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Stuart Maconie cannot be trusted in Mark Radcliffe's absence

WesterbergWesterberg Posts: 652
edited February 2010 in The bottom bracket
...everytime Radcliffe is off, Maconie reverts to playing absolute tosh - wanky 80's pish and disco lite censored . Come back Mark, Maconie is ruining the show again!

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  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 3,695
    Radcliffe "is" the programme!
    He's got an encyclopedic knowledge of the singers/band/producers/writers etc.

    Mac conkey - sic - on the other hand, is like a failed extra for Corrie/Emmerdale, who needs to water his allotment, feed his whippets and put his cloth cap at a jaunty angle.

    Only problem is, Radcliffes stammering, stuttering, "erms, ums and aghs" gets a bit wearing!
  • scwxx77scwxx77 Posts: 1,469
    Usually listen to them at work the next morning. Radcliffes 'right, that's enough of that' cut offs when Maconie goes off on one are classic.
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  • scwxx77scwxx77 Posts: 1,469
    That's after I've listen to Marc Riley first mind you. He's much better.
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  • spen666spen666 Posts: 17,709
    Westerberg wrote:
    ...everytime Radcliffe is off, Maconie reverts to playing absolute tosh - wanky 80's pish and disco lite censored . Come back Mark, Maconie is ruining the show again!

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  • I think Mark Radcliffe is great - he definitely makes that show.

    ...perhaps not so much now- but there seems to be a bit of rivalry between those two on that show! I can't help thinking that they were forced into that partnership together and neither were very happy about it!?
  • PBoPBo Posts: 2,493
    I think Mark Radcliffe is great - he definitely makes that show.

    ...perhaps not so much now- but there seems to be a bit of rivalry between those two on that show! I can't help thinking that they were forced into that partnership together and neither were very happy about it!?

    in the days of yore, when i listened to R1, the mark and lard breakfast show was awesome.....much better then the ginger twit. I listen to Riley on 6 music.

    didn't maconie start off doing spots and reviews on R1, rather than having full control of a show?
  • atticaattica Posts: 2,362
    Radcliffe an Noddy Holder would be great

    Mind you Mark and Lard would trump that hands down
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  • PorgyPorgy Posts: 4,525
    Maconie presents the "Freak Zone" on 6Music - he has a taste for the odd and cerebral - while Radcliffe is more Indie.

    I think on Radio 2 Maconie just falls back to audience pleasers and playlist as the stuff he'd really like to play would probably cause most radio 2 listeners to recoil in displeasure or become confused.
  • Tom ButcherTom Butcher Posts: 3,830
    Quite like them both - better than the usual tosh you get on BBC radio anyway - I do agree Radcliffe is probably a bit more important to the show than t'other one.

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  • for my money, Radcliffe isn't afraid to call a spade a spade. Whereas Maconie is too scared of being called a snob so plays stuff other people know to be tosh, with the misguided intention of appearing broad minded.

    That said, I used to like his old Saturday night R2 show - called something like 'Unknown pleasures'
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