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Jonnie Peacock

Celebrity genealogy series. Paralympic gold medal winner Jonnie Peacock looks back through the generations and ends up captivated by his four-times-great-grandmother.

Paralympic gold medal winner Jonnie Peacock was named for his maternal grandad, who died the year before he was born. Like Jonnie, his grandad was a sportsman - an excellent amateur footballer scouted by a professional team, only to be thwarted by parental pressure to take a 'proper job' as a painter/decorator. Pushing back down the generations, Jonnie uncovers the legacy of poverty and unexpected disease that led the family to value job security over the beautiful game.

On his father's side, Jonnie is captivated by his four-times-great-grandmother, branded a 'bad character' in 1841 by a local village policeman. But Jonnie's further research reveals a strong woman prepared to stand up in court and testify against the men who had wronged her.

58 minutes

Last on

Fri 31 Aug 2018 00:15

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Credits

Role Contributor
Participant Jonnie Peacock
Series Producer Sarah Feltes
Director Russell England
Executive Producer Colette Flight
Production Company Wall to Wall Media

Broadcasts

  • Mon 20 Aug 2018 21:00
  • Mon 20 Aug 2018 22:45
  • Tue 21 Aug 2018 23:45
  • Wed 22 Aug 2018 00:10
  • Wed 22 Aug 2018 00:45
  • Fri 31 Aug 2018 00:15

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