What did you think of the first episode of the new series of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ featuring Julie Walters last night? With the series celebrating its tenth anniversary, the first episode got off to a strong start with a look at the Irish ancestors of Julie Walters and their struggles to get fairer rents and conditions for Irish tenant farmers, as part of the Irish National Land League, in what was known at the time as the ‘Land War’. If you’d like to read a bit more, TheGenealogist.co.uk has put together a special feature looking further at Julie’s ancestry.
To view the special feature, visit TheGenealogist website. Hopefully the rest of the series will be just as good!
The first programme date and time has been announced for the new series of Who Do You Think You Are?
The first show features Julie Walters and will be screened on Thursday 7 August from 9pm to 10pm. Julie’s roots take her back to County Mayo, Western Ireland ,where her great grandfather Anthony Clarke was one of the very first members of the Land League- a revolutionary organisation formed in 1879, which campaigned for more than 40 years for impoverished tenant farmers to have the rights to own their own land.
The running order for series 11 of Who Do You Think You Are? has been released by the BBC. There’s no date on the when the first programme is (we presume a mid August start) but the first programme will feature Julie Walters. The final episode, featuring Billy Connolly, will mark the 100th episode of the programme. It should be a great series.