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2018

6 Jun. 2018
Michelle Keegan
In a special edition of the show, screened as part of the BBC's Hear Her Season, actress Michelle Keegan discovers her link to Gibraltar and connections to Italy and the Suffragettes.
 
9 Jul. 2018
Olivia Colman
Olivia knows a lot about her father's family in Norfolk so investigates her mother's side. This results in a very romantic story that includes divorce, illegitimacy, and travel to and from India.
 
16 Jul. 2018
Lee Mack
Comedian Lee Mack researches his great-granddad Billy Mac, supposedly also known for his humour. However, his investigation leads him to World War I and a family secret.
 
25 Jul. 2018
Boy George
Singer Boy George traces his Irish roots.
 
30 Jul. 2018
Shirley Ballas
Famous dancer Shirley Ballas discovers the truth about her maternal great-grandmother, the supposed black sheep of the family. She also investigates a family rumor that some of her ancestors from the slavery era were black.
 
6 Aug. 2018
Marvin Humes
Musician Marvin Humes discovers shocking dark secrets about some of his Jamaican ancestors.
 
13 Aug. 2018
Robert Rinder
In this moving episode TV's Robert "Judge" Rinder follows the story of his grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, hearing first hand testimony of the horror of Nazi forced labour camps as well as of the hope offered by a new life in Lake Windermere. Investigating the dark mystery surrounding his great-grandfather leads Robert to a small town in Latvia, where he uncovers a story of mental illness and trauma which will ultimately, he hopes, lay some ghosts to rest.
 
20 Aug. 2018
Jonnie Peacock
Paralympian gold medal winner Jonnie Peacock was named for his maternal grandad, who died the year before he was born. Like Jonnie, his grandad was a sportsman: an excellent amateur footballer scouted by a professional team, only to be thwarted by parental pressure to take a "proper job" as a painter decorator. Pushing back down the generations, Jonnie uncovers the legacy of poverty and unexpected disease that led the family to value job security over the beautiful game. On his father's side, Jonnie is captivated by his four times great grandmother - branded a "bad ...
 

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