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
Around The World In 80 Treasures

Around The World In 80 Treasures

Join Dan Cruickshank as he takes a global tour of the most breathtaking treasures man has ever created. From the exquisite castles of Japan to the Nasca line in Peru, from Persepolis in Iran to the Palace of Versailles in France, this is your chance to share in the expressive beauty of man's creative powers.
10 Episodes
BBC
Haunting: Australia

Haunting: Australia

Hailing from all corners of the globe, six of the best ghost hunters in the business have joined forces to investigate paranormal activity in Australia's most haunted locations.
8 Episodes
Flame
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
The Story of Australia

The Story of Australia

The Story of Australia focuses on the heritage, diverse culture, industry, enterprise and unique natural features of Australia. High Definition footage, including underwater, aerial and special effects photography, is used to capture the world of Australia.
6 Episodes
Flame
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
The Big House

The Big House

In a radical social experiment, we take one big house in Ireland and staff it up with the direct descendants of the men and women who lived and worked there - upstairs and downstairs.
4 Episodes
Flame
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
Cyclone Tracy

Cyclone Tracy

On Christmas Day 1974, the eye of Cyclone Tracy ripped through Darwin, leaving the city in ruins. Over 100 people were killed, 20,000 were left homeless, and 80 percent of the city's buildings were destroyed. It was the worst natural disaster in Australian history. This highly acclaimed, three part mini-series depicts the events of that terrifying Christmas, celebrating the spirit and courage of the people who survived the devastation.
3 Episodes
Umbrella
China - Triumph And Turmoil

China - Triumph And Turmoil

Niall Ferguson travels through this vast country to find out how a fifth of humanity can live under a Communist system of government with a capitalist economy when, according to all the laws of history, it should fall apart. Held together for more than 2000 years, firstly by imperial rule and now by an imperious Communist Party, what does China stand for? Ferguson talks to the people who know, including its new billionaires, survivors of Chairman Mao's regime, ardent young nationalists and those defending China's rural poor.
3 Episodes
BBC
Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History

Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History

The history of black people in Britain is frequently reduced to the story of recent black settlement. But that is not where this extraordinary cross-continental relationship begins. Africa and Britain: A Forgotten History re-tells the story of black people in the UK and – to do so – travels to the United States, Jamaica, South Africa, and Sierra Leone. Forgotten art vaults are unlocked, artefacts re-examined and 20 Black History plaques unveiled to the public. Award-winning historian David Olusoga tells the story of a young enslaved African brought to Britain under the protection of Queen Victoria, and explores the terrible legacy of slavery and the impact of the world wars.
3 Episodes
BBC
Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero

Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero

Bill Bailey meets wildlife in Borneo and Indonesia to tell the story of Darwin's rival, Alfred Russel Wallace.
2 Episodes
BBC
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
1066

1066

In the year 1066, England changed forever. Most of what we know about this distant time was stitched into an infamous tapestry, which tells the story of kings and conquerors - but not the ordinary men who fought on their behalf for the homeland that all three tribes called middle-earth. Now, this epic, roller-coaster adventure of invasion, resistance and war tells the story from the ground up - from the point of view of those everyday men and their families - as they are hurled into the turmoil of war.
2 Episodes
BBC
Britain's Royal Weddings

Britain's Royal Weddings

The intimate story of Britain's royal weddings, from the Queen Mother through to Princess Margaret, told from the point of view of people who were there. This entertaining programme captures all the emotion, excitement and style of the nation’s previous royal weddings. Going behind the pomp and circumstance of weddings from 1923 onwards, it offers a fun, intriguing glimpse into a world few of us will ever encounter. It also charts how changing social attitudes and national circumstances have influenced what the public has come to expect from Britain’s royal weddings.
2 Episodes
BBC
All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

A series of films about how humans have been colonised by the machines we have built. Although we don't realise it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.
1 Episode
BBC
This World

This World

International investigative documentary series from the BBC.
1 Episode
BBC
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

Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Episode 3

Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Episode 3

David Olusoga explores the Victorian moral crusade against slavery.
49mins
BBC
Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Episode 2

Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Episode 2

David Olusoga looks at slavery and remembers black sailors who fought for Britain.
50mins
BBC
Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Episode 1

Africa And Britain - A Forgotten History - Episode 1

David Olusoga explores the relationship between Britain and people of African origins.
50mins
BBC
China - Triumph And Turmoil - China - Triumph And Turmoil - Superpower

China - Triumph And Turmoil - Superpower

China's economic growth signals a seismic shift in political power from West to East.
47mins
BBC
China - Triumph And Turmoil - China - Triumph And Turmoil - Maostalgia

China - Triumph And Turmoil - Maostalgia

Niall Ferguson asks how China manages to mix Communism and Capitalism.
47mins
BBC
China - Triumph And Turmoil - China - Triumph And Turmoil - Emperors

China - Triumph And Turmoil - Emperors

Niall Ferguson shows the historical uses of the Chinese state for the higher goal of unity
48mins
BBC
Britain's Royal Weddings - Britain's Royal Weddings - Episode 2

Britain's Royal Weddings - Episode 2

An intimate story of Britain's recent royal weddings, told by the people who were there.
52mins
BBC
Britain's Royal Weddings - Britain's Royal Weddings - Episode 1

Britain's Royal Weddings - Episode 1

The intimate story of Britain's royal weddings, from the Queen Mother to Princess Margaret
50mins
BBC
Explore Ancient Egypt

Explore Ancient Egypt

You can see the beginning of human civilisation in the country with some of the world's oldest monuments.
2mins
24.com
Around The World In 80 Treasures - Around The World In 80 Treasures - Bosnia To Germany And Home

Around The World In 80 Treasures - Bosnia To Germany And Home

On the last leg of his globetrotting expedition Dan visits the Parthenon in Athens.
59mins
BBC
Around The World In 80 Treasures - Around The World In 80 Treasures - Turkey To Germany
59mins
BBC