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Architects of Darkness
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Architects of Darkness: Albert Speer

The History Channel  |  August 7, 2015
Hitler's Architect, the man who designed the Nuremberg Rallies and headed up the slave labour organisation which created the V1 and V2 rockets. Speer was consigned to life ...

Hitler's Architect, the man who designed the Nuremberg Rallies and headed up the slave labour organisation which created the V1 and V2 rockets. Speer was consigned to life imprisonment for his crimes.

The Outlaw Michael Howe
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The Outlaw Michael Howe

ABC  |  December 1, 2013
1814. The notorious British penal colony Van Diemen's Land has dissolved into chaos. Outlaws roaming the wilderness have pushed the colonial government to breaking point. ...

1814. The notorious British penal colony Van Diemen's Land has dissolved into chaos. Outlaws roaming the wilderness have pushed the colonial government to breaking point. Driven by loyalty and hatred for those he once served, English convict Michael Howe and an Aboriginal girl called Mary, turn a small band of desperate escapees, deserters and natives into a fearsome guerrilla army.

Malcolm X
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Malcolm X

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  NITV  |  March 4, 2013
Political philosopher, visionary, husband and father, dynamic orator and militant minister. This is Malcolm X's remarkable journey from his birth in Omaha, Nebraska, to his ...

Political philosopher, visionary, husband and father, dynamic orator and militant minister. This is Malcolm X's remarkable journey from his birth in Omaha, Nebraska, to his assassination in NYC in 1965.

Oliver Stone: Untold History of the US
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Oliver Stone: Untold History of the US: The 50s: Eisenhower, The Bomb And The Third World

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  The History Channel  |  May 20, 2013
Nazi Hunters
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Nazi Hunters: Who Killed Heinrich Himmler?

Season 1  |  Episode 13  |  SBS2  |  March 26, 2013
The final program looks at the capture and subsequent suicide of Heinrich Himmler, one of the most feared men in Nazi Germany.

The final program looks at the capture and subsequent suicide of Heinrich Himmler, one of the most feared men in Nazi Germany.

Oliver Stone: Untold History of the US
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Oliver Stone: Untold History of the US: Reagan, Gorbachev And Third World: Rise Of The Right

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  The History Channel  |  June 10, 2013
Nazi Hunters
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Nazi Hunters: Death Camp Kommandant

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  SBS2  |  February 12, 2013
Franz Stangl was the Nazi commandant of the Treblinka and Sobibor death camps in Poland. He was responsible for the extermination of around 900,000 men, women and children. At ...

Franz Stangl was the Nazi commandant of the Treblinka and Sobibor death camps in Poland. He was responsible for the extermination of around 900,000 men, women and children. At the end of the war, Stangl escaped to Italy where he joined a rat-line organised by Vatican officials. From there, he disappeared.

Viking World
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Viking World: Longship Legacy

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  August 31, 2012
The Most Secret Place On Earth
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The Most Secret Place On Earth

ABC  |  February 19, 2013
Looks at the secret war conducted by the USA in Laos in the 1960s and early 70s.

Looks at the secret war conducted by the USA in Laos in the 1960s and early 70s.

Death Camp Treblinka
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Death Camp Treblinka

SBS  |  March 22, 2013
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The dark heart of the Nazi holocaust, Treblinka was an extermination camp where over 800,000 Polish Jews perished from 1942. Only two men can bear final witness to its ...

The dark heart of the Nazi holocaust, Treblinka was an extermination camp where over 800,000 Polish Jews perished from 1942. Only two men can bear final witness to its terrible crimes.

Oliver Stone: Untold History of the US
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Oliver Stone: Untold History of the US: World War II

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  April 22, 2013
The Empire State Building Murders
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The Empire State Building Murders

SBS  |  September 20, 2011
In December 2007, a letter turned up at a post office in New York City that a certain Penny Baxter had written to Jim Kowalski, back in 1949. She claimed that her husband, ...

In December 2007, a letter turned up at a post office in New York City that a certain Penny Baxter had written to Jim Kowalski, back in 1949. She claimed that her husband, Mafia godfather Tony Carlucci, wanted her dead. For the elderly Jim Kowalski, this letter brings back a lot of memories. He's one of the few people left who experienced, first hand, the doomed love affair between an ambitious girl and her Mafia boss-boyfriend, and its impact on everyone around them. So begins William Karel's ode to American film noir that combines myth with reality and blurs fiction and non-fiction. The Empire State Building Murders is a feature film dressed up like a documentary.

Tony Robinson's Crime And Punishment
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Tony Robinson's Crime And Punishment: Guilty As Charred

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  December 11, 2010
Tony Robinson continues his quest to discover the origins of English laws, who made them and why. In this episode, he looks at the period up to and after the Norman invasion, ...

Tony Robinson continues his quest to discover the origins of English laws, who made them and why. In this episode, he looks at the period up to and after the Norman invasion, which was perhaps the most turbulent in the history of law. But in the 150 years from 1066, the legal system was transformed. This period saw the signing of the Magna Carta and the establishment of the three major principles of a modern legal system: independent judges, trial by jury, and English common law.

Warriors
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Warriors: Cortes

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  December 19, 2010
In 1519 the Spanish adventurer Hernan Cortes is supposed to have taken on the mighty Aztec empire with a handful of soldiers and sixteen horses. The myth claims that the Aztec ...

In 1519 the Spanish adventurer Hernan Cortes is supposed to have taken on the mighty Aztec empire with a handful of soldiers and sixteen horses. The myth claims that the Aztec emperor, Montezuma, surrendered his empire because he believed Cortes to be a God. But a more accurate account suggests that the Conquistadors started a civil war in Central America, uniting an army of tribesmen who hated Aztec rule.

Michael Wood's Story Of England: Great Famine And Black Death
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Michael Wood's Story Of England: Great Famine And Black Death

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  BBC Knowledge  |  November 10, 2011
The story of Kibworth reaches the catastrophic 14th century. The village goes through the worst famine in European history, and then, as revealed in the astonishing village ...

The story of Kibworth reaches the catastrophic 14th century. The village goes through the worst famine in European history, and then, as revealed in the astonishing village archive in Merton College Oxford, two thirds of the people die in the Black Death. Helped by today's villagers - field walking and reading the historical texts - and by the local schoolchildren digging archaeological test pits, Michael Wood follows stories of individual lives through these times, out of which the English idea of community and the English character begin to emerge.

Warriors
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Warriors: Attila The Hun

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  BBC Knowledge  |  May 27, 2012
Lavish, all action dramatic spectacles based on the lives of six men who shaped the world around them, either by sheer force of will, genius, courage or even greed. Powerful, ...

Lavish, all action dramatic spectacles based on the lives of six men who shaped the world around them, either by sheer force of will, genius, courage or even greed. Powerful, magnetic personalities who have earned their place in the world's imagination, all prepared to die for what they believed in - whether it was God or gold, the pursuit of power and glory or a magnificent ideal. From Spartacus, the gladiator who brought Rome to its knees, to the audacious military genius Napoleon, this series combines absorbing drama with CGI to ask what were the motives, the strengths and even the weaknesses that drove these men to achieve what no one else had dared. The amazing stories of Hernan Cortez, Attila the Hun, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Richard the Lionheart are also included.

Michael Wood's Story Of England: Domesday To Magna Carta
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Michael Wood's Story Of England: Domesday To Magna Carta

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  BBC Knowledge  |  November 3, 2011
The story of Kibworth moves on to 1066 when the Normans build a castle there. Michael Wood reveals how the Norman occupation affected the villagers from the gallows to the ...

The story of Kibworth moves on to 1066 when the Normans build a castle there. Michael Wood reveals how the Norman occupation affected the villagers from the gallows to the alehouse, and shows the medieval open fields in action in the only place where they still survive today.

Nazi Hunters
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Nazi Hunters: Killing Reinhardt Heydrich

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  SBS2  |  March 12, 2013
One of the darkest figures within the Nazi elite, Reinhard Heydrich pursued the construction of the Final Solution with great vigour. He was also subsequently responsible for ...

One of the darkest figures within the Nazi elite, Reinhard Heydrich pursued the construction of the Final Solution with great vigour. He was also subsequently responsible for making critics of the Reich disappear without trace, and later became 'Protector' of the occupied Czech territories of Moravia and Bohemia which he ruled with an iron fist.

Nazi Hunters
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Nazi Hunters: Hunting the Nazi Rocket Scientists

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS2  |  January 15, 2013
This new 13-part series tells the tale of that extraordinary group of people, the Nazi Hunters. They chased some of the most hated and reviled people on earth. Sometimes they ...

This new 13-part series tells the tale of that extraordinary group of people, the Nazi Hunters. They chased some of the most hated and reviled people on earth. Sometimes they did it for the highest of motives. Sometimes in ways that, when revealed, would horrify their own supporters.

Surviving Hitler - A Love Story
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Surviving Hitler - A Love Story

SBS  |  June 22, 2012
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As a teenager in Nazi Germany, Jutta was shocked to discover she was Jewish. She joined the German resistance and met Helmuth, an injured German soldier. The two became ...

As a teenager in Nazi Germany, Jutta was shocked to discover she was Jewish. She joined the German resistance and met Helmuth, an injured German soldier. The two became sweethearts and, ultimately, co-conspirators in the now famous Valkyrie plot to assassinate Hitler. With the failure of the plot, the couple and their associates were ruthlessly pursued by the Nazis. Using never-before-seen 8mm footage shot by one of the central characters, this film provides a remarkable look at life during the war from the perspective of Germans who opposed Hitler. (

Louis XV: The Dark Sun
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Louis XV: The Dark Sun

SBS  |  July 29, 2012
This film-length dramatised documentary looks at the life of Louis XV, King of France from 1715 to 1774. At the beginning of the 18th century, the child-king Louis embodied ...

This film-length dramatised documentary looks at the life of Louis XV, King of France from 1715 to 1774. At the beginning of the 18th century, the child-king Louis embodied all of France's hopes for renewal. After seeing the endless old age of Louis XIV, who reigned for 72 years, the French idolised the young king.

Jandamarra's War
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Jandamarra's War

ABC  |  May 12, 2011
Jandamarra's War is the story of an Australian Aboriginal man who should be as famous as Ned Kelly. In 1894, Jandamarra led a rebellion against invading pastoralists in ...

Jandamarra's War is the story of an Australian Aboriginal man who should be as famous as Ned Kelly. In 1894, Jandamarra led a rebellion against invading pastoralists in defence of his people's ancient land and culture. Until his death in brutal retribution, this formidable Bunuba warrior waged a 3 year guerrilla war, earning him both the admiration of his people and international notoriety.

Ivan: Why Was He So Terrible?
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Ivan: Why Was He So Terrible?

The History Channel  |  December 18, 2010
In the West he is remembered as Ivan the Terrible - the bloodiest of Russia's tsars whose name invokes the legend of a mad 16th century tyrant who murdered, raped and tortured ...

In the West he is remembered as Ivan the Terrible - the bloodiest of Russia's tsars whose name invokes the legend of a mad 16th century tyrant who murdered, raped and tortured on a massive scale. But in Russia there is a very different memory. There he is Ivan Grozni - the awe inspiring - the tsar who laid the foundations of Russia's greatness. This documentary asks whether it was madness or method that lay at the heart of Ivan's reign of terror and unravels the truth about the man who left an imprint on his country that 400 has failed to erase.

Michael Wood's Story Of England: Victoria To The Present Day
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Michael Wood's Story Of England: Victoria To The Present Day

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  BBC Knowledge  |  December 1, 2011
Helped by today's villagers Michael Wood uncovers the secret history of a Victorian village more colourful than even Dickens could have imagined. Recreating their penny ...

Helped by today's villagers Michael Wood uncovers the secret history of a Victorian village more colourful than even Dickens could have imagined. Recreating their penny concerts of the 1880s, visiting World War I battlefields with the school and recalling the Home Guard, local land girls and the bombing of the village in 1940, the series finally moves into the brave new world of 'homes for heroes' and the villagers come together to leave a reminder of their world for future generations.

Australian Biography
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Australian Biography: Neville Bonner

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  NITV  |  November 23, 2011
An intensely moving interview with choreographer and director Noel Tovey. Considering the horror of his childhood, it's amazing that Noel Tovey survived at all. In Pentridge ...

An intensely moving interview with choreographer and director Noel Tovey. Considering the horror of his childhood, it's amazing that Noel Tovey survived at all. In Pentridge Jail at age 17, he contemplated suicide, but the voices of his ancestors prevented him and helped turn his life around and Noel pursued his dream to become a dancer and actor.

1066
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1066: The Year That Changed Europe Forever

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  September 30, 2010
Oswald's Ghost
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Oswald's Ghost

SBS  |  November 21, 2010
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963 left a psychic wound on America that is with us still today. Few Americans then or now accept ...

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963 left a psychic wound on America that is with us still today. Few Americans then or now accept that a lone, inconsequential gunman could bring down a president and alter history. In that breach, a culture of conspiracy has arisen that points to sinister forces at work in the shadows.

1066
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1066: The Year That Changed Europe Forever

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  October 14, 2010
Tofi and Leofric set off to rescue the snatched women of Crowhurst, including Tofi's young wife Judith. En route they encounter the Normans, the ruthless Ozouf, the gentler ...

Tofi and Leofric set off to rescue the snatched women of Crowhurst, including Tofi's young wife Judith. En route they encounter the Normans, the ruthless Ozouf, the gentler Coutances and the mute Drogo. But Tofi and Leofric outwit their pursuers and reach safety.

JFK
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JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  November 30, 2010
The second part of this series examines the aftermath and the enduring controversies that emerged as succeeding generations of Americans struggled to comprehend the sudden ...

The second part of this series examines the aftermath and the enduring controversies that emerged as succeeding generations of Americans struggled to comprehend the sudden murder of an unforgettable leader.

Tasmanian Devil
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Tasmanian Devil

ABC  |  January 10, 2012
Featuring never before seen archival footage, photographs and interviews with famous contemporary Christopher Lee (Lord of the Rings), legendary Hollywood writer/director ...

Featuring never before seen archival footage, photographs and interviews with famous contemporary Christopher Lee (Lord of the Rings), legendary Hollywood writer/director Vincent Sherman, and two of Errol Flynn's daughters - all of whom speak candidly about his revolutionary sympathies and journalistic ambitions as well as his decadent lifestyle - this is Errol Flynn as we've never seen him before.

Who Do You Think You Are?
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Who Do You Think You Are?: Davina McCall

SBS  |  August 1, 2010
When she was young, Davina McCall's parents separated which in turn created a sadness that Davina has always lived with. Davina hopes that researching her family tree will ...

When she was young, Davina McCall's parents separated which in turn created a sadness that Davina has always lived with. Davina hopes that researching her family tree will help her reconcile the worlds of her parents.

Nazi Number One: Hermann Goering
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Nazi Number One: Hermann Goering: The Accomplice

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  January 11, 2008
The most comprehensive portrait of Goering ever made, this documentary incorporates the most important recent single film find from the Nazi era, including never-before-seen ...

The most comprehensive portrait of Goering ever made, this documentary incorporates the most important recent single film find from the Nazi era, including never-before-seen film material shot by Goering himself. The documentary shows the many faces of Hitler's most brutal deputy and contains new facts about his drug addiction.

The Neanderthal Code
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The Neanderthal Code: Ep 1 Of 2

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  February 25, 2010
Neanderthals once dominated ice age Europe, but then they disappeared. What happened to them? For 150 years scientists have been puzzled by the state of our closest relatives. ...

Neanderthals once dominated ice age Europe, but then they disappeared. What happened to them? For 150 years scientists have been puzzled by the state of our closest relatives. They've looked at the archaeological evidence from every angle. Now they've turned to DNA, and a new idea is taking root. It's possible that Neanderthals live on - or at least their genes do - inside of us all.

Prohibition
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Prohibition: Scofflaws

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  June 11, 2017
On January 17, 1920, Prohibition goes into effect. Enacted in part to promote a more orderly, law-abiding America, Prohibition has precisely the opposite effect. Doctors and ...

On January 17, 1920, Prohibition goes into effect. Enacted in part to promote a more orderly, law-abiding America, Prohibition has precisely the opposite effect. Doctors and pharmacists, federal agents and local lawmen, rabbis and funeral directors all figure out ways to make money by getting around the law, from 'Satan's Seat' in New York City to Seattle, Washington, where a former cop becomes the Good Bootlegger.

Civil War
28:41

Civil War: The Endgame

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  April 28, 2011
1646-1649. As the King is under lock and key, the army debates the future. English Socialism is born, the King loses his head and England. Scotland and Ireland are united ...

1646-1649. As the King is under lock and key, the army debates the future. English Socialism is born, the King loses his head and England. Scotland and Ireland are united under a military dictator. After four days in a pub in the fens, the king gives himself up to the Scots. But new Catholic victories in Ireland unite the Scots and English and the king is sold back to the English parliamentarians. Now, as a prisoner on House arrest, he becomes a pawn in a bigger game.

Mistresses
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Mistresses: Why Women Become Mistresses

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  December 3, 2010
Presented by Lisa Rogers, this nine-part series takes an irreverent look at the lifestyle of infidelity. Tonight, we meet Sally Farmiloe, ex-mistress of Jeffrey Archer, and ...

Presented by Lisa Rogers, this nine-part series takes an irreverent look at the lifestyle of infidelity. Tonight, we meet Sally Farmiloe, ex-mistress of Jeffrey Archer, and 'serial mistress'. Margot explains what it takes to become a mistress. We also meet dominatrix Chloe, and a woman who has a child with her married lover. In the history part of the program, Lisa looks back at the seductress Cleopatra.

World War Ii
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World War Ii: The Lost Films - Striking Distance/Glory And Guts

7two  |  May 16, 2010
By the fall of 1944, America is ready to liberate the Philippine islands and the POW's who have been stranded there since 1942. Sgt Jack Werner is among the men storming the ...

By the fall of 1944, America is ready to liberate the Philippine islands and the POW's who have been stranded there since 1942. Sgt Jack Werner is among the men storming the beaches of Leyte, one of the main Philippine Islands. Seaman Jack Yusen fights in the naval battle of Samar and reporter Robert Sherrod accompanies the Marines on their assault of Iwo Jima.

Search For Destiny
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Search For Destiny: The Middle East

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  September 3, 2010
In Episode 4 of this series we look at how the old colonial masters of the Middle East were gradually forced out of occupation and how a newly found sense of nationhood was to ...

In Episode 4 of this series we look at how the old colonial masters of the Middle East were gradually forced out of occupation and how a newly found sense of nationhood was to lead to one of the most violent periods of the region's history. To the Arab world the very existence of Israel stood as a mark of their defeat. They were determined to destroy this Jewish nation and it seemed like just a matter of time. In those first years of the 1960s ordinary Arab people felt that they were nearing the end of their search for destiny.

Mistresses
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Mistresses: Why Men Have Affairs

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  December 10, 2010
Presented by Lisa Rogers, this episode investigates how common affairs at work are, and the complications they create. It also tells the story of a couple who met because ...

Presented by Lisa Rogers, this episode investigates how common affairs at work are, and the complications they create. It also tells the story of a couple who met because their respective partners had an affair with each other - a happy ending caused by unhappy circumstances. The questions are asked why people have affairs, and how do you find someone to have an affair with. The historic mistress presented in this episode is Nell Gwynne.

Warriors
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Warriors: Spartacus

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  BBC Knowledge  |  May 19, 2010
In 73 BC a deserter from the Roman Army was sold into the slave market. A few months later he led his fellow slaves and gladiators in a bid for freedom that turned into the ...

In 73 BC a deserter from the Roman Army was sold into the slave market. A few months later he led his fellow slaves and gladiators in a bid for freedom that turned into the greatest rebellion the Roman Empire ever faced. With extraordinary vision and bravery, he led his renegades to victory against the 'invincible' Roman legions, brought the Empire to the brink of revolution and won immortal fame as an icon of oppressed people around the world. His name was Spartacus.

The Pacific
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The Pacific: Melbourne

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  Seven  |  April 21, 2010
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After the four-month ordeal on Guadalcanal, Leckie and Basilone and thousands of their comrades land in Melbourne where they are greeted warmly by the Australians. While his ...

After the four-month ordeal on Guadalcanal, Leckie and Basilone and thousands of their comrades land in Melbourne where they are greeted warmly by the Australians. While his buddies carouse,Leckie becomes deeply attached to an Australian woman and her first-generation Greek family.

True Horror
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True Horror: Frankenstein

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  January 24, 2010
This three part documentary series uncovers the historic inspiration and scientific fact behind some of the most enduring horror icons of our time, through spine-chilling ...

This three part documentary series uncovers the historic inspiration and scientific fact behind some of the most enduring horror icons of our time, through spine-chilling dramatic reconstruction and expert interviews. In 19th century London, two decades before Mary Shelley wrote her acclaimed novel, pioneering scientific showman Professor Giovanni Aldini successfully used electricity to reanimate animals, severed human limbs and the corpses of recently beheaded criminals. But Aldini needed a whole body - a strong, male specimen, very recently killed by asphyxiation - to attempt his most ambitious experiment: a complete human reanimation.

Eras Of Music History
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Eras Of Music History: Romanticism: Part I

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  Arts  |  August 19, 2017
Civil revolutions and Bell Canto, Paris Salon Culture, and German song. Rossini, Verdi, Wagner and Puccini took the world of Opera to new heights. The many sides of romantic ...

Civil revolutions and Bell Canto, Paris Salon Culture, and German song. Rossini, Verdi, Wagner and Puccini took the world of Opera to new heights. The many sides of romantic music are explained in this episode. Featuring Jonas Kaufmann, Rene Kollo, Anna Netrebko, Julia Fischer and many more.

Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History
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Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History: Space Race

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  SBS  |  September 24, 2017
On July 20, 1969 an estimated 600 million people all over the world watched astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon for the first time. The moonwalk ...

On July 20, 1969 an estimated 600 million people all over the world watched astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon for the first time. The moonwalk inspired musicians from David Bowie and the Byrds to Parliament - Funkadelic and Sun Ra to imagine a cosmic future for mankind. However, once the Cold War space race had been won, popular interest in space exploration waned rapidly - as reflected in songs by Elton John and Gil Scott-Heron. In December 1972, NASA launched its final manned mission to the moon, and we have never gone back since. Almost half a century after the moon landing, while our deep yearning to explore the universe lives on in the realm of art and music, its most profound legacy may be the perspective it gave us on our own planet and who we are as a species.

Mutiny
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Mutiny

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  SBS  |  August 7, 2017
Nine modern-day adventurers attempt to replicate William Bligh's epic 1789 journey across 6500km of remote and unforgiving ocean. The final leg of the journey isn't plain ...

Nine modern-day adventurers attempt to replicate William Bligh's epic 1789 journey across 6500km of remote and unforgiving ocean. The final leg of the journey isn't plain sailing; the men are once again at the mercy of the weather, and when the winds slow so too does their progress. They face their most desperate challenge yet: life-threatening dehydration, as the finish line appears to be exasperatingly out of reach. Will they all make it to Captain Bligh's final destination?

Infamous Assassinations
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Infamous Assassinations: The Assassination Of John F Kennedy

The History Channel  |  April 5, 2010
By 22 November 1963, the date of his assassination, President Kennedy had made many enemies. He had declared war on the Mafia, racial prejudice and the industrial/military ...

By 22 November 1963, the date of his assassination, President Kennedy had made many enemies. He had declared war on the Mafia, racial prejudice and the industrial/military interest in Vietnam. He had humiliated Krushchev and Castro, who both wanted revenge over the Cuban Missile Crisis. Even to this day, conjecture surrounds the ballistics evidence and whether two assassins were involved. New film material from Washington has just been released.

History's Greatest Hoaxes
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History's Greatest Hoaxes: The Alien Autopsy

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  The History Channel  |  March 16, 2017
How did a film, presented by a dubious producer based in London and purporting to show an autopsy being performed on a dead alien, come to convince large parts of the ...

How did a film, presented by a dubious producer based in London and purporting to show an autopsy being performed on a dead alien, come to convince large parts of the UFO-hungry public that it was authentic? Why did his reluctance to have the film authenticated and his string of broken promises not raise alarm bells? What's the real story behind a hoax that travelled the world and was itself the subject of a hoax some years later? We're going to investigate and find out. Not only that, we're going to place this infamous hoax in its proper context, because it came at a time of resurgent interest in the subject of extra-terrestrial invasion, which at least in part explained the success of films like Independence Day. We'll also look at the notorious Roswell Incident, which gave birth to the Alien Autopsy film.

Our World War
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Our World War: Pals

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC2  |  April 20, 2015
1916. Britain's armed forces are decimated. Across the country, friends join up to fight together, in new battalions known as 'Pals'. Paddy Kennedy joins the Manchester Pals ...

1916. Britain's armed forces are decimated. Across the country, friends join up to fight together, in new battalions known as 'Pals'. Paddy Kennedy joins the Manchester Pals Battalion with his friends Henry, Andy and Jim.

The Vietnam War
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The Vietnam War: Doubt

Episode 4  |  SBS  |  December 16, 2017
Defying American airpower, North Vietnamese troops and materiel stream down the Ho Chi Minh Trail into the South, while Saigon struggles to "pacify the countryside." As an ...

Defying American airpower, North Vietnamese troops and materiel stream down the Ho Chi Minh Trail into the South, while Saigon struggles to "pacify the countryside." As an anti-war movement builds back home; hundreds of thousands of soldiers and marines discover that the war they are being asked to fight in Vietnam is nothing like their fathers' war.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Episode 2  |  SBS  |  April 23, 2018
Planning the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, there was controversy about whether TV cameras would be permitted to cover the ceremony. At first, she resisted. A public outcry ...

Planning the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, there was controversy about whether TV cameras would be permitted to cover the ceremony. At first, she resisted. A public outcry compelled a rethink and the whole ceremony was televised, except for the most sacred moment - the anointing of the Queen. Her beauty, dignity and calmness made the event a worldwide success. Further evidence of her deep religious convictions came when she invited US evangelist Billy Graham to preach at Windsor Castle.

Australia's Secret Heroes
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Australia's Secret Heroes

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  June 29, 2014
Operation Copper was an eight man mission to Mushu Island off New Guinea that went disastrously wrong. Only one man survived to tell the tale, Mick Dennis, who features in ...

Operation Copper was an eight man mission to Mushu Island off New Guinea that went disastrously wrong. Only one man survived to tell the tale, Mick Dennis, who features in this episode, and survived 10 days in the jungle with the Japanese hunting him down.

Who Do You Think You Are?
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Who Do You Think You Are?: John Jarratt

Season 9  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  May 8, 2018
From his portrayal of bushranger Ned Kelly to the sinister Mick Taylor in Wolf Creek, actor John Jarratt has carved a career out of playing quintessential Aussie characters. ...

From his portrayal of bushranger Ned Kelly to the sinister Mick Taylor in Wolf Creek, actor John Jarratt has carved a career out of playing quintessential Aussie characters. But while John wears his working class roots with pride, the traces of a Chinese heritage on his mum's side have always been a mystery. John first throws himself into his search for his Chinese origins before investigating the epic life story of his war hero ancestor.

The Search for the Last Supper
53:22

The Search for the Last Supper

SBS  |  April 1, 2018
The 19-year restoration of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper fresco has revealed that only 20 percent of the original painting is still visible. Will we never be able to see ...

The 19-year restoration of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper fresco has revealed that only 20 percent of the original painting is still visible. Will we never be able to see what the original painting looked like? In this thriller-like quest, a bestselling author and historian goes in search of a mysterious second version of the famous Last Supper fresco, reportedly painted by Leonardo da Vinci and his workshop for the King of France, Louis XII.

Genius
50:49

Genius: Picasso: Chapter Nine

Season 2  |  Episode 9  |  Nat Geo  |  June 12, 2018
Francoise Gilot defies Picasso and pursues her artistic goals. Meanwhile, a young Dora Maar strives to meet Picasso.

Francoise Gilot defies Picasso and pursues her artistic goals. Meanwhile, a young Dora Maar strives to meet Picasso.

The Vietnam War
55:30

The Vietnam War: The Weight of Memory

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  SBS  |  January 6, 2018
While the Watergate scandal rivets Americans' attention and forces Richard Nixon to resign, the Vietnamese continue to savage one another in a brutal civil war. When hundreds ...

While the Watergate scandal rivets Americans' attention and forces Richard Nixon to resign, the Vietnamese continue to savage one another in a brutal civil war. When hundreds of thousands of North Vietnamese troops pour into the South, Saigon descends rapidly into chaos and collapses. For the next 40 years, Americans and Vietnamese from all sides search for healing and reconciliation.

Who Killed Gandhi?
42:01

Who Killed Gandhi?

The History Channel  |  February 6, 2018
How did Gandhi die and who killed him? These questions have never been adequately answered when looking at the life and biography of Mahatma Gandhi. This two-part special is ...

How did Gandhi die and who killed him? These questions have never been adequately answered when looking at the life and biography of Mahatma Gandhi. This two-part special is the definitive inquiry into a deeply entrenched conspiracy that has remained only a footnote in history. It reveals an epic battle of clashing religious and political ideologies through interviews with historians, journalists, eyewitnesses and unprecedented access to the families of Mahatma Gandhi, his assassin Nathuram Godse, and the accused conspiracy mastermind VD Savarkar. Narrated by Canadian star Gordon Pinsent, the investigative documentary resurfaces rare archives, including the discovery of the All India Radio broadcast from January 20, 1948, where a gang of assassins is heard interrupting Gandhi's prayer meeting in a botched assassination attempt a mere 10 days before the fateful final act.

Andrew Marr's History of the World
59:15

Andrew Marr's History of the World: Into the Light

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  BBC Knowledge  |  April 18, 2017
In this episode of this landmark series charting the story of human civilisation, Andrew Marr reaches the Middle Ages. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, Europe was ...

In this episode of this landmark series charting the story of human civilisation, Andrew Marr reaches the Middle Ages. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, Europe was little more than a muddy backwater. Vikings explored and pillaged from Northern Europe to North America. But they also laid the foundations of powerful new trading states - including Russia. This was also the Golden Age of Islam. And the knowledge of ancient civilisations from India, Persia and Greece were built upon by Islamic scholars in Baghdad's House of Wisdom.

Andrew Marr's History of the World
58:55

Andrew Marr's History of the World: The Word and the Sword

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  BBC Knowledge  |  April 18, 2017
In the third episode of this landmark series charting the story of human civilisation, Andrew Marr plunges into the spiritual revolutions that shook the world between 300 BC ...

In the third episode of this landmark series charting the story of human civilisation, Andrew Marr plunges into the spiritual revolutions that shook the world between 300 BC and 700 AD. This was an age that saw the bloody prince Ashoka turn to Buddhism in India, the ill-fated union of Julius Caesar and Egypt's Cleopatra, the unstoppable rise of Christianity across the Roman Empire and the dramatic spread of Islam from Spain to Central Asia. Each dramatic story pits the might of kings and rulers against the power of faith. But Andrew Marr discovers that the most potent human force on the planet came from the combination of faith and military power. Both Christianity and Islam created new empires of 'the word and the sword'.

Andrew Marr's History of the World
40:56

Andrew Marr's History of the World: Revolution

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  BBC Knowledge  |  April 25, 2017
In this episode of this landmark series charting the story of human civilisation, Andrew Marr explores the Age of Revolution. In the 17th and 18th centuries, people across the ...

In this episode of this landmark series charting the story of human civilisation, Andrew Marr explores the Age of Revolution. In the 17th and 18th centuries, people across the world rose up in the name of freedom and equality against the power of the church and monarchy. In America, people fought a war to be free from British rule. In France, bloody revolution saw the king and aristocracy deposed. And in Haiti, the slaves revolted against their masters.

Andrew Marr's History of the World
59:12

Andrew Marr's History of the World: Into the Light

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  BBC Knowledge  |  September 20, 2016
In this episode of this landmark series charting the story of human civilisation, Andrew Marr reaches the Middle Ages. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, Europe was ...

In this episode of this landmark series charting the story of human civilisation, Andrew Marr reaches the Middle Ages. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, Europe was little more than a muddy backwater. Vikings explored and pillaged from Northern Europe to North America. But they also laid the foundations of powerful new trading states - including Russia. This was also the Golden Age of Islam. And the knowledge of ancient civilisations from India, Persia and Greece were built upon by Islamic scholars in Baghdad's House of Wisdom.

Slavery Routes
54:41

Slavery Routes: Slavery's New Frontiers

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  July 27, 2018
This is the story of a world where territories and own frontiers were built by the slave trade. A world where violence, subjugation and profit imposed their routes. The ...

This is the story of a world where territories and own frontiers were built by the slave trade. A world where violence, subjugation and profit imposed their routes. The history of slavery did not begin in the cotton fields. It is a much older tragedy that has been going on since the dawn of humanity. From the seventh century on, and for over 1200 years, Africa was the epicentre of a gigantic traffic of human beings traversing the entire globe: Nubian, Fulani, Mandinka, Songhai, Susu, Akan, Yoruba, Igbo, Kongo, Yao and Somali. Over 20 million Africans were deported, sold and enslaved. This criminal system thrived, laying the foundations of empires around the world. Its scale was such that for a long time, it has been impossible to relate it comprehensively. And yet, it raises a fundamental question: How did Africa end up at the heart of the slavery routes?

Lawless: The Real Bushrangers
50:44

Lawless: The Real Bushrangers: Captain Moonlite

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  July 22, 2018
Classification: Mature Classification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Andrew George Scott (aka Captain Moonlite) was a preacher, a con man and a gentleman - certainly not your average bushranger. After an 11-year life of crime, Moonlite's career ...

Andrew George Scott (aka Captain Moonlite) was a preacher, a con man and a gentleman - certainly not your average bushranger. After an 11-year life of crime, Moonlite's career ends in a violent gun battle that results in the death of two of his gang and a NSW policeman. The event seals his fate, sending him on a one-way trip to the gallows. But should Moonlite have swung for this crime? Controversial primary evidence raises questions as to whether he actually fired the fatal shot, and if he didn't do it, then who did? The team undertakes the first full archaeological investigation of the site of Moonlite's last stand to unearth remaining evidence of the gunfight still buried in the ground and piece together the puzzle of this event. Using forensic ballistics and pathology, the team determine which gun could have been the murder weapon. With new evidence and insights, the team complete a digital reconstruction of the event to determine, almost 140 years after the gunfight, just who was the likely killer. In one final twist, a secret from Moonlite's private life is exposed to reveal another dimension to this complex and enigmatic character. Fascinating and with an incredible human story, this investigation forever changes our view of the iconic Australian 'bloodthirsty bushranger'.

Batavia Revealed: Shipwreck Psycho
52:08

Batavia Revealed: Shipwreck Psycho

SBS  |  August 9, 2018
Classification: Mature Classification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Explores the bloody truth behind Australia's worst mass murder, investigating horrifying tale of one of the world's most terrifying and gruesome shipwreck stories of all time. ...

Explores the bloody truth behind Australia's worst mass murder, investigating horrifying tale of one of the world's most terrifying and gruesome shipwreck stories of all time. In 1629, the pride of the Dutch fleet was on its way to the East Indies when it hit a coral reef off the coast of Australia and sank. Some of the 300 passengers and crew drowned but most managed to swim to the nearby cluster of uninhabited islands. For the survivors, it was the equivalent of crash landing on the moon. They were stranded thousands of kilometres from any known civilisation, on alien land with little hope of rescue. The survivors probably thought their situation couldn't get any worse. In fact, their nightmare was just beginning.

Drunk History UK
22:46

Drunk History UK: Tom Parry, Elis James and John Robins

Season 2  |  Episode 8  |  SBS2  |  July 24, 2016
Elis James and John Robins discuss the Battle of Waterloo, and Tom Parry tells us about Arthur Conan Doyle becoming a real-life Sherlock.

Elis James and John Robins discuss the Battle of Waterloo, and Tom Parry tells us about Arthur Conan Doyle becoming a real-life Sherlock.

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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