Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/whodoyouthinkyouare/new-stories/kevin-whately/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/whodoyouthinkyouare/new-stories/kevin-whately/ en-gb 30 Fri 29 Aug 2014 01:45:56 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/whodoyouthinkyouare/new-stories/kevin-whately/ U13863590 http://www.bbc.co.uk/whodoyouthinkyouare/new-stories/kevin-whately/?page=85#comment6 I turned on the TV to realize Kevin ws talking about some of my relatives - the Phillips family. My mother (now 81) remembers some of the people Kevin talked about, including Uncle Per and Kevin's mother. My mother and Kevin's are second counsins. Mum lost touch after the end of WWII - but she has some happy memories to share and I'd like to pass them on.Can someone at the BBC forward an email or letter to Kevin on my behalf? Can you tell me who to phone or contact ? Sun 08 Mar 2009 13:20:48 GMT+1 U13858976 http://www.bbc.co.uk/whodoyouthinkyouare/new-stories/kevin-whately/?page=71#comment5 We enjoyed every minute of this episode. By far the best of this series. Although the other stories were interesting on it's own, Kevin Whately's was real genealogy, instead of stories about grandpa, oncle etc.It was also nice to see that Kevin/Lewis really is from Newcastle and still proud of it.BBC, pls. more of this kind in your "Who do you think you are?" Wed 04 Mar 2009 20:22:48 GMT+1 U13858729 http://www.bbc.co.uk/whodoyouthinkyouare/new-stories/kevin-whately/?page=57#comment4 The programme didn't mention that Kevin's ancestor Thomas ('Turkey Merchant') Whately was also an MP (for Luggershall, Wiltshire) which was not unusual for a rich man in those days. However, the electorate was only 70 in number so I suspect this was one of those notorious pocket/rotten boroughs. Anyway, I doubt that Thomas would have sympathised with Kevin's avowed leftie leanings. Wed 04 Mar 2009 18:58:32 GMT+1 U13856237 http://www.bbc.co.uk/whodoyouthinkyouare/new-stories/kevin-whately/?page=42#comment3 I particularly enjoyed this episode because it went a long way back into Kevin's tree. The only note which jarred was the hint of inverse snobbery - what's wrong with being middle class, even if you are a self-proclaimed leftie? Sue Johnston seemed to have the same problem in a previous series.It was good to have an episode mainly UK based and to see what non-internet resources are available without having to travel vast distances. Tue 03 Mar 2009 13:23:57 GMT+1 U13856072 http://www.bbc.co.uk/whodoyouthinkyouare/new-stories/kevin-whately/?page=28#comment2 I agree. Last nights show (Kevin Whately) was the best by far of this series which has been a little dissapointing - spending generally far too long on just one or two generations instead of delving back into the 19th, 18th etc centuries and beyond. Kevin's fascinating story was exactly what this show should be about - teaching the viewer about history wrapped up in a family story. Kevin came over as a gracious host, shocked and surprised at his illustrious, somewhat 'posh' anscestory. Keep up the excellent work BBC - roll on the next series! Tue 03 Mar 2009 11:59:52 GMT+1 U13855951 http://www.bbc.co.uk/whodoyouthinkyouare/new-stories/kevin-whately/?page=14#comment1 Wonderful series. The BBC at its very best. Well done to all involved. Tue 03 Mar 2009 10:23:50 GMT+1 MaggieL http://www.bbc.co.uk/whodoyouthinkyouare/new-stories/kevin-whately/?page=0#comment0 An excellent and fascinating programme. As well as being the best of the series it was probably also the cheapest as Kevin, with his producers, researchers and camera crew, didn't travel all over the world at licence fee payers expense even though there were ample excuses for him to do so. Tue 03 Mar 2009 09:17:20 GMT+1