Do you want to appear in a new family history TV show?

By Rosemary Collins, 28 February 2018 - 2:26pm

The makers of Genealogy Roadshow are looking for participants for a new British series


The Genealogy Roadshow experts filming in Ireland

Members of the public have their chance to put their family history queries to expert genealogists in a new Channel 4 TV series.

Free audience tickets are now available for Genealogy Roadshow, which is filming at Capesthorne Hall in Macclesfield, Cheshire from 28 February to 4 March, with doors opening at 8.45am and 1.45pm.

The show, being made by Big Mountain Productions for Channel 4, is a spin-off of the company's successful Irish TV series, which began airing in 2011.

It follows a similar format to Antiques Roadshow, with a team of genealogists and historians travelling around the country, answering queries from members of the public.

The show's producers said: "The series will open its doors to a broad cross-section of society and, using a team of expert investigators, will help them to unearth family secrets or achievements, reunite with lost branches of their family tree, or search for hidden treasure buried deep in their family's past.

"Although people may be seeking answers to certain questions, the experts' extensive research could take things in a very different direction and reveal some astonishing stories… so everyone involved should expect the unexpected!"

Audience members will watch the experts answer queries from members of the public, and will have the chance to put their own questions to them.

Participants must be willing to appear on camera and to stand during filming, and those under 18 must be accompanied by adults.

To apply to take part, click here.

The broadcast date for Genealogy Roadshow has yet to be announced.

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