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


Aug 16, 2011

Posted by John Admin

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!

26 Responses to TV Watch: J.K. Rowling on BBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” Tomorrow, Aug. 17 at 9pm BST

Avatar ImageHogwartsForever says: I'm all set for it!Avatar Imagemoisenallie16 says: I wish their was a way for people in the U.S. to watch it! I guess I will have to wait until it appears online.Avatar ImageDlcohm7 says: Really looking forward to this! They will post it here for us non UK peeps.Avatar Imagebutterbeerbottle says: There's no way I'm gonna miss this, nothing will keep that tv from me!Avatar Imageroonwit says: It isn't 9pm GMT, it is 9pm BST - one hour earlier.Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: Can't wait to see it. There have been trailers for it all over the BBC, I've been trying to find a copy of them to send to Leaky, but no luck so far.Avatar Imagehpluver88 says: Thanks, Roonwit! I always get that confused!Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: I won't be able to watch it but I sure hope someone posts the whole episode on YouTube!Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: I hope this come on BBCAmerica sometime soon.Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I've got it ready to record. I can't wait to see it!!Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: I don't get it here but maybe online later.Avatar ImageCorruptedNethicite says: Yeah, I have to wait until its on the internet.Avatar Imagejyassa says: too bad i cant watch :(Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: I'll also have to wait to see if it's online. Sounds interesting!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: I can't wait to see it tonight at 9pm!Avatar Imagemencia says: well I will just have to wait to see it online since a live thousands of miles away from the UKAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: I'll have to U-Toob it...Avatar Imageroonwit says: I just noticed that on one of the other UK channels at the same time as this programme was the terrestrial premier of Twilight.Avatar ImageGvantsa says: I think I missed it? Did it show already on EST time?Avatar ImageHogwartsForever says: I liked it, an interesting programme!Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: 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.Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: 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.Avatar Imagemoglet says: 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. Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: missed itAvatar ImageJoRowlingRocks says: 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 ;)Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Saw it!

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