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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:28 am    Post subject: Graham Norton Reply with quote

I heard him on R2 in the cafe where i had a lovely breakfast thanks Very Happy Have to say i found him very easy on the ear and think he is good for the weekend.I don't listen much at weekends but will tune in more often i think
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just waiting for Ruddles to pop up and say there's already a thread about Graham Norton, last post only 16 months ago Laughing

I don't get to listen very long, very often, but yes, he's OK.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he's really good. It's very strange considering his past work, but he seems totally at home on the BBC and audience figures reflect that.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too was surprised when he first took over the slot. I think he 'went off' a bit after his break last summer, or maybe Ryan Tubridy was too good! Back to form now I'd say though.

We often do a long journey Saturday mornings and usually enjoy his guests.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
Just waiting for Ruddles to pop up and say there's already a thread about Graham Norton, last post only 16 months ago Laughing

I don't get to listen very long, very often, but yes, he's OK.


Laughing

He did play a Shaky album track a while back as part of the "Tune With A Tale" feature so he can't be that bad!

http://youtu.be/rtL85iEl3pE


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't mind him either... well at least I don't reach for the internet button. I find his views on some of the "what should I do" section quite funny! and, I like hearing"that woman's" ( don't know who she is Embarassed ) opinions too.
Yes, thumbs up!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ron, I deliberately didn't comment on this thread just to annoy you Laughing

Only joking by the way - but you do make a very good point Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham Norton is cool beans! I can't believe it's not better: is brilliant.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm gonna be the complete rebel and watch his chat show on friday as well
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

R2Icon wrote:
Graham Norton is cool beans! I can't believe it's not better: is brilliant.


There's a big old barrel of those to get through - scraping the bottom will be fun.
Actually he plays quite a few that would qualify during the rest of the show Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm amazed he's not leaving over the huge budget cut. Might have to cut his wages. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
I'm gonna be the complete rebel and watch his chat show on friday as well


Well worth a watch last night for Gerard Depardieu alone...his sniffing made me wonder if he had been doing something he shouldn't before he came on .. Twisted Evil Damian Lewis (he's off for a meal with Obama don't you know?) and Dominic West were good value too with Olly Murs bravely trying (and mostly succeeding it has to be said) to keep up with such illustrious guests and Graham of course.... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to listen, but now have Danny Baker on Five Live at that time, chiefly because I didn't care much for the music that was played. If he had Andy, who used to be with Wossy, picking the music, then it'd be perfect.

I do enjoy his chat show, though.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I'm amazed he's not leaving over the huge budget cut. Might have to cut his wages. Very Happy

For the majority of shows it's not wages that are being cut - it's people. There are fewer staff working on shows than there used to be.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
I'm amazed he's not leaving over the huge budget cut. Might have to cut his wages. Very Happy

For the majority of shows it's not wages that are being cut - it's people. There are fewer staff working on shows than there used to be.


Graham has reportedly accepted reductions to his contract, twice, over the past couple of years.

"Will I take a pay cut? Absolutely. God yes. There should be no special cases. The cutbacks at the BBC are across the board, which is how it should be.

"OK, I'm not thrilled at the prospect of a cut. I won't open a bottle of Cava to celebrate. But I'm realistic about the future of the BBC and how things have to be. I just have to keep going until my wages get to a level where I kind of go, 'I'm not going to do that anymore.' "

Graham can't understand why people are so critical of the BBC's spending - which is funded by the TV licence - and thinks more should be done to "protect" the network.

He added in an interview with the Daily Mirror newspaper: "We know what the BBC pays every on-screen person - presenter, actor, weatherman, extra, newsreader, dancer - and it's something tiny like 8% of the overall licence fee.

The country should be proud of the BBC and you'd think the Government would be bending over backwards to protect it. My fear is that people will wake up when it's too late, saying, 'Remember when it was great?'. By then it will be operating out of two Portakabins in Leeds."


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you fund something you don't expect people to get huge paypackets. It's like the banks, you invest in a bank, put wages in etc etc, you don't expect the bank boss to have a huge 5 Million + bonus to help his wealth. We the licence payer sure need good quality programmes, we need quality nurses, but they don't ask for Million pound to do that, and probably worthy that more than some who work with in aunty beeb.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm. I know this is not the place to discuss bank bonuses, but since you've brought it up, Mark - It's not quite as simple as that.
Robert Peston has had three bashes at it today, and I don't think he's finished yet.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17313182

My observation is that, it is all very well for politicians, the media and the insurance companies and pension funds who have large shareholdings in the banks, to take the moral high ground and bray about the performance bonuses which have, to varying degrees, been earned, paid and accepted, or not, but they should be careful, lest some of the talent which has steered two of our banks through the crisis and are trading profitably, and which are trying to sort the other two out, don't suddenly decide they've had enough and walk away, or take up posts with banks overseas, in countries which don't have so many voluble qualms.

The CE of Lloyds was ill and took time off last year - remember the consternation and fear about the bank's performance, and the effect on the share price that had?
What if Bob Diamond was to be head-hunted and go back to the US, or off to Germany or China, or anywhere? Can you imagine what effect that might have on the stability of Barclays, and its share price? Everyone would be braying out of the other orifice if that were to happen.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do like Norton's show, though I tend to only hear the final 2 hours as I also listen to Steve Royle on Radio Lancashire.

Anyway, today there were a couple of great interviews with Matt Parker & Trey Stone (creators of Book of Mormon) and Sam Raimi (director of Oz The Great And Powerful). It was good to hear about the creation of stuff rather than just an actor coming in and saying how wonderful everything is. Really got a glimpse of life behind the scenes with these engaging guests.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have already sent Graham a suggestion for next week's " I can't believe it's not better" spot on his programme

About 2 records into his programme this morning he played what I thought was an awful sound...didn't know who it was until it had finished when Graham said it was Cheryl Cole's latest release.

I will probably forget to look but I would be interested to see how this fairs in the charts.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe that the wonderful Softly Whispering I Love You by The Congregation was played in the "I can't believe it's not better" spot,this morning. Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

Besides loving the song I love the vocal on it by Brian Keith.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
I can't believe that the wonderful Softly Whispering I Love You by The Congregation was played in the "I can't believe it's not better" spot,this morning. Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

Besides loving the song I love the vocal on it by Brian Keith.

I found that hard to believe. It was an early favourite of mine all those years ago when it was around. I still like it now.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not a bad song, though the screeching tuneless guitar solo did annoy me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
It's not a bad song, though the screeching tuneless guitar solo did annoy me.

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