47 min

Art in Revolution

This programme follows the political situation in the USSR from 1917 to the death of Lenin, tracing the pattern of Soviet creativity during those years by linking the art of the time to the historical events from which it grew, and which it frequently sought both to depict and to stimulate.

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50 min

Armada: The Untold Story

This is the story of how Europe prepared for war as Tudor England stood on the brink of annihilation. Using exclusive access to a cache of 3000 newly discovered documents, we will journey deep inside the Royal corridors of power and into the front line of a battle where confusion and ...

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71 Min

The Road to Rome

Narrated by Sir Ian McKellen, The Road To Rome documents the journey of three authors of historical fiction as they walk from Naples to Rome dressed as Roman soldiers to raise money for charity. Their exploits raised over £25,000 in donations for charities Médecins Sans Frontières and Combat Stress.

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34 min

The Unheard Tapes of Bomber Command

On the 25th of July 1943 Flight Lieutenant Stevens flew in one of the deadliest bombing raids on Essen. The moment he returned home, he made a recording of himself reliving the events of that night. Here, for the first time, we bring together the voice of the 21 year old and ...

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7 min

Ghosts of the Romanovs

In this exclusive piece Helen Rappaport reveals the untold story of modern Russia's obsession with the Romanov family and the place where they died.

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27 min

Lucy Worsley on The Death of Jane Austen

Lucy Worsley and Dan Snow pay a visit to Jane Austen's house to draw back the curtain on the life of the author who changed the course of novel writing and publishing. In this programme we uncover the truth about how she really lived from day to day, explore little-known ...

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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 agents, and with expert contributors delves into the extraordinary double ...

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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 Lloyd George's humble beginnings.

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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, by his death 38 years later, he had earned the reputation ...

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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 here side-by-side for the first time.

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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 of this medieval religious order that also trained warrior monks. ...

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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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48 min

The Mystery of the Headless Man

Simon 'the Fox' Fraser, the 11th Lord Lovat of the Highland, was the last man to be beheaded in England. But what happened to his body? Was he buried at the Tower of London? Or does his body in fact lie in the clan vault? A tomb is opened and ...

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40 min

The Myth and Reality of Hitler’s Secret Police

Professor Frank McDonough is an internationally renowned expert on the Third Reich. He was born in Liverpool, studied history at Balliol College, Oxford and gained a PhD from Lancaster University. Here he discusses the subject of his book 'The Gestapo: The Myth and Reality of Hitler's Secret Police'.

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38 min

The Holocaust – Laurence Rees

Laurence Rees has spent twenty-five years meeting survivors and perpetrators of the Holocaust. In his new book, 'The Holocaust: A New History', he combines eyewitness testimony, a large amount of which has never been published before, with the latest academic research, to create the first accessible and authoritative account of ...

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27 min

History of Everyday Life – Greg Jenner

Greg Jenner is the historical consultant to Horrible Histories and is the author of 'A Million Years in a Day: A Curious History of Everyday Life'. Jenner explains it as a light-hearted history of everything since the stone age, because everyone who has ever lived has had to deal with ...

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36 min

Jim Peters – Sutton Hoo Shoulder Clasp

This series is designed to give bite-sized insights into the world of Art History, bringing one image to life through discussion with experts. History is never far from view, so each image will be expanded to sit within the cultural and historical context that produced it. In this podcast Dr. ...

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52 min

Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany – Norman Ohler

The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. As Norman Ohler reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops' resilience - even partly explaining German ...

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19 min

Mary Beard on Women and Power

Why has history persistently ignored or failed to recognise the role of women? In this Spotlight interview with Dan Snow, Mary Beard explores the many ways throughout history that women have been put down or silenced.

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20 min

Conquest: From Hereward the Wake to Brexit

Laurence Brockliss talks to us about the Norman Conquest and how the events of 1066 impacted on Britain's EU referendum. Discussing Hereward the Wake and his resistance to the Normans, what can we learn about the flow of modern politics from the actions of this rogue?

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26 min

The Women Who Flew For Hitler

Throughout the Second World War Hitler's formidable Luftwaffe airforce terrorised Europe, but it could never have taken to the air without the top secret work done by its test pilots. In this exclusive interview author Clare Mulley tells us about two remarkable female test pilots, and the impact they had ...

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60 min

The Last Dambuster

May 1943, a force of 19 Lancaster bombers attacks the dams of the Ruhr Valley, Germany's industrial heartland. George 'Johnny' Johnson is the last British Dambuster. On HistoryHit.TV he speaks exclusively to Dan Snow about his experience of one of World War Two's most iconic moments.

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70 min

Imphal and Kohima: Britain’s Greatest Battle

The twin battles of Imphal and Kohima marked a turning point in the Far Eastern theatre of World War Two. Yet the battlefields remain relatively unexplored. Join James Holland as he travels to India and unearths the story of this, Britain's Greatest Battle.

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30 min

Gary Oldman – Being Winston Churchill

Dan Snow talks to acclaimed actor Gary Oldman about the challenge of taking on the role of Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour", and the role of art in interpreting history. Oldman has since won an Oscar for his performance.

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