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  • 2009-02-02T13:00:00-08:00 on BBC One
  • 60 mins
  • 11 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
Well known faces within the British media each embark on individual journeys to answer some questions in regards to their own family history

11 episodes

6x01 Rory Bremner

  • Season Premiere


In Holland and Germany, Rory Bremner delves into the wartime experiences of the father he didn't know very well.

6x02 Fiona Bruce

  • 2009-02-09T13:00:00-08:00

Fiona Bruce discovers the sad truth behind her great-grandfather's mysterious death, and returns to her family's ancestral home.

6x03 Rick Stein

  • 2009-02-16T13:00:00-08:00

Rick Stein looks into his family history, from his father's troubled life during the First World War to his great-grandfather's missionary work in China.

6x04 Zoë Wanamaker

  • 2009-02-23T13:00:00-08:00

Actress Zoe Wanamaker traces the roots of her family back to the Ukraine via America and the anti-communist witch-hunt that caused her father Sam to flee to the UK.

6x05 Kevin Whately

  • 2009-03-02T13:00:00-08:00

Actor Kevin Whately discovers that his ancestors were amongst the richest and most powerful men of the 17th century.

6x06 Davina McCall

  • 2009-07-15T13:00:00-07:00

Davina McCall makes some intriguing and shocking discoveries as she delves into her family's past, hoping to learn more about her maternal French heritage.

6x07 Chris Moyles

  • 2009-07-22T13:00:00-07:00

Known for his outspoken views, Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles finds himself getting unexpectedly emotional as he goes back to his Irish roots.

6x08 Kate Humble

  • 2009-07-29T13:00:00-07:00

TV presenter Kate Humble knows little about her family history. What she does know is that her paternal grandfather was a test pilot, and she believes her maternal grandfather ended up in Colditz. On the trail of her grandfather Bill Humble, who was a test pilot during the Second World War, Kate visits the RAF Museum. She is astonished to discover what a legend Bill was in flying circles, and is amazed to see his daredevil flying for herself in archive film held there.

6x09 David Mitchell

  • 2009-08-05T13:00:00-07:00

Actor and comedian David Mitchell goes in search of his Scottish roots.

6x10 Kim Cattrall

  • 2009-08-12T13:00:00-07:00

Liverpool-born Kim Cattrall sets out to solve a family mystery that has endured for more than seventy years, the disappearance of her grandfather.

6x11 Martin Freeman

  • 2009-08-19T13:00:00-07:00

With his dad having died when he was 10 and his parents having divorced some years before, Martin Freeman tries to find out the paternal side of his family history.