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The Civil War
Dramatic events lead up to Abraham Lincoln's decision to free the slaves. Meanwhile, the Confederacy continues to win battle after battle.
Tonight at 9pm
Explore the Asia Pacific from another direction
Wednesdays at 8pm
Waterfront Cities of the World
Having completely transformed itself in the last 20 years, Lisbon has become Europe's most cosmopolitan city.
Tonight at 7pm
Tasmanian Devil: The Fast and Furious Life of Errol Flynn
Profiles Hollywood star Errol Flynn, whose real life was far more adventurous than any of his films.
Tonight at 10pm
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The World Before Her
Twenty contestants for the Miss India pageant enter an intense, month-long beauty boot camp in Bombay. Winning the coveted title means instant stardom, a lucrative career path...
1916: The Irish Rebellion
In Dublin during Easter Week 1916, a small group of Irish rebels took on the might of the British Empire. Although defeated militarily, they won a moral victory that...
Chinese New Year: The Biggest Celebration on Earth
Chinese New Year is one of the biggest events on the planet and every year a sixth of the world’s population travels home to...
Hope for Wildlife
Hope's wildlife rehabilitation centre is outgrowing her little 100-year-old farm on Canada's east coast. It's bursting at the seams with injured and orphaned wildlife, and they all...
Animals at Work
From painting elephants and drug-busting dogs, to cats in a rock band and monkeys in school, Animals at Work travels the world in search of the most remarkable working animals on the...
Twenty years after China opened its doors to international adoption, Chinese mothers are finally breaking their long silence to tell their stories. Capturing their hopes and memories, the film makes...
It’s 1923 and the village moves away from the horrors of war and into the roaring twenties. It’s “boom and bust”, the Charleston and the Black Bottom, extreme politics, and the decline of the...
Treasures of Ancient Greece
Art critic and journalist Alastair Sooke dives into the world of Ancient Greek art, demonstrating that it is far more than just a collection of elegant works of marble.
Wonders of Life
Discover the science that rules our living planet. In this beautiful and definitive five-part series, physicist Brian Cox reveals how a few fundamental laws gave birth to the most...
Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners
Historian David Olusoga explores the history and abolition of slavery in Britain and the choice by the government of the day to compensate slave owners for...