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
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
The second part of a Timewatch special on the 1962 Cuban Missile crisis which left the world on the brink of nuclear war. Show more
Two ancient murder mysteries, dating back many centuries, are the focus of an investigation by archaeologists at the National Museum of Ireland. Show more
Documentary telling the stories of four children secretly hidden in France to avoid deportation to concentration camps during World War II. Show more
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
John Tusa presents this edition of the history programme. Includes the controversy surrounding the wartime roles of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. (1982) Show more
Timewatch follows archaeologist Kathryn Reese-Taylor on an expedition to discover why the Maya kings, who ruled Central America's jungles, vanished at the height of their power.
In 2002, the remains of an 80ft medieval ship in the River Usk at Newport came to light. Archaeologists trace its past and uncover secrets dating back to the Wars of the Roses.
King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti introduced a completely new religion to ancient Egypt and were worshipped as gods on Earth. So why did it come to a sudden and mysterious end?
Exploring the crucial battle of Julius Caesar's bloody campaign to conquer Gaul in 52BC, where Caesar fought the Gaul leader Vercingetorix in one of the greatest sieges in history.
Documentary revealing the secret story of how two men hacked into Hitler's personal super-code machine. Their break turned the Battle of Kursk and powered the D-Day landings. Show more
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
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
Following guidelines described by the ancient author Vegetius nearly 2000 years ago, nine volunteers must learn from scratch to endure the harsh regime of the Roman army. Show more
Documentary which looks at the rise to power and reign of terror of dictator Pol Pot, responsible for the deaths of two million people in the killing fields of Cambodia. Show more
Survivors and relatives of those killed when a coal tip collapsed, burying everything in its path, discuss their grief and their fight for justice following the disaster.
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
History series. In July this year, 61 people sailed the world's largest reconstructed viking ship from Denmark to Ireland. This film documents their seven week trip. Show more
Documentary exploring the history of gladiators. Forensic anthropologists reveal their scientific findings based on a study of recently discovered bones. Show more