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A house through time

BBC2's A House Through Time series 2 starts today 8/4/19.

This series reviews the people who called Newcastle's 5 Ravensworth Terrace their home. If it is as good as series 1 set in Liverpool there will be much to interest a genealogist
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The Flu that Killed 50 Million

Quite a disturbing programme, but interesting.

At least 50-100 million died in the Spanish flu of 1918/19 – 10 times as many as in the Great War. It was called the Spanish flu not because it came from Spain, but because of censorship (watch the programme!). The flu in fact originated in Kansas, and came to Europe with the American troop ships.

I have never seen a flu related death in my tree, but I ...
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Australian Series WDYTYA

The latest Australian series of WDYTYA started last night with Noni Hazlehurst as the subject.

Both her parents were English and had met when young, 19, and on the stage. Turned out that her maternal grandfather and great grandfather were also performers, with gt grandfather Patrick Carmody being better known as "Little Bob" in the Flying Hanlons trapeze act. Fascinating story.
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Heir Hunters

New series 12 started today 16/4/18
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A House Through Time

This 4 part series is coming to an end. Fascinating story about one house in Liverpool and the people who lived there. Told through census, directories etc.

It charts the decline of the area from upper middle class house to working class lodgings and perhaps its more recent revival.

Well worth a watch for anybody interested in genealogy or social history.
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New series on BBC1 Daytime - Family Finders

Did anyone else watch this new series on BBC1 daytime?

I caught it on i-player by chance so gave it a go. It's obviously the BBC's attempt to jump on the band wagon after the success of ITV's Long Lost Family.

I thought the reunions themselves were touching but other than that is seemed very amateurish after the slick performance of Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall on ITV.

Like any programme of this nature, and ...
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Just watched the Rita Wilson (Tom Hanks wife) episode.

It kept me captivated and made me shed a few tears.

Based in Greece & Bulgaria.
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WDYTYA - Australian 2014 series

We have already had 3 episodes of this year's Australian WDYTYA series. The first, featuring Andrew Denton, was excellent - he carried through his professionalism as a presenter and interviewer, into his role as the subject of the investigation. He has an interesting mixed Catholic and Jewish history with his Jewish ancestor leaving Poland for London in the 1880s. Other descendents were sent to the death camp at Treblinka in WWII.
Last week's episode was ...
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WDYTYA 2014?

Last year the TV series of WDYTYA started in July.

Have I missed something or am I correct in thinking there has been no mention of a series this year?
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Britain's Oldest Family Businesses

Present-day members of Britain's oldest family businesses get a WDYTYA-style unravelling of their forebears' story. Three episodes beginning on Wednesday 15 January 9pm BBC4.
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