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Who Do You Think You Are (2009)

Who Do You Think You Are

A documentary, first broadcast on 23 February 2009, 9pm (BBC1)

Running time: 1 hour.

Overview

This in-depth documentary follows ZoŽ's quest to learn about her family history.  Particular emphasis is placed on the circumstances that brought her father Sam Wanamaker's relatives from Eastern Europe to the USA, where they hoped to begin a new life.  Also examined in detail are the McCarthy 'witch-hunts', which prompted the Wanamakers' move to England during the 1950s, when ZoŽ was only a few years old.  The discoveries she makes not only lead to a greater understanding of her heritage, but also increased awareness of the socio-political climate during the first half of the twentieth century. 

If you have not yet seen it, I highly recommend that you watch this fascinating, compelling programme, which forms part of the sixth series of Who Do You Think You Are?

Merchandise

Who Do You Think You Are? - Series Six Region 2 DVD (includes Zoe's episode)

Related links

Who Do You Think You Are? - ZoŽ Wanamaker programme overview - BBC

Who Do You Think You Are?  How We Did It - ZoŽ Wanamaker programme - BBC

Who Do You Think You Are? - ZoŽ Wanamaker programme summary - Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine

Unseen footage from Who Do You Think You Are? - ZoŽ Wanamaker - Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine


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