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Secrets of the Dead: Magellan’s Crossing (S20EP1 PBS Wed 20 Oct 2021)

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Magellan’s Crossing: Five hundred years ago, Portuguese captain Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set sail to gain control of the global spice trade. What resulted was the first circumnavigation of the earth, laying the groundwork for colonization and globalization still felt today. This new episode demonstrates humans’ quest to understand the true dimensions of the planet while sailing to the Spice Islands of Indonesia.

Airdate: Wed 20 Oct 2021 at 22:00 on PBS

Season 20 Episode 1

Secrets of the Dead is part detective story, part true-life drama that unearths evidence from around the world, challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events.

[NOTE: Episodes shown only in the UK are listed in Season 0, first digit of episode number indicated UK series.]