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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 Worst Episodes of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK)

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S3E5

#1 - David Dickinson

0.00

Season 3 - Episode 5

David's roots are in Armenia.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) from 0 votes.

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S4E3

#2 - Griff Rhys Jones

0.00

Season 4 - Episode 3

Griff Rhys Jones looks at both sides of his family's history, learning about the early British railway workers and trying to work out whether relatives really died in a train crash or there might be darker family secrets.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) from 0 votes.

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S9E9

#3 - John Barnes

5.25

Season 9 - Episode 9

Fifty years after Jamaica gained independence from Britain, former footballer and sports pundit John Barnes sets out to investigate the extraordinary role his grandfather, Frank Hill, played in the island's struggle for self-rule. John discovers how his grandfather became the subject of secret telegrams, and why he was interned by the British during World War Two. John also uncovers how, from being at the heart of Jamaican politics, Frank fell from grace among his political allies.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) from 4 votes.

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S2E1

#4 - Jeremy Paxman

6.00

Season 2 - Episode 1

The stern host of BBC2's Newsnight searches for his roots.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) from 5 votes.

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S3E2

#5 - Robert Lindsay

6.40

Season 3 - Episode 2

Robert's roots take him back to Derbyshire.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) from 5 votes.

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S8E1

#6 - June Brown

6.43

Season 8 - Episode 1

During her search to find out if she is a real EastEnder, June unravels her Jewish heritage, and discovers how momentous historical events shaped her family's destiny, forcing them to migrate across Europe.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) from 7 votes.

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S3E7

#7 - Jeremy Irons

6.67

Season 3 - Episode 7

Does Jeremy have roots in Ireland?

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) from 3 votes.

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S7E2

#8 - Rupert Everett

6.75

Season 7 - Episode 2

Rupert Everett’s varied acting career has involved starring in Hollywood films as diverse as My Best Friend’s Wedding, Shrek 2 and The Importance of Being Earnest. Rupert has a rigidly conservative background, and feels that much of his own life has been a reaction against it. Following the recent death of his father six months ago, he wants to investigate the paternal side of his family.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) from 8 votes.

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S8E7

#9 - Robin Gibb

6.83

Season 8 - Episode 7

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb discovers how his paternal great-grandfather rose from poverty to become a decorated soldier, and heads to Paisley, Renfrewshire, to investigate a mysterious family breakdown.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) from 12 votes.

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S14E8

#10 - Noel Clarke

6.88

Season 14 - Episode 8

Actor and film-maker Noel Clarke grew up in west London with his single-parent mum, and this left one side of his family tree a mystery to him. His search starts in Trinidad, where both his parents are from, but soon takes him on a trail to other islands, ending on one of the smallest and most beautiful in the Caribbean. There he learns of an extraordinary great-great-great-great-grandfather called Glasgow Bedeau, who was born into slavery. The music Glasgow's enslaved parents and grandparents passed down reveals the part of Africa from which Noel's ancestors were taken.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) from 25 votes.

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S2E5
#11 - Jane Horrocks
7.00
Season 2 - Episode 5

Jane looks into her Lancashire roots.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) from 5 votes.

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S6E2
#12 - Fiona Bruce
7.00
Season 6 - Episode 2

Fiona Bruce discovers the sad truth behind her great-grandfather's mysterious death, and returns to her family's ancestral home.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) from 4 votes.

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S15E5
#13 - Shirley Ballas
7.00
Season 15 - Episode 5

Strictly Come Dancing's head judge Shirley Ballas investigates a family story that her maternal great-grandmother abandoned her husband and children for a more exciting life in America. What Shirley discovers casts her great-grandmother in a completely new light. On her father's side, Shirley pursues a rumour that she has black ancestors - a trail which leads her to colonial Cape Town and the era of slave trafficking to South Africa via the Indian Ocean.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) from 7 votes.

#14 - Adil Ray
7.09
Season 14 - Episode 4

Citizen Khan star Adil Ray identifies as Brummie, British, Muslim, Pakistani and African - his mum came to England from newly independent Kenya with her family in 1967. Heading back to east Africa, Adil traces his mixed Asian and African ancestry across Kenya to Uganda. On the trail of rumours of a link to African royalty, Adil meets African relatives for the first time in the traditional kingdom of Buganda and is amazed to discover the truth about his lineage.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) from 23 votes.

#15 - Jason Donovan
7.11
Season 7 - Episode 7

Jason comes from showbiz parents who divorced when he was five. His British born father won custody and brought him up alone, but its Jason's mother's family line that holds the key to Jason's Australian heritage - up to now a complete mystery to him.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) from 9 votes.

#16 - Hugh Dennis
7.14
Season 9 - Episode 5

Comedian and actor Hugh Dennis's grandfathers both fought in the First World War, but rarely spoke about what they went through. In this episode, Hugh uncovers their very different wartime experiences. For his paternal grandfather, Ronald Dennis, the war offered an opportunity to finally escape a life in the coalmines of Yorkshire. For Hugh's maternal grandfather, Godfrey Hinnels, it was a brutal and bloody experience, as he found himself in some of the Great War's most infamous battles.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) from 7 votes.

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S1E3
#17 - Sue Johnston
7.20
Season 1 - Episode 3

Actress Sue Johnston explores her roots.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) from 15 votes.

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S5E4
#18 - Esther Rantzen
7.20
Season 5 - Episode 4

If Esther's family is as genteel and respectable as she's always believed, where do the rumours of bigamy, fraud and murder come from? Stories of a 'black sheep' have always intrigued her, as have the origins of the Rantzen side of the family. Her search for answers takes her from the slums of Spitalfields in London to the diamond mines of South Africa. Along the way she discovers the amazing story of a fugitive from justice.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) from 10 votes.

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S11E6
#19 - Mary Berry
7.21
Season 11 - Episode 6

Bake Off star Mary Berry, still going strong at 79, believes she inherits her energy and drive from her father and sets off on a journey to find out more about his family. Along the way she discovers illegitimacy, bankruptcy, and even more astonishingly, a baker.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) from 14 votes.

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) - S15E6
#20 - Marvin Humes
7.21
Season 15 - Episode 6

DJ, presenter and former member of boy band JLS, Marvin Humes delves into his Jamaican and his English heritage, and finds exceptional stories on both sides of the family. Deep in the Jamaican countryside, Marvin's discoveries about the lives of his black ancestors during the time of slavery turn his expectations upside down. In England, Marvin's follows the trail of his great-grandfather about whom he knows almost nothing. But Marvin's research reveals a hero, who overcame a traumatic childhood to play a part in one of the most dramatic events of the Second World War.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) from 14 votes.

Last updated: dec 30, 2020

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I love that it’s in other countries as well

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