Helena Bonham Carter’s My Grandparents’ War was inspiring, moving, humbling and arguably her most important performance to date.

- The Times

This series focuses on spellbinding stories from the Second World War – tonights final episode is no exception. An understated gem. Number 4 in the best TV programmes of 2019

- The Telegraph

My Grandparents’ War has been impeccable – you wonder how the producers landed such four big British stars with such fascinating family tales of the Second World War.

- Independent

“Mark Rylance’s determination to see both sides made for an extraordinary film”

- Daily Telegraph

Carey Mulligan completes this excellent series – the episodes have had a quality running through them as true as ‘Blackpool’ in a stick of rock. Each of their celebrity subjects has a fascinating , inspiring, emotionally devastating story to tell.

- The Times

“Mark Rylance. A deeply moving and shocking tale, brilliantly told”

- Guardian

A wonderful series that brims with staggering stories of bravery and resilience

- The Sun

My Grandparents’ War

4 x 60’ for Channel 4 Specialist Factual

UK Premier 9pm Wednesday 27th November ’19

Four of Britain’s biggest stars Helena Bonham Carter, Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas and Carey Mulligan explore their grandparents’ extraordinary stories from World War Two in My Grandparents’ War for Channel 4.

As the world commemorates 80 years since the outbreak of World War Two, this new series sees leading Hollywood actors undertake fascinating journeys into their family’s past as they re-trace their grandparents’ footsteps.

All of the actors have unanswered questions about the scars war left on their grandparents. In each authored film, the actors travel the globe to meet the last survivors, speak to descendants with a shared history and talk to people from all sides of the conflict.  Confronting the terrors their families faced and the threats they encountered, they uncover the sacrifices all our grandparents made.

My Grandparents’ War delivers a compelling biographical insight into some of the Britain’s leading actors and is a moving reminder of how bravery, love and self-sacrifice prevailed in the face of tragedy.

Presented by: Helena Bonham Carter, Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas and Carey Mulligan

Produced and Directed by: Chris Walker, Francis Hanly and Laura Nash

Series Produced by: Leo Burley

Editors: Gordon Mason, Guy Crossman, Julian Caidan, Sally Yeadon and Fredrik Limi

Executive Producers: Tom Anstiss and Paul Hamann


Distributed by: DRG https://www.drg.tv/

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