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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

Timewatch

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

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

Code-Breakers: Bletchley Park's Lost Heroes

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 4 months

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

Contributors

Narrator:
Keeley Hawes
Producer:
Julian Carey
Director:
Julian Carey
Executive Producer:
Tim Green

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

Timewatch

2005-2006

Pol Pot: The Journey to the Killing Fields

Duration: 50 minutes

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

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

Contributors

Executive Producer:
John Farren

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