First World War centenary highlights on TV and radio

From documentaries to dramas to Horrible Histories, some of the best programmes marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of war

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THIS WEEK ON TV

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The World’s War – Wednesday, 9pm, BBC2

Historian David Olusoga’s series shows that the conflict was far from a “white man’s war”.

Great War Diaries – Saturday, 6:10pm, BBC2

An international drama collaboration based on journals and letters recounting the personal tragedy, happiness, love and grief of war.

Horrible Histories – Monday, 5:30pm, CBBC

The sketch show’s inimitable take on trench warfare.

Harriet’s Army – Tuesday-Thursday, 9am, CBBC

In this three-part drama Harriet and her “army” hunt for German spies.


THIS WEEK ON RADIO

Home Front – Monday-Friday, 12:04pm, Radio 4

First in a series of micro-dramas exploring life during wartime away from the trenches.


COMING SOON ON TV

The Great War: The People’s Story, ITV

The stories of people whose lives were transformed by the war.

The Story of Women in World War One, BBC2

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Kate Adie looks at the impact the war had on women’s lives.