Thursday, January 25, 2007

His Roots Are in the Suburbs

Actor Alan Davies would have preferred to find out that his great-grandfather was a master cabinet maker. On an episode of "You Don't Know You're Born," he discovers the sad truth.

Alan Davies harbours an instinctive antipathy for suburbia - so imagine his shock when he finds out his great grandfather helped build it.

"The suburban life I grew up in filled me with horror and dread," the Jonathan Creek star confesses when he discovers his maternal grandfather, Robert Peachey, made his fortune by erecting swathes of 1930s suburban semis that criss-cross north-east London. [Link]

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