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      29.05.2010 11:16
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      IT'S OK ....BUT NOT GREAT!!

      The one show is a magazine style show which is aired each weeknight on bbc1. It is usually around the time when we as a family have just finished our tea and are willing to pig out in front of the tv and relax after a long day. I have to admit though, that the one show is certainly not a show which floats my boat and although it is watched occasionally, I don't rate it much in terms of quality televison. Lets start with the theme tune. Any show that has a theme tune which just keeps repeating the word one... is enough to want me to switch off. Although, sometimes I catch myself singing along which is a little disturbing. The hosts of the show are currently Christine Bleakely and Matt Baker. This is following the departure of Adrian Childs. He left in a strop after he read that Chris Evans was to present the Friday episode. I do think that Adrian Childs and Christine Bleakely were an excellent match. I think this was due to the fact that they were equally one as bad as the other. I have no idea what the fuss over Childs is about. I find him as exciting as a limp lettuce. Both he and Bleakely never have much of a clue what is going on around them. Both smiling blankly into the camera whilst waiting for direction. I have to admit though the two of them did have a great chemistry. Every time I watched the show I used to wonder if there was anything going on between the pair. Christine Bleakely has the most annoying monotone voice with her very strong northern Ireland accent I find it quite difficult to understand her. She is very attractive and always wears lovely outfits, but is this enough to warrant a presenting slot on national tv. She is like a fish out of water with her new co host Matt Baker, who is to be fair much better than Childs. However there is no chemistry between Baker and Bleakely. Infact their on screen banter seems a little staged and false. Every evening there is a great many features which make up the programme. Many are intresting and very well delivered. Others are quite comical and extremly random. I love the shows ability to go from a real heavy feature such as death and funerals and then seemlessly go to the next feature regarding garden gnome kidnappers!!! I like this ecclectic and bizarre format which never fails to suprise and amuse. Every evening, there is also a celebrity guest who will be introduced in order to plug a book or film they are due to bring out. Many of these celebrities flourish in the informal atmosphere of this show. I love the way they tend to let their guard down and indulge in a bit of fun and nonsense. The questions that Bleakely and Childs ask the guests are not exactly ground breaking. Usually questions like "what have you had for tea?" are the general standard. Last week it was anounced that Jason Manford is to be the new male presenter of the show. I have to say I am thrilled with this news as I love Manford and find him hysterically funny. Hopefully he will bring a much needed breath of fresh air into the show. All we need now is for Bleakely to sling her hook and we might have a good show!!

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        04.05.2010 20:17
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        A good show

        The one show shown on BBC1 around dinner time. I think it is at seven o clock. It is presented by Christine Blakely and also Mattew alwright. It runs every week in the year except two years at christmas. It was first trailed a while back and was trialed for four weeks and it was branded like a typical magazine show. This is because it is so random with its contents. It just a show that covers whatever is in the papers or highly talked about that week sort of like a magazine with all the hot gossip. It also has some guests on the show too. It can be funny but just the odd time the presnters seem to come and go but Christine is like a part of the furniture there now. I quite like it sort of like a loose women show only twisted and argeted to everyone. It has had on some good guests like ricky gervais and rob brydon and peirs morgan jamie oliver and even Gordon Brown. The show is good as it is not just based on one topic in my eyes it is basically an alrounder and it is good to watch before eastenders.

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          27.02.2010 03:47
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          The One Show - magazine style show that could do with some improving.

          The One Show is a magazine style programme which is broadcast live on weekdays at 7pm. It started in 2006 and is presented by Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley. We watch it quite often in our house, as my husband arrives home from work at 6.45pm and we are sitting down to eat at about 7pm. When the programme was first aired, we really did enjoy it, but over time it does seem to be filled with more and more nonsense. The idea behind the programme is to inform the viewer of topical stories from all around Britain. In the early days, these were quite interesting. I especially remember the one about a man who built different playhouses for his grandchildren. As each grandchild came along, he added another to his collection, until he had a village in his large garden. This man had an amazing talent and the playhouses looked like buildings from a fairytale. He went on to build fancy little buildings to house his tools and wheelie bins. In the end, he opened his garden for the children in the village to enjoy. I thought it was amazing and couldn't help wish I could get to visit it. There have been other stories which have caught my attention in the past, but hardly any of late. There seems to be too many inane fillers now, which I find myself switching off from. They also made the mistake, in my opinion of employing Hardeep Singh Kohli, who has only ever managed to get on my nerves! Thankfully, I haven't seen him recently and would be delighted to never see him again. The researchers for this programme are not very good at their job either. A few weeks back they had Andy Serkis on and the show's food reporter, Jay Rayner, stuck a plate of chorizo (a pork type meat) in front of his face and told him to give it a try. It turns out that Andy Serkis does not eat meat! The One Show has a surprising amount of well known celebrity guests, although they only seem to come on, to advertise a play they are appearing in, or a book they have written. With the show only lasting for a half hour, the chat with the celebrity is always rushed and quite often they are cut off mid sentence. More often than not, they are left looking quite dumbfounded, as Adrian and Christine move on to the next subject. Celebrity guests have included: Zac Efron, Rob Brydon, Clive Anderson, Sir Roger Moore, Kate Winslet, Adam Sandler, Sir Ben Kingsley and Liza Minnelli, to name a few. At best, I do find The One Show, mildly entertaining. They never deal with any really serious issues, but then, that is not what this programme is for. I do wish they would put more thought into the stories they report on though and stop coming out with so much brain-numbing nonsense. The One Show is definately not a programme to rush home for!

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            18.01.2010 13:37
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            Don't set the sky plus

            For those of us old enough to remember "Nationwide" - the one show is the first magazine style daily television programme to capture the essence of this past classic. Hosted by Adrian Chiles and Christine Brinkley, The One Show manages to move seamlessly from an item on breast cancer and the postcode lottery to an item on how to sow seeds to grow our own vegetables. An eclectic mix of items means that the viewer is asked to jump between them - all the time leaving their bemused guest looking on wondering why they are there. One programme last week went back to their guest and asked them to name their favourite rock - what was all that about? For me this is easy viewing - and not a programme that I would be gutted to miss. It depends entirely on the chemistry of the two hosts and has made stars out of both of them. In order to make the presenting look so effortless they must have worked hard - and I give them credit for that.

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            12.12.2009 11:46
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            Tv for Idiots

            If you want an example of the BBCs supposed policy to 'dumb down' their programming to make the station more inclusive to justify the license fee then look no further than the dreadful One Show. Hosted by the lugubrious and less than easy on the eye Adrian Childs and the beautiful but extremely teeth gratingly irritating Christine Bleakley (to fill the aesthetically challenging and regional ascent quota for BBCs evening TV slot no doubt) the One Show has bizarrely gone from strength to strength. It just enjoyed its 400th show and is now the biggest non drama commission the BBC have ever handed out, taking just two weeks off a year. It premiered in 2006 with Childs and the erudite Nadia Sawahla (not the one from Absolutely Fabulous) on the couch before the latter was replaced with the gorgeous Mylene Klass in 2007, why I started watching a few episodes in the first place so to write this review. It takes a hot babe to drag me away from Channel Four news at the same hour! How sad is that. But Myleene left to have a baby with her bouncer husband and I went back to John Snow, the obsequious Christine Bleakley her replacement and Myleene not asked back, and another dip on the I.Q scale. Christine's immediate 'friendship' with the male host certainly didn't help Mylenes chances of a return. The show was meant to be a direct replacement for Nationwide, a 70s and 80s current affairs programs that aired around the same time of the evening with the legendary Frank 'whiplash' Bough at the helm. With more than a whiff of Pebble Mill about the One Show, the lunch time spot and studio Adrian Charles started in ( this show was first taped live there in 2006), the show has up-sticked to White City-London, going against the BBCs mantra of regionalizing productions as well as its talent to save money. But don't worry; Childs and Bleakley are available to the nation if you want to see them, the shows "Tellycopter" a notable feature, taking the presenters all around the country live on air and for road shows, a gimmick which debuted on the show on 11 September this year, an appropriate date for a product that is a complete disaster for me. Controversy has also hit the show, the politically correct BBC not slow in hitting the eject button for presenters if they apply any 'isms'. In February 2009, Carol Thatcher caused offence with her green room reference to a tennis player as a certain jam logo character backstage and was dropped like a right hook from Mike Tyson. How many of us will still have a job if we coul be sacked for canten comments. In July this year, presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli was also suspended for six months in relation to improper sexual conduct allegations made by a female production assistant. Singh is a colourful character, the only Scottish Sikh (with full turban) to ever be on telly, presumably why he was hired, his humour very questionable. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardeep_Singh_Kohli The other One Show presenters-guest and regular-continue box-ticking all of societies minorities, including Clare Balding, Colin Jackson and Phill Tuffnell (pseudo Cockney), alongside general all around twit Gyles Brandreth and idle Strictly rejects John Sergeant and Arlene Phillips to fill the over 55 age quota. Newsreader John Snows handsome strapping son Dan, who is the shows history bod, only seems to be there as the token male totty. This is how vacuous magazine telly has become. The regular studio presenter idiocy is perhaps encapsulated by the Hobbit that is Dominic Littlewood, the little bald Consumer affairs bloke, the cheeky chappy that explains how to deal with your finances with all the tricks of the trade. Dominic thinks the audience has an I.Q of 12, and pronounces every syllable in his sentences, explaining to you what a credit card looks like and what its for, although the revelation to some One Show viewers that the money you were given wasn't free and you had to pay it back coming as quite a shock. Every time I see that guy I think of the scientist trying to teach the chimps to speak. The shows format is the comfy living room sofa breakfast TV approach as guests come on to plug their books and DVDs or waffle on about some benign cause or charity. It's surprisingly not short of A-Listers though with people like Hugh Grant and Dame Helen Mirren prepared to wander over from Hampstead to plug their movies at the drop of a Tufnell's 'aitche'. Phillip went to Millfield, a top private school in London. Bleakly is dreadful, her smiley flirtatious style over the top and almost nauseating. Her dreadful N. Ireland accent clashing like orange trousers with a lilac top at an Irish wedding. Because she is now permanent on the show poor old Childs friendship is surplus to requirements and he has been pushed off the sofa and upgraded for a 'friendship' with a very prominent Premiership footballer, more her level. The body language isn't good on the couch guys. The half-hour is basically a mish mash of reports and features and about as intelligent as the application form for the X-Factor. It's almost as if the BBC had to find something that could encapsulate multi-cultural Britian and build a show around it. I just hate to see people being patronized by television, even people that probably deserve it, the seven o'clock slot not about making idiots even more idiotic. I'm sorry but there is absolutely no point to The One Show. Now, Country File... http://www.bbc.co.uk/theoneshow

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              05.12.2009 12:26
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              Watch it , its good and might improve you knowledge , it has mine on hedgehogs!

              The one Show , is what i tune in to every night , apart from saturdays and sundays , mainly because its not on, i dont think the bbc can strestch it budget to broadcast it on those day , but hey ho , back to the show. The one show is a Presented by Adrian Childs and Christine Beakley and is basically a format of This morning ....some people say its a format of Pebble mill , but i have never seen this so will stick with saying it is like This morning, but is not as long. They discuss all sorts of topical issuse's and they do have some intresting guests too, Some say it is a show for people who do not understand the proper news ...which i take as an insult I do not have a degree but understand the news, I just prefer to tune in to this as its better than Emmerdale farm if truth be known , but thats me, Back to the show in question.. The one show does have some good comedy elements to it and this is done with the coupling of two good presenters , its also good when you see Adiran Childs make some sort of imuendo that Christine misses and it goes over her head. At first i thought these two were married , hence previous comment in refering it to This morning, but they are not i think this is why it is so great and makes me tune in is because ofthier relations hip on screen and thier ability to know when to be funny and be serious, Even though on the odd occasion during a moving or sad story Adirian has thrown in the odd faux pas which has had me in giggles through a serious stories of illenss or animals stuck in certain places. So i do recommend watching this everynight its informative and entertaining, and not just for adults it is child friendly too so my adivce would be to tune in and watch it , it seems to be the only thing on the bbc at the moment that is not a repeat so you might as well get somesort of entertinment out of your licence fee.

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                02.12.2009 11:39
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                Weekday evenings topical news and chat show

                The One Show seems to be compared quite a lot to the show Pebble Mill that used to air at 1.00 in the afternoon on weekdays, hosted by Judi Spiers. This may be because it started out at the Pebble Mill studio in Birmingham, but it's also because it's a topical chat show that ranges from interesting guests to reporters in the field examining a new and quirky event for the day. Presented by Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley, it's on at 7pm weekdays on BBC 1, and has quite an interesting lineup usually. The guests featured on the programme are pretty much the same sort of guests you can expect on that week's radio shows and other TV shows, and they're usually there just to promote something. Chiles and Bleakley try to create a relaxed atmosphere, but you can't help feeling that there is a little discomfort from the guests most of the time. The comedy element is sorely lacking, and this is what a chat show normally manages to produce in order to relax those on the sofa. This seems more like a Breakfast Show in terms of its seriousness. The occasional feature that is filmed outside of the studio peaks my interest a bit, and overall they tend to be interesting and a bit more exciting than the rather boring nature of the studio. I think Bleakley is a bit more lively than Chiles, and while I like him on Match of the Day and The Apprentice, I'm not so much of a fan of his presenting style on this show. I think it could do with a bit more of a casual and younger presenter to appeal more to the guests, who often look bored and uncomfortable. Having said that, it is a nice gap filler that comes between the news and the evening's entertainment, and it tends to be what we put on more than anything else at that time. The consistent nature of it, and the fact that a lot of the content is topical an keep the entertainment levels up. It's quite nice to put it on when you've not been in long from a day at work, dinner's cooking, you're checking your email, etc, as it doesn't require much attention. Overall, it's not a bad show, and I quite like having it on. Analysing it doesn't make it seem quite as good or as entertaining as you may first think, but it's generally okay and it passes the time quite nicely at the beginning of an evening.

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                  05.10.2009 15:12
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                  Easy lightweight viewing

                  Does anyone remember Pebble Mill at One? This was a 'magazine' type TV program with all sorts of guests and subject matter covered. The One Show is a latter day version of that albeit, it would seem on a smaller scale - Pebble Mill's studio seemed bigger and airy and the One Show seems to have been recorded in a grown up version of The Broom Cupboard. It is presented by the chummy Adrian Chiles and the lovely, bordering on luscious, Christine Bleakley. The guests seem to be very current, although the last one I watched had a very teary Lionel Blair reminiscing about the house that he grew up in. There was a pre-recorded feature about bathroom fittings, their history and how they came to be in the household. Very interesting and it passed the time. They then had to go and spoilt it by taking a camera through the studio, its offices and dressing rooms to the bathroom where one of the crew was seen to be having a bath. The big feature of this show was the main guest Stephen Fry and his 'sidekick' Mark Carwardine - I say sidekick because despite this being a double guest feature, the notion of Stephen Fry being a British Treasure, seemed to be the thrust of the programme. A pre-recorded piece to prove this involved taking a camera around the four capital cities of the UK to get an opinion of Stephen Fry. So, London, Cardiff. Belfast and Edinburgh. They might have well left Edinburgh out of the equation as they landed there at something like 5 in the morning where there was no-one to interview. This programme is lightweight, sometimes fun, easy watching and an alternative to Emmerdale. It will maybe appeal to anyone of a certain age, used to a gentler output, though it is worth watching if you know a fan-favourite of yours is on the show.

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                    05.10.2009 14:18
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                    Enjoyable without being too hard to watch

                    The One Show is BBC's early evening show airing every weekday night at 7pm for half an hour. The current presenters are Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley. Adrian has been there sice the start when the show was made at the Pebble Mill studios in Birmingham but Christine took over from Myleene Klasse when the show moved to the media city in London. The show is a current affairs, light entertainment show which has a guest on every day and a range of features by regular contributors such as Phil Tufnell, Gyles Brandreth, Dominic Littlewood and a range of other unknowns who present pieces of gardening, natural history, current affairs, politics and sport. The pieces tend to be five minute long, engineer a bit of a debate between the presenter of the piece, the guest star and Adrian and Christine. The show works well mainly down to the humour of the two presenters, Adrian Chiles has a witty view on the days events and has a willing straightman (woman) in Christine. Adrian is the more dominant of the two and always sits on the extreme left, with Christine on the left hand side sofa, with the special guest on the extreme left of the right hand sofa who is then joined by the reporter of the piece just shown. The two presenters are the two best bits of the show, Adrian is dryly funny and Christine is just lovely to look at, she's also bright and bubbly and in no way a piece of eye candy to get men to watch the show. She's also got a lovely Irish accent and is well worth watching for her occassional flash of perfectly formed leg and flashing smiles. The show roles along at a decent pace with a mix of up to date current affairs and more circumspect pieces highlighting interesting stories and issues. This is a decent without being too challenging programme ideal for a wind down after a long way without engaging the brain too much. I don't watch it every night but then you don't need to, the show very rarely has interlocking issues over a few nights and you can dip and watch a bit of light TV without being made to feel as though TV is dumbing down or is too highbrow for the first thing in the evening. and there's Christine to watch as well, what more can a man want after a hard day at work? A lot of the show has gone on to appear on Strictly Come Dancing, Christine, Phil Tufnell, Colin Jackson, Dominic Littlewood, John Sargeant, and the current guy Rav Wilding so I'm expecting Adrian Chiles to appear one year.

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                      Hi Christine /Adrian.Thank you for a wonderful show,very informative.Stephen Fry is a monumental treasure.He should replace Jonathan Ross.H.Jones Epsom

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                      20.09.2009 16:24
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                      Bit of variety and interesting topics

                      The One Show, co-hosted by Adrian Chiles and Christine Blakely, is quite a refreshing one stop from the news to the drab Soap hours. The news is normally wrapped up with the depressing topics of how badly this Government is running our economy, Afghanistan war, naming just a few; and the rest of what bad news that is happening to this once Great Britain. This programme, like a magazine supplies a few good topics like their nature watch always worth waiting for. The only annoying part is the constant attention to the hosts rather than the guest and on a couple of occasions their own opinions have been a bit detrimental to a couple of sensitive issues, which would have offended me had I been involved. More of the plus side reminds me of the talk shows of the 1960's and 1970's with Simon Dee, Bernard Braden, Nationwide and Wogan; these had some good topics and guests also. The time of the programme is right 6.45pm for 45 minutes but could do with a bit more variation.

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                        11.09.2009 21:33
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                        Take it or leave

                        With little else on TV at the moment we currently have The One Show on, on BBC1, it's a daily show shown between Monday-Friday 7:30-8:00 PM and hosted by the team of Adrian Chiles and Christine Blakely. The show takes the two chummy hosts a studio and lots of segments of varying quality and content and pieces them together in the form of a rather bizarre and unique TV-magazine with no real theme. When looking at other TV magazine shows, such as Top Gear, The Gadget Show and Fifth Gear they all have a general theme and regular sections, which in case gives the show some form of a familiar feel to it to the viewers. Now when you have a show that seems to have complete mish mash of segments, ranging from nature to culture, from art to history the feeling of knowing what you are watching and what to expect just isn't there. Other than the two hosts and the semi-regular guests the show just often feels like that episode of South Park that takes the mick out of Family guy. The idea in the episode is of Manatee's playing a storyline lottery and the balls they select make up the episodes. Yes, The One Show is the factual version of this, with a higgledy-piggledy layout that feels unconnected and disjointed throughout. Each of the wide varying sections is "hosted" by a different contributor, most of which seem as boring as the segment they are doing. An often sleep inducing 5 minutes about butterfly's hosted by some middle class old man is followed by another on sheep dogs, and yet despite sending you to near unconsciousness, there is still something about the show that keeps the viewer interested. Whether it's Christine's pretty face, or the chummy pair on the couch, the inoffensive manner of the show, or just the fact you have no idea what's next. You could quite easily expect to go from looking at black and white art works celebrating re-discovery to the 300th birthday of the first use of some form of explosives. The never quite knowing where you're at or what's on kind of counter-acts the tedium of some of the pieces to the extent of making the show easy enough to watch in the background. The hosts are nice enough and as the young miss Blakely is rather attractive there is a bit of eye candy to compliment Chiles' Brummie accent and rather...lacking looks. Overall it's light and it's easy, it's a variety and it's got decent enough hosts, however it's random, it's pointless and it's often quite tedious and boring. It seems like a good concept that just fails due to it's wish to appeal to the older audience who apparently like things like butterfly's and lizards. The show is willing to take it's self with a tongue in cheek manner which is always quite good, but yet the show on the whole seems more like it's bearable rather than worth actually putting on. As easy to watch as it is to avoid.

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                          14.08.2009 22:37
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                          It's dull dull dull.

                          ~~*~~*~~ The One Show ~~*~~*~~ Unfortunately, men are genetically predisposed to clutch the telly remote control close to their chest, guarding it with their life and questioning mere women who'd like to just look at it. They decide what the house will watch regardless of whether they themselves are even at home and treat the remote with such respect that it is often taken to the pub whilst the poor women are stuck at home watching the pure tripe that the men have kindly left on for them. Most of the time, the remote is temptingly left by the man's side whilst he rests his eyes which brings us to the One Show. ~~*~~ It's not the only One ~~*~~ HimIndoors watches some of the dullest and most ridiculous tv ever known to man, such programmes include Holmes on Homes (some Canadian bloke turns broken houses into boring houses) Tight Lines (some bloke goes fishing) The Joy of Painting (Bob Ross, RIP, paints stuff) and Question Time (some bloke pretends to let people ask questions but nobody cares about the answer and yet you're always interested to see if they'll be near you next week). As a worthy addition to this tedious list there is the One Show - half an hour of your life somehow slips away and your brain is somewhat smaller as a result. ~~*~~ The producers are definitely on One ~~*~~ Think 'This Morning' but less entertaining and most definitely less eye-pleasing (I wish Philip lived on my street) and you're almost there. Described as a 'topical magazine show'?!, the content is somewhat varied and random - lord knows where the producers get their ideas from. Due to the fact that it's on every single weekday night (presumably until they completely run out of bizarre stories or the researchers themselves just die of boredom) there's a complete mishmash of yarns thrown in usually with an extremely current affair that they gloss over in a 2 minute short, take for example, the battle between police and knives followed swiftly by the cleverest dogs. The presenters have definitely got their work cut out - Adrian Chiles (from the equally exciting 'Working Lunch' and 'Match of the Day 2' - you can see why they picked him) and Christine Bleakley (a newsreader from Belfast who apparently was on Strictly Come Dancing) try their hardest to smile through the deluge of dreariness and admittedly they do make a fairly good pair - Chiles with his dry Brummy sarcasm and Bleakley with her smiley face is somewhat the saving grace of the programme. There are many reporters for the programme who vary in their skills in making the drudgery interesting, some vaguely achieve this but in a somewhat questionable decision, the beeb have also decided to let Gyles Brandreth out of care and into the community. The reporters are supposed to specialise in certain areas such as environmental issues or politics, needless to say, Brandreth is merely summarised as a 'reporter' presumably because his specialism is to annoy the pants off people. In particular, it's the guests that suffer as they're forced to sit through the half hour of drivel - not only are they featured for about 4 minutes whilst they promote their latest book/film/tat, they're ambushed with random questions following a 'report' which apparently they've not been briefed about and have no idea what the point of the piece was either. ~~*~~ Once upon a time...~~*~~ Although there is room on the telly for this kind of drivel, it would be more at home on BBC2, on a Sunday at 10am, definitely not on One and definitely not when we're eating our tea and need something of more excitement to watch, however, I may be in the minority as there's supposedly an average of 4 million viewers. Wondrously, there are currently 21 episodes available to watch on iplayer which perhaps is the best way to view it as one could skip through the tedium and condense it all into a riveting 3 and a half minutes. Perhaps I'm being a little cynical - there are plenty of other channels committing the cardinal sin of repeats after repeats after repeats (Dave) and at least Mr B is trying to keep up with current affairs but when the highlight of the programme is Christine overcoming her fear of moths and Vera Lynn's memories of the war, I'm somewhat disheartened by the whole thing. The website is slightly more entertaining with such features like 'Does your baby look like Adrian Chiles?' and 'Do you have body odour or halitosis?'. Top quality reporting. ~~*~~ One more viewer? ~~*~~ If I've whetted your appetite with this one-sided, biased review then please do turn on your telly to channel one at 7pm. Sometimes they even do a special which lasts an hour. It's well worth the licence fee alone. Thanks for reading. Review will most definitely appear elsewhere. Caroline & Pig August 2009 Both wishing we could watch the Dog Whisperer instead.

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                            02.07.2009 14:32
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                            A light-hearted show with likeable people on screen

                            The One Show is a programme aired weekdays at 7pm on BBC1. It is also available of BBC iplayer soon after the show finishes in case you miss it. It is set-up with a sort of mismash of reports and features which I quite enjoy. It trys to accomodate a large array of tastes and people and it pulls this off well. Other shows try to do this and they sacrifice substance and interest but The One Show has reports well worth watching and you can learn a lot from them. They tend to focus around topical issues such as the economy but they take issues like this in a light hearted manner so it's not too heavy going for 7pm on a weeknight when you just want to relax after work, school, university, etc. It is presented by Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley who make a good pairing for a show like this. They don't take themselves seriously, they have a laugh but they can also carry out more serious interviews and stories too, so they are quite versatile presenters. What I like about these two is how real they seem as people, gone are the stereotypical BBC accents, here Chiles has his Brummie accent and Christine has her Northern Irish accent (apologies for generilisation) and it's refreshing to here these accents among the usual fairly boring BBC accents that usually dominate the channel. They work together very well and oyu can tell they enjoy their work, with a smile on their face it makes for light hearted viewing. Christine in particular is an extremely likeable person who is intelligent and funny and seems down to earth. They always have a guest on the show, the vast majority of the time they are plugging something such as a show, book, CD, etc but not too much time is devoted to this which I like. There isn't much time in the half-hour slot this show is aired to carry out a full interview with the guest so personally I understand the need to plug whatever they are doing. There is time for a chat of some description and the quality of this largely depends on guest themselves. Some guests are fairly dull but some of them offer inciteful ancedotes and witty comments which add to the show greatly. Sometimes they have music played at the end of the show by a guest, which is a nice touch sometimes and adds variation to an already flexible programme. That's the great thing with The One Show, it's never the same each day, they always talk about different things or if there is a topic for the week, they keep it different enough to be interesting. They often deal with frankly silly subjects, which is fine once in a while as they keep it light hearted and don't take themselves seriously by making jokes about themselves, which I find amusing. They have different people who deliver regular reports on these subjects such as Dom Littlewood, Phil Tufnell and Christine Walkden who usually stay around their specialist subjects. For example Christine Walkden does nature type things and Dom Littlewood does consumer problems and issues. These reports last for around 5-10 minutes and they are often funny and inciteful. As The One Show trys to cater for many different people, there will be undoubtedly some areas that you and indeed I don't find interesting but they try and add their humour to it and get some incite from a variety of people to try and keep it appealing to many. It works most of the time. The One Show is a good way to kick off the evenings television in a light-heated fashion. Not for everybody but it will appeal to many too.

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                              19.06.2009 14:11
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                              I think I have only missed watching The One Show on 3 sepatate occassions. None of which were my fault. Ever since it had its first trial run I knew I would be a keen viewer. Of course during that 4 week run through the presenters were Adrian Chiles and Nadia Sawalha. I did like Myleene Klass and still do with Christine Bleakley but there was something about Nadia which made it a bit better. Maybe it was to do with her manic laugh! The actual programme is 30 minutes long but it doesn't start at 7pm. It's always a few minutes before, slightly annoying when I was watching Great British Menu on BBC2 which finished at 7. The show gives you a half hour of topics which could interest you. They vary from what is going on in the news, celebrities, finance issues, wildlife, music, history and a few other categories as well. Over the past 3 years they have a wide range of reporters, the more popular ones still hanging about. Lucy Siegle, whose subject is to do with the environment is one of these. To be honest I find her so annoying I can't see how she's lasted this long! Others include Phil Tufnell, Neil Oliver, Mike Dilger, Dr Sarah Jarvis and my favourite Marty Jopson. With each show they have special guests. Naturally some have been better than others. Jools Holland and Alan Carr are two of the best 'celebrities' they've had on so far. Generally, like with all chat shows, they are there to promote something. As there is such a wide choice of topics there is bound to be something you like to watch. Personally I always found inventions and all that to be a bit dull. Until the fabulous Marty came along. With his braces and slightly wavy hair. He just screams things to do with science. I also like the gardening section because of Christine Walkden. I don't think I've ever seen someone so enthusiastic about a subject before! The One Show still has it's little mishaps. The Carol Thatcher incident for one and then theres Adrian stepping in to apologise for any swearing as soon as it happens. Also reminding guests that it is a family show. I like the way you can tell that he and Christine do get on and I don't believe what people have been saying about the BBC dumbing down the programme by having phone ins to see which of the presenters should sing or watching them do races outside, breaking world records. When a programme is this good sometimes it's nice to have a little bit of childishness sometimes! This is a great programme which is suitable for all ages. It's perfect for sitting down after you've had your tea and starting off a nights entertainment.

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