New British series 10

Started by June Barnes on Wednesday, July 24, 2013


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7/24/2013 at 9:10 AM

The new British series starts tonight - kicking off with Una Stubbs

I have managed to get a fairly comprehensive tree together for her.

7/24/2013 at 5:46 PM

Great work, June! We'll have to see who else is coming up so we can get them ready in advance for Profiles of the Day. :)

7/24/2013 at 10:23 PM

I have listed them all on the page - most of them are not that well known on the world stage! Last night's episode was quite amazing - probably ranked there as one of the best in my book! Good to see that I had managed to get it all pretty well accurately!

7/25/2013 at 12:40 AM

Minnie Driver and Marianne Faithfull are definitely worldwide notables. I just wish they were from backgrounds I can do more work with.

Randy Schoenberg did you max out Faithfull's Austro-Hungarian family when you were working on her? I wonder if we could find a way in there.

7/25/2013 at 8:02 AM

I could not find any more on that side. What they will focus on is the connection to Massoch (as in massochism).

7/25/2013 at 7:35 PM

Ooh...nice catch, Randy!

7/25/2013 at 7:38 PM

Does anyone know if the British version is available in the US somewhere? I've been looking periodically through the day, but it seems to be sold only as region 2 dvd's (CA and Euro).


7/25/2013 at 8:05 PM

No, they have non-compete agreements between the various versions of the show, so they deliberately make it difficult to get another country's version if you're in a country that has its own.

7/25/2013 at 8:25 PM

Boo! that stinks :((

7/25/2013 at 10:09 PM

The US episodes are shown here via satellite - often on repeats too on outer channels - I enjoy watching them when I can. Looks as if a campaign is needed! When my brother visited from South Africa last month I especially asked him to bring me the SA series which I have now watched. Are the DVD's not playable on the computer?

7/25/2013 at 10:19 PM

I keep waiting for them to air the British episodes on BBC America, but no such luck. They can find the time to rerun "Orphan Black" and "Planet Earth" nine thousand times a week, but no WDYTYA. :( The only "new" shows we're getting soon are dramas, like "Luther" and "Law & Order: UK."

7/25/2013 at 10:20 PM

(Oh, but I am excited about getting "Broadchurch" soon!)

7/26/2013 at 1:13 AM

Just a thought - have your tried BBC iPlayer?

Usually available to download and play for a limited time

7/26/2013 at 1:51 AM

June, they block it in the U.S. Same thing TLC (the U.S. broadcaster) does to non-Americans.

7/26/2013 at 2:01 AM


7/26/2013 at 10:39 AM

Indeed very annoying.

The dvd's would be playable on the computer if you have the player set to region 2, which is for Canadian and European made dvd's. However, I don't think you can change the region and then change it back again. So basically... no :(

Private User
7/26/2013 at 11:24 AM

It is or was possible to buy a region 2 player, check eBay.

7/26/2013 at 11:33 AM

Private User I'm sure it's possible, but on top of the $200 to buy series 1 - 7, I'm not sure i want to make that investment! ;)

7/27/2013 at 6:43 AM

I have done a fir bit on Hon. Nigel Havers - interesting background. Still scratching!

7/27/2013 at 9:30 PM

Have linked Nigel Haver's tree to the Bronfman family through his marriage to Rita "Georgiana" Webb.

7/28/2013 at 10:35 AM

I did some work on Minnie Driver today but it is very sluggish with some lines just stuck! Interesting reading through!

7/31/2013 at 8:59 AM

Hon. Nigel Havers is featured in tonight's episode - I have managed a fairly extensive tree for him with all lines to 4 generations and a few further back. It will be interesting to see how accurate my findings have been using only internet resources! Hope I haven't strayed too far!

yesterday at 3:29 AM

Glad to say that what they covered I had accurately added. Concentrated on the Bankruptcy of his Hamblion ancestor - reminds me that we really do need to look at Newspapers! Good episode!

Today at 9:34 AM

I have been exploring the family of John Simpson ahead of his WDYTYA program to see what could come up of interest! Very colourful past - in particular that of his Great Grandmother Liese Cody - otherwise known as Lela Cody. She was the common law wife of a very colourful American - Samuel Franklin Cody - who was born Samuel Franklin Cowderyin Davenport, Iowa, USA. (6 March 1867 – 7 August 1913). Seems very little is known about his early life - could this be a challenge to someone? Ashley?

I have really enjoyed being a detective for the day - even got a copy of his book "Days from a Different World: A Memoir of Childhood" to try and tie in what I had found. If you look at his tree there are so many name changes - a challenge! Still working on it!

(Sorry - got the links wrong first time!)

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