D-day comes to life in mul­ti­me­dia re-en­act­ment

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TELEVISION -

THE D-Day land­ings will be recre­ated in real-time in a se­ries of tele­vi­sion shows and on­line events later this year. Bri­tish TV sta­tion Chan­nel 4 will broad­cast pro­grams, pre­sented by Peter Snow, that fol­low the fates of seven peo­ple who took part in the 1944 Nor­mandy land­ings in­clud­ing a para­trooper, a sub­mariner and a nurse us­ing ar­chive film, ra­dio re­ports and other records. View­ers will also be able to go on­line and keep up to date with their progress on Twit­ter when D-Day: As It Hap­pens airs in the UK on June 5 and 6. ‘‘On June 5th and 6th, when we play out the ex­pe­ri­ences of our D-Day seven in real time, at the pre­cise minute of the pre­cise hour at which they ac­tu­ally oc­curred 69 years ago, hope­fully the viewer will be given some­thing of the feel­ing of be­ing caught up in a live event,’’ ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Ian Dun­can says. Thou­sands of Al­lied troops landed in France on D-Day near the end of World War II.

– ROBERT DEX

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