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'Meet the Izzards' (DNA tracking)

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Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 18 Feb 2013 11:06

"Wednesday BBC1 9PM. might be interesting

"Comedian and actor Eddie Izzard embarks on a unique, epic and personal journey using his own DNA to trace the migration of his ancestors out of Africa and into Europe over almost 200,000 years. A simple saliva swab and the latest cutting-edge DNA science help Eddie explore the secrets of his genetic history. In this first film Eddie explores his mum's line over the last 10,000 generations, tracing her ancestral route across 10,000 miles all the way back home to Britain.

Along the way he meets some of his modern DNA cousins, from the African bush to the shores of the Red Sea, as he discovers how humans populated the globe, why he has blue eyes and how the Izzards ended up in Europe"

(also posted on Chat for those who don't look here)


grannyfranny Report 19 Feb 2013 18:58

I'm really looking forward to this programme. It's on Wed and Thurs this week.