TV & Media

Professor Frank McDonough has appeared on TV and radio numerous times discussing the Third Reich. He featured in a six part series ‘Nazi Secrets’ for National Geographic in 2012, and a 10 part series ‘The Rise of the Nazis’ for the Discovery Channel in 2014. This series was broadcast in the USA entitled ‘Evolution of Evil’ and the 10 episodes can be viewed below. He has featured in other Third Reich documentaries for BBC 1, Channel 5, and Russia Today. He acted as ‘Historical Consultant’ for the BBC ‘History of the World Project’ and the ‘BBC World War One at Home’ series of programmes.


Hitler’s Circle of Evil

Frank appeared in the major Netflix series Hitler’s Circle of Evil.

Hitler’s Gold

Frank appeared in the Sky History series Hitler’s Gold.

Inside Hitler’s Killing Machine

Frank appeared in the UKTV Yesterday Channel series Inside Hitler’s Killing Machine.

Nazi Victory: The Post War Plan

Frank appeared in the UKTV Yesterday Channel series Nazi Victory: The Post War Plan.

The Blitz: Britain on Fire

Frank appeared in the Channel 5 series The Blitz: Britain on Fire.

The Pact

Frank appeared in the Netflix documentary The Pact about the life of Hitler’s nephew William Patrick Hitler.

Timeline – World History Documentaries

Frank has appeared on Dan Snow’s YouTube History Channel in two interviews: Inside The Mind of Hitler and Stories of The Gestapo


Frank talks about Volume 2 of the Hitler Years: Disaster 1940-1945 on WW2TV on YouTube.


Here are some podcasts Frank has broadcast: Frank McDonough on Listen Notes


Adolf and Eva: Love and War

Frank appeared in a high profile TV documentary on Channel 5 called Adolf and Eva: Love and War.

May Blitz: The Seven Days that Rocked Liverpool

Frank appears in May Blitz: The Seven Days that Rocked Liverpool. It aired on BBC1 NW on Friday 6 May, and it is available to watch online.

Rise Of The Nazi Party

Rise Of The Nazi Party is now available on DVD. Frank appears in nine of the ten episodes.

Meet The Psychopaths

Frank is talking about Adolf Hitler in a new Channel 5 series called “Meet The Psychopaths”, presented by Professor Tony Madden. Frank appears in Episode Two “Power Psychopaths”.

Evolution of Evil

Frank appeared in a 10 part US series called Evolution of Evil. Below are two episodes.

Evolution of Evil 02 – Becoming Respectable

First broadcast: 21/02/2014 – American Heroes Channel – Evolution of Evil

Released from prison after just nine months of a five-year sentence, Hitler works with party propagandist Joseph Goebbels to rebrand the National Socialists and broaden their appeal. But by now the Weimar Republic is enjoying a better economy, and people seem unreceptive to the Nazi message until the worldwide events of 1929 change the course of history.

Evolution of Evil 03 – Seizing Power

First broadcast: 28/02/2014 – American Heroes Channel – Evolution of Evil

As the Great Depression grips the country, the Nazis grow in popularity to become the second-biggest party in the country. When the Reichstag is burned down, Hitler makes his power grab: he suppresses the Communist Party, reaches out to centrists, blames the Jews, and promises peace abroad and full employment at home.

Seven Days That Made The Führer

First broadcast: 2013 – Channel 5

Hitler’s Damned Women

First broadcast: 2012 – National Geographic – Nazi Secrets

Hitler’s Family Secrets

First broadcast: 2012 – National Geographic – Nazi Underworld

Did Hitler live in Liverpool?

First broadcast: 28/11/2011 – BBC One – Inside Out

Actor Paul McGann asks whether the story that Hitler visited his family in Liverpool is fact or fiction. Professor Frank McDonough sheds some light on this question.

Could WWII Have Been Avoided?

First broadcast: 08/05/2010 – RT – CrossTalk

Peter Lavelle asks his guests if WWII could have been avoided and why the Nazi-Soviet pact was the result of failed western policies.

A Tale of Two Rival Cities

First broadcast: 2010 – BBC 1 – History of the World Project

Frank acted as ‘Historical Consultant’ in this documentary in the BBC’s History of the World Project. The documentary won a Royal Television Society Award.