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.
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.
Explore the history and philosophies behind one of the world's most beloved and successful soccer franchises: FC Barcelona.
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.
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...
Epicureans and experts trace the migration of Italian cuisine and its evolution in the Americas, delving into the ideas of origin, diaspora and her...
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.
Mothers, nurses, soldiers and deportees these women fought against persecution for freedom and survival amid the turbulence of World War II.
Guy Martin assists in preparing the last airworthy Vulcan bomber for a farewell tour while revealing the stories behind the iconic aircraft.
This documentary series tries to get at the root of some of the most heinous crimes ever committed by deranged, cold-blooded criminals.
Firsthand accounts, re-enactments and computer-generated graphics retell in detail Thailand's biggest news stories from the past.
Surviving power struggles, betrayals and plots, Hitler's inner circle of Nazi leaders seizes control of Germany and designs its disastrous future.
Witnesses recount the shocking 1996 hostage crisis in Lima, Peru, where rebels held scores of high-level figures captive at an ambassador's residence.
Trace the overlapping journeys of exceptional women swept up in World War I and hear their tales of bravery on history's front lines.
Guided by survivors' testimonies, this documentary explores the history and meaning of the numbers tattooed on the bodies of Auschwitz prisoners.
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 pays tribute to the young cadets who gave their lives to defend Mexico against U.S. forces during the battle of Chapultepec Castle.
Hundreds of thousands of women were forced into sexual slavery in Japanese-occupied China during World War II. Here, 22 survivors share their stories.
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.
This documentary explores the rich heritage of Indian classical music and the reasons behind its modern decline in popularity.