UKTV delves in to secret families with Ancestry.
“The Secrets In My Family is a fantastic addition to our growing UKTV Originals slate on W. The series reflects the experiences that people all over Britain are facing today and hopefully proves that it is not impossible in this modern age, to find out more about your family’s history.” – W general manager, Steve North
The ‘W’ channel from UKTV has commissioned a six part documentary series, The Secrets In My Family which will be hosted by The One Show’s Alex Jones.
UKTV is working with Ancestry, the leader in family history and consumer genomics, to fund the hour long episodes in the series produced by Fremantle Media’s Boundless production company. The Secrets In My Family allows those kept apart by secrets, to dig deeper into their family history using a pioneering DNA test, developed by Ancestry, to uncover the truths behind their family mysteries.
The series proves that with little information it is possible to uncover secret family members and solve long-held family mysteries, but the results do not always lead to the ending people hoped for.
‘We’re delighted to have developed this format for UKTV. The series, in partnership with Ancestry, will shine a light on some long-kept secrets and hopefully create new starts for all the families involved.’ – Hannah Wyatt, Managing Director Boundless
The Secrets In My Family will air later this year on W. Alex Jones is best known for her hosting duties on popular weeknight magazine series The One Show, which airs Monday to Friday at 7pm on BBC One.