MTV Studios has won the contract to host Finestripe Productions’ new HD series The Week We Went to War for BBC1 daytime.


Studio A will be used for the show which will mark the 70th anniversary of the Second World War with a week long series of programmes highlighting everyday heroic stories that occurred in British communities between 1939 and 1945.

Opera singer Katherine Jenkins (pictured) will host the series

Finestripe Productions’ Ian Lilley said: “MTV Studios have been able to provide the right spec at the right price for Daytime – the team there couldn’t have been more helpful when we switched from SD to HD.”

The Week We Went to War will be air everyday for on BBC1 starting Monday 7 September 2009.