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TV & radio
9 – 15 March
Pick of the week
The British at Work
Thursday 10 March, 9pm BBC Two
Kirsty Young explores our working lives since 1945, comparing how work has changed from being ‘what you do’ to ‘who you are’. We hear from ordinary people and their experiences of trade unions and sexism. Featuring archive clips and newsreel reports.
➘ Also this week Heir Hunters
Weekdays, 9.15am BBC One
Searching for the heir of an estate worth £2 million sees the detectives racing against the clock, while tracing the history of a Kensington woman results in the discovery of a Polish pilot from the Second World War.
Royal Upstairs, Downstairs
Weekdays, 6.30pm BBC Two
Tom Wonnacott visits Harewood House near Leeds, 50 years before Queen Victoria became a resident. He discovers a watercolour by Turner, while Rosemary Shrager uncovers the secrets of Harewood’s idyllic kitchen, with its roof shaped like the Sistine Chapel.
Saturday 12 March, 10.45pm BBC Two
While the King orders his army to lay siege outside Boulogne in an attempt to exert his military strength, Catherine Parr’s religious inclinations are attracting attention.
Who Do You Think You Are?
Sunday 13 March, 8pm Watch
In search of his paternal roots, actor Matthew Broderick journeys into the past to uncover his grandfather’s bravery during the First World War. Unexpectedly, he also finds the resting place of another ancestor who fought in the American Civil War.
Catch up online Coming Home
Don’t miss the chance to follow presenter Sian Williams on her emotional journey to uncover her Welsh ancestry, with a few hidden secrets in store.
Words | Leanne Hyland