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Long Lost Family

  • Episode: 

    6 of 7

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Tue 21 Aug 2018
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 34 2018 : Sat 18 Aug - Fri 24 Aug
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Series overview
 
The award-winning documentary series Long Lost Family returns to ITV for a brand new series, as presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell reunite more family members with their missing relatives. Series 8 features seven heart-warming new episodes, helping relatives reunite with the loved ones they have been desperately searching for and answering questions that have haunted people for years.
 
Episode 6
 
This episode features two stories about a man and a woman, each looking for their birth mother.
 
Julie Roberts lives in Birmingham, where she’s worked in the local chocolate factory for the last 32 years. She’s always known she was adopted. But when as a teenager she found out that her birth mother, Marion, was only 18
when she had Julie, she wanted to know more. After accessing her adoption paperwork, Julie discovered that her father was a married man. Since then, although Julie knows she’s not to blame, she’s felt guilty that somehow she may have ruined her birth mother’s life. Now Julie longs to find Marion, to see what impact this teenage pregnancy had and find out what became of her .
 
Our second story is on behalf of a man longing to find his birth mother after more than fifty years apart.
 
Keen biker Marc Wolfe knows little about his birth mother other than that she was Jewish and her one wish was for her son to be adopted into a Jewish family. Marc had a very happy childhood in a close knit Jewish family. But deep down, he has always struggled with feelings of rejection. After the death of his adoptive mother, his feelings intensified and he decided to look for his birth mother. He wants to know whether she cared about him and why she gave him up: did she have any choice? Marc is now searching for answers.
 
Find out what happens when Long Lost Family takes on these searches.