School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Julius Ruiz in 'Who Do You Think You Are? USA'

On 19 February 2013, BBC1 broadcast the first episode of the third season of Who Do You Think You Are? USA.

In this programme, Hollywood legend Martin Sheen examines his Irish and Spanish ancestry. During the show our Hispanist, Julius Ruiz, shows the actor around the San Cristóbal Fort in Pamplona. This fort, converted into a Francoist jail during the Spanish Civil War, held Sheen's uncle prisoner for three years. The programme can be watched on the BBC iPlayer.