Archive for the “Television” Category

‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ – John Bishop

Posted on December 7th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

We were delighted (and just a little star-struck!) to see John Bishop using the BNA website in last night’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ programme. John was looking for information on his gg-grandfather, Charles Bishop, who left the army in the 1850s to pursue a musical career, and he found several stories in the […]

‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ – John Barnes and ‘The Daily Gleaner’ Newspaper

Posted on October 18th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

We enjoyed learning about the family history of John Barnes in this week’s episode of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ The programme highlighted the fascinating life of John’s grandfather, Frank Hill, who played a leading role in Jamaica’s struggle for independence – so the programme was an excellent mix of genealogy and political history. […]

‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ – John Barnes, BBC1, Wednesday 17 October, 21:00

Posted on October 17th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

We’re looking forward to learning about the ancestors of John Barnes in tonight’s episode of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ The listing for the show on the BBC website mentions ‘secret telegrams’ and internment, so we think this will be a very interesting programme, which will shed light on Jamaica’s struggle for independence. Oh, […]

‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ – the Ancestors of Celia Imrie in the British Newspaper Archive

Posted on October 11th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

The wedding notice for the marriage of Miss Adeline Blois – The Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, Friday 2 June 1905 We loved learning about the ancestors of Celia Imrie in the most recent episode of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Truly, it was a fascinating mixture of alleged treason, political intrigue and […]

Using Historical Newspapers for Family History Research – William Roache on ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

Posted on September 27th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

Being a curious bunch, we did a quick search in the Archive to see what we could find out about William Roache’s family ancestors. We searched for the surname, ‘Waddicor’, and then used the website’s filtering options to find stories for the late 19th Century in the Blackpool and Darwen areas - which is where William’s family lived. […]

William Roache on ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

Posted on September 27th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

We really enjoyed hearing about the ancestors of William Roache in last night’s episode of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ In particular, we loved learning about the evolution of Blackpool as a blingy mecca for tourists, and the very interesting role that William’s ancestors played in the development of the city. If you live […]

‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ – William Roache

Posted on September 26th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

The ancestors of William Roache are up for inspection in tonight’s episode of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ We’re especially looking forward to learning about his entrepreneurial great-grandfather, who dealt in some very unusual wares in 19th Century Blackpool.  Curious and curiouser. . . We hope that, as in last week’s show on Alex […]

Using Old Newspapers for Family History Research – Alex Kingston on ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

Posted on September 20th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

We really enjoyed watching the programme about Alex Kingston’s ancestors in this week’s episode of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ We especially liked the information that Alex discovered by searching in historical newspapers. We did a quick search for one of Alex Kingston’s family ancestors (Elizabeth Braham) in the Archive and found the following […]

‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ – Alex Kingston

Posted on September 19th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

The ancestors of Alex Kingston will be featured in tonight’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? In addition to learning about the death of her great-grandfather in World War One, Alex will be trying to discover if there is any Jewish ancestry in her family tree. In the trailer for the programme, it […]

‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Aberdonian and Eurhythmic: Annie Lennox

Posted on September 5th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

We’re very much looking forward to watching Annie Lennox in tonight’s episode of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ From what we’ve heard about tonight’s show, we believe it’s going to be a very moving programme. It seems that, in particular, a kirk session record from the mid-18th Century will arouse Annie’s righteous anger. It’ll […]