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Actor and writer Mark Gatiss will be the subject of the next edition of BBC One genealogy series, Who Do You Think You Are? Click on the images included here for bigger versions. Gatiss has starred in Doctor Who eps such as The Lazarus Experiment and The Wedding of River Song, and written stories such as The Unquiet Dead, Night Terrors and Cold War.
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Actor and writer Mark Gatiss has always had a love of storytelling, especially for the ghastly and the ghoulish, but has always wondered where it comes from. Setting out to research his ancestry, he is intrigued to discover that his mother's side of the family goes back five generations to the wilds of Northern Ireland. Travelling over there, he untangles a tale of rags-to-riches and learns that sure enough, his family were indeed story-tellers - but fascinatingly, they were also said to be vampire-slayers.
Who Do You Think You Are? airs at 9pm, Oct 8 on BBC One
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