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Olivia Colman

Celebrity genealogy series. Actress Olivia Colman travels to India to find out more about her great-great-great-grandmother.

Actress Olivia Colman claims to be 'the least adventurous person I know.' As for her ancestors, apart from a rumour that there was a Frenchwoman somewhere in her family tree, Olivia thinks they are largely from Norfolk, so she is astonished to discover that she needs to travel to India to find out more about her great-great-great-grandmother Harriot.

Olivia finds records that reveal Harriot was an orphan in 1811 on a ship bound for England from (then) Calcutta. Harriot's father was an Englishman, but the identity of her mother, who gave birth to her in a remote Indian village, is a mystery Olivia delights in solving.

59 minutes

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  • 00:14

    Alexandre Desplat, Pro Arte Orchestra

    Girl With A Pearl Earring (Main Title/Cues)

  • 00:55

    Whitney Houston

    I Look To You

  • 00:56




Role Contributor
Participant Olivia Colman
Series Producer Sarah Feltes
Director Mary Cranitch
Executive Producer Colette Flight
Production Company Wall to Wall Media


  • Mon 9 Jul 2018 21:00
  • Mon 9 Jul 2018 22:45
  • Tue 17 Jul 2018 23:40
  • Wed 18 Jul 2018 00:35
  • Wed 18 Jul 2018 00:40
  • Fri 20 Jul 2018 00:15

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