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Heir Hunters

  • 2007
  • Documentary and factual
  • News and current affairs


"Heir Hunters" follows the work of probate detectives who track down family members of people who died without leaving a will. The hunters compete to find surviving relatives who could be the recipients of unclaimed estates before the British Treasury collects the entire sum. Series one was presented by Nadia Sawalha, but a presenter was dispensed from series two onwards when Lisa Faulkner began narrating the show. It premiered in a daytime slot on BBC One in 2007 and can also be seen on the History channel, Watch and Yesterday.

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