Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Couple Good Shows to Watch

Hello All:

There are a couple of shows that I have seen the past week that look really interesting genealogically speaking.  If you are interested in Dundee research then there was the show "The Great British Story: Dundee" on BBC last week.  You can still watch it on BBC IPlayer or on "catch up" on your tv.  It shows Deacon Blue singer Ricky Ross tracing his Dundee ancestors as well as doing a bit of local Dundee history.  He even meets up with two cousins at the end that he didn't know about, which always a good thing.  If you want to watch it online just go to the link here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01k88mz/The_Great_British_Story_Dundee/

The second programme that seems really interesting is called:  "Turn Back Time: The Family."  It is also on BBC.  It is interesting in that it not only takes modern day families to live a week in various periods in the past, but it has them living in the way their own ancestors lived.  For example, in the first week the families were living during the Edwardian period.  One of the modern families lives a wealthy life in Barkshire, but in the Edwardian period one of the ancestors of family lived as a general labourer during that time.  It was very stark and real to them - life as they hadn't experienced before.  Next week the families will go forward in time to the roaring 20s, and as last episode they will be following in the footsteps of their ancestors who lived during that time.  If you missed the first episode you can catch it on BBC IPlayer or "catch up."  You can watch online at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01kd08c/Turn_Back_Time_The_Family_Episode_1/
The second episode of the programme can be seen on Tuesday, 3rd July on BBC 1.

Until Next Time . . .

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