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Clive55



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:04 pm    Post subject: Saturday Mornings are back on Radio 2! Reply with quote

After a long period during which mid mornings on Saturdays on radio 2 were a no go zone, Graham Norton finally slides into the slot. He would not have been my first choice, but must be better than what has gone before
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard him stand in for CE while on a trip to Gatwick in the summer, I thought he was ok, with a bit more free reign on a Saturday should be good
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Better than what has gone before but still not good enough to make me change my listening habits on Saturday
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally agree.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just hope that Graham Norton doesn't talk too much about recipes and fondue dishes etc as he did when sitting in for CE.
Still, anything's better than Kielty going on about baking cakes.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suspect GN will be OK but I've now got so used to switching over to the Classic FM Chart after SOTS that I can't see me changing habit.

Ian.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I won't be listening in, his voice puts me off!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On GN's new Radio 2 webpage, it looks like the show will be more of a traditional 'breakfast show' than it was under Wossy - with features, travel and sport. It'll be interesting to see if he can pull this off - with Janice gone from BBC WM, it might be 6Music where I end up - but I'll give GN a chance until Christmas.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds strange considering the show starts at 10am
What time do you have breakfast?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
That sounds strange considering the show starts at 10am
What time do you have breakfast?


Usually anytime between 10.00 and 11.30 on a Saturday! Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:34 am    Post subject: Re: Saturday Mornings are back on Radio 2! Reply with quote

Clive55 wrote:
After a long period during which mid mornings on Saturdays on radio 2 were a no go zone, Graham Norton finally slides into the slot.


Ooo-ER Missis! Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I switched off after half an hour. There had already been a so called sports interlude which was more about the fashion of the US gwags at the Ryder Cup.

Not a very good start in my book, that said I often switch off after SOTS.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm impressed by the extravagantly over-the-top jingles, though. I don't mind GN - okay for background music but no great show.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't heard that much of it but the parts I did catch was "X Factor" blah blah "X Factor" blah blah "X Factor"... Evil or Very Mad
I'd be quite happy never to hear of that show again!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also listened to part of it. I found it rather tedious & turned off
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had it on, but I think it just drifted by me..... which is about the best I can hope for with R2 these days. Just so long as it doesn't drive me mad.... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, Helen and others. He is not the slightest bit interested in sport and showed his contempt by merely asking what the golfers were wearing. After the inevitable rubbish Blondie song and X Factor / Strictly drivel I turned off. Never again.
I thought Kielty going on about baking cakes for the past four weeks was bad enough.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have only one thing to say: David Jensen and Rick Wakeman, Planet Rock, 10.00am-1.00pm, Saturdays.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and I only have another thing to say.. DAB with a recording slot Razz
to hear SOTS and R&M again instead...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
I have only one thing to say: David Jensen and Rick Wakeman, Planet Rock, 10.00am-1.00pm, Saturdays.


Even this fella likes Planet Rock! Doesn't he?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A man of discernment, by the looks of it. Do you think he's sending a subtle message to someone on the outside in anticipation of Alan Carr taking over his slot?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only heard parts of Graham's show as I was in and out of the car this morning. The bits I did hear I enjoyed. Graham makes me smile. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing - he's far better than Patrick Kielty, Patrick was just dreadful.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will be pleased to know then that Patrick will be back covering for Chris Evans on breakfast very shortly.

Smooth radio here I come.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
You will be pleased to know then that Patrick will be back covering for Chris Evans on breakfast very shortly.

Smooth radio here I come.


This better be a joke. I might just go full hog, grow up, and switch on Radio 4....
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked Norton's new show. Not perfect, needs to settle in but a lot better than the previous torture that was Kielty.

Shame about the guests though, all Z-List (and the 'unclassified' Amanda Holden).
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
You will be pleased to know then that Patrick will be back covering for Chris Evans on breakfast very shortly.

Smooth radio here I come.

Is this a wind up? Would Radio 2 REALLY put kielty on Breakfast???
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clive55 wrote:
Mark Mayhew wrote:
You will be pleased to know then that Patrick will be back covering for Chris Evans on breakfast very shortly.

Smooth radio here I come.

Is this a wind up? Would Radio 2 REALLY put kielty on Breakfast???


You're forgetting something here: Bob Shennan is Controller, Radio 2.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Clive55 wrote:
Mark Mayhew wrote:
You will be pleased to know then that Patrick will be back covering for Chris Evans on breakfast very shortly.

Smooth radio here I come.

Is this a wind up? Would Radio 2 REALLY put kielty on Breakfast???


You're forgetting something here: Bob Shennan is Controller, Radio 2.

Maybe it is a ploy to make people grateful for chris evans! Surprised
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
I only heard parts of Graham's show as I was in and out of the car this morning. The bits I did hear I enjoyed. Graham makes me smile. Smile
Same here! He sounds like a fun guy and I thought the show trotted along very nicely.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:53 am    Post subject: Saturday mornings Reply with quote

Walking Dude, Norton should have begun his stint with Whitesnake's 'Slide It In'! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickSheffield wrote:
One thing - he's far better than Patrick Kielty.


That's not much of an endorsement, total silence is better than Patrick Kielty.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clive55 wrote:
Mark Mayhew wrote:
You will be pleased to know then that Patrick will be back covering for Chris Evans on breakfast very shortly.

Smooth radio here I come.

Is this a wind up? Would Radio 2 REALLY put kielty on Breakfast???



Please. I think Patrick wouldn't be suited to Breakfast. They can keep Graham off it too.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Clive55 wrote:
Mark Mayhew wrote:
You will be pleased to know then that Patrick will be back covering for Chris Evans on breakfast very shortly.

Smooth radio here I come.

Is this a wind up? Would Radio 2 REALLY put kielty on Breakfast???


You're forgetting something here: Bob Shennan is Controller, Radio 2.


Does he pick who should cover shows? I think he has people too do that job around him. I'll still stick to what I said above.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Does he pick who should cover shows? I think he has people too do that job around him. I'll still stick to what I said above.


If you genuinely think that Evans doesn't have a real say in who deps for him then my name's Fred!!!!
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