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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 10:30 am    Post subject: "2 Day" - Radio 2 goes "upside down" on Reply with quote

All those fed up with Chris Evans at breakfast get their wish on 22nd June - he's on at lunchtime instead! With Zoe Ball! At breakfast, it's Jamie Cullum (be careful what you wish for).

For some reason there's a special event on Wednesday 22nd, and here's the line-up:

7am: Jamie Cullum & Simon Mayo
8am: Jo Whiley & Claudia Winkleman
9am: Jeremy Vine & Dermot O'Leary
10am: Janice Long, Bob Harris, Mike Harding & Live Guests
11am: Johnnie Walker & Brian Matthews: Battle of the Decades
12 noon: Chris Evans & Zoe Ball
1pm: Richard Allinson's Moments 2 Remember (archive performances)
2pm: Michael Ball & David Jacobs
3pm: Ken Bruce & Bob Harris (folk, country, brass and beyond)
4pm: Tony Blackburn & Trevor Nelson's Soul Show
5pm: Steve Wright's Comedy Hour
6pm: The Radio 2 All-Star Band. Live performance hosted by Terry Wogan, featuring Clare Teal, Nigel Ogden, Frank Renton, Jools Holland, Jamie Cullum, Aled Jones, Paul Jones & Huey Morgan.

Could be interesting.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could indeed Mark. Shame I'm going to be out for a lot of it. Sad

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Edit: Oops I thought it was this Sunday, hope to hear a lot more than I thought!
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It could indeed Mark.

Mark? Mark? Oi, pay attention. Just because it's "news" and mentions Richard Allinson doesn't automatically mean it's an Occomore or Mayhew posting!
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool beans!!! I love it when a plan comes together!
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Ian. I shall listen at 11am, 2pm and 6pm.

Is it an anniversary of some sort I wonder? Or pehaps Radio 2 is testing the waters to see how well older-style music goes down during daylight hours? It would suit me! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 11am offering is probably the only one which I will make a special point of listening to

Having said that I'm glad to see Simon Mayo back on at breakfast - a slot which he should have permanently - not so keen on the Jamie Cullum bit though
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob Shennan comments:
"We know Radio 2 listeners love its breadth, depth and variety of fantastic content but listening habits mean they tend to tune in at the same times every day so they're only exposed to a small amount of what Radio 2 has to offer. 2DAY will hopefully introduce listeners to shows and presenters they haven't heard before, as well as giving them a different Radio 2 for one day."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2011/05_may/16/2day.shtml
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Helen May wrote:
It could indeed Mark.

Mark? Mark? Oi, pay attention. Just because it's "news" and mentions Richard Allinson doesn't automatically mean it's an Occomore or Mayhew posting!


Calm down, could you not mention my name as it's copyrighted Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Radio 2 is the UK's most listened to radio station with an audience of 14.54 million listeners. It combines popular music and culture with a diverse range of specialist music, documentaries, current affairs and comedy, presented by an award-winning blend of top names including Chris Evans, Sir Terry Wogan, Steve Wright, Jeremy Vine, Jamie Cullum, Ken Bruce, Johnnie Walker, Bob Harris, Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz.

With so much to listen to it's easy to miss some of the jewels in Radio 2's crown. So, on Wednesday 22 June 2011, the network is set to turn its schedule upside down for 2DAY a-12 hour on air celebration of everything the station has to offer to give listeners the chance to uncover some of those gems.

In a first for the station, this special day will show listeners that there's "more 2 it" by pairing some of its presenters together to create a unique line-up of programmes that showcase exactly what makes the network so distinctive.

Playing the very best music plus a sprinkling of comedy, discussions, special guests and live performances, this promises to be a day to remember.

Bob Shennan, Controller, Radio 2 and 6 Music, comments: "We know Radio 2 listeners love its breadth, depth and variety of fantastic content but listening habits mean they tend to tune in at the same times every day so they're only exposed to a small amount of what Radio 2 has to offer. 2DAY will hopefully introduce listeners to shows and presenters they haven't heard before, as well as giving them a different Radio 2 for one day."

Starting at 7am, Jazz show presenter Jamie Cullum and Drivetime's Sony Award winning Simon Mayo launch 2DAY with guests, chat and personally selected music choices as well as a look ahead to the day's programmes.

Radio 2 Arts Show's Claudia Winkleman and evening and In Concert presenter Jo Whiley continue between 8am and 9am presenting a special version of The Arts Show. They pass the baton to double Sony Award winning current affairs supremo Jeremy Vine and Saturday afternoon's pop music maestro Dermot O'Leary at 9am who will be celebrating some of the network's best documentaries.

The day takes its first foray into live music at 10am with a very special broadcast from the BBC's Maida Vale studios where Janice Long teams up with Bob Harris and Mike Harding to introduce unique performances by folk super group The Imagined Village and Nashville country stars Gretchen Peters, Suzy Bogguss and Matraca Berg.

Sounds Of The 70s host Johnnie Walker and Sounds Of The 60s presenter Brian Matthew go head to head from 11am as they challenge the 60s and 70s to a musical duel in The Battle Of The Decades.

From midday, Breakfast and Weekend Breakfast presenters Chris Evans and Zoe Ball come together to Rock And Roll Back The Years.

At 1pm Richard Allinson presents Moments 2 Remember, the top 10 music moments from Radio 2's extensive archive of live music performances, as selected by Radio 2 presenters and voted for by the listeners.

Smooth talkers Michael Ball and David Jacobs unite at 2pm for a late lunch of Sunday style easy listening, followed at 3pm by Ken Bruce and Bob Harris's whistle stop tour around Radio 2's specialist music shows, playing interviews and music from the worlds of country, folk, brass and beyond.

Pick Of The Pops presenter Tony Blackburn and the Soul Show's Trevor Nelson go Soul 2 Soul at 4pm when they share music from their favourite genre with listeners.

From 5pm Steve Wright introduces the Comedy Hour, a sampler of Radio 2's comedy gold including a special edition of Matt Lucas's And The Winner Is and Stand Up 2 Day, showcasing the talents of the network's comedy stars.

2DAY reaches a musical climax at 7pm with a live and exclusive concert from the Radio 2 All Star band performing at the historic BBC Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House, London.

Presented by Sir Terry Wogan, this musical extravaganza combines the musical talents of Jools Holland and his band, The Organist Entertains' Nigel Ogden, Big Band's Clare Teal, brass band specialist Frank Renton, jazz maestro Jamie Cullum, classical singer and Good Morning Sunday presenter Aled Jones, Rhythm and Blues authority Paul Jones and Fun Lovin' Criminal Huey Morgan.
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It good promotion trailer to give everyone a listen who don't tune in all the time. I do like the new cost effective schedule Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A super idea and I look forward to it.

But I can't see Desmond Carrington anywhere!

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've said elsewhere would this not have worked better as a special on a Bank Holiday. Why is it only lasting 12 hours and not 24 hours or longer? Why not do another for those who don't listen during the week and on a weekend?

If it was longer the programmes could've been longer than an hour.

And I have also said what if it means people would prefer more diverse choice during daytimes?

In my case whilst that's great for those who work funny hours, are retired or ill so at home, should I be working I'd miss a lot and never catch up...

It would be nice if it would attract more listeners to the parts of the schedule they don't listen to now.

I'm not sure that Arts programmes work so early in the day...
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

May i ask where the hell is main man Alex in all of this?
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if they'd extended the idea, he could've been included in this one or if they'd been a second special in that one...
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littlepieces wrote:
May i ask where the hell is main man Alex in all of this?


I expect he'll be on holiday.
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Ian Robinson wrote:
Helen May wrote:
It could indeed Mark.

Mark? Mark? Oi, pay attention. Just because it's "news" and mentions Richard Allinson doesn't automatically mean it's an Occomore or Mayhew posting!


Apologies Ian Embarassed. I'm half asleep today..........

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham Norton, Elaine Paige or Paul O'Grady an't there. Oh the list could go on and on. Desmond Carrington dosn't live in London and probarly couldn't travel.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve Wright gets 2 hours. Laughing I wonder if they will do the traffic on the day? 3 minutes of news and 57 minutes of each show?

Could this be the day they introuduce the new jingle package?
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 6:54 pm    Post subject: Re: "2 Day" - Radio 2 goes "upside down" Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
All those fed up with Chris Evans at breakfast get their wish on 22nd June - he's on at lunchtime instead! With Zoe Ball! At breakfast, it's Jamie Cullum (be careful what you wish for).
For some reason there's a special event on Wednesday 22nd, and here's the line-up:

7am: Jamie Cullum & Simon Mayo
8am: Jo Whiley & Claudia Winkleman
9am: Jeremy Vine & Dermot O'Leary
10am: Janice Long, Bob Harris, Mike Harding & Live Guests
11am: Johnnie Walker & Brian Matthews: Battle of the Decades
12 noon: Chris Evans & Zoe Ball
1pm: Richard Allinson's Moments 2 Remember (archive performances)
2pm: Michael Ball & David Jacobs
3pm: Ken Bruce & Bob Harris (folk, country, brass and beyond)
4pm: Tony Blackburn & Trevor Nelson's Soul Show
5pm: Steve Wright's Comedy Hour
6pm: The Radio 2 All-Star Band. Live performance hosted by Terry Wogan, featuring Clare Teal, Nigel Ogden, Frank Renton, Jools Holland, Jamie Cullum, Aled Jones, Paul Jones & Huey Morgan.

Could be interesting.


It's not the normal shows during this day. So if thats a little dig at Chris Evans it an't washing with me.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strangely, I've often thought the station should do this. In my idle hours, I've imagined what it would be like to hear the presenters all swap around for a day. I like the idea of pairing people up though, there's some rather interesting duos there.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey it's a great idea.

Pity it's a Wednesday as I ALWAYS work on a Wednesday with no radio Confused
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 day on the 22 June sounds good.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A cunning ploy perhaps to let us hear some of the people buried in the depths of night and hide or double cover the ones we dislike? Laughing

Wednesday is my day off and shopping day, it will have to be carefully planned on the 22nd! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Steve Wright gets 2 hours. Laughing

No, no, he doesn't. My first post quite clearly says what slot he gets, and the show's title which you posted is Steve Wright's Comedy Hour. Clue's in the name.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
Steve Wright gets 2 hours. Laughing

No, no, he doesn't. My first post quite clearly says what slot he gets, and the show's title which you posted is Steve Wright's Comedy Hour. Clue's in the name.


I appreciate what your saying, but this is from the pressoffice website.

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2DAY reaches a musical climax at 7pm with a live and exclusive concert from the Radio 2 All Star band performing at the historic BBC Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House, London.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2011/05_may/16/2day.shtml
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Angela W wrote:
A cunning ploy perhaps to let us hear some of the people buried in the depths of night and hide or double cover the ones we dislike? Laughing

Wednesday is my day off and shopping day, it will have to be carefully planned on the 22nd! Very Happy


Apart from Alex Lester who's not taking part. Looking at the list everyone has some sort of celebrity status in there earlier life. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To my mind, a bit of a curate's egg, much like most of Radio 2's current output, but to be fair it does give us a chance to catch programmes we don't usually hear, and plenty of warning to avoid some others!
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
Steve Wright gets 2 hours. Laughing

No, no, he doesn't. My first post quite clearly says what slot he gets, and the show's title which you posted is Steve Wright's Comedy Hour. Clue's in the name.


I appreciate what your saying, but this is from the pressoffice website.

Quote:
2DAY reaches a musical climax at 7pm with a live and exclusive concert from the Radio 2 All Star band performing at the historic BBC Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House, London.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2011/05_may/16/2day.shtml


Still doesn't mean Steve Wright gets 2 hours though - it continues with:

"Presented by Sir Terry Wogan, this musical extravaganza combines the musical talents of Jools Holland and his band, The Organist Entertains' Nigel Ogden, Big Band's Clare Teal, brass band specialist Frank Renton, jazz maestro Jamie Cullum, classical singer and Good Morning Sunday presenter Aled Jones, Rhythm and Blues authority Paul Jones and Fun Lovin' Criminal Huey Morgan."

I'm really looking forward to this - I wonder why they chose to do it on a Wednesday, and why in June.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
Steve Wright gets 2 hours. Laughing

No, no, he doesn't. My first post quite clearly says what slot he gets, and the show's title which you posted is Steve Wright's Comedy Hour. Clue's in the name.


I appreciate what your saying, but this is from the pressoffice website.

Quote:
2DAY reaches a musical climax at 7pm with a live and exclusive concert from the Radio 2 All Star band performing at the historic BBC Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House, London.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2011/05_may/16/2day.shtml

Rolling Eyes Mark, that link clearly includes this:

5pm6pm Comedy Hour presented by Steve Wright
6pm7pm Jools Holland and the Radio 2 All Star Band live from the Radio Theatre, presented by Sir Terry Wogan
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Ian Robinson wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
Steve Wright gets 2 hours. Laughing

No, no, he doesn't. My first post quite clearly says what slot he gets, and the show's title which you posted is Steve Wright's Comedy Hour. Clue's in the name.


I appreciate what your saying, but this is from the pressoffice website.

Quote:
2DAY reaches a musical climax at 7pm with a live and exclusive concert from the Radio 2 All Star band performing at the historic BBC Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House, London.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2011/05_may/16/2day.shtml

Rolling Eyes Mark, that link clearly includes this:

5pm6pm Comedy Hour presented by Steve Wright
6pm7pm Jools Holland and the Radio 2 All Star Band live from the Radio Theatre, presented by Sir Terry Wogan


So it does say 6pm if you scroll right down the page Laughing
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One wonders if this is a precursor that shift-work idea one heard about on the grapevine a wee while ago: the one where they all take their turn at doing all show slots in a fair and equal way. One hopes as much. Well be showering together next: its so much easier to let someone else wash the coal-dust from one's ears. Well, that's what I heard.
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I'm dreading the so-called SOT60s v SOT70s duel. It's obvious that Brian Matthew will play the usual obscure 1961 b-sides by Adam Faith, whilst JW will play My Sweet Lord and Maggie May non stop as usual.
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Could you please remind me when Brian last played a 1961 B-side by Adam Faith, as I don't remember it.

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Probably last Saturday and the Saturday before that.
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With negative comments like that it's no wonder people this place is dying on its feet.

Actually the Adam Faith fanbase and his record company might have good reason to feel slightly aggrieved, considering that the last time a Faith track was played was 2nd April, and it was the No 4 hit A-side How About That.
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With negative comments like that it's no wonder people this place is dying on its feet.

Actually the Adam Faith fanbase and his record company might have good reason to feel slightly aggrieved, considering that the last time a Faith track was played was 2nd April, and it was the No 4 hit A-side How About That.


Ron, small boys wearing shorts and wellies, wandering along the gutter have been poking this place with sticks for a long time now- their conclusion: quite dead. Smile Tis only us the bacteria and the odd maggot that survive. It IS life Jim, but not as we know it. It's odd really cos Radio 2 is really thriving at the moment. Perhaps it's a bit like musical chairs, you only discover what people are really like, when the music stops.
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With negative comments like that it's no wonder people this place is dying on its feet.


It's no different from any other board, loads are dead. Problem is there are too many offshoots from other boards and they all end up dead.

If you want it to survive use it! I hope this one does as it's more than just a chat room which so many others are.

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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I totally agree Helen

People don't value what they have until its gone which is what could happen here unless some people start treating the comments of others as being equally valid as those of their own - by the way that's a general comment and I'm not having a go at anyone in particular
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I totally agree Helen

People don't value what they have until its gone which is what could happen here unless some people start treating the comments of others as being equally valid as those of their own - by the way that's a general comment and I'm not having a go at anyone in particular


The problem as I see it is one of product image. What is this place? Is it a forum for a small bad-tempered clique to discus the good old days of Radio 2, where we pick up and puff on our pipes, don our slippers and then reminisce about the old shows, dead DJs and music long since forgotten by the rest of the world- a place where we can harp-on about how good it used to be through our rose-tinted jam-jar-bottomed specs, and oh how we would like to be that way again, and we wont listen until it is! Smile Or, is it a place where anyone can come without a stab-vest to talk about Radio 2 TODAY, the great shows, the great music, the complete blast that Radio 2 is at the moment. Radio 2 is on a major-league roll; its never been more popular, never had a better range of shows and never been so audience focused: its a one-stop shop for 24/7 entertainment: so why is this place so empty? Think about it. Is this a job for Mary Portas?
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course it is only right and proper that anyone should be free to come on here and post their views about both Radio 2 today and the situation in the past but as I understand it technically this is the forum of the Radio 2 Preservation Society so it's not really that surprising that most of us here tend to post about things in the past rather more than the present

I dare say the old 'rose tinted spectacles' comment does have some truth in it but I think that today's younger listeners to Radio 2 are far more likely to post comments on Facebook or other social websites because to them fora like this one are probably simply yesterday's thing

I do think it's good to have a decent range of ages amongst contributors here and also differing views and opinions and so long as we all conduct ourselves in a polite and friendly manner for me this places beats Facebook every time Very Happy
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So the problem is in the name , cos if you read the intro on the main page, it says this...

"This is a fast interactive place to chat via messages. This forum replaced the official BBC Radio 2 Shows & Music forum which closed in December 2006 and again in September 2010"

As far as I'm aware the official BBC Radio 2 Forum wasn't limited to just yesteryear. It was very current. We're unlikely to have any impact on future direction if we hang around in the past.
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