The American version of the program has featured several celebrities. I watched the episode which featured Sara Jessica Parker as the wide-eyed co-sleuth of her own family tree. While the series has some merit (it promotes family history research) it is rather over-produced with its obligatory close-ups of teary-eyed celebrities. The creators of the show must have known how valuable it was to potential popularity of the show to include close-ups of our favorite media people made vulnerable. "People just like us" -- that is the subtext of it. It is my personal viewpoint that we do not need celebrity to see the value in researching our own families. The program implies that there is something about "drama kids" like Parker, for example, and her successful acting cohorts that makes them intrinsically central to the discussion. I don't believe it. The show incorporates very little of the actual research process into the final product. Of similar nature, PBS' History Detectives, on the other hand, has typically emphasized research over results. Celebrity is not the point, opening the door is the point (though I must interject here that the PBS program has its own set of production agendas). Signed G. Claire.