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  • History channel's sordid past catches up with it - facelift coming in May
    3 May 2017 11:23 (0 replies)

    It's getting new shows and there's an open window for Compact. Let's hope the channel improves - a LOT.

  • The power of Kunta Kinte lives on after Roots
    7 Jul 2016 12:51 (0 replies)

    Roots may have ended but the power of Kunta Kinte lives on through an annual festival and others who've been impacted by him.

  • "Never let them put the chains on your mind"
    16 Jun 2016 00:00 (3 replies)

    A profound quote by Kunta Kinte in the wake of Wednesday's Roots premiere.

  • History opens to Compact viewers for must-see Roots
    13 Jun 2016 00:00 (0 replies)

    History opens to Compact today in anticipation of Wednesday's Roots premiere. Prepare for an indescribable emotional journey.

  • American slavery under the spotlight in Roots remake
    26 Feb 2016 13:47 (0 replies)

    Get a first look at the all star remake of Alex Haley's 1970s classic Roots - coming to History in June. (Includes trailer.)

  • Highlight ... Miracle Rising: South Africa
    7 Feb 2013 00:00 (2 replies)

    The History Channel debuts Miracle Rising this Sunday (10 February) - a documentary that explores South Africa's transformation. What we can expect, with repeat details.

  • History June Highlights 2012
    14 May 2012 00:00 (0 replies)

    Four new series premiere on History this June: Underwater Universe, Seeking Salvage, Chasing Mummies; and Top Shot - a sharp-shooter reality show.

  • History Highlight: Playing The Enemy
    15 Jul 2010 00:00 (0 replies)

    To coincide with Madiba's 92nd birthday month the History Channel debuts a new documentary next week: the true story behind Invictus.

  • History Highlight: WWII Lost Films
    12 May 2010 00:00 (1 replies)

    A new 10-part series featuring unseen colour footage from World War II started on History on Tuesday (11 May). More about it, with a blast of things come (incl pics).

  • Schedule Alert! Madiba: The Life And Times Of Nelson Mandela
    8 Feb 2010 00:00 (0 replies)

    On Thursday (11 February) the History Channel will be broadcasting a special documentary to tribute the 20th anniversary of Madiba's release from prison.

  • New on History in November 2009
    9 Nov 2009 00:00 (0 replies)

    A highlight coming to History: Life After People: The Series - a sequel to the freaky 2-hour special about what would happen if people got whacked forever.

  • Africa Month On History
    11 Oct 2009 00:00 (0 replies)

    On Saturday The History Channel premiered a series of documentaries about African history. Up next: Specials on Uganda, the Anglo-Boer War; and the Soweto Uprising.

  • New on History in May 2009
    11 May 2009 00:00 (1 replies)

    May highlights on History: Dinosaur Secrets - a look at the grisly murders committed in our dinosaur past; and Extreme Trains - a trip for steam train fundi's.

  • New on History in March 2009
    4 Mar 2009 00:00 (0 replies)

    History goes evolutionary this month with the new show Evolve: a look at how people have morphed to survive the world across time. Also new: How Life Began.

  • Coming Up: Shaka Zulu Special
    30 Jan 2009 00:00 (2 replies)

    A special documentary about Shaka Zulu will be on History this weekend. The show covers his wars, family, relationships and his role in South African history.

  • Premiere Alert: Ice Road Truckers 2
    15 Jan 2009 00:00 (0 replies)

    The daredevil drivers of the reality show Ice Road Truckers return to History next Monday at 20h30. This time round they race across Arctic death.

  • New on History in December 2008
    7 Dec 2008 00:00 (0 replies)

    December Highlights on History: two specials - one about fierce sharp-shooters and the other about ancient Chinese sport.

  • New on The History Channel in November 2008
    6 Nov 2008 00:00 (0 replies)

    Highlights coming up on History: The Final Report re-investigates controversial historical events and Ancient Ink looks at tattooing through the ages.

  • New on The History Channel in October 2008
    16 Oct 2008 00:00 (0 replies)

    Coming up on History: the impact of mega tsunami's over the course of time; and the special A Global Warning that digs into the planet's historial climate

  • New on The History Channel in September 2008
    11 Sep 2008 00:00 (0 replies)

    The highlight on History this month, coming up this Saturday: The Lost Pyramid - an expedition that uncovers the secrets of an eighth wonder of the world.

  • New on The History Channel in August 2008
    8 Aug 2008 00:00 (0 replies)

    Starting on History next Wednesday, 13 August: Ax Men - an in-depth glimpse into one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.

  • New On The History Channel In July 2008
    4 Jul 2008 00:00 (0 replies)

    New on History: scientists continue looking for planets beyond our solar system in The Universe 2 - it premieres tonight, Friday, 4 at 20h30.

  • New On History Channel In June 2008
    11 Jun 2008 00:00 (0 replies)

    Two new series premiere on History in June: Romes rises and falls; and Mega Disasters returns for a second season of devastation.

  • New On History In May 2008
    1 May 2008 00:00 (0 replies)

    On History this May: a new season of fighter pilot action in Dogfights 2 and an analysis of the secrets in the Lost Book of Nostradamus.

  • New On History In April 2008
    3 Apr 2008 00:00 (0 replies)

    A Must-See on History: Life After People - a fascinating look at the impact on the world if people disappeared. It premieres tonight and repeats Sunday.

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