Main content

Kate Winslet

Oscar-winning actor Kate Winslet follows a rumour of Scandinavian ancestry on her mother's side of the family and is delighted to find that she has Swedish heritage.

Oscar-winning actor Kate Winslet follows a rumour of Scandinavian ancestry on her late mum Sally’s side of the family and is delighted to find that she has Swedish heritage. But her joy turns to tears and anger when she uncovers the extreme hardships her ancestors endured, from famine to flogging and imprisonment. On her dad’s side, Kate finds a drummer boy in the Grenadier Guards and, this time, an unusually positive encounter with prison.

25 days left to watch

58 minutes

Audio described

Last on

Friday 00:10

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Kate Winslet
Director Tom McCarthy
Series Producer Sarah Feltes
Executive Producer Colette Flight
Production Company Wall to Wall Media

Broadcasts

  • Last Monday 21:00
  • Thursday 23:40
  • Friday 00:10

Curious about your family history?

Curious about your family history?

BBC History has plenty of tips to help you get started.