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Re: "Who Do You Think You Are", Series 14: #8 Noel Clarke
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 03 September 17 13:10 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

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Re: "Who Do You Think You Are", Series 14: #8 Noel Clarke
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 03 September 17 13:11 BST (UK) »
Immensely moving. I was in tears.

He's a very good actor and director. All credit to his lovely Mum who evidently cared and brought him up really well.
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Re: "Who Do You Think You Are", Series 14: #8 Noel Clarke
« Reply #11 on: Monday 04 September 17 01:19 BST (UK) »
I really enjoyed this episode too, he came across as being very genuine, one of the best episodes of the series. I had never heard of him before either.

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Re: "Who Do You Think You Are", Series 14: #8 Noel Clarke
« Reply #12 on: Monday 04 September 17 08:52 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

Love to know who wasn't!

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Re: "Who Do You Think You Are", Series 14: #8 Noel Clarke
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 07 September 17 16:39 BST (UK) »
Like many others I'd no idea who he was, but found it interesting that although it seemed he'd no real links or linking for his biological father, he seemed most moved by the history of that side. It'd have been rather interesting if they'd done the usual "tailpiece" they so often do, and shown him sharing his findings with his mother ..... she might have had a thing or two to say about the father? Another good one in this series.
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Re: "Who Do You Think You Are", Series 14: #8 Noel Clarke
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 12 September 18 16:05 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 #15 on: Wednesday 12 September 18 16:36 BST (UK) »
I watched the documentary about Noel Clarke...and it seems that we may have some connections with Robert Glasgow (Sir) - a slaver from Scotland in St. Vincent (and the Grenadines).

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Re: "Who Do You Think You Are", Series 14: #8 Noel Clarke
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 14 February 19 19:46 GMT (UK) »
The 2 moments I liked the best were:

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When Noel found out he was sitting on a piece of land his 4 times great grandfather Glasgow bought when he became a free man in 1844.

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And when he met distant cousins who were also descended descended from Glasgow.

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Re: "Who Do You Think You Are", Series 14: #8 Noel Clarke
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 20 February 19 08:39 GMT (UK) »
I missed the Noel Clarke episode.
Which TV station and Day and time please.
I can then set my Box to record remaining episodes of series.

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