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Thursday 17 January 2013, 09:46

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A pyjama-ed blog today in reaction to the hurried mornings of Tuesday and Wednesday. I can take it easy till Denzil Washington wants me to interview him at 2pm. He knows I'm busy and can't give him  that long but he knows he has to fit in with the Drivetime schedule. I know he's oscar nominated again but that doesn't mean his 3 word Thursday can jump to the head of the queue-oh no. He might offer 'watch my movie' or 'need another oscar' but that can wait behind 'zumba class tonight' and 'eaten more cake'. He knows the rules, hopefully I won't need to explain them to him again. Hollywood eh?


Book club is back! The first choice of the 2013 is Rubberneckers by Belinda Bauer, a splendid thriller and you can read more on this site and download a free section to sample. Belinda on the show on the 28th January.


Today we need your oldies please on 30 YEARS OF BREAKFAST TV. Remarkably I think, the best morning show that the UK produced was that first one with Frank Bough, Selina Scott, Russel Grant et al. They got it right first time! TVAM and everything else since has never quite matched that show and we've never made anything to match what the Americans manage everyday. Anyway  radio is still the only place to be of a morning (or any other time of day) and breakfast tv has never overtaken the importance of the breakfast radio shows. But breakfast tv tunes please for tonight's show...


Nige is doing a haggis in something or other and I might join Sally in her veggie option. Have a robust and sturdy Thursday. See you after 5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Another chance to hear....

    This is not America - David Bowie.

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    Comment number 2.

    Good morning everyone.

    The obvious choon which springs to mind for me is

    GOOD MORNING BRITAIN – Aztec Camera + Mick Jones

    More later p’raps.

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    Comment number 3.

    Good morning again everyone.

    Here goes with my #breakfastTVoldies...

    GOOD MORNING BRITAIN - AZTEC CAMERA
    WAKE UP BOO - BOO RADLEYS
    BREAKFAST IN BED - UB40/CHRISSIE HYNDE
    MORNING HAS BROKEN - CAT STEVENS

    Thankfully some kind soul has found some coffee beans :)

    Off to the coffee machine...

    --
    cBzz

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    Comment number 4.

    Good morning all from a bright but chilly place

    WHATS THE STORY MORNING GLORY - OASIS

    MORNING HAS BROKEN - CAT STEVENS

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    Comment number 5.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and Oscar nominated-bloggers,

    Hello there! (as they say).

    Thanks for the OSM for the “nice choice” of Alanis Morrisette on last night’s episode – great to hear that song on the radio again.

    #breakfasttvoldies

    MORNING HAS BROKEN – Cat Stevens

    GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING – The Beatles. Or indeed “GOOD DAY SUNSHINE” (Remember that dreadful logo?)

    THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON TV – a-ha (that logo again!)

    WAKE UP BOO! - The Boo Radleys

    GOOD MORNING BRITAIN – Aztec Camera

    BLACK COFFEE IN BED – Squeeze

    COFFEE AND TV - Blur

    SITTIN’ ON MY SOFA – The Kinks

    OUT OF TIME - Chris Farlowe

    That’s m’lot!

 

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