Blitz Street

9:00pm Monday, April 26 on C4

In the second programme, the authentic street is on the receiving end of one of the largest bombs the Luftwaffe ever dropped on Britain: the SC1000, nicknamed “The Hermann”. A bomb this large was designed to cause massive damage to the infrastructure of industrial Britain. With the aid of harrowing and moving eye-witness testimonies, the programme also recounts the Luftwaffe’s horrendous bombing of Coventry on 14 November 1940 and the campaign to destroy Britain’s manufacture of munitions.

9:00pm Monday, April 19 on C4

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Blitz, Tony Robinson presents a four-part science and history series that aims to give some idea of what it must have been like to live under the ferocious and constant bombardment of the Blitz and to explain why it ultimately failed. Blitz Street itself is a row of terraced houses specially built on a remote military base. Through the course of the series, the street is subjected to a frightening range of large-scale high explosive bombs and incendiaries similar to those dropped by the Luftwaffe.

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