Band of Brothers is one of HBO's biggest and most daring achievements. Based on the book of the same name by Stephen E. Ambrose and created for the screen by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, the miniseries ran for ten episodes and followed the history of "Easy Company" - a small regiment in the US Airborne Division - as they made their way through training and entered the Second World War, unprepared for the pain, danger and death that lay ahead.
The show is an absolute masterclass of television, sporting a massive budget, stunning sets, thrilling and enormous battle scenes and a deep sense of respect for the real life characters involved.
The show primarily focused on Damian Lewis' Major Dick Winters, but each episode followed a different member of the squad as they made their way further into the European theatre.
Other leading actors involved in the show included Ron Livingston, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Cudlitz, Neal McDonough, Scott Grimes and David Schwimmer, but due to the scope and epic, movie-like nature of the series, there were many other big names who passed across our screens you may have either missed or completely forgot about...