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Four more of Britain’s biggest stars will explore their grandparents’ extraordinary stories from World War Two in the second series of My Grandparents’ War on Channel 4.

Image: Series 1

The series - which first aired in 2019 to mark 80 years since the outbreak of World War Two - sees celebrities undertake fascinating journeys into their family’s past as they re-trace their grandparents’ footsteps.

In each authored film, the celebrity 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. The first series starred Helena Bonham Carter, Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas and Carey Mulligan.

The second upcoming four-part series will feature actors Keira Knightley, Kit Harrington, Toby Jones and singer Emili Sande, according to reports from The Sun.

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

Image: Series 1

A source told The Sun: "C4 are keeping all the details of their stories under wraps for now, but have confirmed filming locations ranging from the killing fields of Kenya to the mountains of Monte Cassino in Italy...

"And the producers say the series will touch on the most ­controversial spying operation of the 20th century as well as the fight for independence in Africa...

They concluded: "But if their stories are anything like those of the celebrities who featured in series one, then this should be ­captivating."

My Grandparents' War is available on All4. The series is produced by Wild Pictures.


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