The links below cover the past two series of Timewatch. Please note that some of these links go to our partner website on the Open University.
Sometimes we get a chance to make a film that changes the way we view history. Nearly two years ago we looked at a theory suggesting Stonehenge was a healing centre. It led to the first modern dig, viewed by millions live online. And now - the results of the dig.
We all enjoyed watching modern China stage the Olympics, and it was clearly important to their government to impress the world. This film examines a turning point in China's relationship with the West.
Four years ago two scientists led a Timewatch investigation into whether or not a tsunami could have struck England in 1607. In the aftermath of the Asian tsunami the same team are posing the question - have we forgotten a whole series of British tsunamis?
Broadcaster Michael Palin tells the story of how the First World War ended on 11th November 1918 and reveals the shocking truth that soldiers continued to be killed in battle for many hours after the Armistice had been signed.
This episode tells the forgotten story of how that most regal of monarchs Victoria came to the throne via a tangled web of intrigue and infighting, and one of the most vicious mother-daughter conflicts in our history.
The Ten Pound Pom scheme to Australia was one of the largest planned migrations of the 20th Century. It sold the dream of a modern British way of life in the sun, they were expected to adapt easily to the Australian way of life.
The city of Amarna was the place of the most dramatic upheaval in the 3,000 year religious history of Ancient Egypt and the vision of just one man.
Read more about 'The Greatest Knight' and discover how the programme was made.
Discover how the film was made with this production diary covering the making of 'The Wreckers'.
Read the production diary and listen to an extended discussion of the events on Omaha Beach.
Follow the reconstructed Viking ship, 'Sea Stallion', on one of the most perilous archaeology experiments ever attempted.
Privileged, conscientious and brave - the tragic life of Noor Inayat Khan the 'Princess Spy' is revealed through a selection of personal images.
In the early hours of Wednesday 18 April, 1906, America's greatest ever natural disaster struck San Francisco. Told through the words and images of those who were there, Timewatch marks the centenary by revealing the true extent of the catastrophe.
On 9 March 1862, the world's first naval combat between ironclads - 'The Monitor' and 'The Merrimack' - began. But with no daylight and reliance on their ships to breathe, what was it really like to live inside these great metal monsters?
The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 saw its people take on the might of the Nazis. Timewatch examines one of the most heroic, and tragic, military operations undertaken by any resistance movement in World War Two.
Timewatch investigates the discovery of 30 decapitated Romans in York. Who were they and what happened? An expert team takes us on this fantastic detective story that goes right to the heart of the Roman world.
In 1179, a great Crusader castle was destroyed after a five day siege. How did the great Muslim leader Saladin break into this 'state of the art' fortress in such a short time? Timewatch reveals the true and savage story of 'Jacob's Ford'.
Timewatch examines The Secret History of the Mongols, said to have been written by the Khan's adopted son, to reveal how an illiterate nomad inspired his successors to conquer the largest land empire the world had ever seen.
Timewatch follows three modern Australian women as they trace their ancestry back to the prostitutes and canny con artists on Britain's first all-female transport ship, uncovering the extraordinary tale of the 'Floating Brothel'.
On 13 December 1939, three British ships took on the pride of the German fleet, the pocket battleship Graf Spee. The battle would pit two great naval officers against each other in a deadly duel – and one of the greatest bluffs of the war.
In 2003, archaeologists set out to solve two ancient murder mysteries. The victims were incredibly rare bog bodies. Timewatch discovers who these men were, when they lived and how they died.
In 1943, a crack team of psychologists were charged with predicting Hitler's future actions. To do this, they had to create the most detailed profile of the Fuhrer yet compiled. This is the shocking story of what they discovered.
It began as a great adventure for hundreds of evacuees, sent to a safe haven overseas. It ended in the single worst wartime disaster involving British children. In their own words, this is the heart-rending story of the children of the SS Benares.
Thirty years after Cambodia's killing fields, Timewatch reveals the chilling story of the despot Pol Pot, through the words of those who helped him carry out the genocide of more than two million – a quarter of the population of his country.
On the eve of the 400th anniversary, Timewatch revisits the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. How did a group of young disaffected Catholics come within hours of assassinating the king and parliament with three-and-a-half tons of gunpowder?
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