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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:59 pm    Post subject: Chris Evans- common sense required! Reply with quote

Was I the only one that thought CE was being incredibly crass and insensitive, joking that Bob Woolmer was murdered to take the heat off Freddie Flintoff's pedalo escapades?

I have a reasonably dark sense of humour, but there is a limit... For goodness sake, Evans.... the man hasn't even been buried yet!

Is this how low R2 has sunk.... employing presenters that think jokes about very recently deceased people are funny???
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Evans obviously thought it waas funny - I no longer listen!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't hear it but I agree it's out of order.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Living proof that, for Evans, it's important to keep opening his big gob even when he has nothing intelligent to say. Which is most of the time, it would seem!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenny Everett got sacked for an off the cuff remark that was no where near as bad. Can we but hope?????
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mind you, it has been said that the knives were out for Ken for ages, and they were just waiting for him to slip up - Evans is the BBC's Golden Boy so can get away with anything at the moment!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember an incident with Kenny Everett but I can't remember what he actually said, there was a big hoo ha about it at the time.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy, It was about the wife of the minister of transport having passed her advanced driving test.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just looked it up on Google, can't see what the fuss was about, poor old Kenny Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:37 am    Post subject: Re: Chris Evans- common sense required! Reply with quote

PJ in Kent wrote:
Was I the only one that thought CE was being incredibly crass and insensitive, joking that Bob Woolmer was murdered to take the heat off Freddie Flintoff's pedalo escapades????


I missed that. Only heard hour 2 last night. A bit poor taste I agree if thats what he said.

I think Flintoff is a plonker anyway and no amount of distractions will hide that.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Chris Evans- common sense required! Reply with quote

PJ in Kent wrote:
Was I the only one that thought CE was being incredibly crass and insensitive, joking that Bob Woolmer was murdered to take the heat off Freddie Flintoff's pedalo escapades?



It's highly possible, I doubt many other peeps were listening.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't suppose an apology to Bob's family and friends was forthcoming, was it?

Sick little puppy, Evans.

Or maybe there's more chance of getting an apology out of Sarah Kennedy.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris should apologise to the real killers for claiming that they would associate with Freddy Flintoff. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the sort of low comment I would expect from Crass Evans - hence I never listen. It was grand having Stuart Mac on last week.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Standards are slipping at the beeb, I didn't listen either but if that's what he said, what an insensitive idiot!!

Wossy can slag off the beeb all he wants too and he gets away with it, celeb power methinks.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite agree about standards, if DOLE is considered a sub for the great KB, then what next? Why does he have to have that irritating "background music" playing all the time, it's hard enough to understand his mutterings as it is!

If I had my way, Evans, Ross, O'Leary, Brand and Paige would be dispensed with forthwith.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyAndy2 wrote:
Wossy can slag off the beeb all he wants too and he gets away with it, celeb power methinks.


A case of "biting the hand that feeds one" in his case, methinks (especially given the level of his inflated salary. Much the case as with that idiot Evans, actually.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:19 pm    Post subject: Chris Evans - common sense required Reply with quote

I didn't hear the Woolmer remark, but I was on holiday the day it was given out that Syd Barrett had died. Mark Radcliffe, in for Steve Wright that day, was reasonably respectful and played some early Floyd in memory. Evans, on the other hand, went on in the usual manner.

I wasn't expecting the ginger twerp to do a mass overhaul of the show's playlist the way Bob Harris did for the sake of the Queen Mother, but I found it grossly insensitive and bloody ignorant.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to question the sensitivities of anyone who can dedicate the best part of his show to halitosis, so the Bob Woolmer indignity comes as no surprise to me. The guy is completely bereft of any sense of appropriateness.

Actually tonight I thought he was pretty condescendingly appreciative of Mika and DO'L, both of whom he had dissed (attempting to coerce his fellow presenters into so doing at the same time) last week, so maybe he is beginning to feel the pressure of "not golden boy". Certainly he had a few pointed comments to make about not being asked to do some recent TV awards show presentations.

All I want is a bit less shouting - it does my head in! Oh and a bit of intelligence wouldn't go amiss either..... but then.... crazy is as crazy does. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minx wrote:

Actually tonight I thought he was pretty condescendingly appreciative of Mika and DO'L, both of whom he had dissed (attempting to coerce his fellow presenters into so doing at the same time) last week,


He wasnt on last week, but if he starts praising DOLE I'm off Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:


He wasnt on last week, but if he starts praising DOLE I'm off Shocked


Yeah right, it must have been a couple of weeks ago. Funny how time flies when you're enjoying yourself. Laughing

Seriously, SM was like a breath of fresh air this last two weeks. And JW would be like pure unadulterated oxygen. Those were the days, hey?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They were indeed. Drivetime on R2 is a no-go zone these days. Those who do inflict it on themselves are well and truly welcome to it!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would welcome the chance to listen to R2 5-7, but that will only arise when Evans has gone and a decent, intelligent, respectful presenter is given the job. Some hope!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ella Sailyour wrote:
Those who do inflict it on themselves are well and truly welcome to it!

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Thank you. Next please!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ding! Next please.... Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
I would welcome the chance to listen to R2 5-7, but that will only arise when Evans has gone and a decent, intelligent, respectful presenter is given the job. Some hope!


Ding ding!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
Quite agree about standards, if DOLE is considered a sub for the great KB, then what next? Why does he have to have that irritating "background music" playing all the time, it's hard enough to understand his mutterings as it is!

If I had my way, Evans, Ross, O'Leary, Brand and Paige would be dispensed with forthwith.


Yes, lets bring back Jimmy Young while we are at it
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lets not do this-why are looking back in time?

We should be looking forward.

Whether you like it or not on Ms Douglas's watch the likes of Brand, Ross, Evans, O'Leary are the future/here to stay.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure why Shelster dug up a 15 month old post of mine!

As far as the shows you mention go, they simply aren't on my radar. Sadly I cannot listen to R2 nearly as much as I used to, but thankfully there are alternatives.

One thing I don't get - if Evans' show is as popular as they claim, why the incessant trailers for it? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
One thing I don't get - if Evans' show is as popular as they claim, why the incessant trailers for it? Rolling Eyes

To be fair, the trailers seem to be as much for the podcasts as the show. But I suppose the question still stands!
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