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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:00 pm    Post subject: Chris Evans Reply with quote

Too soon yet, but if I travel forward 10 years in time...................

..........Evans who has just turned 50, has completed his 8th year on breakfast in style winning a lifetime achievement Sony Award. This followed a 3 year slot on Drivetime that is still talked about with awe as the benchmark for current homebound radio shows to match.

Although some posters are calling for him to be replaced by someone younger (mainly Scott Nelson Jnr.), Evans remains the king of breakfast time on Radio 2.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing or alternatively,

Interviewed this morning at his Fish & Chip stall, an hysterical Chris Evans reflected on his cataclysmic fall from favour at Radio Two.

As the third quarter of Rajar figures were lower than a rattlesnake's belly in a wagon rut, the new Controller at that time, Terry Christian, seemed to revel in Mr.Evans demise.

Chris shouted " I'm still great kids and I'll be back with some new ideas such as Name 20 things to climb on", but in the meantime, he was busy with his chip lady Lesley preparing another load of old tripe. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry Christian, controller Shocked

Christian is such a purveyor of top class intellectual radio & television. When I think of all the innovative, public service broadcasting he has delivered over the years, I bow in admiration. Truely he is a renaisance man and a guiding light in these difficult times for broadcasting.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Chris Evans Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote

..........Evans who has just turned 50, has completed his 8th year on breakfast in style winning a lifetime achievement Sony Award. This followed a 3 year slot on Drivetime that is still talked about with awe as the benchmark for current homebound radio shows to match.

Sorry ernie but that is just a nightmare scenario, IMHO, just too horrible to contemplate Crying or Very sad.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Chris Evans Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
Too soon yet, but if I travel forward 10 years in time...................

..........Evans who has just turned 50, has completed his 8th year on breakfast in style winning a lifetime achievement Sony Award. This followed a 3 year slot on Drivetime that is still talked about with awe as the benchmark for current homebound radio shows to match.

Although some posters are calling for him to be replaced by someone younger (mainly Scott Nelson Jnr.), Evans remains the king of breakfast time on Radio 2.


I know I like reading Alternate History novels but I never thought I'd see something like it here.... a nightmare vision of the future if there ever was one, IMHO! Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
Laughing or alternatively,

Interviewed this morning at his Fish & Chip stall, an hysterical Chris Evans reflected on his cataclysmic fall from favour at Radio Two.

As the third quarter of Rajar figures were lower than a rattlesnake's belly in a wagon rut, the new Controller at that time, Terry Christian, seemed to revel in Mr.Evans demise.

Chris shouted " I'm still great kids and I'll be back with some new ideas such as Name 20 things to climb on", but in the meantime, he was busy with his chip lady Lesley preparing another load of old tripe. Very Happy


Don't know how I've missed this before - what a brilliant quote!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Santa, was that AFTER he was sacked from Radio Humberside for not knowing that jumping off the Humber Bridge was a career option?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Chris Evans Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
Too soon yet, but if I travel forward 10 years in time...................

..........Evans who has just turned 50, has completed his 8th year on breakfast in style winning a lifetime achievement Sony Award.


Or it could be in 20 years time..

Former radio 2 presenter Chris Evans, 60 still rues the day he played a prank took far on former breakfast show host and now BBC chairman Terry Wogan.
Lord/Sir/Prime Minister/ Wogan, 88 said he was initially amused by the artistic way in which mr Evans had arranged his snorkers and tomatoes but after spending 5 days in hospital with salmonella he asked that radio 2 comtroller Ken Bruce, 76 sack Evans.

Current Breakfast show host Desmond Carrington, 152 still pulls in 20 million listeners every morning.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he's a prat. (and a terrible broadcaster)
end of story.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
he's a prat. (and a terrible broadcaster)
end of story.


agree totally...I was soooo peed off when he took over from JW on the 5-7 slot, couldn't switch the radio off quick enough at 5 o'clock.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:

end of story.


People who post "end of story" like they are the voice of God and have now spoken are a real pet hate of mine. Sure, have an opinion, but dont tell the rest of us what to think, as you yourself said yesterday about TW.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
he's a prat. (and a terrible broadcaster)
end of story.


Couldn't agree more. A total prat.

End of story.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ella Sailyour wrote:

End of story.

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Wouldnt expect much more from you. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to make it short 'n sweet because Arthur, my chauffeur, had just turned up with the takeaway. He has his uses!

End of story.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I've mentioned elsewhere, I did enjoy his show last night (Friday). It had me bopping while making the dinner. That does not usually happen Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caught a bit of the Charlotte Church show last night, not good, a bit like the Evans show Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Caught a bit of the Charlotte Church show last night, not good, a bit like the Evans show Cool


Charlotte Church: the voice of an angel, the mouth of a docker? Isn't Chris the other way around? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
John W wrote:
Caught a bit of the Charlotte Church show last night, not good, a bit like the Evans show Cool


Charlotte Church: the voice of an angel, the mouth of a docker? Isn't Chris the other way around? Laughing


If you turned Evans around, surely you'd see what an *rse he really is?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit of an old thread to dig up isn't it?

Cant say I listen to Evans or Radio 2 much these days actually so I cant comment on him recently.

I did hear a bit of Sunday Love Songs this morning. It reminded me of why I dont listen to Radio 2 much anymore. Gillian Reynolds doing the paper review after 11 was better though. Who was the co-presenter - it cant have been Michael Ball today,
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
Bit of an old thread to dig up isn't it?


As a relative newcomer to these parts I was just spinning through the archive. I'm amazed at how many members the forum has yet how few actually post.

gfloyd wrote:
Who was the co-presenter - it cant have been Michael Ball today,


Dunno. I was listening to Planet Rock! Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Who was the co-presenter - it cant have been Michael Ball today,

Tim Rice was sitting in for Ball. Not a natural presenter, but engaging nonetheless.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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gfloyd wrote:
Who was the co-presenter - it cant have been Michael Ball today,

Tim Rice was sitting in for Ball. Not a natural presenter, but engaging nonetheless.


He was good from what I heard of him.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
Bit of an old thread to dig up isn't it?

Cant say I listen to Evans or Radio 2 much these days actually so I cant comment on him recently.

I did hear a bit of Sunday Love Songs this morning. It reminded me of why I dont listen to Radio 2 much anymore. Gillian Reynolds doing the paper review after 11 was better though. Who was the co-presenter - it cant have been Michael Ball today,


gfloyd, I've always admired your defence of Evans on here. But I ask (in hope Very Happy ) why don't you listen to Evans, or 2, any more? Can't say I listen to Evans, and I could give you a nice long list!!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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gfloyd, I've always admired your defence of Evans on here. But I ask (in hope Very Happy ) why don't you listen to Evans, or 2, any more? Can't say I listen to Evans, and I could give you a nice long list!!


Well for starters I'm not usually near a radio at that time anymore. But really I've gone off Radio 2 quite a lot. I just find it very repeatitive (particularly daytime)

Anyway its only radio.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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gfloyd wrote:
Who was the co-presenter - it cant have been Michael Ball today,

Tim Rice was sitting in for Ball. Not a natural presenter, but engaging nonetheless.


Give me Sir Tim anyday over the increasingly irritating giggling luvvie that Ball has become. If only Parky would come back.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Parky got out at the right time. Funnily enough (or perhaps not?) he makes very little reference to his Radio 2 show in his autobiography, which gives the impression that he was fed up with those who now manage the BBC and also Radio 2 but decided to reserve comment. He's more forthright in explaining what went on at ITV which led to his leaving the network - he was sidelined in favour of younger talent.

I must admit I got rather bored with Parky on R2 in the last year or so of his tenure, but I do miss the swing and 40s/50s big band dance music that he holds dear and which now doesn't get played that much and I also miss his well-researched and insightful chats with guests.

The slot is now a mess and Michael Ball's presentation offers no attraction to me whatever. Still, Planet Rock is reasonably good on Sundays, as it is on Saturday mornings when Rick Wakeman competes head-on with a certain J. Ross (whose show is the pits, in my view).

Furthermore, Planet Rock is now owned by a cluster of talented musicians - Rick among them - and that's a great antidote to the corporate, bland, antiseptic radio (anything from GCAP, for example) that is found right across the spectrum these days!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I do miss the swing and 40s/50s big band dance music that he holds dear and which now doesn't get played that much and I also miss his well-researched and insightful chats with guests."

You can say that again!!

Parky' programme was an oasis of quality music and intelligent conversation only underlined by the rubbish that immediately preceded it and which inexplicably is still allowed to continue.

How I miss Frank, Ella, Nat, and all the other top notch music that we are now hardly ever allowed to hear.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:
gfloyd wrote:
Who was the co-presenter - it cant have been Michael Ball today,

Tim Rice was sitting in for Ball. Not a natural presenter, but engaging nonetheless.


Give me Sir Tim anyday over the increasingly irritating giggling luvvie that Ball has become. If only Parky would come back.

Oh yes. Just to be clear - I would much rather have the engaging personality of Tim Rice than the self-obsessed witterings of Ball. I just meant he wasn't entirely naturalistic when naming the records.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going back to the original subject of this thread - Christopher Evans- I heard the trail for his show on SK this morning. It just consists of a load of shouting! Do people really enjoy it? Even the trailer leaves me feeling battered, what can 2 hours be like?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My thoughts entirely. I really, really, really cannot stand Evans' trails. The guy's over 40 years old and he not only acts like a kid but he assumes all listeners are imbeciles. How he maintains an audience staggers me...... Mind you, Big Brother gets big audiences as well so what does that say about my fellow human beings? Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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what does that say about my fellow human beings? Cool


that people are different?

I'm sure there are plenty of people who find the shows you like to be awful.

I heard a bit of Chris this week as I was in the car on Tuesday evening and it sounded fine. Very upbeat & fun. A bit too much of the fathers talking about having kids, but apart from that ok.
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gfloyd wrote:
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that people are different?


You've got it in one.

gfloyd wrote:
I'm sure there are plenty of people who find the shows you like to be awful.


But I can't imagine many shows that I like as assaulting (a) people's senses, and (b) their intelligence in much the way that Evans does.

gfloyd wrote:
I heard a bit of Chris this week as I was in the car on Tuesday evening and it sounded fine. Very upbeat & fun.


I heard a bit of Evans' noisy show the other day in somebody else's car. Evans was shouting in his trademark, inimitable style. Thankfully, the person whose car it was switched over to the Radio 4 news at 5 as indeed I would have done, too. His remark to me was: "Sorry, that loud-mouthed gut just gets on my t*ts". I was heartened at the comment.

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A bit too much of the fathers talking about having kids, but apart from that ok.


I'd go further. A bit too much infantile behaviour as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's happened to Rebecca Pike - the original foxy business reporter? I assumed she was on holiday, but has turned up on 5 Live this week. Has she moved on from Evans?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Has she moved on from Evans?


The door marked "quick exit" must have caught her eye. Sensible woman! Smile
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