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Narrated by Kenneth Cranham
Presented by Charles, Prince of Wales
Voices of Crispin Bonham-Carter
Final episode date 3 December 2006
|Written by Nicholas White
Directed by Nicholas White Steven Clarke Mary McMurray
Starring Martin Delaney Tom Hiddleston Chris Rankin
Cast Tom Hiddleston, Charles - Prince of Wales, Crispin Bonham‑Carter, Chris Rankin, Martin Delaney
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Victoria Cross Heroes is a three-part television UK docudrama recipients first broadcast by Channel 5 in 2006 that tells the stories of some of the recipients of the Victoria Cross.
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- Tom hiddleston as captain jack randle victoria cross heroes episode one the modern age
- Episode one: The Modern Age
- Episode 2: The Great War
- Episode 3: The Empire
- Companion book
- Selected editions
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The series was commissioned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Victoria Cross in 2006.
It was produced in association with Lord Ashcroft and the Ashcroft VC Collection, which is the largest collection of its kind in the world.
Former British soldier and noted military historian Richard Holmes acted as historical advisor to the series.
Episode one: The Modern Age
The Prince of Wales introduces the stories of some of the servicemen who have been awarded the Victoria Cross through the 60 years from World War II to the Iraq War, including the most recent recipient, Private Johnson Beharry.
Episode 2: The Great War
Charles, Prince of Wales, introduces the stories of some of the servicemen who were awarded the Victoria Cross during World War I when over 630, nearly half of all the awards ever given, were earned.
Episode 3: The Empire
The Prince of Wales, introduces the stories of some of the servicemen who have were awarded the Victoria Cross during the early years from its introduction by Queen Victoria during the Crimean War as a democratic award open to all soldiers for extreme acts of bravery to the Boer War when it had been recognised as the most famous gallantry award in the world.
The 2006 companion book to the series written Lord Ashcroft tells the stories of over 150 VC winners individuals whose medals are in his collection and those whose stories feature in the television series with each chapter covering on a different conflict.