Vikings: Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnars band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods, legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.
The Last Kingdom
The Last Kingdom: The Last Kingdom is an adaptation of Bernard Cornwells Saxon Stories. The books follow Uhtred of Bebbanburg from a boy taken from his birthright and raised by Vikings, later fighting for King Alfred the Great and his son Edward. Shield walls, blood, revenge and the forging of many Kingdoms into one nation, a dream of Alfreds called England.
American Experience: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixons 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen Kane when it was released, and the Battle of the Bulge.
Swamp People: Deep in the heart of Louisiana lies Americas largest swamp--a million miles of inhospitable bayous, marshes and wetlands where nature rules and humans
Deadwood: A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.
The Tudors: A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.
American Masters: American Masters is a PBS television show which produces biographies on the artists, actors and writers of the United States and adopted artists who have left a profound impact on the nations popular culture.
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead: Sometimes the truth gets carried to the grave. The techniques of modern forensic science are used to investigate a historical mystery to find proof of what really happened.
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club: Jurassic Fight Club depicts how prehistoric beasts hunted their prey, dissecting these battles and uncovering a predatory world far more calculated and complex than originally thought.
Show Me a Hero
Show Me a Hero: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Blood and Glory: The Civil War in Color
Blood and Glory: The Civil War in Color: Blood and Glory: The Civil War in Color brings this important historical event to life in a two-part documentary series as never seen before. With unprecedented access to government and private archives and using state-of-the-art technology, over 500 rare and compelling black and white photographs have been painstakingly colorized to illustrate the story of the Civil War in breathtaking detail.
Mystery Files: This show features high-end dramatic reconstructions of some of the worlds most famous and iconic mysteries that have inspired, intrigued and confounded experts for years. From the tales of King Arthur and Robin Hood to Cleopatra and Anastasia, Mystery Files will attempt to discover the truth behind some of these legendary figures.Unearthing new evidence and exploring new theories, each programme will look into a different mystery and test its validity. Using expert interviews and corroborating experiments, the key elements of each story will be investigated using the latest techniques and technology. They will be analysed by a group of ten internationally renowned specialists in their field.
From the Earth to the Moon
From the Earth to the Moon: Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program.
Digging for the Truth
Digging for the Truth: Digging for the Truth is a History Channel documentary television series. The first three seasons of the show focused on host Josh Bernstein, who journeyed on various explorations of historical icons and mysteries. Bernstein is the president and CEO of BOSS (Boulder Outdoor Survival School) and has a degree in anthropology and psychology from Cornell University. The show airs every Monday night at 9:00 EST on the History Channel. The series premiered in January, 2005 and has since become the highest-rated series in the history of The History Channel, which is surprising given the previous show Time Titans from the production crew never made it past the pilot. The third season premiered on January 22, 2007, with a 2-hour special event on the quest for Atlantis.
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs: Using the latest technology the amazing lost world of the Cretaceous, Triassic and Jurassic periods of Earths history, when the dinosaurs reigned supreme, is brought stunningly back to life. The series provides insights into how these mammoth creatures appeared, how they survived for millions of years and probes the mysteries of their sudden disappearance leaving only a fossil record to show they had ever existed!
Canada: A Peoples History
Canada: A Peoples History: A joint project of the CBC TV network and the Raido-Canada service, this ambitious documentary series traced the History of Canada literally from the beginning--15,000 BC, to be exact. The subsequent episodes were nothing if not ambitious, covering the progress of the Dominion right up to 1850 AD. The seventeenth and final episode, covering the years 1976 to 1990, was open-ended enough to bear the title In An Uncertain World.
The Beauty of Books
The Beauty of Books: The Beauty of Books takes a look at the appeal and importance of books from early publications right up to the present day, combining human stories, expert interviews, book illustrations and historic archive to reveal the beauty of books.
The Story of Wales
The Story of Wales: Huw Edwards presents a major television history of Wales, showing the country in ways it has never been seen before.
Latino Americans: LATINO AMERICANS is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. The changing and yet repeating context of American history provides a backdrop for the drama of individual lives. It is a story of immigration and redemption, of anguish and celebration, of the gradual construction of a new American identity that connects and empowers millions of people today.
Fred Dibnahs Made In Britain
Fred Dibnahs Made In Britain: Fred Dibnah embarks on a journey around Britain in his newly-restored 1912 Aveling and Porter traction engine, in search of engineering skills and technology from a bygone age.
Fred Dinenage Murder Casebook
Fred Dinenage Murder Casebook: Fred Dinenage investigates some of the most infamous murders from the past 125 years including Jack the Ripper and The Moors Murders.
The Death of Yugoslavia
The Death of Yugoslavia: The Death of Yugoslavia (Serbian, Montenegrin,Bosnian, Croatian and Slovenian: Smrt Jugoslavije, Macedonian: Смртта на Југославија, Smrtta na Jugoslavija) is a BBC documentary series first broadcast in 1995, and is also the name of a book written by Allan Little and Laura Silber that accompanies the series. It covers the collapse of the former Yugoslavia. It is notable in its combination of never-before-seen archive footage interspersed with interviews of most of the main players in the conflict, including Slobodan Milošević, then President of Serbia.
Modern Marvels: Over 300 episodes of Modern Marvels have been produced. Fast-paced, fun and informative, Modern Marvels...