Channel 4 has commissioned a controversial season of programmes about the conflict in Kosovo that is likely to incense supporters of the Nato bombing campaign.

Highlights from the week-long season, entitled Bloody

Channel 4 has commissioned a controversial season of programmes about the conflict in Kosovo that is likely to incense supporters of the Nato bombing campaign.

Highlights from the week-long season, entitled Bloody Balkans, include Belgrade Blitz, which assesses the impact nightly bombing raids are having on ordinary Serb citizens as they struggle to lead normal lives.

The programme, from October Films, will be screened at 19.00 on 22 May.

Nato is also to be put on trial by Jon Snow in a 90-minute LWT-produced examination of the alliance's objectives in bombing Serbia. The programme will follow the same format as last month's The Trial of Margaret Thatcher, presenting the case for and against Nato actions.

Bloody Balkans commissioning editor Janey Walker said the aim was to go beyond the day-to-day reporting to illuminate what is happening on the ground and 'to present some longer-term perspectives'.

Throughout the fast-turnaround season C4 will screen Hart Ryan's Lost in Kosovo, 10 short, personal testimonies of Kosovan refugees accompanied by pictures from award-winning film-maker Nick Danziger.

Bloody Balkans runs from 20-28 May and kicks off with a harrowing 30-minute portrait of 'ethnic cleansing' in a Kosovan village. Hard Cash's Witness to Murder features journalist John Sweeney investigating the brutal murder of ethnic Albanians by armed Serbs just one day after the Nato bombing campaign began.

The season also sees a repeat of the Prix Italia-nominated The Valley - a feature-length account by film-maker Dan Reed of last summer's conflict in the Kosovo Liberation Army-held Drenica Valley.