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The Promise.

This is a new four-part drama coming to Channel 4 on Sunday 6th February 2011. Really this series only caught my eye because Christian Cooke (ITV's Demons and Trinity) stars in it and since he's good looking and a decent actor maybe it's worth a look at. Here Channel Four's desciption of the short series:

Just as 18-year-old Londoner Erin sets off to spend summer in Israel with her best friend, Eliza, she unearths an old diary belonging to her seriously ill grandfather, Len. Intrigued by the life of this 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.
Left to her own devices when Eliza begins National Service in the Israeli army, Erin witnesses the complexities of life - for both Jews and Arabs - in this troubled land. And as Len's story comes to life from the pages of the diary, Erin discovers the disturbing truths about his time in Palestine and the atrocities he witnessed in the 1940s.
Retracing Len's steps in modern-day Israel, Erin sets out on a heart-breaking journey in an effort to understand and fulfil a promise made by her grandfather over 60 years ago.
Sounds like an interesting drama with strong links to history and conflicts, but probably not for everyone. I'll be sure to check it out and then give my verdict on this. If you don't have time to watch this on TV, catch up on 4OD.

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