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Wogan retires early to save Christmas

 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:34 am    Post subject: Wogan retires early to save Christmas Reply with quote

Here's a scoop! With the BBC having issued a no party order for this Christmas,( Credit crunch, financial crisis, not wasting the fee payers dosh and all), good old Captain Wogan has saved the day by retiring 3-months early. His retirement bash ( just before Christmas) is deffo not a Christmas party: it is a party, yes , and it is just before Christmas, oh yes, but it's not a Christmas party. The trees, the crackers and Tim Smith with a compilation CD called Jingle Bells is purely co-incidental a BBC spokesperson was heard to say at the coffee machine. The megga bash is set to be the biggest Christmas errrr.... retirement party the BBC has ever held.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's good to know the BBC Christmas bash has been saved for this and many years to come - there's a long line of prospective retirees in the wings!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

18th December the money is wasted on food, party crackers, flags and real fireworks. Before the fireworks happens Wogan has to absale down Broadcasting house with money from that going to Children In Need. Laughing

As he always says " He's not retiring"


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you get fireworks that aren't real? That reminds me- we had some "indoor fireworks" one year. My expectations of them was just off the scale way too high. Suffice to say the match used to light the things was more exciting than the fireworks. Anyway back to the party - I'm still waiting for the "thump" as the postman delivers my invitation. What do you mean, haven't I got mine yet- has everyone else got theirs? Doh! Left off the list again! Do they know who I am? What do you mean, no. That's the whole point, you have to invite at least one nobody, so everyone else has something to talk about... who's that over there in the pink dress... oh that's erm... erm.... oh you know.... yeah I know, hasn't it been cold lately.....
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indoor fireworks... I remember those - they made a damp squib look like Krakatoa. My central heating chap has them all now - sends one up the flue and makes the crow that perches on the tv aerial cough and splutter a bit.

As to an invitation to the party, do you really need one these days?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does Wogan get his appearance fee for attending these BBC Christmas parties?
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