BBC Programme Laurence Olivier
The World at War - A New Germany
Defeated, Germany looks to one man for a resurgence of pride and prosperity - Adolf Hitler
The World at War - Alone
After Dunkirk, Britain faces the Germans across the English Channel. The outlook is grim.
The World at War - Banzai!
The Japanese launch the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor and sweep through Southeast Asia.
The World at War - Desert
The North Africa conflict took nearly three years to resolve, culminating at El Alamein.
The World at War - Home Fires
The Luftwaffe changes the direction of bombing raids from London to the provincial cities.
The World at War - Japan
A look at Japan's fight for survival in 1944, as it was crippled by food shortages.
The World at War - Morning
The story of the 1944 D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy.
The World at War - Occupation
The Germans strike Holland, a country with a Nazi movement but also liberal traditions.
The World at War - Pacific
This episode looks at the Allied offensive in the Pacific.
The World at War - Pincers
With the liberation of Paris in August 1944, the war seems to be as good as over.
The World at War - Reckoning
This episode looks at how a new political order was established at the end of the war.
The World at War - Red Star
The Soviet Army battles the Germans almost alone for two years.
The World at War - Remember
Final episode: a sombre reminder of the human cost of the bloodiest conflict in history.
The World at War - The Bomb
This episode looks at the Allied scientists' attempts to develop a new, powerful weapon.
The World at War - Tough Old Gut
The Allies underestimate the tough task of attacking Germany via Italy.
The World at War - Whirlwind
Bomber Command hit German cities at night and the Americans reinforce the daytime attacks.
The World at War - Wolf Pack
German U-boats cause havoc among Allied merchant shipping in the Atlantic.