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Covington CrossCovington Cross
ABC, 1992 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Adventure, History
Rating: 4/5

This is a fanciful drama about life in medieval England for Sir Thomas, a widower, and his four children. Richard and Armus are stalwart young knights, but the other two children only wish they were. Cedric is in training to be a cleric as his late mother wished. Eleanor finds it difficult because of her sex, although she is as good on a horse and with a crossbow as any man. (Another son, William, left for the Crusades after the pilot episode and was barely mentioned again.) Sir Thomas has developed a relationship with Lady Elizabeth, who lives in her own castle nearby. Their other neighbor, Baron John Mullens, is continually plotting to ruin Sir Thomas and take his land.


Generals at WarGenerals at War
Nat Geo, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Military/War, History, Documentary

As commanders from the great battles of WWII go head-to-head on the battlefield, they attempt to outwit and outfight each other with strategic moves in a game of skill, bluff and counterbluff. With the lives of thousands of men at risk, the generals' reputations hanging in the balance, the stakes are impossibly high and the pressure is on.


CapitalismCapitalism
Arte, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

Where is capitalism from? Did it evolve naturally from our societies, or is it the result of theories that emerged from political and technological changes? To find the answer, Capitalism takes us to more than 22 countries, where we meet Amazon hunters in their villages, as well as communist experts in China and urban traders. They are all part of an ambitious and incisive investigation that is not afraid to tackle sacred cows and to challenge old ideas. More than 20 leading experts from the economic world help us understand the challenges facing the globe, as we trace the events that arose in the face of the 2008 economic crisis and take a look at the prominent leaders who have marked the history of capitalism.


Reel BritanniaReel Britannia
BritBox, 2022 On Hiatus | History, Documentary, Mini-Series

Comedian Nick Helm narrates this bold new documentary series exploring the dramatic history of British cinema. Discover how cinema held a mirror up to society from 1960 through to the 00s.


Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry with Jonathan MeadesBunkers, Brutalism and Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry with Jonathan Meades
BBC Four, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

Join Jonathan Meades on a journey through the history of brutalist architecture in this two-part documentary. Explore the origins of the movement and its impact on the urban landscape. Discover the beauty and controversy of concrete poetry as Meades delves into the minds of the architects who created these imposing structures. A must-watch for lovers of architecture and design.


Europe's Secret Armies: Resisting HitlerEurope's Secret Armies: Resisting Hitler
Discovery, 2005 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

'Europe's Secret Armies' is not only an exploration of the stories behind the resistance and partisan groups that formed to fight a hated oppressor. These were civilian armies, formed by ordinary men and women left with no other option but to go underground and strike back. The series hears from those who were not prepared to be part of Adolf Hitler's ever-growing Third Reich.


Mexico: Earth's Festival of LifeMexico: Earth's Festival of Life
BBC Two, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

Mexico: Earth's Festival of Life is a landmark series revealing Mexico's astonishing wildlife, landscape and culture in three distinct worlds - great mountain ranges, tropical forests and scorching deserts.


Hidden Wales with Will MillardHidden Wales with Will Millard
BBC One, 2017 On Hiatus | History, Documentary, Nature

Will Millard discovers Wales's hidden history by exploring forgotten, secret and almost inaccessible locations that show the country as it has never been seen before


The Story of English FurnitureThe Story of English Furniture
BBC Two, 1978 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

Hugh Scully and Arthur Negus look back over six centuries of furniture-making


Lost Ships of WW2Lost Ships of WW2

Rob Kraft and his team aboard the research vessel Petrel are in search of the most iconic ships of WW2. Using some of the world's most high-tech camera equipment, their spectacular discoveries can now be seen for the first time in almost 80 years.