TV Guide

Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Line of Fire, Genghis Khan: Mongol Conqueror
(S1, EP20)
 
12:30am
Line of Fire, Genghis Khan: Mongol Conqueror (S1, EP20)
 
 
The story of the Universal Ruler - the man who succeeded his chieftain father at age 13 and had to struggle to overcome hostile tribes. Who then could have predicted the glories to come? His military victories included the conquest of China and other empires stretching from the Black Sea to the pacific. A remarkable administrator and ruler, Genghis Khans system of khanites- the means by which he ruled conquered lands - lasted for more than 400 years after his death.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Hunters in the Sky, Red Star Rising
(S1, EP3)
 
1:30am
Hunters in the Sky, Red Star Rising (S1, EP3)
 
 
The Soviet Air Force is all but wiped out by the Luftwaffe but recovers to fight the invader to a standstill in the most atrocious winter ever encountered.
 
2:15am
Rome, About Your Father
(S2, EP10)
 
2:15am
Rome, About Your Father (S2, EP10)
 
 
In the aftermath of the battle of Actium, Mark Antony returns to Alexandria, settling into a world of numbing debauchery with Cleopatra. Meanwhile, Octavian turns to Pullo to try to convince Vorenus to give up Cleopatra's palace in lieu of a fiery siege. Predictably, Vorenus refuses, but Cleopatra seems all-too-willing to dupe Mark Antony in order save her life, if not her honour. With Octavian's army at the palace steps, Vorenus flees with Caesarian, Cleopatra's imperious son and Caesar's supposed heir, whom Octavian wants dead.
 
3:00am
History of Warfare, The North Atlantic Battles
(S1, EP51)
 
3:00am
History of Warfare, The North Atlantic Battles (S1, EP51)
 
 
This is the saga of the bloody and prolonged fight for control of the maritime trade routes upon which Britain depended for vital supplies from all over the world during World War II. It is the story of the convoys across the Atlantic and the Arctic, and the never-ending fight against the German U-Boats which cost nearly 80,000 British and Commonwealth lives. More than 70 percent of all U-Boat crews were also killed.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
History Erased, Mexico
(S1, EP12)
 
4:00am
History Erased, Mexico (S1, EP12)
 
 
Mexico is an ancient civilization steeped with culture and game changing innovations in science, engineering and astronomy. Our daily lives are filled with contributions that originated in Mexico. To celebrate these great achievements, we're going to imagine a world where they disappear from our lives. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 February 2020 · 7:30pm
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 10:30am
Rec
4:45am
The Fatal Conflict: Judea and Rome, The Fall Of Judea
(S1, EP2)
 
4:45am
The Fatal Conflict: Judea and Rome, The Fall Of Judea (S1, EP2)
 
 
Uncover the events that shaped the great Jewish revolt against Rome as told by Jewish General, historian and perceived traitor Flavius Josephus. Explore Josephus' early history as a Jewish leader and researcher, his travels to Rome, the folklore of his making as a prophet, and ultimately his involvement in the fall of Judea. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 February 2020 · 8:30pm
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30am
The Vietnam War, Deja Vu
(S1, EP1)
 
5:30am
The Vietnam War, Deja Vu (S1, EP1)
 
 
After a long and brutal war, Vietnamese revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh end nearly a century of French colonial occupation. With the Cold War intensifying, Vietnam is divided in two at Geneva. Communists in the North aim to reunify the country, while America supports Ngo Dinh Diem's untested regime in the South. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 February 2020 · 9:30pm
6:30am
Oliver Stone: Untold History of the US, World War II
(S1, EP1)
 
6:30am
Oliver Stone: Untold History of the US, World War II (S1, EP1)
 
 
This fascinating documentary series covers the last 60 years of American history, focusing on the dramatically "under-reported" events of the era that shaped the USA. The series also includes "newly discovered facts" from the Kennedy administration and the Vietnam War, and looks at how America achieved its current global role post-Cold War.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 February 2020 · 10:30pm
7:30am
Hitler's People, Conformity
(S1, EP1)
 
7:30am
Hitler's People, Conformity (S1, EP1)
 
 
How could Hitler count on the German public even in the face of unspeakable suffering and impending doom? Evocative and previously unseen private archive footage, much of it in colour, shows life in Nazi Germany from 1933 onwards till the end of the Nazi regime in 1945 as never before. This documentary is an intimate and revealing portrait of the German people under Hitler.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 February 2020 · 11:30pm
8:30am
Time Team, Beacon Of The Fens
(S16, EP11)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Beacon Of The Fens (S16, EP11)
 
 
Tony Robinson and the team brave the elements in East Anglia to investigate a mysterious site that may have been a spiritual centre for thousands of years. Chapel Hill, set in the windswept expanse of the Fens, is one of the smallest hills in the country and continues to baffle archaeologists. As the dig begins and finds are uncovered, the site's history is slowly revealed.
 
9:30am
Time Team, Rooting For The Romans
(S17, EP13)
 
9:30am
Time Team, Rooting For The Romans (S17, EP13)
Rec
 
 
In 1825, antiquarian and polymath Edmund Tyrell Artis discovers some well-preserved buildings in a wood surrounded by evidence of ironworking. Artis claims to have found Roman statues, buildings and even burials declaring the site a Temple to Diana. He publishes a series of drawings and a map, but no report was ever published and over time the site was lost. Fast forward to 2005, where a wildlife ranger stumbles across well-preserved walls, painted plaster and high-status pottery. The question is what is it: a mansion, a villa, an industrial centre? The team has three days to finish the job Artis started and find some answers.
 
10:30am
Spying on The Royals, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
10:30am
Spying on The Royals, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
When the former Wallis Simpson and her husband, once England's King Emperor Edward VIII, arrived at an exclusive resort, they thought they were enjoying an intimate break in complete privacy. However, their hotel room was bugged, and the royal phone tapped by secret servicemen who were recording their every word. But on this occasion, the spooks were not British... they were acting on the orders of none other than the US president himself... And in July 1940, as the first German bombs fell on England, and Edward and Wallis arrived in Lisbon, they thought they were safe from the ravages of war torn Europe. But secretly watching their every move was a spymaster, covertly dispatched by London to record Wallis and Edward's every move. His chilling report contained a shocking allegation about the couple.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 February 2020 · 6:30pm
11:30am
History Erased, Mexico
(S1, EP12)
 
11:30am
History Erased, Mexico (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
Mexico is an ancient civilization steeped with culture and game changing innovations in science, engineering and astronomy. Our daily lives are filled with contributions that originated in Mexico. To celebrate these great achievements, we're going to imagine a world where they disappear from our lives. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 February 2020 · 7:30pm
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 4:00am
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 10:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
The Fatal Conflict: Judea and Rome, The Fall Of Judea
(S1, EP2)
 
12:30pm
The Fatal Conflict: Judea and Rome, The Fall Of Judea (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Uncover the events that shaped the great Jewish revolt against Rome as told by Jewish General, historian and perceived traitor Flavius Josephus. Explore Josephus' early history as a Jewish leader and researcher, his travels to Rome, the folklore of his making as a prophet, and ultimately his involvement in the fall of Judea. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 February 2020 · 8:30pm
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 4:45am
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 10:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Line of Fire, Genghis Khan: Mongol Conqueror
(S1, EP20)
 
1:30pm
Line of Fire, Genghis Khan: Mongol Conqueror (S1, EP20)
Rec
 
 
The story of the Universal Ruler - the man who succeeded his chieftain father at age 13 and had to struggle to overcome hostile tribes. Who then could have predicted the glories to come? His military victories included the conquest of China and other empires stretching from the Black Sea to the pacific. A remarkable administrator and ruler, Genghis Khans system of khanites- the means by which he ruled conquered lands - lasted for more than 400 years after his death.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 12:30am
2:30pm
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Israel
(S1, EP20)
 
2:30pm
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Israel (S1, EP20)
Rec
 
 
One of the youngest and smallest nations, Israel has produced some of the world's fiercest weapons. In 1952, shortly after its War of Independence, Israel unleashed the Uzi, a submachine gun that set the standard for nearly 50 years. Between 1950 and 1980, Israel fought three wars, and superior weapons became a matter of survival. We examine the Negev Machine Gun and the Galil Assault Rifle, designed to survive the rigours of desert warfare, and the Tavor 21, a lightweight 21st-century assault rifle.
 
3:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, The Mysterious Death Of Admiral Yamamoto
(S1, EP19)
 
3:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, The Mysterious Death Of Admiral Yamamoto (S1, EP19)
Rec
 
 
On April 18, 1943, the aircraft carrying Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was shot down by US fighters. Yamamoto, chief architect of the attack on Pearl Harbor, was visiting the forward Japanese bases at Bougainville, some 650 miles from the nearest US base. His clash with US fighters so far from their territory was more than simple bad luck - the pilots must have known where and when to find their target. We talk to the US pilots and find out why the mission had to remain secret until war's end.
 
4:30pm
History of Warfare, The North Atlantic Battles
(S1, EP51)
 
4:30pm
History of Warfare, The North Atlantic Battles (S1, EP51)
Rec
 
 
This is the saga of the bloody and prolonged fight for control of the maritime trade routes upon which Britain depended for vital supplies from all over the world during World War II. It is the story of the convoys across the Atlantic and the Arctic, and the never-ending fight against the German U-Boats which cost nearly 80,000 British and Commonwealth lives. More than 70 percent of all U-Boat crews were also killed.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 3:00am
5:30pm
Spy Web, MI6
(S1, EP15)
 
5:30pm
Spy Web, MI6 (S1, EP15)
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
Blood And Glory: The Civil War In Color, The Legacy Of War
(S1, EP4)
 
6:30pm
Blood And Glory: The Civil War In Color, The Legacy Of War (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The Civil War, one of the most defining moments in American history, tore a nation apart, pitting North against South - brother against brother. Over the course of four years, more than 750,000 military and civilian lives were sacrificed to make the United States a more perfect union, where the human rights of every person are guaranteed. With unprecedented access to government and private archives and using state-of-the-art technology, over 500 rare and compelling black and white photographs have been painstakingly colourised to illustrate the story of the Civil War in breathtaking detail. This episode examines the cultural and political tensions that ultimately explode into the most storied and bloodied war ever to be fought on US soil.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Rome: Empire Without Limit, Decline And Fall
(S1, EP4)
 
7:30pm
Rome: Empire Without Limit, Decline And Fall (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
With a unique and personal voice, classicist and historian Mary Beard tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Mary tackles the biggest puzzle of all: why, and how, did the Roman Empire fall? Surveying the massive walls and fortifications of Britain and Germany, she discovers an empire under pressure, struggling to control its borders. Mary seeks to redefine our understanding of the so-called 'Barbarian invasions', but also shows that the Roman Empire was facing even greater challenges from within. Maverick emperors upset all the assumptions of right-thinking Romans, while the traditional religion and beliefs of the Roman state came head to head with the absolute conviction of Jews and Christians. Ultimately, Mary asks whether the Roman Empire was transformed rather than destroyed, and indeed lives on in the world we still see all around us - in our institutions and infrastructure, in the aspirations, methodology and symbolism of many empires since. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 11:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Ancient Aliens, Countdown To Disclosure
(S12, EP21)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
Ancient Aliens, Countdown To Disclosure (S12, EP21)
Rec
 
 
Are governments around the world preparing humankind for the most startling event in human history - the official disclosure of an extra-terrestrial presence on Earth? And if so, why is this happening now and what might happen in its aftermath?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 12:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
Forbidden History, The Death Of Mussolini
(S4, EP4)
 
9:30pm
Forbidden History, The Death Of Mussolini (S4, EP4)
Rec
 
 
We lift the lid on some of history's great mysteries by tunnelling deeper, travelling wider, looking more closely, asking harder questions and searching for evidence with more determination than ever before. We are taken to places far and wide and will encounter conspiracy theories, cover-ups, strange phenomena, unexplained happenings and mysterious findings - in short, a whole host of unusual goings on that have had a massive bearing on how we view history. Largely a figure of fun to his enemies (and to Hitler), there was nothing funny about the dreadful Benito Mussolini to those who came under his yoke. The once all-powerful friend of the Fuhrer ended his days hanging upside down like a grotesque animal carcass in Milan's Piazzale Loreto. Mystery, intrigue and controversy still surrounds who and how Mussolini was killed, and a story given life by conflicting accounts, false claims, numbers that don't add up and dodgy eye-witness reports.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 5:30am
Rec
10:30pm
The Vatican And The Third Reich,
 
10:30pm
The Vatican And The Third Reich,
Rec
 
 
At first glance, Nazism and Catholicism are diametrically opposed. The Church, faced in turn with the rise of Nazism, World War II and the extermination of Jews, will play an ambiguous, at times unholy, role.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
The Men Who Built America, The New Machine
(S1, EP8)
 
11:30pm
The Men Who Built America, The New Machine (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
The United States of America wasn't discovered; it was built. Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Astor, Ford, Morgan - these are the men who built it, and their names became synonymous with the American dream. At the height of the Industrial Age, these men constructed a bold vision for a modern nation and transformed the greatest industries of our time: oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobiles, and finance. Rising from poverty, their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies, and influenced every major event of their day, from the Civil War to the Great Depression. This series also profiles the millions of American workers, from the steel mills of Pennsylvania to the assembly lines of Detroit, who turned those dreams into a reality.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
How To Stage A Coup,
 
12:30am
How To Stage A Coup,
Rec
 
 
A guide to human history through its most audacious power grabs. From Julius Caesar to Napoleon; from Mussolini to the strongmen of the present day, we see how the world we know has been shaped by those who dream big.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Mauser
(S1, EP21)
 
1:30am
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Mauser (S1, EP21)
Rec
 
 
The Mauser bolt-action rifle is the most important military shoulder arm ever made. Mauser's bolt-action system, perfected in 1898, was so good, no significant improvements were ever made to it. We tell the story of German gunmaker Paul Mauser's search for perfection in weaponry and the company's odyssey through two world wars.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Dead Men's Secrets, Plotting To Kill Hitler
(S1, EP20)
 
2:30am
Dead Men's Secrets, Plotting To Kill Hitler (S1, EP20)
Rec
 
 
Examine the failed plots to assassinate the Nazi leader - and explore what might have happened had they succeeded.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Dogfights, Air Ambush
(S1, EP1)
 
3:15am
Dogfights, Air Ambush (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Legendary fighter pilot Colonel Robin Olds sets an intricate trap for the North Vietnamese MiG-21's. His squadron, the Wolfpack, disguise their lethal F4 Phantoms as vulnerable bombers.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Rome: Empire Without Limit, Decline And Fall
(S1, EP4)
 
4:00am
Rome: Empire Without Limit, Decline And Fall (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
With a unique and personal voice, classicist and historian Mary Beard tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Mary tackles the biggest puzzle of all: why, and how, did the Roman Empire fall? Surveying the massive walls and fortifications of Britain and Germany, she discovers an empire under pressure, struggling to control its borders. Mary seeks to redefine our understanding of the so-called 'Barbarian invasions', but also shows that the Roman Empire was facing even greater challenges from within. Maverick emperors upset all the assumptions of right-thinking Romans, while the traditional religion and beliefs of the Roman state came head to head with the absolute conviction of Jews and Christians. Ultimately, Mary asks whether the Roman Empire was transformed rather than destroyed, and indeed lives on in the world we still see all around us - in our institutions and infrastructure, in the aspirations, methodology and symbolism of many empires since. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 11:30am
Rec
4:45am
Ancient Aliens, Countdown To Disclosure
(S12, EP21)
 
4:45am
Ancient Aliens, Countdown To Disclosure (S12, EP21)
Rec
 
 
Are governments around the world preparing humankind for the most startling event in human history - the official disclosure of an extra-terrestrial presence on Earth? And if so, why is this happening now and what might happen in its aftermath?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:30am
Forbidden History, The Death Of Mussolini
(S4, EP4)
 
5:30am
Forbidden History, The Death Of Mussolini (S4, EP4)
Rec
 
 
We lift the lid on some of history's great mysteries by tunnelling deeper, travelling wider, looking more closely, asking harder questions and searching for evidence with more determination than ever before. We are taken to places far and wide and will encounter conspiracy theories, cover-ups, strange phenomena, unexplained happenings and mysterious findings - in short, a whole host of unusual goings on that have had a massive bearing on how we view history. Largely a figure of fun to his enemies (and to Hitler), there was nothing funny about the dreadful Benito Mussolini to those who came under his yoke. The once all-powerful friend of the Fuhrer ended his days hanging upside down like a grotesque animal carcass in Milan's Piazzale Loreto. Mystery, intrigue and controversy still surrounds who and how Mussolini was killed, and a story given life by conflicting accounts, false claims, numbers that don't add up and dodgy eye-witness reports.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 9:30pm
Rec
6:30am
The Vatican And The Third Reich,
 
6:30am
The Vatican And The Third Reich,
Rec
 
 
At first glance, Nazism and Catholicism are diametrically opposed. The Church, faced in turn with the rise of Nazism, World War II and the extermination of Jews, will play an ambiguous, at times unholy, role.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
The Men Who Built America, The New Machine
(S1, EP8)
 
7:30am
The Men Who Built America, The New Machine (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
The United States of America wasn't discovered; it was built. Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Astor, Ford, Morgan - these are the men who built it, and their names became synonymous with the American dream. At the height of the Industrial Age, these men constructed a bold vision for a modern nation and transformed the greatest industries of our time: oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobiles, and finance. Rising from poverty, their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies, and influenced every major event of their day, from the Civil War to the Great Depression. This series also profiles the millions of American workers, from the steel mills of Pennsylvania to the assembly lines of Detroit, who turned those dreams into a reality.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, The Hollow Way
(S16, EP12)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The Hollow Way (S16, EP12)
Rec
 
 
The distinctive grass-covered remains of the deserted medieval village of Ulnaby are a landmark in the Durham countryside. Although they've been photographed, surveyed and written about, they've never been dug. But now Tony Robinson and the team have been invited to physically unearth the secrets of one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in Britain.
 
9:30am
Time Team, Resevoir Rituals
(S18, EP1)
 
9:30am
Time Team, Resevoir Rituals (S18, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The first stone henge to be discovered in Britain for a century would be cause enough for major celebration. But there's double bubbles as Tony Robinson and his hardy team of archaeologists celebrate their 200th dig. The site is the bed of a Devon reservoir with a strange assortment of prehistoric remains. The reservoir has been specially drained, but the diggers still face three days of wading through thick, sticky mud as they piece together the story of thousands of years of rituals performed in this beautiful secret valley high up on Dartmoor. The team slowly uncovers a network of monuments that suggest they have found a major prehistoric site. But the best discovery is left until the last day when they unearth the remains of that stone henge. It's the perfect end to a milestone in the program's history.
 
10:30am
Blood And Glory: The Civil War In Color, The Legacy Of War
(S1, EP4)
 
10:30am
Blood And Glory: The Civil War In Color, The Legacy Of War (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The Civil War, one of the most defining moments in American history, tore a nation apart, pitting North against South - brother against brother. Over the course of four years, more than 750,000 military and civilian lives were sacrificed to make the United States a more perfect union, where the human rights of every person are guaranteed. With unprecedented access to government and private archives and using state-of-the-art technology, over 500 rare and compelling black and white photographs have been painstakingly colourised to illustrate the story of the Civil War in breathtaking detail. This episode examines the cultural and political tensions that ultimately explode into the most storied and bloodied war ever to be fought on US soil.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Rome: Empire Without Limit, Decline And Fall
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30am
Rome: Empire Without Limit, Decline And Fall (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
With a unique and personal voice, classicist and historian Mary Beard tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Mary tackles the biggest puzzle of all: why, and how, did the Roman Empire fall? Surveying the massive walls and fortifications of Britain and Germany, she discovers an empire under pressure, struggling to control its borders. Mary seeks to redefine our understanding of the so-called 'Barbarian invasions', but also shows that the Roman Empire was facing even greater challenges from within. Maverick emperors upset all the assumptions of right-thinking Romans, while the traditional religion and beliefs of the Roman state came head to head with the absolute conviction of Jews and Christians. Ultimately, Mary asks whether the Roman Empire was transformed rather than destroyed, and indeed lives on in the world we still see all around us - in our institutions and infrastructure, in the aspirations, methodology and symbolism of many empires since. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 4:00am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Ancient Aliens, Countdown To Disclosure
(S12, EP21)
 
12:30pm
Ancient Aliens, Countdown To Disclosure (S12, EP21)
Rec
 
 
Are governments around the world preparing humankind for the most startling event in human history - the official disclosure of an extra-terrestrial presence on Earth? And if so, why is this happening now and what might happen in its aftermath?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 4:45am
Rec
1:30pm
How To Stage A Coup,
 
1:30pm
How To Stage A Coup,
Rec
 
 
A guide to human history through its most audacious power grabs. From Julius Caesar to Napoleon; from Mussolini to the strongmen of the present day, we see how the world we know has been shaped by those who dream big.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Mauser
(S1, EP21)
 
2:30pm
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Mauser (S1, EP21)
Rec
 
 
The Mauser bolt-action rifle is the most important military shoulder arm ever made. Mauser's bolt-action system, perfected in 1898, was so good, no significant improvements were ever made to it. We tell the story of German gunmaker Paul Mauser's search for perfection in weaponry and the company's odyssey through two world wars.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, Plotting To Kill Hitler
(S1, EP20)
 
3:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, Plotting To Kill Hitler (S1, EP20)
Rec
 
 
Examine the failed plots to assassinate the Nazi leader - and explore what might have happened had they succeeded.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Dogfights, Air Ambush
(S1, EP1)
 
4:30pm
Dogfights, Air Ambush (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Legendary fighter pilot Colonel Robin Olds sets an intricate trap for the North Vietnamese MiG-21's. His squadron, the Wolfpack, disguise their lethal F4 Phantoms as vulnerable bombers.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Spy Web, MI5
(S1, EP16)
 
5:30pm
Spy Web, MI5 (S1, EP16)
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
Hannibal: The Man, the Myth, the Mystery,
 
6:30pm
Hannibal: The Man, the Myth, the Mystery,
Rec
 
 
His name resonates throughout history, a mythical figure, one of the greatest commanders of the ancient world. But what of the man behind the legend, a man who handed Rome the key to the future by allowing them to learn his tactics and use them against him, and who was ultimately betrayed by his own people, spending his final years on the run from the Romans, committing suicide in a final act of desperation? Accompanying the landmark factual drama, this fascinating documentary is packed full of revealing information, bringing us closer to the truth than ever before.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 12:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Murder Maps, Mary Pearcey
(S5, EP9)
 
7:30pm
Murder Maps, Mary Pearcey (S5, EP9)
Rec
 
 
Until its closure in 2016, Madame Tussauds' Chamber of Horrors was one of the museum's oldest and most popular attractions. And for decades, staring out at visitors was the waxwork of a notorious Victorian double killer, the murderer of a young mother and baby - a woman named Mary Pearcey. In this episode, we reveal how the trouble Pearcey began an affair with her victim's husband. How she inserted herself into the family's life. How she lured her rival to her death. And how she got Madame Tussauds to pay for her defence. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 11:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Underwater Pompeii,
 
8:30pm
Underwater Pompeii,
Rec
 
 
Baiae is an ancient Roman city lost to the same volcanoes that entombed Pompeii. But unlike Pompeii, Baiae sits underwater, in the Bay of Naples. Nearly 2000 years ago, the city was an escape for Rome's rich and powerful elite; a place where they were free of the social restrictions of Roman society. But then, the city sank into the ocean, to be forgotten in the annals of history. Now, a team of archaeologists is mapping the underwater ruins and piecing together what life was like in this playground for the rich. What made Baiae such a special place? And what happened to it?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 12:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
A Century Of Film, 21st Century Images That Shook The World
(S1, EP6)
 
9:30pm
A Century Of Film, 21st Century Images That Shook The World (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
With apps for shooting and sharing video on our smart-phones, and more than 300 hours' worth of video content being uploaded every minute on YouTube, the 21st century may indeed be called "A Century on Film." This episode focuses on the impact of moving images, so compelling that it could either divide the world into dispute, or unite it.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 1:30pm
Rec
10:30pm
NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
10:30pm
NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Since its formation in the early '60s, NASA has continued to be the leading power in space exploration. Working with other space agencies, it has contributed substantially to the ongoing exploration of our universe, achieving incredible firsts that span the decades. This film comprehensively chronicles the finest moments in NASA's triumphant space program, reliving some of the most inspirational and famous moments that have captivated audiences and inspired generations around the world, since it began. In 1965, Ed White became the first American to leave his capsule in orbit. In just four years, Neil Armstrong steps from the ladder of his Lunar Module and becomes the first man to set foot on another world. Fast forward 30 years, and the Mars Pathfinder lands safely on the Red Planet, beaming back incredible surface images of our closest planetary neighbour. Also including triumphs such as the Hubble Telescope, and the efforts of the crew that saved the astronauts of Apollo 13, this miniseries highlights some of the most memorable and pivotal moments within mankind's legacy. Using stunning NASA archive footage and featuring expert interviews with space scientists, this program reveals the importance of space exploration and uncovers the ways in which this knowledge has benefited all of mankind since its creation. Nowhere is our potential for greatness more clearly demonstrated than in our constant quest to explore the cosmos, and this miniseries highlights the finest moments in its quest.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 2:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
Mysteries at the Castle, Martin Luther Kidnapping, Witches Of Belvoir, Secret Queen
(S2, EP9)
 
11:30pm
Mysteries at the Castle, Martin Luther Kidnapping, Witches Of Belvoir, Secret Queen (S2, EP9)
Rec
 
 
Located in Eisenach, Germany, Wartburg Castle was once home to a famous monk who took on the church establishment and sparked the Protestant Reformation. From the imposing Belvoir Castle in Lincolnshire, England, comes the shocking tale of a string of mysterious deaths that sparked a witch hunt. The owner of the spectacular Chateau de Maintenon in France was once at the centre of a salacious tale of a secret romance that threatened the crown.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 7:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 3:30pm
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Hannibal: The Man, the Myth, the Mystery,
 
12:30am
Hannibal: The Man, the Myth, the Mystery,
Rec
 
 
His name resonates throughout history, a mythical figure, one of the greatest commanders of the ancient world. But what of the man behind the legend, a man who handed Rome the key to the future by allowing them to learn his tactics and use them against him, and who was ultimately betrayed by his own people, spending his final years on the run from the Romans, committing suicide in a final act of desperation? Accompanying the landmark factual drama, this fascinating documentary is packed full of revealing information, bringing us closer to the truth than ever before.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 6:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 10:30am
Rec
1:30am
Time Team, Street Of The Dead
(S15, EP2)
 
1:30am
Time Team, Street Of The Dead (S15, EP2)
Rec
 
 
The stronghold was part of the defence of Dere Street, the main Roman road from York to Hadrian's Wall. The fort has fine mosaics and preserved rooms, but the team have just three days to find out everything they can about the vicus (the civilian settlement around the fort), vital for the smooth running of the military machine and providing for the pleasures of the men garrisoned there; however, they soon discover something even more exciting during the dig, a series of military mausoleums, the first discovery of its kind for over 150 years. They also discover the remains of food eaten by the descendants of the dead during ritual meals.
 
2:30am
Treasures Of The Earth, Gems
(S1, EP1)
 
2:30am
Treasures Of The Earth, Gems (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
All around us is Earth's bounty - spectacular mountains, Caribbean blue oceans and abundant, delicious food crops. But what we can see is only a part of the riches Earth provides. Its hidden assets are some of our most important natural resources, and they have helped shape humankind. They are the metals that have built our modern cities and the fuels we need to power them. They are the sparkling gems whose beauty excites us and the many other minerals essential to the tools we use every day. We simply could not live our lives without these resources. This program takes us on a journey deep inside the Earth to uncover the mysteries of how these treasures were created, and explores how they have allowed humans to evolve and build great civilisations. As the quest continues, we are discovering that some of our treasures may soon run out. Looking deep into these ancient resources, we reveal new secrets that will help us solve the problems we face today. Their beauty has captivated us for millennia. Their cost can be extraordinary - some are even considered priceless. Precious gems like diamonds, rubies, emeralds, opal, and jade are the ultimate treasures of the earth, and each one is made from a specific - and often torturous - recipe of chemistry, pressure, and heat. The secrets to their sparkle, colour, and even strength lie deep inside the gems themselves, but could they also hold clues to one of the most enduring mysteries in the field of geology? From Tiffany's workshop in New York to the sapphire mines of Sri Lanka, from North Carolina's emerald fields to the jade-laden Forbidden City of China, join us as we explore the fascinating science of gems.
 
3:15am
The Lost Tapes, Super Tornado Outbreak
(S2, EP4)
 
3:15am
The Lost Tapes, Super Tornado Outbreak (S2, EP4)
Rec
 
 
On April 3, 1974, a swarm of killer tornadoes swept through the American Midwest obliterating entire towns and devastating 900 square miles across 13 states. In just 18 hours the Tornado Super Outbreak killed 315 and became one of the worst natural disasters in US history.
 
4:00am
Murder Maps, Mary Pearcey
(S5, EP9)
 
4:00am
Murder Maps, Mary Pearcey (S5, EP9)
Rec
 
 
Until its closure in 2016, Madame Tussauds' Chamber of Horrors was one of the museum's oldest and most popular attractions. And for decades, staring out at visitors was the waxwork of a notorious Victorian double killer, the murderer of a young mother and baby - a woman named Mary Pearcey. In this episode, we reveal how the trouble Pearcey began an affair with her victim's husband. How she inserted herself into the family's life. How she lured her rival to her death. And how she got Madame Tussauds to pay for her defence. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 11:30am
Rec
4:45am
Underwater Pompeii,
 
4:45am
Underwater Pompeii,
Rec
 
 
Baiae is an ancient Roman city lost to the same volcanoes that entombed Pompeii. But unlike Pompeii, Baiae sits underwater, in the Bay of Naples. Nearly 2000 years ago, the city was an escape for Rome's rich and powerful elite; a place where they were free of the social restrictions of Roman society. But then, the city sank into the ocean, to be forgotten in the annals of history. Now, a team of archaeologists is mapping the underwater ruins and piecing together what life was like in this playground for the rich. What made Baiae such a special place? And what happened to it?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:30am
A Century Of Film, 21st Century Images That Shook The World
(S1, EP6)
 
5:30am
A Century Of Film, 21st Century Images That Shook The World (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
With apps for shooting and sharing video on our smart-phones, and more than 300 hours' worth of video content being uploaded every minute on YouTube, the 21st century may indeed be called "A Century on Film." This episode focuses on the impact of moving images, so compelling that it could either divide the world into dispute, or unite it.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 1:30pm
Rec
6:30am
NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
6:30am
NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Since its formation in the early '60s, NASA has continued to be the leading power in space exploration. Working with other space agencies, it has contributed substantially to the ongoing exploration of our universe, achieving incredible firsts that span the decades. This film comprehensively chronicles the finest moments in NASA's triumphant space program, reliving some of the most inspirational and famous moments that have captivated audiences and inspired generations around the world, since it began. In 1965, Ed White became the first American to leave his capsule in orbit. In just four years, Neil Armstrong steps from the ladder of his Lunar Module and becomes the first man to set foot on another world. Fast forward 30 years, and the Mars Pathfinder lands safely on the Red Planet, beaming back incredible surface images of our closest planetary neighbour. Also including triumphs such as the Hubble Telescope, and the efforts of the crew that saved the astronauts of Apollo 13, this miniseries highlights some of the most memorable and pivotal moments within mankind's legacy. Using stunning NASA archive footage and featuring expert interviews with space scientists, this program reveals the importance of space exploration and uncovers the ways in which this knowledge has benefited all of mankind since its creation. Nowhere is our potential for greatness more clearly demonstrated than in our constant quest to explore the cosmos, and this miniseries highlights the finest moments in its quest.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 2:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Mysteries at the Castle, Martin Luther Kidnapping, Witches Of Belvoir, Secret Queen
(S2, EP9)
 
7:30am
Mysteries at the Castle, Martin Luther Kidnapping, Witches Of Belvoir, Secret Queen (S2, EP9)
Rec
 
 
Located in Eisenach, Germany, Wartburg Castle was once home to a famous monk who took on the church establishment and sparked the Protestant Reformation. From the imposing Belvoir Castle in Lincolnshire, England, comes the shocking tale of a string of mysterious deaths that sparked a witch hunt. The owner of the spectacular Chateau de Maintenon in France was once at the centre of a salacious tale of a secret romance that threatened the crown.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 3:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Skeletons In The Shed
(S16, EP13)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Skeletons In The Shed (S16, EP13)
Rec
 
 
When the new owners of a house in Blythburgh in Suffolk explored their potting shed, they were shocked to discover a cupboard full of human skulls. Could these remains have something to do with what's lurking among the shrubs and trees - the superb ruins of a medieval priory that has lain hidden for years?
 
9:30am
Time Team, Saxon Death, Saxon Gold
(S18, EP2)
 
9:30am
Time Team, Saxon Death, Saxon Gold (S18, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Tony Robinson takes his merry band of archaeologists to Leicestershire to investigate life and death in Anglo-Saxon Britain. The team are intrigued by metal detecting finds and pottery scattered across the fields, which suggest they're on the site of a high-status Anglo Saxon burial ground. By the end of the first day there's no sign of a cemetery, in spite of the evidence. But all that changes the next morning with a flurry of activity revealing burials, cremations and a glimpse of gold. Days of frantic digging reveal every type of Anglo-Saxon burial - and perhaps the finest piece of jewellery ever discovered on the program. And the team explores the unique way the Anglo-Saxons celebrated their dead when one brave digger stands in for a dead Anglo-Saxon on a funeral pyre in a fiery re-creation of a cremation.
 
10:30am
Hannibal: The Man, the Myth, the Mystery,
 
10:30am
Hannibal: The Man, the Myth, the Mystery,
Rec
 
 
His name resonates throughout history, a mythical figure, one of the greatest commanders of the ancient world. But what of the man behind the legend, a man who handed Rome the key to the future by allowing them to learn his tactics and use them against him, and who was ultimately betrayed by his own people, spending his final years on the run from the Romans, committing suicide in a final act of desperation? Accompanying the landmark factual drama, this fascinating documentary is packed full of revealing information, bringing us closer to the truth than ever before.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 6:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 12:30am
Rec
11:30am
Murder Maps, Mary Pearcey
(S5, EP9)
 
11:30am
Murder Maps, Mary Pearcey (S5, EP9)
Rec
 
 
Until its closure in 2016, Madame Tussauds' Chamber of Horrors was one of the museum's oldest and most popular attractions. And for decades, staring out at visitors was the waxwork of a notorious Victorian double killer, the murderer of a young mother and baby - a woman named Mary Pearcey. In this episode, we reveal how the trouble Pearcey began an affair with her victim's husband. How she inserted herself into the family's life. How she lured her rival to her death. And how she got Madame Tussauds to pay for her defence. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 4:00am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Underwater Pompeii,
 
12:30pm
Underwater Pompeii,
Rec
 
 
Baiae is an ancient Roman city lost to the same volcanoes that entombed Pompeii. But unlike Pompeii, Baiae sits underwater, in the Bay of Naples. Nearly 2000 years ago, the city was an escape for Rome's rich and powerful elite; a place where they were free of the social restrictions of Roman society. But then, the city sank into the ocean, to be forgotten in the annals of history. Now, a team of archaeologists is mapping the underwater ruins and piecing together what life was like in this playground for the rich. What made Baiae such a special place? And what happened to it?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 4:45am
Rec
1:30pm
A Century Of Film, 21st Century Images That Shook The World
(S1, EP6)
 
1:30pm
A Century Of Film, 21st Century Images That Shook The World (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
With apps for shooting and sharing video on our smart-phones, and more than 300 hours' worth of video content being uploaded every minute on YouTube, the 21st century may indeed be called "A Century on Film." This episode focuses on the impact of moving images, so compelling that it could either divide the world into dispute, or unite it.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 5:30am
Rec
2:30pm
NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
2:30pm
NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Since its formation in the early '60s, NASA has continued to be the leading power in space exploration. Working with other space agencies, it has contributed substantially to the ongoing exploration of our universe, achieving incredible firsts that span the decades. This film comprehensively chronicles the finest moments in NASA's triumphant space program, reliving some of the most inspirational and famous moments that have captivated audiences and inspired generations around the world, since it began. In 1965, Ed White became the first American to leave his capsule in orbit. In just four years, Neil Armstrong steps from the ladder of his Lunar Module and becomes the first man to set foot on another world. Fast forward 30 years, and the Mars Pathfinder lands safely on the Red Planet, beaming back incredible surface images of our closest planetary neighbour. Also including triumphs such as the Hubble Telescope, and the efforts of the crew that saved the astronauts of Apollo 13, this miniseries highlights some of the most memorable and pivotal moments within mankind's legacy. Using stunning NASA archive footage and featuring expert interviews with space scientists, this program reveals the importance of space exploration and uncovers the ways in which this knowledge has benefited all of mankind since its creation. Nowhere is our potential for greatness more clearly demonstrated than in our constant quest to explore the cosmos, and this miniseries highlights the finest moments in its quest.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 6:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Mysteries at the Castle, Martin Luther Kidnapping, Witches Of Belvoir, Secret Queen
(S2, EP9)
 
3:30pm
Mysteries at the Castle, Martin Luther Kidnapping, Witches Of Belvoir, Secret Queen (S2, EP9)
Rec
 
 
Located in Eisenach, Germany, Wartburg Castle was once home to a famous monk who took on the church establishment and sparked the Protestant Reformation. From the imposing Belvoir Castle in Lincolnshire, England, comes the shocking tale of a string of mysterious deaths that sparked a witch hunt. The owner of the spectacular Chateau de Maintenon in France was once at the centre of a salacious tale of a secret romance that threatened the crown.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 28 February 2020 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 7:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Coast Australia, Port Lincoln To Adelaide
(S3, EP8)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
4:30pm
Coast Australia, Port Lincoln To Adelaide (S3, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Neil and the team embrace the rich colours and stories from where the desert meets the sea. Neil Oliver tries fishing with a pole and a line - and meets the pioneers who began the industry that made Port Lincoln rich. On the Spencer Gulf, distinguished scientist Professor Tim Flannery finds food to feed the world in a horticultural experiment powered by the sun and the sea. Brendan Moar champions the camel's role in Australian exploration at Port Augusta. Historian Alice Garner travels to the Copper Triangle to unearth the intriguing Cornish history associated with the precious metal mined there. Dean Miller joins the tuna Cowboys on a wet-ranch. Marine ecologist, Professor Emma Johnston has an intriguing visit to a whale-sized morgue. More Info >
 
5:30pm
Great Irish Journeys With Martha Kearney, Islands And Peninsulas
(S1, EP4)
 
5:30pm
Great Irish Journeys With Martha Kearney, Islands And Peninsulas (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
In her final journey, Martha hits the spiritual trail, starting with the Blasket Islands off the coast of Kerry. In the Dingle Peninsula, Du Noyer discovered clochans - stone beehive huts.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Inside Windsor Castle, Four Divorces And A Fire
(S1, EP4)
 
6:30pm
Inside Windsor Castle, Four Divorces And A Fire (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
We examine the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations. In 1972, the Queen celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary and was pictured with the royal clan at Windsor. Twenty years later, three of her children were divorced and her beloved home had gone up in flames. More Info >
 
7:30pm
Venus, Bacchus & Mars Uncovered, Mars Uncovered
(S1, EP3)
 
7:30pm
Venus, Bacchus & Mars Uncovered, Mars Uncovered (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Bettany Hughes investigates the enduring relationship between warfare and worship by following the trail of Mars, from Rome and Carthage to the present-day. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
History Erased, Mexico
(S1, EP12)
 
8:30pm
History Erased, Mexico (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
Mexico is an ancient civilization steeped with culture and game changing innovations in science, engineering and astronomy. Our daily lives are filled with contributions that originated in Mexico. To celebrate these great achievements, we're going to imagine a world where they disappear from our lives. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 February 2020 · 7:30pm
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 4:00am
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 10:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death,
 
9:30pm
Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death,
Rec
 
 
In this unique docu-drama, uncover the true story of Verus, a gladiator who fought at the Colosseum in Rome.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 11:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Railways That Built Britain, Boom, Bust And Blood
(S1, EP1)
 
10:30pm
Railways That Built Britain, Boom, Bust And Blood (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Chris Tarrant chronicles how the railways revolutionised Britain, from fuelling the Industrial Revolution to turning the UK into a nation of day-tripping fish and chip-scoffing city dwellers. He begins in the cab of Puffing Billy, the world's oldest surviving steam locomotive, which was built in 1813 and designed to move coal along a five-mile stretch of track from a Northumberland mine to the docks. Chris also tells the story of Henry Booth, who not only championed George Stephenson's famous rocket, but also helped finance it, and talks about the work of the navvies who dug the tunnels and laid the tracks.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 12:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
The Universe, Deep Freeze
(S6, EP11)
 
11:30pm
The Universe, Deep Freeze (S6, EP11)
Rec
 
 
Explore icy planets and moons, discover the role of cold in the universe, and learn about the importance of ice to the development of habitable worlds.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 7:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 1:30pm
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
13 Factors That Saved Apollo 13, Part 1: Earth To The Moon
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30am
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.
 
1:30am
Greatest Cities of the World, New York Pt 1
(S1, EP1)
 
1:30am
Greatest Cities of the World, New York Pt 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Exploring a day in the life of New York, London, Paris, Rome, Sydney and Hong Kong, Griff paints a landmark portrait of each metropolis, revealing what gives each city its unique identity. From serving breakfast in New York to late-night dinner in Paris and beer in London, Griff gets stuck into the daily life of these cities. He works with garbage men in New York, gives a cut and blow-dry to a poodle in Paris, and tries his hand at bell-ringing in London. What really makes these cities work? Griff finds out by rolling his sleeves up and delving behind the scenes, uncovering how the different cities work as living machines and discovering some astonishing secrets. Armed with his trademark humour and relentless curiosity, Griff tracks down the individuals who epitomise the character of each city and celebrates the infinite variety of life in these great cities.
 
2:30am
How the World Ends, Nostradamus
(S1, EP5)
 
2:30am
How the World Ends, Nostradamus (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
The words of a medieval prophet have captivated the world for more than 400 years. His cryptic prophecies have predicted some of the most dramatic and tragic events in history with chilling accuracy, with the worst to come. According to Nostradamus, the coming decade will see the destruction of planet Earth and humankind as we know it. But now, some of his followers claim that Nostradamus was not simply informing us of an apocalyptic future - he was warning us against it. As some prepare for the end of the world, others are trying to alter the course of history.
 
3:15am
The Lost Tapes, Apollo 13
(S2, EP5)
 
3:15am
The Lost Tapes, Apollo 13 (S2, EP5)
Rec
 
 
In April of 1970, a large explosion occurred on the Apollo 13 mission as the astronauts were halfway between the Earth and the moon. The spacecraft was crippled and rapidly losing power. It took the heroic efforts of the crew and Mission Control to defy the odds and return Apollo 13 to Earth safely.
 
4:00am
Venus, Bacchus & Mars Uncovered, Mars Uncovered
(S1, EP3)
 
4:00am
Venus, Bacchus & Mars Uncovered, Mars Uncovered (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Bettany Hughes investigates the enduring relationship between warfare and worship by following the trail of Mars, from Rome and Carthage to the present-day. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 9:30am
Rec
4:45am
History Erased, Mexico
(S1, EP12)
 
4:45am
History Erased, Mexico (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
Mexico is an ancient civilization steeped with culture and game changing innovations in science, engineering and astronomy. Our daily lives are filled with contributions that originated in Mexico. To celebrate these great achievements, we're going to imagine a world where they disappear from our lives. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 February 2020 · 7:30pm
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 4:00am
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30am
Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death,
 
5:30am
Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death,
Rec
 
 
In this unique docu-drama, uncover the true story of Verus, a gladiator who fought at the Colosseum in Rome.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 11:30am
Rec
6:30am
Railways That Built Britain, Boom, Bust And Blood
(S1, EP1)
 
6:30am
Railways That Built Britain, Boom, Bust And Blood (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Chris Tarrant chronicles how the railways revolutionised Britain, from fuelling the Industrial Revolution to turning the UK into a nation of day-tripping fish and chip-scoffing city dwellers. He begins in the cab of Puffing Billy, the world's oldest surviving steam locomotive, which was built in 1813 and designed to move coal along a five-mile stretch of track from a Northumberland mine to the docks. Chris also tells the story of Henry Booth, who not only championed George Stephenson's famous rocket, but also helped finance it, and talks about the work of the navvies who dug the tunnels and laid the tracks.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 12:30pm
Rec
7:30am
The Universe, Deep Freeze
(S6, EP11)
 
7:30am
The Universe, Deep Freeze (S6, EP11)
Rec
 
 
Explore icy planets and moons, discover the role of cold in the universe, and learn about the importance of ice to the development of habitable worlds.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 1:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Gateholm
(S19, EP1)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Gateholm (S19, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Tony Robinson leads his team of archaeologists to a tiny windswept island off the west coast of Wales. The only way over there is by rigging a 500 metre zip wire way above the wave-lashed rocks below. Incredibly, Gateholm island seems once to have been inhabited. But whether by Romans, Vikings, Celts, or Druids - nobody knows. There have been a handful of mysterious objects found there years ago; among them a rare Roman stone phallus and a beautiful bronze stag. The finds immediately suggest the island might have been some sort of religious centre. But as always, only digging will provide the answers to the many questions. And as the Welsh weather throws everything it has at the team, it turns out to be a tough three days. Made that bit tougher by the need to dig a second site just a quarter of a mile away. But this one, thankfully, is on the mainland. To the eyes of team leader Francis Pryor, it looks like a classic Iron Age fort with its curved banks and ditches on one side and a sheer cliff on the other. If he's right, it should give Phil Harding and his team of diggers more than enough to do in their three days. And if he's wrong - there's no hiding place on this stunningly beautiful but bleak coast.
 
9:30am
Venus, Bacchus & Mars Uncovered, Mars Uncovered
(S1, EP3)
 
9:30am
Venus, Bacchus & Mars Uncovered, Mars Uncovered (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Bettany Hughes investigates the enduring relationship between warfare and worship by following the trail of Mars, from Rome and Carthage to the present-day. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 4:00am
Rec
10:30am
History Erased, Mexico
(S1, EP12)
 
10:30am
History Erased, Mexico (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
Mexico is an ancient civilization steeped with culture and game changing innovations in science, engineering and astronomy. Our daily lives are filled with contributions that originated in Mexico. To celebrate these great achievements, we're going to imagine a world where they disappear from our lives. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 February 2020 · 7:30pm
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 4:00am
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 4:45am
Rec
11:30am
Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death,
 
11:30am
Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death,
Rec
 
 
In this unique docu-drama, uncover the true story of Verus, a gladiator who fought at the Colosseum in Rome.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 5:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Railways That Built Britain, Boom, Bust And Blood
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30pm
Railways That Built Britain, Boom, Bust And Blood (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Chris Tarrant chronicles how the railways revolutionised Britain, from fuelling the Industrial Revolution to turning the UK into a nation of day-tripping fish and chip-scoffing city dwellers. He begins in the cab of Puffing Billy, the world's oldest surviving steam locomotive, which was built in 1813 and designed to move coal along a five-mile stretch of track from a Northumberland mine to the docks. Chris also tells the story of Henry Booth, who not only championed George Stephenson's famous rocket, but also helped finance it, and talks about the work of the navvies who dug the tunnels and laid the tracks.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 6:30am
Rec
1:30pm
The Universe, Deep Freeze
(S6, EP11)
 
1:30pm
The Universe, Deep Freeze (S6, EP11)
Rec
 
 
Explore icy planets and moons, discover the role of cold in the universe, and learn about the importance of ice to the development of habitable worlds.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 29 February 2020 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 7:30am
Rec
2:30pm
The Food That Built America, Lines In The Sand
(S1, EP1)
 
2:30pm
The Food That Built America, Lines In The Sand (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
In the wake of the Civil War, a revolution is taking place on the backs of visionary entrepreneurs of industry. Before they become brand names, budding innovators like Henry Heinz, John and Will Kellogg, and CW Post push the limits of ingenuity to launch businesses that will revolutionize industry, and change the landscape of the nation forever. More Info >
 
4:30pm
The World From Above, National Homestead To Bowring Ranch
(S11, EP14)
* NEW EPISODE *
4:30pm
The World From Above, National Homestead To Bowring Ranch (S11, EP14)
Rec
 
 
Offering an entirely different view of our world, The World from Above franchise is back for an epic 11th series. From Italy's famous Amalfi Coast and the cathedrals of Paris, to the wild landscape of the Bighorn Canyon in Montana and the peak of the Matterhorn in Switzerland, discover some of the most spectacular places on Earth, from above. More Info >
 
5:00pm
ANZAC Battlefields, Sacrifice
(S1, EP2)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
5:00pm
ANZAC Battlefields, Sacrifice (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Industrial warfare at its most terrifying, gas, tanks, machine guns, barbed wire, the ANZACS find themselves fully acquainted with the texture of war on the Western Front in a series of murderous battles at Pozieres where the Australians lose 12,000 men. At Flers in the battle of the Somme the New Zealanders experience great success advancing 2.5 kilometres but the price was high the loss of 2,000 casualties.
 
5:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys, Preston To Rochdale
(S5, EP3)
* NEW EPISODE *
5:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys, Preston To Rochdale (S5, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Portillo celebrates Victorian trade with the Preston Guild, and then heads to Rochdale to learn about a pioneering movement to improve the lives of working families. He also follows in the tracks of many 19th-century industrial employees who made day trips to Hebden Bridge to walk in the Calder Valley.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys, Motherwell To Linlithgow
(S6, EP3)
* NEW EPISODE *
6:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys, Motherwell To Linlithgow (S6, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Portillo celebrates Victorian iron and steel in Motherwell and admires one of its crowning achievements - the Forth Bridge. He journeys through picturesque countryside to admire the raw power of nature at the magnificent and romantic Clyde Falls, which inspired William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and where Victorian ladies swooned. In Cumbernauld, he learns of the birth of one of Scotland's best-selling soft drinks. In Linlithgow, he marvels at the ingenuity of the engineers who built the Union Canal and experiences a 21st-century technological refinement at Falkirk.
 
6:30pm
Montezuma,
 
6:30pm
Montezuma,
Rec
 
 
Dan Snow travels to Mexico to investigate the history, character and legacy of Montezuma, the last great ruler of the Aztecs of central America. He uncovers the extraordinary story of the Aztecs themselves, a cultured and civilised people whose lives were governed by eleborate ceremony and blood-curdling ritual. Dan Snow also discovers how, in a titanic clash of cultures, their leader Montezuma faced up to a mortal threat from another world - the weaponry, gold-lust and greed of 16th-century Spanish conquistadors.
 
7:30pm
Coast New Zealand, Wellington
(S3, EP1)
 
7:30pm
Coast New Zealand, Wellington (S3, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The return of the stunningly shot series that takes you on an epic voyage of discovery of people and places through New Zealand. The enthusiastic team of presenter Neil Oliver and six New Zealand experts in marine biology, history and social history explore the panoramic beauty of the coastline while investigating the formation and evolution of the nation: its history, its people, and its culture. The third series kicks off in Wellington, the world's southern-most capital city. Neil Oliver visits living Moriori artefacts and Michael Stevens hears about the day the Germans infiltrated the islands' waters during World War Two. The team explore the natural wonders of the Bay of Plenty, and reveal seaside stories from locations including the white-stone city of Oamaru and the Northland region of Kaipura. In a Coast New Zealand first, adventurer Dave Murray lands his plane on remote Big Bay in South Westland. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
The Fatal Conflict: Judea and Rome, The Fall Of Judea
(S1, EP2)
 
8:30pm
The Fatal Conflict: Judea and Rome, The Fall Of Judea (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Uncover the events that shaped the great Jewish revolt against Rome as told by Jewish General, historian and perceived traitor Flavius Josephus. Explore Josephus' early history as a Jewish leader and researcher, his travels to Rome, the folklore of his making as a prophet, and ultimately his involvement in the fall of Judea. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 February 2020 · 8:30pm
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 4:45am
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 10:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Secrets, Lies and Atomic Spies,
 
9:30pm
Secrets, Lies and Atomic Spies,
Rec
 
 
We take viewers inside one of the most extraordinary code-breaking feats in history. In 1943, the "Venona" project found a chink in the supposedly unbreakable code used by the Soviet Union and exposed a vast network of spies operating in the United States, including highly placed agents at the ultra-secret atomic bomb project. Among the key atom spies revealed by "Venona" was scientist Ted Hall, who was never prosecuted and was only recently publicly implicated.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 11:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Britain's Greatest Bridges, Tower Bridge
(S1, EP3)
 
10:30pm
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:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 12:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
Ancient Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire, Constantine
(S1, EP5)
 
11:30pm
Ancient Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire, Constantine (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
A docu-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world, including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Pearl Harbour
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30am
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Pearl Harbour (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The Japanese raid on Pearl Harbour on December 7 1941 shocked the world and drew the United States into the war. Did British Intelligence and Britain's Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, know in advance of the Japanese attack and fail to warn the Americans?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:00am
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Riddle Of Rudolph Hess
(S1, EP2)
 
1:00am
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Riddle Of Rudolph Hess (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
On 10 May 1941 Rudolph Hess, former deputy Fuhrer of the Third Reich, made an extraordinary lone flight to Britain. Was Hess attempting to make peace with the British before the German invasion of the Soviet Union? Was the Duke of Hamilton, on whose Scottish estate Hess attempted to land, an intermediary between the British Aristocracy and high-ranking Nazis? Why did the British Government, instead of treating the incident as a propaganda coup, shroud the Hess affair in a web of official secrecy?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 2:00pm
Rec
1:30am
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Remington
(S1, EP22)
 
1:30am
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Remington (S1, EP22)
Rec
 
 
The Remington Arms Company is America's oldest gun manufacturer. Since 1816, Remington has produced over 35 million firearms, including pocket-sized derringers, shotguns, and long-range rifles. See how Remington firearms helped tame the Old West, win wars in Europe and Asia, and earn medals in Olympic shooting competitions.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Dead Men's Secrets, Revenge! Assassination Of Reinhard Heydrich
(S1, EP21)
 
2:30am
Dead Men's Secrets, Revenge! Assassination Of Reinhard Heydrich (S1, EP21)
Rec
 
 
Reinhard Heydrich was the ideal Nazi: tall, blonde, athletic, and evil. Hitler called him the "man with the iron heart." As head of the Security Police, he made even loyal Nazis fear him. In Czechoslovakia, he was known simply as the 'Hangman of Prague' - a mastermind who helped design the mass slaughter of Jews. But on May 27, 1942, Heydrich was shot dead in an ambush in Prague. Using archive footage and detailed maps, this program reveals how the assassins trained and plotted to kill the Gestapo chief.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Dogfights, MiG Alley
(S1, EP2)
 
3:15am
Dogfights, MiG Alley (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
US Air Force fighter pilots risk their lives flying sleek F-86 Sabres above MIG Alley - the most dangerous piece of sky in the Korean War.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Coast New Zealand, Wellington
(S3, EP1)
 
4:00am
Coast New Zealand, Wellington (S3, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The return of the stunningly shot series that takes you on an epic voyage of discovery of people and places through New Zealand. The enthusiastic team of presenter Neil Oliver and six New Zealand experts in marine biology, history and social history explore the panoramic beauty of the coastline while investigating the formation and evolution of the nation: its history, its people, and its culture. The third series kicks off in Wellington, the world's southern-most capital city. Neil Oliver visits living Moriori artefacts and Michael Stevens hears about the day the Germans infiltrated the islands' waters during World War Two. The team explore the natural wonders of the Bay of Plenty, and reveal seaside stories from locations including the white-stone city of Oamaru and the Northland region of Kaipura. In a Coast New Zealand first, adventurer Dave Murray lands his plane on remote Big Bay in South Westland. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 9:30am
Rec
4:45am
The Fatal Conflict: Judea and Rome, The Fall Of Judea
(S1, EP2)
 
4:45am
The Fatal Conflict: Judea and Rome, The Fall Of Judea (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Uncover the events that shaped the great Jewish revolt against Rome as told by Jewish General, historian and perceived traitor Flavius Josephus. Explore Josephus' early history as a Jewish leader and researcher, his travels to Rome, the folklore of his making as a prophet, and ultimately his involvement in the fall of Judea. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 February 2020 · 8:30pm
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 4:45am
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30am
Secrets, Lies and Atomic Spies,
 
5:30am
Secrets, Lies and Atomic Spies,
Rec
 
 
We take viewers inside one of the most extraordinary code-breaking feats in history. In 1943, the "Venona" project found a chink in the supposedly unbreakable code used by the Soviet Union and exposed a vast network of spies operating in the United States, including highly placed agents at the ultra-secret atomic bomb project. Among the key atom spies revealed by "Venona" was scientist Ted Hall, who was never prosecuted and was only recently publicly implicated.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 11:30am
Rec
6:30am
Britain's Greatest Bridges, Tower Bridge
(S1, EP3)
 
6:30am
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:
 
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 12:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Ancient Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire, Constantine
(S1, EP5)
 
7:30am
Ancient Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire, Constantine (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
A docu-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world, including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Bitterley
(S19, EP2)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Bitterley (S19, EP2)
Rec
 
 
A team of specialists dig deep to uncover as much as they can in three days about a UK site's archaeology and history.
 
9:30am
Coast New Zealand, Wellington
(S3, EP1)
 
9:30am
Coast New Zealand, Wellington (S3, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The return of the stunningly shot series that takes you on an epic voyage of discovery of people and places through New Zealand. The enthusiastic team of presenter Neil Oliver and six New Zealand experts in marine biology, history and social history explore the panoramic beauty of the coastline while investigating the formation and evolution of the nation: its history, its people, and its culture. The third series kicks off in Wellington, the world's southern-most capital city. Neil Oliver visits living Moriori artefacts and Michael Stevens hears about the day the Germans infiltrated the islands' waters during World War Two. The team explore the natural wonders of the Bay of Plenty, and reveal seaside stories from locations including the white-stone city of Oamaru and the Northland region of Kaipura. In a Coast New Zealand first, adventurer Dave Murray lands his plane on remote Big Bay in South Westland. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 4:00am
Rec
10:30am
The Fatal Conflict: Judea and Rome, The Fall Of Judea
(S1, EP2)
 
10:30am
The Fatal Conflict: Judea and Rome, The Fall Of Judea (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Uncover the events that shaped the great Jewish revolt against Rome as told by Jewish General, historian and perceived traitor Flavius Josephus. Explore Josephus' early history as a Jewish leader and researcher, his travels to Rome, the folklore of his making as a prophet, and ultimately his involvement in the fall of Judea. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 26 February 2020 · 8:30pm
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 4:45am
 
 
Thu 27 February 2020 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 4:45am
Rec
11:30am
Secrets, Lies and Atomic Spies,
 
11:30am
Secrets, Lies and Atomic Spies,
Rec
 
 
We take viewers inside one of the most extraordinary code-breaking feats in history. In 1943, the "Venona" project found a chink in the supposedly unbreakable code used by the Soviet Union and exposed a vast network of spies operating in the United States, including highly placed agents at the ultra-secret atomic bomb project. Among the key atom spies revealed by "Venona" was scientist Ted Hall, who was never prosecuted and was only recently publicly implicated.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 5:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Britain's Greatest Bridges, Tower Bridge
(S1, EP3)
 
12:30pm
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:
 
 
 
Sun 1 March 2020 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 6:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Pearl Harbour
(S1, EP1)
 
1:30pm
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Pearl Harbour (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The Japanese raid on Pearl Harbour on December 7 1941 shocked the world and drew the United States into the war. Did British Intelligence and Britain's Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, know in advance of the Japanese attack and fail to warn the Americans?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 12:30am
Rec
2:00pm
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Riddle Of Rudolph Hess
(S1, EP2)
 
2:00pm
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Riddle Of Rudolph Hess (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
On 10 May 1941 Rudolph Hess, former deputy Fuhrer of the Third Reich, made an extraordinary lone flight to Britain. Was Hess attempting to make peace with the British before the German invasion of the Soviet Union? Was the Duke of Hamilton, on whose Scottish estate Hess attempted to land, an intermediary between the British Aristocracy and high-ranking Nazis? Why did the British Government, instead of treating the incident as a propaganda coup, shroud the Hess affair in a web of official secrecy?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 1:00am
Rec
2:30pm
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Remington
(S1, EP22)
 
2:30pm
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Remington (S1, EP22)
Rec
 
 
The Remington Arms Company is America's oldest gun manufacturer. Since 1816, Remington has produced over 35 million firearms, including pocket-sized derringers, shotguns, and long-range rifles. See how Remington firearms helped tame the Old West, win wars in Europe and Asia, and earn medals in Olympic shooting competitions.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, Revenge! Assassination Of Reinhard Heydrich
(S1, EP21)
 
3:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, Revenge! Assassination Of Reinhard Heydrich (S1, EP21)
Rec
 
 
Reinhard Heydrich was the ideal Nazi: tall, blonde, athletic, and evil. Hitler called him the "man with the iron heart." As head of the Security Police, he made even loyal Nazis fear him. In Czechoslovakia, he was known simply as the 'Hangman of Prague' - a mastermind who helped design the mass slaughter of Jews. But on May 27, 1942, Heydrich was shot dead in an ambush in Prague. Using archive footage and detailed maps, this program reveals how the assassins trained and plotted to kill the Gestapo chief.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Dogfights, MiG Alley
(S1, EP2)
 
4:30pm
Dogfights, MiG Alley (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
US Air Force fighter pilots risk their lives flying sleek F-86 Sabres above MIG Alley - the most dangerous piece of sky in the Korean War.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Great Continental Railway Journeys, Barcelona To Mallorca
(S4, EP6)
 
5:30pm
Great Continental Railway Journeys, Barcelona To Mallorca (S4, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Michael Portillo embarks on a nostalgic railway adventure, which takes him across the heart of Europe.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
WWII: 1942 and Hitler's Soft Underbelly, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
6:30pm
WWII: 1942 and Hitler's Soft Underbelly, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The British fought the Second World War to defeat Hitler. This film asks why, then, did they spend so much of the conflict battling through North Africa and Italy? Historian David Reynolds reassesses Winston Churchill's conviction that the Mediterranean was the 'soft underbelly' of Hitler's Europe. Travelling to Egypt and Italian battlefields like Cassino, scene of some of the worst carnage in Western Europe, he shows how, in reality, the 'soft underbelly' became a dark and dangerous obsession for Churchill. David Reynolds reveals a Prime Minister very different from the jaw-jutting bulldog of Britain's 'finest hour' in 1940. A leader who was politically vulnerable at home, desperate to shore up a crumbling British empire abroad, losing faith in his army and even ready to deceive his American allies if it might delay fighting head-to-head against the Germans in northern France. The film marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein in 1942.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Coast Australia, Victoria
(S2, EP1)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
7:30pm
Coast Australia, Victoria (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Neil Oliver becomes one of only five people known to have set foot on the isolated island known as Skull Rock, as he joins the first scientific expedition there to discover what life it has sustained over millennia. At Eagle's Nest, Tim Flannery delves into pre-history, revealing his own role in discovering Australia's polar dinosaurs. Neil Oliver heads offshore to explore the incredible engineering feat that keeps Bass Strait oil pumping, even under a hundred-year wave. Alice Garner visits Victoria's notorious Cheviot Beach, reliving the fateful day Australia lost its prime minister to these inclement waters. Neil Oliver travels to Phillip Island, and reveals how an entire town was removed to save the penguins. Brendan Moar tackles the tricky sport of blo-karting along the flat sands of Waratah Bay. On the Gippsland Lakes, Emma Johnston hunts for a brand-new species of dolphin, and, finally, Neil Oliver takes to the skies with aviatrix Judy Pay, for an unforgettable tour of the Bass Strait coast in a fully-restored warbird. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 7 March 2020 · 4:30pm
Rec
8:30pm
Europe's Last Warrior Kings, Prelude To War
(S1, EP1)
* FIRST ON *
8:30pm
Europe's Last Warrior Kings, Prelude To War (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
King Edward the Confessor dies without an heir, triggering a race to succeed him. Earl Harold is on the spot and takes the crown. But in Normandy, Duke William believes the throne has been promised to him. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 7 March 2020 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 8 March 2020 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 8 March 2020 · 9:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Britain's Ancient Tracks, The Ridgeway
(S1, EP1)
 
9:30pm
Britain's Ancient Tracks, The Ridgeway (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Britain is criss-crossed by a network of ancient track ways that have been travelled for over 5000 years. Tony Robinson explores the mysteries and legends of these remarkable routes.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 7 March 2020 · 3:15am
Rec
10:30pm
China On Film, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
10:30pm
China On Film, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Christopher Doyle narrates the uniquely vivid picture of Chinese history through film. These never-seen-before films provide new insight into China's momentous changes, from the Qing dynasty through to the Communist era.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Battle 360, Bloody Santa Cruz
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30pm
Battle 360, Bloody Santa Cruz (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Part two of the deadly saga of the Solomons plays out at the Santa Cruz Islands. In one terrible day of vicious combat, Enterprise loses her sister ship USS Hornet and suffers dozens of casualties as bombs nail her flight deck. When the smoke clears, Enterprise is the only American Carrier left in the Pacific. For the US Navy at Santa Cruz, Survival becomes the ultimate battle.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Kill Hitler
(S1, EP3)
 
12:30am
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Kill Hitler (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Throughout Hitler's reign only one powerful group of men remained immune to his infamous charm. Paradoxically, these were the men most necessary to Hitler's dreams of conquest. They were the High Command of the German Army. Again and again during the war Hitler's own generals would plot to remove and later kill their Fuhrer. Despite years of conspiracy and the most meticulous of plans, this most secret aim of Germany's bravest Generals would never be achieved. Why was Hitler never able to command the unswerving loyalty of his own senior military staff? And why, despite all their efforts, were these Generals always finally unable to kill Hitler?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:00am
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Phantom Invasion
(S1, EP4)
 
1:00am
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Phantom Invasion (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
By June of 1944 Adolf Hitler had become convinced that the main Allied invasion of France would be launched against the Pas de Calais. Hitler ensured that this section of the French coastline had therefore been fortified at the expense of other, more vulnerable areas along the same coast. Even when the Allied forces began to land on the Normandy coast, Hitler still refused to succumb to what he saw as an obvious and elaborate distraction, maintaining the heavy defences at the Pas de Calais and starving his armies in Normandy of much needed assistance where the defences were at their weakest and most vulnerable. Why did Hitler become so convinced of the threat to the Pas de Calais and sacrifice the security of possible coastline invasions? Was it because there were secret Allied plans for a follow-up invasion in this area?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 2:00pm
Rec
1:30am
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Smith And Wesson
(S1, EP23)
 
1:30am
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Smith And Wesson (S1, EP23)
Rec
 
 
They laid the groundwork for the Winchester Repeating Rifle and put a cartridge six-shooter in the West years before Colt's Peacemaker. Their spirit of innovation has led handgun technology for over a century. Meet Horace Smith and Daniel Baird Wesson, and see why the company forged from their partnership remains at the industry's vanguard.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Dead Men's Secrets, America's Secret War
(S1, EP22)
 
2:30am
Dead Men's Secrets, America's Secret War (S1, EP22)
Rec
 
 
Examines US intelligence gathering, from inception in the 1920s and development during WWII through the Office of Strategic Services and the Allied Intelligence Bureau. We also look at the darker side. Did the CIA strike a deal with Nazi war criminals in return for their help in the Cold War?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Dogfights, Flying Tigers
(S1, EP3)
 
3:15am
Dogfights, Flying Tigers (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
A courageous, ragtag band of American mercenaries dare to challenge the overwhelming might of the Japanese Air Force. The legendary Flying Tigers slash through the skies of China, and help vanquish the unstoppable Japanese.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Coast Australia, Victoria
(S2, EP1)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
4:00am
Coast Australia, Victoria (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Neil Oliver becomes one of only five people known to have set foot on the isolated island known as Skull Rock, as he joins the first scientific expedition there to discover what life it has sustained over millennia. At Eagle's Nest, Tim Flannery delves into pre-history, revealing his own role in discovering Australia's polar dinosaurs. Neil Oliver heads offshore to explore the incredible engineering feat that keeps Bass Strait oil pumping, even under a hundred-year wave. Alice Garner visits Victoria's notorious Cheviot Beach, reliving the fateful day Australia lost its prime minister to these inclement waters. Neil Oliver travels to Phillip Island, and reveals how an entire town was removed to save the penguins. Brendan Moar tackles the tricky sport of blo-karting along the flat sands of Waratah Bay. On the Gippsland Lakes, Emma Johnston hunts for a brand-new species of dolphin, and, finally, Neil Oliver takes to the skies with aviatrix Judy Pay, for an unforgettable tour of the Bass Strait coast in a fully-restored warbird. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 7 March 2020 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:45am
Europe's Last Warrior Kings, Prelude To War
(S1, EP1)
 
4:45am
Europe's Last Warrior Kings, Prelude To War (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
King Edward the Confessor dies without an heir, triggering a race to succeed him. Earl Harold is on the spot and takes the crown. But in Normandy, Duke William believes the throne has been promised to him. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 7 March 2020 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 8 March 2020 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 8 March 2020 · 9:30am
Rec
5:30am
Britain's Ancient Tracks, The Ridgeway
(S1, EP1)
 
5:30am
Britain's Ancient Tracks, The Ridgeway (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Britain is criss-crossed by a network of ancient track ways that have been travelled for over 5000 years. Tony Robinson explores the mysteries and legends of these remarkable routes.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 7 March 2020 · 3:15am
Rec
6:30am
China On Film, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
6:30am
China On Film, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Christopher Doyle narrates the uniquely vivid picture of Chinese history through film. These never-seen-before films provide new insight into China's momentous changes, from the Qing dynasty through to the Communist era.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Battle 360, Bloody Santa Cruz
(S1, EP4)
 
7:30am
Battle 360, Bloody Santa Cruz (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Part two of the deadly saga of the Solomons plays out at the Santa Cruz Islands. In one terrible day of vicious combat, Enterprise loses her sister ship USS Hornet and suffers dozens of casualties as bombs nail her flight deck. When the smoke clears, Enterprise is the only American Carrier left in the Pacific. For the US Navy at Santa Cruz, Survival becomes the ultimate battle.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Dunwich
(S19, EP3)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Dunwich (S19, EP3)
Rec
 
 
A team of specialists dig deep to uncover as much as they can in three days about a UK site's archaeology and history.
 
9:30am
Time Team, Romans On The Range
(S18, EP3)
 
9:30am
Time Team, Romans On The Range (S18, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Tony and the team get a unique opportunity to dig at an army firing range at High Ham in Somerset and investigate a series of mosaics first discovered 150 years ago. The mosaics hint at a grand villa, but as this part of Somerset has been in constant use by the army for the last century and a half, no-one has ever had a chance to really see what's under the ground. To everyone's surprise, the initial results suggest there's been more than one villa on this site. Over the following days a story emerges of the highs and lows of Roman life in Britain, from the grand rooms used for entertaining to the pitiful lives of the slaves who lived on the edge of this high society. The archaeology is impressive, but the weather's not, and as the temperatures plummet, the team hold a crisis meeting. Could this be the first time in the program's history that the conditions force the diggers to down tools?
 
10:30am
WWII: 1942 and Hitler's Soft Underbelly, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
10:30am
WWII: 1942 and Hitler's Soft Underbelly, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The British fought the Second World War to defeat Hitler. This film asks why, then, did they spend so much of the conflict battling through North Africa and Italy? Historian David Reynolds reassesses Winston Churchill's conviction that the Mediterranean was the 'soft underbelly' of Hitler's Europe. Travelling to Egypt and Italian battlefields like Cassino, scene of some of the worst carnage in Western Europe, he shows how, in reality, the 'soft underbelly' became a dark and dangerous obsession for Churchill. David Reynolds reveals a Prime Minister very different from the jaw-jutting bulldog of Britain's 'finest hour' in 1940. A leader who was politically vulnerable at home, desperate to shore up a crumbling British empire abroad, losing faith in his army and even ready to deceive his American allies if it might delay fighting head-to-head against the Germans in northern France. The film marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein in 1942.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Coast Australia, Victoria
(S2, EP1)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
11:30am
Coast Australia, Victoria (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Neil Oliver becomes one of only five people known to have set foot on the isolated island known as Skull Rock, as he joins the first scientific expedition there to discover what life it has sustained over millennia. At Eagle's Nest, Tim Flannery delves into pre-history, revealing his own role in discovering Australia's polar dinosaurs. Neil Oliver heads offshore to explore the incredible engineering feat that keeps Bass Strait oil pumping, even under a hundred-year wave. Alice Garner visits Victoria's notorious Cheviot Beach, reliving the fateful day Australia lost its prime minister to these inclement waters. Neil Oliver travels to Phillip Island, and reveals how an entire town was removed to save the penguins. Brendan Moar tackles the tricky sport of blo-karting along the flat sands of Waratah Bay. On the Gippsland Lakes, Emma Johnston hunts for a brand-new species of dolphin, and, finally, Neil Oliver takes to the skies with aviatrix Judy Pay, for an unforgettable tour of the Bass Strait coast in a fully-restored warbird. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 7 March 2020 · 4:30pm
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Europe's Last Warrior Kings, Prelude To War
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30pm
Europe's Last Warrior Kings, Prelude To War (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
King Edward the Confessor dies without an heir, triggering a race to succeed him. Earl Harold is on the spot and takes the crown. But in Normandy, Duke William believes the throne has been promised to him. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 2 March 2020 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 7 March 2020 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 8 March 2020 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 8 March 2020 · 9:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Kill Hitler
(S1, EP3)
 
1:30pm
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Kill Hitler (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Throughout Hitler's reign only one powerful group of men remained immune to his infamous charm. Paradoxically, these were the men most necessary to Hitler's dreams of conquest. They were the High Command of the German Army. Again and again during the war Hitler's own generals would plot to remove and later kill their Fuhrer. Despite years of conspiracy and the most meticulous of plans, this most secret aim of Germany's bravest Generals would never be achieved. Why was Hitler never able to command the unswerving loyalty of his own senior military staff? And why, despite all their efforts, were these Generals always finally unable to kill Hitler?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 12:30am
Rec
2:00pm
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Phantom Invasion
(S1, EP4)
 
2:00pm
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Phantom Invasion (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
By June of 1944 Adolf Hitler had become convinced that the main Allied invasion of France would be launched against the Pas de Calais. Hitler ensured that this section of the French coastline had therefore been fortified at the expense of other, more vulnerable areas along the same coast. Even when the Allied forces began to land on the Normandy coast, Hitler still refused to succumb to what he saw as an obvious and elaborate distraction, maintaining the heavy defences at the Pas de Calais and starving his armies in Normandy of much needed assistance where the defences were at their weakest and most vulnerable. Why did Hitler become so convinced of the threat to the Pas de Calais and sacrifice the security of possible coastline invasions? Was it because there were secret Allied plans for a follow-up invasion in this area?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 1:00am
Rec
2:30pm
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Smith And Wesson
(S1, EP23)
 
2:30pm
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of Smith And Wesson (S1, EP23)
Rec
 
 
They laid the groundwork for the Winchester Repeating Rifle and put a cartridge six-shooter in the West years before Colt's Peacemaker. Their spirit of innovation has led handgun technology for over a century. Meet Horace Smith and Daniel Baird Wesson, and see why the company forged from their partnership remains at the industry's vanguard.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, America's Secret War
(S1, EP22)
 
3:30pm
Dead Men's Secrets, America's Secret War (S1, EP22)
Rec
 
 
Examines US intelligence gathering, from inception in the 1920s and development during WWII through the Office of Strategic Services and the Allied Intelligence Bureau. We also look at the darker side. Did the CIA strike a deal with Nazi war criminals in return for their help in the Cold War?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Dogfights, Flying Tigers
(S1, EP3)
 
4:30pm
Dogfights, Flying Tigers (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
A courageous, ragtag band of American mercenaries dare to challenge the overwhelming might of the Japanese Air Force. The legendary Flying Tigers slash through the skies of China, and help vanquish the unstoppable Japanese.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Spy Web, The Mossad
(S1, EP17)
 
5:30pm
Spy Web, The Mossad (S1, EP17)
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
Scots in China,
(S1, EP1)
 
6:30pm
Scots in China, (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
China, a Communist nation of 1.4 billion people, now has the highest number of billionaires. The country has stealthily reinvented itself, developing rapidly and is no longer shut off from the world. Many pioneers from the West have played a part in this transformation aiding the country to look outwards and open its doors. Neil Oliver meets some of these extraordinary people from all walks of life, living in and working in China today, using their experiences to unpack the mystery of Modern China. From China's rapid development to the unravelling of its complicated politics and culture, Neil explores the 'China of now' as well as looking to the future to predict 'what next' for the country's education and politics system.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 4 March 2020 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Britain's Most Historic Towns, Wartime Dover
(S2, EP1)
* FIRST ON *
7:30pm
Britain's Most Historic Towns, Wartime Dover (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Alice visits Dover to examine the effects of WWII on the town. She explores the underground base where Dunkirk was planned, talks to a 90yr old former ATS member about life during the Battle of Britain and experiences life as a land girl. Ben uses aerial footage to show the challenges facing the Royal Navy. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 4 March 2020 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Wed 4 March 2020 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 8 March 2020 · 6:30pm
Rec
8:30pm
Suffragettes, Episode 1
(S1, EP1)
 
8:30pm
Suffragettes, Episode 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The story of a group of astonishing, young working-class suffragettes who helped get the vote for women a century ago. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 4 March 2020 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Wed 4 March 2020 · 12:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
In The Turmoil Of The Russian Revolution,
 
9:30pm
In The Turmoil Of The Russian Revolution,
Rec
 
 
The year 2017 marks the centenary of one of the most significant and epoch-changing events of the 20th-century - the Russian Revolution. This program uses the private journals of Pierre Gilliard, tutor to the Romanov children, to provide a very intimate and eye-opening account of what the imperial family did and thought, day-by-day, as their world was crumbling around them. Gilliard, a Swiss national, gives an exceptional testimonial of the events that devastated the Russian court between 1905 and 1918. However, it's not just his words that form the narrative for this film. His interest in a new technology photography saw him take hundreds of snapshots of the unfolding life of the Romanov's. The contrast between his rarefied existence and the increasing groundswell of discontent in the masses is one of the program's driving forces. Key events of the period including Rasputin's influence, 1905's Bloody Sunday, the Emperor's abdication and Lenin's rise to power are also covered, with their social and political contexts explored. Meanwhile, historians and experts of the period provide comprehensive analysis. Unfailingly loyal, Gillard was with the Romanov's until the end and was exiled with them to Siberia. After the Tsar's execution, only his Swiss nationality saved him. A privileged, objective witness to these days which turned the world upside down, his account in this mesmerising film gives a whole new insight into this extraordinary period of history.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 4 March 2020 · 5:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Adolf Hitler: The Itinerary, The War Leader
(S1, EP2)
 
10:30pm
Adolf Hitler: The Itinerary, The War Leader (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Harald Sandner continues his study of Adolf Hitler as he seizes control of Germany and plunges the European continent into the bloodiest conflict the world has ever seen. Harald meticulously notes every success and failure as the world's powers come together to put an end to this chapter in history.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 4 March 2020 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Engineering Disasters, Episode 3
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30pm
Engineering Disasters, Episode 3 (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Engineering has built our modern world. Everything from skyscrapers to roads and air travel are here because of Engineering. But what happens when engineering goes horribly wrong? Go behind the headlines to uncover what really happened in the most notorious engineering accidents.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 4 March 2020 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Secret War
(S1, EP5)
 
12:30am
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Secret War (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Throughout most of World War II the British were intercepting and decoding German signals traffic. The information they obtained proved invaluable to the war effort, providing advance warning of some of the war's most crucial attacks. These achievements were regarded as so important that an impenetrable veil of secrecy surrounded them for more than thirty years after the war had ended. Why did the Germans never suspect that their codes had been broken? How did the British disguise the source of their information? Just how important was The Secret War to the outcome of the conflict?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 4 March 2020 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:00am
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Decision At Dunkirk
(S1, EP6)
 
1:00am
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Decision At Dunkirk (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
In May 1940 the British Army in France was facing annihilation at the hands of powerful German armoured formations. Yet, with such a resounding victory within his grasp, Hitler uncharacteristically ordered the tanks to halt, enabling the British to make a dramatic escape from the beaches of Dunkirk. Why did Hitler ignore the advice of his tank commanders and issue the now famous "Stop Order"? Did he, as some suggest, actually want the British to escape?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 4 March 2020 · 2:00pm
Rec
1:30am
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of The Bizarre
(S1, EP24)
 
1:30am
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of The Bizarre (S1, EP24)
Rec
 
 
Duck feet, salt shakers, squeezers, knuckledusters, fish hooks, and harmonicas. Though the listed items sound innocuous, they exist for one reason - self-defence. These are the nicknames of some of the unique guns we handle in this examination of the inventive gunsmiths who created these strange one-of-a-kind firearms.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 4 March 2020 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Dead Men's Secrets, Hitler's Nuclear Arsenal
(S1, EP23)
 
2:30am
Dead Men's Secrets, Hitler's Nuclear Arsenal (S1, EP23)
Rec
 
 
At the start of WWII, the race had begun between the Nazis and the Allies to be the first to create an atomic weapon. By teaming up with the Japanese, Hitler planned to launch an atomic attack on San Francisco on August 17, 1945. But on August 6, an American Superfortress dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and the war ended shortly after.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 4 March 2020 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Dogfights, Guadalcanal
(S1, EP4)
 
3:15am
Dogfights, Guadalcanal (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
August 1942: Heroic, die-hard pilots of the tiny Cactus Air Force match skills and instincts against top Japanese aces as they battle in the skies above Guadalcanal.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 4 March 2020 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Britain's Most Historic Towns, Wartime Dover
(S2, EP1)
 
4:00am
Britain's Most Historic Towns, Wartime Dover (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Alice visits Dover to examine the effects of WWII on the town. She explores the underground base where Dunkirk was planned, talks to a 90yr old former ATS member about life during the Battle of Britain and experiences life as a land girl. Ben uses aerial footage to show the challenges facing the Royal Navy. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 4 March 2020 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 8 March 2020 · 6:30pm
Rec
4:45am
Suffragettes, Episode 1
(S1, EP1)
 
4:45am
Suffragettes, Episode 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The story of a group of astonishing, young working-class suffragettes who helped get the vote for women a century ago. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 4 March 2020 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:30am
In The Turmoil Of The Russian Revolution,
 
5:30am
In The Turmoil Of The Russian Revolution,
Rec
 
 
The year 2017 marks the centenary of one of the most significant and epoch-changing events of the 20th-century - the Russian Revolution. This program uses the private journals of Pierre Gilliard, tutor to the Romanov children, to provide a very intimate and eye-opening account of what the imperial family did and thought, day-by-day, as their world was crumbling around them. Gilliard, a Swiss national, gives an exceptional testimonial of the events that devastated the Russian court between 1905 and 1918. However, it's not just his words that form the narrative for this film. His interest in a new technology photography saw him take hundreds of snapshots of the unfolding life of the Romanov's. The contrast between his rarefied existence and the increasing groundswell of discontent in the masses is one of the program's driving forces. Key events of the period including Rasputin's influence, 1905's Bloody Sunday, the Emperor's abdication and Lenin's rise to power are also covered, with their social and political contexts explored. Meanwhile, historians and experts of the period provide comprehensive analysis. Unfailingly loyal, Gillard was with the Romanov's until the end and was exiled with them to Siberia. After the Tsar's execution, only his Swiss nationality saved him. A privileged, objective witness to these days which turned the world upside down, his account in this mesmerising film gives a whole new insight into this extraordinary period of history.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 9:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Adolf Hitler: The Itinerary, The War Leader
(S1, EP2)
 
6:30am
Adolf Hitler: The Itinerary, The War Leader (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Harald Sandner continues his study of Adolf Hitler as he seizes control of Germany and plunges the European continent into the bloodiest conflict the world has ever seen. Harald meticulously notes every success and failure as the world's powers come together to put an end to this chapter in history.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Engineering Disasters, Episode 3
(S1, EP3)
 
7:30am
Engineering Disasters, Episode 3 (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Engineering has built our modern world. Everything from skyscrapers to roads and air travel are here because of Engineering. But what happens when engineering goes horribly wrong? Go behind the headlines to uncover what really happened in the most notorious engineering accidents.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Kenfig
(S19, EP4)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Kenfig (S19, EP4)
Rec
 
 
A team of specialists dig deep to uncover as much as they can in three days about a UK site's archaeology and history.
 
9:30am
Time Team, Hitler's Island Fortress
(S18, EP4)
 
9:30am
Time Team, Hitler's Island Fortress (S18, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Tony Robinson doesn't usually get to decide where the team should dig, but in this episode he chooses his first-ever site for investigation: a German anti-aircraft battery built during the Nazis' five-year occupation of Jersey. The archaeologists have never investigated anything like this before and must apply all their skills to make sense of a site now reclaimed by a forest. It's soon clear that the gun emplacements are part of a much bigger, complex fortified settlement that was home to hundreds of German soldiers equipped with a vast array of weapons. And, unlike with older sites, the team can talk to people who witnessed life under the occupation firsthand. What emerges is the shocking story of a fortress island where German installations were built by slave labour and the local population began to starve as the war continued. Of terrible conditions that seem more fitting to the eras the team usually investigate rather than just 70 years ago. Over three days, the team uncovers a fascinating and frequently horrifying glimpse of life during war.
 
10:30am
Scots in China,
(S1, EP1)
 
10:30am
Scots in China, (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
China, a Communist nation of 1.4 billion people, now has the highest number of billionaires. The country has stealthily reinvented itself, developing rapidly and is no longer shut off from the world. Many pioneers from the West have played a part in this transformation aiding the country to look outwards and open its doors. Neil Oliver meets some of these extraordinary people from all walks of life, living in and working in China today, using their experiences to unpack the mystery of Modern China. From China's rapid development to the unravelling of its complicated politics and culture, Neil explores the 'China of now' as well as looking to the future to predict 'what next' for the country's education and politics system.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Britain's Most Historic Towns, Wartime Dover
(S2, EP1)
 
11:30am
Britain's Most Historic Towns, Wartime Dover (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Alice visits Dover to examine the effects of WWII on the town. She explores the underground base where Dunkirk was planned, talks to a 90yr old former ATS member about life during the Battle of Britain and experiences life as a land girl. Ben uses aerial footage to show the challenges facing the Royal Navy. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 4 March 2020 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 8 March 2020 · 6:30pm
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Suffragettes, Episode 1
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30pm
Suffragettes, Episode 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The story of a group of astonishing, young working-class suffragettes who helped get the vote for women a century ago. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 3 March 2020 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 4 March 2020 · 4:45am
Rec
1:30pm
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Secret War
(S1, EP5)
 
1:30pm
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Secret War (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Throughout most of World War II the British were intercepting and decoding German signals traffic. The information they obtained proved invaluable to the war effort, providing advance warning of some of the war's most crucial attacks. These achievements were regarded as so important that an impenetrable veil of secrecy surrounded them for more than thirty years after the war had ended. Why did the Germans never suspect that their codes had been broken? How did the British disguise the source of their information? Just how important was The Secret War to the outcome of the conflict?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 4 March 2020 · 12:30am
Rec
2:00pm
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Decision At Dunkirk
(S1, EP6)
 
2:00pm
Unsolved Mysteries of WWII, Decision At Dunkirk (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
In May 1940 the British Army in France was facing annihilation at the hands of powerful German armoured formations. Yet, with such a resounding victory within his grasp, Hitler uncharacteristically ordered the tanks to halt, enabling the British to make a dramatic escape from the beaches of Dunkirk. Why did Hitler ignore the advice of his tank commanders and issue the now famous "Stop Order"? Did he, as some suggest, actually want the British to escape?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 4 March 2020 · 1:00am
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Tales of the Gun, Guns Of The Bizarre
(S1, EP24)
 
2:30pm
Tales of the Gun, Guns Of The Bizarre (S1, EP24)
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Duck feet, salt shakers, squeezers, knuckledusters, fish hooks, and harmonicas. Though the listed items sound innocuous, they exist for one reason - self-defence. These are the nicknames of some of the unique guns we handle in this examination of the inventive gunsmiths who created these strange one-of-a-kind firearms.
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Wed 4 March 2020 · 1:30am
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Dead Men's Secrets, Hitler's Nuclear Arsenal
(S1, EP23)
 
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Dead Men's Secrets, Hitler's Nuclear Arsenal (S1, EP23)
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At the start of WWII, the race had begun between the Nazis and the Allies to be the first to create an atomic weapon. By teaming up with the Japanese, Hitler planned to launch an atomic attack on San Francisco on August 17, 1945. But on August 6, an American Superfortress dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and the war ended shortly after.
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Wed 4 March 2020 · 2:30am