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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: January, 2017
Jan 30, 2017

"Just say NO!"
Yes, it's the peak of the hard-hitting Zammo drug storyline, and seemingly one of the only episodes of Grange Hill not to feature the titular school setting at all. At least we get to see a lot of Ro-land's job at the arcade though.

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Jan 23, 2017

*TROMBONE SLIDE*
Every child of the 80s will understand the bleak depressing Northern horror of Jonny Briggs. Here's a tip - watch Threads instead. It's probably got a happier ending.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jan 16, 2017

"Toad in the hole and dog in a blanket..."
The innocent adventures of a small boy and a mad old woman. How often were similar formats used in the 80s? Not any more though. Grown ups in the 80s were clearly much more trustworthy around young people...
#sarcasm #yewtree

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jan 9, 2017

While Mark and Martyn were recording their Christmas special live stream playing old video games together, Martyn said they'd do a GamesMaster episode next. So that's what they had to do.
In fairness, it was fun to watch. But next time maybe have those discussions when you're not recording Martyn. You idiot.

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

W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

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