BBC TWO In 1915, attempting to knock Turkey out of the war, British Empire forces landed on the Gallipoli peninsula. What followed was a military disaster as troops became pinned down and Allied forces were forced to withdraw in 1916. But what exactly went wrong?
Coinciding with the centenary of the ill-fated Dardanelles Campaign, this documentary tells the story of the battle on the ground, and also a wider tale of arguments in Whitehall and criticism from the press.
As well as drawing on first-hand accounts, the documentary features a rare interview with billionaire press magnate Rupert Murdoch, who recounts the role of his newspaperman father, Keith Murdoch, in bringing the campaign to an end.