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Historical RoastsHistorical Roasts
Netflix, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

Comedy roast legend Jeff Ross hosts a series of roasts that poke fun at major historical figures while also teaching important lessons about the past.


How to Become a Mob BossHow to Become a Mob Boss
Netflix, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Crime, Documentary | ► Trailer

This darkly satirical how-to guide explores the rise and fall of history's most notorious mob bosses and their tactics for success.


TimewastersTimewasters
ITV2, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy
Rating: 5/5

Timewasters is a comedy about a struggling four-piece South London jazz band who travel back in time to the 1920's via a urine-sodden lift in a dilapidated block of flats.Stuck in the past after their 'time machine' is destroyed, our gang decide to explore, before quickly discovering that being young and black in the Jazz Age is a lot less genteel and a lot more shady than Downton Abbey had led them to believe.Aided and abetted by a pair of oddball twins and some 1920s luminaries, the band are forced to navigate the parties and pitfalls of the Roaring Twenties while searching for a way back home. All the while, not missing the opportunity to introduce the Bright Young Things to some of the twenty-first century's finest tunes.


Seven Deadly SinsSeven Deadly Sins
History, 2008 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Lust, envy, gluttony, sloth, greed, anger and pride - have had an enormous impact on the moral compass of the modern world. These sins have had different interpretations in Christianity, Islam and Judaism, and some argue that they have even greater significance than the Ten Commandments. The series traces the history of the sins, how they became part of religious doctrine, and looks at historical figures who have been the worst perpetrators of each. Each of the seven sins is explored, from their origins and nature, their opposing virtue, and their corresponding punishment.


Jesus: His LifeJesus: His Life
History, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

Jesus: His Life explores the story of Jesus Christ through a unique lens: the people in his life who were closest to him. Each of the eight chapters is told from the perspective of different biblical figures, all of whom played a pivotal role in Jesus' life including Joseph, John the Baptist, Mary Mother of Jesus, Caiaphas, Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene and Peter. Each figure takes a turn guiding viewers through the emotional and epic story of the most famous man in history, through his birth, death and resurrection, all conveyed through a combination of scripted drama and interviews with prominent religious and historical experts. Utilizing some of the world's most respected Biblical scholars, historians, faith leaders and theologians, the series weaves together the canonical Gospels, historical sources and cultural context to create a complete portrait of Jesus - the man and the Messiah. The series reveals his journey through a complex world of kings, politicians, reformers and soldiers in a turbulent power struggle during a time of revolutionary change.


The Food That Built America: Snack SizedThe Food That Built America: Snack Sized
History, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Cooking/Food, History

You may think you know all there is to know about The Food That Built America, but there's more to the story. In this new series, The HISTORY Channel delves even deeper into the stories behind the ruthless innovators and entrepreneurs featured in The Food that Built America. Spotlighting the rest of the story you didn't know, the series tells the super-charged, bite-sized history of all of the foods you love in 30 minutes or less.


The Boleyns: A Scandalous FamilyThe Boleyns: A Scandalous Family
BBC Two, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary
Rating: 2/5

The rise and fall of the Boleyns. A story of love, sex and betrayal, told from the the family's unique perspective.


The Time TunnelThe Time Tunnel
ABC, 1966 Cancelled/Ended | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Rating: 3.2/5

This one-season show, produced by Irwin Allen, chronicled the adventures of two scientists, Dr. Tony Newman and Dr. Douglas Phillips. Both are working on Project TicToc, a government operation to perfect time travel.


Man vs. HistoryMan vs. History
History, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary
Rating: 3/5

Man vs. History is a new HISTORY Channel series that follows acclaimed storyteller and local historian Bil Lepp as he travels off the beaten path across the country to discover the truth behind mysteries and legends of American history. Each episode sees Bil investigate, decode and debunk iconic subjects and figures like Billy the Kid, Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, Houdini and more. Whether speaking to experts, handling artifacts or testing historical weapons, Bil will work to determine if the story in question was fact, fiction or somewhere in-between.  


Great Minds with Dan HarmonGreat Minds with Dan Harmon
History, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy
Rating: 3/5

This show is hosted by Dan Harmon, who "invests in a time machine and is subsequently visited by history's greatest minds. He then discusses their lives and brings them out into the modern world."


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