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"Who Do You Think You Are", Series 14: #8 Noel Clarke
« on: Saturday 02 September 17 17:48 BST (UK) »
This one was the best of the series so far, in my opinion.

I really enjoyed the laughs around him thinking he was Trinidadian, but that every branch of his family seemed to lead him elsewhere in the Caribbean.

He was lucky I think to have an ancestor named Glasgow, which narrowed his search somewhat. And all these relatives he had, popping up everwhere when he'd had a childhood where it had basically just been him and his mum. My eyes were a bit damp at that.

I found him really eloquent and sincere, and the end where the music that had been passed through his lineage was sung in the present day was especially moving.

A really memorable episode for me. 
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Re: "Who Do You Think You Are", Series 14: #8 Noel Clarke
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 02 September 17 19:12 BST (UK) »
I too thoroughly enjoyed it.   A very fun loving person, and he came over most sincere.  Anna

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Re: "Who Do You Think You Are", Series 14: #8 Noel Clarke
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 02 September 17 20:16 BST (UK) »
Interesting programme ..... but I have no idea who he is !
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Re: "Who Do You Think You Are", Series 14: #8 Noel Clarke
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 02 September 17 21:30 BST (UK) »
I know him as Mickey from Doctor Who, and apparently he was in Auf Weidersehen, Pet back in the day!

You know what I liked as well, that they went round to his mum's flat and she didn't live in a fancy country cottage like many of the celeb's parents seem to do!  It was nice and ordinary and very down to earth.
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Re: "Who Do You Think You Are", Series 14: #8 Noel Clarke
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 02 September 17 22:46 BST (UK) »
This has been my favourite of the series.

He may not have been able to get back any further than the 1820's but he didn't need it -listening to and knowing that music had been sung and danced to by generations and generations of his family was incredibly moving.
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Re: "Who Do You Think You Are", Series 14: #8 Noel Clarke
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 02 September 17 22:52 BST (UK) »
I enjoyed this one too. It resonated with my own research, as my dad isn't interested in family history and won't tell me anything, so I have to find out for myself, very much like Noel tracing his dad's line.

I wish my relatives came from some far-flung country - the furthest my lot travelled was from Stoke to Rugby!!

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Re: "Who Do You Think You Are", Series 14: #8 Noel Clarke
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 03 September 17 11:19 BST (UK) »
I agree with the sentiments posted so far. This was my favourite episode of this series. Noel Clarke met each story of adversity in his family history with such an open heart. Very compelling viewing.
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Re: "Who Do You Think You Are", Series 14: #8 Noel Clarke
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 03 September 17 11:33 BST (UK) »
Interesting programme ..... but I have no idea who he is !

Like you I had no idea who he was but did enjoy this one came across as a very genuine person

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Re: "Who Do You Think You Are", Series 14: #8 Noel Clarke
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 03 September 17 12:06 BST (UK) »
Like many of you, I had no idea who he was, so with many of these "celebrities" I google them, and they are nearly always on there.  Anna