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Al Murray's Great British War Movies

Comedian and history buff Al Murray is joined by historian Dan Snow, writer Natalie Haynes and broadcaster and film expert Matthew Sweet for a fresh look at a subject very close to his heart - the great British war movie. This roundtable discussion looks at both the films themselves, from A Bridge too Far to Zulu, and uses them as a lens on British history, cultural attitudes and our changing views on conflict over the decades.

With dozens of clips from classic films such as Where Eagles Dare, The Dam Busters, In Which We Serve, Escape to Victory and The Eagle Has Landed, nostalgic memories of Bank Holiday afternoons in front of the telly and lashings of tea, rousing speeches and stiff upper lips, Al and his guests explore why the British are so obsessed with films about war - and what this says about us.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 29 Aug 2014 01:10

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterAl Murray
ParticipantDan Snow
ParticipantNatalie Haynes
ParticipantMatthew Sweet
ProducerMatt Nida
Executive ProducerJamie Isaacs

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