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Written and directed by BAFTA award-winning director Peter Kosminsky (Warriors) and The Government Inspector), The Promise is a stunning drama that explores political injustice in modern day Israel and the old state of Palestine in the 1940s.

The four-part drama serial stars Claire Foy (Little Dorrit) and Christian Cooke (Cemetery Junction) and is released on released on DVD and Blu-ray on 28th February.

It tells the story of 18-year-old Londoner Erin (Foy) who goes to spend summer in Israel with her best friend Eliza (Perdita Weeks). As she’s about to leave she unearths an old diary belonging to her seriously ill grandfather Len (Cooke). Intrigued by the life of this old man she barely knows, Erin takes the diary with her and is stunned to learn of his part in the post-WWII British peace-keeping force in what was then Palestine.

Left to her own devices when Eliza begins National Service in the Israeli army, Erin witnesses the complexities of life – for both Jews and Arabs – in this troubled land. Through Eliza’s brother Paul (Itay Tiran), a former Israeli soldier and now very much pro-Palestinian, she begins to get some insight into what’s going on in present-day Israel.

Len’s story comes to life from the pages of the diary and Erin discovers the disturbing truths about his time in Palestine and the atrocities he witnessed in the 1940s. A sergeant in the British army in 1945, Len goes from liberating Jews from horrific concentration camps in Germany to becoming their jailer as floods of refugees flee Europe only to be locked up again while the British try to regulate the flow into Palestine.

The Promise sees Erin retrace Len’s steps in a heart-breaking journey to understand and fulfil a promise made by her grandfather over 60 years ago.

Read our review of episode 1

Win The Promise on DVD

To mark the release of The Promise on DVD and Blu-Ray IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies of the DVD. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Which star of Cemetery Junction stars in The Promise?

Simply send the answer to The Promise competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email