Sunday, January 5, 2014

24-part docu-series, Cold War, back on CNN International with a new episode every second Saturday until 8 November.

Cold War, narrated by Sir Kenneth Branagh is back on CNN International (DStv 401) with the 24 episodes broadcast every second Saturday on the international 24-hour TV news channel until 8 November 2014.

Cold War, every second Saturday at 13:00 (South African time; repeated Saturday at 21:30, Sunday at 04:00) explores the half century long military and ideological conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Cold War takes viewers on a journey through the most dramatic moments in modern history and revealing how these events changed the face of Europe and continue to define our world today.

"Cold War is an epic series that captures the dynamics of one of the most important eras of recent times," says Mike McCarthy, senior vice president of programming for CNN International. "We are thrilled to offer viewers one of CNN's most comprehensive and informative productions starting this January."

Cold War starts with the rise of the Iron Curtain and follows the flash points and global confrontations leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the 25th anniversary of which is taking place this November.

More than 500 eyewitnesses and participants contributed to Cold War, including world leaders and notable figures like Mikhail Gorbachev, George H.W. Bush, Fidel Castro, Henry Kissinger, Robert McNamara, Sergei Khrushchev, Pierre Salinger, Eugene McCarthy and Jimmy Carter.

Cold War was executive produced by the award-winning filmmaker Jeremy Isaacs and former CNN executive Pat Mitchell.