Who’s on Who Do You Think You Are 2017?

The stars and stories in this year’s series are revealed

Ricky Tomlinson

Actor Tomlinson charts his family’s role in Liverpool’s rise to become one of the most important centres of trade in the 19th century. “They were grafters, yet they had such a pitiful life,” he muses, frustrated by the city’s inequality, but heartened by its union activity.