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
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
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
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

Million Dollar American Princesses - Movers And Shakers

Million Dollar American Princesses - Movers And Shakers

By the 1930s, the legacy of America's millionaire princesses paves the way for the future.
46mins
BBC
Million Dollar American Princesses - Wedding Of The Century

Million Dollar American Princesses - Wedding Of The Century

Exploring marriages between the daughters of new-money Americans and cash-strapped Brits.
46mins
BBC
Million Dollar American Princesses - Cash For Class

Million Dollar American Princesses - Cash For Class

Elizabeth McGovern explores the first transatlantic marriages of the late 1800s.
46mins
BBC
Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - Instruments of Murder

Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - Instruments of Murder

The advances that have elevated the murder weapon from being mere evidence to key witness.
51mins
Science, , ,
BBC
Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - A Question of Identity

Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - A Question of Identity

Gabriel Weston looks at the difficulty of identifying the body in a murder case.
52mins
BBC
Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - Traces of Guilt

Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - Traces of Guilt

A look at cases that were solved by examining the smallest traces of forensic evidence.
49mins
Science, , ,
BBC
Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney - Episode 3

Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney - Episode 3

Andy Torbet dives below the waves in search of the inspiration for the first stone circle.
51mins
BBC
Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney - Episode 2

Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney - Episode 2

Andy Torbet and some local seafaring volunteers build a boat.
52mins
BBC
Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney - Episode 1

Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney - Episode 1

Orkney was the cultural capital of our ancient world.
50mins
BBC
Britain's Greatest Generation - A Better World

Britain's Greatest Generation - A Better World

A look at the people who helped create a more culturally diverse post-war Britain.
59mins
BBC
Britain's Greatest Generation - Fight For Freedom

Britain's Greatest Generation - Fight For Freedom

A look at extraordinary courage, terrible suffering and miraculous survival in WWII.
59mins
BBC
Britain's Greatest Generation - Their Finest Hour

Britain's Greatest Generation - Their Finest Hour

A look at the defiant spirit that brought the nation together during WWII.
59mins
BBC
Britain's Greatest Generation - Coming Of Age

Britain's Greatest Generation - Coming Of Age

Documentary about the extraordinary last survivors who fought or lived through WWII.
59mins
BBC
Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners - Episode 2

Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners - Episode 2

Tracing the propaganda war waged between the pro-slavery lobby and abolitionists.
49mins
BBC
Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners - Episode 1

Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners - Episode 1

Documentary uncovering the scale of the slavery business as it existed in Britain.
49mins
BBC
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Maostalgia

China - Triumph And Turmoil - Maostalgia

Niall Ferguson asks how China manages to mix Communism and Capitalism.
47mins
BBC
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 - 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 - 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
Around The World In 80 Treasures - Jordan To Ethiopia

Around The World In 80 Treasures - Jordan To Ethiopia

Dan goes in search of the Ark of the Covenant.
59mins
BBC
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 - Turkey To Germany

Around The World In 80 Treasures - Turkey To Germany

Dan hunts down some Byzantine treasures in Istanbul.
59mins
BBC
Around The World In 80 Treasures - Mali To Egypt

Around The World In 80 Treasures - Mali To Egypt

Dan explores the Djenne Mosque in Mali.
60mins
BBC
Around The World In 80 Treasures - Uzbekistan

Around The World In 80 Treasures - Uzbekistan

Dan Cruickshank visits the Trading Domes of Uzbekistan before moving on to Damascus.
60mins
BBC
Around The World In 80 Treasures - India To Sri Lanka

Around The World In 80 Treasures - India To Sri Lanka

In Calcutta, Dan Cruickshank tangles with a ten-armed naked goddess.
59mins
BBC
Around The World In 80 Treasures - Japan To China

Around The World In 80 Treasures - Japan To China

Dan Cruickshank marvels at the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta army.
60mins
BBC
Around The World In 80 Treasures - Australia To Cambodia

Around The World In 80 Treasures - Australia To Cambodia

Dan discovers some Australian erotic cave paintings.
59mins
BBC
Around The World In 80 Treasures - Mexico To America

Around The World In 80 Treasures - Mexico To America

Dan Cruickshank travels from Mayan tombs to the Statue of Liberty.
59mins
BBC
Around The World In 80 Treasures - Peru To Brazil

Around The World In 80 Treasures - Peru To Brazil

Dan Cruickshank embarks on an epic world tour to witness the world's greatest treasures.
60mins
BBC
Apollo Wives

Apollo Wives

Documentary following the reunion in Arizona of ten of the wives of Apollo astronauts.
50mins
BBC
1066 - Episode 2

1066 - Episode 2

After an epic battle at Stamford Bridge, our two warriors race back to the south.
52mins
BBC
1066 - Episode 1

1066 - Episode 1

Beginning the story of two ordinary men.
49mins
BBC
Australia's Top 5 Most Stunning Hidden Destinations

Australia's Top 5 Most Stunning Hidden Destinations

If you're looking for some little-known spots in Australia to explore, then you've come to the right place! We've complied the exclusive, top 5 list to figure out the very bets of the best in secret destinations!
1min
Travel, , , ,
Where To
Australia's Top 5 Most Scenic Drives

Australia's Top 5 Most Scenic Drives

What's better than an old fashioned road trip? Australia has no shortage of incredible, scenic drives spread all throughout the country! Here's a comprehensive list of the top five!
1min
Environment, , , , ,
Where To
The Top 5 Best Art Galleries & Cultural Museums In Western Australia

The Top 5 Best Art Galleries & Cultural Museums In Western Australia

Are you looking for a truly enriching, educational and cultural experience? Look no further than this list of incredible art, culture and historic institutions you can find in the stunning state of Western Australia!
1min
Education, , , ,
Where To
The Top 5 Most Beautiful Secret & Botanical Gardens In Western Australia!

The Top 5 Most Beautiful Secret & Botanical Gardens In Western Australia!

Western Australia is home so so many incredible natural landmarks and scenic spots, and what's better than a stunning secret garden to bask in the beauty of nature? Check out our list of the very best secret and botanical gardens in WA!
1min
Nature, , , , ,
Where To
The Top 5 Most Luxurious Day Spas In Africa!

The Top 5 Most Luxurious Day Spas In Africa!

If you're looking for a unique, relaxation experience then you've come to the right place! We've compiled a list of all the very best day spas you'll find in Africa... Say goodbye to stress cause these incredible spas will change your life.
1min
Travel, , , ,
Where To
The Top 5 Best Lookout & Scenic Spots In Africa

The Top 5 Best Lookout & Scenic Spots In Africa

Looking for the picture perfect spot to gaze out at the natural surroundings of Africa? We've got you covered with this top five list of the very best spots, you'll just have to add to your bucket list!
1min
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Where To
The Top 5 Best Inventions Straight Out Of Africa!

The Top 5 Best Inventions Straight Out Of Africa!

Some of the worlds most innovative inventions and discoveries have come straight of out Africa! Here's a top five list of all the very best ones!
Where To
The Top 5 Most Amazing Hertitage & Historic Sites In Africa!

The Top 5 Most Amazing Hertitage & Historic Sites In Africa!

Africa is absolutely brimming with incredible stories of history, traditions and culture. We've put together a perfect list of all the very best spots you can find that are filled with history!
1min
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Where To
The Top Five Best Art Galleries In Perth

The Top Five Best Art Galleries In Perth

There is no shortage of incredible artistic spirit around Perth, and we have made a list of the very top spots to discover, so you won't miss out on any must-see artworks!
1min
Arts, , ,
Where To
800 y/o wooden sculptures uncovered in Peruvian mud city

800 y/o wooden sculptures uncovered in Peruvian mud city

Twenty wooden statues were discovered at the Peruvian archaeological complex of Chan Chan. The statues date back to around 800 years ago and were discovered during an archaeological dig.
1min
Ruptly
The Top 5 Best Art & Cultural Museums in Africa

The Top 5 Best Art & Cultural Museums in Africa

Africa has no shortage of heritage, history and culture. And where better soak in all this knowledge than of of Africa's many incredible art and cultural museums?
2mins
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Where To
The Best Lesser Known Landmarks In Australia

The Best Lesser Known Landmarks In Australia

If you're looking for some lesser known landmarks around Australia that you might not have heard of, this is the perfect list for you! From the serene and isolated Lord Howe Island, to the incredible Mon Remos Conservation Park to see the turtles!
2mins
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Where To