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KUSTARD | 08:50 Sat 11th Jun 2022 | Film, Media & TV
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Did anyone else waste an hour of their lives watching Richard Osman's WDYTYA? Virtually the whole programme devoted to an ancestor who just happened to find a body!!!! Anyone agree with me that they are really scraping the barrel now? I found a body once down the canal but I don't suppose my descendants will be on a programme in the future because of that!!!!!

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I think the link was that one of his relatives investigated the murder and he writes about amateur detectives looking into……murders.
In other words,self promoting? I didn’t watch it , I used to but the subjects now don’t interest me
I didn't see it and going by what you've said, I won't bother. His first book was so tedious and poorly written I abandoned it half-way through.
Never saw the appeal of this programme, tried a couple of episodes but didn't get it, really. I can see it might be of interest to the subject, just as my ancestry is interesting to me, but not to anyone else

The second one was better (apparently) but that isn't exactly high praise.
//Never saw the appeal of this programme//

Of the few I've seen some were really worth watching, most notably Robert Rinder's story.

drmorgans, I'll never know if his second is better. Buying his first was money down the drain. If he wasn't who he is, as an author he'd have no chance.
It used to be one of our favourites, but we don't watch it any more, simply because, as you say, it concentrates on one thing most of the time.
The whole concept is totally absurd;
We all have 4 grandparents, 8 g.g.parents, 16 g.g.g.parents, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1,024, then the numbers really hot up & that's only 10 generations taking you back to the beginning of the 19th century, & from whom you can chose any one of them.
The fact is, we're all related.
I think they are scraping the bottom of the barrel now. At one time they intended doing a programme on Michael Parkinson but after lots of research they found nothing but mill workers, tradesmen, labourers etc., so they dropped that one! Maybe they should do that permanently.
Naomi, I’ve started reading Thursday murder club and I’ve no incentive to continue, other than it might help get me to sleep. It’s like Enid Blighton for grown ups with stereotyped characters and 1980s plot lines.
Sue Perkins's one was really worth watching.
My post at 09:55 raises the chilling thought that I might be related to Zacs Master !
I liked the Sue Perkin one too. Definitely worth a watch.
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Yes. Agree with you all but did anyone ACTUALLY WATCH IT apart from me?
Perhaps they were hoping to better Alexander Armstrong's. Apparently he's descended from William the Conqueror.
I think the most infamous one was Danny Dyer ;o)
I'll read all that again roopower. :-)
I find the program boring generally. I have watch the odd one.
I;m different cos I don't care about who you do you think you are. You are today in the present and the past has gone and I'm not one bit interested - just trying to get by especially with this bloody cost of living.

Anybody want to know about me - I put £30 petrol into my car last Sunday and normally the little gauge would screech up quite high - it barely moved. Now that's something interesting for yous all. LOL
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But did anyone watch it??!!

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