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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: December, 2015
Dec 23, 2015

"We're walking in the air..."

Mark and Martyn succumb to seasonal peer pressure and do a Christmas special - everyone's favourite boring and depressing tale of impending mortality, Raymond Briggs' The Snowman. Everything dies eventually. Merry Christmas.

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.

Dec 16, 2015

It's another request as Mark and Martyn finally get around to watching the bizarre sci-fi sitcom for kids Mike & Angelo. It's not the first episode, but considering the show is about an alien man-child who comes to earth in a flying wardrobe to live in a teenager's bedroom, I'm not sure I want any further explanation...

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.

Dec 9, 2015

Mark and Martyn look on as Kenneth Williams hangs around in the woods with giant caterpillars, fairies and TV sets that are also witches. You heard me.

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.

Dec 2, 2015

"MacToot blows on his bagpipes, while Elspeth and Angus watch those notes go floating across the waves..."

More casual eighties racist stereotypes ahead, as Mark and Martyn watch the drunken adventures of Scottish dinosaurs and hallucinating firemen through the eyes of two children with magical whistles. Everyone learns a lesson along the way. Especially Mark and Martyn, who have been misinformed about one particular character for the last thirty years...

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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