Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's ancestry draws 5m to BBC One

LONDON - Flamboyant interior designer Laurence Llewlyn-Bowen attracted 5m viewers as he traced his family history on BBC One's 'Who Do You Think You Are?', beating ITV1 drama 'Place of Execution', according to unofficial overnight figures.

In the final programme of BBC One's genealogy series Llewelyn-Bowen traced a grandfather who survived his ship being sunk by U-boat in the First World War and followed the mysterious trail of a wealthy ancestor.

It netted 5m viewers (21.1%) beating the second episode of ITV1's murder mystery 'Place of Execution', starring Juliet Stevenson, which pulled in 4.5m and a 19.2% share of the 9pm-10pm audience.

The third part of BBC Two's documentary 'Amazon with Bruce Parry', in which Parry visited the troubled Matis tribe and spent time with a group of loggers destroying the forest, attracted 2.6m viewers and a 10.9% share of the 9pm to 10pm audience.

A repeat of 'The Secret Millionaire', featuring curry house king Charan Gill, drew 2.3m viewers (9.7%) to Channel 4. Including Channel 4+1 figures it reached 2.5m viewers.

Ashton Kutcher comedy movie 'Dude, Where's My Car?' pulled in 992,000 viewers on Five and a 4.7% share of the 9pm-10.45pm audience.