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14:00 - 16:00
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07:00 - 09:00
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About the Show
The Alternative Review with Mike & Daniel
The Alternative Review is Ujima’s number 1 listened to radio show – there’s no evidence for this but it’s a scientific fact! It is also the longest running show on Ujima, a concept invented by Peter Gabriel back in 1977 (originally called Tenko but no-one understood the name). Peter wanted a film review show presented by real people to review the forthcoming release of Star Wars. Unfortunately they couldn’t broadcast the show until Star Wars was released in the UK in 1978.
Dan And Mike were only 5 and 6 years old when they became the youngest ever presenters on Ujima 98FM (which would not actually exist for many years to come). They were accompanied by International Superstar DJ™ Satan Strange who despite his name, at that time was still playing bass for the least liked line up of Barnes-Wallis Simpson (not a patch on the previous Barnes Noyce Simpson Experience ) #1
Since then, The Alternative Review (or alt.rev as the cool kids call it) has broken many barriers of taste and decency and many guests have died live on the air. These include the first 2 DJ Styles, Mrs Divine #2, Lulu, Tommy Popplecock, International Superstar DJ™ Gabriel Normal and DJ Presto (sucked into Myriad). All the team members were murdered live on the air on the 2017 Halloween Special#3 and Michael also died at the end of what was confusingly called series 1 in early 2017 but he turned out to just be in the shower (see below about out-dated references). Despite all the danger, the team bravely review films every week against all the odds, increasing cinema prices and repeated assassination attempts by the current DJ Style (who still hasn’t listened to the 1977 pilot yet). Satan Strange has also survived being shot in the face and a heart attack where the team left him to die. It was only the intervention of Dr J and a Polish cleaner called Helga#4 that saved him.
Daniel, widely regarded as the most unreasonable presenter on Ujima 98 FM (and that takes some beating), barely disguising his contempt for the film industry, the team and the listener, it’s only a matter of time before he snaps live on air and does the unthinkable. Catchphrase: Unbelievable.
Michael, Ujima’s answer to Louis Walsh despite not understanding the actual question, a semi autistic savant with an encyclopedic knowledge of random stuff that no-one cares about………..and a sackful of outdated references nobody wants. Always living in the shadow of his famous author cousin who writes pornographic novels under a nom de plume #5. Catchphrase: Irrepressible.
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