BBC Orders Shows About The War Effort

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The BBC has announced two new series commemorating the war effort. In Remembrance Week on BBC One this autumn, Gethin Jones will explore the personal stories of people whose lives have been touched by war from the Second World War to recent modern day conflicts including the Falklands, Balkans, the Gulf Wars and Afghanistan.

Over on BBC Two, in How We Won The War, Jules Hudson looks back to Forties Britain, as he travels across the UK to meet some of the men and women who helped win the Second World War and who were heroes in their own right.

Liam Keelan, Controller of Daytime, says: "These two new social history series celebrate and commemorate the war effort made by the many individuals across the UK from the Second World War to modern day. Both series have emotional but uplifting stories that I hope will inspire our audiences about the bravery and camaraderie of troops throughout history."

The BBC executive producer for Remembrance Week (series 2) is Gerard Melling, and the 5 x 45 minute series is being made by Fever Media. The executive producer for Fever is David Mortimer. The BBC executive producer for How We Won The War is Pam Cavannagh and the 10 x 30 minute series for BBC Two Daytime is being made by 360 Production in Northern Ireland. The executive producer for 360 is John Farren. This series is due to air in spring 2012.