|Vietnam: The Ten Thousand Day War|
|Written by||Peter Arnett|
|Narrated by||Richard Basehart|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Original run||22 October 1980 – 1 August 1982|
Vietnam: The Ten Thousand Day War, a 26-part Canadian television documentary on the Vietnam War, was produced in 1980 by Michael Maclear. The series aired in Canada on CBC Television, in the United States and in the United Kingdom on Channel 4.
Maclear visited North Vietnam during the production of the series and had access to film material there. He was the first Western journalist allowed to visit that area since the war.
The documentary series was consolidated into 13 hour-long episodes for American television syndication. The series was released on videocassette format by Embassy and won a National Education Association award for best world documentary.
CBC aired only 18 of the episodes during the 1980-81 season because the series production was incomplete. The remaining episodes were broadcast during CBC's 1981-82 season. British audiences saw the series during Channel 4's 1984-85 season.
The show currently airs in the United States on the pay-TV network The History Channel, under the History Classics series at 6:30 AM ET every Saturday morning.
|#||Episode title||CBC airdate||Channel 4 airdate|
|1||America in Vietnam||to be confirmed||15 October 1984|
|2||France in Vietnam||to be confirmed||22 October 1984|
|3||Dien Bien Phu||to be confirmed||29 October 1984|
|4||Early Hopes||to be confirmed||12 November 1984|
|5||Assassination||to be confirmed||19 November 1984|
|6||Days of Decision||to be confirmed||26 November 1984|
|7||Westy's War||to be confirmed||3 December 1984|
|8||Uneasy Allies||5 November 1980||7 January 1985|
|9||Guerilla Society||to be confirmed||14 January 1985|
|10||The Trail||to be confirmed||21 January 1985|
|11||Firepower||to be confirmed||28 January 1985|
|12||The Village War||to be confirmed||4 February 1985|
|13||Air War||to be confirmed||11 February 1985|
|14||Siege||to be confirmed||18 February 1985|
|15||Tet!||10 December 1980||25 February 1985|
|16||Frontline America||17 December 1980||4 March 1985|
|17||Soldiering On||to be confirmed||11 March 1985|
|18||Changing the Guard||31 December 1980||18 March 1985|
|19||Wanting Out||17 January 1981||25 March 1985|
|20||Bombing of Hanoi||14 January 1981||1 April 1985|
|21||Peace and Consequence||to be confirmed||8 April 1985|
|22||The Prisoners||21 January 1981||15 April 1985|
|23||The Unsung Soldiers||28 January 1981||22 April 1985|
|24||Final Offensive||to be confirmed||29 April 1985|
|25||Surrender||11 February 1981||13 May 1985|
|26||Vietnam Recalled||4 February 1981||20 May 1985|