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p.risboy

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Emma Willis, last night.......I had to Google her to find out who she was.:2fun:

Not very inspring, until she ended up with her Master Marble Carver.
But with that said, Irish geanealogy has come on in leaps and bounds, over the past few years, despite it's difficulties.

It's seems some of the candidates in this series, have followed a similar paths in previous series.

I missed the Charles Dance episode, was it good.?

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I think WDYTYA should spend more time with the candidates relative 'hunting', instead of the dreamy filming of the subject.......waxing lyrically over the landscape.:rolleyes:

The thoughts would be better said whilst examining the records etc....that way, the subject would be able to include more than 2 or 3 rellies in the episode.

Yes, the Countryside is wonderful, the Rivers are wondeful, the Sea is wonderful.......but isn't there Countryfile and Coast, for that sort of thing.:2fun:

I have been slowly losing interest in WDYTYA, but I still watch it.:biggrin:
 

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Some episodes are good, others rather lacklustre. I'm not too keen when they spend the whole programme looking at just one person . I always presume that there is either no one else of interest in the family or the researchers can't find anyone else.

Also isn't it amazing how they type a name into Anc and lo and behold there the person is. If only. Join the real world!

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MLT......are you saying it's a bit stage managed.:rolleyes::2fun::2fun:

Unless the whole thing is laid out and arranged by WDYTYA........the subject would never be at work for a year, at least.:2fun::2fun:
 

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It always amazes me how emotional some of the subjects get about their ancestors. I wouldn't mind if they were people known to the subject but presumably they (the subject) had never heard of these people until the programme. Someone who lived over 150 years ago is bound to be dead and buried by now, so why get upset about their death.

I think old age is making me cynical! I don't think the later series are as good as the earlier ones.

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It always amazes me how emotional some of the subjects get about their ancestors. I wouldn't mind if they were people known to the subject but presumably they (the subject) had never heard of these people until the programme. Someone who lived over 150 years ago is bound to be dead and buried by now, so why get upset about their death.

I think old age is making me cynical! I don't think the later series are as good as the earlier ones.

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I agree MLT.:)

I think the best subject was Jeremy Paxman.......it takes a lot for him to shed a tear, but he managed it, bless him.

I think if you walk in their actual foorsteps, in a known dwelling place, it can be emotional.

In all honesty.....I tear up myself, especially on the 11th day of the 11th month, each year, knowing that I had so many relatives never coming home, except two, one who died of his injuries in the Borough Hospital of Birkenhead, in 1916, and his brother, who was shell shocked and vanished to Lincolnshire.

I digress.......who's on in two weeks....will I know who it is this time.:rolleyes:

Fearne Cotton, comedienne Ruby Wax, actor and director Noel Clarke, singer Lulu and actress Lisa Hammond........not sure who's next.
 
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The series has had its day I think. It was great when it begun in 2006. I miss Mark Strong as the narrator.

I did like the first half of the David Tennant one from years ago but lost interest when the second half concentrated on his great uncle and his religious beliefs which was not really relevant to genealogy and I dont do religious beliefs anyway.

They do make it seem so easy don't they? They have a team of researchers working on their behalf whereas us, we can spend years trying to get further on one line past 1800.
 

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Who watched Fearne Cotton last night.

At last, one of her rellies lived in Aylesbury.......William Gilmour, c1821, Ireland. He married a Bucks lass from Hulcott, Bucks, but somewhere in Liverpool I think.
The never looked into her, or the marriage.:(

If Fearn had given me a call, I could have helped her a wee bit.:2fun::2fun:

1 set of twins born there, 2 girls, one died after 5 weeks, and a son Harry.

Oh well, it's her fault for not picking up the phone.:2fun::2fun:

I quite enjoyed this one....2 relatives, in a similar profession.....one flourished, but William Gilmour didn't turn out so well.


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