The Promise (2011)

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A young British girl travels to Israel/Palestine, retracing the steps of her grandfather - a British soldier stationed there in the 1940s.

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 Erin Matthews (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Len Matthews (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Paul Meyer (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Clara Rosenbaum / ... (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Omar Habash (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Abu-Hassan Mohammed (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Eliza Meyer (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Max Meyer (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Leah Meyer (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Chris Matthews (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Old Jawda (4 episodes, 2011)
Lucas Gregorowicz ...
 Captain Richard Rowntree (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Corporal Jackie Clough (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Sergeant Hugh Robbins (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Sergeant Frank Nash (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Private Alec Hyman (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Major John Arbuthnot (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Private Derek Toogood (4 episodes, 2011)
Colin Harris ...
 Private Raymond Atkinson (4 episodes, 2011)
Amir Najjar ...
 Hassan (4 episodes, 2011)
Fatma Yahia ...
 Samira (4 episodes, 2011)
Mahmud Abu-Jazi ...
 Abu-Yousef (4 episodes, 2011)
Raida Adon ...
 Adiva (4 episodes, 2011)
Shai Egozi ...
 IDF Commander (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Leo Rosenbaum (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Ziphora (4 episodes, 2011)
Yair Rubin ...
 Immanuel Katz (4 episodes, 2011)
Maria Zreik ...
 Young Jawda (4 episodes, 2011)
Guy Loel ...
 Avram Klein (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Abdul-Basir (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Yaron (4 episodes, 2011)
Khulud Abu Lasen ...
 Khulud (4 episodes, 2011)
Loai Nofi ...
 Hamid (4 episodes, 2011)
Noa Kooler ...
 Sal'it (4 episodes, 2011)
Mark Spalding ...
 Police Sergeant Phipps (4 episodes, 2011)
Amir Haddad ...
 Khalid Habash (4 episodes, 2011)
Liam Evans-Ford ...
 Private Miggs (4 episodes, 2011)
Lana Zreik ...
 Rabab (4 episodes, 2011)
Adam Kotz ...
 Jewish Brigade Major (4 episodes, 2011)
Jamil Khoury ...
 Kareem (4 episodes, 2011)
Ayala Lipshitz ...
 Jewish Refugee on Beach (4 episodes, 2011)
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 IDF Checkpoint Conscript (4 episodes, 2011)
Firas Khoury ...
 Palestinian Father (4 episodes, 2011)
Mati Atlas ...
 Demonstration Ringleader (4 episodes, 2011)
Eyal Rozales ...
 Yaakov Maazel (4 episodes, 2011)
John Warnaby ...
 Colonel Henry Reid (4 episodes, 2011)
Ilan Ganani ...
 Jewish Man From House (4 episodes, 2011)
Michal Rubin ...
 Jewish Woman from House (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Operation Bulldog Paratrooper (4 episodes, 2011)
Benny Eldar ...
 Nathan Filer (4 episodes, 2011)
Alon Dahan ...
 Hebron Heckler (4 episodes, 2011)
Igal Reznik ...
 Mikhail (4 episodes, 2011)
Eva Huri
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Yoram Yosephberg ...
 Irgun Fighter in Deir Yassin (4 episodes, 2011)
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A young British girl travels to Israel/Palestine, retracing the steps of her grandfather - a British soldier stationed there in the 1940s.

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Very hard to find a middle ground in Isreal/Palestein without demonising someone, yet this film series managed to do it.
6 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A great piece of intelligent television. Biased? Didn't seem to spare anyone. Pretty much every group was shown acting horrendously, but also how much of those actions arose/arise from the context, and were compelling and difficult to avoid. Palestinians, British, the Isrealis, none demonised despite the awful things they all did and do, and as such it was really a remarkable feat. It is very hard to find that middle ground, (and that is also the problem for those in Isreal who want peace too). Great performances from Christian Cooke and Clare Foy. Clare in particular played the not terribly likable ingénue with distinction and subtlety. It isn't Hollywood, not evil v good, no heroes and no villains. The violence is shown as solving nothing and just leads to more vile acts of attrition. The story that holds it together has some artificiality, but does manage to run the two threads, 1947-8 and 2010 together very well.


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