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Heir Hunters - BBC Series 4 - 13. Ivy Sherry



Heir Hunters - BBC Series 4 -

13. Smith-Kiff/Sherry

 

This episode was broadcast at 09.15 on 3 February 2010.

In November 2009 I was invited to take part in Series 4 of Heir Hunters. The aim of the programme is to show how professional agencies track down potential beneficiaries of unclaimed estate. Usually, the programme features two actual case studies and shows the social and historical background of those concerned. In this particular programme Celtic Research looked into the case of Ivy Sherry who died in April 2009 from a stroke. She spent the last few years of her life in Middlewich, at an NHS Supportive Housing Network, as she had lived for many years with a range of learning difficulties. Given that she had died without leaving a will, the heir hunters set to work trying to track down any living blood relatives. It was revealed that she was born in Liverpool and her mother worked for the famous Liverpool M.P. Bessie Braddock in the 1930s. I was asked if I could give them background information about the area and the period they were concerned with, and to talk on camera about Bessie Braddock.


Heir Hunters - BBC Series 4

Stephanie Seabrook
Assistant Producer -
Heir Hunters
Flame Television


Heir Hunters - BBC Series 4

Edward Hart, Producer and Stephanie Seabrook
Assistant Producer -
Heir Hunters
Flame Television

 


Heir Hunters - BBC Series 4

Stephanie Seabrook
Assistant Producer -
Heir Hunters
Flame Television

 

Preparing for filming

 

 


Heir Hunters - BBC website

 

Information about about the series and broadcasts


Watch the programme

First broadcast on:
BBC One, 9:15am Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Duration:
45 minutes
Available until:
9:59am Friday 19th February 2010

BBC iplayer format of the full programme can be watched on the BBC Website here


Wikipedia - Heir Hunters - Useful information about the programme here

 


 

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