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     * History
       Raiders of the Lost Past with Janina Ramirez
       Discover your inner Indiana
       Exploring the last of the great iconic archaeologists and their amazing discoveries.
       
     * 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.
       
     * History
       Thatcher: A Very British Revolution
       Making Margaret
       The startling rise and incredible fall of one of Britain’s most divisive Prime Ministers.
       
     * Documentary
       The Cameron Years
       1/2 His take on calling, and losing, the EU Referendum
       The former Prime Minister talks candidly about success in 2015 to resignation in 2016.
       
     * History
       Civilisations
       The epic story of the art that makes us human
       Simon Schama looks at the pivotal role art has played in the forging of humanity itself.
       
     * History
       Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley
       Our finest hour?
       What was it really like? Six personal tales of terrible pain – and remarkable resilience.
       89 minsAvailable for 11 months
       
     * History
       Stonehenge: The Lost Circle Revealed
       The final piece of the puzzle
       Alice Roberts follows a decade-long quest that reveals Stonehenge's oldest secret.
       59 minsAvailable for 11 months
       
     * 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.
       
     * Documentary
       Princess Margaret: The Rebel Royal
       1/2 Pleasure vs Duty
       The modern Princess - caught between the demands of her nation and her heart.
       
     * Documentary
       1066: A Year to Conquer England
       Series 1: Episode 1
       Dan Snow explores the family betrayals between Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans.
       
     * History
       Enslaved with Samuel L Jackson
       Liberating the truth
       Samuel L Jackson, Afua Hirsch and Simcha Jacobovici explore 400 years of slavery.
       
     * History
       A House Through Time
       Series 3: Episode 1
       David Olusoga uncovers the remarkable history of a sea captain’s house in Bristol.
       

Who Do You Think You Are? Genealogy

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     * History
       Who Do You Think You Are?
       Series 16: 8. Mark Wright
       Former TOWIE star Mark Wright learns of a Spanish ancestor who survived the Inquisition.
       58 minsAvailable for 10 months
       
     * History
       Who Do You Think You Are?
       Series 16: 7. Sharon Osbourne
       Sharon uncovers the difficult circumstances of her mother’s and grandmother’s lives.
       58 minsAvailable for 10 months
       
     * History
       Who Do You Think You Are?
       Series 16: 6. Paul Merton
       Paul Merton traces the life of his grandfather, who is said to have been lost at sea.
       58 minsAvailable for 10 months
       
     * History
       Who Do You Think You Are?
       Series 16: 5. Katherine Ryan
       The comedian's family history leads her from Nova Scotia and Newfoundland to Dorset.
       58 minsAvailable for 10 months
       
     * History
       Who Do You Think You Are?
       Series 16: 4. Kate Winslet
       Oscar-winning actor Kate Winslet discovers whether she has Scandinavian ancestry.
       58 minsAvailable for 10 months
       
     * History
       Who Do You Think You Are?
       Series 16: 3. Jack and Michael Whitehall...
       Father-and-son comedy team Jack and Michael Whitehall investigate their family tree.
       58 minsAvailable for 10 months
       
     * History
       Who Do You Think You Are?
       Series 16: 2. Naomie Harris
       Naomie Harris’s dramatic discoveries inspire her to anger, sadness and tears of joy.
       58 minsAvailable for 10 months
       
     * History
       Who Do You Think You Are?
       Series 16: 1. Daniel Radcliffe
       The dramatic story of the robbery of Daniel Radcliffe's family's jewellery business.
       58 minsAvailable for 10 months
       
     * History
       Who Do You Think You Are?
       Series 15: 8. Jonnie Peacock
       Jonnie Peacock ends up captivated by his four-times-great-grandmother.
       58 minsAvailable for 10 months
       
     * History
       Who Do You Think You Are?
       Series 15: 7. Robert Rinder
       Robert 'Judge' Rinder follows the story of his grandfather, a Holocaust survivor.
       58 minsAvailable for 10 months
       
     * History
       Who Do You Think You Are?
       Series 15: 6. Marvin Humes
       Marvin Humes looks at his Jamaican and his English heritage.
       58 minsAvailable for 10 months
       
     * History
       Who Do You Think You Are?
       Series 15: 5. Shirley Ballas
       Shirley pursues a rumour that she has black ancestors.
       58 minsAvailable for 10 months
       

The Royals

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     * History
       Lucy Worsley's Fireworks for a Tudor Queen
       Lucy Worsley recreates a spectacular Tudor firework display staged for Queen Elizabeth I.
       87 minsAvailable for 19 days
       
     * History
       A Timewatch Guide
       Series 2: 3. Queen Elizabeth I
       Using 60 years of BBC archive, Vanessa Collingridge examines the life of Elizabeth Tudor.
       59 minsAvailable for 12 days
       
     * Period Drama
       Elizabeth R
       Glenda Jackson in an all-time TV great
       50 years on, the classic drama with the definitive portrayal of the Virgin Queen.
       
     * Documentary
       Princess Margaret: The Rebel Royal
       1/2 Pleasure vs Duty
       The modern Princess - caught between the demands of her nation and her heart.
       
     * Period Drama
       The Last Days of Anne Boleyn
       Documentary exploring the dramatic downfall and execution of Anne Boleyn in 1536.
       59 minsAvailable for 8 months
       
     * History
       Empire of the Tsars: Romanov Russia with Lucy Worsley...
       1. Reinventing Russia
       A look at the early Romanovs, from 16-year-old Mikhail in 1613 to Peter the Great.
       
     * History
       Lucy Worsley's Royal Palace Secrets
       Going beyond the velvet ropes
       Lucy Worsley unlocks triumph, tragedy and scandal at three treasure-filled royal palaces.
       54 minsAvailable for 9 months
       
     * History
       Lucy Worsley: Elizabeth I's Battle for God's Music
       59 minsAvailable for 26 days
       
     * Trooping the Colour
       Silver Jubilee
       The 1st Battalion Scots Guards's colour are trooped with salute taken by the Queen. (1977)
       99 minsAvailable for over a year
       
     * Silver Jubilee
       Review of the British Army
       The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh review the 4th Division of the Army of the Rhine. (1977)
       30 minsAvailable for over a year
       

Ancient History

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     * History
       Genius of the Ancient World
       1. Buddha
       Bettany Hughes travels to India to investigate the revolutionary ideas of the Buddha.
       
     * History
       Vikings
       Episode 1
       Neil Oliver explores the mysterious world of the Vikings' prehistoric ancestors.
       
     * Nature
       Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney
       Episode 1
       Chris Packham uncovers the secrets revealed by the DNA of Orkney's unique vole.
       
     * 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.
       
     * History
       Tutankhamun in Colour
       Elizabeth Frood shares the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb as it happened - in colour.
       59 minsAvailable for 3 months
       
     * History
       Stonehenge: The Lost Circle Revealed
       The final piece of the puzzle
       Alice Roberts follows a decade-long quest that reveals Stonehenge's oldest secret.
       59 minsAvailable for 11 months
       
     * History
       The Story of Wales
       1. The Makings of Wales
       Huw Edwards presents an in-depth history of Wales.
       
     * 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.
       
     * 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
       
     * History
       Buried Treasure
       King Solomon's Mines
       Sir Mortimer Wheeler explores the stone ruins of Great Zimbabwe. (1958)
       28 minsAvailable for over a year
       

Remembering the World Wars WW II Remembered

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     * History
       Berlin 1945
       History gets personal
       Experience Berlin’s most fateful year through the eyes of those who lived it.
       
     * History
       The Somme 1916 - From Both Sides of the Wire
       1. First Day - Erster Tag
       Historian Peter Barton explores the events leading up to the first day of the offensive.
       
     * Documentary
       SAS: Rogue Warriors
       Series 1: Episode 1
       The remarkable story of the founding of the SAS in the north African desert in 1941.
       
     * History
       After the Battle
       1. London - Ed Murrow Reports
       American reporter Ed Murrow returns to London where he spent much of World War II. (1959)
       30 minsAvailable for over a year
       
     * Documentary
       Tunes for Tyrants: Music and Power with Suzy Klein...
       Series 1: 3. World War
       Suzy Klein explores the fascinating use, abuse and manipulation of music in World War II.
       59 minsAvailable for 2 months
       
     * History
       Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley
       Our finest hour?
       What was it really like? Six personal tales of terrible pain – and remarkable resilience.
       89 minsAvailable for 11 months
       
     * History
       Rise of the Nazis
       1/3 From the fringes to the heart of government
       In 1930, Germany was a liberal democracy. Four years later, it was a brutal dictatorship.
       
     * 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.
       

The Story of the British Isles The British Isles

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     * History
       Britain and the Sea
       1. Adventure and Exploration
       David Dimbleby tells the story of an array of adventurers, explorers and smugglers.
       
     * History
       The Years That Changed Modern Scotland
       A definitive history
       How political, cultural and social changes have made Scotland the nation it is today.
       58 minsAvailable for 10 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.
       
     * History
       The Story of Wales
       1. The Makings of Wales
       Huw Edwards presents an in-depth history of Wales.
       
     * Documentary
       Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret History
       1/7 New revelations
       50 years on, stunning untold secrets about the decades-long conflict are revealed.
       
     * Documentary
       1066: A Year to Conquer England
       Series 1: Episode 1
       Dan Snow explores the family betrayals between Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans.
       
     * History
       British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley
       Series 1: 1. The Wars of the Roses...
       Lucy debunks the foundation myth of one of our favourite royal dynasties, the Tudors.
       
     * History
       Blood of the Clans
       A violent struggle. An ancient feud. An epic conflict
       Neil Oliver on the brutal 17th century Civil War that threatened Britain's stability.
       59 minsAvailable for 5 months
       
     * History
       A House Through Time
       Series 3: Episode 1
       David Olusoga uncovers the remarkable history of a sea captain’s house in Bristol.
       
     * 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.
       
     * History
       Thatcher: A Very British Revolution
       Making Margaret
       The startling rise and incredible fall of one of Britain’s most divisive Prime Ministers.
       
     * History
       Alt History
       Black British History We're Not Taught in Schools
       David Olusoga introduces short films exploring critical moments in Black British history.
       8 minsAvailable for 4 months
       

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