The Battle Of Britain Season

The Battle Of Britain

The Battle Of Britain Season


The Battle Of Britain Season marks the 70th anniversary of The Battle Of Britain across BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four.

Programmes in the season


  1. Battle Of Britain Battle Of Britain

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    Ewan McGregor and his RAF pilot brother, Colin, find out what it was like to live and fight through the Battle of Britain.

  2. Battle Of Britain - The Real Story Battle Of Britain - The Real Story

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    Writer and historian James Holland examines the tactics, technologies and intelligence during the summer of 1940.

  3. First Light First Light

    The extraordinary story of Geoffrey Wellum – one of the youngest pilots to participate in the Battle of Britain.

  4. Spitfire Women Spitfire Women

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    This documentary tells the story of the women who flew planes for the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War.

  5. Wellington Bomber Wellington Bomber

    Can a Wellington Bomber be built from scratch in a single day? This fascinating film documents the amazing attempt bolt by bolt.

Also in the season


  1. Battle of Britain Night: Aftermath Battle of Britain Night: Aftermath

    Exploring how victory in the air was achieved, and why the Battle of Britain has such legendary status.

  2. Battle of Britain Night: Gathering Storm Battle of Britain Night: Gathering Storm

    Historians, Battle of Britain veterans and the modern RAF investigate how Britain prepared for a war in the sky.

  3. Battle of Britain: The South Coast Trail Battle of Britain Night: The South Coast Trail

    Military historian Howard Tuck uncovers forgotten traces of one of the most terrifying planned invasions of the UK.

  4. Battle of Britain Sunday from Westminster Abbey Battle of Britain Sunday from Westminster Abbey

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    A service of Thanksgiving and Rededication from Westminster Abbey, in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales.


About the season

IN BRIEF


The Battle Of Britain Season - a season of programmes on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four.

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A RAF fighter squadron 'scrambles' after receiving the signal to engage the enemy during the Battle of Britain. (Getty Images)

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