WDYTYA New Series

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  1. Chimp

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    (FMP blurb)

    When is Who Do You Think You Are? on TV?

    The new series of Who Do You Think You Are? starts on Thursday 26 May on BBC One. Episodes will air weekly from then with the exception of Thursday 2 June when there'll be a break in normal programming for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.


    Who Do You Think You Are? celebrities 2022

    Sue Perkins

    Tissues at the ready, the series opener sounds like a real tearjerker. Comedian and TV presenter Sue Perkins will uncover the heartbreaking story of her orphaned grandfather, as well as her great grandfather's internment during the First World War.

    Richard Osman

    Next, quiz show host Richard Osman will delve into the darker branches of his family tree and discover that one of his ancestors found themselves caught up in a notorious murder trial.

    Matt Lucas

    Funnyman Matt Lucas looks closer at his Jewish roots in his edition. Matt's grandmother came to the UK from Germany in 1939 and he will trace her journey through Berlin and Amsterdam. We wonder if the 1939 Register will shed some light on her story. Either way, family stories from the Holocaust are bound to provoke emotions.

    Anna Maxwell Martin

    There are even more sobering discoveries on the way as actress Anna Maxwell Martin unearths a harrowing story from her grandfather’s childhood. Will there be a happy ending?

    Ralf Little

    Finally in this run of Who Do You Think You Are?, actor Ralf Little will be ecstatic when he uncovers hidden family connections to football and cements his heritage in his hometown of Manchester.
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Ah, I've heard of all of those! - for a change.

    It sounds as though it could be an interesting series.
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    I’ve heard of them too :)
     
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  4. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Only 3 out of 5 known by me, but it sounds like it will be a good series:)

    Thanks @Chimp
     
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    Know 4 out of 5 of those and like them. Heard the name Anna Maxwell Martin but can’t place her - We’ll see …
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    I don't know any! :D
     
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    gillyflower Always caring about others

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    I have to admit I stopped watching this programme a long time ago! They make it look so easy. celebrities [?}] are chosen because they have interesting ancestors. It is now a very expensive pastime/hobby whatever. The celebrities don't pay a penny either. Rant over.
     
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    They don't pay a penny, but if they were employed in a different sort of program they would be paid for it. sort of evens out. what really gets me are the "celebrity" quiz shows, where the celebrities give the impression they are all doing iot for charity, but get paid a fee for appearing.
     
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    Ooh can’t wait 8(:-)
     
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    Don't forget the new series starts tonight ;)
     
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    I just popped in to say the same :)
     
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    I like Sue Perkins.
     
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    I like her even more now :)
     
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    Yet again somewhat contrived in order to complete the circle. Excellent programme though. Always like Sue Perkins.
     
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    Of course I had forgotten, thanks for the reminder - thank goodness for BBC iPlayer :)
     
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    Really enjoyed this one, particularly as it featured Knockaloe internment camp which has long been on my list to visit.
     
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