ROBSON GREEN’S WEEKEND ESCAPES HOW THE HOLOCAUST BEGAN
BBC Two, 6.30pm BBC Two, 9pm
Monday 23 January Television
The actor is the amiable host for this new series as he explores his beloved north-east of England with celebrity guests. He kicks off with former Newcastle United player Les Ferdinand, hiking and paddle boarding along the stunning coastline from Seahouses to Bamburgh. Six million is the figure most of us recall when we think of Hitler’s murder machine, but in this documentary – released ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day this Friday – historian James Bulgin examines how millions more were shot and buried by the Nazis across Eastern Europe before the death camps were built, and how technology is now helping to record these crimes for the first time. The last instalment of The US and the Holocaust is on BBC Four at 10pm.