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Commemorative Anzac Day Line Up

Media Release: 5 April 2006

Commemorative Anzac Day Line Up

SKY Television will mark ANZAC day with a line up of commemorative Remembrance Day programming on The History Channel (SKY Digital Channel 53) and SKY NEWS (SKY Digital Channel 54). The highlight of the day is award-winnning Turkish director, Tolga Örnek’s critically acclaimed film, Gallipoli, narrated by Sam Neill and Jeremy Irons. The film is essential viewing for both young and old combining New Zealand history with visually spectacular footage. It is a touching and honest look at the bloodiest and most controversial battles of the First World War. Produced over six years and in seven different countries, GALLIPOLI uses newly covered diaries, letters, dramatic re-enactments and interviews to examine one of the largest landing operations in history.

6:00am Anzac Day Dawn Service (Sky News) – Coverage of the Dawn Service LIVE from Sydney’s Martin Place.

8:00am Anzac Day LIVE coverage (Sky News)– New Zealanders and Australians come together to mark the Anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. Sky News will have LIVE of the major events throughout the day.

2:30pm Gallipoli: Untold Stories (History Channel) – A month by month account of the Gallipoli experience through the eyes of Australia’s celebrated war correspondent, Charles Bean and other first hand accounts. Narrated by Jack Thompson.

4:30pm Britain’s Boy Soldiers (History Channel) – This documentary reveals how 90 years ago, the British Government deliberately turned a blind eye to the underage boys and allowed them to enlist and fight in the First World War.

6:30pm First World War (History Channel) – Blockdale: When the war broke out, few people had any idea what form the fighting at sea would take. The world’s navies were dominated by technologies so new that they’d never been tested under fire.

9:30pm Gallipoli (NZ Premiere History Channel) – Gallipoli is a film by award-winning Turkish director, Tolga Örnek, narrated by Jeremy Irons and Sam Neill. Produced over six years and in seven different countries, GALLIPOLI uses newly covered diaries, letters, dramatic re-enactments and interviews to reveal one of the largest landing operations in history and one of the bloodiest and most controversial battles of the First World War.


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