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TV Watch: J.K. Rowling on BBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" Tomorrow, Aug. 17 at 9pm BST

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 16, 2011, 02:00 PM

J.K. Rowling's appearance on the BBC1 show "Who Do You Think You Are?" will air tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17th at 9pm BST in the U.K.

Always intrigued by her late mother's French ancestry, the Harry Potter author delves into her Gallic roots by visiting Edinburgh, London and Paris. Keen to find out why her great-grandfather, Louis Volant, was awarded one of France's most prestigious medals for his actions during the First World War, the writer makes a surprising and shocking discovery. Even further back, she encounters an ancestor who triumphed against all the odds.
Earlier this month, Ms. Rowling gave an interview to the Radio Times in which she discussed her experience on the show and the decision to trace her mother's French ancestry. We hope to have video of her appearance on the show once it airs!

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well I will just have to wait to see it online since a live thousands of miles away from the UK

Posted by mencia on August 17, 2011, 06:12 AM report to moderator
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I’ll have to U-Toob it…

Posted by Won_Two on August 17, 2011, 01:13 PM report to moderator
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I just noticed that on one of the other UK channels at the same time as this programme was the terrestrial premier of Twilight.

Posted by roonwit on August 17, 2011, 05:36 PM report to moderator
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I think I missed it? Did it show already on EST time?

Posted by Gvantsa on August 17, 2011, 07:10 PM report to moderator
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I liked it, an interesting programme!

Posted by HogwartsForever on August 17, 2011, 07:14 PM report to moderator
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It was fascinating and really emotional. Jo looked beautiful, as always!
It’s already on Youtube…… though the uploader hasn’t uploaded all parts of the show yet.

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on August 17, 2011, 07:29 PM report to moderator
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It was a very interesting programme indeed, and I learned such a lot. Jo came across very well, and she met some really good people while researching her family history.

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on August 18, 2011, 03:14 AM report to moderator
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I really enjoyed this programme, learnt some really interesting things historically, such as a battle from WW1 that I didn’t know about, the story of her Great Grandfather was fascinating as was the story of his mother and her parents leading to another area of history which I was not familiar with. Jo came across as well as she always does, and you could really see how much what she found out affected her.

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on August 18, 2011, 06:30 AM report to moderator
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missed it

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on August 18, 2011, 08:29 AM report to moderator
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Roonwit- you probably won’t see this now but I saw the viewing figures- WDYTYA got a peak of around 6.5 million, Twilight got a peak of a bit of 2 million ;)

Posted by JoRowlingRocks on August 27, 2011, 06:59 AM report to moderator
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Saw it!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on September 02, 2011, 04:39 PM report to moderator
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