FIRST EVER UK-based commercial station, beating Capital to the air by that all-important couple of months, and offering up a heady mixture of news, news and more news. Light relief (though often only relatively so) provided by nattery likes of Janet Street-Porter, Clive Doig and Jeremy Beadle, the latter with a legendary Sunday night engagement wherein he crossed swords with phoning-in trivia hounds and perpetrated all manner of ambitious hoaxes (including once pretending to be broadcasting on foot, leading to a Police-angering crowd of listeners haring around London attempting to find him, when he was actually in the studio all along). Later scored some additional national attention when Peter Cook took to calling Clive Bull’s show in the guise of stranded Norwegian fisherman Sven, though arguably got its biggest audience ever with a weather bulletin cameoing on Blur’s Parklife LP.Read More
Creamguide's Pick of the Day
A full house for your PoV bingo card last week with this series’ first suggestion of launching a BBC sport channel, yet again failing to explain why they wouldn’t then launch a BBC soap channel, comedy channel and everything else, and then just have a blank screen on BBC1 for most of the day. Now we’ve covered the bases, not sure where this run has left to go.
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- In 'PICK OF THE DAY', Gerry Dorrian says: "I don’t object to what the BBC wants to do, I merely object to being forced to pay through the nose to fund it with next to no say on its..."
- In 'Knowing Me, Knowing You… With Alan Partridge', Applemask says: "It’s happening. Deal with it."
- In 'The Collins Cream-ish Dictionary', Paul Bovey says: "Apparently, the “Hah, huh…hoouurgh” in ‘Mama’ was ‘influenced’ by Melle Mel’s cackle in the..."
- In 'Ripcord', Lina B. Umpierre says: "I’m so glad TGG’s bringing the two seasons of “Ripcord” on DVD sets for sale that I’ll jump for joy! Geronimo!"
- In 'Organist Entertains, The', Applemask says: "I didn’t know Nigel Ogden was Metalunan. His show’s still piss-irritating though."