Media Credits

Sticks Research Agency has been involved in the making of the following programmes over the last decade:

Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC2, BBC1) 2004 onwards

Consultancy, specialist genealogical research and onscreen expertise for landmark BAFTA nominated series, with all featured celebrities in series 1-4 and research featured in various episodes from series 5 onwards; interactive content for BBCi, plus written material for the supporting website.

Sticks Research Agency also provided all genealogical research for both series of Who Do You Think You Are? broadcast in Ireland (RTÉ1), and continues to provide specialist genealogical research as well as onscreen experts for the Australian version of the format broadcast on SBS1 – the highest-rating home produced show on the channel, and now into its fourth series.

History Mysteries (BBC2) 2005

Specialist research and onscreen presenting for a 10-part series investigating local stories and mysteries, co-produced by the Open University

Hidden House History (History Channel) 2006

Programme development and specialist research, co-presented by Dr Nick Barratt. A 10-part house history series reviewed by Victor Lewis-Smith (London Evening Standard) as a ‘Betjeman-inspired masterpiece’

So You Think You’re Royal? (Sky One, Sky Three) 2007

Consultancy, specialist genealogical research and onscreen expertise for this 8-part series investigating claims by members of the public that they are descended from royalty

Not Forgotten (BBC2) 2007

Specialist genealogical research and onscreen expertise for the critically acclaimed series presented by Ian Hislop that investigated the stories behind our forgotten war memorials.

Empire’s Children (Channel 4) 2007

Specialist genealogical research for the 6-part series that used family history to investigate personal stories of the British Empire from the backgrounds of leading celebrities. Produced research guides and written material for the supporting website

Tracing Your Roots (BBC Radio 4) 2007-2011

Specialist genealogical research, with Dr Nick Barratt acting as the studio expert for this hugely popular repeat radio series presented by Sally Magnusson

Secrets from the Attic (ITV1) 2008

Specialist research, presented by Dr Nick Barratt: a fascinating exploration of the lost treasures that are tucked away in people’s attics and basements

Live the Dream: As Seen on Screen (ITV3) 2009

Some specialist research. Melissa Porter and Dr Nick Barratt co-presented an aspirational property show, looking at houses and locations that feature in some of our best-loved television programmes and films

Nick Knowles’ Original Features (UKTV Home) 2010 onwards

Specialist research for all properties featured in this popular ‘house-history-meets-restoration’ format for UKTV’s Home channel

Missing Millions (ITV1) 2011

Specialist research and onscreen expertise, as Mel Sykes and Paul Heiney are assisted by Dr Nick Barratt in tracking down the rightful beneficiaries to some of the UK’s billions of pounds of unclaimed money, property and estates

Find My Past (Yesterday) 2011

Specialist genealogical research and onscreen experts for the first series of the award-winning 10-part genealogy show that links three people each week to an amazing moment in history via their respective ancestors

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