F1 on Channel 4

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Rich_W

9,896 posts

151 months

Friday 12th February 2016
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the other me said:
Eddie Jordan is a bit "marmite", I will miss him , and thought his outburst in the Forum after the last race in 2015 was priceless. . . . but, I can understand why some may not warm to him.

Very very sad to lose Lee though, and subscribe to previous posters opinions on Suzy P's disappearance.



Edited to say, it is of course only an assumption that EJ won't be involved. In recent years he has cherry-picked which races he attended, and I don't see why, as a kind of "freelancer", he couldn't do both.

When various names were thrown in the Top Gear hat the appointment of one automatically excluded the other in many folks eyes, but, hey, they went & hired the lot of them.

Love him or loath him, EJ had his finger on the pulse & most of his "scoops" came to fruition. As an ex team Boss he had respect/status that allowed him access to people who may have shunned other reporters.

For the same reasons as having ex Drivers in the team, I believe he brought credibility that helped counter the daft Biker woman that embarrassed herself every time she did an interview at the start of her tenure there.


Edited by the other me on Friday 12th February 09:52
All this!

Perry was just an embarrassment out of her depth with Live TV.

I wonder if C4 will also bring back Gary Anderson or A N Other former Technical guy since the BBC felt TV audience didn't care about the technology in F1 so dropped it! rolleyes

SR06

749 posts

125 months

Sunday 14th February 2016
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Channel 4 F1 lead commentator.


BigBob

1,471 posts

164 months

Sunday 14th February 2016
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MartG said:
lbc said:
BigBob said:
MartG said:
Suzi Perry has announced she will not be moving to C4

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/no-channel-4-mov...
That's a bonus then!!! smile
Eddie Jordan also NOT joining Channel 4... another big bonus. smile
He's been signed up for Top Gear with Chris Evans though frown
Makes C4's F1 look even better and TG'sline up even worse!!!!



BarbaricAvatar

1,369 posts

87 months

Sunday 14th February 2016
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Doink said:
No we just need Georgio morodo music for the grid line up
Agreed, they must! 80's Grid Music

I had no idea it was a Moroder track though.

entropy

3,507 posts

142 months

Tuesday 16th February 2016
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BarbaricAvatar said:
Doink said:
No we just need Georgio morodo music for the grid line up
Agreed, they must! 80's Grid Music

I had no idea it was a Moroder track though.
It's called Ivory Tower and was supposed to be used in the film The Neverending Story. A different version was actually used https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yegQ9X2QSeI but does feature on the OST release https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpXwV3woHi4
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VladD

7,223 posts

204 months

Friday 19th February 2016
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Just for contrast I like Suzi Perry but can't stand EJ.

BarbaricAvatar

1,369 posts

87 months

Friday 19th February 2016
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VladD said:
Just for contrast I like Suzi Perry but can't stand EJ.
I've never understood the opposition to Suzi either, she at least has charisma unlike Sky's Simon Lazenby. Come to think of it, i didn't dislike any of the BBC presenters over the previous 6 seasons. Even Tom Clarkson who initially grated because he only ever stated the obvious, had become a decent part of the team.
It's a real loss to F1 though that Lee McKenzie is no longer going to be a part of the show.

Europa1

7,698 posts

127 months

Friday 19th February 2016
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BarbaricAvatar said:
I've never understood the opposition to Suzi either, she at least has charisma unlike Sky's Simon Lazenby. Come to think of it, i didn't dislike any of the BBC presenters over the previous 6 seasons. Even Tom Clarkson who initially grated because he only ever stated the obvious, had become a decent part of the team.
It's a real loss to F1 though that Lee McKenzie is no longer going to be a part of the show.
Charisma? She was completely wooden. And often just seemed out of her depth broadcasting live.

BarbaricAvatar

1,369 posts

87 months

Friday 19th February 2016
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Europa1 said:
BarbaricAvatar said:
I've never understood the opposition to Suzi either, she at least has charisma unlike Sky's Simon Lazenby. Come to think of it, i didn't dislike any of the BBC presenters over the previous 6 seasons. Even Tom Clarkson who initially grated because he only ever stated the obvious, had become a decent part of the team.
It's a real loss to F1 though that Lee McKenzie is no longer going to be a part of the show.
Charisma? She was completely wooden. And often just seemed out of her depth broadcasting live.
You'd struggle too if you had 2 people giving you conflicting information in your earhole while you're trying to interview whiney Horner. wink
If anything it highlights how good Jake Humphrey was. Not sure where you get wooden from, i found her down-to-earth and likeable. Wooden is how one would usually describe the average newsreader and Suzi's presenting bore little in common with that type.

Chrisgr31

11,066 posts

194 months

Saturday 20th February 2016
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BarbaricAvatar said:
You'd struggle too if you had 2 people giving you conflicting information in your earhole while you're trying to interview whiney Horner. wink
If anything it highlights how good Jake Humphrey was. Not sure where you get wooden from, i found her down-to-earth and likeable. Wooden is how one would usually describe the average newsreader and Suzi's presenting bore little in common with that type.
Exactly, and I seem to recall that there were lots of complaints about Jake in his first year. Seems some think it is fashionable to complain about Suzi. She did a good job as far as I could see.

lbc

2,643 posts

156 months

Saturday 20th February 2016
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Chrisgr31 said:
Seems some think it is fashionable to complain about Suzi. She did a good job as far as I could see.
She always appeared awkward and seemed out of place.
Just too painful to watch for me as it was like watching people having accidents on You've Been Framed.

andyps

7,764 posts

221 months

Saturday 20th February 2016
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In the first few shows she did struggle, but that was in an environment with very strong characters, including EJ. Once she got to know people and be known by them I thought she did a much better job, anchoring the programme recognising other people could contribute technically etc more than she could.

jonnyb

2,356 posts

191 months

Saturday 20th February 2016
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Without wanting to but into the Suzi Perry debate, will the C4 coverage be any good? Or am I going to have to shell out the £25 a month for Sky F1?

Chrisgr31

11,066 posts

194 months

Saturday 20th February 2016
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£25 a month for Sky? You'll be lucky. Seem to recall when I last checked it was almost twice as much!

It will be interesting to see who Channel 4 pick as the anchor, and how they get on in the first year or two.

jonnyb

2,356 posts

191 months

Saturday 20th February 2016
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In total it will be, but sky sports is £25 extra a month than what I'm already paying.

rdjohn

3,201 posts

134 months

Saturday 20th February 2016
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I can watch SKY F1 for free, but they set such a very low bench mark, C4 just have to be able to better it?

Sadly, I half expect that they could set the bar even lower, with their "before and after" talking heads.

My tolerance make only permit me to watch the actual race with DC - on the plus side, I will get a chunk of my life back in return.

carl_w

6,222 posts

197 months

Saturday 20th February 2016
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jonnyb said:
In total it will be, but sky sports is £25 extra a month than what I'm already paying.
Not sure if it's still the case, but it used to be that if you signed up for Sky HD (£10 a month) you got F1 included. Handy if you're not interested in any other sports.

threespires

3,121 posts

150 months

Monday 22nd February 2016
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Chrisgr31 said:
Seems some think it is fashionable to complain about Suzi. She did a good job as far as I could see.
I agree..

rubystone

11,252 posts

198 months

Monday 22nd February 2016
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rdjohn said:
I can watch SKY F1 for free, but they set such a very low bench mark, C4 just have to be able to better it?

Sadly, I half expect that they could set the bar even lower, with their "before and after" talking heads.

My tolerance make only permit me to watch the actual race with DC - on the plus side, I will get a chunk of my life back in return.
What do you find is wrong with the Sky coverage? There's no compulsion to watch anything other than the race. It generally starts at 2 and finishes around 3.30.

On my part, I think that BBC set a high benchmark back in the Jake Humphrey days and Sky not only matched that, they cranked it up a notch. I've seen them at work in the paddock and around the circuit and was amazed at the amount of kit they have at the British GP. Must cost them a fortune.



ajprice

15,789 posts

135 months

Friday 26th February 2016
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If anyone has been watching Channel 4 tonight, the in-between advert stings have started, and they have a C4F1 twitter account, hashtag and a Vine account started.

https://twitter.com/C4F1
https://twitter.com/hashtag/C4F1
https://vine.co/u/1315067954534162432



Edited by ajprice on Friday 26th February 23:23