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The One Show Team | 14:38 UK time, Thursday, 21 January 2010

Adrian and Christine were joined by Nicholas Lyndhurst.

Matt Allwright asked how old is too old to have a baby.

Dom Littlewood visited a quiet street in Epsom, one of scores across the UK who has set up a No Cold Calling Zone.

Dr Sarah Jarvis told us about dyscalculia, an inability to read numbers.

Earlier in the week, Dr Sarah  looked into dyslexia.

And street barber Michael Douglas travelled to meet the Nottingham Panthers Ice Hockey team to work on some of the Panthers' helmet hair.

What did you think of The One Show? Add a comment.


  • 1. At 6:56pm on 21 Jan 2010, flunklumpard wrote:

    Great to see that TOS barber, Michael Douglas, is going to sort out someones helmet hair. Mmmmm!

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  • 2. At 7:01pm on 21 Jan 2010, Danedweller wrote:

    #1 Maybe he can sort out someones beard, with a live shave in the studio.

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  • 3. At 7:23pm on 21 Jan 2010, Jenny wrote:

    I object to the term word blindness being used when talking about dyslexia. It is not about not being able to see words. i suggest you infrom your presenters of the true facts about dyslexia. regards jenny

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  • 4. At 7:24pm on 21 Jan 2010, Polly wrote:

    Keep the whiskers I tnink they look great! Big improvement.

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  • 5. At 7:26pm on 21 Jan 2010, Janet Moody wrote:

    I tell doorstep callers I am not house owner; I am the lodger; I am just renting. "They are away and wont be back for some time".

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  • 6. At 7:26pm on 21 Jan 2010, markp2a wrote:

    Don't get Dom get me! To get rid of cold callers he said sign up and cancel the next day. Has he ever tried to get through to these people to cancel, i doubt it! If you do they swear blind you haven't and it causes you months of phone calls and stress!!!!!What ridiculous advice.

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  • 7. At 7:28pm on 21 Jan 2010, templar66 wrote:

    #1 lol

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  • 8. At 7:29pm on 21 Jan 2010, flunklumpard wrote:

    Just watched the Sports relief advert - Christine your keepie-up is rubbish.

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  • 9. At 7:30pm on 21 Jan 2010, Danedweller wrote:

    Only 6 blogs by the end of the show. This must be a record! Have all the regulars have been seen off by over moderating?

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  • 10. At 7:32pm on 21 Jan 2010, anneclaire wrote:

    Don, you should not advise anyone to sign to get rid of a cold caller. Older people do not always remember the 14 day limit. My mother got caught out in this way by an adjustable beds firm . The anxiety led to ill heath and a stroke. The firm was unrepentant and would not refund her money, saying they had made a 'safe sale'.She was outside the time limit for Visa to take action, by the time that we realised what had happened.

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  • 11. At 7:33pm on 21 Jan 2010, templar66 wrote:

    #9 hey mate maybe they going less controversial lol I did get a reponse I made bout the one show and Kaye Adams but alas it was the standard response from the beeb lol

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  • 12. At 7:36pm on 21 Jan 2010, templar66 wrote:

    #5 i got a better cure for doorstep callers let the dogs out lol that seems to do the trick

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  • 13. At 7:37pm on 21 Jan 2010, cashleypoledancer wrote:

    To the producer

    I'm an ex pole dancer and given your show has an ex runner, ex would be spy, ex cop, ex second hand car salesman, an ex politician, to name but a few, do you think I could get a gig, gyrating sensually in your crowd scene, generally encouraging a silly grin fron Adrian and his beard?

    Park Lane

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  • 14. At 7:41pm on 21 Jan 2010, Danedweller wrote:


    Dyscalculia is often known as number blindness. Scroll to top of page for furtherr information that you can access.

    They were not discussing dyslexia tonight that was discussed earlier in the week.

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  • 15. At 7:46pm on 21 Jan 2010, Danedweller wrote:


    Even on a non controversial evening we would have averaged around 40 blogs by the end of the show.

    Is TOS is sending those of us who are watching into inertia, or maybe people are switching over. Not surprising after some of TOS offerings of late.

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  • 16. At 7:51pm on 21 Jan 2010, flunklumpard wrote:

    15 danedweller

    Yes it's becoming the sleepy show of late. Even CB is now talking in that rhythmic, quiet way hypnotists use to get you off strange things.

    Mind you, she mind need a hypnotist herself 'fore she sets off on that Channel milarky

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  • 17. At 7:54pm on 21 Jan 2010, Danedweller wrote:

    #16 flunklumpard

    Maybe Dom will help her out, according to his personal website he water skis barefoot.
    If she gets a couple of miles out she will have done well.

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  • 18. At 7:55pm on 21 Jan 2010, flunklumpard wrote:


    That would be sight for sore eyes.

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  • 19. At 8:01pm on 21 Jan 2010, flunklumpard wrote:

    Yes, water skiing is not forgiving and quite how she will negotite waves is beyond me. Just hope she doesn't do herself a mischief. No doubt the 'Elf & Safety at the Beeb will be nervous. Still think she is Daffy Duck for even trying.

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  • 20. At 8:04pm on 21 Jan 2010, watchingone wrote:

    15 - fear not - there are 64 blogs on the how old is too old to have a baby blog at the time of writing, I think they are just directing the blogs more specifically now, and also many of those people who used to mainly come on just for a chat, are now conversing somewhere else. Plus this week hasnt been very controversial.

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  • 21. At 8:05pm on 21 Jan 2010, flunklumpard wrote:

    17 danedweller

    'He water skis barefoot'

    Well, with a centre of gravity so low...

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  • 22. At 8:06pm on 21 Jan 2010, Rinty wrote:

    Will you lot please keep quiet, I'm trying to get some sleep.

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  • 23. At 8:08pm on 21 Jan 2010, flunklumpard wrote:

    I'm not surprised that a big response would ensue re the older mum and baby thing.

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  • 24. At 8:10pm on 21 Jan 2010, Danedweller wrote:

    # 20 Yes we have all gone over to the other side. As far as the BBC are concerned it is proabably looked upon as the dark side where we are not moderated.

    #21 LOL. He could also ski bareheaded.

    # 22. JH. zzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  • 25. At 8:11pm on 21 Jan 2010, shirl wrote:

    i have just lost a good friend who was acold caller.i cant belive you are saying all cold callers are bad what about the ones that need the job and are honest good people please can you say not aii cold caller are bad just ask for i d .i hope to see this on next show . yours sadley shirl.

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  • 26. At 8:12pm on 21 Jan 2010, Diane wrote:

    I was amused to see an inappropriate pram in the clip from Rock & Chips!
    The scene was set in 1960 but the pram shown dates from the 1970s, in fact that particular one is actually post-1979 from what I could see in the clip.
    It's not the first time I've seen prams in the wrong time period but I'm very surprised that they don't get their historical facts right when trying to recreate an era!

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  • 27. At 8:31pm on 21 Jan 2010, Danedweller wrote:


    They often get steam trains wrong as well, very often the wrong railway company for the area the film is supposed to be set in.

    I will look out for the pram when the programme is screened.

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  • 28. At 9:06pm on 21 Jan 2010, jadedoldie wrote:

    I am not surprised people don't have enough energy to blog, this last few weeks TOS has been mind numbingly boring. The NHS could save a fortune on sedatives, just offer the Iplayer instead.

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  • 29. At 9:41pm on 21 Jan 2010, watchingone wrote:

    re 28 surely you werent bored last Thursday jadedoldie? The show has only been back two weeks after Xmas, amazing how time flies though isnt it. I agree not the most exciting of weeks, but sometimes a bit of quiet does you good, dont you think?

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  • 30. At 9:44pm on 21 Jan 2010, Jenny wrote:

    To night Adrian did refere to dyslexia as word blindness, this could be offencive to poeple who are visually impaired as well as people with dyslexia. Using the term number blindness refering to dyscalculia is equally offensive.

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  • 31. At 9:48pm on 21 Jan 2010, jadedoldie wrote:

    watchingone, what happened last Thursday?

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  • 32. At 9:52pm on 21 Jan 2010, watchingone wrote:

    Jaded - I hardly dare mention it but - lots of complaints about a certain Kay Adams piece?

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  • 33. At 9:54pm on 21 Jan 2010, jadedoldie wrote:

    watchingone, just checked back to Thursday, and I must admit I wasn't exactly whipped to a white heat of frenzy by that show either, lol.

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  • 34. At 9:56pm on 21 Jan 2010, watchingone wrote:

    Jaded - maybe not but quite a few people seemed to need the sedatives you are suggesting after that show!
    take care and goodnight from me.

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  • 35. At 9:56pm on 21 Jan 2010, jadedoldie wrote:

    I must have looked at the wrong night dear, I was looking at the Paul Merton episode. Kaye Adams, the hypocrite, always winds me up to screaming point with her convenient take on politics, so I had wiped that off my mental map!

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  • 36. At 9:57pm on 21 Jan 2010, jadedoldie wrote:

    goodnight, be safe.

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  • 37. At 11:54pm on 21 Jan 2010, brickie wrote:

    Its about time the whole pile of drivel was taken off the air. Putting the test card on for half an hour would provide more entertainment!

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  • 38. At 00:14am on 22 Jan 2010, Rinty wrote:

    Re 27: Danedweller,

    They once did a piece on the Great Fire of London of 1666 and illustrated with film of the 1940 blitz.

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  • 39. At 00:15am on 22 Jan 2010, brickie wrote:

    Sorry but I'm on a bit of a roll here. I rarely watch this mindless drivel but have been unfortunate enough to have sat through it a couple of times this week - not my choice. That Adrian person should not be allowed in front of a TV camera. Not only does he look like a dishevelled tramp but his bungling, let me read the questions off my knee approach to presenting is unbelievable on early evening TV. Surely the BBC can find someone that can inject more natural life into a format obviously targetted at a certain sector of society that finds amateur content and presentation enjoyable. And as for that barber chap cutting hair - what's that all about!!!

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  • 40. At 00:21am on 22 Jan 2010, Rinty wrote:

    re #39: brickie,

    The BBC can most certainly find someone better for the job. But they will not do so because they have too much money invested in Adrian Chiles. But I believe nemesis is nigh.

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  • 41. At 00:36am on 22 Jan 2010, brickie wrote:

    re #40: John Holyer
    Ah John I sincerely hope that you are correct. I suspect That Mr C is the BBCs Charlie Chaplin who never made the transition into "talkies". Mr Chiles should be returned to radio where we would not have to suffer his bumbling and perpetually perplexed foray into televisual entertainment. Surely someone in the echelons of the BBC recognises that, whatever ratings the show currently draws in, would improve with a presenter that at least looks as though he's having fun and can hold a conversation without perpetually studying his knees. Right I feel better now and am off to my bed!!

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  • 42. At 00:47am on 22 Jan 2010, flunklumpard wrote:

    So according to todays rags, Patrick Kiely did give out her number. With friends like that, who needs enemies? However, the best bit is when asked about it, a BBC spokesperson said, she had to change her number because there are cranks out there. She received about 300 calls - most were supportive. You mean she listened to 300 messages? I don't think so!

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  • 43. At 08:52am on 22 Jan 2010, Danedweller wrote:

    # NO38 John

    Only at the BBC! LOL

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  • 44. At 10:10am on 22 Jan 2010, cashleypoledancer wrote:

    So Christine wants to get a million for her water ski challenge. Hope she does, but when she says she'll tap anyone up for some money for comic relief, let's hope she taps up those nearby,with more money than sense.

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  • 45. At 10:21am on 22 Jan 2010, Rinty wrote:

    Re #42: Brickie,

    I agree. AC has the perfect face for radio.

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  • 46. At 1:30pm on 22 Jan 2010, shaunhuk wrote:

    I have an absolutely foolproof way of getting rid of unwanted energy supply sales people.
    There is a code of practice for the industry that is available here:
    [Unsuitable/Broken URL removed by Moderator]
    When a salesman knocks, I ask him or her if they have their copy of "The Code of Practice for the Face to Face Marketing of Energy Supplies". This always gets them thinking! Anyway, they should have one as they get it on the training course they are all supposed to have. Sometimes they have the booklet, sometimes they don't, so I have my own copy printed out just in case.
    I then refer them to paragraph 7.5 and ask them to read it to me. It says: "The sales agent will end the discussion and leave the premises immediately at the consumer's request"
    The look on their face is priceless!! I even look forward to their visits now!

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  • 47. At 3:11pm on 22 Jan 2010, JustBlogging wrote:

    Re 5

    I've done that many times. Always works!!

    Re 6

    Totally agree. Those were my thoughs when he said it. What I say is; never put your name to anything unless you are 100% sure of what you are doing.

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  • 48. At 3:12pm on 22 Jan 2010, JustBlogging wrote:

    Re 47

    That should have read 'Those were my THOUGHTS'......

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  • 49. At 4:56pm on 22 Jan 2010, flunklumpard wrote:

    jadedoldie 15:49

    Just had a look on the 'Not The One Show' blog. Very apposite post by 'jadedoldie ' re Christine and the good and bad publicity of today. Mind you if she is ambitious she'll be happy with any of it. Hope I'm wrong.

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  • 50. At 7:06pm on 22 Jan 2010, DaveSimonH wrote:

    I enjoy the show, I like the variety. But starting early before 7pm in a live(ish) show is daft.


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  • 51. At 7:14pm on 22 Jan 2010, skippy007 wrote:

    I have recently eaten my fav chocolate bar of all time, Fry's Chocolate Cream, it tasted disgusting..I chucked it, later to find out that Kraft had bought Fry's from Cadburys before this big sell out so don't think the Curly Wurly will stay the same!!! What is this country coming to!

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  • 52. At 7:19pm on 22 Jan 2010, John Exe wrote:

    TOS is usually very interesting & entertaining, but I do wish Adrian would smarten up! Scruffy beard, sloppy T-shirt and jeans are not really suitable for a prime time show. "Smart casual" would be fine, but Adrian looks like he has just come from gardening or DIY job!

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  • 53. At 7:21pm on 22 Jan 2010, Carni Tipton wrote:

    How rude was that, Adrian interrupting your guest when he was paying tribute to Ian Dury's family. Good news is you've stopped tucking your jumper into your trousers.

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  • 54. At 7:27pm on 22 Jan 2010, Lisa wrote:

    There should be more Tom O'Connor on tv! A Sadly missed icon from my past.

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  • 55. At 02:18am on 23 Jan 2010, emoffatem wrote:

    Glad to see
    "the One Show"
    Only 29 minutes long this Friday! What happened to the 1 hr Friday specials? Oops!

    The less money wasted on this programme the better.

    ]Have we got to put up with this programme for another year??

    I wondered about this BBC bandwith: http://www.bbc.co.uk/theoneshow/gallery/gallery_ginger.shtml
    Is this the BBC's way of trying to represent everyone ginger in the country? Yawn......tick-box television.

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  • 56. At 07:33am on 23 Jan 2010, Frank Simkisss wrote:

    The show was excelent as usual but please get rid of the scruffy look; it spoils the programme,I find it difficult to look at Adrian.

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