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Fleming: The Man Who Would Be BondFleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond
BBC America, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Adventure, Romance, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 1/5

Look at the 007 creator, Ian Fleming, and his early life set against the permissive society of war-torn WWII London.


Age of Samurai: Battle for JapanAge of Samurai: Battle for Japan
Netflix, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Adventure, Military/War | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

A docu-drama about the warring kingdoms of feudal Japan that is described as a real-life Game of Thrones.


The American ExperienceThe American Experience
PBS, 1988 Running | History, Documentary, Biography
Rating: 5/5

Since 1988, PBS has broadcast a series that focuses on the history of the United States and what has made it unique. Called American Experience (originally titled The American Experience), the program examines the people, events, technology, and natural resources that have shaped the country.


ColosseumColosseum
History, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, History, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.3/5

The eight-part series vividly brings to life the rise and fall of the Roman Empire through the lens of one of the most exhilarating and brutal arenas in the history of humanity-the Colosseum. From the savage truth of a gladiator's life as a slave-warrior to the fascinating ways Rome's Emperors used the vast amphitheater to demonstrate total power, "Colosseum" offers viewers a unique and personal look inside history's most iconic empire. Each episode pinpoints one of eight key and diverse characters-all based on real people from history. Spanning several hundred years, the series unfolds chronologically, from the arena's astonishing opening day to its very last games. "Colosseum" utilizes dramatic live action sequences and special effects to infuse excitement into the personal narrative of each historic character. The premium series features commentary with leading experts, world-renowned scholars and more.


SisiSisi
TVNOW, 2021 Running | Drama, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

"Sisi" follows the extraordinary life of empress Elisabeth of Austria. Modern, honest, and authentic. Told from the perspective of her closest confidants, the series takes a new look at the empress' life and reveals a multi-layered woman.


Queen CleopatraQueen Cleopatra
Netflix, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.7/5

As Egypt's last pharaoh, Cleopatra fights to protect her throne, family and legacy in this docuseries featuring reenactments and expert interviews.


Houdini (HISTORY)Houdini (HISTORY)
History, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Educational, History, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

A mini-series that tracks the ascent of master magician Harry Houdini from desperate poverty to worldwide fame.


Harley and the DavidsonsHarley and the Davidsons
Discovery, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Documentary, Mini-Series, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.5/5

Story of the birth of the iconic Harley-Davidson brand that launched in 1903 by two friends from Milwaukee: William Harley and Arthur Davidson.


The American WestThe American West
AMC, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Western, History, Documentary
Rating: 4/5

The series featuring exclusive interviews with notable names from classic Western films, chronicles the personal, little-known stories of Western legends such as Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull.


Drunk History UKDrunk History UK
Comedy Central UK, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Sketch/Improv, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.3/5

Top UK comedians relate their favourite historical stories while getting absolutely bladdered on a mixture of beers, wines and spirits. Their slurred versions of history are then acted out, word for word, by a host of well-known actors, celebrities and comedians including Johnny Vegas, Russell Kane, Joe Lycett, Rob Beckett, Alex Horne and James Acaster. Luckily, Jimmy Carr is on voice-over duties to restore some order if the drinking sessions get out of hand.