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Mark Strong ...  Himself - Narrator 70 episodes, 2006-2012
Cherie Lunghi ...  Herself - Narrator 40 episodes, 2013-2017
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Well known faces within the British media each embark on individual journeys to answer some questions in regards to their own family history. An interesting and intelligent programme for any budding genealogists out there! Written by the_mushroom_auditorium updated by garryq

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What role does family history play in our daily lives?


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UK

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English

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12 October 2004 (UK) See more »

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Auf den Spuren meiner Ahnen See more »

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Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda See more »

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(110 episodes)

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The series abandoned an episode on Michael Parkinson because his family history was deemed to be too boring. See more »

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The opening titles for each season show all the participants for that season, each in front of objects or buildings which are relevant to their story. The order of the participants changes from one episode to the next, with the subject of the episode always being the final one in the sequence. See more »

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30 October 2009 | by stripysocksrockSee all my reviews

I have a fascination for history, particularly social history and I always find this show fascinating. They have done a huge range of people and the amount of work which must go into each show is staggering. I think it's a very engaging and human way to learn about history.

I'd just like to refer to one of the other posters on here and say that these people are generally not employees of the BBC so their political leanings are of no import. There is a long tradition of creative types who lean a little to the left, so I'm not sure why that comes as a shock, and a large number of the subjects (actors or otherwise) of this series are far from uneducated. I think what may have got lost in translation is exactly who some of the individuals in earlier series are. And perhaps their sense of humour. A large number of these people are well-known in the UK but perhaps not elsewhere. I believe that this has been picked up in other countries now as well and made with more relevant subjects.

One of the reasons I think it's so interesting in the UK is that it highlights how mixed the people living here are.


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