Richard will be exploring his past on next week's Who Do You Think You Are?

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Richard Madeley will be exploring his family’s history in next week’s Who Do You Think You Are? on BBC One.

He explores in particular the Canadian side of his family. He traces his extraordinary lineage back to the earliest Canadian and, to his surprise, American pioneers. Richard also discovers one ancestor fighting for women's rights, 300 years before women got the vote in America.

In a moving and emotional encounter with a member of the Narrangansett Indian tribe, he discovers the role his ancestor played in one of the bloodiest ever massacres on American soil.

Watch on BBC One Tonight at 9pm or catch it later on BBC iplayer

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  • Was facinated by programme. You should read Anya Seaton's The Winthrop women. All about said battle with indians. Very good read. Pauline

    Pauline Black

  • I enjoyed the programme "Who do you think you are" last night as my father and mother were also a English/Canadian couple. The really interesting thing last night was the Hicks connection in Nova Scotia. My late uncle was Henry D. Hicks from Bridgetown (my mother's brother-in-law). Watching the programme in Holland brought home how small the world really is!!!!

    George Robinson