This week's TV and radio: young ancestors, classic WDYTYA? and more

By mattelton, 5 January 2012 - 11:06am

This week's
TV & radio
10 – 17 January

Pick of the week
Who Do You Think You Are?
Various times throughout the week

There's another packed schedule of classic Who Do You Think You Are? this week, with chances to catch up on episodes from the first series right through to this year's most recent run. Here's when to tune in – or, in some cases, set your recorder:

Wednesday 11 January, 3pm Watch
Rick Stein

Sunday 15 January, 1.50am Watch
Meera Syal

Tuesday 17 January, 12.25am BBC One
Sebastian Coe

Tuesday 17 January, 10pm Watch
Zoë Wanamaker 

The Grammar School: A Secret History
Thursday 12 January, 9pm BBC Four
This excellent documentary kicked off last week with a look at grammar schools throughout the first half of the 20th century (click here to watch it on the BBC's online iPlayer service). The story reaches a conclusion here, as archive footage and personal recollections help tell the stories of pupils in the years following the Second World War. 
Too Much, Too Young: Children of the Middle Ages
Watch online via the BBC's iPlayer service
What would life have been like for our young ancestors in the years between the 12th and the 15th centuries? Medievalist Stephen Baxter takes a look at a world in which half the population was under the age of 18, and where religion, war and work had a massive impact on children's lives.
Words | Matt Elton
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