Following the success of the BBC Two series, Who Do You Think You Are?, the channel has commissioned Wall to Wall to make a second series of six one-hour programmes.
The programme delves into the family history of celebrities and gives viewers the tools to dig into their own pasts. The first series, which featured Private Eye editor Ian Hislop and TV presenters Moira Stewart and Jeremy Clarkson among others, attracted average audiences of around five million, the highest figure for a series on BBC Two this year.
Roly Keating, controller of BBC Two said: “Who Do You Think You Are? has had a fantastic impact and has really captured the public’s imagination.
“The cleverness of the programme is that it taps into a popular pastime, brings unexpected subjects into the mainstream and works on many levels -personal, social, historical. You never know what it will discover and we’re looking forward to more surprises.”
The first series of Who Do You Think You Are? inspired viewers to trace their own family history. Traffic to bbc.co.uk/history more than doubled in the first week of broadcast, setting a new weekly record of 5.3 million page impressions.