Tuesday 28 August 2018

Irish version of WDYTYA? returns to RTE this autumn

After a break of nine years, a new series of Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA?) has been announced by RTÉ, Ireland's state broadcaster. The Irish genealogy documentary series was first aired in 2008 and follows pretty much the same formula of the UK and US versions.

In the new series, the family history of six individuals will be explored. They are: former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, TV presenter Laura Whitmore, singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey, actor and stage director Adrian Dunbar, actor and comedian Pat Shortt, and academic and former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power.

All the genealogical research was carried out by a team led by Nicola Morris MAGI, director of Dublin-based Timeline, with the support of several other Members of Accredited Geneaogists Ireland.

No precise screening dates have been confirmed yet, but the programmes are intended for broadcast as part of the Autumn schedule.

UPDATE, 31 August:
Nicola has advised that the first episode of the new series will be broadcast on Sunday 9 September, at 9.30 pm.