Browse - Most popular history shows






Bullets, Boots and Bandages: How to Really Win at WarBullets, Boots and Bandages: How to Really Win at War
BBC Four, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Military/War, History, Documentary

Military historian Saul David tells the real stories of how wars have been won and lost throughout history - not in the bravado of the front line, but in the backroom sinews of military planning.


In the Wake of Titanic: The CGS Montmagny StoryIn the Wake of Titanic: The CGS Montmagny Story
Other, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | History, Automobiles, Documentary

The show tells the story of the Canadian resupply ship that helped recover corpses from the wreck of the Titanic. Sadly the boat suffered the same tragedy only two years later, when it was hit by another boat.


Catastrophe (2008)Catastrophe (2008)
Channel 4, 2008 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary, Nature

This spectacular five-part series, presented by Tony Robinson, investigates the history of natural disasters, from the planet's beginnings to the present, putting a new perspective on our existence - that we are the product of catastrophe. Using the latest CGI effects and featuring scientific experts, the series reveals how the evolution of life on Earth has been shaped by lethal catastrophes that have caused mass extinctions, almost to the point of wiping out life altogether.


Hawks & Doves: The Crown and Ireland's War of IndependenceHawks & Doves: The Crown and Ireland's War of Independence
RTE ONE, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Military/War, History, Documentary

Hawks & Doves: The Crown and Ireland's War of Independence revolves around a theme of political expedience, and in particular the wish of British politicians to get into, or to stay, in power. This is a documentary series of two films about the manoeuvrings and shifting alliances among the various factions within the Houses of Parliament and Dublin Castle during the War of Independence. As the hawks and the doves soar over an Ireland torn apart by war, Michael Portillo, a former British Defence Secretary, looks at how his predecessors at Westminster reacted when faced with revolutionary intransigence at home.


Once Upon a Time... The AmericasOnce Upon a Time... The Americas
France 3, 1992 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Family, Adventure

Explore the history of America, from the very first inhabitants to the present day, including the Aztecs and the Incas, the conquistadors, the war of independence, and the gold rush through story.


Shaka ZuluShaka Zulu
History (SA), 1986 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, History, Mini-Series

This 10-part 10 hour docu-drama depicts the life of Zulu warrior Shaka, an early 19th century soldier and King who through brilliant but ruthless tactics, united the smaller neighboring kingdoms in his Southeast African region, into a single Zulu nation. Interweaving historic fact with cultural practices, rituals, and mythologies, Shaka is revealed to be one of the greatest modern military figures on the African continent


Nazi Murder MysteriesNazi Murder Mysteries
Yesterday, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Military/War, History, Documentary, Suspense

A fascinating series looking at some of the most shocking and unusual cases connected with the Nazi reign. From the suspicious death of Hitler's niece to the corrupt murder investigation that linked a former King to Nazi money.


Monzón: A Knockout BlowMonzón: A Knockout Blow
Space, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Sports, History

Carlos Monzón, a boxing legend, becomes the prime suspect in the murder of his wife Alicia Muñiz. The investigation begins to unravel the truth. Monzón: A Knockout Blow is a gripping true crime series that explores the life of the famous Argentine boxer and the tragic events that led to his downfall.


Destruction DecodedDestruction Decoded
n-tv, 2023 Running | History, Documentary

A look at the biggest disasters to strike planet Earth, exploring their life-altering effects on mankind and the reasons why they happen.


First FiveFirst Five
HBO Max, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary, Mini-Series

The three-part documentary series First Five goes behind the public roles of Finland's all-female cabinet, providing an honest and unguarded look into the lives of exceptional politicians in unprecedented times.