After a great episode last week featuring Brian Blessed, this Thursday ‘s ‘Who Do You Think You Are? programme features former Eastenders actress and now star of BBC drama ‘New Trick’s – Tamzin Outhwaite and her family history story.
Tamzin’s mother, Anna, had Italian ancestry from the Santi and Gonnella families and the programme looks in-depth at their experiences moving from Italy to Britain and their hardwork and perseverence in building a life and a successful ice-cream business which gave them wealth. They endured poverty and then internment on the Isle of Man as ‘enemy aliens’ in the Second World War but overcame these difficulties to build a life for their families in the UK.
The programme airs on Thursday 20th August at 9pm on BBC1. If you’d like to find out more, TheGenealogist has looked into Tamzin Outhwaite’s family history.
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