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Long Lost Family

  • Episode:

    2 of 5

  • Title:

    Series 10

  • Transmission (TX):

    Mon 25 Jan 2021

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 04 2021 : Sat 23 Jan - Fri 29 Jan

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  • Published:

    Thu 14 Jan 2021

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Long Lost Family

Series overview

The BAFTA award-winning documentary series returns to ITV for its tenth series as presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell reunite more family members with their missing loved ones. 

With help from a team of trained intermediaries, DNA experts and investigators, Nicky and Davina find people that previously couldn’t be traced and answer questions that have haunted entire lives. And, at a time of international crisis which has seen many people experience separation from loved ones, these reunions have more poignancy than ever.

Produced by Wall to Wall for ITV

Episode 2

This week features two stories of missing relatives found much closer than the searchers could ever have imagined.

Our first story is of a mother who’s never got over the decision made for her 50 years ago – to have her first-born child adopted. Pauline Pedder became pregnant when she was just a schoolgirl in Huddersfield. Now 65, she’s longing to find her daughter, who she’s never forgotten. When Long Lost Family takes up the search, an unprecedented twist reveals that Pauline’s daughter lives in Huddersfield, has been doing her own investigations into her past and knows much more about her birth mother than expected.

Meanwhile in Blackpool, trainee nurse Donna Cowell’s life has been overshadowed by fears of what happened to her younger brother. Having grown up in the care system and had a difficult childhood, Donna turns to Long Lost Family to find out whether her brother avoided the same fate. But what she never could have guessed is that her brother turns out to be living just round the corner from her.