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John Simpson

Veteran BBC news reporter and world affairs editor John Simpson always thought his great grandfather was Samuel F Cody, famous for being the first person to fly in Britain and a Wild West entertainer. It was only later that John discovered that his great grandmother, Lela King, had run off with Cody, taking her children with her. John follows the trail of his adventurous great grandmother and her life with Cody, the cowboy turned aviator. He also investigates what happened to the husband Lela left behind, John's real great grandfather, and makes a shocking discovery.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Wed 2 Oct 2013 00:35
BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD, Wales, Wales HD only


Role Contributor
Series ProducerColette Flight
DirectorHelen Williamson

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