The seventh season of the award-winning Long Lost Family, presented by Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell, continues. This fifth episode features policeman Richard Beckley, who is looking for his long lost brother.
Richard, who now lives in Surrey with his wife Karen, grew up on a farm in Kent with his parents and three siblings. Six years after his mother passed away, his uncle Frank divulged a shocking secret. In 1943, his mother had a daughter called Jenny, and then in 1949 she had given birth to a son called John. She then chose to put both children up for adoption.
There was a further revelation, as in 1984 Jenny attempted to make contact but their mother made the decision not to meet her. Richard and his siblings have managed to track down Jenny. They find it wonderful having Jenny and her family in their lives, but they have no information at all about John.
The second search of the programme comes from County Durham, where Kelly Anderson-Laybourne lives with her husband Steve and her two children. When she was 15 years old, Kelly discovered the man she thought was her father was not actually her real dad. Since then, Kelly has longed to meet her father.
Long Lost Family Season 7 Episode 5 airs Wednesday 23 August 2017 at 9.00pm on ITV.