden world of WWI: to find out who these men were, where they came from, and what happened to them. The film follows his progress, which takes him from the underground caves and battlefields of France back to New England, where he tracks down some of the descendants of the soldiers whose names he discovered on the walls of the underground city.
 
4:00am
Darwin's Secret,
 
4:00am
Darwin's Secret,
Rec
 
 
The HMS Beagle's famous 1833 expedition carrying a young Charles Darwin to the far ends of South America forged a new way of scientific thinking. But few know that science and exploration was only a cover for its real mission: Captain FitzRoy was tasked with returning three Yamana tribals to their homeland. They'd been subject to a civilisation experiment gone wrong that threatened the monarchy with a sex scandal. Now, a new expedition will trace the historic route of the HMS Beagle to unravel this secret: the SY Santa Maria Australis, carrying an international team of scientists as well as Michael Robert FitzRoy - a direct descendent of the famous captain. They will attempt to piece together the events surrounding the Beagle's journey, Captain Fitzroy's failed experiment, and its influence on Darwin's revolutionary theory.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 August 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
4:45am
America In Colour, The 1960s
(S1, EP5)
 
4:45am
America In Colour, The 1960s (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
It's easy to imagine that the past was lived in black and white, but of course it wasn't. This landmark series uses modern colouration techniques to present a history of America in colour, for the first time. Decade by decade, this ambitious series puts the colour back in history, and brings the history back to life. From jazz-age speakeasies to the attack on Pearl Harbor, from the Great Depression to Elvismania, iconic images of America are vibrantly brought to the screen. To make this landmark series, filmmakers spent 6000 hours painstakingly scouring obscure archives, dusting off forgotten family vaults, and tracking down dedicated private collectors to find the 27 miles of film they needed - much of it not seen for nearly a century. The result is a feast for the eyes, and brings a fresh excitement to the seminal images of our time. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 August 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
5:30am
Going Medieval,
 
5:30am
Going Medieval,
Rec
 
 
Mike Loades has spent his life exploring history. He is a historian who believes that when you get your hands on the past, you discover what a surprising place it was - a place with familiar challenges but very different solutions. Now Mike is going medieval to discover for himself what it was actually like to live, work, and fight through this extraordinary period of history. He has chosen tasks and challenges that will take us closer to amazing medieval reality than ever before. Throughout the programme, Mike is joined by skilled experts to help in everything from swordplay to feasting and hygiene to hunting.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Genius, Edison Vs Tesla
(S1, EP2)
 
7:30am
Genius, Edison Vs Tesla (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Thomas Edison is one of the world's most prolific inventors, developing the phonograph, the motion-picture camera, and the electric light bulb. But when his former assistant, Nikola Tesla, advocates for the use of a different kind of electric current and teams with Edison's biggest rival, the two inventors go to war to determine who will power the world's future. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Bitterley
(S19, EP2)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Bitterley (S19, EP2)
Rec
 
 
A team of specialists dig deep to uncover as much as they can in three days about a UK site's archaeology and history.
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Mgm Fire, UFO Car, Prophecy Sword
(S3, EP2)
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Mgm Fire, UFO Car, Prophecy Sword (S3, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Museums are where America displays its wondrous treasures of the past - often strange and curious remnants of the momentous events that have shaped their history. Behind each artefact is yet another story to be told and secrets to be revealed - often tales brimming with scandal, mystery, murder, and intrigue. Whether a diary from an arctic exploration, a stone giant thought to be the remnant of a race of enormous people, or a futuristic house that almost changed the world, the iconic items within their walls all have something to tell us about who we are and what we've become. At the Clark County Heritage Museum in Las Vegas is a simple poker chip, salvaged from one of Las Vegas's most opulent hotels. This piece of plastic played a huge conflagration that bore witness to one of the city's greatest atrocities. Stationed at the Marshall County History Museum in Warren, Minnesota is a damaged 1970s police cruiser with a past, that some claim, is out of this world. Encased at the Confederate Relic Room in Columbia, South Carolina is a battered sword that was carried by a Civil War general.
 
10:30am
Unexplained with Tony Robinson, Medieval Reincarnation
(S1, EP3)
 
10:30am
Unexplained with Tony Robinson, Medieval Reincarnation (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
From the archaeological secrets of Glastonbury Abbey to the Bath housewives who claimed to be possessed by the spirits of the 13th-century religious sect, Robinson and McCall try to get to the bottom of classic mysteries with the help of historians, scientists and archaeologists. Throughout the series, Tony tries out some psychic experiences himself, including past-life regression, psychometry, seances and automatic writing. In program one, Tony and Becky investigate the case of Helen Duncan, the World War II psychic who was one of the last people to be jailed under the Witchcraft Act of 1735. Program two looks at one of the most controversial archaeological claims of the 20th century in the ghosts of Glastonbury Abbey. The series concludes with a mysterious claim of mass reincarnation in 1960s Bath.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Darwin's Secret,
 
11:30am
Darwin's Secret,
Rec
 
 
The HMS Beagle's famous 1833 expedition carrying a young Charles Darwin to the far ends of South America forged a new way of scientific thinking. But few know that science and exploration was only a cover for its real mission: Captain FitzRoy was tasked with returning three Yamana tribals to their homeland. They'd been subject to a civilisation experiment gone wrong that threatened the monarchy with a sex scandal. Now, a new expedition will trace the historic route of the HMS Beagle to unravel this secret: the SY Santa Maria Australis, carrying an international team of scientists as well as Michael Robert FitzRoy - a direct descendent of the famous captain. They will attempt to piece together the events surrounding the Beagle's journey, Captain Fitzroy's failed experiment, and its influence on Darwin's revolutionary theory.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 August 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
America In Colour, The 1960s
(S1, EP5)
 
12:30pm
America In Colour, The 1960s (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
It's easy to imagine that the past was lived in black and white, but of course it wasn't. This landmark series uses modern colouration techniques to present a history of America in colour, for the first time. Decade by decade, this ambitious series puts the colour back in history, and brings the history back to life. From jazz-age speakeasies to the attack on Pearl Harbor, from the Great Depression to Elvismania, iconic images of America are vibrantly brought to the screen. To make this landmark series, filmmakers spent 6000 hours painstakingly scouring obscure archives, dusting off forgotten family vaults, and tracking down dedicated private collectors to find the 27 miles of film they needed - much of it not seen for nearly a century. The result is a feast for the eyes, and brings a fresh excitement to the seminal images of our time. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 20 August 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 August 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered, The War Remembered
(S1, EP7)
 
1:30pm
Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered, The War Remembered (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
In 1965, the United States officially became involved in the conflict in South East Asia, where decades of turmoil had been building since the beginning of World War II. The fall of French Indochina and the spread of Communism catapulted the country into one of its longest and deadliest wars. Featuring personal stories from veterans and detailing the battles, strategy, and politics of a war that consumed multiple US presidents, this program is a chronicle of the tragedy that tested the strength of America and forever changed the social and political landscape of the world. The political costs for the war began to add up for the Nixon Administration, and the South Vietnamese were now on their own. The American troops were home, but there was little celebration. The scars of the war would linger in American culture for decades to come. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Air Defense
(S1, EP19)
 
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Air Defense (S1, EP19)
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 21 August 2018 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Tales of the Gun, The Guns Of Colt
(S1, EP19)
 
3:30pm
Tales of the Gun, The Guns Of Colt (S1, EP19)
Rec
 
 
The weapons designed by Samuel Colt revolutionised American warfare and society. From the first revolving pistol to the high-tech M-16, from Bat Masterston's 'Peacemaker' to Billy the Kid's 'Lightning', Colt's guns have earned a notch in time. See how "God created men, and Samuel Colt made them equal".
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Breathing Fire,
 
4:30pm
Breathing Fire,
Rec
 
 
Historian Peter Barton and archaeologist Tony Pollard travel to northern France to find secret tunnels and a giant flamethrower lost for almost a century. Built for use during the opening day of the Battle of the Somme, the bloodiest clash of WWI, this 60-foot weapon of terror fired a blast of flaming oil over 100 yards long. Barton hopes to recover the machine and with the help of the British Royal Engineers, build a working replica at a specially built test site. For the first time in almost a century, this mechanical dragon will roar once more.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Digging for Britain, Ice And Stone
(S2, EP4)
 
6:30pm
Digging for Britain, Ice And Stone (S2, EP4)
Rec
 
 
In the final episode of the series, Dr Alice Roberts goes in search of our elusive Stone Age ancestors. Along the way she visits the Channel island of Jersey where she meets a team of archaeologists hoping to shed new light on the much-maligned Neanderthals, and embarks on a kayak survey of the coastline looking for undiscovered sites hidden in the cliffs. At the Natural History Museum, Alice comes face-to-face with the dark side of our Ice Age ancestors' lives: she sees evidence of cannibalism and the ritual use of human skulls.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
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:
 
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
8:30pm
The Unseen Time Team Specials, The Somme's Secret Weapon
(S1, EP9)
 
8:30pm
The Unseen Time Team Specials, The Somme's Secret Weapon (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
In the half-light of dawn, on the frontline of the Somme battlefield on July 1, 1916, a small metal nozzle pushed its way up through the ground in No Man's Land to point at the German front line. On the signal, a terrifying stream of burning oil shot out of the nozzle, drenching the German trenches in flaming diesel. The soldiers that didn't flee would have burned alive. It was the day the British army launched an all-out assault in northern France. Along the 16-mile front, tens of thousands of soldiers died and the only ground that the British forces captured was around the village of Mametz, where historian Peter Barton believes that a top-secret and terrible weapon, known as a Livens Flame Projector, was deployed. Tony Robinson joins a unique dig near Mametz, delving into the past to find out whether or not this weapon really was deployed and, if so, whether it really worked in the way that was described. Employing the skills of the Royal Engineers, a replica Livens Flame Projector fires up for one last, terrifying time.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
Patton: A Genius For War,
 
9:30pm
Patton: A Genius For War,
Rec
 
 
A profile of the tough-as-nails military leader. Recalling his formative years at West Point, his first taste of battle in WWI, and his many successes in North Africa and Europe during WWII.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Time Team America, New Philadelphia
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30pm
Time Team America, New Philadelphia (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The team digs for the remains of the first American town founded by former slaves. In 1836 'Free Frank' McWorter purchased his freedom from a Kentucky plantation owner and headed north. When he reached Illinois, he planted roots, started a town and sold enough property to purchase the rest of his family out of slavery. Now farmers' fields cover this dramatic testament to victory over enslavement. The local landowners, descendants of the town's residents, and the McWorter family want to uncover what remains of New Philadelphia to commemorate its place in history. The team joins in the search for the pre-Civil War schoolhouse where New Philadelphia's African American children learned to read and write in freedom.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Impossible Peace, 1919-1921: The Lap Of The Gods
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30am
Impossible Peace, 1919-1921: The Lap Of The Gods (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
After four years of fighting, World War I ends. The victorious nations assemble at Versailles to design the peace that they will impose on the defeated - Germany and Austria-Hungary. Russia's Bolshevik revolution has become a murderous civil war. The map of Europe is remade, with the dismantling and collapse of old empires. The states of Europe face immense indebtedness and the need to repay the vast sums that they borrowed in order to pay for the war. Everything throws dark and troubling shadows across the years ahead. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Weapons at War, Battleships
(S1, EP20)
 
1:30am
Weapons at War, Battleships (S1, EP20)
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 22 August 2018 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Israel
(S1, EP20)
 
2:30am
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Israel (S1, EP20)
Rec
 
 
One of the youngest and smallest nations, Israel has produced some of the world's fiercest weapons. In 1952, shortly after its War of Independence, Israel unleashed the Uzi, a submachine gun that set the standard for nearly 50 years. Between 1950 and 1980, Israel fought three wars, and superior weapons became a matter of survival. We examine the Negev Machine Gun and the Galil Assault Rifle, designed to survive the rigours of desert warfare, and the Tavor 21, a lightweight 21st-century assault rifle.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Dogfights, The Last Gunfighter
(S1, EP5)
 
3:15am
Dogfights, The Last Gunfighter (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
The US Navy's top fighter, the F8 Crusader, flown by skilled fighter jocks tackles the fierce North Vietnamese MiG over the killing skies of Vietnam.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 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:
 
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
4:45am
The Unseen Time Team Specials, The Somme's Secret Weapon
(S1, EP9)
 
4:45am
The Unseen Time Team Specials, The Somme's Secret Weapon (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
In the half-light of dawn, on the frontline of the Somme battlefield on July 1, 1916, a small metal nozzle pushed its way up through the ground in No Man's Land to point at the German front line. On the signal, a terrifying stream of burning oil shot out of the nozzle, drenching the German trenches in flaming diesel. The soldiers that didn't flee would have burned alive. It was the day the British army launched an all-out assault in northern France. Along the 16-mile front, tens of thousands of soldiers died and the only ground that the British forces captured was around the village of Mametz, where historian Peter Barton believes that a top-secret and terrible weapon, known as a Livens Flame Projector, was deployed. Tony Robinson joins a unique dig near Mametz, delving into the past to find out whether or not this weapon really was deployed and, if so, whether it really worked in the way that was described. Employing the skills of the Royal Engineers, a replica Livens Flame Projector fires up for one last, terrifying time.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:30am
Patton: A Genius For War,
 
5:30am
Patton: A Genius For War,
Rec
 
 
A profile of the tough-as-nails military leader. Recalling his formative years at West Point, his first taste of battle in WWI, and his many successes in North Africa and Europe during WWII.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Time Team America, New Philadelphia
(S1, EP3)
 
7:30am
Time Team America, New Philadelphia (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The team digs for the remains of the first American town founded by former slaves. In 1836 'Free Frank' McWorter purchased his freedom from a Kentucky plantation owner and headed north. When he reached Illinois, he planted roots, started a town and sold enough property to purchase the rest of his family out of slavery. Now farmers' fields cover this dramatic testament to victory over enslavement. The local landowners, descendants of the town's residents, and the McWorter family want to uncover what remains of New Philadelphia to commemorate its place in history. The team joins in the search for the pre-Civil War schoolhouse where New Philadelphia's African American children learned to read and write in freedom.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Dunwich
(S19, EP3)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Dunwich (S19, EP3)
Rec
 
 
A team of specialists dig deep to uncover as much as they can in three days about a UK site's archaeology and history.
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Prophet Of Oak Ridge
(S3, EP3)
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Prophet Of Oak Ridge (S3, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Museums are where America displays its wondrous treasures of the past - often strange and curious remnants of the momentous events that have shaped their history. Behind each artefact is yet another story to be told and secrets to be revealed - often tales brimming with scandal, mystery, murder, and intrigue. Whether a diary from an arctic exploration, a stone giant thought to be the remnant of a race of enormous people, or a futuristic house that almost changed the world, the iconic items within their walls all have something to tell us about who we are and what we've become. Stored at the Furnace Creak Visitor Center in Death Valley National Park is an antique weathered trunk discovered in the unforgiving desert landscape. Some believe it is evidence of a legendary cross-country journey. On display at the Chicago History Museum are group of bricks that were the key to one of the largest prison breaks of the Civil War. And the Omaha Public Library is home to a gruesome relic from Nebraska's rough and tumble frontier past: a preserved human scalp.
 
10:30am
Digging for Britain, Ice And Stone
(S2, EP4)
 
10:30am
Digging for Britain, Ice And Stone (S2, EP4)
Rec
 
 
In the final episode of the series, Dr Alice Roberts goes in search of our elusive Stone Age ancestors. Along the way she visits the Channel island of Jersey where she meets a team of archaeologists hoping to shed new light on the much-maligned Neanderthals, and embarks on a kayak survey of the coastline looking for undiscovered sites hidden in the cliffs. At the Natural History Museum, Alice comes face-to-face with the dark side of our Ice Age ancestors' lives: she sees evidence of cannibalism and the ritual use of human skulls.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Rome: Empire Without Limit, What Is Roman?
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30am
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:
 
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
The Unseen Time Team Specials, The Somme's Secret Weapon
(S1, EP9)
 
12:30pm
The Unseen Time Team Specials, The Somme's Secret Weapon (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
In the half-light of dawn, on the frontline of the Somme battlefield on July 1, 1916, a small metal nozzle pushed its way up through the ground in No Man's Land to point at the German front line. On the signal, a terrifying stream of burning oil shot out of the nozzle, drenching the German trenches in flaming diesel. The soldiers that didn't flee would have burned alive. It was the day the British army launched an all-out assault in northern France. Along the 16-mile front, tens of thousands of soldiers died and the only ground that the British forces captured was around the village of Mametz, where historian Peter Barton believes that a top-secret and terrible weapon, known as a Livens Flame Projector, was deployed. Tony Robinson joins a unique dig near Mametz, delving into the past to find out whether or not this weapon really was deployed and, if so, whether it really worked in the way that was described. Employing the skills of the Royal Engineers, a replica Livens Flame Projector fires up for one last, terrifying time.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 21 August 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
1:30pm
Impossible Peace, 1919-1921: The Lap Of The Gods
(S1, EP1)
 
1:30pm
Impossible Peace, 1919-1921: The Lap Of The Gods (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
After four years of fighting, World War I ends. The victorious nations assemble at Versailles to design the peace that they will impose on the defeated - Germany and Austria-Hungary. Russia's Bolshevik revolution has become a murderous civil war. The map of Europe is remade, with the dismantling and collapse of old empires. The states of Europe face immense indebtedness and the need to repay the vast sums that they borrowed in order to pay for the war. Everything throws dark and troubling shadows across the years ahead. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Battleships
(S1, EP20)
 
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Battleships (S1, EP20)
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 22 August 2018 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Israel
(S1, EP20)
 
3:30pm
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Israel (S1, EP20)
Rec
 
 
One of the youngest and smallest nations, Israel has produced some of the world's fiercest weapons. In 1952, shortly after its War of Independence, Israel unleashed the Uzi, a submachine gun that set the standard for nearly 50 years. Between 1950 and 1980, Israel fought three wars, and superior weapons became a matter of survival. We examine the Negev Machine Gun and the Galil Assault Rifle, designed to survive the rigours of desert warfare, and the Tavor 21, a lightweight 21st-century assault rifle.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Dogfights, The Last Gunfighter
(S1, EP5)
 
4:30pm
Dogfights, The Last Gunfighter (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
The US Navy's top fighter, the F8 Crusader, flown by skilled fighter jocks tackles the fierce North Vietnamese MiG over the killing skies of Vietnam.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, Secrets Of The Hms Dasher
(S1, EP5)
 
5:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, Secrets Of The Hms Dasher (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
A gripping tale of secrecy and intrigue, the British aircraft carrier HMS Dasher exploded and sank on March 23, 1943. Many men jumped off the ship safely, only to be consumed by flames when the aviation fuel spilled into the water and caught fire. Claiming 379 lives, many of the relatives were not told of their loved ones real fate until recently.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
The Eighties, Tear Down This Wall
(S1, EP5)
 
6:30pm
The Eighties, Tear Down This Wall (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
The world held its breath as the Cold War between two nuclear superpowers came to a near miraculous and peaceful end. But the world also learned of a mysterious virus that defied a cure and triggered a global pandemic. Wall Street brokers became the new rock stars as the stock market soared, and the sluggish '70s turned into the 'go-go' '80s. This series gives extraordinary insight into a decade that had a profound impact on the politics, technology and culture of today, by exploring significant events and individuals that played a part in shaping the '80s. The 1980s began with renewed confrontation between the two nuclear-armed superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union. President Reagan faced-off against a succession of ageing Soviet leaders with Contras in Central America, mujahideen in Afghanistan, cruise missiles in Europe, a Star Wars defence system in space and his own soaring rhetoric: "tear down this wall." But the ascension of Mikhail Gorbachev to power in Moscow ignites an astounding chain of events that culminates in the dramatic conclusion of the decades long Cold War. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
The Last Days Of, Rasputin
(S1, EP2)
 
7:30pm
The Last Days Of, Rasputin (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
How did a Siberian peasant rise to power in Tsarist Russia? Sex addict or seer? Who killed him and why? There is no figure more divisive in Russian history than Gregory Rasputin. Did he single-handedly cause the fall of the Russian royal family - tainting them by association? Or was he a mystic who saw the destruction that the First World War would bring to the country he loved and so did everything he could to get Russia out of the war? Within two months of Rasputin's brutal murder, the country was engulfed by revolution. Within 18 months - as Rasputin had predicted - the Tsar and Tsarina would be dead, along with their five children. Did Rasputin wield remarkable power? Or was he the whipping boy for a broken aristocracy? Who killed him? And why? Helen Rappaport, intelligence specialist Andrew Cook and Dominic Lieven, amongst others, argue about the true legacy of the remarkable and mysterious figure at the heart of the Rasputin myth. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
8:30pm
The Vietnam War, A Sea Of Fire
(S1, EP8)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
The Vietnam War, A Sea Of Fire (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
With morale plummeting in Vietnam, President Nixon begins withdrawing American troops. As news breaks of a massacre committed by American soldiers, the public debates the rectitude of the war. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 August 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Band of Brothers, The Last Patrol
(S1, EP8)
 
9:30pm
Band of Brothers, The Last Patrol (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Lt. Hank Jones, fresh from West Point and eager for combat experience, volunteers to lead, though he must convince a sceptical Winters. Also assigned to the patrol is Private David Webster, back in Easy after rehabilitation of an injury. While successful, the mission costs a soldier's life, prompting Winters to ignore the order to send out a second patrol the next night.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Hijacked, Terror In The Sky
(S1, EP2)
 
10:30pm
Hijacked, Terror In The Sky (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This series tells the shocking true stories of some of the most infamous hijackings, sieges and hostage stand-offs that have gripped the world. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Barbarians Rising, Rebellion
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30pm
Barbarians Rising, Rebellion (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
This is not a story about the glory of Rome. It's the story of the millions who rise and fight for freedom in the shadow of absolute power, and the few who led the charge. The empire calls them "barbarians", tribes beyond the fringe of civilisation that live a primitive, brutish and violent existence. But these people are also some of the fiercest warriors in history - men and women who refuse to bow to ruthless oppression, launching an epic saga of resistance that ushers in the fall of Rome and shapes the world to come. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Impossible Peace, 1922-1925: Just Like The Arabian Nights
(S1, EP2)
 
12:30am
Impossible Peace, 1922-1925: Just Like The Arabian Nights (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
The peacemakers have gone home. America has rejected its president's peace settlement and withdrawn into its previous isolationist position. Europe wrestles with its debt, inflation destabilises Germany, where extreme forces of both left and right create violence in the streets and in the body politic. The first of the dictators - Benito Mussolini in Italy - rises to power and, in Soviet Russia, Lenin dies to be succeeded by Josef Stalin. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Weapons at War, Infantry
(S1, EP21)
 
1:30am
Weapons at War, Infantry (S1, EP21)
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 23 August 2018 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Mauser
(S1, EP21)
 
2:30am
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Mauser (S1, EP21)
Rec
 
 
The Mauser bolt-action rifle is the most important military shoulder arm ever made. Mauser's bolt-action system, perfected in 1898, was so good, no significant improvements were ever made to it. We tell the story of German gunmaker Paul Mauser's search for perfection in weaponry and the company's odyssey through two world wars.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Dogfights, The Zero Killer
(S1, EP6)
 
3:15am
Dogfights, The Zero Killer (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
1943. The infamous Japanese Zero is decimating American aircraft. No allied plane can match Japan's deadliest fighter plane manned by skilled Imperial Navy veterans.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
The Last Days Of, Rasputin
(S1, EP2)
 
4:00am
The Last Days Of, Rasputin (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
How did a Siberian peasant rise to power in Tsarist Russia? Sex addict or seer? Who killed him and why? There is no figure more divisive in Russian history than Gregory Rasputin. Did he single-handedly cause the fall of the Russian royal family - tainting them by association? Or was he a mystic who saw the destruction that the First World War would bring to the country he loved and so did everything he could to get Russia out of the war? Within two months of Rasputin's brutal murder, the country was engulfed by revolution. Within 18 months - as Rasputin had predicted - the Tsar and Tsarina would be dead, along with their five children. Did Rasputin wield remarkable power? Or was he the whipping boy for a broken aristocracy? Who killed him? And why? Helen Rappaport, intelligence specialist Andrew Cook and Dominic Lieven, amongst others, argue about the true legacy of the remarkable and mysterious figure at the heart of the Rasputin myth. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
4:45am
The Vietnam War, A Sea Of Fire
(S1, EP8)
 
4:45am
The Vietnam War, A Sea Of Fire (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
With morale plummeting in Vietnam, President Nixon begins withdrawing American troops. As news breaks of a massacre committed by American soldiers, the public debates the rectitude of the war. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 August 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30am
Band of Brothers, The Last Patrol
(S1, EP8)
 
5:30am
Band of Brothers, The Last Patrol (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Lt. Hank Jones, fresh from West Point and eager for combat experience, volunteers to lead, though he must convince a sceptical Winters. Also assigned to the patrol is Private David Webster, back in Easy after rehabilitation of an injury. While successful, the mission costs a soldier's life, prompting Winters to ignore the order to send out a second patrol the next night.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Hijacked, Terror In The Sky
(S1, EP2)
 
6:30am
Hijacked, Terror In The Sky (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This series tells the shocking true stories of some of the most infamous hijackings, sieges and hostage stand-offs that have gripped the world. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 17 August 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 18 August 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Barbarians Rising, Rebellion
(S1, EP3)
 
7:30am
Barbarians Rising, Rebellion (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
This is not a story about the glory of Rome. It's the story of the millions who rise and fight for freedom in the shadow of absolute power, and the few who led the charge. The empire calls them "barbarians", tribes beyond the fringe of civilisation that live a primitive, brutish and violent existence. But these people are also some of the fiercest warriors in history - men and women who refuse to bow to ruthless oppression, launching an epic saga of resistance that ushers in the fall of Rome and shapes the world to come. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Kenfig
(S19, EP4)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Kenfig (S19, EP4)
Rec
 
 
A team of specialists dig deep to uncover as much as they can in three days about a UK site's archaeology and history.
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Little Trunk Of Horrors, Russian Roswell
(S3, EP4)
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Little Trunk Of Horrors, Russian Roswell (S3, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Museums are where America displays its wondrous treasures of the past - often strange and curious remnants of the momentous events that have shaped their history. Behind each artefact is yet another story to be told and secrets to be revealed - often tales brimming with scandal, mystery, murder, and intrigue. Whether a diary from an arctic exploration, a stone giant thought to be the remnant of a race of enormous people, or a futuristic house that almost changed the world, the iconic items within their walls all have something to tell us about who we are and what we've become. Hidden in The Haggin Museum in California's Central Valley is a vintage trunk which tells a gruesome story of love and betrayal. On display at The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas are strange pieces of debris that defy all earthly explanation. And the Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero, Florida is home to a sphere which speaks to the bizarre beliefs that once bound an unusual cult together.
 
10:30am
The Eighties, Tear Down This Wall
(S1, EP5)
 
10:30am
The Eighties, Tear Down This Wall (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
The world held its breath as the Cold War between two nuclear superpowers came to a near miraculous and peaceful end. But the world also learned of a mysterious virus that defied a cure and triggered a global pandemic. Wall Street brokers became the new rock stars as the stock market soared, and the sluggish '70s turned into the 'go-go' '80s. This series gives extraordinary insight into a decade that had a profound impact on the politics, technology and culture of today, by exploring significant events and individuals that played a part in shaping the '80s. The 1980s began with renewed confrontation between the two nuclear-armed superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union. President Reagan faced-off against a succession of ageing Soviet leaders with Contras in Central America, mujahideen in Afghanistan, cruise missiles in Europe, a Star Wars defence system in space and his own soaring rhetoric: "tear down this wall." But the ascension of Mikhail Gorbachev to power in Moscow ignites an astounding chain of events that culminates in the dramatic conclusion of the decades long Cold War. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
The Last Days Of, Rasputin
(S1, EP2)
 
11:30am
The Last Days Of, Rasputin (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
How did a Siberian peasant rise to power in Tsarist Russia? Sex addict or seer? Who killed him and why? There is no figure more divisive in Russian history than Gregory Rasputin. Did he single-handedly cause the fall of the Russian royal family - tainting them by association? Or was he a mystic who saw the destruction that the First World War would bring to the country he loved and so did everything he could to get Russia out of the war? Within two months of Rasputin's brutal murder, the country was engulfed by revolution. Within 18 months - as Rasputin had predicted - the Tsar and Tsarina would be dead, along with their five children. Did Rasputin wield remarkable power? Or was he the whipping boy for a broken aristocracy? Who killed him? And why? Helen Rappaport, intelligence specialist Andrew Cook and Dominic Lieven, amongst others, argue about the true legacy of the remarkable and mysterious figure at the heart of the Rasputin myth. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
The Vietnam War, A Sea Of Fire
(S1, EP8)
 
12:30pm
The Vietnam War, A Sea Of Fire (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
With morale plummeting in Vietnam, President Nixon begins withdrawing American troops. As news breaks of a massacre committed by American soldiers, the public debates the rectitude of the war. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 22 August 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 August 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Impossible Peace, 1922-1925: Just Like The Arabian Nights
(S1, EP2)
 
1:30pm
Impossible Peace, 1922-1925: Just Like The Arabian Nights (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
The peacemakers have gone home. America has rejected its president's peace settlement and withdrawn into its previous isolationist position. Europe wrestles with its debt, inflation destabilises Germany, where extreme forces of both left and right create violence in the streets and in the body politic. The first of the dictators - Benito Mussolini in Italy - rises to power and, in Soviet Russia, Lenin dies to be succeeded by Josef Stalin. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Infantry
(S1, EP21)
 
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Infantry (S1, EP21)
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 23 August 2018 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Mauser
(S1, EP21)
 
3:30pm
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Mauser (S1, EP21)
Rec
 
 
The Mauser bolt-action rifle is the most important military shoulder arm ever made. Mauser's bolt-action system, perfected in 1898, was so good, no significant improvements were ever made to it. We tell the story of German gunmaker Paul Mauser's search for perfection in weaponry and the company's odyssey through two world wars.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Dogfights, The Zero Killer
(S1, EP6)
 
4:30pm
Dogfights, The Zero Killer (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
1943. The infamous Japanese Zero is decimating American aircraft. No allied plane can match Japan's deadliest fighter plane manned by skilled Imperial Navy veterans.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, Secrets Of The Sea Wolves
(S1, EP6)
 
5:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, Secrets Of The Sea Wolves (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The longest, most crucial battle of WWII was fought at sea. German U-boats tried to cut off Britain from vital US supplies. If they succeeded, the Allies would almost certainly lose the war. Led by Admiral Karl Doenitz, U-boat packs roamed the sea hunting their prey and nearly starved Britain into surrender. Featuring interviews with U-boat officers and footage of U-boats at work, we see how Germany was at the forefront of technology and how the Allies fought back to win the Battle of the Atlantic.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
The 101 Who Made The Twentieth Century,
(S1, EP3)
 
 
We count down from 75 to 63 and showcase some of the most surprising characters. From Josephine Baker, who walked along Paris streets with her pet cheetah, to leaders who have forever changed our idea of politics. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 August 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Forbidden History, Uncovering The Historical Jesus
(S5, EP1)
* FIRST ON *
7:30pm
Forbidden History, Uncovering The Historical Jesus (S5, EP1)
Rec
 
 
What are the provable historical facts behind the story of the world's most famous religious figure? Jamie travels to Jerusalem to research and attempt to uncover the real story of Jesus Christ. It's Jamie's job to take a long, hard, dispassionate and even-handed view of a fascinating subject and he'll have a team of world-renowned experts to help him sift through the latest evidence and theories. They'll be drawn from both sides of the argument - we'll hear from those that passionately believe there is firm proof that the man we know as Jesus existed and from those that contest that he simply did not.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 August 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 August 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 August 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Myths & Monsters, The Wild Unknown
(S1, EP2)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
Myths & Monsters, The Wild Unknown (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
A journey through the mythic landscape of Europe, revealing the origins of the most famous legends this continent has produced and exploring why they have endured so long. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 August 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 August 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 August 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Pearl Harbour: The Truth, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
9:30pm
Pearl Harbour: The Truth, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This momentous special reveals the untold story of the little-known yet pivotal events that occurred after President Roosevelt received the call that Pearl Harbor had been attacked on December 7, 1941. Author Steve Gillon has unearthed new evidence from the FDR Library that shows the true panic that gripped the White House and shook the nation. Fearing an aerial attack in Washington, DC, the underfunded US Army assembled wooden sticks on the White House roof to resemble weapons from above. Concerned that a Japanese assassin might try to take Roosevelt's life as they drove him to Congress to deliver his speech, the Treasury Department used a bullet-proof car confiscated from Al Capone. For for the first time, intimate details of how the President had to be placed in braces and straps to hold him up while he gave his speech are uncovered.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 August 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Ancient Aliens, The Alien Architects
(S10, EP3)
 
10:30pm
Ancient Aliens, The Alien Architects (S10, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Many of the architectural marvels of the ancient world bear striking similarities to one another, even though they were built by civilisations that were separated by thousands of miles and are believed to have had no contact with one another. These remarkably advanced structures have stood for millennia and are eerily alike in design, building techniques, and alignments with both cardinal directions and heavenly bodies. Separated by more than 7500 miles, the Giza pyramid complex in Egypt and the Avenue of the Dead in Teotihuacan, Mexico contain pyramids that are aligned with the constellation of Orion's belt. An ancient pyramid temple in Cambodia known as Baksei Chamkrong is an almost identical match for the Temple of the Jaguar in Guatemala. Many structures - like Puma Punku in Bolivia and Stonehenge in England - were built using stone slabs that weighed over a hundred tonnes. But how did primitive people achieve such extraordinary feats? And why do we see such similarities? Could these sites have all been designed by alien architects? Is it possible that our ancestors were working with a much larger blueprint than mainstream archaeologists previously thought possible? Ancient Astronaut theorists say yes, and suggest that these sites are all interconnected to serve a purpose that we are only just beginning to understand.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 August 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 3:15am
Rec
11:30pm
Ancient Discoveries, Ancient Commandos
(S4, EP6)
 
11:30pm
Ancient Discoveries, Ancient Commandos (S4, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Exactly as they do today, ancient commandos fought deep behind enemy lines in some of the harshest terrain known to man. Ancient discoveries battles through storms and five foot snowdrifts to reveal the tech and truth behind the world's earliest known ski commandos, a unit who defended a nation outnumbered by 50 to one. We journey to the deserts of Egypt and reveal how a tiny army beat off a major invasion force using deception and a bunch of farm animals. The famous Bayeux tapestry that tells the story of the last invasion of England in 1066 hides a secret clue to the triumph of an elite fighting force. We reveal how the simple stirrup changed the entire course of history. We uncover the secrets of the Naftun: one of the ancient world's most feared and successful commando units who specialised in fighting with fire.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 August 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Impossible Peace, 1925-1929: Mussolini Is Always Right
(S1, EP3)
 
12:30am
Impossible Peace, 1925-1929: Mussolini Is Always Right (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
These are the best of times for the United States. Prohibition doesn't stop anyone from having a good time, the country is on wheels or listening to the radio, welcoming the talkies or investing in the stock market with reckless optimism. It's that brief spell they call the Jazz Age, the age of Charles Lindbergh and Babe Ruth. In 1929, on Black Tuesday, it comes crashing down to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 August 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Weapons at War, Amphibious Warfare
(S1, EP22)
 
1:30am
Weapons at War, Amphibious Warfare (S1, EP22)
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 24 August 2018 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Remington
(S1, EP22)
 
2:30am
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Remington (S1, EP22)
Rec
 
 
The Remington Arms Company is America's oldest gun manufacturer. Since 1816, Remington has produced over 35 million firearms, including pocket-sized derringers, shotguns, and long-range rifles. See how Remington firearms helped tame the Old West, win wars in Europe and Asia, and earn medals in Olympic shooting competitions.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 August 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Dogfights, Death Of The Japanese Navy
(S1, EP7)
 
3:15am
Dogfights, Death Of The Japanese Navy (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
It's one of the most amazing, naval battles in history. A mighty Japanese fleet led by the Yamato, the biggest battleship in the world, versus Taffy 3, a small task unit of tin can destroyers and baby flat tops.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 24 August 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Forbidden History, Uncovering The Historical Jesus
(S5, EP1)
 
4:00am
Forbidden History, Uncovering The Historical Jesus (S5, EP1)
Rec
 
 
What are the provable historical facts behind the story of the world's most famous religious figure? Jamie travels to Jerusalem to research and attempt to uncover the real story of Jesus Christ. It's Jamie's job to take a long, hard, dispassionate and even-handed view of a fascinating subject and he'll have a team of world-renowned experts to help him sift through the latest evidence and theories. They'll be drawn from both sides of the argument - we'll hear from those that passionately believe there is firm proof that the man we know as Jesus existed and from those that contest that he simply did not.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 August 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 August 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
4:45am
Myths & Monsters, The Wild Unknown
(S1, EP2)
 
4:45am
Myths & Monsters, The Wild Unknown (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
A journey through the mythic landscape of Europe, revealing the origins of the most famous legends this continent has produced and exploring why they have endured so long. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 24 August 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 25 August 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
5:30am
Pearl Harbour: The Truth, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
5:30am
Pearl Harbour: The Truth, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This momentous special reveals the untold story of the little-known yet pivotal events that occurred after President Roosevelt received the call that Pearl Harbor had been attacked on December 7, 1941. Author Steve Gillon has unearthed new evidence from the FDR Library that shows the true panic that gripped the White House and shook the nation. Fearing an aerial attack in Washington, DC, the underfunded US Army assembled wooden sticks on the White House roof to resemble weapons from above. Concerned that a Japanese assassin might try to take Roosevelt's life as they drove him to Congress to deliver his speech, the Treasury Department used a bullet-proof car confiscated from Al Capone. For for the first time, intimate details of how the President had to be placed in braces and straps to hold him up while he gave his speech are uncovered.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Ancient Aliens, The Alien Architects
(S10, EP3)
 
6:30am
Ancient Aliens, The Alien Architects (S10, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Many of the architectural marvels of the ancient world bear striking similarities to one another, even though they were built by civilisations that were separated by thousands of miles and are believed to have had no contact with one another. These remarkably advanced structures have stood for millennia and are eerily alike in design, building techniques, and alignments with both cardinal directions and heavenly bodies. Separated by more than 7500 miles, the Giza pyramid complex in Egypt and the Avenue of the Dead in Teotihuacan, Mexico contain pyramids that are aligned with the constellation of Orion's belt. An ancient pyramid temple in Cambodia known as Baksei Chamkrong is an almost identical match for the Temple of the Jaguar in Guatemala. Many structures - like Puma Punku in Bolivia and Stonehenge in England - were built using stone slabs that weighed over a hundred tonnes. But how did primitive people achieve such extraordinary feats? And why do we see such similarities? Could these sites have all been designed by alien architects? Is it possible that our ancestors were working with a much larger blueprint than mainstream archaeologists previously thought possible? Ancient Astronaut theorists say yes, and suggest that these sites are all interconnected to serve a purpose that we are only just beginning to understand.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 26 August 2018 · 3:15am
Rec
7:30am
Ancient Discoveries, Ancient Commandos
(S4, EP6)
 
7:30am
Ancient Discoveries, Ancient Commandos (S4, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Exactly as they do today, ancient commandos fought deep behind enemy lines in some of the harshest terrain known to man. Ancient discoveries battles through storms and five foot snowdrifts to reveal the tech and truth behind the world's earliest known ski commandos, a unit who defended a nation outnumbered by 50 to one. We journey to the deserts of Egypt and reveal how a tiny army beat off a major invasion force using deception and a bunch of farm animals. The famous Bayeux tapestry that tells the story of the last invasion of England in 1066 hides a secret clue to the triumph of an elite fighting force. We reveal how the simple stirrup changed the entire course of history. We uncover the secrets of the Naftun: one of the ancient world's most feared and successful commando units who specialised in fighting with fire.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 23 August 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Newmarket
(S19, EP5)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Newmarket (S19, EP5)
Rec
 
 
A team of specialists dig deep to uncover as much as they can in three days about a UK site's archaeology and history.
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Leopold And Loeb, U2 Spy Plane
(S3, EP5)