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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:34 am    Post subject: Christmas On Radio 2 Reply with quote

Press office have released highlights what to look out for over the festive period. To many to list. One thing we won't be having Wogan on Christmas morning. It's Ed Stewart followed by Paul O'grady.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/radio/2009/wk51/
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just had a quick look apart from the odd program it looks very much like a load of celebs turning out trash radio again. Disappointed!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news Richard Allinson is sitting in for Ken Bruce week commencing 28th December.

BBC Radio 2 DJ Alan Carr and Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle look at the Great British Songbook Of The Noughties. BBC Radio 2 Saturday morning presenter Zoe Ball and Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm, aka Mel C, look at the Great British Songbook Of The Nineties. DJ Chris Tarrant and Eighties pop star and songwriter Nik Kershaw look at the Great British Songbook Of The 80s. Noddy Holder, lead singer and front man of English rock band Slade, and singer-songwriter Kiki Dee look take a trip down memory lane with the Great British Songbook Of The 70s.Tony Blackburn is also presenting the Great British Songbook 60's on 28th December with Co Host Cilla Black.

Dave Pearce is hosting his New Years Eve Party.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and the pre-1960s?

Well R2 forgot about that in their original plans (see the messageboard threads) so I suppose they won't go to the bother of doing a show with Desmond?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark O-Thanks for posting this news.

Unlike others, having trawled through the schedules available etc, certainly there are lots of programmes that interest me. going out on Radio2 over this period.

Clearly the highlight for me is the "mighty" (interestingly the poster from Surrey doesn't understand the term) Richard Allinson is covering for Ken Bruce w/c 28th December.

In simple language "cream rises to the top".
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Highlights for me

Craig Charles sits in for Steve Wright during Christmas week - I really enjoyed his stint in for Janice this year.

Chris Evans' last Drivetime show doesn't appear to end quietly - on Dec 23rd, live from the O2! followed by an all-request Christmas on Christmas Eve!

Parky's back for Christmas Day.

No mention of Bob Harris sitting in, as usual, for Drivetime but I hope he does.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Mark O-Thanks for posting this news.

Unlike others, having trawled through the schedules available etc, certainly there are lots of programmes that interest me. going out on Radio2 over this period.

Clearly the highlight for me is the "mighty" (interestingly the poster from Surrey doesn't understand the term) Richard Allinson is covering for Ken Bruce w/c 28th December.

In simple language "cream rises to the top".


Au contraire, MM, I know precisely what "mighty" means - it just doesn't in any way apply to Richard A. He is a reasonably pleasant, off-peak radio 2 presenter, who occasionally fills in for others on the station. That's all!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:

In simple language "cream rises to the top".


That just means it's first to go off.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

R2Icon wrote:
Mark Mayhew wrote:

In simple language "cream rises to the top".


That just means it's first to go off.


Or, it's the best bit?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
R2Icon wrote:
Mark Mayhew wrote:

In simple language "cream rises to the top".


That just means it's first to go off.


Or, it's the best bit?


God no. It's really bad for you. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickSheffield wrote:
Highlights for me

Craig Charles sits in for Steve Wright during Christmas week - I really enjoyed his stint in for Janice this year.

Chris Evans' last Drivetime show doesn't appear to end quietly - on Dec 23rd, live from the O2! followed by an all-request Christmas on Christmas Eve!

Parky's back for Christmas Day.

No mention of Bob Harris sitting in, as usual, for Drivetime but I hope he does.



Craig natural home is DJing. I know he plays a good part in Corrie as Lloyd, and those parts have been scripted well for him. I think he will be good covering for Wrighty. Hopefully in the new year he will do more, unless filming gets in the way.

I suppose once the Christmas schedules are released then we know who is covering who, but these are just the highlights to look out for.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well R2 forgot about that in their original plans (see the messageboard threads) so I suppose they won't go to the bother of doing a show with Desmond?
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Actually Desmond did an all-50s show on Tuesday this week.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iwarburton wrote:

Actually Desmond did an all-50s show on Tuesday this week.

Ian.



Yes he did, but it was not a 50s British Songbook show!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:



In simple language "cream rises to the top".


You'll also find that **** floats as well. Not sure if yours is really a compliment..............
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embracing technology, I tweeted Bob Harris today asking him if he was covering Drivetime this Christmas. He replied - and unfortunately he's not. He said it's due to the handover between Chris and Simon but I guess the earliest Simon will start is Jan 4th - so I guess we'll have to wait and see who covers between Christmas and New Year.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christmas Eve

6-730am - Sarah Kennedy
730-930am Johnnie Walker
930-12 - Ken Bruce
12-2pm - Alan Carr Office Party
2-5pm - Craig Charles
5-7pm - Chris Evans Final Appearance On Drivetime
7-8pm - Manilow Live Proms In The Park
8-10pm - Line Of Inquiry Kate Thornton Talks To Robbie Williams with listeners questions and music
10-10.30pm - Keeping Tradition Alive and Christmas
10.30-11pm - Galton and Simpsons Half Hour
11-Midnight - Brass and Carols
Midnight - 4am Liza Tarbuck Festive Oldies

Christmas Day

4 - 7am -Roger Royle
7-9am -GMS
9-11am - Ed Stewart Jr Choice
11-1pm - Paul O'Grady
1-3pm - A Magical Manilow Christmas
3-3.05pm - The Queen Speech
3.05-5pm - Jack and Jo Yo Ho Ho
5-7pm - Parky's Jazzy Christmas
7-8pm - Dermot O' Leary's Time Capsules
8-10pm Suzi Motown
10-10.30pm - Galton and Simpson's Half Hour
10.30-11.30pm - Very Nearly and armful the galton and simpson story
11.30-midnight - Galton and Simpson's Half Hour

Boxing Day

Midnight- 3am Mark Lamar
3-6am - Richard Allinson
6-8am - Lynn Parsons
8-10am - SOT60's
10-1pm - David Tennant and Catherine Tate
1-3pm - POTP's - 1962 & 1981
3-5pm - Sting On A winter's day
5-7pm - Bon Jovi's guide to rock with Richie Sambora
7-8pm - Bon Jovi Live
8-9pm - Record Producers talks to Smokey Robinson
9-10pm - BBC Electric Proms Smokey Robinson
10-11pm - Gospel according to king
11-2am - Bob Harris

Sunday 27th Dec

2-5am - Richard Allinson
5-7am - Lynn Parsons
7-9am - GMS
9-11am - SLS With Ronan Keating
11-1pm - Richard Madeley covers for Michael Ball
1-3pm - Elaine Paige
3-5pm - Pirate Johnnie Walker
5-7pm - POG
7-MIDNIGHT AS Now

Monday 28th December

Midnight -4am Graig Charles
4-7.30am Alex Lester
7-30-9.30am - Johnnie Walker
9-30-midday - Richard Allinson
Midday -2pm - The Peoples Classic Chart Presented by Bill Bailey ( From Tuesday 28th - New Years Eve Jeremy Vine & On New Years Day It's Patrick Kielty )
2-5pm British Song Book Dates and Days As Listed Above

Craig Charles Will be covering Steve Wright from Monday 21st December to Christmas Eve.


Check Out something else if anyone interested Kenny Everette's Christmas Cracker is over on BBC Berkshire on New Years Day between 6-7pm. Also you got to listen to Roger Day who's also on the station and simulcasting on other BBC Locals during the weeknights.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still no news on who's covering the drivetime show between Christmas and New Year then?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who is this "Graig Charles"? He's on 24th & 28th!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully Richard when covering for Ken Bruce will play some songs from the Great British Songbook.

There has been some fantastic cover songs recorded recently which I guess most people have missed as they are asleep when Richard is normally on eg Pixie Lott-the girl is talented.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I shudder to ask - which song is Pixie responsible for covering?

She's come up through the ranks of musical theatre so, although she's only 18 she does have a bit more experience than the usual teenage girl heavily promoted by managers and labels. That said, she doesn't sound all that special or individual to me. She's this year's model, but will she still be here this time next year?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
Who is this "Graig Charles"? He's on 24th & 28th!



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Charles
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's got a regular show on 6 Music: http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/funk_soul/
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I know who CRAIG Charles is, but who is GRAIG Charles - his brother? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's no drivetime, but just specials over the festive period from 5pm.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
There's no drivetime, but just specials over the festive period from 5pm.

That's a shame. Bob Harris does a good Drivetime. This had become a part of the run-up to Christmas. Just as Mark Lamarr's 'Alternative Christmas Music' show had previously become part of Chrismas day afternoons, but sadly seems to be missing this year.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What - no Bob Dylan?? Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ron-Pixie Lott does a pretty good cover version of Take That's Never Forget.
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