Who Do You Think You Are? [UK Series]

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Drew5233, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    New Series starts soon (End of July).

    The first celebrity is Bruce (Good Game, Good Game) Forsyth

    The nine-part series will also feature actor Rupert Everett, gardener Monty Don and singer Jason Donovan.
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  2. kingarthur

    kingarthur Well-Known Member

    It will be nice to see him,to see him, nice.
  3. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Rupert Everetts, Dad was a British Army officer so might be intresting.
  4. bofors

    bofors Senior Member

    Hi all

    I will look forward to when they show it over here, but Jason Donovan?? Considering he is Australian, surely ther are some more worthy Brits they can show? Maybe Ron has some dark secrets we need to find out!!!:lol::lol:
    Only joking!;)


  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Rupert Everetts, Dad was a British Army officer so might be intresting.
    is it just me or did anyone else think Rupert Everett is a bit of a knob?
  6. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    is it just me or did anyone else think Rupert Everett is a bit of a knob?
    He is a lovey darling what did you expect:huh: I cracked up when he asked the guy at the Maritime museum if his name was Consuela:lol:
  7. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Loved Aunties 'You don't bat for the other side do you?'
    :rolleyes: errrrrrrrrrrrr
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I see his Dad was in the Wiltshires, some nice photos in the loo at his mum's house.

    Major Tony Everett
    Nov 20, aged 87. Father of the actor Rupert Everett. Commissioned in 1941 into the Wiltshire Regiment and took part in the Burma Campaign before serving in Germany, Malta, Cyprus and Denmark. Partner and later senior partner (1962-82) of Laurie Millbank, stockbrokers in the City, then worked for an investment firm. Owned racehorses and loved adventurous travel – he took part in the London to Cape Town race, then drove from Istanbul to China along the Old Silk Road. Also crossed the Khyber Pass on a pony and, on another occasion, set off on a journey up the Rio Negro in Brazil wearing a crumpled City suit, a pink shirt, lime green socks and a frayed straw hat – and carrying a copy of the Financial Times


    His Dad's LG entry when Commissioned in April 1941.
    His number was 182371
    Viewing Page 2434 of Issue 35146

    list of all LG entries for him after searching for "Everett 182371".
    .. Search Results
  9. Roxy

    Roxy Senior Member

    An interesting programme; however, the man portrayed himself - IMHO - as an arrogant t0sser!

  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    2/Lt AM Everett, back row, second from left.
    1st Bn Wilts Regt, Havelock Lines, Lucknow, India 1942.
    He's not in a similar photo from 1945 of 1 Wilts.
    Not sure where he went.
    edit: checking through war diary which starts Aug 42, I can't find refernce to him.
    Imagine he posted away from Bn.
    More photos on The Wardrobe website in their collection from 1948/49 with 4th Bn (TA).


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  11. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Enjoyed tonights episode and I suspect some may have learned a thing or two about Irish 20th Century history.

    I was a bit puzzled/surprised that she was wearing a Traser though :unsure:
  13. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    I read the brief for tonights episode in the paper this morning and it mentioned that there would be mention of a famous book and I said to my self I bet its James Joyce-Ulysses.............honest I did;).......... and Drew by Traser you mean the Spec op watch she was wearing right:D
  14. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Disappointed with the Cassino section of tonight's episode featuring Rupert Penry-Jones, whose grandfather was in the IMS in a FA in 8th Indian Division. It focussed on Monte Cassino, when his unit never served up there and took part in the crossing of the Rapido in May. Prior to that they had been heavily involved at the Sangro and Moro, and then at Florence; which perhaps would have made a better story?
  15. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    That is a bit poor- I watched it thinking he was there. Me thinks the BBC should have used another one of their researchers ;)

    I did enjoy the India part of the programme-I know very little about their history.
  16. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Paul & Andy

    Watched the same program with my wife and rather like yourselves found myself more interested in the parts of the program that dealt with life in India at the time of the Indian Mutiny.

    This despite the section that dealt with Cassino that I had been looking forward to, to measure against my own experience of going back with Nita in May 1950: BBC - WW2 People's War - Return to Cassino

    What we both found fascinating was the good condition of the various documents shown in the program.
  17. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Enjoyed the Jason Donovon one tonight.
    Story about the Cox's road was good.
    30 men & him to do 101 miles in 6 months.
  18. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Sadly I have missed much of this series and hope to catch it on "Sky" , BBC does make great costume drama and quality documentaries , it has to be said that its presentation of history has always been never less than excellent.

    I do wish that some of the early 1970's presentations , including series like "The Secret War" could make it out on to dvd , marketed and priced appropriately they would be bound to sell well.
  19. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Enjoyed the Jason Donovon one tonight.
    Story about the Cox's road was good.
    30 men & him to do 101 miles in 6 months.

    I couldn't really get into it (probably because I was on here). Did they say what had happened between his mother and father ?
  20. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

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