1. Exquisite Tweets from @DonaldMacleod01, @robccowan, @kwjourno, @telescoper, @dave_windsor, @bryn00, @DrJACameron, @sandymatheson10, @arthistorynews, @seanstshibe, @StevenIsserlis, @chris1729, @hugh_canning, @ChristineCardin, @lloydyes

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    Nightmarishly stressful week: building work with attendant fall-out continues; a certain amount of strife @ BBC; dreary stuff to deal with accountants. Inadequate to what's required of me. So now have prize stye: always an indicator...considered sending photo. Too gross.

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    DonaldMacleod01

    Donald Macleod

  2. In case you haven’t heard the news, I’m very excited to be joining the @ClassicFM family! More news about my new home here (do come with me!): classicfm.com/music-news/new…

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    robccowan

    Rob Cowan

  3. Sad to listen to you saying goodbye this morning (but driving so couldn’t get in contact). This is marvellous news 🎼🎻🎺🎷🎹

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    kwjourno

    Karen Woods

  4. Oh really? I love @robccowan and will miss his deep knowledge of music and friendly presenting style.

    Bryn Jones @BBCRadio3. I'm really going to miss his pleasant voice, his interesting talk and his wonderful knowledge of historic music recordings.

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    telescoper

    Peter Coles 🌈 🇪🇺 🇮🇪

  5. Sorry to hear that, you’re one of my favourite contributors to radio 3

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    dave_windsor

    David Windsor

  6. Yes, it will be a tremendous loss, although a recent revamp of Essential Classics on R3 seemed to give him less freedom to do what he's so good at. A Twitter search found something about him returning to Classic FM.

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    bryn00

    Bryn Jones

  7. Thanks so much David ... I'll miss R3 but I'm hugely excited about my new role at CFM where you can hear self-chosen selections of rare quality ... all sorts of rep, too!

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    robccowan

    Rob Cowan

    My intention Bryn. Tune in to CFM for Cowan's Classics at 7pm on Saturdays and Rob will be back with a rucksack full of goodies! Best.

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    robccowan

    Rob Cowan

    Fantastic of you all! I already feel I've re-invented myself and the CFM team are hugely supportive.

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    robccowan

    Rob Cowan

  8. Had a moment of pathetic self-pitywhen I realised that an entire day's work had simply disappeared, irrecoverably, through my own computer ineptitude, then thought of colleagues, just at this time, going through sheer hell. Sense of proportion. Just write the dross again...

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    DonaldMacleod01

    Donald Macleod

  9. Already disappointed at the departure of Rob, hope you and Andrew are safe

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    dave_windsor

    David Windsor

  10. We are none of us safe. Least of all me in the nichest of niches ever devised by mankind! I probably only have a year left.

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    DonaldMacleod01

    Donald Macleod

  11. R3 taught me most of what I know - enough to give me a living. Above all I value COTW, BAL - it’s such expertise which makes R3 different from Classic FM. Is there a focus group I can join?!

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    dave_windsor

    David Windsor

  12. DrJACameron

    James Alexander Cameron

  13. Thanks so much Gor your supportive words. The answer from this old git is - I don't know!

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    DonaldMacleod01

    Donald Macleod

  14. I’ll write my thoughts up soon and send them in, but I fear I’m not the listener they’re looking for!

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    dave_windsor

    David Windsor

  15. V kind of you to say so. You have no idea how much that means. But I think there will more likely be cheering in the streets that the old fart has finally dragged off his rotting corpse and younger voices can prevail!
    Thank you, Donald

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    DonaldMacleod01

    Donald Macleod

  16. I’m sure no one thinks that outside of whatever tier of management threatens all that is great about R3. I want expertise, food for thought, not soundbites spoken while trying to smile at the same time. Or mixtapes!

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    dave_windsor

    David Windsor

  17. I get so much fantastically generous adulation from listeners who, naturally, don't appreciate extent of team effort. Today we lost the wonderful, irreplaceable Michelle. She has saved me from so many disasters and smoothed my passage through tempests. My heart is broken.

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    DonaldMacleod01

    Donald Macleod

  18. sandymatheson10

    Sandy Matheson 🇪🇺

  19. Sorry to hear that. So many important people the other side of a lens or microphone.

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    arthistorynews

    Dr Bendor Grosvenor

  20. Thank you so much for the generosity of your thinking. I will pass it on.

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    DonaldMacleod01

    Donald Macleod

  21. Please don't go.
    You were the voice of my childhood! It would be terribly sad.

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    seanstshibe

    Sean Shibe

  22. The thing is, with my fantastic production team in Cardiff, a muppet would sound magnificent. Hence my success, thtoughn aeons, week after week

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    DonaldMacleod01

    Donald Macleod

    Dear Sean, that's a wonderful thing to say. You have no idea how much that means. Thank you, on behalf of my team.

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    DonaldMacleod01

    Donald Macleod

  23. I've missed something here - which colleagues going through hell? And by the way, I think you're allowed a moment of self-pity when you lose a whole day's work - I'd have threatened the computer with terrible punishments. And finally - don't EVER stop broadcasting!!

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    StevenIsserlis

    Steven Isserlis

  24. 3 production assistants have just been reduced to 1. I'll have to stop sometime!

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    DonaldMacleod01

    Donald Macleod

  25. Oy vey - that's bad; very sorry to hear part 1. But as to part 2 - no you won't. The nation needs you.

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    StevenIsserlis

    Steven Isserlis

  26. It will be a mad world that doesn't have you on the radio. To whom do I write, in pen and ink, if and when you need support?

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    chris1729

    ᴄʜʀɪꜱ ᴡʀɪɢʜᴛ

  27. hugh_canning

    Padre Ugo’s Opera, Music & Br*xsh*t Tweets Ltd

  28. That's a very generous offer Chris. Thank you, but no need to write. Things are in a spectacular muddle at the BBC, but I've still got a job!

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    DonaldMacleod01

    Donald Macleod

  29. hugh_canning

    Padre Ugo’s Opera, Music & Br*xsh*t Tweets Ltd

  30. Dear Christine, I don't intend to, and @BBCRadio3 shows no signs of wanting to get rid of me. A personal reassurance from the top man today. You can sleep easy, especially during my programmes!

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    DonaldMacleod01

    Donald Macleod

    Thank you so much for the amazingly kind & generous responses to previous tweets. So much appreciated in the loneliness of the long-distance writer. Hugely heartened. You would seem to be stuck with me on #COTW for some time to come

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    DonaldMacleod01

    Donald Macleod

  31. Just got into bed. You, Late Junction and Through the Night are my main listenings (is that a word?)

    Oh, and Jazz Record Requests ( I love that word 'record' in the title)

    Keep going strong, Mr Macleod.

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  32. Thank you so much. I'll do my best. I still can't believe that I've been able to pull the wool over people's ears for as long as I have

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    DonaldMacleod01

    Donald Macleod