Oh, man. I am truly among the lost now. I just discovered that the original British version of Who Do You Think You Are?
episodes are all over youtube
. Jeremy Irons, Brian Blessed, John Hurt, Julie Walters, Stephen Fry, Annie Lennox and others--as well as people I have never heard of--are among those taking this cathartic voyage into their past. Jeez, I think a youtube fast is on the menu soon.
Also, while I am spilling my guts, Antiques Roadshow UK
has recently garnered my attention on the Ovation Channel on cable and on youtube
. Not only do they have more aesthetically interesting, older and sometimes wildly historical stuff in Britain, but the people who attend all look like Dickens' characters in modern dress. Oh, yeah. Most (but by no
means all) of the attendees tend to dress better than Americans who come to the PBS version. I know they are all standing in line all day to get their items reviewed, but if you KNOW you might be on television, wouldn't you wear something better than a tee shirt, cutoffs and flip flops?