Simon Schama delves into a once deteriorating relationship between Scotland and England, and, how it came to be that half a century later the two countries would be building a future together.
We explore the evolution of the commercial aeroplane from people carrier to flying bomb.
By the fall of 1944, America is ready to liberate the Philippine islands and the POW's who have been stranded there since 1942. Sgt Jack Werner is among the men storming the beaches of Leyte, one of the main Philippine Islands. Seaman Jack Yusen fights in the naval battle of Samar and reporter Robert Sherrod accompanies the Marines on their assault of Iwo Jima.
In 1822, JeanFrancois Champollion cracks Egyptian hieroglyphs.
In 1822, Jean-Francois Champollion cracks Egyptian hieroglyphs. One hundred years later, Howard Carter reads the name on a lost tomb and makes an amazing discovery.
According to Pamela Stephenson's family history, her great, great grandfather, Captain Samuel Stephenson, had his throat slit in a mutiny on board his ship the Rosalie in the Indonesian Archipelago in 1821. But last year Pamela met a descendant of one of 'Salty Sam's' crew, who said Salty Sam had been murdered by pirates. So, in this four-part series, Pamela sets out in her 100 foot luxury yacht, the Takapuna, to find out just what really did happen to Salty Sam.
This series deals with the role of the Wehrmacht in Hitler's Germany. Recently, historian Soenke Neitzel discovered secret records in British secret service files of private conversations between all the German generals held by the Western Allies at Trent Park in Britain during and after World War 2. In re-enactments of these conversations, the generals speak frankly, revealing their real opinions about the war, Hitler and the Nazi regime.
Simon Schama looks at how political revolutions racked Britain after Charles I's execution, when Britain was a kingless republic led by Oliver Cromwell, a man of vision who brought about significant reforms.
In the latter half of the 20th Century, two men came to symbolise the fight for racial equality and stand up for what they believed in.
On 6 June 1968, hours after winning the Californian Democratic Primary election, Senator Robert Kennedy was shot and fatally wounded. The assassin was 24-year-old Palestinian immigrant, Sirhan Sirhan, who fired five shots before he was seized. However, Robert Kennedy had many enemies and more than one assassin may have been involved.
Warriors is a series of lavish, all-action dramatic spectacles based on the lives of six men who shaped the world around them by sheer force of will, genius, courage and greed. This powerful series revisits the inspiring personalities of six warriors that have earned their place in the world's imagination, all prepared to die for what they believed in - whether it was God or gold, the pursuit of power and glory, or a magnificent ideal.
Basilone's celebrity grows as he travels across the country on the war bonds tour. On Pavuvu, Sledge, assigned to the 5th Marines, is briefly reunited with Phillips and Leckie. Sledge then gets his first taste of combat as he, Leckie, and the rest of the Marine Division meet fierce Japanese resistance while landing on the intricately and heavily defended coral island of Peleliu.
This episode takes a look at the turbulent civil wars that culminated in two events unique to British history - the public execution of a king and the creation of a republic.
On 8 December 1980, outside the Dakota Building, the 40-year-old Beatle was shot dead by Mark David Chapman, a young stalker who alleged that he was Lennon's double. What were the psychological factors which drove Chapman to murder?
No soldier in modern history has been more admired or more reviled. Douglas MacArthur, liberator of the Philippines, shogun of occupied Japan, brilliant victor of the Battle of Inchon, was an admired national hero when he was suddenly relieved of his command. A portrait of a complex, imposing and fascinating American original.
As the Queen's daughter travelled from Buckingham Palace along the Mall, she was attacked by a gunman who fired six shots at her vehicle. Several passers-by, her chauffeur, and a policeman were all seriously wounded as the gunman was eventually arrested by police reinforcements.
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