Part of the series My Grandparents War, Helena Bonham Carter went in search of two remarkable grandparents – Lady Violet Bonham Carter and Eduardo Propper De Callejon, to find out their war stories. Her grandfather was a Spanish diplomat living in France when war broke out – his bravery saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish refugees. Here Helena returns to the family home in Royaumont, near Paris, accompanied by her second cousin, David Pryce-Jones.
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This was shot for Wild Pictures for Channel 4 in the summer of 2019.