BBC Lead World War 1 Centenary with The Crimson Field, Pre Order Now at Acorn

The BBC has continued its four year season of programmes commemorating the centenary of World War One with sweeping romantic drama series The Crimson Field.


United Kingdom – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The Crimson Field
The Crimson Field

This is an exhilarating, romantic adventure, the perfect way to round off the weekend, and one that thousands of TV fans will eagerly revisit from the comfort of their sofa.

The BBC has continued its four year season of programmes commemorating the centenary of World War One with sweeping romantic drama series The Crimson Field. Starring Oona Chaplin and Suranne Jones, the show is primed to appeal to fans of Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife.

It is available to pre-order on DVD and BluRay from the Acorn online store today.

New dramas, documentaries, discussions and historical debates will land on TV screens and radio waves throughout the four year period and The Crimson Field is amongst the most hotly anticipated of any. The thrilling first episode was broadcast last week to a great deal of acclaim; much of it directed at the programme’s young lead, Oona Chaplin.

The granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin, and the great granddaughter of Eugene O’Neil, the actress has a tough act to follow; one that journalists are quick to reference. Fortunately she is more than up to the task, playing prickly Kitty Trevelyan: a perhaps anachronistically headstrong field nurse with a darkly mysterious past.

Taking over BBC One’s Sunday 9:00pm slot from Call the Midwife, The Crimson Field provides that show’s target demographic with a generous helping of more of the same. In addition it provides insight into one of the most significant and influential periods in history.

Far from a dusty, documentary-style recreation however, this is an exhilarating, romantic adventure. It’s the perfect way to round off the weekend, and one that thousands of TV fans will eagerly revisit from the comfort of their sofa.

The Crimson Field is available on DVD and BluRay from 19 May 2014, but online shoppers can pre-order their copy today for a reduced special offer price.

In addition to a host of new series, many of the Beeb’s most enduring programmes are participating in the season in their own way. The Antiques Roadshow World War 1 Special aired ahead of The Crimson Field premiere, and took host Fiona Bruce on a poignant trip to the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.

BBC 4 meanwhile is broadcasting a collection of stunning interviews with the men and women that were there; or had been touched by the war in some way. Filmed in the 1960s for the landmark BBC series The Great War, the interviews feature veterans and civilians of World War One who’s lives were irrevocably changed by the conflict.

The four year long programme of shows promises to offer some extraordinary television, and ensures that the sacrifices of the men and women who lost their lives will never be forgotten.

Pre order your copy of The Crimson Field on DVD or BluRay from Acorn DVD today. You could receive your copy days before it officially hits shelves on 19 May. For more information, visit http://www.acorndvd.com/the-crimson-field.html


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