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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:41 pm    Post subject: Chris Evans has discovered medicine! Reply with quote

Tonight we had Chris discovering the joys of testing for diabetes. Tomorrow Sally has promised to bring in her blood pressure monitor so that he can subject the production team to the same indignities. No doubt by Thursday he will be conducting cervical smears. I can't even bring myself to mention how my husband responded when I suggested that this might be the case. Suffice it to say that he suggested that CE might stand first in line for this... for reasons which he felt were self explanatory. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is Chris opening up a Doctors surgery funded by the licence payer?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was good last night....... I thought it was really funny when The fox wouldn't bleed enough... Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent stuff. You wont get this kind of entertainment with a subtle hint of education from any of the standin's. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the difference with Chris, he's not frightened explore new territory and expand the horizons of broadcasting. The drive time stand-ins just churn out, tried tested and "safe" but where's the fun in that? I call them leggo shows.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personnaly thought it was a bit of a joke ... it's a radio show for goodness sake! not let's play doctors and nurses! Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Excellent stuff. You wont get this kind of entertainment with a subtle hint of education from any of the standin's. Wink


I totally agree Ern!



most other presenters have had a full education...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I personnaly thought it was a bit of a joke ... it's a radio show for goodness sake! not let's play doctors and nurses! Confused


I can only agree Julia, trouble is I can't stand to listen now the stand ins have stood downn Crying or Very sad
When's he on hols again, I will donate a few days of mine so he can have a longer spell away from it all Wink Any other posters like to donate a few days Question
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never normally listen either - usually only listen to it again when he's on holiday - but the odd bits I do happen to catch aren't to me liking Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyway its far too late for CE to discover medicine, he's beyond medical help, IMHO.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Anyway its far too late for CE to discover medicine, he's beyond medical help, IMHO.
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He's definitely on something, that's for sure.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like his show, but I'm convinced it's all the features he introduces are a cover up and there is something strange about him which I can't put my finger on.

One maybe " I'm back at the BBC and need to be a good boy" wants to be a wild child, but not aloud too?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I like his show, but I'm convinced it's all the features he introduces are a cover up and there is something strange about him which I can't put my finger on.

One maybe " I'm back at the BBC and need to be a good boy" wants to be a wild child, but not aloud too?


Its fulfilling the remit to do current affairs in an open and accessible manner which is what Radio 2 has comitted to do. And he has succeeded in re-inventing topics such as business, food & cooking and now health in ways that others just cant do.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
I like his show, but I'm convinced it's all the features he introduces are a cover up and there is something strange about him which I can't put my finger on.

One maybe " I'm back at the BBC and need to be a good boy" wants to be a wild child, but not aloud too?


Its fulfilling the remit to do current affairs in an open and accessible manner which is what Radio 2 has comitted to do. And he has succeeded in re-inventing topics such as business, food & cooking and now health in ways that others just cant do.


Come on ernie, you will have us believe he has re-invented the wheel, what goes round comes around again. I still think that the business & sports news were so much better without that irritating hyper R1 type music in the back ground. I believe that if it ain't broke don't fix it, as you usually just get yourself in a fix Exclamation
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Come on ernie, you will have us believe he has re-invented the wheel,

No but its the little innovations in radio that make the difference

Barkingbiker wrote:

I still think that the business & sports news were so much better without that irritating hyper R1 type music in the back ground. I believe that if it ain't broke don't fix it, as you usually just get yourself in a fix Exclamation
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That's a point of view alright. The alternative arguement is that business and sport are ghettos that usually only appeal to minorities with FTSE prices and racing results etc. Everybody's done that a 1,000 times already. Anybody who can bring a subject to a wider audience while still retaining the core essentially is ok in my book.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it was quite something when Martin played those great guitar riffs on business news with Johnnie, just a tad more innovative than the supermarket music in CE's Driveltime business news, IMHO. I don't see that CE has brought anything innovative to R2 what so ever, RA's show on Saturday afternoons was great, CE just introduced an ego rant. Drivetime was just a perfect wind down for the drive home when Johnnie, Stuart or Richard did it, now its just a manic wind up, IMHO.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barking Biker you are so true

I loved the guitar playing MArtin -what happed to him, doesn anyone know?
(I loved his voice and thought he was about 20... then got a bit dissapointed when I saw him on the website Rolling Eyes
then for children in need some famous guitar band dude phoned in and said he's pay money for Martin NOT to play whatever song it was
ah, the good old days!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin Shankleman is still a business correspondent for the BBC, I cannot remember exactly what his role is, or "Basher Ballard" for that matter, who, amongst others, used to do the sports news on the thinking mans/womans Drivetime, presented by Johnnie Walker.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I miss him
Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia, Shanks was last heard doing his thing on Five live on Monday, I turned over early as SW was doing the Horror scopes

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

according to Babel Fish translation, it says

"We will run ourselves after like wooden horses, without never joining us closed door"


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on guys Chris is an entertainer, and he has to bring some spark to the show. Dont get too blinkered with Chris way of broadcasting. It's like a newspaper dont believe everything you read.

Anyway this is my point of view and nothing against him trying to whoo the listeners. He admits to himself why do people listen ( Maybe to an old timer from the radio & tv? )
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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trying to whoo the listeners.


I want flowers, chocolates, an expensive dress, a very nice dinner out, followed by a show and a taxi home..... now that's woo-ing... not ...... Do you mind if I take your blood pressure babe while I play some music and get me kit off...... Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with you Rachel, he is about as smooth as a b*****d file ( that is a correct engineering term :- course file that is almost a rasp) IMHO, and just makes me go for the off or retune button.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had high blood pressure with headaches just before christmas, and I had to have it taken over a three week period. The first was 140/98 if I have got that the right way around?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I had high blood pressure with headaches just before christmas, and I had to have it taken over a three week period. The first was 140/98 if I have got that the right way around?


I believe 120/80 or thereabouts is the norm for a healthy human - so if so, yes, your readings are correct for hypertension.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
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trying to whoo the listeners.


I want flowers, chocolates, an expensive dress, a very nice dinner out, followed by a show and a taxi home..... now that's woo-ing... not ...... Do you mind if I take your blood pressure babe while I play some music and get me kit off...... Wink


oh, no - I would have to disagree - nothing fancy, no expensive presents or dinners... it's (as Lily Allen quite rightly says) the Littlest Things that are important - just a nice wee trip out would be better... irrisistable is the musical ones who could sing you a song
How this relates to Evans I don't know and I should probably just shut up! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next week he will be discovering science. How to blow up the studio Laughing ( Joke)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Next week he will be discovering science. How to blow up the studio Laughing ( Joke)


One can only live in hope.

Personally I would settle for him discovering a little sensitivity. Or a little subject knowledge. Tonight he was looking forward to hearing Anthony Davison being interviewed about ... er "driving with all those other famous drivers". His contribution to the sports interview (as he simply has to contribute to/undermine all the specialist presenters' interviews) was to ask what the interior of Reubens Barrichello's private jet was like. Deeply insightful Chris. Just what we F1 fans wanted to know about. Now grow up!

Though Anthony Davison came up with a superbly laconic response to CE's (again deeply insightful) question " who do you think you are better than?" Not sure CE appreciated the response " Michael Schumacher". Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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oh, no - I would have to disagree - nothing fancy, no expensive presents or dinners... it's (as Lily Allen quite rightly says) the Littlest Things that are important - just a nice wee trip out would be better... irrisistable is the musical ones who could sing you a song


Hold on a sec, I'm just writing all this down.... Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alas this breed are few and far between - never have found one yet... Wink

any more tips Chersky/Cherisky/Cheriskiy you know who to ask! Laughing
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