History Shows

Air Combat

Air Combat

Air Combat covers the history of military aviation from World War I to the present day, focusing on famous aerial engagements, heroic pilots and a dramatic array of aircraft from Harrier Jump Jets to B-52 Bombers.
26 Episodes
Beyond
The Road to World War II

The Road to World War II

This classic documentary series follows the events that inevitably sparked World War II, capturing the drama, the excitement and the juxtapositions of these crucial years between the end of World War I and Pearl Harbour.
16 Episodes
Reel
Combat at Sea

Combat at Sea

Combat at Sea combines exciting archival and modern footage with superior reporting to relive great sea battles, explore naval strategy and counter-strategy, and tell the stories of mighty warships and the men who commanded them.
13 Episodes
Beyond
The Mafia's Greatest Hits

The Mafia's Greatest Hits

The Mafia's Greatest Hits uncovers the extraordinary truth behind some of the Mafia's most notorious killers and reveals how the FBI and the forces of law and order took on organised crime and ultimately brought it down.
13 Episodes
Via Vision
Nazi Collaborators

Nazi Collaborators

This series looks at the many people who chose to collaborate with the Nazis. It's a simple question: How could they have done it?
13 Episodes
Via Vision
Nazi Hunters

Nazi Hunters

Nazi Hunters depicts the relentless hunt for war criminals who, after committing some of the most atrocious crimes in history, have avoided retribution... until now.
13 Episodes
Via Vision
Generals At War

Generals At War

As commanders from the great battles of WWII go head-to-head on the battlefield, they attempt to outwit and outfight each other with strategic moves in a game of skill, bluff and counterbluff. With the lives of thousands of men at risk, the generals' reputations hanging in the balance, the stakes are impossibly high and the pressure is on.
6 Episodes
Reel
Alexander's Lost World

Alexander's Lost World

Following the course of the River Oxus (Amu Darya) for the first time, David Adams takes viewers on an extraordinary 2,400km journey through war-torn Afghanistan and Central Asia.
6 Episodes
Reel
Ancient Discoveries

Ancient Discoveries

Tantalising clues are making historians rethink the sophistication of ancient cultures. Explore ancient cars, superships, Egyptian warfare, ancient robots and more.
6 Episodes
Reel
21st Century War Machines

21st Century War Machines

The machines and weapons designed to fight the full-on heavy metal wars of the 20th Century now face a grim challenge: they must adapt or die.
5 Episodes
ABC
Wings At War

Wings At War

Wings At War tells the compelling story of the air war during World War Two when air power was established as a decisive weapon.
4 Episodes
ABC
Devil’s Brigade

Devil’s Brigade

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s. Upon completion of the training, only those who pass will be ordered to reenact one of the key European FSSF missions in the Second World War.
4 Episodes
Monarch
Ultimate Battles

Ultimate Battles

Experience three of the most defining battles in the history of the World in these explosive documentaries; the Battle of Waterloo, the Battle of the Bulge, and Alexander the Great's Battle of Guagamela.
3 Episodes
Ovation
Ancient Megastructures

Ancient Megastructures

Certain landmarks have captured the imagination and awe of modern-day architects and engineers around the world as they work to solve the mystery of how their ancient forebears were able to construct such beautiful, timeless and revolutionary structures with none of the machines and materials available to modern engineers.
3 Episodes
Reel
War Surgeons

War Surgeons

War surgeons have long faced the challenge of saving lives in the most difficult circumstances. This series follows the evolution of their work from ancient times to the present day battlefield.
3 Episodes
Reel
Woodstock Diary

Woodstock Diary

The Woodstock Diary is an enthralling fly on the wall documentary about the creation of Woodstock and of the actual three-day event itself.
3 Episodes
Reel
Australia on Trial

Australia on Trial

Through the prism of three of the most sensational trials of the 19th Century, Australia on Trial examines pivotal social battles that changed the fabric of Australian society.
3 Episodes
ABC
Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen created a world that lived in the imagination. 'My Life as a Fairytale' is as humorous, emotional and entertaining as the master's immortal stories themselves.
2 Episodes
Reel
ANYDOKO Shorts

ANYDOKO Shorts

The best pieces of the world in bite-size format.
2 Episodes
ANYDOKO
The Gweilo

The Gweilo

Explore the best of Asia with The Gweilo.
2 Episodes
ANYDOKO
Imagineering

Imagineering

Redesigning the everyday - BBC Future works with top designers to rethink common objects and offer 21st Century solutions.
2 Episodes
BBC Future
Dream Wrecks

Dream Wrecks

Shipwrecks have fascinated us for centuries, with their watery resting places enticing divers to explore our past. Dream Wrecks looks at some of those stories.
1 Episode
Reel
Australian Adventurer

Australian Adventurer

Discover the best of Down Under.
1 Episode
ANYDOKO
This Is

This Is

Cinematic snapshots of our favourite places.
1 Episode
ANYDOKO
Future Thinking

Future Thinking

Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
1 Episode
BBC Future
Ben Cropp's Wild Australia

Ben Cropp's Wild Australia

Ben Cropp swapped spear gun for camera in 1962, after winning six Australian spear fishing titles and representing Australia at the world titles.
1 Episode
Viewlorium

History Episodes

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes tells his favourite tales from the Middle East

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes tells his favourite tales from the Middle East

Born in England in 1944, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been named the “world’s greatest living explorer,” by the Guinness Book of Records.
Euronews
How are local bookshops helping to revive Iraq’s literary community?

How are local bookshops helping to revive Iraq’s literary community?

Despite years of war, censorship and dictatorships in Iraq, authors and intellectuals have determinedly gathered to exchange ideas and share their experiences.
Euronews
Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

Energetic Cambridge Professor Simon Schaffer brings to life the untold story of early robots – called androids or automata – extraordinary clockwork machines designed hundreds of years ago to mimic and recreate life.
60mins
TVF Media
The Real Sherlock Holmes

The Real Sherlock Holmes

For the first time, the fascinating hidden side of Holmes’ legacy is revealed through exclusive interviews – including BBC ‘Sherlock’ creator Mark Gatiss – reconstructions and memorable clips from popular Sherlock productions.
TVF Media
Liliana Segre: Auschwitz survivor talks about her experience

Liliana Segre: Auschwitz survivor talks about her experience

Segre was deported from Italy to Auschwitz in 1944 when she was 13 years-old. She was one of 776 Italian children under the age of 14 who were sent to the Nazi concentration camp. Only 25 survived
9mins
Euronews
’Palace of the Nation’: Qasr Al Watan attracts visitors to Abu Dhabi

’Palace of the Nation’: Qasr Al Watan attracts visitors to Abu Dhabi

One of the UAE’s latest cultural landmarks, Qasr Al Watan, is a place that translates from Arabic to mean, the ‘Palace of the Nation’.
12mins
Euronews
‘Artefact detectives’ in Iraq aim to end the theft of their history

‘Artefact detectives’ in Iraq aim to end the theft of their history

A group of amateur ‘artefact detectives’ in Iraq are on a mission to return countless historical items taken from their country over the years.
4mins
Euronews
Archaeologists & filmmakers dig up the past of UAE’s Shamash temple

Archaeologists & filmmakers dig up the past of UAE’s Shamash temple

The lost port city of Ed Dur, once buried in sand, was discovered in the 1970s in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain in the United Arab Emirates.
3mins
Euronews
Battle of the Bulge heroes remembered 75 after epic World War Two campaign

Battle of the Bulge heroes remembered 75 after epic World War Two campaign

Seventy-five years after the wooded hills of the Ardennes saw the bloody turning point of World War II, US and European leaders gather to pay their respects.
2mins
AFP
Understanding Your Roots: one man's journey to meet his birth father

Understanding Your Roots: one man's journey to meet his birth father

In Los Angeles, Joel prepares to meet his birth father, a man missing from his life since he was a very young boy, living in the Philippines. First, he investigates what it means to be Filipino in the US and visits a community in Stanton where tra...
13mins
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World Nomads
Wales

Wales

In Wales, Penelope explores the regal links of the Pembrokeshire corgis and the Royal harpist.
47mins
TVF Media
Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

During her time in Northern Ireland, Penelope visits one of the lesser known royal residencies; Hillsborough Castle.
47mins
TVF Media
Scotland

Scotland

The second episode sees Penelope delve into the drama which surrounded Mary Queen of Scots at The Palace of Holyroodhouse.
47mins
TVF Media
England

England

Penelope starts her journey in England, at the Queen’s much-loved residence, Windsor Castle.
47mins
TVF Media
Step into history in a pair of Napoleon's boots

Step into history in a pair of Napoleon's boots

Ever wanted to be a dictator? Here's how to take the first steps, and you'll need the right footwear.
Euronews
A wild treasure hunt is the best way to see this SA mining town

A wild treasure hunt is the best way to see this SA mining town

The biggest diamond in the world was mined in Cullinan, and those who live there won't let you forget it.
2mins
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24.com
A day in Pretoria

A day in Pretoria

There's a lot to do and see in the Jacaranda City, but here are some of the best parts to do in a day - from Freedom Park to Menlyn Maine.
3mins
Travel, , ,
24.com
Game of Thrones tapestry exhibition draws huge crowds in France

Game of Thrones tapestry exhibition draws huge crowds in France

The tapestry was made with the same material used to make the costumes for the show.
2mins
Euronews
Mata Hari: The Naked Spy

Mata Hari: The Naked Spy

A hundred years ago, Mata Hari faced the firing squad as a convicted German spy. Was she a dangerous spy, whose boldness and sexuality threatened the establishment, or a victim entangled in a climate of blame and desperation as WWI dragged on?
78mins
Java Films
Online Dating is Desegregating America

Online Dating is Desegregating America

Online dating has brought together millions of couples and is one of the biggest social transformations in human history.
1min
Stringr
A walking tour around Cape Town's Bo-Kaap

A walking tour around Cape Town's Bo-Kaap

Walk through the most colourful neighbourhood in South Africa's Mother City.
2mins
Travel, , ,
24.com
Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11 is a powerful mix. A visual timeline of the events together with moving stories of courage and conviction.
Switch
The JFK Assassination

The JFK Assassination

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963 at the age of 46.
24mins
Switch
ANZACS In the Face of War

ANZACS In the Face of War

ANZACS In the Face of War' presents a cultural snapshot of of Australia and New Zealand at the outbreak of war.
52mins
Switch
Dalai Lama "Enlightened"

Dalai Lama "Enlightened"

His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, is the spiritual leader of Tibetʼs people, and exiled government. He established the Tibetan government in northern India in 1959, but has been a voice for peace all over the world, not just within his own land.
50mins
Switch
Osama Bin Laden: War on Terror

Osama Bin Laden: War on Terror

Osama bin Laden: War on Terror is at times an unnerving, dramatic and powerful re-telling of the events leading up to and surrounding the death of the worlds most wanted man.
49mins
Switch
Discover Terceira: A Portuguese island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean

Discover Terceira: A Portuguese island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean

While you may have heard about the Azores archipelago, you probably have never heard of one of its most stunning islands - Tercecira.
4mins
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24.com
Walking in the footsteps of African royalty on an island in Portugal

Walking in the footsteps of African royalty on an island in Portugal

On the Azores island of Terceira, a piece of forgotten African history tells a story of identity stripped away and the longing for a faraway homeland.
3mins
Travel, , ,
24.com
Tulbagh Remembers: It's been 50 years since South Africa's most devastating earthquake

Tulbagh Remembers: It's been 50 years since South Africa's most devastating earthquake

The Witzenberg town of Tulbagh will be holding a commemorative event in September for the 50 year anniversary of the earthquake.
24.com
Australia's Top 5 Most Stunning Hidden Destinations

Australia's Top 5 Most Stunning Hidden Destinations

If you're looking for some little-known spots in Australia to explore, then you've come to the right place! We've complied the exclusive, top 5 list to figure out the very bets of the best in secret destinations!
1min
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Where To
Australia's Top 5 Most Scenic Drives

Australia's Top 5 Most Scenic Drives

What's better than an old fashioned road trip? Australia has no shortage of incredible, scenic drives spread all throughout the country! Here's a comprehensive list of the top five!
1min
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Where To
The Top 5 Best Art Galleries & Cultural Museums In Western Australia

The Top 5 Best Art Galleries & Cultural Museums In Western Australia

Are you looking for a truly enriching, educational and cultural experience? Look no further than this list of incredible art, culture and historic institutions you can find in the stunning state of Western Australia!
1min
Education, , , ,
Where To
The Top 5 Most Beautiful Secret & Botanical Gardens In Western Australia!

The Top 5 Most Beautiful Secret & Botanical Gardens In Western Australia!

Western Australia is home so so many incredible natural landmarks and scenic spots, and what's better than a stunning secret garden to bask in the beauty of nature? Check out our list of the very best secret and botanical gardens in WA!
1min
Nature, , , , ,
Where To
The Top 5 Most Luxurious Day Spas In Africa!

The Top 5 Most Luxurious Day Spas In Africa!

If you're looking for a unique, relaxation experience then you've come to the right place! We've compiled a list of all the very best day spas you'll find in Africa... Say goodbye to stress cause these incredible spas will change your life.
1min
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Where To
The Top 5 Best Lookout & Scenic Spots In Africa

The Top 5 Best Lookout & Scenic Spots In Africa

Looking for the picture perfect spot to gaze out at the natural surroundings of Africa? We've got you covered with this top five list of the very best spots, you'll just have to add to your bucket list!
1min
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Where To
The Top 5 Best Inventions Straight Out Of Africa!

The Top 5 Best Inventions Straight Out Of Africa!

Some of the worlds most innovative inventions and discoveries have come straight of out Africa! Here's a top five list of all the very best ones!
Where To
The Top 5 Most Amazing Hertitage & Historic Sites In Africa!

The Top 5 Most Amazing Hertitage & Historic Sites In Africa!

Africa is absolutely brimming with incredible stories of history, traditions and culture. We've put together a perfect list of all the very best spots you can find that are filled with history!
1min
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Where To
The Top Five Best Art Galleries In Perth

The Top Five Best Art Galleries In Perth

There is no shortage of incredible artistic spirit around Perth, and we have made a list of the very top spots to discover, so you won't miss out on any must-see artworks!
1min
Arts, , ,
Where To
800 y/o wooden sculptures uncovered in Peruvian mud city

800 y/o wooden sculptures uncovered in Peruvian mud city

Twenty wooden statues were discovered at the Peruvian archaeological complex of Chan Chan. The statues date back to around 800 years ago and were discovered during an archaeological dig.
1min
Ruptly
The Top 5 Best Art & Cultural Museums in Africa

The Top 5 Best Art & Cultural Museums in Africa

Africa has no shortage of heritage, history and culture. And where better soak in all this knowledge than of of Africa's many incredible art and cultural museums?
2mins
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Where To
The Best Lesser Known Landmarks In Australia

The Best Lesser Known Landmarks In Australia

If you're looking for some lesser known landmarks around Australia that you might not have heard of, this is the perfect list for you! From the serene and isolated Lord Howe Island, to the incredible Mon Remos Conservation Park to see the turtles!
2mins
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Where To
NHS 70th anniversary marked in London and Manchester

NHS 70th anniversary marked in London and Manchester

The National Health Service's 70th anniversary has been marked by services in London and Manchester.
1min
Press Association
NHS: Number of nurses working in the NHS has increased almost five-fold

NHS: Number of nurses working in the NHS has increased almost five-fold

The number of nurses working in the NHS has increased almost five-fold in over the last seven decades.
2mins
News, , ,
Press Association
Red Arrows replica jet arrives in Downing Street

Red Arrows replica jet arrives in Downing Street

A life-sized replica of a Red Arrows jet has taken up position outside 10 Downing Street ahead of an event to celebrate the centenary of the Royal Air Force.
28secs
Press Association
Suffragettes: 100 years of the vote for women - a brief history

Suffragettes: 100 years of the vote for women - a brief history

In the early years of the 20th century, many women were questioning their role and place in society, and demanding the right to vote. The suffragettes were a group of women who began to demonstrate publicly to draw attention to their cause.
2mins
Press Association
Jeremy Corbyn: Labour would pardon Suffragettes

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour would pardon Suffragettes

Suffragettes who were given criminal records in their battle for equality would be pardoned under Labour, Jeremy Corbyn has pledged.
1min
News, ,
Press Association
MP recalls horrific Holocaust memories "seared" into memory

MP recalls horrific Holocaust memories "seared" into memory

An MP has spoken of the Holocaust memories "seared" into him after the Nazis experimented on a relative. Labour's Alex Sobel (Leeds North West) said the Holocaust casts a "dark spectre" over his family.
1min
Press Association
This Is - This Is: Poland + Czech + Slovenia

This Is: Poland + Czech + Slovenia

Your travel inspiration for visiting Eastern Europe.
1min
Travel, ,
ANYDOKO