Who Do I Think I am
Mark Steel used to be sneeringly disdainful of the vogue for tracing one’s family tree, imagining his South London upbringing was the main reason for his left-wing views and hatred of billionaire capitalists and North London. Sanguine about being adopted, he knew his birth name was Phillip Anderson and his birth father was French but it never preoccupied him. Yet the arrival of his son in his mid-thirties prompted a change of heart, and he set about trying to find his natural mother.
Date of event:21st April 2016