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10 free episodes you can watch on HISTORY Play in April 2024

Do you need some free television to watch this month? HISTORY Play has got you covered with 10 free episodes from some incredibly popular shows!

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HISTORY Play is the number one place to catch up on incredible award-winning documentaries and factual television shows. New original seasons are being added every month, so you never have to watch the same show twice.

The extensive catalogue is available across Amazon Prime Video Channels, YouTube Primetime Channels and Apple TV Channels in the UK, Italy, Germany and The Netherlands for just £3.99 per month. Every month, 10 episodes are available to watch for free, so you can get a taste of the variety of content that you can stream on HISTORY Play.

Make sure you act fast though because the free offer on these episodes must end on 30 April.

Pawn Stars – Season 22, Episode 2

This is the most famous pawn shop in the world. Step inside the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on the outskirts of Las Vegas where the Harrison family jointly run the business. On Pawn Stars there’s clashing and camaraderie every step of the way as the men use their sharp eyes and skills to assess the value of items, from the commonplace to the truly historic.

The iconic show is now in its 22nd season and things get hairy in this new episode when a seller brings in an unusual diamond made from the DNA of a musical genius. Can Rick compose himself and secure the sale at a reasonable price? Then a vintage collection of paperback books comes into the shop.

Ancient Aliens – Season 16, Episode 1

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As one of the world’s favourite extraterrestrial television shows, Ancient Aliens examines 75 million years of the most credible evidence found here on Earth. Historians investigate the events, legends and texts that may point towards previous contact between humans and alien life.

In the first episode of season 16, the legendary Giorgio Tsoukalos is counting down the 10 best alien influencers of all time (and space). Did a biblical patriarch receive instructions from 200 angels high above the Earth? Were the ancient Greeks taught how to work metal by a race of fish-people? And might Egypt’s most controversial pharaoh have been an extraterrestrial being? Find out the answers to these questions and more on Ancient Aliens.

The UnXplained with William Shatner – Season 3, Episode 22

The UnXplained with William Shatner explores the world’s most fascinating, strange and inexplicable mysteries. Have you ever wondered how people survive the seemingly un-survivable? Or why the brain is even more powerful than we’ve dared to realise? Join William Shatner on his journey into the strange and fascinating.

In this third season episode, William Shatner is on the hunt for extraterrestrial life. Scientists are involved in a never-ending quest to understand the vast universe our planet inhabits. Are there other galaxies similar to our own? Could they be capable of sustaining intelligent life…and is that life trying to contact us?

U-Boat Wargamers – Season 1, Episode 1

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Admiral Karl Dönitz, head of the Nazis’ U-Boat fleet, brought Britain to the brink of starvation in January 1943 by ruthlessly destroying almost one thousand of their merchant ships. Gilbert Roberts, a retired wargamer, was tasked by the Royal Navy to come up with the answer to combat Dönitz’s tactics. He turned to the Women’s Royal Navy Service (WRNS) to act out naval battles on a linoleum floor, using chalk and wooden model ships.

U-Boat Wargamers tells the story of Roberts and his extraordinary team of women. Episode one begins with Roberts and Vera Matthews building out their crew, which includes Jean Laidlaw, one of Britain’s first female chartered accountants.

The Proof Is Out There: Bermuda Triangle Edition – Season 1, Episode 1

The Proof Is Out There: Bermuda Triangle Edition features existing segments from The Proof Is Out There that have been grouped into themed episodes. Each section adds more context to the bizarre events and history of the Bermuda Triangle.

In the first episode, host Tony Harris investigates ruins found at the Bermuda Triangle before analysing further evidence of similar discoveries around the world and passing a verdict.

Digging For Britain – Season 7, Episode 1

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Dr Alice Roberts investigates British archaeology and reveals the fascinating world hidden beneath our feet in Digging For Britain. She showcases the finds of dedicated archaeologists and travels the length of the country in search of artefacts.

The first episode of the seventh series sees Alice explore another batch of discoveries that have helped us piece together the story of Britain.

Clash of Ancient Warriors – Season 1, Episode 1

Clash of Ancient Warriors is a series that uses modern science to investigate the mysteries of the most legendary battles from ancient times. Spartans vs Persians, Hannibal vs Rome, The Knights Templar vs Saladdin, and Greeks vs Trojans. Military genius and epic battles have led some of the greatest civilisations to take over the world.

The series gets underway with the Siege of Paris by the Vikings. Journey back to 885, when a small army in Paris repelled the Vikings, who had ravaged everything in their path while travelling up the Seine.

The Curse of Oak Island - Season 10, Episode 25

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The Curse of Oak Island is one of the most popular shows on HISTORY Play. Rick and Marty Lagina attempt to uncover the mysteries of Oak Island, a small land mass in Nova Scotia. Local experts help them explore the history, mythology and geography of the island to find out what is hiding beneath the surface.

As season 10 comes to a close, there is just enough time for more new discoveries to be uncovered in the triangle-shaped swamp and on Lot Five. The Oak Island team also experience one final incredible revelation in the Money Pit.

Curse of Skinwalker Ranch – Season 4, Episode 1

For more than 200 years, Utah’s infamous Skinwalker Ranch has been the site of hundreds of instances of paranormal activity. In Curse of Skinwalker Ranch, scientists use the latest in cutting-edge technology, like ground-penetrating radar and drones, to seek the most shocking discoveries.

A new year of investigations begins on Skinwalker Ranch in season four. However, work gets off to a tricky start when team members confront Dr Travis Taylor over a secret that he’s kept from them for two years.

Alone: Predator Lake – Season 10, Episode 1

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Alone is the toughest reality show on television, as ten survivalists are dropped into a remote wilderness with incredibly limited supplies. Season 10 is set in the Reindeer Lake region of northern Saskatchewan.

The new participants are introduced in episode one, as they begin their attempt to win $500,000 in the most remote location yet. As they set out into the wilderness searching for food and shelter, one survivalist makes a costly mistake.