Browse the Documentaries category for available TV programmes to watch on BBC iPlayer. The BBC informs, educates and entertains - wherever you are, whatever your age. Learn how Francisco Franco used the tactics of colonial war to win control of Spain. Francisco De Llerra Díaz was a farmer shot by Franco’s army and buried in a mass grave in Guadalajara. Francisco De Llerra Díaz was a farmer shot by Franco’s army and buried in a mass grave in Guadalajara.
If you seriously think … A Storyville documentary that reveals the struggle of the victims of Franco's dictatorship in Spain, as they fight a government-sanctioned ‘pact of forgetting’ the crimes that they suffered. Filmed over six years, it reveals the epic struggle of the victims of Spain's 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, as they organise a groundbreaking international lawsuit … As modern Spain prepares to host the Olympic Games, the truth about Franco is a story it doesn't want to hear. _ _ _ _ This documentary wasn't produced by the BBC. Even 36 years after Franco died the government minister in charge admits that is a delicate task. It was produced by Granada, a commercial broadcaster in the UK or, at least, acquired by them for broadcast in the UK. Franco’s myth building, of which Raza was just a part, smudged the historical record. There are some old right-biased documentaries about Franco but they are all in Spanish and I can't find any subtitled versions. Driven by a deeply conservative vision, he used torture, murder and incarceration to transform Spanish Society. Writer and broadcaster Jonathan Meades has in his time made films about the architecture of the infamous European dictators of the 20th century - Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini. Breaking news, sport, TV, radio and a whole lot more. This documentary was produced and broadcast less than ten years after Franco died. With unique access to Franco's family, including his only daughter Carmen, his confessor and key aides, and using previously hidden archives, including … The last of the fascist dictators, General Franco outlived Hitler and Mussolini to rule Spain for 40 years.
Was he the saviour of Spain or a cruel tyrant?