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  • 2009-02-02T20:00:00Z on BBC One
  • 60 mins
  • 11 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary
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

  • 2009-02-09T20:00:00Z

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

6x03 Rick Stein

  • 2009-02-16T20:00:00Z

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

  • 2009-02-23T20:00:00Z

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

  • 2009-03-02T20:00:00Z

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

6x06 Davina McCall

  • 2009-07-15T19:00:00Z

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

  • 2009-07-22T19:00:00Z

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

  • 2009-07-29T19:00:00Z

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

  • 2009-08-05T19:00:00Z

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

6x10 Kim Cattrall

  • 2009-08-12T19:00:00Z

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

  • 2009-08-19T19:00:00Z

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.