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Long Lost Family: What Happened Next

  • Episode:

    2 of 3

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  • Transmission (TX):

    Mon 15 Aug 2022

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 33 2022 : Sat 13 Aug - Fri 19 Aug

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  • Published:

    Wed 03 Aug 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 2

This week, we catch up with two sisters whose searches took us to opposite sides of the globe.

Yasika Fernando’s search for her Sri Lankan birth mother has had repercussions she could never have imagined. When Yasika’s programme was broadcast it was watched by someone else born in the very same week and adopted from the very same convent.

Our second story follows Paula Stillie, who after a lifetime wondering about her ethnicity discovered her Native American aunts and uncles. But with the global pandemic scuppering international travel, they’ve only been able to speak via videocall… until now. Finally, she’s heading out to Montana to see her new family in person.