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The One Show Team | 16:33 UK time, Friday, 29 January 2010

Adrian and Christine were joined by Ricky Gervais.

Pie sales are at a 30 year high! Our grub guru Jay Rayner told us more.

Angelica Bell explored Bekonscot, the oldest model village in the world.

Dom Littlewood looked at the 'postal gold' industry.

Street barber Michael Douglas treated three employees of a Cumberland pencil factory to a new hairstyle.

And Eddie the Eagle Edwards presented The One Show Local Legend award to... Calais!

What did you think of the tonight's show? Add your comment.


  • 1. At 7:09pm on 29 Jan 2010, GAZ911 wrote:

    Ricky Gervais's Joke about Mel Gibson at the golden Globes still brings a smile to my face.

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  • 2. At 7:11pm on 29 Jan 2010, Bob Langley wrote:

    Exactly who does Jay Raynor think he is? Given the chance to praise an English company (wine award winners) he rubbishes them and suggests they only won because the italians wanted to put one over on the French.
    I presume his particular area of culinary excellence is tripe.

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  • 3. At 7:11pm on 29 Jan 2010, Annie Olford wrote:

    Pies - most eaten in the South West !!! 20%


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  • 4. At 7:12pm on 29 Jan 2010, Mrs Mimby wrote:

    Did you know that 2010 is

    International Year of the Pie?!

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  • 5. At 7:13pm on 29 Jan 2010, sxg123 wrote:

    What a shambles at the beginning.

    Thank goodness for Ricky Gervais. Excellent guest and well able to put TOS in its place.

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  • 6. At 7:14pm on 29 Jan 2010, weeme wrote:

    The story about pies is alot of rubbish, mostly the bit about who eats the most pies. I live in Scotland and I don't eat one pie a year let alone 22 pie's.

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  • 7. At 7:15pm on 29 Jan 2010, Mark Page wrote:

    Thanks so much for the feature on Beaconscot -- Brought back so many childhood memories of that place... Just said to my Mrs. we MUST go there again this year

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  • 8. At 7:16pm on 29 Jan 2010, cashleypoledancer wrote:

    Bekonscot is a great place, but rent-a-crowd is depressing.

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  • 9. At 7:16pm on 29 Jan 2010, somsap wrote:

    Pies in the westcountry? It be pasties down here!

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  • 10. At 7:18pm on 29 Jan 2010, cardiomegaly wrote:

    I am getting sick of seeing your presenter Angelica Bell in jeans when doing outside broadcasts. It is disrespectful to the people she is meeting with and the viewing public. This is not a children's TV programme and her dress code is wholly inappropriate. She could dress fashionably and casually without resorting to denim - 'business or smart casual' should be the order of the day.

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  • 11. At 7:19pm on 29 Jan 2010, joris1999 wrote:

    I am very angry that you should run down a very good british sparkling wine- Nyetimber. Even the Queen serves it at Buck Pal.

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  • 12. At 7:22pm on 29 Jan 2010, GAZ911 wrote:

    Ricky Gervais on good form tonight.

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  • 13. At 7:23pm on 29 Jan 2010, sxg123 wrote:

    Very amusing and insightful comments from Ricky on the messages delivered with some TOS items: how to cook chicken; don't put your gold in the post. Excellent. Certainly non-plussed A&C.

    Does Christine's dietary experience not include artichoke - or almost any other food item on the show?

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  • 14. At 7:28pm on 29 Jan 2010, cashleypoledancer wrote:

    I note that Melinda Messenger, presenter of that other show "Live from Studio Five" is leaving in March to present other shows.

    I'm horrified! What other shows?

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  • 15. At 7:29pm on 29 Jan 2010, GAZ911 wrote:

    Best show this year

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  • 16. At 7:31pm on 29 Jan 2010, GAZ911 wrote:

    Re 14 Match of the day 2 ?

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  • 17. At 7:32pm on 29 Jan 2010, Wendy wrote:

    Totally unimpressed by the one show hairdresser. What has he got against curly hair? He straightens everyones hair and tonight said he'd have to get one lady who had a glorious head of curls. It's curlyism! I've had a bag made with "SOME PEOPLE HAVE CURLY HAIR, GET OVER IT!!!"

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  • 18. At 7:32pm on 29 Jan 2010, Maria wrote:

    Love Ricky, but can you please get rid of hairdresser- what examples does he show with his ridiculous hair!!!! Or perhaps that is the point..."this is what you can look like if I get my hands on you"

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  • 19. At 7:33pm on 29 Jan 2010, cashleypoledancer wrote:

    16 GAz911

    That's a relief

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  • 20. At 7:37pm on 29 Jan 2010, barnham wrote:

    Get rid of Raynor! He might know food but should stay away from attempting humour.
    I'm fuming at his put-down of the Nyetimber wine business.
    Unlike him, the people who picked this winner were real experts. All he does is wobble about like Shrek and make unfunny quips.
    He's a Jack of all trades an a master of none.
    If he was next to me I'd shove the basket of artichokes up his jacksie swiftly followed by the empty sparkling wine bottle.

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  • 21. At 7:39pm on 29 Jan 2010, Len West wrote:

    Good show .. Good guest .. but Dom's bit on the gold has been covered over and over again - it's old hat. The lady interviewed got her money back in MARCH (2009??) .. so TOS has been sat on this for 10 months!!!! Hardly current.

    The comment by Jay on British Sparkling wine deserves an unashamed public apology / retraction.

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  • 22. At 7:43pm on 29 Jan 2010, sxg123 wrote:

    21 Len West

    Good post.

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  • 23. At 7:49pm on 29 Jan 2010, sxg123 wrote:

    21 Len West

    On the gold buying item, Dom also failed to mention the recent announcemnt by the OFT that they are looking into the business practices of several gold buying companies. I would have thought this was important in the context of the variability of offers received by potential customers.

    It concerns me that the lack of attention to detail in reports is now almost nightly.

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  • 24. At 7:57pm on 29 Jan 2010, sky_viewer wrote:

    An OK show this evening after a week of mostly freary guests, despite featuring the cook & the hairdresser... I wasn't looking forward to RG, given that I hadn't enjoyed his recent interviews, but he was good this evening. As above, I loved his comments on cooking chicken & posting gold. I think Dom looked nonplussed more than A & C...

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  • 25. At 8:00pm on 29 Jan 2010, cardiomegaly wrote:

    I agree with all the comments about the wine bashing - Rayner should apologise. Not exactly an insightful review of the wine was it?

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  • 26. At 8:06pm on 29 Jan 2010, Rinty wrote:

    I enjoyed the show tonight. Is it me or is TOS getting better? Though much of it was down to Ricky Gervais.

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  • 27. At 8:08pm on 29 Jan 2010, the_vexer wrote:

    Does anyone know the name of the jazzy song playing underneath the segment about sending Gold (I think it was that part).

    The lyrics are along the lines of 'nothing's gonna get me down' or something like that.

    I've had that melody in my head for ages and I'm desperately trying to figure out what song it is!

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  • 28. At 8:09pm on 29 Jan 2010, Danedweller wrote:

    Perhaps the hairdresser, Michael Doughals, would like to do a live shave in the studio on Adrian Chiles.

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  • 29. At 8:17pm on 29 Jan 2010, peter taylor wrote:

    why does the one show continue to promote the very underated ricky gervais who in my opinion has a sense of humour a child of 3 would find distracting if he is such a big star (huge promotion from a c and c b )why does he need to come on this exellent show so often comments please peter taylor

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  • 30. At 8:21pm on 29 Jan 2010, Rinty wrote:

    I take the critics point about English wine. The wine is good. English wine is capable of winning awards on its own merits.

    Having said that, you have to agree that the Italians giving the award to the English so as to upset the French is a delicious thought.

    And I do not want any comments about xenophobia, even if you are proud that you can actually spell the word. Let us not forget how to laugh even when the joke is on us.

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  • 31. At 8:30pm on 29 Jan 2010, flunklumpard wrote:

    Having just read about privacy laws and injuctions being lifted, why doesn't TOS do some pieces on the tacky world of some sports and lift the lid on the supposed "examples" to youngsters that some of these people are. Maybe too contentious for 7 o'clock, but given that the kids may be watching(or listening) at that time, a good time to teach right from wrong.

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  • 32. At 8:32pm on 29 Jan 2010, flunklumpard wrote:

    29 peter taylor

    Ricky Gervais may not be your cup of tea, but you can't deny the mans success, particularly his writing.

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  • 33. At 8:32pm on 29 Jan 2010, sxg123 wrote:


    Not much danger of it getting better. It is probably the variability of the guests that you are noticing.

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  • 34. At 8:39pm on 29 Jan 2010, autumntactics wrote:

    We loved the piece on Bekonscot Model Village. Haven't been there in years. Must go back this year with the kids! Like a piece of the past still left in Buckinghamshire! Not much else to do in February.

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  • 35. At 9:06pm on 29 Jan 2010, jadedoldie wrote:

    Post 21, Len West your post is so right, but I think the show was saved by Ricky Gervais, who prior to this I have not admired. He was restrained, funny and so delightfully bitchy, for want of a better word, lol. You can't hold Jay Rayner responsible for his bad manners, I put it down to his upbringing!
    I will take this opportunity to enquire as to the whereabouts of highlandfling, please talk to us.

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  • 36. At 10:23pm on 29 Jan 2010, Juniperjewel wrote:

    An absolute abundance of beards on the show tonight! Was it 3 or 4 in the studio on the sofa at one time? I think that so called barber also had one as he twiddled his scissors up north.Nothing against them though, up to those who want them to have them. Enjoyed tonight's show and thought Ricky was in good form. Pity about the "yum yum man" and his comments on the British wine but expect he thought it was funny. Have enjoyed the guests this week (well, maybe not last night's so much).

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  • 37. At 7:29pm on 30 Jan 2010, NTofNorfolk wrote:

    Jay Raynor's dismissal of Nyetimber's sparkling wine just confirmed his ignorance and untrained palate. Nyetimber has already won several awards (awarded by people who really know what they're talking about) and is widely acclaimed as 'the standard to beat'. It takes dedication, investment and an expert winemaker to make good sparkling wine, not to mention the 7 years waiting for the vines to mature. Don't tar every English wine with the same brush, yes there are some bad English wines - just as there are some bad French wines - but there are some very good ones too. In times like these, we don't need idiots rubbishing a fine, English product. Jay Raynor should apologise to Nyetimber.

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  • 38. At 10:42pm on 30 Jan 2010, BKR wrote:

    Jay Raynor is wine snob! Perhaps the One Show should seek the services of a wine expert - and leave Jay to eat all the pies!

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  • 39. At 11:09am on 31 Jan 2010, Len West wrote:

    I note that on Nyetimbers web page they list 73 National / International awards, since 2003 - I couldn't find anything that vaguely resembles an award to Jay Rayner... So what qualities does he have to label himself an expert??

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  • 40. At 4:31pm on 31 Jan 2010, flunklumpard wrote:

    39 Len West

    Wine expert? Who ever needed to be a expert to be a wine expert?

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  • 41. At 9:44pm on 31 Jan 2010, flunklumpard wrote:


    that should read " to be an expert". JH thanks for Rachel but can't get in.

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  • 42. At 05:09am on 01 Feb 2010, flunklumpard wrote:

    Will someone on TOS tell me why the editiion on Thurs 28th Jan is not available on iPlayer?

    Is someone in shot not supposed to be seen?

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  • 43. At 10:20am on 01 Feb 2010, Len West wrote:

    42# Flunk ..if there was, you'd never have seen them. There was one particular section where Paul McKenna had suposedly hypnotised one of the crew... when the camera panned there must have been enough people lolling around to fill Wembley Stadium. Soooooo how many people does it take to produce a half hour programme which is mostly made up of prerecorded items? - My thoughts.... FAR TOO MANY !!!!

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  • 44. At 10:59am on 01 Feb 2010, junep123 wrote:

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the House Rules.

  • 45. At 11:46am on 01 Feb 2010, flunklumpard wrote:

    43 Len West

    Apparently it takes 60 staff to get TOS on the air and the presenters spend an average of 7 minutes on the air each show - now that's money for rope. The mob on the show appear to be half of them who are not to keen to go home.

    I was being facetious when I suggested someone may not have wanted to be seen...just reacting to the red top press today.

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  • 46. At 12:24pm on 01 Feb 2010, cashleypoledancer wrote:

    Barbara Cartland, Mills & Boon couldn't have dreamt it up. Bucket please!

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  • 47. At 12:35pm on 01 Feb 2010, flunklumpard wrote:

    Re: 45

    Excuse my grammar in last sentence of first para.

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  • 48. At 2:02pm on 01 Feb 2010, Shaker2011 wrote:

    During the item about Bekonscot model village, what was the music used in the background - it sounded very "English," a la Vaughan Williams or Elgar. Does anybody know?

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  • 49. At 5:41pm on 01 Feb 2010, sky_viewer wrote:

    Re 48: Shaker-2010. The piece of music to which you refer is the danse profane by Debussy, from his (two) Danses sacrée et profane for harp & string orchestra, composed in 1904. A truly exquisite piece.

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  • 50. At 00:45am on 02 Feb 2010, Shaker2011 wrote:

    Thank you so much!

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