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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 hearts of their family histories and witness fascinating tales of infidelity, tragedy and adventure.

The show's 14th season features a new crop of personalities traveling the world to discover their ancestry. Guests include Charles Dance, Clare Balding, Adil Ray, Noel Clarke, and Craig Revel Horwood.

Ten more famous faces retrace their ancestry

Ten more famous faces retrace their ancestry

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Episode 5, Series 10

Wednesday August 22 at 5:35pm

Gary Lineker

Episode 5 | Series 10

Sports presenter and former footballer Gary Lineker follows the trail of his great, great, great grandfather James Pratt, and discovers that James was a poacher in Victorian England…

Episode 5, Series 10

Thursday August 23 at 1:40am

Gary Lineker

Episode 5 | Series 10

Sports presenter and former footballer Gary Lineker follows the trail of his great, great, great grandfather James Pratt, and discovers that James was a poacher in Victorian England…

Episode 7, Series 13

Sunday August 26 at 10:55am

Greg Davies

Episode 7 | Series 13

Greg Davies uncovers the deepest Welsh roots anyone could wish for.

Episode 8, Series 13

Sunday August 26 at 11:55am

Warwick Davis

Episode 8 | Series 13

Warwick Davis uncovers the story of his three times great grandfather - a postman who lived a double life.

Episode 9, Series 13

Sunday August 26 at 12:55pm

Sunetra Sarker

Episode 9 | Series 13

Actor Sunetra Sarker sets out to explore the Bengali heritage she ignored when she was growing up in Liverpool.

Episode 7, Series 13

Monday August 27 at 1:25am

Greg Davies

Episode 7 | Series 13

Greg Davies uncovers the deepest Welsh roots anyone could wish for.

Episode 8, Series 13

Monday August 27 at 2:25am

Warwick Davis

Episode 8 | Series 13

Warwick Davis uncovers the story of his three times great grandfather - a postman who lived a double life.

Episode 6, Series 10

Wednesday August 29 at 5:30pm

Nick Hewer

Episode 6 | Series 10

TV personality Nick Hewer goes back on his father's side, to his nine times great grandfather, and discovers how his family's fortunes were shaped by the English Civil War.

Episode 6, Series 10

Thursday August 30 at 4:05am

Nick Hewer

Episode 6 | Series 10

TV personality Nick Hewer goes back on his father's side, to his nine times great grandfather, and discovers how his family's fortunes were shaped by the English Civil War.

Episode 10, Series 13

Sunday September 2 at 11:25am

Sophie Raworth

Episode 10 | Series 13

BBC News presenter Sophie Raworth discovers a tragic but inspiring tale of ancestors who risked everything to move to America.

Episode 10, Series 13

Monday September 3 at 1:35am

Sophie Raworth

Episode 10 | Series 13

BBC News presenter Sophie Raworth discovers a tragic but inspiring tale of ancestors who risked everything to move to America.

Episode 7, Series 10

Wednesday September 5 at 5:35pm

Nitin Ganatra

Episode 7 | Series 10

Nitin Ganatra moved to England from Kenya when he was just three. Now he wants to investigate why his family left Kenya, and why they immigrated from India in the first place.

Episode 7, Series 10

Thursday September 6 at 3:45am

Nitin Ganatra

Episode 7 | Series 10

Nitin Ganatra moved to England from Kenya when he was just three. Now he wants to investigate why his family left Kenya, and why they immigrated from India in the first place.

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