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Claire Foy and Christian Cooke star in Peter Kosminsky's four-part drama serial. Eighteen-year-old Erin sets out on an emotional journey when she retraces her grandfather's footsteps.

About the Show

Claire Foy and Christian Cooke star in Peter Kosminsky's four-part drama serial. Eighteen-year-old Erin sets out on an emotional journey when she retraces her grandfather's footsteps.

Series 1 Summary

Claire Foy and Christian Cooke star in Peter Kosminsky's four-part drama.

Just as 18-year-old Londoner Erin (Foy) sets off to spend summer in Israel with her best friend, Eliza (Perdita Weeks), she finds an old diary belonging to her seriously ill grandfather, Len (Cooke). Intrigued by the life of the old man she barely knows, she takes the diary with her, and is stunned to learn of his part in the post-WWII British peace-keeping force in what was then Palestine.

  • Claire Foy as Erin

    Episode 1

    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

  • Len and Clara

    Episode 2

    Episode two begins in 1940s Palestine where Len befriends an Arab charwallah working for the British Army, while in modern Israel Erin is experiencing the aftermath of a suicide bombing.

  • The Promise: Omar and Erin

    Episode 3

    In the third episode Len make preparations for a highly sensitive military operation against the Irgun, but their secret plans are betrayed, with appalling consequences for him and his men.

  • The Promise: Len

    Episode 4

    In the final episode Erin has read Len's diary on the events of 1947 and will not abandon her quest to find Mohammed's family, even though it takes her on a hazardous journey into Gaza.