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eric mc



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am sure that's the danger. Station execs equate the success or failure of a programme with audience reaction to the presenter. They very rarely equate the failure with lack of interest with the programme content - which may have little or nothing to do with the presenter.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yet again, Gillian Reynolds hits the nail on the head Sad :

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10492388/Russell-Daviess-new-show-let-its-Radio-2-listeners-down.html
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish she'd take a hammer to Cap'n Bob Sheehan.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
I wish she'd take a hammer to Cap'n Bob Sheehan.


Another classic one-liner from you, Raver. Me laughed, me did! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Colin. It is the best medicine, after all, and I know how much you'd like to be holding the hammer.. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep you're on form this afternoon Raver!

Don't think I'll bother listening to this series unless I'm interested in the interviewee. Shame.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not like it hasn't been that long since we last heard Natalie Cole talking about her life. I think she spends more time being interviewed rather than singing these days.

I am quite upset by the total and abject misuse and waste of Russel Davies' knowledge and talent in this most boring and predictable of formats.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Tim Rice next week, a bit more suited to Russell, I'd have thought.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But who wants more of these tedious interviews. Is the format going to be - one BBC radio presenter interviews another BBC radio presenter?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Imagine the money Shennan will be saving from his budget. He needs every penny he can get to pay Evans' fee, after all.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eric mc wrote:
I am quite upset by the total and abject misuse and waste of Russel Davies' knowledge and talent in this most boring and predictable of formats.

Shennan said on Feedback last Friday that Sunday night listening figures were going down. Well, they will go down even further with the loss of Russell's hugely enjoyable and informative programme.

I would like to know exactly how much is being saved in dropping his programme. Of course, even though it is OUR money which is being spent, we are not allowed to know.

What does Shennan have against pre-1960 popular music? It brings to mind the treatment meted out to Malcolm Laycock when he was told to cut out the dance band music which formed part of HIS Sunday night show ... and yet Clare Teal nowadays includes some on her show.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And don't get me started on Clare Teal's show.

I've nothing against her - and I do like big band music. But two hours is too much - and she seems to find an awful lot of screechy trumpet recordings to play.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, I've tried listening to Clare Teal's show on a few occasions but the big band music they choose is usually too big and too loud.
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed Russell's show last night and it was a pleasure to listen to his conversation with Sir Tim Rice.

However I still want a return to his old format.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I quite enjoyed Russell's interview with Matt Lucas on Sunday. I'm no fan of his but he came across as a clever chap with plenty of interesting stuff to say about Judaism and coping with alopecia at a very young age.

Still want the old Russell back, though Sad .
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turn the volume down tomorrow night - it's Brian Blessed Laughing .

Oh dear, this series is such a waste of Russell's musical knowledge Sad .
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