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Richard Allinson In The Early Hours
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Lord Evan Elpuss



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:

NB-Still no handover from Bob Harris to Richard on Saturday nights-not even a mention by Bob about what is coming next /after his show.

Either Bob has lost his manners or his Saturday night show is not going out live but is instead pre-recorded. Even dear old Brian Matthews who pre records his SOTS Saturday show makes reference to the fact that JR is next/after his show.


I doubt Bob has lost his manners. I too suspect his shows may now be recorded. Once upon a time you got a webcam view of Bob doing his Saturday-into-Sunday show from the same studio that Sarah Kennedy & Ken Bruce use. This has rarely happpened since his long sick leave a year or two ago. Now the webcam is either stuck on the previous webcammed show or you get the 'testcard'. I've also noticed the lack of E-mails that get read out. Not even sure that he reads out the address anymore. For all that I still think it's a good show.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still no hand over/mention by Bob that Richard follows his show.

I guess Bob 's show must be pre-recorded.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Still no hand over/mention by Bob that Richard follows his show.

I guess Bob 's show must be pre-recorded.


I always thought Bob show was live?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody on here been tuning into the Richard Allinson shows lately.

Still the best radio experience of the week by a mile on Radio 2.

I wonder if Richard is still going to be considered as cover for other presenters on Radio 2.

I can't see any reason why he should not be used as cover for Janice Long and Alex Lester in the future.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Anybody on here been tuning into the Richard Allinson shows lately.

Still the best radio experience of the week by a mile on Radio 2.

I wonder if Richard is still going to be considered as cover for other presenters on Radio 2.

I can't see any reason why he should not be used as cover for Janice Long and Alex Lester in the future.



Christmas?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Anybody on here been tuning into the Richard Allinson shows lately.

Still the best radio experience of the week by a mile on Radio 2.

I wonder if Richard is still going to be considered as cover for other presenters on Radio 2.

I can't see any reason why he should not be used as cover for Janice Long and Alex Lester in the future.


I am - it's a really good show, with some excellent music.

I love the 'chill out hour'
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to hear that Red Baron.

Yes lots of great features on Richard's weekend shows.

I particularly like the 3.46am feature-I am a proud member!

Above all else Richard plays just fantastic music-no other show comes close on Radio 2 imho re the mix/ various genres played.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish he was on at a more convenient time, but I will catch up on Listen Again now that I have read these recent postings. I'm off tomorrow so will be catching Allinson's Albums on BBC Radio York in the afternoon!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angela-You won't be disappointed with weekend Richard's shows on Radio 2.

I always tune in live-I manage to listen in without falling asleep.

Good to hear you also a fan of Allinsons Albums on BBC Radio York-a cracking show.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I note that there is still no handover from Bob Harris to Richard Allinson on Saturday nights/mornings.

Has Bob not got any manners-what's his problem-he does not even mention that Richard Allinson is on next. Is Bob's show pre-recorded.

Yet when Richard comes on he also says "thank you Bob etc".
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark, I think you are obsessed with Richard Allinson - have you really not got anything or anyone else to worry about?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MIS-The point of your e-mail is what exactly.

You do NOT own these boards-I can post on them whatever/ whenever I like.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
MIS-The point of your e-mail is what exactly.

You do NOT own these boards-I can post on them whatever/ whenever I like.


Indeed. Calm down dear, it's only a radio programme Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:


Indeed. Calm down dear, it's only a radio programme Rolling Eyes


Yes that's true, but there are so few that are listen-able to my poor ears.
Richard Allison is at the top of MY list with Johnnie Walker, Stuart Maconie and Bob Harris.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
I note that there is still no handover from Bob Harris to Richard Allinson on Saturday nights/mornings.

Has Bob not got any manners-what's his problem-he does not even mention that Richard Allinson is on next. Is Bob's show pre-recorded.

Yet when Richard comes on he also says "thank you Bob etc".

I refer the gentleman to my post at the top of the page.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it really matter? If you have such a problem Mark M email the controller or Bob and Richard to see if your issues could be resolved.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LEE-thanks-I had forgotten the contents of your previous post-I guess Bob Harris does pre-record his Saturday night shows.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Bob adds in saying Richard Allinson is next and then it's not sounds a little bad. Although Brian Matthews says Jonathan Ross is next, and SOTS are recorded. I don't think it's a big issue.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the hour or so Richard devoted to the Great Song book feature of great songs that only made it to no 2 in the charts recently was excellent/thought provoking.

He kept asking "his listener" can you remember the No 1 song that kept this great song off the top of the charts.

I could see this feature having more legs-maybe a whole Bank Holiday show devoted to the concept/idea.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
I thought the hour or so Richard devoted to the Great Song book feature of great songs that only made it to no 2 in the charts recently was excellent/thought provoking.

He kept asking "his listener" can you remember the No 1 song that kept this great song off the top of the charts.

I could see this feature having more legs-maybe a whole Bank Holiday show devoted to the concept/idea.


Something similar has been run on SOTS.

Rob
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Rob.

Have to say have not listened to SOTS in about 5 years-the presenter/format of the show bores the pants off me.

Will tune in again no doubt once the presenter is changed.

Are you able to provide detail about the format on SOTS of great no 2's held off from the top of the charts by less than than great No 1's.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Thanks Rob.

Have to say have not listened to SOTS in about 5 years-the presenter/format of the show bores the pants off me.

Will tune in again no doubt once the presenter is changed.



How about Richard Allinson?
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Mark Mayhew wrote:
Thanks Rob.

Have to say have not listened to SOTS in about 5 years-the presenter/format of the show bores the pants off me.

Will tune in again no doubt once the presenter is changed.

Are you able to provide detail about the format on SOTS of great no 2's held off from the top of the charts by less than than great No 1's.


I've not listened closely to SOTS for a while, so my memory is a little distant - please forgive me if I've got this wrong. But I think they started on 1st January 1960 and each week played the next record that peaked at number two, followed by the record(s) that kept it off number one. They might even have reached 31st December 1969 by now and dropped the feature!

Rob.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't think it was a chronological sequence. Anyway, it's now Stuck On 2 USA, so it's a record which never quite made the top spot in the Billboard chart, followed by the one which kept it off - on Saturday the Music Explosion's Little Bit O' Soul followed by Frankie Valli's Can't Take My Eyes Off You (neither of which made the British chart).
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Thanks Rob.

Have to say have not listened to SOTS in about 5 years-the presenter/format of the show bores the pants off me.

Will tune in again no doubt once the presenter is changed.

Are you able to provide detail about the format on SOTS of great no 2's held off from the top of the charts by less than than great No 1's.


Really. I can't see the format would change if there was someone else presenting it. I can't understand your way of thinking about every show needs a radical change of presenter, because it doesn't suit the person presenting it? Please could you Mark M, explain to us all how you would change SOTS format to make it sound to your liking?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing

Wait for it...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's not going to, is he? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see you guys keeping this thread at the top of the tree-great work.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see Richard acknowledging a mistake last Saturday night at the end of his show.

Richard has a feature of playing 3 of the best from a particular album.

Richard was supposed to play 3 songs from the upcoming new greatest hits album from Queen.

At the end of the show he apologised for only playing 2 of the 3.

Even the greatest DJ on the planet can make an occasional mistake.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Good to see Richard acknowledging a mistake last Saturday night at the end of his show.

Richard has a feature of playing 3 of the best from a particular album.

Richard was supposed to play 3 songs from the upcoming new greatest hits album from Queen.

At the end of the show he apologised for only playing 2 of the 3.

Even the greatest DJ on the planet can make an occasional mistake.



A few have in the past.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A more pertinent comment would have been, why does the world want yet another Queen Greatest Hits album, and what's he doing plugging it (and wasting time playing over-familiar tracks)?

(Tip for anyone who may like but has not yet got Queen's Greatest Hits CDs - go to play.com for the box set of volumes I,II and III, costing just 2p more than the new single CD which EMI is releasing in November)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ron-Richard features both new and old albums for his 3 of the best feature-he invites his "listener" to nominate albums from their collections for this feature.

On the new album front he featured the new upcoming album (not out until November I believe) from Prefab Sprout last weekend. Earlier today he featured 3 songs from the late Marvin Gaye's album-What's Going On.

By the way he did complete the Queen 3 of the best-3rd song into today's shows-A crazy little thing called love-he offered his apologies again.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
A more pertinent comment would have been, why does the world want yet another Queen Greatest Hits album,


probably because Xmas is coming Wink
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nod wrote:
RockitRon wrote:
A more pertinent comment would have been, why does the world want yet another Queen Greatest Hits album,


probably because Xmas is coming Wink



Nice one Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D'accord. It's just that I thought a DJ of Allinson's experience and calibre might have found from among the avalanche of pre-Christmas album issues one which was of more artistic merit than commercial exploitation. After all, it's not as if he doesn't play Queen every other week of the year.

Prefab Sprout's album is already out, by the way. It sounds good - all it needs is a good tune.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:

Even the greatest DJ on the planet can make an occasional mistake.


Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:

Even the greatest DJ on the planet can make an occasional mistake.


I'll let you know if Alex ever makes a mistake. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the features Richard has on his Saturday night show is 1 hour (5-6am) dedicated to artists/songs from the "Great British Songbook".

For one week only, this coming Saturday, Richard is changing the regular feature to the Great Scottish Songbook. So for all your folk North of the Border this feature is especially for you-(indeed are there any posters on here who are Scottish?)
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Mark Mayhew wrote:
-(indeed are there any posters on here who are Scottish?)


I lived in Scotland for seven years until last Christmas... does that count?
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You will miss 1 hour of Richard Sunday show on I-Player because of the clocks going back.
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