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Life In SquaresLife In Squares
BBC Three, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 1/5

The show follows the lives of three of the most controversial members of the Bloomsbury Set - Virginia Woolf and her sister, Vanessa Bell and the gay artist Duncan Grant.


Britain's Most Historic TownsBritain's Most Historic Towns
Channel 4, 2018 On Hiatus | History, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

In this unique take on British history, Professor Alice Roberts explores Britain's rich and varied past through the stories of individual towns and cities. In each programme Alice studies one key period in history by delving into the secrets of a historic town that encapsulates the era, providing an accurate impression of what life was really like at key moments in our turbulent past. At the climax of each programme, cutting-edge CGI reveals the entire historic town in all its former glory.


Secrets of Great British CastlesSecrets of Great British Castles
Channel 5, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

Historian Dan Jones explores the turbulent history behind six of Britain's most famous castles: Dover, the Tower of London, Warwick, Caernarfon, Stirling and Carrickfergus. Behind the walls of these celebrated strongholds are stories of intrigue, drama, romance, rebellion, and murder. Dan Jones recounts some of the many classic tales from 1000 years of British history, featuring a stellar cast of kings, queens, rogues, rebels, victims and villains.


Britain's Most Evil KillersBritain's Most Evil Killers
Pick TV, 2017 Running | Crime, Reality, Documentary
Rating: 4/5

The smiling parents, the respectable groom, the helpful official...all with evil inside. Brand new and exclusive to Pick, Britain's Most Evil Killers explores the crimes of Britain's 12 most brutal killers.


Hidden Treasures of the National TrustHidden Treasures of the National Trust
BBC Two, 2023 Running | Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

A look behind the velvet rope at the UK's most beautiful and historic homes with the people saving Britain's priceless heritage.


River HuntersRiver Hunters
History, 2019 On Hiatus | Documentary, Biography

In River Hunters, Rick Edwards and river-searching expert Beau Ouimette visit some of the most historically significant sites across Britain: covering iconic events and battles including Roman Briton, the Wars of the Roses, the Reformation and the English Civil War. Their searches of these unexplored rivers and waterways unearth treasures from the past which reveal how our various ancestors used to live. As the artefacts surface from under layers of silt and rocks, the duo will meet with local archaeologists and historians to unearth the stories and people behind the finds. Spanning each river's layered past, the new series will offer a fresh perspective and even redefine our history as we know it. Using state-of-the-art technology, archive maps and contemporaneous accounts from the period, Beau and Rick perform the first underwater archeological digs in some of the most exciting and iconic historical sites in Britain, often in dangerous and fast-flowing water.


Mrs BiggsMrs Biggs
ITV, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Crime, Lifestyle
Rating: 5/5

Mrs Biggs is a drama series which tells the true story of the woman behind Britain's most famous villain, Great Train Robber Ronald Biggs.


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


Back in Time for TeaBack in Time for Tea
BBC Two, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Family, History, Reality, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

Meet the Ellis family - John, Lesley, Caitlin, Freya and Harvey. Over the course of one summer the Ellis family will travel Back in Time to discover how life has changed for ordinary working families in the north of England over the last 100 years. Starting in 1918 they'll experience first-hand the lives of previous generations, from the food people ate to the jobs they did and how they kicked back and enjoyed themselves.


Million Dollar American PrincessesMillion Dollar American Princesses
Smithsonian Channel, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary
Rating: 1/5

This series explores the time between the 1870s and the outbreak of World War One, when more than 200 daughters of America's new industrial millionaires marry into the money-strapped British aristocracy. They use their affluence, allure and ingenuity to their advantage, and they bring dramatic changes to the English ruling class and eventually the world.