History on Freeview Play

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



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.

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VE Day in Colour: Britain's Biggest Party

The story of how British people came together to celebrate the end of World War II.

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A group of smiling people making V for Victory signs with their hands on VE day in 1945

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Fmaily

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.

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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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Ancient Mysteries

The work of experts exploring historical mysteries.

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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

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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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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

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The Blitz: Britain on Fire

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

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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.

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Aerial photo of a mountain in Germany

My Family, the Holocaust and Me

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

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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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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.

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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.

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