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BBC to show German 'Band of Brothers'

By jonathanruffle, Aug 20 2013 11:13AM

Today's Broadcast magazine has the story that the BBC has picked up ZDF’s GENERATION WAR which follows the lives of five German friends between 1941 and 1945.

The original German title was "Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter", literally "Our mothers, our fathers", which seems a bit more informative. It has a wikipedia page if you want to know more.

Whenever there's such a project I can almost hear the pubs of the UK filled with muttering blokes asking when there will be a British BAND OF BROTHERS. For some reason this remains the one topic every other national broadcaster has had a long-form drama crack at, except us - allegedly the most WW2-centric nation there is.

I have no answer. Except to point to the green shoots represented by TOMMIES, the WW1 Band of Brother for transmission next year and the subsequent centennial years of the conflict.

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