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Long Lost Family: What Happened Next

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    1 of 3

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  • Transmission (TX):

    Mon 08 Aug 2022

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 32 2022 : Sat 06 Aug - Fri 12 Aug

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  • Published:

    Thu 21 Jul 2022

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Long Lost Family: What Happened Next

Series 7

Series overview

Over the past 12 years Long Lost Family has taken on more than seven hundred searches, reuniting family members that have been missing for decades and finding relatives people didn’t even know existed. But meeting is just the beginning; how easy is it to build a relationship after a lifetime apart, and what happens when searching doesn’t exactly go as planned? This is series where we find out ‘What Happened Next’.

Episode 1

This week, we catch up with three searchers who came to us desperate to find their parents.

Before John Hacking was reunited with his birth mother Maureen, he’d spent nearly 50 years without her in his life. But he wasn’t the only one. Maureen herself grew up in care, and finally meeting her son started a whole new journey to find her birth family.  

Pearse Egan met his father in 2018, but meeting Eddie hasn’t been the end of the story. Now Pearse is being visited by Eddie’s other son - Pearse’s older brother Nick – in London for the first time.

Our final story follows sisters Anne Jordan and Flo Banfield who first met in 2019. Having both grown up without their birth mother, they’ve spent the last two years on a mission to reconnect with the maternal side of their family.