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I bloody love Eddie Mair on LBC

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suziewoozie Wed 25-Nov-20 17:37:23

The Government refused to offer a member to be interviewed on his programme - prime time national radio. They offered a back bench MP who Eddie Mair refused saying that they might as well have offered Engelbert Humpeldink and he then proceeded to play ‘Please Release Me’. It really cheered me up 😀

Lucca Wed 25-Nov-20 17:38:58

😂😂👏

Iam64 Wed 25-Nov-20 17:40:51

Fantastic! I missed this suziewoozie but will find it. I'm another big fan of Eddie Mair

biba70 Wed 25-Nov-20 17:42:10

wow not seen it yet- must go and have a look.

Yes, love him too.

biba70 Wed 25-Nov-20 17:46:23

do you have a link, can't find it.

suziewoozie Wed 25-Nov-20 17:48:46

For all Eddie fans - his interview with Johnson which might, just might explain why his programme is boycotted by ministers. It was in his BBC days when he was fronting the Andrew Marr Show. It is Classic Gold.

www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2013/mar/24/boris-johnson-accused-nasty-video?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Iam64 Wed 25-Nov-20 17:52:03

That really is gold isn't it suziewoozie.

suziewoozie Wed 25-Nov-20 17:53:41

biba70

do you have a link, can't find it.

It’s LBC I think you’ll have to wait until the programme finishes at 7pm

annodomini Wed 25-Nov-20 18:14:29

I remember that he told BJ that he was 'a nasty piece of work'. He never said a truer word!

suziewoozie Wed 25-Nov-20 18:15:31

Yes that’s the video link I posted - Johnson at his smirking, evasive best

biba70 Wed 25-Nov-20 18:25:42

Yes, anno- and that was years ago- he hasn't changed his spots!

Nortsat Wed 25-Nov-20 18:33:07

Thank you suzie we don’t listen to LBC but we like Eddie Mair. It raised a smile here ... 😎😎

BlueBelle Wed 25-Nov-20 18:48:28

I m not an Eddie fan he’s definitely ok but not the love of my life however Nick Abbott is... I love his humour

suziewoozie Wed 25-Nov-20 18:51:37

I moved to LBC when the news programmes on R4 reduced me to babbling incoherent fury. I listen to 10 mins of Today at 8 am and that’s enough. Then LBC between 10 - 7 ( on and off of course ) then C4 news at 7. I have about 30 mins of CNN when I go to bed - that’s enough for various reasons.

suziewoozie Wed 25-Nov-20 18:52:30

Oh yes I’d forgotten NA at the weekend - he’s great, the sound effects are a particular joy.

BlueBelle Wed 25-Nov-20 20:19:53

His Trump one is so funny and he does the Boris track and race, trace and track ....... he’s dry I love listening to him

suziewoozie Wed 25-Nov-20 20:37:57

He is genuinely witty I think and I think quite underrated in general

Floradora9 Wed 25-Nov-20 21:44:18

I really miss him on radio 4 but I feel he has gone downmarket with LBC with the phone ins and the terrible adds .

LadyHonoriaDedlock Wed 25-Nov-20 22:06:12

Suziewoozie, that interview was a gem and it should be shown everyday. Eddie Mair calmly refused to be thrown off course by Johnson's usual tricks, the faux humility and the clowning, and made him squirm. I wish more interviewers would do that.

suziewoozie Wed 25-Nov-20 22:56:32

Yes the ads are truly truly awful but I think the people he has on answering questions on Covid related issues are really good and informative. I think I’ve sort of learned to screen out the ads because I can’t remember any from tonight’s show. I also enjoy his regular slot with Simon Marks who also is very informative and sometimes very funny. Ben Kentish their Westminster correspondent is always up to the minute on the latest rules / guidance and really keeps me upto date.

suziewoozie Wed 25-Nov-20 22:59:39

And another of their correspondents, Rachel Venebles, who reports throughout the day has done sterling work on the Grenfell enquiry and the cladding issue.

FannyCornforth Thu 26-Nov-20 10:25:47

I used to absolutely love Nick Abbot, but I think that he has passed his prime now.
He seems quite misanthropic, and he has some strange opinions about Covid.
He has said some offensive things about disabilities too. I've noticed that ubiquitous phoner in Annie from Carnforth no longer calls in.
(I would be very surprised if Annie isn't on here.)
And don't get me started on Steve 'and err' Allen.
Eddie is fabulous though, Shelagh and James too (even though he sometimes gets on my wick).
My LBC favourite is Swarbs.

suziewoozie Thu 26-Nov-20 10:34:15

FannyCornforth

I used to absolutely love Nick Abbot, but I think that he has passed his prime now.
He seems quite misanthropic, and he has some strange opinions about Covid.
He has said some offensive things about disabilities too. I've noticed that ubiquitous phoner in Annie from Carnforth no longer calls in.
(I would be very surprised if Annie isn't on here.)
And don't get me started on Steve 'and err' Allen.
Eddie is fabulous though, Shelagh and James too (even though he sometimes gets on my wick).
My LBC favourite is Swarbs.

SF is my all time favourite - JOB can get a bit wearing after a while but overall his heart is in the right place. SA is horrible. Re NA - I like his irreverence and also there’s no alternative at that time of night. As for TS - oh dear, we’ll have to disagree on that. I find him quite facile and not very well informed. I’d wondered about A from C - I had thought she might be you 😀

FannyCornforth Thu 26-Nov-20 10:54:33

Ha ha! Really? I miss Annie.
And that very old lady from Mansfield - Kathy. She must gone to the great radio phone in the sky.
I like Tom because I find him just right for when I'm nodding off. I think he's very natural.
I feel very protective about JOB - we're exactly the same age and from the same neck of the woods. He's like my radio brother. I've been listening to him from the very beginning.
Buy yes, he is incredible wearing.
I could talk / write about speech radio till the cows come home! smile

FannyCornforth Thu 26-Nov-20 10:56:59

I used to love Shelagh when she was on 5 live with Nicky (see how we're on first name terms!grin)
But Jane Garvey and Peter Allen were the best.