In 1836, General Santa Anna and his Mexican army defeat the Texian uprising at the Alamo, along with Davy Crockett, who was one of the last survivors.
With the British and Tecumseh's Pan-Indian alliance broken in the north, the south is threatened by the Red Sticks of the Creek tribe when they massacre 500 settlers at Fort Mims.
On the orders of President Thomas Jefferson, Army captains Lewis and Clark explore the newly acquired Louisiana Territory, and with the help of their guide Sacagawea, they make their legendary expedition to the Pacific.
The Men Who Built America episode 1 - Into the Wilderness: During the height of American Revolutionary War, the fighting spreads beyond the colonies into the wildness.
The Real History of Science Fiction episode 4 - Time: Dominic Sandbrook concludes his exploration of the most innovative and imaginative of all genres by considering science fiction's most alluring theme - time travel.
The Real History of Science Fiction episode 3 - Invasion: Dominic Sandbrook continues his exploration of the most innovative and imaginative of all genres with a look at science fiction's fascination with aliens. But what if we don't meet aliens in space and instead they come to earth - to conquer us?
The Real History of Science Fiction episode 2 - Space: What if we could explore the vastness of Space? Science fiction has always fed upon our need to wonder what is out there.
The Real History of Science Fiction episode 1 - Robots : What if our creations turn against us? The idea of creating life has fascinated society since the earliest days of science fiction.
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.