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37 Days

This three-part political thriller follows the catastrophic chain of events that led from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28 June 1914 to the declaration of war between Britain and Germany on 4 August.

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37 mins

Archaeologist Spies of World War One

Archaeologists excavated the ancient past during peacetime, but in war they had a different mission - to play a vital role in modern military intelligence. Historian of archaeology Dr Amara Thornton explores a network of archaeologist-spies, codebreaking, mapping and running ...

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51 mins

Snow on the Road: North Wales

Dan is on the road again, this time to explore his ancestral home, North Wales. He delves into the history behind its imposing castles, labyrinthine caves, quirky coastal towns and even pays a very personal visit to his great-great-grandfather David ...

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55 mins

37 Days: One Month in Summer

This three-part political thriller follows the catastrophic chain of events which led from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28 June to the declaration of war between Britain and Germany on 4 August 1914.

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27 min

Fighting Proud: A Gay History of the World Wars

Historian Stephen Bourne, author of 'Fighting Proud', discusses the role of gay servicemen in the world wars and the challenges of publishing gay history.

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Henry VIII: Mind of Tyrant

Henry's accession to the throne in 1509 was greeted with wild rejoicing. Tall, athletic, and handsome; after the reign of his father (who was found to be a dour, gloomy individual reputed for meanness), he filled the nation with hope. However, ...

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21 min

Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece

French sculptor Auguste Rodin took inspiration from the classical art he saw at the British Museum in 1881. Now Janina Ramirez returns to that very same institution to guide us round the exhibition of his iconic works and ancient influences, displayed ...

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In Search of Science with Brian Cox

In this series Professor Brian Cox is going in search of the best of British science. Introducing his science heroes, Brian visits the places where they made their discoveries, recreating their experiments and examining their legacy to their scientific descendants.

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46 min

Dan Jones on The Knights Templar

Dan Snow meets the man with whom he is often confused - the heavily tattooed Dan Jones, medieval bestseller - on his brand new opus: 'The Knights Templar'. Shot at the Temple in Central London, this is the physical embodiment ...

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22 min

The Vikings in the Vicarage

Dan Snow joins archaeologist Professor Martin Biddle in the churchyard of St Wystan's Church in Repton, Derby, where he made an explosive discovery that will change the way we think about Viking Britain.

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27 min

Uncharted Heights – Leaving the Planet with Dallas Campbell

Dallas Campbell talks to Dan about the secret history of the Space Race, reveals the truth about the moon landings and examines mankind's insatiable, eternal drive to reach new worlds.

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The Unheard Tapes of Bomber Command with Steve Stevens

15th July, 2018

In July 1943, a young flight lieutenant, Steve Stevens, got back from a bombing raid over Essen, and recorded his recollections straight onto a wire recorder. This unique document on what ...

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Civilisations with David Olusoga

10th July, 2018

Dr Janina Ramirez talks to David Olusoga about Civilisations, how the programme was made, and how art reacts to social change. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to ...

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Charlie Higson & Ben MacIntyre on How To Be A Spy

10th July, 2018

Charlie Higson and Ben McIntyre talk about getting recruited, not getting recruited, and how to be a spy. Recorded at the Chalke Valley History Festival 2017. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete ...

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Latvia, Soviet Occupation & Family History with Inara Verzemnieks

10th July, 2018

Dan talks to Inara Verzemnieks about the history of Latvia, Nazi & Soviet occupation, and the history of her family. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. ...

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The Battle of Britain with Wing Commander Thomas Neil

8th July, 2018

A very special podcast with Wing Commander Thomas Neil, one of the few to whom so many owed so much, talking about his experiences in the Battle of Britain. For ...

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Barack Obama with Ben Rhodes

5th July, 2018

Dan talks to Ben Rhodes, adviser to President Obama, about what it was like within the administration. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley ...

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Seymour Hersh on My Lai, Watergate, Abu Ghraib & Trump

4th July, 2018

Dan talks to giant of journalism, Sy Hersh, about the many things he's covered in his long career, from Vietnam to Iraq to Trump. For more exclusive history interviews & documentaries, ...

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Knebworth House

3rd July, 2018

Dan talks to Henry Lytton-Cobbold about his family, Knebworth House, and its connection with rock and roll. For more exclusive history interviews & documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV Producer: Natt Tapley ...

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1st July, 2018

Of what would you like to hear the unexpected history? Dr Sam Willis and Professor James Daybell explore various histories of the things they could talk about in future podcasts. ...

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Notre Dame du Taur with Kate Mosse

1st July, 2018

Kate Mosse is a historical novelist, known best for her trilogy of novels set in the Languedoc: Labyrinth, Sepulchre & Citadel. She has been fascinated by mediaeval churches since her childhood ...

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Concentration camps, internment & should we be worried? - Dr Christine Schmidt

30th June, 2018

Dan talks to Dr Christine Schmidt, a curator if the Wiener Library about the historical parallels for internment, and whether the situation we are in today is comparable. For more ...

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Authoritarianism & Unfreedom with Professor Tim Snyder

29th June, 2018

Professor Tim Snyder is an expert in authoritarian regimes and how they develop. He talks to Dan about Russia, the USA, Europe and what the lessons of the past tell ...

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