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WDYTYA? - Kim Cattrall

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TwoIfBySea Wed 12-Aug-09 22:00:04

Is anyone else watching this? A really amazing and heartbreaking story for her mum and aunts. What a selfish swine of a man to do that to them. I wonder if they would feel better not have knowing he had another family who he loved while they were suffering.

llareggub Wed 12-Aug-09 22:02:30

Yes, I'm watching. He doesn't sound like a nice chap, does he? I bet he'd have a story to tell.

llareggub Wed 12-Aug-09 22:03:09

And looking weirdly like Jack Nicholson in that last photograph!

HerBeatitude Wed 12-Aug-09 22:04:27

If anyone doubts how important childhood experiences are, they only have to watch this programme. It is so sad seeing how emotional they were 70 years later, about this bastard who abandoned them.

bran Wed 12-Aug-09 22:05:32

DH and I were just talking about that. They probably would have been able to cope better had they found that he had come to no good, but what they found was still better than not knowing IMO.

I just don't know how he could just forget his family. Even if he had sent them money every now and then anonymously it would have been something. He could have afforded it, it didn't look as though his second family were living in poverty. angry

I wonder how his second set of children felt when they found out. Was he a good Dad to them, or were they not surprised that he was capable of something like that?

MollieO Wed 12-Aug-09 22:06:47

It made me cry. What a horrible horrible man. I wonder what his other children in Australia think? It must be hard for them as they have memories of him that must be destroyed by knowing the kind of man he actually was.

TwoIfBySea Wed 12-Aug-09 22:07:35

When it said at the end that the sisters had contacted their half siblings I did wonder what their version of him was.

Every series there are duds and then the occasional gem - last time it was Jerry Springer and I think this series it is this one.

franke Wed 12-Aug-09 22:09:21

I found it fascinating. It must have been terribly painful for all of those involved (imagaine the shock for his children in Aus) but it seemed her mother and aunts really needed to know. And there was a note at the end saying that they had all got in touch with each other after filming finished.

I thought the legal historian woman made a good case for why people committed the crime of bigamy - divorce seemed way beyond the means of ordinary folk. But he was still a selfish bastard of the highest order - those poor little girls living a slummy existence in Toxteth during the war. Awful.

MaggieBelleVirgo Wed 12-Aug-09 22:11:28

Yeah that was a good show. I'm not surprised the half-siblings didn't want to be on the show. What can they say really? they can't trash him now if they never knew him as anything other than a great Dad, and that would hurt kim's mum and aunts. But it is their truth.

I found out something quite dramatic about my grandfather a few years ago and it really knocked me sideways for a while.. I was very upset for the young man that he was then, 80 years before I was born, 20 before my MUM was born, it still upset me a surprising amout......

iMissEdith Wed 12-Aug-09 22:13:32

I reckon he sodded them all off to Australia because he had a third wife somewhere and the game was about to be up.

What a fucker. I feel very sorry for his Australian children - horrible thing to find out for both sets of children, really.

I hope someone nicely told his sisters what he did, too.

franke Wed 12-Aug-09 22:13:37

On a lighter note the idea of Samantha from Sex and the City turning up unannounced on people's doorsteps in Derbyshire and Durham made me smile.

bluebump Wed 12-Aug-09 22:13:54

I agree this has been a gem of an episode in this series.

MollieO Wed 12-Aug-09 22:18:52

I have no interest in either SATC or Kim Cattrall but I was utterly rivetted by her family story. Only watched as couldn't be bothered to do anything else!

Tinker Wed 12-Aug-09 22:19:57

Great episode, very moving. And yes, I did wonder how it would feel having Kim Cattrall knock on your door grin.

MaggieBelleVirgo Wed 12-Aug-09 22:38:30

remember that herbal tea ad? she kept saying 'yes auntie'.

HerBeatitude Wed 12-Aug-09 22:42:01

I think it's not that unusual what that bloke did, the difference is that today they usually get divorced first because divorce is not impossible as it was then.

I was impressed by quite how beautiful she is - in SATC I never thought her beautiful at all, but in this I kept on being struck by her beauty. Is this the result of botox?

FfreckleFface Wed 12-Aug-09 22:43:25

I thought that too, franke. I especially liked the way she had to properly intriduce herself to one of the aunties...I bet she didn't expect that!

Great episode. Quite harrowing, and she came off very sympathetically.

Lizzylou Wed 12-Aug-09 22:44:16

I don't think botox, she was quite wrinkly, but utterly fab.
I have a major crush on her, even more so after watching this.

FfreckleFface Wed 12-Aug-09 22:44:36

Oh God, I know HerBeatitude. I kept thinking, 'She is older than my mum, yet looks better than me.' Gah!

Heated Wed 12-Aug-09 22:45:40

does it repeat?

FfreckleFface Wed 12-Aug-09 22:46:05

introduce, obviously...

Lulubee Wed 12-Aug-09 22:47:11

Don't think she's had botox, she's got plenty of lines, which I really admire her for. She looked less 'hard faced' than she did as Samantha, maybe less make-up /less glammed up? She did look lovely.

I'd love to know how her mum and sisters managed to get out of the Liverpool slums - they all seemed quite well-to-do now, there's a story there in itself. Imagine bringing up 3 little girls with no furniture!

Winetimeisfinetime Wed 12-Aug-09 23:36:15

It was fascinating. I thought she came over very well.

It was particularly interesting for me as my grandfather did exactly the same thing. He left a wife and 6 children in France and came to the UK and married my grandmother and had 5 children with her and never again contacted or told anyone about his French family.

My sister nad I only found out when we started researching our family history. We managed to contact our family in France and it was heartbreaking to hear their stories. Even though it wasn't us that behaved so terribly we couldn't help but feel tainted by his behaviour.

pinkteddy Wed 12-Aug-09 23:39:59

Heated it will be on i player. I think it might be repeated too maybe on BBC3 or 4?

smallwhitecat Wed 12-Aug-09 23:45:03

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