About the Show

Host Jamie Theakston attempts to uncover the true stories surrounding the great treasures, long-held conspiracy theories, ancient relics and lost civilizations that are often omitted from the history books. He gets to the very heart of what we think we know as he scrutinizes, investigates and analyses history's mysteries.

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Sunday
Dec 30
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 2

Hitler in Argentina

Jamie Theakston goes on a quest to discover whether Adolf Hitler died in a Berlin bunker at the end of WWII or if he escaped with Eva Braun to the foothills of Patagonia.

Sunday
Jan 6
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 1

A Biblical Mystery

Jamie Theakston goes on a quest across continents as he attempts to unravel the mystery of the whereabouts of the Ark of the Covenant. The search for the Biblical relic leads Jamie to where many are convinced is its current resting place -- Ethiopia.

Sunday
Jan 6
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 4

The Secrets of King Arthur

The legend of King Arthur is one of a courageous fighter and leader, but for centuries the fabled king has been a mystery to historians. Jamie Theakston goes on a quest to find out if Camelot was real or just an elaborate fairy tale.

Sunday
Jan 20
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 6

Vampires in Bulgaria

From Bram Stoker's 1897 novel to the rise of the undead in popular culture, vampires have caught our attention in recent decades. But how real are they? Jamie Theakston travels to Bulgaria to examine the folklore and investigate claims of a real vampire burial.

Sunday
Jan 20
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 5

Finding Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene is a key figure in Christianity who is said to have witnessed the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jamie Theakston sets out to find out the real story behind one of the Bible's most controversial women.

Sunday
Jan 27
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 2

Concealed by the Vatican

The Vatican archives hold the personal documents of past popes and important pieces of history, but what else is hidden in the library? Jamie Theakston examines the secrets of a place so out of bounds even the cardinals can't access it.

Sunday
Jan 27
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 4

The Templars' Truth

Fact and fiction have become blurred by the depiction of the Knights Templar in books and on film. Now Jamie Theakston presents a very different picture that challenges the orthodox beliefs about an order that angered much of Europe.

Sunday
Feb 3
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 1

Hitler's Killing Machine

Jamie Theakston reveals the remarkable story of the man who went from Germany's state executioner before WWII to head up a merciless Nazi killing machine which murdered thousands.

Sunday
Feb 3
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 6

Killing Mussolini

Jamie Theakston examines the conflicting accounts, false claims and dodgy eyewitness reports surrounding the death of Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator who ended his days hanging upside down like a grotesque animal carcass at the end of WWII.

Sunday
Feb 10
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 3

Bulgaria's Murder Service

Jamie Theakston reveals the extraordinary story of a top-secret Bulgarian kill squad that operated in nine countries during the Cold War.

Sunday
Feb 10
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 3

An Iron Prison

Jamie Theakston unravels the mysterious story of one of the world's most notorious and intriguing prisoners -- the Man in the Iron Mask.

Sunday
Feb 17
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 5

Worshipping Satan

To some Satanism is a religion as valid as Christianity while to others it is a dangerous and subversive cult. With thousands of devotees and popularity rising, Jamie Theakston believes it's time to unearth the origins, tales and beliefs of Satanism.

Sunday
Feb 17
1pm | 12c