Friday, June 26, 2009

Glastonbury 2009: View from the sofa - BBC 2

Ah, the senior service on BBC 2 gets a full complement of presenters - Radcliffe and Laverne sharing main duties, but throwing to Zane Lowe down in front of The Ting Tings, and Jo Whiley off in the studio.

Jo presents an acoustic performance from Paolo Nutini as if it's some sort of treat, although she does use the phrase "it's the same thing, year after year" so perhaps she was trying to be knowing.

They're currently showing a short film explaining who Neil Young is, rather than showing Neil Young playing live. Is there anyone alive who doesn't know who Young is, who is going to go "oh, if this chap David Crosby says he's worth hearing, maybe I will listen to him?"

Oh. Having spent five minutes of their time talking about Neil Young, Radcliffe is now promising they'll show him "in the next show". After - I kid you not - a Newsnight Michael Jackson special.

1 comment:

Simon said...

Telling that Radcliffe seemingly didn't know that they weren't actually going to be showing any live Neil Young until that last link.

Y'know, I'm sure Laverne used to be funny and whipsmart and not one to just fall back and let someone else carry the weight and all that. I know her Never Mind The Buzzcocks moment was twelve years ago now, but...

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