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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Huw Edwards reveals the untold story behind the way in which Britain and the Commonwealth honour their fallen soldiers, who sacrificed their lives in the fight for freedom. Show more

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WWI: The Last Tommies

Series 1

Episode 1: For King and Country

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Stories told by the last Tommies, remembering WWI. The Pals Battalions discover that trench warfare isn't the glorious adventure they had imagined. Show more

WWI: The Last Tommies

Series 1

Episode 2: The Battle of the Somme

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Stories told by the last Tommies, remembering WWI. The survivors of the Somme in 1916 and their families back home reveal the true horror and tragedy of the battle. Show more

WWI: The Last Tommies

Series 1

Episode 3: The Fight to the End

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The last Tommies remember life and death in WWI. Here, the story of the terrible battles of 1917 and 1918, and how defeat was eventually turned into victory. Show more

Wales in the Seventies

Episode 1: School's Out

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Wales HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Colour archive and personal stories recount life in the 1970s. Carol Vorderman, Mike Doyle, Rhys Mwyn, Caryl Parry Jones, Gareth 'Gaz Top' Jones reveal their secrets. Show more

Wales in the Seventies

Episode 2: The Joy of Sex

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Wales HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Recounting life in the 1970s. This edition recalls the effects of the pill on the sex lives of teens in the decade that also saw a new-found freedom for homosexuals. Show more

Wales in the Seventies

Episode 3: Get Up, Stand Up

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Wales HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Archive and personal stories recount life in the 70s. A look at how workers, women, Welsh nationalists, gays and ethnic minorities stood up for their rights. Show more

Wales in the Seventies

Episode 4: A Proud Nation

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Wales HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Colour archive and personal stories recount life in the 70s. A look at how Wales became more assertive, ushering in a golden age for Welsh rugby, singing and poetry. Show more

Britain's Greatest Generation

Episode 1: Coming of Age

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Documentary that tells the stories of the extraordinary last survivors of the generation who fought or lived through World War II and are now in their 90s and 100s. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Nick Maddocks
Producer:
Nick Maddocks
Production Company:
undefined Testimony Films
Participant:
Vera Price
Participant:
Hetty Bower
Participant:
Freddie Hunn
Participant:
Diana Athill
Participant:
Jim Purcell
Participant:
Gus Bialick
Participant:
Connie Hoe
Participant:
George Johnson
Participant:
Margaret Rhodes

Britain's Greatest Generation

Episode 2: Their Finest Hour

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Documentary. A look at the defiant spirit that brought the nation together during WWII as seen through the eyes of the generation who fought or lived through it. Show more

Contributors

Film Editor:
Andy Attenburrow
Production Company:
undefined Testimony Films
Participant:
Austin Byrne
Participant:
Geoffrey Wellum
Participant:
Elaine Kidwell
Participant:
Dorothy Hughes
Participant:
Kit Sollett
Participant:
Jim Purcell
Participant:
Connie Hoe
Participant:
Sid Graham
Participant:
Janet Graham
Participant:
Marion Kirkpatrick
Participant:
Colin Kirkpatrick

Britain's Greatest Generation

Episode 3: Fight for Freedom

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Documentary. A look at stories of extraordinary courage, terrible suffering and miraculous survival from servicemen and women between 1942 and 1945. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
undefined Testimony Films
Participant:
Fergus Anckorn
Participant:
Bill Frankland
Participant:
Gus Bialick
Participant:
Jonny Johnson
Participant:
Bob Frost
Participant:
John Glover
Participant:
Freddie Hunn
Participant:
Betty Evans
Producer:
Nick Maddocks

Britain's Greatest Generation

Episode 4: A Better World

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Documentary. A look at the people who helped create a more diverse postwar Britain, including pioneering actor Earl Cameron and gay rights activist George Montague. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
undefined Testimony Films
Film Editor:
Andy Attenburrow
Participant:
Gladys Parry
Participant:
Bill Graves
Participant:
Dorothy Hughes
Participant:
Bobby Brown
Participant:
Austin Byrne
Participant:
Diana Athill
Participant:
Dorothy Bohm
Participant:
Connie Hoe
Participant:
Jim Purcell
Participant:
Brian Rix
Participant:
Earl Cameron
Participant:
George Montague

Wales in the Eighties

Episode 1: Battle of the Giants

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Wales HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Series looking back at the 1980s. A look at how Thatcher took on two Welsh industrial giants, resulting in a long and hard-fought battle. Show more

Wales in the Eighties

Episode 2: The New Woman

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Wales HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Documentary series looking back at the 1980s. This edition charts how a new generation of women who came of age in the 80s fought for their right to have a career. Show more

Wales in the Eighties

Episode 3: Make or Break

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Wales HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

A look back at the 1980s. A focus on the inspirational men and women who battled against disability, personal tragedy and social prejudice to create a better world. Show more

Wales in the Eighties

Episode 4: The Fight for Survival

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Wales HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

A look back at the 1980s. Spotlighting the efforts of those who struggled to save the heritage of Wales following a painful industrial decline. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Wales HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary about the Aberfan disaster in south Wales in October 1966. The people of Aberfan tell their stories of tragic loss, miraculous survival and heroic rescue. Show more

Contributors

Wales in the Nineties

Episode 1: A Nation for All

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Wales HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

How Wales reinvented itself in the 90s. A look at how Wales became more diverse and self-confident than ever before. Contributions from Alex Jones and Leanne Wood. Show more

Wales in the Nineties

Episode 2: Conquer the World

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Wales HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

How Wales reinvented itself in the 90s. The people who rose from obscurity to become the pride of the nation when they conquered the world of rock music. Show more