UKTV Channel Bags Nazi Collaborators

"... It’s high time we busted the myth that WWII was a clear case of bad guys fighting good guys, with innocent people caught in the middle. The reality was often far more complex and disturbing than that. For many different reasons, people all over Europe found themselves sucked into collaboration. ..."

By Kristin Brzoznowski
WorldScreen.com | October 21, 2010

LONDON: The factual channel Yesterday has pre-invested in a new series, Nazi Collaborators, taking the exclusive U.K. rights to air the show as part of its core history programming.

The series tells the stories that answer the questions: how could anyone collaborate with the Nazi regime?

The series looks into what happened in Europe and parts of the Middle East. Nazi Collaborators features never-before-seen archive footage, reconstructions and testimony from survivors. The show launches on Yesterday on November 22 at 9 p.m.

Yesterday’s channel head, Richard Kingsbury, said: “Nazi Collaborators is the latest delivery of original content which will help continue Yesterday's remarkable growth trajectory this year. Yesterday is now up 67 percent year to date and is Britain's most popular factual channel. This series in particular, shows our commitment to hard-hitting history that will appeal to our core audience. We are delighted with the quality of this latest output from WMR's award-winning production team.”

Matthew Barrett, executive producer, added: “We’re delighted to be working with Yesterday to broadcast this really important series. Seventy years after the event, it’s high time we busted the myth that WWII was a clear case of bad guys fighting good guys, with innocent people caught in the middle. The reality was often far more complex and disturbing than that. For many different reasons, people all over Europe found themselves sucked into collaboration.”

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