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Episode 2

Documentary. As Danny romps through his family tree, he dons 14th-century armour and learns to fight like his 19-times-great-grandfather, Henry Hotspur Percy.

During his appearance on Who Do You Think You Are? Danny Dyer discovered he was descended from King Edward III, but in this two-part series Danny uncovers a bigger family tree with even more royal and aristocratic ancestors. Now Danny delves into the lives of his royal and noble forebears to find out how they lived, as he immerses himself in their pursuits, passions and lifestyles. From the Vikings to the Tudors, Danny dresses, eats and lives his way through his family tree. And, remarkably, his journey is a retelling of 800 years of British history, which is all there in his bloodline.

In this episode, Danny's first stop is Edward II and his French wife Isabella whose lives, to Danny's delight, play out like a medieval soap opera. As Danny romps through his family tree he dons 14th-century armour and learns to fight like his 19-times-great-grandfather, famous medieval knight Henry Hotspur Percy. To get closer to his Tudor ancestors Danny brushes up on his etiquette by learning to sing and dance just like one of Henry VIII's courtiers. And finally, Danny gets his hands on a ruff when his own family, in all their Tudor finery, join him at an Elizabethan sugar banquet.

58 minutes

Last on

Tue 12 Feb 2019 01:15

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Role Contributor
Presenter Danny Dyer
Director of photography Joe Taylor
Photographer Jack Coathupe
Photographer Richard O'Brien
Sound Sam Diamond
Graphic Designer Keith Robinson
Production Company Joint
On-line editing Tom Knowles
Re-recording mixer Wid
Hairdresser Lauren Alice Buck
Makeup Artist Lauren Alice Buck
Costume designer Mark Ferguson
Costume designer Charlotte Sewell
Production Designer Stephen Bryce
Production Designer Rupert Tucker
Production Assistant Jared Peysner
Production Coordinator Olivia Wood
Participant Sara Khan
Archive Source Debbie Townsend
Production Manager Nicola King
Executive Producer Louise Murray
Researcher Katie Bryant
Researcher Meltem Kamalvand
Assistant Producer Rebecca Fairbank
Assistant Producer Jessie Potts
Film Editor Tim Thompsett
Film Editor Gordon Mason
Executive Producer Colette Flight
Series Producer Anna Kirkwood
Director Sue Hills
Production Company Wall to Wall Media
Participant Elizabeth Kyle


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