In Their Footsteps, a 10-part series about Australian families rising to the challenges, enduring the deprivations and dealing with the lasting scars of war, premieres Sunday, May 8 at 6.30pm on Channel Nine.
In each episode an everyday Australian will embark on a powerful personal journey retracing a close ancestor’s intense wartime experience. They will walk in the footsteps of their forefathers across battlefields from Gallipoli to Fromelles, from Kokoda to Vietnam.
Part documentary, part personal journey, the series will follow the stories of soldiers and sailors, pilots and prisoners – the ordinary people who did extraordinary things when they volunteered to go to war for their country.
In discovering these 10 unheralded heroes, viewers will also rediscover the keys to the identity of our nation – making In Their Footsteps a program for all Australians to enjoy.
Developed by Shine Australia, In Their Footsteps has been created by the producers of the award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary series, Australians at War.
Executive producer Michael Caulfield said: “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to work with Nine to create this landmark series. These stories are as much about Australian families as they are about our wartime experiences, told in a way that’s never been seen before.”
In Their Footsteps will shine a bright new light on Australia’s wartime history, bridging the past to the present for a modern generation of viewers.
In Their Footsteps: Sunday, May 8 at 6.30pm on Channel Nine