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What’s on television in November 2019—My Grandparents’ War and The Irishman

Plus the BBC's The Novels that Shaped Our World

By Chris Harvey   November 2019
Robert De Niro in The Irishman

Robert De Niro in The Irishman

My Grandparents’ War, Channel 4, November Marking the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second World War, this fascinating set of standalone documentaries follows high-profile actors as they explore the roles their grandparents’ played in the conflict. They include Helena Bonham Carter, whose grandfather, Eduardo Propper de Callejón, facilitated the escape of thousands of Jews from occupied France; Mark Rylance, whose grandfathers were both Japanese PoWs; and Kristin Scott Thomas, whose paternal grandfather was a commanding officer of…

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