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Patsy Kensit

Series in which celebrities trace their ancestry. Patsy Kensit's late father was a villain, deeply involved with London's most notorious gangsters of the 1960s, the Krays and the Richardsons. Reggie Kray is godfather to Patsy's brother.

Patsy embarks on an investigation into her father's murky past, wanting to understand the roots of his criminality and to discover how far back 'the family trade' goes.

She meets up with a criminologist who had unearthed a copy of her father's criminal record, revealing the true extent of his crimes. She is then shocked to uncover documents in the national archive that show her grandfather was also a prolific criminal.

Tracing her roots further back, an amazing document in Goldsmith's Hall reveals how the Kensit family, once affluent artisans, first fell into poverty. Then Patsy makes a final emotional discovery about her family and who they descended from.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 6 May 2010 20:00


Role Contributor
ParticipantPatsy Kensit
ProducerMark Ball

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