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Wednesday, 3 September 2008

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Look out mate, you've scared the Chimps............ And on next, with a song from Solid Air, we have John Martyn

The quiet men of entertainment, Whispering Bob Harris, and David Attenborough today surprised many in the BBC Canteen with a shout off.

The two who are very close friends said they were sick and tired of people not being able to hear them properly. Harris said: 'For years, I have whispered when introducing John Martyn on the Old Grey Whistle Test. John Martyn was like the equivalent of Billy Connolly on Parkinson. Always on and always good entertainment. But, anyway, I forgot I could raise my voice above a whisper'

Attenborough continued: 'I always whispered to avoid disturbing mating creatures or being attacked by a Bear or an angry Monkey, so I too forgot I could shout. So Bob and I thought, you know, wouldn't it be a good laugh if we shouted in the canteen, just for a laugh, and to see who was loudest. Imagine the surprise in the canteen. Oh, it was hilarious, you should have been there'

Terry Wogan was there. He told us: 'Loud, I'll say. They were so loud my toupee got scared and is now hiding under the table'

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