Copy-pasted from 9th Age forum. Let's have a video recommendation thread for stuff to listen and (lightly) watch while painting and converting. Come contribute with your own recommendations!

The few series I've watched through are stuff like Rome, i.e. ones you want to watch intently, so I'll keep to docus, lectures and audiobooks. Not an exhaustive list, but to get the ball rolling:



Ancient Murder Mystery
Headless Celtic Warriors:
Riddle of the Cone Shaped Nazca Skulls:
The Mutiliated Moche Skeletons Of Peru:

Murder in Rome:
The Roman Way of War:
The Mystery of the Headless Romans:
The Gladiator Graveyard:
Young Victoria:
Myths Of The Titanic:

War and Civilization
1. First blood:
2. Empires and armies:
3. Horse warriors:
4. Gunpowder:
5. Revolution:
6. Blood and Iron:
7. War Machines:
8. Price of War:

Ancient Discoveries
Megastructures Of The Deep:
Heron of Alexandria:
The Antikythera Machine:
Machines of the Gods:
Secret Science of the Occult:
Mining Machines:
Impossible Army Machines:
Record Breakers:
Technologies of Ancient Cities:
China's Ancient Machines:
Ancient Special Forces:
Chinese Warfare:
War in the Ancient World: Chinese Ships:
War i the Ancient World: Navies:
Impossible Naval Engineering:
Airborn Assault:
Ancient Armour Tech:
Twisted Weapons of the East:
Ancient Mega-Fort:
Ancient Secret Agents:
Ancient Torture Technology:
Gruesome Medicine:
Galen, Doctor to the Gladiators:
Rituals of Death:
Lost Science of the Bible:
Ancient Egyptian Military Technology:

Ancient Life in Egypt, by John Romer:

Egypt: Beyond the Pyramids
1. Religion:
2. Ramses and Sons:
3. Life:
4. Death:

The Battle of Kadesh:

The Hittites: A Civilization That Changed the World:
The Hittites:

Secrets of the Aegean Collapse:

Iran: Seven faces of a civilization
1 (Elam):
2 (Achaemenids):
3 (Sassanids):
4 (Islamic golden age in Iran):
5 (Poetry & litterature):
6 (Foreign dynasties):
7 (Safavids):
8 (Finish):

Byzantium, the Lost Empire, by John Romer

The Huns:
The Goths:
The Vandals:
The Franks:
The Lombards:
The Saxons:
The Vikings:
The Mongols:

Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death
1. A Good Birth:
2. A Good Marriage:
3. A Good Death:

Saints & Sinners - Britain's Millenium of Monasteries (BBC)

Secrets of the Castle (BBC)
1. Why Build a Castle?:
2. Defending the Castle:
3. Inside the Castle:
4. The Castle's Community of Skills:
5. Beyond the Castle Walls:

Conquistadors, by Michael Woods (BBC)
1. The Fall of the Aztecs:
2. The Conquest of the Incas:
3. The Search for El Dorado:
4. All World is Human:

Fit to Rule, by Lucy Worsley (BBC)
1. From Gods to Men - Tudors to Stuarts:
2. Bad Blood - Stuarts to Hanoverians:
3. Hanoverians to Windsors:

Empire of the Seas (BBC)
1. Heart of Oak:
2. The Golden Ocean:
3. High Tide:
4. Changing Seas:

The Adventure of English, by Melvyn Bragg (BBC)
1. Birth of a Language:
2. English Goes Underground:
3. The Battle for the Language of the Bible:
4. This Earth, This Realm, This England:
5. English in America:
6. Speaking Proper:
7. The Language of Empire:
8. Many Tongues Called English:

Hidden Killers of the Home
1. Tudor:
2. Victorian I:
3. Victorian II:
3. Edwardian:

Victorian Farm (BBC)

Victorian Bakers (BBC)

Victorian Pharmacy (BBC)

The Flying Years - Aviation History:

Precision: The Measure of All Things (BBC)
1. Time and Distance:
2. Mass and Moles:
3. Heat, Light and Electricity:

The Code (BBC)
1. Numbers:
2. Shapes:
3. Predictions:

The Story of Mathematics (BBC)
1. The Language of the Universe:
2. The Genius of the East:
3. The Frontiers of Space:
4. To Infinity and Beyond:

How The Earth Was Made
Season 1
1. San Andreas Fault:
2. Mariana Trench:
3. Krakatoa:
4. Loch Ness:
5. New York:
6. Atacama Desert:
7. Great Lakes:
8. Yellowstone:
9. Tsunami:
10. Asteroids:
11. Iceland:

Australia, the First Four Billion Years
1. Awakening:
2. Life Explodes:
3. Monsters:
4. Strange Creatures:

The Evolution of Venom:
The Evolution of Jaws:
The Evolution of Skin:
The Evolution of Eyes:
The Evolution of Sex:
The Evolution of Animals:

The Cell (BBC)
1. The Hidden Kingdom:
2. The Chemistry of Life:
3. The Spark of Life:

Secrets of Our Living Planet (BBC)
1. The Emerald Band:
2. The Secret of the Savannah:
3. The Magical Forest:
4. Waterworlds:

A Loggerhead Turtle's Guide to the Pacific:

Animal Armageddon (Mass Extinctions)

Walking with Dinosaurs (1-6)
1. First Blood:

Britain's Greatest Machines with Chris Barrie
Trains - The Steam Pioneers:
1910s - Triumph and Tragedy:
1920s - The Engine Roaring Twenties:
1930s - the Road to War:
1940s - War: Mother of Invention:
1950s - A New World Order:
1960s - Revolution By Design:
1980s - The Future Has Landed:

Megastructures Documentaries
Tomahawk Cruise Missile:
Shanghai's Artificial Harbour Island:

Modern Marvels
Telephone History:
Technique and Technology of Stock Exchange:
The Kursk Submarine Disaster:

Constructing the Burj Khalifa:

Nova (PBS)
The Mystery of the Milky Way:
Arctic Dinosaurs:
Mammoths of the Ice Age:
Creatures of Light:
Tales From the Hive:
Building Pharaoh's Ship:
Building Pharaoh's Chariot:
The Celtic Legacy of Galicia:
King Solomon's Mines:
Cracking the Mayan Code:
Inside the Court of Henry VIII:
Lost At Sea: The Search For Longitude:
Under the Ice - 1840s Arctic Passage Disaster:
Sputnik Declassified:
Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster:
Ground Zero Supertower - The complete Story of an Engineering Marvel:

Cosmic Journeys
How Large is the Universe?:
The Most Powerful Objects in the Universe:
The Riddle of AntiMatter:
Mysteries of a Dark Universe:
When Will Time End?:
Is the Universe Infinite?:
Birth of a Black Hole:
Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of the Galaxy:
Life: Destiny or Chance?:
Alien Planets & Eyeball Earths: The Search for Habitable Planets:
Plasma Rockets & Solar Storms:
Attack of the Sun:
Saturn's Mysterious Moons:
Mars: World That Never Was:
Birth of the Moon:
Crashing into the Moon:
Super Hurricanes and Typhoons:
Fate of Antarctica:
Hyper Earth: the New World:
Earth in 1000 Years:
The Incredible Journey of Apollo 12:
Voyager Journey to the Stars:
Reinventing Space Flight:
Voyage to Pandora: First Interstellar Space Flight:

Clash of the Gods
I. Zeus the Father of Gods and Men:
II. Medusa the Gorgon:
III. Hercules the Divine Hero:
IV. Hades the Lord of the Underworld:
V. The Minotaur:
VI & VII. The Odyssey:
VIII. Beowulf:
IX. Tolkien's Monsters: 1) 2) 3)
X. Thor:

Animated Epic of Gilgamesh: