Browse - Most popular history shows






Battlefield: VietnamBattlefield: Vietnam
PBS, 1999 Cancelled/Ended | Military/War, History, Documentary

A detailed history of key Vietnam War battles, from 1954 to 1975.


2077 - 10 Segundos Para o Futuro2077 - 10 Segundos Para o Futuro
RTP1, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Sci-Fi, History, Documentary

We went looking for the Future. We projected ourselves in 60 years' time to find out how we are going to live in 2077. Where will we be? With what resources are we going to live? Which technologies are we going to use? How are we going to respond to our concerns? What sort of humankind do we want to be? Where do we want to go, and how? Which consequences are our acts today going to have in the future? These are some of the questions addressed in this fascinating, 4-episode journey between the future, the present and the past.


Afghanistan - The Wounded LandAfghanistan - The Wounded Land
Arte, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary, Mini-Series

Looks at six decades of Afghan history through the eyes of those who were there: men and women, warriors and civilians, Afghans and foreigners. Their memories of the golden era under King Zahir Shah, the Soviet occupation, the civil war, the Taliban regime, of 9/11 and its aftermath combine with an unparalleled selection of archive footage. Thus, this mini-series grants new insight into what went tragically wrong in the past, and what future is being hoped for.


Investigating HistoryInvestigating History
History, 2004 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

Using the latest techniques of forensic science, investigators re-explore some of the legendary figures and events of history in order to determine how much of what has come down to us is a true account. There is no editor for this show. If you would like to be the editor look here for details.


Simon Schama's ShakespeareSimon Schama's Shakespeare
BBC Two, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

Simon Schama explores the life and times of William Shakespeare to shed a new and fascinating light on some of the greatest plays ever written. He asks the question: "What came first, Englishness, or Shakespeare's idea of it?" and produces a persuasive argument in favour of the latter.


Restoring England's HeritageRestoring England's Heritage
BBC One, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Travel, History, Housing/Building, Documentary

Our buildings tell the story of the places where we live, and how they were shaped by the people who came before us. How they worked, played and what they fought for and what they believed in. But as time passes and fashions change, many of the buildings we once loved and valued are forgotten and left to fall into rack and ruin. Unless someone comes along with a dream to save them. But in an age of tight budgets and stretched priorities, which buildings should we save, and which should be put out of their misery? A look at England's endangered historic buildings, with each programme focused on a different region and presented by a different local talent.


Prince of Lan LingPrince of Lan Ling
Zhejiang TV, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Romance, History
Rating: 5/5

A prophecy foretold that victory goes to the one who has the priestess' blessing. Yang Xue Wu, the last priestess of her clan, unwittingly embroiled in a war between Northern Qi and Northern Zhou. Although she foresees the tragic fate of Lan Ling Wang, the general of Northern Qi, she nonetheless falls in love with him and helps him win the war against Yuwen Yong, the king of Northern Zhou. But destiny can not be altered.


The Invasion: The Outbreak of World War IIThe Invasion: The Outbreak of World War II
ZDF, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Military/War, History, Documentary

On 1 September 1939, Hitler started the most fatal war in world history - a war waged to plunder, dispossess, enslave and eliminate entire ethnic groups. This German-Polish series reconstructs how Hitler triggered a chain of events that sparked a global conflagration and the intense suffering of the Polish people, the first victims of the war.


The Last ExplorersThe Last Explorers
BBC One, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Travel, History, Documentary, Biography

Archaeologist and writer Neil Oliver presents a series on the golden age of exploration, charting the routes of contact that drew together the farthest reaches of the world. In this series, he retraces the expeditions of four Scottish explorers who planted ideas rather than flags - ideas that shaped the modern world we know today.


The Glamorous Imperial ConcubineThe Glamorous Imperial Concubine
Hunan TV, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Romance, History

Ma Fuya is a princess of the Chu state in 10th century China. In this time of warring kingdoms and political upheaval, Fuya's uncle usurps the throne, and brutally wipes out her family. Fuya bravely takes on the quest of avenging her family and restoring her kingdom, no matter the cost. Loved by both the Prince of Shu Meng Qiyou and the Prince of Northern Han Liu Liancheng , the exiled princess becomes entrenched in the Shu court succession struggle, and the battle between their contending states. Rising to power amid war, romance, and betrayal, what fate awaits Fuya, her people, and her love?