Second series of American WDYTYA kicks off

Tonight, with hardly any publicity that I’ve seen, the second series for the American version of Who Do You Think You Are? kicks off on BBC1. The Guardian’s preview is positive for this episode.

Only half an hour, but as it doesn’t start until 10.45pm I’ll try to catch it on iPlayer tomorrow. (It’s at 11.15pm in Wales and Northern Ireland)

UPDATE: WDYTYA mag has a little more on the new series – five are half hour programmes, two 45 minutes. » Continue reading “Second series of American WDYTYA kicks off”

One family history TV show ends, another starts

The latest series of Who Do You Think You Are finished last night with Tracey Emin discovering her gipsy roots. Available on iPlayer until 10pm 19th October (2011).

So the Yesterday channel has timed a new family history programme well, starting next week. With the title ‘Find My Past’, this is closely connected to the genealogy website of that name, which says: “Each week, we take three members of the public on a journey to discover how they are related to someone from a significant historical event, by searching the records on findmypast.co.uk.” » Continue reading “One family history TV show ends, another starts”

Booth’s London survey south of the river

Last night’s Who Do You Think You Are? kicked off with Len Goodman checking out his Bethnal Green roots, and the area’s living conditions through Booth’s survey into life and labour in London (1886-1903). I’ve had the start of a short item on Booth’s survey lurking here for months, so a good time to get it out and give it some attention.

Len Goodman’s episode was available on iPlayer.

For starters, a link to the London School of Economics website on Booth’s survey. » Continue reading “Booth’s London survey south of the river”