Jane Seymour grew up in London but knows that her father's side of the family originally came from Poland. She suspects that they suffered in the Holocaust - but has never known what happened. In particular, she wants to find out the fate of her two paternal great-aunts, Jadwiga and Michaela, and their families. Jane's search for the truth takes her to Warsaw, where she discovers that, although Jadwiga managed to escape the ghetto, she was tragically separated from her family; and to France, where she follows Michaela and her family on a terrifying flight to Switzerland as they flee the Nazis.
BBC News presenter Sophie Raworth discovers a tragic but inspiring tale of ancestors who risked everything to move to America.
At the age of 24, King Charles VI of France lost his mind. The throne of France was in danger. Burgundians and Armagnacs went to battle. Civil war began to rage, encouraging the ambitions of the King of England. The Hundred Years' War flamed up again. But with the help of Joan of Arc, a 17-year-old girl from Domremy, France's Dauphin, the future king Charles VII, resisted England's attempts to seize the throne. From the battlefield of Agincourt to the royal Chateau d'Amboise and the magnificent fortress of Chinon, the epic historical reconstructions and gripping narratives of this series reveal how the lust for power and personal obsessions of princes redrew the frontiers of France and other European nations.
Julia Zemiro is in Melbourne with Gillian Triggs, an academic, lawyer and social justice advocate.
This is war at its weirdest. Here are the strange stories you will not find in any other history show. This episode; A desperate Nazi hunt for the lost continent of Atlantis. The Hollywood star who was a teenage spy. The monstrous regiment of Russian fighting women. And the angelic host that saved the day at Mons.