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57: Smithsonian Channel

Thu Sep 29
Age of Humans

Thursday 00:00 - 01:00

Water. A look at how humans depend on water and the ways in which we have contaminated the Earth's water supply, including a look at how we might reverse course before it's too late.

Aerial Africa

Thursday 01:00 - 02:00

Discover the wonders of South Africa's Western Cape and its southern tip. This is home to diamonds and wine. It's also forever famous as the place where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.

The Curious Life and Death of...

Thursday 02:00 - 03:00

Brittany Murphy. The Hollywood beauty dies mysteriously after her career crashes. Months later, her husband dies the same way... in the same mansion. Coincidence? Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris investigates

Programmes start at 07:00am

Thursday 03:00 - 07:00

Programmes start at 07:00am

Air Warriors

Thursday 07:00 - 08:00

Nicknamed 'The Globemaster', the C-17 was the US Air Force's main workhorse for transporting American troops and cargo worldwide. It took 15 years to develop and build in the '80s and '90s.

Air Warriors

Thursday 08:00 - 09:00

The US Army's main heavy-lift helicopter got its name from a tribe of Native Americans in Washington State, the home of its maker, Boeing, and has been going strong since 1961.

Air Warriors

Thursday 09:00 - 10:00

The inside story of the march of the drones, which have a mixed reputation in Britain, but have been embraced fully by the American military. See their impact on warfare and aviation.

Earth Under Water

Thursday 10:00 - 11:00

The story of how the world is threatened by rising sea levels due to carbon dioxide emissions and rising global temperatures. The efforts to use engineering to save cities like London and New Orleans.

Age of Humans

Thursday 11:00 - 12:00

Water. A look at how humans depend on water and the ways in which we have contaminated the Earth's water supply, including a look at how we might reverse course before it's too late.

Aerial Africa

Thursday 12:00 - 13:00

Discover the wonders of South Africa's Western Cape and its southern tip. This is home to diamonds and wine. It's also forever famous as the place where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.

Pacific War in Colour

Thursday 13:00 - 14:00

WWII combat cameraman reveal what happened at The Battle of Okinawa, the Australian-led invasion of Borneo, and the most intense Japanese kamikaze attacks of the entire campaign.

Pacific War in Colour

Thursday 14:00 - 15:00

Dramatic colour combat footage and personal accounts of the Pacific War's final days, as Japan tries to recover from the atomic bombs and the relentless US military onslaught.

America in Colour

Thursday 15:00 - 16:00

Recently colourised footage reveals how Americans enjoyed themselves in the early 20th century - from amusement parks to sports. By 1953, they were spending $18 billion a year on having fun.

Earth Under Water

Thursday 16:00 - 17:00

The story of how the world is threatened by rising sea levels due to carbon dioxide emissions and rising global temperatures. The efforts to use engineering to save cities like London and New Orleans.

Age of Humans

Thursday 17:00 - 18:00

Water. A look at how humans depend on water and the ways in which we have contaminated the Earth's water supply, including a look at how we might reverse course before it's too late.

The Real Mad Men of Advertising

Thursday 18:00 - 19:00

The 1970s. A golden age in America's ad world, full of creativity and a love affair with non-conformity. But it was also fraught with new challenges, including a growing mistrust amongst consumers.

The Real Mad Men of Advertising

Thursday 19:00 - 20:00

The 1980s. It's the Reagan Era, and American political confidence fuels an era of heavy consumption. The creative geniuses on Madison Avenue find new ways of attracting a booming consumer spend.

Inside The Factory

Thursday 20:00 - 21:00

Gregg explores Ribena's Gloucestershire factory. It turns 90% of Britain's blackcurrants into soft drinks, producing three million bottles a week. Cherry is harvesting the berries on a farm in Kent.

Aerial America

Thursday 21:00 - 22:00

For centuries, adventurers have answered Alaska's 'call of the wild,' seeking thrills and fortunes in a state rife with beauty and danger. Fly over ancient glaciers, primeval forests, and wild waters.

Ice Airport Alaska

Thursday 22:00 - 23:00

War Planes and Sled Dogs. Now that passenger numbers are increasing after six months of not flying, many pilots don't have enough hours in the cockpit to be allowed to legally fly again.

Aerial America

Thursday 23:00 - 00:00

A landscape that attracted countless adventurers over the centuries in search of gold, silver, dog-sledding glory, and more. Fly over this breathtaking state and discover its extraordinary story.

Fri Sep 30
Aerial America

Today 00:00 - 01:00

For centuries, adventurers have answered Alaska's 'call of the wild,' seeking thrills and fortunes in a state rife with beauty and danger. Fly over ancient glaciers, primeval forests, and wild waters.

Ice Airport Alaska

Today 01:00 - 02:00

War Planes and Sled Dogs. Now that passenger numbers are increasing after six months of not flying, many pilots don't have enough hours in the cockpit to be allowed to legally fly again.

The Curious Life and Death of...

Today 02:00 - 03:00

Harry Houdini. The most famous celebrity of the early 20th Century, the magician and escape artist's sudden death at the peak of health has long remained mysterious. Was it an accident... or murder?

Programmes start at 07:00am

Today 03:00 - 07:00

Programmes start at 07:00am

Aerial America

Today 07:00 - 08:00

The far west state named after the first US President, George Washington. Famous now for its high-tech companies, coffee, space needle and UK-like rainy days. All seen from above.

Aerial America

Today 08:00 - 09:00

A landscape that attracted countless adventurers over the centuries in search of gold, silver, dog-sledding glory, and more. Fly over this breathtaking state and discover its extraordinary story.

Aerial America

Today 09:00 - 10:00

For centuries, adventurers have answered Alaska's 'call of the wild,' seeking thrills and fortunes in a state rife with beauty and danger. Fly over ancient glaciers, primeval forests, and wild waters.

Combat Ships

Today 10:00 - 11:00

River Raiders. Stories of the cut-throat world of river warfare from Harriet Tubman's successful gunboat raid to the high-speed Patrol Boat River in Vietnam.

Ultimate Warships

Today 11:00 - 12:00

The crew of the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier prepares to give air support to ground troops battling ISIS in Iraq.

Ultimate Warships

Today 12:00 - 13:00

A behind-the-scenes look at the operations of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, and the dedicated sailors who keep it running at maximum efficiency.

Earth Under Water

Today 13:00 - 14:00

The story of how the world is threatened by rising sea levels due to carbon dioxide emissions and rising global temperatures. The efforts to use engineering to save cities like London and New Orleans.

Age of Humans

Today 14:00 - 15:00

Water. A look at how humans depend on water and the ways in which we have contaminated the Earth's water supply, including a look at how we might reverse course before it's too late.

Aerial Africa

Today 15:00 - 16:00

Discover the wonders of South Africa's Western Cape and its southern tip. This is home to diamonds and wine. It's also forever famous as the place where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.

Aerial Ireland

Today 16:00 - 17:00

A sky-high tour over Ireland reveals its towering cliffs, rolling hills, ancient ruins, and rich history.

Aerial America

Today 17:00 - 18:00

For centuries, adventurers have answered Alaska's 'call of the wild,' seeking thrills and fortunes in a state rife with beauty and danger. Fly over ancient glaciers, primeval forests, and wild waters.

Epic Yellowstone

Today 18:00 - 19:00

The Yellowstone River travels a 700-mile journey through a spectacular landscape, revealing trumpeter swans, daring river otters, grizzlies and bison fording treacherous rapids.

Aerial New Zealand

Today 19:00 - 20:00

Down-under-from-above documentary, giving a chopper-eye view of the majestic north and south islands of the rugged landscape the Maoris call 'Land of the Long White Cloud'.

Space Disasters

Today 20:00 - 21:00

The Human Factor. There's no escaping human error, no matter how good the technology. The tragedies and missteps in our attempt to conquer space - as well as the knowledge gained from these tragedies

Space Disasters

Today 21:00 - 22:00

When Weather Strikes. Space travel is fraught with nature's dangers. Lightning nearly scuttles Apollo 12. Solar flares threaten the space station. And a cold snap leads to the Challenger disaster.

Space Disasters

Today 22:00 - 23:00

Failure to Launch. The tragedies and missteps in our attempts to conquer space. First moments are the most dangerous. From Sputnik to SpaceX, millions of litres of fuel ignites and sometimes explodes.

Space Disasters

Today 23:00 - 00:00

The Human Factor. There's no escaping human error, no matter how good the technology. The tragedies and missteps in our attempt to conquer space - as well as the knowledge gained from these tragedies

Sat Oct 01
Space Disasters

Tomorrow 00:00 - 01:00

When Weather Strikes. Space travel is fraught with nature's dangers. Lightning nearly scuttles Apollo 12. Solar flares threaten the space station. And a cold snap leads to the Challenger disaster.

Space Disasters

Tomorrow 01:00 - 02:00

Failure to Launch. The tragedies and missteps in our attempts to conquer space. First moments are the most dangerous. From Sputnik to SpaceX, millions of litres of fuel ignites and sometimes explodes.

The Curious Life and Death of...

Tomorrow 02:00 - 03:00

Pablo Escobar. Medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris conducts a virtual autopsy to examine the case of the world's most infamous drug Lord. Was he killed by the police, a US drug squad or his own hand?

Programmes start at 07:00am

Tomorrow 03:00 - 07:00

Programmes start at 07:00am

Aerial America

Tomorrow 07:00 - 08:00

The Prairie State, and its Windy City of Chicago, gets the fly-over treatment. It's given us American icons as notorious as Al Capone and as heroic as Abraham Lincoln.

Aerial America

Tomorrow 08:00 - 09:00

Indiana is world famous for its Indianapolis 500 car race and the Brickyard 400.

Aerial America

Tomorrow 09:00 - 10:00

A bird's-eye view of the Hawkeye State. The birthplace of author Bill Bryson and Hollywood cowboy star John Wayne and the site of Buddy Holly's last concert.

Aerial America

Tomorrow 10:00 - 11:00

Seen from above, the state they call 'The Mother of the West', because many of the great trails that opened up the Wild West began there - including The Pony Express.

Aerial America

Tomorrow 11:00 - 12:00

One of the USA's 13 original states and one of its most fascinating - seen from above. From Bruce Springsteen's childhood home to sites of momentous history, including the Hindenburg's fiery crash.

Aerial America

Tomorrow 12:00 - 13:00

The Badger State got its nickname from Cornish miners who emigrated to America and lived in dugout hillside caves. Soar over a dazzling landscape of forests, rivers and picturesque lighthouses

Searching for Secrets

Tomorrow 13:00 - 14:00

New York. Why can't you go up Lady Liberty's torch? What's behind the famous 21 Club's secret door? And how did the city's top tourist attraction put cowboys out of work?

Searching for Secrets

Tomorrow 14:00 - 15:00

San Francisco. Local experts discover how the famous pride flag lost two of its stripes, and what an apartment on Telegraph Hill has to do with the CIA, mind control, and the Summer of Love.

Inside The Factory

Tomorrow 15:00 - 16:00

Gregg explores Ribena's Gloucestershire factory. It turns 90% of Britain's blackcurrants into soft drinks, producing three million bottles a week. Cherry is harvesting the berries on a farm in Kent.

Mystic Britain

Tomorrow 16:00 - 17:00

Lost Tribe of Scotland. Clive Anderson and Mary-Ann Ochota try to find out why an ancient warrior tribe mysteriously vanished and uncover an epic tale of Vikings, giants and the Loch Ness Monster.

Mystic Britain

Tomorrow 17:00 - 18:00

Mystery of the White Horse. Clive Anderson and Mary Ann-Ochota explore a giant hill figure in England and get drawn into ancient myths, local folklore and pagan rituals. Who put it there and why?

Mystic Britain

Tomorrow 18:00 - 19:00

The Monster of Maeshowe. Clive Anderson and Mary-Ann Ochota visit the Scottish island of Orkney and enter the lair of the legendary Hogboy to investigate a case of Viking treasure, lust and madness.

Mystic Britain

Tomorrow 19:00 - 20:00

Were Druids prehistoric hippies or bloodthirsty practitioners of human sacrifice? To find out, Clive Anderson and Mary-Ann Ochota explore Anglesey, consider cannibalism and face the fiery Wicker Man.

Mystic Britain

Tomorrow 20:00 - 21:00

Mystery of the Red Lady. Clive Anderson and anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota journey back 34,000 years to investigate a mysterious set of red bones and wind up hunting for woolly mammoths and zombies.

Mystic Britain

Tomorrow 21:00 - 22:00

The Quest for King Arthur. Clive meets a real Merlin and tries to wield Excalibur, while Mary-Ann sits at the Round Table and searches for Arthur's final resting place and the truth behind the legend.

Mystic Britain

Tomorrow 22:00 - 23:00

Legend of the Warrior Queen. The search for Britain's great warrior Queen - Boudica. Clive rides a war chariot and peers into some entrails, while Mary-Ann predicts the future with a giant rabbit.

Mystic Britain

Tomorrow 23:00 - 00:00

Leeches, Plagues and Potions. Clive Anderson and Mary-Ann Ochota test outrageous remedies like leeches, head-drilling, and a pigeon that cures the plague. Also, Henry VIII's role in Tudor medicine.

Sun Oct 02
Mystic Britain

Sunday 00:00 - 01:00

The Sand Bodies of Sutton Hoo. Clive Anderson and Mary-Ann Ochota investigate one of Britain's sinister mysteries: decapitated bodies in gruesome poses, warrior kings with tiny heads...& killer cake.

Mystic Britain

Sunday 01:00 - 02:00

Comedian Clive Anderson and anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota explore superstition and magic in the Middle Ages, when many Britons believed witches and devils walked the earth.

Mystic Britain

Sunday 02:00 - 03:00

Clive Anderson and Mary-Ann Ochota visit the Cotswolds' 'Whispering Knights'and ancient stones that, according to legend, are a monarch and courtiers petrified by a witch thousands of years ago.

Programmes start at 07:00am

Sunday 03:00 - 07:00

Programmes start at 07:00am

Aerial America

Sunday 07:00 - 08:00

A soaring tour over the Golden State's beaches, vast deserts, volcanic craters, and a look down at the City of Angels, where movie moguls and celebrities make Hollywood the heart of show business

Aerial America

Sunday 08:00 - 09:00

Soar over Washington, D.C. to explores its skyline, rich history and colourful stories, including scandals, assassinations and triumphs.

Aerial America

Sunday 09:00 - 10:00

It's become famous for its valleys, the ones that produce fine wines and high tech: Napa and Silicon. Northern California is the heart and soul of the Golden State, seen from above like never before.

Aerial America

Sunday 10:00 - 11:00

An aerial tour over New England, from the Massachusetts harbors where Americans rebelled against the British to the spectacular autumn colours that blanket the mountains of Vermont.

Aerial America

Sunday 11:00 - 12:00

Explore America's massive lakes, powerful rivers and spectacular glaciers. Witness the products of millions of years of geological evolution and remarkable feats of modern engineering.

Aerial America

Sunday 12:00 - 13:00

American road trips are legendary and every year millions of drivers cover huge parts of the States in search of hidden attractions. This aerial 'road trip' uncovers some of the more unusual ones.

Inside The Factory

Sunday 13:00 - 14:00

Gregg explores Ribena's Gloucestershire factory. It turns 90% of Britain's blackcurrants into soft drinks, producing three million bottles a week. Cherry is harvesting the berries on a farm in Kent.

Henry VIII and the King's Men

Sunday 14:00 - 15:00

The Unexpected King. Tracy Borman looks at Henry VIII through the eyes of the men - from advisors to painters and physicians - who stoked his ruthlessness and fears and exploited his vulnerability

Henry VIII and the King's Men

Sunday 15:00 - 16:00

The Absent King. Tracy Borman, Chief Curator for Historic Royal Palaces, reveals how Henry VIII's pursuit of pleasure saw him entrust a huge amount of power to the men around him - and shakes Europe.

Henry VIII and the King's Men

Sunday 16:00 - 17:00

The Tyrant King. Tracy Borman reveals how the men around Henry VIII shaped the final part of his reign. With brutal struggles breaking out, they had to tread carefully as the king had become a tyrant.

Britain in Colour

Sunday 17:00 - 18:00

Colourization of historic film creates a vivid portrait of the Royal Family from the late 19th century. Includes the earliest film of Queen Victoria, and Edward and Wallis Simpson marrying in exile.

Britain in Colour

Sunday 18:00 - 19:00

Colourized film creates a vivid portrait of the British empire from its peak in the early 20th century through uprisings, wars and inevitable decline. Includes early colour home movies from the Raj.

Britain in Colour

Sunday 19:00 - 20:00

Colourization of rare archival film and home movies brings Churchill back to life. Includes moments of drama, alongside playful scenes with Charlie Chaplin and losing his shorts in his swimming pool

Combat Ships

Sunday 20:00 - 21:00

Bad design, human error and the enemy sent great ships to tragic ends, like Britain's K13 submarine and HMS Hood, Sweden's 17th century Vasa, and Kublai Khan's fleet, sunk by the original kamikaze.

Combat Ships

Sunday 21:00 - 22:00

Destroyers and Cruisers. The ships that made mighty empires, from the lone wolves that patrolled the high seas for imperial Britain to the USS Laffey's heroic WWII battle against kamikazes at Okinawa.

Inside The Factory

Sunday 22:00 - 23:00

Gregg explores Ribena's Gloucestershire factory. It turns 90% of Britain's blackcurrants into soft drinks, producing three million bottles a week. Cherry is harvesting the berries on a farm in Kent.

Combat Ships

Sunday 23:00 - 00:00

Bad design, human error and the enemy sent great ships to tragic ends, like Britain's K13 submarine and HMS Hood, Sweden's 17th century Vasa, and Kublai Khan's fleet, sunk by the original kamikaze.

Mon Oct 03
Combat Ships

Monday 00:00 - 01:00

Destroyers and Cruisers. The ships that made mighty empires, from the lone wolves that patrolled the high seas for imperial Britain to the USS Laffey's heroic WWII battle against kamikazes at Okinawa.

Air Warriors

Monday 01:00 - 02:00

Lancaster. A flying machine of near-perfect symmetrical beauty that brings damage, destruction, and death to Nazi Germany, and ultimately helps bring victory for the Allied forces.

Air Warriors

Monday 02:00 - 03:00

Tornado. Born as an unlikely design to meet the combined needs of three European countries, the Tornado operates in a multiplicity of roles to become one of the most long-lived fighter bombers.

Programmes start at 07:00am

Monday 03:00 - 07:00

Programmes start at 07:00am

Aerial America

Monday 07:00 - 08:00

Discover the stunning landscape and astonishing stories of Hawaii's eight major islands, via a non-stop journey by air.

Aerial America

Monday 08:00 - 09:00

The state called The Old Dominion because it was the first English colony in North America. The birthplace of eight American presidents, which is more than any other state.

Aerial America

Monday 09:00 - 10:00

An aerial journey across a state rich in Native American legends, British colonial history and New England charm. Witness Connecticut's coastal blue waters and mountains ablaze with autumnal colors.

Siege of Masada

Monday 10:00 - 11:00

Dramatic reconstruction investigation into the events of 73 CE, when 10,000 Romans laid siege to 960 Jewish rebels trapped on a mountain at Masada. It ended, it is said, in the rebels' mass suicide.

The Real Jesus of Nazareth

Monday 11:00 - 12:00

The Lost Years. Robert Powell, star of Franco Zeffirelli's 'Jesus of Nazareth,' returns to the Holy Land to examine what Jesus' life may have been like during the undocumented years of his young life.

The Real Jesus of Nazareth

Monday 12:00 - 13:00

The Ministry Begins. Robert Powell, who starred in Zeffirelli's 'Jesus of Nazareth', returns to the Holy Land to search for evidence about the man who gave rise to a faith of over 2 billion people.

The Real Jesus of Nazareth

Monday 13:00 - 14:00

From Galilee to Jerusalem. Actor Robert Powell journeys throughout modern Israel, meeting archaeologists and scholars who help him reconstruct the story of the growth of Jesus's ministry.

The Real Jesus of Nazareth

Monday 14:00 - 15:00

The Final Days. Robert Powell, star of Franco Zeffirelli's 'Jesus of Nazareth,' heads to Jerusalem to complete his examination into the life of Christ. He uncovers clues that give historical context.

Tomb Hunters

Monday 15:00 - 16:00

Secrets of the Mega-Tomb. Egyptian archaeologists discovers a vast burial chamber filled with over a hundred coffins. What is this giant tomb and what can it reveal about Egyptian way of death?

Tomb Hunters

Monday 16:00 - 17:00

Mystery of the Painted Mummy. Archaeologists discover a mysterious 2600-year-old coffin with a remarkable secret. What will it reveal about the land of the living in this ancient civilisation?

Tomb Hunters

Monday 17:00 - 18:00

Tomb of the Pyramid Judge. Archaeologists discover a mysterious new rock-cut tomb dating to Egypt's Old Kingdom and discover secrets hidden since the Age of the Pyramids.

Tomb Hunters

Monday 18:00 - 19:00

Rise of the Greeks. As the full stunning mega-tomb is revealed, archaeologists discover a burial shaft filled with gilded coffins. What happened to this necropolis last days of ancient Egypt?

Inside The Factory

Monday 19:00 - 20:00

Gregg explores Ribena's Gloucestershire factory. It turns 90% of Britain's blackcurrants into soft drinks, producing three million bottles a week. Cherry is harvesting the berries on a farm in Kent.

Ice Airport Alaska

Monday 20:00 - 21:00

Emergency Landing. The Airport Police and Fire Department prepare for the landing of a cargo plane with malfunctioning landing gear, potentially putting the fuselage directly onto the frozen runway.

Ice Airport Alaska

Monday 21:00 - 22:00

Whiskey and Water. A crisis in a remote village has left an indigenous population without running water. Coming to their aid is the oldest plane at Ted Stevens; a WWII, Douglas DC3.

Inside The Factory

Monday 22:00 - 23:00

Gregg Wallace discovers how one of Britain's largest bakeries makes up to one and a half million loaves of bread a week. Historian Ruth Goodman shows the hidden killers that once lurked in our bread.

Ice Airport Alaska

Monday 23:00 - 00:00

Emergency Landing. The Airport Police and Fire Department prepare for the landing of a cargo plane with malfunctioning landing gear, potentially putting the fuselage directly onto the frozen runway.

Tue Oct 04
Ice Airport Alaska

Tuesday 00:00 - 01:00

Whiskey and Water. A crisis in a remote village has left an indigenous population without running water. Coming to their aid is the oldest plane at Ted Stevens; a WWII, Douglas DC3.

Ice Airport Alaska

Tuesday 01:00 - 02:00

War Planes and Sled Dogs. Now that passenger numbers are increasing after six months of not flying, many pilots don't have enough hours in the cockpit to be allowed to legally fly again.

Ice Airport Alaska

Tuesday 02:00 - 03:00

Mayday. 28 of the 29 Iditarod Race pilots make it back - but one pilot is yet to return. His single engine is out and he comes crashing out of the sky over a busy downtown Anchorage.

Programmes start at 07:00am

Tuesday 03:00 - 07:00

Programmes start at 07:00am

Air Warriors

Tuesday 07:00 - 08:00

Known as the 'Fighting Falcon', the F-16 supersonic jet fighter has been a staple of the US Air Force since 1976. Examine its history and witness its successes.

Air Warriors

Tuesday 08:00 - 09:00

Documentary about America's longest-serving long-range strategic bomber. First flown in 1952, the B-52 Stratofortress's eight turbojets give it a combat range of almost 9,000 miles.

Air Warriors

Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00

The iconic US Air Force long-range fighter first saw service in 1942 with the RAF. It helped change the course of the Second World War and flew for the US in the Korean War.

Ice Airport Alaska

Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00

Emergency Landing. The Airport Police and Fire Department prepare for the landing of a cargo plane with malfunctioning landing gear, potentially putting the fuselage directly onto the frozen runway.

Ice Airport Alaska

Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00

Whiskey and Water. A crisis in a remote village has left an indigenous population without running water. Coming to their aid is the oldest plane at Ted Stevens; a WWII, Douglas DC3.

Bird vs. Plane

Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00

Look back on the 'Miracle on the Hudson', the 2009 landing of an Airbus A320 on New York's Hudson River after being struck by geese. Scientists try to find ways to stop bird strikes.

Combat Ships

Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00

Bad design, human error and the enemy sent great ships to tragic ends, like Britain's K13 submarine and HMS Hood, Sweden's 17th century Vasa, and Kublai Khan's fleet, sunk by the original kamikaze.

Combat Ships

Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00

Destroyers and Cruisers. The ships that made mighty empires, from the lone wolves that patrolled the high seas for imperial Britain to the USS Laffey's heroic WWII battle against kamikazes at Okinawa.

Memphis Belle in Colour

Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00

The story of one of the most famous aircraft in history, filmed in colour during aerial combat. Memphis Belle was based at RAF Bassingbourn and flew 29 bombing missions over France and Germany

Ice Airport Alaska

Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00

Emergency Landing. The Airport Police and Fire Department prepare for the landing of a cargo plane with malfunctioning landing gear, potentially putting the fuselage directly onto the frozen runway.

Ice Airport Alaska

Tuesday 17:00 - 18:00

Whiskey and Water. A crisis in a remote village has left an indigenous population without running water. Coming to their aid is the oldest plane at Ted Stevens; a WWII, Douglas DC3.

Aerial America

Tuesday 18:00 - 19:00

Coasts. An aerial tour over America's coastlines explores the visual splendor and rich history of our nation's varied borders.

Inside The Factory

Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00

Gregg Wallace discovers how one of Britain's largest bakeries makes up to one and a half million loaves of bread a week. Historian Ruth Goodman shows the hidden killers that once lurked in our bread.

America's Hidden Stories

Tuesday 20:00 - 21:00

The CIA opens the doors to its newly-designed secret museum, giving viewers an insider's look at decades of techno wizardry.

America's Hidden Stories

Tuesday 21:00 - 22:00

CIA Cyber Attack. An investigation into whether a massive explosion of a pipeline in Siberia in 1982 was the result of a CIA operation that employed the newly emerging field of computer viruses.

WWII Battles in Color

Tuesday 22:00 - 23:00

The Bulge. Extraordinary film, colorized for the first time, brings eye witness accounts from those who fought in the US military's bloodiest battle on the European front in World War II

America's Hidden Stories

Tuesday 23:00 - 00:00

The CIA opens the doors to its newly-designed secret museum, giving viewers an insider's look at decades of techno wizardry.

Wed Oct 05
America's Hidden Stories

Wednesday 00:00 - 01:00

CIA Cyber Attack. An investigation into whether a massive explosion of a pipeline in Siberia in 1982 was the result of a CIA operation that employed the newly emerging field of computer viruses.

WWII Battles in Color

Wednesday 01:00 - 02:00

The Bulge. Extraordinary film, colorized for the first time, brings eye witness accounts from those who fought in the US military's bloodiest battle on the European front in World War II

Race to Victory

Wednesday 02:00 - 03:00

On the 75thanniversary of VE Day, rare colour footage, haunting home movies and first-person stories bring fresh perspective to one of humanity's greatest triumphs: victory over Nazi Germany.

Programmes start at 07:00am

Wednesday 03:00 - 07:00

Programmes start at 07:00am

Air Warriors

Wednesday 07:00 - 08:00

The inside story of the British-invented short takeoff/vertical landing attack aircraft adopted by the US military. Named after a bird of prey and originally nicknamed The Harrier Jump Jet.

Air Warriors

Wednesday 08:00 - 09:00

America's first jet powered aerial refueller, from the '50s, which saw action during the Vietnam War, keeping US Air Force bombers flying, before playing a key role in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

Air Warriors

Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00

Inside Story of America's CIA spy plane, the U-2, which took photographs secretly from the stratosphere and became world famous when US pilot Gary Powers was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960.

America's Hidden Stories

Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00

The CIA opens the doors to its newly-designed secret museum, giving viewers an insider's look at decades of techno wizardry.

America's Hidden Stories

Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00

CIA Cyber Attack. An investigation into whether a massive explosion of a pipeline in Siberia in 1982 was the result of a CIA operation that employed the newly emerging field of computer viruses.

America's Hidden Stories

Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00

The flu pandemic of 1918 is the hidden apocalypse of the 20th century, killing as many as 50 million people worldwide. It likely began in America and was more deadly than WWI. Could it happen again?

Ice Airport Alaska

Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00

Emergency Landing. The Airport Police and Fire Department prepare for the landing of a cargo plane with malfunctioning landing gear, potentially putting the fuselage directly onto the frozen runway.

Ice Airport Alaska

Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00

Whiskey and Water. A crisis in a remote village has left an indigenous population without running water. Coming to their aid is the oldest plane at Ted Stevens; a WWII, Douglas DC3.

The Spy in the Hanoi Hilton

Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00

During the Vietnam War, American POWs were kept in the notorious Hòa Lò Prison, dubbed 'The Hanoi Hilton'. This is the inside story of how they secretly communicated with U.S. intelligence agents.

America's Hidden Stories

Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00

The CIA opens the doors to its newly-designed secret museum, giving viewers an insider's look at decades of techno wizardry.

America's Hidden Stories

Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00

CIA Cyber Attack. An investigation into whether a massive explosion of a pipeline in Siberia in 1982 was the result of a CIA operation that employed the newly emerging field of computer viruses.

Earth Under Water

Wednesday 18:00 - 19:00

The story of how the world is threatened by rising sea levels due to carbon dioxide emissions and rising global temperatures. The efforts to use engineering to save cities like London and New Orleans.

Age of Humans

Wednesday 19:00 - 20:00

Industrialised agriculture and migration of plants caused by humans have led to noticeable changes to nature and are having severe consequences.

Age of Humans

Wednesday 20:00 - 21:00

Air. A look at how humankind has affected the Earth's atmosphere and climate and what new technologies are being developed to improve the air around us.

Age of Humans

Wednesday 21:00 - 22:00

Water. A look at how humans depend on water and the ways in which we have contaminated the Earth's water supply, including a look at how we might reverse course before it's too late.

Aerial Africa

Wednesday 22:00 - 23:00

Explore Namibia from above. From the emerald green waters of the Kunene River to the Namib desert, uncover unexplained geological phenomena and the nation's brutal colonial past.

Age of Humans

Wednesday 23:00 - 00:00

Air. A look at how humankind has affected the Earth's atmosphere and climate and what new technologies are being developed to improve the air around us.

Thu Oct 06
Age of Humans

Thursday 00:00 - 01:00

Water. A look at how humans depend on water and the ways in which we have contaminated the Earth's water supply, including a look at how we might reverse course before it's too late.

Aerial Africa

Thursday 01:00 - 02:00

Explore Namibia from above. From the emerald green waters of the Kunene River to the Namib desert, uncover unexplained geological phenomena and the nation's brutal colonial past.

Earth Under Water

Thursday 02:00 - 03:00

The story of how the world is threatened by rising sea levels due to carbon dioxide emissions and rising global temperatures. The efforts to use engineering to save cities like London and New Orleans.

Programmes start at 07:00am

Thursday 03:00 - 07:00

Programmes start at 07:00am

Air Warriors

Thursday 07:00 - 08:00

Inside story of the huge US Air Force ground attack, cargo carrying, fighting workhorse developed during the Vietnam War that is still flying today. Nicknamed 'Stinger II and 'The Ghostrider'

Air Warriors

Thursday 08:00 - 09:00

The classic US Navy carrier-based fighter from 1943 that helped changed the course of the Pacific War. Only 12,275 were built over a two-year period, at a cost of around $35,000 each.

Air Warriors

Thursday 09:00 - 10:00

America's go-to twin-seat jet interceptor and fighter-bomber, which first saw action during the Vietnam War.

Age of Humans

Thursday 10:00 - 11:00

Air. A look at how humankind has affected the Earth's atmosphere and climate and what new technologies are being developed to improve the air around us.

Age of Humans

Thursday 11:00 - 12:00

Water. A look at how humans depend on water and the ways in which we have contaminated the Earth's water supply, including a look at how we might reverse course before it's too late.

Aerial Africa

Thursday 12:00 - 13:00

Explore Namibia from above. From the emerald green waters of the Kunene River to the Namib desert, uncover unexplained geological phenomena and the nation's brutal colonial past.

America's Hidden Stories

Thursday 13:00 - 14:00

The CIA opens the doors to its newly-designed secret museum, giving viewers an insider's look at decades of techno wizardry.

America's Hidden Stories

Thursday 14:00 - 15:00

CIA Cyber Attack. An investigation into whether a massive explosion of a pipeline in Siberia in 1982 was the result of a CIA operation that employed the newly emerging field of computer viruses.

Age of Humans

Thursday 15:00 - 16:00

Industrialised agriculture and migration of plants caused by humans have led to noticeable changes to nature and are having severe consequences.

Age of Humans

Thursday 16:00 - 17:00

Air. A look at how humankind has affected the Earth's atmosphere and climate and what new technologies are being developed to improve the air around us.

Age of Humans

Thursday 17:00 - 18:00

Water. A look at how humans depend on water and the ways in which we have contaminated the Earth's water supply, including a look at how we might reverse course before it's too late.

Aerial Africa

Thursday 18:00 - 19:00

Explore Namibia from above. From the emerald green waters of the Kunene River to the Namib desert, uncover unexplained geological phenomena and the nation's brutal colonial past.

Food Factories: How They Work

Thursday 19:00 - 20:00

Sweet Treats. Gregg Wallace unpacks the amazing engineering behind his favorite manufacturing machines from gravity-defying contraptions sorting biscuit dough to robot devices creating chocolate eggs.

Inside The Factory

Thursday 20:00 - 21:00

Gregg Wallace discovers how one of Britain's largest bakeries makes up to one and a half million loaves of bread a week. Historian Ruth Goodman shows the hidden killers that once lurked in our bread.

Bird vs. Plane

Thursday 21:00 - 22:00

Look back on the 'Miracle on the Hudson', the 2009 landing of an Airbus A320 on New York's Hudson River after being struck by geese. Scientists try to find ways to stop bird strikes.

Ice Airport Alaska

Thursday 22:00 - 23:00

Mayday. 28 of the 29 Iditarod Race pilots make it back - but one pilot is yet to return. His single engine is out and he comes crashing out of the sky over a busy downtown Anchorage.

Food Factories: How They Work

Thursday 23:00 - 00:00

Sweet Treats. Gregg Wallace unpacks the amazing engineering behind his favorite manufacturing machines from gravity-defying contraptions sorting biscuit dough to robot devices creating chocolate eggs.

Fri Oct 07
Bird vs. Plane

Friday 00:00 - 01:00

Look back on the 'Miracle on the Hudson', the 2009 landing of an Airbus A320 on New York's Hudson River after being struck by geese. Scientists try to find ways to stop bird strikes.

Ice Airport Alaska

Friday 01:00 - 02:00

Mayday. 28 of the 29 Iditarod Race pilots make it back - but one pilot is yet to return. His single engine is out and he comes crashing out of the sky over a busy downtown Anchorage.

WWII Battles in Color

Friday 02:00 - 03:00

Blitzkrieg. Rare archive, colorized for the first time, charts the German Army in 1940 as it unleashes a new Blitzkrieg 'lightning war' tactic.

Programmes start at 07:00am

Friday 03:00 - 07:00

Programmes start at 07:00am

Aerial America

Friday 07:00 - 08:00

Fly over rugged shores and into the great wilderness seafarers once called "The Mainland." This aerial journey offers a stunning view of one of the most beautiful states on the Atlantic Coast.

Aerial America

Friday 08:00 - 09:00

One of only three US states to have a Pacific Ocean coastline, Oregon is a mixture of volcanoes, huge lakes, dense forests, high deserts and semi-arid shrublands.

Aerial America

Friday 09:00 - 10:00

The spirit and history of the South imbue this flight across a state named in honour of King Charles I. From Fort Sumter, where America's Civil War started, to cypress swamps and stunning beaches.

Searching for Secrets

Friday 10:00 - 11:00

New York. Why can't you go up Lady Liberty's torch? What's behind the famous 21 Club's secret door? And how did the city's top tourist attraction put cowboys out of work?

Bird vs. Plane

Friday 11:00 - 12:00

Look back on the 'Miracle on the Hudson', the 2009 landing of an Airbus A320 on New York's Hudson River after being struck by geese. Scientists try to find ways to stop bird strikes.

Ice Airport Alaska

Friday 12:00 - 13:00

Mayday. 28 of the 29 Iditarod Race pilots make it back - but one pilot is yet to return. His single engine is out and he comes crashing out of the sky over a busy downtown Anchorage.

Age of Humans

Friday 13:00 - 14:00

Air. A look at how humankind has affected the Earth's atmosphere and climate and what new technologies are being developed to improve the air around us.

Age of Humans

Friday 14:00 - 15:00

Water. A look at how humans depend on water and the ways in which we have contaminated the Earth's water supply, including a look at how we might reverse course before it's too late.

Aerial Africa

Friday 15:00 - 16:00

Explore Namibia from above. From the emerald green waters of the Kunene River to the Namib desert, uncover unexplained geological phenomena and the nation's brutal colonial past.

Searching for Secrets

Friday 16:00 - 17:00

New York. Why can't you go up Lady Liberty's torch? What's behind the famous 21 Club's secret door? And how did the city's top tourist attraction put cowboys out of work?

Bird vs. Plane

Friday 17:00 - 18:00

Look back on the 'Miracle on the Hudson', the 2009 landing of an Airbus A320 on New York's Hudson River after being struck by geese. Scientists try to find ways to stop bird strikes.

Ice Airport Alaska

Friday 18:00 - 19:00

Mayday. 28 of the 29 Iditarod Race pilots make it back - but one pilot is yet to return. His single engine is out and he comes crashing out of the sky over a busy downtown Anchorage.

Aerial Britain

Friday 19:00 - 20:00

The South: Soar over sprawling London, take in Framlingham Castle, the subject of Ed Sheeran's hit song 'Castle on the Hill', be astonished by the Eden project and by a Star Wars film location.

The Wild Andes

Friday 20:00 - 21:00

An in-depth look at the varied terrain, weather and wildlife found in the Southern Patagonian Andes.

The Wild Andes

Friday 21:00 - 22:00

Animals in the Andes' unpredictable Altiplano plateau have developed many adaptations in order to survive.

The Wild Andes

Friday 22:00 - 23:00

An exploration of the northern tropical Andes and its rich and unique variety of habitats and species.

The Wild Andes

Friday 23:00 - 00:00

An in-depth look at the varied terrain, weather and wildlife found in the Southern Patagonian Andes.

Sat Oct 08
The Wild Andes

Saturday 00:00 - 01:00

Animals in the Andes' unpredictable Altiplano plateau have developed many adaptations in order to survive.