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Atlantis: The Evidence

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Historian Bettany Hughes presents a series of clues to show the legend of Atlantis was inspired by a real historical event, the greatest natural disaster of the ancient world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Bettany Hughes

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Double Agent: The Eddie Chapman Story

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Ben MacIntyre reveals the true story of Britain's most extraordinary wartime double agent, Eddie Chapman. Featuring remarkable footage of Chapman three years before his death. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Macintyre
Producer:
Sally George

Timewatch

2002-2003

Myths of the Titanic

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

An exploration of the hold the dramatic story of the Titanic has had over the public imagination from the moment it sank on 14 April 1912. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Catrine Clay
Producer:
Catrine Clay
Series Editor:
Laurence Rees

Timewatch

2001-2002

The Victorian Way of Death: From Body Snatching to Burning

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Dan Cruickshank investigates the circumstances and rituals surrounding death in Victorian Britain. He unearths some bizarre tales of sinister bodysnatchers and stolen corpses. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Cruickshank
Executive Producer:
Laurence Rees

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The Prince and the Plotter

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Huw Edwards investigates the events of an extraordinary day in 1969 when a few nationalist extremists plotted against the investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Huw Edwards
Producer:
Martyn Ingram

Timewatch

2007-2008

Ten Pound Poms

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

The stories of the one million post-war Britons who paid ten pounds to emigrate to Australia in one of the biggest planned migrations of the twentieth century. Show more

Timewatch

2008-2009

Episode 1: Stonehenge

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

An investigation into a radical theory that Stonehenge, far from being a place of burial as is commonly assumed, was in fact a place of healing. Show more

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2008-2009

Episode 2: Britain's Forgotten Floods

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Simon Haslett and Ted Bryant examine the phenomenon of British tsunamis, believing that the Bristol Channel flood of 1607 was in fact a tsunami. Presented by Vanessa Collingridge. Show more

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2008-2009

Episode 12: In Shackleton's Footsteps

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

A group of men follow in the footsteps of their ancestors who, under the leadership of Ernest Shackleton, tried to become the first men to reach the South Pole. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Sean Smith
Executive Producer:
James Hayes

Timewatch

2000-2001

The Empire State Story

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Available for over a year

First transmitted in 2001, this programme chronicles the construction of the Empire State Building in New York, which was the world's tallest skyscraper when opened in 1931. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Samuel West
Producer:
Jonathan Gili
Director:
Jonathan Gili
Series Editor:
Laurence Rees

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Shadow of the Ripper

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EastLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)

Available for over a year

Christopher Frayling unravels the circumstances which turned a killer into a Gothic hero he asks: is it time to lay the ghosts of 1888 to rest? (1988) Show more

Contributors

Editor:
Roy Davies
Film Editor:
Steve Ronay
Director:
John Triffitt