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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:17 am    Post subject: Lesley Douglas Reply with quote

Is she doing a good job or not?

I say not (and some people might say knot).
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:57 am    Post subject: Re: Lesley Douglas Reply with quote

J_ROC72 wrote:


I say not (and some people might say knot).



Is she tied up? Laughing Yes she's doing a good job, keeping the station afloat.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, she has done a great job at giving her celebrity chums slots on the station:

Chris Evans, Russell Brand, Dermot O'Leary, Matthew Wright, Elaine Paige, Alan Titchmarsh. Then, of course, there's Davina McCall, DIRE O'Briain, Richard Hammond, Ricky Gervais and Kate Thornton waiting on the horizon.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really know who she's taken on over the years but for hiring Evans, Brand and O'Leary plus, getting rid of Ed Stewart, maybe causing Johnnie Walker to leave Drivetime and even Parky... Sad
No, she's spoiled Radio 2 for me.

Lets all hope and pray Steve Wright stays on to keep the station up there! Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Lesley Douglas Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Is she tied up? Laughing Yes she's doing a good job, keeping the station afloat.


I can just see her with her bucket - baling out the boat right now! Of course, if she'd got in someone who knew how to refit the boat to a seaworthy condition in the first place she wouldn't have such a problem as the one she has created for herself.

I think a better description would be "Re-arranging the deck-chairs on the Titanic", to be honest!

Dear, oh dear....... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lesley Douglas. I would love her (and forgive her) forever if she brings Danny Baker to Radio 2!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

J_ROC72 wrote:
Lesley Douglas. I would love her (and forgive her) forever if she brings Danny Baker to Radio 2!
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It never happen, we hope..
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Changed your mind again, Mark?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

J_ROC72 wrote:
Changed your mind again, Mark?


Me think it never happen two.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Scott-can't agree with you on Danny Baker.

Imho I think this guy is truly awful-I really hope Lesley Douglas never brings him to Radio 2.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danny Baker was offered the Saturday morning slot in 1999 when Steve Wright moved to weekday afternoons. Baker snubbed the offer saying "the time wasn't right". He was already hosting a Saturday morning show on Talk Sport, therefore had other commitments. Shame he didn't take up Moir's offer because a few months later, Baker was sacked from Talk Sport over a dispute with the bosses when they moved him to an earlier slot.

Therefore, there is a chance that Baker could be approached by Radio 2 again. Lesley Douglas listed Baker as one of her top 10 favourite broadcasters in 2004. Baker has also appeared on Radio 2 twice this year - each times as a guest. His first appearance was on the Steve Wright show. His second was on a Sunday afternoon when Chris Evans was presenting live coverage of the Diana Concert.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My fervent hope is that Danny Baker does NOT get a job with Radio2. Whilst he may have matured since being part of the disaster that was the Bannister 'Blood on the carpet' debacle, the rest of that Brat Pack has not, and being subjected to one of them on as daily basis is bad enough, 2 would be too much.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

J_ROC72 wrote:
Danny Baker was offered the Saturday morning slot in 1999 when Steve Wright moved to weekday afternoons. Baker snubbed the offer saying

"the time wasn't right".


Danny Baker - Radio 2? It just doesn't click. He has no UBP to offer Radio 2. He's good but he's not great he has some humour but he's not really funny, he's much like a taxi driver really, sometimes interesting, entertaining even for a short trip but you wouldn't want to be in that taxi for a whole show...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Danny Baker debate for a show on Radio 2 died a death years ago.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
The Danny Baker debate for a show on Radio 2 died a death years ago.


Obviously not, because it appears to be the subject of debate here now!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
The Danny Baker debate for a show on Radio 2 died a death years ago.


Don't tell Lady B - she'll be upset.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
The Danny Baker debate for a show on Radio 2 died a death years ago.


No it didn't. Perhaps the same could be said in respect of the Chris Evans, Steve Wright and Sarah Kennedy debates?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

J_ROC72 wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
The Danny Baker debate for a show on Radio 2 died a death years ago.


No it didn't. Perhaps the same could be said in respect of the Chris Evans, Steve Wright and Sarah Kennedy debates?


Yes. Chris, Sarah & Steve are staying put.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
J_ROC72 wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
The Danny Baker debate for a show on Radio 2 died a death years ago.


No it didn't. Perhaps the same could be said in respect of the Chris Evans, Steve Wright and Sarah Kennedy debates?


Yes. Chris, Sarah & Steve are staying put.

End of.


Unil they get sussed or when the programme controller's chucked out as part of the cost-cutting exercise.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Unil they get sussed or when the programme controller's chucked out as part of the cost-cutting exercise.


They are well loved presenters so they will continue to entertain the nation regardless of who is in the management.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes. Chris, Sarah & Steve are staying put.


You know that for sure do you? Two drunks on the radio...why not add Pete Doherty to the equation? He can join forces with ex-junkie Russell Brand.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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They are well loved presenters so they will continue to entertain the nation regardless of who is in the management.


"Entertain" is one word in the dictionary. I can think of others much more appropriate to at least one of those! (Especially the ginger-rentagob) Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sarah Kennedy doesn't entertain; she depresses whereas Chris Evans shouts and patronises.
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Sarah Kennedy doesn't entertain; she depresses whereas Chris Evans shouts and patronises.


.... and also depresses.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the contrary, Chris Evans can be very entertaining on the radio. I have never rated his TV work, but he was brilliant on the old Radio 1 breakfast show. He was also pretty good on Saturday afternoon Radio 2. I just don't think Drivetime is the right slot for him. He would be much better off on the 2.00 - 5.00pm slot in place of His Royal Smugness aka Steve Wright.

As for Sarah Kennedy, I have never found her entertaining in any shape or form - not even when she hosted Game For A Laugh.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

firewirefred wrote:
gfloyd wrote:

(Especially the ginger-rentagob) Cool



Unless your colour blind, he's not Ginger anymore


Laughing


Anyway unless Radio 2 can find a space for Danny Baker then I doubt we will hear him on the network with his own show. I'm one thing amazed he hasn't been approached to host a documentry. One conclusion is because HE DOSN'T WANT TOO..
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danny Baker once said he wrote a documentary for Radio 2 (I cannot remember what the doc was about).
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

J_ROC72 wrote:
Danny Baker once said he wrote a documentary for Radio 2 (I cannot remember what the doc was about).


Ask Lady BDS. No doubt you'll not only get the synopsis of the document but a fantasy listing of when DB will be presenting it! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to know what has happened to Lady B!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

May I ask a simple question - who is lesley douglas?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hocus Pocus wrote:
May I ask a simple question - who is lesley douglas?


Radio 2's big boss
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, thank you.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

or alternatively, Radio 2's big mistake... Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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or alternatively, Radio 2's big mistake... Evil or Very Mad


By weight that would be Steve Wright Wink
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I bet he felt a little uneasy this afternoon, they were talking about the fact that they've discovered the gene which makes people hungry and that they could alter people's desire to over eat. ( something along those lines anyway )
He was a little defensive on people's right to eat.... Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hocus Pocus wrote:
May I ask a simple question - who is lesley douglas?


The woman who recruits idiots like Chris Evans, Dermot O'Leary, Russell Brand and Elaine Paige for Radio 2.
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If anyone deserves a P45 it is her!
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Agree.
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Gizus a job, I can do that. Wink

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I could do a much better job, too. I would employ Iain Smith as my very own Trevor Dann! Laughing
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