Blitz Cities

August 2016

September 8, 2015

Expired 3.0 9 x
Liverpool's docks were a primary German target in the Blitz. Liverpool actor Ricky Tomlinson, who was born in 1939, goes up in a plane to look at the effect it had on his home city. In an emotional journey, he talks to survivors, family members and old friends like comedian Stan Boardman, whose brother was killed in an air...

September 7, 2015

Expired 3.0 4 x
To mark the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Blitz, EastEnders star Shane Richie travels around his home city of London, finding out what it was like to live through the worst attack in Britain's history. In a moving journey around some of London's worst-hit areas, he talks to survivors who still remember their hor...
September 2015

September 11, 2015

Expired 3.0 11 x
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 al...

September 10, 2015

Expired 3.0 9 x
To mark the 75th anniversary of the start of the Blitz, John Humphrys returns to South Wales to discover more about the devastating Nazi bombing campaign and how it affected those who experienced it.

September 9, 2015

Expired 3.0 7 x
In 1942 the Germans attacked English tourist hotspots in an attempt to reduce British morale. These raids became known as the Baedeker Blitz, after the popular travellers' guidebook. In this programme, Myleene Klass goes back to her home county of Norfolk to look into the story of the Baedeker Blitz on Norwich. She recreat...
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