Krakatoa: When the volcano on the island of Krakatoa erupted in August 1883 it was the greatest disaster in recorded history.
Generals At War episode 4 - The Battle of Kursk: 1943 – Germany and Russia clash near the Soviet city of Kursk, as each vies for control of the Eastern Front.
Generals At War episode 3 - The Battle of Midway: Considered the most important battle in the pacific during WW2, an examination of the battle tactics of Japanese Adm. Chuichi Nagumo and U.S. Adm. Jack Fletcher.
Art of the Heist episode 3 - The Forger and the Con Man: It’s the most important question in the worldwide art market is it genuine? Or is it fake? When a forgery is passed off as the real thing, there are fortunes to be made and lost.
Enslaved with Samuel L Jackson episode 2: Samuel L Jackson - with journalists Afua Hirsch and Simcha Jacobovici - examines how, for over 400 years, the trans-Atlantic slave trade became the greatest wealth-generating machine the world had known and the engine that drove the global economy.
Enslaved with Samuel L Jackson episode 1: Samuel L Jackson traces his ancestry to Gabon, visiting the coastal area of Loango National Park to see from where his enslaved ancestors were shipped in their millions to the Americas.
Art of the Heist episode 2 - The Worlds Biggest Heist: It was the biggest art heist in American history – half a billion dollars’ worth of paintings snatched from the walls of a Boston gallery.
Generals At War episode 2 - The Battle of Singapore: In 1941, the Gibraltar of the East was under attack by the Japanese. Despite the brave efforts of Lieutenant General Arthur Percival, Lieutenant General Tomoyuki Yamashita oversees the largest capitulation in British history.
Generals At War episode 1 - El Alamein: After an undefeated record throughout North Africa, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel has an opportunity to face off against a commander worthy of his skills: the new British commander, General Bernard Law Montgomery.
Art of the Heist episode 1 - The Big Sting: On December 22nd, 2000 three of the world’s greatest art treasures were stolen from the National Museum in Stockholm.