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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:09 am    Post subject: Graham Norton Show Reply with quote

I don't know how everyone thinks about the Graham Norton Saturday Show? I don't feel it's that exciting as it was made to come across as. He's a good interviewer, but I think the show lacks something else. I just hope he dosn't have another stint covering Breakfast & Steve Wright shows. TV is the best place for some of these celebrities.
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Barty



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It certainly needs refining, but overall I find it entertaining.

My two main irritations are:

a) That blasted woman who comes on and witters away with Graham for a while, dishing out advice of some sort. Who is she? What's she doing on the programme? Why is she so incredibly annoying?

b) Graham talking over tracks. Okay, a lot of DJs do this a bit (Wright being the worst offender) but Graham often just 'crashes' tracks with no real attempt to fade them in or out. Very annoying.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His interviewing is very good though.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard parts of it last week and thought it pretty mediocre and quickly got fed up with the yap about X factor Evil or Very Mad
He came on again after the sensational SoTs this weekend and off we went again.. X Factor.. so I re-tuned to Gold.
Apart from the adverts, Gold plays just the kind of music I like at that time of the day and is that what matters to me in the long run? decent music over drivel? Confused I'm thinking more and more; yes it is!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been amused by Graham Norton when he has been standing in for others.

I'm finding now, however, that I'm mildly irritated by him. Much the same happened to me in terms of his television show. When he was on once a week, I couldn't miss it. I thought he was outrageous, very funny, and his guests reacted accordingly, making for some hilarious episodes.

When the programme went out nightly, it began to pall, and I wondered if I had just grown accustomed to his schtick, or whether it was Graham Norton who was just becoming repetitive.

In my opinion, the same applies to his radio peformances. Perhaps it's just me.
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Barty



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But his radio show is only on once a week.

Argument failure on your behalf. Wink Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I obviously didn't explain myself very well!

When he was on television once a week, I thought he was hilarious, different and refreshing. When he was on nightly, I quickly grew bored.

When Graham Norton stood in for other radio broadcasters, I quite enjoyed the shows. It was probably a week at at a time, and I may not have listened to all of them.

Now he has his own show on every Saturday (and I've caught them all), I'm wondering whether I have

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just grown accustomed to his schtick, or whether it was Graham Norton who was just becoming repetitive.


At least I can listen to it, whereas Jonathan Ross was immediately switched off, and Patrick Kielty quickly became irritating.

Perhaps my boredom/tolerance threshold has just plummeted as time has passed! Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting comments by Elisabeth Mahoney's in today's Guardian.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/oct/13/graham-norton-radio-2-radiohead

My feelings entirely.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gibbo wrote:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/oct/13/graham-norton-radio-2-radiohead

My feelings entirely.


Excellent, now I can say I don't like it without ever having to listen to it.

Not that I ever would listen to it, I can't stand Mr Norton, even on Father Ted he irritated me ( I now realise he wasn't acting - just being himself).
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was times when he was covering the breakfast show that I felt I was listening to Father Noel Furlong!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Parky said this week. Graham talks to much than the guests which is a bad example Chat shows have changed over the years.

Norton is also in also in one of this papers magazines


http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/article3140769.ece

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Does anyone know who is boyfriend is?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Parky said this week. Graham talks to much than the guests which is a bad example Chat shows have changed over the years.


We discussed this here:

http://r2ok.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5985

mark occomore wrote:
Norton is also in also in one of this papers magazines


http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/article3140769.ece


I don't read The Sun, Mark. Out of principle. Sorry.

mark occomore wrote:
Does anyone know who is boyfriend is?


Is it anyone's business? Does anyone care?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that the second show was much better - Jerry Hall and Mike Gatiss made for entertaining guests.

Only two gripes really:

a) The sports section drivel.
b) The 'agony aunt' section with that dreadful woman (the name escapes me). Really dire stuff that needs to be ditched, pronto.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No.. not for me.
I heard nearly all the Jerry Hall interview and as I've stated elsewhere on here, it's ok as long as you want to hear about celebrities and their spoilt kids or ex-husbands and what ever new money making venture they're now on... but is she a celebrity now for the UK? I mean really? she was married to Mick Jagger a million years ago.. big deal.
Norton's ok.. the music is below ok for me.. and most of the people who appear on the shows have no appeal for me whatsoever.
I'd rather hear great music.



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can sum the thing up quite simply by saying too much inane talk with too many boring guests and a lack of decent music and a very irritating presenter
I could go on
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The show makes me switch off. Same goes with his Friday night TV chat show.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish he would turn down the travel jingle music bed. Shocked

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I wish he would turn down the travel jingle music bed. Shocked


By the looks of that pic he doesn't drive that desk anyway - the mixer, ops panel and monitors are all covered in paperwork!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

better idea give Graham Norton the breakfast show Monday to Friday and move the present incumbent to Satrudays. Graham did a great job as a breakfast DJ.... Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry but I prefer The Ginger Maniac to Graham Norton for breakfast. Too much girly talk with Norton (no offence), going on about recipes and curtains etc.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anything but El Gobbo. Literally anything...............
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