In a celebration of some of history's great women, a Spartan queen terrorises a Historical Love Island and the Tudor queens form a supergroup.
August 6, 1945: See how the catastrophic event that destroyed a city changed the world, amid fears of mutual assured destruction.
Both before and during the war, transport was a critical lifeline for Nazi Germany. Something that Adolf Hitler understood all too well, which is why it played such an important part in his plans for the preparation of war. You only have to look at the Nazi's motorway network, the Autobahn, which still survives to this day, to see how serious they were about creating the world's greatest transport system - not just within Germany, but throughout the whole of Nazi-conquered Europe.
The Arderns continue their time-travelling journey running a corner shop in the '70s. From Spangles to Pot Noodle, they learn how life behind the counter reflects a decade of change.
This documentary explores Muhammad Ali's challenges, confrontations, comebacks and triumphs through recordings of his own voice and never-before-seen archival material.
An undefeatable army with super-human strength, deadly aim and ability to kill with their minds. Is a black budget Super Troop on the drawing board or already a reality. What started as a dream for an impervious solider equipped with futuristic communications, weapons and armour is now on the cusp of reality. Billions of dollars are being spent annually developing a real Iron Man complete with telepathic capabilities. The armour will be impervious to bullets, chemical, biological and energy weapons, forming a battalion that is tireless and able to communicate telepathically via neural network. Mike Baker tries on some of the new technology, has his brain stimulated to become a better solider and looks into the future of the super soldier.
August 29, 1949: four years after the US drops the first atomic bomb, the Soviets drop one. No one expected it so soon. Behind the scenes of this major event of the cold war, the Soviets developed one of the biggest networks of moles of the century. In this episode of 'Spies of War', you will discover how and why brilliant scientists divulged the secrets of the atomic bomb to the sworn enemy of the US, and how US counter-intelligence services cracked their codes to expose the leaks.
We investigate the importance of the family to Chinese civilisation and how it became the building block of Chinese society.
This episode looks at globetrotting migrants, Australia's love affair with Bali, flying billboards for Aboriginal Australia's genius, and how the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has become aviation's greatest challenge in a century.
This definitive series opens a pandora's box of weird, wonderful and scary weapons from World War II. A few were so fantastical that they never got beyond the conception stage. Others were developed, tested and taken to prototype. Some were then used in battle to terrifying effect. From death rays and giant wire traps in the sky to ensnare bombers, to flying saucers, warships hewn from icebergs and rocket-propelled tanks, the imagination and ingenuity of Allied and Nazi weapons experts knew no bounds in their frenzied efforts to overcome the enemy and win the war.
World War II historian James Holland tests out just how effective German weaponry was in battle conditions. From Lugers to MG42 machine guns and the Pak40 anti-tank gun, he uncovers the secrets flaws the Nazis hid; how interference from the top meant crucial weapons failed to reach the frontline; and how the incredible craftsmanship of German weapons engineering was totally unsuited to fighting a long attritional war.
The Incas appeared out of nowhere, and within a few decades, their empire developed into the largest empire in the world at that time. They ruled over more than 10 million people. In Europe, there is talk of a legendary gold country. Gold, the 'tears of the sun', had exclusively spiritual value and no material value whatsoever for the Incas.
The astonishing, little-known story of men, women, and children who were exhibited alongside animals in Europe, America, and Japan from the second half of the 19th century until World War II.
Adolf Hitler had a clear idea of what he considered to be a model citizen of the Third Reich. For him, a true Nazi was much more than just a blonde-haired, blue-eyed Aryan of Germanic decent. A true and loyal Nazi would live and breathe the regime, incorporating it into every aspect of their lives. What they read, how they dressed, and even who they married would all be strictly controlled in order for them to conform to his ideals. Guy takes a look at how Hitler implemented these changes through various policies and laws.
In May 1945, one week after Adolf Hitler committed suicide, the Allies accepted the surrender of Nazi Germany and war in Europe was finally over. The Nazis had been beaten and people all over Britain took to the streets to celebrate victory. Now, we've discovered just how advanced the plans were for Britain and what we might have seen if Hitler and his armies had actually won the war. These were not just Nazi pipe dreams, these were detailed plans and preparations, many of which were already being implemented. From pre-war spying, concentration camps on British soil to national landmarks earmarked by the Nazis, in this episode, we'll discover what Hitler's plans for Britain really were.
A battle to be queen. We think of Queen Victoria as a respectable matron, the epitome of duty, a beloved monarch. But Victoria's path to the throne was by no means easy. Britain in the 1830s was a country on the brink of revolution. The people could not have borne another debauched son of George III as king. Fortunately, they were able to invest their hopes in the innocent Princess Victoria. But there were those determined to grab power for themselves, not least her mother. Intrigue, deception, death threats - this is the true story of the young queen. Alternative title: Timewatch: Young Victoria.
The Arderns continue their time-travelling adventure, from post-war rationing to the boom years of the '60s, and discover how small shops fought back against bigger grocery chains.
Historian Sam Willis unravels how Chinese fascination with the sky has influenced peoples and cities from the past to the present.
October 1962: The world holds its breath under the threat of a nuclear war during the Cuban missile crisis. Behind the scenes, one of the greatest spies of the century plays a crucial role to help Kennedy stand up to Khrushchev. This episode of 'Spies of War' reveals the remarkable achievements of Oleg Penkovsky, a Soviet officer working for the CIA. Discover how he betrayed USSR to be a mole to the West and relive his incredible life until its tragic end to see how he prevented World War III.
As Australia reaches 100 years of air travel, Justine Clarke sets off to discover a turbulent history that's also the story of modern Australia. Justine meets air hostesses, pilots and stewards of the 1960s and '70s, including those called 'old boilers' who fought for equality.
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