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Hugh Dennis

Celebrity genealogy series. Comedian Hugh Dennis learns more about his two grandfathers, whose experiences of the First World War were very different.

Comedian and actor Hugh Dennis's grandfathers both fought in the First World War, but rarely spoke about what they went through. In this episode, Hugh uncovers their very different wartime experiences.

For his paternal grandfather, Ronald Dennis, the war offered an opportunity to finally escape a life in the coalmines of Yorkshire. For Hugh's maternal grandfather, Godfrey Hinnels, it was a brutal and bloody experience, as he found himself in some of the Great War's most infamous battles.

59 minutes


Role Contributor
Series Producer Colette Flight
Director Mark Bates
Participant Hugh Dennis


  • Wed 12 Sep 2012 21:00
  • Mon 27 May 2013 16:15
  • Fri 24 Oct 2014 15:50

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