History: The Interesting Bits

Tuesday 11.00am

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History: The Interesting Bits

WHEN TO WATCH

  1. Tuesday 28 May at 11.00am

    How To Make A Fortune

  2. Wednesday 29 May at 11.00am

    How To Start A Revolution

  3. Thursday 30 May at 11.00am

    How To Fall In Love

Synopsis

It’s safe to say that never has there been so much history as there is now. Most of it is a matter of opinion. Much of it is really hard to understand. Half of it is probably wrong. And a lot of it, frankly, isn’t very interesting. So what’s needed is a totally fresh, different, exciting look at history’s ‘Interesting Bits’. History with the boring bits taken out. 8 fast paced episodes using animation, archive and recon to reveal the funny, disturbing, weird, but always interesting bits of history.

Episodes

Season 1
  • How To Be President

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    We look at who’s run and who’s won the Presidency and how you keep the top job once you’ve got it.

  • How To Get Away With It

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    We look at history’s most interesting criminals, con artists, frauds and fakes and ask how they got away with it.

  • How To Keep A Secret

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    Empires and lives have been won and lost over secrets. Let’s meet history’s most interesting spies.

  • How To Start A War

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    We discover you can start a war over anything, from assassination to a lost ear, or even pastry.

  • How To Make A Fortune

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    Throughout history men and women have dedicated themselves to building fortunes. But how did they get it, how did they spend it and were they happier than the rest of us…

    Next Showing
    Tuesday 28 May at 11.00am
    On National Geographic
  • How To Fall In Love

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    Throughout history, love has cost royalty their heads, generals their victories, and many of us our sanity. We explore why that hasn’t stopped us looking for love…

    Next Showing
    Thursday 30 May at 11.00am
    On National Geographic
  • How To Start A Revolution

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    History is full of revolutions, industrial, sexual and the big one, political. But we discover how, even if your cause seems pure you can still end up creating monsters…

    Next Showing
    Wednesday 29 May at 11.00am
    On National Geographic
  • How To Be Inventive

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    Our modern world was created through invention. But great inventors build on earlier ideas or sometimes even steal them and it’s not always clear who first had the spark…