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Mon 14 Oct

8:00am
History's Most Notorious
General Custer
Season 1 Episode 6/

George Armstrong Custer, the US cavalry officer who served with distinction in the American Civil War, though is better known for leading more than 200 of his men to their deaths in the notorious Battle of the Little Bighorn in June 1876

9:00am
History's Most Notorious
Caligula
Season 1 Episode 3/

He only ruled the Roman Empire for four years and died at the age of 28, but Caligula's reign was rife with lunacy, murder and lust. Between executions he staged spectacular orgies, made love to his sister and declared himself a living god. This documentary explores the man who was a murderer, pervert, loving father and devoted son

10:00am
Cities of the Underworld
New York - Secret Societies
Season 2 Episode 9/13

Don Wildman explores the secrets buried under New York City, including a masonic tunnel, Mob hideouts and gang escape routes

Rating: 7.5
11:00am
Monsterquest
Mothman
Season 1 Episode 10/13

Investigating sightings of a giant winged monster known as 'Mothman' across America. Local lore connects the monster to the collapse of a bridge in Virginia, 1967

12:00pm
Ancient Aliens
The Tesla Experiment
Season 6 Episode 14/16

Investigations into inventor Nikola Tesla's claims of communication with extraterrestrials on other planets and whether the scientist could have been a human 'receiver'

Rating: 6.1
1:00pm
Ancient Aliens
Alien Encounters
Season 6 Episode 15/16

Theorists investigate how ancient aliens may have helped to guide and define mankind in the remote past

Rating: 6.1
2:00pm
Warriors
Samurai Showdown
Season 1 Episode 6/11

Terry Schappert examines a duel between samurai Musashi and arch-rival Kojiro in Japan in 1612, questioning what is required be a successful warrior

Rating: 6.7
3:00pm
History's Most Notorious
Rasputin
Season 1 Episode 1/

A look between the fine lines of fact and fiction surrounding some of the darkest characters from the past, beginning with the so-called Mad Monk - Rasputin

4:00pm
History's Most Notorious
Lenin
Season 1 Episode 2/

The life of Lenin, who was regarded by some as a heroic visionary and others as a cruel tyrant. Formerly secret Soviet files, reveal a clearer picture of the fanatical philosopher

5:00pm
Ancient Assassins
The Pope's Bodyguards
Season 1 Episode 5/10

The story of the Swiss Guard, bodyguards to the Papacy who thwarted the assassination attempt of Pope Clement VII in 1527 and still exist to this day

Rating: 8.3
6:00pm
Ancient Assassins
Medieval Mercenaries
Season 1 Episode 6/10

The story of John Hawkwood, an English knight who departed the Hundred Years War to form a band of mercenaries known as the White Company

Rating: 8.3
7:00pm
Monsterquest
Piranha Invasion
Season 1 Episode 11/

The spread of South American piranhas to US lakes and rivers, and the likely impact they will have on the indigenous flora and fauna

8:00pm
Cities of the Underworld
Washington DC - Seat of Power
Season 2 Episode 10/13

Don Wildman discovers the underground secrets of Washington, DC. The city, though less well-known than New York, is the seat of power of the American government

Rating: 7.5
9:00pm
Ancient Aliens
Secrets of the Tombs
Season 5 Episode 1/15

Experts investigate the similarities in burial tombs from distant cultures, and question whether aliens could have influenced their complicated designs

Rating: 6.1
10:00pm
Britain's Bloody Crown
The Kingmaker Must Die
Season 1 Episode 2/4

The continuing story of the Wars of the Roses. Dan Jones reveals how in 1461, six years after the conflict began, Henry VI had his crown snatched away by the young Edward IV - a plot masterminded by the Earl of Warwick, a baron known as the Kingmaker. However, when the monarch and his mentor fell out, Warwick kicked Edward off the throne - and incredibly reinstated Henry VI. The presenter reveals what happened to cause the turbulence between the two men

Rating: 7.9
11:00pm
WWII's Most Daring Raids
Stealing Hitler's Radar
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Detailing how an elite group of British paratroopers managed to launch a midnight raid in order to capture Hitler's unusual radar equipment

Rating: 7
12:00am
Monsterquest
Piranha Invasion
Season 1 Episode 11/

The spread of South American piranhas to US lakes and rivers, and the likely impact they will have on the indigenous flora and fauna

1:00am
Ancient Aliens
The Tesla Experiment
Season 6 Episode 14/16

Investigations into inventor Nikola Tesla's claims of communication with extraterrestrials on other planets and whether the scientist could have been a human 'receiver'

Rating: 6.1
2:00am
Ancient Aliens
Alien Encounters
Season 6 Episode 15/16

Theorists investigate how ancient aliens may have helped to guide and define mankind in the remote past

Rating: 6.1
3:00am
Britain's Bloody Crown
The Kingmaker Must Die
Season 1 Episode 2/4

The continuing story of the Wars of the Roses. Dan Jones reveals how in 1461, six years after the conflict began, Henry VI had his crown snatched away by the young Edward IV - a plot masterminded by the Earl of Warwick, a baron known as the Kingmaker. However, when the monarch and his mentor fell out, Warwick kicked Edward off the throne - and incredibly reinstated Henry VI. The presenter reveals what happened to cause the turbulence between the two men

Rating: 7.9
4:00am
Ancient Assassins
The Pope's Bodyguards
Season 1 Episode 5/10

The story of the Swiss Guard, bodyguards to the Papacy who thwarted the assassination attempt of Pope Clement VII in 1527 and still exist to this day

Rating: 8.3

Tue 15 Oct

8:00am
History's Most Notorious
Rasputin
Season 1 Episode 1/

A look between the fine lines of fact and fiction surrounding some of the darkest characters from the past, beginning with the so-called Mad Monk - Rasputin

9:00am
History's Most Notorious
Lenin
Season 1 Episode 2/

The life of Lenin, who was regarded by some as a heroic visionary and others as a cruel tyrant. Formerly secret Soviet files, reveal a clearer picture of the fanatical philosopher

10:00am
Cities of the Underworld
Washington DC - Seat of Power
Season 2 Episode 10/13

Don Wildman discovers the underground secrets of Washington, DC. The city, though less well-known than New York, is the seat of power of the American government

Rating: 7.5
11:00am
Monsterquest
Piranha Invasion
Season 1 Episode 11/

The spread of South American piranhas to US lakes and rivers, and the likely impact they will have on the indigenous flora and fauna

12:00pm
Ancient Aliens
The God Particle
Season 6 Episode 16/16

Investigating what the God Particle reveals about the origins of the world, and whether clues to its significance could have been left by ancient aliens

Rating: 6.1
1:00pm
Ancient Aliens
Mysteries of the Sphinx
Season 7 Episode 1/12

Theorists offer compelling evidence suggesting that the ancient monolith thought to depict Egyptian pharaoh Khafra once represented an alien being

Rating: 6.1
2:00pm
Warriors
The Last Crusaders
Season 1 Episode 7/11

Terry Schapert investigates the role of the warrior during the Ottoman invasion of Malta in 1565, during which the Knights of Saint John defended the country from its enemies

Rating: 6.7
3:00pm
Car Heroes
Enzo Ferrari
A profile of driver Enzo Ferrari, who had only one goal - to win races. He fulfilled his dream by creating the legendary Ferrari racing empire, and lived a life as fast as his cars

4:00pm
Car Heroes
Ferdinand Porsche
The life of auto-engineer Ferdinand Porsche, who was arrested as a war criminal for his work on Hitler's VW Beetle, but went on to design a supercar

5:00pm
Ancient Assassins
Viking Apocalypse
Season 1 Episode 7/10

A look at some of history's most feared killers. Backed with overwhelming force, Pagan Vikings wrestle King Alfred for control of ninth-century century England

Rating: 8.3
6:00pm
Ancient Assassins
Vlad's Impalers
Season 1 Episode 8/10

The story of how Prince Vlad Dracula III embarked on one of history's most horrific military campaigns, which still haunts the world to this day

Rating: 8.3
7:00pm
Monsterquest
Sierra Sasquatch
Season 1 Episode 12/

The team investigates reports of aggressive and territorial packs of sasquatches in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, examining footprints and new video

8:00pm
Cities of the Underworld
Vietnam
Season 2 Episode 2/13

Don Wildman explores the tunnel systems used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, revealing how they were sometimes rigged with deadly booby traps, and visits a mountain cave that was used as a secret military base

Rating: 7.5
9:00pm
Ancient Aliens
Prophets and Prophecies
Season 5 Episode 2/15

Investigations into whether prophets such as Elijah and Joseph Smith communicated with a heavenly source, or came into contact with extraterrestrials

Rating: 6.1
10:00pm
Britain's Bloody Crown
The Mad King: War of the Roses
Season 1 Episode 1/4

Historian Dan Jones tells the story of the Wars of the Roses, a 30-year civil war between the House of York and House of Lancaster during which the crown changed hands seven times. Using a combination of documentary and drama, he begins by looking at the reasons for the start of the conflict, revealing it was not caused by scheming Yorkists and belligerent Lancastrians trying to snatch the crown, but by two people fighting to preserve the rule of the ineffective King Henry VI - his smart French wife Margaret of Anjou and his powerful cousin Richard, Duke of York

Rating: 7.9
11:00pm
Massacre at Malmedy
The massacre at Malmedy, an atrocity of the Second World War inflicted upon American soldiers in Belgium, set against the backdrop of the Battle of the Bulge. It was during this battle that the notorious SS 'Blowtorch' battalion captured a division of the US Artillery and murdered over 80 men. Although many of the perpetrators were found and tried for war crimes, the leader of the massacre, SS Colonel Peiper, survived until he was mysteriously burnt to death in a house fire in 1976

12:00am
Monsterquest
Sierra Sasquatch
Season 1 Episode 12/

The team investigates reports of aggressive and territorial packs of sasquatches in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, examining footprints and new video

1:00am
Ancient Aliens
The God Particle
Season 6 Episode 16/16

Investigating what the God Particle reveals about the origins of the world, and whether clues to its significance could have been left by ancient aliens

Rating: 6.1
2:00am
Ancient Aliens
Mysteries of the Sphinx
Season 7 Episode 1/12

Theorists offer compelling evidence suggesting that the ancient monolith thought to depict Egyptian pharaoh Khafra once represented an alien being

Rating: 6.1
3:00am
Britain's Bloody Crown
Historian Dan Jones uses a mixture of documentary and drama to tell the story of the Wars of the Roses

Rating: 7.9
4:00am
Ancient Assassins
Viking Apocalypse
Season 1 Episode 7/10

A look at some of history's most feared killers. Backed with overwhelming force, Pagan Vikings wrestle King Alfred for control of ninth-century century England

Rating: 8.3

Wed 16 Oct

8:00am
Car Heroes
Enzo Ferrari
A profile of driver Enzo Ferrari, who had only one goal - to win races. He fulfilled his dream by creating the legendary Ferrari racing empire, and lived a life as fast as his cars

9:00am
Car Heroes
Ferdinand Porsche
The life of auto-engineer Ferdinand Porsche, who was arrested as a war criminal for his work on Hitler's VW Beetle, but went on to design a supercar

10:00am
Cities of the Underworld
Vietnam
Season 2 Episode 2/13

Don Wildman explores the tunnel systems used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, revealing how they were sometimes rigged with deadly booby traps, and visits a mountain cave that was used as a secret military base

Rating: 7.5
11:00am
Monsterquest
Sierra Sasquatch
Season 1 Episode 12/

The team investigates reports of aggressive and territorial packs of sasquatches in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, examining footprints and new video

12:00pm
Ancient Aliens
Alien Resurrections
Season 7 Episode 2/12

Theorists delve into the stories of people who claim to have mingled with extraterrestrial beings while they were on the brink of death

Rating: 6.1
1:00pm
Ancient Aliens
Forbidden Caves
Season 7 Episode 3/12

An investigation into whether Earth's deepest caves could contain secret conduits to other worlds, or harbour evidence that aliens once visited the planet

Rating: 6.1
2:00pm
Warriors
Spartan Vengeance
Season 1 Episode 8/11

Green beret Terry Schappert examines a battle in 479BC, in which the Spartans avenged their earlier defeat by the Persians at Thermopylae

Rating: 6.7
3:00pm
Cars That Made America
Season 1 Episode 1/

Documentary examining some of the USA's best loved automobiles

5:00pm
Ancient Assassins
Rome's Navy Seal
Season 1 Episode 9/10

Examining the Batavians, an amphibious Roman unit which led the invasion of ancient Britain, and their dangerous mission which would hand the Emperor an unlikely victory

Rating: 8.3
6:00pm
Ancient Assassins
The Real Braveheart
Season 1 Episode 10/10

When English King Edward I invaded Scotland in 1296, only William Wallace was prepared to stand in his way as he grew from outlaw to army general

Rating: 8.3
7:00pm
Monsterquest
Swamp Stalker
Season 1 Episode 13/

Two teams search for evidence of a swamp monster said to stalk the residents of a small town in Arkansas

8:00pm
Cities of the Underworld
Gladiator: Blood Sport
Season 3 Episode 8/13

An investigation to uncover the historic secrets buried beneath Rome and Naples where ancient structures may have been used by gladiators

Rating: 7.5
9:00pm
Ancient Aliens
Beyond Nazca
Season 5 Episode 3/15

The hundreds of gigantic lines, some in the shape of animals, geometric patterns and even an alien-like being, that extend for several miles throughout a remote Peruvian desert. Known as the Nazca Lines, some theorists believe the markings have an extraterrestrial connection, and that the ancient people of the region possibly created these figures in tribute to the gods who visited them

Rating: 6.1
10:00pm
Britain's Bloody Crown
A Mother's Love: War of the Roses
Season 1 Episode 4/4

The Wars of the Roses ended in August 1485 when Henry Tudor defeated Richard III at the battle of Bosworth. However, Henry would never have become king and founded the Tudor dynasty without his mother, Margaret Beaufort. Historian Dan Jones concludes his history of the feud by revealing how the widow kept her only son safe as England descended into chaos and why she embarked upon a bold but risky plan to place him on the throne

Rating: 7.9
11:00pm
Night of the Long Knives
Examining Hitler's infamously brutal elimination of Ernst Rohm and the SA, who the Fuehrer deemed to be a potential threat to Nazi control

Rating: 10
12:00am
Monsterquest
Swamp Stalker
Season 1 Episode 13/

Two teams search for evidence of a swamp monster said to stalk the residents of a small town in Arkansas

1:00am
Ancient Aliens
Alien Resurrections
Season 7 Episode 2/12

Theorists delve into the stories of people who claim to have mingled with extraterrestrial beings while they were on the brink of death

Rating: 6.1
2:00am
Ancient Aliens
Forbidden Caves
Season 7 Episode 3/12

An investigation into whether Earth's deepest caves could contain secret conduits to other worlds, or harbour evidence that aliens once visited the planet

Rating: 6.1
3:00am
Britain's Bloody Crown
A Mother's Love: War of the Roses
Season 1 Episode 4/4

The Wars of the Roses ended in August 1485 when Henry Tudor defeated Richard III at the battle of Bosworth. However, Henry would never have become king and founded the Tudor dynasty without his mother, Margaret Beaufort. Historian Dan Jones concludes his history of the feud by revealing how the widow kept her only son safe as England descended into chaos and why she embarked upon a bold but risky plan to place him on the throne

Rating: 7.9
4:00am
Ancient Assassins
Rome's Navy Seal
Season 1 Episode 9/10

Examining the Batavians, an amphibious Roman unit which led the invasion of ancient Britain, and their dangerous mission which would hand the Emperor an unlikely victory

Rating: 8.3

Thu 17 Oct

8:00am
Cars That Made America
Season 1 Episode 1/

Documentary examining some of the USA's best loved automobiles

10:00am
Cities of the Underworld
Gladiator: Blood Sport
Season 3 Episode 8/13

An investigation to uncover the historic secrets buried beneath Rome and Naples where ancient structures may have been used by gladiators

Rating: 7.5
11:00am
Monsterquest
Swamp Stalker
Season 1 Episode 13/

Two teams search for evidence of a swamp monster said to stalk the residents of a small town in Arkansas

12:00pm
Ancient Aliens
Aliens Among Us
Season 7 Episode 4/12

Experts make surprising discoveries as they explore the ancient past for evidence of alien overseers

Rating: 6.1
1:00pm
Ancient Aliens
The Genius Factor
Season 7 Episode 5/12

History's greatest geniuses have often said their ideas came from visions or hallucinations. This edition explores the notion that the forces of inspiration the ancients attributed to the gods actually emanated from an otherworldly source

Rating: 6.1
2:00pm
Warriors
Zulu Siege
Season 1 Episode 9/11

Drama-documentary re-creating the Battle of Isandlwana in 1879, when the Zulus overwhelmed the British in their worst defeat by a technologically inferior force

Rating: 6.7
3:00pm
Cars That Made America
Season 1 Episode 2/

In two short decades, America was rebuilt around the automobile. Mass production fuelled the American motor obsession, and 'the big three' firms fought to dominate the industry. This documentary examines some of the USA's best-loved automobiles

5:00pm
Dead Men's Secrets
Hunting Nazi Fugitives
Season 2 Episode 2/22

Investigation into the possibility that Allied authorities helped key Nazi figures evade justice following World War Two. Plus, an insight into the mysterious Odessa organisation

Rating: 8
6:00pm
Dead Men's Secrets
Operation Bodyguard: D-Day Deception
Season 2 Episode 4/22

The many ruses surrounding the D-Day landings, including fake intelligence and decoy exercises, which aimed to convince Hitler that the focus of Allied operations would be the Pas de Calais

Rating: 8
7:00pm
Monsterquest
Snowbeast Slaughter
Season 1 Episode 14/

A team scales Pikes Peak to hunt for a legendary hairy creature said to roam the Colorado Rockies

8:00pm
Cities of the Underworld
City of Blood
Season 3 Episode 1/13

Don Wildman investigates life in Victorian London, finding a hidden world of body snatchers, occult clubs and serial killers

Rating: 7.5
9:00pm
Ancient Aliens
Strange Abductions
Season 5 Episode 4/15

The story of Travis Walton, who claims that in 1975 he was taken aboard a space ship inhabited by extraterrestrial beings. Plus, an analysis of the the Hebrew Bible, which is filled with stories of abductions by otherworldly beings

Rating: 6.1
10:00pm
Britain's War of Thrones: The Hundred Years War, with Dan Jones
Season 1 Episode 1/4

In the turbulent formative centuries of early Europe, power-hungry family dynasties fought for domination of the continent. Through lavishly realised dramatic reconstructions, this series tells the epic story of the rivals who forged the history of medieval and early modern Europe

Rating: 8.5
11:00pm
Dark Side of War: Bataan Death March
In 1942, after months of fighting, 12,000 US soldiers surrendered in the Philippines. Their Japanese captors marched them day and night roughly 60 miles, beheading those who fell or tried to get water

12:00am
Monsterquest
Snowbeast Slaughter
Season 1 Episode 14/

A team scales Pikes Peak to hunt for a legendary hairy creature said to roam the Colorado Rockies

1:00am
Ancient Aliens
Aliens Among Us
Season 7 Episode 4/12

Experts make surprising discoveries as they explore the ancient past for evidence of alien overseers

Rating: 6.1
2:00am
Ancient Aliens
The Genius Factor
Season 7 Episode 5/12

History's greatest geniuses have often said their ideas came from visions or hallucinations. This edition explores the notion that the forces of inspiration the ancients attributed to the gods actually emanated from an otherworldly source

Rating: 6.1
3:00am
Britain's War of Thrones: The Hundred Years War, with Dan Jones
Season 1 Episode 1/4

In the turbulent formative centuries of early Europe, power-hungry family dynasties fought for domination of the continent. Through lavishly realised dramatic reconstructions, this series tells the epic story of the rivals who forged the history of medieval and early modern Europe

Rating: 8.5
4:00am
Dead Men's Secrets
Hunting Nazi Fugitives
Season 2 Episode 2/22

Investigation into the possibility that Allied authorities helped key Nazi figures evade justice following World War Two. Plus, an insight into the mysterious Odessa organisation

Rating: 8

Fri 18 Oct

8:00am
Cars That Made America
Season 1 Episode 2/

In two short decades, America was rebuilt around the automobile. Mass production fuelled the American motor obsession, and 'the big three' firms fought to dominate the industry. This documentary examines some of the USA's best-loved automobiles

10:00am
Cities of the Underworld
City of Blood
Season 3 Episode 1/13

Don Wildman investigates life in Victorian London, finding a hidden world of body snatchers, occult clubs and serial killers

Rating: 7.5
11:00am
Monsterquest
Snowbeast Slaughter
Season 1 Episode 14/

A team scales Pikes Peak to hunt for a legendary hairy creature said to roam the Colorado Rockies

12:00pm
Ancient Aliens
Secrets of the Mummies
Season 7 Episode 6/12

Experts investigate the mysterious origins of mummification and any possible influences exerted by extraterrestrials with a superior knowledge of science and engineering

Rating: 6.1
1:00pm
Ancient Aliens
Alien Messages
Season 7 Episode 7/12

Giorgio Tsoukalos examines the notion that extraterrestrials could have left clues to the universe's mysteries. Experts investigate cryptic puzzles that might have been placed by ancient aliens

Rating: 6.1
2:00pm
Warriors
Islands of Blood
Season 1 Episode 10/11

Terry Schappert investigates the battles between rival Hawaiian tribes during the 1790s, and learns about their martial arts and use of human sacrifice

Rating: 6.7
3:00pm
Cars That Made America
Season 1 Episode 3/

Documentary examining some of the USA's best-loved automobiles designed and sold since the Second World War

5:00pm
Dead Men's Secrets
Plotting to Kill Hitler
Season 2 Episode 7/22

In 1939, the first attempt was made to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Later, numerous plans and three more attempts were made. However, none suceeded and he died by his own hand

Rating: 8
6:00pm
Dead Men's Secrets
Secrets of Hitler's Special Forces
Season 2 Episode 6/22

The German agents who carried out some of the most dangerous raids of World War Two, but whose efforts on behalf of the Third Reich were in vain

Rating: 8
7:00pm
Monsterquest
Real Dragons
Season 1 Episode 15/

A team travels to Australia's Blue Mountains in search of evidence that the huge megalania lizard isn't extinct, while another studies its closest living cousin - the Komodo dragon

8:00pm
Cities of the Underworld
Barbarians' Lair (Western Europe)
Season 3 Episode 6/13

Don Wildman investigates Europe's secret underworld after the fall of the Roman Empire, including Templar torture chambers and medieval knights' tunnels

Rating: 7.5
9:00pm
Ancient Aliens
The Monoliths
Season 5 Episode 5/15

An analysis of ancient monuments, questioning what compelled man to move colossal stones long distances to assemble remarkably similar configurations in several locations around the world. Some people believe that extraterrestrials instructed these complex structures be built. Presented by Giorgio Tsoukalos

Rating: 6.1
10:00pm
Britain's War of Thrones: The Hundred Years War, with Dan Jones
Season 1 Episode 2/4

The writer, historian and consultant on Knightfall, continues his exploration of the Hundred Years War, telling the epic story of the rival dynasties that forged the history of medieval and early modern Europe

Rating: 8.5
11:00pm
The Rape of Nanking
In 1937, the Japanese overran Chinese lines and occupied the city of Nanking. Over two months, over 350,000 Chinese soldiers and civilians were executed with inventive cruelty. One Nazi, a Schindler-like businessman called John Rabe, saved a quarter of a million Chinese. Rabe's diary, never-before-seen photos and interviews with eye-witnesses reveal the full extent of one of the most horrifying episodes of the 20th century

12:00am
Monsterquest
Real Dragons
Season 1 Episode 15/

A team travels to Australia's Blue Mountains in search of evidence that the huge megalania lizard isn't extinct, while another studies its closest living cousin - the Komodo dragon

1:00am
Ancient Aliens
Secrets of the Mummies
Season 7 Episode 6/12

Experts investigate the mysterious origins of mummification and any possible influences exerted by extraterrestrials with a superior knowledge of science and engineering

Rating: 6.1
2:00am
Ancient Aliens
Alien Messages
Season 7 Episode 7/12

Giorgio Tsoukalos examines the notion that extraterrestrials could have left clues to the universe's mysteries. Experts investigate cryptic puzzles that might have been placed by ancient aliens

Rating: 6.1
3:00am
Britain's War of Thrones: The Hundred Years War, with Dan Jones
Season 1 Episode 2/4

The writer, historian and consultant on Knightfall, continues his exploration of the Hundred Years War, telling the epic story of the rival dynasties that forged the history of medieval and early modern Europe

Rating: 8.5
4:00am
Dead Men's Secrets
Plotting to Kill Hitler
Season 2 Episode 7/22

In 1939, the first attempt was made to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Later, numerous plans and three more attempts were made. However, none suceeded and he died by his own hand

Rating: 8

Sat 19 Oct

8:00am
Ancient Aliens
Secrets of the Mummies
Season 7 Episode 6/12

Experts investigate the mysterious origins of mummification and any possible influences exerted by extraterrestrials with a superior knowledge of science and engineering

Rating: 6.1
9:00am
Ancient Aliens
Alien Messages
Season 7 Episode 7/12

Giorgio Tsoukalos examines the notion that extraterrestrials could have left clues to the universe's mysteries. Experts investigate cryptic puzzles that might have been placed by ancient aliens

Rating: 6.1
10:00am
Soviet Storm: WWII in the East
The Air War
Season 2 Episode 5/10

After a poor start to the war, the Soviet Air Force fought back with sophisticated aircraft designs. The programme analyses their domination of the skies from the Russian viewpoint

Rating: 9.4
11:00am
Soviet Storm: WWII in the East
The War at Sea
Season 2 Episode 6/10

The USSR's submarines courted huge controversy in 1945 when they caused massive losses of life at sea. This documentary, told from the Soviet perspective, recounts events

Rating: 9.4
12:00pm
Soviet Storm: WWII in the East
The Partisan War
Season 2 Episode 7/10

A look at how Soviet partisans took up arms, encouraged by Nazi brutality, creating forbidden areas for German troops. Told from the Russian perspective

Rating: 9.4
1:00pm
Soviet Storm: WWII in the East
The Secret War
Season 2 Episode 8/10

A focus from the Russian perspective at the sophisticated Second World War intelligence coups pulled off by the unified country - a nation obsessed with secrecy and espionage

Rating: 9.4
2:00pm
Soviet Storm: WWII in the East
The Battle for Germany
Season 2 Episode 9/10

Documentary on how the Soviet troops entered Berlin and began to carry out their own terrible retribution against the German people as told from the Russian perspective

Rating: 9.4
3:00pm
Soviet Storm: WWII in the East
War Against Japan
Season 2 Episode 10/10

A look from the Russian perspective at the Red Army's bloody assault against Japanese-occupied Manchuria, which fell on the same day that a second nuclear attack hit Japan

Rating: 9.4
4:00pm
Ancient Aliens
Forbidden Caves
Season 7 Episode 3/12

An investigation into whether Earth's deepest caves could contain secret conduits to other worlds, or harbour evidence that aliens once visited the planet

Rating: 6.1
5:00pm
Ancient Aliens
Aliens Among Us
Season 7 Episode 4/12

Experts make surprising discoveries as they explore the ancient past for evidence of alien overseers

Rating: 6.1
6:00pm
Ancient Aliens
The Genius Factor
Season 7 Episode 5/12

History's greatest geniuses have often said their ideas came from visions or hallucinations. This edition explores the notion that the forces of inspiration the ancients attributed to the gods actually emanated from an otherworldly source

Rating: 6.1
7:00pm
Ancient Aliens
Secrets of the Mummies
Season 7 Episode 6/12

Experts investigate the mysterious origins of mummification and any possible influences exerted by extraterrestrials with a superior knowledge of science and engineering

Rating: 6.1
8:00pm
James Nesbitt: Disasters That Changed Britain
King's Cross Fire
Season 1 Episode 5/6

The actor explores the King's Cross underground station fire of November 1987, which ignited under a wooden escalator and claimed 31 lives

Rating: 7
9:00pm
Black Sails
XXXI
Season 4 Episode 3/10

Max runs afoul of the law, Rogers reckons with his past, Flint and Madi reach an understanding, while Long John Silver makes his return to Nassau

Rating: 8.6
10:15pm
Black Sails
XXXII
Season 4 Episode 4/10

Flint launches a final, desperate attack to destroy England's hold on Nassau as its streets become embroiled in violent strife. Silver demands answers from Billy, Eleanor tries to help Max, while Bonny and Rackham suffer a traumatic experience

Rating: 8.6
11:30pm
American Ripper in London
The Butcher's Blade
Season 1 Episode 2/8

Revealing the gruesome details of the Jack the Ripper murders, Jeff and Amaryllis challenge associated myths in the hunt for a link to HH Holmes

Rating: 7
12:30am
History's Lost and Found
Everyday Items
Season 1 Episode 11/20

This programme reveals what happened to those first modern conveniences that made life as it is now known, including the first recliner and the first portable vacuum

1:00am
Ancient Aliens
Forbidden Caves
Season 7 Episode 3/12

An investigation into whether Earth's deepest caves could contain secret conduits to other worlds, or harbour evidence that aliens once visited the planet

Rating: 6.1
2:00am
Ancient Aliens
Aliens Among Us
Season 7 Episode 4/12

Experts make surprising discoveries as they explore the ancient past for evidence of alien overseers

Rating: 6.1
3:00am
Ancient Aliens
The Genius Factor
Season 7 Episode 5/12

History's greatest geniuses have often said their ideas came from visions or hallucinations. This edition explores the notion that the forces of inspiration the ancients attributed to the gods actually emanated from an otherworldly source

Rating: 6.1
4:00am
Ancient Aliens
Secrets of the Mummies
Season 7 Episode 6/12

Experts investigate the mysterious origins of mummification and any possible influences exerted by extraterrestrials with a superior knowledge of science and engineering

Rating: 6.1

Sun 20 Oct

8:00am
Ancient Aliens
Forbidden Caves
Season 7 Episode 3/12

An investigation into whether Earth's deepest caves could contain secret conduits to other worlds, or harbour evidence that aliens once visited the planet

Rating: 6.1
9:00am
Ancient Aliens
Aliens Among Us
Season 7 Episode 4/12

Experts make surprising discoveries as they explore the ancient past for evidence of alien overseers

Rating: 6.1
10:00am
Digging for Britain
Age of Bronze and Iron
Season 2 Episode 3/4

Alice Roberts visits archaeological digs around the country to discover what life was like during the Bronze and Iron ages before the Romans invaded. In Norfolk, she helps to uncover a prehistoric monument that has been hidden for 2,000 years, and examines the Hebridean skeletons known as the Cladh Hallan Mummies, learning each is made up of parts from different people

Rating: 7.5
11:00am
Digging for Britain
Ice and Stone
Season 2 Episode 4/4

Alice Roberts visits archaeological digs around the country to learn more about mankind's Stone Age ancestors, and travels to Jersey to meet a team hoping to shed new light on the Neanderthals. In the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire, she learns about an investigation into the mystery surrounding Stonehenge, and hears stories of cannibalism and the ritual use of human skulls during the Ice Age

Rating: 7.5
12:00pm
Digging for Britain
East - Bronze Age Pompeii
Season 3 Episode 1/3

Alice Roberts and Matt Williams visit archaeological digs across the country, beginning with a look at the work being carried out in the east of England. The presenters visit Norwich Castle Museum, where they find out about developments at Must Farm in Cambridgeshire, a hunt for Roman treasure in Colchester, a burial site at Abington, an Anglo-Saxon royal hall at Lyminge, the 16th-century Tudor Basing House, and a dig involving Emperor Nero at Silchester

Rating: 7.5
1:00pm
Digging for Britain
West - Warrior Graves
Season 3 Episode 2/3

Alice Roberts and Matt Williams visit the Dorset Country Museum, where they explore finds from archaeological digs across the west of Britain. The presenters examine objects found at a Bronze Age burial site in Barrowclump, a Roman army site called Durotriges and the site of an early hospital at Winchester, Hampshire. Plus, a hoard found by metal detectors revealing hidden secrets of childhood 1,000 years ago, and a Roman settlement at Ipplepen in Devon

Rating: 7.5
2:00pm
Digging for Britain
North - Viking Boat and Tudor Feasts
Season 3 Episode 3/3

Alice Roberts and Matt Williams explore finds from archaeological digs across the north of Britain, and begin at the Ness of Brodgar in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site, where they view a 5,000-year-old temple. The presenters witness the unearthing of a Roman altar in Maryport, Cumbria, examine discoveries from Flixton in North Yorkshire that are around 11,000 years old, and travel to a cemetery in Ardnamurchan in the Highlands. Plus, a Tudor-era feasting hall, and a hoard of Pictish treasures

Rating: 7.5
3:00pm
Digging for Britain
West - Stonehenge and Celtic Rituals
Season 4 Episode 1/3

Alice Roberts and Matt Williams visit archaeological digs across the country, beginning with a look at the work being carried out in the west of Britain. The presenters visit Salisbury Museum, finding out about developments at sites including the enormous lost Welsh city of Trellech and Kent's Cavern, a prehistoric cave where Britain's earliest human remains have been found

Rating: 7.5
4:00pm
Ancient Aliens
The God Particle
Season 6 Episode 16/16

Investigating what the God Particle reveals about the origins of the world, and whether clues to its significance could have been left by ancient aliens

Rating: 6.1
5:00pm
Ancient Aliens
Alien Resurrections
Season 7 Episode 2/12

Theorists delve into the stories of people who claim to have mingled with extraterrestrial beings while they were on the brink of death

Rating: 6.1
6:00pm
Ancient Aliens
Nasa's Secret Agenda
Season 8 Episode 3/10

Experts investigate whether Nasa rocket scientist Wernher von Braun might have found inspiration in technology found at the alleged UFO crash in Roswell

Rating: 6.1
7:00pm
Ancient Aliens
Alien Evolution
Season 8 Episode 5/10

A look at the accounts of modern-day alien abductees. Plus, the possibility that bizarre Paracas skulls discovered by Julio Tello could be of extraterrestrial origin

Rating: 6.1
8:00pm
Monsterquest
Giant Pythons in America
Season 1 Episode 8/13

Giant pythons have been discovered in parts of Florida for more than a century, though their territory has spread rapidly since the early 1990s. The team investigates whether the snakes could now threaten the rest of the United States

9:00pm
Swamp Mysteries with Troy Landry
Swamp Shark
Season 1 Episode 2/

The so-called King of the Swamp answers a call for assistance when the ocean's deadliest creature invades the Louisiana swamps

Rating: 7
10:00pm
Cryptid: The Swamp Beast
Southern Howl
Season 1 Episode 2/6

A string of animal mutilations panicks a remote community. As the attacks creep closer to town, an eerie incident leaves Tammany fighting for her life. Rachel G Whittle stars

11:00pm
True Monsters
Devils and Hell
Season 1 Episode 2/4

The surprising truths and devilish secrets of Satan, demons and other powerful rulers of the Underworld. They include the Jersey Devil said to roam the New Jersey Pine Barrens, and the goat-legged Christmas demon known as Krampus

12:00am
Ancient Aliens
The God Particle
Season 6 Episode 16/16

Investigating what the God Particle reveals about the origins of the world, and whether clues to its significance could have been left by ancient aliens

Rating: 6.1
1:00am
Ancient Aliens
Alien Resurrections
Season 7 Episode 2/12

Theorists delve into the stories of people who claim to have mingled with extraterrestrial beings while they were on the brink of death

Rating: 6.1
2:00am
Ancient Aliens
Nasa's Secret Agenda
Season 8 Episode 3/10

Experts investigate whether Nasa rocket scientist Wernher von Braun might have found inspiration in technology found at the alleged UFO crash in Roswell

Rating: 6.1
3:00am
Ancient Aliens
Alien Evolution
Season 8 Episode 5/10

A look at the accounts of modern-day alien abductees. Plus, the possibility that bizarre Paracas skulls discovered by Julio Tello could be of extraterrestrial origin

Rating: 6.1
4:00am
Monsterquest
Giant Pythons in America
Season 1 Episode 8/13

Giant pythons have been discovered in parts of Florida for more than a century, though their territory has spread rapidly since the early 1990s. The team investigates whether the snakes could now threaten the rest of the United States