Last night I appeared on ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, the hit genealogy series on BBC One, speaking with English singer-songwriter Pixie Lott about Victorian military musicians in her family tree. I highlighted the significance of regimental bands as a social amenity in garrison towns and a major employer of professional musicians. An episode synopsis can be found here. Filming was completed at Aldershot Military Museum in June.
The programme is now available to view in the UK on-demand via BBC iPlayer.
I previously appeared on ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ in 2019, conversing with Kate Winslet about her ancestor, a drummer in the Grenadier Guards. A clip from that episode has been made available on YouTube.