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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.

Attenborough: Behind the Lens

As David Attenborough reaches his 90th birthday, this surprising, intimate and charming film reveals an extraordinary and untold chapter of his career.

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.

Expedition Bhutan

Join the first successful navigation of the Mangde Chhu River, Bhutan.

Hannibal: Enemy of Rome

Uncovering the true story of how one man led a formidable elephant army across the Alps against the might of the Roman Empire.

Herod: Behind The Myth

King Herod The Great was renowned as being an oppressive dictator, but now a team of international experts reveal another side of King Herod The Great; one that questions our understanding of this famous figure.

Iceland Volcano: The Next Eruption

As a giant ash cloud brings Europe’s airlines to a standstill, this fast turnaround film looks at the science behind the eruption of Iceland’s volcano.

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

Legend Of The Holy Spear

A Priest and a Scientist reach back through the mists of legend and time searching for the true Spear that pierced the side of Christ at the crucifixion.

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.

Natural History Museum Alive 3D

With the aid of state of the art CGI, join David Attenborough on an enchanting visit to the Natural History Museum after dark, when the exhibitions come to life.

Predator X

After a startling discovery in southern England, scientists investigate the skull of what could be one of the largest marine predators ever discovered.

Queen of Sheba : Behind The Myth

Experts unravel a myth lost in the sands of time- the great untold story of the bewitching Queen of Sheba.

Secret Of The Great Plague

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

Spartacus: Behind the Myth

Investigative history reveals the truth about how one man led a band of slaves to the brink of toppling Rome.

Spartans: At the Gates of Fire

Discover the truth behind the legendary battle of the Spartans against the Persians- a moment that shaped the course of history.

Sphinx Unmasked

A leading Egyptologist cracks the 4500-year-old mystery of who built the greatest monument in the ancient world and reveals the inspiration behind the enigmatic face of the Sphinx.

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 Assasination of King Tut

Former FBI detectives use modern investigative techniques to identify the real cause of Tutankhamun death- was it natural causes or was it murder?

The Bachelor King 3D

This is the journey of one King Penguin from awkward adolescent to adult.

The Extraordinary Voyage Of Jules Verne

This documentary explores the legacy of Jules Verne, one of the most prescient novelists in recent history, and reveals the many cases in which his foresight proved accurate.

The Link: Uncovering our Earliest Ancestor?

The oldest complete fossil of a primate has been discovered - could it be our oldest ancestor?

The Mysterious Death Of Cleopatra

Shedding light on an ancient legend, a special investigation uses recent discoveries to reveal that Cleopatra’s death may not in fact have been suicide.

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 Jason And The Argonauts

Long shrouded in legend, this documentary examines recent archaeological evidence suggesting that the story of Jason and the Argonauts may be more fact than fiction.

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.

Tomb Builders: Secrets Of The Valley Of The Kings

Shedding new light on a 3,000 year old mystery of the Valley of the Kings, this documentary gives a breathtaking insight into the masterbuilders of the ancient world.

True Gladiator

Using evidence from recent archaeological digs and dramatic reconstructions, scientists explore the real lives of the legendary Roman gladiators.

Tutankhamun: Secrets Of The Boy King

New research uncovers the real Tutankhamun, calling into question long-held theories about his life and death.

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.

Who Killed Alexander the Great?

Top detectives unravel one of the strangest mysteries of ancient times, the suspicious death of history’s most extraordinary leader, Alexander the Great.

Who Killed Julius Caesar?

Top investigators uncover what really lay behind ancient history’s most famous crime- the assassination of Julius Caesar.