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Davina McCall – What did you think?

Postby Daniel Cossins » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:16 pm

You've watched the show, now have your say here.
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Re: Davina McCall – What did you think?

Postby pre1837 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:45 pm

No we haven't. It's not on until tonight.
Interested in the surname SNELL circa 1910, Middlesex. and Claudia Vail nee Snell, living and married in Canada from about 1912/16.

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Re: Davina McCall – What did you think?

Postby Guy » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:28 pm

Interesting but not engrossing.
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Re: Davina McCall – What did you think?

Postby pre1837 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:14 pm

Enjoyed it with plenty of history. Not so much looking at endless records.
Interested in the surname SNELL circa 1910, Middlesex. and Claudia Vail nee Snell, living and married in Canada from about 1912/16.

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Re: Davina McCall – What did you think?

Postby houseworkfairy » Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:53 am

I enjoyed this one a great deal. Great that she found so much available to go and see about her ancestors. The connection to the Dreyfus affair and Clemenceau was very interesting.
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Re: Davina McCall – What did you think?

Postby worrals » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:36 am

I found Davina's episode very interesting. Her 4x gt grandfathers story was fascinating as was her gt grandfathers link to the Dreyfus case.
Good start to the new series.
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Re: Davina McCall – What did you think?

Postby binkie39 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:31 am

Whilst the content was very interesting I felt Davina McCall's personality was not fitting for this type of programme. She was pushy and quite unpleasant so unlike other 'celebrities' who have previously featured. Incidentally the Dreyfus case was one of the set topics for 0 level history when I took it in 1957!
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Re: Davina McCall – What did you think?

Postby margaretabram » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:08 pm

I enjoyed the programme, but noticed a definite change in emphasis. The ancestors featured make good viewing, but the rest of the family was ignored at the expense of these two. I prefer the search for more generations and featuring more relatives.

I like Davina McCall as a tv presenter and I have no criticism of her in the programme. It was interesting to see that she had a real French influence in her upbringing. I liked the way she described her mother as I had a French grandmother who could be described in the same way. She was a wonderful person if she was not your mother/grandmother!
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Re: Davina McCall – What did you think?

Postby lizjones » Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:12 pm

I enjoyed this one - always interesting to see different eras & occupations being covered.
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Re: Davina McCall – What did you think?

Postby Jeeps » Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:37 pm

A great start to the series. I love Davina McCall - I think she is so natural and friendly and I found her story really interesting.

I do tend to prefer to see more of a search for an extended family but the content was so good, imho, that it didn't matter in this case.
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