The popular BBC1 geneology series returns with a line-up of fascinating celebrities, including…
The best-selling Harry Potter author uncovers a story as dramatic as any she has written as she explores the French ancestry of her late mother. Her journey, which begins in Edinburgh, takes her from the Savoy Hotel in London to battlefields and the backstreets of Paris.
June Brown is regarded as being as Cockney as Bow Bells and jellied eels thanks to her BAFTA-nominated portrayal of EastEnders’ chain-smoking doyenne of the laundrette Dot Branning.
In the first programme, the 84-year-old actress embarks on a journey that takes her from Holland to Spain to uncover more about the Jewish ancestors of her East End-born mother Louisa.
Lord Sebastian Coe
The London Olympics supremo investigates his grandmother’s claims of the family’s grand origins and travels to Jamaica where he discovers illegitimacy and a roguish sugar plantation owner in his history. In New York, he learns that an ancestor was involved in one of the city’s most dramatic events.
The Bee Gees singer unravels a story of stark poverty as he explores how his paternal great-grandfather became a decorated soldier. He also looks at the life of his maternal great-grandmother, a midwife, and is stunned by her connection to a blind baby… Who Do You Think You Are? screens each Wednesday on BBC1