TV Guide

Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
10:30am
Jesus: His Life, Joseph: The Nativity
(S1, EP1)
 
10:30am
Jesus: His Life, Joseph: The Nativity (S1, EP1)
 
 
The Roman Empire occupies the land of Judea in a time of turbulent unrest, as a simple craftsman named Joseph faces a personal test of faith in the small town of Nazareth, when his fiancee Mary tells him she is expecting a child, who is the Son of God. Joseph vows to love and protect his son Jesus through many dangers: his birth in Bethlehem, the visit of the Magi, and the flight to Egypt to escape death at the hands of mad King Herod. More Info >
 
11:30am
Jesus: His Life, John The Baptist: The Mission
(S1, EP2)
 
11:30am
Jesus: His Life, John The Baptist: The Mission (S1, EP2)
 
 
Some thirty years after Jesus is born, his life intersects with that of John the Baptist, a radical preaching in the desert against Judea's rulers, including Herod's son, Herod Antipas. Inaugurating his divine mission, John baptizes Jesus, but loses his own life, beheaded in a famous conflict with Herod Antipas's step-daughter, Salome. More Info >
 
Afternoon
Time
Show
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12:30pm
America In Colour, The 1950s
(S1, EP4)
 
12:30pm
America In Colour, The 1950s (S1, EP4)
 
 
It's easy to imagine that the past was lived in black and white, but of course it wasn't. This landmark series uses modern colouration techniques to present a history of America in colour, for the first time. Decade by decade, this ambitious series puts the colour back in history, and brings the history back to life. From jazz-age speakeasies to the attack on Pearl Harbor, from the Great Depression to Elvismania, iconic images of America are vibrantly brought to the screen. To make this landmark series, filmmakers spent 6000 hours painstakingly scouring obscure archives, dusting off forgotten family vaults, and tracking down dedicated private collectors to find the 43km of film they needed - much of it not seen for nearly a century. The result is a feast for the eyes, and brings a fresh excitement to the seminal images of our time. More Info >
 
1:30pm
Weapons at War, Hitler's War Machine: Panzers
(S1, EP53)
 
1:30pm
Weapons at War, Hitler's War Machine: Panzers (S1, EP53)
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
 
2:30pm
Dogfights, Thunderbolt
(S2, EP16)
 
2:30pm
Dogfights, Thunderbolt (S2, EP16)
 
 
Machine gun fire rips through the fuselage. Flames fill the cockpit and the aircraft plummets in a wild spin. But time and again the pilot of a P-47 Thunderbolt pulls out and keeps on fighting. Over occupied Europe, the P-47 Thunderbolt blazed a reputation as the most rugged fighter of WWII. Pilot Robert S Johnson flies with the renowned 56th fighter group. His flight is jumped by 16 deadly Focke-Wulf 190s. As hundreds of enemy rounds impact his fighter, Johnson's life depends on the legendary protection his armoured cockpit affords. In June 1944, Lt George Sutcliffe enters the fight of his life in an effort to escape 40-plus Me109s looming above him. The Thunderbolt's defensive capabilities inspired confidence in its pilots. But the aircraft was a dogfighter at heart.
 
3:30pm
The Great War, Part 1
(S1, EP1)
 
3:30pm
The Great War, Part 1 (S1, EP1)
 
 
This epic series explores how WWI changed America and the world. Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, this series tells the rich and complex story of the conflict through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as 'dough boys'. The series explores the costs and challenges of bringing America into WWI and the ways the war transformed every aspect of American life through the experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native American 'code talkers', and others whose participation has been largely forgotten. More Info >
 
5:30pm
Royal Cousins At War, A House Divided
(S1, EP1)
 
5:30pm
Royal Cousins At War, A House Divided (S1, EP1)
 
 
At the outbreak of WWI, three cousins reigned over Europe's greatest powers - Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and King George V of England. This series looks at the role played by the three monarchs, and their relationships with each other, arguing that it is far greater than historians have traditionally believed.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
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6:30pm
Bristol Scout Rebuilding History,
 
6:30pm
Bristol Scout Rebuilding History,
 
 
This unique story follows the first successful working reconstruction of the Bristol Scout First World War plane and charts a personal account of the Gallipoli Campaign in the air from original records. The original spec plane will return to the locations of the air conflict along with Professor Saul David telling this unique personal perspective and its military significance from the Peninsula. Francis Bremner joined the Royal Navy Air Service in 1915 at the onset of the First World War, becoming one of the first Bristol Scout pilots. He took part in a number of sorties and recognisance missions during the infamous Gallipoli Campaign. Now Bremner's grandson, David, revisits the exact same area flown 100 years before by an extraordinary man who survived the tale. Now Bremner's grandchildren, David and Rick, undertake the task of rebuilding their grandfather's pioneering aeroplane. With original sketchbooks and collecting parts from around the world, these aviation enthusiasts hope to recreate an original Bristol Scout and fly in their grandfather's footsteps. We chart David's Grandfather's first flight over the Somme and his tour in the Gallipoli Campaign.
 
7:30pm
Secret Cities, St Peter's Basilica
(S1, EP3)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
Secret Cities, St Peter's Basilica (S1, EP3)
 
 
Rome, in the heart of Vatican, a building embodies history, excess, and power of the Catholic Church: Saint Peter's Basilica. It is one of the holiest Catholic shrine and the largest architectural design of its time, housing the relics of Saint Peter. Every Sunday, no less than 150,000 Catholics crowd at the moment of the Angelus pontifical. The stronghold of the Pope is four times larger than Notre Dame de Paris, listed in the Unesco World Heritage. What revelations hold this titanic and expensive construction that took more than a century to be overcome? Why its emergence has leaded to the creation of the Protestant Reformation? A unique work site, a dozen of popes and architects, delusions of grandeur and threats this endless structure dragged on until its consecration in 1626. Nowadays, the basilica is revered as a concentrate of Christian's arts, marked by the outstanding creativity of Michelangelo. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Britain's Greatest Cathedrals, Durham
(S1, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
Britain's Greatest Cathedrals, Durham (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Sir Tony Robinson explores Durham Cathedral, one of Britain's first UNESCO World Heritage sites. Built like a fortress, on a defensible peninsula, the Bishops were given the title 'Prince-Bishop' to reflect their huge wealth and power. Housing the tomb of Cuthbert, the Patron saint of Northern England and once the most important saint in Britain it has survived Henry VIII and the Nazi Luftwaffe. Tony has privileged access to the ornate Bishop's throne; the unique medieval document 'The Rites of Durham;' meets a modern-day treasure hunter and learns how the Cathedral raises funds for repairs.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 5 May 2019 · 4:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
The Real American: Joe McCarthy,
 
9:30pm
The Real American: Joe McCarthy,
Rec
 
 
Senator Joe McCarthy dominated 1950s US politics with his televised Communist hunting and battles with key institutions like the Army and even the President himself. This portrait of one of the early 'bad guys' of televised politics is based on five years of extensive research through international archives. Mixing original footage with previously unseen archive imagery and unique insights from leading observers, it examines the political and cultural landscape that allowed McCarthy's meteoric rise to power.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Race For The White House, 1960 John F. Kennedy Vs Richard Nixon
(S1, EP3)
 
10:30pm
Race For The White House, 1960 John F. Kennedy Vs Richard Nixon (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Narrated by Kevin Spacey, using rare archival footage, each episode in this series tells the story of one iconic campaign for President of the United States. This episode tells the story of the remarkable, nail-biting campaign between Republican Vice President Richard Nixon and the Massachusetts Senator John F Kennedy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Hitler's Most Wanted, Hermann Goring
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30pm
Hitler's Most Wanted, Hermann Goring (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
As Hitler's second in command, Hermann Goering was a ruthless and flamboyant manipulator, and James is exploring how this revered fighter pilot of the First World War could emerge as a psychopathic war criminal in the Second. Addicted to wealth and power, Goering was willing to attain his goals by any means necessary, and as his power increased, so did his taste for the good life.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Weapons at War, Hitler's War Machine: U-Boats
(S1, EP54)
 
12:30am
Weapons at War, Hitler's War Machine: U-Boats (S1, EP54)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Dogfights, Tuskegee Airmen
(S2, EP17)
 
1:30am
Dogfights, Tuskegee Airmen (S2, EP17)
Rec
 
 
They were told they were racially inferior. They were told they lacked the intelligence to handle modern fighter aircraft. They were not supposed to succeed. But in the face of bigotry and ignorance the Tuskegee Airmen prevailed. With skill and bravery the squadron shattered racist stereotypes and their exploits became the stuff of legend. On July 18, 1944, pilots Wendell Pruitt and Lee Archer, the Gruesome Twosome, soar into battle over the Po river valley in Northern Italy. When German fighters attack the bomber stream they're tasked to protect Pruitt and Archer move to intercept. After a gruelling dogfight Archer manages to shoot down the German, his first victory. Elsewhere in the bomber stream, pilot Lucky Lester moves to engage a flight of four Me109s. After quickly dispatching the first 109 he nearly collides with the debris of the downed plane. Then, he quickly downs two more. At the end of the day, the Tuskegee Airmen score nine victories, their highest total for a single day yet. On August 24, 1944, pilot Charles McGee cruises towards Czechoslovakia. He and the rest of the Tuskegee Airmen are escorting bombers to an airfield in Pardubice. McGee spots an Fw190 trying to attack the bombers and quickly intercepts it. The 190 leads him on a wild chase across a burning airfield before he finally manages to knock it down. October 12, 1944: While returning to base after an escort mission Pruitt, Archer, and the rest of the Tuskegee Airmen encounter a huge formation of German aircraft. The skies explode, machine guns chatter, engines roar. In the frantic action Archer manages to down three aircraft bringing his war total to five. The Tuskegee Airmen now have an ace. March 24, 1945: The Tuskegee Airmen escort a bomber stream to Berlin. Pilot Roscoe Brown is among them. Just south of Berlin the Germans send Me262s, a jet fighter, to attack the Americans. The Tuskegee Airmen manage to down an incredible three 262s.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Road to 9/11, The Bin Ladens
(S1, EP2)
 
2:30am
Road to 9/11, The Bin Ladens (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Part two moves from New York to Washington, DC where the CIA and Clinton Administration officials are trying to understand and react to the rise in jihadi terror. A number of classified operations are planned during this time targeting Osama bin Laden resulting in near misses or shots not taken. An intimate profile of bin Laden emerges through rare interview footage with him and commentary from people who knew him personally including former fighters, friends and journalists. More Info >
 
4:00am
Secret Cities, St Peter's Basilica
(S1, EP3)
 
4:00am
Secret Cities, St Peter's Basilica (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Rome, in the heart of Vatican, a building embodies history, excess, and power of the Catholic Church: Saint Peter's Basilica. It is one of the holiest Catholic shrine and the largest architectural design of its time, housing the relics of Saint Peter. Every Sunday, no less than 150,000 Catholics crowd at the moment of the Angelus pontifical. The stronghold of the Pope is four times larger than Notre Dame de Paris, listed in the Unesco World Heritage. What revelations hold this titanic and expensive construction that took more than a century to be overcome? Why its emergence has leaded to the creation of the Protestant Reformation? A unique work site, a dozen of popes and architects, delusions of grandeur and threats this endless structure dragged on until its consecration in 1626. Nowadays, the basilica is revered as a concentrate of Christian's arts, marked by the outstanding creativity of Michelangelo. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 April 2019 · 7:30pm
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 9:30am
Rec
4:45am
Britain's Greatest Cathedrals, Durham
(S1, EP4)
 
4:45am
Britain's Greatest Cathedrals, Durham (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Sir Tony Robinson explores Durham Cathedral, one of Britain's first UNESCO World Heritage sites. Built like a fortress, on a defensible peninsula, the Bishops were given the title 'Prince-Bishop' to reflect their huge wealth and power. Housing the tomb of Cuthbert, the Patron saint of Northern England and once the most important saint in Britain it has survived Henry VIII and the Nazi Luftwaffe. Tony has privileged access to the ornate Bishop's throne; the unique medieval document 'The Rites of Durham;' meets a modern-day treasure hunter and learns how the Cathedral raises funds for repairs.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 April 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 5 May 2019 · 4:30pm
Rec
5:30am
The Real American: Joe McCarthy,
 
5:30am
The Real American: Joe McCarthy,
Rec
 
 
Senator Joe McCarthy dominated 1950s US politics with his televised Communist hunting and battles with key institutions like the Army and even the President himself. This portrait of one of the early 'bad guys' of televised politics is based on five years of extensive research through international archives. Mixing original footage with previously unseen archive imagery and unique insights from leading observers, it examines the political and cultural landscape that allowed McCarthy's meteoric rise to power.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 April 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Race For The White House, 1960 John F. Kennedy Vs Richard Nixon
(S1, EP3)
 
6:30am
Race For The White House, 1960 John F. Kennedy Vs Richard Nixon (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Narrated by Kevin Spacey, using rare archival footage, each episode in this series tells the story of one iconic campaign for President of the United States. This episode tells the story of the remarkable, nail-biting campaign between Republican Vice President Richard Nixon and the Massachusetts Senator John F Kennedy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 April 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Hitler's Most Wanted, Hermann Goring
(S1, EP3)
 
7:30am
Hitler's Most Wanted, Hermann Goring (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
As Hitler's second in command, Hermann Goering was a ruthless and flamboyant manipulator, and James is exploring how this revered fighter pilot of the First World War could emerge as a psychopathic war criminal in the Second. Addicted to wealth and power, Goering was willing to attain his goals by any means necessary, and as his power increased, so did his taste for the good life.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 April 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, The Leper Hospital, Winchester
(S8, EP13)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The Leper Hospital, Winchester (S8, EP13)
Rec
 
 
About a mile outside Winchester, just outside the city boundaries, is a field which, 900 years ago, was home to the city's outcasts. The people who lived there were united by a terrible bond, a disease that disfigured their bodies and condemned them to a life of exile. The disease was leprosy and their home was the St Mary Magdalene leper hospital. The team set out to discover what was left of it under the grass in what the locals still know as Hospital Field.
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Leopold And Loeb, U2 Spy Plane
(S3, EP5)
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Leopold And Loeb, U2 Spy Plane (S3, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Museums are where America displays its wondrous treasures of the past - often strange and curious remnants of the momentous events that have shaped their history. Behind each artefact is yet another story to be told and secrets to be revealed - often tales brimming with scandal, mystery, murder, and intrigue. Whether a diary from an arctic exploration, a stone giant thought to be the remnant of a race of enormous people, or a futuristic house that almost changed the world, the iconic items within their walls all have something to tell us about who we are and what we've become. Hidden in the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka is a piece of machinery that inadvertently contributed to one of the nation's most tragic natural disasters. On display at the Connecticut Air and Space Center is a craft that may alter the story of man's first flight. And the Cold War Museum in Virginia is home to a deadly contraption that is linked to one of the most perilous top secret missions in U.S. history.
 
10:30am
Royal Cousins At War, A House Divided
(S1, EP1)
 
10:30am
Royal Cousins At War, A House Divided (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
At the outbreak of WWI, three cousins reigned over Europe's greatest powers - Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and King George V of England. This series looks at the role played by the three monarchs, and their relationships with each other, arguing that it is far greater than historians have traditionally believed.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 April 2019 · 5:30pm
11:30am
Secret Cities, St Peter's Basilica
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30am
Secret Cities, St Peter's Basilica (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Rome, in the heart of Vatican, a building embodies history, excess, and power of the Catholic Church: Saint Peter's Basilica. It is one of the holiest Catholic shrine and the largest architectural design of its time, housing the relics of Saint Peter. Every Sunday, no less than 150,000 Catholics crowd at the moment of the Angelus pontifical. The stronghold of the Pope is four times larger than Notre Dame de Paris, listed in the Unesco World Heritage. What revelations hold this titanic and expensive construction that took more than a century to be overcome? Why its emergence has leaded to the creation of the Protestant Reformation? A unique work site, a dozen of popes and architects, delusions of grandeur and threats this endless structure dragged on until its consecration in 1626. Nowadays, the basilica is revered as a concentrate of Christian's arts, marked by the outstanding creativity of Michelangelo. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 April 2019 · 7:30pm
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 9:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Britain's Greatest Cathedrals, Durham
(S1, EP4)
 
12:30pm
Britain's Greatest Cathedrals, Durham (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Sir Tony Robinson explores Durham Cathedral, one of Britain's first UNESCO World Heritage sites. Built like a fortress, on a defensible peninsula, the Bishops were given the title 'Prince-Bishop' to reflect their huge wealth and power. Housing the tomb of Cuthbert, the Patron saint of Northern England and once the most important saint in Britain it has survived Henry VIII and the Nazi Luftwaffe. Tony has privileged access to the ornate Bishop's throne; the unique medieval document 'The Rites of Durham;' meets a modern-day treasure hunter and learns how the Cathedral raises funds for repairs.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 April 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 5 May 2019 · 4:30pm
Rec
1:30pm
Weapons at War, Hitler's War Machine: U-Boats
(S1, EP54)
 
1:30pm
Weapons at War, Hitler's War Machine: U-Boats (S1, EP54)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Dogfights, Tuskegee Airmen
(S2, EP17)
 
2:30pm
Dogfights, Tuskegee Airmen (S2, EP17)
Rec
 
 
They were told they were racially inferior. They were told they lacked the intelligence to handle modern fighter aircraft. They were not supposed to succeed. But in the face of bigotry and ignorance the Tuskegee Airmen prevailed. With skill and bravery the squadron shattered racist stereotypes and their exploits became the stuff of legend. On July 18, 1944, pilots Wendell Pruitt and Lee Archer, the Gruesome Twosome, soar into battle over the Po river valley in Northern Italy. When German fighters attack the bomber stream they're tasked to protect Pruitt and Archer move to intercept. After a gruelling dogfight Archer manages to shoot down the German, his first victory. Elsewhere in the bomber stream, pilot Lucky Lester moves to engage a flight of four Me109s. After quickly dispatching the first 109 he nearly collides with the debris of the downed plane. Then, he quickly downs two more. At the end of the day, the Tuskegee Airmen score nine victories, their highest total for a single day yet. On August 24, 1944, pilot Charles McGee cruises towards Czechoslovakia. He and the rest of the Tuskegee Airmen are escorting bombers to an airfield in Pardubice. McGee spots an Fw190 trying to attack the bombers and quickly intercepts it. The 190 leads him on a wild chase across a burning airfield before he finally manages to knock it down. October 12, 1944: While returning to base after an escort mission Pruitt, Archer, and the rest of the Tuskegee Airmen encounter a huge formation of German aircraft. The skies explode, machine guns chatter, engines roar. In the frantic action Archer manages to down three aircraft bringing his war total to five. The Tuskegee Airmen now have an ace. March 24, 1945: The Tuskegee Airmen escort a bomber stream to Berlin. Pilot Roscoe Brown is among them. Just south of Berlin the Germans send Me262s, a jet fighter, to attack the Americans. The Tuskegee Airmen manage to down an incredible three 262s.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
The Great War, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
3:30pm
The Great War, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This epic series explores how WWI changed America and the world. Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, this series tells the rich and complex story of the conflict through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as 'dough boys'. The series explores the costs and challenges of bringing America into WWI and the ways the war transformed every aspect of American life through the experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native American 'code talkers', and others whose participation has been largely forgotten. More Info >
 
5:30pm
Royal Cousins At War, Into The Abyss
(S1, EP2)
 
5:30pm
Royal Cousins At War, Into The Abyss (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
At the outbreak of WWI, three cousins reigned over Europe's greatest powers - Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and King George V of England. This series looks at the role played by the three monarchs, and their relationships with each other, arguing that it is far greater than historians have traditionally believed.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
War Above The Trenches, Into The Air
(S1, EP1)
 
6:30pm
War Above The Trenches, Into The Air (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The First World War. Above the killing ground of the Western Front, another battle is taking place. From the stumbling, earliest days of flight to the savagery of industrialised warfare, the aeroplane has become a killing machine. This episode charts the opening chapters of aerial warfare as Britain and France confront Germany in a contest that will be determined by a combination of individual bravery and sweeping advances in the mechanics of conflict.
 
7:30pm
Hidden History of Britain, Imber Village
(S1, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
Hidden History of Britain, Imber Village (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
In 1943, the village of Imber on Salisbury Plain began to be used as a WWII training ground. The residents were ordered to leave by the War Office and have never been allowed to return.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
8:30pm
Einsatzgruppen: The Nazi Death Squads, Time Of Reckoning (1943-1947)
(S1, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
Einsatzgruppen: The Nazi Death Squads, Time Of Reckoning (1943-1947) (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The armies of the Third Reich invaded the USSR on June 22, 1941. Mobile commandos, the Einsatzgruppen, were following their advance to Stalingrad with the mission of eliminating all Jews on the conquered territories. Between June 1941 and the end of 1943, they shot to death close to two million Jews - men, women and children - from the Baltic countries to the Black Sea. Michale Prazan also director of 'The Nanjing Massacre', selected for the Chicago Documentary Film Festival showcases this first, unknown phase of the Shoah. We retrace, chronologically, the mechanisms that will drive the Nazis to conduct these meticulous mass murders - the foundations of the industrial extermination of European Jews in the death camps. This documentary reveals why this 'Shoah by bullets', the traumas of which were carefully erased by the commandos as they progressed on their march, remains to this day a forgotten episode in our history. Relying on archival footage filmed by the Nazi propaganda machine in the Baltic countries and in Belarus, Ukraine and Romania, on the memories of witnesses of these public executions, on the words of survivors and also, for the first time, on the confessions of the executioners that were found in Germany.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
Hitler's Most Wanted, Adolf Eichmann
(S1, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
9:30pm
Hitler's Most Wanted, Adolf Eichmann (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
James is on the trail of Adolf Eichmann, the notorious Nazi bureaucrat who escaped justice for 15 years until his trial made the Holocaust a household name. Under oath, Eichmann insisted he was a powerless middle manager who was simply following orders, and James is determined to find out if there's any truth to his defence.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 30 April 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Nuclear Nightmare: Cuban Missile Crisis,
 
10:30pm
Nuclear Nightmare: Cuban Missile Crisis,
Rec
 
 
Explore how three human beings grappled with the most dangerous two weeks in human history, when events, many outside their control, threatened to ignite a nuclear holocaust that could have ended human civilisation. Showing how extraordinarily close we came to self-destruction, the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis is a critical reminder of just how much power and responsibility lies with the President of the United States and other leaders with access to nuclear weapons. And how much personality counts when things spiral out of control. On the brink of a nuclear war, who would you want in the White House? Bringing to life the three central figures in the crisis - President John F Kennedy, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and Cuban leader Fidel Castro - the film explores the roles each played during these most dangerous of all times. Shot on location in Russia, Cuba and the US, it features revealing interviews with key witnesses from inside the Kremlin, the White House and Cuba, along with revelations from recently declassified Top Secret documents. After watching Nuclear Nightmare: Inside the Cuban Missile Crisis, you will never think about Nuclear War and our Commanders-in-Chief in quite the same way again.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
WW2 Treasure Hunters, Bomb Factory
(S1, EP7)
 
11:30pm
WW2 Treasure Hunters, Bomb Factory (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Suggs and Stephen Taylor are in rural Leicestershire investigating the untold story of how Britain stored a whole war's worth of munitions in its own backyard. During WWII, stately home Garendon Park was requisitioned as an ammunition depot and over 30,000 tons of ordnance destined for the frontline was stashed away in the surrounding land and country lanes. Suggs has an explosive time as he discovers what it takes to clear WWII bombs, while Stephen and his crew of archaeologists and detectorists hunt for buried clues to reveal the scale of the operation by the Royal Ordnance Corps and find out just what it took to guard, store and ship thousands of tons of deadly munitions.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Weapons at War, Air War In Vietnam
(S1, EP55)
 
12:30am
Weapons at War, Air War In Vietnam (S1, EP55)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
100 Days To Victory, The Spring Offensive
(S1, EP1)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
1:30am
100 Days To Victory, The Spring Offensive (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Through cinematic recreations, interviews with top historians and state-of-the-art CGI, 100 Days to Victory is a gripping account of the last 100 Days of the First World War, telling the story of how the Allied generals worked together in new ways to win the war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Road to 9/11, The Days Of Terror
(S1, EP3)
 
2:30am
Road to 9/11, The Days Of Terror (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The worst terrorist attack in American history is also the least understood. It was not the action of one man - Osama bin Laden. It was the creation of a network, spanning decades. It began as a New York story, as home-grown as baseball. And while the first blood was shed in the early 1990's, the roots of the violence stretch back decades and even centuries, making the final horrendous act almost inevitable. This series will redefine our understanding of what happened, focusing primarily on the period between the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the moment of impact on 9/11 itself. Using a tick-tock of tense cat-and-mouse narratives of terrorists and counter-terrorists, friends and foes, we follow the calamitous intersection of war and faith, natural resources and scientific progress, plane and tower. How did this happen? When did this hate begin, and why? More Info >
 
4:00am
Hidden History of Britain, Imber Village
(S1, EP4)
 
4:00am
Hidden History of Britain, Imber Village (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
In 1943, the village of Imber on Salisbury Plain began to be used as a WWII training ground. The residents were ordered to leave by the War Office and have never been allowed to return.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
4:45am
Einsatzgruppen: The Nazi Death Squads, Time Of Reckoning (1943-1947)
(S1, EP4)
 
4:45am
Einsatzgruppen: The Nazi Death Squads, Time Of Reckoning (1943-1947) (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The armies of the Third Reich invaded the USSR on June 22, 1941. Mobile commandos, the Einsatzgruppen, were following their advance to Stalingrad with the mission of eliminating all Jews on the conquered territories. Between June 1941 and the end of 1943, they shot to death close to two million Jews - men, women and children - from the Baltic countries to the Black Sea. Michale Prazan also director of 'The Nanjing Massacre', selected for the Chicago Documentary Film Festival showcases this first, unknown phase of the Shoah. We retrace, chronologically, the mechanisms that will drive the Nazis to conduct these meticulous mass murders - the foundations of the industrial extermination of European Jews in the death camps. This documentary reveals why this 'Shoah by bullets', the traumas of which were carefully erased by the commandos as they progressed on their march, remains to this day a forgotten episode in our history. Relying on archival footage filmed by the Nazi propaganda machine in the Baltic countries and in Belarus, Ukraine and Romania, on the memories of witnesses of these public executions, on the words of survivors and also, for the first time, on the confessions of the executioners that were found in Germany.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
5:30am
Hitler's Most Wanted, Adolf Eichmann
(S1, EP4)
 
5:30am
Hitler's Most Wanted, Adolf Eichmann (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
James is on the trail of Adolf Eichmann, the notorious Nazi bureaucrat who escaped justice for 15 years until his trial made the Holocaust a household name. Under oath, Eichmann insisted he was a powerless middle manager who was simply following orders, and James is determined to find out if there's any truth to his defence.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 30 April 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
6:30am
Nuclear Nightmare: Cuban Missile Crisis,
 
6:30am
Nuclear Nightmare: Cuban Missile Crisis,
Rec
 
 
Explore how three human beings grappled with the most dangerous two weeks in human history, when events, many outside their control, threatened to ignite a nuclear holocaust that could have ended human civilisation. Showing how extraordinarily close we came to self-destruction, the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis is a critical reminder of just how much power and responsibility lies with the President of the United States and other leaders with access to nuclear weapons. And how much personality counts when things spiral out of control. On the brink of a nuclear war, who would you want in the White House? Bringing to life the three central figures in the crisis - President John F Kennedy, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and Cuban leader Fidel Castro - the film explores the roles each played during these most dangerous of all times. Shot on location in Russia, Cuba and the US, it features revealing interviews with key witnesses from inside the Kremlin, the White House and Cuba, along with revelations from recently declassified Top Secret documents. After watching Nuclear Nightmare: Inside the Cuban Missile Crisis, you will never think about Nuclear War and our Commanders-in-Chief in quite the same way again.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
WW2 Treasure Hunters, Bomb Factory
(S1, EP7)
 
7:30am
WW2 Treasure Hunters, Bomb Factory (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Suggs and Stephen Taylor are in rural Leicestershire investigating the untold story of how Britain stored a whole war's worth of munitions in its own backyard. During WWII, stately home Garendon Park was requisitioned as an ammunition depot and over 30,000 tons of ordnance destined for the frontline was stashed away in the surrounding land and country lanes. Suggs has an explosive time as he discovers what it takes to clear WWII bombs, while Stephen and his crew of archaeologists and detectorists hunt for buried clues to reveal the scale of the operation by the Royal Ordnance Corps and find out just what it took to guard, store and ship thousands of tons of deadly munitions.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, The Mystery Of Mine Howe
(S8, EP14)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The Mystery Of Mine Howe (S8, EP14)
Rec
 
 
In September 1999, local farmer Douglas Paterson, of Tankerness in Orkney, rediscovered a remarkable underground structure which had remained half-forgotten and almost consigned to the annals of local folklore since its original discovery over 50 years ago. The team's geophysicist John Gater gave viewers a taster of this enigmatic structure in the 1999 Christmas Special, and this summer the team filmed the excavation of the Mine Howe site for a special documentary shown at Christmas 2000.
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Buried Alive, Mauve, Crash At Crush
(S3, EP6)
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Buried Alive, Mauve, Crash At Crush (S3, EP6)
Rec
 
 
Museums are where America displays its wondrous treasures of the past - often strange and curious remnants of the momentous events that have shaped their history. Behind each artefact is yet another story to be told and secrets to be revealed - often tales brimming with scandal, mystery, murder, and intrigue. Whether a diary from an arctic exploration, a stone giant thought to be the remnant of a race of enormous people, or a futuristic house that almost changed the world, the iconic items within their walls all have something to tell us about who we are and what we've become. Tucked away in the Big Sandy Heritage Center in Pikeville, Kentucky is a cotton-stuffed doll tied to a horrific incident that defies belief. On display at The Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia is a vibrant silk swatch that forever changed the world of fashion. And The Katy Depot Museum in West, Texas is home to an artefact linked to one of the most spectacular publicity stunts of all time.
 
10:30am
Royal Cousins At War, Into The Abyss
(S1, EP2)
 
10:30am
Royal Cousins At War, Into The Abyss (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
At the outbreak of WWI, three cousins reigned over Europe's greatest powers - Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and King George V of England. This series looks at the role played by the three monarchs, and their relationships with each other, arguing that it is far greater than historians have traditionally believed.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 5:30pm
Rec
11:30am
Hidden History of Britain, Imber Village
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30am
Hidden History of Britain, Imber Village (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
In 1943, the village of Imber on Salisbury Plain began to be used as a WWII training ground. The residents were ordered to leave by the War Office and have never been allowed to return.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Einsatzgruppen: The Nazi Death Squads, Time Of Reckoning (1943-1947)
(S1, EP4)
 
12:30pm
Einsatzgruppen: The Nazi Death Squads, Time Of Reckoning (1943-1947) (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The armies of the Third Reich invaded the USSR on June 22, 1941. Mobile commandos, the Einsatzgruppen, were following their advance to Stalingrad with the mission of eliminating all Jews on the conquered territories. Between June 1941 and the end of 1943, they shot to death close to two million Jews - men, women and children - from the Baltic countries to the Black Sea. Michale Prazan also director of 'The Nanjing Massacre', selected for the Chicago Documentary Film Festival showcases this first, unknown phase of the Shoah. We retrace, chronologically, the mechanisms that will drive the Nazis to conduct these meticulous mass murders - the foundations of the industrial extermination of European Jews in the death camps. This documentary reveals why this 'Shoah by bullets', the traumas of which were carefully erased by the commandos as they progressed on their march, remains to this day a forgotten episode in our history. Relying on archival footage filmed by the Nazi propaganda machine in the Baltic countries and in Belarus, Ukraine and Romania, on the memories of witnesses of these public executions, on the words of survivors and also, for the first time, on the confessions of the executioners that were found in Germany.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30pm
Weapons at War, Air War In Vietnam
(S1, EP55)
 
1:30pm
Weapons at War, Air War In Vietnam (S1, EP55)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
100 Days To Victory, The Spring Offensive
(S1, EP1)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
2:30pm
100 Days To Victory, The Spring Offensive (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Through cinematic recreations, interviews with top historians and state-of-the-art CGI, 100 Days to Victory is a gripping account of the last 100 Days of the First World War, telling the story of how the Allied generals worked together in new ways to win the war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
The Great War, Part 3
(S1, EP3)
 
3:30pm
The Great War, Part 3 (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
This epic series explores how WWI changed America and the world. Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, this series tells the rich and complex story of the conflict through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as 'dough boys'. The series explores the costs and challenges of bringing America into WWI and the ways the war transformed every aspect of American life through the experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native American 'code talkers', and others whose participation has been largely forgotten. More Info >
 
5:30pm
Jutland: WW1's Greatest Sea Battle,
 
5:30pm
Jutland: WW1's Greatest Sea Battle,
Rec
 
 
Join the intriguing present-day quest of the grandson of the British commander, Admiral Jellicoe. Nick Jellicoe is on a mission to discover the truth behind the controversial reputation of his ancestor whom Churchill described as the only man on either side who could lose the war in an afternoon. In the course of his journey, Nick uncovers both unknown aspects of the battle itself and clues that throw official accounts into doubt.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 25 April 2019 · 3:15am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
War Above The Trenches, Into The Furnace
(S1, EP2)
 
6:30pm
War Above The Trenches, Into The Furnace (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
After the bloody battles of Verdun and The Somme, the British and French are locked in a deadly stalemate as they face the armies of Germany in the horrors of trench warfare. In the air above The Western Front, the aircraft of friend and foe range over the lines of beleaguered forces, seeking intelligence and information for the commanders on the ground and targets for that deadliest of weapons, the heavy artillery. Neither can afford to lose control of the sky and the heavens have become a battlefield as each side develops newer fighting machines to specifically hunt and destroy enemy aircraft. A new chapter of aerial warfare is underway.
 
7:30pm
Presidents at War, Their Finest Hours
(S1, EP2)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
Presidents at War, Their Finest Hours (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Among the 16 million Americans who served on active duty during World War Two are eight American Presidents: Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Bush, Ford, Reagan and Eisenhower. Night Two of this epic event special follows these men from late 1943 to the wars; end, in both the European and Pacific theatres;From D-Day to the final Pacific Island hopping campaigns, we see what they experience and how that shapes them as leaders. Nixon faces a barrage of live fire, Bush is shot down in the Pacific, Ford faces kamikazes on the USS Monterey and Eisenhower takes on perhaps the greatest invasion in world history - the invasion of Normandy. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 25 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 1:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
Kokoda,
 
9:30pm
Kokoda,
Rec
 
 
Kokoda was a savage military campaign fought without mercy between foes who seriously underestimated each other, a desperate campaign to keep Papua New Guinea from falling to the Japanese during the darkest days of World War II. Based on the bestselling book Kokoda by Paul Ham and filmed in Australia, Japan and along the Kokoda Track, this documentary series is a raw and intimate story of men under unimaginable pressure. It's also a detailed investigation of how the confusion of war is found not only at the frontline but also in the homes and corridors of power of those on both sides of the conflict.
 
11:30pm
Canada: The Story Of Us, United At War (1939 - 1944)
(S1, EP8)
 
11:30pm
Canada: The Story Of Us, United At War (1939 - 1944) (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
The extraordinary tale of some of the people, places and events that shaped Canada - stories of change makers and rule breakers, dreamers and visionaries, scientists and entrepreneurs who forged a nation in a vast and harsh land. With ground-breaking CGI and a cast of celebrity interviews that take us inside Canada's biggest stories, this series is truly a celebration of a nation that has transformed its differences into understanding and created an identity that is uniquely diverse. As WWII devastates Europe, Canadians once again join the war effort. WWII, a war even more terrible than the last, demands courage, commitment and ingenuity. Canada meets this challenge head on, giving everything they had at home and abroad. Canadians come together, working and fighting for a common cause.
 
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Weapons at War, Attack Helicopters
(S1, EP56)
 
12:30am
Weapons at War, Attack Helicopters (S1, EP56)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
 
1:30am
100 Days To Victory, The Fightback
(S1, EP2)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
1:30am
100 Days To Victory, The Fightback (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Through cinematic recreations, interviews with top historians and state-of-the-art CGI, 100 Days to Victory is a gripping account of the last 100 Days of the First World War, telling the story of how the Allied generals worked together in new ways to win the war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 25 April 2019 · 2:00pm
Rec
2:30am
Tales of the Gun, Sharpshooters And Long Range Weapons
(S1, EP40)
 
2:30am
Tales of the Gun, Sharpshooters And Long Range Weapons (S1, EP40)
Rec
 
 
A fierce presence on every battlefield since the first buckskin-clad patriot fought in the American Revolution, today sharpshooters are an indispensable part of law enforcement in the form of SWAT marksmen. Whether in target competition or on the battlefield, their precision firearms enable sharpshooters to hit targets a half a mile away!
 
3:15am
Jutland: WW1's Greatest Sea Battle,
 
3:15am
Jutland: WW1's Greatest Sea Battle,
Rec
 
 
Join the intriguing present-day quest of the grandson of the British commander, Admiral Jellicoe. Nick Jellicoe is on a mission to discover the truth behind the controversial reputation of his ancestor whom Churchill described as the only man on either side who could lose the war in an afternoon. In the course of his journey, Nick uncovers both unknown aspects of the battle itself and clues that throw official accounts into doubt.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 5:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Presidents at War, Their Finest Hours
(S1, EP2)
 
4:00am
Presidents at War, Their Finest Hours (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Among the 16 million Americans who served on active duty during World War Two are eight American Presidents: Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Bush, Ford, Reagan and Eisenhower. Night Two of this epic event special follows these men from late 1943 to the wars; end, in both the European and Pacific theatres;From D-Day to the final Pacific Island hopping campaigns, we see what they experience and how that shapes them as leaders. Nixon faces a barrage of live fire, Bush is shot down in the Pacific, Ford faces kamikazes on the USS Monterey and Eisenhower takes on perhaps the greatest invasion in world history - the invasion of Normandy. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 1:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
5:30am
Mata Hari: The Beautiful Spy,
 
 
Mata Hari is the very epitome of beauty and feminine seduction. As a courtesan, she captivates the most influential men of her time, and she exerts a hold over our imagination to this very day. But as WWI raged, did Mata Hari really betray secrets revealed to her by her influential lovers? Was she a German spy? Was the death sentence passed by the French justified? This documentary tracks down the true Mata Hari - the most famous and most beautiful spy of all time. More Info >
 
6:30am
Mateship: Australia & The U.S.A.,
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
6:30am
Mateship: Australia & The U.S.A.,
Rec
 
 
Hosted by acclaimed Australian journalist Mike Munro, this documentary will explore our long friendship, forged in battle, shaped also by deep exchanges of ideas, art, people and trade. It is an epic story of mateship.
 
7:30am
The Battle Of Fire Support Base Coral,
 
7:30am
The Battle Of Fire Support Base Coral,
Rec
 
 
Over three weeks in 1968 the first and third battalions of the Royal Australian Regiment 3RAR fought in desperate hand to hand combat against overwhelming Vietnamese forces. The largest battle Australian forces had been involved in since World War II, 25 Diggers were killed and over 100 wounded, the most casualties suffered by Australia in any one engagement in the Vietnam War. If the Australian forces had lost at FSB Coral, Australia would have been out of the war. Yet few Australians today have ever heard of the Battle for Fire Support Base Coral.
 
8:30am
WWI's Tunnels Of Death: The Big Dig, The Killing Fields
(S1, EP1)
 
8:30am
WWI's Tunnels Of Death: The Big Dig, The Killing Fields (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Uncovering a unique battle story. Messines is among World War One's most iconic and dramatic battlefields; now for the first time in almost a century, the secrets long buried under its scarred fields have been rediscovered. Between 1914 and 1918, the Allies and the Germans fought for control of Messines - taking, losing, and re-taking this strategic high ridge. The fighting culminated in the Battle of Messines - the setting for what is still the world's deadliest non-nuclear explosion, in which 600 tons of explosives took the lives of 10,000 men. Archaeologists have opened up a vast, almost 2.5km trench straight through the battlefield on a scale of military excavation that comes up only once in a decade. Unearthing the fighting trenches, unexploded bombs and grenades and even the bodies of the men and horses who fought and died there, this extraordinary dig reveals a first-hand insight into this pivotal battle of World War I.
 
9:30am
WWI's Tunnels Of Death: The Big Dig, Earthquaking The Ridge
(S1, EP2)
 
9:30am
WWI's Tunnels Of Death: The Big Dig, Earthquaking The Ridge (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Messines is among World War One's most iconic and dramatic battlefields; now for the first time in almost a century, the secrets long-buried under its scarred fields have been rediscovered. Between 1914 and 1918, the Allies and the Germans fought for control of Messines - taking, losing, and retaking this strategic high ridge. The fighting culminated in the Battle of Messines - the setting for what is still the world's deadliest non-nuclear explosion, in which 600 tons of explosives took the lives of 10,000 men. Archaeologists have opened up a vast, almost 2.5km trench straight through the battlefield on a scale of military excavation that comes up only once in a decade. Unearthing the fighting trenches, unexploded bombs and grenades and even the bodies of the men and horses who fought and died there, this extraordinary dig reveals a first-hand insight into this pivotal battle of World War I.
 
10:30am
The Somme: The First 24 Hours,
 
10:30am
The Somme: The First 24 Hours,
Rec
 
 
Tony Robinson tells the powerful and moving story of five men from one battalion as they enlist, train for, and take part in the worst disaster in the history of the British army.
 
11:30am
Western Front: Last Survivors Tell All,
 
11:30am
Western Front: Last Survivors Tell All,
Rec
 
 
Narrated by Jack 'Living Treasure' Thompson, this landmark film commemorates the 100th anniversary of Australia's worst battle Fromelles with the last ten surviving WWI veterans revealing how 2000 young Australians were killed in one day, in their first Western Front battle, when British Generals ordered them to charge in broad daylight across flat fields towards German machine gunners. These brutally honest old warriors who enlisted at 16 tell horror stories about bungling and bloodshed in battles claiming 46,000 Australians lives that will make viewers weep. Condemning failed British-led Gallipoli as a terrible mistake these centenarians beg Australians to focus on Australian led victories on the Western Front which was five times greater because our soldiers won five times more battles, five times more Victoria Crosses, served there five times longer and sadly lost five times more lives. After hearing these brave soldier's stories, you'll never think about WWI in the same light again.
 
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Palestine: Last Light Horsemen Tell All,
 
 
This landmark centennial tribute marks the 100th anniversary of the WWI Battle of Beersheba - one of history's last successful cavalry charges, mounted by the romantic Australian Light Horsemen against the Turkish enemy in Palestine. The film features unique interviews with Australian veterans, such as Gunner Len Hall, who not only helped capture Beersheba, but also landed at Gallipoli with the Anzacs and rode with the legendary Lawrence of Arabia to capture Damascus. More Info >
 
1:30pm
The ANZAC Spirit,
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
1:30pm
The ANZAC Spirit,
Rec
 
 
When things are tough - on the sports field, in the face of natural disaster - we summon up 'the Anzac spirit'. We know what we mean - the spirit shown by the original Anzac's on Gallipoli, in the Middle East and on the Western Front. But what were the qualities those Anzac's had that came together to be 'the Anzac spirit'? They were: mateship, courage, humour, ingenuity, endurance and individualism. Through the resources of the Australian War Memorial - photographs, documents, objects - Neil Pigot tells six stories of the Anzac's, each illustrating one of these qualities and all in combination bringing to life the very best examples of 'the Anzac spirit'.
 
2:00pm
100 Days To Victory, The Fightback
(S1, EP2)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
2:00pm
100 Days To Victory, The Fightback (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Through cinematic recreations, interviews with top historians and state-of-the-art CGI, 100 Days to Victory is a gripping account of the last 100 Days of the First World War, telling the story of how the Allied generals worked together in new ways to win the war.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 25 April 2019 · 1:30am
Rec
3:00pm
Somme 1916 - From Both Sides of the Wire, First Day
(S1, EP1)
 
3:00pm
Somme 1916 - From Both Sides of the Wire, First Day (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This documentary presents the cataclysmic events that began on 1st July 1916, from both sides of No Man's Land. Part one sees historian Peter Barton exploring the events leading up to and on the notoriously bloody first day of the offensive. Walking the battlefield, he explains the failures that led to over 20,000 British deaths. Barton argues that to get a better understanding of events, you should not only confront what the British did badly but what their enemy did better. The Germans were able to skilfully use the landscape of the Somme to maximise casualties among their enemy. Based on research in German archives, Barton shows just how much they knew in advance about Allied plans through captured documents and interrogations of captured British prisoners and deserters who were persistently 'spilling the beans'.
 
4:15pm
Somme 1916 - From Both Sides of the Wire, Defence In Depth
(S1, EP2)
 
4:15pm
Somme 1916 - From Both Sides of the Wire, Defence In Depth (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
This documentary presents the cataclysmic events that began on July 1, 1916, from both sides of No Man's Land. Historian Peter Barton concentrates on the second phase of the battle, from the middle of July to the middle of September 1916. Barton reveals how an Allied advance on objectives which should have lasted days and weeks took months and resulted in yet more carnage on the Somme battlefield. While British tactics were unvarying, that of their German enemy evolved using the changing landscape of the battlefield. The slowness of the Allied advance during this period Barton explains by the emergence of new German tactics - defence in depth.
 
5:30pm
Somme 1916 - From Both Sides of the Wire, End Game
(S1, EP3)
 
5:30pm
Somme 1916 - From Both Sides of the Wire, End Game (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
This documentary presents the cataclysmic events that began on July 1, 1916, from both sides of No Man's Land. Historian Peter Barton concludes his history of the battle in the final months of the campaign. He shows how a remarkable German tactical revolution begun in the summer of 1916 continued throughout this period to frustrate the Allied advance. This would have profound implications, tragically extending the entirety of World War I far beyond Allied expectations. Barton also presents a new narrative which argues that the Battle of the Somme ended not in the winter of 1916, but in the spring of 1917. He reaches the conclusion that there was no British victory.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Long Tan: The True Story,
 
6:30pm
Long Tan: The True Story,
Rec
 
 
Investigate the battle of Long Tan, when an infantry company of untried Australians and New Zealanders held off repeated attacks by two heavily armed North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong units outnumbering them 20 to one.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
The Memphis Belle,
* FIRST ON *
7:30pm
The Memphis Belle,
Rec
 
 
This 1944 documentary ostensibly provides an account of the final mission of the crew of the Memphis Belle, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. In May 1943 it became the first US Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe and return to the United States.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Churchill's First World War,
 
8:30pm
Churchill's First World War,
Rec
 
 
This landmark programme re-examines the darkest hours of one of the 20th century's most remarkable heroes, combining fascinating re-evaluation of the epic and traumatic experiences of Winston Churchill in the First World War, and his contributions as Britain's greatest warlord. Disgraced by disasters in the Gallipoli wars, and with his political reputation in tatters, Churchill was all but "finished". He was also tormented, for he knew that he was one of the very few political leaders opposed to the dreadful one note strategy of endless attrition in Flanders which was "chewing up a whole generation on barbed wire". His invention of the tank and promotion of air power stemmed from his determination to find another strategy. Illustrating the extraordinary correspondence Churchill sent from the trenches to his wife Clementine, revealing intimate insights into his personal life, as well as life on the front, and with testimony from leading historians and military experts, this is the story of his fall - and his road to redemption.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
10:30pm
War's Secret Shame: Shell Shock,
 
 
Examine the history of post-traumatic stress disorder, from WWI to the present day. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
The Universe, How Big, How Far, How Fast
(S6, EP8)
 
11:30pm
The Universe, How Big, How Far, How Fast (S6, EP8)
Rec
 
 
The cast uses awesome analogies to bring the biggest objects, farthest distances and fastest speeds down to Earth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Weapons at War, Smart Bombs
(S1, EP57)
 
12:30am
Weapons at War, Smart Bombs (S1, EP57)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Shootout!, Wild West
(S1, EP1)
 
1:30am
Shootout!, Wild West (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Some took minutes - others, several hours. Each engagement was a battle of wits, strategies, technology, and luck. Each episode of this series examines a famous shootout in history - from both sides of the fight. The series will examine the personalities, the weapons, the firepower, and the leadership needed to defeat the enemy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Tales of the Gun, Super Guns Of Today And Tomorrow
(S1, EP41)
 
2:30am
Tales of the Gun, Super Guns Of Today And Tomorrow (S1, EP41)
Rec
 
 
An examination of guns that exist on the cutting edge of firearm technology. Fighting battles on computers decades before an actual shot is fired, these super guns may make the world safer - or more dangerous than ever before.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Spy Web, Mi6
(S1, EP15)
 
3:15am
Spy Web, Mi6 (S1, EP15)
Rec
 
 
This series researches some of the most fascinating spying and espionage stories which helped win victory in the most harrowing of circumstances. These revelations may alter the way in which history is viewed, and the bravery of the intelligence services - especially those working behind enemy lines.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
The Memphis Belle,
 
4:00am
The Memphis Belle,
Rec
 
 
This 1944 documentary ostensibly provides an account of the final mission of the crew of the Memphis Belle, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. In May 1943 it became the first US Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe and return to the United States.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 25 April 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
4:45am
Churchill's First World War,
 
4:45am
Churchill's First World War,
Rec
 
 
This landmark programme re-examines the darkest hours of one of the 20th century's most remarkable heroes, combining fascinating re-evaluation of the epic and traumatic experiences of Winston Churchill in the First World War, and his contributions as Britain's greatest warlord. Disgraced by disasters in the Gallipoli wars, and with his political reputation in tatters, Churchill was all but "finished". He was also tormented, for he knew that he was one of the very few political leaders opposed to the dreadful one note strategy of endless attrition in Flanders which was "chewing up a whole generation on barbed wire". His invention of the tank and promotion of air power stemmed from his determination to find another strategy. Illustrating the extraordinary correspondence Churchill sent from the trenches to his wife Clementine, revealing intimate insights into his personal life, as well as life on the front, and with testimony from leading historians and military experts, this is the story of his fall - and his road to redemption.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 25 April 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
6:30am
War's Secret Shame: Shell Shock,
 
 
Examine the history of post-traumatic stress disorder, from WWI to the present day. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 25 April 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
7:30am
The Universe, How Big, How Far, How Fast
(S6, EP8)
 
7:30am
The Universe, How Big, How Far, How Fast (S6, EP8)
Rec
 
 
The cast uses awesome analogies to bring the biggest objects, farthest distances and fastest speeds down to Earth.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 25 April 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, The Island Of The Eels, Ely
(S8, EP15)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The Island Of The Eels, Ely (S8, EP15)
Rec
 
 
For six months in the latter half of 2000, the team followed an excavation in Ely, Cambridgeshire, for a special 90-minute documentary. The excavation, carried out by the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, covered a strip of land the size of two football pitches, running down to the River Ouse from Broad Street in the centre of the town. It revealed a remarkable picture of Ely in past centuries: channels where boats used to moor to load and unload goods, a medieval kiln with huge quantities of high-quality pottery finds, and a series of buildings from different periods fronting the road at Broad Street. What could the dig tell us about the history of the 'island of the eels'? And how far back could it trace the origins of this cathedral city?
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, St. Francis Dam, Philly The Dog
(S3, EP7)
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, St. Francis Dam, Philly The Dog (S3, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Museums are where America displays its wondrous treasures of the past - often strange and curious remnants of the momentous events that have shaped their history. Behind each artefact is yet another story to be told and secrets to be revealed - often tales brimming with scandal, mystery, murder, and intrigue. Whether a diary from an arctic exploration, a stone giant thought to be the remnant of a race of enormous people, or a futuristic house that almost changed the world, the iconic items within their walls all have something to tell us about who we are and what we've become. Housed in the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society is a chunk of cement and nails that played a role in one of the deadliest disasters in California History. The Philadelphia History Center is home to a taxidermied dog that displayed death-defying courage in the trenches of World War I. And at the 1875 Delta Saloon in Virginia City Nevada is an artefact that strikes fear in the hearts of many. It is said that this gaming table brought about the demise of the men who once owned it.
 
10:30am
Long Tan: The True Story,
 
10:30am
Long Tan: The True Story,
Rec
 
 
Investigate the battle of Long Tan, when an infantry company of untried Australians and New Zealanders held off repeated attacks by two heavily armed North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong units outnumbering them 20 to one.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 25 April 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
The Memphis Belle,
 
11:30am
The Memphis Belle,
Rec
 
 
This 1944 documentary ostensibly provides an account of the final mission of the crew of the Memphis Belle, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. In May 1943 it became the first US Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe and return to the United States.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 25 April 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
War's Secret Shame: Shell Shock,
 
 
Examine the history of post-traumatic stress disorder, from WWI to the present day. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 25 April 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Weapons at War, Smart Bombs
(S1, EP57)
 
1:30pm
Weapons at War, Smart Bombs (S1, EP57)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Shootout!, Wild West
(S1, EP1)
 
2:30pm
Shootout!, Wild West (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Some took minutes - others, several hours. Each engagement was a battle of wits, strategies, technology, and luck. Each episode of this series examines a famous shootout in history - from both sides of the fight. The series will examine the personalities, the weapons, the firepower, and the leadership needed to defeat the enemy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Tales of the Gun, Super Guns Of Today And Tomorrow
(S1, EP41)
 
3:30pm
Tales of the Gun, Super Guns Of Today And Tomorrow (S1, EP41)
Rec
 
 
An examination of guns that exist on the cutting edge of firearm technology. Fighting battles on computers decades before an actual shot is fired, these super guns may make the world safer - or more dangerous than ever before.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Spy Web, Mi6
(S1, EP15)
 
4:30pm
Spy Web, Mi6 (S1, EP15)
Rec
 
 
This series researches some of the most fascinating spying and espionage stories which helped win victory in the most harrowing of circumstances. These revelations may alter the way in which history is viewed, and the bravery of the intelligence services - especially those working behind enemy lines.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Avro Lancaster,
 
5:30pm
Avro Lancaster,
Rec
 
 
The Zeppelin and Gotha raids on London in World War I confirmed the potential of the bomber as a war-winning weapon, establishing the idea that heavy, sustained and strategic bombing could undermine civilian morale. The story of strategic bombing, and the development of the means of achieving it, is told through the story of the great planes that did the job.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Engineering Disasters, Episode 8
(S1, EP8)
 
6:30pm
Engineering Disasters, Episode 8 (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Engineering has built our modern world. Everything from skyscrapers to roads and air travel are here because of Engineering. But what happens when engineering goes horribly wrong? Go behind the headlines to uncover what really happened in the most notorious engineering accidents.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
The Secret History of Air Force One,
* FIRST ON *
7:30pm
The Secret History of Air Force One,
Rec
 
 
This programme utilizes exclusive footage to bring audiences inside Air Force One like never before. Gripping archives paired with insider interviews will illuminate the hidden history of presidential flight and unveil the incredible history of America's most famous plane.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
8:30pm
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln,
 
8:30pm
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln,
Rec
 
 
On March 4, 1865 at the United States Capitol, a crowd of fifty thousand listened as President Lincoln delivered his classic second inaugural address, urging charity and forgiveness to a nation in the final throes of war. Just two months later, a train, nine cars long and draped in black bunting, pulled slowly out of a station in Washington, D.C. Dignitaries and government officials crowded the first eight cars. In the ninth, rode the body of Abraham Lincoln-America's first assassinated president. Some seven million people would line the tracks or file past the casket to bid an emotional farewell to the martyred president. But as the funeral train made its way across nine states and through hundreds of cities and towns, the largest manhunt in history was closing in on Lincoln's assassin, the famous actor, John Wilkes Booth. The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, recounts a great drama: two tumultuous months when the joy of peace was shattered by the heartache of the President's death. At the heart of the story are two figures who define the extremes of character: Abraham Lincoln, who had the strength to transform suffering into infinite compassion, and his assassin, John Wilkes Booth, who allowed hatred to curdle into destruction on the ultimate scale.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
10:30pm
Bombers of World War II,
 
10:30pm
Bombers of World War II,
Rec
 
 
They differ widely in appearance and operational efficiency, but they all possessed some claim to fame.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
The 101 Who Made The Twentieth Century,
(S1, EP8)
 
 
What would the world we live in look like without our Top Ten? It is hard to imagine but one thing's for sure, in making the twentieth century they have indelibly influenced the world we know today. In our final episode we reveal our picks for the most significant people "Who Made the Twentieth Century". The results will surprise many. Some will disagree with the choices, everyone will remain gripped up to the final reveal. More Info >
 
1:30am
Ancient Aliens, The Pharaoh's Curse
(S10, EP4)
 
1:30am
Ancient Aliens, The Pharaoh's Curse (S10, EP4)
Rec
 
 
As ancient astronaut theorists continue to find more and more compelling clues that extraterrestrials have been visiting planet Earth since ancient times, astronomers are also finding an increasing number of planets in our galaxy that are capable of sustaining life. Is it possible that we are on the brink of a re-connection with our alien ancestors? This season, we uncover more astonishing new evidence of extraterrestrial intervention on Earth than ever before. According to legend, an ancient curse was placed upon the tomb of King Tutankhamun, and when that tomb was opened in 1922, a series of terrible events occurred. A curse was also placed on King Tut's father Akhenaten, and during the rehearsal of a play dramatising the lifting of this curse, similar tragedies followed. Could a curse truly exist, but in the form of alien technology that is protecting an incredible secret about our past? Is there hidden power in the words inscribed on so-called 'magic bricks' found in King Tut's tomb, or in those contained in the play to lift Akhenaten's curse that are connected to some extraterrestrial force? Ancient astronaut theorists suggest that The Pharaohs' Curse was put in place to protect not only the truth about an otherworldly event in our past, but also an extraterrestrial device - a device that some believe still exists today, buried deep beneath the Earth - on Oak Island.
 
2:30am
In Search Of Aliens, The Mystery Of The Cyclops
(S1, EP6)
 
2:30am
In Search Of Aliens, The Mystery Of The Cyclops (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The mysterious Mediterranean island of Malta lies south of Sicily and is home to megalithic structures built by a mysterious prehistoric society. According to scholars, the massive blocks even predate the Great Pyramid of Giza. Just who were the people that built these sophisticated structures? Local folklore describes Malta as being the home of giants and the legendary one-eyed creature known as Cyclops. Could these stories be true or could they offer clues to an extraterrestrial connection? Ancient Astronaut theorist Giorgio Tsoukalos investigates Matla's giant stone structures, unexplained rock carvings and mysterious elongated skulls. Could these strange antiquities be connected - and might they prove that there was a highly advanced civilisation on Malta in the remote past - one that was perhaps in contact with ancient astronauts?
 
3:15am
JFK Declassified: The New Files,
 
3:15am
JFK Declassified: The New Files,
Rec
 
 
On October 26, 2017, the federal government released thousands of highly classified documents related to the assassination of President John F Kennedy. In this special, Bob Baer examines the most shocking documents as he reconciles discoveries he's previously made, with the information found in these newly released archives. These files could hold the key to finally answering one of the most riveting mysteries of our time: did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone in the murder of JFK?
 
4:00am
The Secret History of Air Force One,
 
4:00am
The Secret History of Air Force One,
Rec
 
 
This programme utilizes exclusive footage to bring audiences inside Air Force One like never before. Gripping archives paired with insider interviews will illuminate the hidden history of presidential flight and unveil the incredible history of America's most famous plane.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
4:45am
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln,
 
4:45am
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln,
Rec
 
 
On March 4, 1865 at the United States Capitol, a crowd of fifty thousand listened as President Lincoln delivered his classic second inaugural address, urging charity and forgiveness to a nation in the final throes of war. Just two months later, a train, nine cars long and draped in black bunting, pulled slowly out of a station in Washington, D.C. Dignitaries and government officials crowded the first eight cars. In the ninth, rode the body of Abraham Lincoln-America's first assassinated president. Some seven million people would line the tracks or file past the casket to bid an emotional farewell to the martyred president. But as the funeral train made its way across nine states and through hundreds of cities and towns, the largest manhunt in history was closing in on Lincoln's assassin, the famous actor, John Wilkes Booth. The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, recounts a great drama: two tumultuous months when the joy of peace was shattered by the heartache of the President's death. At the heart of the story are two figures who define the extremes of character: Abraham Lincoln, who had the strength to transform suffering into infinite compassion, and his assassin, John Wilkes Booth, who allowed hatred to curdle into destruction on the ultimate scale.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Bombers of World War II,
 
6:30am
Bombers of World War II,
Rec
 
 
They differ widely in appearance and operational efficiency, but they all possessed some claim to fame.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Vauxhall / London's First Bridge
(S9, EP1)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Vauxhall / London's First Bridge (S9, EP1)
Rec
 
 
The team is back for another series. At low tide each day, near Vauxhall Bridge in London, the Thames reveals the tops of a mysterious group of prehistoric timbers buried on the shore in central London. Tony Robinson and the team have just two hours a day of frantic digging, fighting against the tide for three days to excavate at least one timber. In this race against time, that's more desperate than usual, the team piece together a picture of life beside the river 4000 years ago and succeed in revealing the fascinating secrets of these ancient timbers.
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Sheppton Mine Disaster
(S3, EP8)
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Sheppton Mine Disaster (S3, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Museums are where America displays its wondrous treasures of the past - often strange and curious remnants of the momentous events that have shaped their history. Behind each artefact is yet another story to be told and secrets to be revealed - often tales brimming with scandal, mystery, murder, and intrigue. Whether a diary from an arctic exploration, a stone giant thought to be the remnant of a race of enormous people, or a futuristic house that almost changed the world, the iconic items within their walls all have something to tell us about who we are and what we've become. In Elysburg, Pennsylvania, the Anthracite Mining Museum contains a makeshift device rigged from a parachute harness and coveralls that played a role in a dangerous mine rescues. The California Surf Museum is home to a styrofoam and fiberglass surfboard with a large chunk missing, bitten off by a ferocious shark. And at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington, DC is a crude metal device that represents a daring and explosive bank heist.
 
10:30am
Engineering Disasters, Episode 8
(S1, EP8)
 
10:30am
Engineering Disasters, Episode 8 (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Engineering has built our modern world. Everything from skyscrapers to roads and air travel are here because of Engineering. But what happens when engineering goes horribly wrong? Go behind the headlines to uncover what really happened in the most notorious engineering accidents.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
The Secret History of Air Force One,
 
11:30am
The Secret History of Air Force One,
Rec
 
 
This programme utilizes exclusive footage to bring audiences inside Air Force One like never before. Gripping archives paired with insider interviews will illuminate the hidden history of presidential flight and unveil the incredible history of America's most famous plane.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln,
 
12:30pm
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln,
Rec
 
 
On March 4, 1865 at the United States Capitol, a crowd of fifty thousand listened as President Lincoln delivered his classic second inaugural address, urging charity and forgiveness to a nation in the final throes of war. Just two months later, a train, nine cars long and draped in black bunting, pulled slowly out of a station in Washington, D.C. Dignitaries and government officials crowded the first eight cars. In the ninth, rode the body of Abraham Lincoln-America's first assassinated president. Some seven million people would line the tracks or file past the casket to bid an emotional farewell to the martyred president. But as the funeral train made its way across nine states and through hundreds of cities and towns, the largest manhunt in history was closing in on Lincoln's assassin, the famous actor, John Wilkes Booth. The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, recounts a great drama: two tumultuous months when the joy of peace was shattered by the heartache of the President's death. At the heart of the story are two figures who define the extremes of character: Abraham Lincoln, who had the strength to transform suffering into infinite compassion, and his assassin, John Wilkes Booth, who allowed hatred to curdle into destruction on the ultimate scale.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
2:30pm
Bombers of World War II,
 
2:30pm
Bombers of World War II,
Rec
 
 
They differ widely in appearance and operational efficiency, but they all possessed some claim to fame.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Myths & Monsters, Heroes & Villains
(S1, EP1)
 
4:30pm
Myths & Monsters, Heroes & Villains (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
A journey through the mythic landscape of Europe, revealing the origins of the most famous legends this continent has produced and exploring why they have endured so long. More Info >
 
5:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys, Newcastle To Chester-Le-Street
(S2, EP11)
* NEW EPISODE *
5:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys, Newcastle To Chester-Le-Street (S2, EP11)
Rec
 
 
Michael Portillo visits the first locomotive factory in the world opened by George Stephenson, searches for the lost pit village of Marsden in South Shields, and is entertained by a comic troupe.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:00pm
Building Ireland, The Shannon Scheme
(S1, EP9)
* NEW EPISODE *
6:00pm
Building Ireland, The Shannon Scheme (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
From the legacy of civilizations over 8,000 years old to the birth of world-famous train lines, this series uses a combination of engaging social history, recent archaeological findings, and pop-science to uncover the secrets of the greatest construction achievements in Irish history. Discover the technological innovations behind Ireland's architectural heritage, and the global legacy of the people who built them.
 
6:30pm
Hidden History of Britain, Imber Village
(S1, EP4)
 
6:30pm
Hidden History of Britain, Imber Village (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
In 1943, the village of Imber on Salisbury Plain began to be used as a WWII training ground. The residents were ordered to leave by the War Office and have never been allowed to return.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Time Team, Belton
(S20, EP1)
 
7:30pm
Time Team, Belton (S20, EP1)
Rec
 
 
A team of specialists dig deep to uncover as much as they can in three days about a UK site's archaeology and history.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Princess Diana: Conspiracy Theories,
 
8:30pm
Princess Diana: Conspiracy Theories,
Rec
 
 
Since the tragic death of Princess Diana in 1997, it has been claimed that there was an orchestrated criminal conspiracy to end the life of Diana, Princess of Wales. But could the British royal family really be behind the murder of a lady who became an international icon? As Diana was thrust into the monarch and the public spotlight, she helped change the public perception of the royal family. She often struggled with a turbulent private life, which was made public to the world. We take an in-depth look into the life and death of Lady Diana. With interviews and exclusive footage, we delve into the conspiracy that has left the world wanting answers for years.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
9:30pm
The Vietnam War, A Sea Of Fire
(S1, EP8)
 
9:30pm
The Vietnam War, A Sea Of Fire (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
With morale plummeting in Vietnam, President Nixon begins withdrawing American troops. As news breaks of a massacre committed by American soldiers, the public debates the rectitude of the war. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Rome, Passover
(S2, EP1)
 
10:30pm
Rome, Passover (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Rome without rule. The lust for power begins. Rome 44 BC. Caesar is dead, brought down by assassins' knives in the Roman forum. But what's next for the empire he forged? Lucius Vorenus stands on the brink of madness after the death of his wife. And a brutal power struggle for control of the empire is just beginning. This season picks up the story in the tense minutes, hours and days following the dictator's demise, rendering earthshaking historical events in intensely personal terms, capturing the human drama behind familiar textbook facts.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
Einsatzgruppen: The Nazi Death Squads, Time Of Reckoning (1943-1947)
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30pm
Einsatzgruppen: The Nazi Death Squads, Time Of Reckoning (1943-1947) (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The armies of the Third Reich invaded the USSR on June 22, 1941. Mobile commandos, the Einsatzgruppen, were following their advance to Stalingrad with the mission of eliminating all Jews on the conquered territories. Between June 1941 and the end of 1943, they shot to death close to two million Jews - men, women and children - from the Baltic countries to the Black Sea. Michale Prazan also director of 'The Nanjing Massacre', selected for the Chicago Documentary Film Festival showcases this first, unknown phase of the Shoah. We retrace, chronologically, the mechanisms that will drive the Nazis to conduct these meticulous mass murders - the foundations of the industrial extermination of European Jews in the death camps. This documentary reveals why this 'Shoah by bullets', the traumas of which were carefully erased by the commandos as they progressed on their march, remains to this day a forgotten episode in our history. Relying on archival footage filmed by the Nazi propaganda machine in the Baltic countries and in Belarus, Ukraine and Romania, on the memories of witnesses of these public executions, on the words of survivors and also, for the first time, on the confessions of the executioners that were found in Germany.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Ancient Aliens, Earth's Black Holes
(S11, EP4)
 
12:30am
Ancient Aliens, Earth's Black Holes (S11, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Could black holes exist not just in outer space, but here on Earth? And if so, could Earth's black holes have caused strange disappearances and other inexplicable phenomena for centuries?
 
1:30am
Presidents at War, Their Finest Hours
(S1, EP2)
 
1:30am
Presidents at War, Their Finest Hours (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Among the 16 million Americans who served on active duty during World War Two are eight American Presidents: Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Bush, Ford, Reagan and Eisenhower. Night Two of this epic event special follows these men from late 1943 to the wars; end, in both the European and Pacific theatres;From D-Day to the final Pacific Island hopping campaigns, we see what they experience and how that shapes them as leaders. Nixon faces a barrage of live fire, Bush is shot down in the Pacific, Ford faces kamikazes on the USS Monterey and Eisenhower takes on perhaps the greatest invasion in world history - the invasion of Normandy. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 25 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Ancient Impossible, Roman Empire
(S1, EP8)
 
3:15am
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.
 
4:00am
Time Team, Belton
(S20, EP1)
 
4:00am
Time Team, Belton (S20, EP1)
Rec
 
 
A team of specialists dig deep to uncover as much as they can in three days about a UK site's archaeology and history.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 9:30am
Rec
4:45am
Princess Diana: Conspiracy Theories,
 
4:45am
Princess Diana: Conspiracy Theories,
Rec
 
 
Since the tragic death of Princess Diana in 1997, it has been claimed that there was an orchestrated criminal conspiracy to end the life of Diana, Princess of Wales. But could the British royal family really be behind the murder of a lady who became an international icon? As Diana was thrust into the monarch and the public spotlight, she helped change the public perception of the royal family. She often struggled with a turbulent private life, which was made public to the world. We take an in-depth look into the life and death of Lady Diana. With interviews and exclusive footage, we delve into the conspiracy that has left the world wanting answers for years.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30am
The Vietnam War, A Sea Of Fire
(S1, EP8)
 
5:30am
The Vietnam War, A Sea Of Fire (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
With morale plummeting in Vietnam, President Nixon begins withdrawing American troops. As news breaks of a massacre committed by American soldiers, the public debates the rectitude of the war. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
6:30am
Rome, Passover
(S2, EP1)
 
6:30am
Rome, Passover (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Rome without rule. The lust for power begins. Rome 44 BC. Caesar is dead, brought down by assassins' knives in the Roman forum. But what's next for the empire he forged? Lucius Vorenus stands on the brink of madness after the death of his wife. And a brutal power struggle for control of the empire is just beginning. This season picks up the story in the tense minutes, hours and days following the dictator's demise, rendering earthshaking historical events in intensely personal terms, capturing the human drama behind familiar textbook facts.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Einsatzgruppen: The Nazi Death Squads, Time Of Reckoning (1943-1947)
(S1, EP4)
 
7:30am
Einsatzgruppen: The Nazi Death Squads, Time Of Reckoning (1943-1947) (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The armies of the Third Reich invaded the USSR on June 22, 1941. Mobile commandos, the Einsatzgruppen, were following their advance to Stalingrad with the mission of eliminating all Jews on the conquered territories. Between June 1941 and the end of 1943, they shot to death close to two million Jews - men, women and children - from the Baltic countries to the Black Sea. Michale Prazan also director of 'The Nanjing Massacre', selected for the Chicago Documentary Film Festival showcases this first, unknown phase of the Shoah. We retrace, chronologically, the mechanisms that will drive the Nazis to conduct these meticulous mass murders - the foundations of the industrial extermination of European Jews in the death camps. This documentary reveals why this 'Shoah by bullets', the traumas of which were carefully erased by the commandos as they progressed on their march, remains to this day a forgotten episode in our history. Relying on archival footage filmed by the Nazi propaganda machine in the Baltic countries and in Belarus, Ukraine and Romania, on the memories of witnesses of these public executions, on the words of survivors and also, for the first time, on the confessions of the executioners that were found in Germany.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Ancaster / The Romans Panic
(S9, EP2)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Ancaster / The Romans Panic (S9, EP2)
Rec
 
 
The team is back for another series. The pupils of Ancaster School in Lincolnshire have assembled enough Roman finds to start their own museum. But the story of their town, which straddled the great northbound road, Ermine Street, has never been told. Tony Robinson and the team investigate why a huge town wall was thrown up in the 3rd century, search for the likely location of a pagan temple, and uncover the remarkable secret of an old man buried nearby in the 3rd century.
 
9:30am
Time Team, Belton
(S20, EP1)
 
9:30am
Time Team, Belton (S20, EP1)
Rec
 
 
A team of specialists dig deep to uncover as much as they can in three days about a UK site's archaeology and history.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
10:30am
Princess Diana: Conspiracy Theories,
 
10:30am
Princess Diana: Conspiracy Theories,
Rec
 
 
Since the tragic death of Princess Diana in 1997, it has been claimed that there was an orchestrated criminal conspiracy to end the life of Diana, Princess of Wales. But could the British royal family really be behind the murder of a lady who became an international icon? As Diana was thrust into the monarch and the public spotlight, she helped change the public perception of the royal family. She often struggled with a turbulent private life, which was made public to the world. We take an in-depth look into the life and death of Lady Diana. With interviews and exclusive footage, we delve into the conspiracy that has left the world wanting answers for years.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
11:30am
The Vietnam War, A Sea Of Fire
(S1, EP8)
 
11:30am
The Vietnam War, A Sea Of Fire (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
With morale plummeting in Vietnam, President Nixon begins withdrawing American troops. As news breaks of a massacre committed by American soldiers, the public debates the rectitude of the war. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Rome, Passover
(S2, EP1)
 
12:30pm
Rome, Passover (S2, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Rome without rule. The lust for power begins. Rome 44 BC. Caesar is dead, brought down by assassins' knives in the Roman forum. But what's next for the empire he forged? Lucius Vorenus stands on the brink of madness after the death of his wife. And a brutal power struggle for control of the empire is just beginning. This season picks up the story in the tense minutes, hours and days following the dictator's demise, rendering earthshaking historical events in intensely personal terms, capturing the human drama behind familiar textbook facts.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Einsatzgruppen: The Nazi Death Squads, Time Of Reckoning (1943-1947)
(S1, EP4)
 
1:30pm
Einsatzgruppen: The Nazi Death Squads, Time Of Reckoning (1943-1947) (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The armies of the Third Reich invaded the USSR on June 22, 1941. Mobile commandos, the Einsatzgruppen, were following their advance to Stalingrad with the mission of eliminating all Jews on the conquered territories. Between June 1941 and the end of 1943, they shot to death close to two million Jews - men, women and children - from the Baltic countries to the Black Sea. Michale Prazan also director of 'The Nanjing Massacre', selected for the Chicago Documentary Film Festival showcases this first, unknown phase of the Shoah. We retrace, chronologically, the mechanisms that will drive the Nazis to conduct these meticulous mass murders - the foundations of the industrial extermination of European Jews in the death camps. This documentary reveals why this 'Shoah by bullets', the traumas of which were carefully erased by the commandos as they progressed on their march, remains to this day a forgotten episode in our history. Relying on archival footage filmed by the Nazi propaganda machine in the Baltic countries and in Belarus, Ukraine and Romania, on the memories of witnesses of these public executions, on the words of survivors and also, for the first time, on the confessions of the executioners that were found in Germany.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Presidents at War, Their Finest Hours
(S1, EP2)
 
2:30pm
Presidents at War, Their Finest Hours (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Among the 16 million Americans who served on active duty during World War Two are eight American Presidents: Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Bush, Ford, Reagan and Eisenhower. Night Two of this epic event special follows these men from late 1943 to the wars; end, in both the European and Pacific theatres;From D-Day to the final Pacific Island hopping campaigns, we see what they experience and how that shapes them as leaders. Nixon faces a barrage of live fire, Bush is shot down in the Pacific, Ford faces kamikazes on the USS Monterey and Eisenhower takes on perhaps the greatest invasion in world history - the invasion of Normandy. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 25 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 1:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Britain's Greatest Cathedrals, Salisbury
(S1, EP3)
 
4:30pm
Britain's Greatest Cathedrals, Salisbury (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Sir Tony Robinson reveals the exciting history behind Britain's tallest medieval building - Salisbury Cathedral. Over its 800-year life its witnessed natural disasters, royal feuds, secret war operations and innovations that have altered the course of the nation.
 
5:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys, Cromford - Burton
(S1, EP17)
* NEW EPISODE *
5:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys, Cromford - Burton (S1, EP17)
Rec
 
 
Join Michael Portillo as he travels around the railway networks of Great Britain, Ireland, and the Isle of Man, and examines how these various destinations have developed since Victorian times.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:00pm
ANZAC Battlefields, Resolve
(S1, EP3)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
6:00pm
ANZAC Battlefields, Resolve (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
It is 1917 and the Anzacs are involved in the seminal battles of Bullecourt, Ypres, Messines and Menin Road. The year starts for the Australians with success but when the Germans counter-attack the Australians are overwhelmed at a place called Bullecourt, a significant German breakthrough seems imminent. But, as we will see as we walk the battlefield, 4000 Australians rally and hold the line against 16,000 Germans, VCs are awarded (Captain Percy Cherry's story is particularly inspiring). And then disaster - a renewed offensive at Bullecourt is a textbook example of things that can go wrong, including the failure of the early tanks. The Australians withstand counter-attacks and hold the line but the cost is 7000 men.
 
6:30pm
Tony Robinson's Hidden Britain By Drone, Episode 4
(S2, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
6:30pm
Tony Robinson's Hidden Britain By Drone, Episode 4 (S2, EP4)
Rec
 
 
There are lots of places in Britain that everybody knows: Big Ben, the Tower of London, Stonehenge, but everywhere you go in Britain, there are places you're not allowed to see. Places that are hidden from view, their secrets shielded by high walls and heavy gates. Places you never even realised were there. By using the very latest drone technology to fly over fences and disappear down tunnels, explore a whole host of mysterious places that members of the public aren't supposed to see. On an epic tour of Britain, our drones will soar above cities and rolling hills, capturing their magnificent grandeur, before revealing various unexpected places.
 
7:30pm
Secret Cities, St Peter's Basilica
(S1, EP3)
 
7:30pm
Secret Cities, St Peter's Basilica (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Rome, in the heart of Vatican, a building embodies history, excess, and power of the Catholic Church: Saint Peter's Basilica. It is one of the holiest Catholic shrine and the largest architectural design of its time, housing the relics of Saint Peter. Every Sunday, no less than 150,000 Catholics crowd at the moment of the Angelus pontifical. The stronghold of the Pope is four times larger than Notre Dame de Paris, listed in the Unesco World Heritage. What revelations hold this titanic and expensive construction that took more than a century to be overcome? Why its emergence has leaded to the creation of the Protestant Reformation? A unique work site, a dozen of popes and architects, delusions of grandeur and threats this endless structure dragged on until its consecration in 1626. Nowadays, the basilica is revered as a concentrate of Christian's arts, marked by the outstanding creativity of Michelangelo. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 April 2019 · 7:30pm
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Jesus: His Life, Mary: The First Miracles
(S1, EP3)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
Jesus: His Life, Mary: The First Miracles (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Mary, the mother of Jesus, is torn between wanting to protect her son and letting him go to fulfil his sacrificial destiny when the time is right; until Jesus is thirty, only she and Joseph know his mysterious mission. Jesus performs his first public miracle at her request at the Wedding Feast of Cana. But as Jesus' work becomes public, he puts his life - and that of his family - in increasing danger. When Jesus heals a man on the Sabbath in Capernaum, he enrages the authorities and reaches an important crossroad. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Jesus: His Life, Caiaphas: The Raising Of Lazarus
(S1, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
9:30pm
Jesus: His Life, Caiaphas: The Raising Of Lazarus (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Caiaphas, High Priest of Jerusalem and religious leader of the Jewish people, faces an impossible dilemma. Caught between determination to preserve his faith and the repressive might of Rome, Caiaphas must judge how great a provocation Jesus of Nazareth might pose. Jesus' astonishing raising of Lazarus from the dead marks a turning point. Afraid that Jesus could prompt an uprising and possible brutal retaliation from Rome's prefect, Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas decides Jesus must be stopped. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
10:30pm
America In Colour, The 1960s
(S1, EP5)
 
10:30pm
America In Colour, The 1960s (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
It's easy to imagine that the past was lived in black and white, but of course it wasn't. This landmark series uses modern colouration techniques to present a history of America in colour, for the first time. Decade by decade, this ambitious series puts the colour back in history, and brings the history back to life. From jazz-age speakeasies to the attack on Pearl Harbor, from the Great Depression to Elvismania, iconic images of America are vibrantly brought to the screen. To make this landmark series, filmmakers spent 6000 hours painstakingly scouring obscure archives, dusting off forgotten family vaults, and tracking down dedicated private collectors to find the 43km of film they needed - much of it not seen for nearly a century. The result is a feast for the eyes, and brings a fresh excitement to the seminal images of our time. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
The Secret History of Air Force One,
 
11:30pm
The Secret History of Air Force One,
Rec
 
 
This programme utilizes exclusive footage to bring audiences inside Air Force One like never before. Gripping archives paired with insider interviews will illuminate the hidden history of presidential flight and unveil the incredible history of America's most famous plane.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Weapons at War, Destroyers
(S1, EP58)
 
12:30am
Weapons at War, Destroyers (S1, EP58)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Shootout!, Guadalcanal
(S1, EP2)
 
1:30am
Shootout!, Guadalcanal (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Some took minutes - others, several hours. Each engagement was a battle of wits, strategies, technology, and luck. Each episode of this series examines a famous shootout in history - from both sides of the fight. The series will examine the personalities, the weapons, the firepower, and the leadership needed to defeat the enemy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Tales of the Gun, The Tommy Gun
(S1, EP42)
 
2:30am
Tales of the Gun, The Tommy Gun (S1, EP42)
Rec
 
 
Called the "engine of death" and the "Chicago typewriter", everyone knew it best as the Tommy Gun. This program explains how the Thompson Submachine Gun, developed for and rejected by the police and the military, was the weapon no one wanted - until it fell into the wrong hands and became the darling of Prohibition-era gangsters.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Spy Web, Mi5
(S1, EP16)
 
3:15am
Spy Web, Mi5 (S1, EP16)
Rec
 
 
This series researches some of the most fascinating spying and espionage stories which helped win victory in the most harrowing of circumstances. These revelations may alter the way in which history is viewed, and the bravery of the intelligence services - especially those working behind enemy lines.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Secret Cities, St Peter's Basilica
(S1, EP3)
 
4:00am
Secret Cities, St Peter's Basilica (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Rome, in the heart of Vatican, a building embodies history, excess, and power of the Catholic Church: Saint Peter's Basilica. It is one of the holiest Catholic shrine and the largest architectural design of its time, housing the relics of Saint Peter. Every Sunday, no less than 150,000 Catholics crowd at the moment of the Angelus pontifical. The stronghold of the Pope is four times larger than Notre Dame de Paris, listed in the Unesco World Heritage. What revelations hold this titanic and expensive construction that took more than a century to be overcome? Why its emergence has leaded to the creation of the Protestant Reformation? A unique work site, a dozen of popes and architects, delusions of grandeur and threats this endless structure dragged on until its consecration in 1626. Nowadays, the basilica is revered as a concentrate of Christian's arts, marked by the outstanding creativity of Michelangelo. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 April 2019 · 7:30pm
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 9:30am
Rec
4:45am
Jesus: His Life, Mary: The First Miracles
(S1, EP3)
 
4:45am
Jesus: His Life, Mary: The First Miracles (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Mary, the mother of Jesus, is torn between wanting to protect her son and letting him go to fulfil his sacrificial destiny when the time is right; until Jesus is thirty, only she and Joseph know his mysterious mission. Jesus performs his first public miracle at her request at the Wedding Feast of Cana. But as Jesus' work becomes public, he puts his life - and that of his family - in increasing danger. When Jesus heals a man on the Sabbath in Capernaum, he enrages the authorities and reaches an important crossroad. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30am
Jesus: His Life, Caiaphas: The Raising Of Lazarus
(S1, EP4)
 
5:30am
Jesus: His Life, Caiaphas: The Raising Of Lazarus (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Caiaphas, High Priest of Jerusalem and religious leader of the Jewish people, faces an impossible dilemma. Caught between determination to preserve his faith and the repressive might of Rome, Caiaphas must judge how great a provocation Jesus of Nazareth might pose. Jesus' astonishing raising of Lazarus from the dead marks a turning point. Afraid that Jesus could prompt an uprising and possible brutal retaliation from Rome's prefect, Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas decides Jesus must be stopped. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
6:30am
America In Colour, The 1960s
(S1, EP5)
 
6:30am
America In Colour, The 1960s (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
It's easy to imagine that the past was lived in black and white, but of course it wasn't. This landmark series uses modern colouration techniques to present a history of America in colour, for the first time. Decade by decade, this ambitious series puts the colour back in history, and brings the history back to life. From jazz-age speakeasies to the attack on Pearl Harbor, from the Great Depression to Elvismania, iconic images of America are vibrantly brought to the screen. To make this landmark series, filmmakers spent 6000 hours painstakingly scouring obscure archives, dusting off forgotten family vaults, and tracking down dedicated private collectors to find the 43km of film they needed - much of it not seen for nearly a century. The result is a feast for the eyes, and brings a fresh excitement to the seminal images of our time. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
7:30am
The Secret History of Air Force One,
 
7:30am
The Secret History of Air Force One,
Rec
 
 
This programme utilizes exclusive footage to bring audiences inside Air Force One like never before. Gripping archives paired with insider interviews will illuminate the hidden history of presidential flight and unveil the incredible history of America's most famous plane.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 26 April 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 27 April 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Kinlochbervie
(S9, EP3)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Kinlochbervie (S9, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The team is back for another series. An encrusted cannon, a huge anchor and a remarkable collection of rare 16th-century pottery lie scattered on the seabed just off the west coast of Scotland. Battling the sea and the weather, Tony Robinson and the team work with RAF divers and specialist underwater archaeologists to salvage what they can of the wrecked ship. It's certainly a Mediterranean vessel but the key question is, could this be one of the lost ships of the Spanish Armada?
 
9:30am
Secret Cities, St Peter's Basilica
(S1, EP3)
 
9:30am
Secret Cities, St Peter's Basilica (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Rome, in the heart of Vatican, a building embodies history, excess, and power of the Catholic Church: Saint Peter's Basilica. It is one of the holiest Catholic shrine and the largest architectural design of its time, housing the relics of Saint Peter. Every Sunday, no less than 150,000 Catholics crowd at the moment of the Angelus pontifical. The stronghold of the Pope is four times larger than Notre Dame de Paris, listed in the Unesco World Heritage. What revelations hold this titanic and expensive construction that took more than a century to be overcome? Why its emergence has leaded to the creation of the Protestant Reformation? A unique work site, a dozen of popes and architects, delusions of grandeur and threats this endless structure dragged on until its consecration in 1626. Nowadays, the basilica is revered as a concentrate of Christian's arts, marked by the outstanding creativity of Michelangelo. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 22 April 2019 · 7:30pm
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
10:30am
Jesus: His Life, Mary: The First Miracles
(S1, EP3)
 
10:30am
Jesus: His Life, Mary: The First Miracles (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Mary, the mother of Jesus, is torn between wanting to protect her son and letting him go to fulfil his sacrificial destiny when the time is right; until Jesus is thirty, only she and Joseph know his mysterious mission. Jesus performs his first public miracle at her request at the Wedding Feast of Cana. But as Jesus' work becomes public, he puts his life - and that of his family - in increasing danger. When Jesus heals a man on the Sabbath in Capernaum, he enrages the authorities and reaches an important crossroad. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
11:30am
Jesus: His Life, Caiaphas: The Raising Of Lazarus
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30am
Jesus: His Life, Caiaphas: The Raising Of Lazarus (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Caiaphas, High Priest of Jerusalem and religious leader of the Jewish people, faces an impossible dilemma. Caught between determination to preserve his faith and the repressive might of Rome, Caiaphas must judge how great a provocation Jesus of Nazareth might pose. Jesus' astonishing raising of Lazarus from the dead marks a turning point. Afraid that Jesus could prompt an uprising and possible brutal retaliation from Rome's prefect, Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas decides Jesus must be stopped. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
America In Colour, The 1960s
(S1, EP5)
 
12:30pm
America In Colour, The 1960s (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
It's easy to imagine that the past was lived in black and white, but of course it wasn't. This landmark series uses modern colouration techniques to present a history of America in colour, for the first time. Decade by decade, this ambitious series puts the colour back in history, and brings the history back to life. From jazz-age speakeasies to the attack on Pearl Harbor, from the Great Depression to Elvismania, iconic images of America are vibrantly brought to the screen. To make this landmark series, filmmakers spent 6000 hours painstakingly scouring obscure archives, dusting off forgotten family vaults, and tracking down dedicated private collectors to find the 43km of film they needed - much of it not seen for nearly a century. The result is a feast for the eyes, and brings a fresh excitement to the seminal images of our time. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 28 April 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Weapons at War, Destroyers
(S1, EP58)
 
1:30pm
Weapons at War, Destroyers (S1, EP58)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Shootout!, Guadalcanal
(S1, EP2)
 
2:30pm
Shootout!, Guadalcanal (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Some took minutes - others, several hours. Each engagement was a battle of wits, strategies, technology, and luck. Each episode of this series examines a famous shootout in history - from both sides of the fight. The series will examine the personalities, the weapons, the firepower, and the leadership needed to defeat the enemy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 1:30am
Rec
3:30pm
Tales of the Gun, The Tommy Gun
(S1, EP42)
 
3:30pm
Tales of the Gun, The Tommy Gun (S1, EP42)
Rec
 
 
Called the "engine of death" and the "Chicago typewriter", everyone knew it best as the Tommy Gun. This program explains how the Thompson Submachine Gun, developed for and rejected by the police and the military, was the weapon no one wanted - until it fell into the wrong hands and became the darling of Prohibition-era gangsters.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Spy Web, Mi5
(S1, EP16)
 
4:30pm
Spy Web, Mi5 (S1, EP16)
Rec
 
 
This series researches some of the most fascinating spying and espionage stories which helped win victory in the most harrowing of circumstances. These revelations may alter the way in which history is viewed, and the bravery of the intelligence services - especially those working behind enemy lines.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Battles Won And Lost, The Invasion Of France, 1940
(S1, EP1)
 
5:30pm
Battles Won And Lost, The Invasion Of France, 1940 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
WWII was decided by every detail planned and decision made in the battles fought. Outcomes dictated by strategy, by resources, by willpower or by mistakes. This episode explores the daring plans and stubborn resistance that influenced those battles. From Germany's bold advance into France, their use of mechanised warfare catching the Allies by surprise, to the raid on St Nazaire, where an ingenious group of Allied commandos used a ship loaded with explosives to take out a strategic port. Plans built on using the available resources; stories of resistance against all odds, whether they succeeded or failed.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
The Story of Wales, The Makings Of Wales Pt 1
(S1, EP1)
 
6:30pm
The Story of Wales, The Makings Of Wales Pt 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Beginning with The Red Lady of Paviland, the oldest human burial in Western Europe, this first episode explores Wales' pre-history. Visiting ancient stone tombs we discover cults of the dead and fertility rituals, and investigate legends of invading Celtic warbands sweeping across Wales. What can an Iron Age sword placed in a lake and the Roman invasion tell us about lost communities?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 30 April 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Secrets of the 10,000 Year Old Man,
 
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 100 years ago in Gough's Cave in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 30 April 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Tue 30 April 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Britain's Greatest Cathedrals, Liverpool
(S1, EP5)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
Britain's Greatest Cathedrals, Liverpool (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Sir Tony Robinson's exploration of the Church of England's newest Cathedral reveals everything about it is huge: the largest Cathedral in Britain, it has the biggest and highest bells and when it was built its organ was the largest musical instrument ever made. The story of the modern age is cemented in to the walls of this immense building - two world wars and national tragedies such as the Sinking of the Titanic and the Hillsborough Football Disaster are all remembered here. 74 years in the building it is a cathedral built BY the city's people FOR the city's people.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 30 April 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Tue 30 April 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty, Henry II 1154-89 Betrayal
(S1, EP1)
 
9:30pm
Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty, Henry II 1154-89 Betrayal (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This is history like you've never seen it before. Dan delivers his extraordinary take on one of the most visceral and violent chapters in British History.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 30 April 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
10:30pm
The Last Duel,
 
10:30pm
The Last Duel,
Rec
 
 
One August morning in 1826, two men went for a walk in the Scottish countryside. Only one of them came back alive. This is the story of two men who fought to the death with pistols: one a respected merchant, reluctantly provoked into an unwanted duel; the other a professional soldier, steeped in military tradition. The soldier also happened to be the merchant's bank manager. It would end with the death of one man and mark the demise of a 600-year-old ritual.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 30 April 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Hitler's Most Wanted, Adolf Eichmann
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30pm
Hitler's Most Wanted, Adolf Eichmann (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
James is on the trail of Adolf Eichmann, the notorious Nazi bureaucrat who escaped justice for 15 years until his trial made the Holocaust a household name. Under oath, Eichmann insisted he was a powerless middle manager who was simply following orders, and James is determined to find out if there's any truth to his defence.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Tue 30 April 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Weapons at War, Hell On Wheels
(S1, EP59)
 
12:30am
Weapons at War, Hell On Wheels (S1, EP59)
Rec
 
 
From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, these documentaries illustrate the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be in the future.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 30 April 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Shootout!, D-Day Fallujah
(S1, EP3)
 
1:30am
Shootout!, D-Day Fallujah (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Some took minutes - others, several hours. Each engagement was a battle of wits, strategies, technology, and luck. Each episode of this series examines a famous shootout in history - from both sides of the fight. The series will examine the personalities, the weapons, the firepower, and the leadership needed to defeat the enemy.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 30 April 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
Tales of the Gun, U.S Guns Of World War II
(S1, EP43)
 
2:30am
Tales of the Gun, U.S Guns Of World War II (S1, EP43)
Rec
 
 
An examination of the weapons that came through surf and snow, dense jungle and choking dust - the guns of the American G.I. Though World War II introduced instruments that pierced the dark and weapons that released the power of the atom, the infantryman's guns were designed decades before; but in dependability they were unequalled.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 30 April 2019 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Spy Web, The Mossad
(S1, EP17)
 
3:15am
Spy Web, The Mossad (S1, EP17)
Rec
 
 
This series researches some of the most fascinating spying and espionage stories which helped win victory in the most harrowing of circumstances. These revelations may alter the way in which history is viewed, and the bravery of the intelligence services - especially those working behind enemy lines.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 30 April 2019 · 4:30pm
Rec
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 100 years ago in Gough's Cave in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 30 April 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
4:45am
Britain's Greatest Cathedrals, Liverpool
(S1, EP5)
 
4:45am
Britain's Greatest Cathedrals, Liverpool (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Sir Tony Robinson's exploration of the Church of England's newest Cathedral reveals everything about it is huge: the largest Cathedral in Britain, it has the biggest and highest bells and when it was built its organ was the largest musical instrument ever made. The story of the modern age is cemented in to the walls of this immense building - two world wars and national tragedies such as the Sinking of the Titanic and the Hillsborough Football Disaster are all remembered here. 74 years in the building it is a cathedral built BY the city's people FOR the city's people.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 30 April 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:30am
Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty, Henry II 1154-89 Betrayal
(S1, EP1)
 
5:30am
Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty, Henry II 1154-89 Betrayal (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This is history like you've never seen it before. Dan delivers his extraordinary take on one of the most visceral and violent chapters in British History.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
6:30am
The Last Duel,
 
6:30am
The Last Duel,
Rec
 
 
One August morning in 1826, two men went for a walk in the Scottish countryside. Only one of them came back alive. This is the story of two men who fought to the death with pistols: one a respected merchant, reluctantly provoked into an unwanted duel; the other a professional soldier, steeped in military tradition. The soldier also happened to be the merchant's bank manager. It would end with the death of one man and mark the demise of a 600-year-old ritual.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Hitler's Most Wanted, Adolf Eichmann
(S1, EP4)
 
7:30am
Hitler's Most Wanted, Adolf Eichmann (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
James is on the trail of Adolf Eichmann, the notorious Nazi bureaucrat who escaped justice for 15 years until his trial made the Holocaust a household name. Under oath, Eichmann insisted he was a powerless middle manager who was simply following orders, and James is determined to find out if there's any truth to his defence.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 23 April 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 April 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, The Naughty Monastery, Chicksands
(S9, EP4)
 
8:30am
Time Team, The Naughty Monastery, Chicksands (S9, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Under the watchful eyes of the guardians of one of the RAF's most secretive bases, Tony Robinson and the team have just three days to investigate a most unusual 13th-century monastery. Gilbertine monasteries housed not just monks, but nuns as well. Strict rules kept them apart, except for the odd scandal of course. But all that's left in the heart of RAF Chicksands is one small cloister building. The archaeologists devastate the beautifully kept lawns in search of the rest of the buildings and the cemeteries. And in a revealing experiment, excavator Jenni Butterworth is charged with living like a 13th-century nun for 24 hours.
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Cleveland Tumor, Lions Of Tsavo
(S3, EP9)
 
9:30am
Mysteries At The Museum, Cleveland Tumor, Lions Of Tsavo (S3, EP9)
Rec
 
 
Museums are where America displays its wondrous treasures of the past - often strange and curious remnants of the momentous events that have shaped their history. Behind each artefact is yet another story to be told and secrets to be revealed - often tales brimming with scandal, mystery, murder, and intrigue. Whether a diary from an arctic exploration, a stone giant thought to be the remnant of a race of enormous people, or a futuristic house that almost changed the world, the iconic items within their walls all have something to tell us about who we are and what we've become. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Mutter Museum contains carefully preserved human remains that once placed a central role in a major political scandal. The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois is home to a massive skull belonging to a beast that terrorised people on the African savannah. And at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History in Eugene, OR stands a replica of an otherworldly object that represents a creative and ingenious heist.
 
10:30am
The Story of Wales, The Makings Of Wales Pt 1
(S1, EP1)
 
10:30am
The Story of Wales, The Makings Of Wales Pt 1 (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Beginning with The Red Lady of Paviland, the oldest human burial in Western Europe, this first episode explores Wales' pre-history. Visiting ancient stone tombs we discover cults of the dead and fertility rituals, and investigate legends of invading Celtic warbands sweeping across Wales. What can an Iron Age sword placed in a lake and the Roman invasion tell us about lost communities?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 29 April 2019 · 6:30pm