Paul Hollywood looks into his family's past this week. His journey takes him first to North Africa where his grandfather had only just completed his training when he found himself in Tunisia as part of the Light Anti-Aircraft division tasked with protecting infantry from enemy air attack during a major Allied offensive to take Tunis from the Germans. He then makes his way to Italy where he learns his grandfather was part of the landing force that became surrounded by German forces and trapped on the beaches at Anzio for four months.
Jane Seymour was born Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg and knows that there is Jewish ancestry on her father’s side of the family. She wants to find out about her Jewish great aunts Michaela and Jadwiga and their lives under Nazi occupation.
Derek Jacobi grew up in Walthamstow and a clue in his mother's family tree hints at a more colourful past. He soon finds out that, far from being from humble roots as he had thought, he is in fact descended from a wealthy French Huguenot fleeing religious persecution in France.
Jerry Hall knows her father’s family originally came from Oldham, but wants to discover how they ended up in America.
Gareth Malone wants to know how far back his musical gene goes and he attempts to find out more. His investigations into his mother’s side of the family take him to London’s West End, where he learns that his great-great-grandfather was a star of musical comedy and performed in from of George V.
Anne Reid attempts to find out more about her father's family and she only has a couple of clues to go on. The clues soon put her on the trail of her great-great-grandfather John Reid - not a minister at all, but a schoolteacher in Fife who had a sideline in forgery.
Frank Gardner used to be very close to his late mother and is keen to find out more about her side of the family.
Anita Rani finds out about her maternal grandfather Sant Singh and all that she knew about him is that he suffered terrible tragedy at the time of India’s Partition. Anita’s mother informs her that Sant had another wife and family before marrying Anita’s grandmother.
Mark delves into his family's past this week.
Frances de la Tour delves into her family's past this week.