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Strictly Come Dancing Len Goodman Joins Radio 2

 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:17 pm    Post subject: Strictly Come Dancing Len Goodman Joins Radio 2 Reply with quote

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The first show, due to air next month, is dedicated to ballroom tunes


http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/strictly_come_dancing/3187925/STRICTLY-Come-Dancings-Len-Goodman-lands-Radio-2-show.html
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good to me.. I've been spending a lot of time recently listening to a Big Band & Swing station and thoroughly enjoying it and I agree with Len.. my foot hasn't tapped so much in years! Great music unlike the bland garbage usually on daytime 2..
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should be fun. Joe Loss, Edmundo Ros, Ray McVay, Syd Lawrence, Victor Sylvester.
All together now, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow.

Now, what time is that likely to go out? Eleven? Eleven thirty? Zzzzz.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will it be on at 6.30 am Smile ?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that should wake them all up MiS. Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope it's not just music played by the 'strictly' orchestra.

If it's Len's favourite music it should include Joe Loss, Victor Silvester, Ken Macintosh, Edmundo Ros etc.

Edmundo Ros is still alive! He'll be 100 on December 7.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy

OMG! I think it, then it happens. This could be fun if it works for everything!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No doubt it'll be in the 22.00 slot Monday or Tuesday for an hour.

Complementing the songs and illustrating the dancing years that have taken him from his grandfather's grocer's shop to dinner with Tiger Woods in Los Angeles, Len has a fund of stories – both funny and poignant – that look set to make him a firm favourite with Radio 2 listeners.

Oh dear. Part of Len's attraction is his off-the-cuff ad-libbing; I can just imagine what it's going to sound like, scripted.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
I hope it's not just music played by the 'strictly' orchestra.

If it's Len's favourite music it should include Joe Loss, Victor Silvester, Ken Macintosh, Edmundo Ros etc.

Edmundo Ros is still alive! He'll be 100 on December 7.

Says in the article... "Len will be dipping into his treasured record collection and playing classic dance music tracks from the past 50 years."...,,so doesn't sound as if it will be the Strictly orchestra.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if Len could be persuaded to include some from the last 80 years? That would please many fans of the late great Malcolm Laycock who was “ordered” to cease devoting the first half of his Sunday night programme to dance band music.

Still angry on his behalf about how he was treated by Radio 2 Management.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
Will it be on at 6.30 am Smile ?


It’s quite likely that it will be on between 05:00 and 06:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It’s just what the early morning truck drivers need. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starts next Tuesday 10.00pm

Not quite what I was hoping for:

".... sharing poignant and funny stories with the Radio 2 listeners.

.... In episode one, Strictly Ballroom, Len waltzes, tangos, foxtrots and quicksteps through music by artists such as Sammy Davis Jr, Dinah Washington, Robbie Williams, the Joe Loss Orchestra, Van Morrison and Nat King Cole.

.... why he bribed the spotlight operators in a big competition;

..... and how he first discovered the music of Paolo Nutini".



The only on-topic words words there are Joe Loss
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it would be on at SE....VEN! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Starts next Tuesday 10.00pm

Not quite what I was hoping for:

".... sharing poignant and funny stories with the Radio 2 listeners.

.... In episode one, Strictly Ballroom, Len waltzes, tangos, foxtrots and quicksteps through music by artists such as Sammy Davis Jr, Dinah Washington, Robbie Williams, the Joe Loss Orchestra, Van Morrison and Nat King Cole.

.... why he bribed the spotlight operators in a big competition;

..... and how he first discovered the music of Paolo Nutini".



The only on-topic words words there are Joe Loss



Oh, and " waltzes, tangos, foxtrots and quicksteps" Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
John W wrote:
Starts next Tuesday 10.00pm

Not quite what I was hoping for:

".... sharing poignant and funny stories with the Radio 2 listeners.

.... In episode one, Strictly Ballroom, Len waltzes, tangos, foxtrots and quicksteps through music by artists such as Sammy Davis Jr, Dinah Washington, Robbie Williams, the Joe Loss Orchestra, Van Morrison and Nat King Cole.

.... why he bribed the spotlight operators in a big competition;

..... and how he first discovered the music of Paolo Nutini".



The only on-topic words words there are Joe Loss



Oh, and " waltzes, tangos, foxtrots and quicksteps" Smile


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw him on BBC Breakfast on Saturday promoting his Radio 2 show. He was also on Steve Wright show the other week, then on Thursday 11/11/10 promoting his R2 show, which was also recorded the same day he was on the previous week. Yet again Steve can't do live interviews. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Yet again Steve can't do live interviews. Very Happy


I'm sure he can, but I'm also sure the programme producer likes to cut them down to the bone in order to keep the show "pacey and edgy" (and boring).
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