BBC to lift the curtain on register offices
BBC Radio 4′s new sitcom, Births, Deaths and Marriages, brings to life the staff behind our birth, marriage and death certificates.
Births, Deaths and Marriages, written by and starring David Schneider (The Day Today, I’m Alan Partridge), is set in a Local Authority Register Office where the staff deal with the three greatest events in anybody’s life.
It features Chief registrar Malcolm Fox, described as: “A stickler for rules and would be willing to interrupt any wedding service if the width of the bride infringes health and safety. He’s unmarried but why does he need to be? He’s married thousands of women.”
Other characters include geeky Luke, ditzy Anita and pragmatic divorcee Lorna who has been drafted in to drag the office (and Malcolm) into the 21st century. To her marriage isn’t just about love and romance, it’s got to be about making a profit in our new age of austerity.
The next issue of Your Family Tree magazine, on sale 28 February will help you unlock the details held in birth, marriage and death certificates made by local record offices. Civil registration certificates of these vital events are crucial for your research, and using our superb guide to them you can become an expert on all things BMD. From ordering them, to using them alongside other resources to take your research even further, we’ll show you how.
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