Who Do You Think You Are?
genealogy / times vary / BBC1
For all his faults, deluded Citizen
Khan is intensely proud of his family and background, and his alter ego, Adil Ray, feels exactly the same about his own wonderfully rich and varied heritage after peeping into the branches of his family tree. The actor and presenter begins his journey in Kenya where he explores his African roots and the controversial interracial marriage between his grandparents Meraj, who came from what is now Pakistan, and Aisha, who was from Uganda. As he then visits Uganda to discover the truth behind a family story about Aisha’s separation from her mother, he also investigates rumours that she was related to Ugandan royalty. What would Mr Khan say?!
Adil Ray learns about his grandfather Meraj (inset)