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Who Do You Think You Are? (UK)

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK)

BBC Two 2004

Well known faces within the British media each embark on individual journeys to answer some questions in regards to their own family history.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK)

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S5E2

#1 - Boris Johnson


Season 5 - Episode 2

Boris Johnson knew a certain amount about his diverse family background, but was intrigued by several family stories and mysteries. He was particularly keen to investigate stories associated with the relatives of his paternal grandparents. Boris's grandfather, Wilfred Johnson, had never spoken about the murder of his Turkish father in the 1920s. Boris’s grandmother Irene Johnson (née Williams), known as 'Granny Butter', had always been the subject of derision in the family due to her grandiose claims of an aristocratic French background. So Boris set out on an international journey of discovery to separate fact from fiction.

The episode was rated from 8 votes.

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S6E8

#2 - Kate Humble


Season 6 - Episode 8

TV presenter Kate Humble knows little about her family history. What she does know is that her paternal grandfather was a test pilot, and she believes her maternal grandfather ended up in Colditz. On the trail of her grandfather Bill Humble, who was a test pilot during the Second World War, Kate visits the RAF Museum. She is astonished to discover what a legend Bill was in flying circles, and is amazed to see his daredevil flying for herself in archive film held there.

The episode was rated from 6 votes.

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S6E10

#3 - Kim Cattrall


Season 6 - Episode 10

Liverpool-born Kim Cattrall sets out to solve a family mystery that has endured for more than seventy years, the disappearance of her grandfather.

The episode was rated from 4 votes.

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S3E8

#4 - Julia Sawalha


Season 3 - Episode 8

Julia's journey takes her to France and Jordan.

The episode was rated from 6 votes.

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S6E6

#5 - Davina McCall


Season 6 - Episode 6

Davina McCall makes some intriguing and shocking discoveries as she delves into her family's past, hoping to learn more about her maternal French heritage.

The episode was rated from 6 votes.

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S16E8
#6 - Mark Wright
Season 16 - Episode 8

Intrigued by family stories from his granddad Eddie, former TOWIE star and presenter Mark Wright investigates his dad’s side of the family. Discovering Sephardi Jewish ancestry and a master swordsman living in late 17th-century Andalucía, Mark’s journey takes him to Spain where he’s astonished to finds out how his nine-times great-grandfather survived the terror of the Spanish Inquisition, while a less fortunate relative was burned at the stake.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.
Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S5E6
#7 - David Suchet
Season 5 - Episode 6

Confusion reigns in David Suchet's family history. Was his father's father German, Russian or Estonian? Was his name Suchedowitz, Suchet or Shoket? David’s mother's family is equally confusing. Was her grandfather really a French photographer? And why did another ancestor's ship sink off Norfolk? David travels across Europe hoping to find some answers.

The episode was rated from 5 votes.
Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S16E6
#8 - Paul Merton
Season 16 - Episode 6

Comedian Paul Merton was very close to his late mum, and he knows that her Irish parents died when she was very young. Her father was a shadowy figure said to have been lost at sea. Paul pieces together his grandfather’s story and discovers that he was involved in some of the key events leading to Irish independence in the 1920s, and that the true circumstances of his death were different from the story that has been handed down. In London, on his father’s side, Paul traces a great-great-grandmother who was sent to prison for her part in an assault... involving a banjo.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.
#9 - Martin Freeman
Season 6 - Episode 11

With his dad having died when he was 10 and his parents having divorced some years before, Martin Freeman tries to find out the paternal side of his family history.

The episode was rated from 7 votes.
#10 - Anita Rani
Season 12 - 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. It's an extraordinary and harrowing journey for Anita.

The episode was rated from 17 votes.

Last updated: dec 30, 2020



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