Presented by Bill Oddie, each film takes an ordinary member of the public, who has
no idea that they have a famous ancestor, on an extraordinary journey through their
family tree. At their journey’s end they find out they are related to one very
famous Briton….Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale, George Stephenson, Lawrence
of Arabia or The Duke of Wellington.
Historian Guy De la Bedoyere takes our contemporary characters on a journey to key
locations and back in time. In each film the personal search goes back through
the family tree with stops along the way to illustrate important historical events.