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A House Through Time

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lemongrove Sun 14-Jan-18 21:11:21

Is anyone watching this?
All about a lovely house in Liverpool from shortly after it was built to the present day.A fascinating glimpse into history and the lives of the inhabitants.

lemongrove Sun 14-Jan-18 21:13:27


NfkDumpling Sun 14-Jan-18 21:18:21

Blast! Meant to record it. Good old Catchup!

LadyGracie Sun 14-Jan-18 21:22:27

Absolutely fascinating!

Jane10 Sun 14-Jan-18 21:32:18

Excellent programme and the presenter is gorgeous. Just saying...

lemongrove Sun 14-Jan-18 21:35:34

Jane grin ! Trust you to notice.

MamaCaz Sun 14-Jan-18 21:36:38

Yes, it is fascinating. The amount of drama/misfortune experienced by many of the house's inhabitants is incredible. It just goes to show how life can turn on a sixpence, and also shows how deceptive appearances can be. And that is just in the first two episodes!

Jane10 Sun 14-Jan-18 21:39:11

lemongrove I honestly can't think of anyone else on TV that I find particularly attractive!

Tegan2 Sun 14-Jan-18 21:45:55

I'm loving it, too, And would recommend Bill Brysons book 'At Home' in which he goes from room to room in his house and goes off at tangents talking about what was happening at various times since the house was built in the 1800's.

Smithy Sun 14-Jan-18 21:48:13

I was wondering if anyone was watching this. It's repeated on Saturday evening so I've been watching it then. I'm finding it fascinating - very interesting viewing.

BBbevan Mon 15-Jan-18 05:58:19

Excellent ,very interesting programme The presenter is one of the best I have seen and heard. Also he has a lovely voice and good screen presence. What more could you want?

ninathenana Mon 15-Jan-18 07:33:07

H and I are loving it too.

Gagagran Mon 15-Jan-18 07:54:06

I lived "across the water" from Liverpool in the 1950s and used to go to the dentist in Rodney Street, just round the corner from Falkner Street where this house is situated.

It has brought back so many memories and made me want to go on a nostalgic visit to retrace my youthful steps. Love Liverpool.

Wonderful presenter who has the skill not to make the programme about him as so many do.

Nelliemoser Mon 15-Jan-18 08:54:24

I enjoyed that and want to watch more. The social and politic context was given as well.
A number of my ancestors moved to Liverpool from Chester when the railways came in the 1840s.

I am in full agreement with Jane10s views on the gorgeous presenter David Olusoga. What am I like I turn 70 next month!

nigglynellie Mon 15-Jan-18 15:13:31

It's brilliant!! and so is he!!!!!!!

Mapleleaf Mon 15-Jan-18 16:07:19

It’s a fascinating programme. I’m enjoying it very much.

millymouge Mon 15-Jan-18 16:16:41

Such an interesting and enjoyable programme. So glad to know others are watching and enjoying it, I have spoken to several friends about it and had blank looks. Seemed to think wouldn't be interesting as it was only about a house. It's fascinating what has happened there. Must agree with niggleynellie he is rather nice!!!!

glammanana Mon 15-Jan-18 18:59:05

A really good programme such a beautiful house how fortunate are the family who now live there, the programme shows Liverpool at its best such imposing houses and buildings,I was taken aback at the interior of The Ageon Mens Club what a magnificent staircase and reception room.
I can spend all afternoon walking through these Streets when I go over to Town I never get tired of our history in Liverpool.

mollie Mon 15-Jan-18 19:11:02

I think the presenter did a programme about slavery and the trade in Liverpool a few years ago. Take a peek at his wiki page, the chap’s certainly had it hard...

Jalima1108 Mon 15-Jan-18 19:40:08

Well, he looks rather nice but I would have to give him a shave and a trim first ...

Must weatch, it's the voice that matters grin

Jalima1108 Mon 15-Jan-18 19:40:36


Primrose65 Mon 15-Jan-18 19:50:26

Ooooh! Sounds right up my street grin I'll give this a watch. Thanks!

Treebee Mon 15-Jan-18 19:50:49

Really interesting programme. Unusual way of exploring social history, and yes, makes me want to visit Liverpool again.
I’ll look up Bryson’s At Home. Stephen McGann’s book Flesh and Blood is fascinating too. It follows his family through the generations, focussing on their health problems. Much of their lives were lived in Liverpool.

mostlyharmless Mon 15-Jan-18 20:56:22

Fascinating programme! Love it. What turbulent lives they experienced in this one house.
It was originally (and is again now) a middle class home - I really wouldn't have expected all that trauma.
I must have a look at that Bill Bryson book Tegan.

Suki70 Mon 15-Jan-18 21:15:35

The brilliant (and gorgeous) David Olugosa , together with Mary Beard and Simon Schama, will soon be presenting an updated version of Kenneth Clark's Civilizations series.
Sounds good.