The Secrets In My Family episode guide

In our exclusive new show presented by Alex Jones, family histories are explored with plenty of twists, turns and surprises along the way. Find out what's in store...

The Secrets In My Family episode guide

Episode 1

Alex Jones uses DNA technology and genealogy experts to help newly-engaged Kirsty look for her father who has been missing from her life for 20 years - but does he want to be found? And M People drummer, Andrew, is looking for his biological father after a shock revelation from his parents which turned his world upside down. Also, Fifi and John tell their tale of a family secret kept from them for 30 years.

Episode 2

When Alex Jones uses DNA technology and genealogy experts to help siblings Trena and Laurence look for their father they unearth more secrets than they bargained for. And 28-year-old Gareth has only just found out that he has a whole family out there somewhere. Will Alex and her team be able track them down? We also hear how one man's search for his half siblings led to a shock discovery that changed his life.

Alex comforts M People drummer Andrew in Episode 1.

Alex comforts M People drummer Andrew in Episode 1.

Episode 3

Alex Jones uses DNA technology and genealogy experts to help 25-year-old artist Hollie look for the father who left under a dark cloud before she was born. Did he turn his life around and will he want to meet her? And when she helps new father Richard to finally approach his little sister Keisha, Alex must deliver some potentially devastating news. We also hear from a woman whose determination to unlock a family secret finally paid off.

Episode 4

Sisters Lauren and Paige know that they have a secret half-brother out there somewhere. Family means everything to them, so Alex Jones is going to use DNA technology and genealogy experts to help them track him down, but will he want to be found? In Bognor Regis, 72-year-old Maureen hasn't seen her older sister Beryl since she disappeared from her life when they were children. Can Alex find Beryl and fill in the missing pieces after all this time?

An emotional moment for Gareth and Debbie in Episode 2.

Episode 5

North Londoner Ayshah has been asked by her 82-year-old dad to track down one of his eight children, who has been missing from his life for over 40 years. Using DNA technology and genealogy experts, presenter Alex Jones helps her on the search. And Essex business man Chris has just found out, at the age of 38, that the man he called dad is not his real father - now he's throwing everything at it to unlock the secrets of his past and won't rest until he gets answers. We also hear how a man found in a cinema at one week old used DNA to track down his biological family.

Episode 6

Alex Jones uses DNA technology and genealogy experts to help Reverend Kes to look for the half siblings she has thought about for 40 years, but having rejected her once, will they want to meet? And can she help London Brand Director, Alan, find his sperm donor father and put an end to a lifetime of wondering? Also, we find out what life is like when the search is over - is life with a dad how 24-year-old Kirsty imagined it? And have Reverend Kes and her new found half-siblings healed old wounds?