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Elizabeth
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Elizabeth: Strong and Steady

Episode 5  |  SBS  |  May 14, 2018
The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981 marked the beginning of a golden age for the Queen and the monarchy. The Queen had rarely been more popular, but these ...

The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981 marked the beginning of a golden age for the Queen and the monarchy. The Queen had rarely been more popular, but these years were not without challenges, especially in the political sphere. The Queen had a female prime minister for the very first time - Margaret Thatcher. It was an awkward relationship and Thatcher's politics often put the Queen in difficult situations. On one key occasion during a commonwealth conference in Zambia, she had to step in diplomatically to prevent a simmering conflict between her African commonwealth nations and Thatcher over the political leadership of Rhodesia. Despite their personal uneasiness, the two managed to work together, navigating the diplomatic challenges of the Falklands conflict with skill.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth: The Crown In Crisis

Episode 6  |  SBS  |  May 21, 2018
The '90s were the Queen's most challenging decade on the throne. Over the course of the decade, she would face relentless public criticism and painful private tragedy. In ...

The '90s were the Queen's most challenging decade on the throne. Over the course of the decade, she would face relentless public criticism and painful private tragedy. In 1992, the year she dubbed her "annus horribilis", she saw the collapse of three of her children's marriages, as well as the devastating destruction of her home, Windsor Castle. Despite its significance as a heritage site, the public reacted angrily at the idea of paying for its restoration. Instead, the Queen decided to open Buckingham Palace to pay for the rebuild, and then committed to pay income tax for the first time - something she'd vehemently resisted in the '70s.

Seconds From Disaster
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Seconds From Disaster: Waco Cult

Season 5  |  Episode 3  |  National Geographic  |  October 10, 2016
Inside 9/11
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Inside 9/11: Zero Hour

Episode 3  |  National Geographic  |  September 11, 2016
On the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 al-Qaeda militants seized control of four airborne passenger jets.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 al-Qaeda militants seized control of four airborne passenger jets.

Inside 9/11
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Inside 9/11: End Game

Episode 4  |  National Geographic  |  September 11, 2016
As America mourned its 2973 dead, the West identified its deadly foe: Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda.

As America mourned its 2973 dead, the West identified its deadly foe: Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda.

1945: The Year That Changed the World
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1945: The Year That Changed the World: The War In The Pacific

Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  September 6, 2016
Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor was the result of the battle between Japan and America for influence in the East.

Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor was the result of the battle between Japan and America for influence in the East.

Ancient Greece: Greatest Show On Earth
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Ancient Greece: Greatest Show On Earth: Kings

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  April 8, 2016
Classicist Michael Scott looks at the prevalence of theatre throughout Greece as Athens began to decline during the fourth century BC, and how it conceived a new kind of ...

Classicist Michael Scott looks at the prevalence of theatre throughout Greece as Athens began to decline during the fourth century BC, and how it conceived a new kind of comedy that is still popular today.

9/11: The Lost Hero
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9/11: The Lost Hero

ABC2 Kids  |  September 9, 2015
The incredible untold story of 28-year-old Jason Thomas, a black former US Marine, who risked his life on 9/11 to find and help rescue the last two men dug out of the wreckage ...

The incredible untold story of 28-year-old Jason Thomas, a black former US Marine, who risked his life on 9/11 to find and help rescue the last two men dug out of the wreckage of the World Trade Centre.

Murder Rap: Inside The Biggie And Tupac Murders
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Murder Rap: Inside The Biggie And Tupac Murders

SBS2  |  March 31, 2016
Two of the most notorious unsolved cases in the history of American crime - the murders of renowned rap stars Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls - have been the subject of ...

Two of the most notorious unsolved cases in the history of American crime - the murders of renowned rap stars Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls - have been the subject of exhaustive investigations, relentless speculation, and a web of conspiracy theories and dark secrets. Featuring interviews with lead detective Greg Kading, witnesses, and information sourced from hundreds of police case files and taped confessions never before shown on film.

88
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88

ABC  |  January 30, 2014
A documentary that explores the events that led up to January 26, 1988. A grassroots mobilisation of communities throughout Australia gathered in Sydney proclaiming, White ...

A documentary that explores the events that led up to January 26, 1988. A grassroots mobilisation of communities throughout Australia gathered in Sydney proclaiming, White Australia had a Black History.

Vietnam: Lost Films
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Vietnam: Lost Films: Peace With Honor (1971-1975)

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  The History Channel  |  April 11, 2012
Bob Clewell's helicopter crew comes under intense fire in one of the final operations of the war. Joe Galloway returns to Vietnam and in Washington, DC, Barry Romo throws down ...

Bob Clewell's helicopter crew comes under intense fire in one of the final operations of the war. Joe Galloway returns to Vietnam and in Washington, DC, Barry Romo throws down his medals in protest. The last American troops return home and POW wife Anne Purcell awaits word of her husband's fate. The fall of Saigon brings the unification of Vietnam.

Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow
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Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow: The Cult Of Personality

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  The History Channel  |  May 16, 2011
Brings to life the story of the people of the Soviet Union during World War II who struggle to survive the tyrannical reign of Joseph Stalin. A compelling story of ...

Brings to life the story of the people of the Soviet Union during World War II who struggle to survive the tyrannical reign of Joseph Stalin. A compelling story of dictatorship, bloody battles, and endless courage as the Soviet people combat not only Hitler and the Germany Army, but their own leader as well. Hosted by former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, this 10-hour program features never-before-seen Russian images, once-secret documents, and leading Russian historians to explore Russia from 1924 through 1953.

The Ancient Greek Olympics
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The Ancient Greek Olympics

Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  May 14, 2011
This documentary explores the origin and history of the ancient Olympic games - a contest of athletic prowess that began 2500 years ago in celebration of the god Zeus and ...

This documentary explores the origin and history of the ancient Olympic games - a contest of athletic prowess that began 2500 years ago in celebration of the god Zeus and featured sacrifice, feasting and processions. But there are aspects of that ancient competition that are strangely similar to today's Games.

Vietnam: Lost Films
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Vietnam: Lost Films: A Changing War (1969-1970)

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  The History Channel  |  April 4, 2012
Troop withdrawals begin as the Americans train their ARVN allies to take over the war. Gery Benedetti patrols the hostile waters of the Mekong Delta. James Anderson leads a ...

Troop withdrawals begin as the Americans train their ARVN allies to take over the war. Gery Benedetti patrols the hostile waters of the Mekong Delta. James Anderson leads a battalion into Cambodia after Nixon's controversial order. Don DeVore struggles to survive a fierce night attack, and Anne Purcell gets promising news about her husband.

Munich: The Real Assassins
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Munich: The Real Assassins

The History Channel  |  June 21, 2011
In September 1972, at the Munich Olympics before the eyes of millions of television viewers, eleven Israeli athletes were murdered by Black September, a radical group within ...

In September 1972, at the Munich Olympics before the eyes of millions of television viewers, eleven Israeli athletes were murdered by Black September, a radical group within the PLO. The event shocked the world - and the Israelis planned revenge. This documentary draws on testimonies never heard before from Mossad agents who carried out Israel's bloody revenge.

George W Bush: 9/11 Interview
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George W Bush: 9/11 Interview

National Geographic  |  September 1, 2011
In an exclusive interview, former US president George W Bush recalls September 11 in his own words, reliving dramatic and emotional private moments and the hard decisions taken.

In an exclusive interview, former US president George W Bush recalls September 11 in his own words, reliving dramatic and emotional private moments and the hard decisions taken.

Witness: The Kidnapping Of Patty Hearst
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Witness: The Kidnapping Of Patty Hearst

CI  |  February 19, 2012
This investigative special retells the entire story of media heiress Patty Hearst's kidnapping in 1974 - from her abduction to her conversion into a radical, machine-gun ...

This investigative special retells the entire story of media heiress Patty Hearst's kidnapping in 1974 - from her abduction to her conversion into a radical, machine-gun toting bank robber to her life as an underground fugitive to getting caught and becoming once again a captive, this time, of the police. The special looks back upon the shocking events that fascinated the entire world.

The Last Days Of Osama Bin Laden
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The Last Days Of Osama Bin Laden

National Geographic  |  May 2, 2012
The successful elimination of America's number one terrorist target asks as many questions as it answers. How did bin Laden elude capture for a decade, only to be discovered ...

The successful elimination of America's number one terrorist target asks as many questions as it answers. How did bin Laden elude capture for a decade, only to be discovered hiding in plain sight?

Ancient Rome: Rise And Fall Of An Empire
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Ancient Rome: Rise And Fall Of An Empire: Caesar

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  BBC Knowledge  |  November 8, 2011
Probably the most famous Roman of them all, Caesar overthrew a 500 year old republic and seized power for himself in perhaps the single greatest turning point in the history ...

Probably the most famous Roman of them all, Caesar overthrew a 500 year old republic and seized power for himself in perhaps the single greatest turning point in the history of Rome.

Putin, Russia And The West
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Putin, Russia And The West: Democracy Threatens

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  February 8, 2012
An exploration of Russia's fraught relationship with the West during the past decade. This episode includes an extraordinary interview with the retiring Ukrainian president ...

An exploration of Russia's fraught relationship with the West during the past decade. This episode includes an extraordinary interview with the retiring Ukrainian president admitting to being Putin's ally in swinging the country's 2004 election to Russia's advantage, and also shows a newly discovered interview with the former Russian security officer Alexander Litvinenko, a fierce critic of Russia's government, who in died in a London hospital in 2006 after apparently being poisoned.

Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow
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Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow: The Fall Of The Swastika

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  The History Channel  |  May 9, 2011
Brings to life the story of the people of the Soviet Union during World War II who struggle to survive the tyrannical reign of Joseph Stalin. A compelling story of ...

Brings to life the story of the people of the Soviet Union during World War II who struggle to survive the tyrannical reign of Joseph Stalin. A compelling story of dictatorship, bloody battles, and endless courage as the Soviet people combat not only Hitler and the Germany Army, but their own leader as well. Hosted by former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, this 10-hour program features never-before-seen Russian images, once-secret documents, and leading Russian historians to explore Russia from 1924 through 1953.

Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow
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Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow: The Cauldron Boils

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  The History Channel  |  April 11, 2011
Brings to life the story of the people of the Soviet Union during World War II who struggle to survive the tyrannical reign of Joseph Stalin. A compelling story of ...

Brings to life the story of the people of the Soviet Union during World War II who struggle to survive the tyrannical reign of Joseph Stalin. A compelling story of dictatorship, bloody battles, and endless courage as the Soviet people combat not only Hitler and the Germany Army, but their own leader as well. Hosted by former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, this 10-hour program features never-before-seen Russian images, once-secret documents, and leading Russian historians to explore Russia from 1924 through 1953.

Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup
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Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup

The History Channel  |  September 11, 2010
With the departure of the Bush administration and the arrival of an 'era of transparency', opportunities are arising for the disclosure of new information that may shed more ...

With the departure of the Bush administration and the arrival of an 'era of transparency', opportunities are arising for the disclosure of new information that may shed more light on the events that took place before and after September 11, 2001. Dramatically narrated by Daniel Sunjata of FX's Rescue Me, and an outspoken advocate for the First Responders, this program first examines mysterious and infamous events that reshaped world history - from the Reichstag Fire in 1933 that catapulted Hitler to dictatorship, to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident in 1964 that led to the Vietnam War - and then takes viewers on a turbulent journey through several pivotal moments in history before delving into the most significant catastrophe in recent memory, 9/11.

The Secret History Of ISIS
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The Secret History Of ISIS

SBS  |  August 28, 2016
In a decade-long campaign to change the course of world history through extreme acts of violence, ISIS has been called the most dangerous terrorist group in history. Frontline ...

In a decade-long campaign to change the course of world history through extreme acts of violence, ISIS has been called the most dangerous terrorist group in history. Frontline traces the growth of ISIS while investigating the repeated warnings of the threat by senior global policy makers. Drawing on interviews with senior officials, newly uncovered documents, audio recordings and jihadist videos, this documentary asks why the American government didn't recognise the threat in time to effectively counter what would become a deadly challenge to global security.

The Private Lives Of The Tudors
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The Private Lives Of The Tudors

Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  June 26, 2017
Explore the private lives, loves and scandals of the Tudors, the most celebrated royal dynasty in history. It's a murky, mysterious mixture of sectarian cults, fanatical ...

Explore the private lives, loves and scandals of the Tudors, the most celebrated royal dynasty in history. It's a murky, mysterious mixture of sectarian cults, fanatical religious groups, esoteric societies and political militants - all of them seeking to shape and influence the world we know today.

Agnes of God
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Agnes of God

FOX Classics  |  July 31, 2017
A newborn infant is found dead in a wastebasket in the room of Sister Agnes, a young cloistered nun in a convent outside Montreal. She claims to have no memory of the ...

A newborn infant is found dead in a wastebasket in the room of Sister Agnes, a young cloistered nun in a convent outside Montreal. She claims to have no memory of the conception or the birth of the child. Dr Martha Livingston is a psychiatrist who is appointed by the court to determine whether Sister Agnes is fit to stand trial for the murder of the baby. At the convent, this lapsed Catholic, who is very confident of her clinical skills, meets Mother Miriam Ruth, a worldly wise religious woman who wants to protect the fragile Sister Agnes from any further psychological pain. She believes that the young nun is 'touched by God'. After winning the trust of Sister Agnes, Dr Livingston learns about her sheltered life and her obsession with God and suffering. All attempts to find out who is the father of the baby are fruitless. Throughout the investigation, Dr Livingston and the Mother Superior are adversaries; only when they share cigarettes and speculate on what the saints would have smoked do they tear down the wall of distrust that divides them and recognise their mutual concern for Agnes.

Cleopatra
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Cleopatra

SBS  |  March 26, 2017
This documentary lifts the lid on the murderous and incestuous dynasty that gave rise to Egypt's most famous ruler and how Cleopatra, through ruthless political manoeuvring, ...

This documentary lifts the lid on the murderous and incestuous dynasty that gave rise to Egypt's most famous ruler and how Cleopatra, through ruthless political manoeuvring, family betrayal and sensual seduction, endured Rome became her greatest protector.

Eight Days That Made Rome
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Eight Days That Made Rome: The Downfall of Nero

Episode 6  |  SBS  |  March 11, 2018
Historian Bettany Hughes focuses on events leading up to and after June 9, 68 AD, when Emperor Nero took his life. She examines his relationship with his mother, fondness for ...

Historian Bettany Hughes focuses on events leading up to and after June 9, 68 AD, when Emperor Nero took his life. She examines his relationship with his mother, fondness for debauchery and how casual violence and murder began to destabilise what had once been touted as a new 'golden age' for Rome. Nero's death plunged the empire into anarchy and civil war. From here on in, the Roman Empire would be plagued by military coups and revolt, one of the crucial factors in its eventual decline.

Eight Days That Made Rome
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Eight Days That Made Rome: The Rebirth of Rome

Episode 8  |  SBS  |  March 25, 2018
Historian Bettany Hughes recalls the time that marked Rome's symbolic break with its 1000-year pagan past - the day in 337 AD that Emperor Constantine the Great was baptised a ...

Historian Bettany Hughes recalls the time that marked Rome's symbolic break with its 1000-year pagan past - the day in 337 AD that Emperor Constantine the Great was baptised a Christian. It was a moment of profound significance not just for the empire, but for the history of the world and one of its major religions. Constantine was one of the last great Roman emperors to rule over a united empire, giving it a new capital - Constantinople, today known as Istanbul - a city which would one day eclipse Rome as the greatest city on Earth.

Seconds From Disaster
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Seconds From Disaster: 9/11

Season 4  |  Episode 1  |  National Geographic  |  September 2, 2011
Wind back the clock to uncover the catalogue of errors that left America wide-open to its most devastating terrorist attack and hear from those who tried to stop the attacks ...

Wind back the clock to uncover the catalogue of errors that left America wide-open to its most devastating terrorist attack and hear from those who tried to stop the attacks on the day.

9/11: Voices From The Air
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9/11: Voices From The Air

National Geographic  |  September 9, 2012
Authentic transmissions from on-board stewardesses, chilling voicemails from victims and never-before-seen interviews provide a groundbreaking insight into what really ...

Authentic transmissions from on-board stewardesses, chilling voicemails from victims and never-before-seen interviews provide a groundbreaking insight into what really happened on this ill-fated day.

My Enemy's Enemy
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My Enemy's Enemy

SBS  |  January 20, 2013
Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald's documentary tracks Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie, aka, the Butcher of Lyon, who committed atrocities while hunting down members of ...

Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald's documentary tracks Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie, aka, the Butcher of Lyon, who committed atrocities while hunting down members of the French Resistance, and then became an agent of American counter-intelligence during the Cold War.

The Ancient Greek Olympics
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The Ancient Greek Olympics

Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  May 21, 2011
The concluding episode of this documentary exploring the origin and history of the ancient Olympic Games. This part compares the ancient and modern versions of the Games, ...

The concluding episode of this documentary exploring the origin and history of the ancient Olympic Games. This part compares the ancient and modern versions of the Games, which - although conceived in different societies with different moral codes - have become more similar as time progresses. Especially examined is the culture of cheating, from a wrestler banned in 496 BC for 'clinching' to a fencer in 1972 who made sure of victory by altering his foil to 'score' whatever he did, and from a marathon runner in 1904 who took an 11-mile trip in a car to the Emperor Nero, who fell off his chariot in AD 67 yet bribed the judges to have him declared winner of the race.

Osama Bin Laden: The Finish
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Osama Bin Laden: The Finish

Discovery Channel  |  May 2, 2013
The riveting inside story of the biggest manhunt in history - the search for Osama Bin Laden - including a startling new revelation on the origin of the plans for 9/11. Based ...

The riveting inside story of the biggest manhunt in history - the search for Osama Bin Laden - including a startling new revelation on the origin of the plans for 9/11. Based on the new book by bestselling author Mark Bowden (Black Hawk Down).

Ceausescu
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Ceausescu

The History Channel  |  June 12, 2011
The life of the despotic Communist ruler who rose from the poor fields of rural Romania to the luxurious heights of political power. From loved and respected leader, he turned ...

The life of the despotic Communist ruler who rose from the poor fields of rural Romania to the luxurious heights of political power. From loved and respected leader, he turned into a despised tyrant, and his execution in 1989 marked the bloody end to a bloody regime.

Vietnam: Lost Films
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Vietnam: Lost Films: The Beginning (1964-1965)

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  March 7, 2012
In 1965, Operation Rolling Thunder roars across the skies over North Vietnam and the first U.S. ground troops land in the South. American soldiers are outnumbered in the Ia ...

In 1965, Operation Rolling Thunder roars across the skies over North Vietnam and the first U.S. ground troops land in the South. American soldiers are outnumbered in the Ia Drang Valley, the first major battle of the war.

The Battle Of Long Tan
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The Battle Of Long Tan

The History Channel  |  April 25, 2012
This exclusive documentary honours the true story behind the heroic deeds of a group of young Australian and New Zealand soldiers in one of the most pivotal, dramatic and ...

This exclusive documentary honours the true story behind the heroic deeds of a group of young Australian and New Zealand soldiers in one of the most pivotal, dramatic and shocking engagements of the Vietnam War. Now 40 years on, their bravery places a new glow on the ANZAC legend and public perceptions of our role in the Vietnam War.

Journeys Into Genocide
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Journeys Into Genocide: Land

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  October 6, 2011
The second programme traces the story of ethnic cleansing by empire-builders. Ethnic cleansing by the colonisers from the middle ages through to the eighteenth and nineteenth ...

The second programme traces the story of ethnic cleansing by empire-builders. Ethnic cleansing by the colonisers from the middle ages through to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries shows a transition from a practice committed in the name of religion, to a racial one. In essence though, the persecuted were just in the way of expansion. Colonisers who believed they were 'civilising' native peoples ended up decimating populations, some of which have never recovered.

Al Capone: Icon
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Al Capone: Icon

SBS  |  July 26, 2015
Al Capone - his name sparks images of pin stripe suits and ruthless murders. More than 80 years after the height of his power we are still fascinated with this celebrity ...

Al Capone - his name sparks images of pin stripe suits and ruthless murders. More than 80 years after the height of his power we are still fascinated with this celebrity gangster. The question is why? This documentary explores Al Capone's enduring and unexpected impact on crime and culture.

Inside 9/11
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Inside 9/11: Countdown To Terror

Episode 2  |  National Geographic  |  September 11, 2016
How did four al-Qaeda militants make their way to America and learn how to fly commercial aircraft, undetected.

How did four al-Qaeda militants make their way to America and learn how to fly commercial aircraft, undetected.

Royal Maya Massacre
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Royal Maya Massacre

The History Channel  |  July 8, 2016
Sixteen skeletons - the remains of a 9th century Mayan royal family - are discovered in a mass grave, revealing a sordid tale of sex, greed, rivalry... and the final clues to ...

Sixteen skeletons - the remains of a 9th century Mayan royal family - are discovered in a mass grave, revealing a sordid tale of sex, greed, rivalry... and the final clues to one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world: what caused the collapse of the Maya Empire? Exclusive access to one of the most important finds in Maya archaeology combines with the latest in forensics, gripping recreations and advanced computer graphics to present a dramatic tale of how sex, greed and royal power struggles led to the undoing of an ancient superpower.

After The Annex
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After The Annex

National Geographic  |  October 17, 2015
Anne Frank's world-famous diary comes to an abrupt end several days before she and her companions in the Secret Annex were arrested. This is the story of what happened next, ...

Anne Frank's world-famous diary comes to an abrupt end several days before she and her companions in the Secret Annex were arrested. This is the story of what happened next, how Anne became absorbed into the horror of the Nazi camp system.

Stalin In Colour
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Stalin In Colour

The History Channel  |  July 3, 2016
March 9, 1953, 5 million people attend Stalin's funeral. A godly event for one of History's biggest criminal. A revolutionary lacking in both charisma and stature, Stalin came ...

March 9, 1953, 5 million people attend Stalin's funeral. A godly event for one of History's biggest criminal. A revolutionary lacking in both charisma and stature, Stalin came to power almost by chance, and his 30-year reign saw him become the most Machiavellian and bloodthirsty of dictators. The man who insisted on being called 'The Father of the People' massacred his own countrymen, and was responsible for the death of some 20 million people. Soon forgetting his former ideological stance, he mercilessly crushed anyone who opposed him, in both word and deed. His camps for reform through hard labor - known as 'gulags' - turned 18 million Russians into slaves. He not only murdered his opponents but his best friends too, and even sometimes members of his own family. His cruelty knew know bounds. Through colorised archive material rich in previously unseen footage, and many accounts from the period including some from Stalin himself, this documentary tells the story of a man who turned a dream into a nightmare.

Night Will Fall
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Night Will Fall

SBS  |  August 5, 2015
Night will Fall tells the story of the liberation of the Nazi Concentration camps. Using remarkable archive footage and testimony from both survivors and liberators, it ...

Night will Fall tells the story of the liberation of the Nazi Concentration camps. Using remarkable archive footage and testimony from both survivors and liberators, it reveals the efforts made to document the almost unbelievable scenes that the allies encountered on Liberation.

Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow
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Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow: False Dawn

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  The History Channel  |  May 2, 2011
Brings to life the story of the people of the Soviet Union during World War II who struggle to survive the tyrannical reign of Joseph Stalin. A compelling story of ...

Brings to life the story of the people of the Soviet Union during World War II who struggle to survive the tyrannical reign of Joseph Stalin. A compelling story of dictatorship, bloody battles, and endless courage as the Soviet people combat not only Hitler and the Germany Army, but their own leader as well. Hosted by former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, this 10-hour program features never-before-seen Russian images, once-secret documents, and leading Russian historians to explore Russia from 1924 through 1953.

Cleopatra
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Cleopatra

Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  September 4, 2017
Cleopatra - a queen, a seductress, a living goddess with a reputation that became legendary - we reveal the reasons why Cleopatra's name still resonates through the centuries. ...

Cleopatra - a queen, a seductress, a living goddess with a reputation that became legendary - we reveal the reasons why Cleopatra's name still resonates through the centuries. With sumptuous drama reconstruction and evidence from key experts including Bettany Hughes, Chris Naunton and Robert Steven Bianchi, we tell the true story behind Egypt's most famous ruler. How she survived a murderous and incestuous dynasty, secured her future by seducing the greatest leader Rome had ever seen, and how her eventual fall from grace and ultimate death meant history would never forget her. This is the story of the real Cleopatra.

The Hunt For Bin Laden
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The Hunt For Bin Laden

National Geographic  |  May 7, 2011
Osama Bin Laden was killed after a 10-year manhunt. This program follows a team of CIA agents who entered Afghanistan just days after the horrific attacks of 9/11.

Osama Bin Laden was killed after a 10-year manhunt. This program follows a team of CIA agents who entered Afghanistan just days after the horrific attacks of 9/11.

Ancient Rome: Rise And Fall Of An Empire
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Ancient Rome: Rise And Fall Of An Empire: Constantine

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  BBC Knowledge  |  November 29, 2011
Constantine is an enigma and his legacy is perhaps the greatest of any Roman emperor. The story of how he brought Christianity to the western world is one of war, love, ...

Constantine is an enigma and his legacy is perhaps the greatest of any Roman emperor. The story of how he brought Christianity to the western world is one of war, love, treachery and murder.

Curtin
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Curtin

ABC  |  January 4, 2011
In the life of all prime ministers, comes the moment that tests the mettle of the man. In the life of every nation, comes the moment that tests the mettle of its people. For ...

In the life of all prime ministers, comes the moment that tests the mettle of the man. In the life of every nation, comes the moment that tests the mettle of its people. For John Curtin and Australia those two moments meet in 1941. This is where our story begins.

Battles BC
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Battles BC

The History Channel  |  September 21, 2011
They had no books to study, no history to remember. For them, war was a creative adventure with the fate of whole civilisations at stake. Unlock the truths and myths behind ...

They had no books to study, no history to remember. For them, war was a creative adventure with the fate of whole civilisations at stake. Unlock the truths and myths behind the world of epic heroes and villains. Ancient battles meet the contemporary visual style of Last Stand of the 300 as we spotlight the heroes and military strategies of the ancient world. In creative partnership with the people who brought you the CGI and graphic design for Last Stand of the 300, this series will have the look, excitement and vibrancy of a contemporary graphic novel.

Ancient Rome: Rise And Fall Of An Empire
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Ancient Rome: Rise And Fall Of An Empire: The Fall Of Rome

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  BBC Knowledge  |  November 22, 2011
The Jewish Revolt was the biggest rebellion in Roman history threatening to destabilise the empire. At this time Rome turned to General Vespasian and his son Titus who ...

The Jewish Revolt was the biggest rebellion in Roman history threatening to destabilise the empire. At this time Rome turned to General Vespasian and his son Titus who unleashed the might of Rome on the Jewish people.

Giuliani: Commanding 9/11
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Giuliani: Commanding 9/11

National Geographic  |  September 11, 2010
For the first time on TV, New York mayor Rudy Giuliani relives the day when the city he was in charge of came under attack. September 11, 2001 was a day that changed the ...

For the first time on TV, New York mayor Rudy Giuliani relives the day when the city he was in charge of came under attack. September 11, 2001 was a day that changed the world. Informed over an 8am breakfast meeting, Giuliani had a choice: coordinate from afar or head downtown to the centre of the devastation. The decisions he would make in the next 12 hours would save lives.

Hitler's Secrets
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Hitler's Secrets: The Fuhrer

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  January 21, 2017
Hitler tightens his iron grip on Germany and turns his sights to conquest. Leading experts investigate the key skills that enabled him to turn the tables on Europe's foreign ...

Hitler tightens his iron grip on Germany and turns his sights to conquest. Leading experts investigate the key skills that enabled him to turn the tables on Europe's foreign leaders, super-sizing Germany's army, snatching back land and yet convincing them he is a man of peace. Meanwhile, Hitler's self image is reflected in the transformation of his Bavarian farmhouse into a colossal mansion. With the German public now worshipping him as a saviour, he gives the green light for revenge against the Jews, laying the foundation for his horrific racial program.

Age Of Terror
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Age Of Terror: Terror International

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  BBC Knowledge  |  August 15, 2010
In his epic new four-part series, Age of Terror award-winning journalist Peter Taylor traces the modern history and development of terrorism through four major acts of terror ...

In his epic new four-part series, Age of Terror award-winning journalist Peter Taylor traces the modern history and development of terrorism through four major acts of terror over the last 30 years. The first episode in the series, Terror International tells the extraordinary story of the 1976 hijacking of a plane by Palestinians in alliance with German Marxist revolutionaries.

The Somme 1916: From Both Sides of the Wire
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The Somme 1916: From Both Sides of the Wire

Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  April 23, 2018
This documentary presents the cataclysmic events that began on 1st July 1916, from both sides of No Man's Land. Historian Peter Barton concentrates on the second phase of the ...

This documentary presents the cataclysmic events that began on 1st July 1916, from both sides of No Man's Land. Historian Peter Barton concentrates on the second phase of the battle, from the middle of July to the middle of September 1916. Barton reveals how an Allied advance on objectives which should have lasted days and weeks took months and resulted in yet more carnage on the Somme battlefield. While British tactics were unvarying, that of their German enemy evolved using the changing landscape of the battlefield. The slowness of the Allied advance during this period Barton explains by the emergence of new German tactics - defence in depth.

Eight Days That Made Rome
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Eight Days That Made Rome: Boudica's Revenge

Episode 5  |  SBS  |  March 4, 2018
Historian Bettany Hughes focuses on the day when Roman troops earned the undying hatred of a fierce and fearless queen who led a revolt that came perilously close to ending ...

Historian Bettany Hughes focuses on the day when Roman troops earned the undying hatred of a fierce and fearless queen who led a revolt that came perilously close to ending the Roman occupation of Britannia. Around 60 AD, troops invaded Boudica's settlement, flogged her and raped her daughters. The outrage provoked the Iceni queen to lead a revolt that came perilously close to ending the Roman occupation of Britannia.

Eight Days That Made Rome
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Eight Days That Made Rome: The Spartacus Revolt

Episode 2  |  SBS  |  February 11, 2018
Historian Bettany Hughes looks at the day in 73 BC that Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator fighting for the entertainment of the Romans, broke out of gladiator school and started ...

Historian Bettany Hughes looks at the day in 73 BC that Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator fighting for the entertainment of the Romans, broke out of gladiator school and started a slave revolt. The republic's rulers were so panicked by the protest that they offered unprecedented power to a single, ambitious individual - Crassus - who promised victory in what would prove a dark foreshadowing of Rome's slide into dictatorship.

The Pacific
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The Pacific: Peleliu Landing

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  Seven  |  May 5, 2010
Basilone's celebrity grows as he travels across the country on the war bonds tour. On Pavuvu, Sledge, assigned to the 5th Marines, is briefly reunited with Phillips and ...

Basilone's celebrity grows as he travels across the country on the war bonds tour. On Pavuvu, Sledge, assigned to the 5th Marines, is briefly reunited with Phillips and Leckie. Sledge then gets his first taste of combat as he, Leckie, and the rest of the Marine Division meet fierce Japanese resistance while landing on the intricately and heavily defended coral island of Peleliu.

Singapore 1942
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Singapore 1942: End Of Empire

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  February 17, 2012
Contrary to popular belief, the war in the Pacific commenced with Japanese air attacks against Hong Kong, Malaya and Singapore. Ninety-five minutes before America's Pearl ...

Contrary to popular belief, the war in the Pacific commenced with Japanese air attacks against Hong Kong, Malaya and Singapore. Ninety-five minutes before America's Pearl Harbor was infamously bombed by Japanese aircraft on December 7, 1941, Britain's territories in the 'Far East' had already been attacked from the air. Just two months later, on February 15, 1942, the world watched in disbelief as the victorious Imperial Japanese Army marched into Singapore. It was Japan's greatest victory and Britain's worst defeat in World War II.. The final episode tells the story of the creation of the new nations of Singapore and Malaysia that rose from the ashes of the turmoil. Shot in key locations, the program includes first-hand accounts of surviving soldiers, airmen and nurses from the front line. Fundamental to the documentary are civilian Malaysian and Singaporean eyewitnesses.

Seconds From Disaster
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Seconds From Disaster: Nagasaki - The Forgotten Bomb

Season 6  |  Episode 7  |  National Geographic  |  June 2, 2017
The use of the atomic bombs in World War II still excites controversy, particularly the necessity for the second bomb on Nagasaki. Could the war have been ended another way?

The use of the atomic bombs in World War II still excites controversy, particularly the necessity for the second bomb on Nagasaki. Could the war have been ended another way?

Titanic
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Titanic

Nine  |  March 22, 2016
In Oscar winner James Cameron's epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet star as Rose, a ...

In Oscar winner James Cameron's epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet star as Rose, a 17-year-old, upper-class American suffocating under the rigid confines and expectations of Edwardian society, and Jack Dawson, a free-spirited young steerage passenger.

No
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No

SBS World Movies  |  May 21, 2016
An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum and free his country from oppression.

An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum and free his country from oppression.

All The President's Men
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All The President's Men

Masterpiece  |  October 30, 2015
Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.

Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.

Hollywood Censored
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Hollywood Censored

FOXTEL Arts  |  February 18, 2016
When Hollywood came to be viewed as a place of the dammed and sinful, Will Hayes, a republican and Presbyterian, non-smoker, non-drinker, but wired to power in Washington and ...

When Hollywood came to be viewed as a place of the dammed and sinful, Will Hayes, a republican and Presbyterian, non-smoker, non-drinker, but wired to power in Washington and Wall Street, implemented the Hayes code which has been in force until the early 60s when it formally ended and was replaced by a rating system which rather warns than forbids. Ironically the enforcement of the code came as a challenge to script writers and directors and one can say that Hollywood's most creative era was due to it.

Meet the people who transformed Christianity from a sect to an empire, from the Middle Ages to Vatican II, and from Martin Luther to Pope Francis.
In August 1945 the US dropped two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, devastating the Japanese cities. See the aftermath of the attacks while exploring the history of nuclear disasters. (ACDSEH107, ACDSEH127)
From the Silk Road to the Great Wall, Ancient China is a rich and diverse tapestry of dynasties and empires. Learn more about the rich history of one of the world's largest superpowers.
Share the story of Nelson Mandela's struggle to end apartheid in South Africa and build a more peaceful world with this collection about Madiba's life and times.
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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