Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Who Do You Think You Are? returns to BBC1

A new ten part series of the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? series starts on Thursday evening at 8pm, BBC1.

From the BBC, a synopsis of the first episode:

EastEnders actor Danny Dyer hopes that he will 'freak a few people out' with his family history. Danny sets out to discover the history of his tough working-class family in the East End of London, but in the process he unearths an extraordinary lineage stretching back to the Norman conquest.

Who Do You Think You Are magazine has a feature on the actor's story at

The following trailer is also available for the whole series:

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1 comment:

  1. This programme has lost its way in recent series.

    Hope this series is not a boring history lesson based on selecting one family member?
    Surely this programme should be about telling and showing people how to research their families. It seems there is very little genealogical knowledge explained in these programmes.
    Why dont they pick "ordinary" people and try and trace their lineage revealing the barriers we all face during research?