The Promise

Four-part drama starring Claire Foy and Christian Cooke about a young woman who visits Israel for the first time and traces her grandfather's steps through his diary in 1940's Palestine

First shown: 6 Feb 2011 Strong language, flashing imges and images of war and death This programme is subtitled


Claire plays Erin, the 18-year-old following in the footsteps of her soldier grandfather


Despite being 23, Christian has an acting CV that stretches back more than a decade

Related Links

Learn more about the historical and political issues raised in The Promise with these websites and articles


Read a brief overview of the political history of Israel and Palestine by Lindsey Hillsum, International Editor for Channel 4 News


The Promise is available to buy now on DVD and Blu-Ray