Who Do You Think You Are UK on SBS – This inspiring and informative reality series takes viewers on a personal journey into the pasts of well-known celebrities, sharing their emotion and surprise as they uncover the stories that lie at the heart of their family history.

In a new way of producing history programming, the show uses the popular pastime of genealogy to unlock major themes in history. Each episode follows an iconic celebrity as they uncover the stories of heroism, tragedy, love and betrayal that lie at the heart of their family story. As the famous participants travel the world discovering their ancestry, the show takes viewers back in time to see how history has shaped all of our worlds. A fascinating and absorbing narrative emerges around major events and cultural revolutions.

Season Eighteen, Episode Two: Pixie Lott

Singer-songwriter and talent-show judge Pixie Lott hopes to confirm the family story that she has Italian ancestry from Verona but instead discovers ancestors battling poverty and hardship in London. On her dad’s side, Pixie learns of her great grandfather’s harrowing and surprising experience in WWI. And, wondering if she has any musical genes, Pixie is delighted to discover three generations of military musicians whose legacy gives Pixie an opportunity to sing with the band of the Household Cavalry.

Who Do You Think You Are? UK – New Episode – Tuesday, 21 March at 7.30pm on SBS and SBS on Demand (4 Parts)

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