Next Episode of Long Lost Family: What Happened Next is
Since Long Lost Family began four years ago, the series has reunited over 100 people with their long lost relatives. But the reunion is just the beginning, and in Long Lost Family: What Happened Next the programme revisits nine of the most extraordinary searches, to find out what happened after the families were reunited. Presented by Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell, the series will discover how these remarkable reunions have transformed people's lives, and what it's like to build a relationship with a family member after a lifetime apart.
Episode three catches up with people whose lives have been changed in the most unexpected ways.
In Ireland, we catch up with Peter Gunn, whose joy at his reunion with his birth mother Daphne was short-lived as Daphne soon suffered a serious health scare. We discover how these events inspired Peter to make a life-changing decision with huge implications not only for him, but also for his adoptive mother Miriam.
We travel to Barbados with Jade Hartley as she sees her father Tony for the first time since they were reunited. Jade is also nervously anticipating meeting her half-brother and grandmother, as well as a whole new extended Barbadian family.
We also catch up with Gillian Carter and her son Mark, whose life has been changed in profound and unexpected ways by meeting his birth mother. As mother and son celebrate Mark's 50th birthday together, they discover an extraordinary coincidence.
This week we catch up with three families whose lives have been transformed in ways they never imagined.
Cathie Cutler Evans came to us in 2016 desperate to find her birth mother who had given her up for adoption nearly 50 years before. After uncovered the tragic news that her mum had already passed away, Cathie was reunited with her half-sister Ann in Liverpool. Since meeting the siblings have formed a powerful bond with each other and their brother Mark. But they've all had to come to terms with the fact Cathie will never get to meet their birth mum Adrienne. We discover how building their relationship has given them all the strength to deal with their grief, and find out how Cathie has felt about being welcomed into a huge new family.
We also catch up with John Ayton, who after being adopted as a baby, had longed to find his father Kenneth. John was reunited with his half-brother Steve in 2017 after facing the difficult news that Kenneth had already passed away. But since their meeting, although John's relationship with his brother has gone from strength to strength, it also underlined just how little he knows about the other side of his family – his birth mother, Marlene. John's need for answers launches an incredible new search, taking him on a journey he never thought possible.
In our final story, we revisit one of Long Lost Family's first searchers. Maureen Charlton came to us in series 2 looking for her brother Michael who had been expelled from the family for being gay. But although close as children, after 40 years apart, the siblings couldn't just slip back in to the relationship they had back then. We join Michael and Maureen in Brighton to discover what it's like to have to get to know each other all over again.
We revisit three more families who were separated by extraordinary circumstances. Divorced couple Marion and James united in their search to find the son they gave up for adoption as teenagers. Their reunion brought about a dramatic twist that had huge consequences for all of them. Ray went in search of his brother Arthur in 2016, but was shocked to find he had 11 other siblings as well. We also catch up with Laura, who reunited with her Nigerian father Andy and brother Nten.
We catch up with three women whose lives have been changed, including Deborah Ozturk whose birth mother is making her first trip to the UK since their reunion.
Davina McCall(Davina McCall)
Nicky Campbell(Nicky Campbell)
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