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America's Most BadassAmerica's Most Badass
AHC, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

One part historical biography and one part fun trivia competition, America's Most Badass breaks new ground in how AHC presents the fact-based stories our audience loves with a faster pace and high-energy presentation, Each hour-long episode examines the lives of four impressive and accomplished historical figures and analyzes their extraordinary feats to determine who is the biggest badass of all time. Through five rounds of competition - fighting skills, survival, toughness, daringness, and cool factor - historians and experts judge each figure and assign points based on how their accomplishments measure up. The legend with the most total points through five rounds earns the title of "America's Most Badass". Bold animation punches up archive footage, photos and recreations of each figure's most defining moments.

Tenali RamaTenali Rama
Sab TV, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Family, Children, History

The story of the legendary poet in Emperor Krishnadevraya's court who uses his timely wit and intelligence to solve even the trickiest problems and becomes very popular in the King's court.

A Very Royal Crisis: Countdown to AbdicationA Very Royal Crisis: Countdown to Abdication
BBC One, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

This is the true tale of the biggest scandal ever to engulf the British Royal Family. A forbidden love affair, which had a devastating impact. This new three-part documentary series recounts the story behind the ten days leading to Edward VIII abdicating his throne to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. It would change the royals, the press and British history forever.

Confronting Holocaust Denial with David BaddielConfronting Holocaust Denial with David Baddiel
BBC Two, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

The Holocaust is one of the most documented, witnessed and written about events in history, yet one in six people worldwide either think the Holocaust has been exaggerated or deny that it took place. What has happened in the 75 years since the liberation of the camps to have so skewed the picture? And, if it matters, why does it matter?

History, 2006 Cancelled/Ended | Military/War, History, Documentary

Using modern computer animation, great aerial and modern naval battles are recreated. In the process, you get to learn about the history of military aviation technology and the tactics developed to use them to their best advantage.

UNEARTHED: Ancient Murder MysteriesUNEARTHED: Ancient Murder Mysteries
Sky History, 2023 Running | History, Documentary

Homicide detective Rod Demery and famed scientist Professor Turi King team up to investigate history's most intriguing murders using modern investigation techniques. Demery visits crime scenes and interviews archaeologist witnesses, while King, best known for leading the DNA verification of Richard III of England, examines the latest forensic evidence.

Henry VIII and the King's MenHenry VIII and the King's Men
Smithsonian Channel, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Documentary

To many, the legacy of King Henry VIII begins and ends with his six wives. But remarkable though his marital history is, it is not what defines him. Just as influential were the men who surrounded him before and during his 37-year reign as King of England. Join host Dr. Tracy Borman as she reveals the story of Britain's most famous monarch and how his male advisors, ministers, family, and friends molded his views, shaped his destiny, suffered his ruthlessness, and, in the end, exploited his vulnerability.

Trains UnlimitedTrains Unlimited
History, 1997 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

Follows the history, mechanics, and operations of trains around the world.

Le reve de ChamplainLe reve de Champlain
TFO, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary, Biography

Docu-Series from David Hackett Fischer's book "Champlain's Dream" that tells the story of the legendary navigator and explorer Samuel de Champlain that marked Canada's history.

Great Castles of EuropeGreat Castles of Europe
PBS, 1993 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Travel, History, Documentary

A look at stories and secrets behind the castles throughout Europe.