History on Freeview Play
History on Freeview Play

History on Freeview Play

Learn more about the seminal events still shaping the world we live in with History on Freeview Play.


Village of the Missing

The Bruce McArthur serial killer case shocked Canada's largest city, and the whole country, when he was convicted of eight grisly murders. How did McArthur avoid arrest for nearly a decade? This film explores the untold immigrant story of Toronto's Gay Village, and the victims of these horrific crimes.

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The Great British Dig: History in Your Garden

Hugh Dennis and a team of expert archaeologists excavate back gardens around Britain, in an attempt to uncover the lost history buried beneath our lawns and flower beds

Watch on All4


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.

Watch now on BBC iPlayer

Ancient Mysteries

The work of experts exploring historical mysteries.

Watch now on My5


The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family

An epic three-part series that charts the rise and fall of the Boleyns. A story of love, sex and betrayal, told from the the family's unique perspective.

Watch now on BBC iPlayer

Secrets of the London Underground

Railway historian Tim Dunn teams up with Siddy Holloway from the London Transport Museum to explore the disused parts of London's tube network, from abandoned stations to redundant tunnels and lifts, often hidden right under passengers' noses.

Watch now on UKTV Play

Abandoned Engineering

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.

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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.

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The Blitz: Britain on Fire

Historical series exploring how Liverpool was bombarded for eight days in May 1941.

Watch now on My5

My Family, the Holocaust and Me

Robert Rinder helps Jewish families discover the full truth about what happened to their relatives during the Holocaust.

Watch now on BBC iPlayer


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.

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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.

Watch now on My5


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