World War II

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The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones

1. Dad's Army: Series 3, The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones

The men add an armoured car to their fighting strength.

London to Antwerp

1. Coast: Series 6, London to Antwerp

The team starts in London and then explores the curious coast of Belgium.


11. Dad's Army: Series 3, Branded

The bravery of the gentle and well-mannered Private Godfrey is called into question.

Number Engaged

5. Dad's Army: Series 9, Number Engaged

Mainwaring's motley crew is put in charge of a vital telephone line.

Never Too Old

6. Dad's Army: Series 9, Never Too Old

Corporal Jones falls in love and decides to marry.

The Making of Private Pike

2. Dad's Army: Series 9, The Making of Private Pike

Pike and his girlfriend borrow Captain Mainwaring's new car to go to the pictures.

Wake Up Walmington

1. Dad's Army: Series 9, Wake Up Walmington

Captain Mainwaring's platoon masquerade as traitors to test the town.

The Face on the Poster

6. Dad's Army: Series 8, The Face on the Poster

Mainwaring's recruitment drive gets off to a bad start.

The Godiva Affair

4. Dad's Army: Series 7, The Godiva Affair

The platoon decide to Morris dance at a festival.

Gorilla Warfare

3. Dad's Army: Series 7, Gorilla Warfare

During an exercise, Captain Mainwaring poses as a secret agent.

Everybody's Trucking

1. Dad's Army: Series 7, Everybody's Trucking

A big exercise is jeopardised when the platoon find a steam engine blocking the road.

The Recruit

7. Dad's Army: Series 6, The Recruit

While Captain Mainwaring is in hospital, Sergeant Wilson lets the vicar join the platoon.

Things That Go Bump in the Night

6. Dad's Army: Series 6, Things That Go Bump in the Night

The van transporting the platoon breaks down outside what looks like a deserted house.

Sgt - Save My Boy!

4. Dad's Army: Series 4, Sergeant - Save My Boy

Pike loses his way in a minefield during night manoeuvres.

Christmas Special

Wartime Farm: Christmas Special

Ruth Goodman and Peter Ginn return to Manor Farm to recreate the Christmas 1944.

Entertaining the Troops

Entertaining the Troops

Documentary about the performers who kept up the troops' morale during WWII.

Female Agents

Female Agents

A group of French servicewomen try to rescue a British army geologist in Normandy.

Whitstable to the Isle of Wight

1. Coast: Series 4, Whitstable to the Isle of Wight

Neil Oliver visits Whitstable and ventures offshore to the remarkable Red Sands sea forts.

Put That Light Out

7. Dad's Army: Series 4, Put That Light Out

Captain Mainwaring sets up an observation post in the lighthouse.

Battle School

2. Dad's Army: Series 3, Battle School

Captain Mainwaring and the platoon spend the weekend at a training camp.

Tender Comrade

Tender Comrade

A grieving mother-to-be moves in with friends to cushion the emotional blows of the war.

We Dive at Dawn

We Dive at Dawn

World War II drama about a mission to hunt and destroy a dangerous German battleship.



A WWII pilot sets out to find the Nazi collaborator responsible for his wife's death.

The Baby Born in a Concentration Camp

The Baby Born in a Concentration Camp

The story of Anka Bergman, who gave birth to her daughter in a Nazi concentration camp.

Christmas in Wartime

Songs of Praise: Christmas in Wartime

Celebrating the second Sunday in Advent at the Holy Cross church in Greenford, Middlesex.

Episode 2

2. The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler: Episode 2

Tracing how Hitler led the German people to war in 1939 and the victory in France in 1940.

World War Two: 1941 and the Man of Steel

World War Two: 1941 and the Man of Steel

David Reynolds reassesses Stalin's role in the struggle between Germany and Russia.

A Man of Action

2. Dad's Army: Series 7, A Man of Action

Captain Mainwaring declares martial law when a bomb drops on Walmington-on-Sea.

Episode 1

1. The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler: Episode 1

How did Hitler manage to turn from a nobody in 1913 into the fuhrer of the German people?

Dam Busters Declassified

Dam Busters Declassified

Martin Shaw retraces the 1943 raid which used bouncing bombs to destroy German dams.

The Children Who Fought Hitler

The Children Who Fought Hitler

How children of the British Memorial School helped liberate Europe from the Nazis.


The One Show: 28/08/2012

Matt Baker and Alex Jones are joined by Ronan Keating and Oscar Pistorius.

World War II Unearthed

World War II Unearthed

A wartime Spitfire is unearthed from an Irish bog, while divers explore sunken U-boats.


3. Turn Back Time: The Family, 1940

The three families experience family life on the home front during World War II.


Countryfile: 01/07/2012

Julia Bradbury and John Craven head to the Isle of Man, with its varied landscapes.


The One Show: 04/07/2012

Frankie Valli, soldiers who defected to the Nazis and the treasure discovered in a field.