Timewatch

Timewatch

2000 - 2010, War, History, Other
Documentary series exploring historical stories.
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Episode Guide

  • Timewatch - WWI Aces Falling (Season 30 Episode 5)
    Season 30 Episode 5:

    WWI Aces Falling

  • Timewatch - Captain Cook - The Man Behind the Legend (Season 30 Episode 4)
    Season 30 Episode 4:

    Captain Cook - The Man Behind the Legend

  • Timewatch - Crowning a Queen (Episode 94)
    Episode 94:

    Crowning a Queen

    The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London.

  • Timewatch - The First Blitz (Episode 93)
    Episode 93:

    The First Blitz

    Zeppelin bombing raids throughout London and southeast England were the first terror attacks to hit Britain.

  • Timewatch - Secrets of the Hadrian's Wall (Episode 92)
    Episode 92:

    Secrets of the Hadrian's Wall

    A stone and turf fortification built across northern England, Hadrian's Wall measures 73 miles-long, 20 feet high and ten feet thick.

  • Timewatch - The Killer Wave of 1607 (Episode 90)
    Episode 90:

    The Killer Wave of 1607

  • Timewatch - Princess Margaret: A Love Story (Episode 89)
    Episode 89:

    Princess Margaret: A Love Story

    Princess Margaret's 1950s affair with divorced commoner Peter Townsend was considered the first modern royal scandal.

  • Timewatch - Flames of War (Episode 88)
    Episode 88:

    Flames of War

  • Timewatch - The Lost Liner and the Empire's Gold (Episode 87)
    Episode 87:

    The Lost Liner and the Empire's Gold

    The passenger liner Persia is torpedoed on 30 December, 1915.

  • Timewatch - Chairman Mao: The Last Emperor (Episode 86)
    Episode 86:

    Chairman Mao: The Last Emperor

  • Timewatch - Banking With Hitler (Episode 85)
    Episode 85:

    Banking With Hitler

  • Timewatch - The Mystery of the Medieval Ship (Episode 84)
    Episode 84:

    The Mystery of the Medieval Ship

  • Timewatch - A Very British Mutiny (Episode 82)
    Episode 82:

    A Very British Mutiny

  • Timewatch - How Mad Was King George? (Episode 81)
    Episode 81:

    How Mad Was King George?

    Britain's longest-reigning king was a plain-living monarch and loving family man whose 60 years on the throne saw a flowering of the arts and sciences.

  • Timewatch - 1914: The War Revolution (Episode 80)
    Episode 80:

    1914: The War Revolution

    An expected conventional conflict evolves into a brutal trench stalemate; technological advances during World War I.

  • Timewatch - Rocket and Its Rivals (Episode 79)
    Episode 79:

    Rocket and Its Rivals

    A restaging of the 1829 Rainhill Trials.

  • Timewatch - Through Hell for Hitler (Episode 78)
    Episode 78:

    Through Hell for Hitler

    A dramatised account of a typical German soldier caught up in the most destructive conflict in history: Hitler's invasion of Russia.

  • Timewatch - Gallipoli: The First D-Day (Episode 77)
    Episode 77:

    Gallipoli: The First D-Day

    The attempted invasion at Gallipoli in Turkey during the World War I was a military disaster that resulted in 250,000 Allied casualties.

  • Timewatch - Britain's Greatest Hoax (Episode 76)
    Episode 76:

    Britain's Greatest Hoax

    The science world was hoodwinked for 40 years by a forged missing link between ape and man.

  • Timewatch - The Mystery of the Missing Ace (Episode 75)
    Episode 75:

    The Mystery of the Missing Ace

    Wing Commander Adrian Warburton, one of the most glamorous and highly decorated pilots of World War II, vanishes in 1944.

  • Timewatch - The Greatest Storm (Episode 73)
    Episode 73:

    The Greatest Storm

  • Timewatch - Zulu: The True Story (Episode 72)
    Episode 72:

    Zulu: The True Story

    The true story of the Zulu War is one of unprovoked slaughter, heroes ignored and the guilty protected.

  • Timewatch - Concorde: A Love Story (Episode 71)
    Episode 71:

    Concorde: A Love Story

    How Concorde was designed and built, and the last years of the famous plane.

  • Timewatch - Walden on Heroes: JFK (Episode 69)
    Episode 69:

    Walden on Heroes: JFK

  • Timewatch - The Lost Cities of the Maya (Episode 68)
    Episode 68:

    The Lost Cities of the Maya

  • Timewatch - The Forgotten Volunteers (Episode 67)
    Episode 67:

    The Forgotten Volunteers

  • Timewatch - Woolly Al Walks the Kitty Back (Episode 65)
    Episode 65:

    Woolly Al Walks the Kitty Back

    Secretary of State Alexander Haig describes his attempts to avert war.

  • Timewatch - Evidence of Vikings (Episode 63)
    Episode 63:

    Evidence of Vikings

  • Timewatch - Cuban Missile Crisis: Eyeball to Eyeball (Episode 62)
    Episode 62:

    Cuban Missile Crisis: Eyeball to Eyeball

  • Timewatch - Cuban Missile Crisis: Defying Uncle Sam (Episode 61)
    Episode 61:

    Cuban Missile Crisis: Defying Uncle Sam

  • Timewatch - Russia's Secret War (Episode 60)
    Episode 60:

    Russia's Secret War

  • Timewatch - In Search of Cleopatra (Episode 59)
    Episode 59:

    In Search of Cleopatra

  • Timewatch - Hannibal and Desert Storm (Episode 58)
    Episode 58:

    Hannibal and Desert Storm

    Hannibal and Desert Storm.

  • Timewatch - Kamikaze (Episode 57)
    Episode 57:

    Kamikaze

  • Timewatch - Khrushchev: The Peasant Premier (Episode 56)
    Episode 56:

    Khrushchev: The Peasant Premier

  • Timewatch - Ivan the Terrible (Episode 55)
    Episode 55:

    Ivan the Terrible

  • Timewatch - Last Day of WWI (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:

    Last Day of WWI

    Revisiting battlefields in France and Belgium where American, British, French, Canadian and German troops were engaged in combat when World War I ended on Nov. 11, 1918.

  • Timewatch - Drake's Last Voyage (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:

    Drake's Last Voyage

  • Timewatch - Bombing Germany (Episode 53)
    Episode 53:

    Bombing Germany

    Final stages of the Allied strategic bombing over Germany.

  • Timewatch - Who Killed Stalin? (Episode 52)
    Episode 52:

    Who Killed Stalin?

    Writer Simon Sebag Montefiore goes to Moscow to find out the truth about Josef Stalin's death in 1953.

  • Timewatch - Sleeping With the Enemy (Episode 52)
    Episode 52:

    Sleeping With the Enemy

  • Timewatch - Murder in Rome (Episode 51)
    Episode 51:

    Murder in Rome

  • Timewatch - Dear Jackie (Episode 51)
    Episode 51:

    Dear Jackie

  • Timewatch - Who Killed Ivan the Terrible? (Episode 50)
    Episode 50:

    Who Killed Ivan the Terrible?

  • Timewatch - Hitler's Death: the Final Report (Episode 50)
    Episode 50:

    Hitler's Death: the Final Report

  • Timewatch - The Secret File on J Edgar Hoover (Episode 49)
    Episode 49:

    The Secret File on J Edgar Hoover

  • Timewatch - The Secrets of the Mary Rose (Episode 48)
    Episode 48:

    The Secrets of the Mary Rose

  • Timewatch - Children of the Third Reich (Episode 48)
    Episode 48:

    Children of the Third Reich

  • Timewatch - The Black Pharaohs (Episode 47)
    Episode 47:

    The Black Pharaohs

    The kings of Kush rule Egypt for a century and become the most powerful emperors of the ancient world.

  • Timewatch - Birthplace (Episode 47)
    Episode 47:

    Birthplace

    Henryk Gryndberg returns to his Polish birthplace 50 years after the Nazis forced the exodus of Jewish families.

  • Timewatch - Out of the Ashes (Episode 46)
    Episode 46:

    Out of the Ashes

    Three children of Holocaust victims tell the stories of their parents' survival.

  • Timewatch - Remember Aberfan (Episode 45)
    Episode 45:

    Remember Aberfan

  • Timewatch - Love Story (Episode 45)
    Episode 45:

    Love Story

  • Timewatch - One of the Reasons Why (Episode 44)
    Episode 44:

    One of the Reasons Why

    Britain and France's postwar colonial policies contribute to the start of the Vietnam War.

  • Timewatch - The Myth of Custer's Last Stand (Episode 42)
    Episode 42:

    The Myth of Custer's Last Stand

  • Timewatch - The Mystery of the Medieval Ship (Episode 41)
    Episode 41:

    The Mystery of the Medieval Ship

    The well-preserved remains of a medieval merchant ship reveal much about the turbulent years of the Wars of the Roses.

  • Timewatch - Stalin and the Betrayal of Leningrad (Episode 41)
    Episode 41:

    Stalin and the Betrayal of Leningrad

  • Timewatch - The Secrets of Enzo Ferrari (Episode 40)
    Episode 40:

    The Secrets of Enzo Ferrari

    The life of motor sport legend Enzo Ferrari.

  • Timewatch - Lloyd George's War (Episode 40)
    Episode 40:

    Lloyd George's War

  • Timewatch - Hitler and the Invasion of Britain (Episode 39)
    Episode 39:

    Hitler and the Invasion of Britain

  • Timewatch - Lenin's Secret Files (Episode 38)
    Episode 38:

    Lenin's Secret Files

  • Timewatch - Projection Racket (Episode 36)
    Episode 36:

    Projection Racket

  • Timewatch - The Gentlemen Spies (Episode 35)
    Episode 35:

    The Gentlemen Spies

    This programme examines the battle against German spies during the First World War and learns how the British were duped by the mysterious Vernon Kell.

  • Timewatch - Rameses III: Behind the Myth of a Pharaoh (Episode 34)
    Episode 34:

    Rameses III: Behind the Myth of a Pharaoh

  • Timewatch - The Hunted (Episode 34)
    Episode 34:

    The Hunted

    A look back at the German U-boat campaign of World War II.

  • Timewatch - The Spies Who Fooled Hitler: MI5 at War (Episode 33)
    Episode 33:

    The Spies Who Fooled Hitler: MI5 at War

  • Timewatch - Charles Darwin Devil's Chaplain (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    Charles Darwin Devil's Chaplain

  • Timewatch - Akhenaten and Nefertiti: The Royal Gods of Egypt (Episode 31)
    Episode 31:

    Akhenaten and Nefertiti: The Royal Gods of Egypt

  • Timewatch - Uncle Ho and Uncle Sam (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:

    Uncle Ho and Uncle Sam

    America in Vietnam.

  • Timewatch - The Roman Way of War (Episode 29)
    Episode 29:

    The Roman Way of War

  • Timewatch - The Queen and Her Lover (Episode 28)
    Episode 28:

    The Queen and Her Lover

  • Timewatch - Kill 'em All: American Crimes in Korea (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    Kill 'em All: American Crimes in Korea

  • Timewatch - The Germans We Kept (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    The Germans We Kept

  • Timewatch - The Mystery of the Iron Bridge (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    The Mystery of the Iron Bridge

    A team of experts attempts to build a replica of an 18th century iron bridge across the River Severn.

  • Timewatch - The Making of Adolf Hitler (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    The Making of Adolf Hitler

  • Timewatch - Roman Soldiers to Be (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    Roman Soldiers to Be

  • Timewatch - Spoils of War (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:

    Spoils of War

    Franklin D. Roosevelt's commission to recover stolen works of art during World War II.

  • Timewatch - Karnack - a Hidden History (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    Karnack - a Hidden History

  • Timewatch - The Scharnhorst Mystery (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    The Scharnhorst Mystery

  • Timewatch - Battle for Berlin (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    Battle for Berlin

  • Timewatch - Tales From the Oklahoma Land Runs (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    Tales From the Oklahoma Land Runs

  • Timewatch - Myths of the Titanic (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    Myths of the Titanic

  • Timewatch - The Last Surrender (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    The Last Surrender

  • Timewatch - Spyplanes (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    Spyplanes

  • Timewatch - Echoes of the Raj (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    Echoes of the Raj

  • Timewatch - Haig: The Unkown Soldier (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    Haig: The Unkown Soldier

    Historical debate emerges regarding the perception of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig as the butcher of the Somme.

  • Timewatch - Kings and Beasts (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    Kings and Beasts

  • Timewatch - Jubilee Day (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    Jubilee Day

  • Timewatch - Remember the Alamo (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    Remember the Alamo

  • Timewatch - Myths of Nelson's Navy (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    Myths of Nelson's Navy

  • Timewatch - Hitler, Churchill and the Paratroopers (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    Hitler, Churchill and the Paratroopers

    Documentary about the role of paratroopers in World War II, highlighting Churchill and Hitler's contrasting responses to the Battle of Crete.

  • Timewatch - Public Enemy Number One (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Public Enemy Number One

    A profile of American gangster John Dillinger.

  • Timewatch - Strangeways Revisited (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Strangeways Revisited

  • Timewatch - Debutantes (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    Debutantes

  • Timewatch - Nero's Golden House (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    Nero's Golden House

    Nero's Domus Aurea covered an area 30 times that of the Colosseum.

  • Timewatch - King's Servant (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    King's Servant

    The life of Thomas More, who was executed by Henry VIII in 1535 for his refusal to swear the Oath of Succession.

  • Timewatch - The Boer War: The First Media War (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    The Boer War: The First Media War

  • Timewatch - Death of the Battleship (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Death of the Battleship

  • Timewatch - Himmler, Hitler and the End of the Reich (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Himmler, Hitler and the End of the Reich

    Double-dealing and betrayal in the last days of the Third Reich.

  • Timewatch - Summer of the Bomb (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Summer of the Bomb

    Controversy over President Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb.

  • Timewatch - The Empire State Story (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    The Empire State Story

    Memories of building the Empire State Building.

  • Timewatch - Shadow of the Ripper (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Shadow of the Ripper

    Historians debate the identity and social impact of Jack the Ripper.

  • Timewatch - Tank - Wonder Weapon of World War I? (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Tank - Wonder Weapon of World War I?

    Interviews and archival film tell the story of the tanks role during World War I.

  • Timewatch - The Strange Case of Rudolph Hess (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    The Strange Case of Rudolph Hess

    Facts and fallacies surround the arrival of Nazi Rudolph Hess in England.

  • Timewatch - Julius Caesar's Greatest Battle (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Julius Caesar's Greatest Battle

  • Timewatch - Tales From the Eiffel Tower (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Tales From the Eiffel Tower

    The story of the Eiffel Tower.

  • Timewatch - Judgment in Jerusalem (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Judgment in Jerusalem

    Jewish historian Hanna Arendt studies the Holocaust.

  • Timewatch - Fascist Legacy (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Fascist Legacy

    Controversy over the Allies' war-crime program and British foreign policy.

  • Timewatch - Seeds of War (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Seeds of War

    War of 1914-1918; democracy; Europe.

  • Timewatch - Timewatch: Young Victoria (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    Timewatch: Young Victoria

    The story of Queen Victoria.

  • Timewatch - The Forgotten Heroes (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    The Forgotten Heroes

    Merchant seamen; war at sea; torpedo explosion; rescues.

  • Timewatch - The Mystery of the Black Death (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    The Mystery of the Black Death

  • Timewatch - The Last Tomb Raider (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    The Last Tomb Raider

    Circus strongman-turned-adventurer Giovanni Belzoni filled the halls of the British Museum with the treasures of ancient Egypt.

  • Timewatch - True Story of the Roman Arena (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    True Story of the Roman Arena

    Roman amphitheater; Roman games; violence.

  • Timewatch - The Lost Heroes (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    The Lost Heroes

    British sailors use minisubmarines in an attempt to sink the German battleship Tirpitz.

  • Timewatch - Dunkirk 1940 -- The Great Escape (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Dunkirk 1940 -- The Great Escape

    Allied troops evacuate Dunkirk, on the French coast, in May 1940.

  • Timewatch - The Real Rasputin (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    The Real Rasputin

    Rasputin; collapse of Communism; manuscript.

  • Timewatch - Britain's X-Files (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Britain's X-Files

    The history of Britain and UFOs, from the creation of the Flying Saucer Working Party in 1950 to the closing down of the UFO intelligence unit in 2000.

  • Timewatch - Who Killed Rasputin? (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Who Killed Rasputin?

  • Timewatch - White Slave, Pirate Gold (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    White Slave, Pirate Gold

  • Timewatch - Mother of All Battles (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Mother of All Battles

    The Battle of Kursk; Russian/German archival footage.

  • Timewatch - Bukharin & the Terror (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Bukharin & the Terror

    Nikolai Bukharin publicly questions Stalin's tactics.

  • Timewatch - Timewatch - Queen Elizabeth's Lost Guns

    Timewatch - Queen Elizabeth's Lost Guns

  • Timewatch - Timewatch: Hadrian's Wall

    Timewatch: Hadrian's Wall

  • Timewatch - Timewatch - In Shackleton's Footsteps

    Timewatch - In Shackleton's Footsteps

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