History Channel to air From Here to Eternity

MUMBAI: The History Channel will feature a new mini-series and ‘Jumbo’ movie this month. The channel will bring a portrayal of the lives of American military men stationed in peacetime Hawaii before the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in late 1941, with the premiere of the Jumbo Movie – From Here to Eternity on 23 and 24 June at 8 pm.

A recreation of James Jones’ best-selling military novel, the Jumbo Movie stars Academy Award winner Kim Basinger and Academy Award nominee Natalie Wood with William Devane, Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos) and Andy Griffith.

The film illustrates the events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, as seen through the eyes of two soldiers caught up in army politics and doomed romances. From Here to Eternity is a powerful commentary on the military world with fascinating characters and compelling subplots.

The mini-series, Jewel in the Crown – winner of 23 major awards including a Primetime Emmy in the USA and recipient of five awards (including Best Drama Serial) from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts – goes on air from this month onwards. Premiered on 13 June, aired every Wednesday at 9 pm, the series is set in northern India at the time of the 1939-45 war. It is the story of men and women whose lives were to suffer violent, even catastrophic change.

The channel is also airing the series, Yes Minister, which is the recipient of a number of awards, including several BAFTAs. This satirical British sitcom, written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, airs every Saturday between 10.30 am and 12 pm.