SummaryAn outstanding cast of acclaimed British actors bring the First World War to life in this stirring documentary created to commemorate the conflict's centennial in 2014. This unique four-part series mixes archival footage with reenactments by actors playing real participants in the war and performing excerpts from their original letters, memoirs, and diaries of the time.
World War, 1914-1918.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [Place of publication not identified] :2015
Charman, Isobel, producer.
Mays, Daniel, actor.
Foy, Claire, 1984- actor.
Garai, Romola, 1982- actor.
Steadman, Alison, 1946- actor.
Norton, James, 1985- actor.
Cox, Brian, 1946- actor.
McNulty, Matthew, 1982- actor.
Colman, Olivia, narrator.
ITV Global Entertainment, producer.
Athena (Firm), distributor.
Narrated by Olivia Colman; cast: Daniel Mays, Matthew McNulty, Claire Foy, Romola Garai, Alison Steadman, James Norton, and Brian Cox.
Director of photography, Stephen Standen; editor, Jonathan Morris.
English subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Original broadcast in the U.K. with the title The great war: the people's story.
Special features: 12-page viewer's guide with a map of the western front; an overview of WWI; Articles on trench warfare the suffragist movement, and the WWI poets.
DVD, widescreen (1.78:1); Dolby Digital 2.0.
2 videodiscs (approximately 192 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.