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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.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 28 Aug 2014 00:50
BBC Two Scotland only


Role Contributor
ParticipantBrian Blessed
Series ProducerKathryn Taylor
DirectorMary Cranitch
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