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The Dambusters

Synopsis Over the course of three episodes, historian Dan Snow relives the nail-biting countdown to the most daring and ingenious bombing raids in history. The story begins in Spring 1943 as squadron leader Guy Gibson assembles and trains a crack team of 133 young airmen whose mission...

Warbird Workshop

Synopsis They are the planes that wrote history in the sky. Military aircraft long since pensioned off – outdated, corroded or wrecked beyond repair. But now Warbird Workshop is prising open the hangar door to join the pilots and engineers fighting to return rare aviation relics to...

The Real Hunt for Red October

Synopsis The blockbuster movie The Hunt for Red October tells the story of a rogue Soviet nuclear submarine attempting to defect to the US while being hunted by both the American and Soviet Navies. Based on the best-selling novel by Tom Clancy, it reveals the technology,...

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...