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Long Lost Family: What Happened Next

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    3 of 3

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  • Transmission (TX):

    Mon 22 Aug 2022

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  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 34 2022 : Sat 20 Aug - Fri 26 Aug

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  • Published:

    Wed 10 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 3

This week, we catch up with three searchers navigating new relationships and complicated feelings.

Ex-premiership footballer Dominic Matteo came to us desperate to find his birth mother after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. In a first for us, when we found his birth mum Maggie, she’d actually seen her son playing football on television without realising he was the baby she’d given up for adoption. But for Dom and Maggie this didn’t turn out to be the only coincidence…

In our second story Grant Williams returns to Derry in Northern Ireland to spend more time with his daughter Wendy O’Hagan nearly a decade after we first tracked him down. But with Grant’s recent diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, father and daughter must make use of every second they have together.

And finally, Colin Deering – who first met his brother Bryan back in 2014 – starts out on a whole new journey to find out about his birth father, with consequences none of us could ever have imagined.