When Wagon Wheels Were Bigger

Sinopse

When Wagon Wheels Were Bigger is a weekly podcast that watches kids' TV from the eighties and casts a more cynical eye on the shows we used to love. Sometimes funny, usually disappointing, join your hosts Mark Palmer and Martyn French and ruin a small part of your childhood week by week.

Episódios

  • Episode 266 - Turnabout

    Episode 266 - Turnabout

    25/05/2020 Duração: 33min

    Turnabout is the best thing Rob Curling has ever done. Better than presenting sports news on Sky News, better than motivationally speaking as a motivational speaker, better than anything else I find out about him in this Google search I just did. TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy

  • Episode 265 - Pugwalls Summer

    Episode 265 - Pugwall's Summer

    18/05/2020 Duração: 34min

    "Nobody tells me what to do, no not me..." Ah Pugwall, Australia's own rebel without a plot. Mark and Martyn revisit the summer holiday time slot filler about a 13 year old boy and his boring family and friends. In the summer - when they go to Japan for some reason. There's racism and disappointment - this is still the most Australian TV show ever made. TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhelling

  • Episode 264 - Cyberzone

    Episode 264 - Cyberzone

    11/05/2020 Duração: 45min

    "Thesp... build me a borg!" shouted Craig Charles, as he awaited the arrival of a blocky virtual reality avatar. But it never arrived. Was there something wrong with Thesp? Were the borgs broken? Or was he just in the B&Q car park again, being all confused?   TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

  • Episode 263 - Trans World Sport

    Episode 263 - Trans World Sport

    04/05/2020 Duração: 26min

    Mentioned briefly during our David comma The Gnome episode, Trans World Sport was the program you had to sit through on a weekend morning before kids' tv started. Not good kids' tv though. At least you would learn about sports from around the world. Not good sports though. We were just too lazy to go outside and play. Or even change the channel. TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

  • Episode 262 - The Smurfs

    Episode 262 - The Smurfs

    27/04/2020 Duração: 37min

    We finish our Gnome-ology with the first episode of the Smurfs, the smurfiest pile of old smurf we've ever had to smurf. TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

  • Episode 261 - David, The Gnome

    Episode 261 - David, The Gnome

    20/04/2020 Duração: 36min

    Who is your favourite Tom Bosley character? Whatever you just said is wrong, because it's actually David comma The Gnome, the tiny sadistic veterinarian who could easily sneak into your house and kill you because he is stronger than 7 men. Luckily for you he prefers hurting animals, but we all know it's only a matter of time... TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

  • Episode 260 - Noddys Toyland Adventures

    Episode 260 - Noddy's Toyland Adventures

    13/04/2020 Duração: 25min

    Noddy. The little gnome in the red and yellow car. Shakey. A nickname for Shakin' Stevens. It's the first episode in our gnome-ology, as we start looking at shows about gnomes for some reason. And at least this is the least racist version of Noddy. Probably. TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

  • Episode 259 - The Giddy Game Show

    Episode 259 - The Giddy Game Show

    06/04/2020 Duração: 35min

    This is a gameshow for pre-schoolers and the questions are easy and boring, so Mark comes up with some more challenging ones instead. TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

  • Episode 258 - Ragdolly Anna

    Episode 258 - Ragdolly Anna

    30/03/2020 Duração: 23min

    Pat Coombs roams the countryside with a haunted doll, evading the paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren from out of the Conjuring movies and also real life. They are good at evading the Warrens because you don't see them or hear about them at all in this episode, but they are definitely pursuing Pat and the doll nonetheless. TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

  • Episode 257 - Lucky Ladders

    Episode 257 - Lucky Ladders

    23/03/2020 Duração: 34min

    We haven't done a gameshow for a while, so let's do a gameshow. Which gameshow shall we do? Lucky Ladders with Lennie Bennett? Why not? How do you play Lucky Ladders? Who cares, we're barely paying attention anyway. Sorry, Lucky Ladders fans. Or Lennie Bennett fans. TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

  • Episode 256 - The Pink Panther

    Episode 256 - The Pink Panther

    16/03/2020 Duração: 17min

    A man tries to paint everything blue, but a panther intervenes and covers the walls with pink paint, instead of the man's blood, which is what would really happen if a panther was on the loose. Yet somehow, the second option seems preferable. Well here he is, the pink panther, The rinky-dink panther, Isn't he a panther ever so pink? TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

  • Episode 255 - Cloppa Castle

    Episode 255 - Cloppa Castle

    09/03/2020 Duração: 22min

    A show that epitomises all the worst elements of any "forgotten kids' show" creepypasta, Cloppa Castle definitely didn't exist, apart from in your nightmares. And now in ours. TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

  • Episode 254 - Orm  Cheep

    Episode 254 - Orm & Cheep

    02/03/2020 Duração: 19min

    We thought we'd covered all the shows full of haunted raggedy puppets that inhabited our childhoods, but it turns out there's always another haunted raggedy puppet show lurking just around the corner. TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

  • Episode 253 - Takeshis Castle

    Episode 253 - Takeshi's Castle

    24/02/2020 Duração: 33min

    Imagine running the Krypton Factor assault course, but there are hundreds of you, and you take a detour through a dirty lake, and you're being chased by men dressed as monsters while a megalomaniac laughs and taunts you. Also, Craig Charles is watching. It's Takeshi's Castle. TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

  • Episode 252 - Knight Rider

    Episode 252 - Knight Rider

    17/02/2020 Duração: 01h05min

    It's our fifth anniversary, so we go on a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man... who does not exist. And we don't mean Takeshi's Castle (sorry Richard). Take a ride with us in everyone's favourite talking car with a teacher's voice, as we watch Knight Rider. TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

  • Episode 251 - Grease 2 (part 2)

    Episode 251 - Grease 2 (part 2)

    10/02/2020 Duração: 01h22s

    We finish watching Grease 2 this week, and what better way to celebrate a sequel that regurgitates tired old ideas than recording a podcast that regurgitates tired old jokes and references? TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

  • Episode 250 - Grease 2 (part 1)

    Episode 250 - Grease 2 (part 1)

    03/02/2020 Duração: 01h05min

    We've done 250 episodes of When Wagon Wheels Were Bigger, and what better way to celebrate two middle-aged men reliving their childhoods than watching a load of middle-aged men pretending to be high school kids? It's Grease 2. Part 1. TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

  • Episode 249 - Ivor The Engine

    Episode 249 - Ivor The Engine

    27/01/2020 Duração: 24min

    Take a deep breath and smell that fresh Welsh air. "Pshhh-ti-cuff, pshhh-ti-cuff, pshhh-ti-cuff!" No wait, I'm choking on coal fumes. It's Ivor the Engine. TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

  • Episode 248 - Hattytown Tales

    Episode 248 - Hattytown Tales

    20/01/2020 Duração: 23min

    Everyone is hats. Baker is hat. Policeman is hat. Mexican man is hat. Everyone is hats. You will be hat. TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

  • Episode 247 - A Handful Of Songs

    Episode 247 - A Handful Of Songs

    13/01/2020 Duração: 23min

    Two weirdos solicit drawings from children and sing songs about them, whilst nightmarish and occasionally racist imagery lurks in the background. Yet somehow, fans of this show think Chris Packham is the bad guy...? TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

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