TV Guide

Morning
Time
Show
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10:30am
Declassified: Stories of American Spies, Queen Of Cuba
(S1, EP4)
 
10:30am
Declassified: Stories of American Spies, Queen Of Cuba (S1, EP4)
 
 
In 2000, the FBI approached the Defence Intelligence Agency with the suspicion that there was a spy working inside the DIA. This spy was thought to be passing sensitive intelligence to Cuba, the world's biggest intelligence trafficker. Cuba is known to share or barter intelligence with Russia, North Korea, Iran and China. Counter-intelligence supervisor Chris Simmons began to form a team and brought on criminal investigator Scott Carmichael. The DIA finally narrowed their suspicion to one person, DIA senior analyst Ana Montes. Once the FBI and DIA agreed on the possible suspect, an investigation began on Ana Montes. But, before an arrest could be made, the FBI and DIA needed to prove Montes was guilty of espionage. They began round-the-clock surveillance, and even conducted an elaborate ploy to investigate the contents of her purse. The FBI and DIA needed to catch Montes in the act of espionage in order to convict and arrest - before she could cause any more damage to the United States.
 
11:30am
World War Weird,
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30am
World War Weird, (S1, EP4)
 
 
This program explains the most mysterious and bizarre events of both the World Wars. In the chaos of battle, men claim to have witnessed some of history's strangest sightings, and in the minds of their leaders, ludicrous military plans have been hatched. From unexplained sea monsters spotted by U-boat captains, to some of the weirdest weaponry of the wars, each episode will examine the stories in fascinating detail. Despite decades of research by historians and experts, many accounts still remain a complete mystery. Using de-classified documents and military historians, this program attempts to explain the unexplainable and explore the fascinating history associated with some of the darkest periods in human history. In this episode, hear some bizarre tales that occurred while the world was at war, including Stalin's human/ape hybrid, zombie spies, and a Nazi plague spreading through 1970s Connecticut.
 
Afternoon
Time
Show
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12:30pm
Ancient Aliens, Earths Black Holes
(S11, EP4)
 
12:30pm
Ancient Aliens, Earths Black Holes (S11, EP4)
 
 
Examines 75 million years of the most credible alien evidence here on Earth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 24 June 2018 · 1:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Tanks, Battles For Normandy
(S2, EP5)
 
1:30pm
Tanks, Battles For Normandy (S2, EP5)
 
 
The highly specialised and adapted British armour played a leading role in the tank battles in Normandy. The Churchill AVRE, the Sherman Duplex Drive and a host of other variants each played their part in defeating the forces of Nazi Germany. Made with the help of the Tank Museum at Bovington, The Battle of Normandy features rare archive footage, the experiences of the veterans and the unique insights of David Fletcher, Britain's leading authority on tanks in combat.
 
2:30pm
World War II in Colour, Turning The Tide
(S1, EP7)
 
2:30pm
World War II in Colour, Turning The Tide (S1, EP7)
 
 
Both the Allies and the Nazis were always looking for a single knockout blow to end the war. Britain's Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris thought the answer might lie in 'strategic bombing'. The idea was to blow the hell out of Germany's infrastructure and cities. This, he argued, would cripple the Nazis' ability to wage a war and the ordinary people would soon lose the will to fight. But it led directly to the tragedy of Dresden, when Allied planes firebombed tens of thousands of ordinary Germans. The Germans believed that the knockout blow would come from their submarines. If they could only cut American supply lines to Britain across the Atlantic, then the Allied effort would collapse. So began a long game of cat-and-mouse between U-Boats and British and American convoys. Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed, particularly in the last five to 10 years, as documents, files and photographs have been released. Code-breaking revelations and newly released government papers on both sides of the Atlantic have added a very insightful new dimension to the understanding of this, the world's greatest ever conflict. With the very latest satellite-delivered terrain mapping and state-of-the-art graphics, this story can now be told with the very latest access to information which was not previously available.
 
3:30pm
WW2 Treasure Hunters, German Bomber In Liverpool
(S1, EP1)
 
3:30pm
WW2 Treasure Hunters, German Bomber In Liverpool (S1, EP1)
 
 
The history of WWII lies buried and forgotten at hundreds of sites across the UK. Now, the stories of the Second World War are brought vividly back to life through newly uncovered evidence. Artefacts of all shapes and sizes carry the story of the war here on the home front and hold the key to the forgotten histories of the men and women who risked their lives to save Britain. The series pairs Britain's foremost amateur WWII archaeologist, Stephen Taylor, with WWII enthusiast and Madness frontman, Suggs, as they work together to unearth incredible relics from historically important former military sites before they rust away or disappear under concrete. The duo reveal the stories of the people behind the discoveries, meeting survivors and experts to understand the events which took place in each location. Using state-of-the-art technology, original WWII archive and maps to identify forgotten sites including former military bases, airfields, and POW camps, this series brings a fresh perspective on the Second World War and the people who fought it.
 
4:30pm
Clash of Warriors, Haig vs. Ludendorff
(S1, EP6)
 
4:30pm
Clash of Warriors, Haig vs. Ludendorff (S1, EP6)
 
 
The German offensive in 1918 on the Western Front was the country's last great gamble in WWI. The crucial opening phase would hit the British Expeditionary Force and pit Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig against General Erich Ludendorff. The success or failure of the offensive would prove to be as much about the character and experience of the commanders as it was about their strategies.
 
5:30pm
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Roy Urquhart Escapes From Arnhem
(S1, EP8)
 
5:30pm
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Roy Urquhart Escapes From Arnhem (S1, EP8)
 
 
Discover the incredible heroes of World War II who stood up and fought when everything else seemed lost.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
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6:30pm
Ancient Impossible, Roman Empire
(S1, EP8)
 
6:30pm
Ancient Impossible, Roman Empire (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
This program picks up where Ancient Discoveries left off. In this next generation of storytelling, this program reveals how many of today's technological achievements were actually developed centuries ago. Colossal monuments, impossible feats of engineering, and technologies so precise they defy reinvention. The ancient world was far more advanced than we ever imagined. We'll travel through history to reveal a radically different picture of the past, with innovations so far ahead of their time they're still in use today. Now, new science uncovers a lost world more like our own than we ever suspected, and reveals how modern technology has its blueprint in the ancient world.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Days That Shaped America: Waco Siege,
* FIRST ON *
7:30pm
Days That Shaped America: Waco Siege,
Rec
 
 
The 1993 siege on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas was the deadliest single event in the history of the ATF. Hear from two agents who were wounded, a shell-shocked reporter, a law enforcement officer, Koresh's would-be lawyer, the coroner, and the FBI agent who oversaw the 51-day stand-off until the compound burned down with many of the Davidians still inside.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 1:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
8:30pm
The Battle of Chosin, Part One
(S1, EP1)
 
8:30pm
The Battle of Chosin, Part One (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Revisit this pivotal 1950 Korean war battle through eyewitness accounts of Veterans who were present for this first major military clash of the Cold War. An amazingly harrowing story of the 17 day engagement of bloody combat and heroic survival in sub arctic temperatures. UN forces largely outnumbered and surrounded, due to a surprise attack led by 120,000 Chinese troops.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
The Battle of Chosin, Part Two
(S1, EP2)
 
9:30pm
The Battle of Chosin, Part Two (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Revisit this pivotal 1950 Korean war battle through eyewitness accounts of Veterans who were present for this first major military clash of the Cold War. An amazingly harrowing story of the 17 day engagement of bloody combat and heroic survival in sub arctic temperatures. UN forces largely outnumbered and surrounded, due to a surprise attack led by 120,000 Chinese troops.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 5:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
10:30pm
Inside Secret Societies, Nazi Occult Societies
(S1, EP3)
 
10:30pm
Inside Secret Societies, Nazi Occult Societies (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Hitler and the key officers of the Nazi High Command were all members of three main secret societies which had a strong belief in the occult: the Vril Society, the Thule society and the Ahnenerbe. The Vril Society was based on a novel written in 1871 by Edward Bulwer-Lytton called The Power of the Coming Race, which talks of a superior subterranean master race and the energy-form called Vril which powers UFO's from hidden bases beneath the arctic ice. It sounds crazy but Hitler, Himmler and other leading Nazis took it very seriously. The Thule Society was named after a mythical northern country from Greek legend which was the origins of the Aryan Race, also thought to have been the mythical Atlantis. It had about 2000 members, insisting on intense loyalty and secrecy, as well pure white blood, untainted by any other race, or colour. This belief in the Aryan race and its connection to Atlantis led to the foundation of the Ahnenerbe by Heinrich Himmler to research the archaeological and racial heritage of the Aryan race. It conducted experiments and launched expeditions in an attempt to find the lost city of Atlantis, and prove that mythological Aryan populations had once ruled the world. Although the Vril and Thule societies, as well as the Ahnenerbe were officially disbanded at the end of WWll, there are reports that they continued for many decades afterwards, through surviving Nazi officers in Europe, America and South America. Today, it's believed that several Neo-Nazi groups made up of descendants of former German soldiers, politicians and new, younger recruits, keep the flame alive, with regular meetings and the same beliefs. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 2:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
Cities of the Underworld, New York
(S1, EP8)
 
11:30pm
Cities of the Underworld, New York (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
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12:30am
Monsters & Mysteries, Mantis Man, Spottsville Monster
(S3, EP8)
 
12:30am
Monsters & Mysteries, Mantis Man, Spottsville Monster (S3, EP8)
Rec
 
 
An entire family takes up arms in a rooftop showdown with the Spottsville Monster, a vicious beast with a taste for flesh. Eerie phantoms protect survivors of one of America's most deadly tornadoes, and New Jersey fishermen face off with a gigantic bug.
 
1:30am
Days That Shaped America: Waco Siege,
 
1:30am
Days That Shaped America: Waco Siege,
Rec
 
 
The 1993 siege on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas was the deadliest single event in the history of the ATF. Hear from two agents who were wounded, a shell-shocked reporter, a law enforcement officer, Koresh's would-be lawyer, the coroner, and the FBI agent who oversaw the 51-day stand-off until the compound burned down with many of the Davidians still inside.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 June 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
2:30am
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura, Area 51
(S2, EP2)
 
2:30am
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura, Area 51 (S2, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Jesse faces off against guards at Area 51, to find out why the homes of two Area 51 watchdogs were raided and to review alleged evidence that the government has been faking UFO sightings and alien abductions.
 
3:15am
Hangar 1: The UFO Files, Far Side Of The Moon
(S2, EP11)
 
3:15am
Hangar 1: The UFO Files, Far Side Of The Moon (S2, EP11)
Rec
 
 
This program reveals top-secret evidence that indicates the government has been operating bases on the moon and Mars. Some of this evidence dates back to the 1950s and suggests that NASA may be behind a long existing, secret mission to establish off-planet outposts. If these bases do exist, what is their purpose and why are they being kept a secret?
 
4:00am
Days That Shaped America: Waco Siege,
 
4:00am
Days That Shaped America: Waco Siege,
Rec
 
 
The 1993 siege on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas was the deadliest single event in the history of the ATF. Hear from two agents who were wounded, a shell-shocked reporter, a law enforcement officer, Koresh's would-be lawyer, the coroner, and the FBI agent who oversaw the 51-day stand-off until the compound burned down with many of the Davidians still inside.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 June 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 1:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
4:45am
The Battle of Chosin, Part One
(S1, EP1)
 
4:45am
The Battle of Chosin, Part One (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Revisit this pivotal 1950 Korean war battle through eyewitness accounts of Veterans who were present for this first major military clash of the Cold War. An amazingly harrowing story of the 17 day engagement of bloody combat and heroic survival in sub arctic temperatures. UN forces largely outnumbered and surrounded, due to a surprise attack led by 120,000 Chinese troops.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 June 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:45am
The Battle of Chosin, Part Two
(S1, EP2)
 
5:45am
The Battle of Chosin, Part Two (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Revisit this pivotal 1950 Korean war battle through eyewitness accounts of Veterans who were present for this first major military clash of the Cold War. An amazingly harrowing story of the 17 day engagement of bloody combat and heroic survival in sub arctic temperatures. UN forces largely outnumbered and surrounded, due to a surprise attack led by 120,000 Chinese troops.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 June 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 1:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Inside Secret Societies, Nazi Occult Societies
(S1, EP3)
 
6:30am
Inside Secret Societies, Nazi Occult Societies (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Hitler and the key officers of the Nazi High Command were all members of three main secret societies which had a strong belief in the occult: the Vril Society, the Thule society and the Ahnenerbe. The Vril Society was based on a novel written in 1871 by Edward Bulwer-Lytton called The Power of the Coming Race, which talks of a superior subterranean master race and the energy-form called Vril which powers UFO's from hidden bases beneath the arctic ice. It sounds crazy but Hitler, Himmler and other leading Nazis took it very seriously. The Thule Society was named after a mythical northern country from Greek legend which was the origins of the Aryan Race, also thought to have been the mythical Atlantis. It had about 2000 members, insisting on intense loyalty and secrecy, as well pure white blood, untainted by any other race, or colour. This belief in the Aryan race and its connection to Atlantis led to the foundation of the Ahnenerbe by Heinrich Himmler to research the archaeological and racial heritage of the Aryan race. It conducted experiments and launched expeditions in an attempt to find the lost city of Atlantis, and prove that mythological Aryan populations had once ruled the world. Although the Vril and Thule societies, as well as the Ahnenerbe were officially disbanded at the end of WWll, there are reports that they continued for many decades afterwards, through surviving Nazi officers in Europe, America and South America. Today, it's believed that several Neo-Nazi groups made up of descendants of former German soldiers, politicians and new, younger recruits, keep the flame alive, with regular meetings and the same beliefs. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 June 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 2:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Cities of the Underworld, New York
(S1, EP8)
 
7:30am
Cities of the Underworld, New York (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 June 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 3:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, The Puzzle Of Picket's Farm
(S12, EP10)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The Puzzle Of Picket's Farm (S12, EP10)
Rec
 
 
Time Team heads to South Perrott in Dorset, inspired by the intriguing discovery of Roman brooches and coins in a hilltop field. The Team are pretty sure they're going to uncover a Roman Temple, but the search gets off to a bad start when all the pottery turns out to be medieval and there's no sign of any buildings. Something has clearly been going on in this field, but it's not what they thought. The trenches gradually reveal their contents, painting a very different picture from a very different period. Have the Team stumbled across a Stone Age burial site that had, extraordinarily, been honoured for thousands of years right into Roman times?
 
9:30am
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Roy Urquhart Escapes From Arnhem
(S1, EP8)
 
9:30am
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Roy Urquhart Escapes From Arnhem (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Discover the incredible heroes of World War II who stood up and fought when everything else seemed lost.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 June 2018 · 5:30pm
10:30am
Ancient Impossible, Roman Empire
(S1, EP8)
 
10:30am
Ancient Impossible, Roman Empire (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
This program picks up where Ancient Discoveries left off. In this next generation of storytelling, this program reveals how many of today's technological achievements were actually developed centuries ago. Colossal monuments, impossible feats of engineering, and technologies so precise they defy reinvention. The ancient world was far more advanced than we ever imagined. We'll travel through history to reveal a radically different picture of the past, with innovations so far ahead of their time they're still in use today. Now, new science uncovers a lost world more like our own than we ever suspected, and reveals how modern technology has its blueprint in the ancient world.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 June 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Days That Shaped America: Waco Siege,
 
11:30am
Days That Shaped America: Waco Siege,
Rec
 
 
The 1993 siege on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas was the deadliest single event in the history of the ATF. Hear from two agents who were wounded, a shell-shocked reporter, a law enforcement officer, Koresh's would-be lawyer, the coroner, and the FBI agent who oversaw the 51-day stand-off until the compound burned down with many of the Davidians still inside.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 June 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 1:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
The Battle of Chosin, Part One
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30pm
The Battle of Chosin, Part One (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Revisit this pivotal 1950 Korean war battle through eyewitness accounts of Veterans who were present for this first major military clash of the Cold War. An amazingly harrowing story of the 17 day engagement of bloody combat and heroic survival in sub arctic temperatures. UN forces largely outnumbered and surrounded, due to a surprise attack led by 120,000 Chinese troops.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 June 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
1:30pm
The Battle of Chosin, Part Two
(S1, EP2)
 
1:30pm
The Battle of Chosin, Part Two (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Revisit this pivotal 1950 Korean war battle through eyewitness accounts of Veterans who were present for this first major military clash of the Cold War. An amazingly harrowing story of the 17 day engagement of bloody combat and heroic survival in sub arctic temperatures. UN forces largely outnumbered and surrounded, due to a surprise attack led by 120,000 Chinese troops.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 June 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 5:45am
Rec
2:30pm
Inside Secret Societies, Nazi Occult Societies
(S1, EP3)
 
2:30pm
Inside Secret Societies, Nazi Occult Societies (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Hitler and the key officers of the Nazi High Command were all members of three main secret societies which had a strong belief in the occult: the Vril Society, the Thule society and the Ahnenerbe. The Vril Society was based on a novel written in 1871 by Edward Bulwer-Lytton called The Power of the Coming Race, which talks of a superior subterranean master race and the energy-form called Vril which powers UFO's from hidden bases beneath the arctic ice. It sounds crazy but Hitler, Himmler and other leading Nazis took it very seriously. The Thule Society was named after a mythical northern country from Greek legend which was the origins of the Aryan Race, also thought to have been the mythical Atlantis. It had about 2000 members, insisting on intense loyalty and secrecy, as well pure white blood, untainted by any other race, or colour. This belief in the Aryan race and its connection to Atlantis led to the foundation of the Ahnenerbe by Heinrich Himmler to research the archaeological and racial heritage of the Aryan race. It conducted experiments and launched expeditions in an attempt to find the lost city of Atlantis, and prove that mythological Aryan populations had once ruled the world. Although the Vril and Thule societies, as well as the Ahnenerbe were officially disbanded at the end of WWll, there are reports that they continued for many decades afterwards, through surviving Nazi officers in Europe, America and South America. Today, it's believed that several Neo-Nazi groups made up of descendants of former German soldiers, politicians and new, younger recruits, keep the flame alive, with regular meetings and the same beliefs. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 June 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Cities of the Underworld, New York
(S1, EP8)
 
3:30pm
Cities of the Underworld, New York (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 June 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Secrets Of Britain's Great Cathedrals, London
(S1, EP2)
 
4:30pm
Secrets Of Britain's Great Cathedrals, London (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Dominating the landscape for centuries, ancient cathedrals and abbeys reflect Britain's turbulent history through their architectural grandeur - stories of its kings and queens and the religious and social changes brought about by the English Reformation, as well as many other tales of intrigue, love, faith and conviction. This series explores 22 cathedrals and abbeys found throughout England and Wales, featuring interviews with historians and experts, and breathtaking 4K footage captured by drones filming their legendary facades and soaring interior spaces. Never before has a television series brought together such a great number of ancient cathedrals and abbeys under one unified storyline.
 
5:30pm
Wild West with Ray Mears, Bandits And Lawlessness
(S1, EP7)
 
5:30pm
Wild West with Ray Mears, Bandits And Lawlessness (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Internationally renowned bushcraft expert and survivalist Ray Mears explores how the awe-inspiring landscape of North America shaped the story of the Wild West. How did the mountain ranges, the Great Plains and the deserts challenge the westward push of the early pioneers? As Ray travels through each landscape, he discovers how extraordinary topography, extreme weather, wild animals and ecology presented both great opportunity and even greater challenges for Native Americans, mountain men, fur traders, wagon-masters, homesteaders, gold miners, lumberjacks, cowboys and lawmen of the Wild West.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:00pm
National Treasures Of Wales, Farms
(S1, EP3)
 
6:00pm
National Treasures Of Wales, Farms (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
In this series we go behind the scenes with presenter Griff Rhys Jones as he discovers how the National Trust in Wales deals with the complexities and conflicts involved in looking after some of Wales' best loved national treasures.
 
6:30pm
Elizabeth I's Secret Agents, Part 3
(S1, EP3)
 
6:30pm
Elizabeth I's Secret Agents, Part 3 (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The secret agents that protected Queen Elizabeth from treason for over 40 years, through the execution of Mary Queen of Scots to the death of Queen Elizabeth, the capture of Catholic fugitive John Gerard and the infamous Gunpowder Plot. More Info >
 
7:30pm
Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home,
 
7:30pm
Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home,
Rec
 
 
While the Victorians confronted the challenges of ruling an empire, perhaps the most dangerous environment they faced was in their own homes. What turned the domestic haven into a ticking time bomb?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 24 June 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Beyond A Year In Space,
 
8:30pm
Beyond A Year In Space,
Rec
 
 
Follow Scott Kelly's record-breaking 12-month mission on the International Space Station, as NASA charts the effects of long-duration space flight for the next generation of astronauts.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 24 June 2018 · 4:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Battles Won And Lost, The Attack On Pearl Harbor, 1941
(S1, EP8)
 
9:30pm
Battles Won And Lost, The Attack On Pearl Harbor, 1941 (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
World War II was the sum of battles waged: strategies that succeeded or failed, changing the course of the war. Some were the result of careful planning leading to decisive victory, like the Allied assault on Rommel's forces at El Alamein. Others would defy carefully laid plans. From Pearl Harbor, where Japan's attack on US naval capacity instead galvanised America to join the war, to Okinawa, where the Allied victory came at such a cost they would turn to a new strategy in Japan, the atomic bomb. Each battle another domino tipping, leading the world inexorably towards victory or surrender.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 24 June 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 June 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Quest For Bannockburn, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
10:30pm
Quest For Bannockburn, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Seven hundred years after one of the most significant conflicts in British history, Neil Oliver and Tony Pollard go in search of both the real and imagined Battle of Bannockburn. With the help of the country's greatest minds, 3D computer generated graphics and a good old-fashioned spade, they'll spearhead a nationwide hunt to solve the mystery of one of Britain's defining historical moments.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 24 June 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 June 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Tony Robinson's Gods & Monsters, Demons And Spirits
(S1, EP2)
 
11:30pm
Tony Robinson's Gods & Monsters, Demons And Spirits (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Officially Britons have been Christian for more than 1500 years. But scratch the surface and you'll find their ancestors believed in far more than Christ and the cross. From kings to commoners, they believed gods, witches, sprites, demons, and evil spirits were all indisputably real - and could intervene in their daily lives with devastating results. This is a relatively unexplored aspect of the past yet it's crucial to our understanding of life in previous centuries. In this series Tony Robinson delves back through 2000 years of history to investigate the beliefs of Britain's ancestors. From the brutal human sacrifices of Iron Age Britain, through the stomach-churning supernatural medicine of the middle ages, to the horrifying witch-hunts and exorcisms of the 16th and 17th centuries (and beyond), Tony's remarkable journey takes him to some of the darkest moments in the country's past. Each program follows Tony on a quest to understand a particular belief or superstition. What did people believe? Why did they believe it? And what impact did that belief have, not just on their daily lives, but on the course of history? In this episode, Tony Robinson confronts demons, learns how to perform an exorcism, uses a 15th-century textbook to summon up evil spirits, and reveals the terrifying truth about the fairies that stole babies - all in his quest to understand what the ancestors believed evil spirits were and why they were so terrified of them.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 24 June 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Myth Hunters, The Search For Our Lady Of Atocha
(S2, EP4)
 
12:30am
Myth Hunters, The Search For Our Lady Of Atocha (S2, EP4)
Rec
 
 
This is a story of one man's magnificent obsession. It would cost him terrible personal tragedy and 16 years of his life, but it would ultimately end in triumph. Mel Fisher was a chicken farmer from Indiana. From an early age he had fallen in love with diving - in particular, diving for treasure. Fisher became obsessed with the lost Spanish galleon the Nuestra Senora de Atocha ('Our Lady of Atocha') that had sunk off the Florida coast. It was loaded with fabulous treasure looted from the New World - including copper, silver, gold, tobacco, emeralds, jewellery, and indigo. But she was caught in a hurricane 56km off Key West in the Florida Keys and sank, and 265 people drowned. Mel uprooted his wife and four children, and took them to Florida in his hunt for the Atocha. For 16 years they found nothing. In the middle of these lean years, as money ran short, tragedy struck. On July 13, 1975, Mel's oldest son Dirk, his wife Angel, and diver Rick Gage died after their boat capsized during their quest for the treasure. Mel kept going through these hard times thanks to his motto: today's the day. Finally, on July 20, 1985, his son, Kane Fisher, captain of the salvage vessel Dauntless, sent a jubilant message to his father's headquarters, "Put away the charts, we've found the main pile!" Ecstatic crew members described the find as looking like a reef of silver bars. At long last, the wreck's 'mother lode' had been found. But this is not the end of the story - it continues today with Mel's grandson, Sean. More Info >
 
1:30am
Ancient Aliens, Earths Black Holes
(S11, EP4)
 
1:30am
Ancient Aliens, Earths Black Holes (S11, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Examines 75 million years of the most credible alien evidence here on Earth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 June 2018 · 12:30pm
2:30am
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura, Wall Street
(S2, EP3)
 
2:30am
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura, Wall Street (S2, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Jesse goes inside the secret billionaire's boy's club to find out what caused the financial meltdown, and how the group allegedly continues to manipulate and control the stock market and oil, gold and silver prices. From Wall Street to Washington, the governor barges in on the rich and powerful to demands answers.
 
3:15am
Conspiracy, Murder At The Vatican?
(S1, EP8)
 
3:15am
Conspiracy, Murder At The Vatican? (S1, EP8)
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 an 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
Secret Museums, The Freud Museum & The McC Museum
(S1, EP8)
 
4:00am
Secret Museums, The Freud Museum & The McC Museum (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
The Freud Museum was the home of Sigmund Freud and his family when they escaped Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938. It remained the family home until Anna Freud, the youngest daughter, died in 1982. The centrepiece of the museum is Freud's study, faithfully preserved just as it was during his lifetime, containing Freud's remarkable collection of ancient antiquities, his library, his desk and of course his couch. Lord's is of course the most famous cricket ground in the world, but it's also home to the MCC Museum, which is the oldest sports museum in the world, containing the most celebrated collection of cricket memorabilia, including the infamous Ashes.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 24 June 2018 · 4:00pm
Rec
4:30am
Beyond A Year In Space,
 
4:30am
Beyond A Year In Space,
Rec
 
 
Follow Scott Kelly's record-breaking 12-month mission on the International Space Station, as NASA charts the effects of long-duration space flight for the next generation of astronauts.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
5:30am
Battles Won And Lost, The Attack On Pearl Harbor, 1941
(S1, EP8)
 
5:30am
Battles Won And Lost, The Attack On Pearl Harbor, 1941 (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
World War II was the sum of battles waged: strategies that succeeded or failed, changing the course of the war. Some were the result of careful planning leading to decisive victory, like the Allied assault on Rommel's forces at El Alamein. Others would defy carefully laid plans. From Pearl Harbor, where Japan's attack on US naval capacity instead galvanised America to join the war, to Okinawa, where the Allied victory came at such a cost they would turn to a new strategy in Japan, the atomic bomb. Each battle another domino tipping, leading the world inexorably towards victory or surrender.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 June 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
6:30am
Quest For Bannockburn, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
6:30am
Quest For Bannockburn, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Seven hundred years after one of the most significant conflicts in British history, Neil Oliver and Tony Pollard go in search of both the real and imagined Battle of Bannockburn. With the help of the country's greatest minds, 3D computer generated graphics and a good old-fashioned spade, they'll spearhead a nationwide hunt to solve the mystery of one of Britain's defining historical moments.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 June 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
7:30am
Tony Robinson's Gods & Monsters, Demons And Spirits
(S1, EP2)
 
7:30am
Tony Robinson's Gods & Monsters, Demons And Spirits (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Officially Britons have been Christian for more than 1500 years. But scratch the surface and you'll find their ancestors believed in far more than Christ and the cross. From kings to commoners, they believed gods, witches, sprites, demons, and evil spirits were all indisputably real - and could intervene in their daily lives with devastating results. This is a relatively unexplored aspect of the past yet it's crucial to our understanding of life in previous centuries. In this series Tony Robinson delves back through 2000 years of history to investigate the beliefs of Britain's ancestors. From the brutal human sacrifices of Iron Age Britain, through the stomach-churning supernatural medicine of the middle ages, to the horrifying witch-hunts and exorcisms of the 16th and 17th centuries (and beyond), Tony's remarkable journey takes him to some of the darkest moments in the country's past. Each program follows Tony on a quest to understand a particular belief or superstition. What did people believe? Why did they believe it? And what impact did that belief have, not just on their daily lives, but on the course of history? In this episode, Tony Robinson confronts demons, learns how to perform an exorcism, uses a 15th-century textbook to summon up evil spirits, and reveals the terrifying truth about the fairies that stole babies - all in his quest to understand what the ancestors believed evil spirits were and why they were so terrified of them.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Norman Neighbours
(S12, EP11)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Norman Neighbours (S12, EP11)
Rec
 
 
For years Time Team fan Frances Davies has been collecting finds from the field outside her back door in Skipsea in East Yorkshire. She has uncovered Neolithic, Roman and Saxon items, but her best finds are medieval pots dating from the Norman Conquest. It's clear that there was some habitation in the area 1,000 years ago, but a geophysics plot of the site reveals incredible results, far beyond the team's expectations. Could Frances have had a whole Norman village in her field, a village lost to the records? And could there be a clue in nearby Skipsea Castle, the seat of power of the Norman overlord of the whole area? The Team have three days to find out.
 
9:30am
Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home,
 
9:30am
Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home,
Rec
 
 
While the Victorians confronted the challenges of ruling an empire, perhaps the most dangerous environment they faced was in their own homes. What turned the domestic haven into a ticking time bomb?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
10:30am
Battles Won And Lost, The Attack On Pearl Harbor, 1941
(S1, EP8)
 
10:30am
Battles Won And Lost, The Attack On Pearl Harbor, 1941 (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
World War II was the sum of battles waged: strategies that succeeded or failed, changing the course of the war. Some were the result of careful planning leading to decisive victory, like the Allied assault on Rommel's forces at El Alamein. Others would defy carefully laid plans. From Pearl Harbor, where Japan's attack on US naval capacity instead galvanised America to join the war, to Okinawa, where the Allied victory came at such a cost they would turn to a new strategy in Japan, the atomic bomb. Each battle another domino tipping, leading the world inexorably towards victory or surrender.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 June 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
11:30am
Quest For Bannockburn, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
11:30am
Quest For Bannockburn, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Seven hundred years after one of the most significant conflicts in British history, Neil Oliver and Tony Pollard go in search of both the real and imagined Battle of Bannockburn. With the help of the country's greatest minds, 3D computer generated graphics and a good old-fashioned spade, they'll spearhead a nationwide hunt to solve the mystery of one of Britain's defining historical moments.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 24 June 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
1:00pm
The Dark Ages: An Age of Light, The Men Of The North
(S1, EP4)
 
1:00pm
The Dark Ages: An Age of Light, The Men Of The North (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The Dark Ages have been misunderstood. History has identified the period following the fall of the Roman Empire with a descent into barbarism - a terrible time when civilisation stopped. In this landmark series, Waldemar argues that the Dark Ages were a time of great artistic achievement, with new ideas and religions provoking new artistic adventures. He embarks on a fascinating trip across Europe, Africa and Asia, visits the world's most famous collections and discovers hidden artistic gems, all to prove that the Dark Ages were actually an 'Age of Light'.
 
2:30pm
Young Elizabeth: A Princess Story, Pt. 2
 
2:30pm
Young Elizabeth: A Princess Story, Pt. 2
Rec
 
 
The story of a young woman growing up during World War II, and of Elizabeth's 'Uncle Dickie', the wildly ambitious and egotistical Louis Mountbatten, who in lust for revenge for injustice to his father, schemed and plotted to take over the royal family by marrying the young princess to his nephew. The film reveals the undercurrent of sadness as the King rapidly declined to an early death, advancing Elizabeth's growth into majesty. This is a story of the young princess who never would have been Queen, were it not for several twists of history. The story of the killing of her beloved grandfather George V by his doctors, of her grandmother Queen Mary who taught her strict tradition and protocol, and of the favourite uncle, King Edward VIII, who abdicated and flirted with fascism. And above all, the story of her mother and father - King George VI's bravery in the face of disability, and the future Queen Mother, who sacrificed a close, private, near-normal family life to save the monarchy.
 
3:30pm
Raiders of the Lost Art, Monet - First Impressions
(S2, EP8)
 
3:30pm
Raiders of the Lost Art, Monet - First Impressions (S2, EP8)
Rec
 
 
The painting that started a whole movement, Impressionism. It was stolen in 1985 and was missing for five years.
 
4:00pm
Secret Museums, The Freud Museum & The McC Museum
(S1, EP8)
 
4:00pm
Secret Museums, The Freud Museum & The McC Museum (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
The Freud Museum was the home of Sigmund Freud and his family when they escaped Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938. It remained the family home until Anna Freud, the youngest daughter, died in 1982. The centrepiece of the museum is Freud's study, faithfully preserved just as it was during his lifetime, containing Freud's remarkable collection of ancient antiquities, his library, his desk and of course his couch. Lord's is of course the most famous cricket ground in the world, but it's also home to the MCC Museum, which is the oldest sports museum in the world, containing the most celebrated collection of cricket memorabilia, including the infamous Ashes.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 24 June 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
4:30pm
The World From Above, Assisi To Florence
(S7, EP5)
 
4:30pm
The World From Above, Assisi To Florence (S7, EP5)
Rec
 
 
From 10,000 feet above the ground, explore breathtaking landscapes and spectacular sites across the globe, including the stunning Siena in Italy, Glacier National Park in the USA, and the rugged landscape of Northwest Iceland. More Info >
 
5:00pm
Grand Tours of Scotland, The True Spirit Of Scotland
(S2, EP5)
 
5:00pm
Grand Tours of Scotland, The True Spirit Of Scotland (S2, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Historian Paul Murton continues to travel the country, tracing the changes that have taken place since the birth of Scottish tourism 200 years ago. For centuries, 'north of the border' had been regarded as a place to avoid and early travellers complained about the savage terrain and uncouth habits of the natives. To find out what changed to make Scotland an internationally celebrated tourist destination, Paul takes the viewer on six amazing journeys that follow in the footsteps of the first tourists to come here.
 
5:30pm
The Queen's Cavalry, Fully Armoured
(S1, EP4)
 
5:30pm
The Queen's Cavalry, Fully Armoured (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals form The Household Cavalry, Britain's most senior army regiment and the Queen's official bodyguard. One week they could be on horseback, escorting the Sovereign down the Mall, the next patrolling downtown Basra in their tanks. This series follows the fortunes of the men of The Household Cavalry and tells their stories of war and ceremony. Offering an unprecedented and unique insight behind-the-scenes, the series details their ceremonial and military duty as well as their 350 year history.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:00pm
Griff's Great Britain, Borders
(S1, EP8)
 
6:00pm
Griff's Great Britain, Borders (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Griff Rhys Jones sets off on further fascinating adventures around Britain. In this series he explores the sharply contrasting landscapes of the great British countryside: from highlands to coastlines, from estuaries to moorlands. This episode, explores natural borderlands, in this case the closely guarded secret that is the beautiful Shropshire Hills. In each episode, Griff is set a challenge from a hidden hand - forcing him to get under the surface of the region he is in. This episode, Griff has spent the night in medieval Ludlow, the carved oak capital of Great Britain. Peering out from his hotel balcony at the shop window opposite he spots his challenge to 'catch a dragon' - which makes absolute sense as the Welsh border is only a few miles away. After breakfasting at one of Shropshire's legendary roadside cafes, Griff cadges a lift in a Welsh coloured (red) MG to Church Stretton, nicknamed Little Switzerland because of its similarity to alpine villages. Exchanging his comfortable sports car for a rugged mountain bike, Griff takes a deep breath before cycling up the notorious Burway, a punishingly steep hill into the Shropshire Hills.
 
6:30pm
Secrets Of The Magna Carta, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
6:30pm
Secrets Of The Magna Carta, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This award-winning series tells the story of the legendary document Magna Carta, that dates from the time of Robin Hood. It is the most highly valued piece of paper in the world, and has changed the course of history. Magna Carta is a standard against which we can judge how free we are. So how do we measure up today? These films give us reasons to celebrate, but also to be fearful. Filmed in the UK and US, this series features world experts on history, law, and economics.
 
7:30pm
Coast Australia, South Australia
(S2, EP2)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
7:30pm
Coast Australia, South Australia (S2, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Neil Oliver takes to the air on an RAAF training mission to seek and destroy submarine invaders. Tim Flannery has a close encounter with history as he uncovers an unlikely meeting between French and English navigators Flinders and Baudin at Encounter Bay. Brendan Moar visits the moody Coorong to remember the ground-breaking Australian film Storm Boy. Neil Oliver investigates the quest to preserve Adelaide's mother-ship, freshly saved from Scottish ruin. Emma Johnston dives deep into the stunning underwater caverns of the Limestone Coast to understand their formation. In Robe, Alice Garner gets a taste of how Victoria's gold rush was the making of this coastal town across the border, and Neil Oliver examines new archaeological evidence of a wild fur trade that sprung up on remote Kangaroo Island, and its lasting impact on the endangered sea lions of Seal Bay. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Impossible Peace, 1936-1938: History Stopped
(S1, EP7)
 
8:30pm
Impossible Peace, 1936-1938: History Stopped (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
The power in Europe has finally and fatally shifted - the resurgent Germany of the Third Reich is the dominant force. War rips Spain apart as a three-year civil war of terrible brutality starts. But Britain seems too preoccupied with an abdication crisis which sees its lovesick king surrender his crown. Japan steps up its aggression with a full-scale invasion of China. The British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, with his French counterpart, tries to satisfy Hitler at Munich by throwing him the Czech Sudetenland. The best that can be said is that they have bought time. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Henry VIII: Mind of a Tyrant, Tyrant
(S1, EP4)
 
9:30pm
Henry VIII: Mind of a Tyrant, Tyrant (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Setting the record straight. Henry's accession to the throne in 1509 was greeted with wild rejoicing. Tall, athletic, and handsome; after the reign of his father (who was found to be a dour, gloomy individual reputed for meanness), he filled the nation with hope. However, by his death 38 years later, he had earned the reputation of a tyrannical and ruthless monarch. How did the one turn into the other? Acclaimed historian, and one of the world's leading authorities on the Tudors, Dr David Starkey presents the most detailed analysis to date of the life of this infamous British monarch.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Empire Games, The Egyptians
(S1, EP3)
 
10:30pm
Empire Games, The Egyptians (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
This series explores the greatest empires in a way that has never been fully investigated. Each episode highlights and exposes the political intrigue, personal vendettas, family mayhem, acts of vengeance and the ever-evolving tension, turmoil and chaos that shaped these civilisations and led to their destruction from within. Egypt reached the pinnacle of its power in the 14th century BCE, when the pyramids of Giza were already 1000 years old. The pharaoh Akhenaten ushered in a brutal period of religious violence by rejecting the old gods and imposing the worship of Aten. The conflict raged for decades as his wives and children fought for control of the Empire, the most famous casualty being the boy king Tutankhamun. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
11:30pm
Evolution Of Evil, The Kim Dynasty Of North Korea
(S1, EP6)
 
11:30pm
Evolution Of Evil, The Kim Dynasty Of North Korea (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
This is the story of a man with an insatiable desire for power and fame. A man raised to be a dictator who rules with sadistic cruelty. A man who let his people suffer in one of the world's worst famines while he lives the high life with imported women, booze and the world's finest foods. It's North Korea's Kim Jong-il. Stories from defectors include the rumour that he drowned his younger brother as a child, that he bugged his own father to see if he was considering someone else to take over from him, and that he had rivals shot if he thought they might stand in his way - all fell by the wayside in Kim's ruthless quest for power. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Dirty Business, Money
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30am
Dirty Business, Money (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Mining made Australia rich. This is the story of the battles to share in the incredible wealth generated by a 'boom' industry and living with the ever-present threat of 'bust'. From the gold rush of the 1850s to the present day, we chart the key battles and dramatic turning points in the epic struggle to share in the vast mineral wealth of Australia.
 
1:30am
National Trust: Garden Treasures, Sissinghurst
(S1, EP1)
 
1:30am
National Trust: Garden Treasures, Sissinghurst (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
A tour of the grounds of Sissinghurst Castle, Kent, designed as a series of rooms with hedges for walls by poet and author Vita Sackville-West.
 
2:30am
The Jesus Code, The True Cross
(S1, EP5)
 
2:30am
The Jesus Code, The True Cross (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
An epic series that deciphers the life of Jesus through six extraordinary objects associated with his life and death. We discover fascinating new insights into the historical Jesus, utilising the latest state-of-the-art scientific techniques and archaeological research. We investigate the value and authenticity of six objects which could shed new light on Jesus - the Shroud of Turin, relics venerated as part of the True Cross, the Gospel of Judas, relics believed to be of John the Baptist, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and the secret brother of Jesus. We are guided by breathtaking dramatic reconstruction and a first-class panel of on-screen contributors. We hear from representatives of the world's best universities including Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Oxford, as they provide historical and theological insight, while the likes of Father James Martin SJ, the Reverend Paul Raushenbush and Erwin MacManus help bring our characters and their emotional journeys to life.
 
3:15am
The Great Underground War, The Secret Of The Somme
(S1, EP1)
 
3:15am
The Great Underground War, The Secret Of The Somme (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This fascinating series unearths the untold story about how the Great War went underground: the tales of tunnellers and miners who dug under the enemy when there was no other choice but to attack from beneath. Five legendary battles. Five tales of human sacrifice and tenacity. Five bloody battles that involved men from all over the world.
 
4:00am
Empire Games, The Egyptians
(S1, EP3)
 
4:00am
Empire Games, The Egyptians (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
This series explores the greatest empires in a way that has never been fully investigated. Each episode highlights and exposes the political intrigue, personal vendettas, family mayhem, acts of vengeance and the ever-evolving tension, turmoil and chaos that shaped these civilisations and led to their destruction from within. Egypt reached the pinnacle of its power in the 14th century BCE, when the pyramids of Giza were already 1000 years old. The pharaoh Akhenaten ushered in a brutal period of religious violence by rejecting the old gods and imposing the worship of Aten. The conflict raged for decades as his wives and children fought for control of the Empire, the most famous casualty being the boy king Tutankhamun. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 24 June 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
4:45am
Impossible Peace, 1936-1938: History Stopped
(S1, EP7)
 
4:45am
Impossible Peace, 1936-1938: History Stopped (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
The power in Europe has finally and fatally shifted - the resurgent Germany of the Third Reich is the dominant force. War rips Spain apart as a three-year civil war of terrible brutality starts. But Britain seems too preoccupied with an abdication crisis which sees its lovesick king surrender his crown. Japan steps up its aggression with a full-scale invasion of China. The British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, with his French counterpart, tries to satisfy Hitler at Munich by throwing him the Czech Sudetenland. The best that can be said is that they have bought time. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 24 June 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30am
Henry VIII: Mind of a Tyrant, Tyrant
(S1, EP4)
 
5:30am
Henry VIII: Mind of a Tyrant, Tyrant (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Setting the record straight. Henry's accession to the throne in 1509 was greeted with wild rejoicing. Tall, athletic, and handsome; after the reign of his father (who was found to be a dour, gloomy individual reputed for meanness), he filled the nation with hope. However, by his death 38 years later, he had earned the reputation of a tyrannical and ruthless monarch. How did the one turn into the other? Acclaimed historian, and one of the world's leading authorities on the Tudors, Dr David Starkey presents the most detailed analysis to date of the life of this infamous British monarch.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 24 June 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
6:30am
Despot Housewives, Crownless Queens
(S1, EP5)
 
6:30am
Despot Housewives, Crownless Queens (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
The most infamous first ladies are gathered together in this documentary saga that steps into the lives of these controversial women, examining the power, responsibility and consequence of their roles as spouses of the world's most notorious heads of states.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Evolution Of Evil, The Kim Dynasty Of North Korea
(S1, EP6)
 
7:30am
Evolution Of Evil, The Kim Dynasty Of North Korea (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
This is the story of a man with an insatiable desire for power and fame. A man raised to be a dictator who rules with sadistic cruelty. A man who let his people suffer in one of the world's worst famines while he lives the high life with imported women, booze and the world's finest foods. It's North Korea's Kim Jong-il. Stories from defectors include the rumour that he drowned his younger brother as a child, that he bugged his own father to see if he was considering someone else to take over from him, and that he had rivals shot if he thought they might stand in his way - all fell by the wayside in Kim's ruthless quest for power. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 24 June 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Tower Blocks & Togas
(S12, EP12)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Tower Blocks & Togas (S12, EP12)
Rec
 
 
In South Shields, the Roman Fort at the end of Hadrian's Wall is a local landmark and the team embark on a quest to locate the site of a huge Roman military cemetery thought to be in the area. They search all nearby open spaces but come to the conclusion that the likeliest site of the cemetery is beneath a 1960s housing estate. South Shields is well known for its Roman fort at the end of Hadrian's Wall. A few tombstones and burials have been found in the past hundred years, but there must be a huge Roman military cemetery somewhere. Time Team use every spare piece of open space, have a look under the occasional pavement and enlist as much local help, young and old, as possible in their hunt for the site. It's three days of head-scratching mayhem before the answer emerges.
 
9:30am
Coast Australia, South Australia
(S2, EP2)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
9:30am
Coast Australia, South Australia (S2, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Neil Oliver takes to the air on an RAAF training mission to seek and destroy submarine invaders. Tim Flannery has a close encounter with history as he uncovers an unlikely meeting between French and English navigators Flinders and Baudin at Encounter Bay. Brendan Moar visits the moody Coorong to remember the ground-breaking Australian film Storm Boy. Neil Oliver investigates the quest to preserve Adelaide's mother-ship, freshly saved from Scottish ruin. Emma Johnston dives deep into the stunning underwater caverns of the Limestone Coast to understand their formation. In Robe, Alice Garner gets a taste of how Victoria's gold rush was the making of this coastal town across the border, and Neil Oliver examines new archaeological evidence of a wild fur trade that sprung up on remote Kangaroo Island, and its lasting impact on the endangered sea lions of Seal Bay. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 24 June 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
10:30am
Impossible Peace, 1936-1938: History Stopped
(S1, EP7)
 
10:30am
Impossible Peace, 1936-1938: History Stopped (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
The power in Europe has finally and fatally shifted - the resurgent Germany of the Third Reich is the dominant force. War rips Spain apart as a three-year civil war of terrible brutality starts. But Britain seems too preoccupied with an abdication crisis which sees its lovesick king surrender his crown. Japan steps up its aggression with a full-scale invasion of China. The British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, with his French counterpart, tries to satisfy Hitler at Munich by throwing him the Czech Sudetenland. The best that can be said is that they have bought time. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 24 June 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
11:30am
Henry VIII: Mind of a Tyrant, Tyrant
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30am
Henry VIII: Mind of a Tyrant, Tyrant (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Setting the record straight. Henry's accession to the throne in 1509 was greeted with wild rejoicing. Tall, athletic, and handsome; after the reign of his father (who was found to be a dour, gloomy individual reputed for meanness), he filled the nation with hope. However, by his death 38 years later, he had earned the reputation of a tyrannical and ruthless monarch. How did the one turn into the other? Acclaimed historian, and one of the world's leading authorities on the Tudors, Dr David Starkey presents the most detailed analysis to date of the life of this infamous British monarch.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 24 June 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Despot Housewives, Crownless Queens
(S1, EP5)
 
12:30pm
Despot Housewives, Crownless Queens (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
The most infamous first ladies are gathered together in this documentary saga that steps into the lives of these controversial women, examining the power, responsibility and consequence of their roles as spouses of the world's most notorious heads of states.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Tanks, Battle Of The Bulge
(S2, EP6)
 
1:30pm
Tanks, Battle Of The Bulge (S2, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The ill fated Ardennes Offensive, better known to the allies as the Battle of the Bulge was Hitler's last great gamble in the west during World War II. It was here that the Panzers made their last charge and the mighty King Tigers took their last bow. Made with the help of the Royal Tank Museum at Bovington this powerful film features rare archive footage, stunning 3D animation, full scale re-constructions and the views of leading authorities on Tank warfare, including Dr Robin Clifton of Warwick University and writer Bob Carruthers.
 
2:30pm
World War II in Colour, The Soviet Steamroller
(S1, EP8)
 
2:30pm
World War II in Colour, The Soviet Steamroller (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
By July 1943, the full extent of Hitler's failed gamble in the East had become clear. After failing to deliver knockout blows at Stalingrad and Moscow, his army was now at the mercy of the vast Soviet war machine. With its huge resources and seemingly limitless numbers of men, the Red Army slowly pushed the Germans back out of Russia through Ukraine, Poland, the Balkans and Hungary. This was war on a monster scale, pitching armies of millions against each other. But it was also a war fought by small bands of partisans, men like Tito in Yugoslavia, leading guerrilla bands against Nazi forces. Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed particularly in the last five to 10 years as documents, files and photographs have been released. Code-breaking revelations and newly released government papers on both sides of the Atlantic have added a very insightful new dimension to the understanding of this, the world's greatest ever conflict. With the very latest satellite-delivered terrain mapping and state-of-the-art graphics, this story can now be told with the very latest access to information which was not previously available.
 
3:30pm
WW2 Treasure Hunters, Douglas Bader And The Duxford Fliers
(S1, EP2)
 
3:30pm
WW2 Treasure Hunters, Douglas Bader And The Duxford Fliers (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
The history of WWII lies buried and forgotten at hundreds of sites across the UK. Now, the stories of the Second World War are brought vividly back to life through newly uncovered evidence. Artefacts of all shapes and sizes carry the story of the war here on the home front and hold the key to the forgotten histories of the men and women who risked their lives to save Britain. The series pairs Britain's foremost amateur WWII archaeologist, Stephen Taylor, with WWII enthusiast and Madness frontman, Suggs, as they work together to unearth incredible relics from historically important former military sites before they rust away or disappear under concrete. The duo reveal the stories of the people behind the discoveries, meeting survivors and experts to understand the events which took place in each location. Using state-of-the-art technology, original WWII archive and maps to identify forgotten sites including former military bases, airfields, and POW camps, this series brings a fresh perspective on the Second World War and the people who fought it.
 
4:30pm
Clash of Warriors, Halsey vs. Kurita
(S1, EP7)
 
4:30pm
Clash of Warriors, Halsey vs. Kurita (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
In October 1944, US troops invaded Leyte Gulf in the Philippines. It was the opening move to recapture the Philippines, occupied by the Japanese after their Pacific victories in 1941 and '42. What followed was the largest clash of naval arms in history: 216 US and 64 Japanese warships in a series of dramatic battles. The outcome rested on the shoulders of the aggressive and impetuous Vice Admiral William 'Bull' Halsey and the determined but cautious Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita.
 
5:30pm
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Morshead Holds Tobruk
(S1, EP9)
 
5:30pm
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Morshead Holds Tobruk (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
Discover the incredible heroes of World War II who stood up and fought when everything else seemed lost.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
J.R.R Tolkien: Designer Of Worlds,
 
6:30pm
J.R.R Tolkien: Designer Of Worlds,
Rec
 
 
For many people, the English writer JRR Tolkien (1892-1973) is above all the author of the Lord of the Rings, the films directed and produced by Peter Jackson from 2001 to 2003. But what most people are unaware of is that this immensely successful novel is only the tip of a monumental corpus, started in the 1910s, and which he pursued to the day he died in 1973. Translated to over sixty languages, Tolkien's books have deeply marked the imagination of millions of readers throughout the world. However, in a period of triumphant Hollywood blockbusters, part of the mystery may be fading away, something that is attached to a unique type of literary creativity. This film goes back to the origins of this tremendous creation and, at the same time, it is an opportunity to (re)discover the surprising personality of its author. Who was this quiet and scholarly man who taught languages and old English literature at Oxford? How was this gigantic project born? Going back and forth between ordinary reality and an immaterial and fabulously rich reality, the story offers to reveal the meaning of Tolkien's life as a marvellous adventure of the mind.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Secrets Of Britain's Great Cathedrals, The West
(S1, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
Secrets Of Britain's Great Cathedrals, The West (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Dominating the landscape for centuries, ancient cathedrals and abbeys reflect Britain's turbulent history through their architectural grandeur - stories of its kings and queens and the religious and social changes brought about by the English Reformation, as well as many other tales of intrigue, love, faith and conviction. This series explores 22 cathedrals and abbeys found throughout England and Wales, featuring interviews with historians and experts, and breathtaking 4K footage captured by drones filming their legendary facades and soaring interior spaces. Never before has a television series brought together such a great number of ancient cathedrals and abbeys under one unified storyline.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Secrets Of The Magna Carta, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
Secrets Of The Magna Carta, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This award-winning series tells the story of the legendary document Magna Carta, that dates from the time of Robin Hood. It is the most highly valued piece of paper in the world, and has changed the course of history. Magna Carta is a standard against which we can judge how free we are. So how do we measure up today? These films give us reasons to celebrate, but also to be fearful. Filmed in the UK and US, this series features world experts on history, law, and economics.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
Impossible Peace, 1938-1939: Peace For Our Time
(S1, EP8)
* NEW EPISODE *
9:30pm
Impossible Peace, 1938-1939: Peace For Our Time (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Little more than 20 years after the guns fell silent, they roar back into life. Hitler annexes all of Czechoslovakia, Britain and France respond with promises to Poland and Stalin, and Hitler, with unexpected and pragmatic hypocrisy, signs a pact. Then, Hitler moves on Poland and the fighting starts in Europe. China and Japan are already fighting. The curtain goes up on what will become the world's first truly global and total war. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 July 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 July 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
10:30pm
The Road From Christ To Constantine, Constantine
(S1, EP6)
 
10:30pm
The Road From Christ To Constantine, Constantine (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
A compelling six-hour television series, we take viewers on an exciting and visually stunning journey to the beautiful and important historical places where Christianity was born and grew from a small movement called 'The Way' to its place as the official religion of the Roman Empire. Join author and distinguished history professor Jonathan Phillips, of Royal Holloway, University of London, as he takes viewers on a captivating adventure to the very places where Christianity began, through four centuries and seven countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Hitler's Circle Of Evil, The Rise Of The Sycophants
(S1, EP8)
 
11:30pm
Hitler's Circle Of Evil, The Rise Of The Sycophants (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
This is the story of the rise and fall of the Third Reich told like the drama it really was: through the personal relationships of the movers and shakers of the most evil regime in history. They were Hitler's henchmen - the small gaggle of misfits, careerists and fanatical Nazis who had the ear of the Fuhrer. Those whose job it was to make his brutal vision a reality. Men like ex-chicken farmer and leader of the SS, Heinrich Himmler; Hitler's adoring but mentally unhinged deputy, Rudolf Hess; fighter ace turned morphine addict, Herman Goering; and sex-crazed propaganda chief, Josef Goebbels. As they scrabble for power, they will turn on each other in a murky atmosphere of intrigue, betrayal and murder. In a regime where all power derives from just one man, they strive to out-do each other in brutality, hatred of the Jews and an unequivocal commitment to the Nazi cause. It's early 1942 and the Nazis' invasion of Soviet Russia has reached a critical stage. With the United States also about to join the war, Germany is crying out for more tanks and aircraft. Who can Hitler trust to save the war effort? No one is expecting Albert Speer, his friend and favourite architect. Despite his inexperience, Speer proves to be a shrewd and capable operator, rationalising German industry to maximise production. But his success soon stirs up a rat's nest of jealousy and intrigue, and when he tries to convince Hitler to accept increasingly painful sacrifices to save the Third Reich, his more sycophantic rivals are ready to pounce. Speer's rise will put the ambitious architect into the firing line of the most notorious figures in the Nazi regime. It's a confrontation that would threaten his life.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Dirty Business, Power
(S1, EP2)
 
12:30am
Dirty Business, Power (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Mining has always been about politics. Power charts how mining has been a crucible through which both the labour movement and big business have tried to influence, infiltrate and control governments - but also how mining helped give birth to Federation and women's right to vote. Prime ministers from Billy Hughes through to Julia Gillard have, for better or worse, been locked in a rocky relationship with mining.
 
1:30am
National Trust: Garden Treasures, Stourhead
(S1, EP2)
 
1:30am
National Trust: Garden Treasures, Stourhead (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
A tour of the gardens of the Stourhead estate in Wiltshire, set out in a classic 18th-century design and inspired by artists who painted idealistic views of the Italian landscape.
 
2:30am
The Jesus Code, The Gospel Of Mary Magdalene
(S1, EP6)
 
2:30am
The Jesus Code, The Gospel Of Mary Magdalene (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
An epic series that deciphers the life of Jesus through six extraordinary objects associated with his life and death. We discover fascinating new insights into the historical Jesus, utilising the latest state-of-the-art scientific techniques and archaeological research. We investigate the value and authenticity of six objects which could shed new light on Jesus - the Shroud of Turin, relics venerated as part of the True Cross, the Gospel of Judas, relics believed to be of John the Baptist, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and the secret brother of Jesus. We are guided by breathtaking dramatic reconstruction and a first-class panel of on-screen contributors. We hear from representatives of the world's best universities including Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Oxford, as they provide historical and theological insight, while the likes of Father James Martin SJ, the Reverend Paul Raushenbush and Erwin MacManus help bring our characters and their emotional journeys to life.
 
3:15am
The Great Underground War, The Mines Of Ypres
(S1, EP2)
 
3:15am
The Great Underground War, The Mines Of Ypres (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This fascinating series unearths the untold story about how the Great War went underground: the tales of tunnellers and miners who dug under the enemy when there was no other choice but to attack from beneath. Five legendary battles. Five tales of human sacrifice and tenacity. Five bloody battles that involved men from all over the world.
 
4:00am
Secrets Of Britain's Great Cathedrals, The West
(S1, EP4)
 
4:00am
Secrets Of Britain's Great Cathedrals, The West (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Dominating the landscape for centuries, ancient cathedrals and abbeys reflect Britain's turbulent history through their architectural grandeur - stories of its kings and queens and the religious and social changes brought about by the English Reformation, as well as many other tales of intrigue, love, faith and conviction. This series explores 22 cathedrals and abbeys found throughout England and Wales, featuring interviews with historians and experts, and breathtaking 4K footage captured by drones filming their legendary facades and soaring interior spaces. Never before has a television series brought together such a great number of ancient cathedrals and abbeys under one unified storyline.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
4:45am
Secrets Of The Magna Carta, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
4:45am
Secrets Of The Magna Carta, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This award-winning series tells the story of the legendary document Magna Carta, that dates from the time of Robin Hood. It is the most highly valued piece of paper in the world, and has changed the course of history. Magna Carta is a standard against which we can judge how free we are. So how do we measure up today? These films give us reasons to celebrate, but also to be fearful. Filmed in the UK and US, this series features world experts on history, law, and economics.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
5:30am
Impossible Peace, 1938-1939: Peace For Our Time
(S1, EP8)
 
5:30am
Impossible Peace, 1938-1939: Peace For Our Time (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Little more than 20 years after the guns fell silent, they roar back into life. Hitler annexes all of Czechoslovakia, Britain and France respond with promises to Poland and Stalin, and Hitler, with unexpected and pragmatic hypocrisy, signs a pact. Then, Hitler moves on Poland and the fighting starts in Europe. China and Japan are already fighting. The curtain goes up on what will become the world's first truly global and total war. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 July 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 July 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
6:30am
The Road From Christ To Constantine, Constantine
(S1, EP6)
 
6:30am
The Road From Christ To Constantine, Constantine (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
A compelling six-hour television series, we take viewers on an exciting and visually stunning journey to the beautiful and important historical places where Christianity was born and grew from a small movement called 'The Way' to its place as the official religion of the Roman Empire. Join author and distinguished history professor Jonathan Phillips, of Royal Holloway, University of London, as he takes viewers on a captivating adventure to the very places where Christianity began, through four centuries and seven countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Hitler's Circle Of Evil, The Rise Of The Sycophants
(S1, EP8)
 
7:30am
Hitler's Circle Of Evil, The Rise Of The Sycophants (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
This is the story of the rise and fall of the Third Reich told like the drama it really was: through the personal relationships of the movers and shakers of the most evil regime in history. They were Hitler's henchmen - the small gaggle of misfits, careerists and fanatical Nazis who had the ear of the Fuhrer. Those whose job it was to make his brutal vision a reality. Men like ex-chicken farmer and leader of the SS, Heinrich Himmler; Hitler's adoring but mentally unhinged deputy, Rudolf Hess; fighter ace turned morphine addict, Herman Goering; and sex-crazed propaganda chief, Josef Goebbels. As they scrabble for power, they will turn on each other in a murky atmosphere of intrigue, betrayal and murder. In a regime where all power derives from just one man, they strive to out-do each other in brutality, hatred of the Jews and an unequivocal commitment to the Nazi cause. It's early 1942 and the Nazis' invasion of Soviet Russia has reached a critical stage. With the United States also about to join the war, Germany is crying out for more tanks and aircraft. Who can Hitler trust to save the war effort? No one is expecting Albert Speer, his friend and favourite architect. Despite his inexperience, Speer proves to be a shrewd and capable operator, rationalising German industry to maximise production. But his success soon stirs up a rat's nest of jealousy and intrigue, and when he tries to convince Hitler to accept increasingly painful sacrifices to save the Third Reich, his more sycophantic rivals are ready to pounce. Speer's rise will put the ambitious architect into the firing line of the most notorious figures in the Nazi regime. It's a confrontation that would threaten his life.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Animal Farm
(S12, EP13)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Animal Farm (S12, EP13)
Rec
 
 
An unusual horse bit, some posh finds and carved stonework lead Time Team on a search for a Norman hunting lodge in Northamptonshire. But it isn't long before the lodge's massive stone walls begin to look a little less impressive, and, under the forensic trowels of the diggers, the lodge shrinks in every direction. But royal forests were fiercely protected by the Norman nobility; why are there buildings here at all? Does the Domesday Book hold a clue? It seems as if this area was home to an extraordinary number of pigs. Have the Team come across one of the very first factory farms?
 
9:30am
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Morshead Holds Tobruk
(S1, EP9)
 
9:30am
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Morshead Holds Tobruk (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
Discover the incredible heroes of World War II who stood up and fought when everything else seemed lost.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
10:30am
J.R.R Tolkien: Designer Of Worlds,
 
10:30am
J.R.R Tolkien: Designer Of Worlds,
Rec
 
 
For many people, the English writer JRR Tolkien (1892-1973) is above all the author of the Lord of the Rings, the films directed and produced by Peter Jackson from 2001 to 2003. But what most people are unaware of is that this immensely successful novel is only the tip of a monumental corpus, started in the 1910s, and which he pursued to the day he died in 1973. Translated to over sixty languages, Tolkien's books have deeply marked the imagination of millions of readers throughout the world. However, in a period of triumphant Hollywood blockbusters, part of the mystery may be fading away, something that is attached to a unique type of literary creativity. This film goes back to the origins of this tremendous creation and, at the same time, it is an opportunity to (re)discover the surprising personality of its author. Who was this quiet and scholarly man who taught languages and old English literature at Oxford? How was this gigantic project born? Going back and forth between ordinary reality and an immaterial and fabulously rich reality, the story offers to reveal the meaning of Tolkien's life as a marvellous adventure of the mind.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Secrets Of Britain's Great Cathedrals, The West
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30am
Secrets Of Britain's Great Cathedrals, The West (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Dominating the landscape for centuries, ancient cathedrals and abbeys reflect Britain's turbulent history through their architectural grandeur - stories of its kings and queens and the religious and social changes brought about by the English Reformation, as well as many other tales of intrigue, love, faith and conviction. This series explores 22 cathedrals and abbeys found throughout England and Wales, featuring interviews with historians and experts, and breathtaking 4K footage captured by drones filming their legendary facades and soaring interior spaces. Never before has a television series brought together such a great number of ancient cathedrals and abbeys under one unified storyline.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Secrets Of The Magna Carta, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
12:30pm
Secrets Of The Magna Carta, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This award-winning series tells the story of the legendary document Magna Carta, that dates from the time of Robin Hood. It is the most highly valued piece of paper in the world, and has changed the course of history. Magna Carta is a standard against which we can judge how free we are. So how do we measure up today? These films give us reasons to celebrate, but also to be fearful. Filmed in the UK and US, this series features world experts on history, law, and economics.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 25 June 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
1:30pm
Tanks, Churchill Tank: Britain Fights Back
(S3, EP1)
 
1:30pm
Tanks, Churchill Tank: Britain Fights Back (S3, EP1)
Rec
 
 
After the calamitous defeat at Dunkirk during 1940, there were less than 100 tanks left in Britain. The Vauxhall Company were given just one year to design, develop and manufacture a replacement for the Matilda II. Rushed in to service by a desperate military, the Churchill had many teething troubles and its operational debut at Dieppe in August 1942 was an unmitigated disaster, but the tanks went on to play an important role in major combat theatres throughout the war.
 
2:30pm
World War II in Colour, Overlord
(S1, EP9)
 
2:30pm
World War II in Colour, Overlord (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
Today it is easy to see D-Day as an inevitable - a straightforward victory against a German army that was already all but defeated. This film explodes that myth. It charts the careful planning of the campaign, the development of specialised equipment needed for the amphibious landing. It reveals the deception plan that wrong-footed Hitler. It shows how the Americans were very nearly driven off Omaha beach. If that had happened, the whole operation might have failed. The film ends with the liberation of Paris, as the Free French forces led by Charles de Gaulle marched down the streets of the capital. Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed, particularly in the last five to 10 years as documents, files and photographs have been released. Code-breaking revelations and newly released government papers on both sides of the Atlantic have added a very insightful new dimension to the understanding of this, the world's greatest ever conflict. With the very latest satellite delivered terrain mapping and state-of-the-art graphics, this story can now be told with the very latest access to information which was not previously available.
 
3:30pm
WW2 Treasure Hunters, Tank In A Vineyard
(S1, EP3)
 
3:30pm
WW2 Treasure Hunters, Tank In A Vineyard (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The history of WWII lies buried and forgotten at hundreds of sites across the UK. Now, the stories of the Second World War are brought vividly back to life through newly uncovered evidence. Artefacts of all shapes and sizes carry the story of the war here on the home front and hold the key to the forgotten histories of the men and women who risked their lives to save Britain. The series pairs Britain's foremost amateur WWII archaeologist, Stephen Taylor, with WWII enthusiast and Madness frontman, Suggs, as they work together to unearth incredible relics from historically important former military sites before they rust away or disappear under concrete. The duo reveal the stories of the people behind the discoveries, meeting survivors and experts to understand the events which took place in each location. Using state-of-the-art technology, original WWII archive and maps to identify forgotten sites including former military bases, airfields, and POW camps, this series brings a fresh perspective on the Second World War and the people who fought it.
 
4:30pm
Clash of Warriors, Harris vs. Kammhuber
(S1, EP8)
 
4:30pm
Clash of Warriors, Harris vs. Kammhuber (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
When Arthur Harris was appointed commander-in-chief of RAF Bomber Command, he was convinced that a strategic bombing offensive could win the war and, in March 1943, began an attack on the German industrial heartland of the Ruhr. One man stood in his way: Luftwaffe General Joseph Kammhuber, who set up a complex network of air defences and met Harris's bombers with radar, searchlights, anti-aircraft weapons, and night fighters. The struggle was desperate, with heavy losses on both sides.
 
5:30pm
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Evacuation In The Baltic
(S1, EP10)
 
5:30pm
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Evacuation In The Baltic (S1, EP10)
Rec
 
 
Discover the incredible heroes of World War II who stood up and fought when everything else seemed lost.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz,
 
6:30pm
The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz,
Rec
 
 
Under the Nazi Regime, the Grimm fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (along with countless others) was mutated into anti-Semitic propaganda. But while Hitler was happy to use the Seven Dwarfs to further his aims, his fascination with the Ovitz family led to more sinister plans. Warwick explores the history of the Ovitz family of seven Jewish dwarf performers, who travelled across Eastern Europe to showcase their talents, using false papers. They managed to maintain their freedom and continue their tour until their capture in 1944. In the Auschwitz concentration camp queues, the Ovitz family were spotted by the notorious Dr. Josef Mengele, who wanted to decipher the secrets of human growth. The family were deemed crucial to his research and isolated in special quarters. Warwick discovers their conditions as they quickly became human guinea pigs, enduring endless bizarre and agonising experiments. They were paraded naked for the officers, and a film was sent to Hitler for his amusement. Parallel to the Ovitz' story, Warwick recounts his own experiences of being a dwarf. At age 11 - and 2 foot 11" in height, Warwick got the role of the ewok 'Wicket' in Star Wars, as well as returning for other roles in the franchise. This is a personal, respectful and intelligent journey in which Warwick unearths a fascinating story and charts us through moving and inspirational territory, dark fairy tales and human endurance.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Empire Games, Chinese Empire
(S1, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
Empire Games, Chinese Empire (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
This series explores the greatest empires in a way that has never been fully investigated. Each episode highlights and exposes the political intrigue, personal vendettas, family mayhem, acts of vengeance and the ever-evolving tension, turmoil and chaos that shaped these civilisations and led to their destruction from within. Born in 624 CE, Wu Zhao became the concubine of Emperor Taizong. Her entry into the palace would begin one of the most dramatic periods in Chinese history. She would ultimately rule as the Empress Wu and expand Chinese military and political control in Central Asia and the Korean peninsula. Court intrigue raged during her reign and she successfully undermined constant attempts to usurp her power. In the end, however, ill health and conspiracy would combine to force her abdication. The former rulers seized control and the second Zhao dynasty began and ended with her. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 July 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
8:30pm
Navy Seals, Deadly Marksmen
(S1, EP1)
* FIRST ON *
8:30pm
Navy Seals, Deadly Marksmen (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This series gives viewers an immersive entry into the secretive world of the Navy SEALs, on the frontlines fighting the war on terror. From Al Qaeda to ISIS, from Iran to Afghanistan and from 9/11 to today. Navy SEALs who lived through these experiences will tell never-before-heard stories, intercut with archival footage and recreations. These are stories of victory, failure and bloodshed in the pursuit of protecting America.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 July 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 July 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Combat Machines, Vehicles That Liberated Europe
(S1, EP3)
* NEW EPISODE *
9:30pm
Combat Machines, Vehicles That Liberated Europe (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
In World War Two machines like the tanks, ships and aircraft received much of the glory. But there was a whole fleet of lesser-known vehicles that made victory in Europe possible. Vehicles like the Jeep; the two and half-ton truck that ensured the frontline troops were kept supplied; the amphibious DUKW that allowed the Allies to land quickly on beaches and cross rivers en route to Berlin. We tell the story of one American GI and how he and his Harley motorbike became a legend.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
10:30pm
What The Hell Is The Presidency For?,
 
10:30pm
What The Hell Is The Presidency For?,
Rec
 
 
Lyndon Baines Johnson passed some of the most important civil rights legislation of the 1960s that still affects Americans today. Discover how he used the power of the presidency to strike deals, make trades and form an alliance with Martin Luther King Jr to bring civil rights to the forefront of American politics.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Days That Shaped America: Waco Siege,
 
11:30pm
Days That Shaped America: Waco Siege,
Rec
 
 
The 1993 siege on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas was the deadliest single event in the history of the ATF. Hear from two agents who were wounded, a shell-shocked reporter, a law enforcement officer, Koresh's would-be lawyer, the coroner, and the FBI agent who oversaw the 51-day stand-off until the compound burned down with many of the Davidians still inside.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 June 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 1:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Dirty Business, Land
(S1, EP3)
 
12:30am
Dirty Business, Land (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Mining has long had an impact on the land and the fate of its traditional owners: the First Australians. This story charts the struggle between mining and land rights. And it reveals how mining, while destroying and dispossessing, may yet be the best hope for the future of Indigenous Australians.
 
1:30am
National Trust: Garden Treasures, Kingston Lacy
(S1, EP3)
 
1:30am
National Trust: Garden Treasures, Kingston Lacy (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
A tour of the garden at Kingston Lacy in Dorset, which includes a Victorian fernery, a sunken garden and an Iron-Age hill fort.
 
2:30am
Genius of the Ancient World, Buddha
(S1, EP1)
 
2:30am
Genius of the Ancient World, Buddha (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Historian Bettany Hughes investigates the revolutionary ideas of the Buddha, drawing on archaeology to explore the philosophy that would inspire a diverse belief system, shaping the lives of hundreds of millions to this day.
 
3:15am
The Great Underground War, Vauquois, Hill Of Death
(S1, EP3)
 
3:15am
The Great Underground War, Vauquois, Hill Of Death (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
This fascinating series unearths the untold story about how the Great War went underground: the tales of tunnellers and miners who dug under the enemy when there was no other choice but to attack from beneath. Five legendary battles. Five tales of human sacrifice and tenacity. Five bloody battles that involved men from all over the world.
 
4:00am
Empire Games, Chinese Empire
(S1, EP4)
 
4:00am
Empire Games, Chinese Empire (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
This series explores the greatest empires in a way that has never been fully investigated. Each episode highlights and exposes the political intrigue, personal vendettas, family mayhem, acts of vengeance and the ever-evolving tension, turmoil and chaos that shaped these civilisations and led to their destruction from within. Born in 624 CE, Wu Zhao became the concubine of Emperor Taizong. Her entry into the palace would begin one of the most dramatic periods in Chinese history. She would ultimately rule as the Empress Wu and expand Chinese military and political control in Central Asia and the Korean peninsula. Court intrigue raged during her reign and she successfully undermined constant attempts to usurp her power. In the end, however, ill health and conspiracy would combine to force her abdication. The former rulers seized control and the second Zhao dynasty began and ended with her. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 July 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
4:45am
Navy Seals, Deadly Marksmen
(S1, EP1)
 
4:45am
Navy Seals, Deadly Marksmen (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This series gives viewers an immersive entry into the secretive world of the Navy SEALs, on the frontlines fighting the war on terror. From Al Qaeda to ISIS, from Iran to Afghanistan and from 9/11 to today. Navy SEALs who lived through these experiences will tell never-before-heard stories, intercut with archival footage and recreations. These are stories of victory, failure and bloodshed in the pursuit of protecting America.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 July 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 July 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
5:30am
Combat Machines, Vehicles That Liberated Europe
(S1, EP3)
 
5:30am
Combat Machines, Vehicles That Liberated Europe (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
In World War Two machines like the tanks, ships and aircraft received much of the glory. But there was a whole fleet of lesser-known vehicles that made victory in Europe possible. Vehicles like the Jeep; the two and half-ton truck that ensured the frontline troops were kept supplied; the amphibious DUKW that allowed the Allies to land quickly on beaches and cross rivers en route to Berlin. We tell the story of one American GI and how he and his Harley motorbike became a legend.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
6:30am
What The Hell Is The Presidency For?,
 
6:30am
What The Hell Is The Presidency For?,
Rec
 
 
Lyndon Baines Johnson passed some of the most important civil rights legislation of the 1960s that still affects Americans today. Discover how he used the power of the presidency to strike deals, make trades and form an alliance with Martin Luther King Jr to bring civil rights to the forefront of American politics.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Days That Shaped America: Waco Siege,
 
7:30am
Days That Shaped America: Waco Siege,
Rec
 
 
The 1993 siege on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas was the deadliest single event in the history of the ATF. Hear from two agents who were wounded, a shell-shocked reporter, a law enforcement officer, Koresh's would-be lawyer, the coroner, and the FBI agent who oversaw the 51-day stand-off until the compound burned down with many of the Davidians still inside.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 22 June 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 1:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 23 June 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Glendon's Lost Graveyard
(S13, EP1)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Glendon's Lost Graveyard (S13, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Tony and the team return for a new series, visiting Glendon Hall in Northamptonshire to unravel the mystery of the human skeletons found under an outbuilding. In November 2004, Martin Hipwell was working in the garden converting a Victorian brick shed. He had to stop rather suddenly because as he dug up the old floors he came across a whole host of human skeletons. He contacted the local unit, Northampton Archaeology, who revealed 11 burials inside one of the buildings. They removed seven sets of human remains. But in another barn, the builders discovered yet more remains. They left these undisturbed, and Martin got in touch with the program. Before Martin carried on his building work, he wanted to know who these people were and where they lived. All these burials were aligned east-to-west. They were closely packed, and some had been buried on top of others. The density of the burials, the orientation and the lack of finds and gravestones suggested that these were the graves of medieval Christian peasants. Bone analysis indicates that these people suffered from lives of hard labour and poor nutrition. Could they have been inhabitants of the lost medieval village of Glendon? And what happened to Glendon's church dedicated to St Helen? Could the piles of old architectural stonework in the garden be a clue?
 
9:30am
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Evacuation In The Baltic
(S1, EP10)
 
9:30am
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Evacuation In The Baltic (S1, EP10)
Rec
 
 
Discover the incredible heroes of World War II who stood up and fought when everything else seemed lost.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
10:30am
The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz,
 
10:30am
The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz,
Rec
 
 
Under the Nazi Regime, the Grimm fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (along with countless others) was mutated into anti-Semitic propaganda. But while Hitler was happy to use the Seven Dwarfs to further his aims, his fascination with the Ovitz family led to more sinister plans. Warwick explores the history of the Ovitz family of seven Jewish dwarf performers, who travelled across Eastern Europe to showcase their talents, using false papers. They managed to maintain their freedom and continue their tour until their capture in 1944. In the Auschwitz concentration camp queues, the Ovitz family were spotted by the notorious Dr. Josef Mengele, who wanted to decipher the secrets of human growth. The family were deemed crucial to his research and isolated in special quarters. Warwick discovers their conditions as they quickly became human guinea pigs, enduring endless bizarre and agonising experiments. They were paraded naked for the officers, and a film was sent to Hitler for his amusement. Parallel to the Ovitz' story, Warwick recounts his own experiences of being a dwarf. At age 11 - and 2 foot 11" in height, Warwick got the role of the ewok 'Wicket' in Star Wars, as well as returning for other roles in the franchise. This is a personal, respectful and intelligent journey in which Warwick unearths a fascinating story and charts us through moving and inspirational territory, dark fairy tales and human endurance.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Empire Games, Chinese Empire
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30am
Empire Games, Chinese Empire (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
This series explores the greatest empires in a way that has never been fully investigated. Each episode highlights and exposes the political intrigue, personal vendettas, family mayhem, acts of vengeance and the ever-evolving tension, turmoil and chaos that shaped these civilisations and led to their destruction from within. Born in 624 CE, Wu Zhao became the concubine of Emperor Taizong. Her entry into the palace would begin one of the most dramatic periods in Chinese history. She would ultimately rule as the Empress Wu and expand Chinese military and political control in Central Asia and the Korean peninsula. Court intrigue raged during her reign and she successfully undermined constant attempts to usurp her power. In the end, however, ill health and conspiracy would combine to force her abdication. The former rulers seized control and the second Zhao dynasty began and ended with her. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 July 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Navy Seals, Deadly Marksmen
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30pm
Navy Seals, Deadly Marksmen (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This series gives viewers an immersive entry into the secretive world of the Navy SEALs, on the frontlines fighting the war on terror. From Al Qaeda to ISIS, from Iran to Afghanistan and from 9/11 to today. Navy SEALs who lived through these experiences will tell never-before-heard stories, intercut with archival footage and recreations. These are stories of victory, failure and bloodshed in the pursuit of protecting America.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 26 June 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 July 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 July 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Tanks, Cromwell Tank: British Heavyweight
(S3, EP2)
 
1:30pm
Tanks, Cromwell Tank: British Heavyweight (S3, EP2)
Rec
 
 
It was not until 1941 that the British Army General Staff ordered a heavy cruiser tank to replace the vulnerable Crusader. With a design based around the powerful Rolls Royce Meteor, a detuned aircraft engine, the Cromwell went through many design modifications before it finally saw action at Normandy in 1944 - 15 months after it was deemed ready for battle. It was however a fast and agile tank; several thousand had been built by the end of the war in 1945.
 
2:30pm
World War II in Colour, Closing The Ring
(S1, EP10)
 
2:30pm
World War II in Colour, Closing The Ring (S1, EP10)
Rec
 
 
In 1944 America and Britain in the west and Russia in the east began to close their pincer around Germany. But even now, the outcome was in the balance. The film explores the Allied disaster at Arnhem and the tragedy of the Warsaw uprising, when Polish freedom fighters were abandoned to their fate by Stalin. It tells the shocking story of the liberation of the death camps, when the full extent of the Holocaust became clear for the first time. The film ends with Hitler's last great gamble, as he threw all his last reserves against the oncoming Allied forces in the Ardennes. Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed particularly in the last five to 10 years, when documents, files and photographs have been released. Code-breaking revelations and newly released government papers on both sides of the Atlantic have added a very insightful new dimension to the understanding of this, the world's greatest ever conflict. With the very latest satellite-delivered terrain mapping and state-of-the-art graphics, this story can now be told with the very latest access to information which was not previously available.
 
3:30pm
WW2 Treasure Hunters, 82nd Airborne And German Pows
(S1, EP4)
 
3:30pm
WW2 Treasure Hunters, 82nd Airborne And German Pows (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The history of WWII lies buried and forgotten at hundreds of sites across the UK. Now, the stories of the Second World War are brought vividly back to life through newly uncovered evidence. Artefacts of all shapes and sizes carry the story of the war here on the home front and hold the key to the forgotten histories of the men and women who risked their lives to save Britain. The series pairs Britain's foremost amateur WWII archaeologist, Stephen Taylor, with WWII enthusiast and Madness frontman, Suggs, as they work together to unearth incredible relics from historically important former military sites before they rust away or disappear under concrete. The duo reveal the stories of the people behind the discoveries, meeting survivors and experts to understand the events which took place in each location. Using state-of-the-art technology, original WWII archive and maps to identify forgotten sites including former military bases, airfields, and POW camps, this series brings a fresh perspective on the Second World War and the people who fought it.
 
4:30pm
Clash of Warriors, Macarthur vs. Yamashita
(S1, EP10)
 
4:30pm
Clash of Warriors, Macarthur vs. Yamashita (S1, EP10)
Rec
 
 
Between October 1944 and August 1945, General Douglas MacArthur and his men recaptured the Philippines from the Japanese, led by General Tomoyuki Yamashita, in the largest single US campaign in the Pacific War. As the Americans pushed forward, Yamashita had one weapon the US did not: kamikaze pilots, who sacrificed their lives for maximum destruction of the enemy. The fighting continued until the Japanese sued for peace. MacArthur lost 8000 men, but Yamashita lost a staggering 192,000.
 
5:30pm
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Moore's March
(S1, EP11)
 
5:30pm
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Moore's March (S1, EP11)
Rec
 
 
Discover the incredible heroes of World War II who stood up and fought when everything else seemed lost.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
The Seventies, The State Of The Union Is Not Good
(S1, EP5)
 
6:30pm
The Seventies, The State Of The Union Is Not Good (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
The second half of the 1970s began with much hope and promise. The 'long national nightmare' of Watergate was over and after a brief transition under President Ford, the country put a relatively unknown former Georgia governor, Jimmy Carter, in the White House. But things began to unravel almost immediately. Stagflation smothered the economy and the energy crisis caused long lines and short tempers at the gas station. Three Mile Island and Love Canal heightened environmental anxieties. There was a divisive fight over the Panama Canal and the world held its breath as the Ayatollah Khomeini supplanted the Shah in Iran and the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. But there was also a genuine diplomatic miracle at Camp David as the Egyptians and Israelis signed a historic peace treaty. And waiting in the wings was another former governor, Ronald Reagan, who was on the verge of launching a revolution of his own. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Secrets of the 10,000 Year Old Man,
* FIRST ON *
7:30pm
Secrets of the 10,000 Year Old Man,
Rec
 
 
Follow the UK's most ambitious and cutting-edge Ancient DNA project to-date. For the first time, a team of top scientists at the Natural History Museum and University College London have analysed the DNA of Britain's oldest complete skeleton. Known as 'Cheddar Man,' this human male fossil was originally unearthed over a hundred years ago in Gough's Cave in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 30 June 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
The Sultan And The Saint,
* FIRST ON *
8:30pm
The Sultan And The Saint,
Rec
 
 
This historical documentary tells the story of the moment in history when Christian preacher Francis of Assisi and Sultan al-Kamil meet on a battlefield and discover they have more in common than that which divides them. Their meetings led to a ceasefire that lasted an astonishing eight years.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 30 June 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Henry VIII's Enforcer: The Rise and Fall,
 
9:30pm
Henry VIII's Enforcer: The Rise and Fall,
Rec
 
 
Thomas Cromwell was one of the strongest supporters of the English Reformation. At a time when lineage meant everything, Cromwell rose from poor beginnings to become chief minister to King Henry VIII. However, at the moment of his greatest triumph, Cromwell was struck down and destroyed. He fell victim to the king's anger and was beheaded on July 28, 1540. Cromwell has gone down in history as ambitious and corrupt, a ruthless politician who destroyed people and institutions. But is this fair? This is a fascinating journey through Tudor England in search of the truth about Henry VIII's best servant.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Engineering an Empire, Greece
(S1, EP8)
 
10:30pm
Engineering an Empire, Greece (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Western civilisation has been influenced by many cultures, from Rome to America, but it was born in Ancient Greece. Centuries before Julius Caesar conquered much of the known world, the ancient Greeks were laying a foundation that has supported nearly 3000 years of European history. Ancient Greece brings to mind philosophers like Aristotle and Socrates, Olympian gods, the beginnings of democracy, great conquering armies like those of Alexander the Great, and savage internecine battles, none more famous than the duel to the death between Athens and Sparta. Greece is a story about the human drive to explore, to wonder, to be curious. Their ruins now communicate that drive. Over 1000 years, this strong and charismatic people strategically harnessed the materials and people around them to create the most advanced technological feats the world had ever seen.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Easter 1916, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
11:30pm
Easter 1916, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This major award-winning historical documentary series, narrated by Brendan Gleeson and featuring dramatic reconstructions of key scenes both before and during the Rising, examines the lives of the men who were signatories of the 1916 Easter Proclamation and who, by doing so, made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The signatories have become legendary figures in Republican and Nationalist mythology but their personal stories and the factual basis of their lives are often masked or lost in the hagiography. So who were these seven men who drafted and signed it and, in doing so, effectively signed their own death warrants? Thomas J Clarke, Sean Mac Diarmada, James Connolly, Patrick Pearse, Eamonn Ceannt, Thomas MacDonagh and Joseph Plunkett are their respective names but this series goes in search of the men, their backgrounds and their families. Each man had his own unique story and they were a much more diverse group than is generally realised, as this important series demonstrates.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Viking Women, Sigrun's Wrath And The Discovery Of Iceland
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30am
Viking Women, Sigrun's Wrath And The Discovery Of Iceland (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The Vikings changed Europe forever, yet half of them have almost completely disappeared from collective memory: the women. Quite unjustly so, as they played an important role in the world of the Vikings and performed extraordinary deeds: Viking women commanded ships and settled colonies. The two-part documentary gives completely new insights into a fascinating culture, about which it seemed everything was already known. Exclusive interviews with experts from around the globe draw an authentic picture of the Viking world. High quality recreations with an international top-class cast will lead us to the early medieval world of the Vikings and revive this fascinating, long-lost era. Based on characters of the Nordic sagas, the mini-series displays the life stories of two Viking women: those of Sigrun and Jova.
 
1:30am
National Trust: Garden Treasures, Biddulph Grange Garden
(S1, EP4)
 
1:30am
National Trust: Garden Treasures, Biddulph Grange Garden (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
A tour of the garden at Biddulph Grange, Staffordshire, which features a maze of tunnels and paths to help visitors find their way, and includes plants from China, Egypt and Italy.
 
2:30am
Genius of the Ancient World, Socrates
(S1, EP2)
 
2:30am
Genius of the Ancient World, Socrates (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
In this episode, Bettany investigates the revolutionary ideas of Socrates. During an extremely tumultuous period of Greek history, Socrates would become, arguably, it's most vocal and charismatic thinker.
 
3:15am
The Great Underground War, Col Di Lana
(S1, EP4)
 
3:15am
The Great Underground War, Col Di Lana (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
This fascinating series unearths the untold story about how the Great War went underground: the tales of tunnellers and miners who dug under the enemy when there was no other choice but to attack from beneath. Five legendary battles. Five tales of human sacrifice and tenacity. Five bloody battles that involved men from all over the world.
 
4:00am
Secrets of the 10,000 Year Old Man,
 
4:00am
Secrets of the 10,000 Year Old Man,
Rec
 
 
Follow the UK's most ambitious and cutting-edge Ancient DNA project to-date. For the first time, a team of top scientists at the Natural History Museum and University College London have analysed the DNA of Britain's oldest complete skeleton. Known as 'Cheddar Man,' this human male fossil was originally unearthed over a hundred years ago in Gough's Cave in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 30 June 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
4:45am
The Sultan And The Saint,
 
4:45am
The Sultan And The Saint,
Rec
 
 
This historical documentary tells the story of the moment in history when Christian preacher Francis of Assisi and Sultan al-Kamil meet on a battlefield and discover they have more in common than that which divides them. Their meetings led to a ceasefire that lasted an astonishing eight years.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 30 June 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
5:30am
Henry VIII's Enforcer: The Rise and Fall,
 
5:30am
Henry VIII's Enforcer: The Rise and Fall,
Rec
 
 
Thomas Cromwell was one of the strongest supporters of the English Reformation. At a time when lineage meant everything, Cromwell rose from poor beginnings to become chief minister to King Henry VIII. However, at the moment of his greatest triumph, Cromwell was struck down and destroyed. He fell victim to the king's anger and was beheaded on July 28, 1540. Cromwell has gone down in history as ambitious and corrupt, a ruthless politician who destroyed people and institutions. But is this fair? This is a fascinating journey through Tudor England in search of the truth about Henry VIII's best servant.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Engineering an Empire, Greece
(S1, EP8)
 
6:30am
Engineering an Empire, Greece (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Western civilisation has been influenced by many cultures, from Rome to America, but it was born in Ancient Greece. Centuries before Julius Caesar conquered much of the known world, the ancient Greeks were laying a foundation that has supported nearly 3000 years of European history. Ancient Greece brings to mind philosophers like Aristotle and Socrates, Olympian gods, the beginnings of democracy, great conquering armies like those of Alexander the Great, and savage internecine battles, none more famous than the duel to the death between Athens and Sparta. Greece is a story about the human drive to explore, to wonder, to be curious. Their ruins now communicate that drive. Over 1000 years, this strong and charismatic people strategically harnessed the materials and people around them to create the most advanced technological feats the world had ever seen.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Easter 1916, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
7:30am
Easter 1916, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This major award-winning historical documentary series, narrated by Brendan Gleeson and featuring dramatic reconstructions of key scenes both before and during the Rising, examines the lives of the men who were signatories of the 1916 Easter Proclamation and who, by doing so, made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The signatories have become legendary figures in Republican and Nationalist mythology but their personal stories and the factual basis of their lives are often masked or lost in the hagiography. So who were these seven men who drafted and signed it and, in doing so, effectively signed their own death warrants? Thomas J Clarke, Sean Mac Diarmada, James Connolly, Patrick Pearse, Eamonn Ceannt, Thomas MacDonagh and Joseph Plunkett are their respective names but this series goes in search of the men, their backgrounds and their families. Each man had his own unique story and they were a much more diverse group than is generally realised, as this important series demonstrates.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Villas Out Of Molehills
(S13, EP2)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Villas Out Of Molehills (S13, EP2)
Rec
 
 
When a colony of moles brings up pieces of mosaic floor in a Cotswold field, Sir Tony Robinson and the team investigate whether the findings could be linked to a nearby Roman villa discovered almost 200 years ago.
 
9:30am
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Moore's March
(S1, EP11)
 
9:30am
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Moore's March (S1, EP11)
Rec
 
 
Discover the incredible heroes of World War II who stood up and fought when everything else seemed lost.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
10:30am
The Seventies, The State Of The Union Is Not Good
(S1, EP5)
 
10:30am
The Seventies, The State Of The Union Is Not Good (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
The second half of the 1970s began with much hope and promise. The 'long national nightmare' of Watergate was over and after a brief transition under President Ford, the country put a relatively unknown former Georgia governor, Jimmy Carter, in the White House. But things began to unravel almost immediately. Stagflation smothered the economy and the energy crisis caused long lines and short tempers at the gas station. Three Mile Island and Love Canal heightened environmental anxieties. There was a divisive fight over the Panama Canal and the world held its breath as the Ayatollah Khomeini supplanted the Shah in Iran and the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. But there was also a genuine diplomatic miracle at Camp David as the Egyptians and Israelis signed a historic peace treaty. And waiting in the wings was another former governor, Ronald Reagan, who was on the verge of launching a revolution of his own. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Secrets of the 10,000 Year Old Man,
 
11:30am
Secrets of the 10,000 Year Old Man,
Rec
 
 
Follow the UK's most ambitious and cutting-edge Ancient DNA project to-date. For the first time, a team of top scientists at the Natural History Museum and University College London have analysed the DNA of Britain's oldest complete skeleton. Known as 'Cheddar Man,' this human male fossil was originally unearthed over a hundred years ago in Gough's Cave in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 30 June 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
The Sultan And The Saint,
 
12:30pm
The Sultan And The Saint,
Rec
 
 
This historical documentary tells the story of the moment in history when Christian preacher Francis of Assisi and Sultan al-Kamil meet on a battlefield and discover they have more in common than that which divides them. Their meetings led to a ceasefire that lasted an astonishing eight years.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 27 June 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 30 June 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Tanks, Grant M3 Tank: America's Answer
(S3, EP3)
 
1:30pm
Tanks, Grant M3 Tank: America's Answer (S3, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Reports from Europe in 1940 convinced the US that the M2A1 medium tank was obsolete. Their answer was the M3, a medium tank with a 75mm weapon. An astonishing frenzy of building that included co-opting the car industry meant that the US were able to produce more than 6000 M3s in little more than 15 months.
 
2:30pm
World War II in Colour, The Island War
(S1, EP11)
 
2:30pm
World War II in Colour, The Island War (S1, EP11)
Rec
 
 
Since December 1941, a vicious war against Japan was being waged in the Pacific. The Japanese were driven back across the ocean, island by island, in savage hand-to-hand fighting. American dominance at sea was finally established in the 'Great Marianas Turkey Shoot', when radar gave the US Navy Advance warning of a huge Japanese attack and the last vestiges of Japanese naval air power were destroyed. But this film also looks at the war in the jungles, in places such as Burma, where new specialist fighting units - like Ord Wingates Chindits - slowly pushed back the Japanese despite horrific conditions. Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed particularly in the last five to 10 years, when documents, files and photographs have been released. Code-breaking revelations and newly released government papers on both sides of the Atlantic have added a very insightful new dimension to the understanding of this, the world's greatest ever conflict. With the very latest satellite-delivered terrain mapping and state-of-the-art graphics, this story can now be told with the very latest access to information which was not previously available.
 
3:30pm
WW2 Treasure Hunters, American Bombers In Suffolk
(S1, EP5)
 
3:30pm
WW2 Treasure Hunters, American Bombers In Suffolk (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
The history of WWII lies buried and forgotten at hundreds of sites across the UK. Now, the stories of World War II are brought vividly back to life through newly uncovered evidence. Artefacts of all shapes and sizes carry the story of the war here on the home front and hold the key to the forgotten histories of the men and women who risked their lives to save Britain. This series pairs Britain's foremost amateur WWII archaeologist Stephen Taylor with WWII enthusiast and Madness frontman Suggs, as they work together to unearth incredible relics from historically important former military sites before they rust away or disappear under concrete. The duo reveal the stories of the people behind the discoveries, meeting survivors and experts to understand the events which took place in each location.
 
4:30pm
Clash of Warriors, Paulus vs. Chuikov
(S1, EP11)
 
4:30pm
Clash of Warriors, Paulus vs. Chuikov (S1, EP11)
Rec
 
 
The German assault and siege of the Russian city of Stalingrad was one of the most drawn-out battles of WWII. Its outcome would be a defining moment in Germany's fate and Hitler's dream of world domination. We examine the tactics of German general Friedrich von Paulus and Russian general Vasil Chuikov, and look at their individual fates after the war. After enduring captivity, von Paulus chose to live in the Soviet Zone of Occupied Germany and Chuikov became a revered hero.
 
5:30pm
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Operation Pedestal
(S1, EP12)
 
5:30pm
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Operation Pedestal (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
Discover the incredible heroes of World War II who stood up and fought when everything else seemed lost.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 29 June 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Declassified: Stories of American Spies, Zarqawi: The Father Of Isis
(S1, EP5)
 
6:30pm
Declassified: Stories of American Spies, Zarqawi: The Father Of Isis (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
In March 2003, the United States invaded Iraq. The goal was to disarm the country of its suspected nuclear arsenal and end Saddam Hussein's dictatorship. However, once Saddam was captured, a new threat emerged: the violent terrorist leader and Emir of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Zarqawi was responsible for countless suicide bombings and an 'all-out war' on Shiite Muslims in Iraq. In October 2003, General Stanley McChrystal was placed in command of Joint Special Operations Command with a mission to de-escalate the growing insurgency in Iraq and capture or kill al-Zarqawi. On October 15, 2004, the US State Department added al-Qaeda in Iraq to its 'List of Foreign Terrorist Organisations' and by February 2006, the FBI had implemented a $25 million reward for any information leading to the capture of the terrorist leader. To prevent the loss of any more innocent lives, President Bush, along with Joint Special Operations Command, knew it was imperative to stop Zarqawi as soon as possible.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 29 June 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
World War Weird,
(S1, EP5)
 
7:30pm
World War Weird, (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
This program explains the most mysterious and bizarre events of both the World Wars. In the chaos of battle, men claim to have witnessed some of history's strangest sightings, and in the minds of their leaders, ludicrous military plans have been hatched. From unexplained sea monsters spotted by U-boat captains, to some of the weirdest weaponry of the wars, each episode will examine the stories in fascinating detail. Despite decades of research by historians and experts, many accounts still remain a complete mystery. Using de-classified documents and military historians, this program attempts to explain the unexplainable and explore the fascinating history associated with some of the darkest periods in human history. In this episode, this is war at its weirdest. Learn all about Stalin's flying saucer, an Allied ghost army designed to fool Hitler, and the mystery wartime disappearance of musician Glenn Miller.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 29 June 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Fri 29 June 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Ancient Aliens, The Desert Codes
(S11, EP5)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
Ancient Aliens, The Desert Codes (S11, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Examines 75 million years of the most credible alien evidence here on Earth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 29 June 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Fri 29 June 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 1:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Hangar 1: The UFO Files, UFOs Over Texas
(S2, EP12)
 
9:30pm
Hangar 1: The UFO Files, UFOs Over Texas (S2, EP12)
Rec
 
 
Texas has been a hotbed for extraordinary UFO activity for decades. As this program digs into some of the Lone Star State's most unusual and best-known cases, patterns point to Texas's unique role in a larger government conspiracy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 29 June 2018 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 30 June 2018 · 3:15am
Rec
10:30pm
Ancient Aliens: The Ultimate Evidence, The Tesla Experiment
(S1, EP3)
 
10:30pm
Ancient Aliens: The Ultimate Evidence, The Tesla Experiment (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Contributor Giorgio Tsoukalos presents the fascinating story of Nikola Tesla, one of the most prolific inventors of the 20th century - and the man that actually electrified the world. Tesla is credited with shepherding mankind to a new industrial era and laying the groundwork for today's technological age. The genius inventor claimed he could visualise his inventions in full detail and manipulate them in his mind. And he also claimed to have direct communication with intelligent beings on other planets. Is it possible that this alleged mad scientist, so far ahead of his time, was actually a human 'receiver'? A being tapped to advance mankind - and pave the way for a future reunion with our alien ancestors?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 29 June 2018 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Ancient Discoveries, Airborne Assault
(S3, EP10)
 
11:30pm
Ancient Discoveries, Airborne Assault (S3, EP10)
Rec
 
 
We investigate the kite bomb, a never-before-built medieval siege weapon that dropped bombs from a kite over cities. We build one and test it with startling new insights and success. We investigate ancient bouncing bombs that actually skip across water, the forerunners of the famous Dam Buster projectiles, that terrorised shipping in Turkey in 1453. We learn the secrets of Ancient China's whistling arrows used by commanders to direct the flow of a battle. We investigate the world's earliest rocket-powered explosive missile from the ancient battlefields of China. We drop an ancient experimenter 6000 feet from a balloon with only a pair of umbrellas. We build the earliest known successful parachute and drop a skydiver from 6000 feet in one of the most dramatic and successful tests we've ever done.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 29 June 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Viking Women, Jova's Heritage And The Fall Of Haithabu
(S1, EP2)
 
12:30am
Viking Women, Jova's Heritage And The Fall Of Haithabu (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
The Vikings changed Europe forever, yet half of them have almost completely disappeared from collective memory: the women. Quite unjustly so, as they played an important role in the world of the Vikings and performed extraordinary deeds: Viking women commanded ships and settled colonies. The two-part documentary gives completely new insights into a fascinating culture, about which it seemed everything was already known. Exclusive interviews with experts from around the globe draw an authentic picture of the Viking world. High quality recreations with an international top-class cast will lead us to the early medieval world of the Vikings and revive this fascinating, long-lost era. Based on characters of the Nordic sagas, the mini-series displays the life stories of two Viking women: those of Sigrun and Jova.
 
1:30am
National Trust: Garden Treasures, Hidcote Manor Garden
(S1, EP5)
 
1:30am
National Trust: Garden Treasures, Hidcote Manor Garden (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
A tour of the gardens at Hidcote Manor in the Cotswolds, which were created by American horticulturist Lawrence Johnston and are arranged as a series of individual outdoor rooms.
 
2:30am
Genius of the Ancient World, Confucius
(S1, EP3)
 
2:30am
Genius of the Ancient World, Confucius (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
In this episode, Bettany investigates the game-changing ideas of Confucius. Considered a great innovator, he took a systematic, philosophical approach to the social, political and moral challenges of his world.
 
3:15am
The Great Underground War, Monte Paterno
(S1, EP5)
 
3:15am
The Great Underground War, Monte Paterno (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
This fascinating series unearths the untold story about how the Great War went underground: the tales of tunnellers and miners who dug under the enemy when there was no other choice but to attack from beneath. Five legendary battles. Five tales of human sacrifice and tenacity. Five bloody battles that involved men from all over the world.
 
4:00am
World War Weird,
(S1, EP5)
 
4:00am
World War Weird, (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
This program explains the most mysterious and bizarre events of both the World Wars. In the chaos of battle, men claim to have witnessed some of history's strangest sightings, and in the minds of their leaders, ludicrous military plans have been hatched. From unexplained sea monsters spotted by U-boat captains, to some of the weirdest weaponry of the wars, each episode will examine the stories in fascinating detail. Despite decades of research by historians and experts, many accounts still remain a complete mystery. Using de-classified documents and military historians, this program attempts to explain the unexplainable and explore the fascinating history associated with some of the darkest periods in human history. In this episode, this is war at its weirdest. Learn all about Stalin's flying saucer, an Allied ghost army designed to fool Hitler, and the mystery wartime disappearance of musician Glenn Miller.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 29 June 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
4:45am
Ancient Aliens, The Desert Codes
(S11, EP5)
 
4:45am
Ancient Aliens, The Desert Codes (S11, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Examines 75 million years of the most credible alien evidence here on Earth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 29 June 2018 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 1:30am
Rec
5:30am
Hangar 1: The UFO Files, UFOs Over Texas
(S2, EP12)
 
5:30am
Hangar 1: The UFO Files, UFOs Over Texas (S2, EP12)
Rec
 
 
Texas has been a hotbed for extraordinary UFO activity for decades. As this program digs into some of the Lone Star State's most unusual and best-known cases, patterns point to Texas's unique role in a larger government conspiracy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 30 June 2018 · 3:15am
Rec
6:30am
Ancient Aliens: The Ultimate Evidence, The Tesla Experiment
(S1, EP3)
 
6:30am
Ancient Aliens: The Ultimate Evidence, The Tesla Experiment (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Contributor Giorgio Tsoukalos presents the fascinating story of Nikola Tesla, one of the most prolific inventors of the 20th century - and the man that actually electrified the world. Tesla is credited with shepherding mankind to a new industrial era and laying the groundwork for today's technological age. The genius inventor claimed he could visualise his inventions in full detail and manipulate them in his mind. And he also claimed to have direct communication with intelligent beings on other planets. Is it possible that this alleged mad scientist, so far ahead of his time, was actually a human 'receiver'? A being tapped to advance mankind - and pave the way for a future reunion with our alien ancestors?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Ancient Discoveries, Airborne Assault
(S3, EP10)
 
7:30am
Ancient Discoveries, Airborne Assault (S3, EP10)
Rec
 
 
We investigate the kite bomb, a never-before-built medieval siege weapon that dropped bombs from a kite over cities. We build one and test it with startling new insights and success. We investigate ancient bouncing bombs that actually skip across water, the forerunners of the famous Dam Buster projectiles, that terrorised shipping in Turkey in 1453. We learn the secrets of Ancient China's whistling arrows used by commanders to direct the flow of a battle. We investigate the world's earliest rocket-powered explosive missile from the ancient battlefields of China. We drop an ancient experimenter 6000 feet from a balloon with only a pair of umbrellas. We build the earliest known successful parachute and drop a skydiver from 6000 feet in one of the most dramatic and successful tests we've ever done.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Rubble At The Mill
(S13, EP3)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Rubble At The Mill (S13, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The team set to work uncovering Manchester's first cotton mill, built by one of the fathers of the Industrial Revolution, Richard Arkwright. Over three days, the team uncover the remains of a complex factory as they search for the heart of the first mill: a revolutionary steam engine that was decades ahead of its time.
 
9:30am
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Operation Pedestal
(S1, EP12)
 
9:30am
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Operation Pedestal (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
Discover the incredible heroes of World War II who stood up and fought when everything else seemed lost.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 5:30pm
Rec
10:30am
Declassified: Stories of American Spies, Zarqawi: The Father Of Isis
(S1, EP5)
 
10:30am
Declassified: Stories of American Spies, Zarqawi: The Father Of Isis (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
In March 2003, the United States invaded Iraq. The goal was to disarm the country of its suspected nuclear arsenal and end Saddam Hussein's dictatorship. However, once Saddam was captured, a new threat emerged: the violent terrorist leader and Emir of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Zarqawi was responsible for countless suicide bombings and an 'all-out war' on Shiite Muslims in Iraq. In October 2003, General Stanley McChrystal was placed in command of Joint Special Operations Command with a mission to de-escalate the growing insurgency in Iraq and capture or kill al-Zarqawi. On October 15, 2004, the US State Department added al-Qaeda in Iraq to its 'List of Foreign Terrorist Organisations' and by February 2006, the FBI had implemented a $25 million reward for any information leading to the capture of the terrorist leader. To prevent the loss of any more innocent lives, President Bush, along with Joint Special Operations Command, knew it was imperative to stop Zarqawi as soon as possible.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
World War Weird,
(S1, EP5)
 
11:30am
World War Weird, (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
This program explains the most mysterious and bizarre events of both the World Wars. In the chaos of battle, men claim to have witnessed some of history's strangest sightings, and in the minds of their leaders, ludicrous military plans have been hatched. From unexplained sea monsters spotted by U-boat captains, to some of the weirdest weaponry of the wars, each episode will examine the stories in fascinating detail. Despite decades of research by historians and experts, many accounts still remain a complete mystery. Using de-classified documents and military historians, this program attempts to explain the unexplainable and explore the fascinating history associated with some of the darkest periods in human history. In this episode, this is war at its weirdest. Learn all about Stalin's flying saucer, an Allied ghost army designed to fool Hitler, and the mystery wartime disappearance of musician Glenn Miller.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 29 June 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Ancient Aliens, The Desert Codes
(S11, EP5)
 
12:30pm
Ancient Aliens, The Desert Codes (S11, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Examines 75 million years of the most credible alien evidence here on Earth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 28 June 2018 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 29 June 2018 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 1 July 2018 · 1:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Tanks, Sherman Tank: The Workhorse
(S3, EP4)
 
1:30pm
Tanks, Sherman Tank: The Workhorse (S3, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The story of the most produced, most used and most important US tank of World War II. Nearly 50,000 of these superb fighting vehicles were built during the war and every allied army used the Sherman in a variety of roles in every theatre of combat throughout the world. Although it was inferior to the best German tanks in armament and protection, in reliability, serviceability and cost effectiveness, it was unmatched.
 
2:30pm
World War II in Colour, Victory In Europe
(S1, EP12)
 
2:30pm
World War II in Colour, Victory In Europe (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
The months of the war in Europe were shocking and desperate. This film follows the British and the Americans as they cross the Rhine and the Russians as they push through Poland into Germany itself. It covers the horrors of the liberation of Belsen and Buchenwald, and the final terrible street fighting in Berlin. The story culminates in the suicide of Hitler, the carving up of Germany between the Allies and the Nuremberg trials. Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed particularly in the last five to 10 years, when documents, files and photographs have been released. Code-breaking revelations and newly released government papers on both sides of the Atlantic have added a very insightful new dimension to the understanding of this, the world's greatest ever conflict. With the very latest satellite-delivered terrain mapping and state-of-the-art graphics, this story can now be told with the very latest access to information which was not previously available.
 
3:30pm
WW2 Treasure Hunters, D-Day Undercover
(S1, EP6)
 
3:30pm
WW2 Treasure Hunters, D-Day Undercover (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The history of WWII lies buried and forgotten at hundreds of sites across the UK. Now, the stories of World War II are brought vividly back to life through newly uncovered evidence. Artefacts of all shapes and sizes carry the story of the war here on the home front and hold the key to the forgotten histories of the men and women who risked their lives to save Britain. This series pairs Britain's foremost amateur WWII archaeologist, Stephen Taylor, with WWII enthusiast and Madness frontman Suggs, as they work together to unearth incredible relics from historically important former military sites before they rust away or disappear under concrete. The duo reveal the stories of the people behind the discoveries, meeting survivors and experts to understand the events which took place in each location.
 
4:30pm
Clash of Warriors, Pershing vs. Gallwitz
(S1, EP12)
 
4:30pm
Clash of Warriors, Pershing vs. Gallwitz (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
St Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne offensives were the first full-scale American Expeditionary Force actions on WWI's Western Front, fought in September-November 1918 in the south-eastern area of the French sector. The Americans were to learn a number of hard lessons about the German defenders' ability to slow and often halt US offensive operations. The battles pitted the AEF Commander, General 'Black Jack' Pershing, against the highly experienced General Max von Gallwitz.
 
5:30pm
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Breakout Through Hell's Gate
(S1, EP13)
 
5:30pm
Narrow Escapes of WWII, Breakout Through Hell's Gate (S1, EP13)
Rec
 
 
Discover the incredible heroes of World War II who stood up and fought when everything else seemed lost.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 30 June 2018 · 9:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Ancient Impossible, Greatest Ships
(S1, EP9)
 
6:30pm
Ancient Impossible, Greatest Ships (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
This program picks up where Ancient Discoveries left off. In this next generation of storytelling, this program reveals how many of today's technological achievements were actually developed centuries ago. Colossal monuments, impossible feats of engineering, and technologies so precise they defy reinvention. The ancient world was far more advanced than we ever imagined. We'll travel through history to reveal a radically different picture of the past, with innovations so far ahead of their time they're still in use today. Now, new science uncovers a lost world more like our own than we ever suspected, and reveals how modern technology has its blueprint in the ancient world.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 30 June 2018 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Days That Shaped America: Boston Bombing,
* FIRST ON *
7:30pm
Days That Shaped America: Boston Bombing,
Rec
 
 
The most prestigious race in the country is also Boston's most popular event. Crowds turn out by the thousands to cheer on the runners of the Boston Marathon. The day had always brought the city together, until the one year two suspects tried to tear it apart. When the Tsarnaev brothers planted bombs at the 2013 race, their horrific act killed three people and maimed many more. Hear from one of the wounded, an on-scene medic, a trauma surgeon, and law enforcement officers who experienced the sudden terror of this cold-blooded act, and the pursuit of justice that followed.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 30 June 2018 · 1:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 30 June 2018 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 30 June 2018 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Tue 3 July 2018 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 4 July 2018 · 7:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Putin's Revenge, Part One
(S1, EP1)
* NEW SERIES *