Sky History Today Sunday 22 January 2023

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Today Sunday 22 January 2023

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

06:00
Hitler: Uncovering His Fatal Obsession

S01E01

Hitler’s invasion of Russia in 1941

A major part of Hitler’s politics had always been a detestation of the Soviet Union. Hitler’s invasion of Russia in 1941 led to campaign of unparalleled barbarism, on a scale of destruction unmatched in history

07:00
Hitler: Uncovering His Fatal Obsession

S01E02

Hitler’s surprise invasion of Russia

08:00
Pawn Stars

S18E06

A letter said to be signed by Napoleon makes Rick stand to attention

A letter said to be signed by Napoleon makes Rick stand to attention. Other items under consideration include a surreal figure by Mexican artist Pedro Friedeberg, a 1960s Monkees talking puppet and original Dick & Jane illustrations

08:30
Pawn Stars

S18E09

A 1969 Triumph Motorcycle gets Rick’s engine roaring

09:00
Pawn Stars

S18E10

A set of 1814 naval history books arrives at the shop

09:30
Pawn Stars

S18E11

A collection of nearly 200 celebrity autographs arrives at the shop

10:00
Pawn Stars

S18E14

A Smarties dispenser is brought into the shop

10:30
Pawn Stars

S18E12

The team scrutinises two sculptures from Dr Seuss’ taxidermy collection

11:00
Mountain Men

S11E09

Tom and Sean try to preserve a buffalo hide, while Nancy makes custom moccasins

12:00
History’s Greatest Mysteries

S02E01

A search into the extreme depths of the Bermuda Triangle

A search into the extreme depths of the Bermuda Triangle, where five American torpedo bombers and the search plane dispatched to find them disappeared without a trace in December 1945

14:00
Britain’s Most Historic Towns

S01E05

Alice Roberts explores the UK’s past through the stories of individual towns

Alice Roberts tells the story of the Regency period by studying the history of Cheltenham, Britain’s most Regency town. She attends a period society ball, investigates the rigid social hierarchy of the age and explores the Regency fondness for enemas. The penultimate episode of the series in which Alice Roberts studies one key period in history by delving into the secrets of a historic town that encapsulates the era, providing an accurate impression of what life was really like at key moments in the turbulent past

15:00
Britain’s Most Historic Towns

S01E06

Alice Roberts explores the UK’s past through the stories of individual towns

Professor Alice Roberts reveals the history of Belfast, the UK’s most Victorian city. She visits the shipyards that built the Titanic, gets locked up in the notorious Crumlin Road gaol and takes a crash course in 19th-century female etiquette. The final episode of this unique take on British history, in which the academic, writer and broadcaster studies one key period in history by delving into the secrets of a historic town that encapsulates the era, providing an impression of what life was really like at key moments in the turbulent past

16:00
Britain’s Most Historic Towns

S02E01

Alice Roberts explores the Second World War history of Dover

Alice Roberts explores the Second World War history of Dover, visiting an underground base beneath the famous white cliffs, from where the Dunkirk evacuation was masterminded. She also talks gets a first-hand account of the town’s wartime history from a 90-year-old local and experiences what life was like for members of the Auxiliary Territorial Service during the Battle of Britain. Plus, aerial archaeologist Ben Robinson takes to the sky to survey the challenges faced by Royal Navy vessels deployed in the English Channel

17:00
Britain’s Most Historic Towns

S02E02

Alice Roberts explores the Georgian era in Bristol

Alice Roberts explores the Georgian era in her home city of Bristol. She takes a horse-drawn carriage ride to explore Clifton’s Georgian architecture, samples some of the backstreet gin that was considered a threat to civilisation, and discovers the ingenious story behind the world’s first chocolate factory. She also delves into the city’s links with the slave trade, uncovering horrific tales in the historical records. Plus, aerial archaeologist Ben Robinson provides a bird’s-eye view of how 18th-century wealth transformed the city

18:00
The Curse of Oak Island

S10E04

The team is stunned when Gary unearths artefacts near the old ship’s wharf

The team is astonished when Gary unearths multiple artefacts in close proximity to the old ship’s wharf and with the discovery of a shallower tunnel in the Money Pit, Marty’s theory of an off-set chamber may finally be proven

19:00
Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire

S01E01

The story of General Marius

20:00
Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire

S01E02

Spartacus’ revolt against General Crassus’ army

21:00
8 Days That Made Rome

S01E01

Bettany Hughes explores eight key days that defined the Roman Empire

Bettany Hughes recalls eight pivotal days that defined the Roman Empire and its establishment as the world’s first superpower. She begins by exploring the day in 202BC when Rome defeated the might of Carthage under Hannibal at the Battle of Zama in modern-day Tunisia. This was a decisive moment, setting Rome on the path to greatness and exemplifying the military muscle and supreme ambition on which its empire would be built. Dramatisations featuring Adam Levy, James Sutton and Paul Brennen bring the key moments to life

22:00
8 Days That Made Rome

S01E02

The slave revolt instigated by Thracian gladiator Spartacus

Bettany Hughes looks at the day in 73BC that Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator fighting for the entertainment of the Romans, broke out of gladiator school and started a slave revolt. The Republic’s rulers were so panicked by the protest that they offered unprecedented power to a single, ambitious individual – Crassus – who promised victory in what would prove a dark foreshadowing of Rome’s slide into dictatorship. Dramatisations featuring Joseph Millson, Adam Basil and Rhydian Jones bring the key moments to life

23:00
Colosseum

S01E02

Haterius is tasked with constructing a labyrinth underneath the Colosseum floor

When master builder Haterius constructs the Colosseum from the ashes of Nero’s Golden House, his work is far from over. New Emperor Domitian tasks him with adding in a complex network of underground tunnels – the hypogeum

00:00
What on Earth?

S04E11

The startling mysteries captured by satellites orbiting the Earth

01:00
What on Earth?

S04E12

Experts investigate the startling mysteries captured by satellites

02:00
What on Earth?

S04E13

Documentary series exploring anomalies appearing on satellite images

03:00
What on Earth?

S04E15

Experts investigate the startling mysteries captured by satellites orbiting the Earth

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