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Derek Jacobi

Celebrity genealogy series. Actor Derek Jacobi grew up in Walthamstow, but a clue in his mother's family tree hints at a more colourful past in France.

Actor Derek Jacobi grew up in Walthamstow, where his parents ran a market stall. But a clue in his mother's family tree hints at a more colourful past - his great-grandmother's name was Salome Laplain. Armed with this tantalising detail, Derek discovers that, far from being from humble roots as he had thought, he is in fact descended from a wealthy French Huguenot fleeing religious persecution in France - who had connections to Protestant royalty on this side of the channel.

58 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Participant Derek Jacobi
Series Producer Kathryn Taylor
Director Helen Williamson
Production Company Wall to Wall Media

Broadcasts

  • Thu 27 Aug 2015 21:00
  • Tue 1 Sep 2015 23:35
  • Wed 2 Sep 2015 00:05
  • Wed 2 Sep 2015 00:35
  • Tue 8 Sep 2015 02:25
  • Mon 15 Feb 2016 14:00
  • Fri 22 Sep 2017 14:45
  • Fri 28 Sep 2018 14:45

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