Wednesday August 22, 2012

Who do you think you are? Episode 2

Featuring Gregg Wallace, if you missed this episode its available on BBC iplayer 

Celebrity genealogy series. Gregg Wallace sets out to solve a long-standing mystery: what happened to his great-grandfather, who abandoned his family?

Gregg Wallace sets out to solve a long-standing family mystery: what happened to his great-grandfather, Henry Roland Springett, who abandoned his wife and children, including Gregg's grandfather, and was thought to have deserted the Navy? Gregg turns detective and follows the clues that enable him to piece together Henry's life. Gregg uncovers a tale of infidelity, heartbreaking tragedy and cruel fate.

Gregg is also given an intriguingly formal portrait of his great-great-grandmother. On the trail of her story, Gregg is shocked to discover the origin of the portrait and to find out where she ended her days. The tales of catastrophe and misfortune that he uncovers leave Gregg reeling emotionally.

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Who do you think you are? Programme information

 

 

August 14, 2012

Who do you think you are? New Series

A new series of the popular TV family history show starts tomorrow (Wednesday 15, August) on BBC One at 9:00 pm starting with Samantha Womack the Eastenders actress.

Episode 1 of 10, Who Do You Think You Are?, Series 9

Duration: 1 hour

Classic genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are? returns for its ninth series, delving into the ancestry of some of the UK's best-known faces. The new series sees ten celebrities embark on intense personal journeys to discover their families' pasts.

2012's series witnesses fascinating tales of infidelity, tragedy and adventure. Covering over 400 years of history, the programmes unearth secret telegrams and rare and previously undiscovered documents that bring our celebrities' ancestors to life. The series takes us on an historical rollercoaster of trials and triumphs, political intrigue, guilt, and treasonous plotting.

First up is actress Samantha Womack, best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders. Sam's parents separated when she was young, and she grew up with only a fractured sense of her family history. Sam starts her journey by looking into the military career of her great grandfather, Alexander Cunningham Ryan, to discover whether the rumour that he was gassed during the First World War is true. However, the story quickly takes an astonishing turn as Sam discovers a puzzling discrepancy in Alexander's military record. As Sam investigates further, she uncovers the shocking truth and finds out how her great grandfather destroyed his military career. More information

  

 

 

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New series of Who do you think you are?  August 2011

 

A new series of Who do you think you are? returns to BBC 1 on Wednesday 10th August (9.00pm). The ten weekly episodes will show JK Rowling, Emilia Fox and Robin Gibb and others trace their family ancestry and take them through the high and lows of family history research.

 

 

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New series of Who do you think you are? is here July 2009

 

The new series starts Wednesday 15, July 9pm BBC One with Davina McCall revealing the TV presenters fascinating family history secrets.

 

Stars of the most popular TV shows, sitcoms and Radio are among the celebrities taking part in the new series of Who do you think you are? which is set to start this Wednesday 15, July 9pm on BBC One.

The celebrities include TV Big Brother presenter Davina McCall, Sex in the City star Kim Cattrall, British comedian and actor David Mitchell, film and comedy actor Martin Freeman, Radio One DJ Chris Moyles, TV presenter Kate Humble. Watch the new series as their family history is brought to life using archive research and their family stories unfold.

 

If you want to get started and learn more about researching your family history sign up to https://www.familyrelatives.com and start searching for your ancestors.

 

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New series of Who do you think you are? to be aired in February 2009

Following the success of the popular family history programme series of Who do you think you are? which featured Boris Johnson and Patsy Kensit's forebears the sixth series of Who Do You Think You Are? returns to our screens on BBC1 at 9.00pm on Monday 2 February. The programme is repeated the following day Tuesday 3 February on BBC2 at 7.00pm.

The first episode begins with the story of the television comedian and political satirist Rory Bremner who delves into the wartime experiences of the father he didn't know very well.

In the second episode on BBC1 at 9.00pm on Monday 9 February television news and presenterFiona Bruce discovers the sad truth behind her great-grandfather's mysterious death. The programme is repeated the following day Tuesday 10 February on BBC2 at 7.00pm. Also available to watch on BBC iplayer.

If you want to get started and learn more about researching your family history sign up to https://www.familyrelatives.com// and start searching for your ancestors.

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New series of Who do you think you are? to be aired in August
August 2008

The new series of Who Do You Think You Are? will premiere on BBC1 at 9.00pm on Wednesday 13 August.

The first episode begins with the story of Patsy Kensit who explores her forebears, her father Jimmy Kensit was an East end villain with links to the infamous Kray gangster twins.

Who do you think you are? Celebrity shows

The actress Patsy Kensit - Wednesday 13 August, 9 pm

Politician and London's mayor Boris Johnson - Wednesday 20 August, 9 pm

Veteran broadcaster Jerry Springer - Wednesday 27 August, 9 pm

Television presenter Esther Rantzen - Wednesday 3 September, 9 pm

The actor David Suchet - Wednesday 10 September, 9 pm

Chef Ainsley Harriott - Wednesday 17 September, 9 pm

Model Jodie Kidd - Wednesday 24 September, 9 pm

Designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen - Wednesday 1 October, 9 pm

Follow the series as each episode unfolds and provides us with a view of the celebrities past as fanciful stories are unraveled and investigated. Whilst some follow a traumatic and poignant journey into the past.