DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
ROBERT Downey Jr and Maggie Gyllenhaal aren’t related, but they have several things in common. Apart from being actors. Their ancestors also came from Europe. Yeah, well them and how many hundred million other Americans, you’re thinking. But this isn’t some scratch the surface episode of Who Do You Think You Are? The work is done for them here, and the host, academic, writer and general over-achiever Henry Louis Gates, unveils the evidence, culminating with the elaborate family tree. It’s genuinely exciting, for them and for us, especially when the tree looks like this pair’s tonight.