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Helen May



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:24 pm    Post subject: Friday Nights & Sundays on Radio 2 Thread Reply with quote

In other words Light Music!

I'm sure we had an Alan Titchmarsh Thread on here but can't find it so thought this might be a good time to start another general one.

I like quite a lot of it as I think a few others on here do too.

I'm rather partial to some of the old musicals and Gershwin's Girl Crazy has some lovely tunes and I do like the overture arrangenent. It was the opener to last Saturday's Proms in the Park featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra so here's the link if anyone would like a quick listen again.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tprdd

You'll need to be quick as I expect it will only be there until tomorrow night.

I don't always listen to Proms in the Park but it helped pass the time on our journey back from the NE last Saturday.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some weeks go by and the only times I have listened to R2 shows IS Friday and Sunday, and sometimes use iplayer for them too. And I always enjoy much of what I get a chance to hear.

There IS a Titchy thread:

http://r2ok.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=4481

I do enjoy many of Alan's selections for his show, much of it I'm sometimes very familiar with as I have a goodly collection here of light classical, songs from films and musicals (and not just the original artistes).

I'm a researcher too when it comes to jazz, variety, dance bands and songwriters from that era so enjoy very much Russell Davies and Clare Teal's shows, though Clare still plays a limited number of British recordings.

Desmond on Fridays is just so unpredictable it's always a delight. We have grandchild staying with us tonight and she'll hopefully be in her beddy-byes before Desmond Smile though Mrs W might then start twitching at a take-away menu Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Desmond on Fridays is just so unpredictable it's always a delight.


I usually only catch Despond if I'm out driving on a Friday night (otherwise I'm in the pub as I will be soon!) but when I do listen I can't help being envious of the situation in which he's able to broadcast - from home, in Scotland, with his own music to share.

What a life! As I get older I find that I really do like his broadcasting style. It's so laid back and makes you feel that he's talking to you personally and saying "Tell you what, have a listen to this. You'll like it". Which, of course, is exactly what a good radio broadcaster should be - in my humble opinion.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Desmond's show tonight has suddenly lit up with Hinge & Brackett!

followed by Burlington Bertie Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Well, Desmond's show tonight has suddenly lit up with Hinge & Brackett!


That was funny - ages since I heard them!

Now Beth Nielsen Chapman is on Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MC Desmo is the man! Very Happy Excelent show as usual
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was my refuge from the Ginger Whinger (on TV) this evening. Infinitely preferable!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:


Desmond on Fridays is just so unpredictable it's always a delight. We have grandchild staying with us tonight and she'll hopefully be in her beddy-byes before Desmond Smile though Mrs W might then start twitching at a take-away menu Rolling Eyes

I have my little grand daughter staying with me this weekend,John, and I didn't make the start of Alan's show tonight....thank goodness for Listen Again.. what a boon that is.. .by the time her bath and bed time story was done and I had tidied round and done some other things I turned the radio on and Beth Nielson Chapman was on ..I really don't know a lot of her work but remember RB is a fan and I must say she has been mesmerising me with her lovely voice and beautiful songs....I must investigate further. Any suggestions where I should start RB? Smile


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Becky

It's an excellent concert, isn't it - the sound is very good tonight. I've recorded it - something to put on disc for morning journeys Smile

I would probably recommend Deeper Still, as it has many of my favourites on Smile

I like her new album, Back to Love, as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi RB

I've loved all I've heard of it ...only wish I'd recorded it but I had other things on my mind earlier..... Smile Thanks for the recommendations ...will look them out... Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm listening on Listen Again to the excelent Beth Nielson chapman on Friday night is music night Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Well, Desmond's show tonight has suddenly lit up with Hinge & Brackett!


I heard that too - I don't usually catch DC's show but managed tonight, H&B were absolutely brilliant.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be so pleasant if Bill Kenwright could be incorporated with Radio 2's weekend programming. I'd love to hear more of him on Radio 2. I hope he returns for a new series.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:29 am    Post subject: Re: Friday Nights & Sundays on Radio 2 Thread Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
In other words Light Music!

I'm sure we had an Alan Titchmarsh Thread on here but can't find it so thought this might be a good time to start another general one.H


Is this the thread where you come along on a Monday morning and say how AWFUL this programming is, how it should be AXED, how its only listened to by COFFIN DODGERS and how Ken Bruce should be axed and replaced by the EXCELLENT ZOE BALL even though you don't listen to the shows?

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:53 am    Post subject: Re: Friday Nights & Sundays on Radio 2 Thread Reply with quote

Gibbo wrote:
Is this the thread where you come along on a Monday morning and say how AWFUL this programming is, how it should be AXED, how its only listened to by COFFIN DODGERS and how Ken Bruce should be axed and replaced by the EXCELLENT ZOE BALL even though you don't listen to the shows?


I have to admit I did a double-take on the thread title - thinking for a split second that it might have been originated by, er, you know who..... Shocked

Thankfully, it wasn't! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:57 am    Post subject: Re: Friday Nights & Sundays on Radio 2 Thread Reply with quote

Gibbo wrote:
Helen May wrote:
In other words Light Music!

I'm sure we had an Alan Titchmarsh Thread on here but can't find it so thought this might be a good time to start another general one.H


Is this the thread where you come along on a Monday morning and say how AWFUL this programming is, how it should be AXED, how its only listened to by COFFIN DODGERS and how Ken Bruce should be axed and replaced by the EXCELLENT ZOE BALL even though you don't listen to the shows?

Very Happy

You've been reading too many threads by our friend over at BBC R2 MB! Laughing Don't forget Dire Granny radio, past its sell by date & axe & axe & replace replace replace Surprised
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Russell Davies show is one of my top three programmes on Radio 2 i find it a perfect end to a Sunday evening in Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

David Jacobs show isn't bad. A bit of a balance to the other stuff on radio 2
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:00 am    Post subject: Re: Friday Nights & Sundays on Radio 2 Thread Reply with quote

Gibbo wrote:
Helen May wrote:
In other words Light Music!

I'm sure we had an Alan Titchmarsh Thread on here but can't find it so thought this might be a good time to start another general one.H


Is this the thread where you come along on a Monday morning and say how AWFUL this programming is, how it should be AXED, how its only listened to by COFFIN DODGERS and how Ken Bruce should be axed and replaced by the EXCELLENT ZOE BALL even though you don't listen to the shows?

Very Happy


I did wonder for one millisecond how that person was filling his time since now he doesn't have to keep his axe sharpened!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that this thread has been spoiled by troll talk is it a good idea if we open a new thread(s) about Friday and Sunday shows/schedule Confused Yeah?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Now that this thread has been spoiled by troll talk is it a good idea if we open a new thread(s) about Friday and Sunday shows/schedule :? Yeah?


No leave people to say what they want.

Censorship not wanted.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love MC Desmo and FNIMN (not too keen on the Kiri Prize, mind) but I find Sundays more of a mixed bag. The evening is perfectly pleasant but daytime lurches from style and pace that I find hard to settle with.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Love MC Desmo and FNIMN (not too keen on the Kiri Prize, mind) but I find Sundays more of a mixed bag. The evening is perfectly pleasant but daytime lurches from style and pace that I find hard to settle with.


Why is Mr Carrington called MC Desmo?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

howard66 wrote:
John W wrote:
Now that this thread has been spoiled by troll talk is it a good idea if we open a new thread(s) about Friday and Sunday shows/schedule Confused Yeah?


No leave people to say what they want.

Censorship not wanted.


Howard,

Who is censoring? I didn't say close the thread, I suggested starting new ones about the weekend schedule Confused

MC Desmo is a nickname given by another presenter, I think it was Stuart Maconie but someone may correct me on that.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, when Desmond preceded Radcliffe & Maconie they affectionately nicknamed him MC Desmo.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry John, just delete my first post!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gibbo wrote:
Sorry John, just delete my first post!


Not at all Gibbo.

This thread is part of the forum, a kind of thankful thread, thankful that we have moved away from the disrespectful attitudes that in the past have existed here and elsewhere (looking for a smiley with a finger touching wood)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Now that this thread has been spoiled by troll talk is it a good idea if we open a new thread(s) about Friday and Sunday shows/schedule Confused Yeah?


No I'd say leave it. It's a topical reflection on what's happened.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
John W wrote:
Now that this thread has been spoiled by troll talk is it a good idea if we open a new thread(s) about Friday and Sunday shows/schedule Confused Yeah?


No I'd say leave it. It's a topical reflection on what's happened.

H


Helen, like Howard you misunderstood, read what I said, the intention IS to LEAVE IT Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But why start new threads?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's just nice to put all the troll talk behind us (but save it).

New threads will allow fans of the weekend schedule or individual shows have their own thread with a fresh start, but of course there are some other existing threads too.
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