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Julie Walters

We look at the story of award winning actress Julie Walters. She has a very dramatic Irish ancestry and a story of a tragic loss in the First World War. Read full article...

Brian Blessed

We look at the story of legendary actor Brian Blessed who was born in Mexborough, Yorkshire to parents William Blessed and Hilda Wall. Read full article...

Tamzin Outhwaite

Former Eastenders actress Tamzin Outhwaite discovers true East End roots, and finds out more about her Italian ancestry, and the hardships they endured. Read full article...

Brendan O'Carroll

The star of 'Mrs Brown's Boys' discovers truth about his grandfather's murder in the Irish War of Independence in the 1920s. Read full article...

Sheridan Smith

BAFTA Award winning actress,singer and dancer Sheridan Smith finds that her musical talents have continued through the generations. We discover the life of her great-great grandfather who was also very musical. Read full article...

Mary Berry

Mary Berry is one of Britain's most popular TV cooks. She has worked as a food writer since the 1960s and her role as a judge on The Great British Bake Off on BBC Television has made her a familiar face on national television. Read full article...

Martin Shaw

From a mysterious grandfather who disappeared, to the hard working ancestors of the ever expanding industries of the Midlands - the family history of Martin Shaw. Read full article...

Reggie Yates

Television and radio presenter Reggie Yates looks into his father’s ancestry which he knows very little about. It reveals a tale of complicated relationships in the Ghana goldrush of the early 20th Century. Read full article...

Billy Connolly

Born in Glasgow in 1942, Billy was originally a welder in the shipyards in Glasgow but gave it up to become a folk singer in the late 1960s. Despite his established Scottish and Irish connections, he has a direct family link to India in a tumultuous time of the British Empire. Read full article...

Twiggy

A fashion icon and model from the 1960s, Lesley Lawson forged a career as a fashion designer and still promotes clothing ranges. She has a family history filled with colourful characters, leading lives as eventful as her own has been! Read full article...

Every year the popular BBC series Who Do You Think You Are? brings us a host of new and exciting stories. We have taken a look at each celebrity as they journey into their family history, and you can read about their discoveries in our articles.

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