View Full Version : BBC Radio 4 News Reader Loses It On Air

Lafyar Cokov
28th Mar 2008, 18:33
A very funny clip - well I thought so anyway - maybe I'm aging quicker than I thought.......



28th Mar 2008, 18:35
Charlotte Green is well known for being a giggler but she usually manages to recover her composure! Can't but help at laugh with her!



28th Mar 2008, 18:40
Must be a short news day, it made the Six o'clock news:rolleyes:

28th Mar 2008, 18:44
I heard it "live" this morning - very funny. I couldn't work out what had tickled her, but I understand that someone in the studio make a remark about the recording, which was alleged to be music, though couldn't hear any, sounded like a bee!

Jim Naughty picked up like a real pro - as if absolutely nothing had happened.

tony draper
28th Mar 2008, 18:47
Ah! now I gets it, one wondered why the **** posters were yacking about someone called Charlotte Green on that other thread.
One no longer has the wireless.

28th Mar 2008, 20:04
I thought the fleet was going to be all lit up


28th Mar 2008, 21:15
That's not losing it, this is losing it:


.....and his job!

Standard Noise
28th Mar 2008, 21:17
Lafyar Cokov - sounded like she would have, had she had one.

28th Mar 2008, 22:05
Who the heck would phone in to complain about this? :hmm:

It's hilarious! The poor woman is only human. Give her a break.

28th Mar 2008, 23:00
I heard it 'live' too. Cheered up my morning! (And that takes some doing.....)

28th Mar 2008, 23:00
You got it wrong Willows. They didn't phone in to complain - they were calls of sympathy and appreciation. She has lost it before and is famous for it - she is a lovely lady and has many fans.

28th Mar 2008, 23:23
Apparently most of the callers to the BBC wanted to hear it again.

Another "gaffe" I heard yesterday was said by Chris Evans on "Drivetime" on Radio 2. He was interviewing the Boat Race umpire (?) for this year. Towards the end of the interview, Evans said: "As a celebration, I know the teams sometimes dip their cox in the river - what will you do after the race?"

I nearly crashed the car :ok:

28th Mar 2008, 23:40
The comment from somewhere in the studio about it 'Sounding like a Bee in a bottle' would have had me howling too. More so if the voice matched the comment.

30th Mar 2008, 14:52
Wasn't Charlotte Green the news reader who, after some strong winds, referred to a ship aground off Calais as a 'cross-flannel cherry'?

Beatriz Fontana
30th Mar 2008, 15:18
There was a radio newsreader not so long ago who got into a bit of a tangle in a story about a Kent hunt...

30th Mar 2008, 15:31
VnV2178B, yes. She also corpsed on the News Quiz once while trying to read an news item about a Rupert Bear cartoon in which it was claimed pornographic magazine titles could be read in the window of the Toy Town news agent.

Bless her, she is one of the BBC's best voices.

Beatriz, it was ITV News and an item about the Kent Countryside. I wouldn't have noticed if the news reader hadn't immediately corrected herself.

Beatriz Fontana
30th Mar 2008, 15:51
There must be something about Kent that newsreaders should avoid.... :E

Sunray Minor
31st Mar 2008, 09:09
Murray Mexted the "great" (?) New Zealand rugby commentator is known for on-air howlers - Wikipedia has a sample of them listed:

"Everybody knows that I have been pumping Martin Leslie for a couple of seasons now."
"You don't like to see hookers going down on players like that."
"He's looking for some meaningful penetration into the backline."
"Spencer's running across field calling out, 'come inside me, come inside me.'"
"I can tell you it's a magnificent sensation when the gap opens up like that and you just burst right through."
"I don't like this new law, because your first instinct when you see a man on the ground is to go down on him"
"Darryl Gibson has been quite magnificent coming inside Andrew Mehrtens, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of the same today."
"There's nothing that a tight forward likes more than a loosie right up his backside"

31st Mar 2008, 13:45
There was an edition of the Jimmy Young radio show on Radio 2 when he read out a request from
"Betty Sutton of Dartford in C**t ... in Kent".

I actually have it on a cassette somewhere.

31st Mar 2008, 14:25
"The Batsman's Holding, the bowler's Willie" is one of my favourites. Can't remember who said it though.:)

henry crun
31st Mar 2008, 21:07
It was Brian Johnston.

Pugilistic Animus
31st Mar 2008, 21:18
Aaaw she sounds so cute and giggly, I love giggly ladies--but the radio---I wonder if she's a babe?

I hope my girlfriend doesn't read this one:ouch:

I Love you babe:O

31st Mar 2008, 22:22
I think it was an American (female) newsreader who, challenged the male weather-guesser who had mistakenly forecast heavy snow (which had not happened) the previous evening asked "So Bob, where's that 8 inches you promised me last night?"