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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:38 am    Post subject: Radcliffe - Maconie Reply with quote

I know I should wait for a couple of days to post this but I was not impressed by last night's offering.

This was a rare case of the whole being less than the sum of the parts. Two good and knowledgeable broadcasters shoehorned into one programme and it didn't work for me.

Mrs G wanted to know why, having finally got used to Mark R in the late night slot, things had to change for no good reason. there was an air of quiet desperation about the segment of the show that I caught last night.

A record of the week to be picked by the listeners next week.
A musical chain in the style of the old connections thing that Mark did.

I know that market share in London is important, but why, oh why does it have to ruin the listening pleasure of the rest of the country?

Needless to say, a version of this WILL be going to the BBC, which will no doubt end up in the trash without being read.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tell you the truth, despite the jingles and the trailers, I completely forgot it was on last night. Did hear a minute long snatch of something around nine but it was just chatter, and I turned the radio off again without realising who it was.

If I remember, I'll try and listen properly to some more tonight.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was never going to work and it never will. You can't have a new double act where both parties are established solo presenters...tis the worst idea in the the long history of really bad ideas...... a sidekick, yes that works because the sidekick is the underdog, the butt of the jokes, the fall guy , the rolling eyes of despair in the face of the self adulation and abject ego.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a la Tim Smith or Andy whatshisname?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It was never going to work and it never will. You can't have a new double act where both parties are established solo presenters...tis the worst idea in the the long history of really bad ideas...... a sidekick, yes that works because the sidekick is the underdog, the butt of the jokes, the fall guy , the rolling eyes of despair in the face of the self adulation and abject ego.

Mark Radcliffe was previously part of a 'double act' with Marc Riley (now on 6 music) on Radio 1 as 'Mark 'n' Lard before joining Radio 2.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Behind Geddon's Wall wrote:
a la Tim Smith or Andy whatshisname?


Exactly.. Smile

LEE, I know Mark R did as double act with Lardy boy but nobody had heard of either of them before the double act- so it was ok-ish.......Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenny & Cash on Radio 1 was good.......
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Kenny & Cash on Radio 1 was good.......


But Kenny was the entertainer and Dave Cash was the Muso.

Another bad double act:

Reid and Wright - Mike Reid and Steve Wright. Unlike Mark and Stuart, neither talented DJ's
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I had another go at listening on Tuesday night - the fact they were in separate studios didn't help the flow of the show, it felt stilted and disjointed.

I think I'll give up for a few weeks then return to see whether they've improved any.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too will give thema couple of weeks to settle down and then listen again when there's no footie on 5live.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have enjoyed their shows this week, especially tonite with Noddy Holder on, the wee wee take of the toaster instructions, prior to use, had me in stitches. Then so did the story on Wogan this morning about the drunken fishead getting the cheese on toast popping out sideways onto his bare belly, yes I know, easily pleased. Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have enjoyed their shows this week, especially tonite with Noddy Holder on, the wee wee take of the toaster instructions, prior to use, had me in stitches. Then so did the story on Wogan this morning about the drunken fishead getting the cheese on toast popping out sideways onto his bare belly, yes I know, easily pleased. Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Agree, was an exceptional show tonight. Noddy is always great stuff - they had a long conversation about Life on Mars (the tv show) without trying to give the ending away, and failing.

This was a great show, loved it.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have enjoyed all I've heard this week, and was lucky enough to hear the entire 2 hours last night and thought it was brilliant. Great stuff!

Having previously been dubious about the slot, I'm converted. I still have problems with the placing of other programmes, but I can see myself tuning into these 2 far more often than I listened to Radcliffe on his own.
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 9:56 am    Post subject: Radcliffe - Maconie Reply with quote

I like the Stuff and Nonsense spot because I like to figure out what is the Nonsense part! They were absolutey flabbergasted at the cost Barbra Streisand's people wanted for the tour.

The Saturday Night Fever bit on Listen & Learn didn't convince me like a lot of Maconie's Critical List choices did. But I loved them agreeing that Walter Murphy and The Big Apple Band's 'A Fifth Of Beethoven' was pants, as was David Shire's 'Night On Disco Mountain'!
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without a doubt, the worst show on R2. It's just a competition to see which one can speak with the strongest accent. It's plain awful, it doesn't work and wastes a good slot.
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
Without a doubt, the worst show on R2. It's just a competition to see which one can speak with the strongest accent. It's plain awful, it doesn't work and wastes a good slot.


Well that's your opinion Rachel, I find the show amusing and the music, on the whole, good; still would be a dull world if we all liked the same thing. I will listen, you won't and the opposite for Drivetime.

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah BB from the few I've listened to, the music is ok Smile .... but then, I love music.....

The chat though, is like the early stages of a fight in Canal Street.... .....

yep; it would be a drag if we all liked the same Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which Canal Street is that Rachel? Canel Street in Nottingham used to be a bit rough. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manchester I suspect.

I caught about half an hour one night last week and wasn't impressed at all. Too much chat.

The way things are going I'll no longer be an R2 listener by the end of the year.

It's getting worse by the week. Sad

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barkingbiker wrote:
Which Canal Street is that Rachel? Canel Street in Nottingham used to be a bit rough. Wink

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There's two Canal streets here,

There's Near Canal and also Far......

better not.. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I've just heard a class conversation on tonight's show about Glenn Roeder, stemming from a texter swearing he saw him coming out of a public toilets in Blandford Forum dressed as a council employee, holding a bog brush and bottle of bleach.... Laughing Laughing Laughing (The bit about him ordering pie and chips in the third person made me lol! Very Happy )

Andyandy, it was on just after 2020 tonight, so listen again if you haven't heard it....
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just listened Cherskiy, brilliant, they are like "Boys Behaving Badly" on the radio, no wonder Rachel & Helen don't like it, "it's a man thing" girls. Laughing Laughing Laughing Bet Nat likes it though Wink Let us know Nat and I'll share my chocolate suggestives with you on the naughty step. Razz

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not so much that I don't like it, I just can't be bothered with it.

Anyway it's only on a very rare occasion that I listen to radio at that time. I don't care for the mish mash that is on after 10.30, a time when I listen more regularly.

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread about Maconie has been going for a few weeks now but our little Scottish pixie hasn't entered into the discussion about her hero yet - I wonder whether she's alright? Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, tonight's show was kicked off with "Confusion" by New Order - haven't heard that in about twenty years! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some great music played tonite and being an ex-rocker, of a certain age, The Beach Boys & Strolling Bones went down well with me. Had to laugh at Rufus Wainwright taking the wee wee out of Stuart's northern accent. I think this show just gets better as the chemistry between these two seems to create some magic and hilarious moments. Much of the humour is laddish, IMHO, but it appeals to me as it is not really nasty, just irreverent. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not nasty or crude, unlike RB who seems to be scraping the bottom of the toilet bowl for material (sometimes I'm cursed with a vivid imagination! Shocked ) - I guess I'm warming to the pair of them. I don't find all of the talk funny, it's a little wearing at times, but there are some pearls among the swine.

I did like one of the wrong answers to "Nonsense and Stuff" the other night, I really wanted to visualise "Icelandic avant pop kelpie" Bjork amassing a collection of British bitter beer mats, and writing to a brewery in Cockermouth to see whether they would send her a rare "Snecklifter" one! Laughing
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Speaking of pixies above, the duo have just played a track by the Pixies and now Primal Scream is on - it's just like the Annie Nightingale Request Show circa 1989.... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I caught this show for the first time yesterday - really liked it, actually.....the acceptable face of New Radio 2!
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, it's growing on me a lot: this is attributable to the music that's being played as much as the banter between the lads.
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm getting used to the boys. My main complaint now is about the time - it should be either 9 - 11 or 10 - 12.
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherskiy wrote:
This thread about Maconie has been going for a few weeks now but our little Scottish pixie hasn't entered into the discussion about her hero yet - I wonder whether she's alright? Laughing


helloooooooooooooo *waves*


I'm just not a huge fan myself... I prefer my Maconie undiluted - you see, I find the who played on what track a little geeky and boring - naturally he's still my favourite tho' Very Happy
And why is it called radliffe and maconie anyway - it ought to be maconie and racliffe (like all other pairs over the years - always aphabetical)
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Salt & Pepper, Kenny & Cash, Peters & Lee, Mel & Kim
Sonny & Cher, Simon & Garfunkle......... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
helloooooooooooooo *waves*


Ah, there you are.... <waves back> Smile

Well, SM was certainly *undiluted* the other night when he referred to "Travish".... Laughing Shurely shome mishtake! Smile
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SantaFefan wrote:
Salt & Pepper, Kenny & Cash, Peters & Lee, Mel & Kim
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all good partnerships that is Wink

boycott and edrich, dalziel and pascoe, morecombe and
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ant & dec, large & little Wink
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