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10 free episodes you can watch on History PLAY in October 2022

Giorgio A. Tsoukalos | Image: Ancient Aliens

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 some of these episodes must end on 31 October.

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 were once frozen in time. Merging CGI recreations with advanced scanning technology and scientific research, the series investigates curiosities that have been lost for millennia…or never seen before. How did they end up in the most desolate areas of the globe and what else is concealed in the frozen depths?

Multiple mysteries are explored in the opening episode of the brand new series. A mummified businessman is found atop Mexico’s highest peak, divers spot an object that could solve a nuclear mystery from the Cold War, and the legend of an Icelandic fire giant is investigated.

Alone – Season 8, Episode 1

Alone is the toughest, scariest, and most dangerous reality show on television. The ten brave participants are forced to use their wits as they left to survive in the wilderness. They have nothing but a backpack to help them in their struggle against harsh weather, hostile locations, and aggressive wildlife.

Season 8 sees the contestants dropped into the Canadian wilderness on the shores of Chilko Lake, British Columbia. It’s the most terrifying location yet. In the pursuit of $500,000, one participant is forced to make a life-or-death decision as they contend with a grizzly bear, the area’s most deadly predator.

Ancient Aliens – Season 13, 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 toward the previous contact between humans and alien life.

Season 13 begins with a two-hour special that features a guest appearance from William Shatner, the host of The UnXplained. He brings thought-provoking questions to Ancient Aliens’ leading experts. They explore everything from human origins to groundbreaking archaeological finds and new understandings of the cosmos.

Forged in Fire – Season 8, Episode 2

Top bladesmiths from every corner of the United States compete to create the best weapons and prove their effectiveness in a series of daunting challenges. In the final contest, they must create a historic blade that proves their unique mix of brains and brawn.

The first competition of season eight sees the contestants tasked with making a canister damascus knife from tubes. After the initial tense rounds in the Forged in Fire forge, the smiths must head to their home forges to create a vajra-mushti. This knuckleduster-like weapon has a knife blade sticking out the side and was used in an ancient form of Indian wrestling.

Britain’s Most Historic Towns – Season 2, Episode 1

In this unique take on British history, Professor Alice Roberts explores Britain’s rich and varied past through the stories of individual towns. She studies the key periods in history by delving into the secrets of Britain's Most Historic Towns. By combining the bigger national picture with local detail, Alice gives an accurate impression of what life was really like during the turbulent past.

The White Cliffs of Dover are an iconic symbol of British life, but the coastal town played a significant role in the Allied war effort. Its most notable influence came during the rescue effort from Dunkirk, but the three awful and dangerous routes made the evacuation a logistic nightmare.

The Curse of Oak Island – Season 9, Episode 1

After more than a decade of tireless work, the Laginas and the team are seeing the fruits of their labour. Not only have they proven that the Oak Island mystery is more profound than anyone thought possible, but they are closer than anyone who came before them to finally recover the treasure. What is really lying beneath the surface?

Season nine of The Curse of Oak Island, the biggest yet, kicks off with Rick, Marty, and the rest of the team returning to the fabled island. Armed with scientific evidence that there are massive amounts of silver in the soil near the Money Pit, they are closer than ever to solving the centuries-old mystery.

Curse of Skinwalker Ranch – Season 2, Episode 1

For more than 200 years, Utah’s Skinwalker Ranch has been the site of hundreds of paranormal and UFO sightings. Despite decades of study, no-one has been able to crack the case. Curse of Skinwalker Ranch is one of the most popular paranormal shows on television. From UFO encounters and crop circles to shape-shifting creatures and cattle mutilations, Dr. Travis Taylor and his team have seen it all.

With season three now airing in the UK, it is the perfect time to get caught up on all of the key moments so far. In the first episode of season two, the team recommences their monumental search for answers on the notorious 512-acre property. However, an excavation of a mysterious pit at Homestead Two leads to a frightening encounter.

Roswell: The First Witness – Season 1, Episode 1

Roswell: The First Witness follows the grandchildren of Major Jesse Marcel, the first person on the scene of the Roswell crash in 1947. He was initially adamant that the object that crashed was of extra-terrestrial origin. However, his family believes that he was pressured by the US government to retract his original statement and deny that he ever saw any evidence of a UFO.

The emergence of a cryptic journal sparked an unprecedented investigation into what actually crashed at Roswell. The government claimed it was a weather balloon, but could it really have been something from out of this world?

Pawn Stars – Season 22, Episode 2

Let Rick, Richard, Corey, and Chumlee guide you around the colourful world of the pawn business. Step inside the ‘Gold & Silver Pawn Shop’ on the outskirts of Las Vegas where the Harrisons jointly run the business. There’s clashing and camaraderie every step of the way as the men use their sharp eyes and skills to assess the value of every type of item you could possibly imagine.

The fan-favourite Pawn Stars is now in its 22nd season and the Harrisons show no sign of slowing down. Things get flashy when a seller brings in an unusual diamond made from the DNA of a musical genius. Then, a vintage collection of paperback books come into the shop.

Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation – Season 2, Episode 1

It’s time to expose the incredible secrets of the US government’s UFO programme and shine a light on unidentified flying phenomena all around the world. A $22 million project, officially titled the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, was run from 2007-2012 and its findings need to be heard by the public. The shocking revelations come from sources close to the Pentagon and the FBI.

The opening episode of the second season of Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation focuses on testimonies from US military veterans. They testify to an extraordinary series of encounters between military personnel and UFOs, dating all the way back to the Vietnam War. Are these the same unidentified craft that were shown in the US Navy videos and have they been shadowing the forces for decades?