Who Do You Think You Are?

An actor who needs no introduction kicks off the new series of the genealogy series... it's Charles Dance

Charles Dance has played some formidable characters over the years but his real-life softer side shines through in this opening episode of the genealogy series, which is one of the most moving we’ve seen.

While the artistic connections and a cheeky family scandal on his mother’s side are enlightening, what really captivates is his emotional investigation into the life of his father Walter, who died when Charles was a toddler.

The actor is stunned to discover that he had two half-sisters he never knew about and it almost turns into an episode of Long Lost Family when he travels to South Africa to meet his great-niece. A truly powerful watch.