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On the Radio

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:46 pm
by youngian
Have we got a radio thread?

Anyway I'll start with a moan about R4's excruciating Now Show. Like a mixture an end of term student revue and the News Huddlines for the under 80s. Full of feeble gags and observation and one my pet peeves, impressionists who clumsily announce their impressions; "Yes its me Frank Spencer, ooh Betty".

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:24 pm
by Carlos The Badger
I think there's one somewhere.

And yes, totally agree. Crap!

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:48 pm
by mojojojo
Think I've mentioned it before. Completely agree. Painful.

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:58 pm
by Squeaker
A couple of weeks ago they had someone screeching a song about Angela Merkel where the end of every line rhymed (badly) with Merkel. I can't be more specific because I turned it off after the first verse, it was the first time in years that I'd bothered to walk across the kitchen and switch something off, that's how bad it was.

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:34 pm
by Abernathy
Mitch Benn. We're meant to find his "amusing" comedy songs hilarious, but they rarely work.

He did rather redeem himself with this, mind :

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Re: On the Radio

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:59 pm
by Fozzy
On the other hand, I've just discovered this - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007jscd" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The original National Theatre production of The History Boys, no less. But only available for another 20 hours.

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:16 am
by youngian
Meanwhile Radio 3 is broadcasting the Free Thinking Festival of Ideas-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/efd2fx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Also some archives from last year including an interview with Michael Ignatieff who showed that frontline politics is sadly not a great place for intellectuals.

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:26 am
by The Red Arrow
As a general rule, I like Radio 3 (you know there's a 'but' coming now, don't you?), but (there it is!) I wish they'd leave the talk bollocks to Radio 4.

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:40 am
by mojojojo
It's all about Late Junction. Shame they got rid of Mixing It though.

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:16 am
by youngian
I was surprised what an eclectic mix there was out there on R3 once I started listening online. World Service has some odd stuff, DJs you thought were long dead with audieces of 50 million.Tommy Vance for eg used to have a show catering to far flung metal fans in Lagos and Mumbai.

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:36 pm
by Fozzy
I never knew Tommy Vance was still going. Years ago I used to find him intensely irritating when he was on whatever radio station I was listening to at the time.

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:40 pm
by D.C. Harrison
Fozzy wrote:I never knew Tommy Vance was still going. Years ago I used to find him intensely irritating when he was on whatever radio station I was listening to at the time.
He's certainly not "going" much these days.

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:02 pm
by Daley Mayle
youngian wrote:Have we got a radio thread?

Anyway I'll start with a moan about R4's excruciating Now Show. Like a mixture an end of term student revue and the News Huddlines for the under 80s. Full of feeble gags and observation and one my pet peeves, impressionists who clumsily announce their impressions; "Yes its me Frank Spencer, ooh Betty".

I like it.

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:15 pm
by Kreuzberger
I missed the live broadcast and have just listened to the repeat and, whilst it wasn't the best episode ever (the jam sequence was a bit laboured), it was fine, I thought.

I'm actually quite surprised at the strength of the negative sentiment here. Each to their own, I suppose, but I do rather like the hand-bashed format, the running gags and the fact that it must make Shapps' blood boil.

Re: On the Radio

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:39 pm
by youngian
Fozzy wrote:I never knew Tommy Vance was still going. Years ago I used to find him intensely irritating when he was on whatever radio station I was listening to at the time.
I warmed to him a couple of times in recent years. One was for being the only Brass Eye victim to say what a dick he was and that Chris Morris is a comic genius. The other was for telling Gordon Ramsey to fuck off and walk out of his programmed puzzled why anyone would stand there on TV getting humiliated and bullied by a twat like him.