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  • Dunkirk

    Hear of the extraordinary role played by six cockle boats from Essex in the stirring Dunkirk evacuation of 1940. Chris Hollins meets veterans and relatives of those involved.

  • Dunkirk

    Hear of the extraordinary role played by six cockle boats from Essex in the stirring Dunkirk evacuation of 1940. Chris Hollins meets veterans and relatives of those involved.

  • Titanic

    The relatives of a wireless operator, a passenger and a steward discover how their lives intertwined in April 1912 when the 'unsinkable' Titanic sank. Hear their stories.

  • Titanic

    The relatives of a wireless operator, a passenger and a steward discover how their lives intertwined in April 1912 when the 'unsinkable' Titanic sank. Hear their stories.

  • Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain was one of the pivotal turning points of WWII, but what do these living relatives of those involved know of their kin? Chris Hollins presents.

  • Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain was one of the pivotal turning points of WWII, but what do these living relatives of those involved know of their kin? Chris Hollins presents.

  • Bounty

    Join descendants of John Fryer, Fletcher Christian and William Bligh - three key players in the 1789 mutiny on the Bounty - as they learn about their seafaring relatives.

  • Bounty

    Join descendants of John Fryer, Fletcher Christian and William Bligh - three key players in the 1789 mutiny on the Bounty - as they learn about their seafaring relatives.

  • D-Day

    The humbling stories of three heroic members of the 'Coup de Main' mission - a glider pilot, a soldier and a medic - are relayed to their relatives. Hear their amazing tales.

  • D-Day

    The humbling stories of three heroic members of the 'Coup de Main' mission - a glider pilot, a soldier and a medic - are relayed to their relatives. Hear their amazing tales.

Episode guide

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Series 1

Find My Past

  • Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain was one of the pivotal turning points of WWII, but what do these living relatives of those involved know of their kin? Chris Hollins presents.

  • Tay Bridge

    Three people find out how they are all linked through their ancestors to the Tay Bridge Disaster. Who was to blame for one of the worst rail crashes in British history?

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  • Royal Scandal

    In 1870, the Prince of Wales was embroiled in an affair that rocked the Royal Family. Three people find out how their relatives were involved in the scandal.

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  • Dunkirk

    Hear of the extraordinary role played by six cockle boats from Essex in the stirring Dunkirk evacuation of 1940. Chris Hollins meets veterans and relatives of those involved.

  • Titanic

    The relatives of a wireless operator, a passenger and a steward discover how their lives intertwined in April 1912 when the 'unsinkable' Titanic sank. Hear their stories.

  • Bounty

    Join descendants of John Fryer, Fletcher Christian and William Bligh - three key players in the 1789 mutiny on the Bounty - as they learn about their seafaring relatives.

  • D-Day

    The humbling stories of three heroic members of the 'Coup de Main' mission - a glider pilot, a soldier and a medic - are relayed to their relatives. Hear their amazing tales.

  • Jack the Ripper

    The relatives of three people connected to the 1888 Jack the Ripper case - a victim, a newspaper editor and a policeman - revisit the past with host Chris Hollins.

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  • Firing Squad

    Three relatives of Allied soldiers killed by their own men for supposed 'desertion' or 'cowardice' during World War I embark on an emotional journey of discovery.

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  • Suffragettes

    In 1913, suffragette Emily Davison was killed as she stepped in front of the King's horse at Epsom. Three people find out how their families were linked to this tragedy.

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Series 2

Find My Past

  • Dambusters

    Join descendants of three key players in the iconic 'Dambusters' raid of May 1943 as they learn about the bravery of 617 Squadron and their impact on World War II.

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  • Gunpowder Plot

    Learn more about the Gunpowder Plot as relatives of conspirators Everard Digby and Robert Catesby and spymaster Robert Cecil hear about their ancestors' involvement.

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  • Tutankhamun

    Join ancestors of author Arthur Weigall, wealthy Lord Carnarvon and scientist Alfred Lucas to hear how their relatives were bound by the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb.

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  • The Great Fire of London

    Relatives of diarist Samuel Pepys, schoolboy eyewitness William Taswell and the future James ll discover more about their links to the Great Fire of London.

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  • Christmas Truce

    A moving episode of the genealogy series as we join descendants of three WWI soldiers to learn about their relatives' roles in the Christmas truce of December 1914.

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  • The Great Escape

    Three relatives of POWs who were detained by the Germans at Stalag Luft III hear of their ancestors' integral roles in an audacious Allied escape attempt in 1943.

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  • Dickens Rail Crash

    A distant relative of Charles Dickens learns that his famous ancestor had a dark secret that was nearly exposed by a rail crash in 1865. Find out what it was here.

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  • Battle of Trafalgar

    Three ordinary people discover how they are linked to Admiral Nelson's victory over Napoleon at Trafalgar. Chris Hollins presents the enlightening ancestry show.

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  • Scott of the Antarctic

    Distant relatives of three members of the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition - including leader Robert Falcon Scott - learn more about their intrepid ancestors.

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  • Abdication Crisis

    Edward VIII's romance with American divorcee Wallis Simpson rocked the monarchy in 1936. Relatives of key players in the affair hear more about their ancestors.

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