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Series 16 Who Do You Think You Are


A dazzling array of stars are lined up to dig deep into their familial roots for this years Who Do You Think You Are?

Narrated by the Poldark actor Phil Davis, the popular BBC programme explores the family trees of the rich and famous. Highlights of past shows include Danny Dyer, with his discovery that he is a descendant of royalty, and spawned the creations of many a meme. [There’s a hilarious 90-second clip here of Danny’s reactions to the various revelations.]

Harry Potter star

This year, willing participants include Daniel Radcliffe, better known as Harry Potter, the Hollywood star Kate Winslet and former X-Factor judge Sharon Osborne. During his episode, Daniel Radcliffe will be looking into his ancestor’s World War One correspondence. Coincidentally, Daniel played a WW1 soldier in the drama My Boy Jack when he took on the role of Rudyard Kipling’s son—John Kipling. The writer’s son disappeared after the Battle of Loos. His body was never found.

Why do people like to explore their family trees

Why are people so keen to discover their family tree? Apart from the happy incident of stumbling on a royal heritage as Danny Dyer, there are many reasons that motivate genealogical research. They include:


The new series of Who Do You Think You Are is thought to start on the BBC in August.


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