Who Do You Think You Are? (UK)

Tuesday 9:00 PM on BBC Premiered Oct 12, 2004 Between Seasons



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Episode Guide

  • Season 12
    • Frances de la Tour
      Frances de la Tour
      Episode 10
      Frances de la Tour's family tree holds a tantalising clue which hints at aristocratic ancestors. Hot on the trail of her three times great grandmother Frances uncovers a story of a secret lover, an illegitimate child and a landmark divorce case. But the scandal doesn't stop there. Tracing back another generation Frances uncovers the tragic story of Sophia Delaval.moreless
    • Mark Gatiss
      Mark Gatiss
      Episode 9
      Actor and writer Mark Gatiss has always had a love of storytelling and a passion for the ghastly and ghoulish, but has always wondered where it comes from. So when he discovers that his mother's side of the family goes back five generations to the wilds of Northern Ireland, his imagination is awakened.moreless
    • Anita Rani
      Anita Rani
      Episode 8
      Journalist Anita Rani never met her maternal grandfather Sant Singh - all she has been told is that he suffered terrible tragedy at the time of India's Partition. Anita's mother also tells her that Sant had another wife and family before marrying Anita's grandmother. Armed with this knowledge, Anita travels to India to see if she can find out more about her grandfather's first family and discover what happened to them during Partition.moreless
    • Frank Gardner
      Frank Gardner
      Episode 7
      Journalist Frank Gardner was close to his late mother and is keen to know more about her side of the family. Frank's mother always told him that the family arrived in Britain with the Normans. Frank sets off to discover if there is any truth in the rumour. Along the way, he traces his family tree back to his ten times great-grandfather Sir Michael Stanhope - a knight of the Tudor court - who was accused of treason.moreless
    • Anne Reid
      Anne Reid
      Episode 6
      Actress Anne Reid was close to her father but knows very little about his family. She only has a couple of clues to go on - the name of a house in Scotland and a family story that her father's side were ministers in the church. These clues soon put her on the trail of her great-great-grandfather John Reid - not a minister at all, but a schoolteacher in Fife with a sideline in forgery.moreless
    • Gareth Malone
      Gareth Malone
      Episode 5

      Choirmaster Gareth Malone seeks to find out how far back in his family tree music and performance shaped his life.

    • Jerry Hall
      Jerry Hall
      Episode 4
      Jerry Hall knows her father's family were originally from Oldham, but wants to find out how they ended up in America. Her journey takes her from the cotton mills of Lancashire to the plains of Texas at the time of the railroads. Once there, Jerry also investigates her mother's side of the family and discovers her ancestors' pioneering roots.moreless
    • Derek Jacobi
      Derek Jacobi
      Episode 3
      Actor Derek Jacobi grew up in Walthamstow, where his parents ran a market stall. But a clue in his mother's family tree hints at a more colourful past - his great-grandmother's name was Salome Laplain. Armed with this tantalising detail, Derek discovers that, far from being from humble roots as he had thought, he is in fact descended from a wealthy French Huguenot.moreless
    • Jane Seymour
      Jane Seymour
      Episode 2
      Actress Jane Seymour grew up in London but knows that her father's side of the family originally came from Poland. She suspects that they suffered in the Holocaust, but has never known what happened. In particular, she wants to find out the fate of her two paternal great aunts, Jadwiga and Michaela, and their families. Jane's search for the truth takes her to Warsaw.moreless
    • Paul Hollywood
      Paul Hollywood
      Episode 1
      Baker Paul Hollywood grew up very near his maternal grandparents and was particularly close to his grandfather, Norman Harman. The discovery of Norman's service medals sends Paul off on a journey to find out about his experiences in World War II, serving as an anti-aircraft gunner.
  • Season 11
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  • Season 4
  • Season 3
  • Season 2
  • Season 1
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