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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:17 am    Post subject: Selina Scott is back! Reply with quote

Oh yes for maybe a month on the Breakfast Show from Monday! Yay!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good. She's a class act and I like her very much.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a shame she's not on the television breakfast.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/8004550/Selina-Scott-makes-surprise-return-to-the-BBC.html

Is the fixation with everyone's age a wind-up?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On her radio show (as was!) Sarah Kennedy often questioned the relevance of publishing a person's age in a press story - and quite rightly, too.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like her too but isn't she a strange choice to cover the Breakfast fiasco?
I'd imagine she's more "Radio 2" than Radio 2 used to be if you know what I mean...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be better if she were presenting the whole of the R2 Breakfast Show, of course, instead of playing the part of one of Evans' obedient sidekicks.

I'll have the pleasure of listening to her from 7.00am until 7.03am - and then that'll be it until the following day due to the simple fact that my radio gets switched off at that time.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame she isn't doing the 5-7am slot. A try out perhaps?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what she says, she didn't like the early starts, even when she was younger, and that's the problem - finding someone mature enough (apart from Alice Blue Goon) who also doesn't mind the 3am wake-up call.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Shame she isn't doing the 5-7am slot. A try out perhaps?


Aha! Good thinking Batman! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Good. She's a class act and I like her very much.


She is that. The perfect woman- my role model.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And she gets more beautiful as she gets older - much like Twiggy does!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can't beat a class act and she is growing older gracefully instead of filing herself up with Botox. I like a subtle yet striking lady of advanced age. Another is the actress Mary Tamm. I'm 25 years her junior, but that wouldn't stop me Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doh! I thought she was covering for Evans not just taking part... I need another Coffee.. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep Selina looks fab.

I like Jo Wood too. Got that kind of rock chick thing still going on.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Doh! I thought she was covering for Evans not just taking part... I need another Coffee.. Rolling Eyes


Sorry Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And she gets more beautiful as she gets older - much like Twiggy does!


Just don't look at the photo on wiki Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Doh! I thought she was covering for Evans not just taking part... I need another Coffee.. Rolling Eyes


That's the way I read it on first pass, too. What a shame! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can remember selina presenting various show. I do remember presenting BBC TV breakfast when it was first launched alongside Mike Smith.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I can remember selina presenting various show. I do remember presenting BBC TV breakfast when it was first launched alongside Mike Smith.


In the beginning, "BBC Breakfast Time" was fronted by Fran Bough and Selina Scott.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's Selina in the Breakfast Time studio: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/breakfast/presenters/7706825.stm
And here with Frank Bough: http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/17/newsid_2530000/2530363.stm
She definitely deserves much better than just being one of Evans' stooges.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
I can remember selina presenting various show. I do remember presenting BBC TV breakfast when it was first launched alongside Mike Smith.


In the beginning, "BBC Breakfast Time" was fronted by Fran Bough and Selina Scott.


I forgot Frank Bough.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
Here's Selina in the Breakfast Time studio: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/breakfast/presenters/7706825.stm
And here with Frank Bough: http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/17/newsid_2530000/2530363.stm
She definitely deserves much better than just being one of Evans' stooges.

Worth watching the video clip with the second link!!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
She definitely deserves much better than just being one of Evans' stooges.


I couldn't agree more.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The good news is, she's back at the BBC on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show, a stepping stone to greater things.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's hope we don't get the Green Goddess dressing Evans up in a leotard to stretch on the radio. Please, no.
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Let's hope we don't get the Green Goddess dressing Evans up in a leotard to stretch on the radio. Please, no.


Evans Above! Might he look a complete pillock if that were to take place?

Oh, hang on a minute..............

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ColinB wrote:
Themanfromuncle wrote:
Let's hope we don't get the Green Goddess dressing Evans up in a leotard to stretch on the radio. Please, no.


Evans Above! Might he look a complete pillock if that were to take place?

Oh, hang on a minute..............

Cool


Oh don't be mean, Colin, this is good news- let's just enjoy it. Smile Huggles.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Themanfromuncle wrote:
Let's hope we don't get the Green Goddess dressing Evans up in a leotard to stretch on the radio. Please, no.


Evans Above! Might he look a complete pillock if that were to take place?

Oh, hang on a minute..............

Cool


He's already done it (almost) - remember the pea suit on The One Show.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
Oh don't be mean, Colin, this is good news- let's just enjoy it. Smile Huggles.


It's certainly good news for the lovely Selina, no question about it. I'm just having a pop at Evans. Had you noticed??? Cool Laughing Very Happy

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He's already done it (almost) - remember the pea suit on The One Show. And, yes, he did


I'm most grateful to be able to say that I didn't see it! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say I thought breakfast tv was at its best when it started. Frank Bough, Selina Scott and Francis Wilson seemed to set the right, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. They could also read the autocue... with... out... emphaSIZING... words in the wrong place.

The set was designed to resemble a living room, with red leather sofas and steaming carafes of hot coffee. But over the years the programme became gradually more formal. Presenters later included Kirsty Wark, John Stapleton, Jeremy Paxman and Sally Magnusson.

It all went wrong after the first sentence.
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The one thing I really hated about the early show was that every time I switched on I seemed to be confronted by that silly star-gazer Russell Grant and his stupid "predictions".
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't Selina sit in for Jeremy Vine a few years ago? And was pretty rubbish.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
The one thing I really hated about the early show was that every time I switched on I seemed to be confronted by that silly star-gazer Russell Grant and his stupid "predictions".

What was the name of that cook who always seemed as if she had been testing too much of the cooking sherry beforehand?
Wasn't Breakfast Time where Alan Titchmarsh got his big break? I remember one day he was out in the Breakfast Time garden doing his stuff when a big clap of thunder was heard overhead.
On the subject of the 'green goddess' (no, not the vintage fire engine!) though this does have connections with the fire & rescue services. I remember one day she was exercising a group of firemen in their station when a shout came and they all had to go about their duty. Poor Diana was suddenly on her todd in the middle of an empty fire station.

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ColinB wrote:
The one thing I really hated about the early show was that every time I switched on I seemed to be confronted by that silly star-gazer Russell Grant and his stupid "predictions".


I forgot about him.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember Francis Wilson the weather Guy who went to Sky News, but then left early this year?
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Remember Francis Wilson the weather Guy who went to Sky News, but then left early this year?


Are you sure? I saw him on Sky not so long ago. He used to live near my inlaws down in south Bucks near Amersham. We used to see him shopping at Waitrose, Chesham.
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ColinB wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
Remember Francis Wilson the weather Guy who went to Sky News, but then left early this year?


Are you sure? I saw him on Sky not so long ago. He used to live near my inlaws down in south Bucks near Amersham. We used to see him shopping at Waitrose, Chesham.

I don't watch Sky News, but it was widely reported they'd sacked him earlier this year when they reduced the number of weather presenters.
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Ian Robinson wrote:
ColinB wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
Remember Francis Wilson the weather Guy who went to Sky News, but then left early this year?


Are you sure? I saw him on Sky not so long ago. He used to live near my inlaws down in south Bucks near Amersham. We used to see him shopping at Waitrose, Chesham.

I don't watch Sky News, but it was widely reported they'd sacked him earlier this year when they reduced the number of weather presenters.


Perhaps my memory is playing tricks on me. It might be "an age thing"!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:17 pm    Post subject: Selina Scott Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss, did you see Would I Lie To You on Dave when they showed a clip of Alan Titchmarsh in a bee costume, singing Arthur Askey's 'The Bee Song'?

David Mitchell asked after the footage, 'Was it from poo Night?' Whatever it WAS from, it still shows that AT was stuck in an old-time mode then!
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aviddiva wrote:
Lord Evan Elpuss, did you see Would I Lie To You on Dave when they showed a clip of Alan Titchmarsh in a bee costume, singing Arthur Askey's 'The Bee Song'?

No, I missed it! Is it a recent show that would still be on 'I-player'?
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