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Documentary series following the work of Britain's army of family finders as they track down lost family members.
Brothers Fred and Jimmy O'Donnell spent 80 years apart. Their mother gave birth out of wedlock, first to Jimmy, who was placed in an orphanage, and later to Fred, who grew up in a Catholic boy's institution. Both boys grew up completely unaware of each other's existence. The question of what became of his mother played on Fred's mind, and Fred's daughter made it her mission to help. Her search reveals a tragic story but also uncovers that her dad had a brother. Tessa and Jan's father died when they were young. They found out that their mother and father had been divorced before he died and that he had been in a relationship with another woman, called Rosemary. As well as this, soon after their father died, Rosemary had given birth to twins. After a conversation at a party revealed the twins' existence, Tessa and Jan meet with them to exchange photographs and memories.
Basharat Najib has been trying to trace his grandmother Ellen for his mother Yasmin for ten years. As a young girl, Yasmin was adopted by her stepfather and grew up with his family in Pakistan. She married a local man and returned to England with him and their children in the 1950s. Basharat has yet to find Yasmin's birth mother but has found two half-sisters of Yasmin's. We also meet twins Janet and Michael. When their mother died, they became aware of a family secret - while their father was away fighting during WWII, their mum had become pregnant, and the baby girl had been given up for adoption. Janet and Michael had given up hope of finding their half-sister, until a change in the law allowed relatives of people given up for adoption to contact them. They finally meet their half-sister, and a newly found letter may give a clue as to who her father was.
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