The new series of Who Do You Think You Are? will start on Monday 22 July 2019, with the first episode following Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe’s quest to uncover his family history.
The episode, which will be broadcast at 9pm on BBC One on 22 July, will see Radcliffe discovering one ancestor who became a successful Hatton Garden jeweller before meeting a tragic fate, and another who wrote moving letters from the front line of the First World War.
Series 16 of the popular family history show will continue with seven more episodes, starring A-lister Kate Winslet, international media personality and music mogul Sharon Osbourne, James Bond star Naomie Harris, comedian and Have I Got News For You captain Paul Merton, television personality Mark Wright, comedian Katherine Ryan, and comedian Jack Whitehall together with his father Michael Whitehall.
Colette Flight, executive producer at WDYTYA? production company Wall to Wall, said: “We’re delighted to have this incredible line-up of stars and to have captured these journeys of discovery as they explore their extraordinary family trees.”