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The Society for the Prevention of the Disseminatio

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Sheila Report 22 Jul 2006 03:54

Hello From Down Under, I am not sure if I qualify for membership but I will apply, as I have an u/k father -- a Ken King and also-- a Peter Smith in my tree . Do I have to say any more to qualify, It's not just the members getting it wrong it's also the Genes Computer . Last Hot Tip's I was inundated with the above. Regards Sheila


Toni Report 22 Jul 2006 10:56

Hello please sign me up OC. My qualifications: I've just finished fixing my Mum's tree. She had the one guy entered 4 times on the tree. It was quite an impressive blunder she'd made. I've also disproved GreatAunt's info that we came from John X. We actually came from George. From what I can tell John died unmarried and childless. Glen, Merry and Heather I'd like to sign up as the Australian liasion for when you bring the show down under. Toni


Heather Report 22 Jul 2006 11:06

Well ........., I suppose Glen, we could have an Aus off shoot - we could have all the contestants in the Big Bovver house transported one by one if they steal a chicken from the fridge or blaspheme? Instead of eviction night we could have execution night where, if they answer the questions correctly they go to Sydney instead of the gallows via a cargo ship that takes 3 months? On punishment week they get one pencil and one tree sheet between the lot of them and have to work out how to connect their 15 different families to a common ancestor over a 500 year period (Trouble is for O.C. and Phoenix that would probably be fun - mmm, may have to think of something different for them two).


Heather Report 22 Jul 2006 11:14

And I just thought Glen, what about 'Catchphrase'. You could have a genial Irish Host (who do we know who is Irish and genial?) and the contestants have to work out from a parish register entry made by a drunk or senile vicar which of seven James and Sarahs a child belongs to. 'Close, but youre not right, Im afraid'


TinaTheCheshirePussyCat Report 22 Jul 2006 11:14

Fantastic idea, Heather. To handicap OC and Phoenix, I suggest that they have to do it blindfold. That way they have to work totally from memory and are not allowed to refer to their notes (no dictaphones, I-pods or anything else they might have recorded the info on). Who is going to be the person who greets them as they come out of the house and escorts them to the prison ship? I am sure that you would be brilliant in that role, Heather, but Glen in his tinsel knickers might increase the audience ratings even further - bring in a different class of viewer and all that. Tina

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 22 Jul 2006 11:18

Tina, you could only see a fleeting glimpse of me in the ten minute preview,then the signal gets encrypted,and a special phone line is activated to allow further viewing. So my 15 year old says anyhow Glen


TinaTheCheshirePussyCat Report 22 Jul 2006 11:35

My goodness, Glen, you have consulted your 15 year old son about this scheme? Tina

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 22 Jul 2006 11:47

Treasure Hunt Find Olde Crone's missing James Holden. The two teams of minor celebrities are given cryptic clues, gleaned from census information, Marriage and death certs, family recollections and hearsay. They have to race round the countryside, headed by Anneke Rice with her bouncy bottom (much camera work there) following all the false leads and getting breathlessly excited. The prize when they find his parents is a copy of my newly-made Will, in which I leave them EVERYTHING! OK, probably a minority interest programme, but I am fully prepared to fund it myself. It could be shown on CH4 at 3am - lots of anoraks watching then, I'm sure. OC


TinaTheCheshirePussyCat Report 22 Jul 2006 12:45

Great idea, OC, this one could run and run. We can take it in turns to have one of our missing ancestors found. I disagree about it being a minority interest, though. Anneke's bottom will generate quite a lot of male viewers. Tina

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 22 Jul 2006 14:11

Suggest instead of calling it ''Treasure Hunt'' better to call it ''Breathless'' for yet more viewers .............. Merry