The Collins & Herring 6 Music show – dun, dun! – appears to be still on, even though we went away for a month, allowing the professional Richard Bacon and his entourage to take over and show how a professional, planned, scripted radio show might sound. We had a fun first show back yesterday morning, which you can iPlayer here, and of which a podcast will soon be made available (I hope the bit about cheese in Northampton makes it in). Because of my erratic holiday arrangements, we will not be on next Saturday, but will be on the week after that, and then not on the week after that, but BACK, full-time, or until Adam and Joe come back, from Saturday October 2. On this date, we will officially relaunch the show. Which is where you come in. We want ideas for regular features, and we want new jingles.
The shopping list so far, as we begin this consultation period, includes:
- New generic Collins & Herring jingles, including our names. Be as creative as you like – you have the “dun, dun!” one to beat – but don’t make them too long.
- New Text The Station ident – and you literally have Rose’s to beat here
- New Nerd Army ident – something to mobilise the Army for its weekly photographic/visual task
- New feature: The History Of Collins & Herring In 100 Objects – based upon the Radio 4 series of the same name. Use your imagination
That’s it for now. Expect further instructions in two weeks. We could get professional BBC jinglists to make our jingles and idents, but it feels in the spirit of our ramshackle programme that they should continue to be provided by you.
The pic above was taken in February, when we never imagined we’d still be doing a weekly-ish 6 Music show in April, let alone October. It’s like Jim’ll Fix It.