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Old 29-08-12, 09:05
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Default Who Do You Think You Are - Patrick Stewart 29th Aug

This evening at 9 p.m. on BBC1. A Shakespearean actor best known for playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek The Next Generation!
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Old 29-08-12, 13:07
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I thought this was quite interesting - the production team constantly keepng the subject in the dark:

http://www.tvchoicemagazine.co.uk/in...-think-you-are
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I suppose that makes for better drama? I don't mean that in a derogatory way - I almost always enjoy the programme - but it makes for better viewing. It's the same when we make our discoveries really
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The bit about not knowing where he was travelling to surprised me a bit as generally after some discovery or other is made the 'star' of the show says "so it looks as if I'll need to go to XYZ now" and then you see them on the train/plane etc - I never had the impression they didn't know where they were going. Maybe thy have to go back to film the links afterwards?
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Thanks for the link Merry... sounds like another emotional rollercoaster

He's a fine actor... I'm looking forward to seeing this one
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Oh dear. I'm struggling to stay interested. It's a history lesson.

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Oh dear. I'm struggling to stay interested. It's a history lesson.

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Me too. Kept falling asleep. A history lesson and a lecture on post traumatic stress.
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I struggled to stay awake, I found it really boring.
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Me too. Kept falling asleep. A history lesson and a lecture on post traumatic stress.
Isn't history what family history is all about? If you don't understand the events surrounding the decisions our dead ancestors made, even ones as closely connected as one's father, by knowing some of the social history also of the time, then personally I don't see the point in doing any family research at all. Its not just about collecting names, places, and dates.
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I enjoyed it. Just because it focused on his father didn't make it boring at all. He had a violent father he didn't even see up to 5-years-old... and by looking at archives and the history of the time helped him to understand and accept him as a fellow human being.
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