Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby Super-Jank » 09 Feb 2018, 17:59

Hi John,

Thanks for writing with your ideas.

I Executive Produce Later…with Jools Holland and some other popular music output from BBC Studios. I don’t commission the BBC’s music programmes.

If you or your colleagues want to be presenters perhaps you should shoot a taster tape of yourself or yourselves in action?

Your proposed magazine show sounds a bit like the Old Grey Whistle Test which I believe BBCFOUR is reviving for a night in a couple of weeks. Or perhaps you don’t see it like that?

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Mark


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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby Jeemo » 09 Feb 2018, 18:31

must be just me remembering all the shite they used to show, with an occasional worthwhile band.

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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby Darkness_Fish » 09 Feb 2018, 20:36

I'm pretty sure The Whistle Test was mainly prog and hoary old blues rock stuff that stank of piss and made your shoes stick to the carpet.

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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby sloopjohnc » 09 Feb 2018, 21:52

The Modernist wrote:Me I'd mix it up. I'd have a mixture of new music and features on older artists: live performances.


And play some songs together.
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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby K » 09 Feb 2018, 21:57

sloopjohnc wrote:
The Modernist wrote:Me I'd mix it up. I'd have a mixture of new music and features on older artists: live performances.


And play some songs together.

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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby the masked man » 09 Feb 2018, 22:31

Darkness_Fish wrote:I'm pretty sure The Whistle Test was mainly prog and hoary old blues rock stuff that stank of piss and made your shoes stick to the carpet.

<<Insert cutting remark about BCB cup here>>


In the 70s it was, but by the mid-80s, when the show ended, it had turned into a fairly decent and up-to-date show with live tracks from the likes of Cabaret Voltaire and Sisters of Mercy.

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Re: Return of The Old Grey Whistle Test

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 09 Feb 2018, 23:41

That's decent?
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