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Apollo 11: The Untold Story

Apollo 11 was hailed as a triumph of American technology, but behind the jubilation a very different story has emerged- the untold account of how close the mission came to disaster.

Apollo 13: The Inside Story

The two surviving astronauts speak openly for the first time about the failed Apollo 13 mission and the incredible story of their rescue.

Conquistadors

With the aid of dramatic reconstructions and expert historians, this series follows the invasion of the New World by the Spanish Conquistadors and their famous encounters with the Aztec and Inca Empires.

David Attenborough Meets President Obama

In this extraordinary television programme, President Barack Obama interviews Sir David Attenborough at the White House.

Discovering The Real World of Harry Potter

From real accounts of witchcraft to the secrets of alchemy, experts reveal the intriguing truths behind the magical world of Harry Potter.

Eat Like A King - Henry VIII

Inside the court of King Henry VIII, we reveal the extraordinary diet of the Tudor monarchs and the elaborate rituals that surrounded the King’s daily feasts.

Holy Warriors

In 1187, a Muslim army battered at the gates of Jerusalem. United behind their leader Saladin, the Holy city was about to be reclaimed from the Christians. This event would bring Richard the Lionheart to the Holy Land.

Inside The Commons

With unprecedented access to the House of Commons, this four-part series examines the ministers and maintenance staff at the heart of this historic building in the year leading up to the general election.

Jack The Ripper: The First Serial Killer

Using modern criminology, psychological study, and facial reconstruction, a Scotland Yard detective may have uncovered the truth about Jack The Ripper, the first modern serial killer.

Khubilai Khan’s Lost Fleet

Dramatic discoveries on the sea-bed off the Japanese coast reveal the true story of the greatest naval disaster in history

Munich: The Real Assassins

For the first time ever, actual Mossad assassins reveal the truth about their sinister role in the revenge operation against Black September.

Mystery of the Self-made Mummy

A team of scientists investigate the incredible story of the Tibetan man who appears to have mummified himself.

Mystery Of The Three Kings

Unearth the surprising truth behind the legend of the Three Wise Men and their fabled journey to Bethlehem.

Secret Of The Great Plague

Do the survivors of the black plague hold the key to scientists in the fight against modern diseases?

Star of Bethlehem: Behind the Myth

Based on the latest research, a new documentary reveals how modern science can offer explanations of a real astronomical phenomenon that led the wise men to Bethlehem.

Superspy - The Man Who Betrayed The West

The incredible true story of a high-ranking intelligence officer, Robert Hanssen, who betrayed US secrets to foreign powers, and the young FBI agent tasked with capturing him.

The Real Face of Santa

Experts investigate the real-world inspiration for Santa Claus as the face of this global icon, St. Nicholas, is revealed for the first time.

The Real Untouchables

This three part series recounts the extraordinary story of law enforcement during the prohibition era and its legacy.

The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest

Follow an expedition team as they retrace the steps of legendary British explorer George Mallory in his perilous quest to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Time Scanners

Using state of the art laser scanning technology, this six-part series uncovers the engineering mysteries of iconic structures from around the world.

Unearthing Ancient Secrets

Using the latest advances in archaeology, criminology and forensics, experts provide fascinating insights into moments in history and re-investigate the mysteries of the past.

War Of The Birds

This documentary investigates the remarkable feats of the forgotten heroes of World War II: carrier pigeons, who were instrumental to the Allies’ victory.

War On Britain's Jews?

Exploring the recent rise in anti-Semitism in Britain, journalist Richard Littlejohn investigates the attitudes towards Jews in modern society.