JB, Daily Mail and The Now Show
- BBC Radio 4's The Now Show
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/comedy/nowshow.shtml>- skewered The
Daily Mail for creating the tempest in a teapot debacle over last
Sunday's radio show - you can listen to it on listenagain
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00fqmxv> 05 Dec 08 broadcast
or if you want to hear JUST the JB discussion
"BBCradio4fri05dec08TheNowShowJBdiscussion.mmm" (8.13 MB)
JB discussion on The Now Show
YOU MUST CHANGE THE .mmm file extension to .mp3 to listen to the audio file
and another fun reaction:
December 07, 2008 Est 1999
Tom Morton's diary
Naked rambling sounds much better Still at the Beeb, the shocking
scandal of actor and reality TV judge John Barrowman's Radio 1
exposure has concerned many of us. Does this mean we will no longer
be permitted to broadcast naked? Even in the height of summer?
In case you missed it, or don't read the Daily Mail, former Scot
Barrowman appeared on the show presented by Annie Mac and Nick
Grimshaw, where he was asked by Grimshaw if, as was reputedly his
habit during interviews, he was going to "get his willy out".
"All right, I'll get it out for you then, no problem," replied the
Torchwood star. A producer hastily covered the studio webcam, so
nothing was actually seen by the public, although Annie Mac was
seemingly quite overcome by the sight which greeted her. "Oh my God,"
The Daily Moralist went to town, as you'd expect. "Filth! Evil! BBC!
Willies! Even If You Can't See Them, They Are Very Very Nasty And A
Waste Of Public Money!" ran the headline, probably.
But nobody could. That's the thing about (non-webcam-afflicted)
wireless. It is a little-known fact that some of the BBC's top stars
are committed nudists, and the new BBC Scotland HQ at Pacific Quay in
Glasgow has a blacked-out studio where presenters can, if they wish,
strip before broadcasting. Several claim that this process of
"de-layering" makes them much more sensitive to the conversational
cues of guests in remote studios. A few top consultants say that
nudity affects the voice, too, rendering it more "mellifluous" and
the presenter "increasingly erudite". So far, all attempts to
encourage the staff at Good Morning Scotland to experiment with this
approach have failed.
Precious and rare all Love is, gender matters not.
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