TV Guide

Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
11:00am
Griff's Great Britain, Moors
(S1, EP4)
 
11:00am
Griff's Great Britain, Moors (S1, EP4)
 
 
Griff Rhys Jones sets off on further fascinating adventures around Britain. In this series, he explores the sharply contrasting landscapes of the great British countryside from highlands to lake lands; from estuaries to downlands. This episode explores the pleasures and perils of upland moors and in particular the legendary Dartmoor National Park. Griff is set a challenge from a hidden hand that forces him to get under the surface of the region he is in. Pausing for rest in a moorland church, Griff spots his challenge posted on the hymn board: "Griff, solve a mystery of the moor!" There are mysteries and legends to be found everywhere on Dartmoor. Griff's first mystery is the ghostly plantation of Wistman's Wood, home to the terrifying Wish Hounds. Then, the eerie story of the Hairy Hands: phantom hands that appear from nowhere and cause cars to crash on a particular bridge with often disastrous results. The very scary Fox Tor Mires was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's inspiration for the Grimpen Mire where the Hound of the Baskervilles appears. But Griff has fun along the way too, walking with llamas on the moor, developing his 'weaselling' skills, and discovering the difference between a Devonshire and a Cornish cream tea. Risking life and limb, Griff eventually solves a mystery of the moor and it's got something to do with Dartmoor's ubiquitous granite.
 
11:30am
The Nineties, Isn't It Ironic
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30am
The Nineties, Isn't It Ironic (S1, EP3)
 
 
The '90s was a decade of great musical diversity. Genre begat subgenre to appeal to nearly every musical taste. Grunge, alternative and indie rock were dominant. The focus of hip-hop migrated west with gangsta rap. Country music exploded commercially as artists like Garth Brooks and Shania Twain began selling out stadiums and the Nashville Network (TNN) hit the airwaves. Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Oasis and the Foo Fighters were among the most influential rock bands of the era. Alanis Morissette, Sheryl Crow and Lauryn Hill displayed their unique voices in songwriting and performance. Tupac Shakur, Snoop Doggy Dog, Dr. Dre, Notorious B.I.G. and others elevated hip-hop to perhaps the most influential genre of them all. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
WWII: Witness To War, Eastern Front
(S1, EP9)
 
12:30pm
WWII: Witness To War, Eastern Front (S1, EP9)
 
 
The decision by Hitler to send his armies east in to Russia was probably the most significant of the war. Now against military convention, he was fighting on two fronts and almost as bad made a bitter enemy of an erstwhile ally. In 1812, Napoleon had sent his troops into Russia under-prepared for Russian winters and hundreds of thousands of his troops perished; now Hitler was about to do the same. The failure to take Moscow and the long, but unsuccessful sieges and Stalingrad and Leningrad cost the Wehrmacht dear; to those under siege it seemed like Earth had transformed itself into hell. Despite near starvation and countless deaths, they somehow survived to see the German army thrown back towards Germany, being chased all the way a Red Army thirsting for revenge. The retreat towards Berlin saw atrocities committed against Russian villagers that were seen by the pursuing Red army and that filled them with yet more hatred. Even the biggest tank battle in history -at Kursk - could not stem the Russian tide.
 
1:30pm
Secrets of World War II, The Minehunters
(S1, EP16)
 
1:30pm
Secrets of World War II, The Minehunters (S1, EP16)
 
 
One of the most fear weapons of WWII was the mine. Some were laid by ship and submarine, others by aircraft. Of all of these the most lethal was the magnetic mine, and the race to counter it was one of the most crucial of the war.
 
2:30pm
Weapons of World War II, Fighter Bombers
(S1, EP5)
 
2:30pm
Weapons of World War II, Fighter Bombers (S1, EP5)
 
 
By 1944, the Allied fronts in Europe had become faster moving and a new form of aircraft was needed to deliver swift, powerful attacks against German lines.
 
3:00pm
Weapons of World War II, Heavy Bombers
(S1, EP6)
 
3:00pm
Weapons of World War II, Heavy Bombers (S1, EP6)
 
 
At the outbreak of WWII, the only heavy four-engined bombers in the war were either Russian or American.
 
3:30pm
The Lost Evidence, Crossing The Rhine
(S2, EP9)
 
3:30pm
The Lost Evidence, Crossing The Rhine (S2, EP9)
 
 
In March 1945, 90 divisions of men and machines stood poised ready to cross the Rhine River, the last major obstacle that stood between the Allies and the road to final victory over Nazi Germany. From Roman times, this formidable natural barrier had provided the Germans with a barricade against invaders from the West. On the far bank, Hitler's armies prepared to fight to the death. The battle to cross the Rhine River would cost many Allied lives. On March 7, 1945, at the town of Remagen, American soldiers discover to their amazement that a bridge across the Rhine has not been demolished. In one of the most incredible tales of WWII, fate would deal the men of the 9th Armoured Division a lucky card, as German attempts to blow the bridge in the face of the advancing troops failed. The heroes of Remagen would make it across the bridge and into history as the first Allied soldiers to cross the Rhine. Over the next few weeks, the massive Allied war machine would attack along a 450-mile front. On March 24, 1945, the largest operation since D-day is launched against the German defences by boat and air. An enormous Airborne strike force, code-named Operation Varsity, lands by parachute and glider on German soil. The defenders of the Reich make the paratroopers pay with their lives. Tragically, it turned out to be the bloodiest day for Allied Airborne troops in WWII. Aerial reconnaissance photographs taken at the time have now been layered over a three-dimensional map to create a CGI model of the battle to cross the River Rhine. For over 60 years these photographs have remained lost, or forgotten until now. For the first time these original high-resolution images allow the viewer to track the battle, step-by-step, from the air. Individual stories of courage and heroism can be placed in the exact location where they took place.
 
4:30pm
Patton 360, Rommel's Last Stand
(S1, EP2)
 
4:30pm
Patton 360, Rommel's Last Stand (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
After the Germans deliver a stinging defeat to American forces under the command of General Lloyd Fredendall at Kasserine Pass, Eisenhower appoints Patton to take charge of the humiliated Americans. 'Old Blood and Guts' quickly whips the poorly-trained troops into shape, leading them to victory at the Battle of El Guettar. With the Axis forces in full retreat, Patton and the Allies push the enemy off the continent and declare victory in North Africa by May 1943.
 
5:30pm
Clash of Warriors, Pershing vs. Gallwitz
(S1, EP12)
 
5:30pm
Clash of Warriors, Pershing vs. Gallwitz (S1, EP12)
Rec
 
 
St Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne offensives were the first full-scale American Expeditionary Force actions on WWI's Western Front, fought in September-November 1918 in the south-eastern area of the French sector. The Americans were to learn a number of hard lessons about the German defenders' ability to slow and often halt US offensive operations. The battles pitted the AEF Commander, General 'Black Jack' Pershing, against the highly experienced General Max von Gallwitz.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Secrets of the Ancients, Olmec Heads
(S1, EP4)
 
6:30pm
Secrets of the Ancients, Olmec Heads (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Glynn Williams, professor of sculpture at the Royal College of Art, doggedly struggles to carve a stone head using only the stone tools that would have been available. He finishes with an even greater respect for the master sculptors of the Olmec.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 4
(S1, EP4)
 
7:30pm
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 4 (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The events of the 20th century made their impact in many different ways. The battle of Stalingrad was turning point in WWII, the Rwandan genocide and Tiananmen Square massacre left millions in sorrow, and war criminals were taken to trial in Nuremberg. In Episode Four we countdown from 62 to 50 events including creation of the bra that would symbolize liberation of women, a groundbreaking heart transplant, and an Olympics disaster in 1972.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Inventions That Built Our Worlds,
* FIRST ON *
8:30pm
Inventions That Built Our Worlds,
Rec
 
 
In a secret corner of England lies a remarkable place - the Science Museum vaults. Housing 35,000 items across 10 gigantic hangers, it is the biggest invention time capsule in the world. Now, for the first time, a team of celebrity presenters crack open these vaults to explore the treasures within and find the inventions that have built our world. These big inventions are: the television, presented by Sir Trevor McDonald; penicillin, presented by Angela Rippon; the fridge, fronted by Giles Coren; the steam engine fronted by Len Goodman; concrete, presented by Nick Knowles; the mobile phone, covered by Angela Scanlon and the jet engine, presented by David Harewood. With additional insight from museum experts, and a look at some priceless objects that relate to these inventions, by opening the vaults this programme also opens a fascinating window onto our past.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
The Hitler Chronicles, A Murderer
(S1, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
9:30pm
The Hitler Chronicles, A Murderer (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The social, economic and political elites convince the President to appoint Hitler as Reich Chancellor, expecting to get rid of the communists this way. They believe also that they can control Hitler in a coalition. Hitler, however, gets rid of political opponents and finally of those who brought him to power with lies and violence. Now he only has to get rid of leaders within the NSDAP. Here, Ernst Roehm is the head of four million men of the SA. What will Hitler do?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 5:30pm
Rec
10:30pm
Drinks, Crime and Prohibition, Gangsters And G-Men
(S1, EP2)
 
10:30pm
Drinks, Crime and Prohibition, Gangsters And G-Men (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
The 18th Amendment is unique: it was the first amendment to restrict the rights of citizens rather than expand them, and the only amendment ever to be repealed. It marks the beginning of the Prohibition era, an enormous national experiment of morality. As the centenary of its passage approaches, we look back on this iconic period in American history, peeling away the romantic myths and exploring the complex historical realities. A period of extraordinary tension in American history, and already the subject of countless explorations, both fictional and non-fictional, this two-hour special gives audiences a new, dynamic and entertaining perspective on the era.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways, Slow Train To Guantanamo Bay
(S2, EP4)
 
11:30pm
Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways, Slow Train To Guantanamo Bay (S2, EP4)
Rec
 
 
In this episode Chris discovers that the Caribbean island of Cuba has a vast railway network dating back to colonial days. He attempts to travel from Havana in the West to Guantanamo Bay at the Eastern end of the island, but finds out the hard way just how much the country has been struggling to keep its transport moving, cut off from the rest of the World.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Secrets of World War II, The Secrets Behind The Battle Of Guadalcanal
(S1, EP17)
 
12:30am
Secrets of World War II, The Secrets Behind The Battle Of Guadalcanal (S1, EP17)
Rec
 
 
Hundreds of sailors, ships and two American Admirals were to be lost in actions where valour overcame many mistakes on both sides - leading to the defeat of the Japanese Admiral Yatamoto.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Weapons of World War II, Battleships
(S1, EP7)
 
1:30am
Weapons of World War II, Battleships (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
At the start of WWII, battleships were seen as the key weapon at sea; their huge firepower dominated the waves. But over the next six years, their vulnerability was exposed by the submarine and aircraft.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:00am
Weapons of World War II, Rockets
(S1, EP8)
 
2:00am
Weapons of World War II, Rockets (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Rockets had a huge impact on WWII. Hand-held rocket launchers such as the American bazooka enabled infantry to tackle tanks head on.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 3:00pm
Rec
2:30am
The Lost Evidence, Battle Of The Bulge
(S2, EP10)
 
2:30am
The Lost Evidence, Battle Of The Bulge (S2, EP10)
Rec
 
 
December 16, 1944: In the frozen forests of the Ardennes, Belgium, a vast German assault force crashes against the weakest point in the American lines. Three German armies have been amassed in total secrecy with one sole aim - to send the Allies back into the sea and change the outcome of World War II. Standing in their way are just five unprepared divisions of the American army, many of them young recruits not yet baptised in blood. Many will give their lives in a bitter struggle to buy their comrades time to reinforce the line. As men and machines are rushed to the front, over a million men fight in a bloody struggle across 80 miles to push back the Bulge in the frontline. In this battle where the rules of war are forgotten, the troops on the ground will have to dig deeper than ever before if they are to destroy Hitler's last gamble in Europe. But it is the blood-and-guts defence of a small Belgian town called Bastogne that embodies the spirit of Allied defiance. Outnumbered and outgunned, the elite troops of the 101st Airborne Division refuse to surrender in a bitter fight to the death. All along the line, the German advance is slowed, and by the end of January 1945, the Bulge has been eliminated. The Nazi armoured spearhead lay broken in the snow, but the cost was high. Over 19,000 American troops were killed, another 20,000 captured and over 40,000 wounded. German casualties exceed the American total. The ordinary soldiers who had fought and died in the freezing foxholes of Belgium had played their part in an extraordinary battle that would shape history. For the first time, a new perspective on the campaign in the Ardennes is given. Aerial reconnaissance photographs taken before, during and after the struggle have now been layered over a three-dimensional map to create a CGI model of the battlefield. For over 60 years, these photographs have remained lost, or forgotten. Until now.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Patton 360, Baptism Of Blood
(S1, EP3)
 
3:15am
Patton 360, Baptism Of Blood (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
As a result of his victories in North Africa, Patton is given command of the Seventh Army as the Allies prepare to invade Sicily. Known as Operation Husky, the combined amphibious and airborne assault is the largest invasion of the war to-date. Despite a surprise counterattack by Italian tanks, Patton and his allies successfully hold the beaches and prepare to push inland.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 4
(S1, EP4)
 
4:00am
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 4 (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The events of the 20th century made their impact in many different ways. The battle of Stalingrad was turning point in WWII, the Rwandan genocide and Tiananmen Square massacre left millions in sorrow, and war criminals were taken to trial in Nuremberg. In Episode Four we countdown from 62 to 50 events including creation of the bra that would symbolize liberation of women, a groundbreaking heart transplant, and an Olympics disaster in 1972.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 23 January 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
4:45am
Inventions That Built Our Worlds,
 
4:45am
Inventions That Built Our Worlds,
Rec
 
 
In a secret corner of England lies a remarkable place - the Science Museum vaults. Housing 35,000 items across 10 gigantic hangers, it is the biggest invention time capsule in the world. Now, for the first time, a team of celebrity presenters crack open these vaults to explore the treasures within and find the inventions that have built our world. These big inventions are: the television, presented by Sir Trevor McDonald; penicillin, presented by Angela Rippon; the fridge, fronted by Giles Coren; the steam engine fronted by Len Goodman; concrete, presented by Nick Knowles; the mobile phone, covered by Angela Scanlon and the jet engine, presented by David Harewood. With additional insight from museum experts, and a look at some priceless objects that relate to these inventions, by opening the vaults this programme also opens a fascinating window onto our past.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 23 January 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:30am
The Hitler Chronicles, A Murderer
(S1, EP4)
 
5:30am
The Hitler Chronicles, A Murderer (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The social, economic and political elites convince the President to appoint Hitler as Reich Chancellor, expecting to get rid of the communists this way. They believe also that they can control Hitler in a coalition. Hitler, however, gets rid of political opponents and finally of those who brought him to power with lies and violence. Now he only has to get rid of leaders within the NSDAP. Here, Ernst Roehm is the head of four million men of the SA. What will Hitler do?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 23 January 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 5:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Drinks, Crime and Prohibition, Gangsters And G-Men
(S1, EP2)
 
6:30am
Drinks, Crime and Prohibition, Gangsters And G-Men (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
The 18th Amendment is unique: it was the first amendment to restrict the rights of citizens rather than expand them, and the only amendment ever to be repealed. It marks the beginning of the Prohibition era, an enormous national experiment of morality. As the centenary of its passage approaches, we look back on this iconic period in American history, peeling away the romantic myths and exploring the complex historical realities. A period of extraordinary tension in American history, and already the subject of countless explorations, both fictional and non-fictional, this two-hour special gives audiences a new, dynamic and entertaining perspective on the era.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 23 January 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways, Slow Train To Guantanamo Bay
(S2, EP4)
 
7:30am
Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways, Slow Train To Guantanamo Bay (S2, EP4)
Rec
 
 
In this episode Chris discovers that the Caribbean island of Cuba has a vast railway network dating back to colonial days. He attempts to travel from Havana in the West to Guantanamo Bay at the Eastern end of the island, but finds out the hard way just how much the country has been struggling to keep its transport moving, cut off from the rest of the World.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 23 January 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Gateholm
(S19, EP1)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Gateholm (S19, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Tony Robinson leads his team of archaeologists to a tiny windswept island off the west coast of Wales. The only way over there is by rigging a 500 metre zip wire way above the wave-lashed rocks below. Incredibly, Gateholm island seems once to have been inhabited. But whether by Romans, Vikings, Celts, or Druids - nobody knows. There have been a handful of mysterious objects found there years ago; among them a rare Roman stone phallus and a beautiful bronze stag. The finds immediately suggest the island might have been some sort of religious centre. But as always, only digging will provide the answers to the many questions. And as the Welsh weather throws everything it has at the team, it turns out to be a tough three days. Made that bit tougher by the need to dig a second site just a quarter of a mile away. But this one, thankfully, is on the mainland. To the eyes of team leader Francis Pryor it looks like a classic Iron Age fort with its curved banks and ditches on one side and a sheer cliff on the other. If he's right, it should give Phil Harding and his team of diggers more than enough to do in their three days. And if he's wrong - there's no hiding place on this stunningly beautiful but bleak coast!
 
9:30am
Myth Hunters, The Hunt For Pirate Treasure
(S1, EP3)
 
9:30am
Myth Hunters, The Hunt For Pirate Treasure (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The story of real life quests after some of history's greatest legends. From the Nazis' search for the Holy Grail, to the Americans who hunted for pirate treasure in Vietnam; from the true story of the crystal skulls to the mystery of King Solomon's mines - this series uncovers the truth behind some of the most fabulous, romantic and deranged treasure hunts in modern history. More Info >
 
10:30am
Secrets of the Ancients, Olmec Heads
(S1, EP4)
 
10:30am
Secrets of the Ancients, Olmec Heads (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Glynn Williams, professor of sculpture at the Royal College of Art, doggedly struggles to carve a stone head using only the stone tools that would have been available. He finishes with an even greater respect for the master sculptors of the Olmec.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 23 January 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:30am
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 4
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30am
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 4 (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The events of the 20th century made their impact in many different ways. The battle of Stalingrad was turning point in WWII, the Rwandan genocide and Tiananmen Square massacre left millions in sorrow, and war criminals were taken to trial in Nuremberg. In Episode Four we countdown from 62 to 50 events including creation of the bra that would symbolize liberation of women, a groundbreaking heart transplant, and an Olympics disaster in 1972.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 23 January 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Inventions That Built Our Worlds,
 
12:30pm
Inventions That Built Our Worlds,
Rec
 
 
In a secret corner of England lies a remarkable place - the Science Museum vaults. Housing 35,000 items across 10 gigantic hangers, it is the biggest invention time capsule in the world. Now, for the first time, a team of celebrity presenters crack open these vaults to explore the treasures within and find the inventions that have built our world. These big inventions are: the television, presented by Sir Trevor McDonald; penicillin, presented by Angela Rippon; the fridge, fronted by Giles Coren; the steam engine fronted by Len Goodman; concrete, presented by Nick Knowles; the mobile phone, covered by Angela Scanlon and the jet engine, presented by David Harewood. With additional insight from museum experts, and a look at some priceless objects that relate to these inventions, by opening the vaults this programme also opens a fascinating window onto our past.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 23 January 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
1:30pm
Secrets of World War II, The Secrets Behind The Battle Of Guadalcanal
(S1, EP17)
 
1:30pm
Secrets of World War II, The Secrets Behind The Battle Of Guadalcanal (S1, EP17)
Rec
 
 
Hundreds of sailors, ships and two American Admirals were to be lost in actions where valour overcame many mistakes on both sides - leading to the defeat of the Japanese Admiral Yatamoto.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Weapons of World War II, Battleships
(S1, EP7)
 
2:30pm
Weapons of World War II, Battleships (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
At the start of WWII, battleships were seen as the key weapon at sea; their huge firepower dominated the waves. But over the next six years, their vulnerability was exposed by the submarine and aircraft.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 1:30am
Rec
3:00pm
Weapons of World War II, Rockets
(S1, EP8)
 
3:00pm
Weapons of World War II, Rockets (S1, EP8)
Rec
 
 
Rockets had a huge impact on WWII. Hand-held rocket launchers such as the American bazooka enabled infantry to tackle tanks head on.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 2:00am
Rec
3:30pm
The Lost Evidence, Battle Of The Bulge
(S2, EP10)
 
3:30pm
The Lost Evidence, Battle Of The Bulge (S2, EP10)
Rec
 
 
December 16, 1944: In the frozen forests of the Ardennes, Belgium, a vast German assault force crashes against the weakest point in the American lines. Three German armies have been amassed in total secrecy with one sole aim - to send the Allies back into the sea and change the outcome of World War II. Standing in their way are just five unprepared divisions of the American army, many of them young recruits not yet baptised in blood. Many will give their lives in a bitter struggle to buy their comrades time to reinforce the line. As men and machines are rushed to the front, over a million men fight in a bloody struggle across 80 miles to push back the Bulge in the frontline. In this battle where the rules of war are forgotten, the troops on the ground will have to dig deeper than ever before if they are to destroy Hitler's last gamble in Europe. But it is the blood-and-guts defence of a small Belgian town called Bastogne that embodies the spirit of Allied defiance. Outnumbered and outgunned, the elite troops of the 101st Airborne Division refuse to surrender in a bitter fight to the death. All along the line, the German advance is slowed, and by the end of January 1945, the Bulge has been eliminated. The Nazi armoured spearhead lay broken in the snow, but the cost was high. Over 19,000 American troops were killed, another 20,000 captured and over 40,000 wounded. German casualties exceed the American total. The ordinary soldiers who had fought and died in the freezing foxholes of Belgium had played their part in an extraordinary battle that would shape history. For the first time, a new perspective on the campaign in the Ardennes is given. Aerial reconnaissance photographs taken before, during and after the struggle have now been layered over a three-dimensional map to create a CGI model of the battlefield. For over 60 years, these photographs have remained lost, or forgotten. Until now.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Patton 360, Baptism Of Blood
(S1, EP3)
 
4:30pm
Patton 360, Baptism Of Blood (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
As a result of his victories in North Africa, Patton is given command of the Seventh Army as the Allies prepare to invade Sicily. Known as Operation Husky, the combined amphibious and airborne assault is the largest invasion of the war to-date. Despite a surprise counterattack by Italian tanks, Patton and his allies successfully hold the beaches and prepare to push inland.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Clash of Warriors, Petain vs. Falkenhayn
(S1, EP13)
 
5:30pm
Clash of Warriors, Petain vs. Falkenhayn (S1, EP13)
Rec
 
 
Each major war of the 20th-century has produced heroes of the hour - men who rose above the mediocrity to lead their fellow soldiers to victory and sometimes defeat. This series examines the backgrounds and personalities of the finest commanders of the 20th-century. Each episode takes two of the world's greatest combatants as they face their ultimate tests against each other.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Britain's Best Canals With John Sergeant, The Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal
(S2, EP4)
 
6:30pm
Britain's Best Canals With John Sergeant, The Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal (S2, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Britain's canal network is a true national treasure. Forged in the fire of world-changing historic events, yet set within gorgeous scenery, it's bursting with undiscovered history and home to a vibrant community rooted in a unique way of life.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
7:00pm
Grand Tours of Scotland, Mind Body And Spirit
(S1, EP4)
 
7:00pm
Grand Tours of Scotland, Mind Body And Spirit (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
With a Victorian guidebook in his hands, historian Paul Murton travels the country and traces the changes that have taken place since the birth of Scottish tourism 200 years ago. For centuries, 'north of the border' had been regarded as a place to avoid, and early travellers complained about the savage terrain and uncouth habits of the natives. To find out what changed to make Scotland an internationally celebrated tourist destination, Paul recreates six journeys suggested by a well-thumbed copy of Black's Picturesque Guide to Scotland, and follows in the footsteps of the first tourists to come here.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 11:00am
Rec
7:30pm
How the World Ends, Planet X
(S1, EP4)
 
7:30pm
How the World Ends, Planet X (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
A giant hidden planet with a gravitational pull so strong that it would literally cause the earth to turn upside down is on course to destroy us. That's the belief of people around the world who say Planet X has caused mass extinctions in the past and are preparing for the next celestial Armageddon. They point to the natural signs all around us as indicators of its proximity and even claim to have photographic evidence to prove it. But while astronomers admit that we are under constant threat from objects from outer space, they claim that no such planet exists.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 2:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Alcatraz: The Greatest Escapes, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
Alcatraz: The Greatest Escapes, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Over nearly 30 notorious years there were 13 documented escape attempts from 'Hellcatraz.' The obstacles were massive and many; thick impenetrable concrete wall, barbed wire, a high guard count, and, above all, 1.5 miles of swift tides and cold water. The escapees were either captured or died trying. Some attempts were downright dumb, like the inmate who thought stuffing his pockets with rocks would help him float. Others were bloody and ruthless, like the fearsome riot called the "Battle of '46." Over time, the inmates' attempts became more sophisticated, and gradually they grew closer to success.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
9:30pm
Extreme Sea Monsters,
 
9:30pm
Extreme Sea Monsters,
Rec
 
 
Discover the truth behind the legends of sea monsters. We scan the depths of Scotland's Loch Ness, we investigate the monsters that wash up on beaches, and we bring to life two terrifying prehistoric creatures.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Treasures Decoded, The Easter Island Heads
(S2, EP2)
 
10:30pm
Treasures Decoded, The Easter Island Heads (S2, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Examine the treasures of antiquity: The Great Pyramid, The Easter Island Heads, The Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, The Ark of the Covenant and The Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques, including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
11:30pm
History's Greatest Lies, 1944: D-Day Operation Fortitude
(S1, EP1)
 
11:30pm
History's Greatest Lies, 1944: D-Day Operation Fortitude (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
June 6th, 1944. The beaches of Normandy are the scene of the most spectacular military operation of all time: the Normandy Landings, a key moment that will alter the course of the Second World War. They owe their success, though, to a gigantic lie: a phantom army, armed with inflatable tanks and wooden rifles; but also to a whole network of double agents, most of them entirely fictitious. And leading this campaign of disinformation - the most sophisticated ever dreamt up - is one man: Winston Churchill. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Secrets of World War II, They Flew For China
(S1, EP18)
 
12:30am
Secrets of World War II, They Flew For China (S1, EP18)
Rec
 
 
1941 to 1943, some of America's most talented fighter pilots flew for Nationalist China against the Japanese. They became known as the "Flying Tigers" and with the name a legend was born.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Weapons of World War II, Machine Guns
(S1, EP9)
 
1:30am
Weapons of World War II, Machine Guns (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
The machine gun did not dominate the battlefields of WWII but remained a highly potent weapon.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:00am
Weapons of World War II, Fast Attack Boats
(S1, EP10)
 
2:00am
Weapons of World War II, Fast Attack Boats (S1, EP10)
Rec
 
 
Fast patrol boats, armed with torpedoes and machine guns were the marine raiders of WWII.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 3:00pm
Rec
2:30am
The Lost Evidence, Battle Of Berlin
(S2, EP11)
 
2:30am
The Lost Evidence, Battle Of Berlin (S2, EP11)
Rec
 
 
On April 16, 1945, 9000 Soviet guns unleashed a devastating bombardment on German troops manning the outer defences of Berlin. More than a million Red Army soldiers had assembled to smash their way through to the heart of the city. Time had run out for Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. But the battle-hardened veterans of the Red Army now face an enemy fighting with a ferocity born of desperation. In the streets of the city their tank formations become easy prey for fanatical tank hunting teams of SS men and boys of the Hitler Youth. And at the heart of the defence is Hitler himself, refusing to admit defeat and demanding suicidal counterattacks. Aerial reconnaissance photographs actually taken during the course of the battle, most of which have not been seen for 60 years, combined with cutting-edge computer graphics create 3D models of Hitler's embattled capital city. For the first time it is possible to follow step-by-step the savage battle which brought the war in Europe to an end. Driving the Soviet forces mercilessly forward is Josef Stalin. Though at the Yalta Conference in February 1945 it was decided that Berlin would fall into the Soviet Zone of Occupied Germany, Stalin refuses to trust the Western Allies. With American troops only 80km from the city he pressures his two leading commanders into a race to capture Berlin regardless of casualties. And trapped in the doomed city are thousands of German civilians. As the battle explodes around them they are faced with a life or death struggle against not only the maddened Soviet troops but last ditch Nazi execution squads. With archive film, dramatic re-enactments and powerful eye witness testimony from Russian and German veterans. The incredible story of the bloody battle that brought WWII to an end in Europe.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Patton 360, Rogue General
(S1, EP4)
 
3:15am
Patton 360, Rogue General (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Frustrated by the slow progress of his British allies, Patton ignores his orders to stay by their side and instead pushes on toward Palermo, capturing the Sicilian capital on July 22nd. Buoyed by their string of successes, Seventh Army prepares to assault Messina and liberate the besieged city before the British do. The victorious American soldiers enter Messina on August 17th, but instead of a hero's welcome, Patton is relieved of command for slapping two soldiers. There's no guarantee he'll ever command troops on a battlefield again.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
How the World Ends, Planet X
(S1, EP4)
 
4:00am
How the World Ends, Planet X (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
A giant hidden planet with a gravitational pull so strong that it would literally cause the earth to turn upside down is on course to destroy us. That's the belief of people around the world who say Planet X has caused mass extinctions in the past and are preparing for the next celestial Armageddon. They point to the natural signs all around us as indicators of its proximity and even claim to have photographic evidence to prove it. But while astronomers admit that we are under constant threat from objects from outer space, they claim that no such planet exists.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 2:30am
Rec
4:45am
Alcatraz: The Greatest Escapes, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
4:45am
Alcatraz: The Greatest Escapes, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Over nearly 30 notorious years there were 13 documented escape attempts from 'Hellcatraz.' The obstacles were massive and many; thick impenetrable concrete wall, barbed wire, a high guard count, and, above all, 1.5 miles of swift tides and cold water. The escapees were either captured or died trying. Some attempts were downright dumb, like the inmate who thought stuffing his pockets with rocks would help him float. Others were bloody and ruthless, like the fearsome riot called the "Battle of '46." Over time, the inmates' attempts became more sophisticated, and gradually they grew closer to success.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
5:30am
Extreme Sea Monsters,
 
5:30am
Extreme Sea Monsters,
Rec
 
 
Discover the truth behind the legends of sea monsters. We scan the depths of Scotland's Loch Ness, we investigate the monsters that wash up on beaches, and we bring to life two terrifying prehistoric creatures.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Treasures Decoded, The Easter Island Heads
(S2, EP2)
 
6:30am
Treasures Decoded, The Easter Island Heads (S2, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Examine the treasures of antiquity: The Great Pyramid, The Easter Island Heads, The Nefertiti Bust, Blackbeard's Ship, The Ark of the Covenant and The Spear of Destiny. Each object will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques, including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever. Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars, and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers. In this series, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each treasure.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
7:30am
History's Greatest Lies, 1944: D-Day Operation Fortitude
(S1, EP1)
 
7:30am
History's Greatest Lies, 1944: D-Day Operation Fortitude (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
June 6th, 1944. The beaches of Normandy are the scene of the most spectacular military operation of all time: the Normandy Landings, a key moment that will alter the course of the Second World War. They owe their success, though, to a gigantic lie: a phantom army, armed with inflatable tanks and wooden rifles; but also to a whole network of double agents, most of them entirely fictitious. And leading this campaign of disinformation - the most sophisticated ever dreamt up - is one man: Winston Churchill. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Bitterley
(S19, EP2)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Bitterley (S19, EP2)
Rec
 
 
A team of specialists dig deep to uncover as much as they can in three days about a UK site's archaeology and history.
 
9:30am
Myth Hunters, The Real King Solomon's Mines
(S1, EP4)
 
9:30am
Myth Hunters, The Real King Solomon's Mines (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The story of real life quests after some of history's greatest legends. From the Nazis' search for the Holy Grail, to the Americans who hunted for pirate treasure in Vietnam; from the true story of the crystal skulls to the mystery of King Solomon's mines - this series uncovers the truth behind some of the most fabulous, romantic and deranged treasure hunts in modern history. More Info >
 
10:30am
Britain's Best Canals With John Sergeant, The Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal
(S2, EP4)
 
10:30am
Britain's Best Canals With John Sergeant, The Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal (S2, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Britain's canal network is a true national treasure. Forged in the fire of world-changing historic events, yet set within gorgeous scenery, it's bursting with undiscovered history and home to a vibrant community rooted in a unique way of life.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 6:30pm
Rec
11:00am
Grand Tours of Scotland, Mind Body And Spirit
(S1, EP4)
 
11:00am
Grand Tours of Scotland, Mind Body And Spirit (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
With a Victorian guidebook in his hands, historian Paul Murton travels the country and traces the changes that have taken place since the birth of Scottish tourism 200 years ago. For centuries, 'north of the border' had been regarded as a place to avoid, and early travellers complained about the savage terrain and uncouth habits of the natives. To find out what changed to make Scotland an internationally celebrated tourist destination, Paul recreates six journeys suggested by a well-thumbed copy of Black's Picturesque Guide to Scotland, and follows in the footsteps of the first tourists to come here.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 7:00pm
Rec
11:30am
How the World Ends, Planet X
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30am
How the World Ends, Planet X (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
A giant hidden planet with a gravitational pull so strong that it would literally cause the earth to turn upside down is on course to destroy us. That's the belief of people around the world who say Planet X has caused mass extinctions in the past and are preparing for the next celestial Armageddon. They point to the natural signs all around us as indicators of its proximity and even claim to have photographic evidence to prove it. But while astronomers admit that we are under constant threat from objects from outer space, they claim that no such planet exists.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 2:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Alcatraz: The Greatest Escapes, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
12:30pm
Alcatraz: The Greatest Escapes, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Over nearly 30 notorious years there were 13 documented escape attempts from 'Hellcatraz.' The obstacles were massive and many; thick impenetrable concrete wall, barbed wire, a high guard count, and, above all, 1.5 miles of swift tides and cold water. The escapees were either captured or died trying. Some attempts were downright dumb, like the inmate who thought stuffing his pockets with rocks would help him float. Others were bloody and ruthless, like the fearsome riot called the "Battle of '46." Over time, the inmates' attempts became more sophisticated, and gradually they grew closer to success.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Secrets of World War II, They Flew For China
(S1, EP18)
 
1:30pm
Secrets of World War II, They Flew For China (S1, EP18)
Rec
 
 
1941 to 1943, some of America's most talented fighter pilots flew for Nationalist China against the Japanese. They became known as the "Flying Tigers" and with the name a legend was born.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Weapons of World War II, Machine Guns
(S1, EP9)
 
2:30pm
Weapons of World War II, Machine Guns (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
The machine gun did not dominate the battlefields of WWII but remained a highly potent weapon.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 1:30am
Rec
3:00pm
Weapons of World War II, Fast Attack Boats
(S1, EP10)
 
3:00pm
Weapons of World War II, Fast Attack Boats (S1, EP10)
Rec
 
 
Fast patrol boats, armed with torpedoes and machine guns were the marine raiders of WWII.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 2:00am
Rec
3:30pm
The Lost Evidence, Battle Of Berlin
(S2, EP11)
 
3:30pm
The Lost Evidence, Battle Of Berlin (S2, EP11)
Rec
 
 
On April 16, 1945, 9000 Soviet guns unleashed a devastating bombardment on German troops manning the outer defences of Berlin. More than a million Red Army soldiers had assembled to smash their way through to the heart of the city. Time had run out for Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. But the battle-hardened veterans of the Red Army now face an enemy fighting with a ferocity born of desperation. In the streets of the city their tank formations become easy prey for fanatical tank hunting teams of SS men and boys of the Hitler Youth. And at the heart of the defence is Hitler himself, refusing to admit defeat and demanding suicidal counterattacks. Aerial reconnaissance photographs actually taken during the course of the battle, most of which have not been seen for 60 years, combined with cutting-edge computer graphics create 3D models of Hitler's embattled capital city. For the first time it is possible to follow step-by-step the savage battle which brought the war in Europe to an end. Driving the Soviet forces mercilessly forward is Josef Stalin. Though at the Yalta Conference in February 1945 it was decided that Berlin would fall into the Soviet Zone of Occupied Germany, Stalin refuses to trust the Western Allies. With American troops only 80km from the city he pressures his two leading commanders into a race to capture Berlin regardless of casualties. And trapped in the doomed city are thousands of German civilians. As the battle explodes around them they are faced with a life or death struggle against not only the maddened Soviet troops but last ditch Nazi execution squads. With archive film, dramatic re-enactments and powerful eye witness testimony from Russian and German veterans. The incredible story of the bloody battle that brought WWII to an end in Europe.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 2:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Patton 360, Rogue General
(S1, EP4)
 
4:30pm
Patton 360, Rogue General (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Frustrated by the slow progress of his British allies, Patton ignores his orders to stay by their side and instead pushes on toward Palermo, capturing the Sicilian capital on July 22nd. Buoyed by their string of successes, Seventh Army prepares to assault Messina and liberate the besieged city before the British do. The victorious American soldiers enter Messina on August 17th, but instead of a hero's welcome, Patton is relieved of command for slapping two soldiers. There's no guarantee he'll ever command troops on a battlefield again.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
The Hitler Chronicles, A Murderer
(S1, EP4)
 
5:30pm
The Hitler Chronicles, A Murderer (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The social, economic and political elites convince the President to appoint Hitler as Reich Chancellor, expecting to get rid of the communists this way. They believe also that they can control Hitler in a coalition. Hitler, however, gets rid of political opponents and finally of those who brought him to power with lies and violence. Now he only has to get rid of leaders within the NSDAP. Here, Ernst Roehm is the head of four million men of the SA. What will Hitler do?
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 23 January 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Treasures of Ancient Egypt, A New Dawn
(S1, EP3)
 
6:30pm
Treasures of Ancient Egypt, A New Dawn (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
A surprising history of art. If you think the treasures of Ancient Egypt are just gold, gaudiness and pyramids, think again. In this epic, visually stunning adventure through Ancient Egypt, journalist and art critic Alastair Sooke follows on from his hit series Treasures of Ancient Rome, tracking down the treasures of the longest-lasting civilisation in history and uncovering the true story of their rise and fall throughout the ages. Stepping aside from the well-worn usual cliches of this era, he discovers how Egypt's unique melting pot of geography and culture created some of the most remarkable treasures the world has ever seen.
 
7:30pm
Discovering Britain, St. Ives
(S1, EP1)
* FIRST ON *
7:30pm
Discovering Britain, St. Ives (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
In the first episode, Maureen and Larry head to St Ives in Cornwall to discover how this picturesque harbour town is booming with crowds of art lovers. They learn how the local fishing industry was at the height of its powers at the turn of the 20th century, when 269 fishing boats plied their trade out of the port. Now there are only 30 boats left. Michael Buerk heads to Wiltshire to explore the rich history of chalk carvings and their links with World War One. Shobna Gulati winds back the clock to visit Howden Dam, to reveal that it isn't just part of Britain's engineering and social history, but was also the destination for 'Team Gulati' during family days out back in the 1970s. Emilia Fox's passion is butterflies and she returns to Dorset to rekindle happy memories of idyllic summer holidays. Larry Lamb also hits the streets of Soho and meets up with actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who is passionately campaigning to keep the uniqueness of the district's streets alive. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 29 January 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Barry Humphries' Flashbacks, The 80s - The Party Of A Lifetime
(S1, EP4)
 
8:30pm
Barry Humphries' Flashbacks, The 80s - The Party Of A Lifetime (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Barry Humphries, with the help of alter egos Dame Edna Everidge, Sir Les Patterson and Sandy Stone, traipses through four decades of Australian history from the '50s to the '80s in this series.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
Coast New Zealand, Bay Of Plenty
(S3, EP3)
 
9:30pm
Coast New Zealand, Bay Of Plenty (S3, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The return of the stunningly shot series that takes you on an epic voyage of discovery of people and places through New Zealand. The enthusiastic team of presenter Neil Oliver and six New Zealand experts in marine biology, history and social history explore the panoramic beauty of the coastline while investigating the formation and evolution of the nation: its history, its people, and its culture. The third series kicks off in Wellington, the world's southern-most capital city. Neil Oliver visits living Moriori artefacts and Michael Stevens hears about the day the Germans infiltrated the islands' waters during World War Two. The team explore the natural wonders of the Bay of Plenty, and reveal seaside stories from locations including the white-stone city of Oamaru and the Northland region of Kaipura. In a Coast New Zealand first, adventurer Dave Murray lands his plane on remote Big Bay in South Westland. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Britain's Lost Routes, Pilgrims
(S1, EP4)
 
10:30pm
Britain's Lost Routes, Pilgrims (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
We see Griff Rhys Jones follow four routes, each one associated with the historic movement of people, trade or commodities. Along the way, he provides his own perspective on contemporary British life. He will reveal why we once travelled for pleasure, profit and piety. By walking a Welsh pilgrim's route, transporting hay around the Essex coast, recreating a Tudor Royal Progression, and driving cattle across Scotland, he will explore the landscapes and meet the people who inhabit them today, using the here and now as a portal to the past. From the luxury of a Rolls-Royce to the more basic surroundings of a barge, from transporting a bus load of contemporary pilgrims to the perils of moving a cow, Griff gets to grips with exactly how our ancestors journeyed from place to place, and how they amused themselves en route. With his unending curiosity and inherent wit, Griff investigates the stories of those who travelled these now forgotten paths, and considers the cultural as well as environmental impact they have had on the history of Britain.
 
11:30pm
The Kennedy Files, The Brothers
(S1, EP2)
 
11:30pm
The Kennedy Files, The Brothers (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
They are the ultimate alpha males, the very symbols of confidence and charm. But behind the clean-cut images resides complex psychological dimensions fuelled by war and personal rivalries and the quest for power. Who are the men behind the tans and smiles? Who are the real Kennedy brothers? The construction of the Kennedy political dynasty may begin with Joe's money - but the fuel is an intense competition between brothers, who must overcome their own shortcomings to create America's most powerful political machine. More Info >
 
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
National Park: Secrets & Legends, Hollow Earth
(S1, EP1)
 
12:30am
National Park: Secrets & Legends, Hollow Earth (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
In 2004, a park ranger camps out in a remote part of the Grand Canyon. She is near an area called the Confluence, where the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers meet. She awakens to hear voices, and sees people dressed in 1950s clothing being led by Native spirits toward the Confluence. Some believe these figures are from the first major plane crash in US history, in 1956, when two commercial airliners collided over the canyon with 128 dead and no survivors. This mysterious sighting is the main force of the program's plot. The next mystery in the same area in 1909, when lone explorer GE Kinkaid discovers a cave 1500 feet above the canyon walls. The cave appears alien, and Kinkaid says it spirals deep into the cliff, with room for up to 50,000 people. He says it contains artefacts from ancient Asia and Egypt, but that the Smithsonian took these items and they disappeared. Then, from 1961, the next clue is established. A university student named Hank Krastman is led blindfolded by a mysterious Hopi Indian into the Grand Canyon. He is led to a rock wall which he discovers is a hologram gateway to a secret city with advanced technology. After hours in this magical city, Hank goes back to find it but cannot. The link is clearly made to the previous stories, hinting there may be a hidden presence in Grand Canyon National Park. The final piece comes from the Canyon's Indigenous peoples, who claim the Confluence is near their most sacred site: the Sipapu. They claim the Sipapu is home of a non-human species called the Ant People, who have protected them from natural catastrophe for 3000 years. The program concludes with the question whether the Sipapu is the centre of power in the Grand Canyon, and the reason for a long series of mysterious incidents and encounters.
 
1:00am
National Park: Secrets & Legends, Evil In The Everglades
(S1, EP2)
 
1:00am
National Park: Secrets & Legends, Evil In The Everglades (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
In 1972, Eastern Airlines Flight 401 en route from New York to Miami crashes into Everglades National Park. One-hundred-and-one people are killed, and 77 others face a living hell, trapped in the snake and alligator-infested swamp. When rescuers finally arrive, the pilot dies, and the co-pilot dies hours later in the hospital. Within months, the ghosts of these two men are sighted on other Eastern flights in a rash of hauntings that shake the airline down, with other crews refusing to fly on the planes. An investigation by the airline reveals that the haunted planes had parts salvaged from the wreck site in Everglades National Park. Once the parts are removed, the hauntings stop. The story leads viewers to wonder if the park has a mysterious evil power. The next mystery is about the discovery of a murdered woman in an Everglades river in 1910. She is identified as an employee of an Everglades wealthy plantation owner, Edgar Watson. A local posse goes to his plantation and discovers dozens of human skeletons buried on the property. Watson isn't home, but when he turns up a week later he dies in a shootout with the posse. They determine that he has killed many of his workers for reasons no one can explain. Again the question is raised whether Everglades National Park has evil, transforming powers. Seventy years later, the park draws another serial killer, Henry Lee Lucas, who confessed to killing as many as 600 people. Lucas says his murdering skills were honed in Everglades National Park by a satanic cult called the Hand of Death. In a prison confession, Lucas says the Hand practised human sacrifice rituals on a remote island in the park, and that he was accepted into their cult after slitting a man's throat. Though the Hand's secret base has never been discovered, Lucas says the Everglades is a place that breeds evil. That concept leads to the final story of the infestation of pythons in the Everglades, an invasive species that is killing almost all of it.
 
1:30am
Ancient Assassins, Rome's Navy Seals
(S1, EP9)
 
1:30am
Ancient Assassins, Rome's Navy Seals (S1, EP9)
Rec
 
 
They are the amphibious Roman unit tasked with the impossible. Called Batavians, they led the invasion of ancient Britain in AD43. Discover the story behind a desperate mission deep in enemy territory that may hand the emperor an unlikely victory. More Info >
 
2:30am
How the World Ends, Planet X
(S1, EP4)
 
2:30am
How the World Ends, Planet X (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
A giant hidden planet with a gravitational pull so strong that it would literally cause the earth to turn upside down is on course to destroy us. That's the belief of people around the world who say Planet X has caused mass extinctions in the past and are preparing for the next celestial Armageddon. They point to the natural signs all around us as indicators of its proximity and even claim to have photographic evidence to prove it. But while astronomers admit that we are under constant threat from objects from outer space, they claim that no such planet exists.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
3:15am
Ancient Top 10, Ancient Sieges
(S1, EP10)
 
3:15am
Ancient Top 10, Ancient Sieges (S1, EP10)
Rec
 
 
A smart, fun countdown that details how ancient technology worked, how surprisingly advanced it was, and how it was kind of awesome. More Info >
 
4:00am
Discovering Britain, St. Ives
(S1, EP1)
 
4:00am
Discovering Britain, St. Ives (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
In the first episode, Maureen and Larry head to St Ives in Cornwall to discover how this picturesque harbour town is booming with crowds of art lovers. They learn how the local fishing industry was at the height of its powers at the turn of the 20th century, when 269 fishing boats plied their trade out of the port. Now there are only 30 boats left. Michael Buerk heads to Wiltshire to explore the rich history of chalk carvings and their links with World War One. Shobna Gulati winds back the clock to visit Howden Dam, to reveal that it isn't just part of Britain's engineering and social history, but was also the destination for 'Team Gulati' during family days out back in the 1970s. Emilia Fox's passion is butterflies and she returns to Dorset to rekindle happy memories of idyllic summer holidays. Larry Lamb also hits the streets of Soho and meets up with actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who is passionately campaigning to keep the uniqueness of the district's streets alive. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 29 January 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
4:45am
Barry Humphries' Flashbacks, The 80s - The Party Of A Lifetime
(S1, EP4)
 
4:45am
Barry Humphries' Flashbacks, The 80s - The Party Of A Lifetime (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Barry Humphries, with the help of alter egos Dame Edna Everidge, Sir Les Patterson and Sandy Stone, traipses through four decades of Australian history from the '50s to the '80s in this series.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:30am
Coast New Zealand, Bay Of Plenty
(S3, EP3)
 
5:30am
Coast New Zealand, Bay Of Plenty (S3, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The return of the stunningly shot series that takes you on an epic voyage of discovery of people and places through New Zealand. The enthusiastic team of presenter Neil Oliver and six New Zealand experts in marine biology, history and social history explore the panoramic beauty of the coastline while investigating the formation and evolution of the nation: its history, its people, and its culture. The third series kicks off in Wellington, the world's southern-most capital city. Neil Oliver visits living Moriori artefacts and Michael Stevens hears about the day the Germans infiltrated the islands' waters during World War Two. The team explore the natural wonders of the Bay of Plenty, and reveal seaside stories from locations including the white-stone city of Oamaru and the Northland region of Kaipura. In a Coast New Zealand first, adventurer Dave Murray lands his plane on remote Big Bay in South Westland. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
6:30am
Great Australians With Alan Jones, John Howard/John Singleton
(S1, EP1)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
6:30am
Great Australians With Alan Jones, John Howard/John Singleton (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
This is not a talk show and certainly not a chat show. Witness Alan Jones in deeply researched conversations with his guests from all areas of public life - business, politics, the media, entertainment, sport and the arts. Interested in discovering how history has influenced the choices, conduct, achievements and failures of his guests, Alan will discover new insights into - and new facts about - Great Australian and prominent international figures who have themselves played - or are still playing - a role in the history of our times.
 
7:30am
Building Australia, The Terrace
(S1, EP1)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
7:30am
Building Australia, The Terrace (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
John Doyle traces the earliest development of the terrace from those that landed in the First Fleet and initiated the tradition of European-style building.
 
8:00am
Building Australia, The Queenslander
(S1, EP2)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
8:00am
Building Australia, The Queenslander (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
John Doyle explores the gradual adaptation to life in the tropics and the evolution of one of Australia's most iconic houses.
 
8:30am
Shack Life,
 
8:30am
Shack Life,
Rec
 
 
This program depicts the unique shack communities in the Royal National Park south of Sydney. Established in the 1930s as places where people survived the rigours of the Depression, the shacks have been handed down through the generations from the original builders. Accessible only by steep bush paths, these weekend communities have escaped the ravages of coastal development, and continue to thrive. For decades park authorities challenged the rights of the shack holders and tore down numerous dwellings until the 'shackies' instigated a risky legal case of their own. Through a lively mix of archival materials and shackie interviewees - from miners to artists Margaret Olley and Reg Mombassa - this program portrays one community's struggle for recognition of their emotional connection to land, and the heritage value of a rapidly disappearing way of life.
 
9:30am
Men Of Wood & Foam,
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
9:30am
Men Of Wood & Foam,
Rec
 
 
This program tells the story of the birth of the surf boom in Australia, a golden decade when surfing was transformed into a sport and culture with its own music, movies, fashions and heroes. Underpinning this transition was a small group of surfboard artisans who set up their primitive factories in a former market garden at Brookvale, close to the favoured wave spots of Dee Why Point and Fairy Bower. These pioneers became known as The Brookvale Six.
 
10:30am
LAWLESS - The Real Bushrangers, Ned Kelly
(S1, EP1)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
10:30am
LAWLESS - The Real Bushrangers, Ned Kelly (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Join Mike Munro as he explores Australia's history of rebels and outlaws, unearthing the truth behind the legends. The brutal gunfight between Ned Kelly's gang and Victorian policeman on the banks of Stringybark Creek is the pivotal event in the Ned Kelly story, transforming Kelly from a petty thief to wanted outlaw and, eventually, a national icon. But were the killings an act of self-defence, as Kelly later claimed? Folklore holds Ned Kelly to be a hero, endlessly mythologised. But what if he was a clear-eyed killer? Our team embarks on the first ever archaeological and scientific investigation of the events at Stringybark Creek to answer the questions. Using the latest cutting-edge survey technology (LiDAR 3D Laser Scanning), traditional archaeology and forensic ballistics testing, together with new historical evidence, the team put conflicting claims to the test. Finally, we bring descendants from both sides of the story together for the first time to hear the team reveal their findings. Controversial and highly provocative, this investigation challenges the legend that has shaped our national identity and aims to change how Australians see their most famous folk icon: the hero of the underdog. More Info >
 
11:30am
Discovering Britain, St. Ives
(S1, EP1)
 
11:30am
Discovering Britain, St. Ives (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
In the first episode, Maureen and Larry head to St Ives in Cornwall to discover how this picturesque harbour town is booming with crowds of art lovers. They learn how the local fishing industry was at the height of its powers at the turn of the 20th century, when 269 fishing boats plied their trade out of the port. Now there are only 30 boats left. Michael Buerk heads to Wiltshire to explore the rich history of chalk carvings and their links with World War One. Shobna Gulati winds back the clock to visit Howden Dam, to reveal that it isn't just part of Britain's engineering and social history, but was also the destination for 'Team Gulati' during family days out back in the 1970s. Emilia Fox's passion is butterflies and she returns to Dorset to rekindle happy memories of idyllic summer holidays. Larry Lamb also hits the streets of Soho and meets up with actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who is passionately campaigning to keep the uniqueness of the district's streets alive. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 29 January 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Barry Humphries' Flashbacks, The 80s - The Party Of A Lifetime
(S1, EP4)
 
12:30pm
Barry Humphries' Flashbacks, The 80s - The Party Of A Lifetime (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Barry Humphries, with the help of alter egos Dame Edna Everidge, Sir Les Patterson and Sandy Stone, traipses through four decades of Australian history from the '50s to the '80s in this series.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
1:30pm
Coast New Zealand, Bay Of Plenty
(S3, EP3)
 
1:30pm
Coast New Zealand, Bay Of Plenty (S3, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The return of the stunningly shot series that takes you on an epic voyage of discovery of people and places through New Zealand. The enthusiastic team of presenter Neil Oliver and six New Zealand experts in marine biology, history and social history explore the panoramic beauty of the coastline while investigating the formation and evolution of the nation: its history, its people, and its culture. The third series kicks off in Wellington, the world's southern-most capital city. Neil Oliver visits living Moriori artefacts and Michael Stevens hears about the day the Germans infiltrated the islands' waters during World War Two. The team explore the natural wonders of the Bay of Plenty, and reveal seaside stories from locations including the white-stone city of Oamaru and the Northland region of Kaipura. In a Coast New Zealand first, adventurer Dave Murray lands his plane on remote Big Bay in South Westland. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
2:30pm
Your Shout: Part 1,
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
2:30pm
Your Shout: Part 1,
Rec
 
 
Is there anything closer to the heart of Australians than beer? More than any other ritual in the past 200 years, two men sharing a beer has defined the Australian character. It's brought us together in pubs and sporting grounds, lubricating our friendships, quenching our thirst and rewarding our labours at day's end. Your Shout is a the definitive history of beer in Australia, an untold story that both delights and surprises. As far back as Captain James Cook's first charting of the East Coast of Australia in 1770, beer has played a central role in our history. Cook actually brewed beer on that voyage to sterilise the ship's fetid drinking water. When rum-fuelled drunkenness swept the early European settlement, beer was officially promoted as a healthier alternative. While home brewing was the norm for many early settlers the brewing of beer soon became one of the major industries of Australia and established some of the nation's great family fortunes. Our first official brewer was John Boston whose concoction was made from Indian corn and with cape gooseberry leaves. Then, in 1824, Peter Degraves built the Cascade brewery in Tasmania, which has survived to the present day. Today Australian beer is loved and enjoyed around the world, and two great corporations dominate local industry with sales of $8 billion a year. Your Shout is the history documentary all Australia has been waiting to see.
 
4:30pm
Making Tracks, The Ghan - Through The Heart Of Australia
(S1, EP3)
 
4:30pm
Making Tracks, The Ghan - Through The Heart Of Australia (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
From the capital of South Australia to the capital of the Northern Territory, the train known as The Ghan bisects a continent north/south, a journey of 3000 km. We join it in Adelaide, meet Robyn and Bruce, responsible for passenger comfort and overall train management respectively, as they make ready and then commence our journey north. The first stop is the old railway town of Port Augusta - where Bruce introduces us to the relaxed lifestyle he enjoys when not responsible for all aboard it. Then we begin the journey into and through Australia's harsh interior. The line initially follows the first railway and that, in turn, followed the line of the overland telegraph. That brings us to the story of the camels.
 
5:30pm
Great Continental Railway Journeys, Jodhpur To New Delhi
(S6, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
5:30pm
Great Continental Railway Journeys, Jodhpur To New Delhi (S6, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Follow Michael Portillo as he experiences the thrill of global rail travel, visiting locations recommended by his historic guidebook, and uncovering stories from the past.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:30pm
Tony Robinson's Time Walks, Canberra
(S2, EP4)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
6:30pm
Tony Robinson's Time Walks, Canberra (S2, EP4)
Rec
 
 
If you thought Canberra was nothing but pollies and public buildings think again. Tony's walk through the nation's bush capital proves that the city its founding fathers built to rival the great European capitals is chock-a-block with some very surprising hidden history. More Info >
 
7:00pm
John Howard - The Australians,
* FIRST ON *
7:00pm
John Howard - The Australians,
Rec
 
 
Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard shares memories and opinions with veteran journalist Mike Munro.
 
7:30pm
The Pacific: In The Wake Of Captain Cook, Australia
(S1, EP3)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
7:30pm
The Pacific: In The Wake Of Captain Cook, Australia (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Having fulfilled his Admiralty brief Captain Cook opted to tale the long way back to Britain so he could chart the East Coast of Australia and explore the mysterious land. The Aboriginal people showed more caution than their Polynesian counterparts upon the Endeavour's arrival seemingly indifferent to the strangers and wishing them gone. This understandable reticence was misinterpreted and later led to the myth of Terra Nullius Sam travels from Botany Bay up the east coast to Cooktown, learning about a country that far from being nobodies' land was comprehensively inhabited by a well-established culture.
 
8:30pm
Tony Robinson Explores Australia, Welcome To Australia Pt 5
(S1, EP5)
 
8:30pm
Tony Robinson Explores Australia, Welcome To Australia Pt 5 (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Tony Robinson, of Time Team fame, takes us on a journey through time and places across Australia, offering a revealing, unique perspective on Australian society and history.
 
9:30pm
The Nineties, Isn't It Ironic
(S1, EP3)
 
9:30pm
The Nineties, Isn't It Ironic (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The '90s was a decade of great musical diversity. Genre begat subgenre to appeal to nearly every musical taste. Grunge, alternative and indie rock were dominant. The focus of hip-hop migrated west with gangsta rap. Country music exploded commercially as artists like Garth Brooks and Shania Twain began selling out stadiums and the Nashville Network (TNN) hit the airwaves. Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Oasis and the Foo Fighters were among the most influential rock bands of the era. Alanis Morissette, Sheryl Crow and Lauryn Hill displayed their unique voices in songwriting and performance. Tupac Shakur, Snoop Doggy Dog, Dr. Dre, Notorious B.I.G. and others elevated hip-hop to perhaps the most influential genre of them all. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 23 January 2019 · 11:30am
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Battlefield, Siege Of Leningrad
(S4, EP6)
 
10:30pm
Battlefield, Siege Of Leningrad (S4, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The siege of the Soviet Union's second city lasted for 890 days and provided WWII with one of its most harrowing episodes. Conditions inside the city are hard to imagine; after bitter street fighting, Leningrad was cut off from its main supply lines and constant aerial bombardment combined with dwindling food supplies meant strict rationing: transgressors were shot. Numerous attempts were made by the Soviets to recapture the city - all failed. Hitler displayed only sporadic interest in the situation at Leningrad until the Russian attack, code-named Iskra, in 1943. The city was finally liberated by Soviet troops on January 19, 1944. During the siege, 600,000 of its citizens had starved to death and 200,000 had perished in the bombing.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Breaking Mysterious, Lost
(S1, EP4)
 
12:30am
Breaking Mysterious, Lost (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Radio host Jimmy Church and a dedicated group of truth-seekers are hitting the road and investigating the biggest mysteries, controversies, and conspiracies of our strange world, including a possible covert undersea UFO base hidden off the California Coast. Is it possible that a popular virtual smartphone game might actually be part of a CIA operation? Did the US government create an army of mind-controlled assassins? Plus, a look into a possible plot to assassinate President John Kennedy just weeks before the tragic events in Dallas. A search for lost Confederate gold. A new Bigfoot hotspot, where you least expect it. A new theory on time travel and missing nuclear weapons in America. We seek disclosure, answers and the truth.
 
1:30am
Conspiracy, The Lord Lucan Dossier
(S1, EP4)
 
1:30am
Conspiracy, The Lord Lucan Dossier (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Take a walk through the shadowy boundaries that lay between fact and fiction. From the media mogul undercover MI6 and Mossad spy, alleged UFO sighting cover-ups by the UK government, to the murky world of Hollywood - each chapter connects the conspiracy theory dots. Each episode will select an historical 'fact' and examine it through a conspiracy theorist's lens. These theories seek to expose as myth much of what we accept as truth. Did Hitler really die in 1945? Did a Russian nuclear submarine attempt to launch a nuclear missile at Hawaii in 1968? And was Diana ruthlessly murdered by members of her own family? These theories, as we'll find out, are, for some, far closer to the truth than you would have ever imagined. More Info >
 
2:30am
Ancient Aliens: The Ultimate Evidence, Alien Power Plants
(S1, EP4)
 
2:30am
Ancient Aliens: The Ultimate Evidence, Alien Power Plants (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Did our ancestors have an understanding of how to generate power thousands of years before modern man? Theorist Giorgio Tsoukalos believes that some of the most famous ruins on Earth may be long-forgotten power sources that hold a celestial connection. From the discovery of an ancient battery in Iraq and the depiction of a primitive light bulb in Egypt, to a wireless power grid that may have reached around the world, there is evidence suggesting ancient man had access to electricity, which, until recently, was believed to be a modern day phenomenon. But if our ancestors did possess power, where did they gain this knowledge? Is it possible that they received this wisdom from an extraterrestrial source as ancient astronaut theorists contend? And, if so, why did the power stop flowing?
 
3:15am
Haunted History, Lost Souls Of Pennhurst
(S1, EP4)
 
3:15am
Haunted History, Lost Souls Of Pennhurst (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
In 1908 Pennhurst Asylum in eastern Pennsylvania was built to house and care for epileptic, disabled and "feeble-minded" patients, but after a few years Pennhurst became dangerously overcrowded, thanks in large part to the controversial Eugenics movement sweeping the country. As patients flowed in, the staff became overwhelmed. The result was rampant abuse, neglect and horrific conditions. After almost 80 years in operation Pennhurst was finally shut down, thanks to the heroic efforts of a local journalist and a few brave former patients. However, the spirits of the patients and abusive employees still roam the halls of the asylum today, sending chilling messages to visitors and reminding them of the tragic lessons learned during one of the darkest times in American history.
 
4:00am
Engineering Evil: Inside the Holocaust,
 
4:00am
Engineering Evil: Inside the Holocaust,
Rec
 
 
Travel through the archives of Eastern Europe, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, and the restoration labs of Yad Vashem in Israel to uncover and reveal the story of persecution, theft, and murder through various artefacts, rarely seen photographs, and motion picture footage. Experts from across the globe illuminate what it took to systematically implement the destruction of millions of people, and the remnants of the Holocaust are seen under a new light as the viewer is shown the lengths taken to engineer evil.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
5:30am
The Nineties, Isn't It Ironic
(S1, EP3)
 
5:30am
The Nineties, Isn't It Ironic (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The '90s was a decade of great musical diversity. Genre begat subgenre to appeal to nearly every musical taste. Grunge, alternative and indie rock were dominant. The focus of hip-hop migrated west with gangsta rap. Country music exploded commercially as artists like Garth Brooks and Shania Twain began selling out stadiums and the Nashville Network (TNN) hit the airwaves. Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Oasis and the Foo Fighters were among the most influential rock bands of the era. Alanis Morissette, Sheryl Crow and Lauryn Hill displayed their unique voices in songwriting and performance. Tupac Shakur, Snoop Doggy Dog, Dr. Dre, Notorious B.I.G. and others elevated hip-hop to perhaps the most influential genre of them all. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 23 January 2019 · 11:30am
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
6:30am
Battlefield, Siege Of Leningrad
(S4, EP6)
 
6:30am
Battlefield, Siege Of Leningrad (S4, EP6)
Rec
 
 
The siege of the Soviet Union's second city lasted for 890 days and provided WWII with one of its most harrowing episodes. Conditions inside the city are hard to imagine; after bitter street fighting, Leningrad was cut off from its main supply lines and constant aerial bombardment combined with dwindling food supplies meant strict rationing: transgressors were shot. Numerous attempts were made by the Soviets to recapture the city - all failed. Hitler displayed only sporadic interest in the situation at Leningrad until the Russian attack, code-named Iskra, in 1943. The city was finally liberated by Soviet troops on January 19, 1944. During the siege, 600,000 of its citizens had starved to death and 200,000 had perished in the bombing.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Dunwich
(S19, EP3)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Dunwich (S19, EP3)
Rec
 
 
A team of specialists dig deep to uncover as much as they can in three days about a UK site's archaeology and history.
 
9:30am
Darwin's Secret,
 
9:30am
Darwin's Secret,
Rec
 
 
The HMS Beagle's famous 1833 expedition carrying a young Charles Darwin to the far ends of South America forged a new way of scientific thinking. But few know that science and exploration was only a cover for its real mission: Captain FitzRoy was tasked with returning three Yamana tribals to their homeland. They'd been subject to a civilisation experiment gone wrong that threatened the monarchy with a sex scandal. Now, a new expedition will trace the historic route of the HMS Beagle to unravel this secret: the SY Santa Maria Australis, carrying an international team of scientists as well as Michael Robert FitzRoy - a direct descendent of the famous captain. They will attempt to piece together the events surrounding the Beagle's journey, Captain Fitzroy's failed experiment, and its influence on Darwin's revolutionary theory.
 
10:30am
Burning Down Paris,
 
10:30am
Burning Down Paris,
Rec
 
 
On August 25, 1944, when the bells of Notre Dame rang out to signal that Paris had been liberated, few among the population knew how close the city had come to total destruction by the Nazis. In Berlin, with the course of the war turning against him, Hitler had pledged that Paris would be razed to the ground rather than surrendered to the Allies. The bridges, the Louvre, Sacre Coeur, even the Eiffel Tower were to be destroyed. Who saved Paris from the Fuhrer's orders? The German general Dietrich von Choltitz, the governor of Paris, played a key role as the Resistance uprising gathered pace and France's General Leclerc sped towards the city with reinforcements. Archive footage forms the backdrop of this gripping story, but the key action scenes are told through re-enactments, with actors playing the protagonists as they face decisions that would ultimately decide the fate of a city.
 
11:30am
The Nineties, Isn't It Ironic
(S1, EP3)
 
11:30am
The Nineties, Isn't It Ironic (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The '90s was a decade of great musical diversity. Genre begat subgenre to appeal to nearly every musical taste. Grunge, alternative and indie rock were dominant. The focus of hip-hop migrated west with gangsta rap. Country music exploded commercially as artists like Garth Brooks and Shania Twain began selling out stadiums and the Nashville Network (TNN) hit the airwaves. Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Oasis and the Foo Fighters were among the most influential rock bands of the era. Alanis Morissette, Sheryl Crow and Lauryn Hill displayed their unique voices in songwriting and performance. Tupac Shakur, Snoop Doggy Dog, Dr. Dre, Notorious B.I.G. and others elevated hip-hop to perhaps the most influential genre of them all. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 23 January 2019 · 11:30am
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Cleopatra's Lost Tomb,
 
12:30pm
Cleopatra's Lost Tomb,
Rec
 
 
Dr Kathleen Martinez, criminal lawyer turned maverick archaeologist is searching for Cleopatra's lost tomb.
 
1:30pm
After The Holocaust,
 
1:30pm
After The Holocaust,
Rec
 
 
The darkest chapter in the history of mankind has finally come to an end - or so we thought. For the Jews of Europe, the suffering, the dying, and the grief continued, and still continues, to this very day.
 
2:30pm
Engineering Evil: Inside the Holocaust,
 
2:30pm
Engineering Evil: Inside the Holocaust,
Rec
 
 
Travel through the archives of Eastern Europe, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, and the restoration labs of Yad Vashem in Israel to uncover and reveal the story of persecution, theft, and murder through various artefacts, rarely seen photographs, and motion picture footage. Experts from across the globe illuminate what it took to systematically implement the destruction of millions of people, and the remnants of the Holocaust are seen under a new light as the viewer is shown the lengths taken to engineer evil.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
4:30pm
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,
 
4:30pm
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,
Rec
 
 
Long before Paul Newman and Robert Redford immortalised them on screen, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid captivated Americans from coast to coast. In the 1890s, their exploits robbing banks and trains in the West-and then seemingly vanishing into thin air-became national news and the basis of rumours and myth. But who were Robert Leroy Parker and Harry Alonzo Longabaugh? How did they come together to form the Wild Bunch gang? How did they manage to pull off the longest string of successful holdups in history while eluding the Pinkertons, the nation's most feared detective force? Separating fact from fiction, this program explores the last pair of outlaws to flee on horseback into a setting sun.
 
5:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys, Pontefract - Bridlington
(S1, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
5:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys, Pontefract - Bridlington (S1, EP4)
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
The World From Above, Avignon To Monaco
(S10, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
6:00pm
The World From Above, Avignon To Monaco (S10, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Explore breathtaking landscapes and spectacular sites across the globe, from 3km off the ground. More Info >
 
6:30pm
This is Greece with Michael Scott, The Cycladic Islands
(S1, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
6:30pm
This is Greece with Michael Scott, The Cycladic Islands (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Modern Greece offers amazing insights into our own history and culture - the birthplace of democracy, and modern political thought. The centre of learning and philosophies that shaped the world. The way in which ancient and modern empires, religions and nations have clashed in war and worked together in peace. Whether it is the ancient Oracles of Delphi or the continuing warm hospitality of Greek communities and families, Michael will guide us through a land that has much to teach the modern viewer about our past and our future.
 
7:30pm
Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages, South-West England
(S1, EP3)
 
7:30pm
Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages, South-West England (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Penelope concludes her first trip with visits to Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire, where she sees villages that have been used on film and TV. These include the community where To the Manor Born was filmed, and the setting of Steven Spielberg's War Horse, Castle Combe, where she also discovers a motor racing circuit.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 9:30am
Rec
8:30pm
Coast New Zealand, Bay Of Plenty
(S3, EP3)
 
8:30pm
Coast New Zealand, Bay Of Plenty (S3, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The return of the stunningly shot series that takes you on an epic voyage of discovery of people and places through New Zealand. The enthusiastic team of presenter Neil Oliver and six New Zealand experts in marine biology, history and social history explore the panoramic beauty of the coastline while investigating the formation and evolution of the nation: its history, its people, and its culture. The third series kicks off in Wellington, the world's southern-most capital city. Neil Oliver visits living Moriori artefacts and Michael Stevens hears about the day the Germans infiltrated the islands' waters during World War Two. The team explore the natural wonders of the Bay of Plenty, and reveal seaside stories from locations including the white-stone city of Oamaru and the Northland region of Kaipura. In a Coast New Zealand first, adventurer Dave Murray lands his plane on remote Big Bay in South Westland. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
9:30pm
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 4
(S1, EP4)
 
9:30pm
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 4 (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The events of the 20th century made their impact in many different ways. The battle of Stalingrad was turning point in WWII, the Rwandan genocide and Tiananmen Square massacre left millions in sorrow, and war criminals were taken to trial in Nuremberg. In Episode Four we countdown from 62 to 50 events including creation of the bra that would symbolize liberation of women, a groundbreaking heart transplant, and an Olympics disaster in 1972.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 23 January 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Inventions That Built Our Worlds,
 
10:30pm
Inventions That Built Our Worlds,
Rec
 
 
In a secret corner of England lies a remarkable place - the Science Museum vaults. Housing 35,000 items across 10 gigantic hangers, it is the biggest invention time capsule in the world. Now, for the first time, a team of celebrity presenters crack open these vaults to explore the treasures within and find the inventions that have built our world. These big inventions are: the television, presented by Sir Trevor McDonald; penicillin, presented by Angela Rippon; the fridge, fronted by Giles Coren; the steam engine fronted by Len Goodman; concrete, presented by Nick Knowles; the mobile phone, covered by Angela Scanlon and the jet engine, presented by David Harewood. With additional insight from museum experts, and a look at some priceless objects that relate to these inventions, by opening the vaults this programme also opens a fascinating window onto our past.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 23 January 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
11:30pm
Alcatraz: The Greatest Escapes, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
11:30pm
Alcatraz: The Greatest Escapes, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Over nearly 30 notorious years there were 13 documented escape attempts from 'Hellcatraz.' The obstacles were massive and many; thick impenetrable concrete wall, barbed wire, a high guard count, and, above all, 1.5 miles of swift tides and cold water. The escapees were either captured or died trying. Some attempts were downright dumb, like the inmate who thought stuffing his pockets with rocks would help him float. Others were bloody and ruthless, like the fearsome riot called the "Battle of '46." Over time, the inmates' attempts became more sophisticated, and gradually they grew closer to success.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Secrets of World War II, The Nazi Plundering Of Europe
(S1, EP19)
 
12:30am
Secrets of World War II, The Nazi Plundering Of Europe (S1, EP19)
Rec
 
 
Throughout occupied Europe, the Nazis systematically plundered the continent's museums, galleries and private collections. At the war's end, a massive effort was mounted by the Allies to locate the missing art treasures and return them to their rightful owners.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
A Fanatic Heart: Geldof On Yeats,
 
1:30am
A Fanatic Heart: Geldof On Yeats,
Rec
 
 
Musician and advocate Bob Geldof examines the life and work of one of the 20th century's greatest poets, William Butler Yeats. Geldof argues that, as a poet and statesman at the vanguard of a cultural revolution, Yeats brought about immense change in Ireland's struggle for independence, without firing a bullet.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Patton 360, American Blitzkrieg
(S1, EP5)
 
3:15am
Patton 360, American Blitzkrieg (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Patton's victories in Sicily are soon overshadowed by the infamous 'slapping incident' involving two shell-shocked soldiers. Instead of leading the D-Day invasion of France, Patton is assigned to command a fictitious army in England as part of a ruse to fool the Germans. The deception pays off, and the Allies land a massive armada on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. After weeks of stalemate, General Patton helps plan the break-out from the Normandy beachhead, code-named Operation Cobra. Preceded by a massive carpet-bombing attack by Allied bombers, American armoured forces blast through the German lines. Patton is finally able to lead some of the lightning-fast armoured assaults he is famous for.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages, South-West England
(S1, EP3)
 
4:00am
Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages, South-West England (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Penelope concludes her first trip with visits to Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire, where she sees villages that have been used on film and TV. These include the community where To the Manor Born was filmed, and the setting of Steven Spielberg's War Horse, Castle Combe, where she also discovers a motor racing circuit.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 9:30am
Rec
4:45am
Coast New Zealand, Bay Of Plenty
(S3, EP3)
 
4:45am
Coast New Zealand, Bay Of Plenty (S3, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The return of the stunningly shot series that takes you on an epic voyage of discovery of people and places through New Zealand. The enthusiastic team of presenter Neil Oliver and six New Zealand experts in marine biology, history and social history explore the panoramic beauty of the coastline while investigating the formation and evolution of the nation: its history, its people, and its culture. The third series kicks off in Wellington, the world's southern-most capital city. Neil Oliver visits living Moriori artefacts and Michael Stevens hears about the day the Germans infiltrated the islands' waters during World War Two. The team explore the natural wonders of the Bay of Plenty, and reveal seaside stories from locations including the white-stone city of Oamaru and the Northland region of Kaipura. In a Coast New Zealand first, adventurer Dave Murray lands his plane on remote Big Bay in South Westland. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
5:30am
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 4
(S1, EP4)
 
5:30am
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 4 (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The events of the 20th century made their impact in many different ways. The battle of Stalingrad was turning point in WWII, the Rwandan genocide and Tiananmen Square massacre left millions in sorrow, and war criminals were taken to trial in Nuremberg. In Episode Four we countdown from 62 to 50 events including creation of the bra that would symbolize liberation of women, a groundbreaking heart transplant, and an Olympics disaster in 1972.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 23 January 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
6:30am
Inventions That Built Our Worlds,
 
6:30am
Inventions That Built Our Worlds,
Rec
 
 
In a secret corner of England lies a remarkable place - the Science Museum vaults. Housing 35,000 items across 10 gigantic hangers, it is the biggest invention time capsule in the world. Now, for the first time, a team of celebrity presenters crack open these vaults to explore the treasures within and find the inventions that have built our world. These big inventions are: the television, presented by Sir Trevor McDonald; penicillin, presented by Angela Rippon; the fridge, fronted by Giles Coren; the steam engine fronted by Len Goodman; concrete, presented by Nick Knowles; the mobile phone, covered by Angela Scanlon and the jet engine, presented by David Harewood. With additional insight from museum experts, and a look at some priceless objects that relate to these inventions, by opening the vaults this programme also opens a fascinating window onto our past.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 23 January 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
7:30am
Alcatraz: The Greatest Escapes, Part 2
(S1, EP2)
 
7:30am
Alcatraz: The Greatest Escapes, Part 2 (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Over nearly 30 notorious years there were 13 documented escape attempts from 'Hellcatraz.' The obstacles were massive and many; thick impenetrable concrete wall, barbed wire, a high guard count, and, above all, 1.5 miles of swift tides and cold water. The escapees were either captured or died trying. Some attempts were downright dumb, like the inmate who thought stuffing his pockets with rocks would help him float. Others were bloody and ruthless, like the fearsome riot called the "Battle of '46." Over time, the inmates' attempts became more sophisticated, and gradually they grew closer to success.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 11:30pm
Rec
8:30am
Time Team, Kenfig
(S19, EP4)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Kenfig (S19, EP4)
Rec
 
 
A team of specialists dig deep to uncover as much as they can in three days about a UK site's archaeology and history.
 
9:30am
Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages, South-West England
(S1, EP3)
 
9:30am
Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages, South-West England (S1, EP3)
Rec
 
 
Penelope concludes her first trip with visits to Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire, where she sees villages that have been used on film and TV. These include the community where To the Manor Born was filmed, and the setting of Steven Spielberg's War Horse, Castle Combe, where she also discovers a motor racing circuit.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
10:30am
Coast New Zealand, Bay Of Plenty
(S3, EP3)
 
10:30am
Coast New Zealand, Bay Of Plenty (S3, EP3)
Rec
 
 
The return of the stunningly shot series that takes you on an epic voyage of discovery of people and places through New Zealand. The enthusiastic team of presenter Neil Oliver and six New Zealand experts in marine biology, history and social history explore the panoramic beauty of the coastline while investigating the formation and evolution of the nation: its history, its people, and its culture. The third series kicks off in Wellington, the world's southern-most capital city. Neil Oliver visits living Moriori artefacts and Michael Stevens hears about the day the Germans infiltrated the islands' waters during World War Two. The team explore the natural wonders of the Bay of Plenty, and reveal seaside stories from locations including the white-stone city of Oamaru and the Northland region of Kaipura. In a Coast New Zealand first, adventurer Dave Murray lands his plane on remote Big Bay in South Westland. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
11:30am
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 4
(S1, EP4)
 
11:30am
101 Events That Made the 20th Century, Episode 4 (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The events of the 20th century made their impact in many different ways. The battle of Stalingrad was turning point in WWII, the Rwandan genocide and Tiananmen Square massacre left millions in sorrow, and war criminals were taken to trial in Nuremberg. In Episode Four we countdown from 62 to 50 events including creation of the bra that would symbolize liberation of women, a groundbreaking heart transplant, and an Olympics disaster in 1972.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 23 January 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
Afternoon
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30pm
Inventions That Built Our Worlds,
 
12:30pm
Inventions That Built Our Worlds,
Rec
 
 
In a secret corner of England lies a remarkable place - the Science Museum vaults. Housing 35,000 items across 10 gigantic hangers, it is the biggest invention time capsule in the world. Now, for the first time, a team of celebrity presenters crack open these vaults to explore the treasures within and find the inventions that have built our world. These big inventions are: the television, presented by Sir Trevor McDonald; penicillin, presented by Angela Rippon; the fridge, fronted by Giles Coren; the steam engine fronted by Len Goodman; concrete, presented by Nick Knowles; the mobile phone, covered by Angela Scanlon and the jet engine, presented by David Harewood. With additional insight from museum experts, and a look at some priceless objects that relate to these inventions, by opening the vaults this programme also opens a fascinating window onto our past.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Wed 23 January 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Thu 24 January 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 27 January 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 6:30am
Rec
1:30pm
Secrets of World War II, The Nazi Plundering Of Europe
(S1, EP19)
 
1:30pm
Secrets of World War II, The Nazi Plundering Of Europe (S1, EP19)
Rec
 
 
Throughout occupied Europe, the Nazis systematically plundered the continent's museums, galleries and private collections. At the war's end, a massive effort was mounted by the Allies to locate the missing art treasures and return them to their rightful owners.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 12:30am
Rec
2:30pm
A Fanatic Heart: Geldof On Yeats,
 
2:30pm
A Fanatic Heart: Geldof On Yeats,
Rec
 
 
Musician and advocate Bob Geldof examines the life and work of one of the 20th century's greatest poets, William Butler Yeats. Geldof argues that, as a poet and statesman at the vanguard of a cultural revolution, Yeats brought about immense change in Ireland's struggle for independence, without firing a bullet.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 1:30am
Rec
4:30pm
Patton 360, American Blitzkrieg
(S1, EP5)
 
4:30pm
Patton 360, American Blitzkrieg (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Patton's victories in Sicily are soon overshadowed by the infamous 'slapping incident' involving two shell-shocked soldiers. Instead of leading the D-Day invasion of France, Patton is assigned to command a fictitious army in England as part of a ruse to fool the Germans. The deception pays off, and the Allies land a massive armada on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. After weeks of stalemate, General Patton helps plan the break-out from the Normandy beachhead, code-named Operation Cobra. Preceded by a massive carpet-bombing attack by Allied bombers, American armoured forces blast through the German lines. Patton is finally able to lead some of the lightning-fast armoured assaults he is famous for.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 3:15am
Rec
5:30pm
Great SAS Missions, Hunting Hitler's Terror Weapons
(S1, EP4)
 
5:30pm
Great SAS Missions, Hunting Hitler's Terror Weapons (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Former Special Forces major Ken Hames examines the role of the SAS in the fall of the Third Reich. He reveals how the elite unit were crucial to the destruction of deadly V-2 mobile launchers, recounts the story of Major Anders Larsson, who single-handedly took out three machine-gun nests, and describes how the SAS were a source of support to local resistance groups. However, their valiant efforts were not enough to save the unit - which was disbanded in 1945, only to be resurrected in the next national emergency.
 
Evening
Time
Show
Record / More Info
6:00pm
Greatest Escapes, Escape From Colditz
(S1, EP4)
 
6:00pm
Greatest Escapes, Escape From Colditz (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
High on a cliff in eastern Germany, Colditz Castle was Hitler's highest security prison for his most troublesome prisoners of war. Its outside walls were rock, seven feet thick, and the guards outnumbered the inmates. The Nazis claimed that it was escape-proof, but some of its prisoners took this as a challenge and, with great daring and imagination, more than 60 proved them wrong.
 
6:30pm
The Unseen Time Team Specials, Castle Of The Saxon Kings
(S2, EP3)
 
6:30pm
The Unseen Time Team Specials, Castle Of The Saxon Kings (S2, EP3)
Rec
 
 
On the Northumberland coast, Tony and the team help investigate the Saxon roots of Bamburgh Castle, and search for a unique stone-built hall under its manicured lawns.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 29 January 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
7:30pm
Coast New Zealand, North Otago
(S3, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
Coast New Zealand, North Otago (S3, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The return of the stunningly shot series that takes you on an epic voyage of discovery of people and places through New Zealand. The enthusiastic team of presenter Neil Oliver and six New Zealand experts in marine biology, history and social history explore the panoramic beauty of the coastline while investigating the formation and evolution of the nation: its history, its people, and its culture. The third series kicks off in Wellington, the world's southern-most capital city. Neil Oliver visits living Moriori artefacts and Michael Stevens hears about the day the Germans infiltrated the islands' waters during World War Two. The team explore the natural wonders of the Bay of Plenty, and reveal seaside stories from locations including the white-stone city of Oamaru and the Northland region of Kaipura. In a Coast New Zealand first, adventurer Dave Murray lands his plane on remote Big Bay in South Westland. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 10:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 29 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Fri 1 February 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 2 February 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 2 February 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 3 February 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 4 February 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 4 February 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
8:30pm
The Pacific: In The Wake Of Captain Cook, The Great Southern Continent
(S1, EP4)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
8:30pm
The Pacific: In The Wake Of Captain Cook, The Great Southern Continent (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
This episode deals with Cook's second voyage aboard the Resolution in search of the Great Southern Continent. He circumnavigates the Antarctic, without ever sighting land - an extraordinary achievement in a flimsy ship at such latitudes. During this feat he begins the painstaking process of filling in vast unknown areas on the Pacific map. Sam visits New Zealand, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Norfolk Island before completing one of Cook's unfinished ambitions by touching down on Antarctica. For Sam this episode, in a much more intimate way, mirrors what many consider Cook's greatest achievement, the breadth and extent of the second voyage. In Sam's case, Antarctica is a first as is reaching the crater of a very active volcano, Mt Yasur. And significantly visiting Norfolk Island where standing in the ruins of its penal settlement Sam acknowledges an intersection of Pacific and Cook history with his own family in a startling revelation.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 29 January 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Tue 29 January 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
9:30pm
Joanna Lumley's Nile,
(S1, EP4)
 
9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Joanna heads south from Juba into Uganda. Here she picks up the White Nile to the iconic Murchison Falls and encounters some of Africa's greatest wildlife, including hippos, rhinos, and an unusual bird called a shobill. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 29 January 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
10:30pm
Coast New Zealand, North Otago
(S3, EP4)
 
10:30pm
Coast New Zealand, North Otago (S3, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The return of the stunningly shot series that takes you on an epic voyage of discovery of people and places through New Zealand. The enthusiastic team of presenter Neil Oliver and six New Zealand experts in marine biology, history and social history explore the panoramic beauty of the coastline while investigating the formation and evolution of the nation: its history, its people, and its culture. The third series kicks off in Wellington, the world's southern-most capital city. Neil Oliver visits living Moriori artefacts and Michael Stevens hears about the day the Germans infiltrated the islands' waters during World War Two. The team explore the natural wonders of the Bay of Plenty, and reveal seaside stories from locations including the white-stone city of Oamaru and the Northland region of Kaipura. In a Coast New Zealand first, adventurer Dave Murray lands his plane on remote Big Bay in South Westland. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 29 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Fri 1 February 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 2 February 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 2 February 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 3 February 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Mon 4 February 2019 · 4:45am
Rec
 
 
Mon 4 February 2019 · 10:30am
Rec
11:30pm
Discovering Britain, St. Ives
(S1, EP1)
 
11:30pm
Discovering Britain, St. Ives (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
In the first episode, Maureen and Larry head to St Ives in Cornwall to discover how this picturesque harbour town is booming with crowds of art lovers. They learn how the local fishing industry was at the height of its powers at the turn of the 20th century, when 269 fishing boats plied their trade out of the port. Now there are only 30 boats left. Michael Buerk heads to Wiltshire to explore the rich history of chalk carvings and their links with World War One. Shobna Gulati winds back the clock to visit Howden Dam, to reveal that it isn't just part of Britain's engineering and social history, but was also the destination for 'Team Gulati' during family days out back in the 1970s. Emilia Fox's passion is butterflies and she returns to Dorset to rekindle happy memories of idyllic summer holidays. Larry Lamb also hits the streets of Soho and meets up with actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who is passionately campaigning to keep the uniqueness of the district's streets alive. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Fri 25 January 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 4:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 26 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Tue 29 January 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Navy Seals: America's Secret Warriors, Kill Or Capture
(S1, EP4)
 
12:30am
Navy Seals: America's Secret Warriors, Kill Or Capture (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
The Navy SEALs pursue America's enemies all across the globe - hunting down the worst of the worst, and bringing them to justice. Working together with US intelligence agencies, as well as conventional forces and coalition allies, the SEALs are unmatched in their abilities to find, to fix, and to finish the enemy. From the Balkans to Baghdad, if you are on their list, you can run - you can even hide. But in the end, there is no escape from the man hunters of the Navy SEALs.
 
1:30am
Project Nazi, Designed For Power
(S1, EP1)
 
1:30am
Project Nazi, Designed For Power (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Adolf Hitler's mastery of propaganda and his instinct for effective design, from the swastika flag to the striking uniforms of the storm troopers, helps win huge popular support for the Nazi party in its march towards total power. But this program also reveals the secret network of early Nazi prisons and torture chambers. Brutal force and brilliant design combined makes the Nazis the masters of Germany.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 29 January 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
The Lost Evidence, Stalingrad
(S2, EP12)
 
2:30am
The Lost Evidence, Stalingrad (S2, EP12)
Rec
 
 
On August 23, 1942, 330,000 men of the German 6th Army smashed through Soviet defences outside the city of Stalingrad. It seemed nothing could stop the city falling in just a few days. But two months later the Germans were still locked in a deadly battle of attrition in a wasteland of pulverised rubble. Their offensive had become a murderous one-on-one fight they call Rat War. This program reveals how Hitler's master plan to smash the Soviet Union ground to a halt in the shattered ruins of the city named after Stalin himself. For the first time, extraordinary aerial reconnaissance photographs actually taken during the course of the battle are combined with the latest in computer technology to create a 3D model of the city. These unique aerial images have been discovered in archives where they have been lost or forgotten for more than 60 years. Now the decisive battle of the Eastern Front can be seen unfolding step by bloody step. Determined to destroy the Soviet Union once and for all, Hitler has ordered his armies to strike south and seize the vital oilfields of the Caucasus region. But first they must capture Stalingrad and secure their northern flank. When the Panzers reach the city on the river Volga, they are on the border of Asia itself. But for 162 terrible days, the Soviet defenders of Stalingrad make the German 6th Army pay in blood for every inch of ground. The fast-moving tank columns of the Blitzkrieg have been replaced by savage hand-to-hand combat in a maze of ruined factories, shops and apartment blocks. Outnumbered and outgunned, the men of the Red Army in Stalingrad suffer appalling losses. But by clinging to their positions they draw the Germans into a trap from which there will be no escape. When the Arctic conditions of the Russian winter paralyse German supply lines, Stalin unleashes an overwhelming counterattack which completely encircles the doomed 6th Army.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 29 January 2019 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Patton 360, Leading The Charge
(S1, EP6)
 
3:15am
Patton 360, Leading The Charge (S1, EP6)
Rec
 
 
On August 1st, Patton's Third Army finally becomes operational. American armoured forces tear through western France, moving faster, seizing more territory, and killing more enemies than any other army in history. Patton is denied a complete victory at the battle of Falaise Gap when his superiors order him to stop before completely trapping an entire German Army. But soon Patton is back to racing east across France at record speed. By August 23rd, the Third Army has reached the outskirts of Paris, but Patton is denied the glory of liberating the city when the Free French Army is chosen instead to enter the city first. After crossing the Seine River, Patton's men engage in heavy street fighting in the city of Troyes and by the end of August they advance to within 60 miles of the German border.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 29 January 2019 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
Empire Games, Chinese Empire
(S1, EP4)
 
4:00am
Empire Games, Chinese Empire (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
This series explores the greatest empires in a way that has never been fully investigated. Each episode highlights and exposes the political intrigue, personal vendettas, family mayhem, acts of vengeance and the ever-evolving tension, turmoil and chaos that shaped these civilisations and led to their destruction from within. Born in 624 CE, Wu Zhao became the concubine of Emperor Taizong. Her entry into the palace would begin one of the most dramatic periods in Chinese history. She would ultimately rule as the Empress Wu and expand Chinese military and political control in Central Asia and the Korean peninsula. Court intrigue raged during her reign and she successfully undermined constant attempts to usurp her power. In the end, however, ill health and conspiracy would combine to force her abdication. The former rulers seized control and the second Zhao dynasty began and ended with her. More Info >
 
4:45am
The Pacific: In The Wake Of Captain Cook, The Great Southern Continent
(S1, EP4)
* MADE FOR FOXTEL *
4:45am
The Pacific: In The Wake Of Captain Cook, The Great Southern Continent (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
This episode deals with Cook's second voyage aboard the Resolution in search of the Great Southern Continent. He circumnavigates the Antarctic, without ever sighting land - an extraordinary achievement in a flimsy ship at such latitudes. During this feat he begins the painstaking process of filling in vast unknown areas on the Pacific map. Sam visits New Zealand, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Norfolk Island before completing one of Cook's unfinished ambitions by touching down on Antarctica. For Sam this episode, in a much more intimate way, mirrors what many consider Cook's greatest achievement, the breadth and extent of the second voyage. In Sam's case, Antarctica is a first as is reaching the crater of a very active volcano, Mt Yasur. And significantly visiting Norfolk Island where standing in the ruins of its penal settlement Sam acknowledges an intersection of Pacific and Cook history with his own family in a startling revelation.
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 8:30pm
Rec
 
 
Tue 29 January 2019 · 12:30pm
Rec
5:30am
Joanna Lumley's Nile,
(S1, EP4)
 
5:30am
Rec
 
 
Joanna heads south from Juba into Uganda. Here she picks up the White Nile to the iconic Murchison Falls and encounters some of Africa's greatest wildlife, including hippos, rhinos, and an unusual bird called a shobill. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Mon 28 January 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
6:30am
Genius of the Ancient World, Buddha
(S1, EP1)
 
6:30am
Genius of the Ancient World, Buddha (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
Historian Bettany Hughes investigates the revolutionary ideas of the Buddha, drawing on archaeology to explore the philosophy that would inspire a diverse belief system, shaping the lives of hundreds of millions to this day.
 
7:30am
Discovering Britain, St. Ives
(S1, EP1)
 
7:30am
Discovering Britain, St. Ives (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
In the first episode, Maureen and Larry head to St Ives in Cornwall to discover how this picturesque harbour town is booming with crowds of art lovers. They learn how the local fishing industry was at the height of its powers at the turn of the 20th century, when 269 fishing boats plied their trade out of the port. Now there are only 30 boats left. Michael Buerk heads to Wiltshire to explore the rich history of chalk carvings and their links with World War One. Shobna Gulati winds back the clock to visit Howden Dam, to reveal that it isn't just part of Britain's engineering and social history, but was also the destination for 'Team Gulati' during family days out back in the 1970s. Emilia Fox's passion is butterflies and she returns to Dorset to rekindle happy memories of idyllic summer holidays. Larry Lamb also hits the streets of Soho and meets up with actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who is passionately campaigning to keep the uniqueness of the district's streets alive. More Info >
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Fri 25 January 2019 · 7:30pm
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Sat 26 January 2019 · 4:00am
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Sat 26 January 2019 · 11:30am
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Mon 28 January 2019 · 11:30pm
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8:30am
Time Team, Newmarket
(S19, EP5)
 
8:30am
Time Team, Newmarket (S19, EP5)
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A team of specialists dig deep to uncover as much as they can in three days about a UK site's archaeology and history.
 
9:30am
Myth Hunters, The Missing Eighth Wonder Of The World
(S1, EP5)
 
9:30am
Myth Hunters, The Missing Eighth Wonder Of The World (S1, EP5)
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The story of real life quests after some of history's greatest legends. From the Nazis' search for the Holy Grail, to the Americans who hunted for pirate treasure in Vietnam; from the true story of the crystal skulls to the mystery of King Solomon's mines - this series uncovers the truth behind some of the most fabulous, romantic and deranged treasure hunts in modern history. More Info >
 
10:30am
The Unseen Time Team Specials, Castle Of The Saxon Kings
(S2, EP3)
 
10:30am
The Unseen Time Team Specials, Castle Of The Saxon Kings (S2, EP3)
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On the Northumberland coast, Tony and the team help investigate the Saxon roots of Bamburgh Castle, and search for a unique stone-built hall under its manicured lawns.
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Mon 28 January 2019 · 6:30pm
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11:30am
Coast New Zealand, North Otago
(S3, EP4)
 
11:30am
Coast New Zealand, North Otago (S3, EP4)
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The return of the stunningly shot series that takes you on an epic voyage of discovery of people and places through New Zealand. The enthusiastic team of presenter Neil Oliver and six New Zealand experts in marine biology, history and social history explore the panoramic beauty of the coastline while investigating the formation and evolution of the nation: its history, its people, and its culture. The third series kicks off in Wellington, the world's southern-most capital city. Neil Oliver visits living Moriori artefacts and Michael Stevens hears about the day the Germans infiltrated the islands' waters during World War Two. The team explore the natural wonders of the Bay of Plenty, and reveal seaside stories from locations including the white-stone city of Oamaru and the Northland region of Kaipura. In a Coast New Zealand first, adventurer Dave Murray lands his plane on remote Big Bay in South Westland. More Info >
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Mon 28 January 2019 · 7:30pm
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Mon 28 January 2019 · 10:30pm
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Fri 1 February 2019 · 9:30pm
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Sat 2 February 2019 · 5:30am
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Sat 2 February 2019 · 1:30pm
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Sun 3 February 2019 · 8:30pm
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Mon 4 February 2019 · 4:45am
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Mon 4 February 2019 · 10:30am
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12:30pm
The Pacific: In The Wake Of Captain Cook, The Great Southern Continent
(S1, EP4)
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12:30pm
The Pacific: In The Wake Of Captain Cook, The Great Southern Continent (S1, EP4)
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This episode deals with Cook's second voyage aboard the Resolution in search of the Great Southern Continent. He circumnavigates the Antarctic, without ever sighting land - an extraordinary achievement in a flimsy ship at such latitudes. During this feat he begins the painstaking process of filling in vast unknown areas on the Pacific map. Sam visits New Zealand, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Norfolk Island before completing one of Cook's unfinished ambitions by touching down on Antarctica. For Sam this episode, in a much more intimate way, mirrors what many consider Cook's greatest achievement, the breadth and extent of the second voyage. In Sam's case, Antarctica is a first as is reaching the crater of a very active volcano, Mt Yasur. And significantly visiting Norfolk Island where standing in the ruins of its penal settlement Sam acknowledges an intersection of Pacific and Cook history with his own family in a startling revelation.
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Mon 28 January 2019 · 8:30pm
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Tue 29 January 2019 · 4:45am
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1:30pm
Secrets of World War II, The End Of The Scharnhorst
(S1, EP20)
 
1:30pm
Secrets of World War II, The End Of The Scharnhorst (S1, EP20)
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It was faster than any British battleship, but in what was to become known as 'The Battle of the North Cape', the Scharnhorst was about to meet its destiny at the hands of Admiral Fraser in one of the most exciting naval engagements ever.
 
2:30pm
Project Nazi, Designed For Power
(S1, EP1)
 
2:30pm
Project Nazi, Designed For Power (S1, EP1)
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Adolf Hitler's mastery of propaganda and his instinct for effective design, from the swastika flag to the striking uniforms of the storm troopers, helps win huge popular support for the Nazi party in its march towards total power. But this program also reveals the secret network of early Nazi prisons and torture chambers. Brutal force and brilliant design combined makes the Nazis the masters of Germany.
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Tue 29 January 2019 · 1:30am
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3:30pm
The Lost Evidence, Stalingrad
(S2, EP12)
 
3:30pm
The Lost Evidence, Stalingrad (S2, EP12)
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On August 23, 1942, 330,000 men of the German 6th Army smashed through Soviet defences outside the city of Stalingrad. It seemed nothing could stop the city falling in just a few days. But two months later the Germans were still locked in a deadly battle of attrition in a wasteland of pulverised rubble. Their offensive had become a murderous one-on-one fight they call Rat War. This program reveals how Hitler's master plan to smash the Soviet Union ground to a halt in the shattered ruins of the city named after Stalin himself. For the first time, extraordinary aerial reconnaissance photographs actually taken during the course of the battle are combined with the latest in computer technology to create a 3D model of the city. These unique aerial images have been discovered in archives where they have been lost or forgotten for more than 60 years. Now the decisive battle of the Eastern Front can be seen unfolding step by bloody step. Determined to destroy the Soviet Union once and for all, Hitler has ordered his armies to strike south and seize the vital oilfields of the Caucasus region. But first they must capture Stalingrad and secure their northern flank. When the Panzers reach the city on the river Volga, they are on the border of Asia itself. But for 162 terrible days, the Soviet defenders of Stalingrad make the German 6th Army pay in blood for every inch of ground. The fast-moving tank columns of the Blitzkrieg have been replaced by savage hand-to-hand combat in a maze of ruined factories, shops and apartment blocks. Outnumbered and outgunned, the men of the Red Army in Stalingrad suffer appalling losses. But by clinging to their positions they draw the Germans into a trap from which there will be no escape. When the Arctic conditions of the Russian winter paralyse German supply lines, Stalin unleashes an overwhelming counterattack which completely encircles the doomed 6th Army.
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Tue 29 January 2019 · 2:30am
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4:30pm
Patton 360, Leading The Charge
(S1, EP6)
 
4:30pm
Patton 360, Leading The Charge (S1, EP6)
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On August 1st, Patton's Third Army finally becomes operational. American armoured forces tear through western France, moving faster, seizing more territory, and killing more enemies than any other army in history. Patton is denied a complete victory at the battle of Falaise Gap when his superiors order him to stop before completely trapping an entire German Army. But soon Patton is back to racing east across France at record speed. By August 23rd, the Third Army has reached the outskirts of Paris, but Patton is denied the glory of liberating the city when the Free French Army is chosen instead to enter the city first. After crossing the Seine River, Patton's men engage in heavy street fighting in the city of Troyes and by the end of August they advance to within 60 miles of the German border.
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Tue 29 January 2019 · 3:15am
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5:30pm
Clash of Warriors, Schwarzkopf vs. Saddam
(S1, EP14)
 
5:30pm
Clash of Warriors, Schwarzkopf vs. Saddam (S1, EP14)
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In 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait. Five months later, on January 17, 1991, a UN sanctioned coalition force began a missile and air offensive, followed by a ground offensive in February, code-named Operation Desert Storm, against positions in Kuwait and Iraq. The Gulf War coalition was led by US General H Norman Schwarzkopf. The Iraqis were led by their dictator Saddam Hussein. Watch 'Stormin' Norman' face off against Saddam in a high-tech showdown.
 
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6:30pm
Tales From Northumberland,
(S1, EP5)
 
6:30pm
Tales From Northumberland, (S1, EP5)
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Northumberland is a county with a strong sense of regional identity. In this fifth episode, Robson meets some of the proud Northumbrians who are keeping some of the region's oldest traditions alive in the 21st century. Robson goes fishing for sea salmon with one of the last remaining fishermen to use a traditional Northumbrian coble boat - a vessel that dates back centuries. He heads to the Rothbury Traditional Music Festival to meet the young poets who are helping preserve the region's dialect. We also meet musician Kathryn Tickell, who's taken traditional sounds of the Northumbrian smallpipe and fiddle to a global audience.
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Wed 30 January 2019 · 10:30am
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7:00pm
Griff's Great Britain, Coasts
(S1, EP5)
 
7:00pm
Griff's Great Britain, Coasts (S1, EP5)
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Griff Rhys Jones sets off on further fascinating adventures around Britain. In this series he explores the sharply contrasting landscapes of the great British countryside: from highlands to lakelands, from estuaries to moorlands. This episode explores the British obsession with the seaside - perhaps this has got something to do with the fact there are 20,000 miles of it around the country. In each episode Griff is set a challenge from a hidden hand - forcing him to get under the surface of whichever region he is in. Griff kicks off in Scarborough, Britain's oldest seaside town. His challenge - emblazoned on a deck chair - is to hunt a vampire. Not that surprising given that Count Dracula's creator Bram Stoker wrote his famous book just 20 miles up the coast in Whitby. Griff begins his hunt by visiting the biggest collection of antique fairground rides in the country, including a ghost train, but alas, no vampires. A lift in a hearse brings him to the eerie Raven Hall Hotel in Ravenscar, where Bram Stoker is rumoured to have stayed while writing Dracula. With the help of a medium, Griff searches the hotel for Stoker's spirit - but runs up against a brick wall, quite literally.
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Wed 30 January 2019 · 11:00am
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7:30pm
The Nineties, The Comeback Kid
(S1, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
7:30pm
The Nineties, The Comeback Kid (S1, EP4)
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Bill Clinton's presidency got off to a rocky start. The most consequential of his initial missteps was his inability to reform America's health care system. As a result, the Republicans, led by Congressman Newt Gingrich gained control of both houses of Congress for the first time in decades. In addition to political problems at home, President Clinton faced military disaster in Somalia, genocide in Rwanda and ethnic cleansing in Bosnia. But as he always seemed to do, Clinton rebounded and was decisively re-elected in 1996. But just as the nation seemed to be settling into a period of genuine peace and prosperity the President was ensnared in a sex scandal with a White House intern leading to impeachment and increased political polarization. More Info >
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Wed 30 January 2019 · 4:00am
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Wed 30 January 2019 · 11:30am
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Sat 2 February 2019 · 9:30pm
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Sun 3 February 2019 · 5:30am
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Sun 3 February 2019 · 11:30am
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8:30pm
The Clinton Affair, Room 1012
(S1, EP4)
* NEW EPISODE *
8:30pm
The Clinton Affair, Room 1012 (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
ISTORY's six-part series The Clinton Affair, examines the biggest political scandal of a generation and its lasting impact on the United States. Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the impeachment proceedings of President Bill Clinton, the documentary chronicles the events leading up to the impeachment trial and explores the role of media, feminism and politics in this story of sex, power, lies and ideological warfare. Beginning Saturday 8th December, from 9pm, the limited documentary event unfolds over three consecutive nights and traces the twisted, intertwined series of events that led to the impeachment trial that set the nation on the path towards a more staunchly partisan political system. The series features arresting archival footage as well as comprehensive interviews with the people closest to the events including a timely, in-depth reflection on the topic with Monica Lewinsky. More Info >
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Wed 30 January 2019 · 4:45am
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Sat 2 February 2019 · 6:30pm
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9:30pm
WWII: Witness To War, D-Day And Liberation
(S1, EP10)
* NEW EPISODE *
9:30pm
WWII: Witness To War, D-Day And Liberation (S1, EP10)
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And so it finally arrived: 6th June 1944, the day that British, US and Canadian troops were sent across the English Channel to begin the job of reclaiming continental Europe and freeing it from German occupation. The preparations were meticulous. A huge campaign of deception was put in place intended to convince the Germans that the invasion would take place at its most obvious point - the Pas de Calais region of France. In fact it was heading to Normandy and to the five beaches with some of the most famous code-names in history: Utah, Omaha, Sword, Gold and Juno. The Germans were not about to give ground easily and the carnage on some of the beaches was indescribable. On Omaha beach particularly, the US landing force was cut apart by relentless and merciless shelling and accurate gunfire. Veterans recall that dark day here. But the beaches were just the first part. The Allies were faced with a bitter fight through the French countryside; Caen, an early objective, took 3 full months to capture. But eventually, the Germans were driven back and the Allies were able to make a triumphal entry into a liberated Paris.
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Wed 30 January 2019 · 5:30am
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Wed 30 January 2019 · 12:30pm
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10:30pm
Warriors, Maya Armageddon
(S1, EP5)
 
10:30pm
Warriors, Maya Armageddon (S1, EP5)
Rec
 
 
Archaeological discoveries unearth secrets of a fierce warrior society - one built on human sacrifice, bizarre rituals and deadly weapons. A bloody battle at the ancient city of Dos Pilas leads to the downfall and disappearance of this powerful pre-Columbian warrior society.
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Wed 30 January 2019 · 6:30am
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11:30pm
CIA, Secret Wars, Undercover Operations
(S1, EP1)
 
11:30pm
CIA, Secret Wars, Undercover Operations (S1, EP1)
Rec
 
 
In the first episode, we find out how the CIA was founded, how it recruited its first agents (former Nazis), and how it became a genuine force for political destabilisation in the service of American economic interests. After its first operation in Iran in 1953, codenamed 'Ajax', in which the CIA installed the Shah in power, subsequent operations took place in Guatemala, the Congo, and Cuba. After the assassination of John F Kennedy in Dallas, there were strong suspicions that the CIA was involved, but deft manoeuvring by its former director, Allan Dulles, meant the investigation was stymied. Later, during the Vietnam War, the CIA organised a full-blown purge of intellectuals who supported the communist region, but it was the Watergate scandal that brought an end to the 'golden age' during which the agency wielded vast, unchecked powers. More Info >
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Wed 30 January 2019 · 7:30am
Rec
Morning
Time
Show
Record / More Info
12:30am
Secrets of World War II, Confusion Was Their Business
(S1, EP21)
 
12:30am
Secrets of World War II, Confusion Was Their Business (S1, EP21)
Rec
 
 
This is the exciting story of the emergence of the special forces such as the SAS and the US Rangers.
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Wed 30 January 2019 · 1:30pm
Rec
1:30am
Project Nazi, Hitler's Highways
(S1, EP2)
 
1:30am
Project Nazi, Hitler's Highways (S1, EP2)
Rec
 
 
Adolf Hitler promises to make Germany great again with his plans to create 22,000 kilometres of motorway and build one and a half million 'People's Cars' every year. He says he wants to give the unemployed back their dignity. But in reality, millions of forced labourers from Nazi-occupied territories are viciously exploited. Most of the promised motorways are never built. The 'People's Car' turns out to be a scam, when the Nazi party steals all the money paid for them. Hitler's motor revolution is an illusion.
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Wed 30 January 2019 · 2:30pm
Rec
2:30am
The Lost Evidence, Alamein
(S2, EP13)
 
2:30am
The Lost Evidence, Alamein (S2, EP13)
Rec
 
 
Archival aerial images, some lost until now, are used to build three-dimensional views of World War II Pacific battle sites.
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Wed 30 January 2019 · 3:30pm
Rec
3:15am
Patton 360, On Hitler's Doorstep
(S1, EP7)
 
3:15am
Patton 360, On Hitler's Doorstep (S1, EP7)
Rec
 
 
Patton's blitzkrieg is so successful that his army outruns its own supply lines. Despite being short on fuel and ammunition, he invades the province of Lorraine, hoping to cross into Germany before Christmas. But delays from the fuel shortages have given the Germans time to regroup. Stubborn German defences at the Moselle River are finally crushed, and the Third Army captures the key city of Nancy. Then Adolf Hitler demands that his generals launch a major counterattack and a furious tank battle erupts near the town of Arracourt. Despite the inferiority of their tanks, the Americans emerge triumphant. But Patton remains stuck in Lorraine, just a few miles closer to Germany than he was at the beginning of the month.
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Wed 30 January 2019 · 4:30pm
Rec
4:00am
The Nineties, The Comeback Kid
(S1, EP4)
 
4:00am
The Nineties, The Comeback Kid (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
Bill Clinton's presidency got off to a rocky start. The most consequential of his initial missteps was his inability to reform America's health care system. As a result, the Republicans, led by Congressman Newt Gingrich gained control of both houses of Congress for the first time in decades. In addition to political problems at home, President Clinton faced military disaster in Somalia, genocide in Rwanda and ethnic cleansing in Bosnia. But as he always seemed to do, Clinton rebounded and was decisively re-elected in 1996. But just as the nation seemed to be settling into a period of genuine peace and prosperity the President was ensnared in a sex scandal with a White House intern leading to impeachment and increased political polarization. More Info >
Extra times:
 
 
 
Tue 29 January 2019 · 7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 30 January 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 2 February 2019 · 9:30pm
Rec
 
 
Sun 3 February 2019 · 5:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 3 February 2019 · 11:30am
Rec
4:45am
The Clinton Affair, Room 1012
(S1, EP4)
 
4:45am
The Clinton Affair, Room 1012 (S1, EP4)
Rec
 
 
ISTORY's six-part series The Clinton Affair, examines the biggest political scandal of a generation and its lasting impact on the United States. Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the impeachment proceedings of President Bill Clinton, the documentary chronicles the events leading up to the impeachment trial and explores the role of media, feminism and politics in this story of sex, power, lies and ideological warfare. Beginning Saturday 8th December, from 9pm, the limited documentary event unfolds over three consecutive nights and traces the twisted, intertwined series of events that led to the impeachment trial that set the nation on the path towards a more staunchly partisan political system. The series features arresting archival footage as well as comprehensive interviews with the people closest to the events including a timely, in-depth reflection on the topic with Monica Lewinsky. More Info >
Extra times: