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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: October, 2015
Oct 28, 2015

The first "girls' cartoon" to appear on the show since She-Ra, and Martyn's something of an expert for some reason. Don't let appearances fool you though - this show is full of curiously adult themes and mild peril, including child abduction, rohypnol-laced beverages and a terrifying brainwashing cult of rainbow-coloured bears. How exactly do you "stare" out of your stomach anyway...?

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.

Oct 21, 2015
Izzy Wizzy, let's get busy! (Tap tap tap tap tap, tap tap!)
Although there's no magic wand in this episode. Also conspicuous by their absence - Soo and Matthew's beard. Mark and Martyn watch the first episode of Sooty to air in 1980, and it's a weird variety show format that neither one remembers or ever watched. At least there's a special guest to keep us entertained... Alan Randall! Anyone...?
 
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.
Oct 14, 2015

A young Philip Schofield talks to a young Kylie Minogue and an even younger Dannii Minogue, a young Trevor and Simon do a singing sketch, and a young Gordon the Gopher squeaks at a young Philip Schofield. Meanwhile, Sarah Green and Mike Smith are in hospital. Live tv has never been this boring. Apart from a weird editing surprise that caught us off guard...
Mark and Martyn watch as much of Going Live as they can stand whilst reminiscing about other (better) Saturday morning shows. Shows that had moments like this - http://youtu.be/ftJu5YOHD88

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.

Oct 7, 2015

Moira Stuart as a shape-shifting crystal-stealing alien, and Fred Harris being threatened with getting vaporised. Sounds exciting doesn't it? Hold onto that imagined excitement and pray it gets you through the mind-numbing puzzles that make the questions on 3-2-1 seem simple.

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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