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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: September, 2016
Sep 30, 2016

Imagine a Japanese Terrahawks that was good. A listener request that neither Mark and Martyn recalls watching, Star Fleet is that rarest of things - a kids' show from the 80s that was actually watchable...

EMAIL: ifyoulikewagonwheels@outlook.com
TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Sep 23, 2016

Noot Noot! It's Pingu, the plasticine penguin you probably thought was from the nineties. Well it's actually an eighties creation, so it fits our criteria. Only being five minutes long is a bonus...

EMAIL: ifyoulikewagonwheels@outlook.com
TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Sep 16, 2016

"Down at the bottom of the gar-den..."

Mark and Martyn watch the Poddington Peas, possibly the only kids' show to include a reference to the birds and the bees in its opening theme. So although that's a bit creep-pea, don't be grump-pea! The show's pretty crap-pea but at least the podcast is snap-pea. Ugh, kill me...

EMAIL: ifyoulikewagonwheels@outlook.com
TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Sep 9, 2016

Anthropomorphised shoes live in a magical village in a cobbler's back room. How are there still good new ideas nowadays if they were scraping the barrel this desperately in the 80s? There aren't any good new ideas, that's how!

EMAIL: ifyoulikewagonwheels@outlook.com
TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Sep 2, 2016

"Don't you open that trapdoor, 'cos there's something down there..."


Willie Rushton talks us through the animated adventures of your favourite childhood plasticine monsters. Let's all stop and appreciate the fact that this hasn't been remade using CG. Yet.

EMAIL: ifyoulikewagonwheels@outlook.com
TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

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