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Heartbreak, laughter and intrigue

Great British Bake Off presenter Paul Hollywood, modelling legend Jerry Hall, Last Tango In Halifax stars Sir Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid, actress Jane Seymour, choirmaster and broadcaster Gareth Malone, stage and television actress Frances de la Tour, news reporter Frank Gardner, BAFTA-award winning writer Mark Gatiss and television presenter Anita Rani all join this series.

Spanning almost a thousand years of history and crossing four continents, the new series follows our 10 household names as they investigate the secrets of their family trees. Travelling from the Tower of London to the Highlands of Scotland, from Tunisia to Tasmania, from the Punjab in India to the Wild West of America, our intrepid 10 each embark on a journey of discovery as they dig deep into their family ancestry, uncovering a host of hidden pasts and shocking revelations.

Full of heartbreak, laughter, intrigue and surprise, each film captures every step of our celebrity’s mission to learn more about their ancestors’ lives.

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Episode 1, Series 13

Wednesday February 21 at 10:45am

Danny Dyer

Actor Danny Dyer sets out to discover the history of his family in the East End of London.

Episode 2, Series 13

Thursday February 22 at 10:45am

Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden explores her French ancestry.

Episode 3, Series 13

Friday February 23 at 10:45am

Liz Bonnin

Liz Bonnin investigates her parents' lineages on the islands of Trinidad and Martinique.

Episode 4, Series 13

Monday February 26 at 10:45am

Cheryl

Singer Cheryl tracer her roots and discovers a sea-faring ancestor and a family tragedy.

Episode 5, Series 13

Tuesday February 27 at 10:45am

Ricky Tomlinson

Ricky Tomlinson traces his roots and discovers that he comes from generations of carters.

Episode 6, Series 13

Wednesday February 28 at 10:45am

Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen uncovers a theatrical ancestor and a Victorian political activist.

Episode 7, Series 13

Thursday March 1 at 10:45am

Greg Davies

Greg Davies uncovers the deepest Welsh roots anyone could wish for.

Episode 1, Series 14

Thursday March 1 at 8:30pm

Charles Dance

Actor Charles Dance explores his family history and is determined to learn about his dad.

Episode 8, Series 13

Friday March 2 at 10:45am

Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis uncovers the story of his three times great grandfather - a postman who lived a double life.

Episode 1, Series 14

Sunday March 4 at 9:55am

Charles Dance

Actor Charles Dance explores his family history and is determined to learn about his dad.

Episode 9, Series 13

Monday March 5 at 10:45am

Sunetra Sarker

Actor Sunetra Sarker sets out to explore the Bengali heritage she ignored when she was growing up in Liverpool.

Episode 10, Series 13

Tuesday March 6 at 10:45am

Sophie Raworth

BBC News presenter Sophie Raworth discovers a tragic but inspiring tale of ancestors who risked everything to move to America.

Episode 2, Series 14

Thursday March 8 at 8:30pm

Craig Revel Horwood

Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood heads to Australia to learn more about his family.

Episode 2, Series 14

Sunday March 11 at 10:00am

Craig Revel Horwood

Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood heads to Australia to learn more about his family.

Episode 3, Series 14

Thursday March 15 at 8:30pm

Clare Balding

Sports broadcaster Clare Balding uncovers an extraordinary American dynasty.

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