What is Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are? has been broadcast since 2004 and has reached 18 series. Each episode of the hit BBC One documentary series follows a celebrity as they try to research their family history and uncover the fascinating and moving lives of their ancestors.
When is Who Do You Think You Are? next on TV?
Series 18 of Who Do You Think You Are? will start airing on BBC One on Tuesday 12 October 2021, with an episode starring comedian Josh Widdicombe. There will be no episode broadcast on Tuesday 16 November due to BBC One’s Children in Need coverage, but it will be followed by episodes on 23 November (starring Joe Sugg) and 30 November (starring Ed Balls).
Who is on the new series of Who Do You Think You Are?
Series 18 of Who Do You Think You Are? will star Dame Judi Dench, Ed Balls, Joe Lycett, Josh Widdicombe, Alex Scott, Pixie Lott and Joe Sugg. The family history stories they will uncover include including the lives of Victorian chimney sweeps, facing down fascism in the 1930s and even a link to William Shakespeare.
Where can I catch up with past episodes of Who Do You Think You Are?
Series 12-17 of Who Do You Think You Are? are available to watch for free on BBC iPlayer. The selection features some of the most popular episodes of the series, including Danny Dyer discovering his royal connections, Olivia Colman tracing her roots to India and Jack and Michael Whitehall’s banter as they took on a rogue’s gallery of ancestors.
Series 1-4 and series 11, 13 and 15 of Who Do You Think You Are? are also available on DVD.
Rosemary Collins is the staff writer of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine