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10 free episodes you can watch on HISTORY Play in May 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 31 May.

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 create 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?

Mysteries From Above – Season 2, Episode 1

Mysteries From Above sets out to investigate significant historic and contemporary sites from the skies with drone, satellite and aerial photography. Each story begins with a view from above, which offers a unique perspective to understand the site below and dramatically changes the way we see these mysteries and the rest of the world around us.

The first episode of season two looks at a bunch of mysteries that occur in places where they don’t belong. Discover the strange aquatic mammals populating a river in Columbia, a ship marooned in the sand along Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, and a Boeing 727 in a pine forest.

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

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

Admiral Karl Dönitz, head of the Nazis’ U-Boat fleet, brought Britain to the brink of starvation in January 1943 by ruthlessly destroying almost 1,000 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 Curse of Oak Island - Season 10, Episode 25

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

Alone is the toughest reality show on television, as 10 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.