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Re: "Who do you think you are?" October
« Reply #117 on: Thursday 29 October 20 16:43 GMT (UK) »
Ruth Jones - a very enjoyable episode.  I know of Gavin & Stacey, but have never watched it - maybe I will give it a go now. :)

My Dad's family are from North Wales, but my gran and her two sisters all spoke Welsh when they got together.  I took the language in school for a year and a half, and still retain a smattering of it - I can count to 10, say good morning and Merry Christmas!  LOL  I'm glad the attempts to eradicate it failed.

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Re: "Who do you think you are?" October
« Reply #118 on: Thursday 29 October 20 18:42 GMT (UK) »
This was a very enjoyable episode.

Knowing that Ruth Jones is a South Walian I thought there would be mining ancestors, but they mostly  seafarers. I found the part about the National Aid Society very enlightening.

Ruth is good actress, under -rated, really. I think she was in Bleak House, but she also was in a drama about the life of Hattie Jacques; well worth watching if you can find it anywhere !!

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Re: "Who do you think you are?" October
« Reply #119 on: Thursday 29 October 20 18:53 GMT (UK) »
She's a wonderful actress, and - having watched Gavin and Stacey - if you can ever erase Nessa from your memory, you're a better man than I am.

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Re: "Who do you think you are?" October
« Reply #120 on: Thursday 29 October 20 18:56 GMT (UK) »
People who`ve not watched Gavin and Stacey will have missed the references Ruth made during the programme.

It`s lush !!

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Re: "Who do you think you are?" October
« Reply #121 on: Thursday 29 October 20 18:56 GMT (UK) »
People who`ve not watched Gavin and Stacey will have missed the references Ruth made during the programme.

It`s lush !!

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Re: "Who do you think you are?" October
« Reply #122 on: Thursday 29 October 20 21:08 GMT (UK) »
I really enjoyed the episode too andbit was nice to.have the welsh.language even if I dont speak it myself ...mum learnt
basic welsh.as an evacuee her grandfather was welsh origin and retired to his home village but not a welsh speaker
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Re: "Who do you think you are?" October
« Reply #123 on: Thursday 29 October 20 22:13 GMT (UK) »
Just watching it now - smiling all over my face as she talks to the lovely researcher in New Quay and visits her gx3 grandfather's house  :)
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Re: "Who do you think you are?" October
« Reply #124 on: Thursday 29 October 20 22:30 GMT (UK) »
I’m trying not to read this thread as I haven’t (yet) seen any of the episodes in this series, but saw mention of Ruth Jones and “Gavin and Stacey”.

This series is a classic. Brilliant characters, many classic lines, very funny, highly recommended.

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Re: "Who do you think you are?" October
« Reply #125 on: Thursday 29 October 20 23:12 GMT (UK) »
  I was rather taken with Newquay. If I ever leave home again, I will put it on the list!
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