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.
Examine the personal experiences of six of the men and women whose stories are featured at the National Anzac Centre. We follow their remarkable journeys; from recruitment, departure by convoy from Albany, on to the battlefields and life post-war. Family members appear in newly filmed interviews, providing a lasting testament and deeply personal connection to the tumultuous events of a century ago.
Justus is delighted to become a 'soldier' defending Germany. He and a handful of other young boys are to hold a village street against the Americans. When the tanks arrive, all of Justus' hero fantasies are destroyed.
David Dimbleby investigates the importance of the sea to trade and to the individual livelihoods of coastal communities. He sails along the west coast of Scotland, starting at Craobh Haven and along the Crinan Canal, a waterway designed by East Lothian engineer John Rennie to take 120 miles off the journey from the west coast to Glasgow and safely avoid the turbulent waters around the Mull of Kintyre. He also climbs aboard the last working sea-going Clyde puffer, where he earns his keep shovelling coal in the steam room, and reflects on the role played by the river in both trade and shipbuilding.
A Ningher Canoe crafted by two Tasmanian Aboriginal canoe makers, is built and launched into the Derwent River. A story about journeys, relationships, healing and the struggle to regain control.
Celebrate the years since Warlpiri media changed the landscape of broadcasting for Indigenous communities, way back in August 1983.
Two hundred years ago, China is already the greatest economic and cultural empire in the world. Emperor Qianlong has been in power for over 50 years, ruling an empire that extends from the Himalayas to the Yellow Sea.
The government adopts the slogan "populate or perish" after World War II and immigration changes the face of Australia. This influx of labour, as well as the diversification of the economy, delivers increasing prosperity. National identity is embraced, but Indigenous people face racism and discrimination, and their children are removed, creating the stolen generations.
The extraordinary tale of some of the people, places and events that shaped Canada - stories of change makers and rule breakers, dreamers and visionaries, scientists and entrepreneurs who forged a nation in a vast and harsh land. With groundbreaking CGI and a cast of celebrity interviews that take us inside Canada's biggest stories, this series is truly a celebration of a nation that has transformed its differences into understanding and created an identity that is uniquely diverse. In this episode, the war of 1812 is Canada's War of Independence. As America nips at Canada's borders, unlikely alliances form to protect them. With the British Empire entrenched in a European war, a disparate group of Indigenous, French Canadian, Scottish, African Canadian and even ex-pat American fighters join together to fight for their new homeland.
Tonight's episode describes the growth of a peculiarly British type of hero: the adventurer, gentleman and amateur sportsman - and a peculiarly British type of obsession: sport.
BBC News presenter Sophie Raworth discovers a tragic but inspiring tale of ancestors who risked everything to move to America.
Archaeologists investigate the powerful reign of one of the greatest female pharaohs in history - Hatshepsut.
The Civil War, one of the most defining moments in American history, tore a nation apart, pitting North against South - brother against brother. Over the course of four years, more than 750,000 military and civilian lives were sacrificed to make the United States a more perfect union, where the human rights of every person are guaranteed. With unprecedented access to government and private archives and using state-of-the-art technology, over 500 rare and compelling black and white photographs have been painstakingly colourised to illustrate the story of the Civil War in breathtaking detail. This episode examines the cultural and political tensions that ultimately explode into the most storied and bloodied war ever to be fought on US soil.
As personal scandal threatens his marriage and looming nuclear war undermines his administration, President John F Kennedy must fight to protect the presidency, the country, and the world.
The story of a group of astonishing, young working-class suffragettes who helped get the vote for women a century ago.
China has become rich through tax reform and trade. Underpinned by silver, its economy is booming. But the 19th Century is fast approaching and a new Empire, Great Britain, is emerging to challenge China. For now these 'foreign barbarians', as the Chinese call them, are under control, but for one Emperor there will be war and humiliation in the century ahead.
Fearne Cotton learns about her Welsh great-grandfather who worked down a coal mine at 13.
David Dimbleby continues his voyage around Britain, sailing his yacht Rocket along coastal regions of the South East, the first point of attack for enemy forces and therefore essential to the nation's defence throughout history. Along the way, he takes a tour of HMS Victory, Nelson's flagship vessel from the Battle of Trafalgar, lovingly preserved in dry dock in Portsmouth. He also meets a carpenter who still makes wooden figureheads, discovers how a chamber pot acted as propaganda in the battle against Napoleon and reveals the way abstract art was used to deceive German submarine pilots.
While her home city, Stalingrad, is under attack, Vera arrives at an orphanage in Kazakhstan. Everything is strange and she misses her family. When she gets offered the opportunity to be adopted by new parents, she hesitates.
Pam Hegarty, Aboriginal archaeologist, takes us for a tour around country to visit some of the culturally significant sites which are on Juru country.
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