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Dunkirk: The New Evidence airs Sun 2 Jul on Channel 4

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It’s known as the Miracle of Dunkirk: in May 1940, approximately 340,000 Allied troops were trapped with their backs to the sea. Sitting ducks, the troops were subjected to an endless barrage of bombs and bullets as the Luftwaffe apparently bombed at will. The situation seemed hopeless. Then a fleet of ships appeared on the horizon, mostly sent by the Royal Navy but joined by smaller craft captained by plucky civilians.

The soldiers were rescued from the beaches and taken safely back to Britain. They would later return to win the war. But behind the Miracle of Dunkirk there’s another, hidden story. Soldiers and mariners, angry that they’d apparently been left undefended against the Luftwaffe, blamed the RAF. Historians have long viewed Dunkirk as the RAF’s poorest hour.

But now, recently released MoD files reveal that, far from being absent, the RAF were suffering massive losses supporting the evacuation. Operating at high altitude and deep inside France, the RAF were halting the bulk of Luftwaffe bombers before they could reach the beaches. And the files reveal even more: this was the first time the Spitfire flew in anger, and the agile fighter was a spectacular success. This moving special reveals that, as well as the Little Ships, the Miracle of Dunkirk was due to the massive sacrifices of the RAF.

Executive Producers: Dan Chambers, David McNab
Director: John Hayes Fisher
Production Company: Blink Entertainment Ltd

Dunkirk: The New Evidence airs Sunday 2 July 2017 from 8.00pm-9.00pm on Channel 4.

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Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape: Calabria (ITV 13 Dec 2017)

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Gino's Italian Escape Episode 7

In the penultimate episode of Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape, airing on Wednesday 13 December on ITV, Gino reveals the rugged and wild region that is Calabria. Its landscape is as breathtaking as the powerhouse ingredients it produces and this week it’s about fire and spice, with eye watering chillies, a new wonder salami, and then an Italian ingredient that is as English as they come. Join Gino as he explores this vast region by train, taking in the coast and the mountains, and creates two dishes in honour of this wild region.

In this eight-part series Gino is exploring the Mediterranean coast, from the glittering elegance of its cliff-top towns, to its mountainous rustic villages. He’ll be immersing himself in the rugged, wild islands, traveling along dramatic coastal roads, and across the sea, to reveal the best-kept secrets of this coast.

Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape Episode 7 (of 8) airs Wednesday 13 December 2017 from 8.00pm-8.30pm on ITV.

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Bancroft Episode 3 (ITV 13 Dec 2017, with Art Malik)

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Bancroft’s third espisode airs Wednesday 13 December at 9.00pm on ITV, and Bancroft is faced with a startling blast from the past, which brings the events from 1990 back to the surface. Meanwhile, Katherine wrestles with twists and turns of the new information she is uncovering. Bancroft secures Zaheera in safe accommodation and Daanish fulfils his part of the deal. Anya makes a surprising visit to an old friend. Katherine is faced with a chilling truth.

Sarah Parish headlines as Bancroft and the cast also features Linus Roache, Amara Karan (The Night Of, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man), Adrian Edmondson (War and Peace, Prey), Art Malik (Cold Feet, Indian Summers, Homeland), Kenneth Cranham (War and Peace, Rome), Adam Long (Happy Valley, Home Fires), Lee Boardman (The Five, Da Vinci’s Demons) and Steve Evets (One of Us, Looking for Eric).

Bancroft Episode 3 (of 4) airs Wednesday 13 December 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on ITV.

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Tamara’s World Episode 5 airs Wed 13 Dec on ITVBe

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In the fifth of sixth episodes of this ITVBe reality series, airing on Wednesday 13 December at 9.00pm, Tamara has to face her fear when she becomes the ambassador of a new charity and has to give a speech at a large black-tie event. Tamara also heads to Oslo to launch her line of hair products, and Sophia’s new-found independence leaves Tamara breaking new ground. Back in London, Jay hosts a games night for a group of his mates.

The series sees Formula One heiress and entrepreneur Tamara Ecclestone inviting viewers into her life.

Tamara’s World Episode 5 (of 6) airs Wednesday 13 December 2017 from 9.00pm on ITVBe.

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