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 Three: Joe Sugg
YouTuber and actor Joe Sugg uncovers some incredible stories in his family tree, with a little help along the way from fellow social media star and big sister, Zoe. Joe, very aptly, discovers a 3x great-grandfather who was involved in the earliest days of communication technology – in electrical telegraphs. Pushing further back, he finds seven-times-great grandparents who fled religious persecution in France and a goldsmith who survived the Great Fire of London.
Who Do You Think You Are? UK – New Episode – Tuesday, 28 March at 7.30pm on SBS and SBS on Demand (4 Parts)
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