30 May 2003

Elephants - scaryLove/Hate Spot
'Nellie The Elephant' by The Toy Dolls
SK verdict: "Love it!"
Debby's verdict: "Magic!"
Debby's verdict shall be appearing as a tribute to the end of the Love/Hate Spot

Lessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah told traffic-mad Lynn Bowles a secret today. Lynn shall be revealing all on Monday at 7:20.
  • 29 May 2003

    Carole Bayer Sager - most men (and some women) wouldn't want her to move outLove/Hate Spot
    'You're Moving Out Today' by Carole Bayer Sager
    SK verdict: "Love it"

    Lessons learned from today's show
  • Love/Hate Spot is coming to an end! It's lasted a year but is to be replaced by Showtunes.
  • Sarah's away next week, 'tidying her drawers'. Lynn 'Parsnips' will be on instead.
  • 28 May 2003

    Jimmy the Hoover - music career nowhere near as successful as his vacuum cleaning machineLove/Hate Spot
    'Tantalise' by Jimmy the Hoover
    SK verdict: "What is this all about? Let's bin it..."

    Lessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah once heard a ghost. It was on an old battlefield.
  • 27 May 2003

    Frogs - what have they got to do with Rupert the Bear?Love/Hate Spot
    'The Frog Song' by Paul McCartney
    SK verdict: "Had enough of that"

    23 May 2003

    Love/Hate Spot
    'Are You Sure' by The Alisons
    SK verdict: "?"

    Lessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah's making meringues this weekend in honour of Eurovision.
  • SK wants to try windsurfing - "big bosoms must help".

  • Kennedy: Weekdays 06:00-07:30 on BBC Radio 2 (88-91FM)!
    Wogan - the truth behind the trumpet
    Wogan's wig
    As found on b3ta.com.

    22 May 2003

    McEnroe - tight shorts often increased his ragesLove/Hate Spot
    'Chalk Dust (The Umpire Strikes Back)' by The Brat aka Roger Kitter
    SK verdict: "Those were the good old days (of tennis)"
    Thanks to Jeffrey Vagg

    21 May 2003

    Father Christmas - see, he does existLove/Hate Spot
    'Bionic Santa' by Chris Hill
    SK verdict: "Lot of trouble"

    20 May 2003

    John Otway - can't be that hard up if he's used to singing with two microphonesLove/Hate Spot
    'Cor Baby That's Really Free' by John Otway
    SK verdict: "?"

    Lessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah saw the film 'Kevin and Perry Go Large' over the weekend. She thinks it's a masterpiece.
  • SK's going to the Chelsea Flower Show and hopes there's not going to be another "anal search" like last year.
  • Umpa Lumpa - small midgets were enslaved to create sweets in Roald Dahl's twisted novelYesterday's Love/Hate Spot
    'The Umpa Lumpa Song' by the Umpa Lumpas
    SK verdict: "Stick it up yer jumper"

    Lessons learned from yesterday's show
  • Sarah once shared a taxi with a large cockerel.
  • 16 May 2003

    Dick van Dyke - in a pensive mood with a skullLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah spent 48 hours ill with the flu.
  • For that period, she didn't move from her bed.
  • SK thinks that Dick van Dyke looks like Matthew Kelly.
  • Following the Brighton pier arson story, Sarah wondered why anyone would have it in for a pier.

    Love/Hate Spot
    'Man Of Constant Sorrow' by Soggy Bottom Boys
    SK verdict: "Worth playing just to say 'Soggy Bottom Boys'!"
  • 15 May 2003

    Rupert Holmes - loves dodgy cocktails and dancing in the rainLove/Hate Spot
    'Escape (Pina Colada Song)' by Rupert Holmes
    SK verdict: "Truly irritating"

    14 May 2003

    George Baker Selection - not much to choose fromLove/Hate Spot
    'Paloma Blanca' by George Baker Selection
    SK verdict: Unknown

    Sarah Kennedy was ill today
    Average Lynn Parsons was on instead.
    Don Maclean - slightly left of centreCorrection
    It wasn't Don 'American Pie' McLean in the studio the other day.

    It was Don 'Crackerjack' Maclean.

    Thanks to Jeffrey Vagg

    13 May 2003

    Alex Lester - monotone voiceSarah Kennedy was ill today
    Boring Alex Lester was on instead.

    12 May 2003

    Don McLean - dirty pigLessons learned from today's show
  • The studio was "a tip" this morning. Sarah had to clean up after the last person - Don McLean.
  • SK loves Jonathon Creek.

    Love/Hate Spot
    'Baa Baa Black Sheep' by The Singing Sheep
    SK verdict: "Very good stuff"
  • 9 May 2003

    As found on the web...
    Excerpt from The Guardian, May 1999 (as published on Google Groups)

    If anyone can remember this, please email me (link is on the left).

    "Sarah Kennedy gets rather 'tired' during her live Radio 2 show

    Radio 2 was flooded with complaints last week after DJ Sarah Kennedy slurred her speech, laughed, rambled, missed cues and
    accused a newsreader of soiling her underwear. A spokesman, denying she'd been drinking, blamed tiredness. This is from the show ...

    Sarah Kennedy: The gossip is, oh yeah, me with head of Radio 4, gob on a stick ... I'm getting my act together. I have to be absolutely honest with you, erm, I had a terrible night's sleep last night. A real, sort of one of those waking up at 2 o'clock and there's no reason, there's no reason for it [laughter] and various things have happened to the car ...

    [Music cuts out] And why? See, exactly! You see, all this stuff [equipment] has gone wrong as well ... Can you mow? Have you got a
    mower? Hee, hee, hee. Weekend coming up. Could we do the lawn? ... Fenella! Where is the old fool? Is she around? Oh, you're there. All the equipment seems to be going a bit obscure today. Hold on. What was I going to say ... You know when you had erm ... If you're listening, all the dubries have gone pear-shaped ...

    Good morning, Fenella, me and Beej, we're all up the shute! Oh Lord, shall we shoot each other? Get the Lugar out of my knicker draw! I'm a bit limp this morning ... [interrupts music] And that's Blondie ... I be dying a death ... Are you priming yourself, Doris? [another presenter] You are a naughty woman, so I've heard! How much do you cost? Did you say 'shunt'? You're a mini-monster ... We've got problems in here. Ken Bruce the producer is in. What have you got to say? Where is the old fool? I think they're after my fruit mush ... Do we have a vicar amongst us? I still haven't got over my little hots for Father Oliver yesterday. Such a gorgeous man. And where the old [Rev] John Newbury is? Where are you, old prune?"
    Tim Rice - not backward in coming forwardLove/Hate Spot
    'How Much Is That Doggy In The Window' sang backwards by Tim Rice
    SK verdict: "Why?"

    Lessons learned from today's show
  • Matthew Kelly, currently appearing in the play 'Of Mice And Men' reminds Sarah of a "sometime gentle giant half-wit".
  • SK's cats know when it is Friday. They wait for her return with a (dead) vole.
  • 8 May 2003

    Wogan - the pebble in the BBC's crownLove/Hate Spot
    'Floral Dance' by Wogan
    SK verdict: "What a gay artiste!"

    Lessons learned from today's show
  • Wogan used to be a "nude stripper" before becoming a broadcaster.

    Bob - remembers NatalieWednesday's Love/Hate Spot
    'I Remember Natalie' by Bob Monkhouse
    SK verdict: "Terry [Wogan] likes it"


    Air Alps - 'rubbish'Lessons learned from Tuesday's show
  • Sarah hates Air Alps.
  • Before reading her sonnet at the wedding she went to, SK fell over. Luckily she wore her long cream frock so didn't reveal her knickers.

    Tuesday's Love/Hate Spot
    'Lion Sleeps Tonight' by Tight Fit
    SK verdict: "Can't stand anymore of that"
  • 2 May 2003

    Penguin Cafe (not a real cafe)Love/Hate Spot
    'Telephone And Rubber Band' by Penguin Cafe Orchestra
    SK verdict: "Had enough of that"

    1 May 2003

    Love/Hate Spot
    'Toe-Knee-Black-Burn' by Binkie Baker and the Pitt Orchestra
    SK verdict: "Why do they do it?"
    With thanks to Jeffrey Vagg

    According to Sarah, John Marsh uses this in the studio instead of visiting the gentsLessons learned from today's show
  • With the atrocious weather, the view from Sarah's studio "looked like the end of the world".
  • Sarah suggests today's May Day rioters should take a kagoule.
  • SK and "Marshypops" were sent a gift today. It was an "Easy-Peasy" portable loo.
  • Sally James (ex-Tiswas) now runs a school outfitters in Guildford.
  • Meanwhile, Bob Carolgees (and Spit the dog) own a candle shop in the north west.