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Richard Allinson on Saturday Afternoons

 
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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:49 pm    Post subject: Richard Allinson on Saturday Afternoons Reply with quote

This was favourite all time show on Radio 2.

I used to love the 3 hour version and the fantastic Wall of Sound. segment that featured. I was disappointed when they cut the show back to 2 hours and devastated when the show was wound up completely. Who did they replace Richard with Chris Evans-I immediately stopped listening.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto.... Evil or Very Mad

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. That seemed like the perfect saturday show.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's not forget "oh no, not all of it" - remember Layla and telegraph road.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Neil Young's Like a Hurricane. The only one I didn't like, indeed had to switch off, was Laurie Anderson's O Superman. Was that the first 'Douglas disaster' decision?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do middle aged guys in their mid to late 40's listen to now to get reassurance that they are not completely past it yet?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a twenty five year old female....
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
a twenty five year old female....


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
And Neil Young's Like a Hurricane. The only one I didn't like, indeed had to switch off, was Laurie Anderson's O Superman. Was that the first 'Douglas disaster' decision?



yes, I remember that.....horrible.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There seemed to be a lot of off-beat records that proved quite popular back then - Anderson's "O Superman" (eight minutes out of a four-and-a-half hour long piece, apparently), "Kissing With Confidence" (Carly Simon vocals but by 'Will Powers') and one I quite liked for some unfathomable reason, the Tom Tom Club's "Wordy Rappinghood".
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's amazing Radio 2 changes so quick.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone else still pining for Richard Allinson on Saturday, 3.30 - 6.30pm? Sad
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dean Robertson wrote:
Anyone else still pining for Richard Allinson on Saturday, 3.30 - 6.30pm? Sad


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

definitely not...
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of all the Radio 2 shows this is probably the one I miss most. It was just perfect on a Saturday afternoon. My kids were younger then and Saturdays would be spent doing household chores while they played, with RA on in the background - the wall of sound etc.

As I recall it was all change at Euston when Lesley Douglas brought in Chris Evans and shows started to get shunted around to make way for him and it was downhill from there as far as I'm concerned.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was when the rot really started to set in for me as well. There was an improvement when Stuart Maconie got a saturday afternoon show for a while. Though I really miss his old Critical List album show. The one that used to be on saturday evenings.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soulsister wrote:
As I recall it was all change at Euston when Lesley Douglas brought in Chris Evans and shows started to get shunted around to make way for him and it was downhill from there as far as I'm concerned.


Me too. The day it was announced that Evans was joining the station was the day my interest in listening started to wane. And it's continued on the downhill slope ever since.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I add my name to this, a bit late in the day but don't often get the time to browse around the whole site.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me also
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me as well, it was perfect listening either in summer in the garden or in winter cosily indoors.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Me as well, it was perfect listening either in summer in the garden or in winter cosily indoors.

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Yes Helen, you have summed it up just right there.
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