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Eddie Mair | 14:16 UK time, Wednesday, 14 February 2007

"I find it amazing that Tony Stone would complain about the interview with the Tory agent when the "interview" with the Police cover band delved new depths. p.s.: How do you spell delved?" - David Lovatt

Comments

  1. At 02:27 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    Pardon?

  2. At 02:35 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Paul Gledhill wrote:

    Will the new logo (see news letter) be visible from space?

  3. At 02:49 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Jacques wrote:

    What is a Police cover band? Do they play brass instruments covered with blue cloth?
    Did Tony Stone complain about the noise, or the quality of the music.

    I think that we should be told!

  4. At 02:53 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Belinda wrote:

    In this instance, I suspect that delved is spelt P-L-U-M-E-T-T-E-D.

    However, having heard that interview, I found it quite enjoyable, particularly the "Is this you or the real Police?" section, which seems to me a great concept for a comedy quiz show at 6.30pm. Ignore David Lovatt Eddie, and eat your chocolates.

  5. At 02:53 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Jane Hamilton wrote:

    Don't you dare get that clown Eddie Mair off the programme. He's the best of all in the Circus.

  6. At 03:22 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Valery p wrote:

    Big Sis - he said:

    "I find it amazing that Tony Stone would complain about the interview with the Tory agent when the "interview" with the Police cover band delved new depths. p.s.: How do you spell delved?" - David Lovatt

    I guess he thinks it's relevant to something he's going to mention later? Something to do with Police re-forming for an anniversary tour? Wasn't that on last night?

    Or maybe it's another Mr Angry email?

  7. At 03:50 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    ValP: He said all that, but it didn't make sense. Repeating nonsense doesn't make it any more sensible, I'm afraid.

    I'm logical, not deaf.

  8. At 03:57 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    For those of you whowho wish to hear Mr. Knibbs' credit for producing WatO today, I direct you to the following. If you have any problems with the link, just Listen Again to Lenny and Will, and the tail end of WatO is there for all to hear.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/radio4_aod.shtml?radio4/lennyandwill

    And to think anyone would have thought I'd make up a thing like that!


  9. At 04:07 PM on 14 Feb 2007, The Stainless Steel Cat wrote:

    David Lovatt: (How to spell delved)

    It's spelled "Delft". Also a form of China. Obviously Hugh has sent some back from his trip to Shanghai... or was it Amsterdam... Wherever it is the teacups come from... Argos. That's it.

    Not to confused with "deft" which describes Eddie's handling of certain interviewees, nor with "daft" which describes Eddie's handling of certain interviewees.

    I hope this helps.

  10. At 04:30 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Carl wrote:

    How dare anyone criticise PM.. you are consumate professionals.. how do you spell consumate?

  11. At 04:34 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Roberto Carlos Alvarez-Galloso,CPUR wrote:

    Great Blog.

  12. At 04:57 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Belinda wrote:

    Oh dear, I spelt plummeted incorrectly. Deep apologies for mocking someone and then screwing it up myself. Story of my life.

  13. At 05:09 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Fifi wrote:

    Big Sister : ta for the link. It was definitely Enos Knibbs. Imagine naming a BBC producer after a cat!

    Now then, a free offer:

    Every fortnight I'm sent a free copy of a magazine I used to work on. It's one of only 2 that still come to me, even though I left the company 8 years ago!

    It's a very nice mag aimed at the over-60s. There are knitting patterns and nostalgia, but this issue's cover girl is Twiggy -- it's more upbeat and readable than you'd think.

    The old lady I used to give mine to has just died, and I would like to find someone else who'd enjoy it. (Clearly I'm not going to ask to be taken off the Free List -- don't be silly!)

    Any frogger who would like it, either for yourself or for a friend or relative, please email me privately. First to ask gets it.

    It'll just get redirected in the post, which costs me nothing.

    Fifi

  14. At 05:33 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Valery p wrote:

    Big Sis - ouch. I wasn't implying that you were deaf, just trying (and obviously failing) to be a smart *ss. Sorry. I'll get my coat.

  15. At 05:47 PM on 14 Feb 2007, David wrote:

    I enjoyed the interview with the Tory agent precisely because it plumbed (as I think the expression is) new depths. It's nice to be reminded from time to time why we have had a Labour government for so long.

    I think there's a lot of potential in the tribute band approach. If you can't get an interview with Tony Blair, why not try his tribute band David Cameron? Or, failing that, Jon Culshaw could do *all* the political interviews. Saves time, more entertaining, and probably more accurate on policy.

  16. At 05:49 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Fifi wrote:

    Ah, sit down Val, you're all right! You don't want to miss any of PM tonight, surely?

    1. Spot the Logo competition

    2. Spot the two Toms (see latest thread)

    3. Eddie wearing a rather fetching open-necked non-rugby shirt (see webcam)

    I smiled at the time, if it's any comfort!

    Fifi

  17. At 05:59 PM on 14 Feb 2007, RJD wrote:

    Val (6 & 14) - I thought it was very funny!

    Big Sis - HEY CLOTH EARS, ARE YOU IN A BAD MOOD?

  18. At 06:09 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    ValP/RJD: NO I'M NEITHER DEAF NOR IN A BAD MOOD. Just pulling a few legs.

    I thought it was funny, too.

  19. At 06:14 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    ValP/RJD: NO I'M NEITHER DEAF NOR IN A BAD MOOD. Just pulling a few legs.

    I thought it was funny, too. I think our witters were in a twist.

  20. At 06:24 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Jacques wrote:

    Whilst listening to Eddie and the PM programme tonight, I thought more about this problem. My conclusions :-

    a) If I were Tony Stone I would insist that the police band be banned,

    b) That all covers-up be unveiled,

    c) That, perhaps, it is not 'delve' (which my dictionary describes as 'to dig with a spade') but Delpi ('celebrated for its oracle')

    Was Oracle a Wombal.

    Big Sis - Have I spelled 'Wombal' correctly?

  21. At 07:04 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    Oh, Jacques, I think you're confusing me with ValP. But, for the record, it's spelt Womble.

    I'm sure I didn't really submit twice, though.

  22. At 07:09 PM on 14 Feb 2007, RJD wrote:

    Big Sis - I think that we have upset RJ on the the Froggers' Refuge. You thought it was me didn't you?

  23. At 07:39 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Valery p wrote:

    Big Sis - that's ok then, it was me being a sensitive flower then :o)

    Jonnie - have you checked your Inbox yet?

  24. At 11:18 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Valery p wrote:

    Yeh - I thought you'd dropped your D for Valentine's Day!

  25. At 08:53 AM on 15 Feb 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    Oh you two (RJD/ValP) - What am I going to do with you? And I hope Mr or Mrs. RJ aren't upset, having got caught up in the firing line of our wit.....

  26. At 09:16 AM on 15 Feb 2007, Valery p wrote:

    Well I just hope he's got his D tacked back on firmly today. I shall stand for no nonsense. I'm going to be out and about all day, but when I check back tonight, I expect to find that each and every one of you has sat quietly and done the exercises in the text book. I don't want to hear any reports, from the classroom next door, of rowdy behaviour, troll-feeding, running up and down between, or even on the desks etc.

  27. At 10:16 AM on 15 Feb 2007, Tiddles wrote:

    Fifi (13)

    What is wrong with being named after a cat? Just because I never made it to BBC producer (trots away with head held high and tail in the air, as if nothing is wrong).

    T.

  28. At 10:32 AM on 15 Feb 2007, Vyle Hernia wrote:

    At 03:50 PM on 14 Feb 2007, Big Sister wrote: .... Repeating nonsense doesn't make it any more sensible, I'm afraid.

    Repetition may not make nonsense [more] sensible, but generating group-think may get the legislation/idea/proposal the critical mass of support! Oh, dear. am I sounding like Ed I?

  29. At 10:39 AM on 15 Feb 2007, Annasee wrote:

    Big Sis, thanks for that link to WATO. How funny. To think the licence payers are funding such frivolity.

    And not many people know exactly who Enos Knibbs actually is - apart from us! Apparently, the original one was a West Indian(?) cricketer. Definitely an almost stifled giggle from the announcer after he'd said it. In a "I'm so naughty but I think I got away with it " manner.

  30. At 11:58 AM on 15 Feb 2007, RJD wrote:

    Right. Now that Miss Valery (26) has gone out, who's for a game of "superglue the teacher's chair to the floor"?

    Any other suggestions?

  31. At 12:16 PM on 15 Feb 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    David (15) LOL!

  32. At 12:31 PM on 15 Feb 2007, Fifi wrote:

    Tiddles : LOL!!!!

    Oh my aching sides.

    No takers for the freebie magazine then? I've got one here, featuring the following stories:
    - Older is better .. why big brands love 50+ models (eg Twiggy)
    - Make the most of your retirement .. 16-page guide
    - Kevin Whately .. "It's good to be back, but I miss him." (John Thaw)
    - Health .. are smart foods worth the money? (eg 'healthy' breads, spreads etc)
    - Nostalgia .. Unbelievable! stars without an Oscar (Hitchcock, Monroe)

    Every fortnight!

    Or just try one and see what you think? I'll have another to send in 2 weeks, so you won't be depriving anyone else....

    Fifi

  33. At 01:53 PM on 15 Feb 2007, Vyle Hernia wrote:

    Fifi (32)

    I can see why big brands would prefer 50" models, but is Twiggy really that size now?

  34. At 02:00 PM on 15 Feb 2007, Ed Iglehart wrote:

    Hi Vyle,

    Not sure how to take that remark (28) ;-)

    Petition to NOT renew Trident at:
    http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/trident/
    How's that for groupthink?

    xx
    ed

  35. At 02:03 PM on 15 Feb 2007, Gillian wrote:

    Fifi (32) I'll take the magazine for my aged mother, please if it's still up for grabs. Can I e-mail you her address via your band's web-site?

  36. At 02:09 PM on 15 Feb 2007, Jacques wrote:

    Overnight I remembered that the cloth that covers policemen (and their instruments?) is blue serge.

    I had a majic moment to think that the man with the baton was, of course, Sergeant Serge Blue (brother of the broadcaster Rabbi 'Lino' Blue.

    If Sergeant Blue had been in the police in Canada, then in the army, then in London, finally becoming a Member of Patliament ; he would be Serge Blue RCMP, MP, MP, MP.

    Time for a strong café.

  37. At 07:08 PM on 15 Feb 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    Jacques, what was the final MP for?

    Oh my, we could have fun with that, couldn't we?

  38. At 07:40 PM on 15 Feb 2007, skirm wrote:

    I once knew a french actor called Blue Serge. Don't hear so much from him since DVD.

  39. At 08:39 PM on 15 Feb 2007, Jacques wrote:

    Good evening, Big Sis. Thanks for the help in spelling Womble, it is along since I read the stories to my children.

    Police in Canada RCMP
    Military Police MP
    Metropolitan Police MP
    Member of Parliament MP

    It has been a busy day, I am off to bed.

    Nighty, nighty Sleepy tighty
    Make sure the bugs don't bitey, bitey.
    If they do, grab a shoe,
    and bash their little heads in two

  40. At 10:50 PM on 15 Feb 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    Jacques: My, you're an early bedder, aren't you? But thanks for the clarification. We don't usually use MP for a police officer, but in your case, and as it's such a good joke, I'm sure an exception can be made!

    Be careful on your way up the wooden road to Bedfordshire.

  41. At 11:02 PM on 16 Feb 2007, whisht wrote:

    someone mention Wombles...?


    hmmmmmmmmm

    (I'm so embarressed that I can't even remember what I said about wombles.... but I do remember the comments!)

    btw - nice to be back. missed you. all toys from pram now picked up.

    I'd better say this elsewhere as i wanna say it to certain people but I'm scared of missing some and having them think I don't appreciate their lovely comments. and i mean you jonnie and big sis and val p and aperitif and ssc and ffred and... uh, i've started now and i'll never cover everyone....

  42. At 12:17 AM on 17 Feb 2007, Valery p wrote:

    Hi Whisht - ta for that! Stay with us :o)

  43. At 11:05 AM on 17 Feb 2007, Jacques wrote:

    Big Sis
    Do not forget that we are an hour ahead of you.

  44. At 11:16 AM on 17 Feb 2007, Aunt Dahlia wrote:

    Whisht
    Now I've got the hump, and it barely fits under this b costume!

  45. At 01:45 PM on 17 Feb 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Whisht, never "whisht!" again!! :-)

  46. At 07:31 PM on 17 Feb 2007, whisht wrote:

    eek.


    sorry aunty....

    :¬o

    [sigh]

  47. At 11:32 PM on 17 Feb 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    Jacques: It's still very early in my books. I never hit the sack until at least 11.30 p.m. (as you may have noticed).

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