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The Electric Proms Cancelled...

 
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The Great Gildersleeve



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:55 pm    Post subject: The Electric Proms Cancelled... Reply with quote

Well they didn't last long...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12321615

Why can't they do some kind of deal with the artist and the venue/record company after all they benefit most from the exposure and at the time of the last event John and Diamond had new CD's out and said so...many times...

Then again they could continue to make use of the BBC Theatre which is more intimate and already wired up for the recording of and broadcasting of live music events...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not surprised, really. The last one seemed very low-key and generally I don't think Shennan has the enthusiasm for doing something different with music.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:08 pm    Post subject: The Electric Proms cancelled Reply with quote

They should have cancelled our role in the Eurovision Song Contest after the infamous Father Ted episode with 'My Lovely Horse'!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow Jeff Smith! I used to work with him- wonder if he's the same one.

You have to expect this sort of thing with the reducing licence fee. Live music events are rubbish on the radio anyway - great for the people there but not much fun for the listeners at home. I don't think it's Radio 2's job to put on large scale live shows. It's bonkers.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes but with the last lot Radio 2 was only taking an audio feed anyhow. The events were recorded for TV, so it wasn't just one cost-centre copping for the cost.

That was a bit alliteracious, wasn't it?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I like that.

Cost is cost. It all comes from same big bucket eventually.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how much is costs to host Weekend Wogan from the Radio Theatre?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The BBC need to keep the spare budget to pay for celebrities to host shows on Radio 2. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I wonder how much is costs to host Weekend Wogan from the Radio Theatre?


I think the cost benefit analysis for anything Captain Wogan does is always going to be pretty much FSD benefit. It's a no brainer.
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