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10 free episodes you can watch on HISTORY Play in December 2023

Image: Greatest Heists With Pierce Brosnan

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 31 December.


Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan – Season 1, Episode 1

Hosted by Hollywood icon Pierce Brosnan, Greatest Heists explores some of the most elaborate real-life heists to reveal their meticulous planning, daring execution and shocking aftermath. Some of the stories told throughout the series include the Lufthansa Heist of New York, the billion-dollar Gardner Museum Art Theft and the Antwerp Diamond Heist.

The show opens by telling the tale of the infamous Bakery Street Robbery which saw enterprising thieves tunnel underneath and up into the vault of a Lloyds Bank branch in London. When an amateur radio enthusiast intercepts their walkie-talkie chatter, the men find themselves embroiled in a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game with Scotland Yard.


History’s Greatest Mysteries – Season 3, Episode 3

History’s Greatest Mysteries sheds some new light on some of the most important mysteries of recent times. Host Laurence Fishburne guides viewers on a journey of discovery as they seek the answers to enigmas that have puzzled humankind for generations.

The third episode of the third season investigates the Amber Room. One of World War II’s greatest unsolved mysteries: an incomparable work of art worth half a billion dollars, lost without a trace. Perhaps the single most valuable object the Nazis ever stole. Where is the famed Amber Room?

American Pickers – Season 19, Episode 1

In small towns and along America’s back roads, treasures are waiting to be uncovered. Valuable relics from history are hidden in junk piles, buried in barns and stacked in garages. It takes special experts to find these lost artefacts and turn the rust into riches. American Pickers follows the most skilled pickers as they hunt down valuable objects that have long been forgotten by their owners.

In the opening episode of the 19th season, a Maryland car fanatic unlocks the doors to his late father’s massive collection. And after Robbie takes a joyride back to the 1970s, Mike revs up a retro British taxi.

Mysteries From Above – Season 1, Episode 1

With the recent declassification of military records, service women and men are coming forward for the first time to share eyewitness tales of unexplained events from the front lines. From mystifying lights to terrifying apparitions and mechanical mysteries, Mysteries From Above launches viewers into the action in an immersive way.

Episode one uses drones and satellite imagery to discover a vanished Neolithic structure in an Irish field, an oasis in the Chinese desert and buried treasure that is waiting to be found in the UK.

Weird Or What? With William Shatner – Season 3, Episode 1

Hosted by the legendary William Shatner, each episode of Weird Or What? examines three bizarre and unexplainable stories. It then uses scientific and supernatural theories to try and reveal the truth behind each one and sometimes conducts tests as proof of a theory’s plausibility. It’s time to learn what is real, what isn’t, and what’s just plain weird.

In the opening episode of the third season, William Shatner investigates incredible survival stories and the people who have cheated death. It includes the tale of a man who escaped from the avalanche of debris that came down when the World Trade Center collapsed.

Ancient Aliens – Season 15, Episode 11

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 this special episode of season 15, iconic host Giorgio A. Tsoukalos counts down the world’s top 10 pyramid sites. Viewers travel from hidden structures in remote Peru to the most famous landmarks of Giza in Egypt.


Beyond Skinwalker Ranch – Season 1, Episode 1

Beyond Skinwalker Ranch follows Dr. Travis Taylor’s team as they investigate UAPs and the paranormal. After extensive research at Skinwalker Ranch, they take up the offensive and pursue evidence of similar phenomena found at analogous sites around the world.

The opening episode dives into the mysterious activity at Bradshaw Ranch in Sedona, Arizona. There the team encounters dangerous levels of radiation, a strange temperature anomaly and a UAP.

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 begin 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: Polar Bear Island – Season 9, Episode 1

Alone is the toughest reality show on television, as ten survivalists are dropped into a remote wilderness with incredibly limited supplies. Season nine sees the contestants battle the harshest weather conditions yet. Along the lower reaches of the Big River in Labrador, Canada, they must endure wet, snowy, merciless conditions in their fight to claim the $500,000 prize.

Episode one sees the survivalists struggle to acclimate to their new home. Meanwhile, one of the deadliest predators in the world, the polar bear, begins to circle their camps.

The Curse of Oak Island - Season 10, Episode 1

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.

After a decade of searching, the Lagina brothers and the rest of the team return to Oak Island and immediately uncover evidence of a tunnel in the Money Pit. Meanwhile, the Fellowship gets a closer look at an underground structure and a potential trip to the UK is on the cards. There's no doubt that they are getting closer to solving the mystery.