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Mon 23 Oct

6:00am
Showdown: Air Combat
P-38 Lightning v Zero
Season 1 Episode 4/7

A look at Second World War fighter planes the American P-38 Lightning and the Japanese Zero

Rating: 8.3
7:00am
Off the Rails
Churnet Valley
Season 1 Episode 10/20

Vince Henderson steps back in time at the six-and-a-half-mile steam line in Staffordshire for a re-enactment of a station at war, then boards an American locomotive for a trip into enemy territory
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
7:30am
Off the Rails
Midland Railway
Season 1 Episode 11/20

Train enthusiast Vince Henderson drives a steam engine at Ripley in Derbyshire and gets to grips with a 1926 Class 3 tank locomotive
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
8:00am
Tanks
Steel Tigers
Season 2 Episode 2/7

How tanks used by Allied forces in the Second World War eventually triumphed on the battlefield through sheer numbers, despite being technically inferior to their German counterparts

Rating: 9
9:00am
Combat Ready
Season 1 Episode 2/3

A history of military exercises intended to rehearse for major conflicts, from ancient board games to digital simulations of Operation Iraqi Freedom

10:00am
Battlefield
Destination Okinawa - Part One
Season 6 Episode 7/12

Part one of two. The battle for Okinawa, which claimed more US lives than any other against Japan and was waged in a bid to end the Second World War in the Pacific

Rating: 4.5
11:00am
Battlefield
Destination Okinawa - Part Two
Season 6 Episode 8/12

Part two of two. How the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki brought the Second World War to a sudden end in 1945

Rating: 4.5
12:00pm
Showdown: Air Combat
P-51 Mustang v Me-109
Season 1 Episode 3/7

A look at Second World War fighter planes the Messerschmitt Me-109 and the P-51 Mustang

Rating: 8.3
1:00pm
Tanks
Steel Tigers
Season 2 Episode 2/7

How tanks used by Allied forces in the Second World War eventually triumphed on the battlefield through sheer numbers, despite being technically inferior to their German counterparts

Rating: 9
2:00pm
Combat Ready
Season 1 Episode 2/3

A history of military exercises intended to rehearse for major conflicts, from ancient board games to digital simulations of Operation Iraqi Freedom

3:00pm
Off the Rails
Stately Trains
Season 1 Episode 8/20

Vince Henderson discovers the renovations being done on one of the Flying Scotsman's original carriages - highlighting the skills of the master technicians at work
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
3:30pm
Off the Rails
Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch
Season 1 Episode 9/20

Vince Henderson visits the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway in Kent - the world's longest and best-equipped 15in gauge line - and takes a ride on its carriage Gladys
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
4:00pm
Battlefield
Monte Cassino - Part One
Season 5 Episode 5/12

Part one of two. The Battle of Monte Cassino, a bitter and bloody series of four assaults fought during the first five months of 1944 on the Italian Gustav Line that paved the way for Allied troops to advance on Rome

Rating: 4.5
5:00pm
Air Wars
Bombing Campaign Over Germany
Season 1 Episode 1/6

The controversial Second World War bombing campaign against Germany, which saw thousands of tons of explosives dropped from Allied aircraft

Rating: 7.3
6:00pm
Combat Ready
Season 1 Episode 1/3

A history of military exercises intended to rehearse for major conflicts, from ancient board games to digital simulations of Operation Iraqi Freedom

7:00pm
Showdown: Air Combat
F-86A v MiG-15
Season 1 Episode 1/7

How the Korean War pitted the Russian MiG-15 anti-bomber aircraft against the American F-86 Sabre, which was intended to serve as a multi-purpose offensive weapon

Rating: 8.3
8:00pm
Gunslingers
Jesse James: The South's Last Rebel
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Docudrama exploring the life of 19th-century American outlaw Jesse James - a man who was determined to get rich and who has been seen by some as the era's Robin Hood

Rating: 8.3
9:00pm
Natural Born Outlaws
Al Capone
Season 1 Episode 1/10

A profile of Al Capone, who became America's best-known gangster and rose to power due to the collapse of law and order in the US during the Prohibition era of the 1920s

Rating: 7.9
10:00pm
The Making of the Mob
The Education of Lucky Luciano
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Charles 'Lucky' Luciano arrives in New York, teaming with Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel, and during Prohibition, the crew makes a fortune

Rating: 8.6
11:00pm
Combat Ready
Season 1 Episode 1/3

A history of military exercises intended to rehearse for major conflicts, from ancient board games to digital simulations of Operation Iraqi Freedom

12:00am
Battlefield
Destination Okinawa - Part One
Season 6 Episode 7/12

Part one of two. The battle for Okinawa, which claimed more US lives than any other against Japan and was waged in a bid to end the Second World War in the Pacific

Rating: 4.5
1:00am
Battlefield
Destination Okinawa - Part Two
Season 6 Episode 8/12

Part two of two. How the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki brought the Second World War to a sudden end in 1945

Rating: 4.5
2:00am
Showdown: Air Combat
F-86A v MiG-15
Season 1 Episode 1/7

How the Korean War pitted the Russian MiG-15 anti-bomber aircraft against the American F-86 Sabre, which was intended to serve as a multi-purpose offensive weapon

Rating: 8.3
3:00am
Off the Rails
Churnet Valley
Season 1 Episode 10/20

Vince Henderson steps back in time at the six-and-a-half-mile steam line in Staffordshire for a re-enactment of a station at war, then boards an American locomotive for a trip into enemy territory
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
3:30am
Off the Rails
Midland Railway
Season 1 Episode 11/20

Train enthusiast Vince Henderson drives a steam engine at Ripley in Derbyshire and gets to grips with a 1926 Class 3 tank locomotive
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
4:00am
Killer Tanks
Sherman Tank
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The M4 Sherman tank, which was unmatched in reliability and cost-effectiveness during the Second World War, and served with the US Army and US Marine Corps throughout the conflict

Rating: 7
5:00am
Hitler's Henchmen
Von Schirach
Season 2 Episode 4/6

A portrait of Baldur Von Schirach, who recruited youngsters for the Third Reich and prepared boys to sacrifice themselves in the battle for Berlin

Rating: 4.7

Tue 24 Oct

6:00am
Showdown: Air Combat
F4F Wildcat v Zero
Season 1 Episode 2/7

The Japanese Zero and America's F4F Wildcat planes, two of the dominant aircraft during the Second World War

Rating: 8.3
7:00am
Off the Rails
West Somerset
Season 1 Episode 12/20

Vince Henderson visits the Silver Jubilee Steam Gala and learns about being a fireman aboard the Didmore Manor 7820
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
7:30am
Off the Rails
Chinnor and Princes Risborough
Season 1 Episode 13/20

Enthusiast Vince Henderson joins volunteers working on the preserved Chinnor and Princes Risborough line in Buckinghamshire
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
8:00am
Tanks
Sturmgeschutze
Season 2 Episode 4/7

The evolution of tanks during the Second World War, which culminated in the gargantuan Somit JU152, with a main gun three times the size of its predecessors'

Rating: 9
9:00am
Bullet Points
Battle for the Pacific
Season 1 Episode 1/5

Examining history's most important battles and their significance in the outcome of a war, beginning with a survey of engagements in the Pacific that turned the tide of the Second World War and contributed to the Allied victory. The Americans recover quickly from the defeat at Pearl Harbour to achieve supremacy over the Japanese Empire

10:00am
Battlefield
Scandinavia: Forgotten Front - Part One
Season 6 Episode 3/12

Part one of two. The bloody battle between Finland and the Soviet Union, which ended in March 1940 when the Scandinavians surrendered much of their territory

Rating: 4.5
11:00am
Battlefield
Scandinavia: Forgotten Front - Part Two
Season 6 Episode 4/12

Part two of two. How Hitler mounted the world's first airborne invasion, attacking Norway in February 1940, just as German ground forces moved into Denmark

Rating: 4.5
12:00pm
Showdown: Air Combat
P-38 Lightning v Zero
Season 1 Episode 4/7

A look at Second World War fighter planes the American P-38 Lightning and the Japanese Zero

Rating: 8.3
1:00pm
Tanks
Sturmgeschutze
Season 2 Episode 4/7

The evolution of tanks during the Second World War, which culminated in the gargantuan Somit JU152, with a main gun three times the size of its predecessors'

Rating: 9
2:00pm
Bullet Points
Battle for the Pacific
Season 1 Episode 1/5

Examining history's most important battles and their significance in the outcome of a war, beginning with a survey of engagements in the Pacific that turned the tide of the Second World War and contributed to the Allied victory. The Americans recover quickly from the defeat at Pearl Harbour to achieve supremacy over the Japanese Empire

3:00pm
Off the Rails
Churnet Valley
Season 1 Episode 10/20

Vince Henderson steps back in time at the six-and-a-half-mile steam line in Staffordshire for a re-enactment of a station at war, then boards an American locomotive for a trip into enemy territory
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
3:30pm
Off the Rails
Midland Railway
Season 1 Episode 11/20

Train enthusiast Vince Henderson drives a steam engine at Ripley in Derbyshire and gets to grips with a 1926 Class 3 tank locomotive
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
4:00pm
Battlefield
Monte Cassino - Part Two
Season 5 Episode 6/12

Concluding the two-part analysis of the bitter Battle of Monte Cassino, which was fought on the Gustav Line in Italy during the Second World War

Rating: 4.5
5:00pm
Air Wars
Doolittle Raid
Season 1 Episode 2/6

How America carried out an air raid against Japan in retaliation for the attack on Pearl Harbour, making a national hero of its commander James Doolittle

Rating: 7.3
6:00pm
Combat Ready
Season 1 Episode 2/3

A history of military exercises intended to rehearse for major conflicts, from ancient board games to digital simulations of Operation Iraqi Freedom

7:00pm
Showdown: Air Combat
Zero v F4F Wildcat
Season 1 Episode 7/7

A look at Japan's Zero and the US Navy's Grumman F4F Wildcat, two dominant fighter planes in the Pacific during the Second World War

Rating: 8.3
8:00pm
Gunslingers
Billy the Kid: The Phantom of Lincoln County
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Docu-drama about how unlikely hero Billy the Kid became a crusader for justice

Rating: 8.3
9:00pm
Natural Born Outlaws
Machine Gun Kelly
Season 1 Episode 2/10

A profile of George Francis Barnes Jr - `Machine Gun Kelly' - who was a gangster in the Prohibition era. His nickname came from his favourite weapon; a Thompson submachine gun

Rating: 7.9
10:00pm
The Making of the Mob
Equal Opportunity Gangster
Season 1 Episode 2/8

The Prohibition era sees Charles `Lucky' Luciano gaining power over the New York underworld, and when two bosses start a mob war, Luciano plans to kill them both

Rating: 8.6
11:00pm
Combat Ready
Season 1 Episode 2/3

A history of military exercises intended to rehearse for major conflicts, from ancient board games to digital simulations of Operation Iraqi Freedom

12:00am
Battlefield
Scandinavia: Forgotten Front - Part One
Season 6 Episode 3/12

Part one of two. The bloody battle between Finland and the Soviet Union, which ended in March 1940 when the Scandinavians surrendered much of their territory

Rating: 4.5
1:00am
Battlefield
Scandinavia: Forgotten Front - Part Two
Season 6 Episode 4/12

Part two of two. How Hitler mounted the world's first airborne invasion, attacking Norway in February 1940, just as German ground forces moved into Denmark

Rating: 4.5
2:00am
Showdown: Air Combat
Zero v F4F Wildcat
Season 1 Episode 7/7

A look at Japan's Zero and the US Navy's Grumman F4F Wildcat, two dominant fighter planes in the Pacific during the Second World War

Rating: 8.3
3:00am
Off the Rails
West Somerset
Season 1 Episode 12/20

Vince Henderson visits the Silver Jubilee Steam Gala and learns about being a fireman aboard the Didmore Manor 7820
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
3:30am
Off the Rails
Chinnor and Princes Risborough
Season 1 Episode 13/20

Enthusiast Vince Henderson joins volunteers working on the preserved Chinnor and Princes Risborough line in Buckinghamshire
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
4:00am
Killer Tanks
KV Tank: Russian Steel Monster
Season 1 Episode 4/6

The Russian KV tank, which was hailed as the best of its kind when it was made in 1939, with advanced artillery and top-of-the-range armour

Rating: 7
5:00am
Hitler's Henchmen
Freisler
Season 2 Episode 5/6

An account of lawyer and judge Roland Freisler's rise to become the Fuehrer's arbiter over life and death

Rating: 4.7

Wed 25 Oct

6:00am
Showdown: Air Combat
P47 Thunderbolt v Fw 190
Season 1 Episode 5/7

The story of US Air Force pilot Dominic Gentile, who took on several German aircraft in a low-altitude dogfight in 1944

Rating: 8.3
7:00am
Off the Rails
North Yorks Moors
Season 1 Episode 14/20

Vince Henderson takes a ride on a BR Class 4MT on the North Yorkshire Moors railway, one of the longest and oldest lines in the country
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
7:30am
Off the Rails
Northampton and Lamport
Season 1 Episode 15/20

A reclaimed stretch of line over Northamptonshire's River Nene catches Vince Henderson's attention, before he explores the delights of Polish TKh steam locomotives
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
8:00am
Tanks
Sturmartillerie
Season 2 Episode 5/7

The evolution of assault guns and the German Brumbar - a vehicle developed for street fighting in Stalingrad during the Second World War

Rating: 9
9:00am
Bullet Points
America's First War on Communism
Season 1 Episode 2/5

Examining how the United States' hostile confrontation with two communist giants in the Far East opened the way for a free and democratic South Korea

10:00am
Battlefield
Battle for the Mediterranean - Part One
Season 6 Episode 11/12

Part one of two. The Second World War conflict between the Italian and British navies, when both sides tried to support campaigns in several north African countries

Rating: 4.5
11:00am
Battlefield
Battle for the Mediterranean - Part Two
Season 6 Episode 12/12

Part two of two. The Second World War battle between the German Luftwaffe and Allied forces for control of the Mediterranean Sea, which resulted in the loss of north African bases

Rating: 4.5
12:00pm
Showdown: Air Combat
F4F Wildcat v Zero
Season 1 Episode 2/7

The Japanese Zero and America's F4F Wildcat planes, two of the dominant aircraft during the Second World War

Rating: 8.3
1:00pm
Tanks
Sturmartillerie
Season 2 Episode 5/7

The evolution of assault guns and the German Brumbar - a vehicle developed for street fighting in Stalingrad during the Second World War

Rating: 9
2:00pm
Bullet Points
America's First War on Communism
Season 1 Episode 2/5

Examining how the United States' hostile confrontation with two communist giants in the Far East opened the way for a free and democratic South Korea

3:00pm
Off the Rails
West Somerset
Season 1 Episode 12/20

Vince Henderson visits the Silver Jubilee Steam Gala and learns about being a fireman aboard the Didmore Manor 7820
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
3:30pm
Off the Rails
Chinnor and Princes Risborough
Season 1 Episode 13/20

Enthusiast Vince Henderson joins volunteers working on the preserved Chinnor and Princes Risborough line in Buckinghamshire
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
4:00pm
Battlefield
The West Wall - Part One
Season 5 Episode 7/12

Part one of two. The construction, between 1938 and 1940, of Hitler's elaborate Siegfried Line, which consisted of a three-mile-deep series of fortifications, pillboxes and anti-tank obstacles. Called the Westwall by the Germans, it ran from Kleve on the border with the Netherlands, along the western border of the old German Empire as far as the town of Weil am Rhein on the Swiss border

Rating: 4.5
5:00pm
Air Wars
Kamikaze - The Divine Wind
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The history of Japanese kamikaze units and their tactics, including a detailed examination of the logistical difficulties they faced during the Second World War

Rating: 7.3
6:00pm
Aircraft Carrier: City at Sea
An examination of life aboard the American aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan as it makes its journey to a new home port

7:00pm
Showdown: Air Combat
P-51 Mustang v Me-109
Season 1 Episode 3/7

A look at Second World War fighter planes the Messerschmitt Me-109 and the P-51 Mustang

Rating: 8.3
8:00pm
Gunslingers
The Tombstone Vendetta
Season 1 Episode 1/6

One of the frontier's bravest men discovers the limits of the law in Tombstone, and exacts his own form of justice on the cowboys who shot his brothers

Rating: 8.3
9:00pm
The Making of the Mob
King of New York
Season 1 Episode 3/8

Documentary revealing how Charles `Lucky' Luciano's assassination of New York's two most powerful Mob bosses gave him an opportunity seize control of the city's Mafia underworld

Rating: 8.6
10:00pm
The Making of the Mob
A Rising Threat
Season 1 Episode 4/8

The crime documentary continues, detailing Luciano plot to expand his own operations into the business of prostitution, and Thomas Dewey's efforts to bring him to justice

Rating: 8.6
11:00pm
Bullet Points
Battle for the Pacific
Season 1 Episode 1/5

Examining history's most important battles and their significance in the outcome of a war, beginning with a survey of engagements in the Pacific that turned the tide of the Second World War and contributed to the Allied victory. The Americans recover quickly from the defeat at Pearl Harbour to achieve supremacy over the Japanese Empire

12:00am
Battlefield
Battle for the Mediterranean - Part One
Season 6 Episode 11/12

Part one of two. The Second World War conflict between the Italian and British navies, when both sides tried to support campaigns in several north African countries

Rating: 4.5
1:00am
Battlefield
Battle for the Mediterranean - Part Two
Season 6 Episode 12/12

Part two of two. The Second World War battle between the German Luftwaffe and Allied forces for control of the Mediterranean Sea, which resulted in the loss of north African bases

Rating: 4.5
2:00am
Showdown: Air Combat
P-51 Mustang v Me-109
Season 1 Episode 3/7

A look at Second World War fighter planes the Messerschmitt Me-109 and the P-51 Mustang

Rating: 8.3
3:00am
Off the Rails
North Yorks Moors
Season 1 Episode 14/20

Vince Henderson takes a ride on a BR Class 4MT on the North Yorkshire Moors railway, one of the longest and oldest lines in the country
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
3:30am
Off the Rails
Northampton and Lamport
Season 1 Episode 15/20

A reclaimed stretch of line over Northamptonshire's River Nene catches Vince Henderson's attention, before he explores the delights of Polish TKh steam locomotives
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
4:00am
Killer Tanks
T-34 Tank - Russia's Cutting Edge
Season 1 Episode 5/6

How the Russians displayed their unwavering skill for producing innovative tanks with their secret project, the T-34 model

Rating: 7
5:00am
Hitler's Henchmen
Bormann
Season 2 Episode 6/6

Profile of Martin Bormann, an apparently inconspicuous man who played a key role in Nazi Germany as Hitler's private secretary. A careerist to the end, Bormann was a loyal servant to the Fuehrer, and his most trusted underling by the time the Third Reich collapsed in May 1945

Rating: 4.7

Thu 26 Oct

6:00am
Showdown: Air Combat
F4U Corsair v Zero
Season 1 Episode 6/7

The story of American pilot Gregory `Pappy' Boyington, who shot down 26 planes in an air battle during January 1944

Rating: 8.3
7:00am
Off the Rails
Mid-Norfolk
Season 1 Episode 16/20

Vince Henderson gets into the workings of a diesel engine, and takes a look at one under repair in the pits after a storm. The team faces a big challenge to get it functioning
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
7:30am
Off the Rails
North Norfolk
Season 1 Episode 17/20

Vince Henderson visits the repaired section of the `Poppy Line' in north Norfolk and looks inside a restored signal box
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
8:00am
Tanks
The Aces
Season 2 Episode 6/7

The men who risked their lives to command the vehicles and became highly regarded as the years of war dragged on. Featuring a profile of Germany's `Black Baron' Michael Wittmann

Rating: 9
9:00am
Bullet Points
Showdown in the Middle East
Season 1 Episode 3/5

The impact of the conflicts fought in the Middle East between 1948 and 1973, focusing on how they have affected Palestine and Israel

10:00am
Top Tens of Warfare
Aircraft
Season 1 Episode 1/10

Documentary in which rarely-seen archive footage and expert interviews identify and rank history's most influential military equipment. The series begins with a look at aircraft, from the P51 Mustang through to the modern Harrier jump jet

11:00am
Top Tens of Warfare
Battles
Season 1 Episode 2/10

Archive footage and expert interviews revisit the most devastating battles of the 20th century, from the massacres on the Somme and the beaches of Normandy to the first Gulf War

12:00pm
Showdown: Air Combat
P47 Thunderbolt v Fw 190
Season 1 Episode 5/7

The story of US Air Force pilot Dominic Gentile, who took on several German aircraft in a low-altitude dogfight in 1944

Rating: 8.3
1:00pm
Tanks
The Aces
Season 2 Episode 6/7

The men who risked their lives to command the vehicles and became highly regarded as the years of war dragged on. Featuring a profile of Germany's `Black Baron' Michael Wittmann

Rating: 9
2:00pm
Bullet Points
Showdown in the Middle East
Season 1 Episode 3/5

The impact of the conflicts fought in the Middle East between 1948 and 1973, focusing on how they have affected Palestine and Israel

3:00pm
Off the Rails
North Yorks Moors
Season 1 Episode 14/20

Vince Henderson takes a ride on a BR Class 4MT on the North Yorkshire Moors railway, one of the longest and oldest lines in the country
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
3:30pm
Off the Rails
Northampton and Lamport
Season 1 Episode 15/20

A reclaimed stretch of line over Northamptonshire's River Nene catches Vince Henderson's attention, before he explores the delights of Polish TKh steam locomotives
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
4:00pm
Battlefield
The West Wall - Part Two
Season 5 Episode 8/12

Part two of two. The defence of Hitler's elaborate Siegfried Line, a series of deep fortifications, pillboxes and anti-tank obstacles

Rating: 4.5
5:00pm
Air Wars
Air War on the Eastern Front
Season 1 Episode 4/6

The savage aerial battles that took place over Russia during the Second World War

Rating: 7.3
6:00pm
Showdown: Air Combat
P-38 Lightning v Zero
Season 1 Episode 4/7

A look at Second World War fighter planes the American P-38 Lightning and the Japanese Zero

Rating: 8.3
7:00pm
Showdown: Air Combat
F4F Wildcat v Zero
Season 1 Episode 2/7

The Japanese Zero and America's F4F Wildcat planes, two of the dominant aircraft during the Second World War

Rating: 8.3
8:00pm
Gunslingers
Wild Bill: Marksman and Marked Man
Season 1 Episode 4/6

Docu-drama exploring the life of 19th-century lawman James Butler `Wild Bill' Hickok, who was murdered in 1876 while playing poker

Rating: 8.3
9:00pm
The Making of the Mob
Exit Strategy
Season 1 Episode 5/8

Luciano is found guilty of running a prostitution ring and goes to prison, but there could be a way out. Meanwhile, Vito Genovese takes over as acting boss

Rating: 8.6
10:00pm
The Making of the Mob
The Mob at War
Season 1 Episode 6/8

As the Second World War begins, the military realise they need the mobsters on their side, so ask Luciano to aid in the invasion of Sicily

Rating: 8.6
11:00pm
Bullet Points
America's First War on Communism
Season 1 Episode 2/5

Examining how the United States' hostile confrontation with two communist giants in the Far East opened the way for a free and democratic South Korea

12:00am
Top Tens of Warfare
Aircraft
Season 1 Episode 1/10

Documentary in which rarely-seen archive footage and expert interviews identify and rank history's most influential military equipment. The series begins with a look at aircraft, from the P51 Mustang through to the modern Harrier jump jet

1:00am
Top Tens of Warfare
Battles
Season 1 Episode 2/10

Archive footage and expert interviews revisit the most devastating battles of the 20th century, from the massacres on the Somme and the beaches of Normandy to the first Gulf War

2:00am
Showdown: Air Combat
F4F Wildcat v Zero
Season 1 Episode 2/7

The Japanese Zero and America's F4F Wildcat planes, two of the dominant aircraft during the Second World War

Rating: 8.3
3:00am
Off the Rails
Mid-Norfolk
Season 1 Episode 16/20

Vince Henderson gets into the workings of a diesel engine, and takes a look at one under repair in the pits after a storm. The team faces a big challenge to get it functioning
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
3:30am
Off the Rails
North Norfolk
Season 1 Episode 17/20

Vince Henderson visits the repaired section of the `Poppy Line' in north Norfolk and looks inside a restored signal box
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
4:00am
Weapons of War
The Stuka
Season 1 Episode 33/34

The Stuka dive-bomber, which had a huge impact on the course of the Second World War. Experts analyse its deceptive image as a cumbersome, obsolete piece of weaponry

Rating: 9
5:00am
The Reich Underground
Terror from Below
Season 1 Episode 1/2

Part one of two. Revealing the story of a massive project instigated by Hitler to relocate all German manufacturing facilities into a network of protective caves. A team of experts explores the sprawling tunnel system, which has remained unseen for decades

Rating: 10

Fri 27 Oct

6:00am
Top Tens
Top Ten Fighters
Season 1 Episode 6/8

An insight into renowned fighter aircraft and the relative strengths of each aeroplane as one them is crowned the most fearsome

Rating: 9
7:00am
Off the Rails
Kent and East Sussex
Season 1 Episode 18/20

Vince Henderson visits the world's first light railway in East Sussex, and climbs aboard a Northiam WD 197 steam locomotive
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
7:30am
Off the Rails
Lavender Line
Season 1 Episode 19/20

A preserved line, which highlights the transition from steam to diesel, has its power switched on by train enthusiast Vince Henderson

Rating: 4.3
8:00am
Tanks
On Campaign
Season 2 Episode 1/7

An insight into the everyday lives of the multi-talented men who drove tanks during the battles of the Second World War

Rating: 9
9:00am
Bullet Points
The Vietnam War
Season 1 Episode 4/5

Examining why the controversial war in Vietnam raged on for 12 years, with sustained US military involvement, and at the cost of almost 60,000 soldiers' lives

10:00am
Top Tens of Warfare
Inventions
Season 1 Episode 3/10

The documentary explores how war has proven that necessity is the mother of invention, with Penicillin, plastic surgery and even the internet having origins in times of conflict

11:00am
Top Tens of Warfare
Vessels
Season 1 Episode 4/10

An insight into the 20th century's most significant ships, submarines and other naval vessels, featuring the likes of the German U-Boat, the Nimitz Aircraft Carriers and D-Day's landing craft

12:00pm
Showdown: Air Combat
F4U Corsair v Zero
Season 1 Episode 6/7

The story of American pilot Gregory `Pappy' Boyington, who shot down 26 planes in an air battle during January 1944

Rating: 8.3
1:00pm
Tanks
On Campaign
Season 2 Episode 1/7

An insight into the everyday lives of the multi-talented men who drove tanks during the battles of the Second World War

Rating: 9
2:00pm
Bullet Points
The Vietnam War
Season 1 Episode 4/5

Examining why the controversial war in Vietnam raged on for 12 years, with sustained US military involvement, and at the cost of almost 60,000 soldiers' lives

3:00pm
Off the Rails
Mid-Norfolk
Season 1 Episode 16/20

Vince Henderson gets into the workings of a diesel engine, and takes a look at one under repair in the pits after a storm. The team faces a big challenge to get it functioning
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
3:30pm
Off the Rails
North Norfolk
Season 1 Episode 17/20

Vince Henderson visits the repaired section of the `Poppy Line' in north Norfolk and looks inside a restored signal box
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
4:00pm
Battlefield
Arnhem - Part One
Season 5 Episode 9/12

Part one of two. The failure of Operation Market Garden, which was meant to bring an end to the Second World War in 1944, and was immortalised in the film A Bridge Too Far

Rating: 4.5
5:00pm
Air Wars
Air War Over the Atlantic
Season 1 Episode 5/6

The Atlantic convoys which were vital to Britain's survival during the Second World War, and the dramatic dogfights which took place overhead

Rating: 7.3
6:00pm
Showdown: Air Combat
P47 Thunderbolt v Fw 190
Season 1 Episode 5/7

The story of US Air Force pilot Dominic Gentile, who took on several German aircraft in a low-altitude dogfight in 1944

Rating: 8.3
7:00pm
Showdown: Air Combat
F4U Corsair v Zero
Season 1 Episode 6/7

The story of American pilot Gregory `Pappy' Boyington, who shot down 26 planes in an air battle during January 1944

Rating: 8.3
8:00pm
Gunslingers
Tom Horn - Grim Reaper of the Rockies
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Docu-drama offering an insight into the adventures of the Wild West's Tom Horn, who was a hitman, scout and soldier

Rating: 8.3
9:00pm
The Making of the Mob
New Frontiers
Season 1 Episode 7/8

Luciano takes over Vito Genovese's heroin ring in Italy, then joins a mob summit in Cuba. Meanwhile, Genovese and Carlo Gambino plot against the Mafia leadership

Rating: 8.6
10:00pm
The Making of the Mob
End Game
Season 1 Episode 8/8

The crime documentary concludes by detailing how Vito Genovese and Carlo Gambino made their move, and Luciano's efforts to choose his successor

Rating: 8.6
11:00pm
Bullet Points
Showdown in the Middle East
Season 1 Episode 3/5

The impact of the conflicts fought in the Middle East between 1948 and 1973, focusing on how they have affected Palestine and Israel

12:00am
Top Tens of Warfare
Inventions
Season 1 Episode 3/10

The documentary explores how war has proven that necessity is the mother of invention, with Penicillin, plastic surgery and even the internet having origins in times of conflict

1:00am
Top Tens of Warfare
Vessels
Season 1 Episode 4/10

An insight into the 20th century's most significant ships, submarines and other naval vessels, featuring the likes of the German U-Boat, the Nimitz Aircraft Carriers and D-Day's landing craft

2:00am
Showdown: Air Combat
F4U Corsair v Zero
Season 1 Episode 6/7

The story of American pilot Gregory `Pappy' Boyington, who shot down 26 planes in an air battle during January 1944

Rating: 8.3
3:00am
Off the Rails
Kent and East Sussex
Season 1 Episode 18/20

Vince Henderson visits the world's first light railway in East Sussex, and climbs aboard a Northiam WD 197 steam locomotive
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
3:30am
Off the Rails
Lavender Line
Season 1 Episode 19/20

A preserved line, which highlights the transition from steam to diesel, has its power switched on by train enthusiast Vince Henderson

Rating: 4.3
4:00am
Weapons of War
Panzer Battles
Season 1 Episode 28/34

Documentary exploring the evolution of the German Panzers, a fleet of lightly armoured tanks that spearheaded the Nazi blitzkrieg and changed the concept of warfare

Rating: 9
5:00am
The Reich Underground
The Last Stand
Season 1 Episode 2/2

Concluding the story of Hitler's plan to relocate all German manufacturing facilities into a network of protective caves, as a team of experts explore the tunnel system, which has remained unseen for decades

Rating: 10

Sat 28 Oct

6:00am
Battle Castle with Dan Snow
Crac des Chevaliers
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Documentary exploring medieval fortifications and the sieges they resisted, re-enacting battles that changed the course of history. Dan Snow begins with the 1271 attack on the Crac des Chevaliers, a military base for the Crusaders in what is now Syria, by Baibars, Sultan of Egypt, and his massive army

Rating: 5.3
7:00am
Battle Castle with Dan Snow
Chateau Gaillard
Season 1 Episode 2/6

The presenter explores whether Chateau Gaillard, built by King Richard I in Normandy, France, could have withstood a long siege by a determined French army

Rating: 5.3
8:00am
Battle Castle with Dan Snow
Dover
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The role of Dover Castle in repulsing French forces who were intent on seizing the throne of England in 1216, but were stymied by the fortress's formidable defences

Rating: 5.3
9:00am
Battle Castle with Dan Snow
Conwy
Season 1 Episode 4/6

The historian explores Conwy Castle on the north coast of Wales, one of several strongholds built by King Edward I in the 13th century in a bid to control the local population

Rating: 5.3
10:00am
Battle Castle with Dan Snow
Malbork
Season 1 Episode 5/6

The broadcaster explores the history of Malbork Castle in Poland, a stronghold of the Teutonic knights during the Baltic Crusades, and a place where they found refuge from enemies

Rating: 5.3
11:00am
Battle Castle with Dan Snow
Malaga
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Exploring the 1487 siege of Malaga by the Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, and the significance of Gibralfaro Castle to the port's Muslim defenders

Rating: 5.3
12:00pm
Battle Castle with Dan Snow
Crac des Chevaliers
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Documentary exploring medieval fortifications and the sieges they resisted, re-enacting battles that changed the course of history. Dan Snow begins with the 1271 attack on the Crac des Chevaliers, a military base for the Crusaders in what is now Syria, by Baibars, Sultan of Egypt, and his massive army

Rating: 5.3
1:00pm
Battle Castle with Dan Snow
Chateau Gaillard
Season 1 Episode 2/6

The presenter explores whether Chateau Gaillard, built by King Richard I in Normandy, France, could have withstood a long siege by a determined French army

Rating: 5.3
2:00pm
Battle Castle with Dan Snow
Dover
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The role of Dover Castle in repulsing French forces who were intent on seizing the throne of England in 1216, but were stymied by the fortress's formidable defences

Rating: 5.3
3:00pm
Battle Castle with Dan Snow
Conwy
Season 1 Episode 4/6

The historian explores Conwy Castle on the north coast of Wales, one of several strongholds built by King Edward I in the 13th century in a bid to control the local population

Rating: 5.3
4:00pm
Battle Castle with Dan Snow
Malbork
Season 1 Episode 5/6

The broadcaster explores the history of Malbork Castle in Poland, a stronghold of the Teutonic knights during the Baltic Crusades, and a place where they found refuge from enemies

Rating: 5.3
5:00pm
Battle Castle with Dan Snow
Malaga
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Exploring the 1487 siege of Malaga by the Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, and the significance of Gibralfaro Castle to the port's Muslim defenders

Rating: 5.3
6:00pm
Battle Castle with Dan Snow
Crac des Chevaliers
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Documentary exploring medieval fortifications and the sieges they resisted, re-enacting battles that changed the course of history. Dan Snow begins with the 1271 attack on the Crac des Chevaliers, a military base for the Crusaders in what is now Syria, by Baibars, Sultan of Egypt, and his massive army

Rating: 5.3
7:00pm
Quest into the Unknown
The Cloud Warriors
Season 1 Episode 6/8

Josh Bernstein investigates the mysterious disappearance of northern Peru's Chachapoya tribe in the 16th century

8:00pm
Cold War Armageddon
Revolution
Season 1 Episode 3/8

How the rivalry between capitalism and communism raged from Berlin to Havana and even to outer space. Russia went behind an Iron Curtain spawning revolutions across Eastern Europe

Rating: 9.7
9:00pm
Blood Feuds
The Royal Gorge War
Season 1 Episode 5/6

A rivalry between two railway companies to be the first to reach a mining town where silver had been found

10:00pm
Special Forces' Secrets
Army Rangers
Season 1 Episode 2/8

An insight into the Army Rangers' secrets, looking at why they are the heroes of US Special Operations command, and conduct some of the most critical missions in the war on terror

11:00pm
Special Forces' Secrets
Shadow Military
Season 1 Episode 3/8

An insight into the Shadow Military's secrets. Critics refer to the organisation as mercenaries, while the Government argues that it is essential to fighting a modern war

12:00am
Battlefield
Scandinavia: Forgotten Front - Part One
Season 6 Episode 3/12

Part one of two. The bloody battle between Finland and the Soviet Union, which ended in March 1940 when the Scandinavians surrendered much of their territory

Rating: 4.5
1:00am
Battlefield
Scandinavia: Forgotten Front - Part Two
Season 6 Episode 4/12

Part two of two. How Hitler mounted the world's first airborne invasion, attacking Norway in February 1940, just as German ground forces moved into Denmark

Rating: 4.5
1:00am
Quest into the Unknown
The Gold of Timbuktu
Season 1 Episode 5/8

Explorer Josh Bernstein heads to the Sahara dessert to find out the truth behind the legend that Timbuktu was once a `City of Gold'

2:00am
Quest into the Unknown
The Cloud Warriors
Season 1 Episode 6/8

Josh Bernstein investigates the mysterious disappearance of northern Peru's Chachapoya tribe in the 16th century

3:00am
Cold War Armageddon
Revolution
Season 1 Episode 3/8

How the rivalry between capitalism and communism raged from Berlin to Havana and even to outer space. Russia went behind an Iron Curtain spawning revolutions across Eastern Europe

Rating: 9.7
4:00am
Quest into the Unknown
Alien Ancestors
Season 1 Episode 8/8

Josh Bernstein examines the evidence behind the controversial theory that life began on Mars, not Earth

5:00am
Off the Rails
Northampton and Lamport
Season 1 Episode 15/20

A reclaimed stretch of line over Northamptonshire's River Nene catches Vince Henderson's attention, before he explores the delights of Polish TKh steam locomotives
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
5:30am
Off the Rails
Mid-Norfolk
Season 1 Episode 16/20

Vince Henderson gets into the workings of a diesel engine, and takes a look at one under repair in the pits after a storm. The team faces a big challenge to get it functioning
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3

Sun 29 Oct

6:00am
(GMT) How We Built the Bomb
Documentary charting the research, development and construction of the world's first nuclear bomb, which triggered the international arms race that gave rise to the Cold War

8:00am
D-Day 360
The D-Day battlefield of Omaha Beach is brought to life with data gathered though forensic laser scanning, 3D computer modelling and eye-witness accounts

9:00am
Unsolved History
Hitler and the Spear of Destiny
Season 1 Episode 13/23

An investigation into an ancient spearhead said to have been used to pierce the side of Christ at the Crucifixion, and which was once coveted by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler

Rating: 6
10:00am
Churchill's Toyshop
Documentary examining how Winston Churchill brought together a group of scientists and engineers to come up with ingenious secret weapons during the Second World War

Rating: 10
11:00am
How We Built the Bomb
Documentary charting the research, development and construction of the world's first nuclear bomb, which triggered the international arms race that gave rise to the Cold War

1:00pm
D-Day 360
The D-Day battlefield of Omaha Beach is brought to life with data gathered though forensic laser scanning, 3D computer modelling and eye-witness accounts

2:00pm
Unsolved History
Hitler and the Spear of Destiny
Season 1 Episode 13/23

An investigation into an ancient spearhead said to have been used to pierce the side of Christ at the Crucifixion, and which was once coveted by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler

Rating: 6
3:00pm
Churchill's Toyshop
Documentary examining how Winston Churchill brought together a group of scientists and engineers to come up with ingenious secret weapons during the Second World War

Rating: 10
4:00pm
How We Built the Bomb
Documentary charting the research, development and construction of the world's first nuclear bomb, which triggered the international arms race that gave rise to the Cold War

6:00pm
D-Day 360
The D-Day battlefield of Omaha Beach is brought to life with data gathered though forensic laser scanning, 3D computer modelling and eye-witness accounts

7:00pm
Quest into the Unknown
The Elephant Attacker
Season 1 Episode 7/8

Josh Bernstein investigates why elephants are attacking humans in unprecedented numbers across Africa

8:00pm
Cold War Armageddon
Cold War Hot War
Season 1 Episode 4/8

The 1960s saw the USSR place warheads in Cuba as a high-stakes game of nuclear poker developed. It was also an era that also saw the first US troops arrive in Vietnam

Rating: 9.7
9:00pm
Blood Feuds
The Johnson County War
Season 1 Episode 6/6

A conflict between a rancher and a cattle baron that erupted in 1880s Wyoming, with repercussions for the future of the American West

10:00pm
Special Forces' Secrets
Delta Force
Season 1 Episode 4/8

An insight into the operations of Delta Force, one of the most secretive units in the US Army, whose primary tasks are counter-terrorism, direct action and intervention manoeuvres

11:00pm
Special Forces' Secrets
Marine Force Recon
Season 1 Episode 5/8

Documentary on the Force Reconnaissance Marines in the US, who provide essential elements of military intelligence to the command element of the Air-Ground Task Force

12:00am
Battlefield
Battle for the Mediterranean - Part One
Season 6 Episode 11/12

Part one of two. The Second World War conflict between the Italian and British navies, when both sides tried to support campaigns in several north African countries

Rating: 4.5
1:00am
Battlefield
Battle for the Mediterranean - Part Two
Season 6 Episode 12/12

Part two of two. The Second World War battle between the German Luftwaffe and Allied forces for control of the Mediterranean Sea, which resulted in the loss of north African bases

Rating: 4.5
2:00am
Quest into the Unknown
The Elephant Attacker
Season 1 Episode 7/8

Josh Bernstein investigates why elephants are attacking humans in unprecedented numbers across Africa

3:00am
Cold War Armageddon
Cold War Hot War
Season 1 Episode 4/8

The 1960s saw the USSR place warheads in Cuba as a high-stakes game of nuclear poker developed. It was also an era that also saw the first US troops arrive in Vietnam

Rating: 9.7
4:00am
Unsolved History
Area 51
Season 3 Episode 5/10

Documentary exploring the mysteries surrounding Area 51 in the US state of Nevada, a remote detachment of the Edwards Air Force Base. The programme examines the theories linking it to extraterrestrial encounters, which the federal government has denied for years but nevertheless have become part of North American popular culture

Rating: 6
5:00am
Off the Rails
North Norfolk
Season 1 Episode 17/20

Vince Henderson visits the repaired section of the `Poppy Line' in north Norfolk and looks inside a restored signal box
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3
5:30am
Off the Rails
Kent and East Sussex
Season 1 Episode 18/20

Vince Henderson visits the world's first light railway in East Sussex, and climbs aboard a Northiam WD 197 steam locomotive
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.3