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       Enslaved with Samuel L Jackson
       Liberating the truth
       Samuel L Jackson, Afua Hirsch and Simcha Jacobovici explore 400 years of slavery.
       58 minsAvailable for 10 months
       
     * History
       Berlin 1945
       History gets personal
       Experience Berlin’s most fateful year through the eyes of those who lived it.
       51 minsAvailable for over a year
       
     * History
       Thatcher: A Very British Revolution
       Making Margaret
       The startling rise and incredible fall of one of Britain’s most divisive Prime Ministers.
       60 minsAvailable for 6 months
       
     * History
       Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain
       1. Advance Britannia
       Andrew Marr revisits Britain in 1945 and finds the country victorious but nearly bankrupt.
       59 minsAvailable for 6 months
       
     * History
       A House Through Time
       Series 3: Episode 1
       David Olusoga uncovers the remarkable history of a sea captain’s house in Bristol.
       59 minsAvailable for 6 months
       
     * History
       Royal History’s Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley
       Series 1: 1. The Reformation
       Lucy Worsley uncovers the myths written about the English Reformation.
       59 minsAvailable for 3 months
       
     * History
       African Renaissance: When Art Meets Power
       Series 1: 1. Ethiopia
       Afua Hirsch traces Ethiopia's 3,000-year history through its art and culture.
       58 minsAvailable for 8 months
       
     * History
       Art of Persia
       1/3 A remarkable trip around Iran’s rich, colourful past
       Samira Ahmed unveils the stunning history of a Persian empire, its people and culture.
       59 minsAvailable for 6 months
       
     * Documentary Film
       They Shall Not Grow Old
       Peter Jackson brings the stories of World War I to life
       Using only the voices of those involved, discover the reality of war on the front line.
       95 minsAvailable for 6 days
       
     * History
       My Family, The Holocaust and Me
       Bearing witness to the past
       Robert Rinder helps Jewish families discover what happened to relatives in the Holocaust.
       58 minsAvailable for 11 months
       
     * History
       Gary Lineker: My Grandad's War
       A brutal, unheard WWII story
       Piecing together the story of what happened to soldiers during the Italian campaign.
       58 minsAvailable for 10 days
       
     * Documentary
       Princess Margaret: The Rebel Royal
       1/2 Pleasure vs Duty
       The modern Princess - caught between the demands of her nation and her heart.
       59 minsAvailable for 6 months
       
     * History
       The Mayflower Pilgrims: Behind the Myth
       Documentary exploring the Pilgrims' journey across the Atlantic in the early 17th century.
       60 minsAvailable for 23 days
       
     * History
       Black and British: A Forgotten History
       1/4 First Encounters
       David Olusoga explores the relationship between Britain and people of African origins.
       52 minsAvailable for 6 months
       

Music Through The Decades

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     * Documentary
       Ronnie's
       Ronnie Scott and His World Famous Jazz Club
       The world’s greatest jazz musicians took to its stage. What made it so special?
       105 minsAvailable for 11 months
       
     * Music
       Citizens of Boomtown: The Story of the Boomtown Rats
       91 minsAvailable for 5 months
       
     * Documentary
       Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
       The story of a truly singular talent, unpacking the myth of the man behind the horn.
       115 minsAvailable for 18 days
       
     * Documentary
       When Bob Marley Came to Britain
       How Bob Marley influenced politics and culture in the UK in the turbulent 1970s.
       59 minsAvailable for 8 months
       
     * Music
       Punk and New Wave Years with Annie Nightingale
       Breaking barriers at the BBC
       Annie picks seminal performances from the punk acts that shook the Old Grey Whistle Test.
       58 minsAvailable until Mon 1:55am
       
     * Documentary
       Arena
       Fela Kuti: Father of Afrobeat
       The Nigerian icon who pioneered the sound of a continent and fought injustice with music.
       82 minsAvailable for 19 days
       
     * Music
       Count Basie through His Own Eyes
       The jazz giant's life in music
       A treasure trove of rare footage reveals the private passions of the king of the swing.
       74 minsAvailable for 1 month
       
     * Documentary Film
       Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things
       Tracing the story of Ella Fitzgerald’s life.
       89 minsAvailable for 5 months
       

Ancient History

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       Genius of the Ancient World
       1. Buddha
       Bettany Hughes travels to India to investigate the revolutionary ideas of the Buddha.
       60 minsAvailable for 7 months
       
     * History
       Meet the Romans with Mary Beard
       1. All Roads Lead to Rome
       Prof Mary Beard asks not what the Romans did for us, but what the empire did for Rome.
       59 minsAvailable for 5 months
       
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       The Normans
       1. Men from the North
       A look at how the Normans established their new province of Normandy in northern France.
       58 minsAvailable for 6 months
       
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       Tutankhamun in Colour
       Elizabeth Frood shares the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb as it happened - in colour.
       59 minsAvailable for 6 months
       
     * History
       The Story of Wales
       1. The Makings of Wales
       Huw Edwards presents an in-depth history of Wales.
       60 minsAvailable for 6 months
       
     * History
       Michael Wood's Story of England
       1. Romans to Normans
       The history of Kibworth's first 1,000 years, with a Roman villa, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.
       60 minsAvailable for 5 months
       
     * History
       The Grandeur That Was Rome
       1. The Skeleton of an Empire
       Sir Mortimer Wheeler investigates the legacy of the Roman Empire. (1960)
       30 minsAvailable for over a year
       
     * History
       Chronicle
       Vikings in North America
       Documentary about the Vikings who allegedly discovered North America. (1966)
       50 minsAvailable for over a year
       

Who Do You Think You Are?

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       Who Do You Think You Are?
       Liz Carr
       Liz Carr gets forensic about her ancestry, uncovering secrets that leave her speechless.
       57 minsAvailable for 11 months
       
     * History
       Who Do You Think You Are?
       Ruth Jones
       Ruth discovers her grandfather played a major role in the forerunner of the NHS.
       59 minsAvailable for 11 months
       
     * History
       Who Do You Think You Are?
       David Walliams
       The comedian and author finds his great-great-grandfather was also an entertainer.
       57 minsAvailable for 11 months
       
     * History
       Who Do You Think You Are?
       Jodie Whittaker
       The Doctor Who actor discovers how her great-great-grandfather became a mine owner.
       59 minsAvailable for 11 months
       

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