BBC – BBC World War One


Take an interactive journey through World War I and explore what you would have TV done.

Available Now2021—Remembrance Sunday: The Cenotaph

David Dimbleby presents live coverage from the Cenotaph.

2021 Highlights—Remembrance Sunday: The Cenotaph

David Dimbleby presents highlights of the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph.

2021—Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

Artists including Alfie Boe and Alexandra Burke mark the centenary of the British Legion.

25/12/2018—Voices of the First World War

Archive interviews with those who experienced the First World War.

Duration:57:00Into the Abyss—Armistice 1918

Jörn Leonhard explores the German experience of the 1918 armistice.

Duration:14:00Unmaking the Middle East—Armistice 1918

Mustafa Aksakal explores the Ottoman armistice of 1918 and its legacy in the Middle East.

Duration:14:00Feeding the Peace—Armistice 1918

Patricia Clavin explores the practical approach to peace taken after the 1918 armistice.

Duration:14:00Dividing the World’s Graves—Armistice 1918

Santanu Das explores impact of the armistice on the victorious Allies’ colonial subjects.

Duration:14:00Remembering the Silence—Armistice 1918

Heather Jones argues that the armistice of 1918 marked a pause, not an ending, to the war.

Duration:14:00Remembrance Sunday Special Episode 1—World War One at Home

Helen Mark presents a special Remembrance Sunday edition of the programme.

Duration:14:30Remembrance Sunday Special Episode 2—World War One at Home

Helen Mark presents part two of a special Remembrance Sunday edition of the programme.

Duration:14:35Home Front: A Fragile Peace—Home Front

Home Front special, set on 10 November 1919, the eve of Britain’s first Remembrance Day.

Duration:1:12:00More from BBC World War OneHow did World War One change the world?

From new technologies and medical advances to women’s rights – explore the impact of WWI.

The making of They Shall Not Grow Old

Peter Jackson on how original WWI footage was shot and the speed corrected for his doc.

What are the plans for Armistice 100?

Events will take place across the country to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.

Remembrance Live Lesson

Marking the Armistice centenary with a creative writing Live Lesson for primary students.

I was there: The Great War Interviews

A powerful collection of interviews and stories filmed in the 1960s.

India & The Great War

A look at India’s significant role in The Great War.

Duration:2:54World War One A to Z

A selection of fictional personal testimony monologues based on primary sources.

WW1 footage brought to life by Lord of the Rings director

Silent film footage from World War One has been restored for a new film by Peter Jackson.

What was life like in a World War One trench?

Explore an interactive trench scene.

The women of World War One

Kate Adie examines the role of women in World War One.

WW1 – The World’s War

The contribution of black people and colonial troops to World War One.

The Battle of the Somme: 141 days of horror

Timeline of a five month long brutal battle of attrition on a 15-mile front.

Why did America enter World War One?

How US efforts to stay out of the war reached an end in 1917.

What were the causes of World War One?

How the European powers ended up in a world changing conflict.

How did World War One end?

World War One ended on 11 November 1918.

Battle of Jutland: Timeline of WW1’s biggest naval clash

The failures of the British fleet at Jutland.

Tough decisions to save or sacrifice lives.

Voices of World War One

Bringing together the sound archive collections of the Imperial War Museums and the BBC.

WW1 from the BBC archive

Programmes from the BBC archive covering World War 1.

The most dangerous position in the war?

Your World War One story

How to find out what your family did in World War One.

Find stories near you

Discover places across the UK and Ireland with a story to tell about WW1.

Footballers United

An interactive drama about the women of WW1 who formed their own football teams.

A global conflict

A battle that raged in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

The warship that still sails

The African passenger ferry with a gunboat past.

What if Archduke Ferdinand had lived?

Could World War One have been avoided?

The origins of Lord of the Rings

World War One’s influence on Tolkien’s classic story.

Epic drama serial tracking the fortunes of those living in Britain during World War One.

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