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2007-2008: Bloody Omaha

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History series. Researchers and historians are still arguing about why Omaha Beach was the hardest beach to capture in the D-Day landings. Presenter Richard Hammond analyses the ...

04-06-2024

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2000-2001: The Houdini Myth

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Escapologist Harry Houdini was one of the icons of the early 20th century. Restored archive footage and interviews with historians and illusionists recall his extraordinary impa ...

27-03-2024

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Napoleon's Last Battle

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Documentary drama exploring the last days of Napoleon's life in exile on the island of St Helena. \n\nTo the British, Napoleon has always been an ogre - an enemy, a foreign desp ...

14-12-2023

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The Mysterious Career Of Lee Harvey Oswald

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An investigative biography of the man at the centre of the political crime of the 20th century. The programme reassesses the psychological, political and forensic evidence of Le ...

21-11-2023

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2005-2006: The Gunpowder Plot

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Documentary that re-examines the attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605 - one of the most famous yet least understood events in British history. It shows how the pl ...

02-10-2023

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2007-2008: In Search Of The Wreckers

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History Series. In January, the MSC Napoli ran aground, spilling its cargo on Branscombe beach in Devon. The public were delighted, but the authorities were determined to police ...

11-06-2023

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2008-2009 - The Real Bonnie And Clyde

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With unprecedented access to gang members' memoirs, family archives and recently released police records, Timewatch goes in search of the true story of Bonnie and Clyde.

03-06-2023

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Code-breakers: Bletchley Park's Lost Heroes

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Documentary that reveals the secret story behind one of the greatest intellectual feats of World War II, a feat that gave birth to the digital age. In 1943, a 24-year-old maths ...

11-05-2021

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Atlantis: The Evidence

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Historian Bettany Hughes unravels one of the most intriguing mysteries of all time. She presents a series of geological, archaeological and historical clues to show that the leg ...

20-05-2018

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2004-2005: Who Killed Rasputin?

Timewatch - 2004-2005: Who Killed Rasputin?

Former Scotland Yard commander Richard Cullen re-opens the murder case of Grigori Rasputin in St Petersburg in 1916. He uncovers new evidence linking the British secret service ...

07-11-2017

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2005-2006: Inside The Mind Of Adolf Hitler

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Documentary which looks at how, during WWII, the Americans tried to get inside the mind of Hitler by ordering a team of Harvard psychologists to draw up a profile of him.

02-05-2015

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2005-2006 - Britain's Lost Colosseum

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Archaeologists Tony Wilmott and Dan Garner lead us through three months of hard graft, excavating Britain's largest Roman amphitheatre in Chester.

30-08-2014

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2008-2009 - Qe2 - The Final Voyage

Timewatch - 2008-2009 - Qe2 - The Final Voyage

Timewatch joins the crew and passengers on board Britain's favourite ship as the QE2 leaves Southampton for the last time and glides gracefully into retirement after over 40 years.

05-08-2014

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2008-2009 - Stonehenge

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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 - a kind of Bronze Age Lourdes.

21-06-2014

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2008-2009 - Captain Cook: The Man Behind The Legend

Timewatch - 2008-2009 - Captain Cook: The Man Behind The Legend

Vanessa Collingridge travels in the footsteps of legendary explorer Captain James Cook to uncover the forces that drove him to success - and ultimately to his own death.

15-06-2014

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