The Blitz: Britain on Fire

This series focuses on eight critical days in May 1941, when Britain was subjected to one of the most intense bombardments of the Blitz. Using eyewitness accounts and interviews with relatives, this series tells the remarkable stories of the people who were caught up in the bombing.


Air Date: October 19, 2020 - 44:54
Mary Lawson's rash decision to stay above ground during the bombing had serious consequences, but Liverpool ultimately emerged from this terrible time wounded but not defeated.
Air Date: October 12, 2020 - 44:31
In Liverpool, Matron Gertrude Riding and Dr Leonard Findlay ran a hospital with a busy maternity ward, and were right in the midst of the target zone.
Air Date: October 05, 2020 - 00:45
The Blitz: Britain on Fire
Air Date: October 05, 2020 - 44:19
Michael Buerk, Angellica Bell and Rob Bell follow Margaret Johnson, a mother of six whose children could not be evacuated, plus Mary Lawson, a promising film star in 40s Britain who was in Liverpool when the raids began.i