BBC Two has commissioned a new three-part social history format from Blink Films, Unforgotten (w/t), which reveals the personal stories of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events -and follows their quest to find the person who made a huge impact on their lives.
Presented by Anita Rani, the 3×60-min series explores the experiences of two people caught up together in a major event in modern history – such as war, a natural disaster or a terror attack – who have since become separated.
The series accompanies them as they follow a series of clues – from newspaper cuttings to video archive, personal records and advice from relevant experts and social historians – to find the individual who helped them through.
The format and finished programme are being distributed by All3Media International.
Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two, said: “This promises to be a brilliantly moving and illuminating social history format, taking us into the moments that have made our modern world, revealing the impact of chance encounters that radically change lives.”
Justine Kershsaw, co-Founder and Creative Director at Blink Films added: “By focusing on the personal stories of people caught up, and then separated by extraordinary events, Unforgotten provides viewers with a uniquely emotional and relatable take on key moments in our recent history.”
Unforgotten (w/t) is a Blink Films production executive produced by Justine Kershaw and commissioned by Simon Young for BBC Two. Blink Films is a Tin Roof Media company.