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The One Show Team | 15:50 UK time, Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by Geoffrey Palmer.

Tony Blair is tipped to be the new president of Europe. Political Commentator Anne McElvoy took us back to Sedgefield where the former Prime Minister's career began.

It's Garden Watch week! In Hampshire, Mike Dilger and Miranda Krestovnikoff tried to outsmart a fox.

Gyles Brandreth visited an English hamlet outside Stevenage to see the inspiration for Howard's End by E M Forster.

For Children In Need, Lucy Siegle and Michael Douglas are pitted against each other to take the diving board challenge. The one who raises the most money will have to jump 10 metres (33 feet) off a diving board!

Both Lucy and Michael are scared witless of heights - Paddy O'Connoll explored why so many of us have this fear.

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


  • 1. At 7:03pm on 27 Oct 2009, GAZ911 wrote:

    I'm going to predict about 100+ comments bashing Tony Blair.

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  • 2. At 7:14pm on 27 Oct 2009, Terry wrote:

    I do not think a lightweight magazine type programme like this should get involved with politics, especially to push the case of 'Blair for President' thereby alienating over half the population who still think of him as a war criminal.

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  • 3. At 7:14pm on 27 Oct 2009, barnham wrote:

    Hi Gang!
    For the first time in my life I feel trapped. If Blair becomes the EU President, I don't want to live within the EU but where can I go?
    Isn't it awful to loathe someone so much or for someone to create such loathing by their past deeds?
    I cannot stand the "man" or anything he stands for!
    Fabulous show! Thank you.

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  • 4. At 7:15pm on 27 Oct 2009, RuddyDuck wrote:

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

  • 5. At 7:16pm on 27 Oct 2009, purpleRosie26 wrote:

    Why was the one show hyping up Tony Blair for el presidency of the United States of Europe hardly an unbiased view on the man. The reporter Anne McElvoy nearly fell over swooning after Tony and Geoffrey Palmer was almost hushed up by Adrian because he was saying the truth.Yes its a topical show but shouldn't be used to endorse Labour.

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  • 6. At 7:17pm on 27 Oct 2009, timmcd09 wrote:

    What an apalling blatant advert for Tony Blair and his ego.

    Completely disgusted that the BBC are using peak time programmes as a plug for Blair.

    How anyone can think he should be given another vehicle for his vast ego to be utilised on is beyond me!

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  • 7. At 7:17pm on 27 Oct 2009, Lee Greenwood wrote:

    What concerns me most about the new post of President of Europe, is not so much Tony Blair being hailed for the post by all and sundry, it's the fact that someone we are not allowed to vote for in a position that we are not allowed to have a say on will be representing us on the world stage. Nothing like fascism in free Europe is there?

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  • 8. At 7:18pm on 27 Oct 2009, sky_viewer wrote:

    Just tuned in - will havr to watch the start of the show later - but did I just hear Geoffrey Palmer say that cassettes were terrific & talked about people who hadn't moved on to CDs!?! are they - and he - completely mad?

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  • 9. At 7:18pm on 27 Oct 2009, RuddyDuck wrote:

    It means that if they dont like what you sat they bin it!

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  • 10. At 7:19pm on 27 Oct 2009, cath1955 wrote:

    I thought the same. This really is a very pro Tory show, and some of the comments made by the presenters are pathetic. she makes personal throw away statements about people, the other week she said that Brown was not a people person. Can she back that comment up with research or personal observation? The Anne person who did the piece tonight was also poor. She should have presented a more balanced piece. Also a person with her dress and hair sense shouldn't call anyone. I will not be watching the show again until it, and its presenters,grows up. Just one final question. Did the producer go to Eton?

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  • 11. At 7:22pm on 27 Oct 2009, lydia60 wrote:

    Hi There, I would just like to say that I do not expect a party political boadcast for any party on The One Show. Apart from the 1 hour on Friday the show is not long enough. It is much better to have educational subjects made into entertainment, as the rest of the show tonight, so far, seems to be. Please leave the political broadcasts to the politically biased programmes that are already provided for on the TV. Please do not try to be a programme that you are not! The One Show is wonderful as it is. Thank you. PS No I do not want Tony Blair as the European President, if or when the job becomes available.

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  • 12. At 7:23pm on 27 Oct 2009, highland fling wrote:

    Christine is having a caughing fit , when she pipes down we can move on ?how rude Adrian!and Christine, is it true in todays news a certain Mr Cowell has fallen for you?go for it Christine who can blame him!

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  • 13. At 7:24pm on 27 Oct 2009, peterdilworth wrote:

    Well done the BBC another programme asked to do new labours bidding. Nothing like be impartial. No mention then of how Blair ruined this country. Oh no lets give him national air time to promote his unelected (by us) move to Euro president.


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  • 14. At 7:25pm on 27 Oct 2009, John battersby wrote:

    Blair for EU president? This disgraceful liar who manipulates evidence to ensure his view wins is clearly uniquely qualified to lead the European political maggots feeding on the carcass of complacent taxpayers. If Blair gets this job there is absolutely no hope whatsoever of any vestige of honesty in politics. Blair has done more harm to the UK political system than anyone. He will do even more damage to a thoroughly disgraced, unaccountable (and unaudited) EU political heirarchy focused only on personal hubris. Why is BBC is pushing him for this job? They need to think of a rather better argument than he has "Motorcade quality". Heaven help us all.

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  • 15. At 7:27pm on 27 Oct 2009, highland fling wrote:

    Post 10 When you refer to She do you mean Christine?

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  • 16. At 7:28pm on 27 Oct 2009, caroleshorney wrote:

    Please can Mike Dilger and his co-presenter advise the owners of the guinea pigs to cover their pets up at night - a waterproof sheet secured on top with bricks etc. and secured on the ground should be fine.

    We have always covered up our guinea pigs at night and they were always OK.

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  • 17. At 7:30pm on 27 Oct 2009, appichappi wrote:

    1. At 7:03pm on 27 Oct 2009, Gaz911 wrote:
    I'm going to predict about 100+ comments bashing Tony Blair.

    Well you're off to a good start Gaz911 - but I reckon you're off the mark. I'm saying between 80 - 90 comments Blair Bashing.

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  • 18. At 7:30pm on 27 Oct 2009, purpleRosie26 wrote:

    Being new to this and already posted a Comment I meant to ask if the BBC reads these comments because I find it totally inappropriate that they have used this programme to promote Tony Blair and Labour. They should be ashamed of themselves. Tony Blair deserves to be tried for war crimes and Labour should be tried for treason after selling us all out to Europe with not one British citizen having a say in Britain's future.Whoever decided to push Tony Blair on tonight's show should be sacked along with that fawning reporter....

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  • 19. At 7:30pm on 27 Oct 2009, peterdilworth wrote:

    PS Expect a gushing tribute to Gordon Brown on the One Show on the run up to the election (if Brown calls one- will probably try and devise a way not to)

    The One Show is meant to be an entertainment show, remember that.

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  • 20. At 7:32pm on 27 Oct 2009, aimsco wrote:

    Re no. 10 cath1955

    What a bitter, twisted soul you are...what does hair & dress sense have to do with political opinion?

    Eton? I would have thought LSE!

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  • 21. At 7:33pm on 27 Oct 2009, appichappi wrote:


    Re my last ( post 17 ) Good job we're talking Blair not Brown or we'd be talking assassination instead of bashing! Roll on May.

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  • 22. At 7:41pm on 27 Oct 2009, peterdilworth wrote:

    I missed most of the show trying to get my nice comments about Blair on here.

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  • 23. At 7:41pm on 27 Oct 2009, hokeykokeyalex wrote:

    love blog 1,,,spot on.
    cannot make my mind up whether the tony blair topic helped or hindered him.
    let me pin my colours to the mast,,i am a labour voter but i did not and do not like tony blair.
    i tend to side with the opinion he is a war criminal and as geoff palmer said i do not think he should be representing us in any way.
    but does he represent us?
    he travels the world earning a fortune as ex prime minister as an un elected representative,he does not stand for me.
    it will not matter who is EU president,the EU is deeply flawed and needs root and branch surgery to make it work as it should.
    it will steam on in the way it wants without any thought for great britain and having blair as president will give us no advantage.
    it was interesting that adrian asked mr palmer for his opinion which was anti blair,,adrian responded defending ,what a surprise.
    we found out tonight that a fox came into the garden and because he stayed at the bottom of the garden the guinea pigs were safe.....wow,,nature on the one show

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  • 24. At 7:45pm on 27 Oct 2009, astroplums wrote:

    Changing the subject - what a gloriously dry chap, old Geoffrey is. He could stand in for Adrian any night.

    #12 Highland Fling

    Maybe that coughing fit of Christines was brought on by the shock that she just found out,horror of horrors, that Simon Cowell wants to get into her speedos (sorry Janet Reagers).

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  • 25. At 7:51pm on 27 Oct 2009, GAZ911 wrote:

    Re 17 theres time yet appichappi.;)

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  • 26. At 7:55pm on 27 Oct 2009, eagletuk wrote:

    Even given that “The One Show” is not a suitable show for a report and discussion of Blair’s candidacy for President of Europe, the subject was handled in quite a bizarre manner, as if “The One Show” were children’s TV. Poor quality and embarrassing.

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  • 27. At 8:02pm on 27 Oct 2009, appichappi wrote:

    Re 25: NO!!! No, no - if it gets to anywhere near 70 I'll do another comment praising him up so much people will want him as PM again!!

    Hang on... it's Blair we're talking about isn't it? Hmmm - haven't thought this through properly have I?

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  • 28. At 8:04pm on 27 Oct 2009, hokeykokeyalex wrote:

    how much does the bbc spend each year in putting on children in need?
    for example i read terry wogan IS PAID to present it and it must cost a fortune to produce and make the charity work.
    i am not anti charity,,i fund raise locally ,but i just wondered how the bbc can make it pay when itv gave up years ago,,,wasnt it called telethon appeal?

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  • 29. At 8:05pm on 27 Oct 2009, hokeykokeyalex wrote:

    i want blair to present the one show then they could have reports about adrian and how good he is............

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  • 30. At 8:06pm on 27 Oct 2009, wigglediggle wrote:

    Its the we love blair show lol enough said well shows how indpendent the bbc really is. What next how wonderful brown is not lol Leave this sort of things for question time or the proper political shows or the news.

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  • 31. At 8:07pm on 27 Oct 2009, wigglediggle wrote:

    And tommorow how good pol pot was followed by the favorite songs so sadam hussain and painting by starlin

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  • 32. At 8:09pm on 27 Oct 2009, Ianexpress wrote:

    Geoffrey Palmer seemed a little nervous tonight. Adrian and Christine – you are used to classically exuberant guests. Geoffrey is a (lovely) classic British institution – you should have adored him more!

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  • 33. At 8:10pm on 27 Oct 2009, wigglediggle wrote:

    It was good to Geoffery but I agree that he didnt seem to get much respect of either of them

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  • 34. At 8:11pm on 27 Oct 2009, hokeykokeyalex wrote:

    classically exuberant guests..? like leona ?

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  • 35. At 8:12pm on 27 Oct 2009, bigmikeyp wrote:

    Please do not repeat any more plugs for Tony Blair as EU president. If that happens, I am emigrating a long way away from Europe.

    If Tony Bliar (sic) is the first EU president then, with any luck, he will make a state visit to London. I can see the adoring crowds now, throwing rotten tomatoes or, even better, half-bricks!

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  • 36. At 8:12pm on 27 Oct 2009, wigglediggle wrote:

    lol alex

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  • 37. At 8:13pm on 27 Oct 2009, acrobaticangelo wrote:

    You missed a description by wich many of us define Tony Blair :
    A criminal of war with blood on his hands.
    Thank you

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  • 38. At 8:13pm on 27 Oct 2009, hokeykokeyalex wrote:

    wigglediggle.love your blogs.....keep up the quality writing..

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  • 39. At 8:17pm on 27 Oct 2009, wigglediggle wrote:

    thanks alex and you ... we can at least try our best like the rest on here even though no one on the one show listens

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  • 40. At 8:18pm on 27 Oct 2009, wigglediggle wrote:

    If they are having this diving board thing on children in need cant we just have a donation for people we want off the bbc lol

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  • 41. At 8:21pm on 27 Oct 2009, astroplums wrote:

    Too may people blame the presenters for the lack 'respect' shown to the guests. The problem with this programme is that the recorded, timed pieces just don't leave enough time for the guests and the problem lies not with the presenters, but with the show's producers.

    Many a night you can 'see' the presenters being given the hurry up to stop the guest talking - just watch the reflection of the presenters when they think they are not in shot.

    Christine, that cold is not going away. A few nights in might help. Posing for the paps on cold nights outside nightclubs with just a dress will do you no good.

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  • 42. At 8:21pm on 27 Oct 2009, hokeykokeyalex wrote:

    wigglediggle.as i said to jadedoldie the other day i blog for me and to keep in touch with likeminded people. i have given up on it being interactive,,,someone said that you have to put on you real name and not hide behind our screen name to get mentioned.....
    let me try this...
    love christines drees,,,adrian looks great in jeans and is losing weight,,he looks like benny hill.

    a;ex chiles from west brom

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  • 43. At 8:22pm on 27 Oct 2009, wigglediggle wrote:

    And as for children in need I give to local charitys etc but I find it just becomes a thing for stars to plug there own things and to get more tv work. And yes wogan was paid for many years for it so were a few other stars recently wogan said he wouldnt take anything for it last year its a bit like brucie taking his so called wage cut for brucie on sickly come prancing

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  • 44. At 8:24pm on 27 Oct 2009, wigglediggle wrote:

    good luck alex you might need it I wouldnt stand a chance iv to many asbos on here lol but her dress was nice and didnt adrian look smart lmao

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  • 45. At 8:25pm on 27 Oct 2009, watchingone wrote:

    Hey Hokey, Sir Terry I think now donates his fee for CIN.
    Hey Highland Fling, c'mn, he wasnt being rude, he was covering for her while she choked, poor lass.
    To the person who said its supposed to be an entertainment show, well I think its meant to be a topical magazine show, and that means it will cover all sorts of subjects, including heavier ones and politics.
    And what would all the bloggers moan about if they didnt do the politics. Having said that, I dont really think we needed a profile on Tony Blair, I mean I think we all know who he is dont we?
    And if thats true about Simon Cowell, well I hope Christine has the sense not to go there...

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  • 46. At 8:25pm on 27 Oct 2009, wigglediggle wrote:

    Maybe the one show might do a piece on benny one week but I dought it its not pc. lol

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  • 47. At 8:28pm on 27 Oct 2009, wigglediggle wrote:

    So if christine is with simon does that mean she will have the late night x factor lol

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  • 48. At 8:32pm on 27 Oct 2009, wigglediggle wrote:

    Well cant the one show have less selling and more telling

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  • 49. At 8:34pm on 27 Oct 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    Re post 10 can some one re-assure, me I thought it read the One Show is pro Tory. I know I am old, I know I can be cantankerous, but I didn't think I had lost my mental faculties, did I REALLY read that!!!!!!!!!

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  • 50. At 8:36pm on 27 Oct 2009, hokeykokeyalex wrote:

    wigglediggle .. i remember a time when i was(or seemed to be) the only one who banged on about guests only being on to flog something..book ,cd etc.
    they should be on,paid a decent fee and be interested in entertaining and taking part with the format.
    what we get is a "star" who is told by the agent,,,go on the one show and flog the dvd....

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  • 51. At 8:37pm on 27 Oct 2009, hokeykokeyalex wrote:

    jadedoldie.. you have told us before you have lost your mental faculties,,,have you fotgotten ?

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  • 52. At 8:38pm on 27 Oct 2009, hokeykokeyalex wrote:

    forgotten not fotgotten.i have lost it....

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  • 53. At 8:41pm on 27 Oct 2009, wigglediggle wrote:

    I know I find it dissapointing that guest only come on to flog something and what anoys me is that we pay for this. I think the the bbc should become accountable to us but it will never happen. We get no say or we get evening in and out is stars floging albums and dvds. Instead of coming on and getting to get some insight into there lives and how they built up there carrers or some funny things that have happened on stage touring etc. I find it hypicrytical of the bbc after they say there not commerical and do this everynight also I find they cram to much in for the short time the show is on.

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  • 54. At 8:42pm on 27 Oct 2009, astroplums wrote:

    #49 jadedoldie.

    Yes, I read that with astonishment...the One Show an ad for Hug A Hoodie? Surely not.

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  • 55. At 8:43pm on 27 Oct 2009, cynyc82 wrote:

    Once again Adrian Chiles and the Production team are subversley pushing the Labour party under the guise of so called Entertainment The sycophantic 'Backside' licking of Adrian and Anne McElvoy (Ex Scottish?) really is sickening. Tony Blair and Gordon Brown are between them responsible for bringing the United Kingdom to it's knees. What with unlimited and irresponsible Immigration ( We don't have any figures about who comes in and who goes out of the country they said for 12 years, which could't possibly be an accident and must have been a deliberate ploy to keep the public as uninformed as possible). Whilst at the same time knowing very well that the vast majority of immigrants who enter this country and rent a place to live, have the right to vote for the Government even if the rent is paid for by the Tax Payer. I wonder how much this had to do with the Labour Governments 'Lack of knowledge' on Immigration? They then went on to sell our 'Gold Reserve' to finance an unsupportable escalation in 'Public Spending', virtually unsupervised, of course, followed inevitably, by the biggest 'Boom and Bust' ever imaginable. Fuelled, of course, by the total 'Free Wheeling' of the 'Banking System' whom the Government forgot to control. They have now got us into such an almighty mess that they are having to 'Print Money' by the billions of pounds to try and stave off a total collapse of the country, after having as well reduced the £ to the level of a so called 'Banana Republic'. All of this behaviour cannot be called 'Careless' but more like 'Criminal'. And now they want to put the ex Prime Minister ( Tony Blair) who was 'Presiding' over the majority of the 12 years of unmitigated and 'Shambolick Disasters' into the 'Presidency' of the E.U., WoW. Perhaps the leaders of the E.U. are not as stupid as we think they are.
    In conclusion I think that it's about time that the Governors of the B.B.C were removed from their posts and replaced by a truly none political body, which is,after all, what they are supposed to be.

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  • 56. At 8:47pm on 27 Oct 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    astroplums I thank you for re-assuring me about that post10, hokeycokey , what are you ON?

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  • 57. At 8:47pm on 27 Oct 2009, politeJohnNormal wrote:

    This is my first post but I felt this so strongly: this programme was not the place for a pro-Blair for EU president political puff. It was a biased, simplistic presentation of a highly controversial potential appointment. As Anne McElvoy was by-lined a political reporter rather than a starry-eyed Blairite, I feel justified in saying that this was very bad journalism indeed, and a worse editorial decision to include it.

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  • 58. At 8:48pm on 27 Oct 2009, djwhatsoccurin wrote:

    interesting messages tonight
    1. Tony Blair for EU president-I would prefer Lionel Blair.
    2. Is children in need audited-rumour is that around the world in 80 days (tonight at 9) is costing a fortune to produce.
    3 Simon Cowell may like Christine but I am sure he prefers himself.
    4 BBC does regularly patronise its audience-Countryfile on sunday is a pleasant "rural retreats" type prog with interesting items-then suddenly out of the blue we get, in big letters "John Craven investigates" as though the presenter who has been around since swap shop days is some great sage who is full of wisdom!!

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  • 59. At 8:49pm on 27 Oct 2009, wigglediggle wrote:

    well said cynyc82 but even when labour go nothing ever changes they all promise big things but havent u wondered why manifestos are not legal documents. Its so that the goverment of the day never gets kicked out and as we have seen if it hadnt been a paper showing MPS expenses nothing changes they will stand down with big pay offs even jackie smith got away with it. And the governors of the bbc should go but that wont happen either. You have spoken of how many people feel in this country but it wont happen like when they had the BNP on question time I dont agree with them but we all have diff points of view it back fired. The BNP had more publicity and it didnt solve anything.

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  • 60. At 8:49pm on 27 Oct 2009, hokeykokeyalex wrote:

    jadedoldie.yeh baby yeh,,,2 bags of wine gums....

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  • 61. At 8:51pm on 27 Oct 2009, wigglediggle wrote:

    wine gums iv got those in my pickup wondered were they had gone lol

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  • 62. At 8:52pm on 27 Oct 2009, wigglediggle wrote:

    well im gone all have a good night

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  • 63. At 8:53pm on 27 Oct 2009, wigglediggle wrote:

    Alex ill wait for your mention on the one show tommrw night lol

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  • 64. At 8:54pm on 27 Oct 2009, hokeykokeyalex wrote:

    djwhatsoccurin. i agree,,i would like to know what it costs to run the children in need charity.
    any other fundraiser have to run round trying to get support.the bbc has it on tap at huge cost to us,,,not against charity...but what does it cost us?
    it took years for the news to break that SIR TERRY was paid to present so how much money is thrown at it?
    we have a right to know.

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  • 65. At 8:54pm on 27 Oct 2009, hokeykokeyalex wrote:

    wigglediggle.goodnight,,,,,wont hold my breath.........

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  • 66. At 8:55pm on 27 Oct 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    I am going to stick my head in my port and brandy, and I am NOT COMING OUT TIL EVERYONE REVERTS TO NORMAL!
    Post 58 djwhatsoccurin love your post!

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  • 67. At 8:57pm on 27 Oct 2009, hokeykokeyalex wrote:

    jadedoldie..you are shouting..xx

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  • 68. At 9:03pm on 27 Oct 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    hokeycokey not myself tonight, had a foolish mishap, and have been swallowing painkillers. I should apologise for shouting.xx

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  • 69. At 9:05pm on 27 Oct 2009, hokeykokeyalex wrote:

    jadedoldie....hope you are all right...my thoughts tonight go out to you....

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  • 70. At 9:09pm on 27 Oct 2009, saintsgal14 wrote:

    We watch the one show every night, and get some really useful hints, tips and information. On tonights' show, the article relating to the disabled ladys' problems obtaining fuel, has led us on to the website of the lady from Mobilise that you interviewed. We had never heard of them, but can see that we are going to be able to obtain some very useful information that we can use to improve our life. I am a disabled lady of 46, I have chronic Fibromyalgia and Sjogrens Syndrome, aswell as spinal osteo-arthritis and joint hypermobility in all the joints in both of my legs. My partner looks after me to a very high standard, but it doesn't hurt to get a little helping hand once in a while. Keep it up One Show, you are an information lifeline to a very large amount of people. Love to Adrian and Christine and Dom x

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  • 71. At 9:23pm on 27 Oct 2009, highland fling wrote:

    Regarding guests coming on to the show and flogging there book , DVD , song whatever? the One Show is not alone .It starts on our breakfast show both GMTV and BBC then Matthew Wright show , followed by This Morning , then Paul O Grady etc ?the celebs do the rounds and its usually same guests each show has ,to promote there item .Still not got over Jordan flogging her book on Graham Norton Show , at least she admitted she had not written any of them !

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  • 72. At 9:32pm on 27 Oct 2009, hokeykokeyalex wrote:

    highland fling...good evening. you make a good point.
    i do not have a problem with gmtv,paul o'grady etc doing it,they are on a channel that has to make money to survive.
    the bbc is different.
    it happens all over the bbc,,,the ross show,steve wright,breakfast time etc.the bbc is different and i should not be allowed.
    hope jadedoldie is ok?

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  • 73. At 9:32pm on 27 Oct 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    highlandfling, Rob and I have a sweepstake as to who can mention their product the highest number of times. Ah well, it passes the time, lol.

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  • 74. At 9:38pm on 27 Oct 2009, hokeykokeyalex wrote:

    jadedoldie is blogging again,,, i can go to bed happy she is ok.

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  • 75. At 9:39pm on 27 Oct 2009, astroplums wrote:

    #71 HighlandFling

    Having listened to Jordan, it's fairly apparent that she couldn't put pen to paper in any meaningful way, let alone write a book. Yes, they've all been ghosted.

    However, she has succeeded in printing money for herself. Says a lot about present day society.

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  • 76. At 9:42pm on 27 Oct 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    hokeycokey sorry dear, should have blogged sooner goodnight pet XX
    post75 astroplums, unfair dear, I heard her string three words together on her own the other day, lol.

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  • 77. At 9:50pm on 27 Oct 2009, trevithickr wrote:

    ...ignoring the serious comments on the piece...just a request to production team... will you put up 'spit screen' pictures of Anne McElvoy and Evan Davis? My wife and I genuinely thought they are sister and brother but investigations seems to disprove this.

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  • 78. At 10:10pm on 27 Oct 2009, highland fling wrote:

    Jade hope you are ok ?did you have a fall? I know i am going off track here but!!do any bloggers think its a good thing to have the swine flu jag?not so sure about this ?any thoughts?

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  • 79. At 10:16pm on 27 Oct 2009, claver58 wrote:

    The poem CD "Words for us" - did they say it was available on cassette? I can only find it on CD.

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  • 80. At 10:23pm on 27 Oct 2009, 1212testing wrote:

    Probably my first and last post. Always given the BBC the benefit of the doubt concerning political bias - until tonight. I was shocked how
    the reporting/commentary blatantly endorsed Blair for this EU role. Did I really hear Chiles refer to Blair as "our man so to speak"?
    Let me tell you - he's not my man! I feel sick to the pit of my stomach that Blair, jointly responsible for bringing this country to it's knees, in my opinion, may be rewarded with this post.

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  • 81. At 10:24pm on 27 Oct 2009, greyJumbug wrote:

    Good article about Phobias. People might be interested in a charity called Triumph over Phobia if they would like to get of their phobia of heights etc

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  • 82. At 11:15pm on 27 Oct 2009, Rinty wrote:

    Christine's dress on Friday 23 October came from French Connection. Not a lot of people know that.

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  • 83. At 11:27pm on 27 Oct 2009, Rinty wrote:

    re#49: jadedoldie,

    My instant impression was that the post was put there by the production team in an infantile attempt to cook up a balanced response to the Blair piece.

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  • 84. At 08:30am on 28 Oct 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    post 78 highlandfling, having my swine flu jab tomorrow, any help you can get is good! Stupid accident, chair shot forward, put out my hand to save myself and it came to rest on the hot plate of the Aga I had opened to cook on. I will not treat you to even an edited version of my comments, lol.

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  • 85. At 08:31am on 28 Oct 2009, jadedoldie wrote:

    johnholyer, nothing would surprise me usually but that comment was just soooooooooooooo bizarre! You may well be right.

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  • 86. At 09:03am on 28 Oct 2009, dairbhre1 wrote:

    I wish you would have been more your usual witty and pithy selves, regarding Blair's potential, as an EU President. You might have mentioned some of the following 'in a light hearted way:' His murderous and devious lies with the sanctioning, non stop armed attacks, dirty tricks, the American business conspiricy etc. And most importantly the 3/4 of a millon deaths that he initiated and stood over as a 'right.' just in order to soften up and destroy, that one time great country. His total lack of interest in matters of Europe, in fact, virtually antagonising Europe over many good advanced and essential matters. Europe has cleaned up its foriegn war policies; not Blair he expanded the UK's thereby leaving the Country in a crippled and ridiculed state of bancrupcy. He really doesn't need nor want the job; as he is making $10-12,000,000 per year sucking up to America....What the would he know or be interested with Europe for?

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  • 87. At 09:20am on 28 Oct 2009, Rinty wrote:

    re#84: Ouch!
    Hope it's better soon.

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  • 88. At 10:39am on 28 Oct 2009, djwhatsoccurin wrote:

    64-watching around the world... made me even more cynical-BBC pay the presenters, the crew and cameramen (probably lots of overtime") and at the end of it all fly them all home (probably first class)In return viewers can bid for trinkets they have picked up en route-this money goes to children in need-big deal!! also Matt Baker fulfils every mans dream and shares a sleeping train carraige with lovely Julia Bradbury and all he can think of doing is annoying her with his hairy blanket!!

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  • 89. At 10:49am on 28 Oct 2009, Rinty wrote:

    re #88: djwhatsoccurin,

    And "his hairy blanket" is a euphemism for what?
    Or is my mind on the wrong track here.

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  • 90. At 10:56am on 28 Oct 2009, highland fling wrote:

    Julia Bradbury? every mans dream?Jade sounds nasty !you will have to cut out that brandy it could be your downfall!!lol. Let me know how you get on with jag as I have heard so many different views regarding having it ?

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  • 91. At 11:09am on 28 Oct 2009, Virtual_Doctor wrote:

    Julia Bradbury? every mans dream? Yes - She's gorgeous. Not in Christine Bleakley's league though :) but still fit.

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  • 92. At 11:25am on 28 Oct 2009, djwhatsoccurin wrote:

    89 and 91-I have great respect for Julia-I sent a message about Railway Walks, her agent replied and then Julia in person which was nice-Chris is very much premier league but I think Julia is in the play-off places in the championship-perhaps I was a bit cynical about Around the world-it could be that Khazakstan tourist board helped with finance (if there is one)

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  • 93. At 11:56am on 28 Oct 2009, Billygoat_Gruff wrote:

    The One Show has stooped to a new low with the Blair piece last night. It was a blatant attempt to revive his shattered reputation and make him palatable to the British people. I think there needs to be an explanation of why this piece was aired on this day, and it's purpose, which is obvious to most of us. It was completely unbalanced coupled with the presenters comments after cutting Geoffrey Palmer short, confirms the BBC bias towards Nu Labour

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  • 94. At 12:46pm on 28 Oct 2009, lanser wrote:

    Re Children in Need
    you can have some of my cash for Christine to do the dive in a Borat swimsuit.

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  • 95. At 2:28pm on 28 Oct 2009, poshBrittain wrote:

    I enjoyed listening to your guest Geoffrey Palmer and was very interested in the taped poetry and classical music cassette he described. Will you please let me know where I can obtain a copy of this cassette.

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  • 96. At 3:29pm on 28 Oct 2009, wigglediggle wrote:

    didnt get to 100 but close lol

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  • 97. At 3:30pm on 28 Oct 2009, wigglediggle wrote:

    a party policial broadcast by the one show party lol

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  • 98. At 3:35pm on 28 Oct 2009, stupendousbuilderjon wrote:

    In common with a large number of contributors, I was disgusted at the pro-Blair propaganda which marred the opening of the show.

    The Blair legacy comprises deceit, lies, marginalisation of Parliament, corruption, the 'surveillance society', and cynically allowing an unsustainable flood of immigration.

    To have this ego-driven person and his greedy wife back (unelected) on to the political scene as the 'President of Europe' will, I suspect, jam in the craw of most people in this country - even, may I say, many of those who were conned by the 'New Labour Project' into voting for him in '97.

    May I express the hope that no-one votes for them again.

    The BBC, and the One-Show producers, in their relentless pursuit of 'inclusiveness', 'fairness' and 'impartiality' will preface a forthcoming show with a similar piece on, say, Nick Griffin, Nigel Farage or David Cameron - although, even if a piece on any of these WAS put out, the BBC could never atone for the depths it has plumbed by publicising 'Blair for President'

    The snivelling Childs looked quite taken aback when Geoffrey Palmer commented that the Iraq war made Blair unsuitable for this position.

    Well done Geoff!!!! At least a minute bit of balance was imposed.

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  • 99. At 3:44pm on 28 Oct 2009, stupendousbuilderjon wrote:

    Ref Post #10;

    Also #49 & #83;

    The poor deluded Cath1955 cannot TYPE!!!

    They meant 'TONY' not Tory!!!!

    There! That makes much more sense now, doesn't it!

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  • 100. At 4:15pm on 28 Oct 2009, giovanni wrote:

    For once there was a guest with some gravitas who refused to endorse the usual politically biased reports. After the likes of Jo Brand and co this was like a breath of fresh air. Thank you Geoffrey but I advise keep your distance, in the future, from village idiots.

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  • 101. At 4:50pm on 28 Oct 2009, Rinty wrote:

    re #99: Nope.

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  • 102. At 6:05pm on 28 Oct 2009, GAZ911 wrote:

    Re 1 Not a bad guess if I say so myself.

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  • 103. At 6:20pm on 28 Oct 2009, dairbhre1 wrote:

    There are enlightened, intelligent groups of people in Europe; some are in Government and most will not want Blair any where near Europe.......as a politician. Dairbhre1

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  • 104. At 6:21pm on 28 Oct 2009, masterStueyb wrote:

    I thought the show was the worst One show have seen yet - and I generally really enjoy it. Geoffrey Palmer had Adrian and Christine squirming in discomfort he was so dull. The target audience for the feature must have been the over eighties. Following hot on the heals of this excitement was a Party Political Broadcast for the Blair Party....bored, bored, bored, bored

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  • 105. At 1:28pm on 29 Oct 2009, RandomNane wrote:

    They kept talking about this CD, but the only info I gleaned from the show was that it doesn't come out until November 16 and then (from this thread) that it was called "Words for Us". Any chance of a link?

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  • 106. At 2:42pm on 29 Oct 2009, bob the oldie wrote:

    I have never seen such a shameless piece of political propaganda on BBC. The producers should be sacked together with the presenters. Half the program was devoted to promoting Tony Blair for a job which currently does not exist. Viewers are not interested in the political opinions of Adrian and Christine. I wonder if Geoffrey Palmer had any idea that he was going to be ignored in favour of some sycophantic woman almost drooling in admiration for the great Tony. In fact if the guests are going to be ignored why bother to have them? The whole show wsas a disgrace.

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  • 107. At 4:45pm on 29 Oct 2009, groovybennito wrote:

    the name of the recording of poetry to music was not clear,could you please clarify details,Geoffrey was so charming!THanks!

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  • 108. At 1:57pm on 30 Oct 2009, Ryan - One Show team wrote:

    Hello groovybennito, it's called Words For You. More info:


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  • 109. At 3:46pm on 30 Oct 2009, tickledpink wrote:

    I enjoy the show, and I hope I'm not too late with this request as it took me a while to sort out this site, not very clear but then I'm recovering from the dreaded swine flu so nothng clear, Now whet I'm on about, I would like to have some details of the CD and Cassette thar Feoffrey was pronting, it sounds lovely, just the thing for my Chritmas prezzie to myself.

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  • 110. At 5:58pm on 30 Oct 2009, hokeykokeyalex wrote:

    109....just keep watching the one show for christmas idea's.
    everynight a very interesting person is on the show hell bent on entertaining us,,,and surprisingly as a public service(from a public service broadcaster) they are very helpull in having the "star" promote a book,cd,cassette(??)dvd,or film...it's great.
    i wouldnt watch this show if they didnt,,i would have to watch the shopping channel or bid tv or even go to the late night opening of wh smiths

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  • 111. At 11:26am on 31 Oct 2009, librarygreyling wrote:

    Thank you Host_Ryan (108), but I cannot find "Words for You" anywhere as an audio cassette?
    Did Geoffrey get it wrong?

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  • 112. At 10:39am on 02 Nov 2009, Ryan - One Show team wrote:

    Hello librarygreyling, the album is not a BBC production - so I can't give you more details than you'll find on the web. I did a web search and this page came up: http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/genre/e3i5356929b5d49b89e4564045a3fd8c3c4

    That page says that "Words For You" will be released on Nov. 16, on Universal Records. So it may be best to check at your local record shop nearer the release date. Best wishes.

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  • 113. At 3:44pm on 06 Nov 2009, Brian Delves wrote:

    Unfortunately I missed Geoffrey Palmer on The One Show (27/10/09) but my wife was watching and I gather that he made a reading against a background of classical music which was on a CD. Can anyone identify this CD for me so that I can get it for my wife?

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  • 114. At 3:00pm on 10 Nov 2009, Johnfrum wrote:

    Geoffrey Palmer is a nice enough chap, but there were times when he seemed irritated by the questions.

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