King Charles II raps about his party lifestyle. Helen of Troy reveals her complicated love life. Shakespeare appears on Mastermind. A Viking rock band paint the town red - literally.
The stunning discovery of an executed man in northern Italy reveals the brutal truth behind the Roman practice of crucifixion and sheds new light on the most famous crucifixion of all: the killing of Jesus Christ.
The war is over and titans are on the move: Gandhi returns to India from South Africa to begin the fight that will bring him fame and his people their freedom; Lenin dies in 1924 and up steps a real titan - Josef Stalin; Franklin D Roosevelt is Secretary of the US Navy but in 1921 a promising career seems wrecked by polio; Adolf Hitler (age 29) ends the war in military hospital; Winston Churchill struggles to resume a political career. The first of the titans to emerge grabs power in this episode - Benito Mussolini.
After denouncing Stalin's crimes in 1956, Khrushchev confounded the world with his behaviour. But he wasn't nearly as soft as he portrayed himself.
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.
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