History - Highlights

    1. BBC Two

      The Sweet Makers

      2/3 A Georgian Treat. The story of our sugar obsession

      Four modern-day confectioners use original recipes to recreate a Georgian dessert course.

      59 Mins

      Available for 29 days

    2. BBC Four

      Dictators and Despots: A Timewatch Guide

      With David Olusoga

      David Olusoga scours the BBC archives to discover why dictators can have such appeal.

      60 Mins

      Available for 28 days

    1. BBC Four

      World War Two: 1945 & the Wheelchair President

      David Reynolds re-examines the war leadership of American president Franklin Roosevelt.

      90 Mins

      Available for 28 days

    2. CBBC

      Horrible Histories

      Series 7: 2. Exceptional Explorers

      All New

      Horrible Histories goes pear-shaped in an explorers special.

      30 Mins

      Available for 27 days

    1. BBC One

      Who Do You Think You Are?

      3/10 Clare Balding

      Sports broadcaster Clare Balding uncovers an extraordinary American dynasty.

      59 Mins

      Available for 27 days

    2. BBC Four

      Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

      The story of automata, ancient clockwork machines designed to mimic and recreate life.

      60 Mins

      Available for 29 days

    1. BBC Four

      Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History

      1. Home Waters to High Seas

      The stories behind the top-heavy Mary Rose and the wrecking of the Spanish Armada.

      60 Mins

      Available for 23 days

    2. BBC Two

      Operation Crossbow

      How 3D photographs helped thwart Hitler's superweapons

      The little known story of cutting edge technology that helped uncover the Nazis' secrets.

      60 Mins

      Available for 26 days

    1. BBC Four

      Voyages of Discovery

      The Figure of the Earth

      The story of three 18th-century French explorers' scientific mission to the Andes.

      60 Mins

      Available for 29 days

    2. BBC Four

      King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons

      1. Alfred of Wessex

      King Alfred the Great fights a desperate guerrilla war in the marshes of Somerset.

      60 Mins

      Available for 23 days

    1. BBC Four

      The Secret Life of Rubbish

      Episode 1

      A history of British refuse collection from the Second World War to the consumerist 1960s.

      60 Mins

      Available for 28 days

    2. BBC One

      Tank Men

      Marking the pioneering efforts of the original WW1 tank men

      Rob Bell marks the centenary of the use of tanks in the theatre of war.

      30 Mins

      Available for 22 days

    1. BBC Two

      Hunting the Nazi Gold Train

      Dan Snow leads an investigation into the hunt for a buried Nazi gold train.

      59 Mins

      Available for 15 days

    2. BBC Two

      Who Should We Let In? Ian Hislop on the First Great Immigration Row

      Ian Hislop looks at British attitudes to immigration in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

      60 Mins

      Available until Sun 12:15am

    1. BBC Four

      Castles: Britain's Fortified History

      1. Instruments of Invasion

      Last Chance

      How the castle became a weapon with which unruly barons challenged the crown.

      60 Mins

      Available until Sun 2:35am

    2. BBC Four

      Treasures of the Anglo Saxons

      Art historian Dr Nina Ramirez reveals the codes and messages hidden in Anglo-Saxon art.

      60 Mins

      Available for 21 days