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Heir Hunters - Series 3 - Wren/Olszewski


The latest in the series dedicated to finding the heirs of people who have died without leaving a will. Kenneth Wren lived all his life in Romford and when he passed away aged 79 he appeared to have no remaining family. Despite having lived in sheltered accommodation for nearly 16 years, even his neighbours knew nothing about him. But as the heir hunters at Fraser and Fraser set to work they discover that Kenneth was once part of a very large family struggling to survive the inter-war years. But why did he lose touch? And with such a big family, surely there must be at least one surviving heir? Fraser and Fraser is also on the case of Jan Olszewski. A Polish emigrant living in Halifax, Jan died in 1998 leaving an estate of 53,000 pounds. As the trail leads back to Poland, a tale emerges of wartime heroism, the systematic carving up of a country and the shocking truth behind the notorious Katyn massacre of 1940. But will the team succeed in tracking down Jan's family? And how will any heirs react to hearing that he survived the war and started a whole new life for himself in England?

Broadcasts

  • 2009-07-14 09:15:00 - 2009-07-14 10:00:00 on BBC One West, BBC One Wales, BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC One Scotland, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One Cambridge, BBC One South East, BBC One Oxford, BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One North East, BBC One South West, BBC One South, BBC One London, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One East, BBC One North West,
  • 2009-07-21 02:30:00 - 2009-07-21 03:15:00 on BBC One East Midlands, BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One South West, BBC One West, BBC One South East, BBC One London, BBC One North West, BBC One Oxford, BBC One North East, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One East, BBC One Cambridge, BBC One Wales, BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC One South, BBC One Scotland,
  • 2010-08-19 09:15:00 - 2010-08-19 10:00:00 on BBC One Wales, BBC One East, BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One London, BBC One South, BBC One South West, BBC One North West, BBC One North East, BBC One Oxford, BBC One South East, BBC One Cambridge, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Scotland, BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC One West,

Credits

  • Executive Producer Barbara Altounyan
  • Producer Livia Russell
  • Executive Producer Matthew Gordon
  • Producer Livia Russell
  • Producer Matthew Gordon
  • Producer Barbara Altounyan