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John Simpson

Celebrity genealogy series. Reporter John Simpson follows the trail of his adventurous great grandmother and her life with Samuel F Cody, the cowboy turned aviator.

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.

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Wed 2 Oct 2013 00:35

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Credits

Role Contributor
Series Producer Colette Flight
Director Helen Williamson

Broadcasts

  • Wed 25 Sep 2013 21:00
  • Wed 25 Sep 2013 22:35
  • Tue 1 Oct 2013 23:35
  • Wed 2 Oct 2013 00:05
  • Wed 2 Oct 2013 00:35

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