CHANNEL 5 COMMISSION FOUR NEW STRIPPED HISTORY SHOWS

Channel 5's Lucy Willis said: "History used to be on the edges but we’ve made use of it in primetime by turning it into a story. There’s no reason why we can’t treat history like a factually accurate drama."



Tsunami (3x60')

Docu-series following the natural disaster that struck southeast Asia on Boxing Day 2004. Using science to explain how the tsunami happened, the programme will also explore the course of the impact hour-by-hour.


Countdown to War (3x60')

A look back at the events that took place in the lead up to the Second World War, beginning with Germany invading Poland, and ending 72 hours later as Britain declared war.


Costa Concordia (2x60')

Spotlight the sinking of the Costa Concordia in 2012. Using first-person testimony, rarely seen footage and reconstruction, the series will examine what caused the sinking and if it could happen again.


The Great Escape (3x60')

A factual recounting of the prison escape of allied prisoners from a German prisoner of war camp during World War Two. (Pictured)


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