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Brian Blessed

Actor Brian Blessed has always loved his unusual name - but has no idea where his Blessed ancestors came from.

Born in Yorkshire he'd always assumed his family were northerners, but digging deeper Brian discovers that his roots lie down south. Here he uncovers the story of his great-great-grandfather Jabez Blessed - a tale of hardship, struggle and survival worthy of Oliver Twist.

Release date:

59 minutes

Last on

Fri 5 Feb 2016 14:00


Role Contributor
ParticipantBrian Blessed
Series ProducerKathryn Taylor
DirectorMary Cranitch

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