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Against The Odds

Brand new series, ‘Against The Odds’, showcases awe-inspiring stories of bravery, solidarity and strength on the battlefield.

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Aircrash Confidential 2

Gripping series ‘Air Crash Confidential' returns to explore the most incredible aviation detective stories ever.

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Al Murray's Road To Berlin

Al Murray swaps his comedy stage persona the Pub Landlord for his true self - the Oxford history graduate with a passion for the past.

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Ancient Rome - The Rise And Fall Of An Empire

Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire is a fascinating docudrama series, with each of the six episodes looking at a different key turning point in the history of the Roman Empire.

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As Close As Brothers

‘As Close As Brothers' tells the story of Andrew Mynarski, a Lancaster mid-upper gunner, who risked his life to save his friend.

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Auction Kings

Uncovering an array of treasures, from 19th century vampire hunting kits and fossilized dinosaur teeth to meteorites, autographed guitars and jewel encrusted gold pencils; Discovery Channel's ‘Auction Kings’ follows Atlanta auction house owner Paul Brown and the crew at Gallery 63 as they hunt for and auction America's m

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Auschwitz - The Nazis and The Final Solution

This six-part series offers a unique perspective on the camp in which more than one million people were murdered.

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Azorian: The Raising of the K-129

At the height of the Cold War, K-129 offered the US an abundance of unique intelligence targets, a vital opportunity to study Soviet nuclear weapons technology, and a chance to break into Soviet cryptographic systems. ‘Azorian: The Raising of the K-129' explores one of the most expensive covert operations in CIA history.


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Battlefield Mysteries

The fog of war can persist for long after a conflict has ended, shrouding exact details behind gun-smoke and time.Battlefield Mysteries attempts to discover the truth behind four of the greatest enigmas from 20th Century conflicts.

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Bismarck - Chancellor And Demon

In 1871, after the Battle of Sedan and the foundation of the German Reich, Prince Otto von Bismarck was appointed the first Chancellor of the Reich.

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Bone Detectives

Follow Discovery World’s adventurous archaeologist as he journeys to the farthest reaches of the earth on a quest driven by the belief that the secrets of the past have yet to be revealed. Carefully preserved mummies and entombed skeletons are a link to ancient civilizations.

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Bonnie and Clyde

With unprecedented access to gang members' memoirs, family archives and recently released police records, take an epic road trip through the heart of depression-era America, in search of the true story of the infamous couple Bonnie and Clyde.


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Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery

This four part series features high adventure, triumph and tragedy as we journey around the world in the wake of one of the greatest explorers of all time—James Cook.

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Carrier at War

‘Carrier at War’ is a fascinating documentary which deconstructs exactly how an aircraft carrier operates during battle.

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Chilean Miners Rescue

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China’s Capitalist Revolution

This is the story of the biggest turnaround in world history - the conversion of the Chinese Communist Party to capitalism.

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Classic Car Club

‘Classic Car Club' features everything from the cheapest models to the top-of-the-range classic supercars every enthusiast dreams of owning, as well as identifying the motoring classics of tomorrow.

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Cleopatra: Portrait Of A Killer

From Egypt to Turkey; archaeologist, historian, broadcaster and writer Neil Oliver investigates the story of a ruthless queen who would kill her own siblings for power. This is the portrait of a killer.

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Code Breakers: Biblical Conspiracies

‘Code Breakers' is an unceasing pursuit of stories hiding in the codes and symbols left behind by those with a secret to keep. Each hour-long episode sets out to investigate a hidden biblical code discovered within a genuine, undisputed artefact.

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Crashes That Changed Flying

‘Crashes that Changed Flying’ takes viewers through some of the world's worst air accidents and the measures taken to make flying one of the safest forms of travel.


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D-Day in Colour

This documentary uses stunning, revealing yet rarely seen colour footage from 1944.

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Darwin's Brave New World

‘Darwin's Brave New World' follows the story of four young voyagers' who sailed to the Southern Hemisphere and changed the world as we know it.

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Days That Shook The World

Analysing the landmarks of the 20th century, extraordinary documentary series ‘Days That Shook The World', explores the milestones in history that changed millions of lives forever.


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Edge of War

Fascinating new series, ‘Edge of War' revisits the string of events that paved the way for the world's most critical declarations of war, examining each pivotal decision's unfurling with minute-by-minute storytelling.

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Focusing on three of the most important discoveries from the world of the ancient Egyptians, this series journeys back in time to explore Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, the Great Belzoni's finds from the reign of Ramesses II and Champollion's deciphering of the hieroglyphs.

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Emperor Hirohito

From Manchuria to Pearl Harbour this film explores Hirohito's influence over 2 decades of war fought in his name. From the landing of General MacArthur to the trial and execution of General Tojo, it outlines the amazing story of how American prosecutors and Japanese elite circles ensured the Emperor was not put on trial.

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Join British journalist and broadcaster Jeremy Paxman as he charts the remarkable story of the British Empire in brand new series ‘Empire'.


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Final 24

‘Final 24’ is a compelling documentary series unlocking the hidden secrets, psychological flaws and events that resulted in the tragic deaths of famed notorious and the iconic.

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Final 24 - Season 2

‘Final 24’ is a compelling documentary series unlocking the hidden secrets, psychological flaws and events that resulted in the tragic deaths of famed notorious and the iconic.

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The First Emperor: The Man Who Made China

He has been compared to Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar for commanding millions, credited with building the Great Wall and uniting China, but how much do we really know about China's first emperor, Chin Shi Huang Di?


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Germanic Tribes

‘Germanic Tribes’ shows the rise of the tribes of the North from a primitive culture, on the fringe of Europe to becoming the heirs of the Roman Empire. For a long time the view of the Germanic tribes was distorted by the Germanic cult of the 19th century and the Nazi dictatorship. Due to new discoveries and methods of …

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Gettysburg: the battle that changed America

New to Historia this December comes, ‘Gettysburg: The Battle That Changed America'; an engaging two-hour special which re-creates the terrifying and epic conflict that changed the course of the Civil War.

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Gettysburg: the speech that changed America

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Ghost Fleet of Bikini Atoll

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Great Planes

‘Great Planes' takes you inside the combat aircraft that survived the most dangerous missions and illustrates why they were the greatest and most influential weapons in our military history.

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Greatest Tank Battles

‘Greatest Tank Battles' recreates monumental armoured conflict at its most compelling. Filmed in actual battle locations, each episode gives a complete picture of tank warfare, from the General's strategic eye view to the tank soldier's frontline eye view; all meticulously analysed by expert military historians.

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Greatest Tank Battles 2

‘Greatest Tank Battles' returns, recreating monumental armoured conflict at its most compelling. Filmed on battlefields across the world, and using stunning, ultra-realistic CGI animation and eyewitness accounts, this original series puts viewers in the heat of the battles.

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Greatest Tank Battles 3

‘Greatest Tank Battles' recreates monumental armoured conflict at its most compelling.


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The story of the early years of world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. Hawking stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the young Stephen Hawking who, as a bright and ambitious PHD student at Cambridge University.

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Heroes of World War II

With access to over 500,000 hours of rare archive film, together with state-of-the-art computer graphics, ‘Heroes of World War II’ examines how the contributions of a handful of individuals had a far-reaching impact on the course of the war.

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History Cold Case

New to Discovery World, ‘History Cold Case' is a documentary series that investigates human skeletons found around the UK, from different eras of British History.

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History of Everyday Objects

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History Of Fine Fashion

The History of Fine Fashion is a historical enquiry into fashion design across the ages. Travelling through five different eras of time, from Roman, to the Middle Ages and 1900s, this series reveals all about the evolution of morals, culture, religious trends and policies. Learn about the dramatic influences that have a…

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Hitler's Escape

This documentary takes up the challenge of finding clues of Hitler's death or did he escape Berlin and flee to Argentina?

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Hitler's Heroes

Profiling two of Hitler's most admired and iconic followers, insightful two part series, ‘Hitler's Heroes' examines the lives, careers and controversies of Hanna Reitsch and Otto Skorzeny

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Hitler: Anecdotes, Myths And Lies

This six-part series focuses on the years of Adolf Hitler's political career, from its obscure beginnings to the Nazi leader's final days in the bunker.

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Hitler’s Secret Science

During World War II, Germany's most brilliant scientists raced to create terrifying new weapons of mass destruction. Before the war was over, Germany managed to produce many technological firsts that to this day, remain the basis for many air and spacecrafts.

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Hot Secrets of the Cold War

'Hot Secrets of the Cold War' is a documentary by Artem Mihalkov celebrating the history of Russia's Submarine-Naval Fleet.

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Hunt For The Samurai Subs

Just before the atomic bomb forced Japan into submission, the Imperial Navy sent a fleet of incredibly advanced combat subs to attack a major U.S. naval base in the Pacific.


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Infamous Assassinations

Infamous Assassinations

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Inside the Vietnam War

Witness the emotional toll of battle through the eyes of the soldiers and the pilots who undertook dozens of death-defying missions during the Vietnam conflict.

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Italian Fascists in Colour

Brand new special, ‘Italian Fascists In Colour ‘, explores how before the iron fist of Stalin, before Hitler, before even Franco there was Il Duce - Benito Mussolini, master of the filmed image, and his Blackshirts - his fascisti.


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Jesus The Cold Case

An award-winning investigation into the ultimate cold case: who killed Jesus and why?

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JFK Smoking Gun

‘JFK: The Smoking Gun’ follows the forensic cold-case investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that Australian police detective Colin McLaren conducted over four painstaking years.


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The Kennedys

Brand new to TLC this October, comes ‘The Kennedys', starring Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear as JFK, Barry Pepper as Bobby Kennedy, Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy and BAFTA and Golden Globe Award winner Tom Wilkinson as Joseph Kennedy Sr.

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KGB Dissident

“KGB Dissident” discovers the remarkable true story of a KGB officer, Viktor Orekhov, who uniquely and secretly protected the dissidents he was supposed to be repressing.


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The Last Nazis

‘The Last Nazis' is an absorbing three-part documentary series about surviving war criminals living in the 21st century.

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Legend Detectives

These are the untold stories of the hauntings of Europe; a scientific historical and psychic investigation of the true stories of ancient heroes and villains whose lives and gruesome deaths gave rise to the myths of their ghostly returns.

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The Long March to Freedom

For the thousands of British, American and Commonwealth soldiers held as prisoners of war (POW) during World War II, liberation was a dream that seemed like it would never come true.

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Louis XV, The Dark King

The story Louis XV, king of France between 1715 to 1774, and once nicknamed 'the Well-Beloved'. However his ill-advised financial policies damaged the power of France, weakened the treasury, discredited the monarchy, and arguably led to the French Revolution which broke out 15 years after his death.


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This two-part documentary gives an unprecedented and personal portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first woman to head the government of one of the world’s main economies and arguably the greatest woman achiever of the 20th century.

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Mao's Great Famine

“Mao’s Great Famine” explores Chairman Mao’s attempts to bring China out of its state of underdevelopment in the late 1950’s.

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Marie Antoinette

This is the story of Marie-Antoinette, who on October 16, 1793 was taken to the Place de la Concorde where her head was cut off.

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Mark Williams On The Rails

This exciting and stimulating series allows actor Mark Williams, star of the ‘Fast Show', ‘Harry Potter' films and Discovery Science's ‘Industrial Revelations' series, to indulge in his strong passion for trains.

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Take an exclusive peek inside the adrenaline-fueled world of the real ‘Expendables'. ‘ Mercenaries' shines a light on the murky world of guns for hire, examining their motivations, fears and hopes as they become embroiled in conflict across far-flung frontiers.

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More Industrial Revelations

Ronald Top is off again, touring Europe to uncover the characters, the machines, inventions and stories from our industrial past.

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Most Evil

'Most Evil' is a six-part series that provides a countdown of the most evil serial killers in history, this programme is based upon an 'evil matrix' developed by Columbia University forensic psychiatrist and personality expert Dr. Michael Stone.

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Most Secret Place On Earth

The Vietnam War was the most televised war ever. However, in neighbouring Laos, the longest and largest air war in history was underway.


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Nazi Collaborators

Out of so many questions of why and how, one still looms large in the 21st century - how could so many people have collaborated with the Nazis before and during World War II, even though the regime under Hitler was rampaging through Europe, ghettoising and exterminating all that stood in its way?

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Nazi UFO Conspiracy

Learn more about the potential connection between compelling UFO sightings and secret technologies developed in World War II in ‘Nazi UFO Conspiracy’.

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Nowhere to Run: Fire at the Spacestation

Gripping documentary ‘Nowhere To Run: Fire At The Space Station’, examines the dramatic and potentially disastrous events of the 23rd February 1997 which almost turned the Russian space station ‘Mir’ into a deadly trap.

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Nuclear Sharks

Nuclear Sharks’ explores the silent, stealthy symbol of the Cold War. A war waged outside public view. A war about strategy and world domination. A war of technological advancement, with lethal consequences.


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Operation Valkyrie

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Ottomans vs Christians

In exciting adventure series ‘Ottomans Vs. Christians' presenter Julian Davison travels to some of the most extraordinary destinations in the Mediterranean to explore its rich history.


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In this series, anthropologist Rudgley goes in search of the other, far older tradition of magic, symbolism and pagan rituals. Journey into Roman times and follow the pagans’ struggle with the increasingly powerful, literate Mediterranean culture.

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Polish Nobel

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Private Lives

From the time of the great Pharaohs of Egypt to the famous Kings and Queens of old England, the old adage has been proven time and again.

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Project 949 A Nuclear Submarine Odyssey

‘Project 949: A Nuclear Submarine Odyssey’, explores the secret history of the development of a new class of Soviet submarines.


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Quest For Sunken War Ships

From the coast of North Carolina to the tropics of the South Pacific, ‘Quest for Sunken Warships' takes Discovery World viewers beneath the waves to investigate the shipwrecks and stories that have been forgotten by history.


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Radio Free Europe

‘Radio Free Europe’ is the definitive story of a major Cold War episode. ‘Radio Free Europe’ transmitted its first short-wave program in 1950. The broadcasts were part of a general CIA psychological warfare program aimed at the countries behind the Iron Curtain.

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Rebuilding the Past

‘Rebuilding The Past', is a ten-part series following a group of experimental archaeologists attempting to build an authentic Roman Villa in rural Hampshire.

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The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Empire

Remarkable new series ‘Rise And Fall Of The Japanese Empire' explores Japan's ambitious but destructive attempts to lead the whole of Asia out from the shadow of European and American dominance.

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Roald Amundsen - Lost in the Arctic Sea

‘Roald Amundsen - Lost in the Arctic Sea' tells the story of the world's greatest polar explorer.

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Russia's War

‘Russia’s War’ is an important and exhaustive account of the country’s history 1924-53, the period of Stalin’s rule. It concentrates on the war between Russia and Germany but sets this in the context of the dictator’s reign of terror.


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Salvage Hunters

Meet modern-day treasure hunter Drew Pritchard. With demanding customers, high turnover, and one of the biggest decorative salvage yards in Britain, Drew travels the country, searching for derelict gems and forgotten remnants.

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Sarajevo The Final Assassination

This astonishing documentary conveys the dramatic events on the eve of the First World War. The last day of Franz Ferdinand and his wife is meticulously reconstructed for the first time.

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Science Of The Bible

The New Testament is the religious foundation for two billion people. No book has affected history as profoundly as the Bible, the written accounts of the words and deeds of Jesus Christ, is the very foundation of Christianity. Designed for both the true believer and the skeptic, ‘Science of the Bible’ will apply scient…

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Secret Service Secrets

Gain a fascinating insight into America's most mysterious law enforcement agency in exciting series ‘Secret Service Secrets'.

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Secrets Of Secret Societies

Do secret societies exist in our own time, manipulating government from behind the scenes? Go behind the curtain of myth and legend with insiders and members in ‘Secrets Of Secret Societies’.

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Secrets of Stalingrad

Gripping historic documentary ‘Secrets of Stalingrad' reveals how the Battle of Stalingrad dramatically changed the course of World War II and history as we know it.

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September 39'

'September 39’- especially made for the anniversary of the World War II- shows each day of the Polish defence against German and Russian Armies after 1 September 1939.There are also computer graphics showing the movement of the Polish and German armies

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Shadow Ops

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Space Race

Action-packed factual drama ‘Space Race' tells the fascinating story of the betrayal, rivalry and ruthless competition between two recklessly daring scientific leaders on opposing sides during the Cold War.

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Spies Beneath Berlin

The story of the Berlin spy tunnel is one of the most exciting of the Cold War, and recent declassifications by the CIA have shed new light on what happened.

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Spy Duel: Russia - Japan

'Spy Duel: Russia - Japan' is a documentary about the relationship between Russia and Japan from the beginning of the 20th century through the 1920s.

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Spy Duel: Russia-USA

‘Spy Duel: USA’ reveals the work and mysterious operations carried out by two of the largest intelligence agencies in the world – Russia and the USA.

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The Stalingrad Apocalypse

‘The Stalingrad Apocalypse’ relives the battle between Nazi Germany and its allies against the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad during World War II.

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Stealth Flying Invisible

‘Stealth Flying Invisible’ uncovers the history of the quest for the ultimate undetectable aircraft which used stealth technology.

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Surviving The Battle

Mankind has been fighting against his own ever since the beginning of time. Countless soldiers and civilians have died as anonymous pieces on the playing-board of history.

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‘Svetlana' is a documentary drama based on the sensational confessions of Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Joseph Stalin, obtained when she was found living in an American retirement home. This fascinating programme explores events that took place from 1932, the year of the death of her mother, up to the present day.


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‘Timewatch’ is a series of first-class documentaries on historical subjects, spanning all human history.

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True Stories

True Stories- The facts behind the gloss and glamour of cinema fiction.


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Ultimate Warfare

All-new series, ‘Ultimate Warfare' takes viewers on a totally immersive journey that portrays real-life combat from a soldier's-eye-view of battle.

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Ultimate Weapons

‘Ultimate Weapons,’ is an explosive series looking at latest in modern weaponry.


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War Surgeons

During the First World War the scale of the conflict and the conditions on the battlefields meant that surgeons were confronted with new challenges. It was virtually impossible for them not to be affected by the carnage around them.

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Weapon Masters

Technology and history collide head-on in this action packed series. Weapon Masters, Mike Loades and Master Craftsman, Chad Houseknecht allow viewers to witness first-hand the power of pivotal world-changing weapons.

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The Wehrmacht

Adolf Hitler's armed forces, known as Die Wehrmacht, thundered through Europe during the 2nd World War from 1939 to 1945 and brought needless death and destruction to the continent. What was it like to serve in this army that conducted one of the bloodiest wars in history; an army that occupied half of Europe and yet en…

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Who Was Jesus?

Using the latest scientific, geological and historical research, this groundbreaking series tells the story of the birth, life, death and immediate legacy of Jesus.

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Why Planes Crash

In ‘Why Planes Crash', pilots and passengers relive the rare and horrifying occasions in which malice, human error or technical faults turn routine flights into nightmares.

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Wonders of the Ancient World (Ancient Secrets)

Interweaving tales from a myriad of cultures, ‘Wonders Of The Ancient World’ reveals fascinating connections between civilizations and throughout human history. Filmed in more than fifteen countries worldwide.

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The World At War

‘The World at War' is the definitive account of the most momentous conflict the world has ever known. Admired and respected by a generation of documentary makers, this remarkable series is acknowledged to be the most comprehensive and compelling history of the Second World War ever made.