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  1. Morning

  2. 6:00AM

    Unsolved Mysteries of WWII

    On 10 May 1941 Rudolph Hess, former deputy Fuhrer of the Third Reich, made an extraordinary lone flight to Britain. Was Hess attempting to make peace with the British before the German invasion of the Soviet Union? Was the Duke of Hamilton, on whose

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  3. 6:30AM

    Sharpshooters and Long Range Weapons

    A fierce presence on every battlefield since the first buckskin-clad patriot fought in the American Revolution, today sharpshooters are an indispensable part of law enforcement in the form of SWAT marksmen. Whether in target competition or on the bat

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  4. 7:30AM

    Great Battles of the Great War

    The great set-piece battles of the World War One - Gallipoli, the Somme and Messines/Passchendaele - are explored in this series which combines unique archive footage with carefully researched location photography, transporting the viewer back to the

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  5. 8:00AM

    Great Raids of WWII

    The great dry dock at St Nazaire was the only one on the Atlantic coast of Occupied Europe large enough to repair Germany's giant battleship Tirpitz. If it could be put out of action, the chances of the Nazi raider threatening Britain's Atlantic life

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  6. 8:30AM

    Murder Casebook

    Con-man-turned-murderer Archibald Hall is Scotland's most enigmatic serial killer. Posing as a butler to gain access to the rich and famous he eventually cracked and killed his ex-lover, employers, friend and even his brother in a brutal campaign of

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  7. 9:30AM

    Dead Famous DNA

    On Air

    Adding biology to biographies. Can DNA reveal what made Marilyn so attractive or Einstein so clever? Mark Evans scours the globe for the last relics of history's biggest names. A fascinating quest to carry out DNA profiling on the most famous people

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  8. 10:30AM

    Murdered: The Bodies In The Bog

    A 2000-year-old CSI. A crack team of archaeologists and forensic anthropologists investigate the slaughter of two ancient Britons. The award winning team at Bearkatt Productions unearth two murder mysteries from a bygone age. When bodies were discove

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  9. 11:30AM

    Ancient Impossible

    This programme picks up where Ancient Discoveries left off. In this next generation of storytelling, Ancient Impossible reveals how many of today's technological achievements were actually developed centuries ago. Colossal monuments, impossible feats

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  10. Daytime

  11. 12:30PM

    What The Dambusters Did Next

    The RAF's 617 squadron became legends when their Lancasters and bouncing bombs breached two dams in the heart of industrial Germany in 1943, but few people know what this specialist bomber squadron went on to do in the 18 months before the war ended.

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  12. 2:00PM

    Unsolved Mysteries of WWII

    On 10 May 1941 Rudolph Hess, former deputy Fuhrer of the Third Reich, made an extraordinary lone flight to Britain. Was Hess attempting to make peace with the British before the German invasion of the Soviet Union? Was the Duke of Hamilton, on whose

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  13. 2:30PM

    World at War

    In 1940 Germany was in buoyancy, with her armies controlling Western Europe.

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  14. 3:30PM

    Battleplan

    The classic counterstrike at Tannenberg in 1914, which showed both meticulous planning and brilliant improvisation. The Russian counterstrike against Hitler's Operation Barbarossa, which saved Moscow in the winter of 1941. The extraordinary case on Y

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  15. 4:30PM

    Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty

    Toowoomba marks the first stop on Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty as he explores this charming Queensland town's military history. Revisit WWI meeting the daughter of the first Aboriginal fighter pilot and stories of modern day warfare with the dog that

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  16. 5:30PM

    The Mystery Of The Mary Celeste

    This investigative documentary sets out to solve the world's greatest sea mystery. On November 5, 1872, the merchant ship The Mary Celeste sailed out of New York Harbour bound for Genoa, Italy, carrying a cargo of 1709 barrels of pure alcohol. One mo

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  17. Evening

  18. 6:30PM

    King George & Queen Mary

    Episode one focuses on King George V. George could not have been a more unlikely moderniser. Born and brought up in the Victorian age he was conservative to his fingertips. Yet in the face of unstoppable social change after the First World War he tur

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  19. 7:30PM

    Mysteries At The Museum

    A small book with notes from a strange encounter with an animal, a gray slab of material that revolutionised industry after an accidental discovery, and an innovative tool that changed heroes' jobs.

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  20. 8:30PM

    Atlantis

    Prepare to immerse yourself in the world of Europe's first great civilisation, the Minoans, and experience first-hand how the greatest disaster of the ancient world gave rise to one of the most enduring legends of all time. 1613 BC. A gigantic volcan

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  21. 9:30PM

    Brad Meltzer's Lost History

    Host Brad Meltzer and viewers are on the hunt for lost and stolen history, including an historic plaque commemorating Alex Haley's Roots. Plus: an original copy of the Bill of Rights, and a mysterious ring worn by Lee Harvey Oswald.

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  22. 10:30PM

    In Search Of Aliens

    A mysterious rock bearing a cryptic design was discovered in Roswell, New Mexico in 2004. Now coined 'The Roswell Rock', this piece of stone is unusually smooth and possesses unique magnetic properties. Even more intriguing is that the motif on the r

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  23. 11:30PM

    The Conspiracy Show

    Richard travels to southeast England to investigate what is described as the best documented case of a UFO landing. There, he speaks with one of the key witnesses to the incident. Richard also ventures to Arizona to meet with another key witness who

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  24. Late Night

  25. 12:00AM

    The Conspiracy Show

    Richard speaks with several independent researchers about their claims that a powerful, secretive cabal of international bankers is attempting to control the course of history and enslave humanity through their monopoly of the creation of money and t

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  26. 12:30AM

    History's Raiders

    On the night of February 28, 1943, a group of Norwegian raiders fewer than a dozen men set out on a covert mission to sabotage the Nazi-controlled Norsk Hydro factory in Telemark, Norway. Their target the production cells of heavy water, a vital comp

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  27. 1:30AM

    Secrets of World War II

    After numerous adventures, a small number of American officers managed to rendezvous with their submarine on the North Africa coast in 1942 and relay back to Eisenhower information which would save thousands of British and American lives.

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  28. 2:30AM

    Dead Men's Secrets

    Bandleader Glenn Miller joined the flood of young Americans enlisting in the army in 1942 and was ordered to form a new 42-piece all-star band to entertain service personnel. With the liberation of Paris in 1944, a series of Miller concerts was plann

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  29. 3:30AM

    Mysteries At The Museum

    A small book with notes from a strange encounter with an animal, a gray slab of material that revolutionised industry after an accidental discovery, and an innovative tool that changed heroes' jobs.

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  30. 4:30AM

    Atlantis

    Prepare to immerse yourself in the world of Europe's first great civilisation, the Minoans, and experience first-hand how the greatest disaster of the ancient world gave rise to one of the most enduring legends of all time. 1613 BC. A gigantic volcan

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  31. 5:30AM

    Brad Meltzer's Lost History

    Host Brad Meltzer and viewers are on the hunt for lost and stolen history, including an historic plaque commemorating Alex Haley's Roots. Plus: an original copy of the Bill of Rights, and a mysterious ring worn by Lee Harvey Oswald.

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