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Forbidden HistoryForbidden History
Yesterday, 2013 On Hiatus | History, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Jamie Theakston's Forbidden History uncovers the truth behind great myths, conspiracy theories, ancient treasures, lost civilisations and war time secrets.

Secrets of the London UndergroundSecrets of the London Underground
Yesterday, 2021 Running | Documentary
Rating: 4/5

Ever wonder what's behind closed doors at stations, what lies beneath the streets of London and what secret stories this fascinating city holds? Take a trip below the surface with Siddy Holloway and Tim Dunn with the new 6-part series Secrets of the London Underground. Catch it on Yesterday or UKTV Play this July. Join the the pair as they explore abandoned tunnels, secret bunkers and hidden staircases that have been concealed from public view for years - including midnight track walks, exploring the deepest point of the London Underground and even a lost station from 1906.

Bangers & CashBangers & Cash
Yesterday, 2019 Running | Reality, Documentary

Bangers & Cash follows the Mathewsons - a dynasty of classic car auctioneers from picturesque North Yorkshire. The charismatic and friendly family hunt for rare vehicles to sell and they uncover some remarkable and heartwarming stories behind the cars as they do.

Bangers & Cash: Restoring ClassicsBangers & Cash: Restoring Classics
Yesterday, 2022 Running | Reality, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

In each episode, the team will eye up a few likely restoration projects coming up at the Mathewsons public auction, put their hands in the air and their own money on the line.

Retro Electro WorkshopRetro Electro Workshop
Yesterday, 2023 Running | How To/Do It Yourself, Reality, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Series about the dying art of repairing electronics, fronted by super-fixer Rob Howard, one of the UK's last remaining full-time repair men of retro-electronic products. At one time, Britain had an electronics repairer on every street corner. From the 1930s to the 1980s, electronic gadgets were built to be repaired and to last a lifetime. Whether it's a classic American jukebox, a retro pinball machine, a boombox or a vintage radio, super-fixer Rob Howard and his network of experts, including Matt, are ready to find, fix, restore and revive "anything old with a plug on it". Shamil and his dad T have a wealth of knowledge about vintage electronics and find design classics ripe for restoration and re-sell.

Ancient Black OpsAncient Black Ops
Yesterday, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, History, Documentary | ► Trailer

Throughout history, rulers have had teams of elite soldiers to execute those special missions that just couldn't be accomplished by large militias. Each episode of this documentary series takes us back to a long-ago time and place to witness one of these units using its special skill set to get close enough to take out even the most elusive of enemies.

Scouting for ToysScouting for Toys
Yesterday, 2022 On Hiatus | Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

Scouting for Toys follows internationally renowned Vectis Toys Auctioneers in County Durham, where buyers and sellers from all over the world come to trade every toy imaginable, from Star Wars figures to vintage dolls. In the surprising world of toy auctions, no two days are the same - some toys will smash the guide price while others may fail to meet their reserve. The series discovers how toys are valued and catalogued ahead of their weekly auctions. Along the way, we'll meet passionate people selling the treasured collections they've amassed over decades.

Yesterday, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

This show follows various inquisitions throughout history. Episodes include the Cathar Templars, the Spanish Inquisition, and persecutions during the Tudor era.

Private Lives of the MonarchsPrivate Lives of the Monarchs
Yesterday, 2017 On Hiatus | History, Documentary, Biography

Yesterday takes a trip back through time to examine the lives of some of the grandest and most notorious figures in British history. In carefully-arranged poses, the Kings and Queens of history still look down upon us today and are powerful symbols of bygone ages. Their iconic images, captured in famous portraits and paintings, are part of the very fabric of national culture. But what lay behind the pomp and ceremony, the crowns and the courts? Each one possessed the same foibles, bad habits and weaknesses as the rest of us. Historian Tracy Borman investigates the hidden histories of our monarchs, examining the very colourful private lives of Charles II, Queen Victoria, Louis IV, George III and the Prince Regent and Henry VIII.

Hornby: A Model WorldHornby: A Model World
Yesterday, 2021 Running | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

The model-making company, home to four iconic brands, Hornby, Airfix, Scalextric and Corgi, opens its doors to reveal how their dedicated team of designers strive to shrink a new generation of mighty machines.

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