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Back in Time for the FactoryBack in Time for the Factory
BBC Two, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Reality, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Fifty years ago, 34 per cent of the British population worked in manufacturing. Factories mostly employed women, who made an array of clothes and household items that were sold all over the world. Alex Jones presents this documentary in which a group of modern workers go back in time to learn what life was like for women through the 1960s to the 1980s.


Digging Up Britain's PastDigging Up Britain's Past
Channel 5, 2019 On Hiatus | History, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Join us on a thrilling journey through time as we uncover the secrets of British history. Watch as expert archaeologists reveal fascinating periods through unfolding digs. From the Roman invasion to the Viking era and beyond, we'll explore the mysteries of ancient Britain. You won't want to miss a single episode of Digging Up Britain's Past!


The Thames: Britain's Greatest River With Tony RobinsonThe Thames: Britain's Greatest River With Tony Robinson
Channel 5, 2019 On Hiatus | Travel, History, Documentary
Rating: 3/5

Join Tony Robinson on a journey through time and discover the fascinating history, culture, and people of the iconic Thames River. From its ancient beginnings to its modern-day significance, explore the impact of Britain's greatest river on the world. Don't miss this captivating series!


The King's Guard: Serving the CrownThe King's Guard: Serving the Crown
Channel 5, 2023 Running | Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

Documentary going behind the scenes of the elite regiments of the British Army's Household Division in one of the busiest years in its 350-year history.


Victorian BakersVictorian Bakers
BBC Two, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

Four 21st century bakers bake their way through the era that gave us modern baking as we know it - the reign of Queen Victoria. Experts Alex Langlands and Annie Gray join them to tell the incredible story of our daily bread.


Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths & SecretsLucy Worsley's Royal Myths & Secrets
PBS, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

Lucy Worsley travels across Britain and Europe visiting the incredible locations where Royal history was made. In beautiful palaces and castles and on dramatic battlefields she investigates how Royal history is a mixture of facts, exaggeration, manipulation and mythology.


Bone Detectives: Britain's Buried SecretsBone Detectives: Britain's Buried Secrets
Channel 4, 2020 On Hiatus | History, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Tori Herridge and a team of scientists piece together the lives behind unearthed bones to find out their stories.


The Virgin QueenThe Virgin Queen
BBC One, 2006 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Romance, History, Reality

Anne-Marie Duff plays Elizabeth, from the young princess to the successful Queen, who turns England into a major world powerSet against a backdrop of some of Britain's most beautiful houses and landscapes, Paula Milne's powerfully-authored drama serial, The Virgin Queen, explores the full sweep of the long and eventful life of England's iconic queen - from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of triumph over the Armada; and finally her old age and her last enigmatic relationship with her young protégé, the Earl of Essex.


Digging For TreasureDigging For Treasure
Channel 5, 2022 On Hiatus | History
Rating: 4/5

Dan Walker, Michaela Strachan, and Raksha Dave discover the nation's secret past with the help of an army of metal detectorists, who use their gear and talents to comb an allotted area of land for artefacts and objects forgotten by people over the years.


Witch Hunt: A Century of MurderWitch Hunt: A Century of Murder
Channel 5, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Crime, History, Documentary

Four hundred years ago, hundreds of innocent people were killed as an obsession to stamp out Satanism swept the British Isles. Dr Suzannah Lipscomb investigates the events of this dark period in our history.