But that did not prevent him from being “delighted” to register for the new race.
There he learns that his great-great-grandfather was a blind itinerant artist.
Yesterday David, 49, who also uncovers a tragic tale of his paternal great-grandfather’s experiences after World War I, admitted he knew little about his ancestors before filming.
He said, “In creating the program, I discovered a lot of things. I was delighted to find that being an artist runs in the family.
Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker, Ruth Jones of Gavin & Stacey and Silent Witness favorite Liz Carr also feature in the series. Ruth, 54, learns her paternal grandfather was a key player in the South Wales Medical Aid Societies, which provided a model for the NHS, and finds globetrotting sailors on her side. mother.
She described the filming of the documentary as “one of the best experiences I have ever had”.
The Mirror revealed that Jodie, 38, would be on the show last year. She discovers the poignant reality behind a family myth surrounding the sacrifice of her great-uncle during World War I.
The mom of one said she felt “lucky to meet such great people whose understanding of history blew me away.”
Meanwhile, Liz, 48, learns about her grandfather’s time in the Navy and the role of an ancestor in a murder attempt.
Four episodes of the BBC1 series will air this fall, with more next year.