The World at War

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The World at WarJapan: Japan's involvement in World War II is the focus of this watershed in documentary-making. Narrated by the great Laurence Olivier, incredible interviews also help set the scene. [S]Mon, Dec 17, 6:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarPacific: World War II in revealing detail, narrated by the great actor Laurence Olivier. Hear how the Americans fought their way across the Pacific towards Japan and the Philippines. [S]Tue, Dec 18, 6:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarThe Bomb: The critically acclaimed documentary series all about World War II. Hear about the Allied scientists' controversial efforts to develop a new, immensely powerful weapon. [S]Wed, Dec 19, 6:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarReckoning: Discover how the superpowers established a new political order at the end of World War II. Laurence Olivier's narration and interviews with statesmen paint a vivid picture. [S]Thu, Dec 20, 6:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarRemember: Laurence Olivier narrates the iconic, 26-part documentary series about World War II. As peace descends in 1945, the series ends with a sombre reminder of the human cost. [S]Sun, Dec 23, 12:00 PMYesterday60 mins

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The World at WarGenocide: How did Heinrich Himmler plan to realise Hitler's vision of a pure Aryan Germany? Actor Laurence Olivier explains as he narrates the acclaimed documentary series about WWII. [S]Sun, Dec 16, 12:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarPincers: Laurence Olivier provides the narration to this World War II retrospective. Hear how 1944 saw the steady disintegration of the German war machine, as the Allies advanced. [S]Sun, Dec 16, 11:00 AMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarOccupation: Hear how the Netherlands lived under Nazi rule for four years and how its people decided where their loyalties lay. Narrated by the the late, great Laurence Olivier. [S]Sun, Dec 16, 10:00 AMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarMorning: England became a supply dump as the British and Americans assembled the largest invasion fleet in history for Operation Overlord on 6 June 1944. Laurence Olivier tells all. [S]Sun, Dec 16, 9:00 AMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarOccupation: Hear how the Netherlands lived under Nazi rule for four years and how its people decided where their loyalties lay. Narrated by the the late, great Laurence Olivier. [S]Sat, Dec 15, 11:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarNemesis: The final death throes of the Third Reich described by Laurence Olivier. Hitler retreats to his bunker as Germany crumbles around him and Allied troops arrive in Berlin. [S]Fri, Dec 14, 10:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarNemesis: The final death throes of the Third Reich described by Laurence Olivier. Hitler retreats to his bunker as Germany crumbles around him and Allied troops arrive in Berlin. [S]Fri, Dec 14, 6:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarGenocide: How did Heinrich Himmler plan to realise Hitler's vision of a pure Aryan Germany? Actor Laurence Olivier explains as he narrates the acclaimed documentary series about WWII. [S]Thu, Dec 13, 6:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarPincers: Laurence Olivier provides the narration to this World War II retrospective. Hear how 1944 saw the steady disintegration of the German war machine, as the Allies advanced. [S]Wed, Dec 12, 6:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarOccupation: Hear how the Netherlands lived under Nazi rule for four years and how its people decided where their loyalties lay. Narrated by the the late, great Laurence Olivier. [S]Tue, Dec 11, 6:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarMorning: England became a supply dump as the British and Americans assembled the largest invasion fleet in history for Operation Overlord on 6 June 1944. Laurence Olivier tells all. [S]Mon, Dec 10, 6:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarHome Fires: World War II as told by the late Laurence Olivier. Hear more about life on the British Home Front, a time of gas masks, digging for victory and evacuation. [S]Sun, Dec 9, 12:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarIt's a Lovely Day Tomorrow: Laurence Olivier narrates the acclaimed documentary series on WWII. Hear how Japanese advances across Asia forced the Allies into ignominious retreat. [S]Sun, Dec 9, 11:00 AMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarTough Old Gut: The hugely respected chronology of WWII. Churchill described Italy as the 'soft underbelly of the crocodile', thinking the Allies could cut through it to reach Germany. [S]Sun, Dec 9, 10:00 AMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarWhirlwind: The ultimate guide to World War II, narrated by Laurence Olivier. Bomber Command are unable to hit their targets precisely and attack German cities under cover of darkness. [S]Sun, Dec 9, 9:00 AMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarGenocide: How did Heinrich Himmler plan to realise Hitler's vision of a pure Aryan Germany? Actor Laurence Olivier explains as he narrates the acclaimed documentary series about WWII. [S]Fri, Dec 7, 10:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarInside the Reich: Laurence Olivier narrates this 26-part series, a milestone in TV history. Germany's progress loses momentum as the tide of the war turns in favour of the Allies. [S]Fri, Dec 7, 6:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarHome Fires: World War II as told by the late Laurence Olivier. Hear more about life on the British Home Front, a time of gas masks, digging for victory and evacuation. [S]Thu, Dec 6, 6:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarIt's a Lovely Day Tomorrow: Laurence Olivier narrates the acclaimed documentary series on WWII. Hear how Japanese advances across Asia forced the Allies into ignominious retreat. [S]Wed, Dec 5, 6:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarStalingrad: An epic timeline of WWII, as told by Laurence Olivier. After Hitler's initial territorial gains in Russia, his relentless advance was decisively stopped at Stalingrad. [S]Wed, Nov 28, 6:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarThe Desert: Laurence Olivier narrates this exhaustive account of World War II. In the deserts of North Africa, the 8th Army battles against Rommel's Afrika Korps. [S]Tue, Nov 27, 6:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarOn Our Way: Recalling America's entry into World War II after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the great Laurence Olivier sheds more light on the deadliest conflict in history. [S]Mon, Nov 26, 6:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarBanzai!: December 7, 1941 saw the infamous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Laurence Olivier revisits this pivotal moment of World War II in the much-praised documentary series. [S]Sun, Nov 25, 12:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarBarbarossa: A milestone in TV history: Laurence Olivier tells the story of WWII. Hitler turns his tanks towards Russia. After a succession of victories, the Germans delay fatally. [S]Sun, Nov 25, 11:00 AMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarAlone: After Dunkirk, Britain faced an onslaught. Although the RAF won the Battle of Britain, our cities were blitzed. Laurence Olivier tells us more in the landmark series on WWII. [S]Sun, Nov 25, 10:00 AMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarFrance Falls: Laurence Olivier narrates this epic, 26-part WWII retrospective. Hear how French military leaders made the disastrous mistake of preparing for a war similar to WWI. [S]Sun, Nov 25, 9:00 AMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarOccupation: Hear how the Netherlands lived under Nazi rule for four years and how its people decided where their loyalties lay. Narrated by the the late, great Laurence Olivier. [S]Sat, Nov 24, 12:00 AMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarBanzai!: December 7, 1941 saw the infamous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Laurence Olivier revisits this pivotal moment of World War II in the much-praised documentary series. [S]Fri, Nov 23, 6:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarBarbarossa: A milestone in TV history: Laurence Olivier tells the story of WWII. Hitler turns his tanks towards Russia. After a succession of victories, the Germans delay fatally. [S]Thu, Nov 22, 6:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarAlone: After Dunkirk, Britain faced an onslaught. Although the RAF won the Battle of Britain, our cities were blitzed. Laurence Olivier tells us more in the landmark series on WWII. [S]Wed, Nov 21, 6:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarFrance Falls: Laurence Olivier narrates this epic, 26-part WWII retrospective. Hear how French military leaders made the disastrous mistake of preparing for a war similar to WWI. [S]Tue, Nov 20, 6:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarDistant War: Improve your knowledge of WWII with this acclaimed series narrated by Laurence Olivier. As the Nazi war machine sweeps across Europe, an uneasy calm settles on Britain. [S]Mon, Nov 19, 6:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarDistant War: Improve your knowledge of WWII with this acclaimed series narrated by Laurence Olivier. As the Nazi war machine sweeps across Europe, an uneasy calm settles on Britain. [S]Sun, Nov 18, 12:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarMorning: England became a supply dump as the British and Americans assembled the largest invasion fleet in history for Operation Overlord on 6 June 1944. Laurence Olivier tells all. [S]Fri, Nov 16, 10:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarA New Germany: Legendary actor Laurence Olivier narrates the definitive series on World War II. Hear why Germany, stricken by defeat in WWI, looked to Adolf Hitler for hope. [S]Fri, Nov 16, 6:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarInside the Reich: Laurence Olivier narrates this 26-part series, a milestone in TV history. Germany's progress loses momentum as the tide of the war turns in favour of the Allies. [S]Fri, Nov 9, 10:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarHome Fires: World War II as told by the late Laurence Olivier. Hear more about life on the British Home Front, a time of gas masks, digging for victory and evacuation. [S]Fri, Nov 2, 10:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarIt's a Lovely Day Tomorrow: Laurence Olivier narrates the acclaimed documentary series on WWII. Hear how Japanese advances across Asia forced the Allies into ignominious retreat. [S]Fri, Oct 26, 10:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarTough Old Gut: The hugely respected chronology of WWII. Churchill described Italy as the 'soft underbelly of the crocodile', thinking the Allies could cut through it to reach Germany. [S]Fri, Oct 19, 10:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarRed Star: Following Operation Barbarossa in 1941, the Soviet Army battled the Germans almost alone for two years. Laurence Olivier recounts their efforts as the epic series continues. [S]Fri, Oct 5, 10:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarWolf Pack: The definitive guide to World War II, narrated by the late, great Laurence Olivier. Hear how German U-boats caused havoc among Allied merchant shipping in the Atlantic. [S]Fri, Sep 28, 10:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarStalingrad: An epic timeline of WWII, as told by Laurence Olivier. After Hitler's initial territorial gains in Russia, his relentless advance was decisively stopped at Stalingrad. [S]Fri, Sep 21, 10:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarThe Desert: Laurence Olivier narrates this exhaustive account of World War II. In the deserts of North Africa, the 8th Army battles against Rommel's Afrika Korps. [S]Fri, Sep 14, 10:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarOn Our Way: Recalling America's entry into World War II after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the great Laurence Olivier sheds more light on the deadliest conflict in history. [S]Fri, Sep 7, 10:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarBanzai!: December 7, 1941 saw the infamous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Laurence Olivier revisits this pivotal moment of World War II in the much-praised documentary series. [S]Fri, Aug 31, 10:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarBarbarossa: A milestone in TV history: Laurence Olivier tells the story of WWII. Hitler turns his tanks towards Russia. After a succession of victories, the Germans delay fatally. [S]Fri, Aug 24, 10:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarAlone: After Dunkirk, Britain faced an onslaught. Although the RAF won the Battle of Britain, our cities were blitzed. Laurence Olivier tells us more in the landmark series on WWII. [S]Fri, Aug 17, 10:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarFrance Falls: Laurence Olivier narrates this epic, 26-part WWII retrospective. Hear how French military leaders made the disastrous mistake of preparing for a war similar to WWI. [S]Fri, Aug 10, 10:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarDistant War: Improve your knowledge of WWII with this acclaimed series narrated by Laurence Olivier. As the Nazi war machine sweeps across Europe, an uneasy calm settles on Britain. [S]Fri, Aug 3, 10:00 PMYesterday60 mins
The World at WarA New Germany: Legendary actor Laurence Olivier narrates the definitive series on World War II. Hear why Germany, stricken by defeat in WWI, looked to Adolf Hitler for hope. [S]Fri, Jul 27, 10:00 PMYesterday60 mins