We’ve been overwhelmed by the reaction to Ethel & Ernest which has been watched by an incredible 4.7m viewers since it broadcast on BBC 1 on the 28th of December. It was watched by 3.9 million viewers on the night it was broadcast alone, 20.8% of the audience share.
The film continues to receive a glowing reception from journalists and across social media. By the time it had drawn to a close on BBC1 #EthelAndErnest was trending at No. 1 on Twitter and there were even calls from viewers for it to win a BAFTA and an Oscar!
A massive thank you to everyone who tuned in and for all of the wonderful reviews.
If you missed it when it went out on TV, the DVD is now on sale. You can also learn more about the cast and crew and find great teaching resources on the Ethel & Ernest website, from tutorials in creating a 2D animation to learning about the history of World War 2.