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Our War

at 9:00pm (Other show times...)

Our War

he second series of Bafta-winning Our War follows life on the frontline in Afghanistan, through remarkable films shot by the soldiers themselves.

The BBC has been given unprecedented access to the footage, which offers a gripping and poignant insight into every aspect of a young soldier's experience.

Into The Hornets' Nest captures on camera a daring mission deep into enemy territory during Afghanistan's bloodiest summer on record.

Troop surges in 2010 forced the Taliban to fight dirty, using more IEDs than ever. Against this backdrop a 100 strong company from 2nd Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment was deployed into one of the most dangerous areas of Helmand, tasked with protecting a vital road link.

During a heavy firefight Kingsman Darren Deady was shot in the neck. He collapsed into the lap of Sergeant Mark Wilson, who was filming on a helmet camera.

The operation later claimed the life of Captain Andrew Griffiths - the first child of a serving officer to die in Afghanistan.

When a dust storm grounded all aircraft in Bastion two brave helicopter pilots rewrote the rulebook, flying in formation so that they could evacuate him.

Both men were treated side by side in the UK, but died of their injuries. Andrew's dad Brigadier Mike Griffiths, the colonel of the regiment, now uses his personal experience to train 'visiting' officers, who break news of injuries and fatalities to servicemen's families.

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Our War

Our War

at 9:00pm

Further stories of life on the frontline in Afghanistan, seen through films shot by the soldiers themselves. The second series begins with the story of Kingsman Darren Deady who wa...

Don‘t Blow the Inheritance

Don't Blow the Inheritance

itv London at 5:00pm

New quiz show, hosted by Tim Vine, in which teams made up of two generations from the same family answer general knowledge questions to build up their Inheritance Prize Fund and ma...



Sky Sports 1 at 7:00pm

Everton begin their Barclays Premier League campaign against Manchester United at Goodison Park. The Toffees scored twice in three minutes to earn a 4-4 draw when the sides last me...

Jon Snow‘s Paralympic Show

Jon Snow's Paralympic Show

Channel 4 at 7:30pm

Jon Snow begins a live nightly weekday countdown to the London 2012 Paralympic Games....

Ian Brady: Endgames of a Psychopath

Ian Brady: Endgames of a Psychopath

Channel 4 at 9:00pm

This new documentary presents the inside story of the Moors Murderer Ian Brady and charts his continued determination for power and control....

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

itv4 at 9:00pm

High-quality comedy from directors and writers the Coen Brothers, starring Jeff Bridges as Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski. He's mistaken for Jeffrey Lebowski, aka The Bi...

Celebrity Wedding Planner

Celebrity Wedding Planner

Channel 5 at 10:00pm

New series of the documentary series in which a couple hand over the complete organisation of their wedding day to a pair of idiosyncratic celebrities....

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

at 7:30pm

Born into wealth and provided with the best education, Lara Croft travels the world in search of rare, lost crypts and long-forgotten empires. After discovering an ancient clock le...

James May‘s Things You Need to Know...

James May's Things You Need to Know...

BBC 2 at 10:00pm

James May investigates the inside of the brain using 100 billion whizzing neurons....

Toast of London

Toast of London

Channel 4 at 10:00pm

Pilot episode of a brand new sitcom about an actor starred in a controversial West End play and has since been attached by appalled members of the public....