HRH The Prince of Wales introduces this gripping landmark series, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Victoria Cross. 'Victoria Cross Heroes' is the story of ordinary men who have performed extraordinary acts of bravery, from the Crimea through to Iraq, often sacrificing their lives so that others might live. With revealing personal testimony from VC holders and their families, never before seen archive footage and painstakingly accurate and visually stunning dramatic reconstructions, 'Victoria Cross Heroes' brings to life true stories of breathtaking acts of fighting prowess and self sacrifice.
The Empire 'The Empire' centres upon the VC's of the 19th Century. The Victoria Cross instantly won the hearts of the public, its winners becoming celebrities.
The Great War 'The Great War' tells the story of the VC through the First World War, in which half of all VC's were awarded.
The Modern Age 'The Modern Age', from the battles of WWII to Korea, Vietnam, the Falklands and the Gulf War.
The Ashcroft VC Collection: Fascinating facts about the medal and exclusive access to the largest and most valuable collection of VC's in the world, carefully gathered by Lord Ashcroft, KCMG
Extended and revealing interviews with five living VC Holders: Johnson Beharry VC (Iraq 2004), Keith Payne VC (Vietnam 1969), Ram Bahadur Limbu VC (Indonesia 1965), William Speakman VC (Korea 1951), Lachhiman Gurung VC (Burma 1945)