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June Brown

Celebrity genealogy series. National treasure June Brown unravels her Jewish heritage, and discovers how momentous historical events shaped her family's destiny.

Celebrities trace their family trees to reveal the lives of their ancestors and explore major themes in British social history.

National treasure June Brown leads the way as the oldest person ever to take part in Who Do You Think You Are? During her search to find out if she is a real EastEnder, June unravels her Jewish heritage, and discovers how momentous historical events shaped her family's destiny, forcing them to migrate across Europe.

June begins her investigation in London, by exploring her great great great grandfather's involvement in the shadowy underworld of 19th century bare-knuckle boxing. Tracing her ancestors further back, the trail leads June to Holland and the story of a family tragically divided by war. Pushing back even further, June discovers an extraordinary document that reveals the impact the Spanish Inquisition had on her family, causing them to be forcibly expelled from North Africa.

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Mon 7 May 2012 18:30

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Role Contributor
Director Sarah Feltes
Director Sarah Feltes
Producer Carrie Britton
Producer Carrie Britton
Participant June Brown
Participant June Brown

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