Hosted by Glenn, Sam, Becca, Paula 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!
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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Direct download: SMAS.mp3
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?

Direct download: BTTE_9-12-16.mp4
Category: -- posted at: 11:12pm UTC

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