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Strangest Things

Synopsis Our world is filled with mysterious objects surrounded by questions and wonder. They have captivated us, sometimes for thousands of years. Using the latest scientific research, declassified files, expert testimony and state of the art visual effects, each one hour show unpacks three riveting objects...

Unsinkable: Japan’s Lost Battleship

Synopsis For Masahiro Ohishi, a 19-year old crewman, Musashi was literally the King Kong of the sea, an invincible force impossible to sink. To Bob Freligh, an American navy pilot, sent to destroy her, she was the largest and most heavily armed battleship he’d ever set...

Greek Island Odyssey with Bettany Hughes

Synopsis In this series Bettany Hughes embarks on an epic journey to unpack the myths and legends of the Greek islands. Bettany follows the trail of Odysseus, with exclusive access to live archaeological digs uncovering bronze age warriors and virgin sacrifices. A gripping adventure amidst a...

Lost Home Movies of Nazi Germany

Synopsis Thousands of German attics have become dumping grounds for countless hours of private home movies, left gathering dust for decades. Hidden on these rolls of film is a different story of Hitler’s Third Reich; a private window into the inner most recesses of life in...

VENUS, BACCHUS & MARS UNCOVERED

Synopsis In this series Professor Bettany Hughes embarks on a voyage of discovery, travelling across the Mediterranean and Middle East to reveal the true stories of three of the most iconic Greek Gods and Godesses; Venus, Bacchus and Mars. In episode 1 Bettany explains how the mythological figure...

10 Mistakes That Sank The Titanic

Synopsis 10 Mistakes That Sunk the Titanic reveals that there was no single factor that sent the Titanic to the bottom of the ocean; instead what sealed the ship’s fate was a cascade of multiple events – none of them fatal in their own right. From...

The History of Britain S1/2

Synopsis Tony Robinson takes a fresh and humorous look at British history ‘from the bottom up’. Instead of the usual stories of the powerful, rich and famous, this is history through the eyes of the common people. We explore their everyday lives: how they washed, ate...

Auschwitz Untold

Synopsis As the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz approaches in January 2020, for the first time we tell the real story in colour. By bringing colour to the original black and white archive and telling survivors’ stories, “Auschwitz In Colour” commemorates the memory of...

USS Indianapolis: The Final Chapter

Synopsis This scientific detective story details the discovery of the USS Indianapolis wreck site three and a half miles below the Philippine Sea. The ship’s sinking in the final days of Second World War was the largest loss of life in US Naval history, and the...