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Pawn Stars

Pawn Stars logoLong before banks, ATMS and check-cashing services, there were pawn shops. Pawning was the leading form of consumer credit in the United States until the 1950s, and pawn shops are still helping everyday people make ends meet. PAWN STARS takes you inside the colorful world of the pawn business. At the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on the outskirts of Las Vegas, three generations of the Harrison family--grandfather Richard, son Rick and grandson Corey--jointly run the family business, and there's clashing and camaraderie every step of the way. The three men 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 dete...

Picked Off

Picked Off logoIn this competition series, amateur antiquers are given the opportunity to acquire items that they think are valuable, in an attempt to win a cash prize. Each episode features four teams that begin with $100 each to spend on one item. The teams dig through barns to find what they feel is the perfect item to pick. They then head to the ``dealers room,'' where judges Todd and Ethan Merrill put a retail value on each team's item. The team with the lowest appraisal is eliminate -- or ``picked off,'' in the show's terminology -- with the remaining teams advancing to the next elimination challenge, using their profits from the first challenge. The two remaining teams after the second challenge then compete in a final, winner-take-all challenge for the $10,000 grand prize. Each episode takes plac...

Pioneer Quest: A Year in the Real West

Pioneer Quest: A Year in the Real West logoWelcome to the Pioneer Quest: A Year in the Real West guide at TV Tome. The popular documentary series chronicles the lives of Frank and Alana Logie and Tim and Deanna Treadway as they live as Prairie settlers in the late 1800s. The intensity and drama that has come from Pioneer Quest has been very captivating, says Sydney Suissa, History Television's Vice President of Programming. It has given viewers a window to the hardships of a very important era in the development of Western Canada. And as they'll see in the next two hours it doesn't get any easier. Pioneer Quest: A Year in the Real West is now airing on National Geographic Canada... Tune in to watch the episodes every Saturday at 8:00 PM (EST) and on Sundays at 12:00 AM (EST) 3:00 PM (EST)

Quest For The Bay

Quest For The Bay logoWelcome to the Quest for the Bay guide at TV Tome. This reality-based series chronicles eight "average people" (7 men and one woman) who volunteer to help relive an adventure: the epic 1200 mile journey of the Hudson's Bay Company fur traders of 1840s from Winnipeg, Canada, to the Hudson Bay. There is no editor for this show. If you would like to be the editor look here for details.

Quest: Man's Journey Into Space

Quest: Man's Journey Into Space logoChronicling mankind's fascination with space and his desire to explore and discover other planets, Quest provides an international timeline of major events and technological advancements.

Real Deal

Real Deal logoA 1956 Lincoln Mark II in flawless condition rolls into the lot. Its owner knows that only a handful of these beauties were produced, and he thinks he can get $70,000 for it. The dealer offers him $30,000. Should he take the money and run? The tension builds. No, the seller decides. For a collectible car in perfect running condition, he's sure he can get top dollar at auction. The market for collectibles is unpredictable, and everyone wants to make a profit. REAL DEAL, a new 10-part / 30 minute series premiering Sunday, November 27 at 9pm ET on HISTORY, zeroes in on the dramatic interaction between buyers and sellers as they haggle over the best price for a piece of history. REAL DEAL captures the pressure of the pursuit. Dealers must summon their expansive knowledge of antiques - and huma...

Rise and Fall of the Spartans

Rise and Fall of the Spartans logoRise and Fall of the Spartans features episodes exploring every aspect of Sparta's culture, lifestyle, history and legacy. Author Steven Pressfield, (Gates of Fire) reflects on the significance of the Battle of Thermopylae, where a force led by 300 Spartan warriors stalled the advance of a hundred-thousand-plus strong Persian army for nearly a week. Scholars like Barry S. Strauss of Cornell University and Yale's Donald Kagan explore the factors that drove the Peloponnesian city-state to strive for martial excellence. And ancient accounts explain how Sparta's warriors were trained and detail their prowess in battle.

Roman Invasion of Britain

Roman Invasion of Britain logoFor several centuries, immediately after the time of Christ, the people of Britain found themselves if not the slaves then certainly the servants of one of the mightiest empires the world has ever seen - the empire of Rome. In this three-part series every phase in the long history of Roman Britain will be looked at. We will chart the way in which the Roman conquerors interacted with the native inhabitants of the land they called ‘Britannia’ and find out who gained most from the Roman occupation - us or them?

Roman War Machine

Roman War Machine logoA look at the Roman army, a highly structured, highly organized fighting machine that left a great legacy to military campaigns for the next thousand years. The program traces the army's history from its establishment in 300 BC to 9 AD, when the German chief Akininis destroyed three legions of the Romans and transformed the army into a largely mercenary force staffed by Germans.

Rome Rise and Fall of an Empire

Rome Rise and Fall of an Empire logoA thirteen hour series which focuses on the Germanic, Britannic and other barbarian tribal wars with Rome which ultimately led to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. This series is centered on the campaigns and battles with the barbarian tribes and extensive examinations of the reigns of little known Roman emperors and generals. The significance and structures of key barbarian tribes and the roles their leaders played are explored in detail. Territorial changes to the Roman Empire caused by unrelenting wars, plagues, mass starvation's and power struggles are presented in chronological historical context with extensive re-enactments. This series examines how the continuous wars with the barbarians and depletion of resources became a core cause of the Roman Empire's decline and eventua...
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