History Shows

Air Combat

Air Combat

Air Combat covers the history of military aviation from World War I to the present day, focusing on famous aerial engagements, heroic pilots and a dramatic array of aircraft from Harrier Jump Jets to B-52 Bombers.
26 Episodes
Beyond
The Road to World War II

The Road to World War II

This classic documentary series follows the events that inevitably sparked World War II, capturing the drama, the excitement and the juxtapositions of these crucial years between the end of World War I and Pearl Harbour.
16 Episodes
Reel
Combat at Sea

Combat at Sea

Combat at Sea combines exciting archival and modern footage with superior reporting to relive great sea battles, explore naval strategy and counter-strategy, and tell the stories of mighty warships and the men who commanded them.
13 Episodes
Beyond
The Mafia's Greatest Hits

The Mafia's Greatest Hits

The Mafia's Greatest Hits uncovers the extraordinary truth behind some of the Mafia's most notorious killers and reveals how the FBI and the forces of law and order took on organised crime and ultimately brought it down.
13 Episodes
Via Vision
Nazi Collaborators

Nazi Collaborators

This series looks at the many people who chose to collaborate with the Nazis. It's a simple question: How could they have done it?
13 Episodes
Via Vision
Nazi Hunters

Nazi Hunters

Nazi Hunters depicts the relentless hunt for war criminals who, after committing some of the most atrocious crimes in history, have avoided retribution... until now.
13 Episodes
Via Vision
Generals At War

Generals At War

As commanders from the great battles of WWII go head-to-head on the battlefield, they attempt to outwit and outfight each other with strategic moves in a game of skill, bluff and counterbluff. With the lives of thousands of men at risk, the generals' reputations hanging in the balance, the stakes are impossibly high and the pressure is on.
6 Episodes
Reel
Alexander's Lost World

Alexander's Lost World

Following the course of the River Oxus (Amu Darya) for the first time, David Adams takes viewers on an extraordinary 2,400km journey through war-torn Afghanistan and Central Asia.
6 Episodes
Reel
Ancient Discoveries

Ancient Discoveries

Tantalising clues are making historians rethink the sophistication of ancient cultures. Explore ancient cars, superships, Egyptian warfare, ancient robots and more.
6 Episodes
Reel
21st Century War Machines

21st Century War Machines

The machines and weapons designed to fight the full-on heavy metal wars of the 20th Century now face a grim challenge: they must adapt or die.
5 Episodes
ABC
Wings At War

Wings At War

Wings At War tells the compelling story of the air war during World War Two when air power was established as a decisive weapon.
4 Episodes
ABC
Devil’s Brigade

Devil’s Brigade

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s. Upon completion of the training, only those who pass will be ordered to reenact one of the key European FSSF missions in the Second World War.
4 Episodes
Monarch
Ultimate Battles

Ultimate Battles

Experience three of the most defining battles in the history of the World in these explosive documentaries; the Battle of Waterloo, the Battle of the Bulge, and Alexander the Great's Battle of Guagamela.
3 Episodes
Ovation
Ancient Megastructures

Ancient Megastructures

Certain landmarks have captured the imagination and awe of modern-day architects and engineers around the world as they work to solve the mystery of how their ancient forebears were able to construct such beautiful, timeless and revolutionary structures with none of the machines and materials available to modern engineers.
3 Episodes
Reel
War Surgeons

War Surgeons

War surgeons have long faced the challenge of saving lives in the most difficult circumstances. This series follows the evolution of their work from ancient times to the present day battlefield.
3 Episodes
Reel
Woodstock Diary

Woodstock Diary

The Woodstock Diary is an enthralling fly on the wall documentary about the creation of Woodstock and of the actual three-day event itself.
3 Episodes
Reel
Australia on Trial

Australia on Trial

Through the prism of three of the most sensational trials of the 19th Century, Australia on Trial examines pivotal social battles that changed the fabric of Australian society.
3 Episodes
ABC
Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen created a world that lived in the imagination. 'My Life as a Fairytale' is as humorous, emotional and entertaining as the master's immortal stories themselves.
2 Episodes
Reel
ANYDOKO Shorts

ANYDOKO Shorts

The best pieces of the world in bite-size format.
2 Episodes
ANYDOKO
The Gweilo

The Gweilo

Explore the best of Asia with The Gweilo.
2 Episodes
ANYDOKO
Imagineering

Imagineering

Redesigning the everyday - BBC Future works with top designers to rethink common objects and offer 21st Century solutions.
2 Episodes
BBC Future
Dream Wrecks

Dream Wrecks

Shipwrecks have fascinated us for centuries, with their watery resting places enticing divers to explore our past. Dream Wrecks looks at some of those stories.
1 Episode
Reel
Australian Adventurer

Australian Adventurer

Discover the best of Down Under.
1 Episode
ANYDOKO
This Is

This Is

Cinematic snapshots of our favourite places.
1 Episode
ANYDOKO
Future Thinking

Future Thinking

Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
1 Episode
BBC Future
Ben Cropp's Wild Australia

Ben Cropp's Wild Australia

Ben Cropp swapped spear gun for camera in 1962, after winning six Australian spear fishing titles and representing Australia at the world titles.
1 Episode
Viewlorium

History Episodes

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes tells his favourite tales from the Middle East

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes tells his favourite tales from the Middle East

Born in England in 1944, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been named the “world’s greatest living explorer,” by the Guinness Book of Records.
Euronews
How are local bookshops helping to revive Iraq’s literary community?

How are local bookshops helping to revive Iraq’s literary community?

Despite years of war, censorship and dictatorships in Iraq, authors and intellectuals have determinedly gathered to exchange ideas and share their experiences.
Euronews
Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

Energetic Cambridge Professor Simon Schaffer brings to life the untold story of early robots – called androids or automata – extraordinary clockwork machines designed hundreds of years ago to mimic and recreate life.
60mins
TVF Media
The Real Sherlock Holmes

The Real Sherlock Holmes

For the first time, the fascinating hidden side of Holmes’ legacy is revealed through exclusive interviews – including BBC ‘Sherlock’ creator Mark Gatiss – reconstructions and memorable clips from popular Sherlock productions.
TVF Media
Liliana Segre: Auschwitz survivor talks about her experience

Liliana Segre: Auschwitz survivor talks about her experience

Segre was deported from Italy to Auschwitz in 1944 when she was 13 years-old. She was one of 776 Italian children under the age of 14 who were sent to the Nazi concentration camp. Only 25 survived
9mins
Euronews
’Palace of the Nation’: Qasr Al Watan attracts visitors to Abu Dhabi

’Palace of the Nation’: Qasr Al Watan attracts visitors to Abu Dhabi

One of the UAE’s latest cultural landmarks, Qasr Al Watan, is a place that translates from Arabic to mean, the ‘Palace of the Nation’.
12mins
Euronews
‘Artefact detectives’ in Iraq aim to end the theft of their history

‘Artefact detectives’ in Iraq aim to end the theft of their history

A group of amateur ‘artefact detectives’ in Iraq are on a mission to return countless historical items taken from their country over the years.
4mins
Euronews
Archaeologists & filmmakers dig up the past of UAE’s Shamash temple

Archaeologists & filmmakers dig up the past of UAE’s Shamash temple

The lost port city of Ed Dur, once buried in sand, was discovered in the 1970s in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain in the United Arab Emirates.
3mins
Euronews
Battle of the Bulge heroes remembered 75 after epic World War Two campaign

Battle of the Bulge heroes remembered 75 after epic World War Two campaign

Seventy-five years after the wooded hills of the Ardennes saw the bloody turning point of World War II, US and European leaders gather to pay their respects.
2mins
AFP
Understanding Your Roots: one man's journey to meet his birth father

Understanding Your Roots: one man's journey to meet his birth father

In Los Angeles, Joel prepares to meet his birth father, a man missing from his life since he was a very young boy, living in the Philippines. First, he investigates what it means to be Filipino in the US and visits a community in Stanton where tra...
13mins
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World Nomads
Wales

Wales

In Wales, Penelope explores the regal links of the Pembrokeshire corgis and the Royal harpist.
47mins
TVF Media
Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

During her time in Northern Ireland, Penelope visits one of the lesser known royal residencies; Hillsborough Castle.
47mins
TVF Media