The genealogy community often talks about television programs that are about individuals researching their ancestry (e.g. WDYTYA, Finding Your Roots, Journey to Find Their Roots, Genealogy Roadshow, etc). There is so much we can learn from these programs as we vicariously share in each individual’s journey.
I came across an interesting premise in a relatively new BBC show called 24 Hours in the Past. Per a Wikipedia page about the show, it is described as “Six celebrities were immersed in a recreation of impoverished life in Victorian Britain. Each of the four episodes represented 24 hours living and working in four different occupations.”
we cannot access the full episodes and we can watch quite a few clips. U.S.
What time period would you think would make for an interesting historically premised show where celebrities live as their ancestors once did?
If you could watch a day in the life of an ancestor – when and where would that be?
Maybe, in the future, we’ll see familiar celebrities living as those in 24 Hours in the Past are.
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