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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does she still host Early breakfast when covering for Jeremy Vine, as she won't be able to host her BBC London show on those weeks. So Matthew Bannister gets the push.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Bannister gets the push as far as I'm concerned it will be the one good thing to come out of all this nonsense

I still won't listen to the JV show though except when he is there in his rightful place
Jane Hill should have been used for covering his show
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
If Bannister gets the push as far as I'm concerned it will be the one good thing to come out of all this nonsense


I prefer Bannister in the slot.

ruddlescat wrote:
I still won't listen to the JV show though except when he is there in his rightful place


Oddly enough, JV is the one thing that puts me off about the JV show!

ruddlescat wrote:
Jane Hill should have been used for covering his show


She isn't gobby or egotistical so she she doesn't comply with the "person specification" to work regularly on R2.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Radio 2 really is becoming a joke. The BBC obviously appointed the current controller to send the station on a Titanic-like journey. This latest appointment is just a farce, and added to the nightmare that is Evans, will alienate many more listeners. Trouble is, much as I like Ken Bruce, I often forget to switch over to his show if something else has nabbed my attention - how many others do the same? How long will it be before they get rid of poor Ken and replace him with Alan Carr or Zoe Ball? Rolling Eyes Crying or Very sad Mad
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
Trouble is, much as I like Ken Bruce, I often forget to switch over to his show if something else has nabbed my attention - how many others do the same?


Yep - count me in on that list. Because I avoid The Gob at 6.30am I just don't tune back in. I don't much like JV and Wrighty annoys the hell out of me so all is just about lost, I feel.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you listen to Radio 2 at any time? Colin. It seems a little odd, to me anyway, in a nice way, Smile that you spend so much of your time talking about what you don't do. If what you do, do, is a continuous narrative of what you don't do, will there ever be any time to do what you would do, if you weren't busy doing what you do, do? If you catch my drift.

There's loads of stuff I don't do but I never mention it. Perhaps I'm odd?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
Do you listen to Radio 2 at any time? Colin. It seems a little odd, to me anyway, in a nice way, Smile that you spend so much of your time talking about what you don't do. If what you do, do, is a continuous narrative of what you don't do, will there ever be any time to do what you would do, if you weren't busy doing what you do, do? If you catch my drift.

There's loads of stuff I don't do but I never mention it. Perhaps I'm odd?


I listen to what few decent snippets of programming that remains on R2. However, on the matter of what one does or doesn't do, isn't this forum dedicated - in theory at least - to "preserving Radio 2"? That, by default, indicates a concern for the quality of Radio 2's programming and for the future direction of the station, so I'm merely adding my voice to others.

When I refer to my preference for stations like Planet Rock and Radio Caroline (among many others) I'm merely providing a point of reference for what I consider to be programming that is - in the main - better.

A secondary point is that if a bunch of very capable and professional-sounding volunteers can make Caroline such an attractive alternative, then it might be less to do with money and more to do with talent - something of which Mr. Shennan needs reminding, perhaps?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Rachel wrote:
Do you listen to Radio 2 at any time? Colin. It seems a little odd, to me anyway, in a nice way, Smile that you spend so much of your time talking about what you don't do. If what you do, do, is a continuous narrative of what you don't do, will there ever be any time to do what you would do, if you weren't busy doing what you do, do? If you catch my drift.

There's loads of stuff I don't do but I never mention it. Perhaps I'm odd?


I listen to what few decent snippets of programming that remains on R2. However, on the matter of what one does or doesn't do, isn't this forum dedicated - in theory at least - to "preserving Radio 2"? That, by default, indicates a concern for the quality of Radio 2's programming and for the future direction of the station, so I'm merely adding my voice to others.

When I refer to my preference for stations like Planet Rock and Radio Caroline (among many others) I'm merely providing a point of reference for what I consider to be programming that is - in the main - better.

A secondary point is that if a bunch of very capable and professional-sounding volunteers can make Caroline such an attractive alternative, then it might be less to do with money and more to do with talent - something of which Mr. Shennan needs reminding, perhaps?


Fair point. Smile but quality is subjective – you can get really good quality plastic but you wouldn’t use it to make your best dinner cutlery- equally you can get really poor quality silver but you wouldn’t make tent pegs out of it.

About this preservation business. Cuprinol?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
Fair point. Smile but quality is subjective – you can get really good quality plastic but you wouldn’t use it to make your best dinner cutlery- equally you can get really poor quality silver but you wouldn’t make tent pegs out of it.


That's true, but we're not really talking about tent pegs here - are we Rachel. Wink

Rachel wrote:
About this preservation business. Cuprinol?


That's a question for John, I would suggest.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listening to richard this morning i thought to myself if the night time early morning presenters swapped would R2 suffer for example
0630 Richard Alinson
0930 Alex lester
1200 Janice Long
1400 tim smith
1700 Bob Harris

In my eyes thats a good line up and as for Feltz...bah humbug
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe this, every week I listen less and less. All I want is something good to listen to on my radio. I don't want to be stuck to a computer and anyway this is a broadband notspot. My mobile phone barely works, I can just about get a text but not make a call. Where do I go for some decent listening?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angela W wrote:
I can't believe this, every week I listen less and less.


Perhaps someone could make a protest song in the style of the Kaiser Chiefs...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickSheffield wrote:
Angela W wrote:
I can't believe this, every week I listen less and less.


Perhaps someone could make a protest song in the style of the Kaiser Chiefs...


Yes why not, next time I see them I'll ask! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:36 am    Post subject: According to the Guardian Reply with quote

Ian, I loved your comment about Jimmy McGovern! I watched the Accused episode where Mackenzie Crook was the sergeant and didn't last two minutes before turning it over to 'Coppers' on C4!

Brookside turned into a party political broadcast eventually.
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