Secrets of the Dead - Season 8

Monday 8:00 PM on PBS Premiered May 15, 2000 In Season


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Episode Guide

  • Blackbeard's Lost Ship
    Off the North Carolina coast, a marine archaeology team believe they have found the Queen Anne's Revenge, Blackbeard's sunken flagship.
  • Executed in Error
    Episode 3
    One of the most notorious and highly publicised murder cases of the early 20th century was that of the American doctor, Hawley Crippen, convicted in England for the murder of his wife. It was one of the first cases where forensic science evidence was considered of major importance to the conviction. This PBS documentary re-examines and evaluates the evidence using modern forensic methods. The results uncover some interesting facts that were unknown at the time of the conviction.moreless
  • Sinking Atlantis
    Episode 2
    Sinking Atlantis attempts to explain the disappearance of the Minoans, an early culture which flourished on the island of Crete. The episode begins by examining and discarding the two most common theories behind their disappearance (a giant volcanic eruption and a Greek invasion) before introducing archaeologist Sandy MacGillivray, who explains that the Minoans may have been wiped out by a tsunami.moreless
  • Doping for Gold
    Doping for Gold
    Episode 1
    Doping for Gold examines the secret steroid program instituted by the former East Germany in the 1970s and 80s. For two decades the government subjected its athletes to large doses of anabolic steroids in order to improve the country's performance in international sporting events. This was often done without the athletes' knowledge. The program follows up with many athletes whose lives were destroyed by the drugs.moreless