Woeful Second World War

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SKETCHES:

1. Mary, the heroic carrier pigeon (animated)—Series 1 Episode 2

2. The commandant of a German POW camp tries to keep a determined British officer from escaping—Series 1 Episode 2

3. Twisted Fairytales: Cinderella—Series 1 Episode 7

4. Fake nylon stockings made with gravy and eye-liner (advertisement)—Series 1 Episode 7

5. A prim couple must choose from a difficult set of inner-city evacuee children—Series 1 Episode 12

6. Joining the Hitler Youth—Series 1 Episode 12

7. Top Three Strangest Hitler Survival Rumours (animated)—Series 1 Episode 12

8. PM Winston Churchill discusses arming the British Home Guard—Series 2 Episode 1

9. Video game: Operation Defend Britain—Series 2 Episode 1

10. The Durham Home Guard branch do more damage to themselves than to the enemy—Series 2 Episode 1

11. World War II Art Show: Magician Jasper Maskelyne—Series 2 Episode 2

12. Wrapping children in brown paper for warmth leads to a postal mix-up—Series 2 Episode 2

13. Winston Churchill plans D-Day late into the night—Series 2 Episode 4

14. Some of the more gruesome German attempts to keep warm at Stalingrad—Series 2 Episode 8

15. Dodgy War Inventions No. 28: Russian anti-tank dog bombs (animated)—Series 2 Episode 8

16. Anderson Bomb Shelter: one size fits all (advertisement)—Series 2 Episode 9

17. Stupid Deaths: Cockney businessman—Series 2 Episode 9

18. The Farm (film trailer)—Series 2 Episode 9

19. Codebreakers are just a little too clever for their own good—Series 2 Episode 12

20. Agent Sophie shows off spy gadgets to a French Resistance contact—Series 2 Episode 12

21. German fighter pilots use tourist guides to find high-profile targets during the Baedeker Blitz—Series 4 Episode 1

22. An attempt to foil German railway spies creates unexpected problems for the British passengers—Series 4 Episode 2

23. Finding unique ways to cope with petrol rationing (animated)—Series 4 Episode 2

24. The Fuhrer’s guards refuse to disturb his lie-in for anything—Series 4 Episode 4

25. Dodgy War Machines No. 81: Poor toilet planning on the U-Boat(animated)—Series 4 Episode 4

26. MI5 is willing to recruit literally anyone to help the war effort—Series 4 Episode 7

27. Historical Masterchef: Berlin Housewife—Series 4 Episode 7

28. Dodgy War Inventions No. 92: Bat bombs—Series 5 Episode 2

29. The Allied cover story to hide their new radar tracking systems translates to an unusual new diet for German pilots—Series 5 Episode 2

30. German attempts to train canine spies get a bit over-optimistic—Series 5 Episode 4

31. The story of very furry Polish Corporal Wojtek (animated)—Series 5 Episode 4

32. Sacrifice your health for your country’s at the Sorby Research Institute—Series 5 Episode 5

33. Wartime mechanic and future monarch Elizabeth II also stars in a sprightly “Queen-Fit-Fitters” jingle  (advertisement)—Series 5 Episode 5

34. HHTV News: Bob Hale’s World War II Report—Series 5 Episode 7

35. Who Wants to Be a German Millionaire?—Series 5 Episode 8

36. Gals’ Magazine: Yankee Crazy!—Series 5 Episode 8

37. Historical Desktops: Neville Chamberlain—Series 5 Episode 11

38. Winston Churchill, Britain’s Wittiest Man, releases his first comedy special on DVD—Series 5 Episode 11

39. The war effort cuts into pool time at the Carlton Ladies Club (animated)—Series 5 Episode 12

40. Homefront Gardening—Series 5 Episode 12

41. Adrian Carton de Wiart’s injuries make painting a portrait of him difficult—Series 6 Episode 10

42. The Great WWII Bake Off—Series 6 Episode 10

43. Historical Restrooms: WWII—Series 6 Episode 10

44. History’s Craziest Fools: Wartime Leaders—Series 6 Episode 10

RE-APPEARING SKETCHES:

1. A city child is evacuated to what he thinks is a den of monsters in “The Farm”—Series 4 Episode 15: Scary Special (film trailer from S02E09)

SONGS:

1. The World War Two Girls—Series 2 Episode 4

2. The Few—Series 4 Episode 1

PICTURES:

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