Former politician Ann Widdecombe and motoring journalist Quentin Willson retrace the footsteps of their families' war heroes.
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In this opening episode, presenter Chris Tarrant sets off an emotional journey to find out about his father Basil's role in the British army during World War II. He knows that Basil won the Military Cross, one of the highest honours a serving soldier can be awarded, but he has no idea what he did to deserve it - and, as the story unfolds, he struggles to come to terms with his father's heroics.
Meanwhile, actress Lisa Faulkner seeks out the story of her grandfather's involvement in the conflict, as a member of the RAF. 'Lelly', as she knew him, was her favourite grandfather, but he died when she was quite young. In the time that she knew him, Lisa never asked about his experiences, and now she wants to find out exactly what he did and the contribution he made to British history.