They swept across the plains of Europe from the East, an unknown tribe from an unknown land. The conquered peoples of Europe believed the Huns were Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
In 1666 a great fire engulfed the city of London destroying the magnificent cathedral of Old St Paul's. Architect, Christopher Wren, set out to raise a new cathedral from the ashes which soon became an iconic landmark of London.
Unlike the altruistic Robin Hood of legend, outlaws were more likely to rob the poor to give to the rich and remarkably gained a place of respect in society. The poor however weren't without in this surprisingly litigious time.
What caused the largest explosion in human history? An asteroid? A UFO crash? Big Bang Tunguska investigates the mystery.
There are bombs scattered all over the landscape in Laos, left from the US's 'Secret War' over 35 years ago, which was conducted during the war in neighbouring Vietnam without the knowledge of most of the outside world. Farming in Laos has been hampered by the presence of unexploded bombs and bomb scrap has become the new cash crop. Local kids are quick to learn there is money to be made in bomb scrap metal, and as result the death rate of those killed by bombs - almost half of whom are children - is on the rise.
A 'series of miracles' allowed Bulgarian Peter Oulianoff to survive the war and the fall of Berlin. He arrived in Australia in 1951, married and raised a family, but from the moment of his arrival, when his qualifications were not accepted, he grew to distrust and dislike all that Australia represents.
Model, entrepreneur and deportment educator, June Dally-Watkins discusses her incredible life. Born in 1927, June grew up near Tamworth. When her mother took her to Farmers department store in Sydney to ask if she could be a model, a successful career was launched.
Neanderthals once dominated ice age Europe, but then they disappeared. What happened to them? For 150 years scientists have been puzzled by the state of our closest relatives. They've looked at the archaeological evidence from every angle. Now they've turned to DNA, and a new idea is taking root. It's possible that Neanderthals live on - or at least their genes do - inside of us all.
1972. Tasmania. A small introverted island community is emotionally divided between the goal of industrial progress and the vision of a pristine environment. A unique environmental wonder, the alpine Lake Pedder is on the verge of destruction by the largest hydro-electric power scheme in the southern hemisphere. Brenda Hean - one of the leaders of the first environmental political party in the world - and her pilot, Max Price, are flying in an ageing Tiger Moth to petition the Australian Prime Minister in Canberra in a last ditch effort to save the Lake. The plane disappears without trace. The battle for Lake Pedder is lost. The plane is never found.
The story of Vladimir Vetrov, the KGB agent who caused the downfall of the Soviet Empire.
Nina Tory had been exiled in Siberia where her daughter Helen Macris was born in 1947. She escaped to Greece and after four years in a displaced person's camp took the first ship - to anywhere. She arrived in Australia, where her husband died shortly afterwards.
This program brings to life the ingenious engineering solutions and treacherous political betrayals that gave birth to what is arguably the most perfect example of Moorish architecture in existence - The Alhambra.
The Janissaries were renowned in the Ottoman Empire for their military skill and loyalty to the sultan. They were respected by Muslims, dreaded by Christians and surpassed by no one.
Captain Nicolas Baudin is entrusted with leading the most ambitious French "Voyage of Discovery" ever assembled - two ships loaded with 22 scientists and the best technology Revolutionary France has to offer. Baudin's ships will return to France carrying arguably the greatest collection of natural history specimens ever collected.
The Middle Ages have long been dismissed as a period shrouded in ignorance and superstition. Philosophers however understood far more than we give them credit for and had a more ethical approach than many today.
Two miles below the ocean surface lies the remains of the Titanic, which was sunk after colliding with an iceberg on the ship's first and only voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. SBS ONE's electrifying new Lost Worlds documentary, Unsinkable Titanic argues that it was actually an intricate series of events that led to the sinking of the enormous vessel. If one small link to that chain had been missing, one of the greatest disasters of maritime history may have been averted.
A Spartan infant deemed to be weak, would be thrown off a cliff; a school boy's only clothing was a blanket. The Spartans still epitomise tough military discipline.
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