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!

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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Direct download: Episode_291.mp3
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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Direct download: Episode_287.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:12pm 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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Direct download: Episode_284.mp3
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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Direct download: Episode_283.mp3
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

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