Preview – Who Do You Think You Are? Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax
Ruby Wax. Image Credit: BBC/Wall to Wall/Stephen Perry

For some reason, the final episode of the most recent series of WDYTYA? has been delayed and is only just now being aired.

The focus of tonight’s edition is the comic and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax. Her parents were Austrian Jews who fled the Nazis in 1938 and settled in the USA. Wax claims that: “They took the war with them and brought it to our kitchen,” with her father being violent and her mother often hysterical.

Part of the story is Wax trying to figure if the tragedy her parents went through might explain her own mental health issues. She also learns of a revelation involving her great-grandmother and great-aunt.

Who Do You Think You Are? is on BBC One at 20.00.