Ruth spotted this item, reporting that Sir Michael Parkinson's ancestors were deemed too boring to appear on "Who Do You Think You Are"?
Writing in the Radio Times, the 74-year-old said he was a huge fan of the show. "When Who Do You Think You Are? called and asked if I was interested, I said I would be delighted, but warned that my own research had unearthed nothing of note," he wrote.
"'Oh, they all say that. But we always find something,' they said.
"Six weeks later they phoned to apologise. My story was so boring they had to cancel the entire project. I was gutted." [Link]