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Lady Boil De Spudswell



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:35 pm    Post subject: Alan Carr Reply with quote

Hmm... bit thin this innit? ... 30 mins in ... Does anybody really care that Julie from Ipswich is staying in tonight with a chicken Jalfrezi and a crisp Sancerre? Zzzzzz.... Dreadful low-rent ILR stuff this.

And I'm no homophobe, but why is R2 fast becoming 'Camp FM' - Carr, O'Grady, Winton, Michael Ball, Paige ...

Had enough! I'm off to Eurovision Radio! It's slightly less camp!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree about the Alan Carr show. Absolutely awful.
I enjoy the O Grady show 7 elaine Paige, tho.
But this alan carr show is like a really bad cheap local radio show
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's very enjoyable. The music is a little camp starting with Abba - Dancing Queen, George Michael and Queen, but I suppose the music has to be uplifting? I think it's a cheek Alan Carr saying I'm excited about my own show, when Emma Forbes voice is heard. Emma does seem more in control. They do work well. Time will tell if it works!!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...Time has. 47 minutes. It doesn't!

Having two hosts with next-to-no radio experience doesn't help the vehicle either.

The concept is interesting, in theory, but simply doesn't work in practice.

You want interactive radio - only with a little more originality, imagination and creativity?, get Baker back, though preferably sans Zoe Ball who just put a handbrake on Baker's potential.

I did hope that once Douglas fell on her sword we'd have seen the back of flavour-of-the-minute TV stars with zero radio experience getting parachuted in.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully Radio 2 have got it right? It's been a very enjoyable show.

Well done to Emma and Alan. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Hopefully Radio 2 have got it right? It's been a very enjoyable show.

Well done to Emma and Alan. Very Happy


Methinks you are winding us up! Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angela W wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
Hopefully Radio 2 have got it right? It's been a very enjoyable show.

Well done to Emma and Alan. Very Happy


Methinks you are winding us up! Cool

I can't really say. i listened to the first ten minutes 7 didn't fancy it so turned off. not my thing at all.
I'll be tuning into mr o'grady tommorow evening, tho Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angela W wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
Hopefully Radio 2 have got it right? It's been a very enjoyable show.

Well done to Emma and Alan. Very Happy


Methinks you are winding us up! Cool


No wind up!! It was a great show; loads of humour, interaction and a good mix of music.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't bear to listen to this fella, his voice is like fingernails on a blackboard, awful.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I can't bear to listen to this fella, his voice is like fingernails on a blackboard, awful.

Yes, his voice grates on me somewhat
I may give it a try again next week, tho
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Angela W wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
Hopefully Radio 2 have got it right? It's been a very enjoyable show.

Well done to Emma and Alan. Very Happy


Methinks you are winding us up! Cool


No wind up!! It was a great show; loads of humour, interaction and a good mix of music.


I can see why you have shocked Richard Madely now!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard the first half hour of the show... it was listenable and I would listen to it if I had the radio on in the car or walking around my home town (when I usually listen on a portable one).

However if I was at home I wouldn't make a special effort to listen to it, so if I'm in reach of CDs I'd listen to them instead. I wouldn't like to contact the show either - this is just one to listen to for the music I think.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only heard the trailers and that was bad enough, who cares what someone is wearing on their night out ? Rolling Eyes

If this is '21st century interactive' then forget it Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it was okay - Alan Carr was funny and Emma led the show well. It felt amateurish and, yeah, next to Suzie Q's excellent programme it pails to a deathly white - however, it'll do as a backdrop to a saturday evening, one without the need to concentrate.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with the earlier poster about the voice - I just cannot bear it - fingernails down a blackboard is the right description. Also, I find his manner abhorrent, he gives gay men a bad name as the vast majority are nothing like that.
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Voice is back on the radio now!! Surprised
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do think the show should be retitled. Alan Carr & Emma Forbes Saturday Night Takeaway or something else? Emma does seem to have a big part in the show.
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do think the show should be CANCELLED immediately.
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
I do think the show should be CANCELLED immediately.

Not sure if "Cancelled" would be a good title Surprised
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is this tripe? Tuned in just now without realising who was on - thought it was POG originally, which was enough to make me reach for the off-switch anyway. R5Live is much less vomit-inducing.

Seems Saturday afternoons/early evenings are still a no-go area in the Cherskiy household. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely Chersky!

After listening to Zoe Ball doing an exasperatingly passable imitation of D O'L, not to mention the juvenile listener email contributions, matters descended further with Alan Carr's offering. Couldn't help wondering whether the dreadful women who were phoning in would have been the same people listening Paul Gambaccini only a few weeks ago.

Emma Forbes struggled gamely to bring herself down to the level of the dross being broadcast..... and succeeded admirably.

Shame on you Radio 2 - a truly dire afternoon/evening. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thought it was POG originally
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Paul O Grady doesn't sound like that. Not when he's on the radio. Sounds like a normal scouser- if that isn't a contradiction in terms.
But this fellow has one of those voices
Is he trying to sound like Kenneth williams?
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saturday morning and Sunday mid-day radio are pretty good these days. At 10.00am Saturdays I flip the switch to listen to the wonderfully funny Rick Wakeman and his mate Jeevesy over on Planet Rock. Most enjoyable - and a million miles from the interminable Woss the Toss on R2.

Then, on Sundays (now - as I type) David Jensen. Great music, all linked by a knowledgeable and unimposing host. Currently playing is Jethro Tull's "Thick as a Brick". Fabulous. No silly listener "interactivity", childish games or nonsense of the kind that we get on R2 Drivetimes, either! Just good music and informative links.

Perhaps I should set up a forum called "PROK" (Planet Rock OK)?

With so much junk on R2 these days I'm on the verge of deserting the "Most listened to radio station" altogether! It started with the appointment of the insufferable one at Drivetime and has got a whole load worse since.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

colby wrote:
Saturday morning and Sunday mid-day radio are pretty good these days. At 10.00am Saturdays I flip the switch to listen to the wonderfully funny Rick Wakeman and his mate Jeevesy over on Planet Rock. Most enjoyable - and a million miles from the interminable Woss the Toss on R2.

Then, on Sundays (now - as I type) David Jensen. Great music, all linked by a knowledgeable and unimposing host. Currently playing is Jethro Tull's "Thick as a Brick". Fabulous. No silly listener "interactivity", childish games or nonsense of the kind that we get on R2 Drivetimes, either! Just good music and informative links.

Perhaps I should set up a forum called "PROK" (Planet Rock OK)?

With so much junk on R2 these days I'm on the verge of deserting the "Most listened to radio station" altogether! It started with the appointment of the insufferable one at Drivetime and has got a whole load worse since.


Sorry, but what has this to do with Alan Carr & Emma Forbes' programme at 6pm on a Saturday evening?

Colby, the topic is Alan Carr, but, not for the first time you have hijacked a thread to pedal your own agenda, which is as riveting as the old needle stuck in the groove.

Frankly, the day you do desert Radio 2 altogether, set up your own forum, go away and stop winding this one up, cannot come too soon.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clive55 wrote:
Is he trying to sound like Kenneth williams?


I thought that as well - was he Julian or Sandy?

I did hear the first hour of not yesterday's but the previous Saturday - that's when the first listener suggestion on the subject of beauty treatment was to give yourself an enema - no joke Rolling Eyes Things didn't improve much from there.

I wondered if the thinking behind pairing Emma Forbes with him might have been to take some of the sting out of his campness, but if it was it didn't work. They presumably like one another, otherwise they wouldn't do it, but the contrast between them is not so much chalk and cheese as Rolls Royce Silver Shadow and Trabant; the Trabant makes all the noise and its awful.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
Colby, the topic is Alan Carr, but, not for the first time you have hijacked a thread to pedal your own agenda, which is as riveting as the old needle stuck in the groove.


Ho ho. That's very witty!!! Smile

RockitRon wrote:
Frankly, the day you do desert Radio 2 altogether, set up your own forum, go away and stop winding this one up, cannot come too soon.


Talk about tetchy! Somebody got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning, methinks! LOL!

Cool Cool Laughing Laughing Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This show is truly awful. I really can't understand what direction Radio 2 are heading in with this.
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can Angus and it is not good!
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I haven't heard it (thankfully) but it sounds to me that they are copying Real (?) Radio with their early Saturday evening show that I unfortunately heard a couple of weeks ago in the car. A female presenter playing 'getting ready to go out stuff' and a load of females emailing in. Just awful.

As people keep saying R2 is supposed to be different............

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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they want to go with campness, I'd rather hear that guy from Are You Being Served trilling out "I'm free!" in between records
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clive55 wrote:
If they want to go with campness, I'd rather hear that guy from Are You Being Served trilling out "I'm free!" in between records


Unfortunately, John Inman died in 2007, otherwise I'm sure he would have been signed by now.

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Rob wrote:
Clive55 wrote:
If they want to go with campness, I'd rather hear that guy from Are You Being Served trilling out "I'm free!" in between records


Unfortunately, John Inman died in 2007, otherwise I'm sure he would have been signed by now.

Rob

Oops! I wondered why he wasn't on
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I caught part of this travesty, I thought that parachuting in ex Channel4 people has finished following the demise of Dame Lesley. Obviously not!
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Behind Geddon's Wall wrote:
I caught part of this travesty, I thought that parachuting in ex Channel4 people has finished following the demise of Dame Lesley. Obviously not!


The way Channel 4's finances are there'll soon be few "celebs" to which they can attach any parachutes soon. Blimey - even Big Brother ends after the next series. Things must be desperate.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got home from work early today.

I decided to listen to Alan Carr's latest show using iplayer-I only lasted 20 minutes or so-in a few words "what a load of old rubbish"-is this excuse for radio entertainment supposed to be funny-I did not laugh once.

I retuned into tonight's Drivetime Show-sanity radio restored instantly.
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Mark Mayhew wrote:
I retuned into tonight's Drivetime Show-sanity radio restored instantly.


The words "drivetime" and "sanity" just don't work together in the same sentence, surely? (At least not if we're talking about a certain idiot presenter whose name shall remain unmentioned).
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colby wrote:
The words "drivetime" and "sanity" just don't work together in the same sentence, surely? (At least not if we're talking about a certain idiot presenter whose name shall remain unmentioned).



Colby, I'm gonna have to suspend you for a while. You can still access the site to check the rules.....


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I haven't heard it (thankfully) but it sounds to me that they are copying Real (?) Radio with their early Saturday evening show that I unfortunately heard a couple of weeks ago in the car. A female presenter playing 'getting ready to go out stuff' and a load of females emailing in. Just awful.


Yes, I thought that straight away. The only difference is Real's show plays much more music, where as the Alan Carr show relies on waffle.
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I don't think he plays the music in?





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I see that Justin Lee Collins tells us that Bruce Forsyth should give up, maybe he should give his mate Alan Carr the same advice meaning his radio 2 show
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