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When Wagon Wheels Were Bigger

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 and Martyn and ruin a small part of your childhood week by week.
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Now displaying: August, 2015
Aug 26, 2015

Mark and Martyn watch another pre-school classic, where simple sounds and bright colours designed to entertain toddlers are tasked with keeping the attention of two men in their thirties. Still, at least there's a double entendre thrown in by a production crew and presenter who knew exactly what they were doing. So listen out for that.

Questions, comments or recommendations for future episodes? Why not tweet us using our shared Twitter feed @spreadthewhimsy, or reach us at facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger - why not indeed?

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Aug 19, 2015

"If you lived in Pigeon Street, here are the people you could meet..."
It may sound like a Channel 4 documentary about vermin-infested council flats, but it's actually a charming pre-school animation (about vermin-infested council flats). Mark and Martyn take a trip to Pigeon Street to listen to the funky theme song and be disappointed by everything else.

Questions, comments or recommendations for future episodes? Why not tweet us using our shared Twitter feed @spreadthewhimsy, or reach us at facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger - why not indeed?

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Aug 12, 2015

"Early in the morning, just as day is dawning..."  Mark and Martyn rewatch the first episode of Postman Pat, and confirm that every village has its dark secrets, and Greendale is no exception... A postman who delivers almost no mail but hangs around school playgrounds and children's parties, evidence of a thriving swinging scene and some very unsavoury discoveries. How did the doll get there? It's really not worth thinking about...

Questions, comments or recommendations for future episodes? Why not tweet us using our shared Twitter feed @spreadthewhimsy, or reach us at facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger - why not indeed?

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Aug 5, 2015

Mark and Martyn celebrate the landmark 25th episode of the podcast that watches kids TV from the 80s by watching a show that's a) not from the 80s and b) not for kids. Adults in tracksuits play games for crystals in order to gain time to grab shiny pieces of paper in a claustrophobic vertical wind tunnel. Still, at least there's no Ed Tudor-Pole in this one.

Questions, comments or recommendations for future episodes? Why not tweet us using our shared Twitter feed @spreadthewhimsy, or reach us at facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger - why not indeed?

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

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