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Offline jinks

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Re: "Heir Hunters"
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 15 April 08 12:31 BST (UK) »
Interesting! I missed it.

Which station was it on?
I am going to look out for repeats.


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Re: "Heir Hunters"
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 15 April 08 12:40 BST (UK) »
It was on the BBC
but is now being repeated on UKTV People a few times every day

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« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 15 April 08 12:40 BST (UK) »
they struggled to make it last for an 'hour slot' - even flip-flopping between 2 cases in the one I saw the other day.

After each & every commercial break, it went back over what had just been presented - I found it quite irksome and detracted from the content and presentation. They did this between breaks too, when switching between the cases being researched.

Altho it didnt spell it out particularly well, its essentially pulling the latest 'intestate' situation from a Govt website and researching it to produce a tree and next of kin list. Some of the probate sums sound large to people being told you are going to inherit a share of 300K - but often the bulk of the estate is a property ....

This is done as quickly as possible as there is competition to earn the reward (which wasnt quantified) .... one bloke they found had 3 different firms knocking on his door for a signature on their paperwork !

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« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 15 April 08 12:42 BST (UK) »
The Fraser & Fraser firm made me smile - gesticulating at times to the Production Team - 'DONT FILM THIS BIT'  ;D
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« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 15 April 08 12:54 BST (UK) »
Yes one bad case, we messed up so many times I don't think we really deserved the contract. This case ended up going bad any way there was no money to distribute.

Most the others make us look a bit better. We all have bad days!!

The next series promises to be a bit better filmed and made, no Nadia and they only follow Fraser's but the level of competition is greater.
I hope they treat the viewer with a bit more inelegance and don't repeat every thing 50 times.

Should be on BBC daytime in the late Summer, but they said that last time and it took 18 months to be screened after filming finished.

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« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 15 April 08 12:59 BST (UK) »
Ta - look forward to it !   :)

The website that was shown in the program - is that the Bona Vacatinia Governemnt site ?

http://www.bonavacantia.gov.uk/forms/estate_search.asp

cant see any estate values - priviledged I guess ?
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Re: "Heir Hunters"
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 15 April 08 13:00 BST (UK) »
No longer show values on cases an attempt to stop fraud. I don't get the values either.

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« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 15 April 08 13:09 BST (UK) »
i sort of skimmed over the bits which were infilled, i was doing my housework at the time!
 but the actual search and oucome was very good i thoguht
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« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 15 April 08 13:16 BST (UK) »
Has the show amended the contract for the new series, so that researchers won't be using the disabled toilets to make phone calls?  ::)




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