VMA Best Documentary Nomination 2020
Webby Best Sports Documentary Nomination 2020
RTS Craft Nomination 2016
Fly International Festival Best Documentary, 2011
Grierson Shortlist 2010
BAFTA Nomination 2007
Emmy Award 2004
British Academy Craft Nomination 2004
Satellite Award Best DVD 2009
The dramatic side has it all: sceptical British commanders, sex with WRENs, an untameable Nazi-hating maverick and spectacularly tally-ho dogfight action. The intercut testimony of surviving Polish airmen is just as enthralling.
An achievement that's more than considerable. It's a rare one in the genre of documentaries about people kidnapped abroad or unjustly imprisoned—rare in its capacity to render the essence of such an experience with a depth, and with the kind of detail, that can make viewers feel it in their bones.
The Washington Post
Writer and director Carl Hindmarch's restrained unsensationalist and compelling drama-documentary about the first day of the battle of the Somme was one of the most touching films on the subject - due in part to the effortful balance between drama and documentary with much of the latter culled from the war's official photographer Geoffery Mallins.
A haunting and important hour of television