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The Dad's Line

Meet the Izzards Episode 2 of 2

In the second episode of a two-part documentary, comedian and actor Eddie Izzard embarks on a unique, epic and personal journey using his own DNA to trace the migration of his ancestors out of Africa and into Europe. A simple saliva swab and the latest cutting-edge DNA science help Eddie explore the secrets of his father's family history. He traces his male ancestral route over hundreds of thousands of years and across 10,000 miles all the way back home to Britain.

Along the way he meets some of his DNA cousins among the Bakola pygmies of Cameroon, and in the Middle East he discovers how we first had sex with Neanderthals, as he finds out where the male Izzards came from.

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Last on

Tue 19 Mar 2013 01:20
BBC Two Scotland only

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Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterEddie Izzard
PresenterEddie Izzard
Executive ProducerEric Harwood
Executive ProducerEric Harwood
Series ProducerHarvey Lilley
Series ProducerHarvey Lilley
DirectorHarvey Lilley
DirectorHarvey Lilley

Eddie Izzard: 'I'm 2.8% Neanderthal'

Eddie Izzard: 'I'm 2.8% Neanderthal'

Geneticist Dr Jim Wilson has discovered that Izzard is 2.8% Neanderthal.

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