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FINEST HOUR
2000

Series director/DoP for Brook Lapping

Executive producer: Brian Lapping

Narrated by Sue Johnstone

BBC1

4 x 60 minute films chronicling 6 defining months in British history: June-November 1940

 

Churchill was recently elected. Hitler's armies were sweeping across Europe and Britain faced Dunkirk and the real possibility of defeat.

 

The series features extraordinary testimony from eyewitnesses: soldiers, sailors, pilots and ordinary civilians - for whom the memories are as fresh as yesterday - in what many regard as their finest hour.

NOMINATED: BAFTA Best documentary series