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Long Lost Family

  • Episode:

    5 of 10

  • Transmission (TX):

    Mon 02 Aug 2021

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 31 2021 : Sat 31 Jul - Fri 06 Aug

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Wed 21 Jul 2021

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Long Lost Family

Series overview

The multi award-winning series returns with more extraordinary and moving stories of people desperate to find missing family.

With help from a team of trained intermediaries, DNA experts and investigators, Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall find people that previously couldn't be traced and answer questions that have haunted entire lives.

Across 10 brand new episodes we take on some astonishing searches: from an international and premiership footballer looking for his birth mother after recovering from a brain tumour to a man needing the truth about why he was left as a three-month-old baby in a pram on the street. And even in its 11th series, there are firsts for Long Lost Family: from our oldest ever searcher; an 86-year-old father looking for the daughter he was separated from; to the first search we’ve ever had for a long-lost foster brother.

As Long Lost Family and its popularity demonstrate year on year, knowing your roots and being in touch with your family is incredibly important. And with many viewers having been separated from their loved ones during the pandemic, this series remains immensely poignant and heart-warming.

Episode 5

Episode Five features an extraordinary search that takes twists and turns and unveils one missing relative after another.

Our search begins with a woman looking for two people missing from her life….
53-year-old Kate Brown lives in Portsmouth with her husband Ray and her 8-year-old son Alexander.

When Kate was just 5 days old, her birth mother left. She suffered from a severe form of epilepsy and was unable to look after her daughter, so Kate was fostered by the Barter family. 

But there was someone that Kate felt a connection with… her foster brother, John. 

Despite years of searching for John, Kate was unable to find out what happened to him. Her search turned to her own past and, just two years ago when she saw her adoption file, Kate discovered she had a biological sister...