Heroes and Villains

  • Premiered: Nov 2007
  • Episodes: 7
  • Followers: 1
  • Ended
  • BBC One
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  • Documentary Drama History


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Season 1
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Air date
Nov 12, 2007
The little known story of how Napoleon Bonaparte first emerged from obscurity and entered the national consciousness. A life and death struggle both on and off off the battlefield.
Attila the Hun
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Feb 13, 2008
Exploring the myth of the crude Attila. Part genius, part psychopath, Attila is unlike the other Huns. A calculating, ruthless gambler, his one goal is conquest - and he's set his sights on Roman cities to test out his brilliant new siege tactics.
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Feb 29, 2008
In 73 BC a deserter from the Roman Army was sold into the slave market. A few months later he led his fellow slaves and gladiators in a bid for freedom that turned into the greatest .. show full overview
1x4 Season finale
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Mar 15, 2008
A warrior in the mould of Ulysses, Cortés was cunning, imaginative and breathtakingly audacious. The flaws in his personality were complementary: deceit, hypocrisy … and a conscience .. show full overview
Richard the Lionheart
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Mar 22, 2008
Richard the Lionheart is one of history’s greatest warrior kings. Renowned for his bravery and driven by his quest for glory, he fought an epic crusade against Saladin for control of the .. show full overview
1x6 Show finale
Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu
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Jul 04, 2008
Drama-documentary about the Samurai general Tokugawa Ieyasu, a towering figure of Japanese history. He overthrew the governing dynasty of Japan and became the Shōgun - the supreme .. show full overview
1x7 Show finale
Genghis Khan
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Jul 11, 2008
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