This colorful documentary explores the origins and impact of He-Man, a character whose power stretched well beyond a toy line and children's TV show.
Three of Ireland's top chefs Derry Clarke, Catherine Fulvio and Paul Flynn gather at opulent country manors to re-create banquets from the past.
On the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, thousands of enthusiasts reenact the epic clash. But there can only be one Napoleon.
This stylish mix of documentary and historical epic chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall.
Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China to explore the lives and times of Buddha, Socrates and Confucius.
In late-1800s Boston, a vision for the first subway in the U.S. overcomes opposition and technical setbacks, setting a bold precedent for other cit...
When a controversial cult leader builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal.
Historian Lucy Worsley chronicles the triumphs, excesses and violent downfall of the imperial Romanov dynasty, which ruled Russia for three centuries.
This installment of Frank Capra's acclaimed documentary series highlights the need for a Russo-American alliance to defeat the Nazis.
Five acclaimed contemporary directors tell the story of five legendary Hollywood filmmakers who enlisted in the armed forces to document World War II.
Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy presents a history of math, from the discovery of decimals in ancient Egypt to the great unsolved problems of today.
Witnesses and survivors recall the fateful events of August 6, 1945 the day the Enola Gay dropped the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
Guy Martin assists in preparing the last airworthy Vulcan bomber for a farewell tour while revealing the stories behind the iconic aircraft.
Frank Capra's documentary chronicles the rise of authoritarianism in Germany, Italy and Japan as America prepares for a defense of liberty.
This documentary series tries to get at the root of some of the most heinous crimes ever committed by deranged, cold-blooded criminals.
The TV personality and daredevil racer helps restore a British fighter plane that crashed during World War II and tells the true story of its pilot.
Interviews with influential MCs, DJs and moguls trace the genre's dynamic evolution from the 1970s through the 1990s in this documentary series.
Combining archival footage, animation and interviews, this innovative film explores the 1966 mass shooting from the University of Texas's clock tower.
This follow-up to the Oscar-nominated documentary 'Restrepo' delves into the experience of war and how it impacts those on the front lines.
Host Jamie Theakston travels to historic sites around the world to re-examine widely held theories about lost treasures, religious secrets and more.
Surviving power struggles, betrayals and plots, Hitler's inner circle of Nazi leaders seizes control of Germany and designs its disastrous future.
Historians and scientists search for insights into the origins and significance of some of the most enigmatic relics and monuments of times past.
Drawing on newly available info, this show traces how the British royal family has survived the last 100 years of power struggles, politics and more.
This decades-spanning docudrama chronicles the history of America's 20th-century gangland, from the five New York families to a burgeoning Al Capone.
Two former disciples of Indian spiritual teacher and so-called 'sex guru' Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh share their experiences as members of his commune.
Forensic geologist Scott Wolter explores mysteries, artifacts and relics to reveal a history of the North American continent not taught in school.
Combining archive footage with present-day interviews, this documentary explores how Apollo's mission control helped change the course of history.
Top scientists and paleontologists examine dinosaur fossils located throughout Canada, while searching for elusive new species.
Director John Ford captures combat footage of the Battle of Midway, an air and sea campaign that was a turning point in the war in the Pacific.
Four astronomers from England reunite for a 50th anniversary road trip across America while recalling their work for NASA's Apollo space program.
After dire setbacks in 1940, Winston Churchill commissions a new kind of fighting force: commandos trained to use stealth and audacious tactics.
Based on James Baldwin's unfinished book, this visual essay explores racism through the stories of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
Footage of the most dramatic moments from World War II is restored in color and high definition for this historical documentary series.
The colorful true story of the Portland Mavericks, a scrappy, independent baseball team of underdogs started by actor Bing Russell in the 1970s.
Experts examine the ruins and relics hidden beneath London's surface, unearthing a Roman amphitheater, plague pits, air raid shelters and more.
Aardman Animations icons Wallace & Gromit, Morph and more join fans and collaborators for a retrospective celebrating the studio's 40th anniversary.