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Tue 23 Jan

6:00am
Aircraft Stories
Airpower in Europe
Season 1 Episode 21/21

How the US has played a major role in protecting Western Europe since the First World War

Rating: 5
7:00am
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: 5.1
7:30am
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: 5.1
8:00am
Weapons of War
Leibstandarte
Season 1 Episode 25/34

How Hitler's hand-picked group of bodyguards evolved into a 20,000-strong Panzer division that would be deployed to wherever the fighting was the fiercest
(Audio Described)

Rating: 9
9:00am
Ultimate Warfare
Khe Sanh: Marines Under Siege
Season 1 Episode 3/10

Documentary on the Battle of Khe Sanh, which took place between January 21 and July 9, 1968, and would shape the course of the war in Vietnam

Rating: 8
10:00am
Battlefield
Air War Over Germany - Part One
Season 4 Episode 3/12

Part one of two. The considerable RAF losses in the air war over Germany in the early 1940s, which almost led to a suspension of operations
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.5
11:00am
Battlefield
Air War Over Germany - Part Two
Season 4 Episode 4/12

Part two of two. The Allied bombing campaign over Germany in the early 1940s, designed to disrupt the war effort and erode civilian morale, which ultimately diverted the Luftwaffe to home defence
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.5
12:00pm
Aircraft Stories
American Transporters
Season 1 Episode 15/21

Delving into the distinguished service records of some of the most amazing airlifters flying today, focussing on American transporters

Rating: 5
1:00pm
Weapons of War
Leibstandarte
Season 1 Episode 25/34

How Hitler's hand-picked group of bodyguards evolved into a 20,000-strong Panzer division that would be deployed to wherever the fighting was the fiercest
(Audio Described)

Rating: 9
2:00pm
Ultimate Warfare
Khe Sanh: Marines Under Siege
Season 1 Episode 3/10

Documentary on the Battle of Khe Sanh, which took place between January 21 and July 9, 1968, and would shape the course of the war in Vietnam

Rating: 8
3:00pm
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: 5.1
3:30pm
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: 5.1
4:00pm
Battlefield
Battle for Caen - Part One
Season 5 Episode 11/12

Part one of two. The Allied victory over German forces at the Falaise Gap in August 1944, and the early events of Operation Overlord

Rating: 4.5
5:00pm
Ultimate Weapons
Firepower
Season 1 Episode 5/6

A look at the effectiveness of fire-based weapons, which are capable of commanding a psychological advantage over opponents

6:00pm
Egypt Unwrapped
Pyramids
Season 1 Episode 5/8

An attempt to uncover the truth behind the pyramids, including who built them and why

7:00pm
Master Spies
The Deadly Game
Season 1 Episode 3/9

Technological advances in the weaponry used by professional assassins. Narrated by Roger Moore

8:00pm
Frontline Battle Machines with Mike Brewer
Supplying the Troops
Season 1 Episode 4/8

The presenter follows a supply convoy heading to the frontline, and examines the Mastiff patrol vehicle and the Hercules aircraft

Rating: 5.5
9:00pm
Egypt's New Tomb Revealed
The excavation of a gold coffin, found in the Valley of the Kings, close to the burial place of Tutankhamun. The discovery of the grave in 2006 was the first in the area for more than 80 years. The expedition, headed by renowned archaeologist Otto Schaden, is revealed in step-by-step detail, including possible answers to the mysteries unearthed along the way

Rating: 8
10:00pm
Unsolved History
St Valentine's Day Massacre
Season 2 Episode 5/21

An examination of the 1929 St Valentine's Day Massacre, the culmination of a conflict between two gangs in Chicago that resulted in the deaths of seven people

Rating: 6
11:00pm
Ultimate Warfare
Hue: Vietnam's Bloodiest Battle
Season 1 Episode 2/10

Documentary on the Battle of Hue, which took place at the beginning of the Tet Offensive, the Viet Cong's campaign of surprise attacks against the US and its allies in 1968

Rating: 8
12:00am
Battlefield
Air War Over Germany - Part One
Season 4 Episode 3/12

Part one of two. The considerable RAF losses in the air war over Germany in the early 1940s, which almost led to a suspension of operations
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.5
1:00am
Battlefield
Air War Over Germany - Part Two
Season 4 Episode 4/12

Part two of two. The Allied bombing campaign over Germany in the early 1940s, designed to disrupt the war effort and erode civilian morale, which ultimately diverted the Luftwaffe to home defence
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.5
2:00am
Master Spies
The Deadly Game
Season 1 Episode 3/9

Technological advances in the weaponry used by professional assassins. Narrated by Roger Moore

3:00am
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: 5.1
3:30am
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: 5.1
4:00am
Battlefield
Guadalcanal - Part Two
Season 4 Episode 10/12

Part two of two. The crucial American victory over the Japanese in the battle for the strategically important island of Guadalcanal in the south-western Pacific

Rating: 4.5
5:00am
Hitler's Generals
Keitel
Season 1 Episode 6/9

Profile of Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, one of Hitler's most loyal military followers, exploring the role he played in Nazi war crimes

Rating: 7.3

Wed 24 Jan

6:00am
Aircraft Stories
Russian Helicopters
Season 1 Episode 6/21

The Soviet aviation industry's diverse use of helicopters, from dumping concrete on Chernobyl to warfare in Afghanistan

Rating: 5
7:00am
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: 5.1
7:30am
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: 5.1
8:00am
Weapons of War
Combat on the Russian Front
Season 1 Episode 14/34

Documentary examining the barbaric nature of close-quarter conflict on the Russian Front
(Audio Described)

Rating: 9
9:00am
Ultimate Warfare
Kandahar: Against All Odds
Season 1 Episode 4/10

Documentary on how US special forces faced off against the Taliban to take control of the Afghan city of Kandahar

Rating: 8
10:00am
Battlefield
The Siege of Leningrad - Part One
Season 4 Episode 11/12

Part one of two. How the German Army's siege of Leningrad during the Second World War devastated the Soviet Union's second city. Liberation was finally achieved in January 1944 after a harrowing 890 days during which 600,000 citizens starved to death and 200,000 were killed in bombing raids
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.5
11:00am
Battlefield
The Siege of Leningrad - Part Two
Season 4 Episode 12/12

Part two of two. How the German Army's siege of Leningrad during the Second World War devastated the Russian city, lasting 890 days until the Soviet counter-offensive of 1943
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.5
12:00pm
Aircraft Stories
Airpower in Europe
Season 1 Episode 21/21

How the US has played a major role in protecting Western Europe since the First World War

Rating: 5
1:00pm
Weapons of War
Combat on the Russian Front
Season 1 Episode 14/34

Documentary examining the barbaric nature of close-quarter conflict on the Russian Front
(Audio Described)

Rating: 9
2:00pm
Ultimate Warfare
Kandahar: Against All Odds
Season 1 Episode 4/10

Documentary on how US special forces faced off against the Taliban to take control of the Afghan city of Kandahar

Rating: 8
3:00pm
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: 5.1
3:30pm
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: 5.1
4:00pm
Battlefield
Battle for Caen - Part Two
Season 5 Episode 12/12

Concluding the story of how the Nazis were defeated at the Falaise Gap in August 1944

Rating: 4.5
5:00pm
Ultimate Weapons
Heavy Metal
Season 1 Episode 6/6

A look at the tanks and artillery that utilise heavy firepower to defeat an enemy

6:00pm
Egypt Unwrapped
Valley of the Kings
Season 1 Episode 6/8

Investigating why after 500 years the Pharaohs stopped building in the Valley of the Kings, which has since become the most famous royal burial site in the world

7:00pm
Diana: Tragedy or Treason?
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Three-part documentary exploring the life and death of the Princess of Wales

Rating: 6
8:00pm
Frontline Battle Machines with Mike Brewer
Protecting the Troops
Season 1 Episode 5/8

The presenter examines the kit used by soldiers in Afghanistan, testing Osprey body armour to see how well it withstands gunfire, and investigating the SA80 combat rifle

Rating: 5.5
9:00pm
Curiosity
Curiosity: Nefertiti - Mummy Queen Mystery: Nefertiti: Mummy Queen Mystery
Season 2 Episode 3/13

Dr Zahi Hawas leads a team of experts as they attempt to solve the mystery of Queen Nefertiti, who disappeared without a trace whilst at the height of her power

10:00pm
Salvaging the Kursk
The efforts to recover the Russian nuclear submarine from the seabed following the tragedy in 2000 that claimed the lives of all 118 crew members

11:00pm
Ultimate Warfare
Khe Sanh: Marines Under Siege
Season 1 Episode 3/10

Documentary on the Battle of Khe Sanh, which took place between January 21 and July 9, 1968, and would shape the course of the war in Vietnam

Rating: 8
12:00am
Battlefield
The Siege of Leningrad - Part One
Season 4 Episode 11/12

Part one of two. How the German Army's siege of Leningrad during the Second World War devastated the Soviet Union's second city. Liberation was finally achieved in January 1944 after a harrowing 890 days during which 600,000 citizens starved to death and 200,000 were killed in bombing raids
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.5
1:00am
Battlefield
The Siege of Leningrad - Part Two
Season 4 Episode 12/12

Part two of two. How the German Army's siege of Leningrad during the Second World War devastated the Russian city, lasting 890 days until the Soviet counter-offensive of 1943
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.5
2:00am
Diana: Tragedy or Treason?
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Three-part documentary exploring the life and death of the Princess of Wales

Rating: 6
3:00am
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: 5.1
3:30am
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: 5.1
4:00am
Battlefield
El Alamein - Part One
Season 5 Episode 3/12

Part one of two. General Montgomery's victory at El Alamein in 1942 which, coupled with the German surrender at Stalingrad, marked a turning point in the Second World War

Rating: 4.5
5:00am
Hitler's Henchmen
Hess: The Deputy
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Profile of Rudolf Hess, Hitler's deputy and most loyal supporter, who was at the centre of an international scandal in 1941 when he flew to Scotland on a secret mission to negotiate a peace agreement between Britain and Germany. After the war, he was tried at Nuremberg and served his sentence at Spandau prison, where he allegedly committed suicide

Rating: 4.7

Thu 25 Jan

6:00am
Aircraft Stories
Wings of Italy
Season 1 Episode 2/21

How Italy has struggled to establish itself as having a military aviation force to be reckoned with

Rating: 5
7:00am
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: 5.1
7:30am
Industrial Revelations
Boom Time
Season 1 Episode 1/10

The introduction of Britain's canal system, and how coal transportation was crucial to the Industrial Revolution. Presented by Mark Williams

Rating: 9.5
8:00am
Weapons of War
German Bombers - The Weakest Link
Season 1 Episode 18/34

Why Germany lacked an effective bomber force during the Second World War, despite its military forces being recognised as the best equipped in the world
(Audio Described)

Rating: 9
9:00am
Ultimate Warfare
Baghdad: Thunder Runs
Season 1 Episode 5/10

A documentary on the 2003 offensive in which US tanks punched through the heart of Baghdad and toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, a move which arguably redefined urban warfare

Rating: 8
10:00am
Battlefield
Pearl Harbour - Part One
Season 4 Episode 7/12

Part one of two. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, which took the world by surprise and prompted America to enter the Second World War
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.5
11:00am
Battlefield
Pearl Harbour - Part Two
Season 4 Episode 8/12

Part two of two. The infamous Pearl Harbour attack in 1941, which marked a turning point in the Second World War and caused the deaths of more than 2,000 Americans - shocking the country to the core and prompting the US government to join the conflict. Witnesses of the horrific event discuss how the bombers flew so low the faces of the pilots could be seen, and reflect on the treatment subsequently received by the Japanese population living in America at the time
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.5
12:00pm
Aircraft Stories
Russian Helicopters
Season 1 Episode 6/21

The Soviet aviation industry's diverse use of helicopters, from dumping concrete on Chernobyl to warfare in Afghanistan

Rating: 5
1:00pm
Weapons of War
German Bombers - The Weakest Link
Season 1 Episode 18/34

Why Germany lacked an effective bomber force during the Second World War, despite its military forces being recognised as the best equipped in the world
(Audio Described)

Rating: 9
2:00pm
Ultimate Warfare
Baghdad: Thunder Runs
Season 1 Episode 5/10

A documentary on the 2003 offensive in which US tanks punched through the heart of Baghdad and toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, a move which arguably redefined urban warfare

Rating: 8
3:00pm
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: 5.1
3:30pm
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: 5.1
4:00pm
Battlefield
Battle for Tunisia - Part One
Season 5 Episode 1/12

Part one of two. The final African campaign, which eventually saw the Allies march into Tunis unopposed, taking 150,000 Axis soldiers prisoner

Rating: 4.5
5:00pm
Frontline Battle Machines with Mike Brewer
Off to War
Season 1 Episode 1/8

In Afghanistan, Mike Brewer examines a Chinook helicopter, and witnesses what happened when its pilot came under enemy fire while evacuating wounded soldiers

Rating: 5.5
6:00pm
Egypt Unwrapped
Rameses
Season 1 Episode 7/8

Experts investigate the truth behind the pharaoh Rameses II, and whether he deserves to be remembered as Rameses the Great

7:00pm
Diana: Tragedy or Treason?
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Theories concerning the death of the Princess of Wales, featuring contributions from Mohammed Al Fayed, biographer Andrew Morton, and a former MI6 officer

Rating: 6
8:00pm
Frontline Battle Machines with Mike Brewer
Combat Support
Season 1 Episode 6/8

The presenter takes a flight in the versatile Merlin transport helicopter to the fiercely contested Kajaki Dam in Helmand province, Afghanistan, where he examines its counterpart in combat, the Lynx

Rating: 5.5
9:00pm
Scandals of Ancient Egypt
An insight into the problems that plagued the ancient civilisation, including murders, drugs and military mistakes. Featuring dramatic reconstructions of many of the events

10:00pm
Titanic: Anatomy of a Disaster
A comprehensive look at the infamous 1912 tragedy. Advanced imaging techniques, computer animation, dramatic re-enactments and a dive to the wreckage site help reveal what caused the ship to sink - and what could have been done to prevent it

Rating: 8
12:00am
Battlefield
Pearl Harbour - Part One
Season 4 Episode 7/12

Part one of two. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, which took the world by surprise and prompted America to enter the Second World War
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.5
1:00am
Battlefield
Pearl Harbour - Part Two
Season 4 Episode 8/12

Part two of two. The infamous Pearl Harbour attack in 1941, which marked a turning point in the Second World War and caused the deaths of more than 2,000 Americans - shocking the country to the core and prompting the US government to join the conflict. Witnesses of the horrific event discuss how the bombers flew so low the faces of the pilots could be seen, and reflect on the treatment subsequently received by the Japanese population living in America at the time
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.5
2:00am
Diana: Tragedy or Treason?
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Theories concerning the death of the Princess of Wales, featuring contributions from Mohammed Al Fayed, biographer Andrew Morton, and a former MI6 officer

Rating: 6
3:00am
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: 5.1
3:30am
Industrial Revelations
Boom Time
Season 1 Episode 1/10

The introduction of Britain's canal system, and how coal transportation was crucial to the Industrial Revolution. Presented by Mark Williams

Rating: 9.5
4:00am
Battlefield
El Alamein - Part Two
Season 5 Episode 4/12

Concluding the two-part story of General Montgomery's vital victory in the desert at El Alamein during the Second World War, which helped to regain control of the Suez Canal

Rating: 4.5
5:00am
Hitler's Henchmen
Himmler: The Executioner
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Profile of Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS and the Gestapo and one of the Fuehrer's most powerful aides, who also spearheaded concentration camps

Rating: 4.7

Fri 26 Jan

6:00am
Aircraft Stories
British Air Power
Season 1 Episode 14/21

Examining the development of British tactical air power from the Second World War to the Gulf War, including the diverse and dynamic fleet of military aircraft

Rating: 5
7:00am
Industrial Revelations
Pants for Everyone
Season 1 Episode 2/10

Mark Williams discovers how comfortable cotton fabrics became available to everyone with the introduction of water-powered textile mills

Rating: 9.5
7:30am
Industrial Revelations
Clocking On
Season 1 Episode 3/10

Mark Williams discovers how engineer James Brindley tunnelled through hills in a straight line and details the emergence of Josiah Wedgwood's pottery business as a global industry

Rating: 9.5
8:00am
Weapons of War
Kriegsmarine
Season 1 Episode 24/34

Documentary examining how Hitler's declaration of war in 1939 considerably handicapped the German Navy's plans to be the best sea force in the world
(Audio Described)

Rating: 9
9:00am
Ultimate Warfare
Courage at Sea
Season 1 Episode 6/10

A look at the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Pacific, which paved the way for the US invasion of the Philippines in the Second World War

Rating: 8
10:00am
Battlefield
Manchuria - Part One
Season 4 Episode 5/12

Part one of two. The little-known Second World War Battle of Manchuria, in which the Red Army achieved a remarkable victory over Japanese forces

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

Part two of two. The Second World War Battle of Manchuria, which saw the Russians' experience of fighting German armies prove an advantage against the Japanese

Rating: 4.5
12:00pm
Aircraft Stories
Wings of Italy
Season 1 Episode 2/21

How Italy has struggled to establish itself as having a military aviation force to be reckoned with

Rating: 5
1:00pm
Weapons of War
Kriegsmarine
Season 1 Episode 24/34

Documentary examining how Hitler's declaration of war in 1939 considerably handicapped the German Navy's plans to be the best sea force in the world
(Audio Described)

Rating: 9
2:00pm
Ultimate Warfare
Courage at Sea
Season 1 Episode 6/10

A look at the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Pacific, which paved the way for the US invasion of the Philippines in the Second World War

Rating: 8
3:00pm
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: 5.1
3:30pm
Industrial Revelations
Boom Time
Season 1 Episode 1/10

The introduction of Britain's canal system, and how coal transportation was crucial to the Industrial Revolution. Presented by Mark Williams

Rating: 9.5
4:00pm
Battlefield
Battle for Tunisia - Part Two
Season 5 Episode 2/12

Part two of two. The last African campaign of the Second World War, the success of which saw the Allied 1st Army walk unopposed into Tunis

Rating: 4.5
5:00pm
Frontline Battle Machines with Mike Brewer
On the Frontline
Season 1 Episode 2/8

Examining the weaponry used by British and American troops in the Musa Qala district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, including the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle and the 105mm Light Gun

Rating: 5.5
6:00pm
Egypt Unwrapped
Alexander the Great's Lost Tomb
Season 1 Episode 8/8

Experts use innovative research in their attempt to reveal the location of the final resting place of Alexander the Great

7:00pm
Diana: Tragedy or Treason?
Season 1 Episode 3/3

The breakdown of the Princess of Wales' marriage, and the story behind a mysterious car seen shortly before her death

Rating: 6
8:00pm
Frontline Battle Machines with Mike Brewer
Casualties and Recovery
Season 1 Episode 7/8

The presenter tests the possible replacement for the Snatch Land Rover following concerns over its use in Iraq and Afghanistan, and revisits the pilot who saved his life in 2010

Rating: 5.5
9:00pm
Egypt's Mystery Chamber
Investigation into the unearthing of an ancient Egyptian tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 2005, the first burial site found since the discovery of Tutankhamun's resting place in 1922. The film also reveals how experts believe a golden casket retrieved on location may have belonged to the pharaoh's child bride

Rating: 5
10:00pm
Titanic: The Aftermath
A mix of documentary and drama draws together stories that unfolded in the wake of the disaster, including that of a bandsman who left behind a pregnant fiancee in Scotland

Rating: 8
12:00am
Battlefield
Manchuria - Part One
Season 4 Episode 5/12

Part one of two. The little-known Second World War Battle of Manchuria, in which the Red Army achieved a remarkable victory over Japanese forces

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

Part two of two. The Second World War Battle of Manchuria, which saw the Russians' experience of fighting German armies prove an advantage against the Japanese

Rating: 4.5
2:00am
Diana: Tragedy or Treason?
Season 1 Episode 3/3

The breakdown of the Princess of Wales' marriage, and the story behind a mysterious car seen shortly before her death

Rating: 6
3:00am
Industrial Revelations
Pants for Everyone
Season 1 Episode 2/10

Mark Williams discovers how comfortable cotton fabrics became available to everyone with the introduction of water-powered textile mills

Rating: 9.5
3:30am
Industrial Revelations
Clocking On
Season 1 Episode 3/10

Mark Williams discovers how engineer James Brindley tunnelled through hills in a straight line and details the emergence of Josiah Wedgwood's pottery business as a global industry

Rating: 9.5
4:00am
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
5:00am
Hitler's Henchmen
Goebbels: The Agitator
Season 1 Episode 3/6

How Joseph Goebbels' propaganda skills and support helped Hitler gain power. The leader of the Nazi party in Berlin was motivated by violent anti-semitism and gifted with powerful oratory skills, and remained loyal even as the war turned against Germany

Rating: 4.7

Sat 27 Jan

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
Unsolved History
Plot to Kill Lincoln
Season 2 Episode 8/21

An examination of the failed attempts to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln, using forensic analysis and re-enactments

Rating: 6
8:00pm
Spies Beneath Berlin
An insight into Britain and America's efforts to tap into Soviet communications during the Cold War, examining how agents remained undetected while operating in Berlin

9:00pm
Blood Feuds
Gangs of New York
Season 1 Episode 1/6

The New York gangs of the mid-19th century, which saw the anti-immigrant nativist Bowery Boys clash in with their arch-enemies, the Irish-Catholic Dead Rabbits

10:00pm
Elite Forces
Israeli Commandos
Season 1 Episode 6/13

Ben Anderson examines the equipment favoured by the Israeli commandos, whose units are trained in every type of mission and rehearse to the point of perfection
(Audio Described)

Rating: 8.4
11:00pm
Elite Forces
Navy Seals
Season 1 Episode 4/13

The story of the Navy Seals, the prestigious special operations forces of the US Navy, employed in direct action and special reconnaissance operations
(Audio Described)

Rating: 8.4
12:00am
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
1:00am
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
2:00am
Unsolved History
Plot to Kill Lincoln
Season 2 Episode 8/21

An examination of the failed attempts to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln, using forensic analysis and re-enactments

Rating: 6
3:00am
Spies Beneath Berlin
An insight into Britain and America's efforts to tap into Soviet communications during the Cold War, examining how agents remained undetected while operating in Berlin

4:00am
Gunslingers
Butch Cassidy - The Perfect Criminal
Season 2 Episode 1/6

Docu-drama focusing on Butch Cassidy, who along with his friend Sundance masterminded one of the most remarkable crime sprees in American history

Rating: 8.3
5:00am
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: 5.1
5:30am
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: 5.1

Sun 28 Jan

6:00am
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

8:00am
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
9:00am
Surviving D-Day
Documentary exploring the Omaha Beach operation of the Normandy landings during the Second World War, using graphics and 3D environments to portray the grim battles
(Audio Described)

Rating: 5.7
11:00am
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
12:00pm
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

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
Surviving D-Day
Documentary exploring the Omaha Beach operation of the Normandy landings during the Second World War, using graphics and 3D environments to portray the grim battles
(Audio Described)

Rating: 5.7
5:00pm
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
6:00pm
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
7:00pm
Unsolved History
Salem Witch Trials
Season 2 Episode 3/21

Experts explore what life was like during the Salem witch trials of 1692

Rating: 6
8:00pm
Cold War Armageddon
Rise of the Superpowers
Season 1 Episode 1/8

A study of the political and military post-Second World War power struggle between the US and the Soviet Union, beginning with the dawn of the nuclear arms race

Rating: 7.5
9:00pm
Blood Feuds
Yukon Gold Rush War
Season 1 Episode 2/6

A showdown during the Yukon gold rush that pitted conman Jefferson Smith and his Soap Gang against town organiser-turned vigilante Frank Reid and the Committee of 101

10:00pm
Elite Forces
USMC
Season 1 Episode 13/13

The history of the United States Marine Corps and the weapons that helped it become one of the world's most celebrated fighting units
(Audio Described)

Rating: 8.4
11:00pm
Elite Forces
Waffen SS
Season 1 Episode 5/13

The formation of the Waffen SS, the Third Reich's elite corps of combat troops, which was equipped with the most modern weapons and vehicles available
(Audio Described)

Rating: 8.4
12:00am
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
1:00am
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
2:00am
Unsolved History
Salem Witch Trials
Season 2 Episode 3/21

Experts explore what life was like during the Salem witch trials of 1692

Rating: 6
3:00am
Cold War Armageddon
Rise of the Superpowers
Season 1 Episode 1/8

A study of the political and military post-Second World War power struggle between the US and the Soviet Union, beginning with the dawn of the nuclear arms race

Rating: 7.5
4:00am
Gunslingers
Seth Bullock - Sheriff of Deadwood
Season 2 Episode 2/6

The story of Seth Bullock, who, in a mining camp that swirled with violence and vice, was the only stabilising force standing in the way of utter chaos

Rating: 8.3
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: 5.1
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: 5.1

Mon 29 Jan

6:00am
Aircraft Stories
American Bombers
Season 1 Episode 20/21

Chronicling 100 years of American aircraft achievements, from the early visionaries to the technological advancements of the modern bomber fleet

Rating: 5
7:00am
Industrial Revelations
Pennine Passage
Season 1 Episode 4/10

Mark Williams reveals how the Leeds and Liverpool Canal turned two rival counties into hotbeds of activity, bringing wealth to mill owners during the Industrial Revolution

Rating: 9.5
7:30am
Industrial Revelations
Working Iron
Season 1 Episode 5/10

How Thomas Telford and the Darby family used iron to create new transport routes during the Industrial Revolution. Presented by Mark Williams

Rating: 9.5
8:00am
Weapons of War
British Fighter Command
Season 1 Episode 11/34

The planes used by British Fighter Command, including the Supermarine Spitfire and the Hawker Hurricane
(Audio Described)

Rating: 9
9:00am
Ultimate Warfare
Taking Back the Pacific
Season 1 Episode 7/10

A look at the Battle of Midway during the Second World War, in which US forces took on the formidable might of the Japanese navy

Rating: 8
10:00am
Battlefield
Guadalcanal - Part One
Season 4 Episode 9/12

Part one of two. The capture of Guadalcanal in the south-western Pacific, where the Americans fought Japanese soldiers who believed in bushido - the samurai code stating that death is preferable to the disgrace of capture

Rating: 4.5
11:00am
Battlefield
Guadalcanal - Part Two
Season 4 Episode 10/12

Part two of two. The crucial American victory over the Japanese in the battle for the strategically important island of Guadalcanal in the south-western Pacific

Rating: 4.5
12:00pm
Aircraft Stories
British Air Power
Season 1 Episode 14/21

Examining the development of British tactical air power from the Second World War to the Gulf War, including the diverse and dynamic fleet of military aircraft

Rating: 5
1:00pm
Weapons of War
British Fighter Command
Season 1 Episode 11/34

The planes used by British Fighter Command, including the Supermarine Spitfire and the Hawker Hurricane
(Audio Described)

Rating: 9
2:00pm
Ultimate Warfare
Taking Back the Pacific
Season 1 Episode 7/10

A look at the Battle of Midway during the Second World War, in which US forces took on the formidable might of the Japanese navy

Rating: 8
3:00pm
Industrial Revelations
Pants for Everyone
Season 1 Episode 2/10

Mark Williams discovers how comfortable cotton fabrics became available to everyone with the introduction of water-powered textile mills

Rating: 9.5
3:30pm
Industrial Revelations
Clocking On
Season 1 Episode 3/10

Mark Williams discovers how engineer James Brindley tunnelled through hills in a straight line and details the emergence of Josiah Wedgwood's pottery business as a global industry

Rating: 9.5
4:00pm
Battlefield
The Battle of Kursk - Part One
Season 4 Episode 1/12

Part one of two. The Battle of Kursk, one of the largest tank engagements in the history of warfare, which took place in 1943 and resulted in the deaths of nearly 200,000 Soviet and 50,000 German soldiers
(Audio Described)

Rating: 4.5
5:00pm
Frontline Battle Machines with Mike Brewer
Attacking the Taliban
Season 1 Episode 3/8

The presenter examines technology used by British and American forces against the Taliban's improvised explosive devices, including the Dragon Runner bomb disposal robot, and Trojan vehicles used to clear dangerous areas

Rating: 5.5
6:00pm
Lost Temple to the Gods
The city of Heraklion in 20BC, which served as the ancient world's pleasure ground

7:00pm
Unsolved History
Boston Massacre
Season 1 Episode 6/23

Documentary examining what happened during the Boston Massacre in 1770, an incident in which British troops opened fire on colonists, killing five people

Rating: 6
8:00pm
Frontline Battle Machines with Mike Brewer
Mike's War
Season 1 Episode 8/8

The presenter looks back at his time in Afghanistan, including a spine-chilling moment in a Chinook helicopter, firing the 105mm gun, and defusing roadside bombs

Rating: 5.5
9:00pm
Seven Wonders of Ancient Egypt
The engineering feats of the ancient Egyptian civilisation, which produced some of the most impressive buildings in history, from the awe-inspiring majesty of the pyramids and sphinx to lesser-known achievements such as the temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the vast complex of sacred sites at Karnak
(Audio Described)

10:00pm
Life After: Chernobyl
Scientist with unlimited access to the Chernobyl danger zone explore how the environment and wildlife are affected after 30 years in the most contaminated area on earth

Rating: 3.7
11:00pm
Ultimate Warfare
Courage at Sea
Season 1 Episode 6/10

A look at the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Pacific, which paved the way for the US invasion of the Philippines in the Second World War

Rating: 8
12:00am
Battlefield
Guadalcanal - Part One
Season 4 Episode 9/12

Part one of two. The capture of Guadalcanal in the south-western Pacific, where the Americans fought Japanese soldiers who believed in bushido - the samurai code stating that death is preferable to the disgrace of capture

Rating: 4.5
1:00am
Battlefield
Guadalcanal - Part Two
Season 4 Episode 10/12

Part two of two. The crucial American victory over the Japanese in the battle for the strategically important island of Guadalcanal in the south-western Pacific

Rating: 4.5
2:00am
Unsolved History
Boston Massacre
Season 1 Episode 6/23

Documentary examining what happened during the Boston Massacre in 1770, an incident in which British troops opened fire on colonists, killing five people

Rating: 6
3:00am
Industrial Revelations
Pennine Passage
Season 1 Episode 4/10

Mark Williams reveals how the Leeds and Liverpool Canal turned two rival counties into hotbeds of activity, bringing wealth to mill owners during the Industrial Revolution

Rating: 9.5
3:30am
Industrial Revelations
Working Iron
Season 1 Episode 5/10

How Thomas Telford and the Darby family used iron to create new transport routes during the Industrial Revolution. Presented by Mark Williams

Rating: 9.5
4:00am
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
5:00am
Hitler's Henchmen
Goering: The Marshall
Season 1 Episode 4/6

The life of Hermann Goering, one of Hitler's oldest and closest friends, who founded the Gestapo and served as Commander-in-Chief of the German air force. A man of extravagant tastes, he liked nothing better than to show off his stolen art treasures and throw lavish feasts at his palace in Berlin, but was eventually sentenced to death at the Nuremberg trials for war crimes

Rating: 4.7