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!
Episode 109

It's time to break out the Li-lo, buy yourself a wordsearch book and have that Quatro bottle full of seawater ready to wash off the sand on your feet, because today's edition of BTTE is all about holidays! Yes, many wet weeks in Rhyl brought you this episode, so think on. Next year, it might be you making sandcastles on Blackpool beach!

We also have all the news that's fit to report, including some SDCC Thundercats news, and of course, the opening salvoes from what promises to be a very interesting Joecon this year.

So join us, won't you, as start to sing in the car, throw Travel Scrabble pieces at each other, and get told by Dad that if we don't simmer down, he'll turn the car around...

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Direct download: Episode_109.mp3
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Movie Commentary: Batman Returns (1992)

It's the turn of the Bat, the Cat and the Penguin (and The Walken) in this week's commentary - yes, Batman Returns! (Or Tim Burton's Batman, if you prefer)

Listen to Dave and Glenn as they discuss the highs and lows of the movie, the people considered for the roles, how Robin might have been portrayed a LOT differently than you'd expect, and just why is Batman a little bit like the Michael Bay Optimus Prime in this movie?

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Direct download: Batman_Returns_Commentary.mp3
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Episode 108

Good morning campers, Hi-de-Hiiiiii!

Yes, it's the Perry & Croft classic sitcom that's under the spotlight in this edition, as Glenn takes you through the thrills of the Knobbly Knees competition, to the wonder of the custard pie throwing event, to the relative calm of the end of week dance, where our resident Elvis impersonator will wow you (but only from the waist up).

Also, all the news that's worth talking about this week, and a whole boatload of questions to keep you happy, including the whereabouts of such 80's icons as Gary Wilmot, Gordon Burns and the Grumbleweeds...

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Direct download: Episode_108.mp3
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Movie Commentary: Batman (1989)

Yes, it's that time again. Get your Batman DVD, slip it gently into your waiting DVD player, press pause at the Warner Bros. logo and press play on the podcast, because Glenn and Dave are here again with another movie commentary!

This time as promised many moons ago, it IS Tim Burton's first Batman movie, which was released all the way back in 1989. Seems a long time ago now. Which is mainly because, well, it is. 

Anyway, sit back, relax, and listen to two nerdy men ramble on while a movie plays in the background! And remember, if you gotta go, go with a smile.

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Direct download: Batman1989_moviecomm.mp3
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Episode 107

It's all about the ITV regions this week, as Glenn & Phil discuss the area where you grew up and what idiosyncracies they had, as well as which idents scared you (or which didn't, as the case may be.

There's also NEWS! Well, there isn't much really, but let's be enthusiastic anyway. At least what we DO have is exciting. 

We also answer some of your questions, as well as probe deep into the subconcious mind of the Glennster. It ain't pretty.

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Direct download: Episode_107.mp3
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Episode 106

Welcome to episode 106 of the podcast, where this week Phil takes the reins and spotlights the classic ITV children's series Mr Majeika, Glenn and Phil discuss the importance of having the bejeezus scared out of you by big flying V's, and all of the news, both good AND bad is reported on. Yes, including THAT GI Joe news. Seriously, Paramount. You're making it hard to still love you for The Avengers.

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Direct download: Episode_106.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53pm UTC

Episode 105

It's that time of month where Jii comes around again (NOT a euphemism), so lay beack, relax, and let the sweet, sweet sounds of Masters of the Universe wash over you. Oh, and anything else which Jii's almost bloodhound-like reporter's instinct turns up!

Also in the show this week; a smidgin of T-Cats news, a crumb or two of Star Wars, and a nice, rich, creamy pudding of Transformers news. No Joe news this week, though. But we will get to it. Oh, how we'll get to THAT.

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Direct download: Episode_105.mp3
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