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New WW1 collection for BBC iPlayer

As part of its World War One Season the BBC has today announced a new commission exclusively for BBC iPlayer, called WW1 UNCUT. The collection will see 12 episodes launch in total, starting from the 10 April and throughout spring 2014.

Produced by Ballista Media, WW1 UNCUT consists of a series of short films that explore a variety of defining World War One features. From the trenches and a soldier’s kit to war myths and weapon testing, the shorts explain war topics in an educational yet entertaining way, giving the content a fresh and current feel.

Historian and broadcaster Dan Snow will be the collection’s lead presenter; other presenters include Michael Douglas (The One Show), Dr Saleyha Ashan (Trust Me I’m A Doctor) and Sam Willis (Nelson’s Caribbean Hell-Hole).

“I was really excited about the opportunity to create content without the restrictions of a linear schedule; producing this for BBC iPlayer let us tell these war stories in a short, snappy and fun manner,” says Dan Snow, Historian and Presenter. “From a production point of view, it made us take a new approach to content making and gave us the chance to bring history programming to a new audience. We had a great time during filming; we’re really pleased with how the shorts turned out and hope the audience, both young and old, will like the collection as much as we do.”

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