Historian Bettany Hughes focuses on the day in 32 BC when Octavian stole the secret will of his most dangerous political rival, Mark Antony. It is a moment that casts a light on what it took to win in Roman politics, as the cunning, brilliant subterfuge required paved Octavian's path to power by undermining Antony's popularity and giving Octavian the crucial support of Rome's Senate and people in the civil war that followed.
Discover and learn about different families around the world who have made their mark in history which include the Romanovs, Tudors and Ramesses.
The story of the original factory girls who took on the fight for equality at home and at work, with behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the series. Presented by Alex Jones.
The tunnel linking Britain with France is one of the seven wonders of the modern world, but what did it take to build the longest undersea tunnel?
Focussing on the Yolngu Nations Assembly we interview their chairperson Matthew Dhulumburrk about the Assembly's latest work and also speak with Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra.
Sam Lovell is one of the Stolen Generation. He was taken away by authorities from his family when he was only three years old. His white heritage dates back to Lovell Minster in Oxford, England.
Suzannah discovers what evidence Westminster Abbey holds about the contest between the Crown and the City, while Dan fills in the holes left by the nursery rhyme as he reveals the little-known true story of the businessman-cum-mayor Dick Whittington, who went on to control the fortunes of kings.
A group of modern women go back in time to 1983 to learn how an unsung army of female workers fought to keep their jobs in the face of foreign competition. Presented by Alex Jones.
The team uncovers shocking evidence of a web of underground tunnels connecting the homes of key players in Kevin's theory, offering possible proof that members of the 4th Michigan Cavalry returned home with millions in Confederate gold.
The eruption of the Vesuvius froze the town of Pompei forever. Volcanology reveals the force of the eruption, and archaeology uncovers their daily life.
Historians Dan Jones and Dr Suzannah Lipscomb and engineer Rob Bell explore how London faced daring invasions, catastrophic fires, and deadly plagues. Also, how it grew from a small Roman trading post to the capital of the British Empire, and ultimately to the thriving megacity we know today. They begin by investigating London's first 1000 years.
Explore the colourful history of this popular, influential and distinctly American form of entertainment, from the first one-ring show at the end of the 18th century to 1956, when the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey big top was pulled down for the last time. A transformative place for reinvention, where young women could become lion tamers and young men travelled the world as roustabouts, the circus allowed people to be liberated from the roles assigned by society and find an accepting community that had eluded them elsewhere. Drawing upon a vast and richly visual archive, and featuring a host of performers, historians and aficionados, The Circus brings to life an era when Circus Day would shut down a town, its stars were among the most famous people in the country, and multitudes gathered to see the improbable and the impossible, the exotic and the spectacular. Through the intertwined stories of several of the most innovative and influential impresarios of the late 19th century, including PT Barnum, James Bailey and the five Ringling Brothers, the series reveals the circus as a phenomenon created by a rapidly expanding and increasingly industrialised nation. It explores how its 'dangerous' and 'exotic' attractions revealed the country's notions about race and Western dominance, and shows how the circus subverted prevailing standards of 'respectability' with its unconventional, titillating and 'freakish' entertainments.
Modern women from South Wales go back in time to the factory floor of 1976 to learn how an unsung army of factory girls took on the fight for equality. Presented by Alex Jones.
A daring diving operation produces potential evidence of some $140 million in gold at the bottom of Lake Michigan, while an informant shares a 50-year-old secret that shocks and energises the team.
Christians believe Jesus is a man who preached and performed miracles and died on the cross but was resurrected. But for historians, the crucifixion is the least unreliable indicator of the Jesus' existence.
Jane Seymour grew up in London but knows that her father's side of the family originally came from Poland. She suspects that they suffered in the Holocaust - but has never known what happened. In particular, she wants to find out the fate of her two paternal great-aunts, Jadwiga and Michaela, and their families. Jane's search for the truth takes her to Warsaw, where she discovers that, although Jadwiga managed to escape the ghetto, she was tragically separated from her family; and to France, where she follows Michaela and her family on a terrifying flight to Switzerland as they flee the Nazis.
Eighteen modern women go back to the factory floor of 1973 to learn how an unsung army of factory girls took on the fight for equality at work and at home. Presented by Alex Jones.
Alex Lagina joins Kevin Dykstra and his team in their quest to find $140 million in Confederate gold they believe is on the bottom of Lake Michigan and on their first day back on the lake, new evidence suggests they may have found it.
Marc, Jason and Travis follow the trail back to New York, where they discover traces of a shadow government bent on keeping Nikola Tesla's files secret.
Lily Shearer talks about the 20 year celebration of Gadigal Information service and how this radio station is a part of the institution of Redfern and our Sydney community.
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