Dr Nick Evans of WISE appears on BBC show "Who do you
think you are?"
WISE historian uncovers the past for TV personality
Dr Evans' appearance with Alex Kingston is the latest in
over two dozen episodes that Dr Evans has provided his
expertise, including versions for US and South African editions of
the programme. He has also appeared in the BBC series Coast.
“In the programme I help confirm a long-held view by
Alex that she is of Jewish immigrant ancestry who worked their way
out of poverty in the East End using a range of ‘entrepreneurial’
skills,” said Dr Evans, an expert in Jewish migrant
“It was brilliant to be able to share with Alex some of the
findings from my research. She was very personable and loved
the fruits of my delve into the archives.”
The researchers on the programme needed assistance with
researching both Alex’s Jewish ancestry and their later involvement
in the Victorian underworld.
Watch this episode on BBC iplayer