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Richard Allinson In The Early Hours
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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard Allinson is really excellent in his weekend shows in playing lots of good new music from new artists etc.

Whilst not completely new, listen out for the group, Blue October, and the haunting track, The Feel Again (Stay).

Have to say the YouTube video for the above song is chilling to say the least-the singer seems to be in pain-watch it if you dare!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely fantastic to hear Richard Allinson playing the track last Sunday "Don't jump of the roof, Dad" by the late, great Tommy Cooper.

Don't think I have ever heard this song played before on Radio 2.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never even heard of it Mark so I doubt it's been played on any mainstream station in recent years

I did really like good old Tommy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure it has been played at least once on Sounds of the Sixties.
No real reason why it should be played at any other time - awful record, awful man, by all accounts. I never found him that funny - there was a repeat of an early Parkinson recently with him as guest; a couple of iffy sleight of hand tricks and a lot of just mucking about.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Absolutely fantastic to hear Richard Allinson playing the track last Sunday "Don't jump of the roof, Dad" by the late, great Tommy Cooper.

Don't think I have ever heard this song played before on Radio 2.

Great comedy song... Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually I can see what you're saying Ron

I never really found Tommy funny when I was growing up in the sixties and early seventies - and I didn't get to see much of him on television because he was mainly on ITV and my parents thought that ITV had dubious standards when it came to broadcasting and didn't like me watching it

It was only years later when I began to appreciate the nature of the Cooper humour - very amateurish,unpolished and really just like many people we all know in everyday life - he wasn't really a proper comedian or a proper magician - just a larger than life character who had the knack of connecting with ordinary working people Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
a couple of iffy sleight of hand tricks and a lot of just mucking about.


I think that sums him up, and made him so good Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
he wasn't really a proper comedian or a proper magician


I think a few professional types would disagree with you there Ruddles.. I would too! Razz
I'm quite surprised by a few opinions here... both on Tommy's act and the song Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great song as Becky said earlier!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
he wasn't really a proper comedian or a proper magician


What is "a proper comedian or a proper magician"? Someone who had a certificate to say they were? I understand that Cooper was a very good "magician" when he was in the Army, but given that he often made some silly cock-ups which always got a laugh, he made it part of his act. That's my understanding of the way it was, but maybe I'm wrong. Did I find him funny? Definitely!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nikki Bedi covering this weekend. His Agent usually tells us. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Nikki Bedi covering this weekend. His Agent usually tells us. Laughing

Who's agent? You're aware Nikki is a girl, aren't you?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
Nikki Bedi covering this weekend. His Agent usually tells us. Laughing

Who's agent? You're aware Nikki is a girl, aren't you?


Mark hasn't yet finished her journalism course. She has another 10 years to go before graduation.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
Nikki Bedi covering this weekend. His Agent usually tells us. Laughing

Who's agent? You're aware Nikki is a girl, aren't you?


Mark Mayhew who reports about Richard Allinson.. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nikki Bedi is covering for Richard on 25th and 26th August then Nicki Chapman will be cover on the 1st and 2nd September.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Nikki Bedi is covering for Richard on 25th and 26th August then Nicki Chapman will be cover on the 1st and 2nd September.


Good. I like him.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to hear the "Rich list" has been brought back as a feature of the weekend shows.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh well, at least one person will be happy about this. I personally have no idea what his Rich list is all about but I'm guessing it's a list of people called Richard.

So,

1. Richard Burton
2. Richard Gere
3. Richard Nixon
4. Richard III
5. Richard Pryor
6. Richard Wagner
7. Richard Branson
645,000,541. Richard Allisnson

Is he still doing that imaginary line through the Uk thing...is he still playing Dido/Santana/Steely Dan/Todd Rundgren etc on every show.

No need for me to bother tuning in then!!
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