Off Script with Chris & Robbie
The UAE’s alternative take on news, entertainment and sport. With personality aplenty, this is a show designed to cross the opinion divide – whose side are you on? Join Chris, Robbie and Sonal as they cut through the clutter to bring you the news, entertainment and sport stories that actually matter. With topical talk, big name guests and a strong sideline in humour, prepare to veer Off Script on your drive home commute.
Sports fans will enjoy Off Script, Extra Time from 19.00 – 20.00, where the focus will be on all things sporting!
Sometimes going Off Script produces a more interesting outcome. When we asked the team to write a few lines about each other, we were left with something a little less traditional.
(written by Robbie Greenfield)
Describing Chris as gregarious is one of the great understatements. A social butterfly who frequently needs to be physically dragged away from a function (usually by me), Chris loves people. And people love Chris. Regular Dubai Eye listeners will know him as a sports anorak. Combining his boundless curiosity with a photographic memory, no sporting statistic is safe from his roving eye, from non-league Swedish football to his beloved darts. This proud son of Scotland is a long-time resident of Dubai, and yet his accent hasn’t waned one iota. Luckily, I’m on hand to translate!
(written by Chris McHardy)
Robbie is our resident vocabulist who regularly lights up the airwaves with his extensive grasp of the English language not to mention his infectious laugh. Don’t let his obsession with golf put you off, Robbie is far from one-dimensional. A lover of the great outdoors, Robbie needs no excuse to regale the time he walked the breadth of Great Britain. Oh, and then there’s the London Marathon he completed back in 2013. Just don’t get him started on that. Robbie’s other passion in his life is his two cats, Ignacio and Dolores, affectionately known as ‘Nacho’ and ‘Lola’, who regular wreak havoc on his social life!
(written by Producer, Tom Smith)
Sonal was born in Hong Kong, grew up in the UAE, and trained as a print journalist in the US. She is interesting, intelligent and quick-witted.
And this is probably where she would like me to end her bio. However, there is another side to Sonal which can only be described as a ‘massive nerd’. It’s hard to imagine anyone else at Dubai Eye getting so excited over astrophysics and sociology. Additionally, if you ever meet Sonal in person, ask her to rap Eminem’s Lose Yourself to you – her inability is only matched by her persistence as she’ll incredibly go through the whole song managing to get every single word wrong.
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