Titanic and Me with Len Goodman

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Philip Hind
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First episode tonight of this primetime documentary series on BBC1, and it's a great job so far. A fresh approach and some good interviews. While Len is an engaging and involving presenter. The episode tonight packs a emotional punch so far so lacking in 'Downton on Sea'.
 
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Bob Godfrey

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Certainly worth watching for the interviews with descendants of survivors and victims. But the programme's own research team come across as less than well-informed - the section about Gatti's a la carte restaurant, for instance, had me groaning.
 
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Philip Hind
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Ok there were a few avoidable clangers, but at least it lacked the portentousness of many documentaries, with some actual normal people rather than a load of flatulent 'experts' ... certainly a populist approach but conveying the drama and tragedy without being too cloying.
 
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Nancy Bratby

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I heartily concur, obvious clangers aside, a most enjoyable and poignant first half hour of three. Definitely a keeper, whereas Downton on Sea will be for comedic value only.
 
Seatravel

Seatravel

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I watched it - earlier today- found it very interesting and like Len as a presenter. I saw him present his search for his ancestors on a show a few months ago, where he found out about some of his ancestors who had been in the workhouse. It was interesting.
 
angeline2011

angeline2011

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very interesting so far...i was suprised they didnt have anything commemorating harold lowe until recent!
 
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