"Superb" - The Sunday Times
"A haunting programme" ***** - The Financial Times
"By far the best memorial programme... touching, delicately profound and poetic." AA Gill Sunday Times Culture
In a major new BBC commission, acclaimed poet Simon Armitage has written seven new poems about World War I that form the centre of his latest television documentary. Featuring readings by both the poet himself and the surviving relatives of those whose stories he tells, this film offers an opportunity to reflect again on that catastrophic loss of life, and to think about how we commemorate the dead for the next 100 years.