Have any other early-morning Radio 2 listeners noticed the social tensions since John Marsh left, and was replaced by the younger and (to the elderly Wogan audience, at any rate) prettier Lynn Bowles?
K. was the first in our household (of two, granted) to spot that Lynn would frequently take the initiative and make jokes to the Wogmeister; at first, astonished, he’d react as though she’d just farted and plough on with his own gags, although he’s now more able to cope with her these days. What’s odder is the way Lynn and the two alternate newsreaders, Alan Dedicoat and Fran Godfrey, interact from day to day.
Alan will always barge in on Lynn’s 8.20 travel spot, frequently acting up and occasionally acting out the Midlands part from the (metaphorically at least) phoned-in drama about life in the Welsh valleys, Help me, Rhondda. Fran, on the other hand, has never to my knowledge exchanged a word with ol’ Bowlesy on air. The two ladies sit either side of a current-affairs weather house, only one of them ever emerging to speak into the microphone. What’s going on?