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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:41 am    Post subject: Jon Holmes in for Graham Norton Reply with quote

Jon Holmes will be covering Graham Norton show during the summer.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:20 am    Post subject: Re: Jon Holmes in for Graham Norton Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Jon Holmes will be covering Graham Norton show during the summer.


I don't think I know the name.........?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah.. curious choice. He has his own show on 6Music, is a regular on The Now Show and used to co-host Radio 2's The Day The Music Died but is not to everyone's taste. He was fired from XFM for weeing in Dermot O'Leary's desk live on air and managed to get Virgin fined £75,000 for making a nine year old girl swear.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He presented Breakfast on Radio 2 with Miranda Hart some time ago?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
He presented Breakfast on Radio 2 with Miranda Hart some time ago?


Another show I would have avoided.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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6 Music host Jon Holmes will be presenting Saturday mornings on BBC Radio 2 this summer, covering Graham Norton.

The show, called the Jon Holmes Situation, starts on July 21st for two weeks, but then takes a break during the Olympic programmes returning on August 18th.

His current show on 6 Music is broadcast at the same time-slot so a handful of guest presenters will cover for him, including writer and broadcaster Andrew Collins.

On 2, he’ll have a different guest each week, with Penelope Keith, Nerys Hughes, Sue Pollard and Linda Robson lined up so far. We’re told regular features on the programme will include the Ken Bruce Master Quiz in which pop stars will have to answer questions about Ken Bruce, Toddler Pops in which Jon invites listeners to identify the tune as played by a two-year-old child on a toy glockenspiel and Band I Found On MySpace Or… where a listener battles against a studio guest in a game of names. And in His Busker’s Voice slot, Jon will showcase brand new music talent in a series of live sessions.

Jon told RadioToday.co.uk: “I love both radio and also, coincidentally, the number ’2′ so this is in many ways a perfect fit for me. Think of me as the summer supply teacher for Mr Norton’s class, which means, like any supply teacher, I won’t have a clue where you’re up to with your reading and literacy, so instead we’ll just mess about and play games.


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I don't know what the Olympic shows are going to be?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I don't know what the Olympic shows are going to be?


Programmes about the Olympics?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Zoe Ball is doing Olympic coverage for the station, isn't she?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I think he did a Radio 2 show with Miranda Hart fairly recently. I thought he was OK, certainly compared to the appalling Hart, though that's not hard.

He does seem fairly unpleasant though, judging by the above description.
Hopefully he'll wee on Miranda's desk next time.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that he & Miranda were on Radio 2 just before last Christmas.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgot about him doing breakfast with Miranda - and all the complaints that received. I guess the Radio 2 bosses have forgotten too!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The description of his Saturday R2 show sounds a 'must switch OFF' event for me. Radio 2 gets worse by the week at the moment.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
The description of his Saturday R2 show sounds a 'must switch OFF' event for me. Radio 2 gets worse by the week at the moment.


You're not alone, Helen. Today, for instance, I got in the car in readiness to drive home from Norfolk. The car radio was tuned to R2 and the first thing I heard was that infernal Richard Madeley babbling on about something-or-other. His inanities really get my goat, so off went the radio and on went iTunes!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got to agree about Richard Madeley Colin.

I thought he may be okay as I enjoyed the one or two (?) Sunday shows he did last year, but the newpaper reviewers aren't good and I don't bother listening at all now.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When Jon Holmes isn't presenting during the Olympics Chris Evans is http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2012/jon-holmes-radio-2.html

WHY?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
WHY?


Why Chris Evans? Is that a philosophical question? If so, I really don't know the answer. I've often wondered "why Chris Evans?".

Is he still on the radio?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Is he still on the radio?

Nope. Tune into tomorrow's breakfast show and you should enjoy it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
ColinB wrote:
Is he still on the radio?

Nope. Tune into tomorrow's breakfast show and you should enjoy it.


"Should" enjoy it? I guarantee you one thing............... I won't!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ian Robinson wrote:
ColinB wrote:
Is he still on the radio?

Nope. Tune into tomorrow's breakfast show and you should enjoy it.


"Should" enjoy it? I guarantee you one thing............... I won't!

You won't know if you won't listen!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To the contrary. I heard (not "listened to", note) about 20 minutes of his appalling show the other day when getting my hair cut. His whole annoying broadcasting style is the embodiment of everything I hate about radio.... and I couldn't get out of there quick enough. The experience reminded me of what I'm not missing!

(And I'm changing hairdressers, too).
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tubridy is certainly preferable to Evans IMO, Evans gives me the 'screaming ab-dabs'. We are given to understand that Evans is supposed to be on holiday, if so, why can't we be rid of him on Friday evening TV as well?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
....why can't we be rid of him on Friday evening TV as well?


That's something else I avoid, too!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is he going to do for three hours talk about the Olympics like everyone else is doing? Is he coming live from the Olympic park?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
What is he going to do for three hours talk about the Olympics like everyone else is doing? Is he coming live from the Olympic park?

It's a pretty safe bet that he won't be talking, he'll be shouting / bellowing and generally being hyper and giving those unfortunate enough to be in close proximity a splitting headache. Unless the organisers issue those poor unfortunates with industrial grade ear defenders on health & safety grounds!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
Tubridy is certainly preferable to Evans IMO, Evans gives me the 'screaming ab-dabs'. We are given to understand that Evans is supposed to be on holiday, if so, why can't we be rid of him on Friday evening TV as well?


I have to disagree - both are absolutely as bad as each other just in different ways - and the same goes for Richard Madeley Mad
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Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
Tubridy is certainly preferable to Evans IMO, Evans gives me the 'screaming ab-dabs'. We are given to understand that Evans is supposed to be on holiday, if so, why can't we be rid of him on Friday evening TV as well?


I have to disagree - both are absolutely as bad as each other just in different ways - and the same goes for Richard Madeley Mad


I thought that, for you, the sunshine out of Evans' er, posterior?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you please clarify Colin - I don't follow what you're saying

You know my views on Evans and the current presenter and Madeley are just as bad Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Can you please clarify Colin - I don't follow what you're saying

You know my views on Evans and the current presenter and Madeley are just as bad Sad


Apologies. You transformed into Mark for the second I hit "reply" (to the wrong post).
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
ruddlescat wrote:
Can you please clarify Colin - I don't follow what you're saying

You know my views on Evans and the current presenter and Madeley are just as bad Sad


Apologies. You transformed into Mark for the second I hit "reply" (to the wrong post).


Now that is a frightening thought - perhaps I'll keep it up my sleeve for April 1st next year Laughing
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