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Duration: 45 minutes

Once again Heir Hunters is on the trail of people entitled to inherit money from long forgotten relatives. In this episode the team tells the tale of a family that stands to lose everything and sheds light on one of the worst shipping disasters of the 20th century.

Beryl Evans died in 2008 leaving an unclaimed estate of 100,000 pounds. Born in 1927, she'd lived and worked in the Welsh Borders all her life in a cottage that had been family-owned for centuries. But with no apparent heirs it looks as if the Inland Revenue will snap up Beryl's estate. As the team at Fraser and Fraser desperately tries to track down any blood relatives, some unexpected family secrets are revealed.

Back in 2003, Ernest Pythian died at the grand old age of 94. Born in 1909, he'd been adopted, had married his childhood sweetheart and led a seemingly conventional life. But as the team at Hoopers begins to search for potential heirs, a dramatic tale of emigrants seeking a new beginning on distant shores and of lives tragically lost in a shocking maritime disaster begins to emerge.


Series Producer
Livia Russell
Executive Producer
Matthew Gordon


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