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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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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 10, Series 12

Thursday July 19 at 8:30pm

Frances De La Tour

Episode 10 | Series 12

Frances de la Tour's family tree holds a clue which hints at aristocratic ancestors.

Episode 10, Series 12

Sunday July 22 at 9:55am

Frances De La Tour

Episode 10 | Series 12

Frances de la Tour's family tree holds a clue which hints at aristocratic ancestors.

Episode 1, Series 8

Monday July 23 at 10:45am

Larry Lamb

Episode 1 | Series 8

Actor Larry Lamb was an adult before he discovered that his mother was adopted as a baby and wants to find out about his biological grandparents, as much for his mother's sake as his…

Episode 2, Series 8

Tuesday July 24 at 10:45am

June Brown

Episode 2 | Series 8

Eastender's actor June Brown unravels her Jewish heritage, and discovers how momentous historical events shaped her family's destiny, forcing them to migrate across Europe.

Episode 3, Series 8

Wednesday July 25 at 10:45am

Sebastian Coe

Episode 3 | Series 8

Beginning his search in Cheshire, Seb soon discovers that his family has strong links with Britain's colonial past, and heads to Jamaica and the USA to learn more of their fate.

Episode 4, Series 8

Thursday July 26 at 10:45am

J K Rowling

Episode 4 | Series 8

Beginning her journey into her late mother's French ancestry in Edinburgh, Jo's search takes her from The Savoy in London, to once-bloody battlefields and the back streets of urban…

Episode 1, Series 13

Thursday July 26 at 8:30pm

Danny Dyer

Episode 1 | Series 13

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

Episode 5, Series 8

Friday July 27 at 10:45am

Alan Carr

Episode 5 | Series 8

In an extraordinary story of twists and turns, Alan discovers the shocking truth behind a mysterious name change, and exposes a previously hidden chapter of social history.

Episode 1, Series 13

Sunday July 29 at 9:50am

Danny Dyer

Episode 1 | Series 13

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

Episode 6, Series 8

Monday July 30 at 10:45am

Robin Gibb

Episode 6 | Series 8

Bee Gees star Robin Gibb discovers a tale of poverty & grit as he finds out how his great grandfather became a decorated soldier, & he attempts to solve the mystery of a family breakdown…

Episode 7, Series 8

Tuesday July 31 at 10:45am

Richard Madeley

Episode 7 | Series 8

Having reached a turning point in his life, former daytime television presenter Richard Madeley decides to find out more about his family roots, which leads him to Canada and the US…

Episode 8, Series 8

Wednesday August 1 at 10:45am

Emilia Fox

Episode 8 | Series 8

Heavily pregnant during filming, Emilia was intrigued to find out what family traits her baby might inherit, and to investigate how far back the family's acting roots go.

Episode 9, Series 8

Thursday August 2 at 10:45am

Len Goodman

Episode 9 | Series 8

Len discovers how the shadow of the workhouse loomed large over his family and led to tragic consequences and sets out to solve the mystery of an ancestor's descent into poverty.

Episode 2, Series 13

Thursday August 2 at 8:30pm

Amanda Holden

Episode 2 | Series 13

Amanda Holden explores her French ancestry.

Episode 10, Series 8

Friday August 3 at 10:45am

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 2, Series 13

Sunday August 5 at 9:50am

Amanda Holden

Episode 2 | Series 13

Amanda Holden explores her French ancestry.

Episode 1, Series 9

Monday August 6 at 10:45am

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

Tuesday August 7 at 10:45am

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

Wednesday August 8 at 10:45am

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 4, Series 9

Thursday August 9 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 3, Series 13

Thursday August 9 at 8:30pm

Liz Bonnin

Episode 3 | Series 13

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

Episode 5, Series 9

Friday August 10 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 it. Hugh uncovers their very different wartime experiences.

Episode 3, Series 13

Sunday August 12 at 9:40am

Liz Bonnin

Episode 3 | Series 13

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

Episode 6, Series 9

Monday August 13 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

Tuesday August 14 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

Wednesday August 15 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 9, Series 9

Thursday August 16 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 4, Series 13

Thursday August 16 at 8:30pm

Cheryl

Episode 4 | Series 13

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

Episode 10, Series 9

Friday August 17 at 10:45am

John Bishop

Episode 10 | Series 9

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

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