I’ve been following this topic as a Guest, but now that I’m a member I can make the point that I’ve been waiting to read on this subject: Nobody has mentioned the absence from the regular schedule of the wonderful Paula Middlehurst. Now that Vivien Creegor and Lisa Aziz have disappeared, she must be the most capable of the females (alongside Emma C, of course.)
It’s been great seeing her during the evenings this week. You only have to see her doing a Newspaper Review to see her breadth: Monday evening’s with Andrew Pierce and Angela Billingham was wonderful. She listens to her guests (unlike many of the others) and she has the charm to make the whole half hour session a delight to watch. She also does not need another presenter to carry her along (again, unlike some.) She deserves a more prominant role in the new schedule!
Two more quick points: Great to see Allan King back this afternoon and will someone please give some credit to Martin Popplewell. Surely he’s about the best of the younger ones.