TV Guide

Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Hero Ships, USS Texas
(S1, EP5)
 
12:30am
Hero Ships, USS Texas (S1, EP5)
 
 
The USS Texas is the last battleship afloat patterned after the HMS Dreadnought, which participated in WWI and WWII. Considered the most powerful warship afloat because of her ten 14"/45 guns in five twin turrets, Texas was commissioned in March, 1914 and proceeded almost immediately to Mexican waters where she joined the Special Service Squadron following the 'Vera Cruz Incident'.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Weapons at War, The Silent Service
(S1, EP61)
 
1:30am
Weapons at War, The Silent Service (S1, EP61)
 
 
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 18 October 2018 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
History's Raiders, The Fall Of Fort Eben Emael
(S1, EP6)
 
2:30am
History's Raiders, The Fall Of Fort Eben Emael (S1, EP6)
 
 
As WWII began, a series of supposedly impregnable fortresses protected Belgium from invasion. At dawn on May 10, 1940, Germany conducted history's first glider-borne assault against Fort Eben Emael. Despite powerful guns and heavy armour, the Belgians neglected to defend the roof where nine flimsy, fabric-covered gliders landed and disgorged 71 paratroopers. Using computer graphics, archive footage, and reconstruction shot in the passageways and tunnels, we examine how the fortress fell so easily.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Shootout!, Battlecry Iraq: Ramadi
(S1, EP9)
 
3:15am
Shootout!, Battlecry Iraq: Ramadi (S1, EP9)
 
 
Some took minutes - others, several hours. Each engagement was a battle of wits, strategies, technology, and luck. Each episode of this series examines a famous shootout in history - from both sides of the fight. The series will examine the personalities, the weapons, the firepower, and the leadership needed to defeat the enemy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
The Ascent of Civilization, The Carthaginians
(S2, EP1)
 
4:00am
The Ascent of Civilization, The Carthaginians (S2, EP1)
 
 
The Carthaginians were sly merchants and cruel child killers - at least according to the Ancient Romans and Greeks. But research shows that they weren't as bad as their reputation. The Carthaginians' story began around 3,000 years ago, when settlers left their homes in what is now Lebanon to set up new colonies around the Mediterranean. The most splendid and powerful of these settlements was Carthage, a bustling Metropolis in what is now Tunisia with a port that was the envy of the entire world.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 17 October 2018 · 7:30pm
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
4:45am
History of Weapons, The Power Of Destruction
(S1, EP6)
 
4:45am
History of Weapons, The Power Of Destruction (S1, EP6)
 
 
New weapons with devastating force shape the wars of the 20th century. International experts test the catastrophic effects of the three most destructive weapons of our time. A whole regiment shot and killed within seconds - welcome to the Machine gun era. The hand grenade has such enormous power and can easily be carried in a backpack. And the most powerful war machine ever invented is the tank. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 17 October 2018 · 8:30pm
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:30am
The Spying Game, Mission Behind The Iron Curtain
(S1, EP2)
 
5:30am
The Spying Game, Mission Behind The Iron Curtain (S1, EP2)
 
 
During the Cold War, tensions between East and West mount alarmingly. In consequence, western intelligence services shift their focus on East Germany as the Warsaw Pact's major deployment zone. Nowhere else did western services get as close to Soviet military equipment. Their prime targets are missiles, nuclear depots and airbases. At the same time, the KGB, as well as Soviet military intelligence, were sending their spies to reconnoitre NATO forces in the West. The game of spies was in full swing. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 17 October 2018 · 9:30pm
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
6:30am
The Space Age: NASA's Story, Triumph & Tragedy
(S1, EP3)
 
6:30am
The Space Age: NASA's Story, Triumph & Tragedy (S1, EP3)
 
 
A fresh look at an amazing organisation and mankind's quest to understand the universe. Blending stunningly restored footage with revealing, insightful and engaging interviews with the people who were there - the astronauts, family members and journalists - this is an epic story of the heroes, the triumphs and the tragedies of space exploration. Starting with NASA's beginnings in the Cold War, the series follows the iconic moments of space exploration from the race to get the first man in space to the first steps on the moon. And with triumph and achievement comes risk and disaster, as the series follows the white-knuckle suspense of Apollo 13 and the tragedy of the shuttle Challenger. Intelligent, inspiring and accessible, The Space Age is a complete history of mankind's journey into space.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 17 October 2018 · 10:30pm
7:30am
Hitler's Last Secrets, Adolf And Wagner
(S1, EP3)
 
7:30am
Hitler's Last Secrets, Adolf And Wagner (S1, EP3)
 
 
The music of Richard Wagner struck a chord inside the mind of Adolf Hitler. From the moment in 1906, when he heard the first note of Lohengrin at Linz opera house, until his death in the burning ruins of Berlin in 1945, Hitler was obsessed by the music and mythology of Richard Wagner. The latest research into the often overlooked relationship with musician August Kubizek, his only boyhood friend, has provided new clues, which have revealed the overwhelming importance of Wagner. According to Kubizek, Wagner occupied a central place in the mind of Hitler. The music sent him into a trance-like state, and Hitler tried to emulate his hero by writing his own opera. Featuring the most powerful passages from Gotterdammerung, Die Valkyrie and Parsifal conducted by Furtwangler, Hitler's favourite conductor, this hard hitting new documentary film reveals how the music of Richard Wagner gripped the mind of Adolf Hitler and formed the soundtrack to his life, and reveals how Wagner's Germanic mythology shaped the philosophy of the Nazis.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 17 October 2018 · 11:30pm
8:30am
Time Team, The Roman Fort That Wasn't There
(S11, EP5)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The Roman Fort That Wasn't There (S11, EP5)
 
 
When the invading Roman army swept towards London, history suggests that they must have established a fort stronghold somewhere along the way to oversee supply lines and regroup. But it has never been found. Now, however, the grounds of a Kent hotel have yielded a wide range of intriguing finds: ditches, ramparts, coins and pottery. Could this be the missing link in the Roman invasion? Tony Robinson and the team have just three days to find out whether the Syndale Park Motel is actually home to the first British Roman fort.
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Radioactive Boy Scout
(S6, EP6)
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Radioactive Boy Scout (S6, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The extraordinary, often bizarre treasures housed in America's museums represent wondrous chapters in history, but a physical display can tell only part of their story. Behind each artefact are amazing tales and secrets to be revealed - tales sometimes brimming with scandal, mystery, murder and intrigue. Host, Don Wildman, visits a wide variety of museums across the United States, taking viewers on a sometimes shocking tour of America's past by re-examining what's been left behind. Interviews, archival footage and re-enactments bring to life the artefacts' enduring mysteries, some that have never been told before on television.
 
10:30am
Isis: Terror in Asia, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
10:30am
Isis: Terror in Asia, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This documentary - filmed across Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore - investigates the threat to Asia Pacific from supporters of the Islamic State group. Featuring interviews with senior jihadis, their families and counterterrorism experts, this program details why radicalisation is spreading across the region, and how it is affecting everyday people and communities. Over 750 Indonesians, Malaysians and Australians have gone to Syria to join ISIS or other militant groups. We tell the stories of the few who have gone to Syria and Iraq, and uncover the reasons behind - and the tragic consequences - of their radicalisation.
 
11:30am
The Ascent of Civilization, The Carthaginians
(S2, EP1)
 
11:30am
The Ascent of Civilization, The Carthaginians (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The Carthaginians were sly merchants and cruel child killers - at least according to the Ancient Romans and Greeks. But research shows that they weren't as bad as their reputation. The Carthaginians' story began around 3,000 years ago, when settlers left their homes in what is now Lebanon to set up new colonies around the Mediterranean. The most splendid and powerful of these settlements was Carthage, a bustling Metropolis in what is now Tunisia with a port that was the envy of the entire world.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 17 October 2018 · 7:30pm
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 4:00am
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
History of Weapons, The Power Of Destruction
(S1, EP6)
 
12:30pm
History of Weapons, The Power Of Destruction (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
New weapons with devastating force shape the wars of the 20th century. International experts test the catastrophic effects of the three most destructive weapons of our time. A whole regiment shot and killed within seconds - welcome to the Machine gun era. The hand grenade has such enormous power and can easily be carried in a backpack. And the most powerful war machine ever invented is the tank. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 17 October 2018 · 8:30pm
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 4:45am
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
1:30pm
Hero Ships, USS Texas
(S1, EP5)
 
1:30pm
Hero Ships, USS Texas (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
The USS Texas is the last battleship afloat patterned after the HMS Dreadnought, which participated in WWI and WWII. Considered the most powerful warship afloat because of her ten 14"/45 guns in five twin turrets, Texas was commissioned in March, 1914 and proceeded almost immediately to Mexican waters where she joined the Special Service Squadron following the 'Vera Cruz Incident'.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 12:30am
2:30pm
Weapons at War, The Silent Service
(S1, EP61)
 
2:30pm
Weapons at War, The Silent Service (S1, EP61)
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 18 October 2018 · 1:30am
3:30pm
History's Raiders, The Fall Of Fort Eben Emael
(S1, EP6)
 
3:30pm
History's Raiders, The Fall Of Fort Eben Emael (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
As WWII began, a series of supposedly impregnable fortresses protected Belgium from invasion. At dawn on May 10, 1940, Germany conducted history's first glider-borne assault against Fort Eben Emael. Despite powerful guns and heavy armour, the Belgians neglected to defend the roof where nine flimsy, fabric-covered gliders landed and disgorged 71 paratroopers. Using computer graphics, archive footage, and reconstruction shot in the passageways and tunnels, we examine how the fortress fell so easily.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 2:30am
4:30pm
Shootout!, Battlecry Iraq: Ramadi
(S1, EP9)
 
4:30pm
Shootout!, Battlecry Iraq: Ramadi (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
Some took minutes - others, several hours. Each engagement was a battle of wits, strategies, technology, and luck. Each episode of this series examines a famous shootout in history - from both sides of the fight. The series will examine the personalities, the weapons, the firepower, and the leadership needed to defeat the enemy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 3:15am
5:30pm
Spy Web, Great Spies Of The 20th Century
(S1, EP4)
 
5:30pm
Spy Web, Great Spies Of The 20th Century (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
This series researches some of the most fascinating spying and espionage stories which helped win victory in the most harrowing of circumstances. These revelations may alter the way in which history is viewed, and the bravery of the intelligence services - especially those working behind enemy lines.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Generation Face Off,
* FIRST ON *
6:30pm
Generation Face Off,
Rec
 
 
China. Once, it was the El Dorado of the east, where a man could make millions if he hustled hard and mobilised an army of cheap manpower. Today, the millions are still there for the taking, but the rules have changed. This new world now attracts entrepreneurs of all ages, looking to make their fortune from a blend of technology and traditional Chinese culture. Generation Face Off offers an insight into this new world by introducing four entrepreneurs of the new economy. Each was born in a different decade, each has a different style informed by their age and experiences. Generation Face Off will first look at what kind of person can seize the opportunities on offer. We set the four entrepreneurs a challenge - they are given market stalls and compete to see who can move the most goods. Through this challenge, we see how they perform under pressure, how they prioritise the different aspects of business and how their age influences their business styles. Intercut with the challenge will be the entrepreneurs' business background. In these segments, we'll look at the factors that have brought about this new Chinese economy, from infrastructure to regulation to an increasingly educated workforce. Generation Face Off will use Apprentice-style entertainment to show viewers the new Chinese economy and some of its inhabitants.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 3:15am
Rec
7:30pm
Space Colonies, Mars
(S1, EP3)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
Space Colonies, Mars (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
To build a future Martian colony is one of the biggest technological challenges that humankind has ever faced. This is due to a number of difficulties, such as, the vast distance meaning space flight will take six to nine months. The extremely thin Martian atmosphere means we must develop different landing techniques to get to the Martian surface. This combined with the amount of radiation could mean lethal consequences on human health... but will it be our only option? More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
8:30pm
Ancient Aliens, The Taken
(S11, EP9)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
Ancient Aliens, The Taken (S11, EP9)
Rec
 
 
Millions of people around the world have claimed to be abducted by extra-terrestrials. Are these extraordinary accounts some form of mass psychological delusion? Or, might these stories actually be true?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
9:30pm
13 Factors That Saved Apollo 13, Part 1: Earth To The Moon
(S1, EP1)
 
9:30pm
13 Factors That Saved Apollo 13, Part 1: Earth To The Moon (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This is a gripping tale of distant desperation and heroics. When an oxygen leak threatened the lives of three astronauts, the mission became a life or death attempt to get them home safely, organised by people 200,000 miles away. With limited power and supplies on board the spacecraft, NASA teams worked around the clock to engineer creative solutions to overcome carbon dioxide poisoning, dehydration, and the freezing temperatures of deep space to ensure the crew's survival. Using spectacular footage, exclusive interviews with Apollo's space scientists and stunning visual effects, this film explores 13 remarkable factors that brought the crew safely home. Explore the full story of the courage and ingenuity that cemented Apollo 13 as NASA's finest hour.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
10:30pm
The Apollo Experience: Apollo 17, Part 1 - Taurus - Littrow
(S1, EP1)
 
10:30pm
The Apollo Experience: Apollo 17, Part 1 - Taurus - Littrow (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Between 1968 and 1972, NASA successfully sent 24 men where no human beings had been before, or since. The final mission, Apollo 17, flew in December 1972 and closed the final chapter in NASA's triumphant Apollo Program. Using spectacular NASA high-definition archive footage, mission audio and rare astronaut interviews, this is a unique documentary film that comprehensively chronicles one of the greatest moments in mankind's history. Uninterrupted by narration or expert interviews, this documentary immerses the audience inside the action as it happened on the day. Journey with astronauts Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt and Ronald Evans through their extensive training and across their 14-day mission to the Moon and back, and share the discoveries with Cernan and Schmitt as they explore the lunar surface for three days, while Evans performs experiments and reconnaissance in lunar orbit.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Twisted History, The Secret History Of The Moon Landing
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30pm
Twisted History, The Secret History Of The Moon Landing (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
History doesn't travel in straight lines. The truth is far weirder and more fascinating than anything you learned at school. The most iconic events of the modern era - the Moon Landing, the Roswell Incident, the death of Martin Luther King Jr - are all the product of small things: chance meetings, friendships, collisions of ideas and crazy stories. These are the connections that make history.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Hero Ships, USS Yorktown
(S1, EP6)
 
12:30am
Hero Ships, USS Yorktown (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Second of the Essex class carriers, Yorktown replaced her namesake, lost at the Battle of Midway in June, 1942. The Essex carriers formed the core of the fast carrier task forces that struck Japanese forces in the Pacific with devastating results. Yorktown's planes inflicted heavy losses on the enemy at Truk and in the Marianas, as well as supporting American troops in the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Weapons at War, Battle Gear
(S1, EP62)
 
1:30am
Weapons at War, Battle Gear (S1, EP62)
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 19 October 2018 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
History's Raiders, Free Cabanatuan
(S1, EP7)
 
2:30am
History's Raiders, Free Cabanatuan (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
In January 1945, as the US armed forces inched forward in a savage campaign to liberate the Philippine Islands from the Japanese, men of the 6th Ranger Battalion set off on a raid deep behind enemy lines. It was one of the most dramatic missions they ever undertook: to rescue more than 500 Americans held in the Cabanatuan POW camp. Speaking of the raid on the death camp, General MacArthur said "No incident of the campaign in the Pacific has given me such satisfaction."
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Generation Face Off,
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
3:15am
Generation Face Off,
Rec
 
 
China. Once, it was the El Dorado of the east, where a man could make millions if he hustled hard and mobilised an army of cheap manpower. Today, the millions are still there for the taking, but the rules have changed. This new world now attracts entrepreneurs of all ages, looking to make their fortune from a blend of technology and traditional Chinese culture. Generation Face Off offers an insight into this new world by introducing four entrepreneurs of the new economy. Each was born in a different decade, each has a different style informed by their age and experiences. Generation Face Off will first look at what kind of person can seize the opportunities on offer. We set the four entrepreneurs a challenge - they are given market stalls and compete to see who can move the most goods. Through this challenge, we see how they perform under pressure, how they prioritise the different aspects of business and how their age influences their business styles. Intercut with the challenge will be the entrepreneurs' business background. In these segments, we'll look at the factors that have brought about this new Chinese economy, from infrastructure to regulation to an increasingly educated workforce. Generation Face Off will use Apprentice-style entertainment to show viewers the new Chinese economy and some of its inhabitants.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Space Colonies, Mars
(S1, EP3)
 
4:00am
Space Colonies, Mars (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
To build a future Martian colony is one of the biggest technological challenges that humankind has ever faced. This is due to a number of difficulties, such as, the vast distance meaning space flight will take six to nine months. The extremely thin Martian atmosphere means we must develop different landing techniques to get to the Martian surface. This combined with the amount of radiation could mean lethal consequences on human health... but will it be our only option? More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
4:45am
Ancient Aliens, The Taken
(S11, EP9)
 
4:45am
Ancient Aliens, The Taken (S11, EP9)
Rec
 
 
Millions of people around the world have claimed to be abducted by extra-terrestrials. Are these extraordinary accounts some form of mass psychological delusion? Or, might these stories actually be true?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
5:30am
13 Factors That Saved Apollo 13, Part 1: Earth To The Moon
(S1, EP1)
 
5:30am
13 Factors That Saved Apollo 13, Part 1: Earth To The Moon (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This is a gripping tale of distant desperation and heroics. When an oxygen leak threatened the lives of three astronauts, the mission became a life or death attempt to get them home safely, organised by people 200,000 miles away. With limited power and supplies on board the spacecraft, NASA teams worked around the clock to engineer creative solutions to overcome carbon dioxide poisoning, dehydration, and the freezing temperatures of deep space to ensure the crew's survival. Using spectacular footage, exclusive interviews with Apollo's space scientists and stunning visual effects, this film explores 13 remarkable factors that brought the crew safely home. Explore the full story of the courage and ingenuity that cemented Apollo 13 as NASA's finest hour.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
6:30am
The Apollo Experience: Apollo 17, Part 1 - Taurus - Littrow
(S1, EP1)
 
6:30am
The Apollo Experience: Apollo 17, Part 1 - Taurus - Littrow (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Between 1968 and 1972, NASA successfully sent 24 men where no human beings had been before, or since. The final mission, Apollo 17, flew in December 1972 and closed the final chapter in NASA's triumphant Apollo Program. Using spectacular NASA high-definition archive footage, mission audio and rare astronaut interviews, this is a unique documentary film that comprehensively chronicles one of the greatest moments in mankind's history. Uninterrupted by narration or expert interviews, this documentary immerses the audience inside the action as it happened on the day. Journey with astronauts Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt and Ronald Evans through their extensive training and across their 14-day mission to the Moon and back, and share the discoveries with Cernan and Schmitt as they explore the lunar surface for three days, while Evans performs experiments and reconnaissance in lunar orbit.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Twisted History, The Secret History Of The Moon Landing
(S1, EP3)
 
7:30am
Twisted History, The Secret History Of The Moon Landing (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
History doesn't travel in straight lines. The truth is far weirder and more fascinating than anything you learned at school. The most iconic events of the modern era - the Moon Landing, the Roswell Incident, the death of Martin Luther King Jr - are all the product of small things: chance meetings, friendships, collisions of ideas and crazy stories. These are the connections that make history.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, An Iron Age Trading Centre
(S11, EP6)
 
8:30am
Time Team, An Iron Age Trading Centre (S11, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Today, Poole Harbour's beaches and islands make it a tranquil haven for weekend sailors, walkers and swimmers. But in the Iron Age it was a thriving port, perhaps the most important in the country, trading all sorts of goods with the continent. But was it also an industrial heartland? Tony Robinson takes the boat to Green Island in the centre of the harbour to investigate what might have been a site of early mass production. The finds come thick and fast and the team need every minute of their three days to come up with an answer.
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Skull In The Ashes
(S6, EP7)
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Skull In The Ashes (S6, EP7)
Rec
 
 
The extraordinary, often bizarre treasures housed in America's museums represent wondrous chapters in history, but a physical display can tell only part of their story. Behind each artefact are amazing tales and secrets to be revealed - tales sometimes brimming with scandal, mystery, murder and intrigue. Host, Don Wildman, visits a wide variety of museums across the United States, taking viewers on a sometimes shocking tour of America's past by re-examining what's been left behind. Interviews, archival footage and re-enactments bring to life the artefacts' enduring mysteries, some that have never been told before on television.
 
10:30am
Secrets of Great British Castles, York Castle
(S2, EP3)
 
10:30am
Secrets of Great British Castles, York Castle (S2, EP3)
Rec
 
 
This episode, Dan Jones is exploring the medieval capital of the north: York. Built by William the Conqueror, York Castle was once the regional seat of the British government and was used as a prison and a royal mint. More Info >
 
11:30am
Space Colonies, Mars
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30am
Space Colonies, Mars (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
To build a future Martian colony is one of the biggest technological challenges that humankind has ever faced. This is due to a number of difficulties, such as, the vast distance meaning space flight will take six to nine months. The extremely thin Martian atmosphere means we must develop different landing techniques to get to the Martian surface. This combined with the amount of radiation could mean lethal consequences on human health... but will it be our only option? More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Ancient Aliens, The Taken
(S11, EP9)
 
12:30pm
Ancient Aliens, The Taken (S11, EP9)
Rec
 
 
Millions of people around the world have claimed to be abducted by extra-terrestrials. Are these extraordinary accounts some form of mass psychological delusion? Or, might these stories actually be true?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Hero Ships, USS Yorktown
(S1, EP6)
 
1:30pm
Hero Ships, USS Yorktown (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Second of the Essex class carriers, Yorktown replaced her namesake, lost at the Battle of Midway in June, 1942. The Essex carriers formed the core of the fast carrier task forces that struck Japanese forces in the Pacific with devastating results. Yorktown's planes inflicted heavy losses on the enemy at Truk and in the Marianas, as well as supporting American troops in the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Battle Gear
(S1, EP62)
 
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Battle Gear (S1, EP62)
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 19 October 2018 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
History's Raiders, Free Cabanatuan
(S1, EP7)
 
3:30pm
History's Raiders, Free Cabanatuan (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
In January 1945, as the US armed forces inched forward in a savage campaign to liberate the Philippine Islands from the Japanese, men of the 6th Ranger Battalion set off on a raid deep behind enemy lines. It was one of the most dramatic missions they ever undertook: to rescue more than 500 Americans held in the Cabanatuan POW camp. Speaking of the raid on the death camp, General MacArthur said "No incident of the campaign in the Pacific has given me such satisfaction."
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
The Civil War by Ken Burns, A Very Bloody Affair Part 3
(S1, EP3)
 
4:30pm
The Civil War by Ken Burns, A Very Bloody Affair Part 3 (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
This episode begins with the political infighting that threatened to swamp Lincoln's administration and then follows the Union general's ill-fated campaign, where his huge army meets a smaller but far more resourceful Confederate army.
 
5:30pm
Spy Web, The Soe
(S1, EP5)
 
5:30pm
Spy Web, The Soe (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
This series researches some of the most fascinating spying and espionage stories which helped win victory in the most harrowing of circumstances. These revelations may alter the way in which history is viewed, and the bravery of the intelligence services - especially those working behind enemy lines.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Mysteries at the Castle, Book Chest Escape, Miracle Of Anne Greene, Hemingway's Last Cent
(S2, EP7)
 
6:30pm
Mysteries at the Castle, Book Chest Escape, Miracle Of Anne Greene, Hemingway's Last Cent (S2, EP7)
Rec
 
 
From Holland's Loevestein Castle comes the thrilling tale of one man's audacious escape from prison. Eighty kilometres west of London, Oxford Castle was once the setting for an incredible tale of false accusations and a miraculous survival. A tropical retreat in Key West, Florida is the linchpin for one dedicated wife to try and save her marriage.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
The Hunt For The Zodiac Killer, A New Code Uncovered
(S1, EP3)
 
7:30pm
The Hunt For The Zodiac Killer, A New Code Uncovered (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The hunt uncovers a mysterious new cipher related to the Zodiac Killer, while the team's supercomputer uncovers a strange lunar pattern linking the killings. A taunting riddle by the killer may lead to a body, and a second prime suspect emerges. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Deadly Intelligence, Jack Parsons
(S1, EP5)
 
8:30pm
Deadly Intelligence, Jack Parsons (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
In the summer of 1952, an explosion ripped through a makeshift laboratory in Pasadena, killing American rocket science pioneer Jack Parsons. In his brilliant career Parsons had unlocked some of the greatest scientific mysteries of his time and paved the way for humankind to enter space. But Parsons also had dark passion for the occult and the circumstances of his sudden death have always been shrouded in suspicion and mystery. Was it murder, accident or suicide? Now, a former FBI blast investigator will recreate the lab and the blast for the first time, aiming to unlock the truth about Jack Parsons' death. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
Sniper: Into The Kill Zone,
 
9:30pm
Sniper: Into The Kill Zone,
Rec
 
 
Amazing feats of marksmanship are recounted by the men who pulled the trigger. Gripping accounts of the longest shots and the deadliest ambushes take us to battlefields from Vietnam, to Iraq, to the Alaskan wilderness. There is no escape for those who enter the kill zone.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
Mata Hari: The Beautiful Spy,
 
 
Mata Hari is the very epitome of beauty and feminine seduction. As a courtesan, she captivates the most influential men of her time, and she exerts a hold over our imagination to this very day. But as WWI raged, did Mata Hari really betray secrets revealed to her by her influential lovers? Was she a German spy? Was the death sentence passed by the French justified? This documentary tracks down the true Mata Hari - the most famous and most beautiful spy of all time. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Deadly Intelligence, Jack Parsons
(S1, EP5)
 
12:30am
Deadly Intelligence, Jack Parsons (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
In the summer of 1952, an explosion ripped through a makeshift laboratory in Pasadena, killing American rocket science pioneer Jack Parsons. In his brilliant career Parsons had unlocked some of the greatest scientific mysteries of his time and paved the way for humankind to enter space. But Parsons also had dark passion for the occult and the circumstances of his sudden death have always been shrouded in suspicion and mystery. Was it murder, accident or suicide? Now, a former FBI blast investigator will recreate the lab and the blast for the first time, aiming to unlock the truth about Jack Parsons' death. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Nazi Secret Files, Nazis On Drugs
(S1, EP1)
 
1:30am
Nazi Secret Files, Nazis On Drugs (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The catastrophic crimes of the Third Reich have long been a subject of rigorous investigation. Now, the opening up of previously closed archives is revealing darker and stranger depths to the Nazi's pursuit of power. In this extraordinary series, we uncover hitherto secret files and showcase the latest analytical research that is revolutionising our view of World War II, exposing the bizarre beliefs and reckless actions behind the Nazi's bid for global domination. From space weapons to killer insects, from the widespread and ultimately devastating use of crystal meth to the dark truth about the Aryan myth, from Hitler's Messianic beliefs to the tyranny of Nazi Islamists who continue to terrorise the world today, this program will reveal the wicked and crazy ideas that fuelled Hitler's regime yet have remained hidden - until now. More Info >
 
2:30am
Ancient Aliens, The Taken
(S11, EP9)
 
2:30am
Ancient Aliens, The Taken (S11, EP9)
Rec
 
 
Millions of people around the world have claimed to be abducted by extra-terrestrials. Are these extraordinary accounts some form of mass psychological delusion? Or, might these stories actually be true?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Murder Maps, Blackout Killer
(S2, EP2)
 
3:15am
Murder Maps, Blackout Killer (S2, EP2)
Rec
 
 
It was WWII and London was rocked by the Blitz from the planes flying above. But down on the streets below another terrible danger lurked in the shadows. A serial killer was on the loose. More Info >
 
4:00am
The Hunt For The Zodiac Killer, A New Code Uncovered
(S1, EP3)
 
4:00am
The Hunt For The Zodiac Killer, A New Code Uncovered (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The hunt uncovers a mysterious new cipher related to the Zodiac Killer, while the team's supercomputer uncovers a strange lunar pattern linking the killings. A taunting riddle by the killer may lead to a body, and a second prime suspect emerges. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
4:45am
Deadly Intelligence, Jack Parsons
(S1, EP5)
 
4:45am
Deadly Intelligence, Jack Parsons (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
In the summer of 1952, an explosion ripped through a makeshift laboratory in Pasadena, killing American rocket science pioneer Jack Parsons. In his brilliant career Parsons had unlocked some of the greatest scientific mysteries of his time and paved the way for humankind to enter space. But Parsons also had dark passion for the occult and the circumstances of his sudden death have always been shrouded in suspicion and mystery. Was it murder, accident or suicide? Now, a former FBI blast investigator will recreate the lab and the blast for the first time, aiming to unlock the truth about Jack Parsons' death. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:30am
Sniper: Into The Kill Zone,
 
5:30am
Sniper: Into The Kill Zone,
Rec
 
 
Amazing feats of marksmanship are recounted by the men who pulled the trigger. Gripping accounts of the longest shots and the deadliest ambushes take us to battlefields from Vietnam, to Iraq, to the Alaskan wilderness. There is no escape for those who enter the kill zone.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Mata Hari: The Beautiful Spy,
 
 
Mata Hari is the very epitome of beauty and feminine seduction. As a courtesan, she captivates the most influential men of her time, and she exerts a hold over our imagination to this very day. But as WWI raged, did Mata Hari really betray secrets revealed to her by her influential lovers? Was she a German spy? Was the death sentence passed by the French justified? This documentary tracks down the true Mata Hari - the most famous and most beautiful spy of all time. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, A Medieval Blast Furnace
(S11, EP7)
 
8:30am
Time Team, A Medieval Blast Furnace (S11, EP7)
Rec
 
 
England relied on the skills of her iron workers centuries before the Industrial Revolution. Tony Robinson and the team travel to what is now a quiet, rural valley in Staffordshire in search of those skills. It appears that the valley was a mass of furnaces and blacksmiths for centuries. The team know that the Elizabethans smelted here, but how much further back can they take the story? They've got just three days to see if they can get back 300 years into the dark days of medieval England.
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Mail Missile, Dare To Dream
(S6, EP8)
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Mail Missile, Dare To Dream (S6, EP8)
Rec
 
 
The extraordinary, often bizarre treasures housed in America's museums represent wondrous chapters in history, but a physical display can tell only part of their story. Behind each artefact are amazing tales and secrets to be revealed - tales sometimes brimming with scandal, mystery, murder and intrigue. Host, Don Wildman, visits a wide variety of museums across the United States, taking viewers on a sometimes shocking tour of America's past by re-examining what's been left behind. Interviews, archival footage and re-enactments bring to life the artefacts' enduring mysteries, some that have never been told before on television.
 
10:30am
Mysteries at the Castle, Book Chest Escape, Miracle Of Anne Greene, Hemingway's Last Cent
(S2, EP7)
 
10:30am
Mysteries at the Castle, Book Chest Escape, Miracle Of Anne Greene, Hemingway's Last Cent (S2, EP7)
Rec
 
 
From Holland's Loevestein Castle comes the thrilling tale of one man's audacious escape from prison. Eighty kilometres west of London, Oxford Castle was once the setting for an incredible tale of false accusations and a miraculous survival. A tropical retreat in Key West, Florida is the linchpin for one dedicated wife to try and save her marriage.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
The Hunt For The Zodiac Killer, A New Code Uncovered
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30am
The Hunt For The Zodiac Killer, A New Code Uncovered (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The hunt uncovers a mysterious new cipher related to the Zodiac Killer, while the team's supercomputer uncovers a strange lunar pattern linking the killings. A taunting riddle by the killer may lead to a body, and a second prime suspect emerges. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Deadly Intelligence, Jack Parsons
(S1, EP5)
 
12:30pm
Deadly Intelligence, Jack Parsons (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
In the summer of 1952, an explosion ripped through a makeshift laboratory in Pasadena, killing American rocket science pioneer Jack Parsons. In his brilliant career Parsons had unlocked some of the greatest scientific mysteries of his time and paved the way for humankind to enter space. But Parsons also had dark passion for the occult and the circumstances of his sudden death have always been shrouded in suspicion and mystery. Was it murder, accident or suicide? Now, a former FBI blast investigator will recreate the lab and the blast for the first time, aiming to unlock the truth about Jack Parsons' death. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
1:30pm
Sniper: Into The Kill Zone,
 
1:30pm
Sniper: Into The Kill Zone,
Rec
 
 
Amazing feats of marksmanship are recounted by the men who pulled the trigger. Gripping accounts of the longest shots and the deadliest ambushes take us to battlefields from Vietnam, to Iraq, to the Alaskan wilderness. There is no escape for those who enter the kill zone.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Mata Hari: The Beautiful Spy,
 
 
Mata Hari is the very epitome of beauty and feminine seduction. As a courtesan, she captivates the most influential men of her time, and she exerts a hold over our imagination to this very day. But as WWI raged, did Mata Hari really betray secrets revealed to her by her influential lovers? Was she a German spy? Was the death sentence passed by the French justified? This documentary tracks down the true Mata Hari - the most famous and most beautiful spy of all time. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Britain's Greatest Bridges, Tyne Bridge
(S1, EP2)
 
4:30pm
Britain's Greatest Bridges, Tyne Bridge (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Engineer Rob Bell visits the most iconic and interesting bridges in the UK. Showcasing how each bridge was built, and the obstacles the workers building them faced. For years, London's East End was denied a new bridge because of the need to guarantee passage of ships up and down the Thames. For years, the greatest engineers of the age hunted for a design that would keep both road and water traffic moving. As Rob Bell explains, the solution came from architect Horace Jones, whose revolutionary design, with its thousand-tonne opening sections, was powered by nothing more than water. Rob also explains the bridge was lucky to survive the Second World War, having been a target for German V-1 flying bombs.
 
5:30pm
The Spying Game, Mission Behind The Iron Curtain
(S1, EP2)
 
5:30pm
The Spying Game, Mission Behind The Iron Curtain (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
During the Cold War, tensions between East and West mount alarmingly. In consequence, western intelligence services shift their focus on East Germany as the Warsaw Pact's major deployment zone. Nowhere else did western services get as close to Soviet military equipment. Their prime targets are missiles, nuclear depots and airbases. At the same time, the KGB, as well as Soviet military intelligence, were sending their spies to reconnoitre NATO forces in the West. The game of spies was in full swing. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 17 October 2018 · 9:30pm
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 5:30am
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
The Stuarts: A Bloody Reign, Part 4
(S1, EP4)
 
6:30pm
The Stuarts: A Bloody Reign, Part 4 (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Four kings from the House of Stuart sat on the English throne from 1603 to 1688. It was a time of great religious struggle and political instability. The Gunpowder Plot nearly wiped out King James I. The Thirty Years War broke out on the continent. London was ravaged by the plague and the Great Fire of London. A civil war erupted which led to the public beheading of King Charles I and the birth of a commonwealth headed by Oliver Cromwell. Throughout this series we look at the reign of the Stuarts through the powerful Wynn family at Gwydir Castle in North Wales; one of the best preserved time capsules from that era. The story of the Wynn family reflects the turbulent history of this Stuart era. They had close connections with this new royal house and their status would rise and fall with the successes and failures of Stuart rule.
 
7:30pm
The Ascent of Civilization, The Carthaginians
(S2, EP1)
 
7:30pm
The Ascent of Civilization, The Carthaginians (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The Carthaginians were sly merchants and cruel child killers - at least according to the Ancient Romans and Greeks. But research shows that they weren't as bad as their reputation. The Carthaginians' story began around 3,000 years ago, when settlers left their homes in what is now Lebanon to set up new colonies around the Mediterranean. The most splendid and powerful of these settlements was Carthage, a bustling Metropolis in what is now Tunisia with a port that was the envy of the entire world.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 17 October 2018 · 7:30pm
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 4:00am
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
The Lost Tapes, Assasination Of Malcolm X
(S2, EP1)
 
8:30pm
The Lost Tapes, Assasination Of Malcolm X (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This engrossing series presents seminal events in a radical new way: not looking back with hindsight, but as they were covered by national and local news broadcasts at the time. This footage, much of which has not been seen for decades, gives an intimacy and immediacy to stories we thought we knew. Six new episodes cover events from the 1960s and 1970s, including the assassination of Malcom X, the Tet Offensive, the Apollo 13 mission and the Tornado Super Outbreak of 1974. We also rediscover the Impeachment of Bill Clinton from 1994 and the DC Sniper attacks from October 2002.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
9:30pm
NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
9:30pm
NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Since its formation in the early '60s, NASA has continued to be the leading power in space exploration. Working with other space agencies, it has contributed substantially to the ongoing exploration of our universe, achieving incredible firsts that span the decades. This film comprehensively chronicles the finest moments in NASA's triumphant space program, reliving some of the most inspirational and famous moments that have captivated audiences and inspired generations around the world, since it began. In 1965, Ed White became the first American to leave his capsule in orbit. In just four years, Neil Armstrong steps from the ladder of his Lunar Module and becomes the first man to set foot on another world. Fast forward 30 years, and the Mars Pathfinder lands safely on the Red Planet, beaming back incredible surface images of our closest planetary neighbour. Also including triumphs such as the Hubble Telescope, and the efforts of the crew that saved the astronauts of Apollo 13, this miniseries highlights some of the most memorable and pivotal moments within mankind's legacy. Using stunning NASA archive footage and featuring expert interviews with space scientists, this program reveals the importance of space exploration and uncovers the ways in which this knowledge has benefited all of mankind since its creation. Nowhere is our potential for greatness more clearly demonstrated than in our constant quest to explore the cosmos, and this miniseries highlights the finest moments in its quest.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Genius, Space Race - U.S.A Vs U.S.S.R
(S1, EP7)
 
10:30pm
Genius, Space Race - U.S.A Vs U.S.S.R (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
As soon as World War II ended, another conflict began. But this war wasn't a battle of bullets: it was a battle of minds. The Americans and Soviets, deadlocked in the Cold War, set their sites on 'the final frontier' in the race to space, only one side could get there first. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
Tank on the Moon,
 
11:30pm
Tank on the Moon,
Rec
 
 
Recount the incredible story of two small robots sent by the Soviets to the moon. Designed in utmost secrecy by Soviet laboratories in the 1960s, this is one of the greatest technological achievements in the history of the USSR.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
The Lost Tapes, Assasination Of Malcolm X
(S2, EP1)
 
12:30am
The Lost Tapes, Assasination Of Malcolm X (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This engrossing series presents seminal events in a radical new way: not looking back with hindsight, but as they were covered by national and local news broadcasts at the time. This footage, much of which has not been seen for decades, gives an intimacy and immediacy to stories we thought we knew. Six new episodes cover events from the 1960s and 1970s, including the assassination of Malcom X, the Tet Offensive, the Apollo 13 mission and the Tornado Super Outbreak of 1974. We also rediscover the Impeachment of Bill Clinton from 1994 and the DC Sniper attacks from October 2002.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
1:30am
Race For The White House, 1988 George H.W. Bush Vs Michael Dukakis
(S1, EP1)
 
1:30am
Race For The White House, 1988 George H.W. Bush Vs Michael Dukakis (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Narrated by Kevin Spacey, using rare archival footage, each episode in this series tells the story of one iconic campaign for President of the United States. In this episode, Vice President Bush campaigns against Democrat Michael Dukakis, attacking him in a series of devastating TV ad attacks.
 
2:30am
Space Colonies, Mars
(S1, EP3)
 
2:30am
Space Colonies, Mars (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
To build a future Martian colony is one of the biggest technological challenges that humankind has ever faced. This is due to a number of difficulties, such as, the vast distance meaning space flight will take six to nine months. The extremely thin Martian atmosphere means we must develop different landing techniques to get to the Martian surface. This combined with the amount of radiation could mean lethal consequences on human health... but will it be our only option? More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Ancient Aliens, The Animal Agenda
(S10, EP11)
 
3:15am
Ancient Aliens, The Animal Agenda (S10, EP11)
Rec
 
 
As ancient astronaut theorists continue to find more and more compelling clues that extraterrestrials have been visiting planet Earth since ancient times, astronomers are also finding an increasing number of planets in our galaxy that are capable of sustaining life. Is it possible that we are on the brink of a reconnection with our alien ancestors? On this season, we uncover more astonishing new evidence of extraterrestrial intervention on Earth than ever before. Extraterrestrials are almost always envisioned as humanoid, but is this an egocentric concept? Could it be that intelligent alien life looks much different from us, and that some extraterrestrials more closely resemble other animals? And is it possible that many of the animals that roam the Earth have otherworldly origins? By examining ancient cultures around the world, we find that nearly all revered certain animals and depicted their gods with animal traits. The Sanskrit epics of India feature gods in the form of elephants, monkeys, and snakes. The Sumerians depicted gods with bird heads and wings. And in Egypt, not only did they portray many of the gods with animal features, but they even went so far as to mummify their animals. Ancient astronaut theorists suggest that certain animals may not have developed through Darwinian evolution, but were planted here by alien visitors.
 
4:00am
The Ascent of Civilization, The Carthaginians
(S2, EP1)
 
4:00am
The Ascent of Civilization, The Carthaginians (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The Carthaginians were sly merchants and cruel child killers - at least according to the Ancient Romans and Greeks. But research shows that they weren't as bad as their reputation. The Carthaginians' story began around 3,000 years ago, when settlers left their homes in what is now Lebanon to set up new colonies around the Mediterranean. The most splendid and powerful of these settlements was Carthage, a bustling Metropolis in what is now Tunisia with a port that was the envy of the entire world.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 17 October 2018 · 7:30pm
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 4:00am
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
4:45am
The Lost Tapes, Assasination Of Malcolm X
(S2, EP1)
 
4:45am
The Lost Tapes, Assasination Of Malcolm X (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This engrossing series presents seminal events in a radical new way: not looking back with hindsight, but as they were covered by national and local news broadcasts at the time. This footage, much of which has not been seen for decades, gives an intimacy and immediacy to stories we thought we knew. Six new episodes cover events from the 1960s and 1970s, including the assassination of Malcom X, the Tet Offensive, the Apollo 13 mission and the Tornado Super Outbreak of 1974. We also rediscover the Impeachment of Bill Clinton from 1994 and the DC Sniper attacks from October 2002.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30am
NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
5:30am
NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Since its formation in the early '60s, NASA has continued to be the leading power in space exploration. Working with other space agencies, it has contributed substantially to the ongoing exploration of our universe, achieving incredible firsts that span the decades. This film comprehensively chronicles the finest moments in NASA's triumphant space program, reliving some of the most inspirational and famous moments that have captivated audiences and inspired generations around the world, since it began. In 1965, Ed White became the first American to leave his capsule in orbit. In just four years, Neil Armstrong steps from the ladder of his Lunar Module and becomes the first man to set foot on another world. Fast forward 30 years, and the Mars Pathfinder lands safely on the Red Planet, beaming back incredible surface images of our closest planetary neighbour. Also including triumphs such as the Hubble Telescope, and the efforts of the crew that saved the astronauts of Apollo 13, this miniseries highlights some of the most memorable and pivotal moments within mankind's legacy. Using stunning NASA archive footage and featuring expert interviews with space scientists, this program reveals the importance of space exploration and uncovers the ways in which this knowledge has benefited all of mankind since its creation. Nowhere is our potential for greatness more clearly demonstrated than in our constant quest to explore the cosmos, and this miniseries highlights the finest moments in its quest.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
6:30am
Genius, Space Race - U.S.A Vs U.S.S.R
(S1, EP7)
 
6:30am
Genius, Space Race - U.S.A Vs U.S.S.R (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
As soon as World War II ended, another conflict began. But this war wasn't a battle of bullets: it was a battle of minds. The Americans and Soviets, deadlocked in the Cold War, set their sites on 'the final frontier' in the race to space, only one side could get there first. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Tank on the Moon,
 
7:30am
Tank on the Moon,
Rec
 
 
Recount the incredible story of two small robots sent by the Soviets to the moon. Designed in utmost secrecy by Soviet laboratories in the 1960s, this is one of the greatest technological achievements in the history of the USSR.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Rescuing A Mesolithic Foreshore
(S11, EP8)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Rescuing A Mesolithic Foreshore (S11, EP8)
Rec
 
 
As the beach of the Severn River gradually erodes, it reveals astonishing evidence of some of this country's earliest inhabitants. But can that evidence, flints, food remains and, most remarkably, fossilised footsteps, be recovered before it's destroyed by the fierce tide? Tony Robinson and the team step back 8000 years to get their first-ever glimpse of hunter-gatherers. They must battle the mud, tides and weather if they are to preserve these vital clues to a long-lost way of life.
 
9:30am
The Ascent of Civilization, The Carthaginians
(S2, EP1)
 
9:30am
The Ascent of Civilization, The Carthaginians (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The Carthaginians were sly merchants and cruel child killers - at least according to the Ancient Romans and Greeks. But research shows that they weren't as bad as their reputation. The Carthaginians' story began around 3,000 years ago, when settlers left their homes in what is now Lebanon to set up new colonies around the Mediterranean. The most splendid and powerful of these settlements was Carthage, a bustling Metropolis in what is now Tunisia with a port that was the envy of the entire world.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 17 October 2018 · 7:30pm
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 4:00am
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
10:30am
The Lost Tapes, Assasination Of Malcolm X
(S2, EP1)
 
10:30am
The Lost Tapes, Assasination Of Malcolm X (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This engrossing series presents seminal events in a radical new way: not looking back with hindsight, but as they were covered by national and local news broadcasts at the time. This footage, much of which has not been seen for decades, gives an intimacy and immediacy to stories we thought we knew. Six new episodes cover events from the 1960s and 1970s, including the assassination of Malcom X, the Tet Offensive, the Apollo 13 mission and the Tornado Super Outbreak of 1974. We also rediscover the Impeachment of Bill Clinton from 1994 and the DC Sniper attacks from October 2002.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
11:30am
NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
11:30am
NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Since its formation in the early '60s, NASA has continued to be the leading power in space exploration. Working with other space agencies, it has contributed substantially to the ongoing exploration of our universe, achieving incredible firsts that span the decades. This film comprehensively chronicles the finest moments in NASA's triumphant space program, reliving some of the most inspirational and famous moments that have captivated audiences and inspired generations around the world, since it began. In 1965, Ed White became the first American to leave his capsule in orbit. In just four years, Neil Armstrong steps from the ladder of his Lunar Module and becomes the first man to set foot on another world. Fast forward 30 years, and the Mars Pathfinder lands safely on the Red Planet, beaming back incredible surface images of our closest planetary neighbour. Also including triumphs such as the Hubble Telescope, and the efforts of the crew that saved the astronauts of Apollo 13, this miniseries highlights some of the most memorable and pivotal moments within mankind's legacy. Using stunning NASA archive footage and featuring expert interviews with space scientists, this program reveals the importance of space exploration and uncovers the ways in which this knowledge has benefited all of mankind since its creation. Nowhere is our potential for greatness more clearly demonstrated than in our constant quest to explore the cosmos, and this miniseries highlights the finest moments in its quest.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Genius, Space Race - U.S.A Vs U.S.S.R
(S1, EP7)
 
12:30pm
Genius, Space Race - U.S.A Vs U.S.S.R (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
As soon as World War II ended, another conflict began. But this war wasn't a battle of bullets: it was a battle of minds. The Americans and Soviets, deadlocked in the Cold War, set their sites on 'the final frontier' in the race to space, only one side could get there first. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 20 October 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Afghanistan: Inside Australia's War, Acts Of War
(S1, EP1)
 
1:30pm
Rec
 
 
The story begins on September 11, 2001, with this terrible American moment revealed from Australian points of view: Brigadier Garry Banister, who was in the Pentagon on that fateful day, and PM John Howard, who was also in Washington. The episode shows how America and Australia were sucked into war against the Taliban government in Afghanistan - one of the poorest countries on Earth but, for hundreds of years, a graveyard for superpowers. The film charts the war's first phase: from dramatic accounts of the Australian SAS handpicked to partner the US Marines in the first ground invasion, to the fall of Kandahar and the strategic confusion, individual heroism and massive firepower of Operation Anaconda, the biggest battle of the war. It also reveals Australian troops' excitement to be fighting their country's first major action since Vietnam. In Operation Anaconda, the war's biggest battle, the US unleashes the full fury of its firepower. But even that overwhelming military might could not hammer out decisive victory; three years later, many of the same Australian soldiers found themselves returning to Afghanistan, to a war that would only get deadlier. More Info >
 
2:30pm
Frontiersmen: The Men Who Built America, Live Free Or Die
(S1, EP3)
 
2:30pm
Frontiersmen: The Men Who Built America, Live Free Or Die (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
It is the land that changed them from colonists to explorers, a westward-shifting line, first the Appalachian Mountains, then the Louisiana Purchase and finally stretching to the Pacific, which slowly altered the way they spoke, dressed, and lived. Once crossed, it transformed them from Europeans, to revolutionaries, and finally to Americans. With Leonardo DiCaprio on board as co-executive producer and co-narrator, this series is a docu-drama that follows the people who set forth across the untamed land. DiCaprio introduces this series as well, which will span the formative period of American history - the first 75 years from the post-Revolutionary War colonies through the Civil War. It will feature the stories of iconic figures including: Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Tecumseh, Andrew Jackson, Davy Crocket, Jim Bowie and Kit Carson. As the stories overlap, they will also interweave other iconic figures such as Washington, Hamilton and Lincoln. In this episode, Britain and Tecumseh's war to take back America expands as Andrew Jackson and Davy Crockett join the fight. The legendary rivalry between Jackson and Crockett begins on the frontier. More Info >
 
4:30pm
Penelope Keith's Hidden Coastal Villages, Northumblerland
(S1, EP2)
 
4:30pm
Penelope Keith's Hidden Coastal Villages, Northumblerland (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Penelope discovers the seaside villages of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders and finds herself swept up by coastal tales of epic heroism, intrepid horticulture and smoked herring. Penelope heads first to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, running the gauntlet of its tidal causeway to discover how legendary architect Edwin Lutyens and indomitable garden designer Gertrude Jekyll conquered the challenges of designing a home on this exposed coast. Back on the mainland Penelope seeks out Low Newton and its stunning golden beach to meet the unlikely landlady of the local pub, before arriving in the medieval village of Warkworth to learn how it played its part in our modern democracy. Setting out into opens waters, Penelope reaches Longstone Lighthouse to rediscover the tale of Grace Darling, a humble villager from Bamburgh who became national heroine. She then heads to Craster and is delighted to find the kipper still reigns supreme before witnessing a bracing battle of the sexes at sea. Crossing the iconic Union Chain Bridge into Scotland, Penelope ends her journey in the village of St Abbs where she learns about its treacherous waters before being roped in by the local lifeboat crew as they stage a high-speed rescue.
 
5:30pm
Space Colonies, Mars
(S1, EP3)
 
5:30pm
Space Colonies, Mars (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
To build a future Martian colony is one of the biggest technological challenges that humankind has ever faced. This is due to a number of difficulties, such as, the vast distance meaning space flight will take six to nine months. The extremely thin Martian atmosphere means we must develop different landing techniques to get to the Martian surface. This combined with the amount of radiation could mean lethal consequences on human health... but will it be our only option? More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Fri 19 October 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Aerial Britain, Britain At Work Pt 2
(S1, EP2)
 
6:30pm
Aerial Britain, Britain At Work Pt 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Towards the end of the 18th-century, Britain was still largely an agricultural country with little change for several hundred years, but in the late 18th-century two things occurred that would help change Britain forever - cast iron and steam engines. Cast iron, because metal can be found in almost everything, and steam engines meant power for industry and then locomotives. This combination helped fuel the industrial revolution and made Britain not only the workshop of the world but also the richest nation on earth. This aerial journey explores the landscape seeking out the historical evidence of Britain's past industry from sheep farming in Tudor times to steel production in the 19th-century, and all the power needed for fuelling industry from water power to nuclear power. Equally important was transport and its development from ancient track ways to modern motorways and canals to steam trains. All this can still be seen across the country, which helps tell the story behind Britain at work.
 
7:30pm
Buried: Knights Templar - Holy Grail, Surviving The End
(S1, EP3)
 
7:30pm
Buried: Knights Templar - Holy Grail, Surviving The End (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Armed with insight into two centuries of Templar survival strategies and battle tactics, the team turns their attention to the Templar's moment of reckoning: the fall of the order in 1307. They find evidence of a Templar smuggling operation to save their treasure and relics before the fateful day of Friday the 13th, when knights all over France were arrested. Coded Templar symbols lead the team to a mysterious monastery in Spain that may hold clues to the knights' ultimate survival as a secret organisation.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Icons of Power, The Madness Of Henry Viii
(S1, EP2)
 
8:30pm
Icons of Power, The Madness Of Henry Viii (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
King Henry VIII of England had everything any man could ever desire. But he blew it all for the sexual favours of Anne Boleyn, a tart-tongued, two-timing, power-hungry gold-digger. King Henry's descent into obsession, violence and brutality went far beyond mere infatuation with Anne Boleyn. Henry wielded power like an axe, to persecute and kill those who didn't meet his needs or back his personal interpretation of God's will. Explore the hidden truth of the mania that spawned Henry's degeneration from pious poster-boy for absolute monarchy to an obese, serial wife-killer and a grotesque caricature of the evils of unchecked power and egotism.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
9:30pm
The Story Of China, The Age Of Revolution
(S1, EP6)
 
9:30pm
The Story Of China, The Age Of Revolution (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
"Revolution", Michael Wood observes, "has been a fact of life in Chinese history". Between 1850 and 1950, three cataclysmic revolutions shook China to the core, but out of them, today's China emerged. Michael Wood explores the effects of the Taiping Rebellion, the Boxer Rebellion and the two world wars, before ending the story with Mao's death and the boom time of the last 30 years.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
10:30pm
History of Weapons, The Power Of Destruction
(S1, EP6)
 
10:30pm
History of Weapons, The Power Of Destruction (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
New weapons with devastating force shape the wars of the 20th century. International experts test the catastrophic effects of the three most destructive weapons of our time. A whole regiment shot and killed within seconds - welcome to the Machine gun era. The hand grenade has such enormous power and can easily be carried in a backpack. And the most powerful war machine ever invented is the tank. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 17 October 2018 · 8:30pm
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 4:45am
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
WWI: The First Modern War, Underwater Killers
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30pm
WWI: The First Modern War, Underwater Killers (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The Atlantic became a killing field as German submarines took on the might of the dominant British Navy. The stealth and silent killers were able to sink 5200 ships by war's end, and nearly brought Britain to its knees. But in their frenzy of attacks, the Germans sink the US passenger liner Lusitania, killing nearly 2000 on board. American outrage helped President Wilson get Congress to finally agree to enter the war. In the end, the Allied Atlantic blockade forces Germany to surrender, but the submarine was established as an effective military weapon.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Hero Ships, SS Jeremiah O'Brien
(S1, EP7)
 
12:30am
Hero Ships, SS Jeremiah O'Brien (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
The Jeremiah O'Brien was in the thick of it all the way. As one of the masses of Liberties to participate in the D-Day invasion, her lifespan is estimated to be no more than just a couple of channel crossings - but she has miraculously clung to life while all others have hit the scrapheap. She also holds the unique distinction of being not only the last remaining, unaltered Liberty ship afloat, but also the last remaining fully operational ship to participate in the D-Day invasion. The Jeremiah O'Brien is currently harboured in San Francisco, where she participates in Fleet Weeks and cruises across the world.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Weapons at War, Machine Guns
(S1, EP63)
 
1:30am
Weapons at War, Machine Guns (S1, EP63)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
History's Raiders, German Commerce Raiders
(S1, EP8)
 
2:30am
History's Raiders, German Commerce Raiders (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
The lifeblood of every nation - trade - becomes more vital than ever during war. Twice in the 20th-century, the German Navy nearly defeated Great Britain by throttling her sea-lanes. In both World Wars, submarines proved the deadliest threat. But Germany also used a combination of disguised armed merchant vessels and surface warships of the Kriegsmarine to sink Allied commercial shipping. While U-boats battled under the seas, German surface commerce raiders wreaked havoc on the Allies in WWI and WWII.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Shootout!, Hunt For Bin Laden
(S1, EP10)
 
3:15am
Shootout!, Hunt For Bin Laden (S1, EP10)
Rec
 
 
Some took minutes - others, several hours. Each engagement was a battle of wits, strategies, technology, and luck. Each episode of this series examines a famous shootout in history - from both sides of the fight. The series will examine the personalities, the weapons, the firepower, and the leadership needed to defeat the enemy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Buried: Knights Templar - Holy Grail, Surviving The End
(S1, EP3)
 
4:00am
Buried: Knights Templar - Holy Grail, Surviving The End (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Armed with insight into two centuries of Templar survival strategies and battle tactics, the team turns their attention to the Templar's moment of reckoning: the fall of the order in 1307. They find evidence of a Templar smuggling operation to save their treasure and relics before the fateful day of Friday the 13th, when knights all over France were arrested. Coded Templar symbols lead the team to a mysterious monastery in Spain that may hold clues to the knights' ultimate survival as a secret organisation.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
4:45am
Icons of Power, The Madness Of Henry Viii
(S1, EP2)
 
4:45am
Icons of Power, The Madness Of Henry Viii (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
King Henry VIII of England had everything any man could ever desire. But he blew it all for the sexual favours of Anne Boleyn, a tart-tongued, two-timing, power-hungry gold-digger. King Henry's descent into obsession, violence and brutality went far beyond mere infatuation with Anne Boleyn. Henry wielded power like an axe, to persecute and kill those who didn't meet his needs or back his personal interpretation of God's will. Explore the hidden truth of the mania that spawned Henry's degeneration from pious poster-boy for absolute monarchy to an obese, serial wife-killer and a grotesque caricature of the evils of unchecked power and egotism.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30am
The Story Of China, The Age Of Revolution
(S1, EP6)
 
5:30am
The Story Of China, The Age Of Revolution (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
"Revolution", Michael Wood observes, "has been a fact of life in Chinese history". Between 1850 and 1950, three cataclysmic revolutions shook China to the core, but out of them, today's China emerged. Michael Wood explores the effects of the Taiping Rebellion, the Boxer Rebellion and the two world wars, before ending the story with Mao's death and the boom time of the last 30 years.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
6:30am
History of Weapons, The Power Of Destruction
(S1, EP6)
 
6:30am
History of Weapons, The Power Of Destruction (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
New weapons with devastating force shape the wars of the 20th century. International experts test the catastrophic effects of the three most destructive weapons of our time. A whole regiment shot and killed within seconds - welcome to the Machine gun era. The hand grenade has such enormous power and can easily be carried in a backpack. And the most powerful war machine ever invented is the tank. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 17 October 2018 · 8:30pm
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 4:45am
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
7:30am
WWI: The First Modern War, Underwater Killers
(S1, EP4)
 
7:30am
WWI: The First Modern War, Underwater Killers (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The Atlantic became a killing field as German submarines took on the might of the dominant British Navy. The stealth and silent killers were able to sink 5200 ships by war's end, and nearly brought Britain to its knees. But in their frenzy of attacks, the Germans sink the US passenger liner Lusitania, killing nearly 2000 on board. American outrage helped President Wilson get Congress to finally agree to enter the war. In the end, the Allied Atlantic blockade forces Germany to surrender, but the submarine was established as an effective military weapon.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Fertile Soils, Rich Archaeology
(S11, EP9)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Fertile Soils, Rich Archaeology (S11, EP9)
Rec
 
 
The Iron Age hill fort in Wittenham is an impressive monument. From behind its perimeter ramparts the hilltop offers commanding views of the Thames and the surrounding Oxfordshire landscape. But it is dwarfed and overlooked by a neighbouring hill less than 150 metres away. What did the Iron Age tribe use this second, much larger hill for? Was it a ritual site where they buried their dead? Or did the people who built the fort live on its slopes? After some initial setbacks and a bit of trouble with the local newts, the team find the answer in a surprising place, gradually piecing together one of the most extensive Iron Age landscapes ever discovered in Britain.
 
9:30am
Buried: Knights Templar - Holy Grail, Surviving The End
(S1, EP3)
 
9:30am
Buried: Knights Templar - Holy Grail, Surviving The End (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Armed with insight into two centuries of Templar survival strategies and battle tactics, the team turns their attention to the Templar's moment of reckoning: the fall of the order in 1307. They find evidence of a Templar smuggling operation to save their treasure and relics before the fateful day of Friday the 13th, when knights all over France were arrested. Coded Templar symbols lead the team to a mysterious monastery in Spain that may hold clues to the knights' ultimate survival as a secret organisation.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
10:30am
Icons of Power, The Madness Of Henry Viii
(S1, EP2)
 
10:30am
Icons of Power, The Madness Of Henry Viii (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
King Henry VIII of England had everything any man could ever desire. But he blew it all for the sexual favours of Anne Boleyn, a tart-tongued, two-timing, power-hungry gold-digger. King Henry's descent into obsession, violence and brutality went far beyond mere infatuation with Anne Boleyn. Henry wielded power like an axe, to persecute and kill those who didn't meet his needs or back his personal interpretation of God's will. Explore the hidden truth of the mania that spawned Henry's degeneration from pious poster-boy for absolute monarchy to an obese, serial wife-killer and a grotesque caricature of the evils of unchecked power and egotism.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
11:30am
The Story Of China, The Age Of Revolution
(S1, EP6)
 
11:30am
The Story Of China, The Age Of Revolution (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
"Revolution", Michael Wood observes, "has been a fact of life in Chinese history". Between 1850 and 1950, three cataclysmic revolutions shook China to the core, but out of them, today's China emerged. Michael Wood explores the effects of the Taiping Rebellion, the Boxer Rebellion and the two world wars, before ending the story with Mao's death and the boom time of the last 30 years.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
History of Weapons, The Power Of Destruction
(S1, EP6)
 
12:30pm
History of Weapons, The Power Of Destruction (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
New weapons with devastating force shape the wars of the 20th century. International experts test the catastrophic effects of the three most destructive weapons of our time. A whole regiment shot and killed within seconds - welcome to the Machine gun era. The hand grenade has such enormous power and can easily be carried in a backpack. And the most powerful war machine ever invented is the tank. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 17 October 2018 · 8:30pm
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 4:45am
 
 
Thu 18 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 21 October 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Hero Ships, SS Jeremiah O'Brien
(S1, EP7)
 
1:30pm
Hero Ships, SS Jeremiah O'Brien (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
The Jeremiah O'Brien was in the thick of it all the way. As one of the masses of Liberties to participate in the D-Day invasion, her lifespan is estimated to be no more than just a couple of channel crossings - but she has miraculously clung to life while all others have hit the scrapheap. She also holds the unique distinction of being not only the last remaining, unaltered Liberty ship afloat, but also the last remaining fully operational ship to participate in the D-Day invasion. The Jeremiah O'Brien is currently harboured in San Francisco, where she participates in Fleet Weeks and cruises across the world.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Machine Guns
(S1, EP63)
 
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Machine Guns (S1, EP63)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
History's Raiders, German Commerce Raiders
(S1, EP8)
 
3:30pm
History's Raiders, German Commerce Raiders (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
The lifeblood of every nation - trade - becomes more vital than ever during war. Twice in the 20th-century, the German Navy nearly defeated Great Britain by throttling her sea-lanes. In both World Wars, submarines proved the deadliest threat. But Germany also used a combination of disguised armed merchant vessels and surface warships of the Kriegsmarine to sink Allied commercial shipping. While U-boats battled under the seas, German surface commerce raiders wreaked havoc on the Allies in WWI and WWII.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Shootout!, Hunt For Bin Laden
(S1, EP10)
 
4:30pm
Shootout!, Hunt For Bin Laden (S1, EP10)
Rec
 
 
Some took minutes - others, several hours. Each engagement was a battle of wits, strategies, technology, and luck. Each episode of this series examines a famous shootout in history - from both sides of the fight. The series will examine the personalities, the weapons, the firepower, and the leadership needed to defeat the enemy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Spy Web, Spying And Espionage In Vietnam
(S1, EP6)
 
5:30pm
Spy Web, Spying And Espionage In Vietnam (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
This series researches some of the most fascinating spying and espionage stories which helped win victory in the most harrowing of circumstances. These revelations may alter the way in which history is viewed, and the bravery of the intelligence services - especially those working behind enemy lines.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Private Lives of the Pharaohs, Sex, Death & The Lotus
(S1, EP3)
 
6:30pm
Private Lives of the Pharaohs, Sex, Death & The Lotus (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The civilisation of Ancient Egypt was the greatest the world has ever seen, continuing for 3000 years with one religion, one language and one evolving history. Egypt created the world's first empire yet much of what we know about ancient Egyptian culture is pieced together from astonishingly little hard information, and many intriguing mysteries remain. New scientific techniques are now enabling historians to uncover many of these hidden secrets. Behind them lie tales of power and intrigue, love and madness, passion and murder.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Britain's Greatest Bridges, Tower Bridge
(S1, EP3)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
Britain's Greatest Bridges, Tower Bridge (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Engineer Rob Bell tells the story behind the design and construction of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's famous bridge over the picturesque Avon gorge at Bristol, and discovers that some people question whether it was entirely the product of his own devising. The bridge remained unfinished in Brunel's lifetime, but when he died in 1859, his friends decided that the bridge should be completed as a memorial, using the chains from another of his suspension bridges that was being demolished.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 October 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
8:30pm
Penelope Keith's Hidden Coastal Villages, East Anglia
(S1, EP3)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
Penelope Keith's Hidden Coastal Villages, East Anglia (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Penelope discovers the idyllic coastal villages of East Anglia where she is plunged into tales of bravery, scandal and intrigue. Jumping on board a steam train to reach the Edwardian holiday resort of Weybourne, Penelope then hitches a ride on a tank to discover how this small village played a big role in safeguarding our shores during the Second World War. Further along the coast, Penelope reaches Cley-next-the-Sea, once home to bustling Dutch trade, where she meets the villagers working tirelessly to dredge its historic harbour, before arriving at the village of Stiffkey, famous for its cockles and infamous for a scandal involving a vicar and a lion. Crossing into Suffolk, Penelope visits Thorpeness, a village built as a wondrous childhood fantasy inspired by Peter Pan. She then seeks out the hidden traces of the ancient settlement of Dunwich, which has long been lost to the waves, before arriving in Blythburgh on the trail of a legendary 'hell hound' who once terrorised these shores. A ferryboat transports Penelope across the river Blyth to the final village, Walberswick, where she uncovers a stunning 123-foot watercolour scroll of the entire village and is warmly invited to chance her arm at the village fete.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 October 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
The Long March, The Stuff Of Legend
(S1, EP2)
* NEW EPISODE *
9:30pm
The Long March, The Stuff Of Legend (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
In the second episode, those that have survived, march on. They must fight their way across the five hundred year old chain bridge over the Dadu, then pass through Tibetan lands, cross the Snow Mountains and endure the harshness of the Songpan Grasslands before finding refuge and finally establish their strength in Yan'an - now known to history as Red Yan'an.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
10:30pm
X-Day: The Invasion of Japan,
 
10:30pm
X-Day: The Invasion of Japan,
Rec
 
 
This documentary tells the story of Operation Downfall, the plans to invade and occupy Japan that would dwarf the successful D-Day landings in Europe. This was to be X-Day - November 1st, 1945 - when General MacArthur would lead an invasion force of hundreds of thousands of American soldiers onto the beaches of Kyushu, the southern most of the Japanese islands.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Hero Ships, Lst - 325
(S1, EP8)
 
12:30am
Hero Ships, Lst - 325 (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Tank landing ships (LST) weren't deemed noble enough even to have names. They were not thought of as warships, even though they were always the first floating metal to touch fire-swept beaches from North Africa, to Sicily, to Normandy, and from the Philippines to Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The story of these ships is therefore one of an unsung hero, as it reveals not just the considerable war-long battle action of one ship, but exemplifies the collective saga of a design class that had absolutely no military precedent before the first keel was laid in June of 1942. We learn the dire necessity of these ships from their crucial role in D-Day: how the date was postponed to allow for more to be constructed, and how precariously close they came to disaster with the tragic story of 'Exercise Tiger', the botched D-Day dress rehearsal that claimed the lives of hundreds of LST sailors and put the entire mission in jeopardy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Weapons at War, Big Guns
(S1, EP64)
 
1:30am
Weapons at War, Big Guns (S1, EP64)
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 23 October 2018 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
History's Raiders, Halt U-Boats In Zeebrugge
(S1, EP9)
 
2:30am
History's Raiders, Halt U-Boats In Zeebrugge (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
In April 1918, a flotilla of British warships set sail from Dover bound for the port of Zeebrugge on the German-occupied Belgian coast. Their mission - to prevent German U-boats stationed there from entering the North Sea and Atlantic. Led by the cruiser HMS Vindictive, the ships headed across the English Channel, including two old ferries to be sunk at the harbour entrances. The battle that ensued proved costly, with 200 British fatalities and eight Victoria Crosses awarded for the night's action.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Shootout!, Iwo Jima: Fight To The Death
(S1, EP11)
 
3:15am
Shootout!, Iwo Jima: Fight To The Death (S1, EP11)
Rec
 
 
Some took minutes - others, several hours. Each engagement was a battle of wits, strategies, technology, and luck. Each episode of this series examines a famous shootout in history - from both sides of the fight. The series will examine the personalities, the weapons, the firepower, and the leadership needed to defeat the enemy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Britain's Greatest Bridges, Tower Bridge
(S1, EP3)
 
4:00am
Britain's Greatest Bridges, Tower Bridge (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Engineer Rob Bell tells the story behind the design and construction of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's famous bridge over the picturesque Avon gorge at Bristol, and discovers that some people question whether it was entirely the product of his own devising. The bridge remained unfinished in Brunel's lifetime, but when he died in 1859, his friends decided that the bridge should be completed as a memorial, using the chains from another of his suspension bridges that was being demolished.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 October 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:45am
Penelope Keith's Hidden Coastal Villages, East Anglia
(S1, EP3)
 
4:45am
Penelope Keith's Hidden Coastal Villages, East Anglia (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Penelope discovers the idyllic coastal villages of East Anglia where she is plunged into tales of bravery, scandal and intrigue. Jumping on board a steam train to reach the Edwardian holiday resort of Weybourne, Penelope then hitches a ride on a tank to discover how this small village played a big role in safeguarding our shores during the Second World War. Further along the coast, Penelope reaches Cley-next-the-Sea, once home to bustling Dutch trade, where she meets the villagers working tirelessly to dredge its historic harbour, before arriving at the village of Stiffkey, famous for its cockles and infamous for a scandal involving a vicar and a lion. Crossing into Suffolk, Penelope visits Thorpeness, a village built as a wondrous childhood fantasy inspired by Peter Pan. She then seeks out the hidden traces of the ancient settlement of Dunwich, which has long been lost to the waves, before arriving in Blythburgh on the trail of a legendary 'hell hound' who once terrorised these shores. A ferryboat transports Penelope across the river Blyth to the final village, Walberswick, where she uncovers a stunning 123-foot watercolour scroll of the entire village and is warmly invited to chance her arm at the village fete.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 October 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
5:30am
The Long March, The Stuff Of Legend
(S1, EP2)
 
5:30am
The Long March, The Stuff Of Legend (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
In the second episode, those that have survived, march on. They must fight their way across the five hundred year old chain bridge over the Dadu, then pass through Tibetan lands, cross the Snow Mountains and endure the harshness of the Songpan Grasslands before finding refuge and finally establish their strength in Yan'an - now known to history as Red Yan'an.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
6:30am
X-Day: The Invasion of Japan,
 
6:30am
X-Day: The Invasion of Japan,
Rec
 
 
This documentary tells the story of Operation Downfall, the plans to invade and occupy Japan that would dwarf the successful D-Day landings in Europe. This was to be X-Day - November 1st, 1945 - when General MacArthur would lead an invasion force of hundreds of thousands of American soldiers onto the beaches of Kyushu, the southern most of the Japanese islands.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Brimming With Remains
(S11, EP10)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Brimming With Remains (S11, EP10)
Rec
 
 
On farmer Simon Meadon's land there's a large Roman building, which might be a villa, but may be too big. On the other side of the hill there's a Bronze Age boundary ditch, a circular ring-ditch, Iron Age or Roman enclosures and another Roman building. But most importantly, a number of burials have been found on Simon's farm. No one knows for sure who these people were. Three of them look like they're probably Romano-British, but the others might be later. Were they related to the large Roman building on the other side of the hill? Were people being buried here because there were prehistoric ritual monuments in the area? Are there prehistoric burials here as well? And what about the post-Roman people? The team try to identify more clearly who these people were, whether there are more of them buried here, and how they might be linked with the archaeology around them.
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Robber's Bride, Escape By Sea
(S6, EP9)
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Robber's Bride, Escape By Sea (S6, EP9)
Rec
 
 
The extraordinary, often bizarre treasures housed in America's museums represent wondrous chapters in history, but a physical display can tell only part of their story. Behind each artefact are amazing tales and secrets to be revealed - tales sometimes brimming with scandal, mystery, murder and intrigue. Host, Don Wildman, visits a wide variety of museums across the United States, taking viewers on a sometimes shocking tour of America's past by re-examining what's been left behind. Interviews, archival footage and re-enactments bring to life the artefacts' enduring mysteries, some that have never been told before on television.
 
10:30am
Private Lives of the Pharaohs, Sex, Death & The Lotus
(S1, EP3)
 
10:30am
Private Lives of the Pharaohs, Sex, Death & The Lotus (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The civilisation of Ancient Egypt was the greatest the world has ever seen, continuing for 3000 years with one religion, one language and one evolving history. Egypt created the world's first empire yet much of what we know about ancient Egyptian culture is pieced together from astonishingly little hard information, and many intriguing mysteries remain. New scientific techniques are now enabling historians to uncover many of these hidden secrets. Behind them lie tales of power and intrigue, love and madness, passion and murder.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Britain's Greatest Bridges, Tower Bridge
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30am
Britain's Greatest Bridges, Tower Bridge (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Engineer Rob Bell tells the story behind the design and construction of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's famous bridge over the picturesque Avon gorge at Bristol, and discovers that some people question whether it was entirely the product of his own devising. The bridge remained unfinished in Brunel's lifetime, but when he died in 1859, his friends decided that the bridge should be completed as a memorial, using the chains from another of his suspension bridges that was being demolished.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 October 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Penelope Keith's Hidden Coastal Villages, East Anglia
(S1, EP3)
 
12:30pm
Penelope Keith's Hidden Coastal Villages, East Anglia (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Penelope discovers the idyllic coastal villages of East Anglia where she is plunged into tales of bravery, scandal and intrigue. Jumping on board a steam train to reach the Edwardian holiday resort of Weybourne, Penelope then hitches a ride on a tank to discover how this small village played a big role in safeguarding our shores during the Second World War. Further along the coast, Penelope reaches Cley-next-the-Sea, once home to bustling Dutch trade, where she meets the villagers working tirelessly to dredge its historic harbour, before arriving at the village of Stiffkey, famous for its cockles and infamous for a scandal involving a vicar and a lion. Crossing into Suffolk, Penelope visits Thorpeness, a village built as a wondrous childhood fantasy inspired by Peter Pan. She then seeks out the hidden traces of the ancient settlement of Dunwich, which has long been lost to the waves, before arriving in Blythburgh on the trail of a legendary 'hell hound' who once terrorised these shores. A ferryboat transports Penelope across the river Blyth to the final village, Walberswick, where she uncovers a stunning 123-foot watercolour scroll of the entire village and is warmly invited to chance her arm at the village fete.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 October 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 October 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
1:30pm
Hero Ships, Lst - 325
(S1, EP8)
 
1:30pm
Hero Ships, Lst - 325 (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Tank landing ships (LST) weren't deemed noble enough even to have names. They were not thought of as warships, even though they were always the first floating metal to touch fire-swept beaches from North Africa, to Sicily, to Normandy, and from the Philippines to Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The story of these ships is therefore one of an unsung hero, as it reveals not just the considerable war-long battle action of one ship, but exemplifies the collective saga of a design class that had absolutely no military precedent before the first keel was laid in June of 1942. We learn the dire necessity of these ships from their crucial role in D-Day: how the date was postponed to allow for more to be constructed, and how precariously close they came to disaster with the tragic story of 'Exercise Tiger', the botched D-Day dress rehearsal that claimed the lives of hundreds of LST sailors and put the entire mission in jeopardy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Big Guns
(S1, EP64)
 
2:30pm
Weapons at War, Big Guns (S1, EP64)
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 23 October 2018 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
History's Raiders, Halt U-Boats In Zeebrugge
(S1, EP9)
 
3:30pm
History's Raiders, Halt U-Boats In Zeebrugge (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
In April 1918, a flotilla of British warships set sail from Dover bound for the port of Zeebrugge on the German-occupied Belgian coast. Their mission - to prevent German U-boats stationed there from entering the North Sea and Atlantic. Led by the cruiser HMS Vindictive, the ships headed across the English Channel, including two old ferries to be sunk at the harbour entrances. The battle that ensued proved costly, with 200 British fatalities and eight Victoria Crosses awarded for the night's action.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Shootout!, Iwo Jima: Fight To The Death
(S1, EP11)
 
4:30pm
Shootout!, Iwo Jima: Fight To The Death (S1, EP11)
Rec
 
 
Some took minutes - others, several hours. Each engagement was a battle of wits, strategies, technology, and luck. Each episode of this series examines a famous shootout in history - from both sides of the fight. The series will examine the personalities, the weapons, the firepower, and the leadership needed to defeat the enemy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Spy Web, The Oss
(S1, EP7)
 
5:30pm
Spy Web, The Oss (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
This series researches some of the most fascinating spying and espionage stories which helped win victory in the most harrowing of circumstances. These revelations may alter the way in which history is viewed, and the bravery of the intelligence services - especially those working behind enemy lines.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
The Real Mill, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
6:30pm
The Real Mill, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Tony Robinson and Professor Emma Griffin reveal how much industrialisation really transformed the lives of the people of Victorian Britain. Workers fought for their rights, orphans found their way in to factories, and factory communities sprung up in all corners of the country. But what were the personalities of these hard-working Britons?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 October 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Hitler's Propaganda Machine, Building The Brand
(S1, EP1)
* FIRST ON *
7:30pm
Hitler's Propaganda Machine, Building The Brand (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Hitler's fascination with propaganda was born in the trenches of the First World War. There he saw it emerge as a potent tool of psychological warfare - one that he would harness to build the Nazi movement over the course of the 1920's and early 1930's. He used simple, repetitive rhetoric, striking images and symbolism and his talent as a public speaker to tap into the discontent of the German people. This episode explores Hitler's early propaganda tactics as he rose through the ranks of the Nazi Party, from PR man to ultimate leader. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 October 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 October 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 October 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 October 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Deadly Intelligence, Gerald Bull
(S1, EP6)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
Deadly Intelligence, Gerald Bull (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
World-renowned ballistics genius, Gerald Bull, is a man who dreams big. His lifelong obsession with using guns for scientific research has led to an ambitious plan: to build the world's biggest howitzer, and use it launch a satellite into space. But finding a backer is tough, especially after being disgraced for illegal arms dealing. Bull finds himself no option left but to partner with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. But building the world's biggest gun for the brutal ruler puts Bull in a dangerous position, and his supergun obsession will eventually cost him his life. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 October 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 October 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 October 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 October 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
The Lost Tapes, Tet Offensive
(S2, EP2)
* NEW EPISODE *
9:30pm
The Lost Tapes, Tet Offensive (S2, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This engrossing series presents seminal events in a radical new way: not looking back with hindsight, but as they were covered by national and local news broadcasts at the time. This footage, much of which has not been seen for decades, gives an intimacy and immediacy to stories we thought we knew. Six new episodes cover events from the 1960s and 1970s, including the assassination of Malcom X, the Tet Offensive, the Apollo 13 mission and the Tornado Super Outbreak of 1974. We also rediscover the Impeachment of Bill Clinton from 1994 and the DC Sniper attacks from October 2002.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 October 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 October 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 October 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 October 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 October 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Unsung Heroes, Unsung Heroes Of The B-29ers
(S1, EP3)
 
10:30pm
Unsung Heroes, Unsung Heroes Of The B-29ers (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
No weapons program in US history demanded more from the men who served it than the B-29 Superfortress. The giant, seemingly perfect planes appeared to devastate Japan with impunity at low cost. The true story was horrifying. B-29 crews suffered wholesale death in hurry-up testing programs, bombed at dead-low altitudes without guns in the face of suicide attacks, and suffered unspeakable torture as POWs. Includes a blow-by-blow account by Paul Tibbets who flew the Enola Gay to Hiroshima.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 October 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Hunting Down The Nazis, Part 2
(S1, EP1)
 
11:30pm
Hunting Down The Nazis, Part 2 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
For the first time, a film recounts the story of the long pursuit of Nazis in hiding from 1945 to the present day. Sixty years of investigations, setbacks, trials and dramas, brought about principally by three extraordinary individuals - the Austrian, Simon Wiesenthal, and the German/French couple, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld. Simon Wiesenthal, a survivor of the death camps, is hunting down his torturers, from the camp Kapos to Mengele, the mad doctor of Auschwitz. The lawyer and historian Serge Klarsfeld, whose father was deported and murdered, has devoted his life to searching for the highest level Nazis still at large. He married Beate, a German non-Jew who denounces the silence of her people and the laws which allow these criminals to remain unpunished. She begins by slapping Chancellor Kiesinger in public, who was one of the officials responsible for Nazi propaganda. As a result of their efforts, Gestapo killers like Kurt Lischka, Herbert Hagen and Klaus Barbie who was responsible for the death of Jean Moulin, come to be unmasked and put on trial.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 October 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Hero Ships, Samuel B. Roberts
(S1, EP9)
 
12:30am
Hero Ships, Samuel B. Roberts (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
The third in the Samuel B Roberts line, the FFG-58, was launched in 1984: a mighty state-of-the-art Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate. Following the tradition of coolness and courage through disastrous battle damage, she is ravaged by an enormous explosion in an enemy minefield in the Persian Gulf during the Desert Storm fighting. The crew fight a prolonged battle against severe flooding and raging fires to barely preserve the life of their ship. Today, this Sammy B operates off the coast of the US, where our cameras follow her as she combats homeland security threats.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 October 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
The Battle of Chosin, Part One
(S1, EP1)
 
1:30am
The Battle of Chosin, Part One (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Revisit this pivotal 1950 Korean war battle through eyewitness accounts of Veterans who were present for this first major military clash of the Cold War. An amazingly harrowing story of the 17 day engagement of bloody combat and heroic survival in sub arctic temperatures. UN forces largely outnumbered and surrounded, due to a surprise attack led by 120,000 Chinese troops.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 October 2018 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
History's Raiders, Hitler's A-Bomb
(S1, EP10)
 
2:30am
History's Raiders, Hitler's A-Bomb (S1, EP10)
Rec
 
 
On the night of February 28, 1943, a group of Norwegian raiders fewer than a dozen men set out on a covert mission to sabotage the Nazi-controlled Norsk Hydro factory in Telemark, Norway. Their target: the production cells of heavy water, a vital component in the development of Hitler's atomic bomb. Their bold mission successfully set back Hitler's atomic program by many months and allowed the Allies more time to build their own and win the race for the atomic bomb.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 October 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Shootout!, Battle Of The Bulge
(S1, EP12)
 
3:15am
Shootout!, Battle Of The Bulge (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
Some took minutes - others, several hours. Each engagement was a battle of wits, strategies, technology, and luck. Each episode of this series examines a famous shootout in history - from both sides of the fight. The series will examine the personalities, the weapons, the firepower, and the leadership needed to defeat the enemy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 October 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Hitler's Propaganda Machine, Building The Brand
(S1, EP1)
 
4:00am
Hitler's Propaganda Machine, Building The Brand (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Hitler's fascination with propaganda was born in the trenches of the First World War. There he saw it emerge as a potent tool of psychological warfare - one that he would harness to build the Nazi movement over the course of the 1920's and early 1930's. He used simple, repetitive rhetoric, striking images and symbolism and his talent as a public speaker to tap into the discontent of the German people. This episode explores Hitler's early propaganda tactics as he rose through the ranks of the Nazi Party, from PR man to ultimate leader. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 October 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 October 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 October 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
4:45am
Deadly Intelligence, Gerald Bull
(S1, EP6)
 
4:45am
Deadly Intelligence, Gerald Bull (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
World-renowned ballistics genius, Gerald Bull, is a man who dreams big. His lifelong obsession with using guns for scientific research has led to an ambitious plan: to build the world's biggest howitzer, and use it launch a satellite into space. But finding a backer is tough, especially after being disgraced for illegal arms dealing. Bull finds himself no option left but to partner with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. But building the world's biggest gun for the brutal ruler puts Bull in a dangerous position, and his supergun obsession will eventually cost him his life. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 October 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 October 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 October 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:30am
The Lost Tapes, Tet Offensive
(S2, EP2)
 
5:30am
The Lost Tapes, Tet Offensive (S2, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This engrossing series presents seminal events in a radical new way: not looking back with hindsight, but as they were covered by national and local news broadcasts at the time. This footage, much of which has not been seen for decades, gives an intimacy and immediacy to stories we thought we knew. Six new episodes cover events from the 1960s and 1970s, including the assassination of Malcom X, the Tet Offensive, the Apollo 13 mission and the Tornado Super Outbreak of 1974. We also rediscover the Impeachment of Bill Clinton from 1994 and the DC Sniper attacks from October 2002.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 October 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 October 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 October 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 October 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
6:30am
Unsung Heroes, Unsung Heroes Of The B-29ers
(S1, EP3)
 
6:30am
Unsung Heroes, Unsung Heroes Of The B-29ers (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
No weapons program in US history demanded more from the men who served it than the B-29 Superfortress. The giant, seemingly perfect planes appeared to devastate Japan with impunity at low cost. The true story was horrifying. B-29 crews suffered wholesale death in hurry-up testing programs, bombed at dead-low altitudes without guns in the face of suicide attacks, and suffered unspeakable torture as POWs. Includes a blow-by-blow account by Paul Tibbets who flew the Enola Gay to Hiroshima.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Hunting Down The Nazis, Part 2
(S1, EP1)
 
7:30am
Hunting Down The Nazis, Part 2 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
For the first time, a film recounts the story of the long pursuit of Nazis in hiding from 1945 to the present day. Sixty years of investigations, setbacks, trials and dramas, brought about principally by three extraordinary individuals - the Austrian, Simon Wiesenthal, and the German/French couple, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld. Simon Wiesenthal, a survivor of the death camps, is hunting down his torturers, from the camp Kapos to Mengele, the mad doctor of Auschwitz. The lawyer and historian Serge Klarsfeld, whose father was deported and murdered, has devoted his life to searching for the highest level Nazis still at large. He married Beate, a German non-Jew who denounces the silence of her people and the laws which allow these criminals to remain unpunished. She begins by slapping Chancellor Kiesinger in public, who was one of the officials responsible for Nazi propaganda. As a result of their efforts, Gestapo killers like Kurt Lischka, Herbert Hagen and Klaus Barbie who was responsible for the death of Jean Moulin, come to be unmasked and put on trial.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, King Cnut's Manor
(S11, EP11)
 
8:30am
Time Team, King Cnut's Manor (S11, EP11)
Rec
 
 
Ogling a Grade One listed 15th-century manor would be enough for most people, but not for the team. They rip up floorboards as there should be a fine Saxon hall that once belonged to no less a figure than King Cnut.
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Dramatic Defection
(S6, EP10)
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Dramatic Defection (S6, EP10)
Rec
 
 
The extraordinary, often bizarre treasures housed in America's museums represent wondrous chapters in history, but a physical display can tell only part of their story. Behind each artefact are amazing tales and secrets to be revealed - tales sometimes brimming with scandal, mystery, murder and intrigue. Host, Don Wildman, visits a wide variety of museums across the United States, taking viewers on a sometimes shocking tour of America's past by re-examining what's been left behind. Interviews, archival footage and re-enactments bring to life the artefacts' enduring mysteries, some that have never been told before on television.
 
10:30am
The Real Mill, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
10:30am
The Real Mill, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Tony Robinson and Professor Emma Griffin reveal how much industrialisation really transformed the lives of the people of Victorian Britain. Workers fought for their rights, orphans found their way in to factories, and factory communities sprung up in all corners of the country. But what were the personalities of these hard-working Britons?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Deadly Intelligence, Gerald Bull
(S1, EP6)
 
11:30am
Deadly Intelligence, Gerald Bull (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
World-renowned ballistics genius, Gerald Bull, is a man who dreams big. His lifelong obsession with using guns for scientific research has led to an ambitious plan: to build the world's biggest howitzer, and use it launch a satellite into space. But finding a backer is tough, especially after being disgraced for illegal arms dealing. Bull finds himself no option left but to partner with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. But building the world's biggest gun for the brutal ruler puts Bull in a dangerous position, and his supergun obsession will eventually cost him his life. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 October 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 October 2018 · 12:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 October 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 October 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
The Lost Tapes, Tet Offensive
(S2, EP2)
 
12:30pm
The Lost Tapes, Tet Offensive (S2, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This engrossing series presents seminal events in a radical new way: not looking back with hindsight, but as they were covered by national and local news broadcasts at the time. This footage, much of which has not been seen for decades, gives an intimacy and immediacy to stories we thought we knew. Six new episodes cover events from the 1960s and 1970s, including the assassination of Malcom X, the Tet Offensive, the Apollo 13 mission and the Tornado Super Outbreak of 1974. We also rediscover the Impeachment of Bill Clinton from 1994 and the DC Sniper attacks from October 2002.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 October 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 October 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 October 2018 · 8:30pm
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Sun 28 October 2018 · 12:30am
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Sun 28 October 2018 · 4:45am
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Sun 28 October 2018 · 10:30am
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1:30pm
Hero Ships, Samuel B. Roberts
(S1, EP9)
 
1:30pm
Hero Ships, Samuel B. Roberts (S1, EP9)
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The third in the Samuel B Roberts line, the FFG-58, was launched in 1984: a mighty state-of-the-art Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate. Following the tradition of coolness and courage through disastrous battle damage, she is ravaged by an enormous explosion in an enemy minefield in the Persian Gulf during the Desert Storm fighting. The crew fight a prolonged battle against severe flooding and raging fires to barely preserve the life of their ship. Today, this Sammy B operates off the coast of the US, where our cameras follow her as she combats homeland security threats.
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Wed 24 October 2018 · 12:30am
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2:30pm
The Battle of Chosin, Part One
(S1, EP1)
 
2:30pm
The Battle of Chosin, Part One (S1, EP1)
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Revisit this pivotal 1950 Korean war battle through eyewitness accounts of Veterans who were present for this first major military clash of the Cold War. An amazingly harrowing story of the 17 day engagement of bloody combat and heroic survival in sub arctic temperatures. UN forces largely outnumbered and surrounded, due to a surprise attack led by 120,000 Chinese troops.
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Wed 24 October 2018 · 1:30am
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3:30pm
History's Raiders, Hitler's A-Bomb
(S1, EP10)
 
3:30pm
History's Raiders, Hitler's A-Bomb (S1, EP10)
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On the night of February 28, 1943, a group of Norwegian raiders fewer than a dozen men set out on a covert mission to sabotage the Nazi-controlled Norsk Hydro factory in Telemark, Norway. Their target: the production cells of heavy water, a vital component in the development of Hitler's atomic bomb. Their bold mission successfully set back Hitler's atomic program by many months and allowed the Allies more time to build their own and win the race for the atomic bomb.
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Wed 24 October 2018 · 2:30am
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4:30pm
Shootout!, Battle Of The Bulge
(S1, EP12)
 
4:30pm
Shootout!, Battle Of The Bulge (S1, EP12)
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Some took minutes - others, several hours. Each engagement was a battle of wits, strategies, technology, and luck. Each episode of this series examines a famous shootout in history - from both sides of the fight. The series will examine the personalities, the weapons, the firepower, and the leadership needed to defeat the enemy.
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Wed 24 October 2018 · 3:15am
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5:30pm
Spy Web, French Intelligence
(S1, EP8)
 
5:30pm
Spy Web, French Intelligence (S1, EP8)
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This series researches some of the most fascinating spying and espionage stories which helped win victory in the most harrowing of circumstances. These revelations may alter the way in which history is viewed, and the bravery of the intelligence services - especially those working behind enemy lines.
 
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6:30pm
Isis: Terror in Asia, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
6:30pm
Isis: Terror in Asia, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
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This documentary filmed across Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, investigates the threat to Asia Pacific from supporters of the Islamic State group. Featuring interviews with senior Jihadis, their families and counter terrorism experts, this program details why radicalisation is spreading across the region, and how it is affecting every day people and communities. We investigate the threats that supporters of ISIS present at home, we detail how some individuals have already planned or committed terrorist acts in Asia, and explore existing programs in the region that counter radical activity.
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Thu 25 October 2018 · 10:30am
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7:30pm
The Ascent of Civilization, The Germanic People
(S2, EP2)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
The Ascent of Civilization, The Germanic People (S2, EP2)
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There is barely a country in Europe that cannot look back on Germanic roots, though there has never been one unified people. The term 'Germanic' actually refers to a number of tribes and clans that lived in Central and Northern Europe from the 6th century BC. Gaius Julius Caesar is said to have used it when talking about the Gallic war. However, the Romans were full of contempt for the Germanic peoples, Tacitus calling their home a hideous blood-curdling place full of dark woods and swamplands.
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Thu 25 October 2018 · 4:00am
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Thu 25 October 2018 · 11:30am
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Sat 27 October 2018 · 7:30pm
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Sun 28 October 2018 · 4:00am
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Sun 28 October 2018 · 9:30am
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8:30pm
History of Weapons, War At Sea
(S1, EP7)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
History of Weapons, War At Sea (S1, EP7)
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War at sea - a new form of warfare with exceptional challenges. Weapons expert, Stephen Bull, tests the most significant three weapons of the sea. The Greek fire was the secret super weapon and kept Constantinople save over 800 years. Experts build an original replica for an experiment that will demonstrate the thunderous force of a ship cannon. One of the most devastating missiles ever invented is the torpedo. More Info >
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Thu 25 October 2018 · 4:45am
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Thu 25 October 2018 · 12:30pm
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Sun 28 October 2018 · 10:30pm
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Mon 29 October 2018 · 6:30am
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Mon 29 October 2018 · 12:30pm
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9:30pm
The Spying Game, War In The Shadows
(S1, EP3)
* NEW EPISODE *
9:30pm
The Spying Game, War In The Shadows (S1, EP3)
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At the end of the 80s, the Soviet army is being universally modernised, observed closely by western military intelligence in East Germany. Weapons-scouts in the field are constantly on duty, as are agents in high command or in intelligence service stations, for instance in the autumn of 1983, as NATO is practicing new procedures of nuclear release. Moscow is concerned the exercise could be the beginning of a nuclear first strike. It takes a double agent to clear up this dangerous misunderstanding. More Info >
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Thu 25 October 2018 · 5:30am
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Sat 27 October 2018 · 5:30pm
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10:30pm
The Space Age: NASA's Story, Life And Death In Space
(S1, EP4)
 
10:30pm
The Space Age: NASA's Story, Life And Death In Space (S1, EP4)
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A fresh look at an amazing organisation and mankind's quest to understand the universe. Blending stunningly restored footage with revealing, insightful and engaging interviews with the people who were there - the astronauts, family members and journalists - this is an epic story of the heroes, the triumphs and the tragedies of space exploration. Starting with NASA's beginnings in the Cold War, the series follows the iconic moments of space exploration from the race to get the first man in space to the first steps on the moon. And with triumph and achievement comes risk and disaster, as the series follows the white-knuckle suspense of Apollo 13 and the tragedy of the shuttle Challenger. Intelligent, inspiring and accessible, The Space Age is a complete history of mankind's journey into space.
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Thu 25 October 2018 · 6:30am
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11:30pm
Hitler's Last Secrets, Hitler & The Occult
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30pm
Hitler's Last Secrets, Hitler & The Occult (S1, EP4)
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The link between Hitler, the esoteric mystical movement of the 19th-century, and the Aryan mythology of the Waffen SS is finally established in this amazing production which revisits the home of the SS.
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Thu 25 October 2018 · 7:30am
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12:30am
Hero Ships, USS Arizona
(S1, EP10)
 
12:30am
Hero Ships, USS Arizona (S1, EP10)
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Although the Arizona fought only minutes in the battle in which she died, her afterlife as a tragic symbol epitomises American naval sacrifice and courage. We go back to the ship for a final reunion with the last of her survivors and are honoured to witness the entombing of a deceased survivor on the ship (the Arizona is the only Naval ship that allows its survivors to rest eternally below the water with their fallen comrades). As we tell her heroic story of fighting against insurmountable odds, we also take witness to her heroic past highlights and recent discoveries.
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Thu 25 October 2018 · 1:30pm
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1:30am
The Battle of Chosin, Part Two
(S1, EP2)
 
1:30am
The Battle of Chosin, Part Two (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Revisit this pivotal 1950 Korean war battle through eyewitness accounts of Veterans who were present for this first major military clash of the Cold War. An amazingly harrowing story of the 17 day engagement of bloody combat and heroic survival in sub arctic temperatures. UN forces largely outnumbered and surrounded, due to a surprise attack led by 120,000 Chinese troops.
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Thu 25 October 2018 · 2:30pm
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2:30am
History's Raiders, Human Torpedo Raiders
(S1, EP11)
 
2:30am
History's Raiders, Human Torpedo Raiders (S1, EP11)
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During WWII, one and two-man crews aboard dangerous and stealthy mini-weapons could threaten the largest battleships at anchor. We examine Italian human torpedoes - torpedoes outfitted with controls and a seat for their drivers - that crippled the British fleet at Alexandria and Gibraltar; to Japanese mini-subs that unsuccessfully struck at Pearl Harbor; and British mini-subs that attacked the German battleship Tirpitz.
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Thu 25 October 2018 · 3:30pm
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3:15am
Shootout!, Okinawa: The Last Battle Of Wwii
(S1, EP13)
 
3:15am
Shootout!, Okinawa: The Last Battle Of Wwii (S1, EP13)
Rec
 
 
Some took minutes - others, several hours. Each engagement was a battle of wits, strategies, technology, and luck. Each episode of this series examines a famous shootout in history - from both sides of the fight. The series will examine the personalities, the weapons, the firepower, and the leadership needed to defeat the enemy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 25 October 2018 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
The Ascent of Civilization, The Germanic People
(S2, EP2)
 
4:00am
The Ascent of Civilization, The Germanic People (S2, EP2)
Rec
 
 
There is barely a country in Europe that cannot look back on Germanic roots, though there has never been one unified people. The term 'Germanic' actually refers to a number of tribes and clans that lived in Central and Northern Europe from the 6th century BC. Gaius Julius Caesar is said to have used it when talking about the Gallic war. However, the Romans were full of contempt for the Germanic peoples, Tacitus calling their home a hideous blood-curdling place full of dark woods and swamplands.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 October 2018 · 7:30pm