24 September 2020
This year's series of the popular BBC family history TV show will feature just four episodes, in light of Covid-19 filming restrictions.
The 2020 series of Who Do You Think You Are, which will be on our TV screens in October (exact date to be announced) will feature:
Viewers will watch Silent Witness star Liz Carr discover more about her family history, after knowing only a few facts about her ancestors through her 'armchair genealogist' mother.
Well-known for her appearances on the sitcom Gavin and Stacey, Ruth's story takes her around the world, with overseas travel on her mother's side, plus pre-NHS medical ancestors in South Wales.
TV presenter and children's author David Williams discovers his showbiz connections go back more than a few generations, with tales of a travelling entertainer forebear, plus World War I military service in the family.
Well-known for her appearances on Doctor Who and Broadchurch, West Yorkshire-born actress Jodie Whittaker will explore her Yorkshire roots and discover more about the sacrifice of a World War One ancestor.
Each episode will focus on one of the celebrities as they are taken on a journey back into their family history, learning facts about their ancestors with the help of expert archivists, who use various research techniques and archive material to explore the history and uncover stories.
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