Key to a Fortune

Genre: Autumn 22, Home & Garden

Duration: 6 x 60'

Year of Production: 2022

Production Company: Crackit Productions

Commissioned By: Channel 4, UK

Definition: HD

Opening doors to inheritances and long-lost family members

Key to a Fortune is a unique new series that combines property stories with revelations of long-lost relatives and family reunions. Imagine trying to decide what to do if, from nowhere, you inherited a property you didn’t know existed. Presenter Jean Johansson follows the hunt to track and trace the rightful inheritors to properties that have been left by a distant relative who didn’t leave a will - and surprise them with their unexpected windfall.

There is nearly £80 million worth of unclaimed inheritance in the UK – much of it tied up in bricks and mortar. Once tracked down, we follow inheritors as they see their new property for the first time, discover how much their inheritance is worth, and learn about unknown distant relatives. After receiving advice from property expert Kunle Barker, the inheritors reunite with family members they’ve never met. Then it’s time for the big decision. Do they keep it in the family or sell their Key to a Fortune?