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Radio 2

Post by Modern Antiquarian » Fri Sep 05, 2008 21:26

I was encouraged by a recent discussion with some younger friends who shared my opinions of this network, mainly that it is by far the best national music station. My more specific opinions are set out below:

I love Terry Wogan - he always makes me smile, plays a surprisingly high proportion of enjoyable tunes and the Janet and John stories make my day.

Ken Bruce I enjoy to a lesser extent, likeable personality and a winning mix of up tempo disco and classic rock tunes.

Jeremy Vine - a bit tabloidy and worthy, but not too annoying (I tend to listen to radio 4 in this slot).

Steve Wright - Ok, this is a radio dead zone - archers and yawnsome afternoon play on 4 or this - I try to concentrate on some work after two. Cannot stand Steve Wright.

Chris Evans - suprisingly easily listening, I don't hate.

usually something decent at 7.

I've always liked Mark Radcliffe, and probably got introduced to more good bands through him than any other individual.

Hmm, I probably should have stayed in the pub this evening, I don't know why I've posted this...

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Re: Radio 2

Post by schlump » Sat Sep 06, 2008 00:01

you do sound a little bit ambivalent about everything on it.

dylan's theme time radio's radio two, right? that's pretty great.
i think this should maybe be a radio two versus radio four thread. even though they're different. radio four would whup radio two's ass with a belt.

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Re: Radio 2

Post by Modern Antiquarian » Sat Sep 06, 2008 09:34

I do quite like it, I just wish they would allow us to digital radio on the internet at work so I could listen to radio 6!

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Re: Radio 2

Post by Gordon » Sat Sep 06, 2008 13:33

Radio 2 occasionally has good music (and 6music, probably only does occasionally as well), but 6music is more likely what I'd have on in the background, partly seeing as Adam and Joe are really the only DJs I'm at all into.

I download lots of radio comedy off the bit torrents and Radio 2 seems to generally outdo Radio 4 by being genuinely funny/interesting rather than ranging from 'warm and fuzzy' (Just A Minute) through to 'slightly infuriating' (The News Quiz) through to 'why do I listen the to show and the podcast?' (The FUCKING Now Show). I think I'm just soothed by upper middle class pseudo socialist accents. Armando Iannucci's back, though, which is nice.
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Re: Radio 2

Post by schlump » Sat Sep 06, 2008 15:03

Armando Iannucci's back, though, which is nice.
i listened to whatever his show's called, a couple of weeks ago, and it was probably the funniest thing i've ever heard on the radio. there was a pretty good adam buxton thing, too. but the armando thing's terrific.

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Re: Radio 2

Post by Gordon » Sat Sep 06, 2008 16:05

Yeah, that bucky pilot with the nazi meter made song was pretty funny (not perfect, but far better than most). I think it was only a pilot though.

Once you've heard enough Iannucci, it's completely clear that he was the genius behind Chris Morris. Or at least, that he was the funnier one. Everything that comes out of his mouth is like a 'The Day Today' headline.
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Re: Radio 2

Post by islandhopper » Sat Sep 06, 2008 16:09

Gordon wrote: Once you've heard enough Iannucci, it's completely clear that he was the genius behind Chris Morris. Or at least, that he was the funnier one. Everything that comes out of his mouth is like a 'The Day Today' headline.
I'm generally of the opinion that Armando Ianucci is the most important person in the past 15 years of British comedy. Haven't heard any of his radio stuff though. I'll have to rectify that.

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Re: Radio 2

Post by Gordon » Sat Sep 06, 2008 16:19

islandhopper wrote:
Gordon wrote: Once you've heard enough Iannucci, it's completely clear that he was the genius behind Chris Morris. Or at least, that he was the funnier one. Everything that comes out of his mouth is like a 'The Day Today' headline.
I'm generally of the opinion that Armando Ianucci is the most important person in the past 15 years of British comedy. Haven't heard any of his radio stuff though. I'll have to rectify that.
I've got a fair bit (16.8 hours worth, apparently and not including On The Hour, which I've got as well). UKNova only has the new show, though I'm sure I could knock you up a DVD...

(and there's a lot of it on iTunes)
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Re: Radio 2

Post by Woodbine » Sat Sep 06, 2008 16:22

Does Terry Wogan still do those stories on Radio 2 which are basically just innuendo from start to finish? I used to like listening to those because I am immature and peurile. And because he always used to get the giggles halfway through.
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Re: Radio 2

Post by Gordon » Sat Sep 06, 2008 16:30

Oh, I was going to say (ignoring the Radio 2, but speaking of innuendo) I finally 'got' "I'm sorry I haven't a clue" (perhaps a little late) after listening to a 'farewell to humphrey' doc. Sad.
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Re: Radio 2

Post by islandhopper » Sat Sep 06, 2008 16:35

Gordon wrote: I've got a fair bit (16.8 hours worth, apparently and not including On The Hour, which I've got as well). UKNova only has the new show, though I'm sure I could knock you up a DVD...
That would be lovely. I promise to answer any Gaelic questions to the best of my ability in return!

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Re: Radio 2

Post by Gordon » Sat Sep 06, 2008 17:32

Haven't you done enough? If you PM me your address, I'll try to get it sorted (it'll get me off my ass to send my landlord his post too...)
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