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BBC Radio Megathread

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,009 ✭✭✭ Technocentral


    Tabnabs wrote:
    Eddie Mair is also a great presenter on PM, always ready with a quip that brings a bit of humanity and life to the show. The recent interview series with the late Steve Hewlett about his journey dealing with throat cancer was both inspiring and heart-breaking. Again, plenty of humour amongst the pain. You really couldn't imagine auld Mary Wilson dealing with that subject on a one to one level with anywhere near the level of humanity.


    "Today" and "PM" must listens for me on way in and home from work, breath of topics and quality of journalism and presenters SO much better than Irish radio, then BBC6 at weekends, thanks BBC for so much entertainment and information over the years.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,457 ✭✭✭ lertsnim


    5 Live and Radio 2 usually.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting the Dawn Chorus through the night this Sunday er night/morning

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08pdfyw

    Alas I can only listen on LW in my leaba and I suppose that'll be with the World Service as usual unless they join the two up (after all its dawn somewhere all the time).


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,807 ✭✭✭✭ dxhound2005


    A Point of View usually has a bit of a slant, as does Thought for the Day and Moment of Reflection.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qng8


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,563 ✭✭✭ limnam


    Good idea for a thread.
    Radio 4 mostly and some 5 live.

    The only negative thing about BBC Radio is the constant reminder you're paying 180e a year for the rubbish on RTE.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,962 ✭✭✭ Greenman


    If I was left on a desert island and could choose only one station it would be
    BBC Radio 4 Xtra.

    So many gems and no news weather and current affairs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,001 ✭✭✭ cml387


    Us Radio 2 listeners were taken aback a bit when the changes happened to weekend radio and Zoe Ball took over the afternoon slot on Saturdays moving Dermot O'leary to the morning and moving Sounds of the sixties back to 6AM.
    Sad to relate that only a fortnight after that Zoe's partner was found dead at his home.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,695 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    I've been listening to the BBC world service today and my god it's a superb service. It's such a diverse output.


  • Registered Users Posts: 897 ✭✭✭ twinklerunner


    Greenman wrote: »
    If I was left on a desert island and could choose only one station it would be
    BBC Radio 4 Xtra.

    So many gems and no news weather and current affairs.

    I couldn't agree more. Irish radio stations are repetitive with news, weather, sport, traffic, travel, ads, sponsored programmes, sponsored weather, etc etc etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,695 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    I've been looking at the iplayer radio app and just searched documentaries. ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ it's like radio porn. The amount of radio 4 and world service stuff that covers a huge range of stuff is insane. It's amazing and you can download them to listen on the go.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 876 ✭✭✭ Euphoria Intensifies


    I recommend checking out Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery on the app. It's a crime serial from the 60s and very over the top and cheesy, but by Timothy it is so, so good. I hope they've more Paul Temple stuff on soon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,100 ✭✭✭ Zorro2566


    Currently listening to John Cleese on R4 playing extracts from his autobiography (audiobook version).

    Take the shame out of accidents! Always wear clean underwear!



  • Registered Users Posts: 37,695 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    Listening to pick of the pops on BBC radio 2 at the moment and I've not been listening to it as long as others but it really is a great show. I mean there's no waffle and social media shilling. And I've heard a version of a song I've never heard before.

    I think John creedon would do well on the BBC. That's about it really.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,660 ✭✭✭ Mr Snow







    behind the scenes of BBC R2 jingle


  • Registered Users Posts: 897 ✭✭✭ twinklerunner


    Itssoeasy wrote: »
    Listening to pick of the pops on BBC radio 2 at the moment and I've not been listening to it as long as others but it really is a great show. I mean there's no waffle and social media shilling. And I've heard a version of a song I've never heard before.

    I agree, very enjoyable show with tunes that haven't been heard in a while - plus no ads, weather, sport etc. I think that Paul Gambaccini is a bit wasted on it though. His American music shows down the years were always a great listen.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,660 ✭✭✭ Mr Snow


    BBC R4 Desert Island Discs


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,695 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    This thread has gone a bit silent. i was listening to a bit of Mr Sharp several weeks ago on bbc five live and in the space of 30 minutes he flew through several topics and his guest were well versed on the topics and Rhod was alway well read on the topics. It was so refreshing to listen to. It just further shows how unprepared the rte 1 people are in general.

    I'm currently listening to bbc radio 2 and sara cox from earlier and it's good music played from the 80's with no ****e talk from presenters who rabbit on instead of playing the songs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,695 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy




    The BBC radio 2 jingles from 2015. I love the different ways they sing 88 to 91fm bbc radio 2, and yet you still know it's the beeb you're listening to.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,807 ✭✭✭✭ dxhound2005


    Itssoeasy wrote: »
    This thread has gone a bit silent. i was listening to a bit of Mr Sharp several weeks ago on bbc five live and in the space of 30 minutes he flew through several topics and his guest were well versed on the topics and Rhod was alway well read on the topics. It was so refreshing to listen to. It just further shows how unprepared the rte 1 people are in general.

    I'm currently listening to bbc radio 2 and sara cox from earlier and it's good music played from the 80's with no ****e talk from presenters who rabbit on instead of playing the songs.

    I don't think it would matter too much what RTE put on between 1 am and 5 am. How many of that audience are looking for an Up All Night type of output?

    Rhod Sharp has the advantage of being in America, so he doesn't have to actually stay up all night to broadcast. Would RTE let current affairs presenters go to America to do programmes for night owls?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,802 ✭✭✭ yosser hughes


    Radio 6 as I said before is great. Iggy Pop has a show on Friday nights which is really enjoyable, Craig Charles on Saturday evenings is another;
    Liz Kershaw on Saturday afternoons.
    Cerys Matthews on a Sunday annoys me a bit, but overall it's light years ahead of anything here and is proper public service broadcasting. RTE just is not and shouldn't claim to be.What RTE offer is unacceptable. Joe Duffy? FFS!
    Radio 4 has so much to offer it's hard to know here to start. I start the day listening to the Today show which also airs on a Saturday morning.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 37,695 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    Itssoeasy wrote: »
    This thread has gone a bit silent. i was listening to a bit of Mr Sharp several weeks ago on bbc five live and in the space of 30 minutes he flew through several topics and his guest were well versed on the topics and Rhod was alway well read on the topics. It was so refreshing to listen to. It just further shows how unprepared the rte 1 people are in general.

    I'm currently listening to bbc radio 2 and sara cox from earlier and it's good music played from the 80's with no ****e talk from presenters who rabbit on instead of playing the songs.

    I don't think it would matter too much what RTE put on between 1 am and 5 am. How many of that audience are looking for an Up All Night type of output?

    Rhod Sharp has the advantage of being in America, so he doesn't have to actually stay up all night to broadcast. Would RTE let current affairs presenters go to America to do programmes for night owls?
    I think you may have misunderstood what I meant there friend. I wasn't saying RTÉ should put that output on during the night like the BBC do. I was making the point that the BBC put out content that is more polished than RTE in the graveyard shift than rte do during the day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 897 ✭✭✭ twinklerunner


    I was travelling back to Dublin this evening listening to BBC R1 live from Creamfields and Tony Blackburn on BBC R2. Really enjoyable. Switched to 2FM where it was a dull sports show, then Radio One where they discussed new music from Shane Filan and Queen of the Stone Ages (honestly). We're so badly served by radio here. Dullness personified.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,477 ✭✭✭ Oops69


    Itssoeasy wrote: »


    The BBC radio 2 jingles from 2015. I love the different ways they sing 88 to 91fm bbc radio 2, and yet you still know it's the beeb you're listening to.
    agreed,but when the jingle says BBC RADIO 2, its kind of a give away :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,078 ✭✭✭✭ LordSutch


    Gotta love BBC RADIO 2. I've lost count of the number of artists I've been introduced to over the years. From Eva Cassidy to Nora Jones, from Amy Winehouse to Elbow, they're always introducing us to new international artists, usually several weeks before other stations pick them up.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,660 CMod ✭✭✭✭ The Black Oil


    Wouldn't know music well enough to be on Counterpoint. It's good fun, though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 60 ✭✭ Einstein A. Gogo


    Radio 2 is excellent! Great music, great variety of presenters. Quality radio that's light years ahead of anything in Ireland.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,001 ✭✭✭ cml387


    Radio 2 is excellent! Great music, great variety of presenters. Quality radio that's light years ahead of anything in Ireland.

    Didn't Ryan Tubridy do some fill in's for Radio 2 presenters over the years.

    Imagine switching on Ken Bruce to get a away from the Irish presenters to find.. Oh No!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,477 ✭✭✭ Oops69


    cml387 wrote: »
    Didn't Ryan Tubridy do some fill in's for Radio 2 presenters over the years.

    Imagine switching on Ken Bruce to get a away from the Irish presenters to find.. Oh No!

    He did , looks like he'll be staying here for a while and keeping the head down , reality can be chastening .


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,807 ✭✭✭✭ dxhound2005


    I was travelling back to Dublin this evening listening to BBC R1 live from Creamfields and Tony Blackburn on BBC R2. Really enjoyable. Switched to 2FM where it was a dull sports show, then Radio One where they discussed new music from Shane Filan and Queen of the Stone Ages (honestly). We're so badly served by radio here. Dullness personified.

    In which case dullness was literally personified when Shane was given half an hour this morning on BBC R2 to warble his ditties live to our nations.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,084 ✭✭✭ ford fiesta




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