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Eddie Mair | 15:29 UK time, Wednesday, 9 June 2010




Nigel's string quartet is in our studio rehearsing, and the sound is wonderful. Hear for yourself tonight.

What's it all about? As Nigel wrote in an earlier posting:

"Here's how a skeleton would play the violin":

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  • 1. At 3:48pm on 09 Jun 2010, mittfh wrote:

    Took me a while to discover the cellist - almost completely hidden by the head of the chap on the right, but if you look carefully you can see part of a head, part of an arm, and part of the scroll. The violist (aka the butt of most musician jokes) is the chap at the back with a darker instrument.

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  • 2. At 4:08pm on 09 Jun 2010, Big Sister wrote:

    Nigel has got his own string quartet? Wow!

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  • 3. At 4:11pm on 09 Jun 2010, Lady_Sue wrote:

    Something tell me the guy with the headphones on isn't loving it.

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  • 4. At 4:19pm on 09 Jun 2010, Big Sister wrote:

    Lady Sue, I think the man with the headphones is Nigel ....

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  • 5. At 4:29pm on 09 Jun 2010, mittfh wrote:

    If the chap with the headphones is Nigel, by extension the chap in the glasses must be Professor Wing (Adrian Bradbury is decribed as a cellist, so if he's present he's probably the one hiding behind Nigel).

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  • 6. At 5:22pm on 09 Jun 2010, DiY wrote:

    'as someone stood on our cats tail?

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  • 7. At 5:32pm on 09 Jun 2010, davmcn wrote:

    Anybody here ever heard of the nude string quartet?

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  • 8. At 5:38pm on 09 Jun 2010, davmcn wrote:

    Actually, only topless:


    For prudes, mods, it was a hoax.

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  • 9. At 5:58pm on 09 Jun 2010, Lady_Sue wrote:

    Big Sis, then why isn't he listening?

    I thought it was lovely - agree with Eddie, more music on PM please! Where's our very own annasee?

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  • 10. At 6:32pm on 09 Jun 2010, gossipmistress wrote:

    Nice to have the musical accompaniement but the research seemed a bit obvious & pointless to me...

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  • 11. At 6:52pm on 09 Jun 2010, Big Sister wrote:

    9: I think he's interviewing the chap opposite.

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  • 12. At 11:04pm on 09 Jun 2010, annasee wrote:

    Sorry, didn't hear it, too busy cramming my head with music of a different kind. Crammed, learnt, rehearsed, recorded, forgotten. 2 days of my life I'll never get back. A brain scan might have been interesting, seeing how many extra neurons it's possible to fire into action in an emergency. And whether they burn out afterwards. I feel like they might have...

    But did have the opportunity to notice that the BBC restaurant is festooned with lovely seasonal football balloons and streamers. So nice that they are getting into the spirit of things. I wondered if you could show us any pictures of your office's football-themed decorations, PM team? I mean, you must have some, surely :-)

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  • 13. At 11:04am on 10 Jun 2010, Lepus_Madidus wrote:

    It seems to be that PM is regualrly straying into Front Row territory.

    I guess that's OK if there's nothing else going on?

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  • 14. At 11:35am on 10 Jun 2010, mittfh wrote:

    In post 13, Lepus_Madidus wrote:

    • It seems to be that PM is regualrly straying into Front Row territory.

    Don't be surprised if over the next few weeks we hear about blokes kicking a spherical object around various fields in South Africa, and in a few weeks time, a fortnight of discussion about people wearing white outfits and grunting at each other from opposite ends of much smaller fields. Strangely, people seem to get all excited about this grunting competition...

    I suppose I can tolerate it on one condition - PM doesn't cover the societal misfits spending the next few weeks living 24/7 in a purpose-built set at the back end of Elstree Studios...

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