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BBC Daytime announces two brand new series for the autumn commemorating the war effort

11th August 2011

The programmes will look back at the war effort made by thousands of Britons from the Second World War to the present day.

TV presenter and awards host, Gethin Jones, will present Remembrance Week on BBC One this autumn, exploring the personal stories of people whose lives have been touched by war from the Second World War to recent modern day conflicts including the Falklands, Balkans, the Gulf Wars and Afghanistan.

Over on BBC Two, TV presenter, Jules Hudson will be looking back at Forties Britain in How We Won The War.  Jules will travel around the UK meeting some of the ordinary men and women who did extraordinary things to help win the Second World War and who were heroes in their own right.

Liam Keelan, Controller of Daytime, said: "These two new social history series celebrate and commemorate the war effort made by the many individuals across the UK from the Second World War to modern day. I'm delighted to welcome Gethin Jones as the host of Remembrance Week and Jules Hudson – a passionate Second World War historian – to How We Won The War. Both series have emotional but uplifting stories that I hope will inspire our audiences at home about the bravery, camaraderie and companionship of troops throughout history."

Gethin Jones said: "It's a real privilege to be asked to spend time with our heroes home and abroad as we approach remembrance week. It's a time to honour and reflect on the heroic work our armed forces – past and present – carry out."

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