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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: Category: comedy
Aug 28, 2017

So there's this cat, see, and his name's James, see, and there are all these other animals, see, and that's all there is to it, see.

And it's quite short, see.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Aug 21, 2017

Who likes Yellow Submarine? Anyone? Oh. Well this is a bit like that. With an arguably better theme song.

That's right. I went there.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Aug 14, 2017

What do you get when you cross an educational kids' show about music with inappropriate sexist YouTube comments? A musical ex-tra-va-ganza, that's what.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Aug 7, 2017

"Brum Brum, Brum Brum Brum, Brum Brum Brum Brum Brum..."

It's Brum.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jul 31, 2017

You know what I used to love? Batfink.

You know what turned out to be super racist? Batfink.

Because of course it did.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jul 24, 2017

All aspiring cartoonists should watch Rude Dog and the Dweebs, as inspirational evidence that you don't need artistic talent to get a cartoon made. A clothing logo and some of the worst designed cartoon dogs ever had their own TV show. And we watched it.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jul 10, 2017

"Visionaries, Knights of the magical light!"

Remember when toys were covered in holograms? That was good wasn't it? I bet all those hologram stickers have faded now and don't look half as cool any more. That's like a metaphor. A clever metaphor. I done a metaphor.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jul 3, 2017

What's the best time to watch the Krankies' Christmas special?
a) Christmas Eve
b) Christmas Day
c) July

The correct answer is that you should never watch the Krankies do anything at any time ever.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jun 26, 2017

The sad news of Brian Cant couldn't be ignored, and we'd already done Trumpton, so we watched Bric A Brac and celebrated some of his brilliance. But just because the man was great doesn't mean we'll go easy on the show... or that we'll even necessarily pay attention.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jun 19, 2017

To me. To you. To me then. To you then. To me. To you. Copy. Paste. Done.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jun 12, 2017

Centurion
/sɛnˈtjʊərɪən/
noun
1) The commander of a century in the ancient Roman army.
2) A man covered in pegs onto which aeroplane, boat or motorbike parts can be affixed in order to fight the forces of evil.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

May 29, 2017

A drama series about a newspaper run by teenagers? Sounds boring right? Right. That is absolutely correct.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

May 22, 2017

This week Mark and Martyn watched Dooby's Duck Truck. I refuse to write a proper blurb for this. Because it's Dooby's Duck Truck. What have we become...?

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

May 15, 2017

Two primates have some fun "monkeying about" and probably learn a lesson or two along the way. Then they watch Bangers and Mash, a cartoon about naughty chimps.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

May 8, 2017

Not a Prison Break spin-off, or a lesson in bad sportsmanship in first person shooters. Not even an account of a dubious sexual practice. Just the simple story of a young girl fighting an evil witch who lives in a magical teapot with (or without) the help of a little boy who is (or isn't) the witch's assistant. Or whatever.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

May 1, 2017

White expressionless hippo people have vaguely creepy adventures in the animated atrocity that is the Moomins. That's all I have to say about that.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Apr 24, 2017

"Rosie and Jim, Rosie and Jim,
Chugging along on the old Ragdoll..."

Mark and Martyn settle down to watch the Annabelle/The Conjuring prequel Rosie and Jim, about two sort-of-alive dolls who probably have some kind of murderous intent. Because they always do.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Apr 17, 2017

Happy Easter Wheelers! Let's celebrate getting fat eating Easter chocolate by watching a fat kid and his friends nearly kill an old man. This is the plot of the Fat Albert Easter Special for some reason.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Apr 10, 2017

"Next time you're at the checkout and you hear the beep,
think of the fun you could be having on Supermarket Sweep!"

To be clear, this show's definition of fun is basically picking up novelty inflatables and solving riddles whilst doing someone else's shopping. Fun.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Apr 3, 2017

What a time of mixed messages the 80s and 90s were. On the one hand we had Charlie the cat warning us about strange men promising puppies, and on the other hand we were presented with programmes like Watt On Earth, where a creepy grown man tries to befriend a young boy and keep their relationship a secret
and we as the audience were supposed to think that was ok.

Well it's not ok. The line must be drawn here! This far, no further! And I will make them pay for what they have done!

No wait, that's the Borg. Still, Watt On Earth deserves to be destroyed in a fire.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Mar 27, 2017

What is Michael Barrymore famous for? Manhandling old ladies on gameshows, saying "awight" and nothing else. Nothing. Stop trying to think of things. There isn't anything. Especially nothing controversial.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Mar 20, 2017

"Ranger... Barbarian... Magician... Thief... Cavalier... and Acrobat!"
Mark and Martyn revisit the first episode of W4B by rewatching the first episode of Dungeons and Dragons again. Reliving all the fun and adventure of a group of abandoned teenagers hampered in their quest to get home by a small mewling unicorn. For a second time. It's just as good as it sounded before.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Mar 13, 2017

It's all been building to this - the episode where Mark's countdown to play the episode will also be the title of the show we're watching.

Also we've now done a hundred episodes, and we're marking the occasion with a rubbish gameshow for some reason. why did so many old gameshows have weird animated mascots? And who do you think would win in a fight between Bully from Bullseye, Dusty Bin from 3-2-1 or Mr Chips from Catchphrase? Send your answers
to us via twitter with the hastag #gameshowmascotrumble and reinstate my faith that there's a point to writing these show notes.

100 episodes. Party popper sound effect.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Feb 27, 2017

"It's a Bullseye!"
No, it's not narrated by Super Mario, it's just Tony Green being too enthusiastic about thirty minutes of darts and trivia. It's like spending a night down the pub with your most boring friends.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Feb 20, 2017

The thrilling adventures of a burger restaurant named after a type of shoes. It's Emu's Pink Windmill Show's breakout star's finest hour, as we watch Joe Greco rehearse for his next job.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

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