The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London.
Zeppelin bombing raids throughout London and southeast England were the first terror attacks to hit Britain.
A stone and turf fortification built across northern England, Hadrian's Wall measures 73 miles-long, 20 feet high and ten feet thick.
Princess Margaret's 1950s affair with divorced commoner Peter Townsend was considered the first modern royal scandal.
The passenger liner Persia is torpedoed on 30 December, 1915.
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.
An expected conventional conflict evolves into a brutal trench stalemate; technological advances during World War I.
A restaging of the 1829 Rainhill Trials.
A dramatised account of a typical German soldier caught up in the most destructive conflict in history: Hitler's invasion of Russia.
The attempted invasion at Gallipoli in Turkey during the World War I was a military disaster that resulted in 250,000 Allied casualties.
The science world was hoodwinked for 40 years by a forged missing link between ape and man.
Wing Commander Adrian Warburton, one of the most glamorous and highly decorated pilots of World War II, vanishes in 1944.
The true story of the Zulu War is one of unprovoked slaughter, heroes ignored and the guilty protected.
How Concorde was designed and built, and the last years of the famous plane.
Secretary of State Alexander Haig describes his attempts to avert war.
Hannibal and Desert Storm.
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.
Final stages of the Allied strategic bombing over Germany.
Writer Simon Sebag Montefiore goes to Moscow to find out the truth about Josef Stalin's death in 1953.
The kings of Kush rule Egypt for a century and become the most powerful emperors of the ancient world.
Henryk Gryndberg returns to his Polish birthplace 50 years after the Nazis forced the exodus of Jewish families.
Three children of Holocaust victims tell the stories of their parents' survival.
Britain and France's postwar colonial policies contribute to the start of the Vietnam War.
The well-preserved remains of a medieval merchant ship reveal much about the turbulent years of the Wars of the Roses.
The life of motor sport legend Enzo Ferrari.
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.
A look back at the German U-boat campaign of World War II.
America in Vietnam.
A team of experts attempts to build a replica of an 18th century iron bridge across the River Severn.
Franklin D. Roosevelt's commission to recover stolen works of art during World War II.
Historical debate emerges regarding the perception of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig as the butcher of the Somme.
Documentary about the role of paratroopers in World War II, highlighting Churchill and Hitler's contrasting responses to the Battle of Crete.
A profile of American gangster John Dillinger.
Nero's Domus Aurea covered an area 30 times that of the Colosseum.
The life of Thomas More, who was executed by Henry VIII in 1535 for his refusal to swear the Oath of Succession.
Double-dealing and betrayal in the last days of the Third Reich.
Controversy over President Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb.
Memories of building the Empire State Building.
Historians debate the identity and social impact of Jack the Ripper.
Interviews and archival film tell the story of the tanks role during World War I.
Facts and fallacies surround the arrival of Nazi Rudolph Hess in England.
The story of the Eiffel Tower.
Jewish historian Hanna Arendt studies the Holocaust.
Controversy over the Allies' war-crime program and British foreign policy.
War of 1914-1918; democracy; Europe.
The story of Queen Victoria.
Merchant seamen; war at sea; torpedo explosion; rescues.
Circus strongman-turned-adventurer Giovanni Belzoni filled the halls of the British Museum with the treasures of ancient Egypt.
Roman amphitheater; Roman games; violence.
British sailors use minisubmarines in an attempt to sink the German battleship Tirpitz.
Allied troops evacuate Dunkirk, on the French coast, in May 1940.
Rasputin; collapse of Communism; manuscript.
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.
The Battle of Kursk; Russian/German archival footage.
Nikolai Bukharin publicly questions Stalin's tactics.