If you thought you were safe now that the Gene Detective series has finished on BBC TV, with quite a while until the celeb-fest of the next series of Who Do You Think You Are?, then you were wrong.
News just in to GENanon tells of a new series on Radio 4, called Tracing Your Roots. I listened to the first show via the admirable 'listen again' facility offered by the BBC website. It sounded good to me: down-to-earth, honest-to-goodness family history as it was meant to be. Not a whiff of royal blood to be had from start to finish.
But it's evidence (if more were needed) that the grip which genealogy has on the zeitgeist is growing yet stronger. How long before UKTV launches a specialist Family History channel?