Warfare in News

Posted on Wednesday 16th October

The BBC today announced its plans for marking the First World War Centenary, starting next year, with a variety of television and radio productions.

The programmes are centred around the idea that no other event in our history has had such a dramatic impact on who we are, according to Director General Tony Hall.

He went on to say: 'The conflict touched the lives of millions across our country and the world over. An entire generation was defined by the war, on the battlefield and on the Home Front.'

The BBC's WW1 Controller, Adrian Van Klaveren described the Centenary season as unlike any other season the BBC has undertaken, and 'the biggest and most ambitious pan-BBC project ever commissioned with more than 2,500 hours of programming already planned across television, radio and online and across our international, national and local services.'

Their intention is to broaden people;s understanding of the war, to commemorate and remember those involved. There will be documentaries, dramas, programmes for children, music, live events, debate, discussion and a digital offering at bbc.co.uk/ww1.

Visit the website for information on individual programmes, which will include a documentary series presented by Jeremy Paxman and two major TV drama series; The Ark and The Passing Bells.

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