WBITVP Sells D-Day: The Unheard Tapes Across Europe


Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) has closed a raft of sales for its new commemorative series D-Day: The Unheard Tapes.

The three-parter, produced by Wall to Wall Media for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer and co-produced with The HISTORY Channel in the U.S., will land on CANAL+ (France), RTVE (Spain), LA7 (Italy), NPO (the Netherlands), SVT (Sweden), NRK (Norway), DR (Denmark) and Česká televize (Czech Republic).

Andrew Zein, executive VP of creative, format development and sales at WBITVP, commented: “In D-Day: The Unheard Tapes, Wall to Wall has produced another extraordinary, moving and timely documentary series, bringing very personal accounts of World War II back to life for contemporary audiences. Just as it did with AIDS: The Unheard Tapes, the team has captured the hopes and fears of people with different backgrounds and experiences, transporting the viewer to a pivotal time in our recent past to hear directly from those who were there. With the 80th D-Day anniversary next month and a current war waging in Europe—with the looming threat of more—it is easy to see why so many major European broadcasters now want to share these heartfelt war experiences with their viewers.”

Leanne Klein, managing director of Wall to Wall Media, said: “We are delighted that D-Day: The Unheard Tapes TV series has been so well received in the international marketplace and are grateful to the WBITVP team for bringing it to the attention of so many leading broadcasters.”

Wall to Wall Media is also producing a companion radio series for BBC Radio 4, entitled D-Day: The Last Voices, as well as a new podcast series Glad We Had This Chat with Caroline Hirons, which is set to launch on May 20.

Klein added: “We are constantly looking at ways to evolve our business as storytellers, so we are excited to have produced the companion radio series to extend the audience for this D-Day title. In line with this, we have also started looking more strategically at the podcast sector and where we could potentially add value. We are excited to be working with the hugely talented Caroline on Glad We Had This Chat with Caroline Hirons and look forward to bringing this new podcast to everyone’s attention and meeting the huge demand for beauty information.”