TV Guide

Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
10:30am
Combat Trains, World War One
(S1, EP7)
 
10:30am
Combat Trains, World War One (S1, EP7)
 
 
The story of the trench warfare of the First World War is well known. What is less well known is that the efficiency of the railway networks of both sides helped cause that stalemate. The programme describes the German Schlieffen Plan to use rail networks to invade France, and in the city of Liege how the Belgian railway workers resisted that invasion. On a light railway that still operates in the fields of the Somme, their extraordinary power and versatility is revealed. The programme looks at the remarkable work in France of the British Railway Operating Division and the bravery of its crews.
 
11:30am
Abandoned Engineering, The Italian Dam Disaster
(S2, EP5)
 
11:30am
Abandoned Engineering, The Italian Dam Disaster (S2, EP5)
 
 
An abandoned concrete wall... five strange deserted structures. A lost escape route from nuclear Armageddon... A submerged link to D-day... Once they were at the cutting edge of design and construction, now they lie disused, contaminated and dangerous. But who built them? And why were they abandoned?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Destroy Paris: Hitler's Secret Plan,
 
 
By 1944, as the Reich was crumbling, Hitler gave detailed orders for the destruction of Paris. He wanted the monuments and all the bridges mined and the city reduced to a "pile of rubble". General von Choltitz, the las Nazi commander in charge of Paris, famously claimed he saved the City of Light. But what really happened? We investigate. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 3:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 9:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Secrets of War, Rommel's Enigma
(S1, EP10)
 
1:30pm
Secrets of War, Rommel's Enigma (S1, EP10)
 
 
In the critical battle for North Africa, German General Irwin Rommel, the Desert Fox, seemed unstoppable, a warrior with a mystical feel for the battle. But how did he really get his intelligence? The British countered with secrets of their own; phony spies, phantom armies, and battlefield magic. Declassified information shines new light on spy vs. spy operations in North Africa.
 
2:30pm
World at War, Wolf Pack
(S1, EP10)
 
2:30pm
World at War, Wolf Pack (S1, EP10)
Rec
 
 
Battles on the Atlantic rage as Germany attempts to starve Britain by sinking supply ships from America.
 
3:30pm
Putin's Revenge, Part Two
(S1, EP2)
 
3:30pm
Putin's Revenge, Part Two (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This special documentary, with original reporting in Moscow and Washington, DC, created by Michael Kirk and an award-winning political team, examines Putin's rise, rule and motivations. Against the backdrop of investigations by the FBI and Congress into possible collusion between Trump campaign members and Russian officials, this series traces how Putin went from low-ranking KGB agent, to long-serving president of a newly assertive Russia with the ability to wage cyberwar in the US and across the globe.
 
4:30pm
Battleplan, Breaking A Fortified Line
(S1, EP14)
 
4:30pm
Battleplan, Breaking A Fortified Line (S1, EP14)
Rec
 
 
The most feared aspect of warfare, when a commander and his forces have to break through a defensive line which cannot be outflanked, and when the enemy knows the attack is coming.
 
5:30pm
The Pacific, Melbourne
(S1, EP3)
 
5:30pm
The Pacific, Melbourne (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Physically and mentally debilitated after the four-month ordeal on Guadalcanal, Leckie, Basilone and thousands of their comrades land in Melbourne, where they are greeted by adoring crowds and viewed as the saviours of Australia. While his buddies carouse, Leckie becomes deeply attached to an Australian woman and her first-generation Greek family. Meanwhile, Basilone is awarded the Medal of Honour and is asked to return home to help sell US war bonds.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Coast New Zealand, North Otago
(S3, EP4)
 
6:30pm
Coast New Zealand, North Otago (S3, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The return of the stunningly shot series that takes you on an epic voyage of discovery of people and places through New Zealand. The enthusiastic team of presenter Neil Oliver and six New Zealand experts in marine biology, history and social history explore the panoramic beauty of the coastline while investigating the formation and evolution of the nation: its history, its people, and its culture. The third series kicks off in Wellington, the world's southern-most capital city. Neil Oliver visits living Moriori artefacts and Michael Stevens hears about the day the Germans infiltrated the islands' waters during World War Two. The team explore the natural wonders of the Bay of Plenty, and reveal seaside stories from locations including the white-stone city of Oamaru and the Northland region of Kaipura. In a Coast New Zealand first, adventurer Dave Murray lands his plane on remote Big Bay in South Westland. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Clive James - Postcard From London,
 
7:30pm
Clive James - Postcard From London,
Rec
 
 
Clive James recalls his experiences in 1960s London and trades anecdotes with Victoria Wood, Terence Donovan, Peter Cook and Michael Caine along the way.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
8:30pm
The Story of Luxury, Ancient Greece
(S1, EP1)
 
8:30pm
The Story of Luxury, Ancient Greece (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Luxury isn't just a question of expensive and the beautiful objects for the rich and the powerful. It has always been much more, and much more important, than that, especially in the ancient and medieval worlds. This first episode follows the debate about luxury which convulsed ancient Greece from the beginning of the classical era. In Athens, it explores the role of luxury in the beginnings of democracy - how certain kinds of luxury came to be forbidden, and others embraced. A simple luxury like meat could unite the democracy, and yet a taste for fish could divide it. Some luxuries were associated with effeminacy and foreigners. Others with the very idea of democracy. Yet in Sparta, there was a determined attempt to deny luxury, and the guilty contradictions of this eventually brought what had been the most powerful state in Greece to its downfall. When Sparta was replaced by the Macedon of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, the absolute luxury of his court set new standards for luxury as political propaganda. Yet the guilty anxiety of ancient Greece could not be suppressed and still affects our ideas of luxury today.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
Burning Down Paris,
 
9:30pm
Burning Down Paris,
Rec
 
 
On August 25, 1944, when the bells of Notre Dame rang out to signal that Paris had been liberated, few among the population knew how close the city had come to total destruction by the Nazis. In Berlin, with the course of the war turning against him, Hitler had pledged that Paris would be razed to the ground rather than surrendered to the Allies. The bridges, the Louvre, Sacre Coeur, even the Eiffel Tower were to be destroyed. Who saved Paris from the Fuhrer's orders? The German general Dietrich von Choltitz, the governor of Paris, played a key role as the Resistance uprising gathered pace and France's General Leclerc sped towards the city with reinforcements. Archive footage forms the backdrop of this gripping story, but the key action scenes are told through re-enactments, with actors playing the protagonists as they face decisions that would ultimately decide the fate of a city.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
10:30pm
Lost Gold Of World War II, The Backdoor
(S1, EP5)
 
10:30pm
Lost Gold Of World War II, The Backdoor (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Unable to find a tunnel at the waterfall, the team is guided by an animal marker to a boulder carved in the shape of a turtle. Following the direction of the turtle head, the team discovers a Golden Lily symbol indicating a secret backdoor entrance.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
Inside Hitler's Killing Machine, The Banker Of The Third Reich
(S1, EP2)
 
11:30pm
Inside Hitler's Killing Machine, The Banker Of The Third Reich (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
With the end of the war and the surrender of the Third Reich, the world discovered the full horror of a genocidal system on a scale never before seen in the history of humanity. The elimination of millions of individuals had been meticulously planned by a regime whose organisation and methods were just beginning to be understood. Hjalmar Schacht is a largely forgotten figure. And yet, Hitler's rise to power depended on him. Adapted from the novel The Devil's Banker by Jean-Francois Bouchard, this documentary paints the portrait of a fascinating character, at once intellectually brilliant and imbued with an icy cynicism, and who, paradoxically, was never a member of the Nazi party, despite being one of its pillars.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 3:30pm
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Forbidden History, Top Secret Nazi UFOs
(S2, EP5)
 
12:30am
Forbidden History, Top Secret Nazi UFOs (S2, EP5)
Rec
 
 
As World War II drew to a close, had the Nazis developed a brand-new flying craft at a secret research facility in Northern Germany? What is the truth behind reports that thousands died as a result of the forced labour needed to build the facility? What would the effect have been on the outcome of the war had they succeeded in harnessing the new technology? Did the Americans and Russians steal it after World War II for use in their own space programs? In this program, we travel to the mysterious Owl Mountains in Poland to seek the answers.
 
1:30am
History's Greatest Lies, 1985: The Rainbow Warrior
(S1, EP5)
 
1:30am
History's Greatest Lies, 1985: The Rainbow Warrior (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
In March 1985, the Rainbow Warrior, the flagship of the Greenpeace fleet, was docked in Auckland, New Zealand. The environmentalists were organising a large-scale act of protest in order to put a stop to French nuclear testing in Polynesia. An infiltrator informed the French authorities who swiftly reacted. On July 10, 1985, a dozen DGSE (French Directorate General of External Security) agents were stationed in New Zealand to launch operation 'Satanique'. Frogmen attached two explosive charges to the hull of the trawler and within a few minutes the boat had sunk. More Info >
 
2:30am
Time Team, The Archbishop's Back Garden
(S2, EP4)
 
2:30am
Time Team, The Archbishop's Back Garden (S2, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The team try to determine whether the Roman road into London crossed the Thames at Lambeth or Tower Bridge, and if Lambeth or the city was the site of the first Roman settlement.
 
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
Clive James - Postcard From London,
 
4:00am
Clive James - Postcard From London,
Rec
 
 
Clive James recalls his experiences in 1960s London and trades anecdotes with Victoria Wood, Terence Donovan, Peter Cook and Michael Caine along the way.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 23 August 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
4:45am
The Story of Luxury, Ancient Greece
(S1, EP1)
 
4:45am
The Story of Luxury, Ancient Greece (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Luxury isn't just a question of expensive and the beautiful objects for the rich and the powerful. It has always been much more, and much more important, than that, especially in the ancient and medieval worlds. This first episode follows the debate about luxury which convulsed ancient Greece from the beginning of the classical era. In Athens, it explores the role of luxury in the beginnings of democracy - how certain kinds of luxury came to be forbidden, and others embraced. A simple luxury like meat could unite the democracy, and yet a taste for fish could divide it. Some luxuries were associated with effeminacy and foreigners. Others with the very idea of democracy. Yet in Sparta, there was a determined attempt to deny luxury, and the guilty contradictions of this eventually brought what had been the most powerful state in Greece to its downfall. When Sparta was replaced by the Macedon of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, the absolute luxury of his court set new standards for luxury as political propaganda. Yet the guilty anxiety of ancient Greece could not be suppressed and still affects our ideas of luxury today.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 23 August 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:30am
Burning Down Paris,
 
5:30am
Burning Down Paris,
Rec
 
 
On August 25, 1944, when the bells of Notre Dame rang out to signal that Paris had been liberated, few among the population knew how close the city had come to total destruction by the Nazis. In Berlin, with the course of the war turning against him, Hitler had pledged that Paris would be razed to the ground rather than surrendered to the Allies. The bridges, the Louvre, Sacre Coeur, even the Eiffel Tower were to be destroyed. Who saved Paris from the Fuhrer's orders? The German general Dietrich von Choltitz, the governor of Paris, played a key role as the Resistance uprising gathered pace and France's General Leclerc sped towards the city with reinforcements. Archive footage forms the backdrop of this gripping story, but the key action scenes are told through re-enactments, with actors playing the protagonists as they face decisions that would ultimately decide the fate of a city.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 23 August 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Lost Gold Of World War II, The Backdoor
(S1, EP5)
 
6:30am
Lost Gold Of World War II, The Backdoor (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Unable to find a tunnel at the waterfall, the team is guided by an animal marker to a boulder carved in the shape of a turtle. Following the direction of the turtle head, the team discovers a Golden Lily symbol indicating a secret backdoor entrance.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 23 August 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Inside Hitler's Killing Machine, The Banker Of The Third Reich
(S1, EP2)
 
7:30am
Inside Hitler's Killing Machine, The Banker Of The Third Reich (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
With the end of the war and the surrender of the Third Reich, the world discovered the full horror of a genocidal system on a scale never before seen in the history of humanity. The elimination of millions of individuals had been meticulously planned by a regime whose organisation and methods were just beginning to be understood. Hjalmar Schacht is a largely forgotten figure. And yet, Hitler's rise to power depended on him. Adapted from the novel The Devil's Banker by Jean-Francois Bouchard, this documentary paints the portrait of a fascinating character, at once intellectually brilliant and imbued with an icy cynicism, and who, paradoxically, was never a member of the Nazi party, despite being one of its pillars.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 23 August 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 3:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Resevoir Rituals
(S18, EP1)
 
8:30am
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.
 
9:30am
Time Team, Mallorca, Spain
(S5, EP5)
 
9:30am
Time Team, Mallorca, Spain (S5, EP5)
Rec
 
 
The team goes abroad to tackle one of its most challenging sites. They search for evidence of one of the most enigmatic cultures in the world on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The Beaker people flourished in Europe around 4000 BC, but there is very little evidence of their civilisation, which is thought to have made the first use of metal. This Iberian island was home to the Beaker folk between 2500 and 1300 BC. The team is able to help archaeologists already working there by bringing technical expertise and new equipment - and to look at some astro-archaeological theories.
 
10:30am
Coast New Zealand, North Otago
(S3, EP4)
 
10:30am
Coast New Zealand, North Otago (S3, EP4)
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:
 
 
 
Fri 23 August 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Clive James - Postcard From London,
 
11:30am
Clive James - Postcard From London,
Rec
 
 
Clive James recalls his experiences in 1960s London and trades anecdotes with Victoria Wood, Terence Donovan, Peter Cook and Michael Caine along the way.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 23 August 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
The Story of Luxury, Ancient Greece
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30pm
The Story of Luxury, Ancient Greece (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Luxury isn't just a question of expensive and the beautiful objects for the rich and the powerful. It has always been much more, and much more important, than that, especially in the ancient and medieval worlds. This first episode follows the debate about luxury which convulsed ancient Greece from the beginning of the classical era. In Athens, it explores the role of luxury in the beginnings of democracy - how certain kinds of luxury came to be forbidden, and others embraced. A simple luxury like meat could unite the democracy, and yet a taste for fish could divide it. Some luxuries were associated with effeminacy and foreigners. Others with the very idea of democracy. Yet in Sparta, there was a determined attempt to deny luxury, and the guilty contradictions of this eventually brought what had been the most powerful state in Greece to its downfall. When Sparta was replaced by the Macedon of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, the absolute luxury of his court set new standards for luxury as political propaganda. Yet the guilty anxiety of ancient Greece could not be suppressed and still affects our ideas of luxury today.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 23 August 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
1:30pm
Burning Down Paris,
 
1:30pm
Burning Down Paris,
Rec
 
 
On August 25, 1944, when the bells of Notre Dame rang out to signal that Paris had been liberated, few among the population knew how close the city had come to total destruction by the Nazis. In Berlin, with the course of the war turning against him, Hitler had pledged that Paris would be razed to the ground rather than surrendered to the Allies. The bridges, the Louvre, Sacre Coeur, even the Eiffel Tower were to be destroyed. Who saved Paris from the Fuhrer's orders? The German general Dietrich von Choltitz, the governor of Paris, played a key role as the Resistance uprising gathered pace and France's General Leclerc sped towards the city with reinforcements. Archive footage forms the backdrop of this gripping story, but the key action scenes are told through re-enactments, with actors playing the protagonists as they face decisions that would ultimately decide the fate of a city.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 23 August 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Lost Gold Of World War II, The Backdoor
(S1, EP5)
 
2:30pm
Lost Gold Of World War II, The Backdoor (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Unable to find a tunnel at the waterfall, the team is guided by an animal marker to a boulder carved in the shape of a turtle. Following the direction of the turtle head, the team discovers a Golden Lily symbol indicating a secret backdoor entrance.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 23 August 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Inside Hitler's Killing Machine, The Banker Of The Third Reich
(S1, EP2)
 
3:30pm
Inside Hitler's Killing Machine, The Banker Of The Third Reich (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
With the end of the war and the surrender of the Third Reich, the world discovered the full horror of a genocidal system on a scale never before seen in the history of humanity. The elimination of millions of individuals had been meticulously planned by a regime whose organisation and methods were just beginning to be understood. Hjalmar Schacht is a largely forgotten figure. And yet, Hitler's rise to power depended on him. Adapted from the novel The Devil's Banker by Jean-Francois Bouchard, this documentary paints the portrait of a fascinating character, at once intellectually brilliant and imbued with an icy cynicism, and who, paradoxically, was never a member of the Nazi party, despite being one of its pillars.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 23 August 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Aribert Heim: Doctor Death Of Mauthausen,
 
4:30pm
Aribert Heim: Doctor Death Of Mauthausen,
Rec
 
 
Autumn 1941: a young Austrian doctor was deployed to Mauthausen concentration camp. Barely six weeks later he had already caused hundreds of deaths. His name was Aribert Heim. He was nicknamed 'Dr. Death' or the 'Butcher of Mauthausen' and was one of the concentration camp's most evil torturers. Who was this man who seemed so pleasant, cheery and jovial? How did he become this bloodthirsty monster, a veritable butcher, and great admirer of Adolf Hitler, who used prisoners to carry out experiments? This programme looks back at the improbable destiny of this man who never repented, and whose violence was tainted with the greatest perversity.
 
5:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys, Sudbury To Southend
(S3, EP3)
* NEW EPISODE *
5:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys, Sudbury To Southend (S3, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Michael comes face-to-face with a medieval politician, takes a rail tour of Victorian freak show hotspots, and visits Southend to ride one of the world's first electric railways.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys, Stoke-On-Trent To Winsford
(S4, EP3)
* NEW EPISODE *
6:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys, Stoke-On-Trent To Winsford (S4, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Michael Portillo explores one of the greatest locomotive factories in railway history, and discovers the dark side of the industrial revolution.
 
6:30pm
American History's Biggest Fibs, The American Revolution
(S1, EP1)
 
6:30pm
American History's Biggest Fibs, The American Revolution (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The American Revolution created not just a new independent nation but also numerous popular myths about its foundation that, in time, replaced the facts.
 
7:30pm
World's Greatest Ships, The Cutty Sark
(S1, EP2)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
World's Greatest Ships, The Cutty Sark (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Rob Bell explores the extraordinary tea clipper, Cutty Sark - a ship that endured drunken captains and murderous crews, inspired a whiskey, and survived the coming of the steam age, only to face her greatest ordeal - a devastating fire that ripped through her hull one night in 2007. Impossibly, the wooden ship survived the blaze. But how? One of the most glamorous ships of her day, Cutty Sark made her name racking precious cargoes of tea from Shanghai to London. Rob clambers aboard to experience first-hand the beauty and superior design of this perfect sailing ship. He delves into the ship's tragic past - her vagabond years of 'tramping', mistreated by her captains and deserted by her crews. He uncovers the Cutty Sark's unlikely link to Prohibition, and a famous brand of whiskey. And he discovers how, on the night of that terrible fire, the ship was saved by a remarkable piece of good luck.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Legendary Megastructures, Construction Works Of God: Lourdes
(S1, EP1)
 
8:30pm
Legendary Megastructures, Construction Works Of God: Lourdes (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
In 1858, Virgin Mary appears 18 times in the Grotto of Massabielle. At first, nobody believes it, but when the Catholic Church recognised the place, the construction of one of the biggest Christian complexes begins, and pilgrims rush to visit it... Today, it is the second most visited Catholic complex with about 600000 visitors per year. How did the architects manage to build big enough structures to welcome all these believers? 52 hectares, is the surface area on which the domain of the sanctuary spreads. It includes natural places such as the grotto, as well as monumental structures built by men: 15 pools, a church, no less than three basilicas, and a 1500 metres-long Stations of the Cross. Let's get back to the construction of these extravagant edifices. Four religious edifices were built one after another. The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in 1866, the Rosary Basilica in 1881, the Basilica of St Pius X in 1956, and finally, the church of St Bernadette in 1986. All built in different styles and different times, what technical challenges had to be risen to for these constructions to see the light of day? What difficulties were encountered during the works? This film is the incredible story of a serious challenge: how to succeed in welcoming hundreds of thousands of believers while respecting and resisting the hostile natural environment of the Gave de Pau river. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Princess Diana's Death: Mystery Solved, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Internationally renowned detective, Colin McLaren, the man who cracked the case of who really killed JFK, sets out to find answers to questions that still surround the death of Princess Diana. With 30 years of detective experience, McLaren re-examines every aspect of the French and British investigations, to arrive at the real truth of how and why the car carrying the Princess crashed in Paris on that fateful night. McLaren then goes where no other programme has gone before: he tracks down and confronts the driver of the mysterious car that collided with the Princess before the crash; and thus finds the answer to the most troubling question of all. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Oliver Stone: Untold History of the US, Truman, Stalin, Churchill & The Bomb
(S1, EP4)
 
10:30pm
Oliver Stone: Untold History of the US, Truman, Stalin, Churchill & The Bomb (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The equation changes: specific month by month causes of the Cold War emerge and it is not entirely clear who started it. This chapter illustrates Churchill's Iron Curtain speech, the civil war in Greece and the Red Scare that prompts the rise of Joseph McCarthy, the House Un-American Activities Committee and the FBI.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Search For Destiny: The Middle East, Part 3
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30pm
Search For Destiny: The Middle East, Part 3 (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
In 1950, the state of Israel was two years old. The establishment of Israel fulfilled the search for destiny of the Jewish people but further inflamed the sensibilities of the Arab population. In the second half of the 20th century, the Arabs would be almost defined by their opposition to Israel; the search for their destiny was far from over. Surrounding Arab countries were discovering they had a new weapon in their arsenal and they had it in abundance. The new weapon? Oil. For the first time, Arab countries could demonstrate their power over the West by embargoing supplies and creating significant fuel shortages. In this episode, we examine the emergence of Arab nationalism and how those ideas were to boil over into action throughout the Arab world. We look at a new breed of Arab leaders, born out of years of frustration and dissatisfaction with colonial masters, and how they brought about change in their own countries, often by violent means. If the 1940s were the time of the Jews fulfilling their destiny, then the 1950s was to be the decade of the Arabs. Led by powerful men such Nasser and Neguib, the Arab people found that their destiny was within their grasp.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
The Curse of Civil War Gold, Southern Comfort
(S2, EP5)
 
12:30am
The Curse of Civil War Gold, Southern Comfort (S2, EP5)
Rec
 
 
A century-old family's secret lures Kevin and the team back to Georgia where new finds suggest there's more Civil War gold to be discovered.
 
1:30am
How the World Ends, Nostradamus
(S1, EP5)
 
1:30am
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.
 
2:30am
Time Team, The New Town Of A Norman Prince
(S1, EP3)
 
2:30am
Time Team, The New Town Of A Norman Prince (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
This episode tries to discover why Much Wenlock grew into a busy medieval market town.
 
3:15am
Conspiracy, Drugs, Punk, Pop And Death
(S1, EP11)
 
3:15am
Conspiracy, Drugs, Punk, Pop And Death (S1, EP11)
Rec
 
 
Take a walk through the shadowy boundaries that lay between fact and fiction. From the media mogul undercover MI6 and Mossad spy, alleged UFO sighting cover-ups by the UK government, to the murky world of Hollywood - each chapter connects the conspiracy theory dots. Each episode will select a historical 'fact' and examine it through a conspiracy theorist's lens. These theories seek to expose as myth much of what we accept as truth. Did Hitler really die in 1945? Did a Russian nuclear submarine attempt to launch a nuclear missile at Hawaii in 1968? And was Diana ruthlessly murdered by members of her own family? These theories, as we'll find out, are, for some, far closer to the truth than you would have ever imagined. More Info >
 
4:00am
World's Greatest Ships, The Cutty Sark
(S1, EP2)
 
4:00am
World's Greatest Ships, The Cutty Sark (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Rob Bell explores the extraordinary tea clipper, Cutty Sark - a ship that endured drunken captains and murderous crews, inspired a whiskey, and survived the coming of the steam age, only to face her greatest ordeal - a devastating fire that ripped through her hull one night in 2007. Impossibly, the wooden ship survived the blaze. But how? One of the most glamorous ships of her day, Cutty Sark made her name racking precious cargoes of tea from Shanghai to London. Rob clambers aboard to experience first-hand the beauty and superior design of this perfect sailing ship. He delves into the ship's tragic past - her vagabond years of 'tramping', mistreated by her captains and deserted by her crews. He uncovers the Cutty Sark's unlikely link to Prohibition, and a famous brand of whiskey. And he discovers how, on the night of that terrible fire, the ship was saved by a remarkable piece of good luck.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 9:30am
Rec
4:45am
Legendary Megastructures, Construction Works Of God: Lourdes
(S1, EP1)
 
4:45am
Legendary Megastructures, Construction Works Of God: Lourdes (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
In 1858, Virgin Mary appears 18 times in the Grotto of Massabielle. At first, nobody believes it, but when the Catholic Church recognised the place, the construction of one of the biggest Christian complexes begins, and pilgrims rush to visit it... Today, it is the second most visited Catholic complex with about 600000 visitors per year. How did the architects manage to build big enough structures to welcome all these believers? 52 hectares, is the surface area on which the domain of the sanctuary spreads. It includes natural places such as the grotto, as well as monumental structures built by men: 15 pools, a church, no less than three basilicas, and a 1500 metres-long Stations of the Cross. Let's get back to the construction of these extravagant edifices. Four religious edifices were built one after another. The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in 1866, the Rosary Basilica in 1881, the Basilica of St Pius X in 1956, and finally, the church of St Bernadette in 1986. All built in different styles and different times, what technical challenges had to be risen to for these constructions to see the light of day? What difficulties were encountered during the works? This film is the incredible story of a serious challenge: how to succeed in welcoming hundreds of thousands of believers while respecting and resisting the hostile natural environment of the Gave de Pau river. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30am
Princess Diana's Death: Mystery Solved, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
5:30am
Rec
 
 
Internationally renowned detective, Colin McLaren, the man who cracked the case of who really killed JFK, sets out to find answers to questions that still surround the death of Princess Diana. With 30 years of detective experience, McLaren re-examines every aspect of the French and British investigations, to arrive at the real truth of how and why the car carrying the Princess crashed in Paris on that fateful night. McLaren then goes where no other programme has gone before: he tracks down and confronts the driver of the mysterious car that collided with the Princess before the crash; and thus finds the answer to the most troubling question of all. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
6:30am
Oliver Stone: Untold History of the US, Truman, Stalin, Churchill & The Bomb
(S1, EP4)
 
6:30am
Oliver Stone: Untold History of the US, Truman, Stalin, Churchill & The Bomb (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The equation changes: specific month by month causes of the Cold War emerge and it is not entirely clear who started it. This chapter illustrates Churchill's Iron Curtain speech, the civil war in Greece and the Red Scare that prompts the rise of Joseph McCarthy, the House Un-American Activities Committee and the FBI.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
7:30am
Search For Destiny: The Middle East, Part 3
(S1, EP3)
 
7:30am
Search For Destiny: The Middle East, Part 3 (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
In 1950, the state of Israel was two years old. The establishment of Israel fulfilled the search for destiny of the Jewish people but further inflamed the sensibilities of the Arab population. In the second half of the 20th century, the Arabs would be almost defined by their opposition to Israel; the search for their destiny was far from over. Surrounding Arab countries were discovering they had a new weapon in their arsenal and they had it in abundance. The new weapon? Oil. For the first time, Arab countries could demonstrate their power over the West by embargoing supplies and creating significant fuel shortages. In this episode, we examine the emergence of Arab nationalism and how those ideas were to boil over into action throughout the Arab world. We look at a new breed of Arab leaders, born out of years of frustration and dissatisfaction with colonial masters, and how they brought about change in their own countries, often by violent means. If the 1940s were the time of the Jews fulfilling their destiny, then the 1950s was to be the decade of the Arabs. Led by powerful men such Nasser and Neguib, the Arab people found that their destiny was within their grasp.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Saxon Death, Saxon Gold
(S18, EP2)
 
8:30am
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.
 
9:30am
World's Greatest Ships, The Cutty Sark
(S1, EP2)
 
9:30am
World's Greatest Ships, The Cutty Sark (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Rob Bell explores the extraordinary tea clipper, Cutty Sark - a ship that endured drunken captains and murderous crews, inspired a whiskey, and survived the coming of the steam age, only to face her greatest ordeal - a devastating fire that ripped through her hull one night in 2007. Impossibly, the wooden ship survived the blaze. But how? One of the most glamorous ships of her day, Cutty Sark made her name racking precious cargoes of tea from Shanghai to London. Rob clambers aboard to experience first-hand the beauty and superior design of this perfect sailing ship. He delves into the ship's tragic past - her vagabond years of 'tramping', mistreated by her captains and deserted by her crews. He uncovers the Cutty Sark's unlikely link to Prohibition, and a famous brand of whiskey. And he discovers how, on the night of that terrible fire, the ship was saved by a remarkable piece of good luck.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
10:30am
Legendary Megastructures, Construction Works Of God: Lourdes
(S1, EP1)
 
10:30am
Legendary Megastructures, Construction Works Of God: Lourdes (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
In 1858, Virgin Mary appears 18 times in the Grotto of Massabielle. At first, nobody believes it, but when the Catholic Church recognised the place, the construction of one of the biggest Christian complexes begins, and pilgrims rush to visit it... Today, it is the second most visited Catholic complex with about 600000 visitors per year. How did the architects manage to build big enough structures to welcome all these believers? 52 hectares, is the surface area on which the domain of the sanctuary spreads. It includes natural places such as the grotto, as well as monumental structures built by men: 15 pools, a church, no less than three basilicas, and a 1500 metres-long Stations of the Cross. Let's get back to the construction of these extravagant edifices. Four religious edifices were built one after another. The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in 1866, the Rosary Basilica in 1881, the Basilica of St Pius X in 1956, and finally, the church of St Bernadette in 1986. All built in different styles and different times, what technical challenges had to be risen to for these constructions to see the light of day? What difficulties were encountered during the works? This film is the incredible story of a serious challenge: how to succeed in welcoming hundreds of thousands of believers while respecting and resisting the hostile natural environment of the Gave de Pau river. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
11:30am
Princess Diana's Death: Mystery Solved, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
11:30am
Rec
 
 
Internationally renowned detective, Colin McLaren, the man who cracked the case of who really killed JFK, sets out to find answers to questions that still surround the death of Princess Diana. With 30 years of detective experience, McLaren re-examines every aspect of the French and British investigations, to arrive at the real truth of how and why the car carrying the Princess crashed in Paris on that fateful night. McLaren then goes where no other programme has gone before: he tracks down and confronts the driver of the mysterious car that collided with the Princess before the crash; and thus finds the answer to the most troubling question of all. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Oliver Stone: Untold History of the US, Truman, Stalin, Churchill & The Bomb
(S1, EP4)
 
12:30pm
Oliver Stone: Untold History of the US, Truman, Stalin, Churchill & The Bomb (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The equation changes: specific month by month causes of the Cold War emerge and it is not entirely clear who started it. This chapter illustrates Churchill's Iron Curtain speech, the civil war in Greece and the Red Scare that prompts the rise of Joseph McCarthy, the House Un-American Activities Committee and the FBI.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Search For Destiny: The Middle East, Part 3
(S1, EP3)
 
1:30pm
Search For Destiny: The Middle East, Part 3 (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
In 1950, the state of Israel was two years old. The establishment of Israel fulfilled the search for destiny of the Jewish people but further inflamed the sensibilities of the Arab population. In the second half of the 20th century, the Arabs would be almost defined by their opposition to Israel; the search for their destiny was far from over. Surrounding Arab countries were discovering they had a new weapon in their arsenal and they had it in abundance. The new weapon? Oil. For the first time, Arab countries could demonstrate their power over the West by embargoing supplies and creating significant fuel shortages. In this episode, we examine the emergence of Arab nationalism and how those ideas were to boil over into action throughout the Arab world. We look at a new breed of Arab leaders, born out of years of frustration and dissatisfaction with colonial masters, and how they brought about change in their own countries, often by violent means. If the 1940s were the time of the Jews fulfilling their destiny, then the 1950s was to be the decade of the Arabs. Led by powerful men such Nasser and Neguib, the Arab people found that their destiny was within their grasp.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Divided States Of America, Part One
(S1, EP1)
 
2:30pm
Divided States Of America, Part One (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This documentary looks back at events during President Barack Obama's years in office that revealed deep divisions within the United States, and the polarised America that Donald Trump inherits as president. We take an in-depth view of the partisan gridlock in Washington, the rise of populist anger on both sides of the aisle, and the racial tensions that erupted throughout the country. In this episode, we investigate the deep political divisions and bitter polarisation that grew during the Obama presidency and how the promise of change and unity collided with racial and political realities.
 
4:30pm
Battlefields, The Liberation Of Paris
(S1, EP2)
 
4:30pm
Battlefields, The Liberation Of Paris (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
August 26th, 1944, General de Gaulle has just returned to Paris. For the inhabitants of the capital, this is deliverance after four years of occupation. The night before, from the Town Hall, the leader of free France addressed the crowd. These few fiery words will overshadow the memory of the battle that extricated Paris from the Germans. In ten days of combat, 1,000 resistant fell; 582 Parisians died; General Leclerc's 2nd Armoured Division lost 141 men; the US forces also lost many men. Equally, 3,200 German soldiers also perished... Discover what actually happened in Paris.
 
5:30pm
Great American Railroad Journeys, Milwaukee To Chicago
(S2, EP8)
* NEW EPISODE *
5:30pm
Great American Railroad Journeys, Milwaukee To Chicago (S2, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Michael Portillo crosses the Atlantic to ride the railroads of America, armed with Appleton's General Guide to the United States.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Abandoned Engineering, The Italian Dam Disaster
(S2, EP5)
 
6:30pm
Abandoned Engineering, The Italian Dam Disaster (S2, EP5)
Rec
 
 
An abandoned concrete wall... five strange deserted structures. A lost escape route from nuclear Armageddon... A submerged link to D-day... Once they were at the cutting edge of design and construction, now they lie disused, contaminated and dangerous. But who built them? And why were they abandoned?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 23 August 2019 · 11:30am
7:30pm
Destroy Paris: Hitler's Secret Plan,
 
 
By 1944, as the Reich was crumbling, Hitler gave detailed orders for the destruction of Paris. He wanted the monuments and all the bridges mined and the city reduced to a "pile of rubble". General von Choltitz, the las Nazi commander in charge of Paris, famously claimed he saved the City of Light. But what really happened? We investigate. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 23 August 2019 · 12:30pm
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 3:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
The Story of Europe, State Of Play
(S1, EP6)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
The Story of Europe, State Of Play (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Europe has never experienced such a long period of peace and prosperity as after the Second World War. When the Iron Curtain falls in 1989, the dream of a Europe united in peace and freedom seems finally to become reality. But whether financial or refugee crisis - the European euphoria has disappeared, nationalists are on the rise again. Not only since the 'Brexit' Europe threatens to break up. Where does Europe stand today, where does it go? The continent is at the crossroads.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 4:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Atomic Age Declassified, Filming The Bomb
(S1, EP3)
 
9:30pm
Atomic Age Declassified, Filming The Bomb (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Explore the ways cameras became as important as the weapons themselves. In 2017, the US released films from a generation of nuclear tests - allowing scientists to study the last images of thermonuclear explosions we hope we'll ever see. But just getting them took years of trying - and dozens of nuclear explosions. In Los Angeles, a secret film studio, Lookout Mountain, staffed by Hollywood professionals, produced countless films aimed at diverse audiences from policymakers to soldiers, scientists to civilians. The goal: convince anyone who will listen - including themselves - that they knew how to wield this new power. Many of these films are being made public for the first time ever, shedding new light on one of the darkest and most dangerous times in history. New waves of declassified films, photographs and documents are telling us more than we ever knew about the Cold War. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Clive James: Postcard From London, Postcard From London
 
10:30pm
Clive James: Postcard From London, Postcard From London
Rec
 
 
Clive James recalls his experiences in 1960s London and trades anecdotes with Victoria Wood, Terence Donovan, Peter Cook and Michael Caine along the way.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 23 August 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
Stalemate: The Cold War, Part 4
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30pm
Stalemate: The Cold War, Part 4 (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The escalation of the Cold War meant that the whole world began to take sides. Rather like children attaching themselves to gangs in the schoolyard, the two superpowers gathered teams of allies, supporters, henchmen and followers. The world became a giant chessboard, with nations as squares on the board to be captured. As the Cold War became a way of life, technology moved fast to keep up the pace. The launch of the American U2 spy plane and the Russian satellite Sputnik brought about a new chapter in the cold war story - now both sides could see what the other was up to. While the US was concentrating on the threat in Europe, it nearly missed the threat appearing in its own backyard. A revolution, supported by Russia, had overthrown the ruling dictator and replaced him with the legendary Fidel Castro. This period in the Cold War's history is one of significant events and great change. The Berlin Wall appeared overnight and made East Berlin a prison, and two new players joined the game, determined not to concede any points to the other side. Nikita Khrushchev and John F Kennedy would come to symbolise a period of the Cold War where the whole world would truly have to hold its breath.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Secrets of War, Secret Weapons Of The Third Reich
(S1, EP11)
 
12:30am
Secrets of War, Secret Weapons Of The Third Reich (S1, EP11)
Rec
 
 
They were weapons systems that were far beyond anything the Allies had or could have imagined in World War II. Deployed properly, they could have changed the outcome of the war. From the world's first ballistic missile and operational jet plane, to air-to-ground missiles and guided smart bombs, they were secret weapons of the Third Reich.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
World at War, Red Star
(S1, EP11)
 
1:30am
World at War, Red Star (S1, EP11)
Rec
 
 
Russia's determination to defend their country is vividly illustrated by the siege of Leningrad.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Battleplan, Raiding Operations
(S1, EP15)
 
2:30am
Battleplan, Raiding Operations (S1, EP15)
Rec
 
 
Not all battle plans involve large operations. Sometimes, a small number of troops can have an effect, achieving specific objectives.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 4:30pm
Rec
3:30am
Destroy Paris: Hitler's Secret Plan,
 
 
By 1944, as the Reich was crumbling, Hitler gave detailed orders for the destruction of Paris. He wanted the monuments and all the bridges mined and the city reduced to a "pile of rubble". General von Choltitz, the las Nazi commander in charge of Paris, famously claimed he saved the City of Light. But what really happened? We investigate. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 23 August 2019 · 12:30pm
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 9:30am
Rec
4:30am
The Story of Europe, State Of Play
(S1, EP6)
 
4:30am
The Story of Europe, State Of Play (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Europe has never experienced such a long period of peace and prosperity as after the Second World War. When the Iron Curtain falls in 1989, the dream of a Europe united in peace and freedom seems finally to become reality. But whether financial or refugee crisis - the European euphoria has disappeared, nationalists are on the rise again. Not only since the 'Brexit' Europe threatens to break up. Where does Europe stand today, where does it go? The continent is at the crossroads.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30am
Atomic Age Declassified, Filming The Bomb
(S1, EP3)
 
5:30am
Atomic Age Declassified, Filming The Bomb (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Explore the ways cameras became as important as the weapons themselves. In 2017, the US released films from a generation of nuclear tests - allowing scientists to study the last images of thermonuclear explosions we hope we'll ever see. But just getting them took years of trying - and dozens of nuclear explosions. In Los Angeles, a secret film studio, Lookout Mountain, staffed by Hollywood professionals, produced countless films aimed at diverse audiences from policymakers to soldiers, scientists to civilians. The goal: convince anyone who will listen - including themselves - that they knew how to wield this new power. Many of these films are being made public for the first time ever, shedding new light on one of the darkest and most dangerous times in history. New waves of declassified films, photographs and documents are telling us more than we ever knew about the Cold War. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
6:30am
Clive James: Postcard From London, Postcard From London
 
6:30am
Clive James: Postcard From London, Postcard From London
Rec
 
 
Clive James recalls his experiences in 1960s London and trades anecdotes with Victoria Wood, Terence Donovan, Peter Cook and Michael Caine along the way.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 23 August 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Stalemate: The Cold War, Part 4
(S1, EP4)
 
7:30am
Stalemate: The Cold War, Part 4 (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The escalation of the Cold War meant that the whole world began to take sides. Rather like children attaching themselves to gangs in the schoolyard, the two superpowers gathered teams of allies, supporters, henchmen and followers. The world became a giant chessboard, with nations as squares on the board to be captured. As the Cold War became a way of life, technology moved fast to keep up the pace. The launch of the American U2 spy plane and the Russian satellite Sputnik brought about a new chapter in the cold war story - now both sides could see what the other was up to. While the US was concentrating on the threat in Europe, it nearly missed the threat appearing in its own backyard. A revolution, supported by Russia, had overthrown the ruling dictator and replaced him with the legendary Fidel Castro. This period in the Cold War's history is one of significant events and great change. The Berlin Wall appeared overnight and made East Berlin a prison, and two new players joined the game, determined not to concede any points to the other side. Nikita Khrushchev and John F Kennedy would come to symbolise a period of the Cold War where the whole world would truly have to hold its breath.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Romans On The Range
(S18, EP3)
 
8:30am
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?
 
9:30am
Destroy Paris: Hitler's Secret Plan,
 
 
By 1944, as the Reich was crumbling, Hitler gave detailed orders for the destruction of Paris. He wanted the monuments and all the bridges mined and the city reduced to a "pile of rubble". General von Choltitz, the las Nazi commander in charge of Paris, famously claimed he saved the City of Light. But what really happened? We investigate. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 23 August 2019 · 12:30pm
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 3:30am
Rec
10:30am
The Story of Europe, State Of Play
(S1, EP6)
 
10:30am
The Story of Europe, State Of Play (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Europe has never experienced such a long period of peace and prosperity as after the Second World War. When the Iron Curtain falls in 1989, the dream of a Europe united in peace and freedom seems finally to become reality. But whether financial or refugee crisis - the European euphoria has disappeared, nationalists are on the rise again. Not only since the 'Brexit' Europe threatens to break up. Where does Europe stand today, where does it go? The continent is at the crossroads.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 4:30am
Rec
11:30am
Atomic Age Declassified, Filming The Bomb
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30am
Atomic Age Declassified, Filming The Bomb (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Explore the ways cameras became as important as the weapons themselves. In 2017, the US released films from a generation of nuclear tests - allowing scientists to study the last images of thermonuclear explosions we hope we'll ever see. But just getting them took years of trying - and dozens of nuclear explosions. In Los Angeles, a secret film studio, Lookout Mountain, staffed by Hollywood professionals, produced countless films aimed at diverse audiences from policymakers to soldiers, scientists to civilians. The goal: convince anyone who will listen - including themselves - that they knew how to wield this new power. Many of these films are being made public for the first time ever, shedding new light on one of the darkest and most dangerous times in history. New waves of declassified films, photographs and documents are telling us more than we ever knew about the Cold War. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Clive James: Postcard From London, Postcard From London
 
12:30pm
Clive James: Postcard From London, Postcard From London
Rec
 
 
Clive James recalls his experiences in 1960s London and trades anecdotes with Victoria Wood, Terence Donovan, Peter Cook and Michael Caine along the way.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 23 August 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Secrets of War, Secret Weapons Of The Third Reich
(S1, EP11)
 
1:30pm
Secrets of War, Secret Weapons Of The Third Reich (S1, EP11)
Rec
 
 
They were weapons systems that were far beyond anything the Allies had or could have imagined in World War II. Deployed properly, they could have changed the outcome of the war. From the world's first ballistic missile and operational jet plane, to air-to-ground missiles and guided smart bombs, they were secret weapons of the Third Reich.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
World at War, Red Star
(S1, EP11)
 
2:30pm
World at War, Red Star (S1, EP11)
Rec
 
 
Russia's determination to defend their country is vividly illustrated by the siege of Leningrad.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Patton 360, Blood & Guts
(S1, EP1)
 
3:30pm
Patton 360, Blood & Guts (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
General George S Patton and the US Army embark on the road to Germany by invading North Africa on November 8, 1942. We examine the first showdown between US and German forces at Kasserine Pass in February 1943. Then, back at the initial landings in November 1942, Pro-Nazi French forces put up surprisingly strong resistance on land, at sea, and in the air against Patton's invasion forces. After three days of intense fighting, a ceasefire is declared, and Patton triumphantly enters the port city of Casablanca. But bigger battles with the German Army loom on the horizon.
 
4:30pm
Battleplan, Raiding Operations
(S1, EP15)
 
4:30pm
Battleplan, Raiding Operations (S1, EP15)
Rec
 
 
Not all battle plans involve large operations. Sometimes, a small number of troops can have an effect, achieving specific objectives.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 2:30am
Rec
5:30pm
Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways, Railway To The Holy Land
(S4, EP4)
 
5:30pm
Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways, Railway To The Holy Land (S4, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Chris Tarrant journeys to the Middle East to explore what remains of the colonial railways that were built there a hundred years ago. From the deserts of Lawrence of Arabia, Chris follows the route of the Hejaz Railway up through Jordan, before crossing the border into Israel. In the Holy Land, he's headed for the holiest city of all - Jerusalem, but this voyage through one of the world's most unstable regions is not quite what Chris expects.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands, A New Island Life
(S2, EP3)
 
6:30pm
Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands, A New Island Life (S2, EP3)
Rec
 
 
In this series, historian Paul Murton sets out to experience life on Scotland's magnificent islands. He uncovers the past and reveals its connections with the present, pointing to all that makes these islands quirky, surprising and beautiful.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
7:00pm
Britain's Best Canals With John Sergeant, The Peak Forest Canal
(S2, EP1)
 
7:00pm
Britain's Best Canals With John Sergeant, The Peak Forest Canal (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Britain's canal network is a true national treasure. Forged in the fire of world-changing historic events, yet set within gorgeous scenery, it's bursting with undiscovered history and home to a vibrant community rooted in a unique way of life.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 11:00am
Rec
7:30pm
American History's Biggest Fibs, The American Civil War
(S1, EP2)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
American History's Biggest Fibs, The American Civil War (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
British historian Lucy Worsley reveals how some of the biggest moments in US history are actually fibs and stories concocted by pop culture, politics and nationalistic pride.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 3:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 31 August 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
8:30pm
Legendary Megastructures, The Incredible Transformation Of Paris
(S1, EP2)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
Legendary Megastructures, The Incredible Transformation Of Paris (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Napoleon 3rd had one ambition to modernise the whole French capital city. Why? Because he had lived in London, a city that impressed him, and that Paris at the time was simply the opposite, a huge putrefaction workshop, where misery, plague and diseases worked together, with no room for the air or the sun to break. Napoleon employed Haussmann, who seemed to be the right man for the job, to take on a mission to aerate, homogenise and embellish Paris. How did they do it? Which revolutionary transformations did they undertake? More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 4:30am
Rec
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 31 August 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 September 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 September 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Charles I: Downfall Of A King, Christmas 1641
(S1, EP2)
* NEW EPISODE *
9:30pm
Charles I: Downfall Of A King, Christmas 1641 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Pym tries to pass parliamentary bills limiting the King's power. But in the Lords, the casting votes are held by the bishops who are loyal to Charles. Pym knows that to succeed he must remove them.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Slavery Routes, For All The Gold In The World
(S1, EP2)
 
10:30pm
Slavery Routes, For All The Gold In The World (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This is the story of a world where territories and own frontiers were built by the slave trade. A world where violence, subjugation and profit imposed their routes. The history of slavery did not begin in the cotton fields. It is a much older tragedy that has been going on since the dawn of humanity. From the 7th century on, and for over 1200 years, Africa was the epicentre of a gigantic traffic of human beings traversing the entire globe: Nubian, Fulani, Mandinka, Songhai, Susu, Akan, Yoruba, Igbo, Kongo, Yao and Somali. Over 20 million Africans were deported, sold and enslaved. This criminal system thrived, laying the foundations of empires around the world. Its scale was such that for a long time, it has been impossible to relate it comprehensively. And yet, it raises a fundamental question: how did Africa end up at the heart of the slavery routes?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
The Pacific: In The Wake Of Captain Cook, The Great Southern Continent
(S1, EP4)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
11:30pm
The Pacific: In The Wake Of Captain Cook, The Great Southern Continent (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
This episode deals with Cook's second voyage aboard the Resolution in search of the Great Southern Continent. He circumnavigates the Antarctic, without ever sighting land - an extraordinary achievement in a flimsy ship at such latitudes. During this feat he begins the painstaking process of filling in vast unknown areas on the Pacific map. Sam visits New Zealand, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Norfolk Island before completing one of Cook's unfinished ambitions by touching down on Antarctica. For Sam this episode, in a much more intimate way, mirrors what many consider Cook's greatest achievement, the breadth and extent of the second voyage. In Sam's case, Antarctica is a first as is reaching the crater of a very active volcano, Mt Yasur. And significantly visiting Norfolk Island where standing in the ruins of its penal settlement Sam acknowledges an intersection of Pacific and Cook history with his own family in a startling revelation.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Secrets of War, D-Day Deceptions
(S1, EP12)
 
12:30am
Secrets of War, D-Day Deceptions (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
It was the greatest secret of World War Two, the time and place of the D-Day invasion. As the future of Europe and the world hung in the balance, an intricate web of lies tied up German army divisions across Europe, concealing the greatest assembly of men and machines in military history. From double agents to phantom armies, it was the battle behind the battle.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
World at War, Whirlwind
(S1, EP12)
 
1:30am
World at War, Whirlwind (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
When the Germans blitz Britain, there are calls for a revenge bombing.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Battleplan, Strategic Bombing
(S1, EP16)
 
2:30am
Battleplan, Strategic Bombing (S1, EP16)
Rec
 
 
The use of air power to destroy an enemy's ability to wage war has been a dream of air force commanders ever since man first took to the air.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 4:30pm
Rec
3:30am
American History's Biggest Fibs, The American Civil War
(S1, EP2)
 
3:30am
American History's Biggest Fibs, The American Civil War (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
British historian Lucy Worsley reveals how some of the biggest moments in US history are actually fibs and stories concocted by pop culture, politics and nationalistic pride.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 31 August 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
4:30am
Legendary Megastructures, The Incredible Transformation Of Paris
(S1, EP2)
 
4:30am
Legendary Megastructures, The Incredible Transformation Of Paris (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Napoleon 3rd had one ambition to modernise the whole French capital city. Why? Because he had lived in London, a city that impressed him, and that Paris at the time was simply the opposite, a huge putrefaction workshop, where misery, plague and diseases worked together, with no room for the air or the sun to break. Napoleon employed Haussmann, who seemed to be the right man for the job, to take on a mission to aerate, homogenise and embellish Paris. How did they do it? Which revolutionary transformations did they undertake? More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 31 August 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 September 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 September 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30am
Charles I: Downfall Of A King, Christmas 1641
(S1, EP2)
 
5:30am
Charles I: Downfall Of A King, Christmas 1641 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Pym tries to pass parliamentary bills limiting the King's power. But in the Lords, the casting votes are held by the bishops who are loyal to Charles. Pym knows that to succeed he must remove them.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Slavery Routes, For All The Gold In The World
(S1, EP2)
 
6:30am
Slavery Routes, For All The Gold In The World (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This is the story of a world where territories and own frontiers were built by the slave trade. A world where violence, subjugation and profit imposed their routes. The history of slavery did not begin in the cotton fields. It is a much older tragedy that has been going on since the dawn of humanity. From the 7th century on, and for over 1200 years, Africa was the epicentre of a gigantic traffic of human beings traversing the entire globe: Nubian, Fulani, Mandinka, Songhai, Susu, Akan, Yoruba, Igbo, Kongo, Yao and Somali. Over 20 million Africans were deported, sold and enslaved. This criminal system thrived, laying the foundations of empires around the world. Its scale was such that for a long time, it has been impossible to relate it comprehensively. And yet, it raises a fundamental question: how did Africa end up at the heart of the slavery routes?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
The Pacific: In The Wake Of Captain Cook, The Great Southern Continent
(S1, EP4)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
7:30am
The Pacific: In The Wake Of Captain Cook, The Great Southern Continent (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
This episode deals with Cook's second voyage aboard the Resolution in search of the Great Southern Continent. He circumnavigates the Antarctic, without ever sighting land - an extraordinary achievement in a flimsy ship at such latitudes. During this feat he begins the painstaking process of filling in vast unknown areas on the Pacific map. Sam visits New Zealand, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Norfolk Island before completing one of Cook's unfinished ambitions by touching down on Antarctica. For Sam this episode, in a much more intimate way, mirrors what many consider Cook's greatest achievement, the breadth and extent of the second voyage. In Sam's case, Antarctica is a first as is reaching the crater of a very active volcano, Mt Yasur. And significantly visiting Norfolk Island where standing in the ruins of its penal settlement Sam acknowledges an intersection of Pacific and Cook history with his own family in a startling revelation.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Hitler's Island Fortress
(S18, EP4)
 
8:30am
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.
 
9:30am
Time Team, Aston Eyre, Shropshire
(S5, EP6)
 
9:30am
Time Team, Aston Eyre, Shropshire (S5, EP6)
Rec
 
 
A medieval gatehouse and old hall are about to be turned into a luxury home. But before developers move in, the team travel to a Shropshire farm house in Aston Eyre and discover the great hall of a medieval manor complex. Excavations also uncover a medieval fish farm and the foundations of the lord's garderobe (medieval loo).
 
10:30am
Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands, A New Island Life
(S2, EP3)
 
10:30am
Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands, A New Island Life (S2, EP3)
Rec
 
 
In this series, historian Paul Murton sets out to experience life on Scotland's magnificent islands. He uncovers the past and reveals its connections with the present, pointing to all that makes these islands quirky, surprising and beautiful.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:00am
Britain's Best Canals With John Sergeant, The Peak Forest Canal
(S2, EP1)
 
11:00am
Britain's Best Canals With John Sergeant, The Peak Forest Canal (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Britain's canal network is a true national treasure. Forged in the fire of world-changing historic events, yet set within gorgeous scenery, it's bursting with undiscovered history and home to a vibrant community rooted in a unique way of life.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 7:00pm
Rec
11:30am
Legendary Megastructures, The Incredible Transformation Of Paris
(S1, EP2)
 
11:30am
Legendary Megastructures, The Incredible Transformation Of Paris (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Napoleon 3rd had one ambition to modernise the whole French capital city. Why? Because he had lived in London, a city that impressed him, and that Paris at the time was simply the opposite, a huge putrefaction workshop, where misery, plague and diseases worked together, with no room for the air or the sun to break. Napoleon employed Haussmann, who seemed to be the right man for the job, to take on a mission to aerate, homogenise and embellish Paris. How did they do it? Which revolutionary transformations did they undertake? More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 4:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 31 August 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 September 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 September 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
The Pacific: In The Wake Of Captain Cook, The Great Southern Continent
(S1, EP4)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
12:30pm
The Pacific: In The Wake Of Captain Cook, The Great Southern Continent (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
This episode deals with Cook's second voyage aboard the Resolution in search of the Great Southern Continent. He circumnavigates the Antarctic, without ever sighting land - an extraordinary achievement in a flimsy ship at such latitudes. During this feat he begins the painstaking process of filling in vast unknown areas on the Pacific map. Sam visits New Zealand, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Norfolk Island before completing one of Cook's unfinished ambitions by touching down on Antarctica. For Sam this episode, in a much more intimate way, mirrors what many consider Cook's greatest achievement, the breadth and extent of the second voyage. In Sam's case, Antarctica is a first as is reaching the crater of a very active volcano, Mt Yasur. And significantly visiting Norfolk Island where standing in the ruins of its penal settlement Sam acknowledges an intersection of Pacific and Cook history with his own family in a startling revelation.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 26 August 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Secrets of War, D-Day Deceptions
(S1, EP12)
 
1:30pm
Secrets of War, D-Day Deceptions (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
It was the greatest secret of World War Two, the time and place of the D-Day invasion. As the future of Europe and the world hung in the balance, an intricate web of lies tied up German army divisions across Europe, concealing the greatest assembly of men and machines in military history. From double agents to phantom armies, it was the battle behind the battle.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
World at War, Whirlwind
(S1, EP12)
 
2:30pm
World at War, Whirlwind (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
When the Germans blitz Britain, there are calls for a revenge bombing.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Patton 360, Rommel's Last Stand
(S1, EP2)
 
3:30pm
Patton 360, Rommel's Last Stand (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
After the Germans deliver a stinging defeat to American forces under the command of General Lloyd Fredendall at Kasserine Pass, Eisenhower appoints Patton to take charge of the humiliated Americans. 'Old Blood and Guts' quickly whips the poorly-trained troops into shape, leading them to victory at the Battle of El Guettar. With the Axis forces in full retreat, Patton and the Allies push the enemy off the continent and declare victory in North Africa by May 1943.
 
4:30pm
Battleplan, Strategic Bombing
(S1, EP16)
 
4:30pm
Battleplan, Strategic Bombing (S1, EP16)
Rec
 
 
The use of air power to destroy an enemy's ability to wage war has been a dream of air force commanders ever since man first took to the air.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 2:30am
Rec
5:30pm
The Ascent of Civilization, The Carthaginians
(S2, EP1)
 
5:30pm
The Ascent of Civilization, The Carthaginians (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The Carthaginians were sly merchants and cruel child killers - at least according to the Ancient Romans and Greeks. But research shows that they weren't as bad as their reputation. The Carthaginians' story began around 3,000 years ago, when settlers left their homes in what is now Lebanon to set up new colonies around the Mediterranean. The most splendid and powerful of these settlements was Carthage, a bustling Metropolis in what is now Tunisia with a port that was the envy of the entire world.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
The Roosevelts, The Common Cause
(S1, EP6)
 
6:30pm
The Roosevelts, The Common Cause (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
FDR shatters the third-term tradition, struggles to prepare a reluctant country to enter World War II, and after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, helps set the course toward Allied victory. Meanwhile, Eleanor struggles to keep New Deal reforms alive in wartime and travels the Pacific to comfort wounded servicemen. Diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 1943 and with the War still raging, FDR resolves to conceal his condition and run for a fourth term.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Lost Gold Of World War II, Nazi Concrete
(S1, EP6)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
Lost Gold Of World War II, Nazi Concrete (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The team attempts to prove if a tunnel exists behind a unique formation of rocks they believe is a secret backdoor entrance into the mountain. Battling a typhoon and possible Nazi concrete, the team ultimately finds proof of a void 40-feet below.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Fri 30 August 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 31 August 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 31 August 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
8:30pm
History Uncovered, Hitler, A Military Genius?
(S1, EP1)
* FIRST ON *
8:30pm
History Uncovered, Hitler, A Military Genius? (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
In the catalogue of common beliefs about World War II, the idea that Hitler was a military genius has endured. He is believed to have conquered and subjected to his authority nearly all of Continental Europe. However, this is, in fact, a myth. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
World War II Saving The Reality,
* FIRST ON *
9:30pm
World War II Saving The Reality,
Rec
 
 
With narration by Dan Aykroyd, explore the story of an individual who owns the largest private collection of World War II artefacts in the world. Over 50 interviews with veterans and survivors of the war help tell the story of the meaning of the over 7000 individual items in the collection of Kenneth W Rendell.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Weird Weapons Of WW2, The Allies
(S1, EP1)
 
10:30pm
Weird Weapons Of WW2, The Allies (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This definitive series opens a pandora's box of weird, wonderful and scary weapons from World War II. A few were so fantastical that they never got beyond the conception stage. Others were developed, tested and taken to prototype. Some were then used in battle to terrifying effect. From deathrays and giant wire traps in the sky to ensnare bombers, to flying saucers, warships hewn from icebergs and rocket-propelled tanks, the imagination and ingenuity of Allied and Nazi weapons experts knew no bounds in their frenzied efforts to overcome the enemy and win the war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Oliver Stone: Untold History of the US, Truman, Stalin, Churchill & The Bomb
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30pm
Oliver Stone: Untold History of the US, Truman, Stalin, Churchill & The Bomb (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The equation changes: specific month by month causes of the Cold War emerge and it is not entirely clear who started it. This chapter illustrates Churchill's Iron Curtain speech, the civil war in Greece and the Red Scare that prompts the rise of Joseph McCarthy, the House Un-American Activities Committee and the FBI.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Secrets of War, The French Resistance
(S1, EP13)
 
12:30am
Secrets of War, The French Resistance (S1, EP13)
Rec
 
 
The Nazi Germany invasion of France inflicted humiliation on the French. Risking torture and death, brave individuals took it upon themselves to reclaim the honour of their country and carried on a secret, merciless guerrilla campaign. From attacks in the streets of Paris, to armed battles with German soldiers, these are the stories of the French resistance.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
World at War, Tough Old Gut
(S1, EP13)
 
1:30am
World at War, Tough Old Gut (S1, EP13)
Rec
 
 
Churchill sees Italy as a way for the Allies to cut straight to the heart of Germany.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Patton 360, Baptism Of Blood
(S1, EP3)
 
2:30am
Patton 360, Baptism Of Blood (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
As a result of his victories in North Africa, Patton is given command of the Seventh Army as the Allies prepare to invade Sicily. Known as Operation Husky, the combined amphibious and airborne assault is the largest invasion of the war to-date. Despite a surprise counterattack by Italian tanks, Patton and his allies successfully hold the beaches and prepare to push inland.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Battleplan, Flank Attack
(S1, EP17)
 
3:15am
Battleplan, Flank Attack (S1, EP17)
Rec
 
 
Whenever possible, commanders prefer to go round an enemy rather than having to fight straight through a defensive line. Outflanking has been one of the classic Battleplans since mankind first began to plan organised warfare.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Lost Gold Of World War II, Nazi Concrete
(S1, EP6)
 
4:00am
Lost Gold Of World War II, Nazi Concrete (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The team attempts to prove if a tunnel exists behind a unique formation of rocks they believe is a secret backdoor entrance into the mountain. Battling a typhoon and possible Nazi concrete, the team ultimately finds proof of a void 40-feet below.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Fri 30 August 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 31 August 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 31 August 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
4:45am
History Uncovered, Hitler, A Military Genius?
(S1, EP1)
 
4:45am
History Uncovered, Hitler, A Military Genius? (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
In the catalogue of common beliefs about World War II, the idea that Hitler was a military genius has endured. He is believed to have conquered and subjected to his authority nearly all of Continental Europe. However, this is, in fact, a myth. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:30am
World War II Saving The Reality,
 
5:30am
World War II Saving The Reality,
Rec
 
 
With narration by Dan Aykroyd, explore the story of an individual who owns the largest private collection of World War II artefacts in the world. Over 50 interviews with veterans and survivors of the war help tell the story of the meaning of the over 7000 individual items in the collection of Kenneth W Rendell.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Weird Weapons Of WW2, The Allies
(S1, EP1)
 
6:30am
Weird Weapons Of WW2, The Allies (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This definitive series opens a pandora's box of weird, wonderful and scary weapons from World War II. A few were so fantastical that they never got beyond the conception stage. Others were developed, tested and taken to prototype. Some were then used in battle to terrifying effect. From deathrays and giant wire traps in the sky to ensnare bombers, to flying saucers, warships hewn from icebergs and rocket-propelled tanks, the imagination and ingenuity of Allied and Nazi weapons experts knew no bounds in their frenzied efforts to overcome the enemy and win the war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Oliver Stone: Untold History of the US, Truman, Stalin, Churchill & The Bomb
(S1, EP4)
 
7:30am
Oliver Stone: Untold History of the US, Truman, Stalin, Churchill & The Bomb (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The equation changes: specific month by month causes of the Cold War emerge and it is not entirely clear who started it. This chapter illustrates Churchill's Iron Curtain speech, the civil war in Greece and the Red Scare that prompts the rise of Joseph McCarthy, the House Un-American Activities Committee and the FBI.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 24 August 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, The Furnace In The Forest
(S18, EP5)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The Furnace In The Forest (S18, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Dense and tranquil woodland in the County Durham countryside seems an unlikely venue for the team's investigation into the earliest days of the Industrial Revolution. But 200 years ago Derwentcote was at the heart of an iron- and steel-producing complex that fuelled the spread of empire. Over three days the team fights through the undergrowth to reveal the furnaces and forges that produced the raw materials of industry under appalling conditions. As well as their chainsaws and mechanical diggers, the archaeologists draw on an unusual resource: the memoirs of an 18th-century industrial spy who visited the site. And with the help of old records, they can even put names and trades to the people who occupied the workers' cottages that once stood alongside the works. It's a story of how cottage industry gave way to the might of the industrial cities such as Sheffield, and the team uncovers the highs and lows of the working life of Derwentcote. On top of all that, Tony discovers how excited grown men can be when they get to analyse huge lumps of 200-year-old slag!
 
9:30am
Time Team, County Down, Northern Ireland
(S5, EP7)
 
9:30am
Time Team, County Down, Northern Ireland (S5, EP7)
Rec
 
 
The team travel to Downpatrick, one of Ireland's most sacred sites, where St Patrick, patron saint of All Ireland, set up his first church. On Cathedral Hill sits a magnificent church renovated from its medieval origins in the 18th century. In just three days, the team are trying to find evidence of the early Christian monastery and the later Benedictine buildings (St Patrick's 5th-century buildings of wood would have left no trace). Their main aims are to try to find the foundations of the 70-foot-tall belltower, dating from around the 10th century and known from paintings to have been standing in the late 18th century and establish the boundaries of the monastery. One search proves fruitless, but the weekend ends with evidence of an extensive bank and ditch boundary, the foundations of a high status medieval guesthouse, with pottery and window glass finds and a food preparation building with unique rubbish chutes into a charnel pit for the bones of a huge variety of animals indicating that the monastery and their guests enjoyed an incredibly rich diet.
 
10:30am
The Roosevelts, The Common Cause
(S1, EP6)
 
10:30am
The Roosevelts, The Common Cause (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
FDR shatters the third-term tradition, struggles to prepare a reluctant country to enter World War II, and after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, helps set the course toward Allied victory. Meanwhile, Eleanor struggles to keep New Deal reforms alive in wartime and travels the Pacific to comfort wounded servicemen. Diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 1943 and with the War still raging, FDR resolves to conceal his condition and run for a fourth term.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Lost Gold Of World War II, Nazi Concrete
(S1, EP6)
 
11:30am
Lost Gold Of World War II, Nazi Concrete (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The team attempts to prove if a tunnel exists behind a unique formation of rocks they believe is a secret backdoor entrance into the mountain. Battling a typhoon and possible Nazi concrete, the team ultimately finds proof of a void 40-feet below.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Fri 30 August 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 31 August 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 31 August 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
History Uncovered, Hitler, A Military Genius?
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30pm
History Uncovered, Hitler, A Military Genius? (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
In the catalogue of common beliefs about World War II, the idea that Hitler was a military genius has endured. He is believed to have conquered and subjected to his authority nearly all of Continental Europe. However, this is, in fact, a myth. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 27 August 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
1:30pm
Secrets of War, The French Resistance
(S1, EP13)
 
1:30pm
Secrets of War, The French Resistance (S1, EP13)
Rec
 
 
The Nazi Germany invasion of France inflicted humiliation on the French. Risking torture and death, brave individuals took it upon themselves to reclaim the honour of their country and carried on a secret, merciless guerrilla campaign. From attacks in the streets of Paris, to armed battles with German soldiers, these are the stories of the French resistance.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
World at War, Tough Old Gut
(S1, EP13)
 
2:30pm
World at War, Tough Old Gut (S1, EP13)
Rec
 
 
Churchill sees Italy as a way for the Allies to cut straight to the heart of Germany.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Patton 360, Baptism Of Blood
(S1, EP3)
 
3:30pm
Patton 360, Baptism Of Blood (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
As a result of his victories in North Africa, Patton is given command of the Seventh Army as the Allies prepare to invade Sicily. Known as Operation Husky, the combined amphibious and airborne assault is the largest invasion of the war to-date. Despite a surprise counterattack by Italian tanks, Patton and his allies successfully hold the beaches and prepare to push inland.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Battleplan, Flank Attack
(S1, EP17)
 
4:30pm
Battleplan, Flank Attack (S1, EP17)
Rec
 
 
Whenever possible, commanders prefer to go round an enemy rather than having to fight straight through a defensive line. Outflanking has been one of the classic Battleplans since mankind first began to plan organised warfare.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages, Pembrokeshire
(S3, EP4)
 
5:30pm
Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages, Pembrokeshire (S3, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Cream teas; bunting; the local shop; thatched cottages swathed in roses and quaint church spires. It's not hard to conjure the perfect village from the imagination. But these places are for real.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Inside The Tower Of London, The Tower At War
(S1, EP4)
 
6:30pm
Inside The Tower Of London, The Tower At War (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The Tower of London, for almost 1,000 years at the heart of state life in the UK, is one of the most famous buildings in the world. Constructed soon after the Norman conquest of Britain in 1066, it has served as a Royal Palace, fortress, prison, place of execution for queens, an edifice to scare the population, royal zoo, mint and keeper of the Crown Jewels. Yet few know its full story. In this series, aided by historian Stephen Porter of King's College, University of Lon-don, and author of The Biography of the Tower of London, and including some beautiful re-enactments, we hear some startling stories and terrifying tales.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 29 August 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
The Good Nazi,
* FIRST ON *
7:30pm
The Good Nazi,
Rec
 
 
During the Holocaust, a Nazi major named Karl Plagge, arrived in Vilnius, Lithuania as part of the occupation force. When he saw that the SS was hellbent on murdering every Jewish man, woman and child, Plagge decided to save Jews, rather than murder them. So he ran a covert operation. On the surface, he was commandant of a forced labor camp called 'HKP'. In reality, he was sheltering hundreds of Jewish families. By the end, many were saved in hiding places dug into the ground and carved into the walls. Many more were executed by the SS and buried in a mass grave. Today, the former 'HKP' - unchanged - is home to impoverished Lithuanians. Because the government is about to tear down the site and put up condos instead, a group of scientists arrives to locate the hiding places of those that were saved and identify the mass grave of those who were murdered. A child survivor of the camp and an American physician, whose mother was saved by Major Plagge, join them. The film tracks their three stories and, ultimately, brings to light the unknown tale of a Schindler-type German who listened to his conscience, instead of his superiors.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 29 August 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
8:30pm
The Trump Dynasty, New Frontiers Part 2
(S1, EP2)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
The Trump Dynasty, New Frontiers Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Starting with the Yukon Gold Rush of 1880, three generations of the Trump family confront new frontiers and build the foundation for Donald Trump's fame and fortune.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 29 August 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Thu 29 August 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Watergate, Coverup
(S1, EP2)
* NEW EPISODE *
9:30pm
Watergate, Coverup (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
The Watergate arrests lead to a vast cover-up; but after Nixon's landslide re-election, the cover-up starts to unravel.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 29 August 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Thu 29 August 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
10:30pm
Return Of The Black Death,
 
10:30pm
Return Of The Black Death,
Rec
 
 
The Black Death had such a devastating effect on society that it precipitated the crumbling of the old feudal European medieval order and ushered in the modern world. But what actually caused the Black Death and how many people died is still a mystery. Contemporary accounts tell how the Black Death killed rich and poor, old and young alike; how victims suffered from painful boils, bleeding from the ears and black spots. The world has seen nothing like it, before or since. Now, a new investigation of recently unearthed skeletons from a long-lost plague cemetery discovered beneath the streets of London could settle the hottest debate in history once and for all. Uncovering the crucial clues hidden in the bones of the victims, this fascinating film reveals exactly why this was the biggest killer in history; and what it can teach us about pandemics to come.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 29 August 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Barbarians Rising, Revenge
(S1, EP6)
 
11:30pm
Barbarians Rising, Revenge (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Boudica tries to beat Rome at its own savage game in one of the bloodiest rebellions in history. Centuries of costly barbarian wars take their toll on the Empire, ending the age of expansion. But a dark and dangerous menace rising from the east throws the Roman frontier into chaos. The Goths seek refuge in the arms of their enemy, Rome, but find only betrayal, a fatal miscalculation by the Empire that ushers in an apocalypse of their own making at Adrianople. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 29 August 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Secrets of War, The Invasion Of Panama
(S1, EP14)
 
12:30am
Secrets of War, The Invasion Of Panama (S1, EP14)
Rec
 
 
Untold stories behind the boldest US military strike since Vietnam, the surprise invasion of Panama in December 1989. The secret buildup to the attack, the classified mission by Special Forces to rescue an American hostage and the manhunt for a dictator who pushed his luck too far.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 29 August 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
World at War, It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow
(S1, EP14)
 
1:30am
World at War, It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow (S1, EP14)
Rec
 
 
Fighting the Japanese in Burma is a nightmare for the inexperienced Allies.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 29 August 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Patton 360, Rogue General
(S1, EP4)
 
2:30am
Patton 360, Rogue General (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Frustrated by the slow progress of his British allies, Patton ignores his orders to stay by their side and instead pushes on toward Palermo, capturing the Sicilian capital on July 22nd. Buoyed by their string of successes, Seventh Army prepares to assault Messina and liberate the besieged city before the British do. The victorious American soldiers enter Messina on August 17th, but instead of a hero's welcome, Patton is relieved of command for slapping two soldiers. There's no guarantee he'll ever command troops on a battlefield again.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 29 August 2019 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Battleplan, Special Operations
(S1, EP18)
 
3:15am
Battleplan, Special Operations (S1, EP18)
Rec
 
 
Behind the lines, usually unseen, undertaken by small numbers of elite personnel, they cover everything from intelligence gathering or raiding to the achievement of major strategic objectives.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 29 August 2019 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
The Good Nazi,
 
4:00am
The Good Nazi,
Rec
 
 
During the Holocaust, a Nazi major named Karl Plagge, arrived in Vilnius, Lithuania as part of the occupation force. When he saw that the SS was hellbent on murdering every Jewish man, woman and child, Plagge decided to save Jews, rather than murder them. So he ran a covert operation. On the surface, he was commandant of a forced labor camp called 'HKP'. In reality, he was sheltering hundreds of Jewish families. By the end, many were saved in hiding places dug into the ground and carved into the walls. Many more were executed by the SS and buried in a mass grave. Today, the former 'HKP' - unchanged - is home to impoverished Lithuanians. Because the government is about to tear down the site and put up condos instead, a group of scientists arrives to locate the hiding places of those that were saved and identify the mass grave of those who were murdered. A child survivor of the camp and an American physician, whose mother was saved by Major Plagge, join them. The film tracks their three stories and, ultimately, brings to light the unknown tale of a Schindler-type German who listened to his conscience, instead of his superiors.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
4:45am
The Trump Dynasty, New Frontiers Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
4:45am
The Trump Dynasty, New Frontiers Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Starting with the Yukon Gold Rush of 1880, three generations of the Trump family confront new frontiers and build the foundation for Donald Trump's fame and fortune.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 29 August 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
5:30am
Watergate, Coverup
(S1, EP2)
 
5:30am
Watergate, Coverup (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
The Watergate arrests lead to a vast cover-up; but after Nixon's landslide re-election, the cover-up starts to unravel.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 29 August 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Return Of The Black Death,
 
6:30am
Return Of The Black Death,
Rec
 
 
The Black Death had such a devastating effect on society that it precipitated the crumbling of the old feudal European medieval order and ushered in the modern world. But what actually caused the Black Death and how many people died is still a mystery. Contemporary accounts tell how the Black Death killed rich and poor, old and young alike; how victims suffered from painful boils, bleeding from the ears and black spots. The world has seen nothing like it, before or since. Now, a new investigation of recently unearthed skeletons from a long-lost plague cemetery discovered beneath the streets of London could settle the hottest debate in history once and for all. Uncovering the crucial clues hidden in the bones of the victims, this fascinating film reveals exactly why this was the biggest killer in history; and what it can teach us about pandemics to come.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Barbarians Rising, Revenge
(S1, EP6)
 
7:30am
Barbarians Rising, Revenge (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Boudica tries to beat Rome at its own savage game in one of the bloodiest rebellions in history. Centuries of costly barbarian wars take their toll on the Empire, ending the age of expansion. But a dark and dangerous menace rising from the east throws the Roman frontier into chaos. The Goths seek refuge in the arms of their enemy, Rome, but find only betrayal, a fatal miscalculation by the Empire that ushers in an apocalypse of their own making at Adrianople. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Under The Gravestones
(S18, EP6)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Under The Gravestones (S18, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The team faces one of their strangest challenges ever: digging through a church graveyard in search of what could be one of the largest Roman structures ever built in Britain. Tony Robinson and his band are here at the request of the Reverend William Burke, vicar of the historic St Kyneburgha's church in Castor, Cambridgeshire. Under very close supervision, the team must dodge the thousands of burials in the graveyard to get to an ornate mosaic floor that was reportedly discovered almost 200 years ago. It could be the missing link in a village that is crammed with massive Roman walls and old reports of exquisite finds. Could they all belong to one vast building, dubbed a Praetorium, that would have dominated the Roman skyline and the whole region? The team fan out through the village to dig up gardens and playing fields and locate the different pieces of the jigsaw. Can they reach the mosaic under the burials and convince the sceptics that they've found a building the size of a Roman palace?
 
9:30am
Time Team, High Worsall, North Yorkshire
(S5, EP8)
 
9:30am
Time Team, High Worsall, North Yorkshire (S5, EP8)
Rec
 
 
In this episode, the team are in Worsall, near Middlesbrough. The archaeology fanatics have just three days to solve the mystery of why the population of a medieval village disappeared into thin air. Excavations of this deserted medieval village produce evidence of houses, crofts, roads, lanes, a church and a manor house, with evidence that the site was probably occupied as early as the 10th century. The site has now been scheduled as an ancient monument.
 
10:30am
Inside The Tower Of London, The Tower At War
(S1, EP4)
 
10:30am
Inside The Tower Of London, The Tower At War (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The Tower of London, for almost 1,000 years at the heart of state life in the UK, is one of the most famous buildings in the world. Constructed soon after the Norman conquest of Britain in 1066, it has served as a Royal Palace, fortress, prison, place of execution for queens, an edifice to scare the population, royal zoo, mint and keeper of the Crown Jewels. Yet few know its full story. In this series, aided by historian Stephen Porter of King's College, University of Lon-don, and author of The Biography of the Tower of London, and including some beautiful re-enactments, we hear some startling stories and terrifying tales.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
The Trump Dynasty, New Frontiers Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
11:30am
The Trump Dynasty, New Frontiers Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Starting with the Yukon Gold Rush of 1880, three generations of the Trump family confront new frontiers and build the foundation for Donald Trump's fame and fortune.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 29 August 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Watergate, Coverup
(S1, EP2)
 
12:30pm
Watergate, Coverup (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
The Watergate arrests lead to a vast cover-up; but after Nixon's landslide re-election, the cover-up starts to unravel.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 28 August 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 29 August 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Secrets of War, The Invasion Of Panama
(S1, EP14)
 
1:30pm
Secrets of War, The Invasion Of Panama (S1, EP14)
Rec
 
 
Untold stories behind the boldest US military strike since Vietnam, the surprise invasion of Panama in December 1989. The secret buildup to the attack, the classified mission by Special Forces to rescue an American hostage and the manhunt for a dictator who pushed his luck too far.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 29 August 2019 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
World at War, It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow
(S1, EP14)
 
2:30pm
World at War, It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow (S1, EP14)
Rec
 
 
Fighting the Japanese in Burma is a nightmare for the inexperienced Allies.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 29 August 2019 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Patton 360, Rogue General
(S1, EP4)
 
3:30pm
Patton 360, Rogue General (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Frustrated by the slow progress of his British allies, Patton ignores his orders to stay by their side and instead pushes on toward Palermo, capturing the Sicilian capital on July 22nd. Buoyed by their string of successes, Seventh Army prepares to assault Messina and liberate the besieged city before the British do. The victorious American soldiers enter Messina on August 17th, but instead of a hero's welcome, Patton is relieved of command for slapping two soldiers. There's no guarantee he'll ever command troops on a battlefield again.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 29 August 2019 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Battleplan, Special Operations
(S1, EP18)
 
4:30pm
Battleplan, Special Operations (S1, EP18)
Rec
 
 
Behind the lines, usually unseen, undertaken by small numbers of elite personnel, they cover everything from intelligence gathering or raiding to the achievement of major strategic objectives.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 29 August 2019 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Forbidden History, The Real James Bond
(S5, EP4)
 
5:30pm
Forbidden History, The Real James Bond (S5, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Everyone has their favourite Bond actor, their favourite Bond film and their favourite Bond villain. From the mind of Ian Fleming came a series of spy novels that spawned one of the most successful movie franchises of all time, and captured the imagination of generations. But where did the idea of James Bond actually come from? It turns out that the world of Bond, M and Q isn't complete fiction. Jamie enlists the help of Bond experts, and a real former MI6 spy, to find out where Bond originated.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Combat Trains, World War Two: The Home Front
(S1, EP8)
 
6:30pm
Combat Trains, World War Two: The Home Front (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Between 1939 and 1945 war came to Britain's railways. By now an established technology, in the Second World War trains operating in Britain came into their own - bringing troops back home after the humiliation of Dunkirk, as well as taking hundreds of thousands of city children to safety. The programme interviews eye-witnesses to both railway adventures, and discovers the disused Tube station where the evacuations were coordinated. There are tales of the heroism of the railway staff during the Blitz, and how a small siding in a Hampshire railway station played its part in the preparations for D-Day.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 30 August 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Abandoned Engineering, America's Jungle City
(S2, EP6)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
Abandoned Engineering, America's Jungle City (S2, EP6)
Rec
 
 
An American symbol lost to the jungle. Concrete monoliths in a European forest. A vast cold war relic. A bizarre structure built to speed trade. Once they were at the cutting edge of design and construction, now they lie disused, contaminated and dangerous. But who built them? And why were they abandoned?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 30 August 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Fri 30 August 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 September 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
8:30pm
Treasures Decoded, America's Hidden Pyramid City
(S3, EP1)
* FIRST ON *
8:30pm
Treasures Decoded, America's Hidden Pyramid City (S3, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Over a thousand years ago a great civilisation built a thriving metropolis in the heart of North America. It was larger than Paris, London and Rome at the time and was known as Cahokia. This vast city is one of the best-kept secrets of western archaeology, but using innovative technologies like LIDAR: we can finally unravel its mysteries. Our investigators trace the rise and fall of this mighty civilisation, which exploded into existence in 900 AD but vanished less than four hundred years later.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 30 August 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Fri 30 August 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
The Curse of Civil War Gold, Route Awakenings
(S2, EP6)
* NEW EPISODE *
9:30pm
The Curse of Civil War Gold, Route Awakenings (S2, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Shocking new evidence suggests the plot to steal 140 million dollars in Confederate gold may have been tied to the highest office in the land, and dangerous waters threaten the team's attempt to investigate a sunken boxcar.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 30 August 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 September 2019 · 12:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Life in Outer Space, The Solar System
(S1, EP1)
 
10:30pm
Life in Outer Space, The Solar System (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Life forms in the most extreme conditions on Earth. Organisms can survive inside volcano craters, or adapt to the chilling temperatures of the Antarctic. But, thanks to recent space missions, we can now be certain that there are planets in the solar system that are habitable - and that life is likely to already exist. The first episode explores these findings, and uncovers the future missions planned to Mars, plus Jupiter and Saturn's Moons, explaining their intentions of determining life beyond our Solar System.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 30 August 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Forbidden History, In Search Of The Real King Arthur
(S3, EP6)
 
11:30pm
Forbidden History, In Search Of The Real King Arthur (S3, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Knights, castles and round tables are all part of the enduring King Arthur legend. Is there any truth to it? Hear the various claims to his origins.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 30 August 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Secrets of War, The Gulf War: Steel Rain
(S1, EP15)
 
12:30am
Secrets of War, The Gulf War: Steel Rain (S1, EP15)
Rec
 
 
They were the best kept secrets of the air campaign in the Gulf War. The controversial strategic plan to wipe out Iraqi targets, the classified missions of airborne spy planes and the clever deception that used harmless decoys to overwhelm Baghdad's air defence network.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 30 August 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
World at War, Home Fires
(S1, EP15)
 
1:30am
World at War, Home Fires (S1, EP15)
Rec
 
 
The war has profound effects on British life.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 30 August 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Patton 360, American Blitzkrieg
(S1, EP5)
 
2:30am
Patton 360, American Blitzkrieg (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Patton's victories in Sicily are soon overshadowed by the infamous 'slapping incident' involving two shell-shocked soldiers. Instead of leading the D-Day invasion of France, Patton is assigned to command a fictitious army in England as part of a ruse to fool the Germans. The deception pays off, and the Allies land a massive armada on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. After weeks of stalemate, General Patton helps plan the break-out from the Normandy beachhead, code-named Operation Cobra. Preceded by a massive carpet-bombing attack by Allied bombers, American armoured forces blast through the German lines. Patton is finally able to lead some of the lightning-fast armoured assaults he is famous for.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 30 August 2019 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
The Secret History of Air Force One,
 
3:15am
The Secret History of Air Force One,
Rec
 
 
This programme utilizes exclusive footage to bring audiences inside Air Force One like never before. Gripping archives paired with insider interviews will illuminate the hidden history of presidential flight and unveil the incredible history of America's most famous plane.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 30 August 2019 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Abandoned Engineering, America's Jungle City
(S2, EP6)
 
4:00am
Abandoned Engineering, America's Jungle City (S2, EP6)
Rec
 
 
An American symbol lost to the jungle. Concrete monoliths in a European forest. A vast cold war relic. A bizarre structure built to speed trade. Once they were at the cutting edge of design and construction, now they lie disused, contaminated and dangerous. But who built them? And why were they abandoned?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 29 August 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 30 August 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 September 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
4:45am
Treasures Decoded, America's Hidden Pyramid City
(S3, EP1)