Hosted by Glenn and Phil, this podcast is a virtual trip back in time to the halcyon days of our childhood - the 1980s (and early 1990s). Every week we explore at least one facet of 80's pop culture, discuss questions from our listeners, and report the news from at least 4 of the main franchises of the 80's that are still around today!

It's all about football in the 90's this week, and joining us in the Tactics Truck is Pete D Gaskell from the mighty Smorgasbored podcast (even though he's a Man Utd fan). From Italia '90 to the Coca-Cola Cup, it's all here, the highs of England getting to a World Cup semi-final (imagine that!) to them not even getting to the World Cup Finals, and everything in between. 

Including Man Utd's awesomely terrible grey kit.

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Direct download: Episode_351.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:25am UTC

Episode 2 of Justice For All sees Amy and Glenn tackling the small, tiny subject of one of the greatest, if not THE greatest event in not only DC's, but perhaps all of comic's history - Crisis On Infinite Earths!

They also discuss the DCEU (or Worlds of DC, if anyone's still calling it that) and try and figure out where it's going. Get it together, DC and WB!

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Direct download: JFAE2.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:27pm UTC

Duncan from Stacebob and the Dweebs joins us again for the second of our Nineties specials, and this time we're talking about the comic book movie failures in the wake of Batman being released in 1989.

See, the movie studios all wanted another comic book movie hit, but weren't willing to spend the money to licence Marvel or DC characters, so they bought all of the pulp heroes of the 1930s to try and make it happen. We're focusing on the Rocketeer, Dick Tracy, The Phantom and The Shadow, and trying to figure out why they didn't catch on like Batman did. (SPOILER: Mainly because they weren't Batman.)

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Direct download: Episode_350.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 2:26pm UTC

Amy from Eccentric Earth joins us again this week, but this time it's different, because for the next month we're talking all about things from the Nineties, as we go BACK TO THE NINETIES!

To open, we're discussing the grim dark world of Warhammer 40,000, about how we came across it through games like Hero Quest and Space Crusade, and what draws to possibly THE most depressing sci-fantasy universe that's ever been created.

REPENT, brothers and sisters. For tomorrow, we PODCAST!

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Direct download: Episode_349.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:58pm UTC

We've arrived at arguably still the most popular Doctor of the New Era, number Ten! THIS is the Doctor that RTD wanted from the start and it showed, as he kept all of the best stories for him, and Leigh and Glenn go through all of their favourite (and not-so-favourite) ones here!

They also catch up with all of the Doctor Who news coming out about the Series 11, and give their opinions on some of the contentious PR that's currently surrounding Doctor Who at the moment.

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Direct download: NB19.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:48pm UTC

Duncan from Stacebob and the Dweebs is back with us this week, and we're talking about the 1980 movie comedy that brought forth a movie genre that exists to this very day - the movie parody!

From Airplane! to The Naked Gun, from BASEketball to Epic Movie, this was the one that started it all - how did it become so popular! We'll find out today!

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Direct download: Episode_348.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:40pm UTC

This time on Nerva Beacon, it's all about the Ninth Doctor - both of them! We'll be taking a look at the Doctors as played by Richard E Grant and Christopher Eccleston, and looking into how and why Russell T Davies was able to bring the good Doctor back from BBC oblivion.

Also, we'll take a look at all the Who news coming out, as well as remembering the amazing Jacqueline Pearce.

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Direct download: NB.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:51pm UTC

Welcome to a new branch of the BTTE tree! This is all about DC Comics, and the love that Glenn and Amy have for them and their massive roster of characters.

Over the coming months we'll be looking at everything DC, including, the movies, TV shows, cartoons, memorabilia and of course, the comic books themselves.

In this first episode, Amy and Glenn have a bit of a natter about why they love DC, their favourite characters, books, TV series and movies, and even profess their great love for a certain Green Lantern villain...

Enjoy!

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Direct download: JFA1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:47am UTC

It's all positive vibes and niceness this week, as Jenny from World of Crap joins us again, along with a new voice to BTTE, that of Glyn Heaviside, Twitterer extraordinaire, and part of the This, That & The Other sketch podcast!

We're going to be talking about all of the things from the Eighties that give us the warm fuzzies, good memories that we hold dear to our hearts. And don't think we don't want to hear from you, because we do! Let us know your treasured Eighties memories, and we'll mention them next time these guys are back on!

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Direct download: Episode_347.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:18am UTC

This week's episode concludes the Eighth Doctor's time in the TARDIS by quickly going through some of his Big Finish adventures - not in too much detail though, as we'd hate to spoil any of it.

Next time, it's all change, as we take a look at the Ninth Doctors - wonderful chaps, both of them.

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Direct download: NB17.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:14pm UTC

Andy from the Smorgaspod joins us this week to talk about all of the many and varied video and computer games that we played when we were young 'uns, all the way back in the Eighties.

From Raiders of the Lost Ark on the Atari 2600, to Sonic on the Megadrive, to the TMNT at the Dome, it's all here.

What are YOUR favourite video games or systems from Way Back When? Let us know, and we'll read them out in a future show!

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Direct download: Episode_346.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:16pm UTC

Amy from Eccentric Earth joins us again this week, and she's picked another of her favourite Eighties' movies to share with us - all the way from 1986, come Critters!

This classic horror sci-fi comedy has nothing to do with Gremlins, absolutely nothing, OK? It's all a massive coinkydink. We also have no trouble at all staying on topic. No trouble AT. ALL.

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Direct download: Episode_345.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:09am UTC

We're back! After a bit of time, Leigh and Glenn have returned to bring you all that's best in Doctor Who, from the Doctors themselves, to the stories, all the ephemera of the show, and of course you, the fans.

As we've had a bit of a break, this is a catch-up episode, including all of the news from SDCC and LFCC, the trailers, and of course, the event of the summer, #DoctorWhoOnTwitch.

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Direct download: NB16.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:24pm UTC

Big Dunc Sparrow is with us again this week, and this time he's bringing us some Arnie goodness in the shape of 1985's Commando. If you want cheesy one-liners, great action and Arnie never being hit by any bullets EVER, then you've come to the right place.

Also, the mystery of why Vernon Wells is cosplaying as jacked up Freddie Mercury is finally solved!

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Direct download: Episode_344.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:46pm UTC

Jenny from World of Crap is back with us again, and this time she wants to take us down the dark path of dinners gone wrong! If you ended up having mashed potatoes with curry, minced beef in a trifle, or bananas in lasagne, then this is the episode for you!

They're just examples, by the way. What's in the show is much, MUCH worse.

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Direct download: Episode_343.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:00am UTC

As we looked at Predator last time, we thought it would be rude not to look at the other side of the AvP equation! So here's a sideways look at the 1986 James Cameron sequel to Alien - Aliens!

Joining me this week is the amazing Amy Walker from the Eccentric Earth podcast, which you should all check out, and not just because I'm on it sometimes.

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Direct download: Episode_342.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:46am UTC

Duncan from Stacebob and the Dweebs joins us this week to talk about one of his favourite movies - and let's face it, it's probably one of yours, too. From 1987, it's John McTiernan's whimsical tale of an alien coming to Earth and trying to make friends with a military unit who just doesn't want to know, and it's chopper obssessed commander who sounds suspiciously too Austrian, and who enjoys mud packs of an evening.

Well that's how I saw it.

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Direct download: Episode_341.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:06pm UTC

Jenny from the World of Crap joins us again this week, this time to talk about some of the more forgotten cartoons of the Eighties and early Nineties. You know, things like The Perishers. Poddington Peas. The Shoe People. That kind of thing. They existed. They happened. And hardly anyone ever nostalgises about them. 

Until now.

Also? Jenny, I told you this would be the title. Told you.

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Direct download: Episode_340.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:07pm UTC

Yes folks, it's that time again - the FIFA World Cup is on us again, and here at BTTE Towers we'd like to look back at the tournaments gone by in the Eighties and early Nineties to see just how much football has changed over the years, and which retro football kits Glenn needs to buy in the future. Pete from the Smorgasbored podcast is here as well, casting his expert eye on proceedings!

There's also talk of this year's competition, and our predicitions for the winners - Pete will be back after the World Cup to see how well we did!

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Direct download: WCBTTES.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:32pm UTC

This week on the Nerva Beacon, Leigh and Glenn travel all the way back to the Earth Year 1996, to when Doctor Who came back - and it was about time! Literally!

It's the Doctor Who TV movie starring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor in is, to date, only mainstream TV appearance! But how does it fare by today's standards? Did it have any influence at all on modern Who? And will we ever see Grace again? All these questions and more will be answered!

Next time, we tackle the Eighth's Big Finish ouvre. Blimey.

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Direct download: NB15.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:59pm UTC

Emalie and Dave join us from the Transformers YouTube Community this week, to talk all about collecting, having a partner who is a collector, being part of a collecting community, and all kinds of lovely things.

You should all join the TFYTC too, because they're all lovely.

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Direct download: Episode_339.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:15pm UTC

Andy from the Smorgaspod joins us again this week, but not to talk about Transformers. This time he's here to talk about another of Hasbro's Eighties projects, the Visionaries.

We'll be exploring the Spectral Knights, the Darkling Lords, all of the awesome toys and fiction, and asking why didn't Galadria and Virulina ever get toys?

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Direct download: Episode_338.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 4:34pm UTC

It's time to re-join Jenny and Glenn as they conclude their journey into classic 80s ads, and pick out their absolute favourites!

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Direct download: Episode_337.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:30pm UTC

Leigh and Glenn take a look at Sylvester McCoy's (eventual) darker take on the Doctor this week, as they traverse the choppy, clownish waters of his first season, to the even more torrid seas of the Cartmel Masterplan, and it's truly sad end.

But fear not, because there was a Byronish romantic figure waiting on the horizon...

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Direct download: NB_Ep_13.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:51pm UTC

This week's episode is the first of a two parter, all about mine and Jenny's (from the World of Crap) favourite and well-remembered ads of the 1980s!

If YOU have any favourites, don't be shy, let us know and we'll do another episode all about your best adverts from our favourite decade!

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Direct download: Advert_Avalanche1.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:30am UTC

We're joined this week by Amy Walker from the Eccentric Earth podcast to talk about one of her favourite movies, the 1986 cult classic from John Carpenter, Big Trouble in Little China!

Thankfully Lo Pan does NOT make an appearance. He's a bit scary, that one.

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Direct download: Episode_335.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:57pm UTC

It's not only about the stories this week, it's about the politics, too. BBC politics, that is. When Colin Baker was cast as the Sixth Doctor, the knives came out, not only for him, but JNT and the whole of Doctor Who as well. This is (part of) the story of how they weathered the storm, and gave Doctor Who a stay of execution, for a while, at least.

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Direct download: NB13.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 4:40pm UTC

It's just been Wrestlemania time again, and Glenn is joined by Harriett (aka MangaGirl) to look at what went down, as well as look to the past for their own Wrestlemania memories!

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Direct download: Episode_334.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 4:59pm UTC

It's a big hello to Brad Rhodes from the Transformers YouTube Community this week, as he joins Glenn for a bit of a chat about the various things that he's into from back in the day...until it devolves into a big ol' natter about how much we both love Star Wars.

And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.

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Direct download: Episode_333.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:19am UTC

Leigh and Glenn are travelling to 1982-1984 this week, to examine Peter Davison's time in the TARDIS as the Fifth Doctor. From a crowded time machine, to ultra-violent Cybermen, from a new and deadlier Master to dying companions, this episode covers it all.

Brave heart, gang.

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Direct download: NB12.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:22pm UTC

Andy from the Smorgaspod is back this week to have a bit of a natter about Transformers - where the franchise is currently, where it goes from here, and more importantly, where it came from.

Prepare from some retro robotage from 1980-something, as we talk about our favourite robbits in disguise!

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Direct download: Episode_332.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:35pm UTC

An old friend descends on BTTE Towers today, as our old mate Phil stops by for a visit, to get us all up to speed on what the various superhero cinematic universes are doing, and let's face it, to get all excited about Infinity War and Deadpool 2.

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Direct download: Episode_331.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 2:05pm UTC

Duncan from Stacebob and the Dweebs joins us again this week, and his choice of 80's movie as always is a good 'un; he's only gone and picked Highlander, hasn't he?

The movie all about immortals fighting with swords featuring the talents of not only Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery, and introducing to the world the legend that is Clancy Brown, and that also spawned what seems like a million awful sequels and a badass TV programme. 

There can be only one. As long as that one is Clancy Brown.

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Direct download: Episode_330.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:29pm UTC

It was change again in 1978 when Graham Williams and Anthony Read took over the Who reins, and again in 1980, when JNT started his 9 year tenure at the helm, while Christopher H Bidmead tried to science up the show a bit.

Were they successful? Leigh and Glenn attempt to make sense of the turbulence surrounding the latter years of Tom Baker's tenure as the Doctor!

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Direct download: NB11.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:47pm UTC

It's time for round 2 of your lost memories with Jenny from World of Crap! From Pop-up Ninja Mansions, to gobstoppers which make your insides go blue, to Su Pollard playing Peggy in everything ever made, it's all here.

We also sadly say goodbye to some legends this week. Of three very different types. Getting old sucks.

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Direct download: Jen2.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:33pm UTC

Andy from the Smorgaspod joins us this week, and it's all about the failed 80s movies, or the movies that we thought should have gone far further than they did - the movies that didn't get franchises, or make loads of money, but that we thought were actually pretty good.

Masters of the Universe, Flash Gordon - we're looking at you here.

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Direct download: Episode_328.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:01pm UTC

It's all change for Doctor Who in 1974, with not only a new Doctor in the shape of one Tom Baker, but also a new production team, including Producer Philip Hinchcliffe and Script Editor Robert Holmes. But how did they get on?

Join Leigh and Glenn as they attempt to judge with the benefit of hindsight!

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Direct download: NB10.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:07am UTC

Jenny from World Of Crap is joining us again, for a two-parter (and possibly more, if people seem to like it)!

Do YOU have a lost memory, or something that you're sure happened in the Eighties on TV, in a comic, or even a food or drink? Are you having trouble convincing others that it existed, or is the internet failing your nostalgia?

If so, then come to us, and we'll do your searching for you! We the A-Team of Pointless Nostalgia!

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Direct download: Episode_327.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:24pm UTC

Claire Vaughan from Chapter Arts joins us again this week, this time to talk about one of her favourite ever movies from the 80s - the Kevin Bacon dancing classic, Footloose!

Now it's true, this town HAS banned podcasting, and talking about 80s movie classics, but we're going to tear down the walls of authority and resist the adults, because that's what you gotta do when you're the cool kids in this type of scenario!

We may also kick off our Sunday shoes. So there.

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Direct download: Episode_326.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:58pm UTC

This week sees the return of the Jer Bear himself, Jeremy Sebolt! He's here to talk about a personal 80s passion, those masked crusaders themselves. the mighty Mobile Armoured Strike Kommand!

Yes, we know that "command" isn't spelt like that. It was the 80s.

From Thunderhawk to Switchblade, from Spectrum to Viper, we discuss it all here, and even give some love to the more insane vehicles that came late on in the line!

We even say nice things about the cartoon.

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Direct download: Episode_325.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:22pm UTC

It's the turn of Doctor number 3 to come under the spotlight of Leigh and Glenn, as they look at not only UNIT, Jo, Liz, Sarah Jane, The Master and all the other great foes he came up against, but also the real world reasons why the Third Doctor ended up being an exile on planet Earth, sometime around the 1970s or 80s. Ish.

Don't worry. We're not opening THAT particular can of worms anytime soon.

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Direct download: NB3rd.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:29pm UTC

Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got...so pull up a stool, order a cold beer and listen to this week's Back to the Eighties, in which our special guest, Pete Gaskell from the lovely Smorgasbored podcast, lets us know all about Cheers, the legendary Eighties sitcom, which was not only one of the most popular and critically acclaimed sitcoms of modern times, but also span off one of the most popular and critically acclaimed sitcoms of modern times!

No, not "The Tortellis". The other one.

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Direct download: Episode_324.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:15pm UTC

Duncan joins us again this week - yes, Duncan from Stacebob and the Dweebs! He's come on again to talk about one of his favourite movie franchises - the Lethal Weapon series! That age-old tale of older cop meets unhinged cop, meets violent paramilitary drug dealing organisation. You know, that old chesnut.

So expect thrills, spills, Three Stooges, Leo Getz, evil diplomats and getting screwed at the Drive Thru.

Ok, ok, ok.

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Direct download: Episode_323.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:36pm UTC

We're back! After a while away, Leigh and Glenn return to talk about Doctor Who, in it's Classic and Nu-Who forms, from DVDs to Big Finish, from the Target Novelisations to Dr Who Mr Men, it's all here!

This time around, they have a bit of a natter about the latest Christmas special, the new Doctor, and whether or not it's ok to say "arse" on telly at 6pm on Christmas Day...

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Direct download: NB8.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:24pm UTC

Andy from the mighty Smorgaspod joins us this week, as we talk not only about the latest episode of the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi (now that all the dust has settled), but also Glenn's experience at the recent "An Evening with Chevy Chase" - an event either ruined or enhanced by the addition of 80's DJ and Saturday Superstore host, Mike Read! 

Yes, that bloke who did the UKIP calypso.

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Direct download: Episode_322.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:12pm UTC

It's the Back to the Eighties Friday Big Shop, which means that we'll be taking a trip down Memory Lane, and looking at some of the supermarkets in the UK that sadly didn't make it out of the Eighties, or at the very least the Nineties.

Joining Glenn on this meander is none other than Jenny for the World of Crap, so let's grab a trolley, go through the big turnstile and the trolley flaps, and prepare to be disappointed by not being allowed to look down the toy aisle - it's time for some shopping!

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Direct download: Episode_321.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:39pm UTC

Happy 2018 everyone!

In this first show, Glenn's joined by good old Duncan Sparrow from the Podcast in a Half Shell (soon to be renamed) - and this time he's chose to bring forth the 1988 Tim Burton classic spooktacular Beetlejuice!

So be sure NOT to name Him three times (Beetlejuice, not Dunc, obvs) and keep your Handbook for the Recently Deceased with you at all times - this is gonna get weird.

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Direct download: Episode_320.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 2:32pm UTC

IT'S CHRIIIIIIIIIIIIISTMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS!

Joining Glenn for this year's solstice celebrations is Andy Welch from the Smorgaspod Podcast, and together they reminisce about Christmases past, not only the Day itself and all of the lovely build up, but also what was on the telly in the UK on one particular year in the decade we like to refer to as the 1980s!

We at BTTE Towers would also like to wish everyone very Happy Holidays no matter what you celebrate at this lovely festive time of year, and hope that you'll join us for a very exciting 2018!

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Direct download: Episode_319.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 7:00pm UTC

With Christmas coming at us fast and furious now, it's time to spotlight another great 80s movie, and this time it's totally unambiguous as to whether or not it's a Christmas movie!

Join Glenn and always special guest Duncan Sparrow, as they look at Richard Donner's 1988 classic Scrooged, starring the inimitable Bill Murray!

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Direct download: Episode_318.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 4:02pm UTC

We're finally into December, and Christmas will soon be upon us! With that in mind, we're going to be spotlighting a classic 80's Christmas movie full of tinsel, lights, food, and the abject horror of taking a gift home, only to find that it turns into a demon that wants nothing more than to kill you and your whole family. Yes, it's Joe Dante's classic, Gremlins! Joining us to unwrap this Christmas treat is none other than the lovely Claire Vaughan, all the way from Chapter Arts in Cardiff!

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Direct download: Episode_317.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:57pm UTC

It's all about Transformers in 1987 this week, as Andy Welch from the Smorgaspod joins Glenn again, as they have a bit of a natter about probably their favourite era of the Robots in Disguise, where everything went a bit mental, neon colours became the norm, and the term "Masters" got thrown about a bit liberally!

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Direct download: Episode_316.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 4:34pm UTC

Welcome, Watchers of Illusion, to the Castle of Confusion, to join Glenn and this week's guest, the awesomely talented writer George Daniel Lea, who wants nothing more than to talk about one of this favourite things from the 1980s - the evergreen, amazing game show (for kids, mind) - Knightmare!

Will he be successful in his quest, or will the Catacomb Bite devoure him before the exit to Level 2? Beware, team!

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Direct download: Episode_315.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:26pm UTC

We're joined again by Mr Christ Vint this week, to talk about a classic piece of British telly that he truly loves, the seminal dramedy from 1983, penned by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais - Auf Wiedersehen, Pet!

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Direct download: Episode_314.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:24am UTC

Uncle Dunkle's back! Yes, Duncan from Podcast In A Half Shell joins us again this week, and brings with him a VERY early Christmas present, as we spotlight possibly the Greatest Christmas Movie Ever - Die Hard!

Yippee-Kai-Ay, motherlickers.

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Direct download: Episode_313.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:59pm UTC

It's a blast from the past this week, as co-founder of Back to the Eighties, Jeremy joins us to check on how the podcast is doing - so quick, look busy! The Boss is here!

We'll also be doing some reminiscing, this time about GI Joe, Cobra, the state of the franchise, and asking why Hasbro doesn't seem to care less about one of it's heritage properties right now.

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Direct download: Episode_312.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:20am UTC

Leigh and Glenn reconvene to have a bit of a chat about the second Doctor this week - a Doctor borne out of necessity, but also a Doctor that literally rewrote the rules and everything we thought we knew about the character!

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Direct download: NB7.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:16pm UTC

Claire Vaughan from Chapter Arts joins us this week to talk about a movie that's very close to both of our geeky hearts, a film maybe not considered good at the time, but has certainly become a massive cult classic now, and worthy of anyone's nerdy nostalgia - 1980's Flash Gordon!

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Direct download: Episode_311.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:25pm UTC

We have the awesomely awesome Chris Vint with us this week, to chat about a subject close to both our hearts (especially as Chris used to podcast about this very subject on the Masters of the Universe Chronicles) - Masters of the Universe, along with She-Ra and the Great Rebellion!

Nyahhhh.

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Direct download: Episode_310.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:24am UTC

Leigh's co-hosting again this week, and she's chosen to spotlight one of the best and most influential comdies of the 1980s - The Young Ones!

We'll be taking a look at Scumbag College's finest, their influence on the comedies that came later, and of course, praising the god-like genius that was Lord Sir Rik of Mayall.

You utter, utter, utter, utter bastards.

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Direct download: Episode_309.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 7:35am UTC

Engage!

This week sees Glenn joined by one of the biggest Star Trek fans he knows - Mr Tony Thrustle - to talk about the Enterprise crew that came to be loved perhaps even more than the originals - we of course mean the crew from Star Trek: The Next Generation!

Grand.

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Direct download: Episode_308.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:49am UTC

It's a triumphant return for When The Music Stops, this time with a visit to Eternia, where Stratos and his wife Delora (yes, in Ladybird continuity she's his wife and not his sister) are being menaced by the Evil Lord of Destruction himself - Skeletor!

(Also, "Captain Blue" Ed Bishop is narrating. Also, he says "Avion" with a French inflection. This whole story is weird.)

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Direct download: Wings_Of_Doom.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:53pm UTC

It's all about the First Doctor this week - the Original, you might say. From his possible early days on Gallifrey, to kidnapping teachers and almost murdering cavemen, to heartbreaking goodbyes of loved ones (and Chesterton) and his last days as more of a kindly Edwardian gentleman, Leigh and Glenn examine it all!

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Direct download: NBE06.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:58pm UTC

Dead or alive, you're coming with us...to spotlight one of the best and cleverest action movies of the 1980s!

Joining Glenn this week is Duncan from Podcast in a Half Shell, as they discuss not only how awesome Robo himself is, but also how Paul Verhoeven took what could so easily have been a no-brain actioner, and made one of the sharpest satires of our time.

Thank you for your co-operation.

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Direct download: Episode_307.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:37am UTC

Three years after promisiing to get him on the podcast, he's here!

Joining Glenn this week is one of the guys from the Transformers Youtube Community Modcast, and all round good guy, SMSNO1 AKA Dave Mence!

Along with all of the usual stuff, we talk about his love for the live action Transformers movies, and the Transformers community on Youtube as it was, is and may yet be.

We also mention the mighty Van Horso. If you're listening, we miss you mate.

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Direct download: E306.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:08pm UTC

Leigh and Glenn have a general ramble about companions, LFCC and Doctor Who goodness this week, with a hint of what's to come in later episodes...

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Direct download: NB5.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:05pm UTC

Nerva Beacon's Leigh joins Glenn this week, as they go back in time to not only Medieval England, but also the Elizabethan era, The Regency and First World War Flanders (by way of Victorian London at Christmastime).

They are, of course, taking a trip through history and exploring the dastardly family tree of the rotten Blackadder dynasty, so expect not only Edmund himself, but Baldrick, Percy, Melchett, Queenie, ESPECIALLY Flashheart, and everyone else, along with some thoroughly cunning plans.

Wubble.

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Direct download: Episode_305.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:59am UTC

It's time for even more of a stroll down memory lane for Glenn this week, as he's joined by a pal from his childhood, someone he's known for 28 years! Andy from the Smorgaspod co-hosts this time around, as they discuss Transformers, Star Wars and a good few more nostalgic touchstones!

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Direct download: Episode_304.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:12am UTC

Jenny from World of Crap is back this week, and as it's holiday time for most of us, we're having a nostalgie about the caravan holidays we had in the 80s!

From mountains of sandwiches in cool boxes, to talent competitions at the caravan clubhouse, even Max Bygraves on the car stereo - it's all here!

So buckle up, make sure the car battery is connected to the portable telly, and make yourself comfy on the sculpted velour sofa!

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Direct download: Episode_303.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:17pm UTC

Welcome to the post-SDCC Back to the Eighties!

Joining Glenn this week are Harriett aka Manga Girl, and also a returning hero in our very own Phil!

We'll be poring through the relevant parts of the SDCC reveals for this year, including very exciting Transformers news (especially for Glenn), the new trailers for everything from Justice League to Stranger Things, and also sharing our thoughts on the 13th Doctor, Spider-Man and Rick and Morty!

AND as a bonus, we discuss the upcoming LFCC, as we'll all be there, so feel free to say hello if you see us!

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Direct download: Episode_302.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:57pm UTC

WE HAVE A NEW DOCTOR COMING!

Yes, the 13th Doctor has been named, and she's arriving soon! 

Joining Leigh and Glenn to discuss not only this bombshell, but also the finale of series 10 (and a bit of Spare Parts and Big Finish goodness too) is Matt Clarke, aka Timey2Wimey!

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Direct download: NB4pod.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:41pm UTC

It's time to spotlight a true 80's classic this week, as Matty and Glenn are going to take a ride in a massive golden condor all the way to the Andes, as they search for the Mysterious Cities of Gold!

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Direct download: Episode_301.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:17pm UTC

It's episode 300! You should all be very proud of yourselves for getting this far!

We're not resting on our laurels here at BTTE Towers though, and to this end, we have to unveil our new co-host, none other than Matty Franklyn of the Reuse Your Old Adventure Podcast!

To give Matty the warmest welcome possible, we're spotlighting a Japanese Transformers series from the Eighties that many consider to be among the best - Super-God Masterforce!

What's YOUR favourite Japanese Transformers series? Do you prefer their Headmaster concept (smaller robot becomes larger robot), or is the Western version more to your taste (smaller being merges with larger being in a mind meld situation)? Let us know, and we'll read out your answers next week!

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Direct download: Episode_300.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:37am UTC

Welcome to episode 3 of Nerva Beacon! In this week's installment, Leigh and Glenn have a chat about the role of religion and religious iconography in Doctor Who (especially NuWho), as well as a bit of an old recap of both "The Lie of the Land" and "Empress of Mars"!

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Direct download: NB3.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:36pm UTC

This week's episode is all about FEAR. TERROR. Forget YOLO, because the Public Information Films of the 70's and 80's made sure that you'd never want to try anything new, EVER.

Joining Glenn this week are Jenny from the World of Crap and comedy writer and author Joe Turner, to travel far into the world of Brian Wilde warning us of electrical substations, Charley saying stuff, and Dark and Lonely Water.

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Direct download: Episode_299.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:19am UTC

It's an exciting one this week folks, because it's special guest time again! As the title suggests, this time around we welcome comedian and fellow podcaster Wil Hodgson to talk about comic books, from the Beano to Batman, from Whizzer and Chips to Lost Girls, with chat about various subjects like Hulk Hogan and Garry Bushell in between!

We'd like to than Wil for being on the show, and please do go and listen to his podcast, We Hope It's Chips!

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Direct download: WHICS.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:29am UTC

In cyberspace, no one can hear you scream.

They CAN hear Sam and Glenn go on about Xenomorphs and Xenomorph related ephemera, though. So please, join us as we go on for a couple of hours about the Alien franchise in all it's many forms, from the early days of the "Big Chap", through the glory days of Cameron and his mighty Alien army, to today's take on the chestbursting nightmare fuel merchants.

Also, Vasquez is Queen. Jus' sayin'.

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Direct download: Episode_298.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:13am UTC

It's Special Guest time here in BTTE Towers, and who better to guide us through the weird and wonderful world of choosable path books than one half of the Reuse Your Old Adventure team? Yes, the self-proclaimed "cute half" of Rik & Matty joins us - hello to Matty Franklyn!

Mattty joins Sam, Paula, Glenn and Becca to talk about the wealth of books that we had in the Eighties in this genre, from Choose Your Own Adventure, to Fighting Fantasy, and even the D&D books (including the Ravenloft books, Matty's particular favourite, if only because they get to use their Count von Count voice).

So get your character sheets, pencils and D6es at the ready, as we launch headlong into countless fantasy worlds, and take on the challenges within...

Test Your Luck.

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Direct download: Episode_297.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:24am UTC

Welcome to episode 2 of Nerva Beacon - your one stop shop of Doctor Who goodness! This week, Leigh and Glenn explore the role of religion in Doctor Who, (especially during the RTD years) and also have a chat about the Master and Missy, and their changing faces over the years!

There are also episode recaps of Extremis and The Pyramid at the End of the World, as well as potentially spoilery speculation aboout what may come in The Lie of the Land!

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Direct download: NB2.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:51pm UTC

Diddly Dum, Diddly Dum, Diddly Dum, OO-EE-OOOOOOO!

It's the "look how much politics went on behind the scenes of Doctor Who in the Eighties" episode! Yes gang, while we were watching behind our sofas, ACTUAL REAL horror was going on behind the curtain of 80's Doctor Who. Learn all about the various goings on, as well as all the changes to the crew of the TARDIS, as Baker turned into Davison, turned into another Baker, turned into McCoy, turned into "Indefinite Hiatus".

So join Glenn, Paula and Sam, as they take the Nostallgia TARDIS into a Journey Into Indignity!

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Direct download: Episode_296.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:17pm UTC

Well hello there! Welcome to Nerva Beacon, your one stop shop for all things Doctor Who! Join Leigh and Glenn as they cross the Whoniverse, picking up various special guests and companions along the way, and kidna -- ahem, *taking* them on lots of amazing adventures!

This week, Leigh and Glenn present their Who credentials by chatting about some of their favourites of the classic and modern series, as well as recapping and reviewing the latest Doctor Who episode "Oxygen"!

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Direct download: Nerva1.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:51pm UTC

Paula went to Dimension Jump, the Red Dwarf convention, and she has exciting stories to tell! Tales of adventure, of meeting actors and podcast team members, of dragons and sorcery...the last two might not be true. Or are they?*

The team also have a good old chat about the Boys from the Dwarf, why they like the series so much, their favourite episodes and lines from the show, and why Rimmer is the best character in the history of everything.

So join us, as we go 3 million years into the future, where there is only beer and curries, and everything smells like the inside of a bag of dry roasted peanuts.

*They aren't.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am UTC

It's special guest time again at BTTE Towers, as Duncan from Podcast in a Half Shell and Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour joins us to talk about the Real Ghostbusters, his Best Mate David Warner, and bad movies in general, along with a bit of Wrestlemania chat, and a good old natter about All Things Nerdy.

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Direct download: Episode_294.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:10pm UTC

It's another quizzy type podcast this week, so join Sam, Paula and Becca as they go quizzing again - see how many YOU can get right, and let us know how you get on!

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Direct download: Episode_293.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 4:53am UTC

It's time to listen to another classic readalong story, this time from Ladybird, and Action Force, the International Heroes who stood for GI Joe in Europe for much of the 1980s.

In this adventure, Flint goes back home on his holidays, but soon stumbles upon a Cobra plot to rule the world, this time involving dastardly subliminal messaging...

FULL FORCE!

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Direct download: AFFL.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:38pm UTC

It's all about the little things on this week's episode, but don't think we're not talking about anything of importance. It's an overload of things which wouldn't necessarily make a whole episode, but things we all loved as kids!

So, expect lunchboxes, pencil cases, stickers, erasers, and all manner of awesome ephemera, so join Glenn, Becka, Paula and Sam as we go down the rabbit hole to everyone's favourite decade, to check out their sticker collections!

What were YOUR favourite bits of 80s ephemera? Let us know, and we'll read out your answers on a future show!

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Direct download: Episode_292.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:10pm UTC

It's all about the 1986 classic Transformers: The Movie this week, as Glenn, Paula, Sam, Becca and special guest Andrew reminisce and collect their thoughts and memories of this piece of essential Eighties ephemera.

What are YOUR memories of Transformers: The Movie? Do you still watch it, and when? Is it a tradition in your house, or just whenever you feel like it? Let us know, and we'll read your answers out in a future show!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:54pm UTC

This week's episode is all about the 1987 Joel Schumacher vampire classic, The Lost Boys!

So, join Becca, Sam and Paula as they travel back to Santa Carla of the mid-80s, huntin' vampires. Including a pre-Bill Alex Winter. Wooooooooo!

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Direct download: Episode_290.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:36pm UTC

This week it's all about Eighties Batmania, as Tim Burton's version of the Dark Knight swept all before it in 1989! Join Glenn, Paula and Becca as they reminisce about not only Batman, but also Batman Returns, and see how they compare to today's vision of Batman!

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Direct download: Episode_289.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:02pm UTC

It's Paula's turn to host this week, so please join her, along with Becca and Sam as they go after the Lost Ark, brave the Temple of Doom, join the Last Crusade, and the Other One!

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Direct download: Episode_288.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:17pm UTC

It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses.

Hit it.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:12pm UTC

Episode 286 - Between Two Pillows

It's Becca's turn to spotlight this week, and she's chosen to look at perhaps the ultimate John Hughes road movie: Planes, Trains and Automobiles!

We discuss not only that, but Hughes movies in general, and the influence he had on a whole generation of comedy performers from the Eighties right up to now!

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Direct download: PTA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59pm UTC

Episode 285 - Does Whatever a Spider Can

We head to Marvel's New York City for this week's spotlight, as Sam talks about his favourite superhero - the Amazing Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man!

From the 1981 series, to his team up with some Amazing Friends, to his own animated series, and even when he was Unlimited or Neil Patrick Harris, this episode is full of Spidey!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:35pm UTC

Episode 284 - These Romans Are Crazy

It's a trip to ancient Gaul this week, as Paula spotlights the indomitable village, still holding out against the invading Romans as they have been since 1959! It's Asterix the Gaul and his friends, everybody!

These podcasters are crazy!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:44am UTC

Episode 283 - BSB's Sitcom Nightmare

This week's spotlight focuses on a sitcom that helped bring down BSB, the satellite broadcasting company that should have been where Rupert Murdoch's Sky Television is today - and all because a former Spitting Image writer wanted to satirise US 1950's sitcoms -by using Nazis. No, really.

So join Paula, Sam and Glenn as the delve into the murky past of 1990's satellite telly to spotlight "Heil Honey - I'm Home!"

Next week: We visit a small village of rebel Gauls, holding out against the invaders.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:42am UTC

Episode 282: Happy 2017!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Yes folks, 2016 has eventually left after it outstayed its's welcome (a while ago), but it's onwards and upwards with the team as they discuss how they spent their Christmases, their thoughts on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and the fact that Death seemed to have a Christmas all of his very own as he took a lot of beloved celebrities this time around, including the very lovely Carrie Fisher, who we remember on this podcast, along with the other celebs who sadly passed away this year.

Next Week: The sitcom that helped bring down an entire broadcaster.

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Direct download: 2016CU.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:12am UTC

He-Man & She-Ra: A Christmas BTTE Special

IT'S CHRISTMAS! And here in BTTE we've decided to go all festive and watch an 80s Christmas Classic - it's 1985's He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special!

So grab yourself a mince pie and a glass of port, turn the fire up and settle down with Glenn, Paula and Sam to watch this Christmas classic cartoon!

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Direct download: 2016XmasSpesh.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:11pm UTC

With Glenn away Becca takes the reins of the nostalgia tardis and guides Sam and Paula into the realms of the Sherlock Holmes Christmas special: The Blue Carbuncle, and there's a Christmas traditions quiz, because why wouldn't there be. Join us won't you?

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Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi - Commentary

With the release of Rogue One closer than ever, it's time to watch the last film in the original trilogy, and ask ourselves honestly, were the Ewoks THAT bad? Really?

Spoiler - they're not. No matter what Simon Pegg said in Spaced.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:34am UTC

When the Music Stops: Catra's Ice Palace

Back once again, we're taking you on a magical, mystical journey back to when cassettes were not only for music, but also for stories of our favourite 80's franchises!

This week, it's off to Etheria, for an adventure with She-Ra and the gang at Whispering Woods, where a winter festival is taking place, and Catra being the grinch that she is, can't help but want to ruin everyone's fun...

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:40pm UTC

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back - Commentary

It is a dark time for the Rebellion. 

With that in mind, it's time to watch The Empire Strikes Back, relax, and enjoy watching our favourite Rebel Alliance take on the evil Galactic Empire, and this time, lose.

Spoiler alert - Darth Vader turns out to be Luke's dad.

(Also, Paula had to duck out halfway through this one as she needed to sleep - she'll be back for Return of the Jedi though!)

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Direct download: Empire_Strikes_Back.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:54am UTC