She'll trace her family tree right back to her rumoured French roots on her mother's side, and finds herself swept away by an extraordinary Napoleonic-era cross-Channel romance.
But it's the suicide of her maternal grandfather that has always hung over Amanda's family, and his story also takes her to France. What she discovers about his heroics in the face of tragedy is moving and heartwarming.
Who Do You Think You Are?, BBC1, 8pm
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