Spanish Civil War with Michael Portillo

Spanish Civil War with Michael Portillo

Series 1 - Episode 1

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Review

Our knowledge of the Spanish Civil War of 1936-9 is fairly limited in this country, which seems embarrassing given how bloody, tragic, and divisive it was.

This two-parter, originally shown in Spain, brings colour to archive footage to tell the neglected story of the Spanish Civil War, with Michael Portillo – whose own father was exiled to Britain after supporting the Republican side — offering authoritative narration.

Summary

Part one of two. The political commentator presents never-before-seen colour footage of the Spanish Civil War, vividly recounting a war hitherto seen only in black and white.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Michael Portillo
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