History - Highlights

    1. BBC Four

      Illuminations: The Private Lives of Medieval Kings

      1. Ruling by the Book

      A look at illuminated manuscripts of the Anglo-Saxon rulers who created a united England.

      60 Mins

      Available for 26 days

    2. BBC Two

      Timewatch

      Atlantis: The Evidence

      Bettany Hughes shows how the legend of Atlantis was inspired by a real historical event.

      60 Mins

      Available for 27 days

    1. BBC Two

      The 80s with Dominic Sandbrook

      3. World in Motion

      In the closing years of the decade, society was transformed by an accelerated change.

      59 Mins

      Available for 21 days

    2. BBC Four

      Carved with Love: The Genius of British Woodwork

      3. The Divine Craft of Carpentry

      A look at British woodwork from the Middle Ages, an era with wonders that still astound.

      55 Mins

      Available for 27 days

    1. BBC Two

      Timewatch

      2008-2009: 10. WWI Aces Falling

      The story of Edward Mannock and James McCudden, two of Britain's fighter aces in WWI.

      59 Mins

      Available for 25 days

    2. BBC Two

      The Mystery of Van Gogh's Ear

      What happened on the December night when Vincent van Gogh took a blade to his own ear?

      59 Mins

      Available for 15 days

    1. BBC One

      The Bermuda Triangle: Beneath the Waves

      Is there any truth behind the legend of the Bermuda Triangle?

      60 Mins

      Available until Thu 11pm

    2. BBC Two

      The 80s with Dominic Sandbrook

      1. The Sound of the Crowd

      How the early 80s saw new forces of choice and consumerism radically reshape British life.

      59 Mins

      Available for 7 days

    1. BBC Four

      Entertaining the Troops

      Documentary about the performers who kept up the troops' morale during WWII.

      60 Mins

      Available for 24 days

    2. BBC Four

      Britain on Film

      Series 2: 6. Messing About in Boats

      Documenting Britain's fondness for boats using short films from the 1960s.

      30 Mins

      Available for 23 days

    1. BBC Two

      The 80s with Dominic Sandbrook

      2. Under Pressure

      By the mid-80s, Britain felt like an embattled nation, struggling to establish identity.

      59 Mins

      Available for 14 days

    2. BBC Two

      After Bannockburn

      2. War of the Three Kings, Part Two

      The story of Robert the Bruce's invasion of English-occupied Ireland in 1315.

      60 Mins

      Available until Tue 11pm

    1. BBC Four

      Britain's Pompeii: A Village Lost in Time

      Alice Roberts joins the team excavating a 3,000-year-old Bronze Age village in the Fens.

      60 Mins

      Available until Thu 10pm

    2. BBC Four

      Dancing in the Blitz: How World War 2 Made British Ballet

      How fundamental the years of adversity were in getting the public to embrace ballet.

      60 Mins

      Available for 24 days