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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:03 pm    Post subject: Ed Stewart Reply with quote

Just heard the sad news that Ed has died in hospital in Bournmouth after having a stroke.

So many memories of him on so many programmes on Radio 1 and 2.

RIP

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feel so sad at this news. Liza Tarbuck just playing Champion The Wonder Horse in tribute.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is such sad news. Great memories particularly of Junior Choice.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sorry to hear this news, Christmas Day will not be the same without Stewpot. R.I.P.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news indeed, always came across as a really nice guy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad news. I was peeling the veg at my daughter's on Xmas morning, listening blissfully to Ed, as I do every year. I shall miss him dearly.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can only echo what's already been said here. I remember my first ever mention on radio was on Junior Choice courtesy of my parents on my birthday in 1972. Later on in the 1990s listening with my father on a midweek afternoon, especially his 'accumulator quiz'. As I recall, it worked in a similar way to Ken Bruce's 'Popmaster' but was a general knowledge quiz. Then, of course his Sunday afternoon show. Very sorry to learn of his passing.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was trying to remember the name of his quiz LEE as I used to listen regularly. They had the year end championship the same way as Popmaster does.

I think we'll all miss him, especially at Christmas.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad and shocked to hear the news about Stewpot. Crying or Very sad

I hadn't got round to listening to his last programme yet but heard his sign off (on the news ) from it and he sounded fine.

R.I.P Ed

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a good one Becky. We opened Christmas presents then I did the veg (like Raver who it's good to see once again!) for lunch.

Just had a dig around on Ed's page. You can only listen to this past Christmas Junior Choice but the playlists are there for all but the first should you want to look. I think I've probably got recordings of most on computer so may listen again some time.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qvqmz/episodes/guide
I've saved it to my favorites as it will probably disappear shortly.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks,Helen..it's going to be a bittersweet listen,under the circumstances.

I'll save that page,too.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last night Clare Teal gave him a special mention and played two songs in his honour: Terry Scott's "My Brother" and a Sinatra track because Ed was such a fan "Too Marvellous For Words".

I was already an adult of course when Ed took over Junior Choice but I always listened. Christmas morning won't be the same without him.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
It was a good one Becky. We opened Christmas presents then I did the veg (like Raver who it's good to see once again!) for lunch.

Just had a dig around on Ed's page. You can only listen to this past Christmas Junior Choice but the playlists are there for all but the first should you want to look. I think I've probably got recordings of most on computer so may listen again some time.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qvqmz/episodes/guide
I've saved it to my favorites as it will probably disappear shortly.

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I listened to Stewpot's programme this afternoon,Helen, and I came away from it thinking how very jolly he sounded in the knowledge of how happy his programme made so many people.

In amongst the delights was the wonderful Make Some Happy by Jimmy Durante which lifted my spirits on this rather sad day.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you enjoyed it Becky. Don Black played the Jimmy Durante track last night.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Helen....I can never hear that record too many times. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked that Ken Bruce played - what else? - Ernie The Fastest Milkman as a tribute.

Strange day.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:

Strange day.


It certainly has been Ian.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will really miss his shows on Christmas morning

It's all so sad - but at least we have the memories of such a much loved and versatile man

Such a sad start to 2016 so far Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad news, which I only heard just now by reading this forum : - strange thing is I remember hearing distant strains of Champion the Wonderhorse on the radio last week and thinking 'what an earth is Liza Tarbuck doing playing that?!'
Ed's programme had become an essential part of this household's Christmas morning - unwrapping presents with all the adults singing along and making comments whilst the youngsters were completely baffled!

We will miss him next Christmas, and we'll miss those terrible records that we loved so much, that nobody else will ever play.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I think that Ed's death was somewhat overshadowed by the death of David Bowie and with so much coverage of that there was no space for more than a minor tribute on any of the shows. Sad

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been quite a year so far. Let's hope that's it for a while.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like others that have posted on this thread the Christmas Day Junior Choice shows had become something of a tradition and we'd put it on whilst preparing the Christmas lunch.

I written a tribute to Ed together with loads of audio here:

http://www.andywalmsley.blogspot.fr/2016/01/radio-lives-ed-stewpot-stewart.html

Radio 2 will be broadcasting an hour long tribute to Stewpot at 10 pm on Wednesday 10 February presented by Anneka Rice.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Yes I think that Ed's death was somewhat overshadowed by the death of David Bowie and with so much coverage of that there was no space for more than a minor tribute on any of the shows. Sad

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Radio 4's Last Word had about equal mention of Stewpot, Bowie and Rickman. But I must admit when it started, I'd forgotten about Stewart already.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy W wrote:
Like others that have posted on this thread the Christmas Day Junior Choice shows had become something of a tradition and we'd put it on whilst preparing the Christmas lunch.

I written a tribute to Ed together with loads of audio here:

http://www.andywalmsley.blogspot.fr/2016/01/radio-lives-ed-stewpot-stewart.html

Radio 2 will be broadcasting an hour long tribute to Stewpot at 10 pm on Wednesday 10 February presented by Anneka Rice.

I have been listening to some of the audio clips, currently the one from Aug 1993. I note the comment underneath about the outside broadcasts. I certainly remember the Paris one where he went up the Eiffel Tower. I'm also reminded of an outside broadcast that another late, great Radio 2 presenter did. This was John Dunn, when he was doing Drivetime. Does anyone else remember the show he did from the British Antarctic Survey?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to recall Ed doing an outside broadcast from somewhere in Italy?

Don't remember John Dunn's broadcast from Antarctic Survey but thought he went to the Falklands (?) and re-fuelling at Ascension Island>

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ed Stewart's funeral was in Bournemouth today, as revealed on today's South Today.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cut and past from report of funeral.......

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The catchphrase “It’s Crackerjack” has been called out by hundreds of mourners during the church funeral of DJ Ed “Stewpot” Stewart.

Celebrities including Mike Read, Carry On actress Anita Harris, Bobby Davro, John Virgo and DJ Adrian Juste were among those who attended the service for the former DJ and Crackerjack presenter at St Peter’s Church in Bournemouth, Dorset

The service began with the song Morningtown Ride by The Seekers and ended with the congregation singing You’ll Never Walk Alone, during which someone called out Ed’s signature sign-off, “Byeee!” as the coffin was carried out.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I seem to recall Ed doing an outside broadcast from somewhere in Italy?

Don't remember John Dunn's broadcast from Antarctic Survey but thought he went to the Falklands (?) and re-fuelling at Ascension Island>

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It was from a hut on a golf course. This was a sudden death too
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick reminder that the Ed Stewart tribute programme is on Radio 2 this evening at 10pm

From what JV said earlier sounds like it might be seriously worth a listen Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ruddles I missed JV today so didn't hear the trail.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Ed Stewart tribute is here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06zhp9w

I've uploaded a copy here:

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/u9qbi7i1u6rcqcm/StewartTribute.mp3
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