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We love telly: WE LOVE FACTUAL - WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? BBC1, 9pm.

Byline: by JANE SIMON

REMEMBER that silly series from last year, To The Manor Bowen?

Where Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen and family feigned culture shock as they moved from London to Gloucestershire?

Well, here's our dandyish decorator, in his other splendid house in Cornwall (the other series forgot to mention that) banging on about how he's never happier than when he's by the sea. Could his love of sea views be genetic, or is the smug sense of well-being from owning a prime patch of coastal property?

Archivists, historians and lackeys do all the spade work as documents, crew lists, wills, censuses and court records reveal his sea-faring roots.

And Laurence, who often looks like he's straight out of an old ancestral portrait, learns how he missed out on being a country squire. Not the most dramatic story to end the series on, but entertaining all the same.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 29, 2008
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