War Hero in my Family
6 x 60 Celebrity History format
As host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Chris Tarrant became one of the biggest stars of British TV. He had always been close to his Dad Basil, and after Basil died, Chris wanted more than anything to find out what his Dad did to win a Military Cross in World War II. The Cross is one of the highest honors a British soldier can earn.
Chris begins by meeting a veteran who fought alongside his Dad on the beaches of D-Day. Next, it’s time to follow in his Dad’s footsteps into Germany. As Basils war unfolds, Chris struggles to come to terms with the enormous weight of his story. Deep inside Germany in the small village of Flechum, Chris finally discovers how Basil won his cross.
Across the series twelve British celebrities go on emotional journeys – from Britain to Burma, and from Bomber Command to the ammunition factories, – to discover the war stories their parents and grandparents had never told them.
Channel 5 / GroupM Entertainment