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Sat 18 Aug

6:00am
Artefact or Fiction
Season 1 Episode 9/10

Archaeologist Kirk French and anthropologist Jason De Leon attend excavations around the US in a bid to unearth lost items from the country's history

Rating: 4
6:30am
Artefact or Fiction
Season 1 Episode 10/10

Archaeologist Kirk French and anthropologist Jason De Leon attend excavations around the US in a bid to unearth lost items from the country's history

Rating: 4
7:00am
Auction Kings
Talladega Nights Fire Suit/Hydroplane
Season 4 Episode 1/18

Paul Brown and his team auction off a pit crew suit from the movie Talladega Nights, and they hope to make a profit with a custom-built hydroplane speedboat

Rating: 1.6
7:30am
Auction Kings
Jefferson's Desk/Jeu de Course
Season 4 Episode 2/18

The crew auctions off an antique horse racing game, and a seller claims he has President Thomas Jefferson's desk

Rating: 1.6
8:00am
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
9:00am
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
10:00am
The Paras: Making the Cut
Season 1 Episode 1/8

A group of hopefuls take part in the Parachute Regiment Assessment course in Catterick, North Yorkshire, all watched over by veteran commander Rob Price

Rating: 9.7
10:30am
The Paras: Making the Cut
Season 1 Episode 2/8

During the first few sessions of training the recruits must swear a voice of allegiance, swap their civilian clothes for army combats and take their first steps on the drill square

Rating: 9.7
11:00am
The Paras: Making the Cut
Season 1 Episode 3/8

The training intensifies and the recruits must quickly master the skills of being an infantry soldier, as they are tested in their first platoon assault

Rating: 9.7
11:30am
The Paras: Making the Cut
Season 1 Episode 4/8

The platoon are faced with their first series of major examinations, from room inspections, to drill parades and knowledge of regimental history

Rating: 9.7
12:00pm
The Paras: Making the Cut
Season 1 Episode 5/8

P-Company face a five-day series of gruelling physical tests, and to pass they must demonstrate they have the sheer determination and physical robustness to be a paratrooper

Rating: 9.7
12:30pm
The Paras: Making the Cut
Season 1 Episode 6/8

In the most important part of their training, the recruits are forced through one muscular trial after another, including the log race, an aerial assault course and milling

Rating: 9.7
1:00pm
The Paras: Making the Cut
Season 1 Episode 7/8

The proudest moment of the course has arrived for the recruits, as they finally reach the end and pass out in front of their families

Rating: 9.7
1:30pm
The Paras: Making the Cut
Season 1 Episode 8/8

Having completed their Parachute Regiment infantry training, the men in Athens Platoon now head to RAF Brize Norton to take their parachute jump course

Rating: 9.7
2:00pm
Commander in Chief
The Bin Laden Raid
Season 1 Episode 3/3

The story behind the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the discovery of his hideout in Pakistan in 2011, which left President Barack Obama with a tough decision

Rating: 7.5
3:00pm
Artefact or Fiction
Season 1 Episode 9/10

Archaeologist Kirk French and anthropologist Jason De Leon attend excavations around the US in a bid to unearth lost items from the country's history

Rating: 4
3:30pm
Artefact or Fiction
Season 1 Episode 10/10

Archaeologist Kirk French and anthropologist Jason De Leon attend excavations around the US in a bid to unearth lost items from the country's history

Rating: 4
4:00pm
Auction Kings
Talladega Nights Fire Suit/Hydroplane
Season 4 Episode 1/18

Paul Brown and his team auction off a pit crew suit from the movie Talladega Nights, and they hope to make a profit with a custom-built hydroplane speedboat

Rating: 1.6
4:30pm
Auction Kings
Jefferson's Desk/Jeu de Course
Season 4 Episode 2/18

The crew auctions off an antique horse racing game, and a seller claims he has President Thomas Jefferson's desk

Rating: 1.6
5:00pm
Treasure Quest
The Legend
Season 1 Episode 3/12

The Odyssey Explorer crew members play cat-and-mouse with rivals in an effort to disguise their discovery of a wreck with brass cannons, and try to identify the sunken vessel

Rating: 5.5
6:00pm
Treasure Quest
Turning Lead into Gold
Season 1 Episode 4/12

An approaching storm jeopardises the Odyssey Explorer crew's investigation into the shipwreck thought to be carrying millions of dollars in lead ingots

Rating: 5.5
7:00pm
Everest Rescue
Summit Fever
Season 1 Episode 4/6

The pilots are pushed to breaking point as Ryan confronts an uninvited climber trying to hitch a ride at 17,500ft, and Jason attempts his highest-ever rescue
(Audio Described)

Rating: 10
8:00pm
Unsolved History
Unsolved History: Korean Airline Disaster: Korean Airline Disaster
An examination of the September 1983 Korean Airlines disaster in which a Boeing 747 was shot down by Soviet Union forces, using technology that was unavailable at the time

Rating: 6
9:00pm
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
10:00pm
Al Murray's Road to Berlin
The Push for Paris
Season 1 Episode 3/10

Survivors reveal how the Allies suffered relatively few losses in their campaign to rout the 12th SS Panzer Division

Rating: 7.5
10:30pm
Al Murray's Road to Berlin
Hitler's Secret Weapon
Season 1 Episode 4/10

The intrepid comic visits rocket bunkers along the Franco-Belgian coast, meeting former PoWs who were forced to assemble Hitler's hi-tech weaponry

Rating: 7.5
11:00pm
War Digs with Harry Harris
Season 1 Episode 2/6

The presenter meets Second World War pilot Dennis Brown, who joins the team to search for the remains of his Lancaster Bomber, which was shot down over Europe in 1944

Rating: 9.3
12:00am
The Paras: Making the Cut
Season 1 Episode 1/8

A group of hopefuls take part in the Parachute Regiment Assessment course in Catterick, North Yorkshire, all watched over by veteran commander Rob Price

Rating: 9.7
12:30am
The Paras: Making the Cut
Season 1 Episode 2/8

During the first few sessions of training the recruits must swear a voice of allegiance, swap their civilian clothes for army combats and take their first steps on the drill square

Rating: 9.7
1:00am
The Paras: Making the Cut
Season 1 Episode 3/8

The training intensifies and the recruits must quickly master the skills of being an infantry soldier, as they are tested in their first platoon assault

Rating: 9.7
1:30am
The Paras: Making the Cut
Season 1 Episode 2/8

During the first few sessions of training the recruits must swear a voice of allegiance, swap their civilian clothes for army combats and take their first steps on the drill square

Rating: 9.7
2:00am
The Paras: Making the Cut
Season 1 Episode 5/8

P-Company face a five-day series of gruelling physical tests, and to pass they must demonstrate they have the sheer determination and physical robustness to be a paratrooper

Rating: 9.7
2:30am
The Paras: Making the Cut
Season 1 Episode 6/8

In the most important part of their training, the recruits are forced through one muscular trial after another, including the log race, an aerial assault course and milling

Rating: 9.7
3:00am
The Paras: Making the Cut
Season 1 Episode 7/8

The proudest moment of the course has arrived for the recruits, as they finally reach the end and pass out in front of their families

Rating: 9.7
3:30am
The Paras: Making the Cut
Season 1 Episode 8/8

Having completed their Parachute Regiment infantry training, the men in Athens Platoon now head to RAF Brize Norton to take their parachute jump course

Rating: 9.7
4:00am
Commander in Chief
The Bin Laden Raid
Season 1 Episode 3/3

The story behind the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the discovery of his hideout in Pakistan in 2011, which left President Barack Obama with a tough decision

Rating: 7.5
5:00am
Commander in Chief
Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis
Season 1 Episode 1/3

The stories behind key military decisions US presidents have had to make. The first episode looks at how John F Kennedy dealt with the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, when the United States and the Soviet Union stood on the brink of nuclear war over the siting of warheads on the Caribbean island

Rating: 7.5

Sun 19 Aug

6:00am
Jesus Code
The True Cross
Season 1 Episode 5/6

The series examines the veracity of legends regarding the survival of the cross on which Jesus died, which if true, would provide Christianity with a highly coveted relic

Rating: 7.9
7:00am
Jesus Code
The Gospel of Mary Magdalene
Season 1 Episode 6/6

The series concludes by examining an apocryphal gospel said to contain a more accurate account of Mary Magdalene's life than the one found in the New Testament

Rating: 7.9
8:00am
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
9:00am
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
10:00am
Uncovering Aliens
Alien Invasion
Season 1 Episode 4/4

UFO investigators attempt to understand what has caused a surge in the number of apparent alien sightings

Rating: 9.5
11:00am
Alien Encounters
The War
Season 3 Episode 5/6

A war erupts between the quantum computer and the human-controlled computer Queen, and the US military tries to neutralize the hybrid children with electromagnetic pulses

Rating: 8
12:00pm
Codes and Conspiracies
The UFO Cover-Up
Season 1 Episode 5/6

Investigating the truth behind supposed UFO cover-ups, asking whether a Nazi flying saucer crashed in New Mexico and if there are aliens living in Area 51

1:00pm
Aliens: The Definitive Guide
What to Expect
Season 1 Episode 1/2

Part one of two. Scientists investigate the possibility of extra-terrestrial life, beginning with what aliens might look like and how they could sound

Rating: 8
2:00pm
Aliens: The Definitive Guide
How to Prepare
Season 1 Episode 2/2

Part two of two. How mankind should prepare for the possibility of extra-terrestrial visitors, particularly if they happen to have non-peaceful intentions

Rating: 8
3:00pm
Jesus Code
The True Cross
Season 1 Episode 5/6

The series examines the veracity of legends regarding the survival of the cross on which Jesus died, which if true, would provide Christianity with a highly coveted relic

Rating: 7.9
4:00pm
Jesus Code
The Gospel of Mary Magdalene
Season 1 Episode 6/6

The series concludes by examining an apocryphal gospel said to contain a more accurate account of Mary Magdalene's life than the one found in the New Testament

Rating: 7.9
5:00pm
Treasure Quest
Malta
Season 1 Episode 5/12

The Odyssey Explorer crew searches for a ship code-named Malta - a 19th-century paddle-wheel vessel that may contain cargo worth up to £18million

Rating: 5.5
6:00pm
Treasure Quest
U-Boats
Season 1 Episode 6/12

The Odyssey crew is joined by U-boat expert Dr Axel Niestle to investigate the wreck sites of the Second World War in a search for unidentified Nazi submarines

Rating: 5.5
7:00pm
Everest Rescue
Life on the Line
Season 1 Episode 5/6

Jason and Siddartha attempt a historic mission to prevent deaths along a perilous icefall, and Lorenz has just minutes to save a local man with a head injury
(Audio Described)

Rating: 10
8:00pm
Unsolved History
Shoot Out at the OK Corral
Season 1 Episode 7/23

Documentary exploring the actions of lawmen in 1881, when they confronted outlaws at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, and a gun battle ensued

Rating: 6
9:00pm
Unsolved History
The Alamo
Season 1 Episode 1/23

Documentary exploring what happened during the Battle of the Alamo in 1836 after the diary of a Mexican officer sparks controversy about the Texas revolutionaries

Rating: 6
10:00pm
Al Murray's Road to Berlin
Arnhem
Season 1 Episode 5/10

The comedian skydives with survivors of the 1st Parachute Brigade, who jumped into the bloody battle at Arnhem during the Second World War

Rating: 7.5
10:30pm
Al Murray's Road to Berlin
Air War
Season 1 Episode 6/10

RAF pilots of the Second World War share their recollections with the comedian, who finds out what the Lancaster bomber was like to fly

Rating: 7.5
11:00pm
War Digs with Harry Harris
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Bill Armstrong joins the presenter and the team as they search for the wreckage of his father's Spitfire, which was shot down in Kent during the Second World War

Rating: 9.3
12:00am
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
1:00am
Uncovering Aliens
Alien Invasion
Season 1 Episode 4/4

UFO investigators attempt to understand what has caused a surge in the number of apparent alien sightings

Rating: 9.5
2:00am
Alien Encounters
The War
Season 3 Episode 5/6

A war erupts between the quantum computer and the human-controlled computer Queen, and the US military tries to neutralize the hybrid children with electromagnetic pulses

Rating: 8
3:00am
Codes and Conspiracies
The UFO Cover-Up
Season 1 Episode 5/6

Investigating the truth behind supposed UFO cover-ups, asking whether a Nazi flying saucer crashed in New Mexico and if there are aliens living in Area 51

4:00am
Aliens: The Definitive Guide
What to Expect
Season 1 Episode 1/2

Part one of two. Scientists investigate the possibility of extra-terrestrial life, beginning with what aliens might look like and how they could sound

Rating: 8
5:00am
Aliens: The Definitive Guide
How to Prepare
Season 1 Episode 2/2

Part two of two. How mankind should prepare for the possibility of extra-terrestrial visitors, particularly if they happen to have non-peaceful intentions

Rating: 8

Mon 20 Aug

6:00am
Aircraft Stories
Russian Transport
Season 1 Episode 4/21

The use of transport planes in Russian air assault operations, and an examination of recent designs such as jet seaplanes

Rating: 5
7:00am
Central Steam
Wedding
Season 1 Episode 3/15

A bride plans a wedding reception on board a steam train

Rating: 8.8
7:30am
Central Steam
Steam Gala
Season 1 Episode 4/15

Pete Waterman attends a steam gala at the Great Central Railway to explore the Oliver Cromwell train

Rating: 8.8
8:00am
Unsolved History
Gettysburg Pickett's Charge
Season 1 Episode 2/23

Documentary exploring what happened at the Battle of Gettysburg. In July 1863, troops under Confederate General George Pickett begin a massive attack against the centre of the Union lines on the battle's climactic third day. The incident in the state of Pennsylvania marked a crucial turning point in the American Civil War

Rating: 6
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
How We Got Here
Nazis Get Us to the Moon
Season 1 Episode 1/12

Documentary charting momentous events from American history, beginning with German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun's defection to the US

Rating: 10
10:30am
How We Got Here
Cars Win World War II
Season 1 Episode 2/12

The history documentary continues with an account of how a chance meeting with Thomas Edison gave Henry Ford an idea that would change the world

Rating: 10
11:00am
Death on a Comet: The Rosetta Mission
Documentary about the space probe, exploring how it successfully landed on a comet and the historic discoveries that were made from its findings

12:00pm
Planes That Never Flew
The Last Rocket Fighter
Season 1 Episode 1/4

The British-designed Saunders-Roe SR177, an advanced rocket plane that, though capable of climbing to the very edge of space, fell victim to sabotage by a rival aircraft company
(Audio Described)

Rating: 6.3
1:00pm
Central Steam
David Shepherd
Season 1 Episode 5/15

Artist and keen train-spotter David Shepherd discusses his own steam engine, The Black Prince

Rating: 8.8
1:30pm
Central Steam
Halloween
Season 1 Episode 6/15

Ghostly guards haunt the trains on Halloween, while in the engine sheds 15 years of restoration work on Jitty nears completion

Rating: 8.8
2:00pm
Future Weapons
No Escape
Season 2 Episode 3/13

Former Navy Seal Richard Machowicz witnesses the firing of a new type of long-range ground attack missile

Rating: 6.9
3:00pm
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
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
How We Got Here
Gold Makes Headlines
Season 1 Episode 3/12

Gold is discovered in California and a penniless prospector named George Hearst seeks his fortune. After much toil, his son takes over a newspaper

Rating: 10
5:30pm
How We Got Here
Colt Makes Men All Equal
Season 1 Episode 4/12

A small unit of Texas Rangers fight off 80 Comanche warriors in 1844, and their battle sets in motion a chain of events that transforms America into an industrial powerhouse

Rating: 10
6:00pm
Shackleton's South with James Cracknell
The adventurer examines the struggle faced by Ernest Shackleton and his crew during their unsuccessful attempt to cross Antarctica in 1914

Rating: 8
7:00pm
Secret Space Escapes
Point of No Return
Season 1 Episode 5/8

Astronauts and mission-control staff relate the story of a space-walker who lost his vision and was locked outside his craft after a malfunction. Plus, an account of cosmonauts who were engulfed by a fire while still on the launch-pad

Rating: 8.5
8:00pm
Secrets of the Underground
Legend of the Nazi Gold
Season 2 Episode 1/8

The show exploring subterranean secrets from around the world returns, and begins with rumours of a train filled with stolen Nazi gold said to be hidden in Poland
(Audio Described)

9:00pm
Codes and Conspiracies
The Vatican
Season 3 Episode 3/6

The documentary explores some of the darkest scandals to have rocked the Catholic faith throughout history, and the means by which the Vatican has protected its reputation

10:00pm
Bloody Tales from History
Monsters
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb and Joe Crowley investigate the stories of Caligula, Gilles de Rais and Elizabeth Bathory, three figures history has judged to be `monsters'

Rating: 4.4
11:00pm
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
12:00am
Secrets of the Underground
Legend of the Nazi Gold
Season 2 Episode 1/8

The show exploring subterranean secrets from around the world returns, and begins with rumours of a train filled with stolen Nazi gold said to be hidden in Poland
(Audio Described)

1:00am
Future Weapons
No Escape
Season 2 Episode 3/13

Former Navy Seal Richard Machowicz witnesses the firing of a new type of long-range ground attack missile

Rating: 6.9
2:00am
Bloody Tales from History
Monsters
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb and Joe Crowley investigate the stories of Caligula, Gilles de Rais and Elizabeth Bathory, three figures history has judged to be `monsters'

Rating: 4.4
3:00am
Codes and Conspiracies
The Vatican
Season 3 Episode 3/6

The documentary explores some of the darkest scandals to have rocked the Catholic faith throughout history, and the means by which the Vatican has protected its reputation

4:00am
Secrets of the Underground
Legend of the Nazi Gold
Season 2 Episode 1/8

The show exploring subterranean secrets from around the world returns, and begins with rumours of a train filled with stolen Nazi gold said to be hidden in Poland
(Audio Described)

5:00am
How We Got Here
Gold Makes Headlines
Season 1 Episode 3/12

Gold is discovered in California and a penniless prospector named George Hearst seeks his fortune. After much toil, his son takes over a newspaper

Rating: 10
5:30am
How We Got Here
Colt Makes Men All Equal
Season 1 Episode 4/12

A small unit of Texas Rangers fight off 80 Comanche warriors in 1844, and their battle sets in motion a chain of events that transforms America into an industrial powerhouse

Rating: 10

Tue 21 Aug

6:00am
Planes That Never Flew
The Last Rocket Fighter
Season 1 Episode 1/4

The British-designed Saunders-Roe SR177, an advanced rocket plane that, though capable of climbing to the very edge of space, fell victim to sabotage by a rival aircraft company
(Audio Described)

Rating: 6.3
7:00am
Central Steam
David Shepherd
Season 1 Episode 5/15

Artist and keen train-spotter David Shepherd discusses his own steam engine, The Black Prince

Rating: 8.8
7:30am
Central Steam
Halloween
Season 1 Episode 6/15

Ghostly guards haunt the trains on Halloween, while in the engine sheds 15 years of restoration work on Jitty nears completion

Rating: 8.8
8:00am
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
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
How We Got Here
Gold Makes Headlines
Season 1 Episode 3/12

Gold is discovered in California and a penniless prospector named George Hearst seeks his fortune. After much toil, his son takes over a newspaper

Rating: 10
10:30am
How We Got Here
Colt Makes Men All Equal
Season 1 Episode 4/12

A small unit of Texas Rangers fight off 80 Comanche warriors in 1844, and their battle sets in motion a chain of events that transforms America into an industrial powerhouse

Rating: 10
11:00am
Inside the Vatican's Vault
Documentary detailing the procedures involved in the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII, as pilgrims arrived to celebrate their investiture as saints

Rating: 9
12:00pm
Planes That Never Flew
The American SST
Season 1 Episode 2/4

A documentary on the SST, America's answer to Concorde in the competition between Europe and the United States to build a supersonic airliner
(Audio Described)

Rating: 6.3
1:00pm
Central Steam
Christmas
Season 1 Episode 7/15

Winter storms see temperatures plunge, and when the water tower freezes at the heritage railway, volunteers pull out all the stops to keep the engines running

Rating: 8.8
1:30pm
Central Steam
January Diesel Gala
Season 1 Episode 8/15

Train enthusiasts arrive for the January Diesel Gala

Rating: 8.8
2:00pm
Future Weapons
Top Guns
Season 2 Episode 8/13

Former Navy Seal Richard Machowicz enters an elite training programme to gain first-hand experience of the most powerful battlefield weapons

Rating: 6.9
3:00pm
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
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
How We Got Here
Morse Code Connects Us All
Season 1 Episode 5/12

The documentary reveals how if Samuel Morse had made it to his wife's sickbed in time after learning she was ill, his famous means of communication might never have existed

Rating: 10
5:30pm
How We Got Here
Denim Defeats Communism
Season 1 Episode 6/12

The series explains how if Jacob Davis had not survived the California Gold Rush, he would never have met Levi Strauss, and helped develop the copper rivet

Rating: 10
6:00pm
Codes and Conspiracies
Gold
Season 3 Episode 1/6

Examining the history of gold and the race to acquire it, revealing where the largest sources are in the world and who owns them

7:00pm
Secret Space Escapes
Fatal Re-entry
Season 1 Episode 6/8

A first-hand account of how an emergency procedure was conducted to save a new ISS solar array. Plus, the story of the first Korean astronaut's bumpy ride during re-entry

Rating: 8.5
8:00pm
Secrets of the Underground
King Solomon's Treasures
Season 2 Episode 2/8

Priceless gold and silver artefacts are believed to be lost in King Solomon's hidden mines. Rob and Stefan search for the legendary treasure
(Audio Described)

9:00pm
Man on Earth
Triumph of Homo Sapiens
Season 1 Episode 1/4

Tony Robinson looks back through 200,000 years of human history to discover the effects of fluctuating weather patterns on the development of civilisation. Accompanied by archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper and climate modeller Dr Joy Singarayer, he begins by exploring a group of early African ancestors rescued from extinction by global warming, and Neanderthals who died out in isolated communities

Rating: 7.5
10:00pm
Bloody Tales from History
Dark Arts
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Historian Dr Suzannah Lipscomb and presenter Joe Crowley investigate Europe's most gruesome stories of witchcraft and magic, including the tale of 18th-century robbers thought to be in league with the Devil

Rating: 4.4
11:00pm
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
12:00am
Secrets of the Underground
King Solomon's Treasures
Season 2 Episode 2/8

Priceless gold and silver artefacts are believed to be lost in King Solomon's hidden mines. Rob and Stefan search for the legendary treasure
(Audio Described)

1:00am
Future Weapons
Top Guns
Season 2 Episode 8/13

Former Navy Seal Richard Machowicz enters an elite training programme to gain first-hand experience of the most powerful battlefield weapons

Rating: 6.9
2:00am
Bloody Tales from History
Dark Arts
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Historian Dr Suzannah Lipscomb and presenter Joe Crowley investigate Europe's most gruesome stories of witchcraft and magic, including the tale of 18th-century robbers thought to be in league with the Devil

Rating: 4.4
3:00am
Man on Earth
Triumph of Homo Sapiens
Season 1 Episode 1/4

Tony Robinson looks back through 200,000 years of human history to discover the effects of fluctuating weather patterns on the development of civilisation. Accompanied by archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper and climate modeller Dr Joy Singarayer, he begins by exploring a group of early African ancestors rescued from extinction by global warming, and Neanderthals who died out in isolated communities

Rating: 7.5
4:00am
Secrets of the Underground
King Solomon's Treasures
Season 2 Episode 2/8

Priceless gold and silver artefacts are believed to be lost in King Solomon's hidden mines. Rob and Stefan search for the legendary treasure
(Audio Described)

5:00am
How We Got Here
Morse Code Connects Us All
Season 1 Episode 5/12

The documentary reveals how if Samuel Morse had made it to his wife's sickbed in time after learning she was ill, his famous means of communication might never have existed

Rating: 10
5:30am
How We Got Here
Denim Defeats Communism
Season 1 Episode 6/12

The series explains how if Jacob Davis had not survived the California Gold Rush, he would never have met Levi Strauss, and helped develop the copper rivet

Rating: 10

Wed 22 Aug

6:00am
Planes That Never Flew
The American SST
Season 1 Episode 2/4

A documentary on the SST, America's answer to Concorde in the competition between Europe and the United States to build a supersonic airliner
(Audio Described)

Rating: 6.3
7:00am
Central Steam
Christmas
Season 1 Episode 7/15

Winter storms see temperatures plunge, and when the water tower freezes at the heritage railway, volunteers pull out all the stops to keep the engines running

Rating: 8.8
7:30am
Central Steam
January Diesel Gala
Season 1 Episode 8/15

Train enthusiasts arrive for the January Diesel Gala

Rating: 8.8
8:00am
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
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
How We Got Here
Morse Code Connects Us All
Season 1 Episode 5/12

The documentary reveals how if Samuel Morse had made it to his wife's sickbed in time after learning she was ill, his famous means of communication might never have existed

Rating: 10
10:30am
How We Got Here
Denim Defeats Communism
Season 1 Episode 6/12

The series explains how if Jacob Davis had not survived the California Gold Rush, he would never have met Levi Strauss, and helped develop the copper rivet

Rating: 10
11:00am
Man on Earth
Triumph of Homo Sapiens
Season 1 Episode 1/4

Tony Robinson looks back through 200,000 years of human history to discover the effects of fluctuating weather patterns on the development of civilisation. Accompanied by archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper and climate modeller Dr Joy Singarayer, he begins by exploring a group of early African ancestors rescued from extinction by global warming, and Neanderthals who died out in isolated communities

Rating: 7.5
12:00pm
Planes That Never Flew
America's First Jet Fighter
Season 1 Episode 3/4

The history of 1950s icon the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, designed by engineer Clarence `Kelly' Johnson, who had previously failed in an attempt to create a supersonic fighter
(Audio Described)

Rating: 6.3
1:00pm
Central Steam
Winter Gala
Season 1 Episode 9/15

Enthusiasts arrive for the Winter Steam Gala, and the Fowler tank engine Jinty prepares to work the line once more after 15 years of restoration work

Rating: 8.8
1:30pm
Central Steam
Valentine's Day
Season 1 Episode 10/15

A driver revisits the footplate of an old engine, and work continues on the railway goods office

Rating: 8.8
2:00pm
Future Weapons
Mission Invisible
Season 2 Episode 4/13

Richard Machowicz boards the US attack submarine USS Texas and discovers a new type of weapon that is so stealthy, it is effectively invisible

Rating: 6.9
3:00pm
Ultimate Warfare
Okinawa: Island Fortress
Season 1 Episode 8/10

The Battle of Okinawa, which was fought during the spring of 1945 and saw the largest Allied amphibious assault of the Pacific campaign of the Second World War

Rating: 8
4:00pm
Battlefield
The Battle of Kursk - Part Two
Season 4 Episode 2/12

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

Rating: 4.5
5:00pm
How We Got Here
Deep Throat Exposes the Presidency
Season 1 Episode 7/12

The series explains how, if future newpaper reporter Bob Woodward had never met the man who came to be known as Deep Throat, Nixon's adminstration might never have fallen

Rating: 10
5:30pm
How We Got Here
Clara Barton Saves the World
Season 1 Episode 8/12

The history documentary reveals the pivotal role former schoolteacher Clara Barton played in the Battle of Antietam in 1862

Rating: 10
6:00pm
Codes and Conspiracies
Secret Prisons
Season 3 Episode 2/6

The documentary series explores a secret history that has remained hidden within the hulls of ships in New York or in the depths of an abandoned copper mine

7:00pm
Secret Space Escapes
Stranded
Season 1 Episode 7/8

Astronauts and mission-control staff describe how a power failure on the ISS forced crew to consider abandoning the station. Plus, a suit malfunction places a cosmonaut in danger

Rating: 8.5
8:00pm
Secrets of the Underground
Tesla's Final Secrets
Season 2 Episode 3/8

Nikola Tesla died before he finished a mysterious, earth-shattering invention. But the ground beneath his only remaining lab may hold clues
(Audio Described)

9:00pm
Man on Earth
Birth of Civilisation
Season 1 Episode 2/4

Tony Robinson traces the impact of global warming at the end of the last ice age, discovering it was the catalyst for the dawn of civilisation, but it also unleashed devastation. In Europe, the rise in temperature prompted an agricultural revolution, while in North Africa, a drought led Saharan refugees to settle along the River Nile, developing new social structures and going on to found the kingdom of Egypt

Rating: 7.5
10:00pm
Bloody Tales from History
Executions
Season 1 Episode 4/6

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb and Joe Crowley revisit European history's most outlandish executions, including that of Nazi Amon Goeth and the legendary Viking warlord Ragnar Lodbrok

Rating: 4.4
11:00pm
Unsolved History
Inside Hitler's Bunker
Season 1 Episode 3/23

Experts use original plans and state-of-the-art mapping to reconstruct the bunker in which Nazi leader Adolf Hitler spent the final weeks of the Second World War

Rating: 6
12:00am
Secrets of the Underground
Tesla's Final Secrets
Season 2 Episode 3/8

Nikola Tesla died before he finished a mysterious, earth-shattering invention. But the ground beneath his only remaining lab may hold clues
(Audio Described)

1:00am
Future Weapons
Mission Invisible
Season 2 Episode 4/13

Richard Machowicz boards the US attack submarine USS Texas and discovers a new type of weapon that is so stealthy, it is effectively invisible

Rating: 6.9
2:00am
Bloody Tales from History
Executions
Season 1 Episode 4/6

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb and Joe Crowley revisit European history's most outlandish executions, including that of Nazi Amon Goeth and the legendary Viking warlord Ragnar Lodbrok

Rating: 4.4
3:00am
Man on Earth
Birth of Civilisation
Season 1 Episode 2/4

Tony Robinson traces the impact of global warming at the end of the last ice age, discovering it was the catalyst for the dawn of civilisation, but it also unleashed devastation. In Europe, the rise in temperature prompted an agricultural revolution, while in North Africa, a drought led Saharan refugees to settle along the River Nile, developing new social structures and going on to found the kingdom of Egypt

Rating: 7.5
4:00am
Secrets of the Underground
Tesla's Final Secrets
Season 2 Episode 3/8

Nikola Tesla died before he finished a mysterious, earth-shattering invention. But the ground beneath his only remaining lab may hold clues
(Audio Described)

5:00am
How We Got Here
Deep Throat Exposes the Presidency
Season 1 Episode 7/12

The series explains how, if future newpaper reporter Bob Woodward had never met the man who came to be known as Deep Throat, Nixon's adminstration might never have fallen

Rating: 10
5:30am
How We Got Here
Clara Barton Saves the World
Season 1 Episode 8/12

The history documentary reveals the pivotal role former schoolteacher Clara Barton played in the Battle of Antietam in 1862

Rating: 10

Thu 23 Aug

6:00am
Planes That Never Flew
America's First Jet Fighter
Season 1 Episode 3/4

The history of 1950s icon the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, designed by engineer Clarence `Kelly' Johnson, who had previously failed in an attempt to create a supersonic fighter
(Audio Described)

Rating: 6.3
7:00am
Central Steam
Winter Gala
Season 1 Episode 9/15

Enthusiasts arrive for the Winter Steam Gala, and the Fowler tank engine Jinty prepares to work the line once more after 15 years of restoration work

Rating: 8.8
7:30am
Central Steam
Valentine's Day
Season 1 Episode 10/15

A driver revisits the footplate of an old engine, and work continues on the railway goods office

Rating: 8.8
8:00am
Custer's Last Stand
An investigation into the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876, where George Armstrong Custer and his troops suffered a defeat at the hands of a native American tribe

9:00am
Ultimate Warfare
Okinawa: Island Fortress
Season 1 Episode 8/10

The Battle of Okinawa, which was fought during the spring of 1945 and saw the largest Allied amphibious assault of the Pacific campaign of the Second World War

Rating: 8
10:00am
How We Got Here
Deep Throat Exposes the Presidency
Season 1 Episode 7/12

The series explains how, if future newpaper reporter Bob Woodward had never met the man who came to be known as Deep Throat, Nixon's adminstration might never have fallen

Rating: 10
10:30am
How We Got Here
Clara Barton Saves the World
Season 1 Episode 8/12

The history documentary reveals the pivotal role former schoolteacher Clara Barton played in the Battle of Antietam in 1862

Rating: 10
11:00am
Man on Earth
Birth of Civilisation
Season 1 Episode 2/4

Tony Robinson traces the impact of global warming at the end of the last ice age, discovering it was the catalyst for the dawn of civilisation, but it also unleashed devastation. In Europe, the rise in temperature prompted an agricultural revolution, while in North Africa, a drought led Saharan refugees to settle along the River Nile, developing new social structures and going on to found the kingdom of Egypt

Rating: 7.5
12:00pm
Planes That Never Flew
The Atomic Bomber
Season 1 Episode 4/4

The story behind plans for an atomic bomber that failed to progress from the drawing board
(Audio Described)

Rating: 6.3
1:00pm
Central Steam
Tornado
Season 1 Episode 11/15

The Tornado steam engine arrives at the site

Rating: 8.8
1:30pm
Central Steam
GCR Past and Future
Season 1 Episode 12/15

Work is carried out on the GCR's glass canopy

Rating: 8.8
2:00pm
Future Weapons
Front Line
Season 2 Episode 5/13

Richard Machowicz examines the latest weapons intended to aid survival on the front line, and witnesses the power of the XM307 grenade launcher

Rating: 6.9
3:00pm
Ultimate Warfare
Chosin: One Way Out
Season 1 Episode 9/10

The plight of 17,000 US Marines who found themselves outnumbered by 120,000 Chinese troops after crossing the 30th Parallel. Finding themselves trapped in North Korea, it became clear they had to fight their way out or face certain death, heralding the Battle of Chosin Reservoir of December 1950

Rating: 8
4:00pm
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
5:00pm
How We Got Here
Beer Unites America
Season 1 Episode 9/12

The impact of a pivotal moment in the American Civil War, when German immigrant and brewery founder-to-be Adolphus Busch became involved in a deadly stand-off

Rating: 10
5:30pm
How We Got Here
Rockefeller's Oil Empire
Season 1 Episode 10/12

The documentary series explore the momentous moment when 24-year-old book-keeper John D Rockefeller invested every penny he had the fledgling oil industry

Rating: 10
6:00pm
Codes and Conspiracies
Pearl Harbor
Season 3 Episode 4/6

The documentary series continues, asking whether President Franklin D Roosevelt might have known about the Pearl Harbor bombings in advance of December 7, 1941

7:00pm
Secret Space Escapes
Gasping for Air
Season 1 Episode 8/8

The documentary examining critical space accidents concludes with an insight into how a mission to the Salyut space station took a surprising turn

Rating: 8.5
8:00pm
Secrets of the Underground
Doomsday Volcano Mystery
Season 2 Episode 4/8

Beneath the densely populated city of Naples lies a looming threat. A super volcano may be on the verge of erupting and causing an apocalyptic catastrophe
(Audio Described)

9:00pm
Man on Earth
Killer Climate
Season 1 Episode 3/4

Tony Robinson investigates the ruins of three civilisations over the past 2,000 years to ask what made them more vulnerable to climate catastrophe than the ones that survived. In the jungles of Central America, he learns about the effect of a decades-long drought on the Mayans, while Dr Joy Singarayer visits Greenland to discover how a mini ice age in the 13th century wiped out the Vikings. In the deserts of America's southwest, Dr Jago Cooper explores the crisis that made the inhabitants of cliff cities homeless

Rating: 7.5
10:00pm
Bloody Tales from History
Avengers
Season 1 Episode 5/6

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb and Joe Crowley revisit vengeful acts from European history, including the killing of Mussolini, and an attack that helped shape Napoleon's political career

Rating: 4.4
11:00pm
Unsolved History
The Death of the Red Baron
Season 1 Episode 5/23

The fatal shooting down of Manfred von Richthofen, the First World War flying ace known as the Red Baron, who claimed the lives of scores of Allied pilots

Rating: 6
12:00am
Secrets of the Underground
Doomsday Volcano Mystery
Season 2 Episode 4/8

Beneath the densely populated city of Naples lies a looming threat. A super volcano may be on the verge of erupting and causing an apocalyptic catastrophe
(Audio Described)

1:00am
Future Weapons
Front Line
Season 2 Episode 5/13

Richard Machowicz examines the latest weapons intended to aid survival on the front line, and witnesses the power of the XM307 grenade launcher

Rating: 6.9
2:00am
Bloody Tales from History
Avengers
Season 1 Episode 5/6

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb and Joe Crowley revisit vengeful acts from European history, including the killing of Mussolini, and an attack that helped shape Napoleon's political career

Rating: 4.4
3:00am
Man on Earth
Killer Climate
Season 1 Episode 3/4

Tony Robinson investigates the ruins of three civilisations over the past 2,000 years to ask what made them more vulnerable to climate catastrophe than the ones that survived. In the jungles of Central America, he learns about the effect of a decades-long drought on the Mayans, while Dr Joy Singarayer visits Greenland to discover how a mini ice age in the 13th century wiped out the Vikings. In the deserts of America's southwest, Dr Jago Cooper explores the crisis that made the inhabitants of cliff cities homeless

Rating: 7.5
4:00am
Secrets of the Underground
Doomsday Volcano Mystery
Season 2 Episode 4/8

Beneath the densely populated city of Naples lies a looming threat. A super volcano may be on the verge of erupting and causing an apocalyptic catastrophe
(Audio Described)

5:00am
How We Got Here
Beer Unites America
Season 1 Episode 9/12

The impact of a pivotal moment in the American Civil War, when German immigrant and brewery founder-to-be Adolphus Busch became involved in a deadly stand-off

Rating: 10
5:30am
How We Got Here
Rockefeller's Oil Empire
Season 1 Episode 10/12

The documentary series explore the momentous moment when 24-year-old book-keeper John D Rockefeller invested every penny he had the fledgling oil industry

Rating: 10