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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:15 pm    Post subject: Alan Carr Saturday Show Reply with quote

Dermot O'Leary usually has Alan and Mel in and every time I tune in I feel my ears are bleeding with the loud laughter.. He's reminds of a group of people in the pub and you always hear someone who's the centre of attention. I know he's there to entertain and it's a one off thankfully for some listeners. I wish he could tone it down slightly and during his own show.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the trouble with those shows where the main presenter has a sidekick or 'posse'. At their worst you can be left feeling that you are eavesdropping on a private conversation. Often any jokes just pass me by, they might mean something to those present in the studio, but usually leave me cold. And you are right, they are too berluddy loud!!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan is leaving R2 like him on tv not radio so no complaints here
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
Alan is leaving R2


I dread to think who we'll get in his place Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/mar/06/alan-carr-leaves-radio-2

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Patrick Kielty?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't like to bet on it, as it sounds like they are doing something different from that article Mark (thanks btw).

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting.......dare we hope.....? Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sincerely hope it's not Patrick Kielty Mad
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
I sincerely hope it's not Patrick Kielty Mad


So do I!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
I sincerely hope it's not Patrick Kielty Mad



Same here
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When this show first started I did express surprise that a touring stand-up comedian would have a regular Saturday night radio show, and sure enough it's restricted him a little.

But it does seem the slot was a success and though I'd prefer Gambo at 6 and In Concert at 8 I suspect we'll get something similar instead.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gambo back at 6 would be great Ian!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interestingly, Mel Sykes has tweeted this:

"It's always boils down to money and budget cuts. Devastated. I have never had that much fun at work in my life and i think it showed : ) xx"

So...not quite the spin the BBC are putting on it. Sounds like the latest name that Radio 2 couldn't afford to keep.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She also tweeted : so you've heard about the radio 2 show with @AlanCarr. It's really sudden and I am absolutely gutted. I have loved every minute

Must be Radio 2. They obviously got to slice there budget and make changes.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although the show was funny, brilliant and entertaining in parts, I liked it, such a hoot: in the main, it was a train crash. The only time it was a good show all the way through was when Penny Smith sat-in for Mel: Penny really tamed the monster.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw Alan Carr a latitude last year and his stand up was very funny.Can't remember but who was his first co-host? Can picture her face but not name
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
Saw Alan Carr a latitude last year and his stand up was very funny.Can't remember but who was his first co-host? Can picture her face but not name

Emma Forbes. She was supposed to be doing the the early weekend breakfast show as well but it all got too much for her.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Ian
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
Saw Alan Carr a latitude last year and his stand up was very funny.Can't remember but who was his first co-host? Can picture her face but not name


He's OK at standup just on the Radio it was bad, especially with his sidekick.

Let's hope we get something worth listen to .
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony Blackburn did tweet saying he was doing a project with his producer Phil Swern. It be nice if he hosted a Saturday night dance/soul music show, which would mean POTPs would need to be moved.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why don't they try and give someone new a go? By that i mean a regional presenter given a chance
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
She also tweeted : so you've heard about the radio 2 show with @AlanCarr. It's really sudden and I am absolutely gutted. I have loved every minute

Must be Radio 2. They obviously got to slice there budget and make changes.


It's most likely that they realised the show is utter crap and totally unsuitable for R2 output at any time of the day.

I honestly don't care what takes it's place as anything will be better than having to listen to those two cackling when I drive down to the shops on Saturday evening to buy a Lottery ticket. I'm only sorry it's taken so long for BS to finally see the light.

Next? Chris Evans?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
Why don't they try and give someone new a go? By that i mean a regional presenter given a chance

Why not indeed. Or maybe a show of album tracks. I still miss The Critical List show that Stuart Maconie did.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Tony Blackburn did tweet saying he was doing a project with his producer Phil Swern.


Was that after his tweet what he had for breakfast ? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That must have been a shredded tweet then....
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

As I mentioned before I'd like to see a decent specialised rock show on R2 and I think this slot would be perfect for such a show - or alternatively they could move Gambo back to his old time and do the rock show afterwards Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to Steve Wright, Liza Tarbuck is taking over the Alan Carr slot. It doesn't really make much difference to me - I've got far beyond the point of listening to Radio 2 at this time on a Saturday.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

essexlady wrote:
According to Steve Wright, Liza Tarbuck is taking over the Alan Carr slot. It doesn't really make much difference to me - I've got far beyond the point of listening to Radio 2 at this time on a Saturday.


Woohoo- Liza will be fantastic: that, if true, is the best news I've heard for ages. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

essexlady wrote:
According to Steve Wright, Liza Tarbuck is taking over the Alan Carr slot. It doesn't really make much difference to me - I've got far beyond the point of listening to Radio 2 at this time on a Saturday.


that's OK, better than a lot we could get Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair enough will give it a go
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's good news if Steve's correct Smile Strangely I listen more at that time during the summer.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angus McCoatup wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
She also tweeted : so you've heard about the radio 2 show with @AlanCarr. It's really sudden and I am absolutely gutted. I have loved every minute

Must be Radio 2. They obviously got to slice there budget and make changes.


It's most likely that they realised the show is utter crap and totally unsuitable for R2 output at any time of the day

No, Radio 2 would prefer to keep the show but it really is because they can't afford it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't mind Lisa Tarbuck at all, so might be worth a listen while in the bath or something. I haven't listened to Saturday evening R2 since Maconie was on with the Critical List. Dave Cash has a nice two hour chart (oldies) show on BBC local radio, if anyone's interested , at 6 on a Saturday evening.. The first hour is 60's or 70's.

When you think of what Saturday on R2 used to be like...Johnnie's afternoon show springs to mind, along with Maconie's show, plus an earlier Bob Harris, well, it's nothing short of cultural vandalism, what's been done to it, by the last two controllers.
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