Who Do You Think You Are? returns this summer

BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? returns this summer
BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? returns this summer

 

BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are?

Their travels to discover their relatives take us back in time and around the world as we see how their ancestor's lives have shaped the world they live in today.

The series uses the popular past-time of genealogy to unlock the major themes in history.

New Series this Summer

Award-winning family history show Who Do You Think You Are? will return to BBC One this summer – with an impressive star-studded line-up of famous faces.

A-lister Kate Winslet, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, international media personality and music mogul Sharon Osbourne, James Bond star Naomie Harris, comedian and Have I Got News For You captain Paul Merton, television personality Mark Wright, comedian Katherine Ryan, and comedian Jack Whitehall together with his father Michael Whitehall will unravel their families’ pasts in series 16 of the show.

As part of Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe’s journey through the history books, He will explore the heart-breaking story of his great- great-uncle Ernie — one of four brothers who went off to fight in World War One.

A TV source said: “When Daniel starred in TV drama My Boy Jack — one of his first major roles after Potter — his inspiration was his great-great-uncle Ernie, who lost his life in World War One.

As Daniel investigates exactly what happened to Ernie during the war, he discovers an extraordinary and moving cache of letters Ernie wrote home.

The long-running family history programme won its second Best Feature BAFTA award last month for series 15, which starred Olivia Colman and Boy George.

Please follow the Forces War Records blog for further updates and news regarding this new series.

Sources: Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine / TheSun

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