This programme follows the journeys of well-known personalities as they delve into the past to explore their family trees, uncover their family history and discover fascinating facts about their ancestors that have been hidden by the passage of time. Genealogist Nick Barratt introduces this programme which uses highlights from the individual stories to illustrate how to go about tracing your own family. Nick shows how to get started with your search, the value of talking to close relatives and the importance of physical clues such as old postcards, letters and photographs. He also demonstrates how to get the best out of the archive trail including where to look and the information you can expect to find. The celebrities featured include: Jeremy Clarkson, Lesley Garrett, Ian Hislop, Sue Johnston, Bill Oddie, David Baddiel, Amanda Redman, Vic Reeves, Meera Syal and Moira Stuart.