When is Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace on TV?

Series 3 of ITV's family history programme Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace, following foundlings as they try to trace their birth families, will start on Monday 24 May

Helen Knox and Victoria Vardy in Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace

When is Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace next on TV?

ITV has just announced that series 3 of its tear-jerking family history series Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace will start at 9pm on Monday 24 May. The three-episode series will be broadcast over three consecutive nights.

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What is Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace?

The programme is a spin-off from the ITV series Long Lost Family, which helps members of the public reunite with missing parents, siblings and other family members. Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace focuses on foundlings – people who were abandoned as babies and often adopted. Using DNA testing and genealogical detective work, the team behind Long Lost Family help the people featured find their birth families.

What is Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace about?

The first episode of the new series of Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace follows Helen Knox and Victoria Vardy. In the 1980s both women were abandoned as babies in the same town, Chesterfield, just 18 months apart. The search team set out to investigate Helen and Victoria’s origins – and whether there could be a connection between them.

Episode two features two equally jaw-dropping stories – that of 74-year-old Marguerite Huggett, who was abandoned on the luggage rack of a train just after the Second World War, and Rachel Selby, who was left at a church in Liverpool in 1987.

Finally, in episode three we meet 31-year-old Steve, who was found in public toilets near Wolverhampton Wanderers FC’s stadium, and Sarah Dunkley, whose mother disappeared from the hospital after giving birth.

Who presents Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace?

Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace is presented by Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell.

Where can I watch other episodes of Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace?

Series 2 of Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace is streaming on ITV Hub. You can also watch a selection of old episodes of the original Long Lost Family and the spinoff series Long Lost Family: What Happened Next and Long Lost Family Born Without Trace: What Happened Next.

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Rosemary Collins is the staff writer of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine