Who Do You Think You Are?
Oscar-winning actor Kate Winslet follows a rumour of Scandinavian ancestry on her mother's side of the family and is delighted to find that she has Swedish heritage.
Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan's investigation of her family history leads her to a Methodist minister and his family in colonial Nova Scotia, cod traders in Newfoundland, and eventually to her English roots in Dorset.
Paul Merton traces the life of his maternal grandfather and discovers that he was involved in some of the key events that led to Irish independence in the 1920s.
Sharon Osbourne uncovers the difficult circumstances of her mother's and grandmother's lives, and is stunned to learn that her great-grandmother was born in the US.
Former TOWIE star Mark Wright discovers that his ancestors included an Andalucian master swordsman and a Spaniard who was burned at the stake during the Inquisition.
Comedian Josh Widdicombe embarks on a rollercoaster ride through his extraordinary family history. After a less than promising start with an ancestor who was cut out of the family fortune, Josh is delighted to discover a courtier with very personal access to King Charles I. From there it's a dizzying journey back to Elizabethan and Tudor nobility, by way of a royal love triangle, to an incredible ancestral line that prompts Josh to ask the expert he meets, 'Be honest. As a historian, are you really jealous?'
Shakespearean actor, movie star and national treasure Dame Judi Dench's journey begins with her father Reginald Dench, who never spoke of his experiences during the First World War, as she tries to find out how he won his gallantry medals. Judi's investigations then take a truly epic turn, leading her to 16th-century Denmark and nobility. Judi also discovers, to her delight, some incredible Shakespearean links.
Presenter and former footballer Alex Scott delves into both sides of her family history. Having known nothing of her Jewish ancestry on her mum's side, Alex is proud to discover that her great grandad was at the Battle of Cable Street in London's East End in 1936, facing down fascist followers of Oswald Mosley. On the other side of her family, Alex's Jamaican grandparents were part of the Windrush generation.
Comedian and presenter Joe Lycett manages to find humour everywhere, but apart from his Edwardian great grandad, a member of the Royal Antediluvian Order of the Buffaloes in Nottingham, Joe uncovers a darker family history. Joe finds out that his two-times-great grandfather Robert Wilkinson was a boy chimney sweep in the 1850s. Joining the Royal Marines, Robert travelled the world, but his involvement in razing villages in China following the Opium Wars leads to alcoholism and a breakdown.
Singer Pixie Lott has heard that she may have Italian ancestry from Verona, but instead she discovers ancestors battling poverty in London and three generations of military musicians.
YouTuber Joe Sugg aptly discovers that one of his ancestors was involved in one of the earliest forms of communications technology, electrical telegraphs. Another survived the Great Fire of London.
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