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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.
Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell present more remarkable and moving stories of people anxious to find long-lost relatives. Taxi driver Cliff Jardine grew up at odds with his adoptive parents and has been desperately trying to find his mother, but he discovered she had moved to Singapore. Sue Ward, born in Singapore and adopted by a British couple, has longed to know more about her birth mother. Could they both be searching for the same woman? The programme also looks at the case of paediatric nurse Anna London-Truckle, who was born in Ecuador and adopted by a British couple at the age of two. Although grateful to her adoptive parents, Anna feels a huge disconnect with her roots. Faced with a seemingly impossible search in a developing country, Anna fears she will never have the opportunity to find her mother, who made the ultimate sacrifice to give her a better chance in life.
Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell present more remarkable and moving stories of people anxious to find long-lost relatives. Mother-of-three Samantha Whyte is searching for the Swiss father she has never met. Raised on the story of her parents' whirlwind romance in Zurich, she became desperate to know the man behind the myth and turned to Long Lost Family for help. The programme also looks at the story of Vanda James, who is hoping to put an end to a secret that has haunted her family for over 50 years. As a child, Vanda remembers a new-born baby who was taken away at a few days old. Vanda discovered that the baby was her brother, but her mother died before she could pluck up the courage to talk about it. She is determined to find her brother, but what she finds turns out to be bigger than she could possibly have imagined.
Deborah Ozturk - who was born in Australia and adopted by a British family - has spent years longing to find her birth mother and thank her for the incredible sacrifice she made in giving her up as a baby. Deborah learned as a teenager that her adoptive parents actually knew her mother, who had chosen them to bring her up. The programme also details the story of Ray Jones, who at the age of two was separated from his mother and younger brother and put in a children's home. It was only last year, after accessing his case file, that Ray uncovered the biggest missed opportunity of his life. The file contained a letter written by his mother when he was 15, saying that she wanted him back. Ray never received the letter. Although he fears that it is too late to know his mum, Ray hopes that he can find his brother and get some answers about his past.
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.
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