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Who do you think you are? - Boris

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Heated Wed 20-Aug-08 20:55:36

on at 9pm

LittleBella Wed 20-Aug-08 21:40:33

Fascinating stuff. Looks like old Ali was an unsuccessful quisling.

LittleBella Wed 20-Aug-08 21:44:06

Am agog to know why that baron married his pregnant probably illegitimate gf

twinsetandpearls Wed 20-Aug-08 21:44:57

ooh forgot about this and i forgot to record it, when is it repeated?

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Wed 20-Aug-08 21:50:04

It's great- am watching.

LittleBella Wed 20-Aug-08 21:52:48

LOL he is so funny

What a Schloss

Don't know when it's repeated TSAP, sorry

Heated Wed 20-Aug-08 21:53:17

I like his entusiasm for the project - and he has some truly remarkable relatives.

Heated Wed 20-Aug-08 21:53:38

castle I guess?

LittleBella Wed 20-Aug-08 21:57:57

pmsl at him saying he's got English royalty as well as all this European stuff. George II was effing German!!!!

LittleBella Wed 20-Aug-08 21:58:34

And no-one's contradicted him.

Yes Heated, Schloss is castle.

megcleary Wed 20-Aug-08 21:59:41

not a big shock really he has to be aristocracy bless him bumbling loon

Heated Wed 20-Aug-08 22:00:14

most of them are - German, that is.

Bronze Wed 20-Aug-08 22:00:46

I think that was the best one yet.

I loved that bit with Stanley at the beginning

JackieNo Wed 20-Aug-08 22:01:44

I really enjoyed that.

Was that a bit of Zadok the Priest playing when he was wandering down that portrait gallery (as in, the music that was played when the Queen was crowned)grin? I'm sure it was.

GinaTonic Wed 20-Aug-08 22:33:47

It's on again tomorrow night on BBC2

Tinker Wed 20-Aug-08 22:46:57

Very good one. And he didn't cry.

twinsetandpearls Thu 21-Aug-08 01:38:31

Thanks GinaTonic.

TheHedgeWitch Thu 21-Aug-08 09:19:38

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PinkChick Thu 21-Aug-08 09:21:16

caught last half hour of this when i got in, dp had watched it all, thought it was fab!..imagine unearthing ALL that royal blood!!!WOW!smile

branflake81 Thu 21-Aug-08 10:47:18

really enjoyed this. Great show.

WilfSell Thu 21-Aug-08 10:50:10

It was very interesting. Although I wasn't impressed with all the sub-racist shite: Johnson Sr making cracks about how if they'd kept Kemal as their surname they'd be on the Tory A list now; and Boris "reassuring" Henley voters he was "mostly" English.

But they are terrifyingly endearing our mad Eurotoff Aristo bumbling Tories aren't they? I like a bit of personality.

Glad he's not running my town though.

hanaflower Thu 21-Aug-08 10:55:19

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LittleBella Thu 21-Aug-08 10:57:38

LOL, me too WilfSelf

The point he was making to the voters of Henley was that he's mainly British, being related to George II. And er, George II was German and never really got to grips with the English language and I suspect Boris knows that, it's not a secret and he went to a good school. Hilarious. grin

LittleBella Thu 21-Aug-08 10:58:27

He also said "Stone the Crows"

Sheer bliss

MrsTittleMouse Thu 21-Aug-08 11:02:46

DH and I were a bit hmm about the way that it was filmed. The historian showing him the microfiche, sending him off to the bishop's chapel to muse about it, and then suddenly finding the handwritten note in the paper version? Yeah, right! But it did make great television.

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