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Mark Strong ...  Himself - Narrator 70 episodes, 2006-2012
Cherie Lunghi ...  Herself - Narrator 40 episodes, 2013-2017
Phil Davis ...  Himself - Narrator 26 episodes, 2017-2019
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Well known faces within the British media each embark on individual journeys to answer some questions in regards to their own family history. An interesting and intelligent programme for any budding genealogists out there! Written by the_mushroom_auditorium updated by garryq

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What role does family history play in our daily lives?


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Auf den Spuren meiner Ahnen See more »

Filming Locations:

Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda See more »

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(110 episodes)

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Stereo

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Black and White (archive footage)| Color
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The series abandoned an episode on Michael Parkinson because his family history was deemed to be too boring. See more »

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The opening titles for each season show all the participants for that season, each in front of objects or buildings which are relevant to their story. The order of the participants changes from one episode to the next, with the subject of the episode always being the final one in the sequence. See more »

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Featured in Julie Walters: 'I Hope There Are Some Skeletons' (2014) See more »

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Phenomenal
5 October 2007 | by teamwakSee all my reviews

I cannot praise this show enough. It is a rare treat to see a celebrity do a piece without ego, but this show is heartfelt, funny, and moving in equal measures.

Some of the celebrity's are shocked by the revelations in their past. Stephen Fry finds himself in Aushwitz, Natasha Kaplinsky finds a Jewish massacre in Belarus, and Barbara Windsors family went through debtor jail.

Alistair Mcgowan finds himself in India, and John Hurt doesn't find himself in Ireland. And Nigella Lawson, Jeremy Clarkson, and Jane Horrocks find themselves related to Industrialists.

Fantastic and throughly engrossing series. 10/10.


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