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Heir Hunters

Series 3

Episode 25: McGarry/Sharpe

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Vincent McGarry died in East London leaving behind an estate worth an estimated 150,000 pounds. A telecommunications engineer, he also spent 22 years in the army, achieving the rank of sergeant and earning the prestigious British Empire Medal. Yet as Fraser and Fraser delves into his family's history, the team discovers a tale of suicide, serial bigamy and numerous half-brothers and sisters about to meet each other for the first time.

At Celtic Research in Powys, Wales, Peter Birchwood examines the case of Peter Sharpe, a man who died at the relatively young age of 57. As the heir hunter investigates, he makes the surprising discovery that Peter's brother lives a mere 10 miles away but is unaware of the death. Why did family members lose touch with each other, and what memories are stirred up by the knowledge of Peter's untimely death? Show less

Contributors

Series Producer:
Livia Russell
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Executive Producer:
Barbara Altounyan

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