BBC Two has commissioned a new three-part social history series from Blink Films, which reveals the personal stories of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events and follows their quest to find the special person who has made a huge impact on their lives.
Unforgotten (w/t, 3×60’), presented by Anita Rani, explores the experiences of two people caught up together in a major event in modern history – such as war, a natural disaster or a terror attack – who have since become separated. The series accompanies them on a journey of discovery as they follow a series of clues – from newspaper cuttings to video archive, personal records and advice from relevant experts and social historians – to find the individual who helped them through.
Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two, said: “This promises to be a brilliantly moving and illuminating social history format, taking us into the moments that have made our modern world, revealing the impact of chance encounters that radically change lives.”
Justine Kershsaw, co-Founder and Creative Director at Blink Films added: “By focusing on the personal stories of people caught up, and then separated by extraordinary events, Unforgotten provides viewers with a uniquely emotional and relatable take on key moments in our recent history. We’re thrilled to have the series presented by Anita Rani, who brings genuine empathy to human stories and the incredible emotional reunions The Search will provide.”
Unforgotten (w/t) is a Blink Films production Executive Produced by Justine Kershaw and commissioned by Simon Young for BBC Two. Blink Films is a Tin Roof Media company. The format and finished programme are being distributed by All3Media International.
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