Travis Bickle wrote:Aled, how do you feel the Birthday Show went? On this forum at least, it is fair to say it hasn't been met with universal approval. There have been suggestions that it was too self-indulgent and didn't pay enough attention to the listeners at home.
How do you think it went, especially compared to other shows? With hindsight would you have done anything differently? I did prefer last years if I am honest, but I did like the orchestra and jingle singers from this year.
I thought it was incredibly successful. It fulfilled the brief Freya and I set ourselves perfectly. We wanted to show what the BBC and Radio 1 could achieve when given the opportunity, of trying something new, bold and ambitious at breakfast which has never been done before, of taking something like the BBC orchestra and fusing it with some of Pop's biggest names of the moment. All while surprising Chris and have him go on the journey with the listener and using guests who were friends of the show.
The feedback from the text, Twitter (and some could argue the Daily Mail piece) was very positive in achieving what we set out to achieve, on this forum not so much - which obviously I've taken on board for next Year's show.