Who Do You Think You Are? Sophie Raworth uncovers bizarre history of Yorkshire's pineapples

Sophie Raworth uncovers the strange history of British pineapples in tonight's Who Do You Think You Are?

In this evening's episode, BBC News presenter Sophie Raworth investigates her father's side of the family and discovers a tragic but inspiring tale of ancestors who risked everything to move to America in search of religious freedom.

Closer to home, she explores a family rumour that her great-grandfather worked at Kew Gardens and is astonished to uncover a horticultural heritage stretching back to the 1700s.


In this clip, Sophie heads to Cheshire to one of only two remaining operational British pineries to find out how her five-times great Grandfather would've cultivated pineapples in Yorkshire.

"How ridiculous is that?!" Sophie reacts to the unusual sight of pineapples growing in England.

"Every time I see a pineapple now I'm going to smile," adds Sophie as she's told the secrets of growing pineapples in the British climate.

Who Do You Think You Are? airs tonight at 8PM on BBC One.