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!

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