Combat Ships Documentary Series Overview


Introduction

A 2017 documentary charting the history ships in combat.

Outline

Combat Ships is a documentary series that shows how technology transformed naval warfare and tells the stories of the greatest maritime battles, escapes and disasters.

From the deadly 18th century Ships of the Line, the primitive submarines of the American Civil War, the landing craft of the D-Day beaches, the fearless hospital ships of the First World War, to the might of nuclear warships – these vessels have shaped world history.

Each episode includes powerful eye-witness accounts, interviews with veterans and maritime experts, reconstructions, intriguing technical data and fascinating historical detail.

Combat Ships Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Narrator(s):
    • Kieran O’Brien … (10 episodes, 2017).
    • Joseph Balderrama … (8 episodes, 2020).
  • Director(s):
    • Nick Mavroidakis … (8 episodes, 2017).
    • Rebecca Joyce … (5 episodes, 2017).
    • Martin Hughes … (3 episodes, 2017).
  • Producer(s):
    • Adam Jacobs … executive producer (12 episodes, 2017-2020).
    • Jonathan Mayo … series producer (12 episodes, 2017-2020).
    • Jenni Day … head of production / line producer (11 episodes, 2017-2020).
    • Owen Rodd … executive producer (10 episodes, 2017).
    • Olivia Thomas … assistant producer (10 episodes, 2017).
    • Claire Hamman … archive producer (6 episodes, 2017).
    • Martin Pailthorpe … edit producer (6 episodes, 2017).
    • Rebecca Joyce … assistant producer (3 episodes, 2017).
    • Kate Beal … executive producer (3 episodes, 2020).
    • John Cavanagh … executive producer (3 episodes, 2020).
    • Paul Heaney … executive producer (2 episodes, 2020).
    • Hanna Demidowicz … executive producer (1 episode, 2020).
  • Cinematography:
    • James Ruffell … (10 episodes, 2017).
  • Editor(s):
    • Liam Camps … (6 episodes, 2017).
    • Robert Hull … (4 episodes, 2017).
    • Matt Blyth … (3 episodes, 2017-2020).
  • Production:
    • Woodcut Media.
  • Distributor(s):
    • TCB Media Rights (2017) (World-wide) (all media).
    • H2 (2017) (UK) (TV).
    • Discovery Channel (2017) (Netherlands) (TV).
    • Viaplay (2021) (Finland) (video) (VOD).
  • Release Date:
    • Series 01: 20 June 2017 to 22 August 2017.
    • Series 02: 18 May 2020 to 06 July 2020.
  • Running Time: 70 minutes.
  • Rating: TV-PG.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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