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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 23, 2023

The Spooks of Bottle Bay look like the result of ten different art departments each working on one puppet design separately without talking to each other, whilst each art department involved is being terrorised by demons throughout their design process.

W4B theme composed by John Croudy
W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhelling
Additional musical contributions by R Gill

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Jan 16, 2023

Roger Ramjet loves "filling up" his jet, if you know what I mean. I mean he completely fills the entire vehicle with his body mass when he's piloting it.

W4B theme composed by John Croudy
W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhelling
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Jan 9, 2023

"Ooh Betty, yes Miss Diane, my name is Michael Caine."

Now you've experienced every episode of Copy Cats.

You're welcome.

W4B theme composed by John Croudy
W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhelling
Additional musical contributions by R Gill

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Jan 2, 2023

A small town police officer is roped in to solve some high profile gruesome murders, and has to go up against a hard-bitten police chief and all the corrupt cops who are determined to stand in his way.

That's not true.

Made it up.

Shouldn't have done.

Sorry.

W4B theme composed by John Croudy
W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhelling
Additional musical contributions by R Gill

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Dec 26, 2022

Let's say goodbye to 2022 with a couple of mischievous magpies trying to blow stuff up.

W4B theme composed by John Croudy
W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhelling
Additional musical contributions by R Gill

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Dec 19, 2022

It's Christmas this week, the best time to watch some minor celebrities dress up in lycra and compete against people named after animals, weapons, vehicles and... uh, weather. AWOOGA!

W4B theme composed by John Croudy
W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhelling
Additional musical contributions by R Gill

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Dec 12, 2022

When you were watching Minder in the past, I bet you couldn't help imagining what it would be like if all the characters were mice who lived in the London Underground, and also were completely different to their Minder characters. It's your fault they made this.

W4B theme composed by John Croudy
W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhelling
Additional musical contributions by R Gill

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Dec 5, 2022

The butcher in Wimpole Village is called Ted Dripping. If I'd looked this up before we recorded the episode I bet we'd have had a good laugh about that.

W4B theme composed by John Croudy
W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhelling
Additional musical contributions by R Gill

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Nov 28, 2022

Pee-Wee had a lot of success with this playhouse, then had a rather unfortunate time with a different pee-wee in a very different kind of playhouse...

W4B theme composed by John Croudy
W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhelling
Additional musical contributions by R Gill

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Nov 21, 2022

Tony Slattery hosted a quiz based on possibly the most boring board game ever made. Hope it doesn't send you to sleep! Seriously, don't close your eyes, not around these contestants...

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy
W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhelling
Additional musical contributions by R Gill

Nov 14, 2022

This is about two gnomes. One is called Mr Fisher, and the other is called Mr Wheeler. Why is the show called "Chish 'n' Fips" then? You'll have to find out yourself, this only just occurred to me.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy
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Additional musical contributions by R Gill

Nov 7, 2022

Cannon and Ball's Casino seems like a light-hearted gameshow full of variety acts, but it's also a real casino. Tommy is the eagle-eyed pit boss circulating your description to every other casino, and Bobby will break your legs if he thinks you're counting cards.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy
W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhelling
Additional musical contributions by R Gill

Oct 31, 2022

As a Halloween treat, Mark and Martyn talk about sweets and watch the scariest TV special ever made. So turn off the lights, Parky yourself somewhere comfortable, and pipes down...

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy
W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhelling
Additional musical contributions by R Gill

Oct 24, 2022

Everyone remembers He-Man as a blatant toy commercial, but Edward and Friends are made of Lego and that's the most expensive material in the universe. Even more than Antimatter I imagine.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy
W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhelling
Additional musical contributions by R Gill

Oct 17, 2022

You know what the world needed in the 1950s? Loads of comic strips about gangs of kids hanging out with dogs. This cartoon is based on one of those. Not the good one though.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy
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Oct 10, 2022

If Parsley was a lion made out of plant matter, could a vegetarian eat him? It's confusing, where is the line?

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy
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Additional musical contributions by R Gill

Oct 3, 2022

What do you get if your garden is full of policemen, dragons and lions? A new house! Or a new prescription.
We watch some classic stop-motion shenanigans with mad old rubbish The Herbs.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy
W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhelling

Additional musical contributions by R Gill

Sep 26, 2022

Spider in the bath, there's a spider in the bath. Burn the bath, sell the house, spider in the bath!

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy
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Sep 19, 2022

Two incompetent construction workers do a thing while a little girl also exists.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy
W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhelling

Sep 12, 2022

A haunted biscuit comes alive after dark in a kitchen full of nightmares.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy
W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhelling

Sep 5, 2022

We've had our summer holiday but that's over now, so time to go back to school. Urgh, Mum, I don't feel well, can I stay at home? First Class was a school gameshow for the weekend, which is the worst thing anyone has ever come up with. Don't try to think of anything worse, this is it.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy
W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhelling

Jul 25, 2022

There's a little man made out of acorns living in a tree with a load of squirrels. Presumably that means the squirrels are more scared of him than he is of them. Makes you think.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy
W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhelling

Jul 11, 2022

Trollkins has been described as a combination of the Smurfs and the Dukes of Hazzard. If that doesn't put you off I don't know what will.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy
W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhelling

Jul 4, 2022

Johnson and friends are a bunch of puppets owned by an Australian who will haunt your nightmares. But enough about the Conservative government, we're watching a show about a fat pink mess who hangs around with a load of scary weirdos. Wait a second...

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy
W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhelling

Jun 27, 2022

Apparently, fish commit crimes as well, and it'll take a pink shark and some kind of other fish to stop them. They'll solve any mystery, apart from why this cartoon was ever made.

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W4B theme composed by John Croudy
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