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‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ – John Simpson, BBC1, Wednesday 25 September, 21:00

‘Veteran BBC news reporter and world affairs editor John Simpson always thought his great grandfather was Samuel F. Cody, famous for being the first person to fly in Britain and a Wild West entertainer.’

Alas, tonight’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? is the last programme in the current series – so we’re looking forward to savouring this final show.

In tonight’s programme, John Simpson will be exploring the story of how his great grandmother ¬†left her husband to run off with Samuel F. Cody – and it seems John will also make a shocking discovery about one of his ancestors.

Given John Simpson’s career as a journalist, we’re hoping that he uses some historical newspapers for his family history research.

 

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