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Game of Thrones star Kit Harington's noble blood


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 26 Jul 2013 14:41 : tv : 0 comments : 2442 views

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington's family tree bears a great resemblance to the life of his on-screen character Jon Snow. It is littered with heroes, royals and military greats! Like his fictional counterpart, Kit has noble blood, as his paternal great-grandfather sir Richard Harington was 12th baronet and High Sheriff of Herefordshire and served as a judge in Bengal, while his great-uncle Kenneth Harington married the queen's cousin, Cecilia Bowes-Lyon.


We can't believe that it was the start of the tenth series of Who Do You Think You Are? Last night. Ten series, and still each episode is individual and interesting. The series began with the story of Una Stubbs and her family. A popular actress and entertainer, like many of us starting out in family history she knew nothing of one side of her family.


This week's episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Followed Annie Lennox's journey into her past where she discovered poverty, illegitimacy and royalty connections in her paternal family line whilst learning the truth about some family myths.


This week's episode of Who Do You Think You Are? follows actress Alex Kingston as she researches her father's family and discovers a photographer war hero and a remarkable woman living in the 19th Century.


This week's episode of Who Do You Think You Are? followed actor Sir Patrick Stewart on an emotional journey where he uncovers previously unknown information on his father and the role he played during WW2.


Long Lost Family – Series 2 Episode 7


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 1 Jun 2012 15:38 : long lost family tv : 0 comments : 1535 views

Last night we saw the last episode in the series of Long Lost Family and what an emotional one it was. Firstly we heard the story of James, who found out the person he believed to be his real dad was actually only his mum's boyfriend. He always wondered why he had a different surname to his dad and that's when alarm bells started ringing. When his dad left home and split up from him mum, that's when unanswered questions needed answers.


Long Lost Family – Series 2 Episode 6


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 25 May 2012 16:53 : long lost family tv : 2 comments : 1290 views

Anne Clegg is 48 and a mother of three but she has always wanted to find her birth mother and has been looking for nearly 20 years without success. She was only 6 weeks old when her mother gave her up for adoption to a couple who lived in Essex.


Long Lost Family – Series 2 Episode 5


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 21 May 2012 19:06 : long lost family tv : 0 comments : 1201 views

After a week's break Long Lost Family returned to our screens this week. It was another episode that tugged at the heart strings where two people were both looking for their parents. First of all we meet Bridget. She had no idea that she had been adopted until the age of 11. She was at an interview at a local boarding school and her mother turned to the House Master and told him that Bridget had been adopted. She had simply presumed that Bridget had already worked it out for herself.


Long Lost Family – Series 2 Episode 4


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 8 May 2012 18:49 : long lost family tv : 0 comments : 1302 views

Did you see the fourth episode of Long Lost Family on Thursday? It featured two very different but extremely emotional stories.


Long Lost Family – Series 2 Episode 3


Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 27 Apr 2012 16:04 : long lost family tv : 2 comments : 1327 views

Did you miss episode 3 of Long Lost Family, or need a refresh? It was another great watch, so here's a quick recap. In last night's episode Peter Arundel and Maureen Saville were both searching for their birth mothers.