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'Meet the Izzards' (DNA tracking)

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Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 18 Feb 2013 11:05

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"


Mauatthecoast Report 18 Feb 2013 11:29

I'll definitely be watching this Rose :-) should imagine it'll be very interesting,and would think many folk would love to have the chance to follow this journey.

I love Eddie Izzard and his approach to life and always like to read of his many marathon runs. :-D


Von Report 18 Feb 2013 11:42

Thank you Rose.
I'm interested in DNA testing for tracing ancestors but don't really understand results so hopefully there may be some explanations in the programme. :-S :-S :-S
Take care


Barbinsglos Report 18 Feb 2013 11:50

Thanks for the reminder

Really looking forward to it :-D


AnnCardiff Report 18 Feb 2013 11:50

I shall be watching - I love Eddie Izzard


GlitterBaby Report 18 Feb 2013 12:29

Already got that marked for viewing as I like Eddie

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 20 Feb 2013 18:01

Reminder for tonight :-D


Barbra Report 20 Feb 2013 22:29

Hello. watched it Eddy seemed very interested & it was a fascinating journey of his ancesters .Thanks Rose :-)


Jane Report 20 Feb 2013 22:31

Brilliant :-D Looking forward to tomorrow night now

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 20 Feb 2013 22:31

Hi Barbra, I found it very interesting and look forward to tomorrow night's programme :-)


Mersey Report 20 Feb 2013 22:35

I have taped it so really looking forward to after all the comments :-)


GlitterBaby Report 20 Feb 2013 22:38

Oh bother completely forgot about it.

Sounds as if I missed a good programme

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 20 Feb 2013 22:42

Glitterbaby its on Iplayer


Wend Report 20 Feb 2013 22:44

Enjoyed it very much - particulary the section about Pompeii.


GlitterBaby Report 20 Feb 2013 22:48

Unfortunately when I disconnected all the leads from my computer, as I wanted to move it, and put them back for some strange reason I can not get my speakers to work anymore otherwise I would be watching it on iplayer


Barbra Report 21 Feb 2013 11:10

Nudge x :-) ~~~~~~Rose


Thelma Report 21 Feb 2013 12:11

I have not read the bible for over sixty years.
So how does Eddie's journey compare?

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 21 Feb 2013 12:29

Hi Thelma, I suppose that's more a question for those who know the bible better than I do to answer.

But the science of DNA showed we do all come from 'Eve', as in the first woman who was a recogniseable 'ancestor', in Africa and whose 'offspring' migrated East, West and North.


DazedConfused Report 21 Feb 2013 12:46

I found last nights programme truly fascinating - Eddie is a great person for this as he has so side to him and engages with all he meets and they all seemed to appreciate his honesty.

What a shame he could not get into Aden.

I think Eddie is a great person and someone who I deply admire for his go to attitude - he never baulks from trying anything. Just think of the marathons he ran for Red Nose day 2 years ago.

Why has he never been given an MBE etc.


Barbinsglos Report 21 Feb 2013 15:59

I really enjoyed it too. That one woman in Africa must have been kept pretty busy then,!

Still cant pooh pooh the idea that we evolved from apes,

Its on again tonight and will definitely be watching.