Copyrighted image Credit: BBC/Dave Williams Presenter Jeremy Paxman Britain's Great War, presented by Jeremy Paxman, explores how Britain and the lives of British people were transformed by the First World War.

There had never been a war like it. It was the first 'total war' and it blew apart the certainties on which British society rested.

Focusing on extraordinary personal stories to illuminate often cataclysmic events, each episode charts a different stage of the war: from initial optimism, to frustration, to the exhausted, poignant celebration of victory.

Watch Britain's Great War on BBC One

The first episode of Britain's Great War is broadcast on Monday 27 January 2014 at 9pm on BBC One. More information about each episode will appear below.