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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:01 am    Post subject: Weekend Wogan Reply with quote

Well... here it is!!!!! It's two minutes to go... all very exciting. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just hoping he doesn't go into that "old time music hall" presenter delivery that he uses on CIN. Part of his attraction on the breakfast show was that gentle, humorous, throw away style. Not sure how that will translate to a live show. But looking forward to it nevertheless. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Not sure how that will translate to a live show. Smile


Now I was under the impression that most of his old shows were live as well (excluding Xmas day obviously) Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See the gremlins were back!

Did you catch the bit of I'll be There in the previous record?

It's back on again the right place this time!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should have said "live audience" show. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
See the gremlins were back!

Did you catch the bit of I'll be There in the previous record?

It's back on again the right place this time!

H


I though it may have been the old tape they used that hadn't been erased properly Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only tuned in at 12 Noon but it seems OK so far. Quite a good interview with Sir Ian. Glad to hear I missed Janet & John!
I was not a fan of the WUTW in its last months. This seems pleasant enough. not as OTT as the trailers had led me to fear
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now this is good radio. Listening to Wogan reminds me of a breakfast in the company of a self-deprecating, witty and generous host. The audience are a little bit jarring but I imagine we'll get used to it. Fine music, calm broadcasting, many laughs and no inane features.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great show, I thought. Unlike Chris Evans' first breakfast outing, which was frantic and strained, this one sounded familiar and at ease from the word go.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved it. A unique balance of live performances, interviews, tracks, emails and audience. Production was a bit ropey in places, but the Meister was right back on form. Not sure that Janet & John succeeded that well, and the audience laughter felt a bit "workers playtime", but it was great nonetheless. Norah Jones was brilliant and enjoyed the different arrangement of "Come Away With Me".

Nice one Tel, looking forward to many more Sunday mornings. Now... what about a review of the papers too Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blmey. Was Norah Jones on in the first hour? I tuned in at 12 & enjoyed it.
Maybe they can get rid of the Janet & John slot & have a newspaper review in its place?

I wonder if they could add a Wrong Bong slot?? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minx wrote:
the audience laughter felt a bit "workers playtime", but it was great nonetheless.


That crossed my mind as well Minx. <yikes>

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not being a big Wogan fan, I dipped in and out and it sounded pretty good to me.. I agree there were a few iffy moments being live but it'll settle in no doubt.
I just wondered if it really needs an audience though? it would be a good show without all the laughter..
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree SF, it would work without the audience.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new show was pretty good in the main; we enjoyed it. There were moments when I thought, gosh, this is a bit odd, the serious interviewing mixed with reading out of e-mails didnít feel quite right but maybe that was because of the live audience laughing at Woganís actions before we heard the joke. The music was interesting; I think Woganís jokey assertion that weíll be fed up with house-band before the end of the sixteen weeks is probably right, but having said that, it is Sunday, so perhaps sprouts, sharp knives and foot-tapping, hip-swinging rock Ďní roll isnít such a good idea.

Sir Ian was fantastic!

Content 10/10
Presentation 9/10
Star Quality 10/10

Total 29/30ÖSmile .....


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bits I heard sounded good, much better than that imposter who has sneaked in and taken over Breakfast! It all sounded a good mix to me and I will be tuning in on the Sundays that I don't have to work. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think when a Radio Show has a live audience they feel they've got to do something, so they laugh & make themselves heard
After all, they've shlepped all the way up there, they might as well enjoy themselves!
I enjoyed the show more than I enjoed WUTW, which I lost patience with in its last months.
I do miss the old Sunday supplement format of Parky/Ball, but the show wasn't bad.
a few quibles. Did he need to play the Kaiser Chiefs?
Live music was great-Jamie Cullum excelent. And who was the lass he dueted with? Good interview with Sir Ian.
I thought the show would be too brash & loud for me, but am pleased I gave it a chance.
My only suggestion would be make the discs played gell with the general tenor of the show & the live performermers
I may have an allergy to the Kaiser Chiefs!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clive, was it Norah Jones? I like the Kaiser Chiefs, but not that track!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it was Norah Jones.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I enjoyed it, but was it really good radio?

I was reminded at various times throughout the two hours, of Workers' Playtime, of Billy Cotton's Band Show, with John Marsh taking the role of Alan Breeze as presenter's stooge, and also of the reason why his tv chat show was never really a huge success - as an interviewer Terry Wogan is to Michael Parkinson what as an actor Matt LeBlanc is to Sir Ian McKellan.

Of course you don't need to be an ace interviewer when you have someone like him in the chair, but how crass to interrupt him half way through with the Kaiser Chiefs!!

Excellent music from Norah Jones and Jamie Cullum - how much of the programme's budget has been splurged on the opening show, I wonder? - but way too much contrast in the records played - no need to be up with the playlist (Killers, Girls Alound, which just grate), tailor it to the style of the guests (Ella, Peggy Lee, Mama Cass).

You can watch parts of the show http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qx2ts#segments - I'm just off over there to see if I can see what the audience were laughing at.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounded good to me, not sure about the necessity of having a star interview, but maybe that will be an occasional feature. Great to have Tel back, just a shame it's not M-F 7.30 -9.30 Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All pretty much as I expected. Janet and John sounded slightly self-conscious in front of an audience. Sir Ian made a good opening guest. A good first show.

Ian.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big article in the Times yesterday about the new Wogan prog - referring to the Evans Breakfast show, it said "Evans has received warm reviews..."

Exclamation Not in this neck of the woods it aint!! I can honestly say that I don't know a single person who likes it, or even treats it with ambivalence - everyone I've spoken to has said they all reach for the radio as soon as 7.00 comes.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weekend Wogan - Winner!!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
Big article in the Times yesterday about the new Wogan prog - referring to the Evans Breakfast show, it said "Evans has received warm reviews..."

Exclamation Not in this neck of the woods it aint!! I can honestly say that I don't know a single person who likes it, or even treats it with ambivalence - everyone I've spoken to has said they all reach for the radio as soon as 7.00 comes.


And can I say, as one of the 'yoof' that Radio 2 is apparently appealing to these days - none of my fellow younger listeners have expressed good views on the show. Thing is, I'm still struggling to find an alternative. 6Music just isn't 'up' enough in a morning for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It didn't really work for me, it seemed a bit self congratulatory. I did enjoy Sir Ian though, I've always liked him.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a lot better this week!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
It's a lot better this week!

H


Yeah, I'm wondering if either they turned the audience microphones down or the audience were less excited and less full of the well-known TOGS than last week. I'm sure this show will be a winner - and I can see me using it in the future as a Monday breakfast show on listen again.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still having a few problems with the sound this week.

Tell you what though, I'm not normally a John Barrowman fan but he can do a pretty good job with Copacabana......

Beth Neilson Chapman good as well. Hope she can make it to Newcastle for tonight's performance.

Nice tribute to Pauly Walters from Beth.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Still having a few problems with the sound this week.

Tell you what though, I'm not normally a John Barrowman fan but he can do a pretty good job with Copacabana......

Beth Neilson Chapman good as well. Hope she can make it to Newcastle for tonight's performance.

Nice tribute to Pauly Walters from Beth.

H

She had better - we're heading out in about half an hour to see her!!

I think John Barrowman is an excellent singer - though he may be a little over the top at times Razz
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wogan announced he's had 1 Million viewers so far watching the online video. Thank-god he's off air for a little while.
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As an enduring Wogan listener, I've managed to stay tuned to the majority of the first 'series' but, at times, it's been a bit of a chore. The presence of an audience is no longer as much of a problem as it first was. However, as the series has gone on, he seems to have spent more and more time with the guests - most of whom haven't been particularly inspiring.

Two guests stood out for me - Sheila Hancock and Debbie Reynolds - but apart from that, I can't say I've been too impressed. Generally, I don't go in for chat shows as most people in showbiz trot out the same old stories about the road to stardom that frankly doesn't interest me. Wake up to Wogan was glorious as it revelled in the mundane. Yes, of course we knew that Sir Tel was a multi-millionaire and out-of-touch with ordinary life but his listeners brought the reality to the show. Wogan was a catalyst that brought the listeners alive, and there's just now enough of it in Weekend Wogan. He's playing the role of syncophant to the stars, and so after the first 30 minutes of each show - when the guests roll out - I find myself not listening.

It'll be interesting to see the listening figures, but I'm guessing that Wogan or the BBC won't be particularly interested by them. It's hardly a prime time slot. The truth is, I will continue to listen for those nostalgic glimpses of Wake up to Wogan that sometimes still crop up - but perhaps it won't be long until Wogan decides to bow out gracefully. If I could put a bet on, I'd say December 2011.
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you're right about Wogan bowing out by the end of the year. I think this show was just a way of easing us into losing Wogan from the airwaves.

I've listened to most of them, there have been good bits in them all. Debbie Reynolds was one of the best. I also enjoyed Simply Red.

For me it's been more like a radio version of his TV show which I soon grew tired of. Radio from a studio is where he has always shone. Maybe they could offer him a weekend slot, I'm certain it would work.

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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not been compulsive listening for me. The audience thing still gets in the way for me, and I would much rather listen to him from the studio. But there have been some good interviews I agree. It won't be any hardship for me to have Michael Ball back, even though he can be a bit "luvvy" for my taste. I enjoyed the newspaper reviews and the film/tv review and look forward to having them back.
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First time I've really listened to Terrys weekend show properly today and I enjoyed it.
Could have done without Coldplay, Train etc though, hear enough of that during the week.
I think Sunday should be a day without the playlist stuff.
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been listening to Radio Caroline's special weekend of broadcasting from the MV Ross Revenge moored at Tilbury. Much better than the R2 Sunday fayre (with the exception of Johnnie, admittedly, but I'll catch that on iPlayer some other time).

It's only when you listen to the thousands of other stations out there that you realise just how bad Radio 2 has become.

Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the whole the Wogan series hasn't done it for me. Maybe what works in the studio isn't so successful with an audience. So, a MISS from me.

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