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Blitz Cities

Episode 5: Birmingham

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Hollywood actor David Harewood travels back to his native Birmingham to look at his city's Blitz story. During the war, Birmingham's factories were crucial to war production, and although the city was heavily bombed, much of the destruction was kept secret. David uncovers this story and talks to victims of the Blitz. He also goes up in a small plane to recreate the German bombing raids - from the sky he is able to see that the house where he grew up in Small Heath was sandwiched between two major targets. Show less


David Harewood
Series Producer:
Richard Weller
Executive Producer:
Paul Connolly

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