Browse - Most popular shows on Sky History






Liverpool NarcosLiverpool Narcos
Sky History, 2021 On Hiatus | Documentary

In the 1980s, Liverpool became the epicentre of a drugs boom that was to change Britain forever. With unprecedented access to some of the biggest players, this is the story of how drugs went mainstream and dealing became a multi-billion pound business


Cracking the CodeCracking the Code
Sky History, 2022 On Hiatus | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

How, from bizarre ancient markings to random numbers and letters, codes and ciphers have been used for millennia to send secret messages, hide identities and operate outside the law.


The Toys That Built the WorldThe Toys That Built the World
Sky History, 2022 On Hiatus | History, Documentary

Against the backdrop of major events in American history, like the Civil War and the Great Depression, "The Toys that Built America" shares a different story: one that brings new products and nostalgic toys to the forefront as driving forces behind untold cultural and economic shifts. The four-part docuseries showcases visionaries, such as the Parker Brothers, Milton Bradley and Ruth Handler, who transformed a small toy company into the billion-dollar empire now known as Mattel. The series unveils competitive rivalries between iconic brands that changed the fabric of the nation forever.


Secrets of the Lost LinersSecrets of the Lost Liners

Secrets of The Lost Liners is an in-depth marine history series charting the design, service and loss of some of the world's greatest ocean liners. From art deco icons, luxury floating palaces, to national symbols, this six-part documentary covers 100 years of extravagant ships that pushed the boundaries of engineering and design, but which, one by one, were tragically lost through conflict, accident or human error. With unprecedented access to experts and historians, and never before seen footage, Secrets of the Lost Liners will uncover each ship's storied past. Episodes include the Cap Arcona, the Queen Elizabeth, SS Rex, the Andrea Doria, the Normandie, and SS America.  


Royal Kill ListRoyal Kill List
Sky History, 2024 Running | History, Talk Shows | ► Trailer
Rating: 1/5

Royal Kill List is an epic story of bloody revenge during a pivotal period of English history. This is a story about espionage, revenge, power, loyalty, and the moment that changed the landscape of British politics and society forever. The three-part drama-documentary follows King Charles II's hunt for his father's killers - the Regicides - as a window into a remarkable and often overlooked historical period to explore how we became the nation we are today.


Royal AutopsyRoyal Autopsy

Royal Autopsy investigates the cause of death of two of Britain's most famous monarchs: Queen Elizabeth I and King Charles II, in an entirely new and realistic way. Professor Alice Roberts will bring together a blend of historical and medical expertise and by using contemporaneous accounts and documents piece together how and why these monarchs died.


Ghost ShipsGhost Ships
Sky History, 2024 Running | Documentary

The seafloor of the Atlantic is littered with mysteries, prompting professional salvage diver Tony Sampson and his team to brave the shifting currents and bone-chilling legends of Nova Scotia in search of answers.


Curse of the Ancients with Alice RobertsCurse of the Ancients with Alice Roberts
Sky History, 2022 On Hiatus | History, Documentary

Professor Alice Roberts reveals how scientists are unearthing the evidence for cataclysmic events in the past and their disastrous consequences. From wars to earthquakes and floods to famines - these are the events that have helped shape our modern world. In each episode, Alice takes viewers on a journey across Europe and North Africa to discover epic sites and landmarks - fabulous cities abandoned, battlefields long forgotten and sophisticated civilisations toppled and lost to the mists of time. To our ancient ancestors, suffering these catastrophic events, it must have seemed they were cursed but science is now exploding those myths and re-writing history.


Escobar by EscobarEscobar by Escobar

The true story of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar through the eyes of his son, Juan Pablo, whose life changed astronomically the day his father died.


Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure HunterRoss Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter
Sky History, 2022 Running | History

In a brand-new Sky HISTORY show, Ross Kemp dives on a series of incredible shipwrecks around the British coastline to reveal some of the nation's murkiest and best-kept secrets. From the remains of a slave ship discovered off Plymouth, to the Kaiser's sunken Imperial Fleet in Scapa Flow and an experimental submarine aircraft carrier, which sank with all passengers and crew on deck during its sea trials, Ross uncovers Britain's hidden maritime past.


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