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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:17 am    Post subject: Stuart Maconie Reply with quote

there's no doubt Stuart Maconie is the best presenter...
don't think I need to add anymore!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's certainly in my list of top presenters, I think he's fabulous.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Stuart's presentation although I wouldn't go so far as to say he's fabulous.
I was particularly pleased to see him appear on Grumpy Old Men! I can relate much better to him now.
I'm convinced the presenters voice is the key to enjoying a show and I find Stuart's very acceptable as opposed to Evans which makes me want to switch the radio off!! ( as I do )
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He strikes me as being down to earth, bringing no celebrity 'baggage' with his show. Although he's not my favourite presenter, he would definitely be in my 'top five'....
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, I don't listen to drivetime anymore either

I think he's (stu, of course not evans) is fabbi - he's clever, witty, down to earth as you say and plays good tunes

... you're all entitled to your own opinions of course Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
I think he's (stu, of course not evans) is fabbi


Excellent opinion Julia!
Evans of course is more like Dabbi Dozey.... Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you speak nicely to John on the hall of fame thread, he may add him to the gallery - he is more deserving of being there than one of the incumbents.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's growing on me. Sounds like he could be a laugh in 'real life' too
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I think he's brilliant. Up there with Ken Bruce as my favourite R2 presenter.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He hasn't been heard much recently. Maybe he is off writing at the moment? I wish he would stay off that grumpy series as they really are panning the depths at this stage.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He stood in for Mark Radcliffe the other week, and is currently back presenting The Cinema Show on BBC Four.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ian
would that be BBC radio or BBC 4 (tv?)
I don't have a tv - Grrr!

btw you do hear him - Saturday afternoons 2-4.30 and he aint called sit in stu for nothing Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
Hi Ian
would that be BBC radio or BBC 4 (tv?)
I don't have a tv - Grrr!

btw you do hear him - Saturday afternoons 2-4.30 and he aint called sit in stu for nothing Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry - I'm not so good on these message board things ...
(and to be honest shouldn't be on here - rather should be trying to work get to grips with stupid existentialism for my Sartre essay, or failing that be learning for the french history exam....)
what do you mean 'wigan in the afternoon' ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
Hi Ian
would that be BBC radio or BBC 4 (tv?)
I don't have a tv - Grrr!

btw you do hear him - Saturday afternoons 2-4.30 and he aint called sit in stu for nothing Wink
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I mean BBC Four on television - but I'm sure he turns up on the radio too! The Cinema Show is on every week at random times, but last week was going on about Last of the Summer Wine Shocked

Mark is referring to Wigan, which is where Stuart comes from - which means poor Stuart misses the Wigan FC matches because of his show. I believe Stuart himself now lives in Birmingham so he can work in London and watch the footie just as easily.

Nice avatar, btw
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Nice avatar, btw


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really what is the big deal with the Avatar people??
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is meant to be about the talented mr maconie!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
Really what is the big deal with the Avatar people??
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It's getting to be a bit of a tradition on this board now, Julia - you're the ***th (rather lovely) lady to have graced our little corner of radio-land and they went through the same baptism of fire.

Personally, I'll never be the same again after seeing Alex Lester's Chinese "Slap My Top" T-shirt model, and I'm always careful to miss out the aisle in my local Tesco where there's a lass whirling around on the floor nibbling at the hard skin on her feet.... photographic evidence of the latter hasn't yet been posted here yet but I'm sure it's only a matter of time. Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll take it as a complement then - I'm rather disturbed by the thought of someone nibbling at hard skin on her feet in the middle of tesco, or anywhere for that matter - once again, Julia the Slow is confussed - if she's lucky she'll understand it later on Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always remember, Julia. If you're not confused, you're misinformed. Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

unfortunately I don't understand that either - my brain is refussing to function anymore
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So...getting back to topic (sorry guy's, I've been off the boards a while and catching up).

While I wish Richard Allinson was back in the Saturday slot, Stuart is doing a great job. I preferred him to Johnny Walker on Drivetime.

But I do miss the hour version of Critical list, introduced me to some great music I'd never heard of. He's a welcoming presenter and ok by me!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome aboard fellow Stuart Maconie fan - I agree - he does a great job keeping the drivetime seat warm
He does encorporate the critical list a wee bit into his sat afternoon show
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I do enjoy Stuart's Saturday show (What a lamentable decision to chop hour off it) I also miss all the unfamiliar tracks that got played on the original Critical List. The albums that get played on the 'Critical List' spot now all seem to be the 'big hit' ones. The only nod in the direction of the original for me seems to be the 'Unsung' spot. I do enjoy the 'Keeping the faith' spot though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he does do the 6music show which has many wierd bands

I was annoyed with the cutting of the show too - it was silly move on the behalf of the Beeb Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't heard his 6 music show for a long time. I don't think he called it 'The Freak Zone' then. I do remember the last track on the show then was an epic, the spot was called 'The Long Goodbye'. One track I remember him ending a show with was Yes' Yours Is No Disgrace.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think I've said this before but it was thing's like the Critical list that R2 was great at - introducing us to new music and even old music that we'd never heard before. I got into Aimee Man from Stuart's Critical list.

Then you had the 'unsung' slot where again we were introduced to different music (well, different to that which I knew)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyAndy2 wrote:
Think I've said this before but it was thing's like the Critical list that R2 was great at - introducing us to new music and even old music that we'd never heard before. I got into Aimee Man from Stuart's Critical list.


Likewise - and I've recently bought Aimee Mann's "Batchelor No.2", splendid stuff.

AndyAndy2 wrote:
Then you had the 'unsung' slot where again we were introduced to different music (well, different to that which I knew)


Exactly - this sort of thing got me hooked on listening to R2 in the first place, and is the reason why I'm still here. Bob Harris, Stuart Maconie and Richard Allinson have probably been instrumental in broadening my musical tastes over the last ten years - with Ken Bruce and Terry Wogan even getting in on the act, KB being responsible for me getting Lisa Miskovsky's "Falling Water" CD after he plugged it as album of the week, and TW for my purchase of Tift Merritt's "Tambourine" album last year after he kept playing "Good Hearted Man".
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, got that Aimee Mann Cd - great isn't it?

That's what I like about R2, doesn't just play chart stuff.

Nice one, Cherskiy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuart's great sofa sale ends on Sunday.

Does this mean we wont hear the Christmas carol backing music in February?

When does the next DFS sale start?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you know it's not him doing the voice over
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
you know it's not him doing the voice over


A Stuart Maconie impersonator? Shocked Shocked Shocked
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gfloyd wrote:
Julia wrote:
you know it's not him doing the voice over


A Stuart Maconie impersonator? Shocked Shocked Shocked


Sounds like the ultimate accolade to me. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DFS have another sale advert on at the moment. And the previous sale only ended on January 31st. Still the Stuart sound-a-like is promising interest free credit so it must be good Laughing
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