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Re: A House Through Time - Newcastle
« Reply #9 on: Friday 22 March 19 13:58 GMT (UK) »
I see this has the same presenter as the first series. I hope he leaves his prejudices off screen this time.

I have never heard of this chap - it will be interesting to see how I "get along" with him. An unsuitable presenter can ruin a very good programme and force me to switch off which has happened in the past. I like the sound of this series so I hope he is not too off-putting.  :)

Yes It is worth giving it a go. I did stick with the previous series to the end despite the presenter because I wanted to see how it panned out.

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Re: A House Through Time - Newcastle
« Reply #10 on: Friday 22 March 19 14:00 GMT (UK) »
That area of N/C has some lovely houses but has a few problems now. It will be very interesting to watch.
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Re: A House Through Time - Newcastle
« Reply #11 on: Friday 22 March 19 14:23 GMT (UK) »
Sorry, Davidft, I have no idea what you are alluding to. I found the first series fascinating and thought the presenter was very good.

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Re: A House Through Time - Newcastle
« Reply #12 on: Friday 22 March 19 14:38 GMT (UK) »
Sorry, Davidft, I have no idea what you are alluding to. I found the first series fascinating and thought the presenter was very good.

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That's Ok I was deliberately not specific so as to not sway people to my way of thinking.

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Re: A House Through Time - Newcastle
« Reply #13 on: Friday 22 March 19 21:58 GMT (UK) »
https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/house-time-newcastle-alder-ravensworth-15198097

Fabulous house. But what on earth have they built butt up against it?
How was that allowed? :'(

Iíve never heard of Joshua Alder, so look forward to learning about him, as well as his house.  :)

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Re: A House Through Time - Newcastle
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 23 March 19 09:28 GMT (UK) »
I see this has the same presenter as the first series. I hope he leaves his prejudices off screen this time.

I have never heard of this chap - it will be interesting to see how I "get along" with him. An unsuitable presenter can ruin a very good programme and force me to switch off which has happened in the past. I like the sound of this series so I hope he is not too off-putting.  :)

Yes It is worth giving it a go. I did stick with the previous series to the end despite the presenter because I wanted to see how it panned out.

I binge watched the first series today.  :) quite enjoyable.

I couldnít take my eye off the presenterís crooked glasses though ..... :P :)

I was expecting a little more about the house (structure, builder, features and so on) as well as the inhabitants, though that is not a criticism of the series - I just did not know what to expect. ;)

I feel that he spent a little too long on some inhabitants but this was understandable as there would have been a lot more to be found about some than others.

I thought that he (or whoever wrote the script) jumped to a few many conclusions in some cases, and filled in a few too many gaps, with what may or may not have been true, based on the limited facts available. I found him a little opinionated aand judgemental.  :)

I looked up the sale prices and dates for the property and found it quite interesting
https://www.zoopla.co.uk/property/62-falkner-street/edge-hill/liverpool/l8-7qa/12213921

Overall ... interesting, and I think the new series will be worth a look too.  :)

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Re: A House Through Time - Newcastle
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 23 March 19 12:11 GMT (UK) »
The presenter of this programme was on Radio4's 'Saturday Live' this morning. Broadcast date given as 8th April 9pm. BBC2 I think.

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« Reply #16 on: Saturday 23 March 19 13:17 GMT (UK) »
Just to say I too thought the presenter was good - no histrionics or 'dressing up' in period costume etc. He's a proper historian.  I am very much looking forward to the second series.

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Re: A House Through Time - Newcastle
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 23 March 19 15:04 GMT (UK) »
I enjoyed it too. I wish they would also bring back The Secret History of Our Streets / My Family - such great programmes