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Heir Hunters

Series 4

Episode 18: Perkins/Routledge

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Joyce Logan died aged 87 in February 2008. She had been married to Raymond Perkins for 51 years but they never had children. The heir hunters begin working the case, but because Joyce had no children or siblings, everything hangs on her parents and any siblings they might have had. But immediately, the team hit a wall. They discover Joyce was born illegitimately, and therefore they cannot trace her father's side of the family. As avenues are closing down on them, they are faced with the possibility that Joyce's £30,000 estate might end up in the hands of the government. Will the team be able to track down an heir in time and ensure Joyce's estate stays in the family?

The heir hunters also work on the case of Kenneth Routledge and his £160,000 estate. As the hunt hots up an intriguing story starts to unravel. They discover how the deceased had closed himself off from the world whilst secretly working away in his cellar on ideas and inventions which he hoped would make him his fortune. But just how successful was he? And would the team manage to track down any beneficiaries to his estate? Show less

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