Friday, June 24, 2011

New 'Who Do You Think You Are?' Series

The BBC Who Do You Think You Are? magazine has announced the celebrities whose family history is being researched in the next series of the TV programme, Who Do You Think You Are? 

It includes the French ancestry of the JK Rowling's mother, June Brown(East Enders' Dot Cotton (now Branning))'s family's migration from Africa, tracing generations of ancestors forced to move from country to country, comedian Alan Carr's maternal great-grandfather, who changed his name in mysterious circumstances; Emilia Fox who has theatrical ancestors, Richard Madeley who has early settlers in the United States and Canada in his family tree, Len Goodman who had poor ancestry in the workhouse, Robin Gibb's ancestor in war-torn 19th-century Afghanistan, Tracey Emin's family tree and Sebastian Coe, whose family history includes a plantation owner involved in the sugar trade.

More information on the BBC website at

I'm looking forward to it already.

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