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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:23 pm    Post subject: Children In Need 2011 on Radio 2 Reply with quote

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BBC Radio 2 supports Children in Need this week with special programming on Sunday and Friday.

On Sunday (11am-1pm) Sir Terry Wogan hosts the 27th annual Money Can't Buy Auction for BBC Children in Need, joined once more by his "man with the gavel", auctioneer and former That's Life presenter Paul Viney.

Listeners can bid for an array of unique experiences that money simply can't buy, which this year include a flight to the Royal International Air Tattoo in a De Havilland Vampire T11; a walk down the red carpet at the 2012 British Academy Television Awards and mingling with the winners at the aftershow party; joining the captain on the bridge of a luxurious cruise ship; and a cookery lesson with Raymond Blanc's team.

Following Sir Terry, Richard and Judy present their first Radio 2 show together from 1-3pm to launch Radio 2's Children in Need Jukebox, which continues throughout Sunday afternoon in Michael Ball (3-5pm) and Paul O'Grady (5-7pm) and returns on Appeal Day itself, Friday 18 November. During each Jukebox show, listeners can pledge money for a chance to hear their favourite song on Radio 2 and special guests will be dropping in to lend their support.

And on Friday, in his Breakfast Show after 7am, Chris Evans launches Radio 2's Children in Need Jukebox on Appeal Day. It continues throughout Friday with Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine, Patrick Kielty and Simon Mayo leading the fundraising with special guests. In each show, listeners can pledge money for a chance to have their favourite song played and special guests will be dropping in to lend their support Twiggy joins Ken, Sir Cliff Richard joins Jeremy, and Westlife's Nicky Byrne and Tony Blackburn join Patrick.

And on Friday, in his Breakfast Show after 7am, Chris Evans launches Radio 2's Children in Need Jukebox on Appeal Day. It continues throughout Friday with Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine, Patrick Kielty and Simon Mayo leading the fundraising with special guests. In each show, listeners can pledge money for a chance to have their favourite song played and special guests will be dropping in to lend their support Twiggy joins Ken, Sir Cliff Richard joins Jeremy, and Westlife's Nicky Byrne and Tony Blackburn join Patrick.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/radio/2011/wk46/sun.shtml

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Something different Richard and Judy on the radio. Once again Steve Wright big show isn't doing CIN day like last year..
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mark. First thing I notice is that Steve Wright has gone on holiday when the cameras are around (again) and, secondly, I had no idea Tony Blackburn was in Westlife (no wonder you had to repeat it - I wouldn't have believed you first time round)!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't blame Steve Wright for going away on holiday

With the usual array of self congratulatory annoying presenters on duty presiding over a day of programmes guaranteed to irritate us all to distraction I think I might just do the same Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
I don't blame Steve Wright for going away on holiday

With the usual array of self congratulatory annoying presenters on duty presiding over a day of programmes guaranteed to irritate us all to distraction I think I might just do the same Rolling Eyes


Same old same old. I haven't watched CiN since the days of Joanna Lumley. Is it Corrie's or Eastender's turn this year. And what will the News Team dress up as this year, I wonder
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jimmy Young used to go away as well if my memory is correct!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Thanks Mark. First thing I notice is that Steve Wright has gone on holiday when the cameras are around (again) and, secondly, I had no idea Tony Blackburn was in Westlife (no wonder you had to repeat it - I wouldn't have believed you first time round)!


I remember when a few years back they used one of the old studios for CIN day and the webcam was on even during Steve Wright, he was hiding himself. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know i am turning into a miserable old git but i avoid cin as much as possible.I do give money to two certain charities because of what they do.I don't wan't to be force fed by z list celeb's as to who to give money to
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it's been the same since they froze out the R2 'night shift'. Remember when Radio 2's 'music marathon' started at 7:00pm on Thursday evening and finished at 7:00pm Friday evening, thereby involving everyone, not just those in the 'prime-time' slots!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I know i am turning into a miserable old git but i avoid cin as much as possible.I do give money to two certain charities because of what they do.I don't wan't to be force fed by z list celeb's as to who to give money to


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
I know i am turning into a miserable old git but i avoid cin as much as possible.I do give money to two certain charities because of what they do.I don't wan't to be force fed by z list celeb's as to who to give money to


Me too.


I don't post much on here any more since I rarely listen to R2 nowadays, but I would say that I find the timing of CIN extremely poor this year. Not only is it Remembrance Sunday on the 13th but this year's also the 90th anniversary year of the Royal British Legion. Given the work that the latter do for ALL ex-servicemen (unlike Help for Heroes and the other bandwaggon-jumpers who only cater for post-Gulf soldiers and veterans) I think the wall-to-wall coverage of CIN on the BBC could easily have been moved to avoid a clash on the most important day of the Legion's calendar.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Money that people can't really afford in this econmical times, but they do bounce there credit cards to bid for these prizes. I wonder what the special prize will be for those hard up listeners this year? Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark

I doubt people bounce their cards to get these things. They do say they check out high bids to make sure they are genuine as well.

I know someone who bid 40,000+ and won on Wogan a few years back. She took over her father's large company which was always extremely generous to school projects 40 years ago. It's often company money that is given but whatever it is, I don't complain because the money IMHO is going to a good cause.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I work for a mental health charity - Alzheimers and Dementia mainly - and we'd be ecstatic for just one per cent of what CiN gets. Still, I can't see Wogan doing something for Grannies in Need. No milegae in that for him.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't agree with you more Six

Mr Wogan does what is in his own interest - we all remember that occasion a few years ago when he claimed that he was unaware that he was being paid for fronting the show - does he really think that people are so stupid as to believe that

After all he is a former banker which really says it all Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
I couldn't agree with you more Six

Mr Wogan does what is in his own interest - we all remember that occasion a few years ago when he claimed that he was unaware that he was being paid for fronting the show - does he really think that people are so stupid as to believe that

After all he is a former banker which really says it all Rolling Eyes


They don't do anything for nothing. Look at the new health lottery and Eamonn Holmes is one of the presidents. I can't see he dosn't receive a payment for that. They get free meals, etc etc which does cost something to put on. There needs to be reheasals during the week, people need feeding and putting up in hotels and transported to and from TV centre. This all costs. I think the BBC puts on the big night which comes a BBC licence payers cost, and those underpaid freelancers behind the cameras and producers all need paid. So your right Wogan & Co must take something. An apperance fee, too help his pension. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's hotseat change today and Evans should have got out the way whilst the traffic was read out before Ken. l wish listeners would'nt keep asking for anything, they seem to just want there names read out. Keep hearing the same norm music.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm avoiding Radio 2 all day today and was quite happily listening to Smooth until around 11.30am when the dreaded Alan Carr suddenly turned up being interviewed by Mark Goodier - is there no escape from that imbecilic idiot?


I've now had to resort to Classic FM as even the BBC I Player will not work for me today on any of the Radio 2 output and the same happened yesterday when I reported it in the hope the problem would be sorted out

Pity it's not Friday the 13th as I would have probably had a much better day Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Alan Carr suddenly turned up being interviewed by Mark Goodier - is there no escape from that imbecilic idiot?

Not when he's got a DVD to plug!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
ruddlescat wrote:
Alan Carr suddenly turned up being interviewed by Mark Goodier - is there no escape from that imbecilic idiot?

Not when he's got a DVD to plug!


God Almighty. An Alan Carr DVD. That sort of torture wouldn't even be allowed in Guantanamo Bay!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly how I feel about Terry Wogan.

Even my wife (normally very quiet) said to me earlier this evening "his rug is looking very tired".

Can't this dinosaur just do the decent thing and retire/sod off gracefully.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree Mark but he's still not quite in the same league of total irritation as Alan Carr Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A rare day off and I caught Ken Bruce & Jeremy Vine. Although not paying close attention I am sure that Twiggy got in a mention of her new CD ( didn't know she could sing) on KB and dear old Sir Cliff certainly plugged his new CD with JV's help within the first minute of his appearance. JV then played at least three Cliff songs in the next 90 minutes ( cleverly disguised as listeners requests for Children in Need)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wogan hair needs sorting.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Small issue of geography--both Jeremy Vine and Sir Cliff Richard thought Tarporley was in Scotland. Wonder what the residents of the pleasant Cheshire market town made of that.

Ian.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked up on that as well Ian! Didn't think there was much point in emailing them though.

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