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  1. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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  2. Gazthesparky
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    Gazthesparky Electrician's Arms

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    What a feckin muppet that Clive guy is. Just confused things hasn't got a clue regarding part p etc.

    Hated him when he had his shite BBC scare everyone and slate everyone show. Just making everything sound worse than it actually was.

    Listening to it as I reply to this.
     
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    We should let a few of our guys loose on him :)
     
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    I had to google who this Clive Holland is and am not impressed

    Electrical installation topics are few and far between,the BBC could have had a better informed person to give of advice
    Not once did he mention the need to test to ensure safety,the people phoning in were not reprimanded once with regard to testing
     
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  6. Murdoch
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    Last time he was on Jeremy Vine I sent an email of complaint to the BBC regarding his dubious advice .... still waiting on a reply.....
     
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  7. Andy-1960
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    This guy is giving dangerous and incorrect advice!
    We should all complain to the BBC!
     
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  8. 7029 dave
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    I did chuckle to day listening to that Clive.
     
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  9. casperLennon
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    He told people to turn breaker off then carry out work. What about making sure it's dead? Shouldn't be allowed to give advice
     
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    Thats the BBC on everything !
     
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    I did think this topic might make an appearance tonight! Why get a builder to give 'expert' advice on electrical matters? Last time I heard him on the Jeremy Vine show he was giving incorrect advice about safe wiring zones. Today it was part P and notifiable work he got wrong. It makes you wonder about all the other experts the show uses on other topics!
     
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  12. Andy-1960
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    Next week he has Terry Walton (The Welsh Gardener) giving advice on safe earthing ... well it's close enough for the BBC!
     
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  13. Murdoch
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    I've sent the Jeremy Vine show a link to this thread.....

    The is the automated response:

    "Thank you for contacting The Jeremy Vine Show.

    Due to the volume of emails we receive, we cannot guarantee a reply if you have a specific question.


    When you email, if you potentially wouldn’t mind a member of the team calling you back, please do include a telephone number.


    We greatly appreciate your input, and you can also discuss our daily topics on the Radio 2 Facebook Page: BBC Radio 2 - https://www.facebook.com/bbcr2

    The conversations also continue on Twitter: follow BBC Radio 2 (@BBCRadio2) | Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/bbcradio2 and chat about the show with the hashtag #r2vine


    If you’d like to know what music we played in a particular show, we publish a list on the programme episode pages http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wr3p/broadcasts/2013/03


    If you have a complaint about a programme you should contact BBC Complaints. BBC - Complaints - Home - http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/

    The Jeremy Vine Show"
     
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  14. solarsavings
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    The customer whose house I working in today was wondering why I was loudly (might have been shouting) calling someone a big fat, bald header chain n anchor. I had to explain that the so called expert is actually a fat to$$er who wouldn't know how to lace his shoes. How he got a job on the tv and radio is beyond me.
     
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  15. Murdoch
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    Simple answer is that he must be a paid up member of the Labour party and subscribes to the Guardian......
     
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  16. Leesparkykent
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    He actually won a competition on Loraine Kelly to become a TV presenter.....No word of a lie, google it :eek:
     
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  17. solarsavings
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    Well he must have a hell of a sausage on him then is all I can say.
     
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    Most of the interview is him stuttering.. shocking advice & wrong guy giving advice!
     
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    I listened and was surprised that on a number of occasions he confused an RCD with an mcb. In fact when the lady phoned regarding being shocked by the light switch whilst papering he said turn off the mcb then carry on.....

    What a **** in the wind reply. How do you know she will turn the right mcb off, who knows if it's labelled or incorrectly labelled, who's to say it's not got a supply from another circuit..... some explanation on basic safe isolation would have been the major priority on a national radio station.
     
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    Don't you realise that the BBC like the majority of media outlets these days are only interested in a good story and not the facts. They are run by artistes and not practicians. Unfortunately those who know how tend to be controlled by bullshitters with personal agenders I.e those who think they know why! There, I think I'll have another beer!:D
     
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    I think the builder guy made the point a few times that getting a qualified electrician in was the best course of action. That was nice to hear.

    However.....I would have expected more electricians phoning in explaining in more detail or highlighting the dangers
     
  22. mattg4321
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    Liked the comment from that Clive fool about wiring some shed lights in series too. Really? Prat
     
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    Caught the bits where someone text in to slag off 90% of electricians as incompetent and saying that people should do it all themselves and the bloke who rang in to say his kids decided to make a water slide upstairs and now his pendant below didn't work, as with other posters was left a little unimpressed with the technical accuracy and safety advice given in response to the various participants.
     
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    Just listened to this and have learnt something, a double insulated kettle now I never knew they existed!
    BBC missed an opportunity here by using a person who has knowledge which is rudimentary to say the least.
     
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    I'm so pleased to see this thread here. I was listening to the JV show yesterday and was appalled at the poor level of advice given by the "expert". The lack of understanding - confusing MCBs and RCDs and the consequences of an earth fault - not knowing which areas of the house were "Special Locations" and Part P notifiable (as in a kitchen is not!). It was shocking ;) for a national radio show, the BBC should be ashamed, I expect far better. At least Terry Walton is a genuine gardener - it's so funny to hear him "camp it up" with the exaggerated "sounds of gardening" to the clueless JV and those who think "carrots come from Tesco's" [sic].
     
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    Bring back Tommy Walsh :eek: Probably find Alan Titchmarsh would know more about Part P.
     
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    Don't think I would take advice from them two
     
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    It is difficult to sometimes express your views even though in your head all the information is swimming around and I am not sure how I would have commented with the time restrictions and Jeremy Vines need to sensationalise to keep the listener interested. Correct responses could not have been given in the time slot for the topic but this doesn't change the fact that the "expert" was misleading through his own ignorance.
     
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    I am not a professional electrician; I only joined the forum to get some advice about wiring a cooker before getting someone in, but I could not believe my ears listening to the "expert" on JV.

    With the wallpaper woman, he waffled on about mcb's and how to cut the wallpaper, when all he needed to say was to turn the power off before you even unscrew the front plate. I guess it's not easy to do these things live and JV doesn't help by being entirely clueless about anything practical and not listening to the answers.

    There is a danger of over egging the pudding and insisting that everyone should call in a qualified electrician to unplug an appliance. The message should be clear that you don't mess with live wires.
     
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    Seems like he was a bit of a dirty ****** as well, and dropped from a BBC in 2013. In his defence, he did sort challenge the bloke who fitted his own shower, but I turned off then as it was getting a bit irritating. Why do they always employ baldhead blokes for 'Cowboy Builders', he looks like Dominic Littlewoods brother. :)

    I've started to find the Jeremy Vine show a bit annoying of late. All the stories seemed to be tilted to one side, never let the truth get in the way of a good story, I suppose. Vine says some really dumb things. Even Ken Bruce takes the pee out of him.

    Edit; not that there's anything wrong with bald-headed blokes :oops:
     
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    I can't find anywhere where it says this Clive bloke has any qualification in anything other he seems to have passed inappropriate behaviour against women with flying colours! You would imagine with all the money you lot pay for your TV licences you would expect they could at least pay for a qualified spark for advise ! As for me I don't pay for a TV licence so I'm not entitles to comment ! The last time they visited my door and asked for a TV license I showed them one from the year before and told them as long as they repeat the programs I will repeat my licence that was about 4 years ago and I'm still loving the only fools and horses reruns !
     
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    You would of thought they had wheeled in Tony Cable.
     
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