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A good idea, but not at all well carried out.
on 15 February 2011
The programme sets out to find the descendants of the Celts, the Anglo-Saxons, the Normans and the Vikings: how numerous they are in different regions of modern Britain, and what they look like. This could have been fascinating, but unfortunately at least half the run time was taken up with shots of people milling about in shopping centres, having blood taken from their arms (over and over again) and worst of all close-ups of test-tubes of blood filling the screen, which recurred constantly all through the programme as a kind of punctuation mark or time-filler. I hope someone makes a better film on this subject in the future. I give it two stars because I did learn a few things.