Did anyone see yesterday’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are on BBC1 with actress Samantha Womack?

What with sticky fingered relatives and abandoned children.  It was all exciting and informative stuff.

Her reactions were classic television moments.  The television crew must have been rubbing their hands with glee.  Cue lots of surprised open mouth shots and Samantha showing off her numerical skills by calculating relatives ages.

I wonder what happened to Jessie?  Was it happy ever after?  Does Samantha have family in the USA?  None of these questions were answered.  Although I understand they can only fit in so much.  It would have been great to see the full story.

In this episode newspaper archives were relied upon.  I love reading old newspapers, they are so informative. You learn so much and really get a real feel for what’s happening in the world at that time.

Check out British Library Newspapers at Colindale Avenue, London, NW9 5HE.  Website: http://www.bl.uk.  Remember you will need a readers pass to access their records.