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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

Michael Scott: The Catacomb Mystery
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Michael Scott: The Catacomb Mystery

SBS June 7, 2015
Deep beneath the streets of Rome is an amazing underground world: a labyrinth of tunnels and vaults more than 360 miles long. This vast subterranean cemetery was created by ...

Deep beneath the streets of Rome is an amazing underground world: a labyrinth of tunnels and vaults more than 360 miles long. This vast subterranean cemetery was created by ancient Romans nearly 2,000 years ago. Just a few years ago, a previously undiscovered catacomb containing thousands of human skeletons was unearthed.

Empresses of Ancient Rome
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Empresses of Ancient Rome

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS January 3, 2016
Professor Catharine Edwards explores the dramatic lives of two women at the heart of power in 1st-century imperial Rome. One is Messalina, whose scandalous reputation lives on ...

Professor Catharine Edwards explores the dramatic lives of two women at the heart of power in 1st-century imperial Rome. One is Messalina, whose scandalous reputation lives on 2,000 years after her bloody and dramatic death. The other is Agrippina - sister of Caligula, wife of Claudius and mother of Nero - an extraordinary woman who was not only a skilled and ambitious politician but also a murderer and ultimately a murder victim.

Warlords: Roosevelt vs Stalin
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Warlords: Roosevelt vs Stalin July 1944-April 1945

Season 1 Episode 4 The History Channel April 22, 2016
We reveal the US President's gamble in deciding to give Stalin everything he wanted in the hope that the Soviet leader would collaborate with him to create a world of peaceful ...

We reveal the US President's gamble in deciding to give Stalin everything he wanted in the hope that the Soviet leader would collaborate with him to create a world of peaceful and free nations; a gamble that went disastrously wrong.

Lost Kingdoms of South America
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Lost Kingdoms of South America Lands of Gold

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS October 13, 2013
Through the mountains and jungles of Colombia, archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper goes in search of the truth behind one of the greatest stories ever told: the legend of El Dorado.

Through the mountains and jungles of Colombia, archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper goes in search of the truth behind one of the greatest stories ever told: the legend of El Dorado.

Desert War
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Desert War Alamein

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC May 2, 2013
By combining the eye-witness testimony of veterans with gripping military action, Desert War brings the North African campaign to life with a power and emotional intensity ...

By combining the eye-witness testimony of veterans with gripping military action, Desert War brings the North African campaign to life with a power and emotional intensity rarely accomplished on television.

Apocalypse : The Rise Of Hitler
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Apocalypse : The Rise Of Hitler The Fuhrer

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS January 11, 2013
Prior to his new-found prominence, Hitler was considered a mad man on the fringe of German political life. But an economic crisis and the fear of communism would drive voters ...

Prior to his new-found prominence, Hitler was considered a mad man on the fringe of German political life. But an economic crisis and the fear of communism would drive voters into his arms. Hitler is now the Fuehrer and, while publicly promoting peace, he is preparing for war.

Michael Scott: Who Were The Greeks?
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Michael Scott: Who Were The Greeks?

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS June 28, 2015
Travelling across Greece today, Michael Scott visits ancient cities and battlefields, great ruins and wild countryside, all in his search to uncover how the ancient Greeks ...

Travelling across Greece today, Michael Scott visits ancient cities and battlefields, great ruins and wild countryside, all in his search to uncover how the ancient Greeks thought and lived.

Dig 1940
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Dig 1940 Battle Of Britain

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC March 10, 2013
Jules Hudson and his team are off the Isle of Wight diving on HMS Borealis a ship from Convoy Peewit sunk in the openings stages of the Battle of Britain. Using previously ...

Jules Hudson and his team are off the Isle of Wight diving on HMS Borealis a ship from Convoy Peewit sunk in the openings stages of the Battle of Britain. Using previously unseen colour film from 1940 he tells the heartbreaking story of two pilots killed in the Battle of Britain and the glamorous woman at the centre of both their lives.

Macarthur
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Macarthur

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel August 15, 2013
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 ...

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 It Happened
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As It Happened The Two Faces Of Auschwitz

SBS August 3, 2012
Renowned filmmaker William Karel recounts life in Auschwitz in 1944 through two recently discovered photo albums. One album was found by camp survivor Lili Jacob, which ...

Renowned filmmaker William Karel recounts life in Auschwitz in 1944 through two recently discovered photo albums. One album was found by camp survivor Lili Jacob, which relates to the arrival of a convoy of Hungarian Jews in Auschwitz in May 1944.

As It Happened
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As It Happened The Last Nazis - The Hunt For Doctor Death

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS June 10, 2011
In the autumn of 1941, a young Austrian doctor named Aribert Heim was assigned to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp. In just six weeks, he murdered hundreds of inmates by ...

In the autumn of 1941, a young Austrian doctor named Aribert Heim was assigned to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp. In just six weeks, he murdered hundreds of inmates by carrying out horrific and needless experiments. Mauthausen survivors knew him simply as 'Dr Death'. Heim evaded capture and has never answered for his crimes, but now, 60 years on and with Heim well into his 90s, fresh evidence has emerged suggesting that he might still be alive. The hunt is now on for Doctor Death.

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us
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The '80s: The Decade That Made Us The Revolutionaries

Season 1 Episode 2 National Geographic May 26, 2013
The attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan. The rise of Steve Jobs. The launch of 24-hour news. Above all else, the 1980s was an era of radical change and innovation.

The attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan. The rise of Steve Jobs. The launch of 24-hour news. Above all else, the 1980s was an era of radical change and innovation.

As It Happened
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As It Happened Stalin's Last Plot

SBS June 24, 2011
In January 1953, Pravda published on its front page an article revealing a conspiracy of 'criminal-doctors', who were mainly Jewish. They were accused of murdering two Party ...

In January 1953, Pravda published on its front page an article revealing a conspiracy of 'criminal-doctors', who were mainly Jewish. They were accused of murdering two Party leaders and of conspiring against Stalin himself. In response, Stalin organised the most violent anti-Semitic campaign ever launched in the USSR, aimed mostly at Jewish doctors. In this program, the children and friends of the main victims recount their experiences related to these nightmarish events.

As It Happened
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As It Happened Blitz Street

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS December 17, 2010
In the summer of 1944, British hopes for an end to the war were raised by news of the D-Day landings. However, a few days later Hitler sent over the V1, the first of his new ...

In the summer of 1944, British hopes for an end to the war were raised by news of the D-Day landings. However, a few days later Hitler sent over the V1, the first of his new secret Vengeance weapons. Nicknamed the 'doodle bug', the V1 was a jet-powered pilotless plane packed with a powerful form of explosive containing RDX. The people who saw it talk about witnessing these buzzing planes pass over and the terror that came when the engine stopped, because that would mean they were about to fall. The V1 is the next bomb detonated over Blitz Street.

As It Happened
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As It Happened Berlin - Dangerous Ideas

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS October 8, 2010
Written and presented by Matt Frei, this three-part series looks at different aspects of the history of Berlin. Using the life and legacy of Frederick the Great as its central ...

Written and presented by Matt Frei, this three-part series looks at different aspects of the history of Berlin. Using the life and legacy of Frederick the Great as its central theme, this first episode covers some of the most notable political, social and cultural movements to emerge within Berlin over the past two centuries.

Desert War
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Desert War Tobruk

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC April 25, 2013
Desert War is an exciting, insightful and subtly revisionist account of one of the most celebrated campaigns of the Second World War. Centred on the siege of Tobruk and the ...

Desert War is an exciting, insightful and subtly revisionist account of one of the most celebrated campaigns of the Second World War. Centred on the siege of Tobruk and the battle for El Alamein, this 2-part series peels back the official history to reveal jaw-dropping personal stories from the front lines, brought to life in searing drama documentary footage.

Bog Bodies
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Bog Bodies

Episode 7 SBS July 9, 2017
In 1950, three Danish farmers came across a grizzly find: a body, buried in a peat bog. It was a murder that took place over 2000 years ago. The victim was named Tollund Man, ...

In 1950, three Danish farmers came across a grizzly find: a body, buried in a peat bog. It was a murder that took place over 2000 years ago. The victim was named Tollund Man, and is a Bog Body, a naturally mummified corpse buried in a peat bog during Europe's Iron Age. From Ireland to Russia, hundreds of Bog Bodies have been discovered in these soggy environments on the margins of civilisation.

As It Happened
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As It Happened Jesse James

SBS2 April 8, 2010
Where the legend ends, the story begins. The documentary, Jesse James, tells the true story of an outlaw who captured the imagination of generations of Americans. The myth of ...

Where the legend ends, the story begins. The documentary, Jesse James, tells the true story of an outlaw who captured the imagination of generations of Americans. The myth of Jesse James is one of America's most familiar and most fictitious. He is known as America's answer to Ned Kelly or Robin Hood, however, James robbed from the rich and the poor with equal fervour. He was known as a gun fighter - but his victims were almost always unarmed. James was a member of a vicious band of Missouri guerrillas during the civil war. In a life steeped in prolific violence and bloodshed, he met perhaps what was the most fitting end.

The Body Hunters
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The Body Hunters Missing In Action

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS2 December 17, 2009
Between 1961 and 1973, American warplanes flew more than a million missions over Vietnam. More than eight and a half thousand American aircraft were lost during the conflict. ...

Between 1961 and 1973, American warplanes flew more than a million missions over Vietnam. More than eight and a half thousand American aircraft were lost during the conflict. By the end of the war, around 1300 pilots would be declared 'missing in action', a military expression that many families were hearing for the first time. This is the story of the ongoing search for Major Herman Knapp and Lieutenant David Austin, two of those men who went missing in action, flying a dangerous mission over North Vietnam in the spring of 1967.

As It Happened
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As It Happened Hitler's Bodyguard - How Hitler's Bodyguard Worked

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS February 12, 2010
From the award-winning producers of Churchill's Bodyguard comes Hitler's Bodyguard. Hitler caused the death of millions of people. He was hated by those he persecuted and who ...

From the award-winning producers of Churchill's Bodyguard comes Hitler's Bodyguard. Hitler caused the death of millions of people. He was hated by those he persecuted and who worked for him. But for 25 years, no one managed to kill him. Hitler had thousands of bodyguards, and Winston Churchill had very few. He had over 40 attempts on his life travelling throughout Europe.

Engineering An Empire
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Engineering An Empire Persia

The History Channel May 2, 2007
The Persian Empire is one of the most mysterious major civilizations in the ancient world. Persia became an empire under the Achaemenid king, Cyrus the Great, who created a ...

The Persian Empire is one of the most mysterious major civilizations in the ancient world. Persia became an empire under the Achaemenid king, Cyrus the Great, who created a policy of religious and cultural tolerance that became the hallmark of Persian rule. Among the engineering feats of the Persian Empire were an innovative system of water management accomplished with simple tools; a cross-continent paved roadway stretching 1500 miles that made travel safe and communication possible; a canal linking the Nile to the Red Sea, a forerunner of the modern Suez Canal; and the creation of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Mausoleum of Maussollos.

Engineering an Empire: Carthage
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Engineering an Empire: Carthage

The History Channel May 30, 2007
After its founding at the end of the seventh century B.C., Carthage soon grew into one of greatest civilizations of the Ancient World - a remarkable city-state that dominated ...

After its founding at the end of the seventh century B.C., Carthage soon grew into one of greatest civilizations of the Ancient World - a remarkable city-state that dominated the Mediterranean for nearly 600 years.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds Life Under Napoleon: The Conqueror

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 January 22, 2010
"In the beginning was Napoleon!", a popular saying among many historians which demonstrates the extent of Napoleon's political and creative power. It also suggests that this ...

"In the beginning was Napoleon!", a popular saying among many historians which demonstrates the extent of Napoleon's political and creative power. It also suggests that this man still has great relevance today. Most of us don't know, that many things we take for granted in everyday life were introduced by Napoleon. From the metric system to massive road construction projects, from the shape of the young United States to the roots of modern European legislation Napoleon's achievements live on.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds The Destiny of Rome: Octavian, Antony and Cleopatra

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS October 23, 2011
Following the death of Caesar, Marc Antony and Octavian both laid claim to the Emperor's political heritage. At the Battle of Philippi, Marc Antony and Octavian fought back ...

Following the death of Caesar, Marc Antony and Octavian both laid claim to the Emperor's political heritage. At the Battle of Philippi, Marc Antony and Octavian fought back their joint enemies to assert their right to Caesar's throne.

A Royal Family
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A Royal Family The Father In Law Of Europe

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 April 8, 2011
30 kings and queens, princes and princesses tell their family history - stories of power, love, triumph, tragedy and honour in a Europe ruled by dynasty politics and where ...

30 kings and queens, princes and princesses tell their family history - stories of power, love, triumph, tragedy and honour in a Europe ruled by dynasty politics and where arranged marriages created alliances between countries.

As It Happened
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As It Happened Convoy - The War For The Atlantic - Death Blow

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS March 11, 2011
As the rest of Europe fell to the Nazis, only the convoys of ships bringing vital supplies from North America kept Britain from surrendering. Tonight, with German U-Boats ...

As the rest of Europe fell to the Nazis, only the convoys of ships bringing vital supplies from North America kept Britain from surrendering. Tonight, with German U-Boats still prowling the North Atlantic, the Allies look to new technology to give them the upper hand and secure their convoys.

As It Happened
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As It Happened Azorian - The Raising Of The K-129

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS November 19, 2010
Project Azorian was the CIA's audacious attempt to recover the wreck of the Soviet ballistic missile submarine 'K-129'. From its loss in March 1968 until the summer of 1974 ...

Project Azorian was the CIA's audacious attempt to recover the wreck of the Soviet ballistic missile submarine 'K-129'. From its loss in March 1968 until the summer of 1974 the Soviet's were ignorant of the US Navy's successful mission to locate and photograph the wreck, and that the CIA was preparing the largest salvage attempt in history.

As It Happened
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As It Happened The Polish Battle Of Britain

SBS November 5, 2010
In the summer of 1940 a desperate battle raged in the skies of England. If Britain lost, Hitler would invade. At the heart of the fight was one remarkable squadron. Brave, ...

In the summer of 1940 a desperate battle raged in the skies of England. If Britain lost, Hitler would invade. At the heart of the fight was one remarkable squadron. Brave, rebellious, unconventional. 303 squadron shot down twice as many Germans and boasted one of the Battle of Britain's greatest aces. This dramatised documentary recounts how, during the most decisive phase of The Battle of the Britain, a single squadron of 34 Polish fighter pilots wreaked havoc on the Luftwaffe, in the process helping to change the course of history and overturning RAF prejudices.

As It Happened
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As It Happened Hitler's Family - In The Shadow Of The Dictator

SBS2 November 30, 2010
Adolf Hitler consistently denied his family lineage, for fear that his ragtag bunch of ancestors and living relatives could tarnish his reputation or expose his imperfect ...

Adolf Hitler consistently denied his family lineage, for fear that his ragtag bunch of ancestors and living relatives could tarnish his reputation or expose his imperfect Aryan background. His family had a history of psychiatric disorders, and his second cousin, Aloisia Veit, was locked up in an asylum for nine years, before being sent to the gas chambers for being "unworthy of life".

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