We have two very special moments in May that we have chosen to acknowledge with a series of new documentaries. These moments are VE Day on Sat 8th May and Mental Health Awareness Week starting 10th May. You can read more about the special documentaries we’ll be showing for both below as well as our newest series Ade in Britain, another gem for Adrian Edmondson fans. This year the mental health awareness week promoted by Mental Health Foundation is dedicated to nature and the importance of connecting with it.
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WHAT’S NEW IN MAY?
VE Day 8th May 2021
To commemorate VE Day, we will dedicate a whole afternoon to world war documentaries starting with:
NEW: Lancaster at War (2 pm) an in-depth story of WW2’s incredible fighter jet;
World War 2 (3 pm) revealing the secrets of Operation Oak, the German’s rescue of Italian dictator Mussolini in 1943;
NEW: Women Pilots of WW2 (4.15 pm) focuses on the American women who signed up to fulfil their aviation dreams and serve their country;
NEW: Nancy Corrigan, Sky Blazer (5.30 pm) is a film dedicated to a pivotal female fighter pilot who made history and trained the US pilots as she was the best pilot of her time;
NEW: After The War: Finsbury Stories (6.45 pm) a heartwarming story of the people of Finsbury as they discover their remarkable stories;
and Kindertransport - Kenneth's Story (7.45 pm) how a Jewish Child in Nazi Germany was rescued by Britain’s Kinderstransport programme.
Mental Health Awareness Week
The week commencing 10th May is Mental Health Awareness week, and this year is dedicated to nature and outdoor. We need to start normalising mental health and that comes with understanding different illnesses. Tune in every evening at 11 pm to hear from celebs and their experience with mental health.
Monday 10th: Alastair Campbell: Depression and Me
Tues 11th & Weds 12th: Vicky McClure: Our Dementia Choir
Thurs 13th: Nadiya: Anxiety and Me
Fri 14th: Adrian Chiles: Drinkers Like Me
Ade in Britain
We have another great gem from Ade Edmondson this month. Join Ade as he ventures up, down, over and under Britain in a caravan to experience the diverse traditions and cuisines of Britain’s counties.
Starts Wednesday 4th May, Weekdays at 5 pm & 10 pm
Did you know we have new blogs every week? The last few were about Additional Resources for the Our Big MS Documentary, The Dales: Where are they now? And a summary of our upcoming VE Day documentaries. Follow us on social media to see when the next one is out!