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Who Do You Think You Are? USA

Who Do You Think You Are? provides a unique glimpse into the personal lives of celebrities while taking viewers on a quantum leap through history.

This engaging series exposes the real person behind the celebrity as they come to understand who they truly are, the lives their ancestors lived, their identity and their place in the country's history.

Episodes

Episode One: Supermodel Cindy Crawford explores the mystery behind her Midwestern family's origins

Supermodel Cindy Crawford explores the mystery behind her Midwestern family's origins. Focusing on her father's side of the family, Cindy's research leads her to Boston, where she discovers an ancestor who was one of America's earliest Puritan settlers.

Baffled by a family mystery, Cindy follows his trail to England where she finds a family torn apart by conflict. Cindy is amazed by tales of military bravery and political defiance as she traces her ancestor's role in one of the pivotal battles of the Civil War.

Travelling to London, Cindy then makes a discovery that takes her ancestry back an incredible twelve centuries, revealing an astonishing connection to early European royalty.

Episode Two: Chris O'Donnell traces the ancestry of his late father, discovering a legacy of courage, patriotism and proud devotion to family

Chris O'Donnell traces the ancestry of his late father, discovering a legacy of courage, patriotism and proud devotion to family. His research takes him to St Louis, Missouri, which was struck by a devastating cholera epidemic in 1849.

Chris uncovers a moving memoir that details his great-great-grandfather's selfless role helping the sick and dying. When he digs deeper, Chris finds out that his ancestor also played an important role in the Mexican-American War that defined the borders of modern America.

Skipping back two more generations, Chris discovers an equally brave and patriotic ancestor who served in the War of 1812 which consolidated America's independence from Britain. Following the trail to Baltimore, Chris uncovers an extraordinary connection to one of the most iconic battles in American history.

Episode Three: Patrick Stewart

Sir Patrick Stewart's memory of his late father, Alfred Stewart, is scarred by recollections of domestic abuse. In this deeply personal and moving film, Patrick investigates his father's extraordinary war career, and discovers the shocking impact it had on his character.

Who Do You Think You Are? UK

Annie Lennox

Singer Annie Lennox researches the female ancestry of her family. As the Eurythmics star and campaigner visits Aberdeen, where she was born, the coastal town of Banff and a Highland estate, she uncovers dark tales of tangled relationships, illegitimacy and poverty, and discovers the humiliations her unmarried great-great-grandmother suffered before the Kirk.

Who Do You Think You Are?
Paul Barnes

Fifty years after Jamaica gained independence from Britain, former footballer and sports pundit John Barnes sets out to investigate the extraordinary role his grandfather, Frank Hill, played in the island's struggle for self-rule.

John discovers how his grandfather became the subject of secret telegrams, and why he was interned by the British during World War Two. John also uncovers how, from being at the heart of Jamaican politics, Frank fell from grace among his political allies.

Who Do You Think You Are? USA
  • RTÉ One, Thursday, 10.10pm