‘Tony Robinson’s World War 1’ on Discovery: A Three-Dimensional Look at the First World War

Tony Robinson's World War 1 - Picture shows: Tony Robinson at the Thiepval Memorial, Northern France. - Discovery Networks

Tony Robinson at the Thiepval Memorial in Northern France – Discovery Networks

Starting at 8:00pm on Sunday 9 November 2014 on the Discovery Channel UK, Tony Robinson’s World War 1 will tell viewers the conflicts story using hundreds of 3D stereoscopic photographs, now brought to life for the first time on TV.

Airing simultaneously on Discovery and Sky 3D, the series will feature unique images supplied by both private collectors and the Imperial War Museum.

In addition to giving us a fresh look at these amazing pictures, this four-part series will also feature Tony manoeuvring one of the worlds earliest tanks, taking to the skies in a one hundred year old fighter plane and facing an aerial bombardment from inside a replica trench.

Tony Robinson's World War 1 - Picture shows: Tony Robinson & pilot, Shuttleworth Museum. - Discovery Networks

Tony Robinson & pilot, Shuttleworth Museum – Discovery Networks

With each of the four episodes focusing on a single year of The Great War, the documentary series sees Tony venture to France, Germany, Belgium and Britain as he takes in some of WWI’s most significant landmarks.

Sir Tony Robinson may be best-known for playing Baldrick in the classic BBC sitcom Blackadder and presenting the Channel 4 series Time Team, but the 68-year-old’s passion for history isn’t simply confined to his work life. Robinson is in fact a genuine lover of history, particularly when it comes to the two world wars.

While we wait for the series to get underway, here’s a sneak preview of how viewers will be getting a detailed look at the 3D photos, in episode 1 of Tony Robinson’s World War 1: