1981: a devastating fire leaves 13 black teens dead. The protests, unrest and accusations of indifference defined race relations for a generation. From director Steve McQueen.
VE Day in Colour: Britain's Biggest Party
The story of how British people came together to celebrate the end of World War II.
Subnormal: A British Scandal
An examination of one of the biggest scandals in the history of British education.
The People's History Show
The People's History Show looks back in time to discover the places and people that make up Scotland's shared history.
The work of experts exploring historical mysteries.
Britain at Low Tide
Palaeobiologist Dr Tori Herridge explores more of the intertidal archaeology of Britain - the archaeological remains that are visible when the tide goes out
Research into why and how large projects were built, the financial and social costs of their failure, and the consequences for the environment. Experts present plans to make something new from the ruins.
My Family, Partition and Me
Anita Rani explores the human impact of the Partition of India in 1947 through the dramatic stories of four British families, including her own
The Blitz: Britain on Fire
Historical series exploring how Liverpool was bombarded for eight days in May 1941.
Dambusters' Great Escape
The extraordinary story of how two RAF squadrons finally sank Tirpitz, Germany's most powerful and dangerous Second World War battleship, after 34 failed attempts.
My Family, the Holocaust and Me
Robert Rinder helps Jewish families discover the full truth about what happened to their relatives during the Holocaust.
The Architecture the Railways Built
Transport historian and architecture enthusiast Tim Dunn celebrates the radical design and often challenging construction of many station buildings across the UK and Europe, from grand edifices in major cities to tiny rural stations serving small communities.
Secrets of Egypt's Valley of the Kings
International teams of Egyptologists unearth the world's richest seam of ancient archaeology, in Egypt's Valley of the Kings.
A Big History of America
From its first Viking visitors a millennium ago to the Pilgrim Fathers settling at Plymouth Harbour, to independence, the gold rush, civil war, and abolition of slavery.
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