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History on Freeview Play

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


D-Day: The Unseen Footage

Featuring never-before-seen footage of the three-month campaign to liberate France.

Watch now on My5

D Day - Channel 5

JFK: The Home Movie That Changed The World

60 years on from President John F Kennedy's assassination. This is the gripping true story of Abraham Zapruder, who filmed the iconic moment. The film, JFK, is available on ITVX.

Watch now on ITVX


Miners' Strike 1984: The Battle for Britain

Forty years after, through the eyes of those directly involved, this powerful series explores the bitterly divisive strike that wounded the soul of the nation.

Watch now on Channel 4

Jay Blades' East End Through Time

The popular presenter explores the history and characters of London's colourful East End..

Watch now on My5

Jay Blades' East End through Time - My5

Martin Luther King by Trevor McDonald

On the anniversary of Martin Luther King's death, Sir Trevor McDonald travels to the Deep South of America to get closer to the man who meant so much to him.

Watch now on Channel 4

Vicky McClure: My Grandad's War

One-off special doc, with actor Vicky McClure embarking on an emotional journey with her 97-year-old grandfather Ralph to learn about his role in D-Day in June 1944.

Watch now on ITVX

Invasion! with Sam Willis

Historian Dr Sam Willis reveals a remarkable story of invasion in Britain, spanning thousands of years.

Watch now on BBC iPlayer

Invasion - BBC iPlayer

The Space Shuttle That Fell to Earth

2003 - millions watch live as Columbia breaks up in the sky over Texas, killing all on board. NASA, loved ones and investigators share how an incredible journey ended in tragedy.

Watch now on BBC iPlayer

The Real Stonehouse

Political star or blatant fraudster - who was the real John Stonehouse? Uncover the truth from his family and friends about what really happened.

Watch now on ITVX

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