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Episode 3

Episode 3 of 6

Series looking at how ordinary people played a part in Britain's wartime victory. Tanni Grey-Thompson learns about her grandfather William's role as an air warden during WWII.

Series commemorating the ways in which ordinary men and women played a vital part in Britain's wartime victory. Tanni Grey-Thompson sets out to solve the mystery of her grandfather William's role in WWII. As she discovers how his job as an air warden would have brought him face to face with bombs and fires, she tries out firefighting for herself, finds out what conditions were like for families in air-raid shelters, and is overwhelmed by a meeting with Welsh entertainer Wyn Calvin who was a warden in Cardiff.

45 minutes

Last on

Wed 6 May 2020 09:15

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:04

    Bud Flanagan & The Band of the Coldstream Guards

    Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr Hitler?


Role Contributor
Presenter Tanni Grey-Thompson
Narrator Siobhan Finneran
Series Producer Andrew Nicholson
Director Selina Lewis
Executive Producer Claire Hughes
Executive Producer Rob Unsworth


  • Wed 7 Nov 2018 09:15
  • Thu 22 Nov 2018 01:50
  • Wed 6 May 2020 09:15