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Private Lives Of The Pharaohs
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Private Lives Of The Pharaohs

Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  September 16, 2016
The civilisation of Ancient Egypt was the greatest the world has ever seen, continuing for 3000 years with one religion, one language and one evolving history. Egypt created ...

The civilisation of Ancient Egypt was the greatest the world has ever seen, continuing for 3000 years with one religion, one language and one evolving history. Egypt created the world's first empire yet much of what we know about ancient Egyptian culture is pieced together from astonishingly little hard information, and many intriguing mysteries remain. New scientific techniques are now enabling historians to uncover many of these hidden secrets. Behind them lie tales of power and intrigue, love and madness, passion and murder.

Private Lives Of The Pharaohs
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Private Lives Of The Pharaohs

Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  September 23, 2016
The civilisation of Ancient Egypt was the greatest the world has ever seen, continuing for 3000 years with one religion, one language and one evolving history. Egypt created ...

The civilisation of Ancient Egypt was the greatest the world has ever seen, continuing for 3000 years with one religion, one language and one evolving history. Egypt created the world's first empire yet much of what we know about ancient Egyptian culture is pieced together from astonishingly little hard information, and many intriguing mysteries remain. New scientific techniques are now enabling historians to uncover many of these hidden secrets. Behind them lie tales of power and intrigue, love and madness, passion and murder.

History's Verdict
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History's Verdict: MacArthur

Season 1  |  Episode 11  |  The History Channel  |  September 8, 2014
He was a US Army general who was also the only ever Field Marshal of the Philippine Army and this symbolises MacArthur's visionary belief that Asia would dominate the future ...

He was a US Army general who was also the only ever Field Marshal of the Philippine Army and this symbolises MacArthur's visionary belief that Asia would dominate the future of the world. How did he turn initial disasters in the Pacific War against Japan to a famous comeback that would make him a national hero?

The Spy Who Stole The Atom Bomb
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The Spy Who Stole The Atom Bomb

SBS  |  November 19, 2017
Declassified Security Service files reveal the remarkable undercover life of a female spy who stole America and Britain's atomic secrets and gave them to the Soviets. Born ...

Declassified Security Service files reveal the remarkable undercover life of a female spy who stole America and Britain's atomic secrets and gave them to the Soviets. Born Ursula Kuczynski in Berlin, 'Sonya' was one of the Red Army's most highly trained and sophisticated wireless operators with an illustrious career in espionage already behind her in China, Poland and Switzerland. She arrived in Britain in 1941 after marrying a British man and quickly took up contact with some of the country's most treacherous agents, including the shy genius and atomic scientist Klaus Fuchs and the later-named 'Granny Spy' Melita Norwood. As America and Britain raced to complete a new superweapon, Sonya passed atomic plans and blueprints to the Soviet Union. She led a frantic double life as a German Jewish refugee by day, sending Morse code throughout the night. Sonya died in 2000, and was honoured by Vladimir Putin as a hero of the USSR.

Impossible Peace
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Impossible Peace: 1929-1931: Dancing On A Volcano

Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  May 28, 2018
What had seemed to be an economic recovery is revealed to have been at best fragile and the world enters a global depression of unprecedented and unmeasurable savagery. ...

What had seemed to be an economic recovery is revealed to have been at best fragile and the world enters a global depression of unprecedented and unmeasurable savagery. Unemployment, hyperinflation and despair are everywhere and dictators arise. Old empires - Britain and France - come under pressure throughout the extended territories that they can barely afford to police.

Impossible Peace
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Impossible Peace: 1925-1929: Mussolini Is Always Right

Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  May 21, 2018
These are the best of times for the US. Prohibition doesn't stop anyone from having a good time, the country is on wheels or listening to the radio, welcoming the talkies or ...

These are the best of times for the US. Prohibition doesn't stop anyone from having a good time, the country is on wheels or listening to the radio, welcoming the talkies or investing in the stock market with reckless optimism. It's that brief spell they call the Jazz Age, the age of Charles Lindbergh and Babe Ruth. And in 1929, on Black Tuesday, it comes crashing down to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Inside Windsor Castle
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Inside Windsor Castle: Tragedy and Triumph

Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  May 18, 2018
We examine the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations.

We examine the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations.

Empire Games
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Empire Games: Brutality of Celts

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  The History Channel  |  July 3, 2018
This series explores the greatest empires in a way that has never been fully investigated. Each episode highlights and exposes the political intrigue, personal vendettas, ...

This series explores the greatest empires in a way that has never been fully investigated. Each episode highlights and exposes the political intrigue, personal vendettas, family mayhem, acts of vengeance and the ever-evolving tension, turmoil and chaos that shaped these civilisations and led to their destruction from within. Rome's Gaelic Wars are remembered as the stepping stone Julius Caesar used to assume absolute power in Rome. But what of the point of view of the many Celtic tribes that rose in opposition to the invader? We'll explore this incredible conflict from a totally new perspective. These were not faceless barbarians but skilled warriors and brilliant politicians. Chief among them was Vercingetorix, the great leader who united them all and met his end in Rome, a human spoil of war paraded through the forum for the glory of Caesar.

Easter 1916
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Easter 1916

Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  July 11, 2018
This major award-winning historical documentary series, narrated by Brendan Gleeson and featuring dramatic reconstructions of key scenes both before and during the Rising, ...

This major award-winning historical documentary series, narrated by Brendan Gleeson and featuring dramatic reconstructions of key scenes both before and during the Rising, examines the lives of the men who were signatories of the 1916 Easter Proclamation and who, by doing so, made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The signatories have become legendary figures in Republican and Nationalist mythology but their personal stories and the factual basis of their lives are often masked or lost in the hagiography. So who were these seven men who drafted and signed it and, in doing so, effectively signed their own death warrants? Thomas J Clarke, Sean Mac Diarmada, James Connolly, Patrick Pearse, Eamonn Ceannt, Thomas MacDonagh and Joseph Plunkett are their respective names but this series goes in search of the men, their backgrounds and their families. Each man had his own unique story and they were a much more diverse group than is generally realised, as this important series demonstrates.

Akhenaten & Nefertiti
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Akhenaten & Nefertiti

Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  September 17, 2016
The first rumours about a forgotten Pharaoh reached Europe in the middle of the 19th century. Was it Akhanaten? The first evidence was found by the scholar Richard Lepsius. He ...

The first rumours about a forgotten Pharaoh reached Europe in the middle of the 19th century. Was it Akhanaten? The first evidence was found by the scholar Richard Lepsius. He began documenting the treasures of Egypt's ancient art in 1842. In tomb complexes and temples, his staff copied wall paintings and took casts of bas-reliefs. From Cairo, his journeys took him south. He kept an exhaustive diary about the work of the 'Royal Prussian Expedition' at the stops on their journey-following the Nile further and further upstream. In Middle Egypt, near the town of Asyut, Lepsius made an astonishing discovery. On both banks of the Nile he found traces of a Pharaoh whose name was missing from the traditional lists of kings. His curiosity was aroused - feverishly, he followed what hints the locals could give him.

History's Verdict
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History's Verdict: Patton

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  The History Channel  |  September 7, 2014
He remains the most famous Allied general of the Second World War thanks to George C Scott's unforgettable performance in the Oscar winning movie. But our remarkable ...

He remains the most famous Allied general of the Second World War thanks to George C Scott's unforgettable performance in the Oscar winning movie. But our remarkable documentary reveals there was vastly more to Patton than his so-called lust for glory.

Meet The Romans
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Meet The Romans : All Roads Lead to Rome

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  August 26, 2012
In this fascinating three-part series, Professor Mary Beard takes a unique look at ancient Rome to meet the everyday Romans who occupied the famous old city. Putting aside ...

In this fascinating three-part series, Professor Mary Beard takes a unique look at ancient Rome to meet the everyday Romans who occupied the famous old city. Putting aside tales of emperors and armies, Beard explores the stories of barmen, prostitutes, children, sailors, slaves and even gladiators. By decoding epitaphs and piecing together objects from archaeology, Professor Beard uncovers Rome from the bottom up.

1917: One Year, Two Revolutions
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1917: One Year, Two Revolutions

Nat Geo  |  April 22, 2018
From February 1917, Imperial Russia was plunged into nine months of popular and spontaneous revolt. The end of this revolution was a coup that changed the course of history ...

From February 1917, Imperial Russia was plunged into nine months of popular and spontaneous revolt. The end of this revolution was a coup that changed the course of history and profoundly altered the future of civilisation and it was all chronicled by a journalist stationed in Petrograd.

Palestine: Last Light Horsemen Tell All
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Palestine: Last Light Horsemen Tell All

The History Channel  |  April 25, 2018
This landmark centennial tribute marks the 100th anniversary of the World War I Battle of Beersheba - one of history's last successful cavalry charges, mounted by the romantic ...

This landmark centennial tribute marks the 100th anniversary of the World War I Battle of Beersheba - one of history's last successful cavalry charges, mounted by the romantic Australian Light Horsemen against the Turkish enemy in Palestine. The film features unique interviews with Australian veterans, such as Gunner Len Hall, who not only helped capture Beersheba, but also landed at Gallipoli with the Anzacs and rode with the legendary Lawrence of Arabia to capture Damascus.

Anzac Stories
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Anzac Stories

The History Channel  |  April 25, 2018
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, ...

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.

Voices of The Battle of Britain
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Voices of The Battle of Britain

The History Channel  |  April 29, 2018
It is nearly 75 years since the Battle of Britain, arguably the most important victory in Britain's long history. And of the men who flew and fought to defend Britain in that ...

It is nearly 75 years since the Battle of Britain, arguably the most important victory in Britain's long history. And of the men who flew and fought to defend Britain in that fateful summer of 1940, just a few survive today. This landmark production features exclusive interviews with many on the last of 'the few' along with new material and classic film archive. Many of these men were barely twenty years old when they flew their Spitfires and Hurricanes against German bomber formations and their fighter escorts. 75 years later those sights and experiences remain bright and vivid in their memories. Many of their stories have not been told before. These brave men tell of their inspiration to fly and join the RAF even as war loomed; their first contact with the enemy; their skill, or luck, as many call it, in dog-fighting with the German fighters; the terror of being shot at and, in many cases, shot down; the stress of daily life, on readiness at dawn, day after day, and coping with the loss of friends and colleagues. This programme gets right to the heart of the conflict, telling the famous story of the Battle in the words of the pilots for the first time.

Inside Windsor Castle
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Inside Windsor Castle: Four Divorces and a Fire

Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  May 20, 2018
We examine the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations.

We examine the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations.

Impossible Peace
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Impossible Peace: 1922-1925: Just Like The Arabian Nights

Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  May 14, 2018
The peacemakers have gone home. America has rejected its president's peace settlement and withdrawn into its previous isolationist position. Europe wrestles with its debt, ...

The peacemakers have gone home. America has rejected its president's peace settlement and withdrawn into its previous isolationist position. Europe wrestles with its debt, inflation destabilises Germany, where extreme forces of both left and right create violence in the streets and in the body politic. The first of the dictators - Benito Mussolini in Italy - rises to power and, in Soviet Russia, Lenin dies to be succeeded by Josef Stalin.

Impossible Peace
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Impossible Peace: 1932-1933: I'm Alright

Episode 5  |  The History Channel  |  June 4, 2018
In different ways, in different places, new leaders take centre stage: Hitler in Germany, Roosevelt in the US. Militarism triumphs in Japan, which consolidates its invasion of ...

In different ways, in different places, new leaders take centre stage: Hitler in Germany, Roosevelt in the US. Militarism triumphs in Japan, which consolidates its invasion of China's north east. By the time the offices of president and chancellor have been combined into a single Fuhrer, Hitler has achieved absolute power in a one-party state without acting unconstitutionally. By the time he has been in office for 100 days, FDR has launched an unprecedented flurry of legislation - The New Deal.

Empire Games
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Empire Games

Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  June 5, 2018
This series explores the greatest empires in a way that has never been fully investigated. Each episode highlights and exposes the political intrigue, personal vendettas, ...

This series explores the greatest empires in a way that has never been fully investigated. Each episode highlights and exposes the political intrigue, personal vendettas, family mayhem, acts of vengeance and the ever-evolving tension, turmoil and chaos that shaped these civilisations and led to their destruction from within. Rome's first dynasty, founded by Julius Caesar, ruled the Empire for 100 years. From Caesar's murder on the floor of the Senate to the mad emperors Caligula and Nero, and the ruthless nymphomaniac Valeria Messalina, this chapter in the Roman Empire offers enough intrigue, betrayal, perversion and murder for an entire series.

The Great Escape
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The Great Escape

SBS  |  May 20, 2018
Winter, 1944. At the heart of Nazi Germany, 76 pilots - the British, the Canadians, the Norwegian and French - who were held in a prison camp of the Luftwaffe, escaped. The ...

Winter, 1944. At the heart of Nazi Germany, 76 pilots - the British, the Canadians, the Norwegian and French - who were held in a prison camp of the Luftwaffe, escaped. The tunnel used for their flight was built in the greatest secrecy, under the nose of the German jailers. This historical epic, immortalised in 1963 by John Sturges' movie The Great Escape with Steve Mac Queen, went round the world. But the real story of these men overtakes by far the fiction imagined by Hollywood. Among the witnesses of this documentary is Jack Lyon, one of the last survivors of this adventure.

Inside the SS
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Inside the SS

Episode 1  |  Nat Geo  |  June 18, 2018
Created in 1925, the SS was a private army loyal to Hitler to the death. Starting as volunteers, over time these fanatical activists would become criminals who jailed all real ...

Created in 1925, the SS was a private army loyal to Hitler to the death. Starting as volunteers, over time these fanatical activists would become criminals who jailed all real and imagined enemies of National Socialism.

History's Verdict
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History's Verdict: Eisenhower

Season 1  |  Episode 13  |  The History Channel  |  September 11, 2014
Ike's public image is frequently overshadowed by more attention-grabbing colleagues. Cases in point: General Patton, his World War II subordinate; and JFK, his successor as ...

Ike's public image is frequently overshadowed by more attention-grabbing colleagues. Cases in point: General Patton, his World War II subordinate; and JFK, his successor as President of the United States of America. But we reveal that there is far more to Ike than the myth of his being an uncharismatic conservative in everything he did.

Meet The Romans
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Meet The Romans: Behind Closed Doors

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  September 9, 2012
In the final episode, Mary Beard delves even deeper into ordinary Roman life by going behind the closed doors of their homes. She meets an extraordinary cast of characters - ...

In the final episode, Mary Beard delves even deeper into ordinary Roman life by going behind the closed doors of their homes. She meets an extraordinary cast of characters - drunken housewives, teenage brides, bullied children and runaway slaves - and reveals a dynamic, lusty picture of Roman family life.

Meet The Romans
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Meet The Romans: Streetlife

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  September 2, 2012
In this episode, Mary descends into the city streets of ancient Rome to discover the dirt, crime, sex and slum conditions in the world's first high-rise city.

In this episode, Mary descends into the city streets of ancient Rome to discover the dirt, crime, sex and slum conditions in the world's first high-rise city.

Chronicle Of The Third Reich
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Chronicle Of The Third Reich: 1936-1939

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  January 13, 2012
The Nazis seized power when Adolf Hitler was appointed Reich chancellor on 30 January 1933. What began with great jubilation ended after a world war in which 50 million people ...

The Nazis seized power when Adolf Hitler was appointed Reich chancellor on 30 January 1933. What began with great jubilation ended after a world war in which 50 million people were killed. This four-part series embarks on a unique journey through the bleakest chapter of German history. It traces the story of the Third Reich, painting a picture of Nazi dictatorship behind the propaganda by utilising what in some cases is previously unpublished footage.

Inside Windsor Castle
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Inside Windsor Castle: Love and War

Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  May 19, 2018
We examine the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations.

We examine the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations.

Royal Wives of Windsor
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Royal Wives of Windsor

ABC  |  May 12, 2018
This documentary explores how the women who wed into the house of Windsor over the last century have transformed the most famous dynasty in the world. Each royal wife is a ...

This documentary explores how the women who wed into the house of Windsor over the last century have transformed the most famous dynasty in the world. Each royal wife is a reflection of how the monarchy has reinvented itself.

1945-1953, From World War to Cold War
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1945-1953, From World War to Cold War

Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  February 13, 2018
United in war, the Allies would reveal themselves as divided rivals in peace. How can such a failure of a real effort at entente be explained? With the Yalta Conference in ...

United in war, the Allies would reveal themselves as divided rivals in peace. How can such a failure of a real effort at entente be explained? With the Yalta Conference in 1945 to 1953, discover a new world order drawn up by three men.

The Queen's Coronation In Colour
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The Queen's Coronation In Colour

The History Channel  |  June 11, 2018
Examine behind the scenes of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, arguably the most elaborate ceremony of the 20th century, to celebrate not only the royal family and those ...

Examine behind the scenes of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, arguably the most elaborate ceremony of the 20th century, to celebrate not only the royal family and those who masterminded the Coronation but the people from all walks of life who contributed to making it a unique occasion. Hear eyewitness testimony from those at the heart of the action and those who remember watching the magical day unfold, either alongside the procession route in London, or on televisions across the country.

Empire Games
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Empire Games

Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  June 19, 2018
This series explores the greatest empires in a way that has never been fully investigated. Each episode highlights and exposes the political intrigue, personal vendettas, ...

This series explores the greatest empires in a way that has never been fully investigated. Each episode highlights and exposes the political intrigue, personal vendettas, family mayhem, acts of vengeance and the ever-evolving tension, turmoil and chaos that shaped these civilisations and led to their destruction from within. Egypt reached the pinnacle of its power in the 14th century BCE, when the pyramids of Giza were already 1000 years old. The pharaoh Akhenaten ushered in a brutal period of religious violence by rejecting the old gods and imposing the worship of Aten. The conflict raged for decades as his wives and children fought for control of the Empire, the most famous casualty being the boy king Tutankhamun.

Empire Games
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Empire Games: The Aztecs: Clash of Empires

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  The History Channel  |  July 10, 2018
This series explores the greatest empires in a way that has never been fully investigated. Each episode highlights and exposes the political intrigue, personal vendettas, ...

This series explores the greatest empires in a way that has never been fully investigated. Each episode highlights and exposes the political intrigue, personal vendettas, family mayhem, acts of vengeance and the ever-evolving tension, turmoil and chaos that shaped these civilisations and led to their destruction from within. In the 15th century, the Aztec ruler Moctezuma I consolidated power in Central America through skilful political alliance, marriage and murder. Within a few generations, a king that shared his name, Moctezuma II, would see the utter ruination of the Aztec Empire. Ancient enmity with their vassal states led to devastating betrayal. The Spanish - those strange bearded men in steel clothes astride huge four-legged beasts - cleverly played tribe against tribe and destroyed an empire.

About Executing Eichmann
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About Executing Eichmann

The History Channel  |  October 11, 2016
On 15 December 1961 in Jerusalem, Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death for crimes against the Jewish people and against humanity. While this judgment was met with consensus ...

On 15 December 1961 in Jerusalem, Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death for crimes against the Jewish people and against humanity. While this judgment was met with consensus on a national level, some spoke out against it. On 29 May 1962, a group of Holocaust survivors and intellectuals, including philosophers Hannah Arendt, Hugo Bergmann, Martin Buber and Gershom Scholem, rejected an epilogue to the trial they believed was inappropriate and sent a petition to President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi to demand Eichmann's death sentence be commuted. By opposing Eichmann's execution, they raised questions about the Holocaust, and also defended the values of Judaism, raising questions about Jewish morality for Israel and the nature of a Jewish State. Historians, philosophers, and Israeli eyewitnesses set out the facts, go over the philosophical arguments, and return to a debate that, while central to that era, remains valid today and deserves to be revisited.

Cleopatra
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Cleopatra

The History Channel  |  September 17, 2016
Cleopatra's story is a great romantic tale we think we all know. A beautiful Egyptian Queen who bewitches the two most powerful Romans of her day, Julius Caesar and Marc ...

Cleopatra's story is a great romantic tale we think we all know. A beautiful Egyptian Queen who bewitches the two most powerful Romans of her day, Julius Caesar and Marc Antony. It has tragedy, glamour and passion, all played out on a world stage. But the myth conceals a much more intriguing tale that is as much about power, politics and spin as it is about romance. Cleopatra harboured ambitions to rule a great empire. In partnership with her lover Antony, she fought a cataclysmic battle against Octavian - later Augustus - for the future of the Roman world. Ultimately Cleopatra and Antony lost, and thus her story has always been told through the prism of vicious Roman propaganda. But behind Rome's spin lies a more complex person, rather than being the dangerous femme fatale of legend, she was a highly educated and cultured woman of great charm and fairly plain looking. And rather than being an exotic oriental, she was in fact Greek, a descendent of one of Alexander the Great's generals. Through expert interviews, dramatic reconstruction and location shooting, this film tells her remarkable story.

Private Lives Of The Pharaohs
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Private Lives Of The Pharaohs

Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  September 30, 2016
The civilisation of Ancient Egypt was the greatest the world has ever seen, continuing for 3000 years with one religion, one language and one evolving history. Egypt created ...

The civilisation of Ancient Egypt was the greatest the world has ever seen, continuing for 3000 years with one religion, one language and one evolving history. Egypt created the world's first empire yet much of what we know about ancient Egyptian culture is pieced together from astonishingly little hard information, and many intriguing mysteries remain. New scientific techniques are now enabling historians to uncover many of these hidden secrets. Behind them lie tales of power and intrigue, love and madness, passion and murder.

History's Verdict
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History's Verdict: Rommel

Season 1  |  Episode 12  |  The History Channel  |  September 9, 2014
Erwin Rommel has achieved almost legendary status as the German Field Marshall of World War II. He is now known as the desert fox mainly because of his cunning ability to ...

Erwin Rommel has achieved almost legendary status as the German Field Marshall of World War II. He is now known as the desert fox mainly because of his cunning ability to outwit and outmanoeuvre his allied enemies. This is a truly remarkable achievement, given the hatred for Nazism and all things Nazi in the wake of World War II. But History's Verdict asks if this is a deserving accolade?

Riddle of Petra
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Riddle of Petra

Episode 2  |  SBS  |  June 18, 2017
The 2,000-year old ruins of the ancient city of Petra have captured the global imagination. Now, thanks to startling new evidence, experts are finally about to solve an ...

The 2,000-year old ruins of the ancient city of Petra have captured the global imagination. Now, thanks to startling new evidence, experts are finally about to solve an enduring mystery: what led such a grand and elaborate city to be abandoned?

Kim Jong-il: The Forbidden Biography
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Kim Jong-il: The Forbidden Biography

Nat Geo  |  April 26, 2018
Kim Jong-il was also one of the most elusive and secretive world leaders. Now the lid is lifted on the man who lead North Korea with his finger on the nuclear trigger and ...

Kim Jong-il was also one of the most elusive and secretive world leaders. Now the lid is lifted on the man who lead North Korea with his finger on the nuclear trigger and ensured this legacy lived on through his son, Kim Jong-un.

Inside the SS
44:12

Inside the SS

Episode 2  |  Nat Geo  |  June 25, 2018
During World War II, the SS were in charge of exterminating enemies of the regime. Over time, what started in good conscience led to the creation of death factories and one of ...

During World War II, the SS were in charge of exterminating enemies of the regime. Over time, what started in good conscience led to the creation of death factories and one of the biggest massacres in history.

Hitler Youth
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Hitler Youth

Episode 1  |  Nat Geo  |  June 4, 2018
Unconsciously prepared for the incoming war, a generation of German boys dedicated their life to their supreme leader and were willing to follow him to the very end.

Unconsciously prepared for the incoming war, a generation of German boys dedicated their life to their supreme leader and were willing to follow him to the very end.

Easter 1916
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Easter 1916

Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  July 4, 2018
This major award-winning historical documentary series, narrated by Brendan Gleeson and featuring dramatic reconstructions of key scenes both before and during the Rising, ...

This major award-winning historical documentary series, narrated by Brendan Gleeson and featuring dramatic reconstructions of key scenes both before and during the Rising, examines the lives of the men who were signatories of the 1916 Easter Proclamation and who, by doing so, made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The signatories have become legendary figures in Republican and Nationalist mythology but their personal stories and the factual basis of their lives are often masked or lost in the hagiography. So who were these seven men who drafted and signed it and, in doing so, effectively signed their own death warrants? Thomas J Clarke, Sean Mac Diarmada, James Connolly, Patrick Pearse, Eamonn Ceannt, Thomas MacDonagh and Joseph Plunkett are their respective names but this series goes in search of the men, their backgrounds and their families. Each man had his own unique story and they were a much more diverse group than is generally realised, as this important series demonstrates.

The Vikings Uncovered
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The Vikings Uncovered

Episode 1  |  SBS  |  January 11, 2017
Dan Snow uncovers the lost Vikings in America with space archaeologist Dr Sarah Parcak. Sarah uses satellites 383 miles above the earth to spot ruins as small as 30 ...

Dan Snow uncovers the lost Vikings in America with space archaeologist Dr Sarah Parcak. Sarah uses satellites 383 miles above the earth to spot ruins as small as 30 centimetres buried beneath the surface. As Sarah searches for Viking sites from Britain to America, Dan explores how they voyaged thousands of miles when most ships never left the shoreline. He also tracks their expansion west, first as raiders and then as settlers and traders throughout Britain and beyond to Iceland and Greenland. In North America they excavate what could be the most westerly Viking settlement ever discovered.

The Vikings Uncovered
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The Vikings Uncovered

Episode 2  |  SBS  |  January 18, 2017
Dan Snow researches how the Norwegian and British Vikings settled in Iceland and formed their communities. Dan examines how the Vikings expanded first as raiders, then ...

Dan Snow researches how the Norwegian and British Vikings settled in Iceland and formed their communities. Dan examines how the Vikings expanded first as raiders, then settlers and traders throughout Britain and beyond to Iceland and Greenland, discovering that they were entrepreneurs and inventors. In North America, Dan and Sarah excavate what could be the most westerly Viking settlement ever discovered.

Desert Generals
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Desert Generals

Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  September 13, 2016
Britain would have lost her empire and the war in 1942, had Axis forces beaten the British army in the Middle East. Tim Collins re-investigates Britain's critical desert ...

Britain would have lost her empire and the war in 1942, had Axis forces beaten the British army in the Middle East. Tim Collins re-investigates Britain's critical desert campaign, and the controversial battle tactics needed to take on the unbeaten Panzer army in total war that prevented Hitler from gaining Egypt, Iraq and the oilfields. Foreshadowing current world events, this oil-rich region was crucial to the war effort. These are the World War II battles that shaped the Middle East, and created the world in which we live today.

History's Verdict
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History's Verdict: De Gaulle

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  The History Channel  |  September 10, 2014
In 1940 he fought against, but could not prevent, the greatest humiliation in the history of the France he loved so dearly. How did Charles De Gaulle recover from this? How ...

In 1940 he fought against, but could not prevent, the greatest humiliation in the history of the France he loved so dearly. How did Charles De Gaulle recover from this? How did he preserve the spirit of France and then help liberate his nation? How did he then go on to lead it as its most important political figure since his fellow general, Napoleon?

Inside Windsor Castle
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Inside Windsor Castle: Happy Families

Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  May 19, 2018
We examine the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations.

We examine the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations.

1945-1953, From World War to Cold War
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1945-1953, From World War to Cold War

Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  February 10, 2018
United in war, the Allies would reveal themselves as divided rivals in peace. How can such a failure of a real effort at entente be explained? With the Yalta Conference in ...

United in war, the Allies would reveal themselves as divided rivals in peace. How can such a failure of a real effort at entente be explained? With the Yalta Conference in 1945 to 1953, discover a new world order drawn up by three men.

The World At War
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The World At War: Pacific - February 1942-July 1945

Season 1  |  Episode 23  |  7two  |  March 18, 2012
The Americans fight their way across the Pacific towards Japan and the Philippines. Perhaps the bloodiest campaign of all, each island has to be taken by storm, the Japanese ...

The Americans fight their way across the Pacific towards Japan and the Philippines. Perhaps the bloodiest campaign of all, each island has to be taken by storm, the Japanese fight to the last man.

Peter FitzSimons' Gallipoli
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Peter FitzSimons' Gallipoli

SBS  |  April 24, 2018
The acclaimed author traces the Anzac journey from Albany in Western Australia to the Gallipoli peninsula and on to the battlefields of the Western Front. It's a fresh telling ...

The acclaimed author traces the Anzac journey from Albany in Western Australia to the Gallipoli peninsula and on to the battlefields of the Western Front. It's a fresh telling of the Anzac story, featuring Peter's unique style and adapted from his bestselling books.

Impossible Peace
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Impossible Peace: 1919-1921: The Lap Of The Gods

Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  May 7, 2018
After four years of fighting, World War I ends. The victorious nations assemble at Versailles to design the peace that they will impose on the defeated - Germany and ...

After four years of fighting, World War I ends. The victorious nations assemble at Versailles to design the peace that they will impose on the defeated - Germany and Austria-Hungary. Russia's Bolshevik revolution has become a murderous civil war. The map of Europe is remade, with the dismantling and collapse of old empires. The states of Europe face immense indebtedness and the need to repay the vast sums that they borrowed in order to pay for the war. Everything throws dark and troubling shadows across the years ahead.

Hitler Youth
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Hitler Youth

Episode 2  |  Nat Geo  |  June 11, 2018
Emerging in the 1920s, the youth movement of the Nazi Party served Hitler fanatically. The most reckless and barbaric of these young soldiers were prepared to face the Allies ...

Emerging in the 1920s, the youth movement of the Nazi Party served Hitler fanatically. The most reckless and barbaric of these young soldiers were prepared to face the Allies at Normandy.

Cities of the Underworld
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Cities of the Underworld: Hitler's Trenches

Season 3  |  Episode 5  |  7two  |  April 25, 2016
World War I was the bloodiest war the world had ever seen. A young Adolf Hitler served in the trenches and tunnels of Belgium's Western Front. Join host Don Wildman as he ...

World War I was the bloodiest war the world had ever seen. A young Adolf Hitler served in the trenches and tunnels of Belgium's Western Front. Join host Don Wildman as he explores the subterranean web where 24,000 Allied soldiers waited to ambush the enemy, to the indestructible fortress that endured thousands of bombs daily. Discover the underground that made World War I one of the most brutal wars in history... and turned Hitler into the terrifying madman of World War II.

The Ancient Life
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The Ancient Life: Beneath The Great Pyramid

Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  September 16, 2016
Join host Brit Eaton as he travels thousands of years back in time, exploring the monuments of Giza and journeys down the magnificent Nile.

Join host Brit Eaton as he travels thousands of years back in time, exploring the monuments of Giza and journeys down the magnificent Nile.

Ultimate Tutankhamun
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Ultimate Tutankhamun

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  September 27, 2015
Few Egyptian pharaohs have captivated the world, or been as shrouded in mystery, as King Tutankhamun. Three thousand years after his rule, the exact circumstances behind his ...

Few Egyptian pharaohs have captivated the world, or been as shrouded in mystery, as King Tutankhamun. Three thousand years after his rule, the exact circumstances behind his death remain unclear. Ultimate Tutankhamun investigates 90 years' worth of evidence to offer the most comprehensive picture of an iconic Egyptian pharaoh. World renowned archaeologists are taking a 21st century approach to ancient history, conducting a forensic investigation into Tutankhamen's cause of death.

World War One At Sea
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World War One At Sea

Episode 2  |  SBS  |  May 8, 2016
In April 1917, German U-Boats were sinking a dozen British ships every day. The First Sea Lord, Jellicoe, warned that Britain might not be able to carry on fighting into 1918. ...

In April 1917, German U-Boats were sinking a dozen British ships every day. The First Sea Lord, Jellicoe, warned that Britain might not be able to carry on fighting into 1918. David Hayman explores Germany's World War One U-Boat threat, and the fascinating and dastardly ploys Britain used against the submarines. (Part 1 of 2) (From the UK) (Documentary) (class. tba) CC

Cities of the Underworld
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Cities of the Underworld: Catacombs of Death - Paris

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  7two  |  July 28, 2014
An alternate world thrives below the surface of Paris's charming streets. Eric Geller explores this dark underworld, where both the secrets of the living and the sins of the ...

An alternate world thrives below the surface of Paris's charming streets. Eric Geller explores this dark underworld, where both the secrets of the living and the sins of the dead are revealed.

Cities of the Underworld
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Cities of the Underworld: Freemason Underground - Boston and Philadelphia

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  7two  |  June 6, 2015
Boston and Philadelphia harbour an unseen connection... the Freemasons. Join Don Wildman as he delves into a part of America's past that can only be revealed in the underworld.

Boston and Philadelphia harbour an unseen connection... the Freemasons. Join Don Wildman as he delves into a part of America's past that can only be revealed in the underworld.

Alexander's Lost World
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Alexander's Lost World: Explorations On An Ancient Sea

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  July 20, 2014
This series follows photojournalist and director David Adams on an epic journey into one of the most dangerous places on earth uncovering the history buried here. ...

This series follows photojournalist and director David Adams on an epic journey into one of the most dangerous places on earth uncovering the history buried here. Inaccessible, ravaged by war, filmmakers have not dared journey into its realm until now. Amidst the small mountain towns and ruins of rural Afghanistan is the land of the mighty River Oxus. This was the final frontier of Alexander the Greats vast Empire.

Frozen In Time
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Frozen In Time: The American West

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  August 16, 2014
Experience the series that puts viewers inside history like never before. These are moments literally frozen in time, documenting the history of the modern world, from the ...

Experience the series that puts viewers inside history like never before. These are moments literally frozen in time, documenting the history of the modern world, from the 1850s onward.

Cities of the Underworld
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Cities of the Underworld: Vietnam

Season 2  |  Episode 2  |  7two  |  October 6, 2014
During the Vietnam War, tunnels, caves and passageways were as infamous as the war itself. Join Don Wildman as he discovers the massive CuChi tunnel system that helped give ...

During the Vietnam War, tunnels, caves and passageways were as infamous as the war itself. Join Don Wildman as he discovers the massive CuChi tunnel system that helped give soldiers the upper hand.

I Was Hitler's Jewish Neighbour
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I Was Hitler's Jewish Neighbour

SBS  |  January 4, 2015
For 10 years, Edgar Feuchtwanger lived in a luxury apartment in Munich. Hitler lived across the street. Edgar was Jewish and the nephew of Lion Feuchtwanger, one of the most ...

For 10 years, Edgar Feuchtwanger lived in a luxury apartment in Munich. Hitler lived across the street. Edgar was Jewish and the nephew of Lion Feuchtwanger, one of the most popular Jewish writers from the period. Edgar left Germany with his parents in 1939, two months before the invasion of Poland and the beginning of WWII. He now tells the story of his family and his country. Through the eyes of a child, we witness the rise of the Nazi movement and how this rise was experienced by a Jewish family.

Great Mysteries and Myths
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Great Mysteries and Myths: The Gallipoli Mystery

The History Channel  |  April 26, 2015
A documentary series for those who believe there can be nothing in the world more fascinating than the search for truth behind the most extraordinary mysteries and myths of ...

A documentary series for those who believe there can be nothing in the world more fascinating than the search for truth behind the most extraordinary mysteries and myths of the 20th century. A truly unique collection of stories shrouded in superstition and tragedy, this series brings to light a new perspective on these compelling and dark secrets.

Cities of the Underworld
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Cities of the Underworld: City of Blood - London

Season 3  |  Episode 1  |  7two  |  September 15, 2014
Hundreds of ghost stories lurk in the shadows of London, England, but behind every myth and legend is the terrifying truth that sheds light on one of the darkest periods of ...

Hundreds of ghost stories lurk in the shadows of London, England, but behind every myth and legend is the terrifying truth that sheds light on one of the darkest periods of this city's history.

Nancy Wake: Gestapo's Most Wanted
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Nancy Wake: Gestapo's Most Wanted

SBS  |  March 22, 2015
The thrilling true story of a New Zealand born heroine who became the Gestapo's most wanted woman in World War II. This showcase docu-drama follows Nancy Wake's life from ...

The thrilling true story of a New Zealand born heroine who became the Gestapo's most wanted woman in World War II. This showcase docu-drama follows Nancy Wake's life from becoming a vital link in the French resistance, to fleeing from Nazi spies, before returning as a highly trained special agent.

The Egyptian Empire was once the pinnacle of civilisation. An explosion of wealth, power and creativity made it the envy of the ancient world. But what led to its downfall?
The storming of the Bastille by a mob of Parisians on July 14, 1789, set loose a generation of warfare and sowed the seeds for the modern political system.
From the dramatisation of the American Revolution in Sons of Liberty through to how Gene Sharp's nonviolent revolutionary theories helped inspire the Arab Spring, see how revolution has reshaped the world.
When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD, it left a trail of destruction in its wake. Among them, the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Explore this collection of videos examining the impact of the gold rushes on the development of "Marvellous Melbourne" and Australia. (ACHASSK107, VCHHK090, VCHHK136)
Are you all about the English monarchy on the Queen's Birthday? View this playlist for a collection about Australia's favourite female heads of state, including Victoria and the Elizabeths.
This National Reconciliation Week, learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' struggle for civil rights as Australia reconciles with its past. (ACHMH075, ACHMH076, VCHHK076)
Italy lies in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea Find out all about Italy, it's culture, food and history in this curated playlist. (ACDSEH004,VCHHC101)
Before European people arrived in Australia in 1788, the way indigenous people lived was very different to how we live today. Find out more about their life pre colonialisation. (ACHASSK107,VCHHC082,VCHHC097,VCHHC121)
This playlist focuses on Australia post 1900 and includes topics such as race, rights and immigration in Australia since 1900. Also find out more about migration experiences to Australia. (VCHHC097,VCHHC098,VCHHC100)
Australia as a Nation moves from colonial Australia to the development of Australia as a nation. Explore the factors leading to Federation and experiences of democracy and citizenship. (VCHHK072,VCHHK076,VCHHK073)
Explore changing experiences of democracy and citizenship through the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, focusing on land rights and the significance of Mabo Day.
A royal wedding is a marriage ceremony involving members of royal family. This week we are celebrating the royal event the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)
On April 27, 1994, millions of first-time voters cast their ballots in South Africa's first free elections, ushering in the presidency of Mandela. Learn about the enormous change from those who lived it.
Dive into the Great Barrier Reef with Attenborough, explore Kakadu's Mountford rock art, peek inside the micro-worlds of the Galapagos, and be awed by the Great Wall of China when exploring the world's heritage sites.
Commemorate the 1915 struggle that saw enormous courage in the face of enormous loss at Gallipoli, which many consider the psychological birth of Australia. Start with the Peter Weir classic, Gallipoli. (ACHASSK064, VCHHK076, VCHHK144)
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