George Cross Heroes to premiere on Forces TV from Wednesday

George Cross Heroes, the four-part television series presented by Lord Ashcroft, will be premiered on Forces TV from Wednesday (March 16).

The series was made to coincide with the book of the same name written by Lord Ashcroft in order to champion the bravery of more than 160 GC recipients. The four programmes will be shown at 10pm for the next four Wednesdays, ending on April 6 (they will be repeated three and a half hours later at 1.30am each night).

Forces TV, which is an independent news organisation that concentrates on all aspects of the British Armed Forces, is available on Sky, Virgin and Freesat.

The GC was created by George VI in 1940 to reward both civilian and military bravery that is not in the face of the enemy. In contrast, the Victoria Cross is awarded for courage in contact with the enemy.

Hosted by Lord Ashcroft, produced by Dangerous Films and supported by the Victoria Cross and George Cross Association, George Cross Heroes uses compelling interviews, rarely-seen archive and gritty reconstruction in celebrating the breathtaking achievements of eight individuals. It was first shown on Discovery networks in 2010.

Soldiers, police officers, a heroic teenage boy and a fearless air stewardess are honoured in a first-of-its-type production, supported at every level by Lord Ashcroft, one of the world’s foremost collectors of gallantry medals.

Lord Ashcroft’s other two television series on bravery, Victoria Cross Heroes and Special Forces Heroes, are likely to be shown on Forces TV later in the year.

For more information on George Cross Heroes, the television series and the book, visit: www.georgecrossheroes.com

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