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Who Do You Think You Are?: David Walliams (S17EP2 BBC One Mon 19 Oct 2020)

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David Walliams: Actor, comedian, talent show judge and children’s author David Walliams delves into his family history. First, he learns of his paternal great-grandfather’s prolonged and traumatic experiences on the battlefields of the First World War. The damage to his mental health condemned him to a lifetime in what was then known as a lunatic asylum. On his mother’s side, David uncovers the story of his great-great-grandfather, who was blind as the result of invasive eye surgery. David is amazed to find out that his ancestor became an entertainer – first a street musician and then a travelling showman, running fairground attractions with the help of his wife and children.

Airdate: Mon 19 Oct 2020 at 9.00pm on BBC One

Season 17 Episode 2