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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.

Next On

Episode 5, Series 13

Monday May 28 at 10:45am

Ricky Tomlinson

Episode 5 | Series 13

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

Episode 6, Series 13

Tuesday May 29 at 10:45am

Sir Ian McKellen

Episode 6 | Series 13

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

Episode 7, Series 13

Wednesday May 30 at 10:45am

Greg Davies

Episode 7 | Series 13

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

Episode 8, Series 13

Thursday May 31 at 10:45am

Warwick Davis

Episode 8 | Series 13

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

Episode 3, Series 12

Thursday May 31 at 8:30pm

Derek Jacobi

Episode 3 | Series 12

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

Episode 9, Series 13

Friday June 1 at 10:45am

Sunetra Sarker

Episode 9 | Series 13

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

Episode 3, Series 12

Sunday June 3 at 10:00am

Derek Jacobi

Episode 3 | Series 12

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

Episode 10, Series 13

Monday June 4 at 10:45am

Sophie Raworth

Episode 10 | Series 13

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

Episode 1, Series 14

Tuesday June 5 at 10:45am

Charles Dance

Episode 1 | Series 14

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

Episode 2, Series 14

Wednesday June 6 at 10:45am

Craig Revel Horwood

Episode 2 | Series 14

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

Episode 3, Series 14

Thursday June 7 at 10:45am

Clare Balding

Episode 3 | Series 14

Sports broadcaster Clare Balding uncovers an extraordinary American dynasty.

Episode 4, Series 12

Thursday June 7 at 8:30pm

Jerry Hall

Episode 4 | Series 12

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

Episode 4, Series 14

Friday June 8 at 10:45am

Adil Ray

Episode 4 | Series 14

Citizen Khan star Adil Ray explored rumours of a link to African royalty.

Episode 4, Series 12

Sunday June 10 at 9:10am

Jerry Hall

Episode 4 | Series 12

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

Episode 5, Series 14

Monday June 11 at 10:45am

Emma Willis

Episode 5 | Series 14

Presenter Emma Willis' family history leads her down two very different paths in Ireland.

Episode 6, Series 14

Tuesday June 12 at 10:45am

Lulu

Episode 6 | Series 14

Pop star Lulu travels to Glasgow to get to the bottom of a family mystery.

Episode 7, Series 14

Wednesday June 13 at 10:45am

Fearne Cotton

Episode 7 | Series 14

Fearne Cotton learns about her Welsh great-grandfather who worked down a coal mine at 13.

Episode 8, Series 14

Thursday June 14 at 10:45am

Noel Clarke

Episode 8 | Series 14

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

Episode 5, Series 12

Thursday June 14 at 8:30pm

Gareth Malone

Episode 5 | Series 12

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

Episode 9, Series 14

Friday June 15 at 10:45am

Lisa Hammond

Episode 9 | Series 14

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

Episode 5, Series 12

Sunday June 17 at 10:00am

Gareth Malone

Episode 5 | Series 12

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

Episode 10, Series 14

Monday June 18 at 10:45am

Ruby Wax

Episode 10 | Series 14

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

Episode 6, Series 12

Thursday June 21 at 8:30pm

Anne Reid

Episode 6 | Series 12

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

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