We’re excited to share that MyHeritage has partnered with Channel 4 and Wonderhood Studios to create the new season of the highly acclaimed docuseries My Grandparents’ War, which premieres in the U.K. this Thursday, September 15th at 9pm GMT on Channel 4. My Grandparents’ War takes some of today’s biggest celebrities on a riveting journey to explore their grandparents’ stories against the backdrop of the great conflicts of the 20th century.
Following the success of the show’s first season, the new one follows stars Kit Harington, Keira Knightley, Emeli Sandé, and Toby Jones as they discover the profound personal stories of their ancestors. All will gain insight into the sacrifices, hardships, and contributions of their grandparents, while making jaw-dropping discoveries as revealed through extensive historical research conducted on MyHeritage.
Here’s a sneak peek of the new season:
Each episode embarks on a journey that follows a trail of family trees, historical records, archival sources, and first hand testimonies that shed light on never-before-told wartime experiences and the formative impact they had on who the protagonists are today. Audiences will not only gain a window into the family histories of the celebrities, but understand the wider impact their ancestors had on our social and political history.
The new season features Game of Thrones star Kit Harington, who is shocked as he discovers his family’s role in the most controversial spying operation of the 20th century, in a tale reminiscent of a James Bond film. Spoiler: Kit’s grandparents worked with the British Secret Services alongside Bond creator Ian Fleming!
MyHeritage’s sophisticated technologies and treasure trove of historical records enabled the celebrities to explore new emotional depths as they uncovered the remarkable deeds of their ancestors. The show was filmed internationally, from the historic battlefields of Italy to the mountains and valleys of Kenya.
Tune in to the new series of My Grandparents’ War, which airs Thursday nights on U.K. Channel 4, starting September 15, 2022. Keira Knightley appears in episode 2 on September 22, Emeli Sandé on September 29, and Toby Jones on October 6. You can stream the whole series on All 4 from September 16th.
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