Yesterday adds two to “Spirit of 1940s”

The Long March to Freedom, from ASA Productions, and Electric Egg's Into The Wind are the latest additions to the "Spirit of 1940s" season airing on the UKTV digital factual channel.
August 9, 2011

The Long March to Freedom, from ASA Productions, and Electric Egg’s Into The Wind are the latest additions to┬áthe “Spirit of 1940s” season airing on UKTV digital factual channel Yesterday.

Both airing in November, The Long March to Freedom tells the story of Allied prisoners of war made to march hundreds of miles across Eastern Europe. Interviews with veterans, who detail being conscripted, incarcerated and freed after the march, feature in the three-part one-hour series, coproduced by ASA Productions in a deal brokered by Espresso TV.

The hour-long one-off Into The Wind, acquired from Electric Egg, tells the story of the WWII aircrew veterans who served in Bomber Command, with interviews from former aircrew from Australia, Canada, Guyana, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago and the UK.

The two programs were acquired by Emma Sparks, UKTV acquisitions executive, factual.

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