Who Do You Think You Are
Monday: BBC Two, 9pm
This year’s line-up of history hungry stars includes British actress and newly minted star of The Crown Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), pop icon Boy George, comedian Lee Mack, former JLS member Marvin Humes and Our Girl actor Michelle Keegan.
Olivia Colman will journey from Norfolk to India, embarking on the discovery of a diverse heritage and Lee Mack’s investigation uncovers that comedy runs in the family.
Join in this third Festival at Hampstead Theatre which takes place in and around the theatre itself from 10th-12th February. The Festival will showcase unique events for all the family including workshops and panel discussions looking at the creative process across literature, theatre and performance arts.
The series covers almost a thousand years of history, from the invention of the weekend to the arrival of the first pineapples in Britain.
From Danny Dyer’s royal connection to singer Cheryl’s First World War hero, the show promises to discover some surprising stories in the family trees of the celebrities.
The twelfth series of the genealogy programme will touch on almost a thousand years of history from the Tower of London to the Punjab in India, via the Wild West of the US.
Actor Sir Derek Jacobi uncovers a background of contrast, from humble roots in Walthamstow to the excesses of Louis XIV's royal court in France, while model Jerry Hall traces her pioneering ancestors from the cotton mills of Oldham to the plains of Texas.