ONE drama documentary scheduled for D-Day 2004
ONE has commissioned a 120-minute factual drama documentary to mark
the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings next year.
D-Day (working title) offers a gripping approach to historical storytelling,
interweaving powerful performances, stunning visuals and original
archive to bring to life the true stories of the men and women involved
in the largest air and seaborne invasion in history.
film explores the massive effort of Allied planning, co-ordination
and intelligence and deception which culminated in the invasion
on 6 June 1944.
mainly in Normandy and the UK, D-Day tells the stories of major
figures such as Eisenhower and Rommel, but also follows the fortunes
of many unsung heroes, including members of the French Resistance,
and officers and privates of the British and German armed forces.
programme will offer a unique insight into the bravery, heroism
and sacrifice of those involved on this epic day, taking us back
in time to give a true feeling of exactly how it felt to be at war,"
says Adam Kemp, Executive Producer, BBC Specialist Factual.
is a Dangerous Films production, directed by Richard Dale, produced
by Tim Bradley and commissioned by the BBC's Specialist Factual
co-producers are Discovery (America), Telfrance for France 2 (France)
and ProSieben (Germany).
and conflict drive ordinary people to extraordinary things,"
says Richard Dale, Director and Executive Producer. "This is
history, but it's as true for us today as it was sixty years ago.
It's engaging, human, real and relevant."
will be part of a full programme of events and specials being planned
by the BBC around the D-Day anniversary.
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