Secrets of the Imperial War Museum Documentary Series Overview (2021)


For the first time the Imperial War Museum (IWM) allows cameras behind the scenes. Revealing the pressures faced and satisfaction felt by experts and volunteers as they work to preserve objects and stories from our wartime past.


Secrets of the Imperial War Museum is a six-part documentary series exploring all five of IWM’s branches. See how they care for the incredible objects in their collection, find out what it takes to organise a spectacular air show and discover the stories behind some of the powerful objects going on display in their new Second World War and The Holocaust Galleries.

Secrets of the Imperial War Museum Series

The IWM website provides more details on the individual topics discussed in each episode, look here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Narrator(s):
    • James Thornton.
  • Director(s):
    • Jamie Hammick … (unknown episodes).
    • Jonathan Hanney … (unknown episodes).
  • Producer(s):
    • Aida Fatemi … story producer (unknown episodes).
    • Jamie Hammick … producer (unknown episodes).
    • Jonathan Hanney … producer (unknown episodes).
    • Jane Higgs … archive producer (unknown episodes).
    • Richard Melman … executive producer (unknown episodes).
    • Kathy Myers … executive producer (unknown episodes).
    • Archie Onobu … story producer (unknown episodes).
    • Chris Parkin … series editor (unknown episodes).
  • Writer(s):
  • Music:
  • Cinematography:
  • Editor(s):
    • Tony Graynoth … (unknown episodes).
  • Production:
    • Spring Films.
    • Channel 5 Television (for).
  • Distributor(s):
    • Channel 5 UK (2021) (UK) (TV).
    • My5 (2021) (UK) (video) (VOD).
    • Channel 5 Broadcasting (2021) (UK) (all media).
    • Channel 5 Television (2021) (UK) (TV).
  • Release Date: 26 November to 14 January 2022.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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