I love Lucy Worlsey (not in that way, I mean, her programmes!)

(29 Posts)
marjproops Mon 22-Apr-13 21:05:17

'Fit to rule '(although I've got the horrible history song 'born to rule ' in my head).
BBC2.

She's got such a sweet yet informative style about her and really presents historical programmes well.

She really throws herself into the things she talks about.

Love her programmes.

marjproops Mon 22-Apr-13 21:06:47

not sure if I ever spell her name right but you know who i mean! plus, she's got that Anne from the famous 5 look, very Enid Blyton, which makes her very likeable.

GettingObsessive Mon 22-Apr-13 21:08:36

I think she's great and I watch everything she does - suh a lovely mix of proper history, gossipy details and her infectious enthusiasm.

marjproops Mon 22-Apr-13 21:10:52

yy thats absolutely right description. watching programme now and multi-tasking with mn too!

marjproops Tue 23-Apr-13 18:01:22

okay that was good. hope she does another series soon.

question...so Victoria married her first cousin Albert (what a wonderful love story, so tragic he died so young, dont know how she carried on) and their 1st born Bertie was classed as 'slow'.

do you think its cos she married her cousin? no one seemed to mention that possibility?

fussychica England Wed 24-Apr-13 18:05:33

Totally wacky but great at what she does. Also loved Michael Portillo Picasso programme - some people are so good at this presenting lark!

Queenofknickers Wed 24-Apr-13 18:18:12

I love her too...... She's who I'd like to have been iyswim...

marjproops Wed 24-Apr-13 20:07:45

queen yes, i know what you mean, i think. id love to have her sort of character, eager, zippy, zesty, girly but not wussy.....

I think I might have a bit a bit of a girl crush on her - she makes me want to go to Hobbs and buy a brightly coloured coat just to see if it makes me as cheery and smiley!

I like her presenting style too. She's so enthusiastic you can't help but drawn in. Really enjoyed the programmes she did about the Regency Period.

Wouldn't history lessons have been great if she'd have been your teacher?

marjproops Wed 24-Apr-13 20:20:16

between her , the Richard lll find, and horrible histories, DC and I are so enthusiatic now about history,

CarnivorousPanda Wed 24-Apr-13 21:09:20

Its really refreshing to see a knowledgeable woman presenting history prograammes. She comes across as full of enthusiasm and energy.

ppeatfruit Fri 26-Apr-13 08:51:49

Yes I agree with you all grin she's great, DH takes the piss out of her rrr pronounciation though hmm. IMO T.V.'s doing very good history ATM!

specialsubject Fri 26-Apr-13 09:30:09

yes, this excellent programme is known as 'fit to wool' in our house, but it doesn't take long to start listening properly. She is the chief curator of Historic Royal Palaces and knows her stuff, so she's not a professional presente even though she does it very well. (the same problem doesn't seem to have done Jonathan Ross any harm, and he appears to have no skills or knowledge at all)

I learnt a lot from this despite knowing much of the history already -refreshing lack of the usual dumbing down.

marjproops: Albert Edward (later King Edward VII) was the second child of Victoria and Albert - their first born daughter Victoria was intelligent, as were all the others. 'Bertie' wasn't slow, he just didn't react well to the appalling regime under which he suffered. Unusually, all of Victoria's nine children survived childhood - her son Leopold was a haemophiliac and two of her daughters were carriers, with consequent disastrous effects for the monarchies into which they married.

ppeatfruit Fri 26-Apr-13 11:32:19

I also like the fact that she's like me ,and maybe others too, in that she enjoys dressing up (I would LOOVE to do that)!

dizzy77 Fri 26-Apr-13 11:36:10

I <heart> her too. She is known as "Lucy Hairclip" in our house. Loved the last series and her enthusiastic-without-being-kittenish delivery. Also adore and covet her wardrobe, although not sure I could manage the dry cleaning bill for all those tailored wool dresses.

marjproops Fri 26-Apr-13 17:29:58

special thanx. I knew Bertie was the 2nd child, I meant 1st born son.

still, she did marry her cousin.

still fascinated by her story though.

Her and George lll.

dizzy i like her dresses too!

She's doing 2 programmes on bbc4 next Thu - 30 mins each on the 'secret lives' of Henry VIII & Elizabeth I. Can't wait - love Lucy!

marjproops Fri 26-Apr-13 18:46:29

Not thats on 'Yesterday' next thursday. is it Lucy presenting it thwn? fab.

its been described as horrible histories for adults. altho HH is for family viewing anyway.

specialsubject Fri 26-Apr-13 21:54:09

circles Yesterday next Thurs in TV guide (hope we can get it!) - thanks!

RubyOnRails Fri 26-Apr-13 22:01:53

She last year announced that she was glad she hadn't had kids as she was clearly too much of an intellectual to waste her brains spawning weans. She's arrogant and twee.

He might be a right wing Bawbag but Dr starkey gives far better delivery, I just love his narration.

ChewingOnLifesGristle Fri 26-Apr-13 22:07:31

Ooh I love her too! There's something very head girl from Mallory Towers about hergrin

She makes it all so interesting. When I think how dd's dreadful history teacher at school has sucked all the joy out of the subject for herhmm I can't help wishing she'd been taught by someone like that.

I also like her clothes<shallow>blush

FasterStronger Fri 26-Apr-13 22:12:38

I shall be meeting her soon. Live near her pater.

marjproops Fri 26-Apr-13 22:31:14

faster you tell her she has a mn fan club grin.

ill even overlook her thoughts on kids hmm

Marge sorry you are right - it's on Yesterday, not bbc4.

ppeatfruit Sat 27-Apr-13 09:10:05

Blimey ruby If you think Lucy 's arrogant Starkey takes the arrogance biscuit IMHO grin He also lacks a sense of humour (or it comes over that way on telly I can't staand 'im).

marjproops Sat 27-Apr-13 20:16:15

not you did panic me there for a mo! didnt want a Lucy prog clashing with another history prog (i dont get catch up).

hope its her presenting it tho, thatd be a double whammy.

TunipTheVegedude Sat 27-Apr-13 20:21:29

I love her and her clothes.
I quite liked the stuff she said about being too busy with her job to want to have kids. I didn't take her reference to being 'educated out' of it as an insult to mothers, just that she is absorbed by her work. I have a dd and would like her to grow up with a few Lucy Worsleys around to show that there is more than one way to have a fulfilling life as a woman.

ppeatfruit Sun 28-Apr-13 18:31:01

Yes Tunip I agree there are too many people who have L.O.'s for the wrong reasons IMO.

louisianablue2000 Wed 01-May-13 00:11:52

When i heard her comment about being 'educated out of having children' I knew exactly what she meant. She is slightly younger than me but will have been subjected to the same messages at school in the eighties that were intended to reduce teenage pregnancy, all about how you should concentrate on your education. Before you know it you're in your mid thirties, educated to the hilt and in an interesting job with no desire yet to change your life. We are having children much later than our parent's generation did and more and more educated women are not having kids at all and that's because we were encouraged to work at our education much more than our mothers which gas given us more options.

I remember my Mum telling me that my friends would all get engaged on our graduation day (because that is what happened to hers), in fact no-one did but half my year went on to do PhDs (admittedly I was a scientist from a very good department and by that point the expansion of the universities were underway but marriage and kids were the last thing on my mind in my 20s). Wasn't there an old feminist joke about 'oh, I forgot to have kids', I think that is what she is alluding to.

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