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Long Lost Family: What Happened Next

  • Episode:

    1 of 3

  • Transmission (TX):

    Mon 06 Jul 2020

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 28 2020 : Sat 04 Jul - Fri 10 Jul

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Wed 24 Jun 2020

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Overview

Over the past decade, Long Lost Family has reunited 336 people with missing relatives. We’ve helped 61 mothers to find children they thought they would never see again.  We’ve brought 167 siblings together, often for the first time in their lives.  But meeting is just the beginning; how easy is it to build relationships after a lifetime apart?

In this series, we find out, ‘What Happened Next?’: revisiting some of our most extraordinary stories to catch up with people whose lives have been changed forever.

Presented by Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell.

Episode 1

In our first episode we revisit one of the most incredible searches we have ever taken on; the ever-unfolding story of grandmother, Kathleen Fraser Jackson.   

Kathleen originally came to us looking for her birth mother after 40 years of searching.  Using DNA databases we not only found her mother, 3500 miles away in Canada, but triggered an epic journey for Kathleen, spanning continents and cultures, and unlocking more secrets – and family members - than she could ever have dreamed of. 

And now, in ‘What Happened Next’, there are even more new relatives for her to discover.  We follow Kathleen to Jamaica to meet her youngest sister, Peta Gay for the first time.   For Kathleen, who has always longed to connect with her Jamaican roots, it’s a vitally important moment, ‘We share the same Dad we share the same blood and … it would be the ultimate rejection if I’m not accepted there by my own family’ …

Our second story has never been shown before and features twins who were separated as babies.  

43-year-old Jason Tyers came to us looking for his closest relative, born on the same day; his twin sister.  Her loss has haunted Jason throughout his life and he was determined to find out if they had a special connection; ‘that twin thing’.  We follow him as his sister is found, all his questions are answered, and watch as they are finally able to build a sibling relationship.