Watcha. Top work from all phone answerers on Friday. Money taken, tunes selected, customers satisfied. It was good to see all the bloggers working while Tim Smith wafted chocs at you all. Hope the photos looked ok given the brief amount of time allocated between show 1 and show 2! And a grand total at the end of it all. Trebles all round...

Saturday evening at the O2 and an evening with Killers. Just settling into our seats when young Jeremy Vine arrives with his posse/entourage/friends&family. I can report that he's a mean dancer and jigger. There was many a Radio 2 listener there, all of us basking in the glow of still going to a rock concert that our kids wouldn't laugh at. Brandon Flowers is one hell of a frontman and considering he couldn't perform past song 5 on Monday, he was in good form. We spent a while trying to work out who the crowd were straining to take photos of. We saw Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter but it wasn't them. The clue was in the cover version of 'With or Without You' they struck up. Turns out Bono and family were in attendance and he told me he is really big fan of Mr Flowers. Killers supported U2 a while back and they have obviously stayed in touch.

I left just before the end and JV was still bopping. The man has stamina.
Today it's another book club offering and it is Simon Tolkien's Orders From Berlin. It's a WW2 story of a Nazi plot to assassinate Churchill. There's a chapter online here and yes, he's one of those Tolkiens-JJR's grandson.

And oldies please for the 60th anniversary and 25,000th performance of AGATHA CHRISTIE'S THE MOUSETRAP at the St Martins Theatre in London. Never seen it! Not sure whodunit! Don't tell me! Songs please...

Have a clear-thinking and muddle free Monday, see you at 5

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  • Comment number 74. Posted by Sunnyside up Sal

    on 20 Nov 2012 09:01

    Best remember your brollies folks...

    http://www.raintoday.co.uk

    An indoor day, paintbrush in hand and dig old some recently rediscovered CDs.

    Away to the kitchen :)

    Oh yes, removing crown, to avoid any paint splashes.

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  • Comment number 73. Posted by Deebee

    on 20 Nov 2012 08:22

    Good Morning All

    Well done for all menshes yesterday. I was completely mis-aligned... in fact I've been in the wilderness for a few weeks now. It's just a bit of fun, though...

    :o)

    #57 Lovely to 'see' you here Mo! Hope you'll be able to join in a bit more now things are a bit more settled for you. Yes, I did tell my Tim Smith story on the weekend blog. A very nice man - mind you, any guy who comes bearing chocolates is a good thing in my book...

    ;o)

    #71 I'm not especially a Jo Whiley fan either, although I don't mind her. I don't think she has a choice about which other shows she has to advertise. Steve isn't everyone's cup of tea, but he is still very popular. And the great thing about Radio 2 is its variety - it would be boring if all the presenters were the same. There are always alternatives.

    See you over the page.

    ~X~

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  • Comment number 72. Posted by amelia

    on 20 Nov 2012 00:11

    #59 Ken - the older I get the less TV I watch - Nordic stuff & Strictly is pretty much it. Borgen was definitely the best (West Wing in a wee country) then The Bridge. Although I do have a zillion episodes of Montalbano cluttering up my Sky+

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  • Comment number 71. Posted by lord gazza

    on 19 Nov 2012 23:24

    @60 flo
    im not a jo fan shes 2 radio 1 for me.sw will be around 4 ever its the most listerned to radio show in the afternoons,i think jo wonts 2 be on 6 music she keeps plugging the show thats on after her before mentioning whats on next on radio 2,it seems she wonts people to turn over instead of staying on radio 2.

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  • Comment number 70. Posted by amelia

    on 19 Nov 2012 22:16

    And of course Simon and his duvet comments never fail to make me giggle.

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  • Comment number 69. Posted by amelia

    on 19 Nov 2012 22:11

    Well done Mandy & Sir C for your mentions.

    Catching up with podcasts. Billie - your lovely mention from Thursday makes it onto the podcast - good girl yourself as they say in these parts.

    Another of the many joys from Friday was Shona giggling at the good revster and his infamous CD.

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  • Comment number 68. Posted by Tartan Queen Shona

    on 19 Nov 2012 20:18

    Hello Everyone! Busy day

    What a nice post from Simon and just to let you know, my photo is fab Simon. Comments have been made that we could be brother and sister or that I could be your mum (I think it's the specs!)

    #14 LOL Revster. I burst out laughing again and glad to hear THAT song got an airing at a wedding. ;0) Poor bride and bridegroom. But whay a hoot we had at the table reading the song list on the CD. My ribs are still sore.

    Hope to join in the fun tomorrow. XX

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  • Comment number 67. Posted by WickedFairyFlo

    on 19 Nov 2012 19:29

    Thanks for 'well dones' for Rat Trap and I'd like to say well dones to Blogger Bill, Sir Cumference and to Mandy for their menshes x

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  • Comment number 66. Posted by Jennie Wren

    on 19 Nov 2012 19:21

    Obviously not aligned with the NYM today!

    Have great evenings all and see you tomorrow

    JW

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  • Comment number 65. Posted by Billie on the Blog

    on 19 Nov 2012 18:27

    ^^^

    Mandy - for the Eagles .................

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