Thursday, 2 October 2008

"Nobody Cared" - Paul Gold, 2005

I was just reading a British entertainment newsletter which contained the following piece:

The final episode of Who Do You Think You Are? ended with a relatively disappointing 4.95m (21.2%) on Monday night. The celebrity genealogy show had previously averaged over 6 million viewers every week of its eight-episode run. The final episode, featuring Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, was moved from the show's regular Wednesday 9pm slot to Monday at 9pm to make way for Silent Witness. Overall, the third series has averaged a massive 6.3m (11.1%) for BBC One.

Now with all due respect to the double-barrelled-surnamed "celebrity" decorator, I didn't watch either. That's very unusual for me, as I've really enjoyed the various people featured on this programme. There's nothing more fascinating than family history...because, of course, it's the history of families which is the framework for a nation's history.

But I just didn't give a flying fig about Llewelyn-Bowen's background. And obviously I wasn't alone.

To be fair, I'm sure Laurence doesn't give a flying fig about me either.


Janet

3 Comments:

At 02 October, 2008 14:14 , Blogger G L Wilson said...

We just forgot they;d moved it to monday night. Probably a lot of viewers were caught out that way. It seems an incredibly stupid thing for the BBC to do.

 
At 02 October, 2008 14:52 , Blogger sevans said...

Ewww. That guy has always given me the creeps. I wouldn't want to see where he comes from, either. ;)

 
At 02 October, 2008 22:35 , Blogger Sarah D said...

I'm not ashamed to admit i have a celeb-crush on the foppish LLB... that being said I don't care one bit about his background either.

 

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