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10 free episodes you can watch on HISTORY Play in July 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!

Image: The Curse of Oak Island

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 on HISTORY Play.

Make sure you act fast though because the free offer on these episodes must end on 31 July.

The Curse of Oak Island - Season 11, 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.

In the special opening episode of the groundbreaking new season, Rick and Marty relaunch their quest to solve the Oak Island mystery. It doesn’t take long for them to start seeing some success as they make a number of the most historic discoveries ever unearthed in North America.

History’s Greatest Mysteries – Season 5, Episode 1

History’s Greatest Mysteries is an exciting documentary series that examines the top theories surrounding the world’s most enigmatic unsolved secrets. Hosted and narrated by Laurence Fishburne, each episode unpacks these puzzles with contributions from top historians, scientists and researchers.

The fifth season gets underway with one of the most famous treasure mysteries of all time. An Aztec king’s glittering treasure vanished into thin air and inspired a 500-year search that spanned the continents. What really happened to Montezuma’s lost treasure?

Encounter: UFO – Season 1, Episode 1

Encounter: UFO is a brand-new series that brings to vivid life the most incredible UFO sightings of the modern era. Combining the most compelling visual evidence of UFOs with the first-hand accounts of eyewitnesses, this is a show that takes the biggest mysteries of our time and turns them into edge-of-the-seat viewing.

Episode one looks at the regular people, all around the world in the most ordinary places, who are spotting UFOs every day. This includes a security guard who saw something in the sky one night that changed his life forever.

What On Earth? – Season 6, Episode 1

Satellites that speed through space at 17,000 miles per hour have the potential to unveil all sorts of hidden wonders. Equipped with high-tech optics and radar, they reveal unseen worlds. Bizarre images can raise questions about the Garden of Eden, El Dorado, ancient cultures and hidden bases. Could satellites even capture the moment a plane broke apart mid-air? Experts unravel these enigmas and more on What on Earth?

The opening episode of season six looks at some of the world’s deadliest threats. Viewers are shown mysterious satellite images that reveal China’s hidden terror camps and provide access to America’s top-secret apocalypse pyramid.

Evidence of the Unexplained – Season 1, Episode 1

Every year there are thousands of sightings of unexplained aerial phenomena and hundreds more ‘first contact’ moments. There are myriad accounts of flying objects, weird deep-space phenomena and bizarre messages received from distant galaxies. Evidence of the Unexplained lays out all this evidence to try to get to the bottom of the mysteries.

The first episode investigates a sinister shape over an American city and tells the story of an Australian who was left fighting for his life after being shot by an unexplained object. Also explored is a US military fighter jet that appears to be taunted by a UFO above the infamous Bermuda Triangle.

The Proof Is Out There – Season 4, Episode 1

The Proof Is Out There investigates the world’s most mysterious videos, photos, and audio recordings, using the best technology and experts to render a credible verdict. Host and veteran journalist Tony Harris takes nothing for granted in his quest for answers. He tracks down eyewitnesses, puts each piece of evidence through a battery of tests, and calls out the hoaxes in an attempt to better understand our unique world.

The fourth season opens with an episode that is committed to investigating the ‘Bigfoot Files’. Tony Harris separates the real from the fake in some of the most compelling Bigfoot evidence recently captured, including huge, primate-like footprints.

Forged In Fire – Season 9, Episode 18

Forged In Fire is the hottest competition on television as world-class bladesmiths compete to recreate history’s most iconic edged weapons. In each episode, four of the finest bladesmiths put their skills and reputations on the line as they try to avoid elimination and win the $10,000 prize.

This free episode focuses on supersized weapons, as four smiths are asked to salvage steel from a massive railroad track to make their signature big blades. Which one will rise to the colossal challenge and take home the money?

Ancient Aliens – Season 16, Episode 1

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?

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.