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Clive55



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:25 pm    Post subject: Appalling Drivetime Reply with quote

Anyone hear Drivetime tonight? David Tennant?? Banging on & on about Dr Who & how wonderful he was in it?? Awful, awful, awful. What was Radio 2 thinking putting this prat on Drivetime to bang on 7 on & on about Dr Who???
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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes heard about 20 minutes of Drivetime today as we were driving home from the Sales. I have to agree with you-it was not very good.

Even my wife said "lets turn over to Heart"!

The good news is that the mighty Richard Allinson is covering Drivetime for the whole of next week-yippee.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tragically I missed it Laughing
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Clive55



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy wrote:
Tragically I missed it Laughing

You lucky sod!
I tuned to Magic, but kept turning back to see if it got any better.
It didn't
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It wasn't "Drivetime", it was David Tennant talking to Russell T Davies about Dr Who. I agree it was rather self-congratulatory if not smug, but in reality it did exactly what it said on the tin.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree MiS, I was beginning to think I had been listening to a different programme to everyone else. Maybe it was a bit self-congratulatory but then they have quite a lot to congratulate themselves about haven't they?
It wasn't great radio but I thought it was for the most part interesting and enjoyable.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This slot has been dreadful for the last 3 and 3/4 years so why should this week be any different
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:18 am    Post subject: Drivetime appalling Reply with quote

They should have played 'I've Been Everywhere, Man'!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should I invite David Tennant over for lunch on Sunday?

After all, he's been almost everywhere else over the holiday!

Ian.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read somewhere that he has made 75 different appearances for the BBC over Christmas and NY. When they make their mind up to promote someone they really go for it, don't they.

Take Chris Evans.

Pleeeeeeease! Wink
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Lord Evan Elpuss



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minx wrote:
Take Chris Evans.

Pleeeeeeease! Wink


I wish someone would - and soon!!
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Ian Robinson
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe someone has mistaken a documentary for a music show. Happens at this time every year, just so happens this was about Doctor Who.
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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hold my hands up Ian-I did-tuned in for about 20 minutes or so once the show had started and didn't realise it was a documentary as opposed to Drivetime.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
It wasn't "Drivetime", it was David Tennant talking to Russell T Davies about Dr Who. I agree it was rather self-congratulatory if not smug, but in reality it did exactly what it said on the tin.

I didn't ralise that till someone posted that on the BBC R2 MBs.
Thing is it was in the wrong slot. It should have been on later.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simple fact is that celebs dont work on Radio 2. It happens time and time again
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd slightly agree it was the wrong slot but, as I say, it's traditional this time of year. Many's the time I've been on long car journeys and been annoyed to come across documentaries on the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Nick Drake when I just want music.

Powerfulglenith wrote:
Simple fact is that celebs dont work on Radio 2. It happens time and time again

AGGGHHHHH!!! This isn't the same as getting, say, Alan Carr presenting a music show. It was a documentary about popular culture, the kind of show Radio 2 run several times a week every week. I thoroughly enjoy them (especially the recent Monty Python ones and this week's Elvis movies one) and have enjoyed all the previous Doctor Who documentaries that Radio 2 have produced and released on CD.
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