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 as part of Amazon’s line-up of Prime Video Channels in the UK and Europe 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 June.
Curse of Skinwalker Ranch – Season 3, Episode 1
For more than 200 years, Utah’s Skinwalker Ranch has been the site of hundreds of reports of paranormal and UFO activity. Despite decades of studies, some rumoured to have been secretly funded by the US government, no-one has dared to go below ground. Now the Curse of Skinwalker Ranch team of scientists is conducting the most thorough investigation to date.
In the first episode of season three, the team starts by hunting in the sky. They return to the famous ranch and find new evidence of a mysterious anomaly one mile above the Triangle Area that might be connected to something deep within the Mesa.
Forged in Fire – Season 9, Episode 1
Forged in Fire pits the best bladesmiths in America against each other as they put their skills and reputations on the line. It takes a certain mix of brains and brawn to be crowned champion of the forge.
To start season nine of the legendary competition, the four smiths must take on the crushed car challenge and create a knife from a mangled mess of a vehicle. After an intense round of testing, the two surviving smiths return to their home forges to recreate two of the most unique weapons from history – a set of curved katars.
Deadman’s Curse – Season 1, Episode 1
In Deadman’s Curse, former MMA fighter Kru Williams and young indigenous explorer Taylor Starr join legend hunter and mountaineer Adam Palmer to solve the mystery of Slumach’s lost goldmine. Hidden somewhere in the rugged terrain of the Pacific Northwest, its mysterious location has eluded prospectors for generations.
Episode one gets off to a promising start as Taylor unearths new testimony from a witness to Slumach’s execution and a deathbed letter sends Adam and Kru on a dangerous glacial trek. However, throughout the series, they must battle extreme weather and unforgiving terrain to get to the bottom of a 100-year-old curse.
UFO Files – Season 1, Episode 1
UFO Files investigates facts and myths surrounding UFO sightings in every corner of the world. The audience gets a chance to examine evidence and eyewitness accounts to explore the mysteries of what really happened.
The first episode tries to answer an age-old question. What would happen if a UFO actually landed on Earth and humans found it? Well, engineers create a spaceship to see how alien technology could work.
Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter – Season 1, Episode 1
In Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter, the BAFTA award-winning documentary-maker uncovers Britain’s hidden maritime past by diving on a series of incredible shipwrecks. From the remains of a slave ship discovered off the coast of Plymouth to the Kaiser’s sunken Imperial Fleet in Scapa Flow, Ross reveals some of the nation’s murkiest and best-kept secrets.
The opening episode sees Ross complete his specialist SCUBA training under the expert tutelage of diver supervisor Neil Brock. He then heads up to the Royal Navy’s historic naval base in the far northerly Orkney Islands to tell the story of his shipwrecked relatives.
Ancient Aliens – Season 15, Episode 1
In 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.
Season 15 kicks off by investigating the phenomena of ‘UFO Hotspots’. Studies have shown that up to 70% of all UFO sightings happen in so-called ‘hotspots’ where reports of visions, mysterious lights and strange occurrences are regularly witnessed. Could there be something about these locations that attracts extraterrestrial visitors, not just in modern times but dating back thousands of years?
The UnXplained – Season 3, Episode 1
The UnXplained explores the world’s most fascinating, strange and inexplicable mysteries. From alleged UFO encounters to sudden disappearances and evil possessions, William Shatner attempts to uncover the truth behind these bizarre events. It’s time for viewers to learn what was really happening in the world – and why.
Episode one is focused on the world of hidden treasures. From sunken ships filled with priceless cargo to lost cities of gold and ancient temples concealing untold riches, are lost treasures simply the stuff of legend or could they actually be real?
Britain’s Secret Islands – Season 1, Episode 1
The United Kingdom is comprised of over 6,100 islands, skerries and sea stacks. Scattered around the coast, these secret islands are home to rich cultures, ancient history, unique wildlife and spectacular landscapes. Britain’s Secret Islands explores 5,000-year-old ruins, Viking heritage, immense seabird colonies, diverse reefs and shipwrecks.
Episode one journeys to the Farne Islands off the coast of Northumberland. The group of 15 to 20 islands is home to large numbers of seals and seabirds, early Christian communities and the first recorded attack from Viking raiders.
Eight Days That Made Rome – Season 1, Episode 1
Award-winning historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes presents a new landmark history of ancient Rome. Across Eight Days That Made Rome, Bettany explores the eight key days that she believes define the Roman Empire and underline its remarkable success.
The first day is based on ‘Hannibal’s Last Stand’. Scipio’s decisive victory over Hannibal Carthaginian army in 202BC effectively ended the Punic Wars and established Rome as the leading power in the western Mediterranean.
Secrets in the Ice – Season 2, Episode 1
Secrets in the Ice goes to the most remote, cold and inhospitable places on the planet to reveal great mysteries that have been frozen in time. The show explores how these peculiarities ended up in the most desolate corners of the planet and asks what might still be concealed in the frozen depths.
The first episode of season two tackles several unexplained mysteries. A mummified businessman is found atop Mexico’s highest peak and mummified penguins are spotted in Antarctica. Meanwhile, divers come across an object that could solve a Cold War nuclear mystery, while an Icelandic cave that is said to be home to a fire giant is investigated.