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The 14th series of the original genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? returns with a star studded list od celebrity guests.

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About the show

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 8, Series 14

Sunday April 22 at 9:45am

Noel Clarke

Episode 8 | Series 14

Noel Clarke visits the Caribbean to learn more about his family.

Episode 10, Series 8

Monday April 23 at 10:40am

Tracey Emin

Episode 10 | Series 8

Knowing that she won't have children of her own, Tracey looks to discover more about her maternal line, and is shocked and delighted to discover an unconventional heritage.

Episode 1, Series 9

Tuesday April 24 at 10:40am

Samantha Womack

Episode 1 | Series 9

Best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders, Samantha Womack had parents who separated when she was young, and she grew up with only a fractured sense of her family history…

Episode 2, Series 9

Wednesday April 25 at 10:40am

Gregg Wallace

Episode 2 | Series 9

Setting out to solve a family mystery: Gregg searches to find what happened to his great-grandfather, who abandoned his wife and children and was thought to have deserted the navy.

Episode 3, Series 9

Thursday April 26 at 10:40am

Patrick Stewart

Episode 3 | Series 9

In this deeply personal and moving film, Patrick investigates his late father, Alfred Stewart, and his extraordinary war career, discovering the shocking impact it had on his character…

Episode 9, Series 14

Thursday April 26 at 8:30pm

Lisa Hammond

Episode 9 | Series 14

Actress Lisa Hammond wants to understand her grandfather's WWII experiences.

Episode 4, Series 9

Friday April 27 at 10:45am

Annie Lennox

Episode 4 | Series 9

Eurythmics singer and political activist Annie Lennox knows little about her family history. Annie's episode uncovers an extraordinarily dark tale of tangled family relationships.

Episode 9, Series 14

Sunday April 29 at 9:50am

Lisa Hammond

Episode 9 | Series 14

Actress Lisa Hammond wants to understand her grandfather's WWII experiences.

Episode 5, Series 9

Monday April 30 at 10:45am

Hugh Dennis

Episode 5 | Series 9

Comedian and actor Hugh Dennis's grandfathers both fought in the First World War but rarely spoke about what they went through. Hugh uncovers their very different wartime experiences…

Episode 6, Series 9

Tuesday May 1 at 10:45am

Alex Kingston

Episode 6 | Series 9

Actress Alex Kingston knows that her great-grandfather, William Keevil, died during the First World War, and sets out to investigate exactly what happened to William.

Episode 7, Series 9

Wednesday May 2 at 10:45am

William Roache

Episode 7 | Series 9

Actor William Roache sets out to learn about his great-grandfather, and learns about his innovative business career, dealing in some very unusual wares in late 19th century Blackpool…

Episode 8, Series 9

Thursday May 3 at 10:45am

Celia Imrie

Episode 8 | Series 9

Actress, Celia Imrie has resisted investigating her illustrious heritage, out of fears that it might turn out to be boring. She is quickly proved wrong.

Episode 10, Series 14

Thursday May 3 at 8:30pm

Ruby Wax

Episode 10 | Series 14

Ruby Wax learns about the plight of her parents, who fled the Nazis and went to America.

Episode 9, Series 9

Friday May 4 at 10:45am

John Barnes

Episode 9 | Series 9

Fifty years after Jamaican independence, former footballer John Barnes investigates his grandfather's role in the island's struggle for self-rule.

Episode 10, Series 14

Sunday May 6 at 9:45am

Ruby Wax

Episode 10 | Series 14

Ruby Wax learns about the plight of her parents, who fled the Nazis and went to America.

Episode 10, Series 9

Monday May 7 at 10:45am

John Bishop

Episode 10 | Series 9

Follow as John Bishop embarks on a personal journey to find out his family history.

Episode 1, Series 12

Tuesday May 8 at 10:45am

Paul Hollywood

Episode 1 | Series 12

Baker Paul Hollywood finds out about his grandfather's experiences in World War II.

Episode 2, Series 12

Wednesday May 9 at 10:45am

Jane Seymour

Episode 2 | Series 12

Actress Jane Seymour discovers what happened to her Polish relatives during World War II.

Episode 3, Series 12

Thursday May 10 at 10:45am

Derek Jacobi

Episode 3 | Series 12

Actor Derek Jacobi discovers that he is descended from a Huguenot fleeing persecution.

Episode 1, Series 12

Thursday May 10 at 8:30pm

Paul Hollywood

Episode 1 | Series 12

Baker Paul Hollywood finds out about his grandfather's experiences in World War II.

Episode 4, Series 12

Friday May 11 at 10:45am

Jerry Hall

Episode 4 | Series 12

Jerry Hall wants to find out how her family, originally from Oldham, ended up in America.

Episode 1, Series 12

Sunday May 13 at 9:55am

Paul Hollywood

Episode 1 | Series 12

Baker Paul Hollywood finds out about his grandfather's experiences in World War II.

Episode 5, Series 12

Monday May 14 at 10:45am

Gareth Malone

Episode 5 | Series 12

Gareth Malone sets out to find out how far back his family's passion for music goes.

Episode 6, Series 12

Tuesday May 15 at 10:45am

Anne Reid

Episode 6 | Series 12

Actress Anne Reid sets out to find out more about the history of her father's family.

Episode 7, Series 12

Wednesday May 16 at 10:45am

Frank Gardner

Episode 7 | Series 12

Journalist Frank Gardner learns more about his mother's side of the family.

Episode 8, Series 12

Thursday May 17 at 10:45am

Anita Rani

Episode 8 | Series 12

Anita Rani find out what happened to her grandfather during the Partition of India.

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