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Andy W



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:12 am    Post subject: Radio 2 Eurovision Reply with quote

Here's something a bit different for this year's Eurovision on Radio 2 with a separate radio station running from midday on Thursday 8 May to midnight on Sunday 11 May. It's only available on DAB or online. Full info here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/posts/Eurovision-2014-on-BBC-Radio-2

Brett Spencer writes:

The schedule reflects the depth of content that listeners have come to expect from Radio 2. There will be live shows from Copenhagen presented by Paddy O Connell and Scott Mills along with Radio 2 regulars Graham Norton and Ken Bruce. Ana Matronic and Bucks Fizz will set the party atmosphere on Saturday night with Paddy hosting a post-show party. There are Eurovision themed editions of Sounds of the 60ís with Brian Matthew, Sounds of the 70ís with Johnnie Walker and Sounds of the 80ís with Sara Cox. Terry Wogan presents the history of the Irish in the competition while David Quantick hosts the Blaggers Guide to Eurovision. Thereís loads more including the story of Abba with Scott Mills, new shows hosted by Michael Ball, Maria McErlane and a range of archive documentaries.
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At first I thought 'oh no not more waste of money on Eurovision', but some of it could be quite good.

I definitely won't bother with the live shows from Copenhagen or the actual contest though!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The most entertaining part of the contest is the voting.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I sometimes switch on for that!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fact is for many countries we could all cut straight to the voting without bothering with the songs!
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Colin



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

unclebuck wrote:
fact is for many countries we could all cut straight to the voting without bothering with the songs!


Absolutely right! I've long felt that as well. It would be really funny, let's face it.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Radio 2 Eurovision Reply with quote

Andy W wrote:
Here's something a bit different for this year's Eurovision on Radio 2 with a separate radio station running from midday on Thursday 8 May to midnight on Sunday 11 May. It's only available on DAB or online.


Great news for ardent fans of Eurovision!

Threads over on the BBC board always attracted lots of attention.
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