Timewatch

Timewatch

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

  • 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

    A killer wave struck the counties of the Bristol Channel in 1607 and two scientists research if the wave was a British tsunami.

  • 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

    Travel to Iceland, the Shetlands and Sicily to investigate and solve the riddle of Viking navigation.

  • 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

    Searching for the truth among the many myths surrounding 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 - Timewatch: Murder in Rome (Episode 51)
    Episode 51:

    Timewatch: Murder in Rome

    Rome lays out the bodies of its leading citizens for the populace to view in the Temple of Jupiter, the political and spiritual heart of the Republic.

  • 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.

  • 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

    The United States' involvement in the Vietnam War.

  • 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

    The doomed relationship between Mary Queen of Scots and her lover, the Earl of Bothwell, who plotted to murder Mary's husband Lord Darnley in 1567.

  • 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

    Investigating the hold that the story of the Titanic has had over the public imagination.

  • 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

    Personal footage capturing the last 20 years of the Raj i India, leading up to independence in 1947.

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

    Haig: The Unknown 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 - Strangeways Revisited (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Strangeways Revisited

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

    Public Enemy Number One

    A profile of American gangster John Dillinger.

  • Timewatch - Debutantes (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    Debutantes

    The debutante experience of 1939 through the eyes of a colorful collection of debs.

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

    Nero's Golden House

    The largest palace Rome would ever see, Nero's Domus Aurea, covered an area 30 times larger than 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

    In the waning days of World War II, Hitler discovers one of his henchmen has been secretly plotting to offer peace to the Allies.

  • 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

    Seventy years after the opening of the Empire State Building, two men involved in its construction share their vivid memories of the process.

  • 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 construction of the Eiffel Tower, from the original design to the reason it was not pulled down after 20 years.

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

    Judgment in Jerusalem

    Jewish historian Hanna Arendt studies the Holocaust.

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

    Seeds of War

    Revisiting the causes of World War I in light of the continuing crises in the Balkans.

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

    Fascist Legacy

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

  • 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

    The achievements of merchant seamen during World War II as they fought to supply British, Russian and American troops and civilians with supplies.

  • 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

    The violence and cruelty that took place in the Roman amphitheater that claimed the lives of gladiators and innocent victims alike.

  • 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

    The story of the monk Rasputin, from his influence over Tsarina Alexandra to Russia's actions in World War II.

  • 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

    German and Russian footage reveal the casualties and destruction caused by the World War II Battle of Kursk which proved to be the largest armored battle of all time.

  • 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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