Greatrex/Dick-Larkam

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Duration: 45 minutes

The heir hunters hit the road again as they seek out people entitled to inherit money from long-forgotten relatives.

Peter Greatrex died aged just 57, having spent nearly all his life in Birmingham working for Severn Trent Water. As Fraser and Fraser dig deeper they soon uncover a complex web of family connections and the moving story of a child separated from her dad for more than 30 years.

Julia Dick-Larkam died a lonely widow in 1998, aged 83. To all intents and purposes, Julia's maiden name was Marklove, but it soon transpires that she was actually given a whole new identity by the Coram Foundation, a remarkable charity founded in the 18th century dedicated to the care of unwanted and abandoned babies.

As the Fraser and Fraser team investigates further, it unearths the terrible hardships that led Thomas Coram to set up his foundling hospital and traces the extraordinary success of England's oldest children's charity.

By why was Julia abandoned by her mother back in 1915? And as the team tracks down her heirs, how will they respond to discovering that they had an aunt they never even knew existed?

Credits

Series Producer
Livia Russell
Executive Producer
Matthew Gordon

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