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Old 22-01-2013, 20:51
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Was anyone else a big fan? Who was your favourite of his characters or which bit of the show did you particular like, etc?
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Old 22-01-2013, 20:54
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My mum was. I'm too young to remember it properly, but she liked Steve Wright, Dave Lee Travis etc and always had Radio One on in the car.
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:15
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:24
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Mr ANGRY was funny, I remember that character
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:29
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Dave Doubledex used to crack me up.
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:30
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Yes, OP - when teeny-ish, I enjoyed the Radio One original. However... one of my neighbours is a fan of the twenty-first century version of the 'Big Show', which appears to involve SW singing acapella for up to twenty minutes at a time. My poor ears.
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Old 22-01-2013, 22:12
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Old 22-01-2013, 22:44
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I will admit to being a fan. I loved the Total Recall spoof sketches - Total Respray, Total Remix, Total Reheat etc.
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Old 22-01-2013, 22:49
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Used to like the camp hairdresser, Gervais. "Keep Yer Tongue Out!"
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Old 22-01-2013, 22:51
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Some of those silly recordings of people laughing, that he used to play, used to crack me up.
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Old 22-01-2013, 22:57
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Phil Cornwell doing Mick Jagger - 'I'm goin' to Sa'urn for me 'olidays'.

Gervaise the hairdresser - 'Keep yer tongue out!'

Mr Angry - 'I'm gong to throw the phone down!!'
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Old 23-01-2013, 08:46
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Listen to his Radio 2 shows.

They're essentially the same as his ones from Radio 1 - right down to the music played.

I've actually asumed for some time that they're just repeats...
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Old 23-01-2013, 10:11
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Listen to his Radio 2 shows.

They're essentially the same as his ones from Radio 1 - right down to the music played.

I've actually asumed for some time that they're just repeats...
Not really as he doesn't have all the comedy characters he used to have.

On Radio 2 all it seems to be now is a bunch of fawning lickspittles on his 'team' who pander to him to make him sound amusing. It's all about him now.

And that's why I stopped listening.
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Old 23-01-2013, 10:36
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loved MR Angry
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Old 23-01-2013, 11:29
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These ^ and Billy Idol who was always crashing his motorbike.
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Old 23-01-2013, 12:25
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I always listened to Steve Wright when he was on Radio 1, my favourite character was Damian the Radio 1 social worker.

Can't listen to the show he does now on Radio 2 - no comparison
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Old 23-01-2013, 13:15
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Some of those silly recordings of people laughing, that he used to play, used to crack me up.
Agreed.........and the 'old woman' :'I'm bad..........you're worse,catch yourself on.......etc' from Northern Ireland was my favourite.
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Old 23-01-2013, 13:42
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Wasn't 'The Old Woman' Wright's mum?
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Old 23-01-2013, 13:54
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I'm too young to remember the Radio 1 show, so I actually don't mind the Radio 2 one. Ask Elvis is amusing.
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Old 23-01-2013, 13:58
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Agreed.........and the 'old woman' :'I'm bad..........you're worse,catch yourself on.......etc' from Northern Ireland was my favourite.
Wasn't 'The Old Woman' Wright's mum?
That was the same woman who used to say, 'Thankyou, doctor' and 'Get some therapy'. I thought she was actually supposed to be a cleaner at the studios.
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Old 23-01-2013, 14:23
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Wasn't 'The Old Woman' Wright's mum?
A few weeks ago Bruno Tonioli from Strictly was in the studio the same day as the Old Woman was there. They came in from playing a record with much laughter and hilarity that stopped abruptly when Bruno mentioned Steve Wrights Mum had just liked something he did

Bluster a'plenty in the studio and a definate drop in atmosphere.
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Old 23-01-2013, 17:31
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A few weeks ago Bruno Tonioli from Strictly was in the studio the same day as the Old Woman was there. They came in from playing a record with much laughter and hilarity that stopped abruptly when Bruno mentioned Steve Wrights Mum had just liked something he did

Bluster a'plenty in the studio and a definate drop in atmosphere.
Ooops! So it IS true?

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Old 23-01-2013, 19:33
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Mr Mad : "That Steve Davis, the snooker player, he's mad !!!"
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Old 23-01-2013, 19:37
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Mr Showbiz himself - " Steve Wright" Shouldn't this thread been radio related although he did some TV " Steve Wright Peoples Show "
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Old 24-01-2013, 06:17
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Ooops! So it IS true?

I would bet my house on it Saltydog! Bruno really dropped the whole act in the doo doo!
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