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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:49 pm    Post subject: Weekend Wogan Reply with quote

Weekend Wogan returns on April 10.

Looks like they're changing the format a bit, returning to the studio if I read correctly. That looks like a new producer as well.

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Weekend Wogan returns to Sunday mornings, broadcasting from BBC Radio 2's Western House.

Guests and artists from the worlds of music, film, theatre and television join Terry for a Sunday morning coffee and chat about their life, work and current projects. And each week Terry will invite a musical guest to perform an intimate radio session.

Presenter/Terry Wogan, Producer/Simon Willis for Wise Buddah


http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/radio/2011/wk15/sun.shtml#sun_radio2
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm! Looks like Michael Ball crossed with Dermot O'Leary.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. It does say Western House - so I guess it is back in the studio? Blimey, it could get good again.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe the theatre is overbooked? Or the format just wasn't working, and costing to much. Some did moan about how it sounded...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the sound of the press release I think it's what most of us expected him to do in the first place. It could be good!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the overheads to pay for radio theatre where it's cheaper to use the studio. Wise Buddah couldn't afford it. Or maybe this is a sign of winding down procedure..
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt if it's Wise Buddah who couldn't afford it. Do they do that kind of production anyway? I think I've only heard studio based shows that they have produced, correct me if I'm wrong.

Could be that Elio Pace's orchestra/band wanted to move on to do other things as well.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
It's the overheads to pay for radio theatre where it's cheaper to use the studio. Wise Buddah couldn't afford it. Or maybe this is a sign of winding down procedure..
Last year it was produced by Alan Boyd, who is of course BBC staff, not brought in from an independant production company. Wise Buddah created the video.

The Radio Theatre version worked for a while but I thought towards the end of the year it was sounding a bit tired. Having the same house band each week probably didn't help!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm one of STW's biggest fans but the show really didn't work for me. I think that maybe it was the wrong show for Sunday mornings and would have been better suited in an evening slot. Anyway I will tune in to the revamped show - it sounds like a format with which Terry would be comfortable.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
It's the overheads to pay for radio theatre where it's cheaper to use the studio. Wise Buddah couldn't afford it. Or maybe this is a sign of winding down procedure..


You do come up with some amusing theories, Mark. Productions are put out to contract on the basis of what the channel requires. If Shennan and co have decided that they no longer want a "theatre" style presentation then that's what is commissioned from the production company.

Can you really imagine WB going to Shennan and saying: "Look Bob, we know that you've commissioned the Wogan show in its theatre format but to be honest we can't afford that so can we just do it from the Radio 2 broom cupboard instead?".

Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aha the big guy is back- cool beans … du duuu du du du du duuuuuuuuuuuuu! Just piping him aboard.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Can you really imagine WB going to Shennan and saying: "Look Bob, we know that you've commissioned the Wogan show in its theatre format but to be honest we can't afford that so can we just do it from the Radio 2 broom cupboard instead?".Rolling Eyes


At least it will sound like a proper radio show..
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
ColinB wrote:
Can you really imagine WB going to Shennan and saying: "Look Bob, we know that you've commissioned the Wogan show in its theatre format but to be honest we can't afford that so can we just do it from the Radio 2 broom cupboard instead?".Rolling Eyes


At least it will sound like a proper radio show..


What is "a proper radio show" exactly?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
ColinB wrote:
Can you really imagine WB going to Shennan and saying: "Look Bob, we know that you've commissioned the Wogan show in its theatre format but to be honest we can't afford that so can we just do it from the Radio 2 broom cupboard instead?".Rolling Eyes


At least it will sound like a proper radio show..


What is "a proper radio show" exactly?


Proper Radio Show. adjective -

1.adapted or appropriate to the purpose or circumstances; fit; suitable: the proper time to plant strawberries.
2. conforming to established standards of behavior or manners; correct or decorous: a very proper young man.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Rachel. I knew I could rely on you for the definitive answer! Smile

By the way, who's the gorgeous babe in your profile pic? Is she a Hollywood A-lister? UK Soap Star? Alex Lester's stalker?

Sadly, the picture is just too small to be able to tell.



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thank you, Rachel. I knew I could rely on you for the definitive answer! Smile

By the way, who's the gorgeous babe in your profile pic? Is she a Hollywood A-lister? UK Soap Star? Alex Lester's stalker?

Sadly, the picture is just too small to be able to tell.



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You're quite welcome:)

Tis me in the picture.
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Rachel wrote:
Tis me in the picture.


Ah! Tis Alex Lester's stalker!
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ColinB wrote:
Rachel wrote:
Tis me in the picture.


Ah! Tis Alex Lester's stalker!


I don't stalk anyone. Just a fan of his show is all.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice picture Rachel - a lot better than your flower or cartoon character thing - you should stick with it

It reminds me of how Lulu used to look in her younger days and she still looks great even now Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wogan has updated his website - http://www.terrywogan.com/terrys-blog/127/ - and confirms he's back in the studio:

Just when you thought it was safe to turn on your radio again, and avoid all Terry's Old Geezers and Gals, we're all back with a bang for 2011, with "Weekend Wogan" starting a new 18 week run on Radio 2, on Sunday, April 10th. This time, we're back in the studio, with live music, starry guests, and the usual unstructured, haphazard, devil-take-the-hindmost two hours of flight and fancy. Miss it at your peril...
Terry Wogan.

So, it's also a longer run - no sense it's finishing then...

Nick.
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At least we'll be able to catch up on the stories about Splott...............
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NickSheffield wrote:
Wogan has updated his website - http://www.terrywogan.com/terrys-blog/127/ - and confirms he's back in the studio:

Just when you thought it was safe to turn on your radio again, and avoid all Terry's Old Geezers and Gals, we're all back with a bang for 2011, with "Weekend Wogan" starting a new 18 week run on Radio 2, on Sunday, April 10th. This time, we're back in the studio, with live music, starry guests, and the usual unstructured, haphazard, devil-take-the-hindmost two hours of flight and fancy. Miss it at your peril...
Terry Wogan.

So, it's also a longer run - no sense it's finishing then...

Nick.


You can't beat a bit of Captain Wogan.. Smile You do know, of course, that Captain Wogan is an Government experiment- they're trying to establish just how long you can keep going into old age, so they can review the retirement age for everyone based on Wogan's performance and vital signs after each show. The nation's love for Captain Wogan will see the retirement age at 75 before you can say, is it me?

"Is he still breathing?"

"Yes, sir"

" Ok, good: get the sausages on, strap him in for another 18-weeks!"
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone should open a book (perhaps they already have) on what the first music track (no longer allowed to call them records) will be.

Odds-on The Bluebells' Young At Heart?
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RockitRon wrote:
Someone should open a book (perhaps they already have) on what the first music track (no longer allowed to call them records) will be.

Odds-on The Bluebells' Young At Heart?


What sort of book? Ron.

I'd go for something by the Beachboys, maybe, I get around.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BBC Pressoffice:

Easter Monday Special 2-4pm

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In this Bank Holiday edition of the programme, Terry Wogan chats to Colin Morgan who plays the title role in the hugely successful BBC One fantasy drama Merlin.

There's an acoustic session from Nigerian-French singer songwriter Asa, who performs two songs – one of her own and the second a cover of Gnarls Barclay's Crazy.
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Fascinating post, Mark. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems Alan Dedicot is reading the news, which was part of his Breakfast set up...

Edit : He's in the studio with him too...


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

.......and we've had the Mamas and Papas and Eva Cassidy as well. I'm not complaining though!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He can laugh along too himself, without the audience infront of him laughing at the old fool. Emails from the normal people and music Like his old morning show, apart from the guests...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
He can laugh along too himself,


Must be something to do with being Irish because Graham Norton can do the same!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's exactly why I don't listen to his shows and haven't for years

Far too much rambling talk from someone who clearly likes the sound of his own voice and Norton is exactly the same

We criticize Evans and others here but to me Wogan and Norton are equally as bad for self promotion and lacking in knowledge about the music they play
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RockitRon wrote:
Someone should open a book (perhaps they already have) on what the first music track (no longer allowed to call them records) will be.

Odds-on The Bluebells' Young At Heart?


Just as well that I'm not a gamblin' man

ruddlescat wrote:
We criticize Evans and others here but to me Wogan and Norton are equally as bad for self promotion and lacking in knowledge about the music they play


Laughing (Terry's remark about Katrina & The Waves just now)
That's not what they're there for, of course. They're entertainers, and that's what they do - can't expect everybody to like it.

The phrase "I know what I like" also springs to mind - on the evidence of the music played today, we're not going to hear anything he doesn't like or know (more or less - the remark about Katrina & The Waves, and getting the title of the Alison Krauss wrong Laughing )
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He said all the tracks were favourites of his, after the 2nd or 3rd on in.

Some of us actually like to hear someone's voice, if you don't want somebody talking in between tracks you'd be better off listening to CDs.

I for one thought it was great to have him, and the music he likes, back with us. Think they've got the format right this time.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It did remind me of WU2W with the guests. I'm I correct, no Janet and John?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The question did get asked, mark. There might be one,, sometime, but I think they've decided to give it a rest. Good decision.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
The question did get asked, mark. There might be one,, sometime, but I think they've decided to give it a rest. Good decision.


I think Wise Buddah who are producing the show, did make the right discision. At the end of the day they want to produce good quality shows, not something which sounds awlful...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
It did remind me of WU2W with the guests. I'm I correct, no Janet and John?


It was Alan Dedicoat doing news today and not John Marsh who does the Janet and John's.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
It did remind me of WU2W with the guests. I'm I correct, no Janet and John?


It was Alan Dedicoat doing news today and not John Marsh who does the Janet and John's.

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I know that. It's not a Radio 2 producer who's in charge what is on the show.
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Mark

It's not the producer who decides who reads Janet and John, only Boggy 'can' do them. All kinds of reasons why there aren't any, maybe Mick Sturbs has decided not to write anymore for one thing.

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Like Janet & John.. Unfortunatly things sometimes need to come to an end. Maybe Wogan will soon... Laughing

I did hear at the beginning the usual stuff from the listeners.. " Why an't you at home putting your feet up with lady Wogan"... A question which hopefully be answered at some stage in the future... Laughing
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