Yesterday nabs “Secret War”

The UKTV channel brand has secured exclusive UK rights for the 13 x 60-minute World War II series.
April 19, 2011

UKTV’s history-oriented factual channel, Yesterday, has secured exclusive UK rights for Secret War, a 13 x 60-minute series on World War II that tells the stories of individuals who daringly went behind enemy lines during the conflict as part of the UK’s Special Operations Executive.

The series, produced by London-based World Media Rights, will air in two parts, with the first installment airing in April and then episodes six to 13 resuming in June. It was commissioned by Yesterday channel head Richard Kingsbury and outgoing UKTV director of multiplatform, lifestyle and factual, Jane Mote.

The Secret War is another great series for Yesterday from the award-winning production team at World Media Rights,” said Yesterday’s Kingsbury. “The stories featured in the series are truly fascinating and heroic; they are exactly what we look for to entertain our viewers – captivating tales of derring-do.”

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