I think it was nice of the show to do, too. I 'met' someone on ancestry.com who was researching both adoptive parents' ancestry and enthusiastically so. I thought that was so good of her to do. So it's nice WDYTYA gave a nod to the folks who chose and raised Nicky.
We watched a couple of more Dvd episodes. This is from last season's UK WDYTYA.
One episode was Celia Imrie. We both think we've seen her in various films. She was likeable in her episode - sympathetic to the stories she heard although she said "I never even knew him" along with it. That's understandable though.
Her ancestor Frances Howard - what a difficult life she had. Bundled off into a politically advantageous marriage at age 13 (they took care to note average age then was 20 to 24), she bravely fought for the right to remarry, only to be blighted by those who thought the marriage would hurt their own careers. Whether she truly made a bad decision or took the rap for someone else was unclear to me (despite her confession.)
But for some guy who probably never met her, to write a pamphlet about how Frances deserved her illness "which was rotting her female aspects" or whatever, because "that was the area of her sin." How awful. All she wanted her entire life was to be happy and loved.
Her one child, which was snatched away from her at birth before she was shoved back into The Tower of London, was Celia's ancestor.
The other episode featured British comedian John Bishop. That time was mainly struck by how similar his life path was to his ancestor's.
PS, interrupting this regularly scheduled post to announce: Queen Latifah will be on next season's Who Do You Think You Are?
Edited by ScrubMonkey, Sep 21, 2013 @ 2:39 PM.