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Secret History was a long running British television documentary series. Shown on Channel 4, the Secret History brandname was used as a banner title in the UK, but many of the individual documentaries can still be found on US cable channels (like Discovery Times or The History Channel International) without the branding. It can be seen as Channel 4's answer to the BBC's Timewatch.



Secret History is "the home of single, hour-long history documentaries that shed new light on some of the most intriguing stories from the past. New evidence from excavation, research and investigation reveal strange, forgotten stories, and shed new light on the events we thought we knew well."[1]

Secret History programmes "challenge accepted views of key events in history. Sometimes concealed, sometimes manipulated by the media, the truth has been submerged behind the headlines and the propaganda. From Roman legions to Nazi television, the series re-examined contemporary evidence, focusing on often shocking first-hand accounts and the ground-breaking views of leading experts."[2]

In 1992, the show won the Royal Television Society award for Best Documentary Series.[3]

Episode guide

Titles are linked to the main subject of each programme, where possible.

Series 1

Series 2

Series 3


Series 4

* Originally scheduled for 18 Jul, the day after the crash of TWA Flight 800 - replaced with repeat of The Soviet Wives Affair.


Series 5

Specials - Indian Summer season

Series 6

Series 7

Series 8

Series 9

Series 10

Series 11


Series 12

External links


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