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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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Jan 14, 2019

Bruce Forsyth narrates the confusing story of the Fiddley Foodle Bim Bam Boodle Diddley Doodle Oodle Bird.

Or "Dennis Waterman" for short.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Jan 7, 2019

TV Legend Richard Whiteley presents Channel 4's first ever TV show, as your W4B hosts reminisce about one of their favourite people whilst trying to make sense of letters and numbers like a couple of squares. I bet they wear their backpacks on both shoulders as well.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Dec 31, 2018

Is there a better way to welcome a new year than by watching a drunken butler trip over a tiger rug? If there is I don't want to hear about it. Because I watched this instead and I'm already depressed enough.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Dec 24, 2018

It's the W4B Christmas episode, so we're watching the Christmassyest thing from the 80s we could find on a quick Google search. Merry Christmas from Eternia, as we join musclebound sword-wielding twins Adam and Adora as they fight Skeletor and Hordak, except in the snow. And for a longer amount of time than usual.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Dec 17, 2018

Wowser is an anime about a clumsy Belgian dog that you've probably never heard of. We have though, so why should we suffer alone?

This episode also includes some bonus nostalgia for foreign language songs we barely remember, so don't say we don't give you anything.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Dec 10, 2018

Pole Position is about stunt-driving crime-fighters, and may or may not have been based on a video game, I'm not sure, you have access to Wikipedia, why don't you find out yourself?

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Dec 3, 2018

This week we're packing our trunks and saying goodbye to the circus, as we watch Nellie The Elephant and curse the continuous failure of our Skype connection. You should be used to this by now.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Nov 26, 2018

Hallmark mascot Rainbow Brite is another character given a cartoon that was primarily aimed at girls in the 80s. The plot inevitably revolves around bringing colour and light to a dark world, or fighting a monochrome villain who hates happiness or whatever. We couldn't tell you, we were barely paying attention.

If the reboot gains a lot of adult male fans, I think they should be called "Rain-Bros."

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Nov 20, 2018

Roll up and role up; Mark and Martyn continue their search for the Warlock's treasure, as they prove it's possible to literally get lost in a book.

May their stamina never fail!


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Theme Music: 8-Bit Scrap! by HeatleyBros

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Nov 19, 2018

Postman Pat was good wasn't it? Bertha was excellent, I think we can all agree.

This week we watched Charlie Chalk. Oh well.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Nov 13, 2018

Your W4B hosts Mark and Martyn choose their own adventure in the first episode of this new series, fighting goblins, orcs and their urge to set fire to straw mattresses, as they begin a playthrough of the first Fighting Fantasy adventure book, the Warlock of Firetop Mountain.

May their stamina never fail!

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Theme Music: 8-Bit Scrap! by HeatleyBros

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Nov 12, 2018

Allsorts is an awful cut-price Rainbow wannabe, except instead of puppets there are simple men, and instead of a bear there's a human-dog hybrid straight out of your nightmares.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Nov 5, 2018

Snooker-based gameshow fun as we delve into the highlight of Jim Davidson's career, watching snooker players "pot as many balls as they can" at the behest of hairy trick shot wizard John Virgo.

It's like Bullseye, but balls.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Oct 29, 2018

Word!

Educational Halloween fun with a spooky word-obsessed ghost or alien or something, and possibly the most nineties teens to appear on the podcast so far. Plus, Samuel L Jackson is in this. Don't say we don't treat you nice, because we do.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Oct 22, 2018

We've put it off long enough, but we're finally doing the classic TV show about four meddling teenagers and their dog solving crimes... It's the Famous Five! Not Scooby Doo like you thought I meant. Even though you read the title of the episode first. Silly Wheelers.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Oct 15, 2018

More gameshow fun as Lionel Blair guides the elderly down memory lane listening to the first few notes of ancient music hall numbers and wartime classics. This show was doing nostalgia before it was cool.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Oct 8, 2018

"Take a word...
Change a letter...
Do it again...
And you've got a chain!
That's how you play-ay-ay Chain Letters!
Chain Letters!"

We're still on a gameshow kick, and we used to love Chain letters with Andrew O'Connor. Except this episode has the original host Jeremy Beadle. Ugh. Change the "G" to an "L" to make "LAMESHOW," L-A-M-E-S-H-O-W.


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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Oct 1, 2018

"ONE-HUUUUNDRED ANNNND EEEIIGHTYYYYYYYY!"

Yes we've already done a Bullseye episode, but what else could we do with our 180th episode? Literally anything else is a valid answer, but we're doing Bullseye anyway because it's ace so f*ck you.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Sep 24, 2018

"Do you wanna bet on it? You Bet! Well you'd better get on it! You Bet! So don't fret, get set, are you ready? You Bet!"

B-List celebrities sponsor members of the public and place bets on whether they can do outlandish things, like remembering different types of windmills, or fishing in really specific spots on lakes. But if they weren't betting on these things, they'd probably be gambling on the outcomes of bare-knuckle monkey boxing bouts in underground criminal hideouts. Bruce Forsyth did everyone a favour really.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Sep 17, 2018

This is what we thought the Groovy Goolies was. Thankfully Drak Pack is much better than the Groovy Goolies. Although to be fair, so is a sharp stick in the eye.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Sep 10, 2018

Where is Spot? Is he under that cardboard flap? Yes he is. Of course he is.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Sep 3, 2018

"I'm the joker in the pack, which makes me such a lucky jack, and here they are, they're so appealing, okay dollies, do your dealing."

Only cards though, not drugs.

It's Bruce's Play Your Cards Right, another Bruce Forsyth gameshow that required his name at the beginning and women wearing very few clothes. For a reason. Not that Mark and Martyn are paying attention to that, as they're busy practicing their excellent Brucie impressions.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Aug 27, 2018

Paul Daniels hosts the time-earning gameshow that plasters false smiles over failing relationships and makes light-entertainment out of domestic abuse. If you like our gameshow episodes, you'll like this... NOT A LOT!

That's a thing Paul Daniels used to say.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Aug 20, 2018

This week is the same as last week, except this time Martyn chose the music videos. It's quite a simple premise, what are you not understanding?

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy.

Aug 17, 2018

When Martyn and Mark regretted making this possible
vs
The One Where Martyn Eats The Boat

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