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Warwick Helps BBC2 Research 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

Chrsitine Woodland
MRC Helps BBC2

Ever wondered about your family history? Is it possible you have a family secret waiting to be uncovered (or best left at rest)? Have any of your family discovered or invented something? Is it possible your family can be traced back to a time when they lived in another country?

If you would you like to know how to research your family history and find out how carrying out such research may affect you, then tune it to BBC2 on Tuesdays at 9.00pm for the next 10 weeks.

The 10-part series called 'Who Do You Think You Are?' profiles ten well-known figures as they carry out research into their own family history.

During the making of the series the BBC visited the University’s Modern Records Centre (MRC) to film the programmes featuring Jeremy Clarkson and Sue Johnston.

When Jeremy Clarkson was asked to research his family history he thought that his research would result in nothing more than boring information – check out Jeremy’s programme to discover if Jeremy was right in his assumption (26 October).

Sue Johnston's family history revolves around two men, whose working lives reflected the increasing social mobility that followed the Industrial Revolution. Sue’s research unearthed a rags to riches story – check out Sue’s programme to get the full story (2 November).

The series starts this Tuesday (12 October) when Bill Oddie finds that his family history unearths a tale of mental illness, 'dark satanic mills', and the harsh conditions of a working-class life.

Other personalities appearing in the series are Amanda Redman, David Baddiel, Ian Hislop, Lesley Garret, Moira Stuart, Meera Syal and Vic Reeves.