Gladys Willerton died a widow aged 86 in August 2008 in Leicester. She was a very active member in the Leicester Progressive Spritualist Church, which became the main focus of her life both professionally and socially. Having lost touch with her family a long time ago the heir hunters have a mountain to climb as the race is on to see who gets to any living relatives first! Gladys' existence is eventually rediscovered by a half blood family who are spurred on to research their own family tree as a result.
Meanwhile, other members behind the Frasers team uncover the devastating tale behind a £250,000 case which sees a family ravaged by illness and death. Spurred on, they want to turn this family's luck around and stop the estate from going straight into the government's coffers, but will they manage it with so few survivors to help them piece together the essential family tree?