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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:01 am    Post subject: Paddy Wotsisname in for Jeremy Vine Reply with quote

I'm not in the habit of listening to Vine at lunchtimes much these days due to the fact that his presentation style grates with me somewhat, but I have stayed tuned for Paddy thingumywotsisname and I have to say that I think he's doing a good job - certainly better than that scatty woman did last week!

His telephone manner is much better; he doesn't compress people's comments down to five seconds or cut them off when he wants to play Elvis Costello for the zillionth time and is generally much more courteous.

Paddy O'Connell. That's the one. He's just told me.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't really think of where I heard Paddy before he came to Radio 2. He's doing a great standing in job - Although I think he might be sitting down. Matthew Bannister was another good stand in.

It'll be nice to have Jeremy back.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry but I don't like him, better than Vanessa Feltz though.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
It'll be nice to have Jeremy back.


Not for me it won't. He's like a cat on hot bricks - I wish he'd just relax a bit more. At least Paddy O'wotsit is a bit more laid back.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
It'll be nice to have Jeremy back.


Not for me it won't. He's like a cat on hot bricks - I wish he'd just relax a bit more. At least Paddy O'wotsit is a bit more laid back.


You never seem to like anyone who are the regular presenters on the station?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually quite like Jeremy V, but have to agree with Colin B about hurrying up callers just to play a record.
If it's an interesting subject can't they just ditch the record that you've probably heard loads of times that week anyway.
I think they should only have 3 subjects for discussion as well, having 4 leaves you hardly any time to discuss much before you have to go to the next subject.
Regarding Paddy O, he's very professional but I think he lacks any real warmth.
They had the perfect host for the show in Jimmy Young anyway and should never have ditched him.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I much prefer Paddy to most of the other stand ins - with the notable exception of Jane Hill

I also agree that JY was the master on that type of show and I'm sure he could quite happily have carried on for many more years Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bring back Brian Hayes. He was a good stand in!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't he go back to Australia some years ago?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that was a rumour Helen.
Just found his Blogspot about going to see Warhorse and other stuff in London so I presume he's still here.
http://brian-hayes.blogspot.co.uk/
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
Bring back Brian Hayes. He was a good stand in!


Yes I've always liked Brian Hayes and remember him from his days on LBC in London. I have a recording of him reading the bulletin the day that the original Radio Caroline ship (the Mi Amigo) ran aground and ultimately sank on March 16th 1980. A tragic day in British broadcasting history!!! He read it very well... Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked Brian Hayes too.
I do wish the technical fellows on the JV show could do away with the cross chat problem on the phone lines... it happens so often that somebody is whittering away and JV is trying to interject and they just keep talking! Is it because they don't hear him? I think it is.

I know not many folk on here watch Family Guy, but the occasional similarity between JV's voice and Stewie Griffin's is amazing! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
I liked Brian Hayes too.
I do wish the technical fellows on the JV show could do away with the cross chat problem on the phone lines... it happens so often that somebody is whittering away and JV is trying to interject and they just keep talking! Is it because they don't hear him? I think it is.


It's more likely that he's being rude - he's way too impatient with people and makes it obvious that he just wants them to shut up and be unceremoniously dumped in order that he can play a Scissor Sisters record (or something equally bland).
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian Hayes was my favourite stand-in. He had a discipline that many lack (though Paddy, and Kirsty Young are good too).

SantaFefan wrote:
I do wish the technical fellows on the JV show could do away with the cross chat problem on the phone lines... it happens so often that somebody is whittering away and JV is trying to interject and they just keep talking! Is it because they don't hear him? I think it is.

I think it's because they keep getting the sort of contributors who like to talk but not listen.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Brian Hayes was my favourite stand-in. He had a discipline that many lack (though Paddy, and Kirsty Young are good too).


I agree. Brian Hayes has the perfect radio talk show voice, although I'd forgotten that he presented the R2 Breakfast show before Terry Wogan until I checked Wikipedia.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
I think it's because they keep getting the sort of contributors who like to talk but not listen.


You've got it in one there Ian!

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