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I know it's early

Eddie Mair | 07:25 UK time, Thursday, 31 May 2007

but I'm here before dashing off on another bit of work. Carolyn is in my line of vision in the studio doing Today. Martha is already here reading in for The World at One, and Rupert - yes, our Rupert - is editing WATO today.

We're all in for a treat.

Comments

  1. At 08:02 AM on 31 May 2007, RJD wrote:

    In for a treat? Speak for yourself - I've got to go to Belfast!

  2. At 08:14 AM on 31 May 2007, Gossipmistress wrote:

    I'm having lots of treats - it's my birthday!! :-)

  3. At 08:25 AM on 31 May 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    Eddie..

    re: We're all in for a treat......bacon sarnnies all round would be splendid...

  4. At 09:03 AM on 31 May 2007, Val P wrote:

    When's the treat? I could do with one today as I've got to take the car to get a new exhaust fitted:-(

  5. At 09:34 AM on 31 May 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birtday dear Gossipmistress..
    Happy Birthday to youuu.....init..:)

  6. At 09:42 AM on 31 May 2007, Gillian wrote:

    GM (2) Happy Birthday! Look for a cake behind the NC Bar on the Beach later.

  7. At 09:43 AM on 31 May 2007, Eddie Mair wrote:

    Happy birthday GM (2)!

  8. At 09:44 AM on 31 May 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    dashing off on another bit of work

    You moonlighting Eric?

  9. At 09:44 AM on 31 May 2007, Stewart M wrote:

    Happy Birthday to you GossipM.

    How many bumps do we need to give you or as someone suggested for me humps ;-o

  10. At 09:45 AM on 31 May 2007, andycroak wrote:

    Happy Birthday Gossipmistress !

    So, all women in Big Brother eh? Those twins are mad aren't they? ...

    ... I'll get my coat

  11. At 09:46 AM on 31 May 2007, Stewart M wrote:

    Did you hear the comment John Humphreys made about gwoing cannabis this am. About 7.45 after reviewing tha papers.
    Made me smile that property prices are so high cannabis growers can't go about their illegal business easily.

  12. At 09:55 AM on 31 May 2007, nikki noodle wrote:

    Happy Birthday, GM!!!

    Hope you enjoy your treats....

    n-n

  13. At 10:00 AM on 31 May 2007, witchiwoman wrote:

    Please no BB!!

  14. At 10:06 AM on 31 May 2007, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Andyc, I trust that'll be the last time you mention said tv "show" on the blog!

  15. At 10:14 AM on 31 May 2007, Simon Worrall wrote:

    Carolyn has been on Today quite a bit recently, whilst there has been little sign of Sarah Montague. Any ideas why?

    Another bit of work? An appearance on C4's 'How to look good n*k*d'? That would cheer up the Blog ladies!

    Does this mean that the hotseat will be filled by someone else this evening? If so, who? Sequin's already done the early shift.

    Si.

  16. At 10:14 AM on 31 May 2007, Fifi wrote:

    Hip birdie, Gossipmistress!

    Nikki Noodle - another strapline success!

    And Eddie ... don't you be trying to compete with Sequin with all this overtime you're doing. We girlies are just naturally more productive and have more stamina; it's nothing to be ashamed of.

    Fifi

  17. At 10:41 AM on 31 May 2007, jonnie wrote:

    andy -

    Did you see the one who came in at the end called Carol !

  18. At 11:13 AM on 31 May 2007, nikki noodle wrote:

    Right, suggestions please, for Eddie's "bit of work" that can't wait...at 7:25am.

    For what its worth, here are mine to be kicking off with:

    1. Lollypop Lady
    2. Mr Bun the Baker's shop assistant
    3. Fetching the lattes for Sequin, Martha and Rupert
    4. Dusting the DG's office...

    I realise that no one milks cows in Central London...do they?!

    n-n
    xx

    (fifi - 16 - ta! I've another batch in the microwave, ready to go off! Did u say u'd sent some in this week already?!)

  19. At 11:27 AM on 31 May 2007, andycroak wrote:

    Jonnie : I did "if you want an argument, then I'm your argument" or something, what a way to live your life!

    not that I saw much of it or had much interest, you understand. don't want to be kicked off the frog into the darkness.

  20. At 11:37 AM on 31 May 2007, Stewart M wrote:

    nikki noodle. 18
    Could he be doing the rehersals for presenting "Have I got news for you"?

  21. At 11:48 AM on 31 May 2007, Val P wrote:

    Tis ok andycrbb, I've already confessed on the Beach to having watched last night's edition "in the interests of saving all you others from doing so", yeh right.......

  22. At 12:10 PM on 31 May 2007, andycroak wrote:

    Val, you are acting as lightening conductor to absorb the bb-ness in the ether so that we all aren't affected? That's very noble of you!

  23. At 01:31 PM on 31 May 2007, Gossipmistress wrote:

    Thank you very much for all the Birthday wishes!xx

    DIY - lurvely singing! Stewart M - a smidge (or possibly a tad or a soupcon*) more than Kylie.

    Simon W - re Sarah Montague - I was thinking the very same thing this morning! Froggers' ESP?!! Subliminal messages in the Froggosphere?!!

    *Sorry can't find the code thingy for the 'c' with a squiggle on!

  24. At 01:54 PM on 31 May 2007, Simon Worrall wrote:

    GM;
    But of course.
    Great minds think alike!

    Si.

  25. At 03:47 PM on 31 May 2007, Robert Grover wrote:

    Stewart M (20)

    It's not HIGNFY for The Great Mair as it is the Great Moira (Stuart) presenting this weeks edition. Foolishly pushed aside from her news reading role on BBC One may I say in favour of alledgely we "expect our newspresenters to be more then just newsreaders they have to have jounralistic skils". Have you seen some of those, dare I use the term, bimbos on News 24 - and that's just the men! They can't even interview other jornos let alone conduct an indepth interview.

    I seem to recall Moira started her career on Radio. Can we bring her back to Radio 4?

    Sorry for the rant - its'been a difficult day down here on the Sunshine coast.

    Anyway it must be dusting the DG's office for Eric then? I think we should be told

  26. At 03:49 PM on 31 May 2007, Robert Grover wrote:

    Stewart M (20)

    It's not HIGNFY for The Great Mair as it is the Great Moira (Stuart) presenting this weeks edition. Foolishly pushed aside from her news reading role on BBC One may I say in favour of alledgely we "expect our newspresenters to be more then just newsreaders they have to have jounralistic skils". Have you seen some of those, dare I use the term, bimbos on News 24 - and that's just the men! They can't even interview other jornos let alone conduct an indepth interview.

    I seem to recall Moira started her career on Radio. Can we bring her back to Radio 4?

    Sorry for the rant - its'been a difficult day down here on the Sunshine coast.

    Anyway it must be dusting the DG's office for Eric then? I think we should be told

  27. At 04:35 PM on 31 May 2007, Fearless Fred wrote:

    I'd add Hillary Anderson and Sally Bundock to the "Where Are They" list.

    For those who aren't early birds, Sally normally presents World Business Report 5:30am to 6am on BBC World (shown on BBC1 before Breakfast starts). I haven't seen her on that for a few weeks now. And I haven't seen/heard a report from Hillary Anderson in a long while. Where's she posted now, Eddie?

  28. At 05:11 PM on 31 May 2007, andycroak wrote:

    Robert G : You have a typo on your web page! Prize to anyone (other than ValP) for finding it :) :)

  29. At 07:28 PM on 31 May 2007, Annasee wrote:

    I cannot believe that in this hive of gossip & intrigue, you lot didn't know Sarah Montague is off because she's having another baby! I mean, where have you all been ? I happened to catch her last appearance on Today, months ago, when John H said "And now you're going because you're having a baby". No hint of whether she was planning to return afterwards. Indeed, is there a space left for her? Or has our esteemed friend Miss C Quinn taken over completely, as part of her plan for future world domination?

  30. At 09:12 PM on 31 May 2007, Anna Ford wrote:

    I woke up with a period pain this morning (sorry boys, I promise it won't get any more detailed) and needed something to take my mind off it whilst the painkillers kicked in. Couldn't face Mr Humphrys so I put the TV on. Caught last night's Big Brother opening show being repeated! Eleven women, all completely bonkers.

    Just thought you would all* like to know (tee hee!)

    *Except Val, of course, who apparently watched it last night, deliberately!

  31. At 09:19 PM on 31 May 2007, Ed Iglehart wrote:

    We help them archive ...

  32. At 10:08 PM on 31 May 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Oops --outed myself. Clearly I'm no good at this deception thing. For "Anna Ford" at 30, read "Aperitif". And don't shoot me -- RJD knew it was me toying with him anyway.

    Shan't do again -- promise!

  33. At 11:08 PM on 31 May 2007, Val P wrote:

    andycroak - actually it's not so much a typo, but more of an incorrectly designated singular/plural type thingy........... oh no you didn't want me to find it did you? Frances O where are you, it's one of your pet hates too!!

  34. At 11:27 PM on 31 May 2007, RJD wrote:

    Anna Ford/Ap - Ah boggeration! I was enjoying that!

  35. At 10:33 AM on 01 Jun 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Sorry RJD -- I can recommend watching 'Big Brother' as substitute entertainment. (Aagh, don't hit me! No, PUT THE BUTTERNUT SQUASH DOWN -- HELP! HELP!...)

  36. At 02:23 PM on 01 Jun 2007, Robert Grover wrote:

    andycroak 28

    Many thanks - it's only been there for x00 years and you're the first to bring to my attention. so much for the marketing significance of the www.

    And Val P I very much appreciate your input and perhaps you could suggest the correct grammatical way to describe the work what I do - as Sir Ernest Wise may have put it.

    What all this has to do with the PM programme escapes me but it sure makes for an entertaining afternoon. And has anyone discovered what the Great Mair was doing so early one morning? Moira was a huge success at the HIGNFY recording (according to media.guardian) so she may be lost to newsreading for ever

  37. At 02:49 PM on 01 Jun 2007, nikki noodle wrote:

    Aaagh confused!!!???

    So will the real Escort Ford please stand up?!

    And, btw, who is Princess Austin???!

    [And where's Capri??!!]

    nikki noodle

    PS Actually, I think I've just got the answer to that last one: near Naples...apparently!?!

  38. At 03:38 PM on 01 Jun 2007, RJD wrote:

    Nikki Noodle - How can you be confused by something that is so straightforward?

    btw - I suspect the real Escort Ford will not stand up immediately as they are on holidays in the country with sheep. That is in the country that has a lot of sheep and not actually holidaying with sheep. Your are following this, aren't you?

    As for Princess Austin - well, this is a very sad story and you shouldn't make light of it. See here for details.

    I can confirm that Capri is indeed near Naples.

    Now, was there anything else?

  39. At 04:48 PM on 01 Jun 2007, andycroak wrote:

    ValP it is a typo. It is, It is, It is, IT IS!

    "We help them achive what they want to do"

    Should be :
    "Roll-up, Roll-up : Get your Human Resource Consultancy 'ere!"

    Sorry Robert. I bet you can see plenty of web horreurs on my website ... :)

    I always liked Escorts Ford's sister, Cortina - curvy!

  40. At 01:07 AM on 02 Jun 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    RJD -- Please tell me you happened across that site accidentally?!

  41. At 01:10 PM on 02 Jun 2007, RJD wrote:

    Ap -- I happened across that site accidentally.

  42. At 11:50 AM on 09 Jun 2007, Clive Jones wrote:

    Iwas intrigued when, the other morning, John Humphreys critisised the Head of Channel 4's decision to screen Emily Parr's using the word n....r. As John had opened the discussion with a sound recording of the actual incident I'm surprised he got away with it!

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