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Forbidden HistoryForbidden History
Yesterday, 2013 | 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.


Ancient Black OpsAncient Black Ops

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.


Secrets of the London UndergroundSecrets of the London Underground

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.


Private Lives of the MonarchsPrivate Lives of the Monarchs

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.


InquisitionInquisition

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


Impossible RailwaysImpossible Railways

Impossible Railways showcases some of the world's most extraordinary engineering achievements of the railways. With amazing access and using a trademark combination of exciting graphics, stunning footage and expert analysis, the series captures the design breakthroughs and heralds the pioneers who have embraced nature and physical challenges, to create a truly remarkable global railway network.


The Architecture the Railways BuiltThe Architecture the Railways Built

Brand new series that explores the stunning architecture that lines the railway network. Transport historian and architecture enthusiast Tim Dunn celebrates the radical design and often challenging construction of many station buildings across the UK and Europe, from grand edifices in major cities to tiny rural stations serving small communities.


Medieval Murder MysteriesMedieval Murder Mysteries

The medieval period gave us some of the greatest, most enduring stories in history. Some are of them were real - some are altered into pure Legend. These legends usually had somebody doing villainous deeds. The even greater thing is that most of these were surrounded in mystery or conspiracy. Medieval Murder Mysteries uses modern thinking from historical police criminology combined with forensics and human osteologists blended with current historical ideas to try and solve what really happened all those years ago. Magnificent castles, chivalrous knights, powerful kings and queens? You'll have them. Also require dark deeds, illicit lovers, greedy nobles, mad cardinals? Look no further. They're all here.


The Buildings That Fought HitlerThe Buildings That Fought Hitler

Exploring the buildings that were built to defend Britain from a German invasion during World War II. From coastal defences, to secret bases, travel across Britain looking at the buildings that were built to fight Hitler and his advancing army.


Steam Train BritainSteam Train Britain

The Age of Steam was born in Britain, it was one of the greatest technological breakthroughs the world had ever seen. It changed everything from the food we could eat to the jobs we could do and it powered Britain's rise to the summit of imperial power. It lasted 130 years and then was gone. Lines were axed and steam was replaced by diesel and electric trains. Yet out of the ashes the steam lines rose again as enthusiasts re-opened old lines and fired up long silent steam engines. Today the heritage lines are thriving bringing the age of steam back to life and with it bringing joy to 8 million passengers every year.


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