A+E Networks EMEA Orders Hitler’s British Island Doc


A+E Networks EMEA has commissioned Blink Films and GroupM Motion Entertainment to produce a docuseries about what happened on the Channel Island of Alderney during World War II.

The two-parter, entitled Hitler’s British Island, will delve into the true extent of the Nazi-inflicted horrors there. Produced and directed by Andy Webb (The Diana Interview: Truth Behind the Scandal), the title will premiere on Sky HISTORY in the U.K. and on The HISTORY Channel across EMEA later this year.

Dan Korn, VP of programming at A+E Networks EMEA, said, “With the 80th anniversary of the liberation of the death camps fast approaching, there has never been a more critical moment to examine recently unearthed evidence of a cover-up of Nazi atrocities committed on British soil. Sky History is proud to be working with Blink Films and GroupM Motion Entertainment on this important historical investigation.”

Dan Chambers, creative director for Blink Films, added, “What happened on Alderney during the Nazi occupation has been shrouded in mystery for decades. It’s only now, almost 80 years since the end of the War, that a bright light is being shone on it, and the full horrors exposed. Our show reveals how most of the Nazi perpetrators on Alderney got off scot-free and were able to return to their normal life in Germany as if nothing had happened. We’re very grateful to Sky HISTORY and GroupM Motion Entertainment for championing the project and allowing this important story to be told.”

Martin Oxley, executive producer for Motion, commented, “The horrific stories of the atrocities carried out by Nazi personnel, after 80 years, remain as uncomfortable as when they were hidden in the archives all those years ago. The fact that those heinous crimes were committed on British soil is startling, and documenting this is long overdue. We are thrilled to be working with Blink and Sky HISTORY on this important new two-part series.”