Cyril and Olga’s WW2
Starring Johny Pitts and Amy Nuttall, Letters of Love in WW2 is the brand new eight-part audio podcast series from TV channel HISTORY, revealing the remarkable story of a separated couple’s war through their real-life love letters.
Three months after they wed, Sheffield-based Cyril and Olga Mowforth found themselves separated by the Second World War. The first six years of married life lived via hand-written correspondence. Their love was kept alive on the pages of a thousand letters and postcards, which were found decades later by their family.
Each episode hears a back-and-forth between Cyril (Johny Pitts) and Olga Mowforth (Amy Nuttall) which gives an insight into several key periods of the war from 1940 to 1946, including El Alamein, D-Day and the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
With the delay in post delivery, some letters never making it to their destination, we hear their frustration as a brave, tenacious and touching story unfolds over six years of the Second World War.
Each episode also features exclusive interviews with Cyril and Olga’s family, including their son, daughter and grandchildren, allowing for a sometimes emotional reaction to what they went through while also reflecting on the relevance of this story for the modern day.
Written by Anna Priestland, edited by Joel Porter and directed by Sam Pearson, you can download and subscribe to Letters of Love in WW2 on iTunes, Spotify, Acast, Stitcher or your favourite podcast app.