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Paul Hollywood

Baker Paul Hollywood grew up very near his maternal grandparents and was particularly close to his grandfather, Norman Harman. The discovery of Norman's service medals sends Paul off on a journey to find out about his experiences in World War II, serving as an anti-aircraft gunner. Paul discovers that, having survived extraordinary danger in Tunisia, his grandfather found himself in the middle of an even more treacherous battle when he was sent to Italy as part of the Allied invasion force. Norman ended up stranded on the beaches at Anzio, surrounded by Germans - with nowhere to hide. Further up his tree, Paul also discovers stoic Scottish ancestry - and a very demanding job!

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Tue 25 Aug 2015 03:15


Role Contributor
ParticipantPaul Hollywood
Series ProducerKathryn Taylor
DirectorSue Hills
Production CompanyWall to Wall Media

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