The UnXplained with William Shatner – History

The UnXplained with William Shatner
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Veteran actor William Shatner looks at some of the mysteries that have baffled us for centuries in The UnXplained with William Shatner on History

William Shatner (pictured above) hosts and is executive producer on The UnXplained with William Shatner, History’s new series delving into some of the greatest unexplained mysteries of the world.

He begins by asking if places can be cursed.

In Russia, 1959, a team of nine experienced hikers embarked on an expedition to a remote mountain… and never returned.

When their bodies were eventually found, some had succumbed to hypothermia, while others had bizarre injuries, including burns and crushed bones.

Hikers The UnXplained with William Shatner

The mystery of what happened to a group of Russian hikers in 1959 is explored in The UnXplained with William Shatner on History

There are also stories of multiple deaths of children at an amusement park, haunted houses and a forest in Japan that’s a magnet for people wanting to end their own life.

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TV Times rating: ****

Joanne Lowles
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Joanne Lowles has been writing about TV since 2002. After graduating from Cardiff University with a Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism, she worked for All About Soap magazine covering the ups and downs of life on the cobbles, the square and the Dales. 

Next came nearly 10 years at TV Times magazine as a writer and then deputy features editor. Here she spent many happy days interviewing the biggest names in entertainment and visiting the sets of some of our most popular shows including Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife and Strictly Come Dancing

With a love of nature and wildlife she’s also interviewed the leading experts in this area including David Attenborough, Chris Packham and Steve Backshall. She’s also travelled the world visiting Mongolia, Canada and South Africa to see how the best in the business make the most brilliant natural history documentaries. 

Freelance since 2013, she is now is a digital writer and editor for What to Watch, previews the best on the box for TV Times mag each week and loves being constantly surprised, entertained and informed by the amazing TV that she is lucky enough to watch.