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Long Lost Family

  • Episode:

    7 of 10

  • Transmission (TX):

    Mon 16 Aug 2021

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 33 2021 : Sat 14 Aug - Fri 20 Aug

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Wed 04 Aug 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 7

This week - two shocking discoveries of missing siblings.

Steve Austin and Moira Tonge are brother and sister but only found each other as adults. Steve was adopted as a baby and when he traced his birth mother, nearly 30 years ago, he also found his sister Moira. Since meeting, they have become very close but shockingly at their mother’s funeral another secret came to light…. they have an older sister, Caroline, who they are now desperate to bring into the fold.

Lisa Irvine also only found out about her brother Nicholas as an adult, when she read her adoption paperwork. Knowing that he initially stayed with their mother when she was given up for adoption, she wants to know what happened to them and to find the sense of belonging that she’s always craved.

NB Filming for this episode took place during the Covid-19 pandemic with social distancing restrictions in place and under Covid-safe guidelines.