Next Episode of Long Lost Family is
Season 7 / Episode 1 and airs on 26 July 2017 21:00
Long Lost Family traces & reunites family members, delivering some of the most emotionally powerful scenes ever seen on television.
This episode features two stories of women haunted by events from their history: A mother whose brief time with her baby has been wiped from her memory and a daughter trying to come to terms with the legacy of her mother's troubled past.
This week we have two stories of children desperate to find missing parents: A son who wants his father to be proud of him, and a woman searching for the youngest birth mother we've ever come across, who was only 13 years old when she had her.
Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell present more remarkable and moving stories of people anxious to find long-lost relatives. Mother and daughter Val and Marisa Moorhouse from Yorkshire are searching for their missing son and brother. When she gave birth to her second child, Stephen, Val could not afford to give him the life he deserved and made the heart-breaking decision to have him adopted. Today, Val and Marisa are desperate to find Stephen and have him back in their lives. The second story features Sam Cashmore who was adopted as a baby and has a life many people would envy, but her path to happiness has been overshadowed by the absence of two important women in her life - her birth mother and her sister. Ever since she learned that her birth mother was forced to give up a younger daughter for adoption as well, Sam has been desperate to contact her and hope that her search will also uncover the sister she has never met.
Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell present more remarkable stories of people anxious to find long-lost relatives. Miriam Aragon Hay grew up in Wales with her single mother Veronica and was never allowed to ask about her Salvadorean father. Veronica had been a missionary nun in El Salvador and fell in love with a local mariachi band guitar player called Victor, but she had to leave the country when she became pregnant. Miriam has a photograph of her father and has even seen him in a TV documentary, but longs to know the real man. Also, the story of Annie Sims, who has struggled to come to terms with the decision her birth mother made to give her up for adoption as a baby. Annie's compassion for her mother grew when she realised how difficult it must have been for her to make that impossible decision to keep her elder sister and give her away. Today, Annie is more determined than ever to find her birth mother and hear her side of the story.
Episode 1 features another first for Long Lost Family, a divorced couple searching together for the son they were forced to give up as teenagers.Marion and James met when they were seven years old growing up in Catford, South London. Marion was raised by her grandparents and James lived two streets away with his parents. They started going out with each other when they were teenagers.
Also this week, we meet Cathie Cutler-Evans, a woman desperate to find her birth mother after more than 50 years apart. Cathie lives in Chester where she runs a barbers shop and raises her three sons. She grew up on the Wirral where she had a happy childhood and knew from an early age she was adopted. When she was a teenager, Cathie's adoptive parents showed her a letter from her birth mother Adrienne, thanking Cathie's adoptive parents for giving her a loving home and asking them to explain to Cathie how much she loved her. It was a life changing moment for Cathie, who wanted to know more about her birth mother.
Episode Two features two stories of people's lives torn apart by circumstances beyond their control: Our first ever search on behalf of a birth father searching alone for an adopted child; and a woman raised in children's homes longing to find her mother.
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