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Pompeii: The Last Day

Pompeii: The Last Day

Pompeii: The Last Day is a dramatized documentary that tells of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on 24 August 79 AD. This eruption covered the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in ash and pumice, killing all those trapped between the...

8.14

What The Ancients Did For Us

What The Ancients Did For Us

Step back in time to discover how the world was shaped by the ancient Chinese, the Mesopotamians, the Arabs and even the Ancient Britons. Adam Hart-Davis presents an epic history of ancient inventions and is joined by his team of roving...

5.85

The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization

The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization

The lavish and lengthy production of PBS's The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization is a fitting tribute to the glory of ancient Greece, telling the story of Greek democracy from its first stirrings in 500 B.C. through to the cataclysmic wars that...

7.94

How the States Got Their Shapes

How the States Got Their Shapes

Every line on the U.S. map tells a story. Every border reflects their history - their struggles for independence, their internal conflicts over states rights and slavery, their westward expansion, and the mastery of their natural resources. They are so familiar...

7.00

Haitian Revolution: Toussaint Louverture

Haitian Revolution: Toussaint Louverture

The Haitian Revolution represents the only successful slave revolution in history; it created the world's first Black republic - traumatizing Southern planters, inspiring U.S. Blacks, and invigorating anti-slavery activist world-wide. At the forefront of the rebellion...

8.18

The Surprising History of Sex and Love

The Surprising History of Sex and Love

This award-winning documentary is a look throughout history at the different and surprising attitudes to sex and love, presented by Terry Jones. The programme traces the story of changing social and religious attitudes to sex through a broad swathe of history. Starting...

7.50

Suez: A Very British Crisis

Suez: A Very British Crisis

The Suez crisis in the 1950s signaled the end of Britain's history as a power that could act alone on the world stage. This BBC Two series tells the story of Suez using dramatic reconstructions and interviews with participants and witnesses to the crisis. Betrayal -...

6.96

Stealing Lincoln's Body

Stealing Lincoln's Body

One of the strangest, most intriguing, and yet almost unknown episodes in American history unfolded in 1876, eleven years after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. A band of Chicago counterfeiters hatched a plot to steal the President’s body from its tomb outside...

8.75

Hell in the Pacific

Hell in the Pacific

One of the most bitter battle arenas of the Second World War, Pearl Harbor represented the trigger that led America into the greatest conflict ever recorded and the eventual liberation of the people of Asia and the Pacific. On the 7th December 1941 Japan launched...

8.25

Call of the Snow Lion

Call of the Snow Lion

Call of the Snow Lion is a new documentary series from Tibet Foundation revealing a history of the unsettled Tibetan Diaspora. In 1949, the Chinese People's Liberation Army marched into the Kham region of east Tibet creating unprecedented upheaval which, in 1959,...

8.36