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BBC Announces World War One Centenary Programming

The BBC today announced Their plans to mark the centenary of World War One.

Stripped over each of the four years, programming will be across BBC Television, Radio and Online and begins in early 2014 with Jeremy Paxman’s four-part series Great War (BBC1). The BBC announces that it is the biggest and most ambitious pan-BBC project ever commissioned with more than 2,500 hours of programming already planned across television, radio and online and across their international, national and local services.

World War One Controller, Adrian Van Klaveren has said ‘With over 130 specially commissioned programmes and 2,500 hours of programming, the BBC will be shining a spotlight on the First World War.’

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