Copy of request received from "Wall to Wall" makers of "Who do you think you are?"
As you know, I work for a television production company called Wall to Wall, one of the UK’s leading independent production companies with a reputation for making intelligent and sensitively made content. Wall to Wall are most well known for making programmes such as ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ and the hit family reunion series ‘Long Lost Family’.
The programme will help people who would like to locate an important person from their past to finally say the ‘sorry’ or ‘thank you’ where they’ve not had the opportunity before. For many people it is not possible to do this themselves – the person they want to thank may be a stranger or someone they’ve lost contact with and so don’t know how to find – or perhaps they don’t have the courage to make an approach alone. With a team of professional mediators, psychologists and experts in tracing people, we aim to put these people in touch, help them find a gesture or gift that represents their feelings, and support them through a meeting.
We are currently looking for people who may need our help and will feature a whole range of different experiences in the series - from people who want to find and thank the person who saved their life, or provided them with support when they most needed it - to those who have become estranged from an old friend or a family member and have never had the chance to make amends. One of the areas we’ve been looking in to is where people may have a ‘historical thank you’ to say – they may have someone from their family history who was helped or given support or friendship at a difficult time and they may like to find someone connected to this experience in order to express their gratitude.
Myself and the team are going to be in Harrogate from Monday 4th November for 3 days until Wednesday 6th November and as discussed, it would be great to talk further to people who may want to find out more if the series is of interest. If you’re able to forward on this information to people who may want to meet us while we’re there – the best number to call to arrange a meeting is 07858 569 715. Otherwise, I would really appreciate you bringing this up at your next meeting and people can get in touch after that.
Many thanks for your help.