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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:09 pm    Post subject: Christmas / New Year Shows 2010/11 On Radio 2 Reply with quote

So far confirmed.

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Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders will be making their debut as radio presenters as they bring some festive fun to the airwaves this yuletide.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2010/10_october/14/french_saunders.shtml


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord 'eaven Elpusall.

Nobody will be listening, so it doesn't really matter.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be afraid, be very afraid! It quotes Bob Shennan as saying:

"We are already discussing further projects with them and hope to keep the French and Saunders inimitable brand of humour on Radio 2 during 2011."

Thanks Bob, what have I ever done to upset you?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How underwhelmed I am, more (unfunny) celebs ....

Lets hope Ed Stewart still makes his now regular Xmas appearance.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You gotta hand it to our Bob. He's certainly capable of coming up with creative, edgy ideas!

Not.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's looking for Talent..... Who don't do much on the TV anymore. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Talent


You say that in the loosest possible term of course
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The addition of French and Saunders will strengthen Radio 2's impressive comedy portfolio. Comedians Graham Norton, Alan Carr and Paul O'Grady already host weekend shows on the station. "

Some of those might have been funny once. Or twice. Long time ago.

So this is BS's definition of comedy. Not original comedy series or new "standup" talent, but old chestnuts past their sell-by date, soft and mushy in the middle. All they're good for is talking the hind leg off a donkey (not a real one, of course)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Humour is subjective but I tend to agree with all that has been said...not having seen any ratings for the other comedy shows mentioned in the press release maybe I am wrong to ask but who said that Rhod Gilbert's Bulging Barrel Of Laughs, Hot Gossip, And The Winner Is and The Jason Byrne Show were/are successful.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes you get a spooky premonition you are going to be in a minority of one and this is one of those occasions.

I love French and Saunders. I was even one of the 10 known worldwide fans of Jam and Jerusalem. I estimate this number based upon the comments on the POV board where my appreciative postings were like trying to sell snow to the eskimos. I even laughed myself silly at their last and universally slated joint comedy effort on the Beeb.

I occasionally find meself going on youtube watching their videos. Ab Fab, Vicar of Dibley and Dawn's Bjork and Catherine Zeta, the Abba classic and Jennifer's Cher amongst others.

Having said all that, I just can't see them working on Radio - Dawn in particular. Seeing her talk and hearing her talk are two entirely different things. For me they did some fantastic stuff, but do I think they will work on Radio 2? If I was a betting woman my bet is that this will probably be a turkey.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like French and Saunders as well (good to hear JS is well Very Happy ) but the risk is transferring them to radio as it can be either be good or dire.

Comedy on R2 has never been funny to me Rolling Eyes

R2 seem to 'experiment' with 'celebs' and they can be very bad.Don't they try them out first ? Surely national radio shouldn't be a testing ground Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:44 am    Post subject: Christmas/New Year Shows on Radio 2 2010/11 Reply with quote

I'll be at my sister's on Boxing Day, all being well.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christmas Eve Highlights

Alan Carr Office Party


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As listeners wind up for the festive period and eat the last mince pies in the office, they can kick start the Christmas fun and laughter at Alan Carr's Office Party. Forget the last-minute stresses and strains of Christmas Eve Ė dashing to the shops, making sure the food's ready to go, wrapping the presents Ė and enjoy Alan's last festive bash before the big day.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/radio/2010/wk51/fri_51.shtml#fri_radio2

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Christmas Day Highlights

Wake Up to Aled Jones & Ed Stewart

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Ed "Stewpot" Stewart returns with a sackful of nostalgic goodies on Christmas morning for a two-hour live edition of the ever-popular Junior Choice, featuring listeners' requests and dedications plus a few of Ed's own favourites.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/radio/2010/wk51/sat_52.shtml#sat_radio2

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Bank Holiday Monday

Craig Charles Covers for Steve Wright during this week

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/radio/2010/wk51/mon_52.shtml#mon_radio2

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Bank Holiday Tuesday

Jarvis Cocker 6 Music show comes to Radio 2.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/radio/2010/wk51/tue_52.shtml#tue_radio2

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New Years Eve

Dave Pearce New Years Eve Dance Anthems : Listen out for messages from some of the Radio 2 DJ's

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/radio/2010/wk51/fri_52.shtml#fri_radio2
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:


Bank Holiday Monday

Craig Charles Covers for Steve Wright during this week

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/radio/2010/wk51/mon_52.shtml#mon_radio2

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Heard some of his show, whilst travelling, over the Christmas period last year and enjoyed it
mark occomore wrote:

Bank Holiday Tuesday

Jarvis Cocker 6 Music show comes to Radio 2.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/radio/2010/wk51/tue_52.shtml#tue_radio2

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xmas Day on 2 does not sound bad. May tune in for Stewpot, deffers for Paul O'Grady 10AM!! As last a man with a good voice on Mid Morning on Radio 2 Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully, as O Grady does not like Christmas, not too many "seasonal" songs on his show
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

French and Saunders plus Allan Carr - I think I may turn to the bottle!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan Carr is instead of Jeremy Vine............( I left that open to debate) Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yuletide programming (it starts halfway through December and seems never to stop until New Year) is a complete no-go area for me - not just on Radio 2 but most BBC outlets. It's all full of the same old awful rubbish.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Lord 'eaven Elpusall.

You called!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to the bumper Christmas RT. How true it could be Lynn Parsons is hosting Early breakfast the week leading upto Christmas & the week leading upto New Year. ( I wonder when she finishes Smooth breakfast )

It be Chris Evans on breakfast the week leading upto Christmas, then Aled Jones the week leading upto New Year.

Richard Allinson is covering Ken Bruce the week leading upto New Year

Craig Charles is covering for Steve Wright ( 1-4pm ) & Patrick Kietly covering Drivetime. ( 4-7pm) - week leading upto New Year.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: Xmas/NY Shows Reply with quote

Haven't seen the Xmas Radio Times (is that really available now), but you can see the BBC Press Office programme info here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/radio/2010/wk51/

Use the links down the right hand side to navigate to each individual day.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure last week Russell Davies sais he had a show on Christmas Day but I can't see it on the listings. I'll listen what he says tonight.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Christmas Radio Times isn't out yet. Although I bought 11-17 Dec on Friday along with this current week's.

I would expect it will be out later this week going on that.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Xmas RT was due out on the 4th December.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:58 am    Post subject: Christmas/New Year shows on Radio 2 Reply with quote

I'll give the Kenny Everett documentary a listen on I-player, hopefully.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
The Xmas RT was due out on the 4th December.


I can assure you it wasn't Mark, and as I say there were 2 issues being sold on Friday 4th but not the Christmas one.

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Oops I was a day ahead of myself it was Friday 3rd Mark! Sorry. Time of year panic Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christmas edition of the RT was on sale on Sainsbury's in Aylesbury
on Saturday .
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Nickbucks wrote:
Christmas edition of the RT was on sale on Sainsbury's in Aylesbury
on Saturday .


... and at Sainbury's just up the road here in Milton Keynes, too. Not that I buy it - but I did see it on the shelves by the fag queue.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some on these boards are in danger of being too negative.

Looking at the Xmas and New Year schedules the variety of programmes is actually quite impressive.

French and Saunders who knows may well turn out to be good radio.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tireecoll wrote:
Some on these boards are in danger of being too negative.

Looking at the Xmas and New Year schedules the variety of programmes is actually quite impressive.

French and Saunders who knows may well turn out to be good radio.


Yep, if this place were a thermometer, it would be more negative than central Scotland was last week. Itís just the cross we happy positive people have to bear- forums are stuffed full of miserable people whom spend their short pointless lives waiting to be offended, incensed or let down, and then moan about it. Thatís the way it is, just let it wash over you. Seeing what it's like to be negative makes me feel lucky. Smile
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Rachel wrote:
Seeing what it's like to be negative makes me feel lucky. Smile


Hear hear. Me too! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes Colin but of course negative is not always what some people assume

If negativity includes an element of constructive criticism and by taking on board that criticism it leads to a better position then what some people think of as negative is in reality positive

So perhaps then they are the negative ones for not realising that Confused
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ruddlescat wrote:
Ah yes Colin but of course negative is not always what some people assume

If negativity includes an element of constructive criticism and by taking on board that criticism it leads to a better position then what some people think of as negative is in reality positive

So perhaps then they are the negative ones for not realising that Confused


My remark to Rachel was slightly tongue-in-cheek. I half expected her to come back to with a comment along the lines of "Well you can flipping well talk"!!!

She loves me really.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Nickbucks wrote:
Christmas edition of the RT was on sale on Sainsbury's in Aylesbury
on Saturday .


... and at Sainbury's just up the road here in Milton Keynes, too. Not that I buy it - but I did see it on the shelves by the fag queue.

I bought it Saturday in Wimbledon
Having perused it, I shall be accesing internet radio & my DVDs for entertainment
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Point taken Colin well you're the lucky one

I certainly don't think I can say the same Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clive55 wrote:
Hopefully, as O Grady does not like Christmas, not too many "seasonal" songs on his show


So somebody who does not like Christmas gets a show on Christmas day! You couldn't write this stuff, could you.

Fortunately I don't like Mr O Grady (the voice that launched a thousand snores), so I won't be listening to Mr O Grumpy.
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Moonraker wrote:
So somebody who does not like Christmas gets a show on Christmas day! You couldn't write this stuff, could you.


Well, I could. Perhaps his show will be ideal for the (many) atheist listeners that exist in this country?

Sounds good to me! Smile
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ColinB wrote:
My remark to Rachel was slightly tongue-in-cheek. I half expected her to come back to with a comment along the lines of "Well you can flipping well talk"!!!



Nah I thought it would be better just to soak that one up. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of the shows on 2 over Xmas, I'll probably tune into these-
XMAS DAY
8AM Junior Choice with Stewpot (I'll give it a whirl anyway & see how it goes)
10AM Paul O'Grady
7PM The London Palladium Story
8PM Eric & ernie
BOXING DAY
5PM Very tentatively- French & saunders. But I'll have the net ready for a webby radio alternative if it is too awful!

Otherwise there are a number of radio stations on the net I enjoy & will be turning to
One is an Israeli AC Music station 88FM- mellow popular music
US Country station WSM- a range of country
Failing these I'll be checking out Beeb shows on the i player!
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