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Jonathan Frakes hosted this anthology of 5 tales in one hour. The idea was to see if you could tell if the story was a true incident or a writer's imagination. The stories were horror tales about ghosts and other supernatural characters. This series pointed out that factual stories can be so outrageous, they can be mistaken for fiction. In the beginning of the second season, "The Plane" was about a young pilot who, in boyhood, lost his father in a plane crash. Years later, an empty plane took off and crashed, leaving the father's flight emblem in the cockpit.

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2 Seasons, 9 Episodes
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Fact or Fiction Full Episode Guide

  • Tony Robinson uncovers the truth about Rome's most infamous emperor. Nero was just 16 when he assumed power, and was treated like a rock star: a glamorous, young figure cutting a dash.

  • Was the Roman emperor Caligula a power-mad tyrant, or a complex autocrat threatened by all parts of the Empire?

  • Tony Robinson concludes his chronicle of the history of Julius Caesar. The programme explores how Caesar forced sweeping changes through the Senate - from reducing unemployment to inventing July.

  • Julius Caesar is one of the monumental figures of history. He forged the role of Emperor and was worshipped as a brilliant general and reformer, but he was killed by the people who knew him best.

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