BBC One has commissioned a special film exploring the Blitz, to mark the 80th anniversary of this cataclysmic event.
Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley (1 x 90 min) will uncover the real-life stories of ordinary civilians caught on the frontline of a bloody and terrifying war. Night after night, from September 1940 until May 1941, German bombers attacked British cities, ports and industrial areas, in heavy and frequent attacks. Made by Blakeway Productions, part of Zinc Media Group, the film will reunite the team behind the Bafta Award-winning BBC One’s Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley.
Simon Young, BBC Commissioning Editor, says: “Never has there been a more timely moment to explore what Blitz Spirit really means - and to unpack the archetypal experience of Britons in the midst of crisis. And there is nobody better equipped to tease apart the myths and truths of this piece of national folklore than Lucy and the team who made Suffragettes such a standout success."
Lucy Worsley adds: “Having helped out the Suffragettes with their ‘outrages’ in 2017, I can’t wait to visit a different and even more devastating part of the 20th Century with the same team.”