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FREE THE NORDIC ONE
Julian Bray writes: I do seriously wonder about the health, safety, and welfare of the leg end ary (Shome mishtake? ED) lapsed Viking / Norwegian - split [blonde] hairs) - Paul Stainton - that face, (good one for radio, or the back end of a Peterborough bus... right out of Borgen, plays the baby faced nordic villian of course) and hosts the bigger breakfast show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. Audiences building by all accounts...
He also routinely spit roasts local politicans, and for good measure retro engineers assorted jobsworths, vocalises the grown up stuff 'down the line from London' bumpered by the station managers home made trails, relentless 'Please, please Vote for Me next year' spots from the seriously Wacco Jacco - the MP for the scuzzy part of Peterborough, not even all of it - and those all slotted neatly between periodic traffic reports on the blindingly obvious regular jams, potholes, stuck rising bollards, sunk punts, missing trains ( lib dems on the line) unguided bus crunches, dysfunctional fountains, and endless floods on the whittlesey wash... (err that's why its called a wash?).
But why is the PBROTRIB worried about the chosen vocal one? Well Paul Stainton bless him, makes the twice daily long cross country commute from somewhere up darkest north, in the middle of the night, starts off the dawn chorus, through the City of Peterborough (A Unitary Authority) passing the virtually unused, unloved but fully functional Peterborough BBC studio in the centre of town (Peterborough - No Overall Control) to Cambridge City (hushed tones...its gone Labour, and not even on a main railway line..) Cromwells Cathedral City of Peterborough shunned in favour of a bleak industrial park on the outskirts of civilisation (would not look out of place on a Dr Who set).
A location that's impossible to find, without taking out a full peleton of sit up and beg front basketed student cyclists; and gaggles of assorted scholars slumped on traffic islands, and in bus shelters, sleeping off the alcohol from the latest student rag week.
So what triggered all this off? The lad Stainton has periodic flashes of genious ( I've already suggested he should jump ship for Newsnight - putting 'the Katz among the peletons' so to speak and he'll still have time to host the bigger breakfast.
Hell if Vanessa Feltz can get away with it - I speak from a position of knowledge - I was in the cast of the very late night TV show, when she did her first audition piece. Director none other than Mr Supersonic himself Mike Mansfield, just imagine what our man can do? And he is a natural blonde too!) A good example of this creative genious, is the column Pauli S. writes for the once a week forever strapped for cash Evening Telegraph, this time he's worked fifty song titles (but not one Cliff Richard or Val Doonican) into his finely crafted prose, read it here
So Ian Katz, it's your career at stake, (especially after all the times your former employers had a pop at Seb Coe !!!) Pick the chosen vocal one... or BBC move him and the breakfast team back to the sanity of Peterborough. Far more entertainment value out of our local politicos... and we can easily find the studio, and a latte at Carluccios aftwerwards..
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