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Thursday, 31 December 2020

February 2021 On History Africa | WGTM | S: WHR | HH: TFC | ND Stunt


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WORLD’S GREATEST TREASURE MYSTERIES
26 February – 21 May | Fridays 21h05
From the producers of The Curse of Oak Island and The UnXplained, comes an excitng new documentary series delving into the mysteries of Oak Island and beyond. Hosted by real-life treasure hunters Rick and Marty Lagina, this eight episode series chronicles the greatest treasure hunts of the past, present and (perhaps) future. World’s Greatest Treasure Mysteries ofers a combinaton of great story telling, compelling interviews with treasure-hunters, historians and experts, as well as on-locaton treasure hunts in progress, sometmes with the Laginas themselves. From pirates such as Blackbeard and outlaws like Jesse James, to Aztec gold, priceless historical artfacts from American history and sunken treasure ships, this series digs deep into the many treasure quests across the globe, revealing amazing new details and clues from past searches - and in some cases, advancing the hunt.

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SHIPWRECKS: WHEN HISTORY RESURFACES
11 February – 18 March | Thursdays at 20:15
From the Indian Ocean’s clear blue atolls to the icy waters of the St. Lawrence River, we embark on an epic expediton with the CinĂ©marine team to capture the remains of six of the world’s most spectacular underwater disasters. With the most advanced technology and state-of-the-art equipment, amid danger and uncertainty at tmes, we take a deep dive to explore - up close and in 4K - these mysterious wrecks, coming up for air only to hear the testmonies of crew members and passengers who survived to tell the tale.

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HUNTING HITLER: THE FINAL CHAPTER
21 February | Sunday 20h15
CIA Veteran Bob Baer’s investgaton proved that Hitler could have successfully fed Germany afer the war and disappeared into South America. But the investgaton also produced a more unexpected discovery: startling evidence that a Fourth Reich was successfully mountng on South American soil with one central goal-a devastatng atack on the United States. In this special, Bob is back in the war room to interrogate the true scope of Hitler’s Fourth Reich plans, and explores how the Nazis infltrated and specifcally targeted America afer World War II.

NATURAL DISASTERS STUNT
02 February - 16 March at 20:15

HOW LIFE BEGAN
02 February | Tuesday 20h15
Billions of years before man frst walked the Earth, billions of years before even the dinosaurs existed, Earth was teeming with life! Single-cell organisms made a roiling soup of our oceans, and living creatures were crawling in our very soil. Where did it come from? What is life, exactly? Is it chemical, spiritual, or a combinaton of both? Do distant planets teem with life just as Earth does? And how do you go from a single- celled organism to a trillion-celled organism like Man?

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FIRST APOCALYPSE
09 February | Tuesday 20h15
Sixty fve million years ago the dinosaurs were wiped of the face of the Earth. Over the years there have been a number of theories as to why. For the last three decades it has been thought that the cause was an asteroid impact in Mexico. Now, some scientsts believe that a giant volcano in India was the culprit, as well as other environmental factors. Either way, many agree that the demise of the dinosaurs could not have been a simple story of a single impact event, followed by complete extncton. How can we learn from the dinosaur’s fall from grace and how much our own fate may be intertwined with theirs? Are we doomed to follow in the dinosaurs footsteps or do we face extinction?

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COMETS: PROPHETS OF DOOM
16 February | Tuesday 20h15
Comets - these celestal travellers have forever flled us with fear and wonder. Lurking in the furthest reaches of our solar system, they come close to Earth as they orbit our Sun - so close they may leave their signature: massive craters...roiling oceans. Could something as destructve as comets hold the key to life? Are the building blocks of carbon-based life forms frozen inside? Do they contain informaton about the creaton of our solar system? At the conclusion of two spectacular NASA missions that sent spaceships to rendezvous with these mysterious objects, we examine the scientfc and historical record of comets, including man’s reacton to them.

MEGAQUAKE
23 February | Tuesday 20h15
An earthquake of 8.0 happens about once a year, like the one that recently hit Hait. A 9.0 quake happens once every 20 years, like the one that struck Indonesia in 2004. An earthquake of 10.0 has never been recorded in history. Untl now. The 10.0 quake is said to occur once every 2500 years and is capable of destroying entre civilizatons. We’ll see what would unfold if a 10.0 Megaquake struck diferent fault lines in the US, underwater and around the world.

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NEANDERTHAL APOCALYPSE
2 March 20h15
Each of us, all over the world, carries up to four percent of Neanderthal DNA. Yet the Neanderthal is extnct; they disappeared 39,000 years ago. The queston is what happened to this strong and resilient species that did walk the earth for 300,000 years? What could have wiped them out and set us on the path of who we are today? And if the hearty, resourceful Neanderthal could be driven to extncton, could the same thing happen to us? This special will tell the story and explain the science with a combinaton of graphics, acton sequences, and experiments. We will be going on an exploratory journey of investgaton and discovery. Animaton will illustrate their traits, strengths and weaknesses, and bring to life our very own Neanderthal avatar.

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AFTER ARMAGEDDON
9 March | 20h15
Afer Armageddon examines how societes have survived extreme devastaton in the past to renew themselves and emerge as new communites. Based on history’s most dramatc events, such as Hiroshima, Hurricane Katrina and 9/11, hard data will be presented analysing the disappearance of water and food supplies; the efects of deteriorated sanitaton and healthcare on survivors; the increased use of violence as a means of survival; and how communites past and present have sustained themselves while living “of the grid.” The data and historical precedent are interwoven with cinematc re-creatons and archival footage, creatng dramatc tension.

LIFE AFTER PEOPLE
16 March | 20h15
This two-hour special relies on experts’ knowledge and understanding of history in order to predict the future. Specialists from the felds of engineering, botany, ecology, biology, geology, climatology, and archaeology will paint a picture of what Earth will look like in the days, weeks, months, years and millennia afer humans are gone. Looking farther into the future, and using analyses based on the past, we see how nature will reclaim New York City as realized through striking graphics. Eventually glass buildings topple, stone buildings crumble, successive freezing and thawing turn streets and sidewalks to rubble, ground water rises, subways food, sewers crack and lightning ignites overgrown grass in Central Park, engulfng the city in fames. What kind of species will survive? Will humans ever return? Will man begin the cycle again, excavatng our ruins and trying to imagine what life was like before?

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- - January 2021 On History

Thursday, 26 November 2020

January 2021 On History Africa | Greatest Mysteries | Apocalypse | Secrets In

HISTORY’S GREATEST MYSTERIES
24 January - 28 February
Sundays from 19h25
Incredible discoveries are revealed on History’s Greatest Mysteries, a series hosted and narrated by Academy Award® nominee and Emmy Award® winner Laurence Fishburne. These include a 100+ year old box flled with the investgatve fndings of Lord Mersey, the man charged with leading the ofcial inquiry into the sinking of the Titanic and a personal diary from Major Jesse Marcel, the frst person to investgate the wreckage in Roswell, New Mexico - believed to contain coded clues to what really happened that night in 1947. In additon, for the frst tme, the family of John Wilkes Booth is releasing 60 boxes of sealed family documents and allowing a DNA test to be facilitated which may hold the answers to whether he truly died in a fre following the assassinaton of Abraham Lincoln or if he faked his death as many believe. History’s Greatest Mysteries investgates the greatest mysteries of the past, analysing evidence, following leads, and atemptng to make progress that could change history as we know it.

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HISTORY’S GREATEST MYSTERIES:
ROSWELL: FIRST WITNESS
24 January to 28 February
Sundays at 19h25
In July 1947, a mysterious object crashed near Roswell, New Mexico. The US military originally claimed it was a fying saucer but then changed their story. It became the biggest enigma in UFO history, and now 70 years later the family that started it all wants answers. History’s Greatest Mysteries: Roswell: First Witness follows the Marcel family - Jesse Marcel III, John Marcel, and Denise Marcel. They are the grandchildren of Major Jesse Marcel, the frst person to see the wreckage in 1947. Major Marcel, an air force intelligence ofcer, was dispatched to the Roswell wreckage site and transported the wreckage back to a military base (stopping to show it frst to his 12-year old son, Jesse Jr.). Both Marcels later said the craf was constructed from an unknown substance, like a liquid metal, with hieroglyphic-like markings on it. The family believes Major Marcel was forced by the U.S. government to deny he ever saw a UFO. They possess Major Marcel’s journal, believed to contain coded clues about the truth of what happened at Roswell and where alien wreckage might stll lie buried. This diary will be decoded for the frst tme on TV...

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HISTORY’S GREATEST MYSTERIES: TITANIC’S LOST EVIDENCE
24 January
Sunday at 20h15
For 107 years, a dust-covered box has remained hidden in a Britsh manor house, and may contain evidence that will rewrite the most famous maritme disaster in history. This box contains the personal notes of Lord Mersey, the respected Britsh jurist and politcian charged with investgatng the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. HISTORY has secured permission to open it – a frst in history. The box contains informaton about Titanic’s voyage including new context on fatal mistakes allegedly made by the captain and crew, and perhaps signs of a cover-up.

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HISTORY’S GREATEST MYSTERIES: ENDURANCE:
THE HUNT FOR SHACKLETON’S ICE SHIP
31 January
Sunday at 20h15
In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton led an expediton to Antarctca but soon afer arrival, Shackleton’s ship - The Endurance - was destroyed by shifing glaciers, and he was tasked with leading his 27 men across the frozen tundra, on an epic struggle for survival. Shackleton’s batle against the odds and his unfailing commitment to bring all his men out alive turned him into the legend that stll inspires today. Now, HISTORY follows a new ground-breaking expediton heading back into the frozen seas to hunt down the last piece of the story: Shackleton’s lost ship. The Endurance is as illustrious as the Titanic, yet it’s remained lost for over a hundred years. Its fnal restng ground is one of the greatest polar mysteries and a team of explorers and experts set out with the goal of being the frst to break through the ice and uncover the wreck site.

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HISTORY’S GREATEST MYSTERIES:
DB COOPER FINAL SHOWDOWN
07 February
Sunday at 20h15
With over 7,500 hours investgatng the D.B. Cooper mystery including analysing evidence, interviewing witnesses, reading 20,000+ pages of FBI case fles and exploring important locatons, top D.B. Cooper expert, Eric Ulis, believes that he’s found the true locaton where Cooper landed during his daring dive. Ulis has also assembled a team of specialists to explore the untouched Washington backcountry, federally restricted (wildlife refuge) land, to hunt for the missing evidence Cooper lef behind. Armed with new informaton, the team will travel to parts of Washington state that have never been searched atemptng to solve the only unsolved skyjacking in United States history.

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APOCALYPSE
EARTH
05 January – 09 February
Tuesdays at 20h15
Earth, air, water and fre are essental elements in life. But what happens when these natural elements turn on humanity? Apocalypse Earth will examine the catastrophic threat natural phenomena can pose to the US and around the world.

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SECRETS IN
THE ICE
29 January – 05 March
Fridays at 19h25
From a missing World War II aircraf to a frozen lake flled with human remains, take a look at how and why humans have become frozen in tme in Secrets In The Ice.

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- December on History

Saturday, 17 October 2020

December 2020 On History Africa | TCTMTW | SP: SI | ABOS: SE

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THE CARS THAT MADE THE WORLD
05 December – 26 December
Saturdays 20h15
This three-part, six-hour special event presented by executve producer and NASCAR legend, Dale Earnhardt Jr. tells the epic stories of seven revolutonary fgures including Henry Ford, Walter Chrysler, and the Dodge brothers as they became name-brand automotve icons. Featuring period re-enactments and rare archival footage, viewers will experience how these legendary business leaders created a whole new industry and way of life.

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SWAMP PEOPLE: SERPENT INVASION
08 December – 29 December
Tuesdays 21h05
The Florida Everglades are under siege. An invasion of Burmese pythons is decimatng this natural wonder of the south. Entre species of animals are being wiped out. Aggressive, ravenous and incredibly fast-breeding, these pythons have no natural predator to stop them -except man. To combat these serpents, the Python Eliminaton Program was created. With alligator season over, Louisiana’s best hunters are stepping up to help: King of the Swamp Troy Landry, his sharpshootng son Chase, legendary gator hunter Bruce Mitchell, and big fsh wrangler Zak Catchem. Together with professional snake hunter Bill Booth, the men dive deep into the underbelly of the Everglades to capture these sinister beasts. In a primordial batle between man and snake, the swampers are determined to protect the community, natve species and environment at all costs.

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AMERICA’S BOOK OF SECRETS: SPECIAL EDITION
13 December – 17 January
Sundays 20h15
While much of the history of the US is widely available, there is another deeper history lingering in the shadows. Stories and places that have been shrouded in secrecy and hidden from public view...will once again be revealed. Each two- hour episode gives viewers access to some of America’s most iconic secret locatons and organizatons. Past episodes have gone inside the Pentagon, Area 51, the FBI, and even the White House. Now, America’s Book of Secrets: Special Editon will go deeper, farther and wider than ever before in an unceasing efort to bring viewers the truth behind today’s all new, shocking headlines.

History is available on DStv channel 186

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- November on History
- October on Lifetime

Friday, 4 September 2020

November 2020 On History Africa | Grant | The Chop | New Seasons

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GRANT
01 November – 15 November Sundays 20h15
Grant tells the remarkable and quintessentally American story of a humble man who overcomes incredible obstacles, rises to the highest ranks of power and saves the naton not once, but twice. With a seamless blend of dramatc scenes, expert commentary and beautfully enhanced archival imagery, this three- part miniseries uncovers the true legacy of the unlikely hero who led the naton during its greatest tests: the Civil War and Reconstructon.

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THE CHOP
9 November – 4 January
Mondays 20h15
Hosted by comedian Lee Mack, TV presenter Rick Edwards and Master Carpenter William Hardie, The Chop: Britain’s Top Woodworker sees 10 of the country’s fnest carpenters gather to whitle, carve and chop their way to fnd Britain’s Top Woodworker and the chance to stage their own personal exhibiton at the prestgious William Morris Gallery in London. William Hardie oversees the constructon of a grand and spectacular cabin in the woods, adding a new room every week, each with a diferent historical theme, including Nelson’s cabin on HMS Victory, a Victorian pub and a 1960s’ Mad Men-inspired lounge. The contestants are tasked with creatng items and artefacts to furnish the rooms whilst expert guest judges with specialist knowledge of the diferent historical eras help Lee, Rick and William decide who progresses to the next round and who gets the chop!

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PAWN STARS S22
18 November – 13 January
Wednesdays 21h05
Long before HISTORY’s hit series, PAWN STARS, pawnbrokers provided loans in exchange for personal items of value. At the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, the Harrison family clash with friendly camaraderie over items ranging from a 1763 Stradivarius violin to a 1973 Husqvarna Enduro motorcycle. Here, everything has a history, and everything has a price, and you never know what is going to walk through the door.

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THE UNXPLAINED
20 November – 19 March
Fridays 20h15
From the producers of Ancient Aliens® and The Curse of Oak Island® comes The UnXplained. From alleged UFO encounters to sudden disappearances to evil possessions, series host William Shatner atempts to get to the truth behind the most bizarre and mysterious events ever reported. With the help of the world’s top scientsts, frst-hand “experiencer” accounts, and dramatc re-enactments, viewers gain shocking insight into what’s really happening – and why.

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- October on History
- October on Lifetime
- September on History
- September on Lifetime

Friday, 7 August 2020

October 2020 On History Africa | Unidentified | Mountain Men S9 | President Stunt

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UNIDENTIFIED: INSIDE AMERICA’S UFO INVESTIGATION S2
9 October – 27 November, Fridays 21h10 In 2018, The New York Times ran a front-page story on a secret government program that studied UFOs and the threat of alien invasion. Championed by American senators and shadowy billionaires alike, the program ran from 2007 to 2012 and allegedly compiled a trove of evidence into a 600-page report. Exclusive to HISTORY, this explosive special presents the report’s classifed contents including startling video analysis that has never been released, until now.

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MOUNTAIN MEN S9
15 October – 17 December, Thursdays 20h15 There are men in America who must stll make their living of the land; huntng and trapping to provide for their families. They are MOUNTAIN MEN. Their very survival is predicated on utlising ancient skills perfected over hundreds of years. This series features a variety of men from Appalachia to the Rocky Mountains to Alaska and follows them as they race against winter to obtain the sustenance and money needed to make it through the coldest months of the year. Together, they represent America’s true MOUNTAIN MEN.

PRESIDENTS STUNT
4 October – 15 November, Sundays from 19h20
In the build up to the intense race for the 2020 US Presidental electons, HISTORY unpacks the legacies of Presidents past and present and unearths secrets of the White House and Air Force One, with the Presidents Stunt. Featuring exclusive premieres and leading ttles such as Presidents at War, The Trump Dynasty and the epic mini series Grant which premieres on November 1.

BIOGRAPHY: THE TRUMP DYNASTY
4 October- 8 November, Sundays 19h20 From the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s to the origins of a New York real-estate empire, this 6-hour television event provides an all- encompassing view of the Trump family that has rarely been seen. The series delves into Donald Trump’s childhood in Queens, his risky move into the world of Manhatan real estate, his notoriety as a best-selling author and reality television star, and the lead up to his 2016 presidental campaign. Drawing from frst-hand accounts and never-before-seen archival footage, The Trump Dynasty examines the life and heritage of the 45th President of the United States.

AMERICA’S GREAT DIVIDE: FROM OBAMA TO TRUMP
4 October- 25 October, Sundays 20h15
An investgaton into America’s increasingly biter, divided and toxic politcs. Episode one traces how Barack Obama’s promise of unity collapsed as increasing racial, cultural and politcal divisions laid the groundwork for the rise of Donald Trump. Episode two examines how Donald Trump’s campaign exploited the country’s divisions and how his presidency has unleashed anger on both sides of the divide.

THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE
4 October, Sunday 21h10
Piecing together informaton from secret sources and a two-hundred-year evoluton of the White House, investgatve journalists and government insiders weigh in on the mystery of an unusual white box and a top-secret constructon project dubbed the “Big Dig” that took place outside of the West Wing from 2007-2012. Using litle known images, previously classifed material and detailed graphics, the search for truth reveals not only what secrets might lay below the White House, but how their existence could afect democracy as we know it.

THE SECRET HISTORY OF AIR FORCE ONE
11 October, Sunday 21h10
This one-hour special utlises exclusive footage to bring audiences inside Air Force One like never before. Gripping archives paired with insider interviews will illuminate the hidden history of presidental fight and unveil the incredible history of America’s most famous plane.

PRESIDENTS AT WAR
18 October - 25 October, Sundays 21h10 Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Eight remarkable men who served in World War II and went on to become Commanders- in-Chief. This is the story of how their war experiences changed them, how they emerged from confict as leaders, and how the crucible of war shaped the decisions they made when they ultmately reached the White House.

GRANT
1 November - 15 November, Sundays 20h15
Grant tells the remarkable story of a humble man who overcomes incredible obstacles, rises to the highest ranks of power and saves the naton not once, but twice. With a seamless blend of dramatc scenes, expert commentary and enhanced archival imagery, this three-part miniseries uncovers the true legacy of the unlikely hero who led the naton during its greatest tests: the Civil War and Reconstructon.

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- September on History

Friday, 10 July 2020

September 2020 On History Africa | Remembering 9/11 | Warriors Way | Lost Gold Of WWII 2 | More

REMEMBERING 9/11
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9/11 INSIDE AIR FORCE ONE
13 September, Sunday at 20h15
This two-hour feature documentary tells the story of 9/11 from a unique vantage point: inside Air Force One on its nine-hour journey from Florida, across the country, and fnally home to Washington D.C. Featuring interviews with President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Chief of Staf Andy Card, the pilot of Air Force One, Secret Service agents, as well as the intelligence and military aides on board.

9/11 ESCAPE FROM THE TOWERS
13 September, Sunday at 22h05
9/11: Escape From the Towers is a gripping frst-hand account of the 2001 atacks on the World Trade Centre told from the unique perspectve of survivors, most of whom are sharing their experiences for the frst tme. Focusing on two foors - the 81st foor of the north tower and the 77th foor of the south tower, just below the impact zones - it’s the story of ordinary working Americans who are completely unaware of the cause of the devastaton right above their heads, or that they are caught up in the middle of the worst terror atack in American history.

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9/11 PENTAGON SPECIAL
20 September, Sunday at 20h15 Utlising original interviews, new informaton, and dramatc visualizatons, this documentary brings viewers inside America’s capital city on September 11, when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the western face of the Pentagon, killing 125 people.

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9/11 THE FINAL MINUTES OF FLIGHT 93
20 September, Sunday at 21h10
On September 11, 2001, one hijacked plane never reached its target when United 93 crashed in rural Pennsylvania. Now, for the frst tme, previously classifed streams of evidence are combined to piece together what really happened in a gripping minute- by-minute account. Evidence includes secret service documents, air trafc control transmissions, phone records, voicemails, frst person testmony, and a top-secret audio recording that may reveal the details of Flight 93’s crucial fnal moments. It’s the story of heroism in the face of tragedy, and it sheds new light on the biggest mysteries of that fateful fight.

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SWAMP PEOPLE S11
15 September – 15 December, Tuesdays at 20h15 The swamp faces a crisis like never before. Despite hunters’ best eforts to cull the exploding alligator populaton last year, their numbers have reached record levels. Vicious bull gators are breeding at an astounding rate and fooding the backwaters with deadly monsters
-- bigger, bolder and more dangerous than ever before. With their friends, families and pets at risk, swampers take up arms and employ radical new strategies to protects their communites from these savage beasts. New faces are called in to help fght the invasion, and hunters dive deeper into the belly of the bayou than ever before in search of the monster bull gators that are ravaging Southern Louisiana. The threat has never been bigger and the stakes couldn’t be higher.

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WARRIORS WAY
21 September – 26 October, Mondays at 21h10 Get ready to discover the deadliest, vicious and most successful warriors of their tme. Spartans, Vikings, Samurai and more! These were the most eminent fghters in human history. Episodes highlight the greatest achievements on the batlefelds, command of their armies, brilliant strategies and unique fghtng styles that enabled them to conquer their enemies in overwhelming force.

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LOST GOLD OF WWII S2
25 September – 13 November, Fridays at 20h15 The quest for the one of the largest treasures in modern day history contnues. Lost Gold of WWII returns to resume the search for hundreds of billions of dollars of stolen loot supposedly hidden in Southeast Asia by Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita. In season 2 of Lost Gold of WWII, the team dives deeper into the mystery. Guided by recent scans suggestng gold, they focus on three key sites: a mysterious waterfall, a crater known as Breach 6 and a large tunnel recently found. The series will dig deeper into the conspiracies surrounding Yamashita’s Gold, its link to the CIA and various historic world leaders. Will an all new team, extraordinary technology and unprecedented fnds be enough to uncover the whereabouts of World War II’s greatest treasure?

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN 80: ALLIES IN THE AIR
27 September, Sunday at 20h15
The makers of ‘That’s All Brother’ and ‘Plane Resurrecton’, draw on their vast experience and archive to commemorate the combatants and aircraf on both sides of the seminal aerial batle of WWII. Features exclusive access to the fghtng aircraf, including the rare, modern 4K footage and technical details of the Axis aircraf involved. Renowned Aviaton author and historian Ian Mcachlan reveals some of the forgoten stories of that fateful period, including the role played by the women of the Women’s auxiliary Air Force, and the overseas pilots air to air footage all combine in this anniversary piece to tell the story of “The Few”.

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN: THE RACE FOR THE RADAR
27 September, Sunday at 21h10
On the brink of war, the Graf Zeppelin crossed the North Sea on a daring spy mission. Lufwafe wireless experts had come to probe the mysterious towers that had appeared around the Britsh coastline. Fighter Command reeled in horror as they ploted the airship’s progress from Essex to the north of Scotland. Surely the Germans must have discovered all the secrets of Britain’s just completed radar defence system. A year later the Batle of Britain was won with the crucial advantage radar gave the RAF. So why had the Germans not destroyed Britsh radar before the Batle? The answer came afer a chance encounter long afer the war. The Zeppelin spies had made the greatest intelligence blunder of the war.

Monday, 8 June 2020

August 2020 On History Africa | Rouen To Hiroshima | Irish Pickers | Ancient Aliens | WWII Most Daring Raids

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ROUEN TO HIROSHIMA
2 August, Sunday at 20h15
On 6 August 1945, the B-29 Superfortress bomber Enola Gay, piloted by Paul Tibbets, dropped the first atomic bomb used in combat over Hiroshima, Japan, bringing the Second World War to an end. This story began three years earlier – 17 August 1942, in French skies over Rouen – when the same pilot led the first daylight bombing mission against occupied Europe.

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IRISH PICKERS
5 August – 7 October, Wednesdays at 20h15
Irish Pickers follows Dublin-based antiques expert and historical dealer Ian Dowling, with his team comprising of Mark ‘Butzy’ Butterly, ‘Vintage’ Vinny Smith and Ali Foy as they discover, buy and sell Irish treasures. Ian and the team head to interesting and historic places, hunting out and buying quirky and unusual objects previously hidden from the world. The Irish Pickers team will travel the length and breadth of Ireland from farms to stately homes, family businesses, private collectors, architectural salvage dealers, and museums looking for amazing items of national and local historical significance. The new series will follow the team as they buy and sell everything from ornaments, street signs, military artefacts, retro games, model cars, shop fittings, prints, posters, adverts and more. If it’s Irish and has a history, they’re interested.

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ANCIENT ALIENS
7 August – 13 November, Fridays at 18h25
ANCIENT ALIENS examine 75 million years of the most credible alien evidence here on Earth, from the age of the dinosaurs, to ancient Egypt, to the skies over the western desert in the present-day
US. Ancient cave drawings of strange creatures, an asphalt-like substance in an Egyptian pyramid made from the remains of unidentified creatures, continued mass sightings in the USA – these are just a few of the strange stories that will be investigated.

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WWII MOST DARING RAIDS
15 August – 19 September, Saturdays at 20h15
Witness Allied teams leading high-risk operations throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia to fight Hitler and turn the tide of war. WWII’s Most Daring Raids puts you in the heart of the action, giving you a minute by minute account of the most astonishing surprise attacks against the Third Reich.

Monday, 18 May 2020

June & July 2020 On History Africa | Eating History | Uncharted Mysteries | Icons Of Music | Black Patriots | Washington | Forged In Fire | American Wreckers

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EATING HISTORY
17th June - 15th July, Wednesdays @ 20:15 CAT Eatng History, follows “vintage food expert” Old Smokey and collector, Josh Macuga as they embark on a quest to eat the oldest, most nostalgic and shocking foods to have survived the test of tme. The hosts will find foods believed to have been “lost to the past” — buried in bunkers, rotng in root cellars, forgoten in fridges or collectng dust on shelves — in order to explore history through food. In each episode, Macuga and Old Smokey hit the road to visit collectons of vintage food and to learn the stories behind collectors.

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UNCHARTERED MYSTERIES
4th June - 9th July, Thursdays at 20:15 CAT
Uncharted Mysteries follows adventurer and survivalist Clif Simon as he explores paranormal mysteries in some of the world’s most extreme and challenging environments. From the terrifying bat-winged “Jersey Devil” to the deadly “Night Marchers” of Hawaii, Clif is determined to uncover the truth behind these nightmarish myths and legends. That means using all his skills to hike, swim, and even crawl his way into places most people wouldn’t dare to go. Along the way, scientsts, shamans, historians, and witnesses all provide clues that shed light on dark secrets that ofen defy explanaton. He consults with local guides to help plan his route, but afer that, Clif is on his own, venturing solo, deep into one extreme landscape afer the other, to hauntng places where the wilderness and the paranormal intersect.

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ELTON JOHN: BECOMING ROCKETMAN
27th June, Saturday @ 21:00 CAT
2019 was the year of Elton John, with the release of the box ofce hit ‘Rocketman’, his autobiography and his fnal farewell tour, all eyes are on the musical genius. We take a glimpse into his incredible journey and uncover the truth behind the turbulent and eccentric life of a superstar. Find out what it took for this shy young man to become ‘Rocketman’.

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MICHAEL JACKSON: REMEMBER THE KING
4th July, Saturday at 21:00 CAT
There are very few artsts who have obsessed the world like Michael Jackson did. His singles topped the charts all over the globe, selling over 350 million records whilst holding the record for the best-selling album of all tme. It was clear, although his success is unrivalled, that he was a troubled man whose bizarre life- style eventually eclipsed his musical talent. This documentary will cover all aspects of his life, from the Jackson 5 to This Is It, from his humble beginnings to Neverland, and from his abusive father to his own alleged abuse cases.

ICONS OF MUSIC
FREDDY MERCURY: KINGS OF QUEENS
11th July, Saturday at 21:00 CAT
Queen’s legendary lead singer Freddie Mercury earned a place in modern rock history as the writer and singer of some of its most legendary songs: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Are the Champions,” and “Crazy Litle Thing Called Love.” Born in Zanzibar to Indian parents and later raised in India, Mercury and his “Queen” bandmates went on to sell albums in unit totals that rivalled the Beatles. His remarkable four octave singing range was a key ingredient in the band’s success. Mercury died of AIDS in late 1991, less than 24 hours afer a public admission he had contracted the disease.

ICONS OF MUSIC
PRINCE: KISS THE RAIN
18th July, Saturday at 21:00 CAT Few artsts are as prolifc as Prince. The king of self-transformaton, Prince made his mark on an entre generaton. He redefned popular music and reshaped the music industry. But the enigma of Prince held many untold secrets. Join us on this in-depth look at his incredible career and get closer to the artst with dramatc re-enactments of his life and shocking fnal moments.

ICONS OF MUSIC
DAVID BOWIE: THE MAN WHO STOLE THE WORLD
25th July, Saturday at 21:00 CAT
Known as a musical chameleon, David Bowie was able to fow and adapt his music and style to current fashion and trends. Prior to his breakthrough in 1972, he recorded a proto-metal record and a pop/ rock album, eventually redefning glam rock with his ambiguously sexy Ziggy Stardust persona. Each one of his phases in the ‘70s sparked a number of subgenres, including punk, new wave, goth rock, the new romantcs, and electronica. With his death just two days afer his 69th birthday and release of his most poignant album ‘Blackstar’, he lef his fans with a partng gif that will solidify his already indelible mark in music history. With exclusive footage and interviews, we look back at his legacy and pay tribute to the life and memories of David Bowie.
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BLACK PATRIOTS: HEROES OF THE REVOLUTION
4 July, Saturday at 20h05
From the inital sparks of revoluton in Boston to the climactc Siege of Yorktown and beyond, this special paints a comprehensive picture of the African American experience during the Revolutonary War. Hear the story of the war within the revoluton through the eyes of some of the most crucial and signifcant African American fgures of America’s foundaton. Features NBA legend, best-selling author and esteemed actvist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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WASHINGTON
5 July – 19 July, Sundays at 20h15 HISTORY’s six-hour, three-part series Washington will chip away at the bronzed and marbled image of America’s frst President and bring to life the man whose name is known to all, but whose epic story is understood by few. Narrated by Emmy award-winning actor Jef Daniels and executve produced by world-renowned presidental historian and Pulitzer Prize®-winning bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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FORGED IN FIRE: BEAT THE JUDGES
20 July – 24 August, Mondays at 21h10
It’s the most frequently asked queston from fans of Forged in Fire - “When will we see bladesmiths compete against our judges?” Now, they are about to get their wish. In each 60 minute episode, the best bladesmiths from all over the country come to the forge for a once-in-a-lifetme opportunity, to square of against our renowned Forged in Fire Masters in the highest stakes forging competton yet!
First, the smiths must prove they have what it takes to challenge an icon by beatng each other in a series of win-or-go-home forging challenges. Then the remaining two smiths - one of our seasoned Masters and one hopeful compettor - will compete to create a fully functoning blade that will be evaluated and tested. If the challenger can fnd a way to prevail against our judge in an intense bladesmithing showdown, they’ll walk away with $10K and eternal bragging rights.

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AMERICAN WRECKERS
28 July – 1 September, Tuesdays at 20h15 Missouri USA has a powerful legacy of outlaws and feuds. Home to Jesse James, Wyat Earp and Wild Bill Hickok, Missouri is now home to a new rivalry: the one between the Belle Boys and the Outsiders, fought each week in the demoliton derby arena in Belle, Missouri. This season, the scrappy Outsiders team challenges local derby legend and reigning champions, the Belle Boys, to a series of six derbies. Every week, the two teams batle it out in a deeply personal fght for automotve supremacy in their grizzled, souped- up derby cars.

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Coming Up In May 2020 On History Africa

Brand New: Part of Rise of Extremism Stunt
AMERICA ON FIRE
On 2nd May, Saturday at 20:15 CAT Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Charlie Leduf goes deep inside the American milita movement to uncover their roots, motvatons, and goals, in an increasingly polarized world.

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LOST RELICS OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
Starts 6th May, Wednesdays at 20:15 CAT Meet Carl and Hamilton and marvel at their collectons of classic cars, Viking treasure, Celtc gold and Nazi memorabilia, establishing them as obsessive collectors of rare and extremely valuable items. The duo invites historian and best-selling author of ‘The Templars: The Rise and the Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors’, Dan Jones, into their inner sanctum to reveal the hoard to an outsider for the frst tme. Excited but cautous, Dan challenges Carl and Hamilton to prove each items provenance before they release news of their discovery to the world. This will involve tracing the relics back to their country of origin, unpacking the history of each item and fguring out how they were used. Most important of all, they want to work out whether the existence of the relics sheds new light on our understanding of the mysterious Knights Templar.

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D-DAY UNTOLD STORIES
On 10th May, Sunday at 20:15
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this History special presents the key events of the Allied invasion of Nazi-held Europe and the subsequent batles that captured the control of the Normandy coast. Some of the last surviving veterans recall in gripping detail the terror, the patriotsm and the drama from the frontlines of war. While D-Day has been told many tmes, this special honours the diverse backgrounds of all who served, including the experiences of African- American servicemen who fought and died. Rare archival footage from the actual invasion along with recreatons will enhance the compelling story that changed the world.

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ALONE: THE BEAST
On 28th May, Thursdays at 21:10 CAT
From the creators of HISTORY’s hit show Alone comes a new survival series where three strangers atempt to endure thirty days in a remote wilderness locaton with no tools or modern amenites, just the clothes on their backs and an untouched fallen animal. Faced with punishing weather, relentless predators, and their difering survival styles, it’ll take all their ingenuity and stamina to work together as a team and survive in Alone: The Beast.

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FACE THE BEAST
Starts 21st May, Thursdays at 20:15 CAT
Throughout history, there are accounts of predators going on unexplained, killing rampages against humans. Face the Beast probes the most mysterious and macabre mass killings, using new technology that allows investgators to get face to face with dangerous creatures in their own habitat.

Thursday, 20 February 2020

What's New In April 2020 On History Africa

Brand New & Exclusive PROVING GOD
On 12th April, Sunday at 20:15 CAT For centuries, science and faith have been polarized on some of the most fundamental questons in the universe, sometmes with deadly consequences. But as mankind seeks to answer the ultmate queston--whether God exists--religion and science have joined in an unlikely alliance. Can new scientfc discoveries and digital age technology reveal tangible proof of God? From the far reaches of the cosmos to the inner working of the human mind, scientsts and believers around the world are using science to open new fronters in this ultmate quest.

Brand New & Exclusive HOLY GRAIL
On 12th April, Sunday at 18:25 CAT In 1898, a Minnesota farmer clearing trees from his feld uprooted a large stone covered with mysterious runes. Now known as the Kensington Rune Stone, it details a journey of land acquisiton and murder in the year 1362. Thought by some to be a hoax, new evidence suggests it could be real, and a clue that the Knights Templar discovered America 100 years before Columbus, perhaps bringing with them history’s greatest treasure...The Holy Grail.

Brand New Local Special YOUR PEOPLE MY PEOPLE
19th April, Sunday at 20:15 CAT
Take four strangers, test their DNA and then, based on the results, take them on a quest to discover exactly where they come from and the history that’s shaped who they are. This is The History Channel’s brand new genealogy special, Your People My People. Your People My People is a journey of discovery and enlightenment as we use science to reveal our history. Four ordinary South Africans travel to places and spaces in history and partcipate in actvites based on their genepool. From an emotonal reenactment of the Batle of Blood River, to spending a sun-beaten day being indentured labourers, they learn as much about themselves as they do each other. And in the end, they inspire the viewer to embark on their own journey of self-discovery.

Brand New and Exclusive CURSE OF SKINWALKER RANCH
Starts 24th April, Fridays at 21:10 CAT
While most look to the stars for extraterrestrial life, one group of researchers is doing the opposite, they’re looking underground. But this ground is no ordinary piece of land, it is one of the most infamous and secretve UFO hotspots on Earth. It is called Skinwalker Ranch. These 512 acres in Utah’s Uintah Basin is as iconic in its intrigue as Area 51, and as forbidden from entry. Skinwalker Ranch has been the site of both paranormal and UFO events that no one can explain. For more than 200 years, hundreds of sightngs have been reported but no one has found an answer to why this place seems to be a magnet for alien life. But now there is a team that believes they’ve found a reason. And it’s under the very ground on which they stand. Despite decades of study, some clandestnely funded by the government, despite the energy and unmistakable noises emanatng from the caves and ground, no one has ever dared to go below ground and perhaps for good reason. Now, for the frst tme, this legendary ranch is opening its doors and giving full access as the team prepares to do what’s never been done.

Saturdays at 20:15 CAT
RISE OF EXTREMISM STUNT
Brand New and Exclusive ISIS: THE RISE OF TERROR
On 4th April at 20:15 CAT
ISIS: Rise of Terror reveals the origins of the Islamic State, what they want to achieve, and how their shocking and violent tactcs have redefned warfare in the 21st century. Focusing on fateful turning points in history, this documentary looks at America’s 8-year war in Iraq through the lens of the U.S. policymakers, generals and intelligence ofcials who were there. They detail the missed opportunites that may have forestalled the rise of ISIS and track its evolving reign of terror through to the currently unfolding operatons to roll back ISIS territory. Hear from atack survivors and in an extraordinary interview, get a rare and unfinching frst-hand look at life inside the Caliphate from an unrepentant ISIS fghter who justfes beheadings.

Brand New and Exclusive WHITE SUPREMACY: GOING UNDER
On 11th April at 20:15 CAT
White Supremacy: Going Under, tells the extraordinary stories of three people who infltrated white hate groups in an efort to bring them down from the inside. But these individuals unknowingly become part of fghtng something far larger. Tthe tght network of American white supremacy groups that is growing bolder and stronger every day.

RISE OF EXTREMISM STUNT
NEW
Brand New and Exclusive DIVIDED STATES
Starts 18th April at 20:15 CAT
From a tme when blatant acts of ant-Semitsm, homophobia and racism appear to be on the rise, this mini-series will document the current state of hate in America. We will fnd and explore the lives of characters who have experienced hate in their own lives and have emerged from that experience transformed to spread a positve message.

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

The Nineties And Britain's Greatest Bridges And The Strongest Man In History Premieres In February 2020 On History Africa

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THE NINETIES
Starts 2nd February, Sundays at 19:20 CAT
Rarely does a decade begin as dramatcally as the 1990’s. The world was just catching its breath afer the fall of the Berlin Wall when a series of extraordinary events crowded across the world stage. The collapse of East European communism, the freeing of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, the reunifcaton of Germany, the Persian Gulf War and the dissoluton of the Soviet Union. In the United States, the electon of Bill Clinton over George Bush signaled a politcal changing of the guard as the Greatest Generaton was ushered aside by the Baby Boomers. Grunge, Hip Hop and boy bands defned the decade musically as artsts like Nirvana, Tupac Shakur and N’Sync provided an almost dizzying variety of music. And of course, everything from culture to commerce was irrevocably altered as the world went online with the inventon of the Internet and the World Wide Web. AOL sought to connect everyone, Microsof seemed to dominate the world and Y2K threatened to bring it all to a crashing halt.

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BRITAIN’S GREATEST BRIDGES
Starts 6th February, Thursdays at 19:20 CAT
Engineer Rob Bell tells the story of some of the most iconic and interestng bridges in the UK. The Forth Rail Bridge, Tower Bridge, The Clifon Suspension Bridge, The Britannia Bridge, The Tyne Bridge and The Humber Bridge all feature in this astonishing series where we discover how six of Britain’s most iconic bridges were designed and constructed.

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THE STRONGEST MAN IN HISTORY
Starts 17th February, Mondays at 21:10 CAT The legendary feats of strongmen have been celebrated throughout tme, but just how true are these fabled acts? Afer years of competng as rivals, the four strongest men in the world are teaming up to fnd out. Eddie Hall, Brian Shaw, Nick Best and Robert Oberst travel the world investgatng strongman legends and taking on epic feats of strength in a quest to prove who really is The Strongest Man in History. In each episode, the four strongmen take on three strength challenges from history and try to beat the legend and each other. They separate fact from fcton replicatng legendary lifs to determine what they weighed, while competng to see who among them is the strongest.

Brand New Season
FORGED IN FIRE S7A
Starts 24th February, Mondays at 20:15 CAT
In this new season of Forged in Fire, bladesmiths are sent on an Odyssey worthy of the Greek Gods. Forging blades from Greek armour and artefacts using the Go-Mai, or the fve-layer technique. The smiths wrestle with steels of varying hardness to try to create a blade that would make the weapons ‘God Hephaestus’ proud. Two smiths get through the brutal testng and head home to re-create the mythical Sword of Perseus. Which smith will return to the forge with a weapon formidable enough to take down the mighty Medusa, and be crowned Forged in Fire Champion, earning $10,000?

Friday, 22 November 2019

The UnXplained And Watergate Premieres In January 2020 On History Africa Along With New Seasons Of Oak Island And In Search Of

Brand New Season
ANCIENT ALIENS S12 B
Starts 17th January, Fridays at 18:25 CAT Ancient Aliens is back with a new season, exploring the controversial theory of whether extra-terrestrials visited Earth millions of years ago. From the age of the dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, from early cave drawings to contnued mass sightngs in the US, each episode in this hit HISTORY series gives historic depth to the questons, speculatons, provocatve controversies, frst-hand accounts and grounded theories surrounding this age- old debate. This season explore how in the 21st century, mainstream scholars, scientsts, and world governments have for the frst tme openly joined the hunt for intelligent life beyond Earth. But while such an efort has never been made public before, in reality, the search for proof of extra-terrestrial life has been underway for decades. Did intelligent beings from outer space visit the Earth thousands of years ago?

Brand New Season
IN SEARCH OF S2
Starts 17th January, Fridays at 19:20 CAT Hosted and executve produced by Emmy- nominated actor Zachary Quinto and inspired by the iconic 1970’s franchise, the series examines unexplained phenomena from all over the world. This new season will reinvent the mystery anthology approach for a new generaton. In Search Of will take on a topic and extend it for as long as the mystery sustains. Such topics include sea mysteries like “The Loch Ness Monster”, “The Lost Colony of Roanoke Rather” and “The Bermuda Triangle”. No stone is lef unturned as each lengthy episode airs as a series of specials with each topic revealing arrestng new evidence.

Brand New Season
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND S7
Starts 17th January, Fridays at 20:15 CAT Rick, Marty and the Oak Island team are back for the biggest season yet bringing with them more determinaton, resources and technology than ever in their quest to solve the 224-year old treasure mystery. Afer seismic testng conducted at the end of last season revealed a possible sunken ship buried in the triangle-shaped swamp, the team will use sonic core drilling, strategic dives and fnally a historic big dig to fnd out what could be buried below. Now fully partnered with fellow land owner, Tom Nolan, the son of the late, Fred Nolan, Rick, Marty and Craig Tester will have unprecedented access to areas of the island that they hope will yield answers and treasure.

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THE UNXPLAINED
Starts 17th January, Fridays at 21:10 CAT From the producers of Ancient Aliens and The Curse of Oak Island comes The UnXplained, a non-fcton series that explores the world’s most fascinatng, strange, and inexplicable mysteries. Hosted and executve produced by Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor William Shatner, each episode will feature compelling contributons from scientsts, historians, witnesses, and experiencers, each seeking to shed light on how the seemingly impossible can happen. From mysterious structures like Florida’s Coral Castle and so-called ‘evil’ places like the cursed ‘White City’ of Honduras to strange creatures and bizarre rituals, The UnXplained will explore subjects that have mystified mankind for centuries.

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WATERGATE
Starts 26th January, Sundays at 20:15 CAT
Watergate is a detailed documentary series that chronicles one of the biggest criminal conspiracies in modern politcs. Featuring a roster of some of the most important media, legal and politcal fgures from the scandal, including Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, John Dean, Jill Wine-Banks, Richard Ben-Veniste, and many others. On the night of June 17, 1972, a security guard in the Watergate ofce complex in Washington, DC called the police when he found a door repeatedly taped open. The police discovered five men dressed in business suits who were in the process of installing bugs and photographing documents in the headquarters of the Democratc Natonal Commitee. Thus, began the most explosive scandal in American history. Watergate tells the full story of the conspiracy led by Nixon and his White House staf, and how they were brought to justce.

Friday, 8 November 2019

History Africa Brings You A Whole Weekend Revolved Around Vehicles Starring Chuck Norris And David Hasselhoof Along New Seasons Of American Pickers, Counting Stars And Many More

AMERICAN PICKERS S17
Starts 4th December, Wednesdays at 20:15 CAT
The Midwestern pickers travel across America in search of rare artefacts and natonal treasures that they can buy from the collectors they visit and then sell in their antque shops or, in some cases, put in their personal collectons. In this season, the picking pair fnd a classic 1933 Ford that’s been sitng so long that a tree has grown around it, but nothing will stop them from rescuing this rare ride. Lessons are learnt as it isn’t always easy getng what they want as they face some of the toughest negotators on the road.

SOVIET STORM: WWII IN THE EAST 2
Starts 9th December, Mondays at 18:25 CAT Soviet Storm is a new and epic television history of the Second World War’s Eastern Front, giving an unprecedented Russian perspectve on the war’s most decisive and bloody theatre. This was a confict of staggering scale and savagery. Four out of fve German soldiers killed in World War Two died on the Eastern Front. The Red Army sufered ten tmes as many deaths as the Western Allies combined. The total dead on all sides was more than 30 million, most of them civilians. The war was seen by both sides as a struggle for existence. In that light, Hitler and Stalin were prepared to accept losses on any scale to achieve fnal victory. Soviet Storm tells the story of this ttanic clash of arms blow by blow. Using archive flm and photography, computer-generated imagery and innovatve reconstructons, from the German invasion of 22 June 1941 Operaton Barbarossa (the largest military operaton in history), through to the brutal fghtng outside the gates of Moscow.

SALVAGE KINGS
Starts 11th December, Wednesday at 21:10 CAT
Salvage Kings is an excitng new series featuring the demoliton and salvage teams at Priestly Demoliton Inc. in the fast-paced, adrenaline pumping job of tearing down buildings and racing against the clock to pull out anything valuable lef behind. It’s a high-octane mission for Head of Salvage, Ted Finch, his right-hand man, Justn Fortn, and rookie Julien Savage, as they hunt for as many artefacts in ill-fated buildings as they can fnd, all before President Ryan Priestly and his demoliton crew smash down the walls around them. Working in ofen dangerous conditons, the team hunts for any items they can sell, bringing life to the phrase “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” From century-old safes, to classic neon signage, to collectble toys, vintage bowling pinseters, historic lightng fxtures, beautful old-growth wood beams, or a 1951 Nash Canadian statesman Airfyte. The salvage team is always amazed at the hidden gems they fnd, as well as the stories behind them that would have otherwise been lost to the past. But the salvage team’s job isn’t fnished untl they’ve taken their fnds back to the yard and turned their rubble into riches.

GREAT BRITISH ROYAL SHIPS
Starts 19th December, Thursdays at 18:25 CAT
The Great Britsh Royal Ships, is a two-part special where Rob Bell examines the iconic Royal Yacht Britannia and the RMS Queen Mary. He uncovers the role, it has played in history. From travelling the world and hostng world leaders to lifing a naton out of a slump and re-establishing Britain as a great shipbuilding naton.

RISE OF THE SUPERBOMBS
Starts 22nd December, Sunday at 20:15 CAT When President Trump ordered the use of the “Mother Of All Bombs” over Afghanistan, it ushered in a new age of military technology. The 20,000 pound, school bus-sized bomb was the largest ever used in combat, but it is a technology already over a decade old. A new arms race of massive, non-nuclear bombs is well underway. Rise of the Superbombs is a 2-hour special that will provide unprecedented access to the Pentagon and military testng sites to understand the technology and capability of these devastatng weapons.

CARS WEEKEND
MONSTER MOTOR
CHALLENGE MARATHON S2
7th December, Saturday from 12:00 CAT
It’s truck versus terrain for season 2, as 50 truck owners from across the United States compete in grueling challenges that test their ingenuity and driving ability in Monster Motor Challenge. Each episode of this self- contained competton series features fve drivers in their personal customized trucks and jeeps going head to head in three challenges, each testng a diferent vehicle atribute: speed, strength and handling. Between each challenge compettors demonstrate their crafsmanship by re-engineering their trucks for the next round. The last two fnalists standing then take on a three-mile, truck killing obstacle course known as “The Green Hell,” which challenges trucks and drivers to fy of jumps, climb a mountain of crushed cars, and tear through a snake- infested swamp. Five trucks will enter to compete, but only one can win and take home the prize money and the ttle of “Monster Motor Champion.”

CHUCK NORRIS’ BADASS MILITARY VEHICLES
7th December, Saturday at 19:20 CAT
Some of the most innovatve and mind-boggling cars are not on the streets, they are helping the military pound the pavement and cross terrain around the world. From an amphibious truck that can charge over deep sea and water in a fash to a six-wheeled Humvee with more frepower than some tanks, Chuck Norris will take viewers on a tour through the wildest vehicles in the history of the Armed Forces in this one-hour HISTORY special.

EVEL LIVE 2
7th December, Saturday at 20:15 CAT Capitalizing on the success of last year’s ‘Evel Live’ special, this second iteraton will be even bigger and feature three epic motorcycle stunts, a high-speed jump through a series of 10 faming boards, a record-breaking 230-foot-jump over 25 beverage trucks, and lastly, a colossal 380-foot-jump to set the world record for the longest distance ever jumped on a motorcycle. heyday in the 1970s, American daredevils have contnued to captvate audiences doing longer, higher, and more dangerous stunts. Some of them have achieved glory, and others have paid the ultmate price. Evel Live II goes deeper into the life and legacy of Evel Knievel, telling the stories of Evel and the generatons of daredevils who followed. We’ll honour the history and traditon of these daredevils and contnue their legacies by atemptng their famous jumps and ending with one that many, including Evel, never dreamed possible.

COUNTING CARS S6 AND S7
8th December, Sunday from 12:00 CAT Danny “The Count” Koker is a Las Vegas legend who acquires, restores and customizes classic cars and motorcycles and then “fips” them for a proft. Well known from his frequent appearances on ‘Pawn Stars’, Danny walks, talks and breathes American muscle cars and motorcycles, from vintage Thunderbirds and classic Corvetes to souped-up Harleys and tricked-out trikes. When he sees a ride he wants whether it’s on display at an auto aucton or parked at a roadside diner he will stop at nothing to acquire it. With the help of his talented team, Danny must restore, modify, customize and sell these highway gems in a hurry to stay in the black. Every episode of Countng Cars is burstng at the seams with amazing stories about historic vehicles, jaw- dropping before-and-afer transformatons and wheeling and dealing at its absolute best. Special

COUNTING CARS: DANNY’S DETROIT SPECIAL
8th December, Sunday at 18:25 CAT
Danny Koker restores a 1969 Shelby GT500 numbers- matching car from a rust bucket into an instant classic. The team visits the Detroit Autorama to check out the Ridler Award competton where million-dollar cars are the norm. Danny also sells of two meaningful cars from his own personal collecton.

THE LOST CORVETTE
8th December, Sunday at 19:20 CAT
The Corvete is America’s sports car, but there is one year in which this iconic brand went missing. In 1983, no Corvete was ever released to the American public. It was the only tme in Corvete’s 65-year history that a new model didn’t roll of the assembly line. Now, Chris Mazzilli, owner of Dream Car Restoraton and noted Corvete collector, will atempt to re-write Corvete history and build his vision of what the 1983 model should have been, risking his reputaton and his business to build The Lost Corvete.

BATTLE OF THE 80S SUPERCARS
WITH DAVID HASSELHOFF
8th December, Sunday at 20:15 CAT
David Hasselhof sets out to prove how the iconic 80’s KITT car inspired and revolutonized the car industry. From one of the fastest vehicles on the planet to an amphibious sports car, Hasselhof will pull back the curtain, meet the mavericks, and get behind the wheel of some of the wildest cars out there. The special will feature iconic vehicles and their drivers as they line up for a one of a kind race with Hasselhof in the KITT car featuring Dirk Benedict in the A-Team Squad Van from “The A-Team,” and Erik Estrada in the motorcycle from the police drama television series “ChiPs.