In 1976, reggae icon Bob Marley survived an assassination attempt as rival political groups battled in Jamaica. But who exactly was responsible?
Interviews with scholars and dramatic reenactments bring to life the origins and history-making achievements of the world's greatest ancient empires.
Expanding Kenneth Clark's 1969 'Civilisation' series for a new generation, this reboot explores the art of cultures around the world, throughout time.
This U.S.-focused series dives into the cultural and political changes that swept the last decade of the 20th century. Executive produced by Tom Ha...
This nostalgic documentary series relives the 1980s from a variety of angles, exploring its impact on the politics, technology and culture of today.
Explore the history and future of the Freemasons, a fraternal order steeped in both secrecy and tradition.
This colorful documentary explores the origins and impact of He-Man, a character whose power stretched well beyond a toy line and children's TV show.
Three of Ireland's top chefs Derry Clarke, Catherine Fulvio and Paul Flynn gather at opulent country manors to re-create banquets from the past.
This stylish mix of documentary and historical epic chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall.
A team of scientists discovers ancient rock-cut tombs while uncovering how the first settlers of the Himalayas arrived, adapted and lived.
Historians, boat builders and experts examine the tale of Noah's Ark, studying ancient texts and attempting to rebuild a forerunner of the Ark itself.
An unearthed audio interview of Hollywood icon Hedy Lamarr reveals a woman with brains as well as beauty, who was the first to patent frequency hop...
In late-1800s Boston, a vision for the first subway in the U.S. overcomes opposition and technical setbacks, setting a bold precedent for other cit...
The Nazi regime built systems and infrastructure on a scale the world had never seen. From propaganda to death trains, they are now all uncovered.
In 1915, newspaper editor William Monroe Trotter mobilized against a lauded racist epic, becoming a forerunner of the civil rights movement to follow.
When a controversial cult leader builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal.
Previously unseen footage is shaped into a fresh and timely retelling of the 1992 Rodney King trial and the verdict that sparked civil unrest.
Guy Martin assists in preparing the last airworthy Vulcan bomber for a farewell tour while revealing the stories behind the iconic aircraft.
Via reenactments and first-person accounts, this documentary series details the many assassination plots that were launched against Hitler's life.
This documentary series tries to get at the root of some of the most heinous crimes ever committed by deranged, cold-blooded criminals.
Surviving power struggles, betrayals and plots, Hitler's inner circle of Nazi leaders seizes control of Germany and designs its disastrous future.
This docudrama tells the dramatic story of the monk who took on the Catholic Church, tracing his life before and after the contentious "95 Theses."
This documentary series takes us to the mythic landscapes of Europe to explore some of most enduring legends produced by European culture.
This documentary chronicles NASA's 1977 launch of twin space probes, sent to capture images of remote planets and bear messages from Earth.
This documentary chronicles simmering tension and broken trust between L.A.'s black community and police in the decade before the Rodney King riots.
This documentary explores the human legacy of the Holocaust through the post-liberation experiences of six Auschwitz survivors.
Journalist Fiona Bruce receives an exclusive preview to an amazing artistic treasure: a newly discovered painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
A 93-year-old Holocaust survivor recounts escaping Vienna as a teen, fighting in the French Resistance and being captured and sent to Auschwitz.
In the 1940s, three extraordinary people two patients and a surgeon become pioneers in the still-emerging field of gender reassignment surgery.
Comedian and actor Matt Lucas takes on the persona of natural history doyen Armstrong Wedgewood to give a unique twist to the story of our planet.
Learn about Donald Trump's family history, including his immigrant grandfather's gold-rush enterprises and his dad's development of a property empire.
Take an inside look at swing dancing's continued prosperity and the lively and joyous personalities that make the art form so unique.
Drawing on newly available info, this show traces how the British royal family has survived the last 100 years of power struggles, politics and more.
In 1981, an imprisoned Irish Republican Army soldier went on a hunger strike that galvanized his movement and made him a controversial global icon.
This documentary examines Britain's royal family phenomenon, showcasing its role in English life through interviews with those in the know.
Combining archive footage with present-day interviews, this documentary explores how Apollo's mission control helped change the course of history.