30 July 2011

Slavery, bigamy, adoption: more BBC WDYTYA celebrity surprises

If you follow Who Do You Think You Are? you may be interested in the new BBC series which starts on 10 August. 

The ten celebrities include author JK Rowling, comedian Alan Carr, Bee Gee Robin Gibb, EastEnders actress June Brown, Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman, artist Tracey Emin and Olympic champion Seb Coe.

There's good information about the series in an article in the Mail Online at
http://goo.gl/4MGWJ. Is it too much to hope that JK Rowling may be a prominent enough personality that the US series would include her.

I was especially interested to see mention of June Brown`s London East End Dutch Jewish ancestry.

1 comment:

Cannuk said...

This is great, but how do we see these, and past episodes in Canada? A few are on YouTube, but a majority of them are blocked. You cannot get them on BBC iPlayer here.

Dick Eastman had a blog on how to watch TV shows from other countries but it was on his premium site (which I don't subscribe to) and also I'm not sure if he was just taking about other countries and the US, rather than all of North America. Do you know how to do this? I bet lots of us would love to know.