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What sends you leaping for the off switch?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by eisenach, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. tones

    tones Tones deaf

    Is that still going????? I remember that from the 1950s as kid in Belfast, before TV. Astounded at the thing's longevity.
     
  2. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    Jeremy Vine.
    Used to quite like Chris Evans on the drive to work. Now I switch stations continuously.
    Need a DAB for Radio X!
     
  3. simon g

    simon g Grumpy Old Man

    Jeremy Vine. Over paid talentless muppet of the first order.
     
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  4. eisenach

    eisenach Thüringen

    A fine shew of tolerance , here. Well done! :) I could pretty much have added any of those, though I do rather like the Now show!
     
  5. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    Grace died in a bid to stop ITV.
     
  6. zippy

    zippy pfm Member

    You beat me to it !
     
  7. Joe

    Joe pfm Member

    .

    It's " twitter" when she is on Radio 4. On 6 Music she pronounces it " twih-ah " ........ It's a yoof thing, I imagine.
     
  8. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    The Archers

    Thought For The Day

    Count Arthur Strong
     
  9. davidjt

    davidjt pfm Member

    Just A Minute

    Thought For The Day

    Count Arthur Strong

    Arthur Smith
     
  10. darrenyeats

    darrenyeats pfm Member

    Almost everything! But specifically:
    Radio 1 (hated it when I was young, still do)
    Eastenders and any of those other soaps. Just watch without sound - the faces of constant misery!
    Most modern comedy-free dramas - miserable

    For us entertainment is an escape so we like comedy, action and romance (or blend) - if it's fantasy so much the better.

    I've had enough "gritty and realistic" in my life already, and I see more on the news, thank you!
     
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  11. whatsnext

    whatsnext Naimless

    I tried some BBC over the holidays but it did not continue. It has all been off for so long. I bet I miss it when it goes
     
  12. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    The One Show is my number one. It only has to get to the second “One” and Ive zapped it. I’m getting flashbacks of Adrian Chiles’ face now writing about it. Reminds me of watching the Singing Ringing Tree when I had chicken pox as a child- scarred for life. Coronation Street is another- music to slash your wrists to. Do they still have those grim opening credits with a cat on a wet slate roof with coal smoke belching out of a chimney?
     
  13. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    Is there anything left?

    Have you thought of dumping your radio?
     
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  14. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Archers
    Women's Hour
    Saturday Live, usually
    Count Arthur Strong
    Thought for the day I just ignore.
    Most things on TV I just ignore. I've been away all week and not turned the TV on at home or away since Sunday.
     
  15. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    I watch about an hour and a half's worth of TV a week: University Challenge and Les Miserables are the only two I watch regularly, plus the occasional film and BBC4 music programme (if I remember to check the listings, which I rarely do).
     
  16. eternumviti

    eternumviti pfm Member

    Gardener's Question Time is a funny one. I don't listen to it, but it isn't a brick at the radio type thing. It does though amuse me with the number of panellists over the years who possess amusing aptonyms - Fred Loads, Bill Sowerbutts, Bob Flowerdew, Clay Jones, Pippa Greenwood, Bunny Guinness, Anne Swithinbank.
     
  17. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Golly, do I ever have a lot of soul!

    “...and now I’m handing over to Geoffrey Boycott...”

    Change channels, set the timer for twenty minutes.
     
  18. eternumviti

    eternumviti pfm Member

    Oh, heavens, on the BBC Radio 4 Gardeners Question Time Website, in this week's programme...

    "Chris Beardshaw and Eric Robson dispense advice on good nut maintenance."

    Mustn't miss that!
     
  19. Colin L

    Colin L pfm Member

    Spot on ET, and I don't say that very often. :eek:
    I'd add the ONE Show as well..
     
  20. Kraus

    Kraus Member

    Yes, only comedy if lugubrious = funny.

    Which it doesn't.
     

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