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Radio 1: The Jocks


Johnny Walker's leathers in the background, thereOBSERVERITE daughter of Liberal gourmet and cat food salesman Clement installed by The Bannister on lunchtime show, main running feature researchers attempting to answer obscure questions sent in by listeners – eg how much does TV ad airtime cost? – with comic interjections from a verge-of-Hollywood Craig Ferguson and a nascent Andy Davies doing the weather with sound effects. Shown the door after mass unpopularity with listeners (and Chris Morris), which doesn’t explain why she was then replaced by the hopeless Lisa I’Anson.



  1. David Pascoe

    June 27, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    I liked Lisa I’Anson. Didn’t Jo Whiley replace her? If so that must have been well over a decade ago now.

  2. Andy Parker

    April 25, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    This was about the time that Radio 1 started to get up it’s own arse. “Let’s try and be cool and down with da kids”. I was 19 at the time and was feeling too old for R1. Mind you it’s 10 times worse now.

  3. Glenn A

    November 21, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Lisa I Anson did the lunchtime show around 1995-96. Now if Emma Freud sounded like she should be doing Newsnight, Lisa I Anson was her polar opposite and was even worse. Where’s da party, wickid dance tune, innit, she sounded like a 13 year old chav.

  4. Murphy

    April 6, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Pretty sure I remember her playing the uncensored version of Radiohead’s “Creep” and having to apologise profusely afterwards.

  5. johnnyblue

    December 18, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Changing the subject – surely Clement Freud was a DOG food salesman with equally lugubrious mighty mutt Henry.

  6. Glenn Aylett

    August 4, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Lisa I Anson was sacked from Radio 1 20 years ago after missing her show by staying out clubbing, never to be heard of again. It did seem Radio 1’s female hosts at lunchtime in the nineties had a rough ride, Jakki Brambles going for being part of the old guard, Emma Freud for being too serious, and Lisa I Anson being demoted due to the station wanting a muso at lunchtime, although they picked another woman(Jo Whiley) for what could have been a poisoned chalice. Mind you, none of these shows was much cop, I Anson talked like some overgrown chav( wikkid innit) and played too much dance music at the height of Britpop, while Jo Whiley’s show was unbearably indie and audience figures fell.

  7. Tom Ronson

    March 25, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    Emma Freud gets a mention in former Viz editor Chris Donald’s autobiography. Viz threw a party where any celebrity who turned up would be rewarded with a cash prize – and she was one of the familiar telly faces who put in an appearance. She also hosted Plunder, a mid-nineties archive television series in which guests were invited to choose their favourite telly moments. Spike Milligan, then well into his ‘I’ve earned the right to say what I like and sod what people think of me’ dotage, chose the well-endowed Erika Roe streaking at Twickenham, and halfway through the chat told Emma Freud ‘You’ve got nice knees, you know.’ This is reminding me just how much I miss the old sod, difficult and exasperating as he often was.

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