King Edward the Confessor dies without an heir, triggering a race to succeed him. Earl Harold is on the spot and takes the crown. But in Normandy, Duke William believes the throne has been promised to him.
Michael visits the Korean Demilitarised Zone, the ancient Korean capital of Kaesong, the ghostly international airport in the newly built beachside resort town of Wonsan, and the Revolutionary Museum on Mount Paektu.
Dan Snow travels to Mexico to investigate the history, character and legacy of Montezuma, the last great ruler of the Aztecs of central America. He uncovers the extraordinary story of the Aztecs themselves, a cultured and civilised people whose lives were governed by elaborate ceremony and bloodcurdling ritual. Dan Snow also discovers how, in a titanic clash of cultures, their leader Montezuma faced up to a mortal threat from another world - the weaponry, gold-lust and greed of 16th-century Spanish conquistadors.
Greig travels to Footscray, one of the fastest settlements to develop in Australia. Once the industrial heart of Melbourne, it drew a European workforce from around the country.
Life and Times of Rome
In this unique docu-drama, uncover the true story of Verus, a gladiator who fought at the Colosseum in Rome.
Uncover the events that shaped the great Jewish revolt against Rome as told by Jewish General, historian and perceived traitor Flavius Josephus. Explore Josephus' early history as a Jewish leader and researcher, his travels to Rome, the folklore of his making as a prophet, and ultimately his involvement in the fall of Judea.
March 1953: Stalin is dead, and in Asia the heated conflicts are ending. But with foreign troops leaving the region, Ho Chi Minh formulates a new plan.
Mexico is an ancient civilisation steeped with culture and game changing innovations in science, engineering and astronomy. Our daily lives are filled with contributions that originated in Mexico. To celebrate these great achievements, we're going to imagine a world where they disappear from our lives.
After the Japanese surrender, Leckie, healed from his wounds, leaves the hospital and returns home, while Sledge heads back to Alabama to be reunited with his family and Sid Phillips. Lena visits Basilone's home and has an emotional meeting with his family. Leckie adjusts to post-war life by resuming his old job and starting a new relationship, but for Sledge, unsure why he survived the war seemingly unscathed, adjustment will require more time.
This incredible two-part series, which required two years of planning and high-level negotiations, grants presenter Michael Palin unprecedented access to the reclusive country of North Korea.
The Gold Coast hides a past full of bitter struggle and huge enterprise. Greig explores how South Sea Islanders suffered brutal treatment to enable the early sugar boom in the 19th century.
Bolshevik rise, Sovnarkom, Decrees, Treaty of Brest-Litovsk and War Communism
September 1950, and the war against Communism was being fought across Asia. While a beaten Truman considers the bomb, Stalin increases his influence.
Examine the tumultuous reign of King Herod, and the ascent of Roman control in Judea. This epic story is uniquely told through the words of controversial historian Flavius Josephus, and incorporates expert interviews, dramatic recreations, and evocative CGI. Exploring Herod's blood-soaked reign, the cultural and architectural development of the region, and his descent into madness, this story ultimately sets the stage for the destruction of the Jewish nation.
The Netherlands is a fertile ground for innovation with an incredible influence on the modern world. From advances in agriculture, science, big business, the stock market, and the International court, the impact on our society is astounding. If the most important Dutch innovations were suddenly erased, the global community would be left in crisis.
After battling across the island of Okinawa for over a month, Sledge and the rest of the 1st Marine Division are ordered to relieve an army division that has been in combat against the most strongly defended Japanese position on the island. The primordial conditions and the moral dilemma posed by the presence of civilians put tremendous strain on the physical and psychological endurance of Sledge and the other marines.
Learn about the downfall of the Romanov dynasty and the evolution of Lenin's Ulyanov family, the Bolsheviks, communism, the notorious Rasputin, rumours of cannibalism and acute poverty during the Russian Revolution.
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