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Richard Carpenter's UK Promotional Tour 2019*

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by wideawakeat4am, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. wideawakeat4am

    wideawakeat4am Active Member Thread Starter

    Not sure why or for how long, but ‘The One Show’ have just plugged that Richard Carpenter will be on Monday’s programme.

    It’s on at 7pm in the evening and for those of you outside the UK, it is a prime time magazine-type show that’s attracts quite a big audience, so Richard must be seen as someone worth having on to give him such a high profile slot.

    The programme was also asking for anyone with a personal connection to one of Carpenters’ songs to get in touch.
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  2. Best keep an eye on the TV schedule, he'll be on other shows throughout the week
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  3. wideawakeat4am

    wideawakeat4am Active Member Thread Starter

    Thanks, will do.

    Is Richard over here for a particular reason?

    More promotion for the Royal Philharmonic album maybe?
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  4. Yeah It's to talk more about the album. He's going to be on TV and Radio.
  5. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen

    The One Show has very good rating in the UK so this is great news! The musical acts they have on sometimes also close the show, so who knows, he might even perform.
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  6. New Horizons.

    New Horizons. Active Member

    He was listed to be a guest on Graham Norton's radio show a few weeks ago according to a tv/radio listing I had so maybe the visit got moved to nearer the 50th?
    Perhaps he will sign the lithograph prints while here also?
  7. AnnaSock

    AnnaSock Active Member

    Looking forward to this and potentially some other TV/radio appearances :)
  8. ullalume

    ullalume Well-Known Member

    Perfect timing for Mother's day on 31st. Now if they just brought back those ads during that week maybe the album could get back into the top 20. Let's hope it does. I'm guessing its performance over the next 2 weeks will determine if we get an RPO 2 .
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  9. AnnaSock

    AnnaSock Active Member

    Did they give any more information on this? I’d be interested to know exactly what they’re after/how to get in touch, but there’s nothing about Richard on their website (from what I can see).
  10. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen

    Interesting...I read the TV listings every week and didn't see anything. Was it not the Carpenters A-Z special hosted by Graham Norton that you're thinking of?
  11. I've just had an email back from the One Show asking if they can have a photo of me with my Carpenters records to show if they have enough time on air !!!
  12. AnnaSock

    AnnaSock Active Member

    That’s great, Simon :)
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  13. goodjeans

    goodjeans Active Member

    I hope that they have the time!
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  14. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen

    I'll be recording the show and uploading the segment featuring Richard for you all :)
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  15. Graeme

    Graeme Active Member

    They just ended today's One Show (which featured Danny DeVito as the guest star) by mentioning Richard was on Monday's show and pulled back to reveal a picture of the RPO album on the big studio screen as the credits rolled.
  16. wideawakeat4am

    wideawakeat4am Active Member Thread Starter

    No, I’m afraid they didn’t.

    They just asked people to get in touch if they have a personal connection, which could mean anything, but I’d just drop them a line anyway if you think you can help.

    I’d imagine they’d like a story like a newlywed couple dancing to one of their tracks or something.

    The One Show - Send your stories - BBC One
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  17. wideawakeat4am

    wideawakeat4am Active Member Thread Starter

    They did similar yesterday with a large picture of the 69-73 singles album.

    I’d actually recorded EastEnders and that had included the end of The One show. I was fast forwarding the ending and saw the familiar logo and rewound quickly!
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  18. Graeme

    Graeme Active Member

    Exciting. I hope he copes okay with the varied and eclectic subjects they can cover on the show, though he seemed unphased by Japanese TV so should be fine!
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  19. ullalume

    ullalume Well-Known Member

    I think he'll be able to handle the one show. This Time with Alan Partridge, not so much
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  20. Just heard back from Richard's team, here's his schedule:

    He arrives in London tomorrow.

    Monday - (March 25th)
    - "Today Show" - Australian TV (morning)
    -"The One Show" BBC One 7pm

    Tuesday (March 26th) Radio recordings day
    Radio 2
    Tracks of My Years with Ken Bruce
    Steve Wright interview
    Malcom Prince interview
    Universal Music
    W Radio interview

    Wednesday (March 27th)
    I'm told he's at White City Studio's for a live breakfast TV interview which is where both BBC breakfast and currently the ITV shows are filming (whilst ITV studios are under work) so he could be on Good Morning Britain, Lorrain or This Morning.
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  21. Sue

    Sue Active Member

    I wonder if this promotional visit is about the vinyl release. It’s available for pre order on amazon uk now.
  22. ullalume

    ullalume Well-Known Member

    I think it's a celebration of the 50th anniversary and promotion of RPO.
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  23. Chris Mills

    Chris Mills Well-Known Member

    Tracks Of My Years with DJ Ken Bruce will be very interesting.
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  24. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    ^^ Love the name of that show!
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  25. Chris Mills

    Chris Mills Well-Known Member

    Tracks Of My Years is a segment of the Ken Bruce radio programme spread over five days Monday to Friday, it has a different guest each week choosing tracks that influenced their lives and telling the story behind their choice. It’s a great listen.
    Looks like Richard will have his interview with Steve Wright broadcast on Wednesday 27 March, another interview that will be very entertaining.
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