World War 1 in Colour
|World War 1 in Colour|
|Based on||World War I|
|Narrated by||Kenneth Branagh|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Producer(s)||Philip Nugus (executive producer)
Jonathan Martin (producer/director)
|Running time||Approximately 312 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Nugus/Martin Productions Ltd.|
|First shown in||2003|
World War 1 in Colour is a six-episode television documentary series recounting the major events of World War I narrated by Kenneth Branagh. The first of its six parts aired on 23 July 2003. The series consists of colourised footage, with the colour of the images having been enhanced by computer-aided technology.
The series investigates the development of warfare throughout the five years of World War 1 from all sides of the armed forces and also includes never before seen interviews from survivors of the Great War.
The series features interviews with a number of World War I veterans:
- Arthur Barraclough (1898–2004)
- Harry Patch (1898–2009), Britain's last survivor of the trenches
- Fred Bunday (1900–2002)
- Arthur Halestrap (1898–2004)
- Hubert Williams (1895–2002), the last pilot of the Royal Flying Corps of WWI
- Bill Stone (1900–2009), the penultimate Royal Navy veteran of WWI
- Jack Davis (1895–2003), the last of Kitchener's Volunteers
|#||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Catastrophe"||23 July 2003|
|Outbreak of World War 1|
|2||"Slaughter in the Trenches"||30 July 2003|
|Combat on the Western Front|
|3||"Blood in the Air"||6 August 2003|
|Conflict in the air|
|4||"Killers of the Sea"||13 August 2003|
|Conflict on the seas|
|5||"Mayhem on the Eastern Front"||20 August 2003|
|Combat on the Eastern Front|
|6||"Victory and Despair"||27 August 2003|
|End of World War 1|
- 50 minute CGI special 'Tactics & Strategy'
- 15 minutes of interviews with the production team ('Making the Series')
- Bowser, Jacquie (8 November 2007). "Telegraph launches ad campaign for First World War giveaway". CampaignLive.co.uk. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
- "World War 1 In Colour, Series 1". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 3 October 2017.