CHANNEL 4 4SEVEN E4 MORE4 FILM4 4MUSIC 4oD

Not Forgotten

Go to Not Forgotten Home

Episode Guides

Presented by Ian Hislop, the Not Forgotten documentaries use Britain's war memorials as a starting point for an investigation of the impact of the First World War on British society

About the Show

Presented by Ian Hislop, the Not Forgotten documentaries use Britain's war memorials as a starting point for an investigation of the impact of the First World War on British society

Series 3 Summary

Journalist and broadcaster Ian Hislop explores the compelling and emotive stories of conscientious objectors during the First World War. At the heart of the film he asks: if we memorialise the courage of those who fought and died, should we not also remember and honour those who had the courage not to fight?

  • Not Forgotten

    Episode 1 - The Men Who Wouldn't Fight

    Ian Hislop meets the descendants of some of the 'Conchies' - conscientious objectors - and hears how they have dealt with the social stigma of their relatives' refusal to fight. He also explores the experiences of volunteers who, on witnessing the horrors of the battlefield, became committed COs, and uncovers stories of imprisonment, physical abuse, tragedy and extreme bravery.

Not Forgotten synopsis

Presented by Ian Hislop, the Not Forgotten documentaries use Britain's war memorials as a starting point for an investigation of the impact of the First World War on British society

Episode Guide >