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    Posted by stevepg56 (U15765754) on Tuesday, 18th June 2013

    is she the most annoying person on tv?
    is airport live well suited for her as this has to be the most annoying programme on tv.
    boring boring boring, repetitious repetitious repetitious

    most of it isnt even live
    its just blue peter for the elderly
    patronising and zzzzzzzzz

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    Posted by Rosemary (U7231409) on Tuesday, 18th June 2013

    Well, this elderly 54 year old is enjoying it. But then I liked Blue Peter. And talking of patronising ... your comment is rather, too.

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    Posted by briggsy2 (U1288489) on Tuesday, 18th June 2013

    Kate Humble is presenting this as well as her show on Friday nights?

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    Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on Tuesday, 18th June 2013

    Kate Humble is presenting this as well as her show on Friday nights? 

    Not at the same time, obviously. Unless she has sheep on the runways?

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    Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) ** on Tuesday, 18th June 2013

    Steve, you know there is already a thread on Airport Live because you posted to it a few minutes before starting this one.

    Makes one wonder why.

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    Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on Tuesday, 18th June 2013

    Steve, you know there is already a thread on Airport Live because you posted to it a few minutes before starting this one.

    Makes one wonder why. 


    Yes, Gov, but this thread is a totally different one moaning about a presenter.

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    Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) ** on Tuesday, 18th June 2013

    A moan that the poster had made in that other thread.

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    Posted by swillott (U13835085) on Tuesday, 18th June 2013

    If you're a moaner you have to make yourself highly visible in case no-one agrees with you.
    Say it often enough and someone might listen.

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    Posted by mazza (U15765824) on Tuesday, 18th June 2013

    is she the most annoying person on tv?
    is airport live well suited for her as this has to be the most annoying programme on tv.
    boring boring boring, repetitious repetitious repetitious

    most of it isnt even live
    its just blue peter for the elderly
    patronising and zzzzzzzzz 
    I think Kate is doing a great job considering she is standing in! I really hate flying but I am fascinated with the scale of what goes on at Heathrow! Well done so far BBC on a brilliant series. I also think Kate was delightful on springwatch. Oh and im not OLD!

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    Posted by DaveA (U14937949) on Tuesday, 18th June 2013

    is she the most annoying person on tv?
    is airport live well suited for her as this has to be the most annoying programme on tv.
    boring boring boring, repetitious repetitious repetitious

    most of it isnt even live
    its just blue peter for the elderly
    patronising and zzzzzzzzz 
    The short answer is "no", but there are so many annoying presenters to choose from. I cannot understand the BBC's love affair with her, I try to avoid her, This is, remember, the broadcaster that thought the appalling Johnathan Ross was worth many millions of our pounds. (Before he jumped ship of course)

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    Posted by Monty Burns (U7868864) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    I spotted an interesting programme in next week's Radio Times all about the sun(not the newspaper) but as it's presented by Kate Humble I won't bother. Sorry but I can't abide her

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    Posted by caissier (U14073060) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    She comes over as so vanilla-brite-'n'-lite. I bet she's a richer personality in real life. I want to see Kate Humble's Dark Side ..... like this .....

    www.youtube.com/watc...

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    Posted by i_amMarieAntoinette (U8354069) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    I met Kate a few weeks ago at the beggining of June and a nicer lady you coudn't wish to meet. Her persona off screen is the same as on screen and she is so down to earth with no airs of graces. Having travelled frequently all my life I'm finding the Heathrow programme absolutely fascinating and well presented.

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    Posted by tumteatum (U15488526) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    I don't understand the Kate Humble hate although I do have a problem with all these "LIVE" programmes. She actually shines in comparison to her co-presenters - Anita and Dallas.

    I must say I actively switch off if I see any of the following: Ben Fogle, Richard Bacon, Jonathan Ross, Mark Allwright or Nick Knowles. In fact I can't think of anyone within my corner of the world who doesn't switch off Jonathan Ross when he pops up even as a guest.

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    Posted by Monty Burns (U7868864) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    I don't understand the Kate Humble hate although I do have a problem with all these "LIVE" programmes 

    For all I know she may be a lovely person in real life but to me she always comes across as a sort of bossy head girl type. She was one of the reasons I gave up watching Top Gear many years ago

    I must say I actively switch off if I see any of the following: Ben Fogle, Richard Bacon, Jonathan Ross, Mark Allwright or Nick Knowles. 


    I don't have too much of a problem with Ben Fogle but know what you mean about the others. I presume you mean MATT Allwright who is a waste of space on Watchdog

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    Posted by i_amMarieAntoinette (U8354069) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    Apologies for the 2 typos in my previous message - shame there's no edit function.

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    Posted by GaryB007 (U3895241) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    I recorded these as I was away and watched them last night.

    Some of the pre-recorded inserts contained some interesting material, but the live links were inane and pointless. It would be better if they dropped the live bits (and Humble/Rani) and just turned into a documentary series. I pretty much did that myself by whizzing through most of the live bits. Each programme contained about 20 minutes of worthwhile viewing.

    Who was Kate Humble standing in for?

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    Posted by Mike Reed (U15766185) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    I cannot agree more this is the most boring programme I have seen for ages. The problem is that to make it interesting something has to create tension. Having Kate whispering when it is clear that when wearing headphones whispering is a complete waste of time and the noise levels means that one needs to talk normally. The following programme about London Transport was so much more gripping as things went wrong and we saw them being resolved. Air traffic cannot afford to have anything go wrong for obvious reasons so therefore all we get is boring, boring and more boring.

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    Posted by i_amMarieAntoinette (U8354069) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    I don't understand the Kate Humble hate although I do have a problem with all these "LIVE" programmes 

    For all I know she may be a lovely person in real life but to me she always comes across as a sort of bossy head girl type. She was one of the reasons I gave up watching Top Gear many years ago

    I must say I actively switch off if I see any of the following: Ben Fogle, Richard Bacon, Jonathan Ross, Mark Allwright or Nick Knowles. 


    I don't have too much of a problem with Ben Fogle but know what you mean about the others. I presume you mean MATT Allwright who is a waste of space on Watchdog 
    As I mentioned before - she is a nice lady in real life. However she is exuberant and enthusiastic which may come across as bossiness ??

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    Posted by Grounded Griselda (U14326837) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    As I mentioned before - she is a nice lady in real life. However she is exuberant and enthusiastic which may come across as bossiness ?? 

    That may well be the case. But I'm never likely to meet her in real life, and so I have to base my opinion of her on what I see of her as a presenter.

    It's not just the 'bossiness' I can't be doing with, although it is extremely annoying, it's also the fact that she often presents programmes where she has little or no knowledge of the subject matter, and treats them in a superficial and cavalier manner. Eg the dreadful Frankinscence Trail.

    Perhaps the BBC see her role as standing in for the average viewer, but even that doesn't wash with me. She doesn't ask the questions I want answered, and gushes and over-reacts in all the wrong places.

    So for me she makes any programme she's in an absolute no go area.smiley - sadface

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    Posted by longmemoryintv (U15477482) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    I don't understand the Kate Humble hate although I do have a problem with all these "LIVE" programmes 

    For all I know she may be a lovely person in real life but to me she always comes across as a sort of bossy head girl type. She was one of the reasons I gave up watching Top Gear many years ago

    I must say I actively switch off if I see any of the following: Ben Fogle, Richard Bacon, Jonathan Ross, Mark Allwright or Nick Knowles. 


    I don't have too much of a problem with Ben Fogle but know what you mean about the others. I presume you mean MATT Allwright who is a waste of space on Watchdog 
    As I mentioned before - she is a nice lady in real life. However she is exuberant and enthusiastic which may come across as bossiness ?? 
    She may be a nice lady 'in real life'. Many people who appear on television are. Many are horrible as well - believe me, I know. However, some of them come across as more professional than others, and not just jack-of-all-trades. We watched about five minutes of this before we couldn't stand any more of the over the top (and completely unnecessary) hand movements. Don't these ubiquitous 'presenters' ever get any coaching about how to present themselves to camera and thus the viewer any more? Don't they ever watch themselves, and notice?

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    Posted by bayernmike (U15603623) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    In answer to the first line of this thread, no she is not. Brian Cox is

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    Posted by joeville (U1065277) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    is she the most annoying person on tv? 


    No, that title must go to that insane woman that does the talk over in Master Chef.

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    Posted by tumteatum (U15488526) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    Yes Matt Allwright ... I never hung around long enough to catch his name properly. He seemed to have started the craze for mockney consumer crusaders.

    I just find Ben Fogle so patronising.

    I can't even remember Kate Humble being on Top Gear. She has had a diverse career.

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    Posted by caissier (U14073060) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    I don't understand the Kate Humble hate although I do have a problem with all these "LIVE" programmes 

    For all I know she may be a lovely person in real life but to me she always comes across as a sort of bossy head girl type. She was one of the reasons I gave up watching Top Gear many years ago

    I must say I actively switch off if I see any of the following: Ben Fogle, Richard Bacon, Jonathan Ross, Mark Allwright or Nick Knowles. 


    I don't have too much of a problem with Ben Fogle but know what you mean about the others. I presume you mean MATT Allwright who is a waste of space on Watchdog 
    As I mentioned before - she is a nice lady in real life. However she is exuberant and enthusiastic which may come across as bossiness ?? 
    She may be a nice lady 'in real life'. Many people who appear on television are. Many are horrible as well - believe me, I know. However, some of them come across as more professional than others, and not just jack-of-all-trades. We watched about five minutes of this before we couldn't stand any more of the over the top (and completely unnecessary) hand movements. Don't these ubiquitous 'presenters' ever get any coaching about how to present themselves to camera and thus the viewer any more? Don't they ever watch themselves, and notice? 
    Producer probably says, "No, that's fine ..... that's great .... " because they haven't got any idea.

    Kate just comes over as Julie Andrews-unfeasibly-positive gushy-bland - not her fault.

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    Posted by longmemoryintv (U15477482) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    I don't understand the Kate Humble hate although I do have a problem with all these "LIVE" programmes 

    For all I know she may be a lovely person in real life but to me she always comes across as a sort of bossy head girl type. She was one of the reasons I gave up watching Top Gear many years ago

    I must say I actively switch off if I see any of the following: Ben Fogle, Richard Bacon, Jonathan Ross, Mark Allwright or Nick Knowles. 


    I don't have too much of a problem with Ben Fogle but know what you mean about the others. I presume you mean MATT Allwright who is a waste of space on Watchdog 
    As I mentioned before - she is a nice lady in real life. However she is exuberant and enthusiastic which may come across as bossiness ?? 
    She may be a nice lady 'in real life'. Many people who appear on television are. Many are horrible as well - believe me, I know. However, some of them come across as more professional than others, and not just jack-of-all-trades. We watched about five minutes of this before we couldn't stand any more of the over the top (and completely unnecessary) hand movements. Don't these ubiquitous 'presenters' ever get any coaching about how to present themselves to camera and thus the viewer any more? Don't they ever watch themselves, and notice? 
    Producer probably says, "No, that's fine ..... that's great .... " because they haven't got any idea.

    Kate just comes over as Julie Andrews-unfeasibly-positive gushy-bland - not her fault. 
    Well as she probably earns more than the whole of the crew put together that must be what counts now, mustn't it?

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    Posted by Rosemary (U7231409) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    Having Kate whispering when it is clear that when wearing headphones whispering is a complete waste of time and the noise levels means that one needs to talk normally.  Wasn't she whispering so as not to distract the controllers? I wear headphones (obviously) when I'm interpreting in the booth, and I can assure you that someone 'speaking normally' within earshot would shatter my concentration; I imagine the distraction issue is even more crucial when you have peoples' lives in your hands.

    Air traffic cannot afford to have anything go wrong for obvious reasons so therefore all we get is boring, boring and more boring.  Well although I personally wasn't bored (I'd have switched off if I had been), as a very frequent flyer I would much prefer that the programme wasn't made more tense or exciting by something going wrong!!

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    Posted by zencat (U14877400) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    is she the most annoying person on tv? 
    Probably.

    ....actually no - I just remembered the Chuckle Brothers. smiley - sadface

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    Posted by BryanLuc (U12989423) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    Who was Kate Humble standing in for  

    Dan Snow, he pulled out for "family reasons" whatever they are
    All three presenters are so annoying, Anita Rani especially so, which is a shame because the subject material is so interesting
    I agree with the poster who said that it would be better as a documentary without the live presenters

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    Posted by Monty Burns (U7868864) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    I can't even remember Kate Humble being on Top Gear. 

    Somewhere back in the 1990's I think

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    Posted by i_amMarieAntoinette (U8354069) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    As I mentioned before - she is a nice lady in real life. However she is exuberant and enthusiastic which may come across as bossiness ?? 

    That may well be the case. But I'm never likely to meet her in real life, and so I have to base my opinion of her on what I see of her as a presenter.

    .smiley - sadface 
    I only mentioned it to emphasise that her persona on screen is the same as off screen i.e it's not an act (as with some people). I understand that she may not be everyone's cup of tea but to me she appeared to be genuinely a person who is interested in most topics and fortunately she has a good sense of humour and was taking the mickey out of herself somewhat. I quite liked that as some presenters take themselves VERY seriously. I have met a few awful famous people but Kate was very pleasant.

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    Posted by Drsdaughter (U12521046) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    Because Kate Humble prefers turbines to birds, I resigned my membership of the RSPB. Turbines are responsible for numerous bird fatalities. I support birds , not turbines. Kate Humble holds a high position in the RSPB and I don't like her attitude to avian wildlife.

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    Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) ** on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    Have to agree that turbines are a bit of a plague these days.

    i.telegraph.co.uk/mu...

    But as far as her presenting style goes, the subject of this thread, I have no problem with Kate Humble.

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    Posted by SAB888 (U14777346) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    Nothing wrong with Kate at all.

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    Posted by Geoff (U15766566) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    Problem with the Heathrow programs was that they needed a calm off-screen commentator rather than three on-screen people wildly rushing around shrieking and waving their arms about. Suitable for twelve year old viewers, I suppose....

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    Posted by Logans Run (U13830424) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    No,Kate Humble is lovely.
    But if that Louis Spence came round my house spinning around ,arching his back and then putting his one leg on my table, I would say NO Louis Spence take your camp lispy body OFF my table and go.I don't want you at my house ever again, GO back to your dance studio forthwith young man.GRRR.

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    Posted by ashleyhr (U14203741) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    Excuse me, but what BBC TV programme are we supposed to be discussing here?! I'm somewhat tempted to report the whole thread (but I won't because I can't be bothered).

    As a non-member of the Kate Lack of Appreciation Society, if I wish to comment myself about Kate I will seek to do so in an on-topic manner. That is by posting again at the Wild Shepherdess thread (after transmission) or by posting at the Airport Live thread, or posting at any Secret Life of the Sun thread (after transmission).

    To quote the Dear old BBC:
    "The Points of View team invite you to discuss BBC Television programmes."

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    Posted by SAB888 (U14777346) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    Excuse me, but what BBC TV programme are we supposed to be discussing here?! I'm somewhat tempted to report the whole thread (but I won't because I can't be bothered).
     
    The clue is in the first message.

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    Posted by Red Horizon (U1719289) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    is she the most annoying person on tv?
    is airport live well suited for her as this has to be the most annoying programme on tv.
    boring boring boring, repetitious repetitious repetitious

    most of it isnt even live
    its just blue peter for the elderly
    patronising and zzzzzzzzz 
    First of all - i think it really benefits the public showing what goes into the running of an airport, and, i do think Kate is actually a delightful presenter standing in for Dan.

    Plus, i don't know why you're thinking such a prog would be 'just blue peter for the elderly', but, i do actually hold 'blue peter' in great esteem and regard it as one of the major successes of the Beeb anyway.

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    Posted by ashleyhr (U14203741) on Wednesday, 19th June 2013

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    Well the thread is entitled 'Kate Humble' and all the opening post told us was that the writer thinks she is 'annoying' and that Airport Live was (so far) 'annoying', 'boring' and 'repetitious'. Not exactly informative.

    Anyway, I will shut up now and let any further discussion in the thread continue without me.

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    Posted by anita (U15652748) on Thursday, 20th June 2013

    I agree.This is a fantastic show,considering all the security-they have done a fab job going 'inside'and places where none of us would get to see otherwise.
    The team have made it interesting.
    Well done BBC-i have been hooked.

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    Posted by RTFishall (U835717) on Monday, 24th June 2013

    Will there ever be a documentary in future that's not hosted by Kate Humble?
    Media over-exposure is an understatement.

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) ** on Monday, 24th June 2013

    I see that she somehow got tacked onto a science documentary "The Secret Life of The Sun"... I wasn't aware Kate had a background in astrophysics and/or fusion!

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    Posted by billy_bumble (U14467942) on Monday, 24th June 2013

    I see that she somehow got tacked onto a science documentary "The Secret Life of The Sun"... I wasn't aware Kate had a background in astrophysics and/or fusion!  By the same token Fiona Bruce has no expertise in antiques , art , or cars

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    Posted by Fred (U15549179) on Monday, 24th June 2013

    She isn't the MOST annoying (but running the leaders very close mind you) but I do get a bit fed up with frequently shoehorning 'flavour of the month' presenters into many programmes. e.g. Kate Humble, Clare Balding, etc

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    Posted by Amarantha (U14743209) on Monday, 24th June 2013

    Kate Humble has got guts. I wonder how many of the moaners on here would have the courage to travel to the remotest part of the Afghan mountains and then make an extremely interesting and absorbing documentary in a thoughtful manner and showing great empathy with the local women ?

    I find this thread offensive, so having said what I wanted to say I won't be revisiting it.

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