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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:17 pm    Post subject: Weekend Wogan Reply with quote

I'm thinking that Weekend Wogan has been on air for more than the scheduled time?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Weekend Wogan Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I'm thinking that Weekend Wogan has been on air for more than the scheduled time?


What, you mean it over-ran into the news?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. Rolling Eyes I thought it's on air in blocks, then Michael Ball takes over. Weekend Wogan does seem to be on air for sometime. Although Wogan has been on the radio for a very longtime. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
No. Rolling Eyes I thought it's on air in blocks, then Michael Ball takes over. Weekend Wogan does seem to be on air for sometime. Although Wogan has been on the radio for a very longtime. Laughing


Nah, he's always been on for 13 weeks at a time, and his last one of the block will be the Sunday before Christmas.

It's just felt like a long time... Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
No. Rolling Eyes I thought it's on air in blocks, then Michael Ball takes over. Weekend Wogan does seem to be on air for sometime. Although Wogan has been on the radio for a very longtime. Laughing


Michael Ball said last time he was in that this set of shows were the last shows of the year. He's due back in in January.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tv and radio programming is normally commissioned in blocks of 13. The number is equivalent to a quarter of a year - ie: seasonal scheduling.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Tv and radio programming is normally commissioned in blocks of 13. The number is equivalent to a quarter of a year - ie: seasonal scheduling.


Cheers for that information. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tuned to weekend Wogan today, and do find him very embarrassing with the auidence around him.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By way of a contrast, David Jensen's programme was very good as usual! This week he featured lots of rarities from his personal collection - including early stuff from Graham Nash, Led Zeppelin and much much more.

I can't imagine why people bother with R2 on a Sunday - at least until Johnnie takes to the airwaves.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes have to agree Wogan on a Sunday is poor.

Was out in the car with my wife today and she even said "can't we listen to something else this is rubbish".

Hurry back Michael Ball on Sundays-I really enjoy his show.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Wogan but his Sunday show is awful! it just dosen't work at all with the live audience.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Hurry back Michael Ball on Sundays-I really enjoy his show.

Apparently he's back on 16th January.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Hurry back Michael Ball on Sundays-I really enjoy his show.


Good to have Michael Ball back for Sunday Brunch on Sunday (back until March 27th apparently).
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard a fair chunk of MB's show on Sunday, just made me long for the good old days when Parky was on. Ball played Lady GaGa and other stuff that can be heard any time, Parky used to play quality music that very rarely gets an airing - his Sunday Supplement was a highlight of the week with interesting guests and fabulous records.

I don't particularly care for the WW format, though some of the guests are good, but it's better than Ball.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
I heard a fair chunk of MB's show on Sunday, just made me long for the good old days when Parky was on. Ball played Lady GaGa and other stuff that can be heard any time, Parky used to play quality music that very rarely gets an airing - his Sunday Supplement was a highlight of the week with interesting guests and fabulous records.

I don't particularly care for the WW format, though some of the guests are good, but it's better than Ball.


I have to disagree. I used to listen to Parkinson every week without fail, but towards the end found the show limiting....it always seemed to be the same artists being played, and there was way too much talk about sport for my liking.

At least now there is more variety in the music played. I don't mind that some the music is heard on other shows during the week, as I only really get the chance to listen to the radio on Sundays. Horses for courses I guess but I know which show I'd rather listen to whilst preparing dinner for the brood. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're probably right about the last few weeks of Parkinson on Sunday, Heloise. I sensed a certain amount of disillusionment - neither it nor his television show went out on a high.

He was a great lover of sport as well as films, so it was understandable that there was quite a bit of discussion about both. I know 5Live and 5Live Xtra are the dedicated sports channels, but you might expect some general conversation on Radio 2. Other than results of the very top matches and brief sports news inserts in Breakfast and Drivetime there is nothing.

At their peak, both Parkinson's radio and television shows introduced some good young talent from the world of jazz and big band to UK listeners - Jamie Cullum, Clare Teal, Gwyneth Herbert, Stacy Kent, Steve Tyrell, Lizz Wright, to name just a few - as well as keeping alive to the daytime audience the rich heritage of such music from the 1940s and 1950s. Since his departure that stream of new talent seems to have dried up, and you have to stalk the late evening shows for anything other than the obvious tracks of Sinatra, Cole, Bennett, Lee.
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tuned in briefly this morning in the car on the way to the shops and I have to say that Tel and Boggy had me laughing straightaway.

Tel: (At Royal Wedding time) “Well I left the country in a bit of a huff”
Boggy: “Oh one of those little Japanese cars”
Then some chat about whether Deadly had had the task of inviting William and Kate onto the dance floor in Strictly style ... etc etc.

Then an email from a listener about the problems she and her husband had faced after being sold a property in a Spanish suburb by “a large florid gentleman of the older variety” and it went on from there.

No audience .. great stuff ... back to the more intimate style of WUTW. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm loving his new format Eileen (well new to Sundays anyway!). Last week he was talking about Wogan's Winner......

Only heard bits this morning so I may listen back during the week.

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. The new format is a triumphant return to form. All he needs to do now is bin off the guests. I've been recording it on my iPhone (get me) and walking to work in the morning listening to bits - it's like Chris Evans never happened. Except when you hear a trailer.
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had to switch off after 15 minutes with the same old emails from his hangers on. He should be offered to do Friday Night Is Music Night or some Docementries. At the end of the day I know he's popular with some, but I just can't stand it anymore.
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why should he be offered documentaries just because you don't like the fact that some of the Togs still continue to email the show Mark? If they are amusing, as many are, does it matter who sends them?

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Why should he be offered documentaries just because you don't like the fact that some of the Togs still continue to email the show Mark? If they are amusing, as many are, does it matter who sends them?

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Sorry I don't find them amusing. It's the same old content. Good luck if you enjoy, Helen.
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You possibly aren't 'getting' them Mark.

I didn't hear all of it today but IMHO it's perfect for a late Sunday morning.

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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree Helen. It's a real pleasure to have Terry back doing what he does best. It's just a pity that we can't have Michael Ball on as well, maybe replacing EP?
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dropped in a couple of times but heard music I didn't particularly like so I abandoned it. It's actually the daft emails and Tel's banter with Boggy and his general take on life which I enjoy. Perhaps I'll catch up later in the week.
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
I dropped in a couple of times but heard music I didn't particularly like so I abandoned it. It's actually the daft emails and Tel's banter with Boggy and his general take on life which I enjoy. Perhaps I'll catch up later in the week.


I've missed most of the programmes in this run. Every time I've listened Deadly has been reading the news, not Boggy. Has that nice Mr Marsh appeared at all? Has he decided that retirement means not working? I hope he's well, whatever he's doing.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard some of this on Sunday, with Sean Hughes as a guest. Hughes was witty, engaging, and interesting but was carrying the show. I've never rated Wogan as an interviewer but he was totally lost here, repeatedly failing to pick up on what Hughes was saying to him.

Time for a full retirement?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian I agree. Sometimes the interviews are so bad I think it's time he gave up, but I like the guy. Perhaps it's not the right format for him now?

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