“Who Do You Think You Are?” Season Finale: Minnie Driver Traces English Roots

By Diane Haddad

This week’s season finale of TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” features English actor Minnie Driver (fun fact—her real name is Amelia Fiona).

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Driver was on the British “Who Do You Think You Are?” (which inspired the US version); I imagine this is the same show, perhaps re-edited. (You can see a clip from the BBC show here.)

If you’re hoping for a look at 20th-century English research, you’re in luck. Driver will learn about her father’s career in the Royal Air Force during World War II, of which he hardly spoke. She researches back to his parents, and then forward to discover a relative who becomes the first paternal relative she’s ever met.

Among places viewers will visit are the Royal Air Force Museum, Rockside Hall (once a Royal Air Force psychiatric hospital), and several local libraries.

Watch “Who Do You Think You Are?” at 9/8 Central on TLC. Past episodes are available on the TLC website.