TV documentaries

Please find YouTube videos showing Great War television documentaries. Some are modern whilst there are others that are regarded as classics.

War of Words: Soldier-Poets of the Somme (BBC Two, November 2014) – 90 minute documentary on which I acted as Historical Consultant and researcher

The Somme Secret Tunnel Wars (BBC Four) – the film from our archaeological work at La Boisselle

The Safe House (BBC World War I at Home Episode 06/11/14) – a film about Dunham Massey in Cheshire and its role as a wartime hospital. I worked with the producers on this and appear as a ‘talking head’ on a few occasions

‘A Game of Ghosts’ – a 1991 Everyman documentary using British veterans’ memories of the Battles of the Somme and Arras.

‘The Battle of the Somme’ – a 1976 BBC documentary presented by Leo McKern