HISTORY HØYDEPUNKTER AUGUST 2020
FORGED IN FIRE: BEAT THE JUDGES
Mondays from 10 August at 20.05
It's the most frequently asked question from fans of Forged in Fire - "When will we see bladesmiths compete against our judges?" Now, they are about to get their wish. In each 60-minute episode, the best bladesmiths from all over the country come to the forge for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, to square off against our renowned Forged in Fire Masters in the highest stakes forging competition yet! First, the smiths must prove they have what it takes to challenge an icon by beating each other in a series of win-or-go-home forging challenges. Then the remaining two smiths - one of our seasoned Masters and one hopeful competitor - will compete to create a fully functioning blade that will be evaluated and tested. If the challenger can find a way to prevail against our judge in an intense bladesmithing showdown, they'll walk away with $10K and eternal bragging rights. (6x60")
Tuesdays from 25 August at 21:00
Ancient Aliens explores the controversial theory that extraterrestrials have visited Earth for millions of years.
From the age of the dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, from early cave drawings to continued mass sightings in the US, each episode in this hit HISTORY series gives historic depth to the questions, speculations, provocative controversies, first-hand accounts and grounded theories surrounding this age old debate. Did intelligent beings from outer space visit Earth thousands of years ago? Presented by leading alien expert Giorgio A. Tsoukalos. S12B (15x60)
Mondays from 31 August at 21:00
Let Pawn Stars take you inside the colourful world of the pawn business. Step inside the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on the outskirts of Las Vegas, where the Harrison family - father Rick, son Corey and family friend Chumlee – have all jointly run the family business.
There's clashing and camaraderie every step of the way they use their sharp eyes and skills to assess the value of items from the commonplace to the truly historic, including a 16th century samurai sword, a Super Bowl ring, a Picasso painting and a 17th century stay of execution. It's up to them to determine what's fake and what's the real deal, as they reveal the answer to the questions on everyone's mind, "What's the story behind it?” and "What's it worth?" S21B (20x30)
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND S7
HISTORY Favourite | Monday to Sunday from 9 August at 17:15
Season 7 from the beginning - Rick, Marty and the Oak Island team are back for the biggest season yet – bringing with them more determination, resources and technology than ever in their quest to solve the 224-year old treasure mystery. After seismic testing conducted at the end of last season revealed a possible sunken ship buried in the triangle-shaped swamp, the team will use sonic core drilling, strategic dives and finally a historic big dig to find out what could be buried below.
Now fully partnered with fellow land owner, Tom Nolan, the son of the late, Fred Nolan, Rick, Marty and Craig Tester will have unprecedented access to areas of the island that they hope will yield answers… and treasure.
This will lead to the biggest and most extensive digs that Rick, Marty, Craig Tester and the team have ever conducted in an effort to once and for all locate the fabled “Chappell Vault.”
After 224 years, the Oak Island mystery, now has the greatest chance ever to finally being solved. SEASON 7 (23x60)
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