Ballads Of The Great War, The [World War One]

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The Ballad Of The Great War - 19152015110720181024 (R2)The Ballad of the Great War - 1915, featuring stories told by men and women who took part in the conflict both at home and abroad. The stories are accompanied by original music written especially for the programme and was inspired by the stories told.

In this programme we hear about the Zeppelin air raids when, for the first time in modern warfare, towns and cities of mainland Britain were bombed, the disastrous Gallipoli campaign and we also hear the stories of two women who survived the attack on the ill fated liner Lusitania, sunk by a U-boat off Ireland in May 1915 with the loss of over 1000 passengers and crew.

The songs for this programme are performed by John Tams, Martin Carthy, Chris While, Julie Matthews, Jez Lowe, Barbara Dickson and Heidi Talbot.

This programme, which has been a year in the making, was produced by Ian Callahan and John Leonard.

The Ballad of the Great War - 1915, with stories of people who took part in the conflict.

Music and documentaries marking the centenary of World War One

The Ballad Of The Great War - 19162016111220181031 (R2)The Ballad of the Great War - 1916, with stories of people who took part in the conflict.

Music and documentaries marking the centenary of World War One

The Ballad of the Great War - 1916, featuring men and women who took part in the conflict both at home and abroad.

In this programme stories of trench warfare, tunnellers working under enemy lines, pals regiments and that fatal summer offensive on the Somme.

Original music by John Tams, Seth Lakeman, Julie Matthews, Jez Lowe, Boo Hewerdine and Bernard Wrigley.

This programme, which has been a year in the making, was produced by Ian Callahan and John Leonard.

The Ballad of the Great War - 1916, with stories of people who took part in the conflict.

Music and documentaries marking the centenary of World War One

The Ballad Of The Great War - 19172017111120181107 (R2)The Ballad of the Great War - 1917, featuring stories told by men and women who took part in the conflict both at home and abroad.

In this programme stories of lucky escapes, the horrors of Passchendaele, field hospitals and the sad fate of those condemned to be shot at dawn.

Original music by John Tams, Julie Matthews, Jez Lowe, Jim Boyes, Sean Cooney, Karine Polwart and Ray Hearne.

This programme, which has been a year in the making, was produced by Ian Callaghan and John Leonard.

The Ballad of the Great War - 1917, with stories from people who took part in the conflict

Music and documentaries marking the centenary of World War One

The Ballad of the Great War - 1917, featuring stories told by men and women who took part in the conflict both at home and abroad.

In this programme stories of lucky escapes, the horrors of Passchendaele, field hospitals and the sad fate of those condemned to be shot at dawn.

Original music by John Tams, Julie Matthews, Jez Lowe, Jim Boyes, Sean Cooney, Karine Polwart and Ray Hearne.

This programme, which has been a year in the making, was produced by Ian Callaghan and John Leonard.

The Ballad of the Great War - 1917, with stories from people who took part in the conflict

Music and documentaries marking the centenary of World War One

1918191820181110The Ballad of the Great War - 1918, featuring stories told by men and women who took part in the conflict both at home and abroad.

In this programme stories of Blightys, Snipers, Choctaw code talkers, the Armistice and the sinking of the German fleet in Scapa Flow.

Original music by John Tams, Julie Matthews, Jez Lowe, Boo Hewerdine and Kris Drever.

This programme, which has been a year in the making, was produced by Ian Callaghan and John Leonard.

The Ballad of the Great War - 1918, with stories from people who took part in the conflict

Music and documentaries marking the centenary of World War One