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Re: New series next week on the Beeb of Who Do You Think You Are?
« Reply #36 on: Saturday 16 October 21 22:03 BST (UK) »
 
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Did he in fact leave his family to wait until the programme was broadcast, to discover the lineage, as he suggested he might? It'd be interesting to know.

I wondered that too, would be so exciting to watch your own family story unfold.
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Re: New series next week on the Beeb of Who Do You Think You Are?
« Reply #37 on: Saturday 16 October 21 23:48 BST (UK) »
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Did he in fact leave his family to wait until the programme was broadcast, to discover the lineage, as he suggested he might? It'd be interesting to know.

I wondered that too, would be so exciting to watch your own family story unfold.

I would love to know how he handled this. I hope he waited, but I’m sure he would’ve been under pressure from the family to spill the beans.  :)

In the earlier series they used to show the celebrity back at home telling the family what they’d discovered, but that hasn’t been included for a while now.

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Re: New series next week on the Beeb of Who Do You Think You Are?
« Reply #38 on: Sunday 17 October 21 00:49 BST (UK) »


In the earlier series they used to show the celebrity back at home telling the family what they’d discovered, but that hasn’t been included for a while now.

I remember Stephen Fry  going back to tell his parents in what was a terribly moving episode.
I would like to have seen Josh's parents reaction when he told them - although it would've been amazing if he'd palmed them off with the excuse of "nothing of great excitement to repory" then let the programme reveal all to them !

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Re: New series next week on the Beeb of Who Do You Think You Are?
« Reply #39 on: Sunday 17 October 21 17:53 BST (UK) »
Well - this was a very enjoyable episode!

Josh Widdecombe was really wanting to see what would appear in his family's past and at the start he did say he hoped the characters would not be boringly straightforward - I think he was truly surprised! I loved that quizzical aside to camera, wondering if this was in fact a comedy wind-up! ;D

His enthusiasm grew with every generation revealed - a great advertisement for the programme, unlike some of those who have featured previously! ::)

Roll on next week, with Dame Judi Dench!



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Re: New series next week on the Beeb of Who Do You Think You Are?
« Reply #40 on: Monday 18 October 21 15:23 BST (UK) »
I quite liked Josh Widdicombe's episode. No airs and graces and strutting around like Danny Dyer did just because they found a "gateway ancestor".
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Re: New series next week on the Beeb of Who Do You Think You Are?
« Reply #41 on: Tuesday 19 October 21 21:58 BST (UK) »
...and what a perfectly delightful journey that was just now with Dame Judi Dench.  Quite extraordinary at times.  What a great series this is turning out to be!
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Re: New series next week on the Beeb of Who Do You Think You Are?
« Reply #42 on: Tuesday 19 October 21 22:02 BST (UK) »
I quite agree!
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Re: New series next week on the Beeb of Who Do You Think You Are?
« Reply #43 on: Tuesday 19 October 21 22:18 BST (UK) »
Absolutely fascinating this evening and very moving in parts.
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« Reply #44 on: Tuesday 19 October 21 22:22 BST (UK) »
....and me....what a rich history to be able add to your 🌲.....or should I say forest....and to get to go to Elsinore, the setting for Hamlet!!
Great programme.
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