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John W



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:25 pm    Post subject: R2 Timeline page Reply with quote

Mention of Jimmy Savile on the forum got me checking the R2ok R2 Timeline page to see if he gets a mention, but he doesn't, I suppose he never actually presented a show on R2?

Anyway, I'm shocked and embarrassed to say that the R2 Timeline page

http://www.r2ok.co.uk/R2_timeline.htm

hasn't been updated since last year.

I'll have to trawl the Beeb website for new presenters, recent new shows, schedule changes etc, and put in entries for late 2011 and 2012.

Folks here can help me if they know suitable entries to add.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John

I'll check back through any recordings I made to see if there is anything and post back later.

One addition I can think of is Liza Tarbuck's Saturday show which I think started in May 2012.

Bill Kenwright's Golden Years began a second series in November 2011, Tuesday nights

Hope that's of help.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think most will be at the weekend. Anneka Rice has the early breakfast slot on Saturdays, while at the other end of the day, Dave Pearce has his hour long show of dance music late saturday nights.
Steve Lamacq (who used to be in Dave Pearce's current slot) now has his Rock College late Thursday nights. Mark Radcliffe occupies the same slot on Tuesday nights with his Music Club.
Hoping this helps with the update.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Helen and LEE, that will get me started, I'll be able to find the start dates etc for these schedue changes if I dig deep enough into the Beeb site. I think the BBC press office bulletinsw are archived somewhere and they should be useful.

And just a note to say that I had an email from the widow of Adrian Love, asking me to enter his date of death in the Timeline. Adrian gets just 3 mentions in the Timeline. His wiki page makes for sad reading with regard to his exit from the Beeb and his death.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll take a look at that sometime John. I used to enjoy Adrian's afternoon programme and his jingle 'love in the afternoon'.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far the only update I've added is for Adrian Love, his widow was pleased now that I added a photo and a death notice for year 1999.


http://www.r2ok.co.uk/R2_timeline.htm
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've reminded me John that I have some recordings of old shows that I've been putting together for you - just short clips of a minute or so. I'll get my act together and send them to you.

If you come unstuck on any dates I have Radio Times going back 30+ years.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Andy, I should be able to get onto some 2011/2012 updates this weekend.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me what happened to the drama programme that used to be on on a Friday night at 9-15?

I ask because I'm currently listening to The Scarlet Pimpernel on Radio 4 Extra and it has been said that it was first transmitted on Radio 2 . I know the story well and wasn't sure whether I would bother with it but the excellent narration of Damien Lewis has drawn me in and I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

(I had a quick look at the timeline but couldn't see it)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've got me thinking now Becky. I'm not sure that I remember it at all but it does sound a tiny bit familiar if that doesn't sound stupid!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy

Your memory is so good on matters pertaining to Radio 2,Helen,that I begin to doubt myself but I'm sure, as I can be, that I used to listen to dramas on R2 on a Friday night. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't remember listening to it but that's not to say I didn't hear trails for it!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I remember correctly, there used to be a show at 7pm, then Friday Night Is Music Night at 7.30pm. Then Book of the Week at 9.15 and another 30-min show (eg Listen To The Band) at 9.30pm before The Radio 2 Arts Show at 10pm

The book readings included a James Bond season, but was one of the first things to go in the cutbacks.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This should be a very useful link: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/radio2/2003-11-20#at-19.00
Ignore the date, that was because I was looking for something at the time. You can actually search just about any BBC radio station, and also TV. Hoping it helps.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the information,Ian - I wouldn't have thought someone reading from a book would have cost that much but what do I know? Smile


The date you posted LEE was the 20th of November 2003. I tried the Friday after that and found that at 9-15 on that date Stephen Tompkinson was reading the final part of Kes (A Kestrel For A Knave) by Barrie Hines so thanks that link was helpful. Smile

( I did have a quick look on the forum as I thought you had previously posted a website about Radio 2 schedules but I couldn't find it)
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Thanks for the information,Ian - I wouldn't have thought someone reading from a book would have cost that much but what do I know? Smile


The date you posted LEE was the 20th of November 2003. I tried the Friday after that and found that at 9-15 on that date Stephen Tompkinson was reading the final part of Kes (A Kestrel For A Knave) by Barrie Hines so thanks that link was helpful. Smile

( I did have a quick look on the forum as I thought you had previously posted a website about Radio 2 schedules but I couldn't find it)

You're welcome Becky. I'm glad it helped, but you're not just stuck with 2003, you can select different months & years as well as radio & TV stations.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
Thanks for the information,Ian - I wouldn't have thought someone reading from a book would have cost that much but what do I know? Smile


The date you posted LEE was the 20th of November 2003. I tried the Friday after that and found that at 9-15 on that date Stephen Tompkinson was reading the final part of Kes (A Kestrel For A Knave) by Barrie Hines so thanks that link was helpful. Smile

( I did have a quick look on the forum as I thought you had previously posted a website about Radio 2 schedules but I couldn't find it)

You're welcome Becky. I'm glad it helped, but you're not just stuck with 2003, you can select different months & years as well as radio & TV stations.
I've bookmarked it...thanks LEE. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Thanks for the information,Ian - I wouldn't have thought someone reading from a book would have cost that much but what do I know? Smile

No, me neither. I read an article from the independent production company who was very upset when Radio 2 cancelled them, but I think in the first round of cuts they were just trying to find things that perhaps weren't essential to the station (despite a commitment in the SOPP). I remember our old friend Scott would moan about them every few weeks.
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Ian Robinson wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
Thanks for the information,Ian - I wouldn't have thought someone reading from a book would have cost that much but what do I know? Smile

No, me neither. I read an article from the independent production company who was very upset when Radio 2 cancelled them, but I think in the first round of cuts they were just trying to find things that perhaps weren't essential to the station (despite a commitment in the SOPP ..
Standard Operating Procedures and Policies?
Ian Robinson wrote:
I remember our old friend Scott would moan about them every few weeks.
When he wasn't on his crusade to rid the station of the 'oldies' Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:
I remember our old friend Scott would moan about them every few weeks.
When he wasn't on his crusade to rid the station of the 'oldies' Rolling Eyes

Memories, memories Sad Smile
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becky sharp wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
Thanks for the information,Ian - I wouldn't have thought someone reading from a book would have cost that much but what do I know? Smile

No, me neither. I read an article from the independent production company who was very upset when Radio 2 cancelled them, but I think in the first round of cuts they were just trying to find things that perhaps weren't essential to the station (despite a commitment in the SOPP ..
Standard Operating Procedures and Policies?

Statement of Programme Policy - in which Radio 2 states how much music, talk, arts, current affairs, etc they will do in a year.

The most recent one is here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/aboutthebbc/insidethebbc/howwework/accountability/workplan_210714

I notice the targets (eg 60 hours of spoken word) are no longer there.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
Thanks for the information,Ian - I wouldn't have thought someone reading from a book would have cost that much but what do I know? Smile

No, me neither. I read an article from the independent production company who was very upset when Radio 2 cancelled them, but I think in the first round of cuts they were just trying to find things that perhaps weren't essential to the station (despite a commitment in the SOPP ..
Standard Operating Procedures and Policies?

Statement of Programme Policy - in which Radio 2 states how much music, talk, arts, current affairs, etc they will do in a year.

The most recent one is here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/aboutthebbc/insidethebbc/howwework/accountability/workplan_210714

I notice the targets (eg 60 hours of spoken word) are no longer there.
Thanks!
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