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Oscar-winning actor Kate Winslet, Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe, international media personality and music mogul Sharon Osbourne, James Bond star Naomie Harris, comedian Katherine Ryan, television personality Mark Wright, and comedian and actor Jack Whitehall unravel their families’ pasts in this series.

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Episode 8, Series 16

Friday May 14 at 12:00pm

Mark Wright

Episode 8 | Series 16

Former TOWIE star Mark Wright discovers that his ancestors included an Andalucian master swordsman and a Spaniard who was burned at the stake during the Inquisition.

Episode 1, Series 17

Monday May 17 at 12:00pm

Jodie Whittaker

Episode 1 | Series 17

Doctor Who actor Jodie Whittaker finds out how her great-great-grandfather worked his way up from child labourer in a Yorkshire coal mine to mine owner.

Episode 2, Series 17

Tuesday May 18 at 12:00pm

David Walliams

Episode 2 | Series 17

David Walliams learns of his great-grandfather's traumatic experiences during the First World War, which condemned him to a lifetime in what was then called a lunatic asylum.

Episode 3, Series 17

Wednesday May 19 at 12:00pm

Ruth Jones

Episode 3 | Series 17

Actor Ruth Jones - Nessa from Gavin and Stacey - uncovers her grandfather's role in the Medical Aid Societies of south Wales, which provided a model for the NHS.

Episode 4, Series 17

Thursday May 20 at 12:00pm

Liz Carr

Episode 4 | Series 17

Silent Witness actor Liz Carr gets forensic about her family history, discovering that her great-great-great-grandfather was involved in an attempted murder in rural Northern Ireland…

Episode 1, Series 10

Friday May 21 at 12:00pm

Una Stubbs

Episode 1 | Series 10

Una Stubbs never met her paternal grandparents even though they didn't die until she was in her 20s. In her quest to find out more, Una uncovers a story of illegitimacy and poverty…

Episode 2, Series 10

Monday May 24 at 12:00pm

Nigel Havers

Episode 2 | Series 10

Actor Nigel Havers is usually cast in upper class roles, but his roots turn out to be very different.

Episode 4, Series 10

Tuesday May 25 at 12:00pm

Lesley Sharp

Episode 4 | Series 10

Actress Lesley Sharp was adopted when she was five weeks old. She traced her birth mother over twenty years ago and found she was the result of her mother's affair.

Episode 5, Series 10

Wednesday May 26 at 12:00pm

Gary Lineker

Episode 5 | Series 10

Sports presenter and former footballer Gary Lineker follows the trail of his great, great, great grandfather James Pratt, and discovers that James was a poacher in Victorian England…

Episode 8, Series 10

Thursday May 27 at 12:00pm

Sarah Millican

Episode 8 | Series 10

Comedian Sarah Millican is astonished to discover that her three times great grandfather was one of the first ever divers in the world.

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