January 4, 2002 12:00 am
An investigation into new research about the first 30 years of the Nazi leader's life. The programme challenges the claim. made in `Mein Kampf' that he had a long-held blueprint for politcial power, revealing instead that Hiter was a drifter and opportunist. Also assesses the evidence for and against Hitler's homosexuality.
January 11, 2002 12:00 am
The Iron Bridge is an icon of the Industrial Revolution the world’s first metal structure and an outstanding example of 18th-Century British technical ingenuity.Yet, incredibly, no-one knows how this vast aerial jigsaw spanning the river Severn in Shropshire was actually constructed. Timewatch sets talented young engineer, Jamie Hillier, the task of solving the mystery.
January 18, 2002 12:00 am
Following the military and civilian divers working to unravel the reasons behind the sinking of both HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse by the Japanese Air Force in the South China Sea in December 1941, a loss considered to be one of Britain's greatest maritime disasters.
February 1, 2002 12:00 am
The story of the No Gun Ri massacre in which Korean civilians were killed by the American army. Uses eyewitness accounts (from the civilians and army) as well as recently declassified documents.
February 8, 2002 12:00 am
A look back at how Britain celebrated the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977.
April 19, 2002 12:00 am
Documentary exploring the public's enduring fascination with the White Star Line's most famous ship, the Titanic. The programme attempts to uncover the truth behind the many myths which have grown up around her sinking in 1912, and asks why the tragedy continues to attract such attention.
May 10, 2002 12:00 am
Timewatch looks at the Red Army's sweep to Berlin and battle for the city, and the great loss of life and suffering endured. Historian Antony Beevor looks at the scale and tactics of the battle, and at the rapes, murder, looting and destruction that went on against the civilian population, not just Germans but liberated camp and slave labour victims as well.
August 9, 2002 12:00 am
After the Soviets forced the Germans to surrender, Joseph Stalin secretly purged Leningrad, executing the people who had ensured it's freedom, and imprisoning their families. This documentary draws on previously classified Russian documents and survivors' testimony to explain the dictators actions.
August 16, 2002 12:00 am
Documentary investigating what really occurred at the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn : the scene of Custer's Last Stand. The programme aims to reveal the truth behind the events that have passed into American folklore, exposing as myth the Hollywood image of the chivalrous soldier who gave his life defending his crack troops against a ferocious attack from a deadly enemy.
September 6, 2002 12:00 am
The story of Akhenaten, the heretic king of Egypt, who introduced a new religion and demanded that he be worshipped like a god on Earth.
December 14, 2002 12:00 am
In 1849, Harvard professor John White Webster was hanged for the slaying and dismemberment of prominent Bostonian George Parkman, apparently over money. Historian Simon Schama investigates the case in the light of ongoing doubts about Webster's guilt, and attempts to solve the celebrated murder mystery once and for all.