31 March 2003

Love/Hate Spot
'Nice Weather For Ducks' by Lemon Jelly
SK verdict: "Can't take much more of this"
Love/Hate Spot (Friday's show)
'The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum' by Funboy Three
SK verdict: "Absolutely terrible"

27 March 2003

DreadfulLove/Hate Spot
'Gordon Is A Moron' by Jilted John

SK verdict: "Dreadful"

26 March 2003

Does SK like a drink?EXHAUSTION'S TO BLAME

I found this story on the thisisbrighton website. Unfortunately, it doesn't say who wrote it, but I expect it may be Derek Jameson...

HAVING been there myself, I imagine Sarah Kennedy must be suffering agonies over her very public brainstorm last week while standing in for Terry Wogan on Radio 2's breakfast show.

Among other gaffes the 48-year-old presenter called the Rev John Newbury an "old prune", suggested a newsreader had soiled his pants and asked a "naughty" traffic girl how much she cost. Fellow DJ Ken Bruce was described as "an old fool".

Oh dear, oh dear. Apologies all round. Sarah's friends were quick to explain she was exhausted, not drunk, as she had had only two hours sleep. Newspapers reported the Beeb was "bombarded" with protests - well, 20 calls actually.

I'm sure lack of sleep was to blame. I filled the Wogan slot on Radio 2 for five years before the great man returned from television and there were times when I climbed the walls of the studio, bawling out everyone in sight.

Imagine having to be in bed by 9pm to get up at 5 o'clock so as to make the studio in time to prepare the day's programme. I got hooked on rohypnol - the rape date drug - but still slept fitfully and was exhausted most of the time. It's like being permanently jetlagged.

Your social life is zilch - there's a heavy price to pay in lost sleep for outings. Weekends and days off are a dead loss because you are totally zonked. Emotionally drained, too. After rabbiting on air for a couple of hours, you're not up to talking to anybody.

Friday mornings are worst because you're coming to the end of a long, painful week. That's what must have hit Sarah Kennedy. Where she went wrong was letting it all hang out on air. She should have saved for the long-suffered production staff. They get used to it.

Why do we do it? Well, wouldn't you?

21 March 2003

The Bogie ManLessons learned from today's show
  • SK calls John Marsh (Terry Wogan's mate-cum-sidekick-cum-newsreader) the Bogie Man.
  • 17 March 2003

    Game for a Laugh

    Simply ravishing

    SK was game for anything in her earlier days. The "eye-candy" of the show, she was lusted after by men (and certain women) of all ages.
    Lessons learned from today's show
  • SK spent a wonderful weekend in Lille (France).
  • 12 March 2003

    Sarah Kennedy, better than Trevor McDonaldSK the newsreader
    Sarah Kennedy, when she used to read the Southern TV news.

    11 March 2003

    Lessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah once tucked her skirt into her knickers - it was highly embarassing!
  • 10 March 2003

    Steve Wright looking dodgy PychoLessons learned from today's show
  • - Sarah thinks that hypno-psychic Paul McKenna looks like her R2 colleague Steve Wright, "sans moustache".
  • - SK hasn't seen or heard from Steve Wright for at least two years.
  • 6 March 2003

    Wogan - unprofessional behaviourLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah's views on Michael Jackson: "Neverland sums it all up really."
  • Wogan is particularly cruel to Sarah when she hands over late. "You know what Terry's like if I don't hand over on time," she said, with the fear in her voice being particularly audible. However, we also learned that when she is late, it is due to her covering for Wogan's absence, put down to him being in the "greasy spoon".
  • Nickie was ill today.
  • BBC censors Sarah Kennedy
    In defence of SK, I recently posted a message on the Wogan 'board of the BBC website. However, for some reason it "was deemed inappropriate for inclusion on BBCi's messageboards" by the BBC message board moderators.

    This is the original message:

    Newsgroups: bbc.forums.radio2.terrywogan

    Subject: re: Why does Terry copy Sarah Kennedy?

    The facts are, that SK once worked with the highly-respected Desmond Morris for 6 (that's s-i-x) educational and enlightening TV series on animals.

    What's the fat TOGman done on TV? Eurovision! I rest my case.

    5 March 2003

    Sarah Kennedy once spent the night at the Huddersfield Hotel

    A very popular hotel with celebrities, Sarah Kennedy once spent an enjoyable stay at the 3-star hotel in West Yorkshire. See www.huddersfieldhotel.com for more info.
    Sarah Kennedy looking beautifulThe beautiful Sarah Kennedy
    This picture was sent to me by a SOG and it really does show the beauty that Sarah Kennedy used to posess. Taken from www.radiohorton.banburyshire.co.uk, the website explains:

    Top broadcaster and TV personality Sarah Kennedy is President of Radio Horton. Sarah, who lives in London but also has a country home in South Warwickshire, first began her broadcasting career for the British Forces Broadcasting Service, but later moved to BBC Radio 2 as an announcer and news reader.

    From there she has gone on to work on such television programmes as Game For A Laugh, Holiday, Looking Good And Feeling Fit, The Animals Roadshow, Daytime and Busman's Holiday.

    Sarah presents her own weekday show (6am to 7.30 am) on Radio 2 and sometimes stands-in for Terry Wogan on the network's breakfast show. She also presents several of the station's evening series including Thicker Than Water and Speaking Volumes.

    Sarah Kennedy defends Lynne Bowles
    Recently, there was some disrespectful talk on the official BBC message board about Sarah Kennedy calling "traffic cop" Lynne Bowles "fat and sturdy, nothing gets past her". Well today, SK paid her the perfect compliment - she said that Right Said Fred's song "I'm Too Sexy" could have been written with the traffic lady in mind.

    4 March 2003

    SOGs need you!
    If you would like to become a SOG (Sarah (Kennedy)'s Old Geezers), please email me.
    Sarah Kennedy invented the phrase "white van driver"
    Sarah has gone down in history as the first lady to speak the words "white van driver". See www.bbc.co.uk for more details.
    Did you know that Sarah Kennedy is terrified of Jeremy Beadle?
    Nor did we! Check out the facts: www.pseudocide.com
    Lessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah Kennedy's home is no longer called "Kennedy Towers". It has been rechristened to "Petroleum Towers".
  • Sarah wasn't around when today's love/hate (by Goombay Dance Band) was originally aired. She was "up the Oolloo with the leeches."
  • Sarah loves lemon and sugar in her pancakes.
  • She prefers Tommy Ball's "Little White Bull" to Simply Reds' "Give It All Up To You".
  • Sarah KennedySarah Kennedy is the fastest replier of fans' letters
    From www.stararchive.com:
    Tester's comment: "Sent e-mail. Next day got e-mail reply and following day received 6x4 signed colour photo.Fastest response ever - 2 days!! Thanks Sarah and SA."

    3 March 2003

    Sarah Kennedy's wise sayings, no.3
    "Watching you watching us, watching us watching you"
    Sarah Kennedy takes time out to visit the 2002 Supreme Cat Show
    She signed copies of her book "Cats" - a collection of her listeners' stories about why they named their cats as they did. In addition to this she awarded rosettes to the cats that she liked the best.

    See www.chace.demon.co.uk for more info.
    Terry WoganTOGs
    If you want a laugh, visit www.togs.org.
    Sarah Kennedy's wise sayings, no.2
    "There's nothing wrong with pregnancy. Half the people wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for women being pregnant."
    From www.feministsf.org
    Lessons learned from today's show
    Sarah Kennedy loves:
  • Jonathon Creek
  • Wine
  • Yorkshire Pudding

    Sarh Kennedy hates:
  • Ken Bruce
  • 2 March 2003

    Sarah Kennedy talks to Samantha Fox
    For a full transcript of this great piece of television, please visit www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Lot/3738/reunions.html
    Sarah Kennedy's wise sayings, no.1
    The darkest hour is just before dawn.
    One of the most attractive voices on national radio
    In a recent poll, Sarah Kennedy was voted to have one of the most attractive voices on national radio, according to a poll of Radio Times readers. See www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice for more details.
    SOG's blog
    If you would like to become a SOG (Sarah (Kennedy)'s Old Geezers), please email me.

    1 March 2003

    Sarah Kennedy invented friendsreunited.com
    Classmates, produced by Central TV, saw Sarah Kennedy reunite celebrities with their old school friends and preside over amusing anecdotes. See http://tv.cream.org for more information.
    Some TV historySarah Kennedy
    Sarah Kennedy has presented a variety of programmes including:
  • Game for a Laugh
  • 60 Minutes
  • Daytime
  • World in Action
  • Holiday
  • Looking Good And Feeling Fit
  • The Animals Roadshow
  • Busman's Holiday
  • Gold Sony Radio Award winnerGold Award
    In 1995 Sarah Kennedy won a Gold Sony Radio Award for the breakfast show, which 10.21 million listeners tune into every week.
    Other Sarah Kennedy websites
    Bunty Bagshaw's Sarak Kennedy Website
    Nancy Bellis's Sarah Kennedy Shrine
    Sarah Kennedy's BBC Page
    Welcome to the SOGs website.
    An online home for the bewildered (but devoted) followers of Sarah Kennedy and her BBC Radio 2 weekday breakfast show.
    Sarah Kennedy