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.
A killer wave struck the counties of the Bristol Channel in 1607 and two scientists research if the wave was a British tsunami.
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.
Travel to Iceland, the Shetlands and Sicily to investigate and solve the riddle of Viking navigation.
Searching for the truth among the many myths surrounding Cleopatra.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The United States' involvement in the Vietnam War.
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.
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.
Investigating the hold that the story of the Titanic has had over the public imagination.
Personal footage capturing the last 20 years of the Raj i India, leading up to independence in 1947.
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.
The debutante experience of 1939 through the eyes of a colorful collection of debs.
The largest palace Rome would ever see, Nero's Domus Aurea, covered an area 30 times larger than the Colosseum.
The life of Thomas More, who was executed by Henry VIII in 1535 for his refusal to swear the Oath of Succession.
In the waning days of World War II, Hitler discovers one of his henchmen has been secretly plotting to offer peace to the Allies.
Controversy over President Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb.
Seventy years after the opening of the Empire State Building, two men involved in its construction share their vivid memories of the process.
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 construction of the Eiffel Tower, from the original design to the reason it was not pulled down after 20 years.
Jewish historian Hanna Arendt studies the Holocaust.
Revisiting the causes of World War I in light of the continuing crises in the Balkans.
Controversy over the Allies' war-crime program and British foreign policy.
The story of Queen Victoria.
The achievements of merchant seamen during World War II as they fought to supply British, Russian and American troops and civilians with supplies.
Circus strongman-turned-adventurer Giovanni Belzoni filled the halls of the British Museum with the treasures of ancient Egypt.
The violence and cruelty that took place in the Roman amphitheater that claimed the lives of gladiators and innocent victims alike.
British sailors use minisubmarines in an attempt to sink the German battleship Tirpitz.
Allied troops evacuate Dunkirk, on the French coast, in May 1940.
The story of the monk Rasputin, from his influence over Tsarina Alexandra to Russia's actions in World War II.
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.
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.
Nikolai Bukharin publicly questions Stalin's tactics.