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Wednesday, August 29, 2018


(Nicky Campbell & Davina McCall)

The award-winning documentary series Long Lost Family returns to ITV Choice (DStv 123) for a brand-new series, as presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell reunite more family members with their missing loved ones.

The sixth series of this much-loved programme starts on September 2 at 18h00 and promises more extraordinary and heart-breaking stories, with some unexpected outcomes, reflecting the difficult twists and turns of real life that’s not always “happy ever after”.

From an adoption in a developing country in the 1980s, to the shocking world of Magdalene Laundries in 1960s Ireland, to using the newest family finding tool of DNA testing, the series explores new territory and tackles some of the most difficult social history of family separation through compelling and touching personal stories. Across seven new episodes, the programme scours the globe, travelling from New Zealand and Australia, to South America and Switzerland, as well as the length and breadth of the UK.

Davina and Nicky track down and reunite family members, some of whom have been tirelessly searching for years, others who have spent their whole lives not even knowing that their relatives exist.

In the first episode of the new series two adopted people born on opposite sides of the world search for their birth mothers in Singapore, and the team makes a discovery that nobody could have predicted.