February is winter’s deepest and coldest month in the Northern Hemisphere, but you can warm it a bit by curling up with some hot chocolate or your favorite libation and watching dozens of new releases on MagellanTV. In fact, by some honestly unintended coincidence, our first highlight is the true story of World War II hero Dick Winters!
In addition, we’re excited by the debuts of fascinating new documentaries on topics as diverse as infamous British murder cases, Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, the secret world of Singapore’s animal kingdom – and a whole lot more! So, check out some highlights below along with a complete list of new releases at the bottom of this article. And learn something new today on MagellanTV.
If you watched the iconic World War II series Band of Brothers, you might have wondered about the leader of Easy Company, Dick Winters, portrayed by Damien Lewis: What was the true life story of this bona fide American hero?
This documentary traces Winters from his early years in Pennsylvania through his development as a leader in the U.S. Army, the famed attack on Brecourt Manor on D-Day, and the dedication, on the invasion’s anniversary in 2012, of the Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument in Normandy, France.
In addition to Winters’s own recollections, original members of Easy Company, the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne, speak of his commitment to his men, his heroism, and his legacy. For WWII buffs and fans of Band of Brothers, this doc is not to be missed.
Aficionados of true crime stories will be riveted by this drama-documentary series that explores notorious British homicide cases of the modern era. The Jack the Ripper murders, the Bermondsey Horror, the conviction of Dr. Crippen, and the Brides in the Bath case are brought to life for viewers.
Combining host Nicholas Day’s detailed accounts of the crimes with dramatic reenactments, each episode focuses on a different period in the London area, examining the forensic evidence that was discovered at the locations of the murders. Day and his colleagues dig deep to uncover not only the facts of the infamous crimes but also the motives of the perpetrators. And sharp attention is paid to the techniques used by investigators in their attempts to solve the cases and bring the murderers to justice.
Don’t miss these gruesome tales of true crime at its darkest . . . and most chilling.
Archaeology seems almost continuously to rewrite history. When we think we’ve got a handle on the true stories of past events, an intrepid expert discovers that things might not have happened quite the way we had believed – and there’s evidence to prove it.
Anthropologist Alice Roberts, a professor at the University of Birmingham, is one such expert, and hosts this informative and often surprising series devoted to the most exciting archaeological finds from across Britain. With her as our guide, we are treated to the results of digs and investigations from one end of the country to the other.
See how our views of history can change with the latest discoveries. From an Iron Age chariot to Viking treasures, from Roman burials to World War II relics, and much more, Professor Roberts brings the past to life for all of us.
In this fascinating documentar, travel to Singapore, which is home to almost 30,000 species, many of them largely invisible to humans. Explore the secret world of the island nation’s insects and tiny creatures – everything from battling bullfrogs and a dwarf honey bees’ hive to a rare species of praying mantis that distracts predators by dancing.
Secret World is indeed a special treat for lovers of nature documentaries. Don’t miss it!