The BBC’s brilliant genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? is returning for a 13th series this Autumn Geektown has learnt. The show, which allows celebrities and public figures trace back parts of their family tree has been running since 2004, and proved a huge success for the network.
Produced by Wall To Wall for BBC1, this season will see EastEnders actor Danny Dyer, Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden, star of film and stage Sir Ian McKellen, news presenter Sophie Raworth, The Royle Family actor Ricky Tomlinson, Star Wars and Harry Potter actor Warwick Davis, presenter Liz Bonnin, actor and comedian Greg Davies, actress Sunetra Sarker and popstar Cheryl (Tweedy/Cole/Versini Fernandez…) all discover their past in this year’s series.
The series will see extraordinary firsts as it travels to new territories, exploring how our celebrities’ ancestors were caught up in slavery-era Martinique and the birth of Bangladesh, and discovers previously untold stories, from the invention of the weekend to the first pineapples in Britain; from Welsh royalty to the perils of life in working-class Liverpool.
Tom McDonald, BBC Head of Natural History & Specialist Factual Commissioning adds: “Who Do You Think You Are? continues to be one of the annual factual highlights on BBC One. This year’s series spans centuries of history and crosses continents to unearth extraordinary genealogical revelations for some of the UK’s most beloved actors, performers and presenters.”