Who Do Think You Are

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  1. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Rather interesting. ;)
     
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    Haven't watched it yet, needed sleep as had none Monday night :rolleyes:
     
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    I enjoyed it - even if it wasn't your average family history 'journey' :rolleyes::D
     
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    Snap :mad:
     
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    I loved the way they began with the windswept tors and the wild ponies.

    Doesn't he look like his mum? :)

    Since I posted the above I've seen that the episode came in for some criticism on social media as they showed little of the actual research, but... it was a good one to kick off the new series. Very watchable.

    I can't wait for The Last Leg this week.
     
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    Made for an entertaining watch would like half a dozen historians working for me:D
     
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    I may be an old fuddy-duddy but I much preferred the originals when celebs waited for certificates to take them on their travels. For the last few series the producers have whizzed through several generations to get to what they want us to see. In Josh’s case his royal connection. I remember Matthew Pinsent unrolling the heraldic scroll to discover he was related to God!

    SPOILER ALERT

    I’ve read that Dame Judi travels to Denmark. No doubt related to Hamlet!!!
     
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    :D
     
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    I really enjoyed it, but would have loved to see more of the research behind it. I suppose they crammed so much into the episode there wasn’t time.
     
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    I watched it and I did wonder whether the lack of research trails and so forth was covid related. He met his parents outside and I don't remember seeing him in a library or similar. I think he never actually sat next to anyone but I might be making that up.
     
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    Ah yes, now you mention it. That didn't occur to me.
     
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    Dame Judi Dench is the subject of tonight's episode. :)
     
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    Looking forward to it :)
     
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    Me, too! :)
     
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    Fascinating stuff! :)
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    Fascinating indeed, but I did get a bit confused at times - I really should have recorded it and watched it when I was more awake….:rolleyes:
     
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    I was on the right track I think. There had to be a Shakespearean link, though rather contrived I feel.
     
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    I said to my husband, "Ahh, Looby was right." "WHO?" he said. :D

    I enjoyed it.
     
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    burt Where there's a will there's a way!

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    I enjoyed it, and agree the Shakespeare link was
    contrived, but taking that it took 35 years for me
    to find an ancestor that took me back to many
    names in the history books, they did good research
    to find one in the time that they had to do this with!
    To find the existence of early diaries was a real bonus,
    that is akin to Ann's revelations from the newspapers!
     
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    I really didn't enjoy this one, it felt overly contrived and just didn't flow well for me. And there's nothing wrong with Yorkshire puds with chicken :D
     
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