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Season 12 / Episode 10 and airs on 27 April 2018 10:00
Series following the work of heir hunters, probate detectives looking for distant relatives of people who have died without making a will
Michael Buerk follows the heir hunters as they take on a very valuable estate. Alexander Gibb left behind not one, but two valuable properties and the search for his heirs uncovers great country estates and a history of landed gentry. Meanwhile, new certificates connected to the case of Robert Heavens reveal a surprising family secret and long lost family members, leaving the heir hunters to start their search again.
Michael Buerk follows the team as they take on the case of John Powney, whose passion for music and vast record collection could lead to unexpected riches for his heirs. Meanwhile a mistake on a birth certificate sends the Heir Hunters on the wrong path in the search for beneficiaries to Alan John Lewis's estate, but their hard work pays off when they ultimately find over 70 heirs.
Working on the fascinating case of Maureen Newydomyi, Michael Buerk and the Heir Hunters locate an heir living in one of the most famous and recognisable addresses in the world. Their search for beneficiaries reveals a family member with a bad conduct military record, and it turns out another heir has a lot more in common with his grandfather than the team could have expected. Plus the Heir Hunters are called in to track down family members who could inherit a substantial windfall from the estate of Christopher Cole, despite there being a valid will in place.
There is tough competition for the high-value estate of Richard Thomas Evans, so Michael Buerk and the team have to pool all their resources to stay on track. They uncover a war hero who died in a tragic accident, and an unexpected twist at the end of their search turns everything on its head. Plus the high-value case of Wallace Pilmoor reveals how chocolate transformed the lives and fortunes of a whole community, while the family was hit with the tragic infant deaths of three of Wallace's cousins.
With very little information to go on, Michael Buerk and the Heir Hunters get down to good old-fashioned detective work and hit the road knocking on doors in the hope of finding beneficiaries to the estate of Dorothy Caines. Their search discovers an unusual occupation of a bell hanger and brings back fond memories for the heirs. Plus the case of Edward Burridge gets off to a false start with an illegitimate birth, while the search reveals a rags to riches story of a relative who was respected and loved by some of the biggest celebrities of the 20th century.
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