Dame Judi Dench

Star of stage and screen Judi Dench sets out to research her ancestry, beginning with her father Reginald Dench. He never spoke of his experiences during the First World War, so she tries to find out how he won his gallantry medals. Judi's investigations then take a truly epic turn, leading her to 16th-century Denmark and nobility. The actress also discovers, to her delight, some remarkable Shakespearean links.