My Grandparents War

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, actors explore their grandparents' extraordinary wartime stories.

Premiering Tonight at 7:00PM

In its second season, My Grandparents’ War takes another journey into the past to understand the extraordinary impact of global conflict on the families of four international stars. Across four episodes, Kit Harington, Keira Knightley, Toby Jones and Emeli Sandé each explore their family’s unique stories, retracing their grandparents’ footsteps during the events that changed their lives forever.  The series will be seen Tuesday nights at 8 beginning April 11

Kit Harington - Tuesday, April 11
Actor Kit Harington, who has played soldiers, spies, and – in Game of Thrones – warriors, discovers that his grandparents played comparable roles in their real lives during WWII. Speaking with family members and historians, he gains a new appreciation of the courage and sacrifice all four grandparents shared as they fought for their country and for a cause.

Keira Knightley - Tuesday, April 18
Actress Keira Knightley (Pride and Prejudice, Atonement) has starred in several films set during World War II, yet admits she never knew much about her grandparents’ actual wartime experiences. Now, through conversations with family members and historians, she learns of the triumphs and tragedies her grandparents faced during some of the biggest conflicts of the century

Toby Jones - Tuesday, April 25
Actor Toby Jones uncovers the remarkable World War II stories of his maternal grandparents, Reggie and Dorki, whose love endured despite the trauma and hardships they faced. He learns about his grandmother’s dramatic escape from the Nazis in Northern France and solves the family mystery of how his grandfather was shot while fighting the Japanese.

 Emeli Sandé - Tuesday, May 2
Singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé explores her grandparents’ remarkable stories, which span World War II, the Mau Mau insurgency in Kenya, and the fight for independence in Zambia. She faces a mix of emotions: “Both sets of my grandparents were involved in violent struggles in Africa,” she says. “One, tasked with upholding the British Empire. The other: trying to overthrow it.”

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