They Shall Not Grow Old and Blackadder Goes Forth lead remembrance programming on BBC iPlayer
James R | On 10, Nov 2018
They Shall Not Grow Old and Blackadder Goes Forth will lead a range of Remembrance Sunday programming available on BBC iPlayer this Armistice Day.
This Sunday is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, and to mark the commemoration, BBC Two will broadcast Peter Jackson’s unique WWI film, which restores and colourises footage from the Imperial War Museums’ archive to bring to life the reality of war on the front line for a whole new generation. It will be available on BBC iPlayer after its broadcast on at 9.30pm, joining a range of other programme curated and released online by the Beeb, including Blackadder Goes Forth.
The fourth and final season of historical sitcom Blackadder, Blackadder Goes Forth is set in 1917, when Captain Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson), Private Baldrick (Tony Robinson), Lieutenant George St Barleigh (Hugh Laurie) are on the Western Front in the trenches of the First World War, occasionally dealing with General Melchett (Stephen Fry) and his assistant, Captain Darling (Tim McInnerny).
Other programmes available on iPlayer include We Will Remember Them with Huw Edwards, in which Huw embarks on an emotional and explorative journey of remembrance. Travelling from Wales to the Western Front, Huw reveals the untold story behind the unique way in which Britain and the empire honour their fallen soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the fight for freedom.
Also on BBC iPlayer is 100 Days to Victory, a two-part series charting how the Allies won, Kate Adie’s Women of World War One, in which distinguished war reporter Kate Adie examines the impact of women’s work on the Home Front during the First World War, and the full box set of BBC Three’s Our World War, which was added earlier this month.
Here’s the full line-up:
They Shall Not Grow Old
Blackadder Goes Forth – box set
Remembrance Sunday: The Cenotaph: 2018 Highlights
100 Days To Victory
WWI’s Secret Shame: Shell Shock
Kate Adie’s Women Of World War One
WWI: The Final Hours
Martial Races The World’s War: Forgotten Soldiers Of Empire
The World’s War: Forgotten Soldiers Of Empire
First Day – Erster Tag the Somme 1916 – From Both Sides of the Wire
Defence In Depth – Verteidigung in der Tiefe The Somme 1916 – From Both Sides of the Wire
End Game – End Spiel The Somme 1916 – From Both Sides of the Wire