Birdsong and War Horse Increase Interest In WW1

Posted on on 23 January 2012
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Date of publication: 23/01/2012

The BBC's adaptation of Sebastian Faulks' novel, 'Birdsong', attracted a peak share of the audience with 6 million viewers tuning in at 9pm on Sunday to watch the drama set in the battlefields of France during WW1. This equated to 23.3% of the total audience that night.

Success for WW1 dramas on the small screen is being matched by the cinema with Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse' grossing £9.63 million in UK cinemas after ten days of play.   According to indexing website BoxOfficeMojo, War Horse has grossed over $100,000,000 (as of 21/01/2012).

Click on the links to read the original source articles: Birdsong in The Guardian, and War Horse statistics in Wikipedia.

Images courtesyThe Guardian and Wikipedia websites.