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A House Through Time series 3
« on: Wednesday 08 May 19 12:32 BST (UK) »
Just seen on Twitter that the next series will be in Bristol.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
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Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: A House Through Time series 3
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 13:55 BST (UK) »
Just seen on Twitter that the next series will be in Bristol.

Yes I commented on the old thread yesterday that it was in the Radio Times saying they have started filming in Bristol for the next series.
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Re: A House Through Time series 3
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 13:59 BST (UK) »
Oops......sorry.  :-[
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: A House Through Time series 3
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 16:13 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know how they pick a house?

I mean, having picked a house, you do as much "deep research" as possible in the usual way, but how do you find a house with multiple interesting occupants?

The two strategies that occur to me are

* do "shallow research" on multiple properties until you get lucky

* pick/find an interesting person and look for co-habitees

Anyone know more (or have other strategies) ?

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Re: A House Through Time series 3
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 17:27 BST (UK) »
I'd imagine like WDYTYA they find a few possible candidates and start research on all then narrow down to which will be on the show depending on what they find. ALso I think potentially everyone has something interesting about them.
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Re: A House Through Time series 3
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 17:58 BST (UK) »
I'm sure the programme makers must liaise with the area archives.  There will be properties whose history is (somewhat) known about.  They probably then pick a couple of properties and then narrow it down.  I don't think the Liverpool or Newcastle properties were just a lucky finds!

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Re: A House Through Time series 3
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 11 May 19 15:49 BST (UK) »
They obviously start with an OLD property. If it was built in the late 18th century, there are likely to be documents relating to its construction, and newspapers to dig in. If it was built in the Victorian era, that's a whole episode less!

It has to have survived. No use following a wonderful property if it was flattened by the Luftwaffe, or by 1960s redevelopment. More interesting if that affected property nearby, though.

It has to be in a large conurbation. There was a series about villages recently, but the people concerned were virtually all Ag Labs, so not a lot for a series beyond the state of the national economy and the price of wool.

Rural properties also got remodelled or repurposed infrequently, so not much of a story there either.

The property must also be not too "grand". The goings-on in upper class families have been done to death already, in documentaries and in fiction such as Downton Abbey.
Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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