Sir Terry Wogan

#1
Now I am by no means a fan of the syrup-topped, blarney-spouting dee-diddily Irishman. I would not normally listen to his show but on Monday I turned on my wife's car to find her radio tuned to BBC R2. As I reached to put R4 on, I stopped.

The comedy Irish presenter and current "World's Loudest Sportsjacket" record holder was talking arrant good sense. Apparently he does not play dedications. However someone had written in to tell him that 40 Cdo were home and he broke his own rule to wish them a welcome home and to give a big up to British lads and lasses serving around the world.

He will no doubt be severely disciplined by BBC management but Sir Terry, well done and how amazing that it is a non-British presenter who hits the issue bang on the head?
 

Mr_Fingerz

LE
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#2
Courtesy of wikipedia, it appears that Sir T Wogan KBE DL is a British citizen.

"In 2005, Wogan was awarded an honorary knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours, but, as a result of becoming a British citizen that year, the knighthood was made substantive on October 11, 2005, allowing him to use the style "Sir".[21] He was made an honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1997, which is now subsumed in the knighthood. On 29 May 2007 he was made a Deputy Lieutenant of Berkshire.[22]

In 2004, he was awarded the Gold Blue Peter Badge."

Bet he's proudest of the Gold Blue Peter badge.
 
#6
Well I admire your unswerving cynicism marco_polaroid (crazy name, crazy guy!). The point I was making is that somebody somewhere was prepared to break out of the apathetic straitjacket which seems to constrain the main stream media and acknowledge that yes, we are fighting two wars and b)that our service people are worthy of recognition for their part in them, whatever view you hold on the justness of those conflicts. I further drew attention to the fact that of all unexpecterd sources for that information it was a BBC popular radio broadcast, made by a naturalized citizen (thanks Mr F I was aware).

Edited to remove: "So up your rusty hoop you gadget..."
 
#7
Cuddles said:
Well I admire your unswerving cynicism marco_polaroid (crazy name, crazy guy!). The point I was making is that somebody somewhere was prepared to break out of the apathetic straitjacket which seems to constrain the main stream media and acknowledge that yes, we are fighting two wars and b)that our service people are worthy of recognition for their part in them, whatever view you hold on the justness of those conflicts. I further drew attention to the fact that of all unexpecterd sources for that information it was a BBC popular radio broadcast, made by a naturalized citizen (thanks Mr F I was aware).

Edited to remove: "So up your rusty hoop you gadget..."
Have a word Cuddles, only joking you daft get. :eek:
All I was trying to say (cynically, agreed) ,was we have really reached a pretty pass when we are congratulating a washed up boring old fart of a radio presenter for mentioning the forces on the radio. If he could demonstrate what else he does for the forces i would be impressed!

Perhaps it's more of a reflection on the Beeb than El Tel
 
#8
Wah to you too! I think El Tel has a pretty good record of doing good deeds for the boys and girls and has written a couple of articles for the Torygraph big-upping them.

Yes, it is wrong that I noticed him being on side. I would dearly love to have recorded my ennui at Jeremy Paxman, John Snow or David Dimbleby going on and on, again about our troops in harms way. However, I wait for that glorious moment but am not, repeat not, holding my breath!
 
#10
I've said it before and will no doubt keep on having to say it - the BBC is no friend of the Armed Forces (just like Gordon 'no one admires and respects the Armed Forces as much as I do' Broon).
 

BuggerAll

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#11
Paxman is a great supporter of our boys, along with the Hamster and the chap with the hair who did that prog on french booze with Oz Clark.
 
#12
We are talking about the same Jeremy Paxman are we??
 
#13
BuggerAll said:
Paxman is a great supporter of our boys, along with the Hamster and the chap with the hair who did that prog on french booze with Oz Clark.
Oh hang on, I get it! You're an idiot.

You mean Clarkson not Paxman!!
 

BuggerAll

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#14
Wibble
 
#15
I believe that Wogan is not contracted to the BBC in the ordinary sense and therefore says what he likes within reason. he has a hugh listening audience and if he was not so popular then I'm sure the Bigoted Broadcasting Corporation would drop him like a lead weight. I used to like Jimmy Young as well because he used to get right up his guests noses [especially politicians] and although he wanted to die in the job they binned him.
 
#16
Sorry, but Terry Wogan is a self serving arse.

Evidence and proof:

1. Wears a rug.

2. Until he was knighted, he was happy to reamin an Irish citizen, but when he realised he wouldnt be "SIR", he decided to take British Citizenship.

3. He is the only "celeb" who is paid for doing Children in Need. I dont care how much he raises, or how much he donates to charity, the hypocracy of the man is breathtaking.
 
#17
EgyptianPTInstructor said:
Sorry, but Terry Wogan is a self serving arse.

Evidence and proof:

1. Wears a rug.

2. Until he was knighted, he was happy to reamin an Irish citizen, but when he realised he wouldnt be "SIR", he decided to take British Citizenship.

3. He is the only "celeb" who is paid for doing Children in Need. I dont care how much he raises, or how much he donates to charity, the hypocracy of the man is breathtaking.
He's right off my mother's Xmas card list for the Children in Need issue. I would also like to know whether he made use of the Irish Republic's tax rules for "artists" - pay no bloody taxes. He certainly made use of the forestry allowance scheme to avoid tax, contributing to half of Scotland being planted by Norgie Pine - nothing lives.

As a Tory I don't mind the strike-breaking, but worth noting he was one of the few to go to work recently during the strike.
 
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