Heir Hunters

THE HISTORY CHANNEL – Tuesday to Saturday from 26 October, 10.30am

Heir Hunters follows probate research firms’ investigators as they race against the clock and the competition to track down long lost relatives and bring them the news, both good and bad. Combining elements of fortune hunting, genealogy and ultimately life-changing moments, there are different stories covered in each episode.

LIVING CHANNEL – Saturdays from 30 April, 9.30pm

Over 300,000 people die without a Will & Testament annually in the UK. When someone dies without leaving a will and there’s no known relative to inherit, Her Majesty’s Treasury receives the money. Unless, that is, probate detectives can find previously unknown family members within a limited timeframe. Follow the detectives in the fifth series of Heir Hunters, as they search for legitimate heirs for sizeable estates.

History Channel – Wednesdays 23 February, 7.30pm

When someone dies you would expect that their worldly possessions go to their nearest and dearest. But what if the deceased had no known relatives and there was no last will and testament? Normally their possessions would go to the Government; unless the “heir hunters” step in. Combining elements of fortune hunting, genealogy and ultimately life-changing moments we follow the probate research firms’ investigators as they race against the clock to track down long lost relatives and bring them the news, both good and bad.

HISTORY CHANNEL – Weekdays from Tuesday 1 February, 7.30pm

When someone dies you would expect that their worldly possessions go to their nearest and dearest. But what if the deceased had no known relatives and there was no last will and testament? Normally their possessions would go to the Government; unless the “heir hunters” step in. Combining elements of fortune hunting, genealogy and ultimately life-changing moments we follow the probate research firms’ investigators as they race against the clock to track down long lost relatives and bring them the news, both good and bad.