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eric mc



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there ANY radio outlet on the internet for light classical and/or operetta music ANYWHERE?

Sunday night is just not the same without this type of music.

And could DJs be given a personality test before they are hired?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Russell Davies did a very good 6-part series earlier this year and at the end of the final programme he said another series was being planned. I always loved and was interested in the music he played over the years. He was wasted on those interview programmes he did for a while.

I would be happy to hear Alan Titchmarsh and the great mix of tracks he used to play. You never knew what was coming next - operetta, jazz, music hall, comedy song, pre-60s pop

Friday Night is Music Night occasionally has some lovely editions.
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eric mc



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would just love the old Sunday mix that we used to get back again.

I actually discovered a couple of years ago RTE Radio Lyric FM as a partial substitute for what we used to get on Sundays on Radio 2. What strikes me as odd is that if the national radio station of a relatively small country like Ireland can find space for such a service, why on earth can't the BBC which has a much bigger audience?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know Michael Ball is not everyone's cup of tea but the music variety on his Sunday evening show was light years ahead of the bland rubbish that Ore plays.
I used to love listening to Michael's show but now it's just the same old Coldplay, Take That nothingness every week.
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eric mc



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed.

Today's Michael Ball hasn't been too bad as he's in Christmas Mode. I won't be listening to Ore tonight, as usual.

Last week I rigged up my lap top and listened to Friday Night is Music Night on the iPlayer. Not a bad substitute for what used to be "normal" Sunday night music on Radio 2.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Michael Ball was really good today.

Only 2 more weeks of Ore.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ore was completely anonymous on Would I Lie To You tonight.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Ore was completely anonymous on Would I Lie To You tonight.

Is there nothing they won't shoehorn him into? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe they should call him B-Ore Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently he won "Something called "Strictly" - so that's where the sudden urge to promote him beyond his abilities has come from.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess what? Laughing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/42313229
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't watch Saturday night TV, so not a problem apart from the endless trails that will no doubt appear. It may keep him off the radio for a while or we can but hope.....

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he must have on file sensitive information about important people at the BBC.

Maybe the BBC see him as a Terry Wogan for the modern age -

but minus the charm
and the humour
and the spontaneity
and the genuine interest in other people
and the ability to speak English properly
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gazmando wrote:
Maybe they should call him B-Ore Very Happy

Very Happy
oldraver wrote:
Guess what? Laughing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/42313229

Shocked Rolling Eyes

Move over, Ore.....the new kid on the block has arrived.

Joe McFadden ...who? some might ask...(I've liked him since he appeared in The Crow Road) won Strictly last night so expect to see/hear a lot more of him this coming year on the BBC.

I liked Joe on Strictly so I'm hoping he doesn't accept everything that is thrown at him ....less is much more, most of the time.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know anything about Strictly as I never watch it but apparently the latest winner is an actor - so at least he should be good at faking sincerity.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Claudia is back on Jan 7th.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Claudia is better - but not much.

My Plan B for Sunday night is now to listen to Friday Night is Music Night on the iPlayer.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
gazmando wrote:
Maybe they should call him B-Ore Very Happy

Very Happy
oldraver wrote:
Guess what? Laughing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/42313229

Shocked Rolling Eyes

Move over, Ore.....the new kid on the block has arrived.

Joe McFadden ...who? some might ask...(I've liked him since he appeared in The Crow Road) won Strictly last night so expect to see/hear a lot more of him this coming year on the BBC.

I liked Joe on Strictly so I'm hoping he doesn't accept everything that is thrown at him ....less is much more, most of the time.

I liked him in Heartbeat, Becky
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you gazmando, I have been wracking my brain trying to remember what I have seen him in!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gazmando wrote:

I liked him in Heartbeat, Becky

I'd forgotten he was in that,gazmando. I didn't watch many after Nick Berry left.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last night's BBC Four comedy 2017: A Year In The Life of a Year took the piss out of Oduba's ubiquity.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09l1cgd/a-year-in-the-life-of-a-year-2017
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angela W wrote:
Thank you gazmando, I have been wracking my brain trying to remember what I have seen him in!

You're welcome, Angela
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
gazmando wrote:
Maybe they should call him B-Ore Very Happy

Very Happy
oldraver wrote:
Guess what? Laughing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/42313229

Shocked Rolling Eyes

Move over, Ore.....the new kid on the block has arrived.

Joe McFadden ...who? some might ask...(I've liked him since he appeared in The Crow Road) won Strictly last night so expect to see/hear a lot more of him this coming year on the BBC.

I liked Joe on Strictly so I'm hoping he doesn't accept everything that is thrown at him ....less is much more, most of the time.

I suppose actors sometimes have to make the most of the time when they are "In" as it is a very flavour of the month type of industry now.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gazmando wrote:

I suppose actors sometimes have to make the most of the time when they are "In" as it is a very flavour of the month type of industry now.

True.
Early days yet, for Joe, but I read he isn't being inundated with job offers since his appearance on Strictly.
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