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Amanda Holden gets in touch with her inner ‘oh là là’ as she learns about her French roots in this absorbing look into her family tree.

First, she examines her mum’s side of the family and explores how her five-times great-grandfather Collin Thomas spent time in prison as a teenager before taking part in the Napoleonic Wars and finding romance with a French girl…

Amanda’s paternal line also takes her to France as she finds out more about Frank Holden, the grandfather she never met, and learns how, during World War Two, the psychiatric nurse survived Britain’s biggest maritime disaster before committing suicide in his 70s. Moving and fascinating.