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    Default How bad is RTE?

    Just lsitening to the "wireless" which I think should be renamed "clueless" and much is made of RTE's new season. We still have Tubridy, Ryan and Kenny. On radio Kenny is someway competent, although a bit stiff on TV. Ryan has his style, which is obnoxious. But Does Tubridy have any redeeming talent at all apart from being a smart arsed big eared tool?

    Such a lack of originality, I have never seen. Rare exceptions include the docu-drama about Neary, Q&A and the News. Everything else is old, stale and unimaginative.

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    Default Re: How bad is RTE?

    Not as bad as Newstalk or TV3

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    Default Re: How bad is RTE?

    And Fair City is as good a soap as you'll see.....

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    Default Re: How bad is RTE?

    RTE concert orchestra is a great asset, playing tonight in NCH - free I think.

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    Default Re: How bad is RTE?

    Quote Originally Posted by Supermanpolitician
    a bit stiff on TV
    A bit of an understatment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Supermanpolitician
    But Does Tubridy have any redeeming talent at all apart from being a smart arsed big eared tool?
    I don't agree. He is not a bit smart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcat
    RTE concert orchestra is a great asset, playing tonight in NCH - free I think.
    It's not free. It costs me €160, or a portion thereof, every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermanpolitician
    Just lsitening to the "wireless" which I think should be renamed "clueless" and much is made of RTE's new season. We still have Tubridy, Ryan and Kenny. On radio Kenny is someway competent, although a bit stiff on TV. Ryan has his style, which is obnoxious. But Does Tubridy have any redeeming talent at all apart from being a smart arsed big eared tool?

    Such a lack of originality, I have never seen. Rare exceptions include the docu-drama about Neary, Q&A and the News. Everything else is old, stale and unimaginative.
    turgidys a crypto racist/bigot, ryan is lord haw haw reincarnated and the plank...... is ok on radio

    TBH though i didnt see any real difference between them and the replacements they had when they were all off on holiers.

    finucane is now a charicuture though. that said she seems to be the most clued in to whats happening in the real world out of the lot of em.

    i'll be the first to admit ive taken the piss out of RTE but i'll admit they ARE capable of quality. unfortunetly it all seems to be in curent affairs show's like youve mentioned.

    when it come to comedy, drama etc its like a first years acting class at trinity . as another poster said in another thread, they simply dont attract talant as "theyre not their type of people "

    if one word sums up RTE its "safe", and thats dull as ************************.
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    Tubridy can put guests at their ease and bring out the best in them.
    When interviewing an author, or talking about books in general, he actually reads the publications. That's rare.

    IMHO RTE's greatest talent is Myles Dungan. He should have the PK radio slot full time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuizMaster
    Tubridy can put guests at their ease and bring out the best in them.
    When interviewing an author, or talking about books in general, he actually reads the publications. That's rare.

    IMHO RTE's greatest talent is Myles Dungan. He should have the PK radio slot full time.
    Agree that some of the serious journalists are ok. Dungan is excellent as are Sean O'Rourke and Cathal Mac Hoille.

    But Tubridy, Ryan, Duffy etc are being paid vasts sums of my licence fee when they are no talent amateurs.
    Mary Wilson is a poor second to book Cooper and Hook on the radio.

    Concert Orchestra are great but have to pay separately to see them. Yep we are subjected to people serving coffee in Failte Towers and to quote Morrissey (or was it Weller) "That's Entertainment".

    RTE don't deserve a licence fee.

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    Pretty much the only show I watch on RTE apart from sports/news is Reeling in the years, which probably cost a tenner to put together.

    Then you have that smug tool kenny raking in a million a year.

    Only topped by paying that other git Gay Byrne a RETAINER FFS. As if anyone else would employ him.

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