Katherine Ryan

BBC Two renews The Ranganation for third series

Ranganathan will this time set foot in a studio, but his focus group of 20 characters representative of modern Britain will continue joining him virtually.

Each week two celebrity guests will also be beamed into the show to help mull over lighter current affairs. Previous guests include Katherine Ryan, Danny Dyer, Aisling Bea, Jo Brand and Richard Osman.

Like the Ranganation itself, the discussions are diverse, with the likes of Technophobe, Gen Z and Never Voted covering anything from paranormal activity to washing your legs in the shower.

Who's taking part in series 16 of Who Do You Think You Are?

Daniel Radcliffe in his family home, aged 13, 2002 (Credit: BBC/Wall to Wall Media Ltd/Marcia Gresham)

Daniel Radcliffe


Daniel Radcliffe (Credit: BBC/Wall to Wall Media Ltd/Stephen Perry)

Actor Daniel Radcliffe made his screen debut in the BBC adaptation of David Copperfield before rocketing to fame as Harry Potter in the film franchise.

Kate Winslet and Daniel Radcliffe among new Who Do You Think You Are? line-up

Daniel Radcliffe (Credit: BBC/Wall to Wall Media Ltd/Stephen Perry)

Among the celebrities retracing their ancestors’ steps this season are Oscar winner Kate Winslet, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, music mogul Sharon Osbourne and Jack Whitehall who will be joined by his father Michael.

The father and son double-act will unravel their family’s link to the Newport Rising of 1839, while television personality Mark Wright will explore his Spanish and Jewish heritage with the discovery that his ancestor was tortured by the Spanish Inquisition.