Sky History Today Sunday 8 January 2023

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What’s On Sky History
Today Sunday 8 January 2023

A full run down of everything airing on Sky History
today.

06:00
The Boer War

S01E01

Investigation into the conflict

An examination of the first conflict of modern times, in which the British made use of concentration camps. It was essentially a guerrilla war, which ultimately led to the establishment of apartheid in South Africa

07:00
The Boer War

S01E02

The sieges of Kimberley, Mafeking and Ladysmith

The sieges of Kimberley, Mafeking and Ladysmith, which forced the British to resort to a scorched earth policy, ravaging South Africa and destroying the Boer commandos’ source of food

08:00
The Proof Is Out There

S02E01

An examination of several seemingly impossible sightings

Host Tony Harris examines several seemingly impossible things `caught on film”, including giant beasts, UFOS, apocalyptic sounds, hairy humans, alleged mutants from the deep, conspiracies, and many other cases

09:00
Pawn Stars

S17E20

A Star Wars Boba Fett prototype action figure jetpacks into the shop

09:30
Pawn Stars

S17E19

Rick gives a limited edition 2014 Hertz Penske GT Mustang a test drive

10:00
Pawn Stars

S17E15

An autographed picture of John Belushi and a Jim Henson puppet arrive in the shop

10:30
Pawn Stars

S17E17

A rare Nepalese Bira gun from the late 1800s arrives in the shop

11:00
Pawn Stars

S18E08

A signed guitar from Def Leppard’s Phil Collen arrives at the shop

11:30
Mountain Men

S11E07

Mike climbs Kodiak Island’s highest peaks to take down a mountain goat

Mike climbs Kodiak Island’s highest peaks to take down a mountain goat, then repels down sheer cliffs to bring home his harvest. Martha and Elli use their tracked vehicle to scout new hunting grounds

12:30
History’s Greatest Mysteries

S01E01

The hunt for Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship

Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 expedition to Antarctica is one of the greatest stories of leadership and survival in history. After his ship became trapped in pack ice, Shackleton led 27 men in an epic mission. His battle against the odds and unfailing commitment to bring all his men out alive turned him into an historic figure, whose legend still inspires today. Actor Laurence Fishburne follows a new ground-breaking expedition heading back into the frozen seas to hunt down the last piece of the story – Shackleton’s lost ship Endurance

14:00
Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter

S01E01

At Scapa Flow, the actor finds treasure that could link back to his family

Inspired by the stories of his shipwrecked relatives, Ross heads up to the Royal Navy’s historic naval base in the far northerly Orkney Islands, Scapa Flow. Here, Ross and dive supervisor Neil Brock link up with expert local dive guide Emily Turton and head out into the water to dive on Second World War wrecks. Ross and Emily explore a captured German scout ship called the F2 and recover a slew of artefacts that could be linked to Ross’s two relatives who died serving in the Royal Navy during the conflict. Ross investigates how Winston Churchill hit upon a revolutionary tactic to defend Scapa Flow from U-boat attacks, as the wreck of the sunken SS Tabarka finally gives up its secrets

15:00
Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter

S01E02

The actor plunges down on the wrecks of a German warship

To take on the deepest wrecks in Scapa Flow, Ross needs to successfully navigate decompression
training before heading out with local dive guide Emily Turton to dive on one of the biggest of the
Kaiser’s Imperial war ships from the First World War, SMS Karlsruhe. As he explores the eerie relic, Ross
tries to understand how and why the German fleet ended up on the Scottish seabed, when they had
already surrendered months earlier. Having resolved one enduring mystery, he then heads 600
miles south to meet with ex-serviceman Mark Culwick and dive on an experimental British aircraft
carrier submarine built in the 1920s called the M2. This unique vessel was lost in shocking
circumstances, with all hands. During his dive Ross starts to understand the horrifying truth of
exactly how and why the 60 men on board never came home

16:00
Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter

S01E03

The actor dives on the wreck of a steam-age ship in north Devon

The actor is joined by advanced technical diver Emily Turton in north Devon, as he prepares to dive down on the wreck of a sunken steam ship. Iona II was heading to America in the early 1860s, when it went down with a mystery cargo on board that the owners went to extensive efforts to recover in secret. The pair embark on a night dive with the hope it will reveal what the owners so desperately tried to covertly retrieve. Determined to get to the bottom of the mystery, Ross also meets with a maritime historian who has uncovered Iona II’s shocking purpose. Ross and maritime archaeologist Mallory Haas head to Plymouth to dive on a newly discovered wreck, and to uncover a staggering artefact that links the site to one of the most controversial and censored periods in British history – the transatlantic slave trade

17:00
Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter

S01E04

The actor dives on Nelsonian frigate HMS Amethyst, launched in 1799

Ross is joined by maritime archaeologist Mallory Haas in Plymouth to deep dive on the wreck site of 36-gun Nelsonian frigate HMS Amethyst – a legendary battle cruiser, launched in 1799, which proved one of the most successful and prolific of the Napoleonic wars. Ross makes an incredible discovery using an underwater metal detector, and the historic item reveals why the ship was such a potent weapon of war, but also gives clues as to how and why it sank

18:00
The Curse of Oak Island

S10E01

The team uncovers evidence of a tunnel in the Money Pit

Documentary following brothers Marty and Rick Lagina as they search for the mysterious treasure buried on a Nova Scotia island. After a decade of searching, Rick, Marty and the team return to Oak Island and immediately uncover evidence of a tunnel in the Money Pit. The Fellowship gets a clear look at an underground structure, getting them closer to solving the mystery

20:00
Auschwitz: Journey into Hell

The horrors of the Nazis’ most notorious death camp

21:00
The Mothman Legacy

The legend of the Mothman, a creature seen by some as a harbinger of doom

The legend of the Mothman is a red-eyed creature seen by some as a harbinger of doom in 1960s rural West Virginia. The Mothman is a phenomenon of its time, an omen appearing before and disappearing after the Silver Bridge collapse in 1967. This documentary explores the origins of this omen, revealing they trace back much further and go much deeper than anyone realised

22:45
UFO Town

An unexplained incident near Ottawa, Canada

The Carp, Ontario UFO case is one of the most controversial in history. For some, it’s incontrovertible proof that UFOs exist. For others, it’s an elaborately staged hoax

23:45
What on Earth?

S04E01

Documentary exploring unexplained phenomena

00:45
What on Earth?

S04E02

Documentary exploring anomalies appearing on satellite images

Documentary offering an eye-opening journey as experts investigate the startling mysteries captured by satellites orbiting the Earth – from hidden worlds to unexplainable natural phenomena

01:45
The Mothman Legacy

The legend of the Mothman, a creature seen by some as a harbinger of doom

The legend of the Mothman is a red-eyed creature seen by some as a harbinger of doom in 1960s rural West Virginia. The Mothman is a phenomenon of its time, an omen appearing before and disappearing after the Silver Bridge collapse in 1967. This documentary explores the origins of this omen, revealing they trace back much further and go much deeper than anyone realised

03:30
What on Earth?

S04E05

Documentary series exploring anomalies appearing on satellite images

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