The Radio 4 Sh*tlist

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by 8115, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    A place to collect examples of the worst of Radio 4. I've just had to turn it off when a program presented by Toby Young began. We'll take The Moral Maze as read.
     
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  2. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Any Questions. Any Answers. Today. PM.

    There's nothing intrinsically wrong with Gardeners' Question Time but if I find myself listening to it it's a sign that I've been pissing about for too long and need to get out of the flat.
     
  3. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Just a Minute.
     
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  4. a_chap

    a_chap When the world came apart, where were you?

    Quote/unquote: "Celebrity panel game about quotations"

    I hate it.
     
  5. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

  6. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    That bloody thing that's been on every day for years about the First World War. Christ is that boring. I actually cringe when I hear the music.
     
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  7. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Petty Vagrant.

    The Infinite Monkey Cage.
    Scientists upsetting fundamentals, I ask you!
     
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  8. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Showstoppers.

    Cunt Arthur Strong.

    Dead Ringers.

    Anything new.
     
  9. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Actually yes, that too. I'm mostly fine with Just A Minute and The News Quiz but Quote/Unquote is terrible, and always has been. It's like somebody forgot to mention that panel shows are meant to be entertaining to people listening, rather than just a weird ancient ritual.
     
  10. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    I can usually endure it until it gets to the end, and that Sebastian fucker who is on every fucking episode reads out his “pastiche” which, invariably, involves him tittering at his own hilarity whilst sounding like just about the biggest fucking cunt the universe has ever known.
     
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  11. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Y'know what? I don't like Sailing Away. The Forecast itself, absolutely, great, institution. But I care not for Sailing Away. Goes on too long, and doesn't do much while it does.
     
  12. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Dead Ringers. Again.

    Because they are literally the worst sack of Cunts in existence.
     
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  13. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist

    Don't anyone fucking dare say the Shipping Forecast :hmm:

    Who does PM now? Eddie Mair is doing well on LBC, the format seems to suit him
     
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  14. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist

    It's a great tune :thumbs:

    Careful now :hmm:
     
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  15. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Poetry Please.

    Something Understood.

    Morning Worship.
     
  16. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    That prick from news night and the Dragons Den can't bear him.
     
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  17. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    That “comedy” about Hull.

    That Ronnie Corbett thing. When the dog dies?
     
  18. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist

    Evan thingy. He grates a bit.
     
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  19. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    That comedy about the registrar’s office.
     
  20. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Evan Davis
     
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  21. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    This is all reminding me why I moved to Radio 3 a while back.

    NB: when Radio 3 does a shit discussion programme it is worse than Radio 4. But they don't very often. Plus, Late Junction.
     
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  22. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Tinsel tits.
     
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  23. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Yes. I wrote that and then decided it's a bit off.
     
  24. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    Just to be clear I don't like him because he has all the sincerity of a Trump not because he's gay.
     
  25. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Yes.

    He’s not called tinsel tits because he’s gay.

    Edit: well, ok, that isn’t the direct reason for that nickname, though cultural dynamics oppression etc obvs.
     
  26. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    I've never heard anyone use the phrase about him, why is he nicknamed that?
     
  27. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

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  28. a_chap

    a_chap When the world came apart, where were you?

    Nooo!

    "When the dog dies" was lovely, gentle comedy and a perfect vehicle for Ronnie Corbett.
     
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  29. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    The Round Britain Quiz is rubbish. And that Fags, Mags and Bags 'comedy' is dire.
     
  30. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    Pierced nipples. Allegedly.

    I thought he was a very good journalist, when he was the BBC's Economics Editor, excellent at explaining complex economics stuff in a way the layperson could understand, and that takes skill.
     

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