More4 acquires World War I drama Anzac Girls

Australian drama comes to More4

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More4 has acquired the UK rights to air six-part Australian period drama, Anzac Girls, based on real-life experiences in World War I.

The series starring Georgia Flood, Antonia Prebble, Laura Brent and Anna McGahan, is based on the historic letters and diaries of five young women, in the true story of Australia and New Zealand’s young, brave nurses in the First World War. Set in 1915, the series will follow the struggles of the fledgling nurses as they are drafted to the Middle East as part of a secret military campaign.

Currently airing on ABC Australia, the series also draws inspiration from Peter Rees’ book The Other Anzacs.

Louise Pedersen, Managing Director, all3media International; “I’m delighted that More 4 has acquired Screentime’s Anzac Girls . It’s a work of exceptional quality and sensitivity, which launched to tremendous critical acclaim and high audience viewing figures on its debut with Australia’s ABC.”

Anzac Girls is due to air on More4 in 2015.