Every year the popular BBC seriesWho 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.
Andrew Chapman introduces the new series of Who Do You Think You Are? by exploring some of the hard-working ancestors of TV presenter Sue Perkins. Sue describes herself as a very driven person, who feels 'a historical hand in the small of my back moving me on'. Her episode kick-starting the new 2022 series of Who Do You Think You Are? certainly corroborates that. 'The engine of social history is grafters,' she observes, 'and I have a real sense that whatever privilege I have is on the back of people who had nothing and worked for every scrap.'
Andrew Chapman surfs some waves from Richard Osman's episode of Who Do You Think You Are? and uses online resources to get a deep sense of place over time. “To me, Brighton's always been my home town,” he says. “My whole family are from here – I know my granddad's family are, I know my nan's family are as well. I don’t know how deep those roots go.”
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