American History’s Biggest Fibs – BBC4

Lucy Worsley winds up her fact-finding mission in the USA as BBC4's American History's Biggest Fibs draws to a conclusion

Lucy Worsley winds up her fact-finding mission in the USA as BBC4’s American History’s Biggest Fibs draws to a conclusion

The three-part documentary series, American History’s Biggest Fibs, concludes with Lucy Worsley delving into the murky history of US supremacy.

She explores the lies and myths that have been told and created to ensure America always comes out on top.

These include President Harry S Truman claiming he ended the war with Japan in 1945 by dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and a version of the 1950s that neglects to mention the brutal segregation laws and the fear and paranoia that enveloped America due to the threat of nuclear war with Russia.

American History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley

Lucy at the Pima Air and Space museum in Tucson, Arizona

Lucy brings history alive as she peels away the layers of the past to reveal the truth about some of the greatest and most influential events of our time.

TV Times rating: *****