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First look of Sherlock star Martin Freeman in Holocaust film The Eichmann Show

Martin Freeman (right) as Milton alongside Leo (Anthony LaPaglia) in The Eichmann Show

The BBC is to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz with a raft of programmes including a feature-length drama starring Martin Freeman.

The feature-length drama, titled The Eichmann Show, will revisit the trial, which was televised around the world and was a watershed moment in the global understanding of the Holocaust.

Freeman and actor Anthony LaPaglia will tell the story of the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann, known as the architect of the Holocaust.

BBC director of television Danny Cohen said: "The liberation of the camps is a very significant anniversary which the BBC will mark with a range of thought-provoking programmes."

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