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John Bishop

John Bishop famously changed career from pharmaceuticals sales director to stand-up comedian. John is surprised to discover that he's not the only person in his family to have made extraordinary career choices. He is astonished when he finds out what his great-great-grandfather Charles Bishop ended up doing. He also investigates what happened to another great-great-grandfather, who became a prisoner of war in the Crimea.

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59 minutes

Last on

Tue 8 Mar 2016 15:50
BBC Two Wales


Role Contributor
ParticipantJohn Bishop
Series ProducerColette Flight
DirectorSarah Aspinall

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