Assignment is a Documentary programme.



Where do you come from? Tracing your ancestry in the USA is one of the most popular hobbies along with gardening and golf. TV is awash with advertising for the do-it-yourself genetic testing kits which have become much sought after gifts, especially at Christmas time. The kits have revolutionised family tree research and gone are the days of sifting through old documents. But, as Lucy Ash reports, the DNA results are now revealing far more than many had bargained for. How do you react when you find out your mother had a secret affair half a century ago...and the man who raised you isn't your dad? Produced by Charlotte McDonald.

Genre: Documentary

When is Assignment next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC World Service Radio Tomorrow, 1:32pm and on BBC World Service Radio Tomorrow, 11:06pm. See more...