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Lisa, Andrew and their friends explore the best (and some of the worst!) of archive television with as much detail as they can manage and as many awful jokes as they dare!
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Episode 55 of the 'Round The Archives' podcast sees us travel back in time to Christmas Eve 1970 for a festive edition of 'Play School'. Martin shares some memories of Christmas Past, then Ben plugs his new book about the 1990s festive TV schedules 'I Was Bored On Christmas Day'. (Don't forget to visit https://benbakerbooks.org/ for more details) Paul & Nick unwraps some surprise presents in the form of 'Emu's Broadcasting Company' and 'Neighbours', then we return to the 'RTA' sofa to find that 'There's No Place Like Home'. That's all in Episode 55 of 'Round The Archives' starring Lisa Parker, Andrew Trowbridge, Martin Holmes, Ben Baker, Paul Chandler, Nick Goodman and Cuthbert The Robot. A Merry Christmas To All Of You At Home!
Episode 54 of the 'Round The Archives' podcast sees Andy and Martin from 'The A To Z Of UK TV Drama' podcast telling us that 'A is for Abineri', then Andrew & Lisa follow Herne The Hunter into the forest to encounter the first 'Robin Of Sherwood'. Paul and Toppie (stars of such shows as 'The Shy Life Podcast', 'The Smellcast' and 'Matinee Minutiae') discuss 'I Love Lucy'. And we return to the greenwood for another meeting with 'Robin Of Sherwood', this time in the form of Jason Connery. That's all in Episode 54 of 'Round The Archives' starring Lisa Parker, Andrew Trowbridge, Martin Holmes, Andy Priestner, Paul Chandler and Toppie Smellie
Episode 53 of the 'Round The Archives' podcast sees us paying tribute to Diana Rigg with a look at two episodes of 'The Avengers', namely 'A Touch Of Brimstone' and 'Epic'. Paul tells us of some Scary Things, then Simon and Ken from 'The ExtonMoss Experiment' go 'Out Of This World' to meet a 'Little Lost Robot'. There are more Scary Things from Martin, before we remember Frank Windsor's work in 'Z Cars' with 'Hide - And Go Seek' and 'Happy Families'. That's all in Episode 53 of 'Round The Archives' starring Lisa Parker, Andrew Trowbridge, Paul Chandler, Simon Exton, Ken Moss and Martin Holmes.
"I threw some spaghetti at Diana Rigg!" We catch up with the 'Round The Archives' gang to discuss Diana Rigg and Frank Windsor as well as going through what they've been watching recently. Featuring Warren Cummings, Martin Holmes, Paul Chandler, Andrew Trowbridge and Lisa Parker. Music by Dan Tate and Paul Chandler. Cover art and editing by Martin Holmes.
Episode 52 of the 'Round The Archives' podcast sees Martin delving into the shady world of spies and 'The Sandbaggers'. We explore the world of local radio with 'The Kit Curran Radio Show' then Martin returns for some brief thoughts on 'Dangerman'. Finally, Nick & Paul return to conclude their in-depth look at 'Armchair Thriller'. That's all in Episode 52 of 'Round The Archives' starring Lisa Parker, Andrew Trowbridge, Martin Holmes, Nick Goodman and Paul Chandler.
"Harry Sullivan's waving at me!" Warren joins us as a Very Special Guest to talk about how sitting on a particular bus seat on a certain day was the first step in an incredible journey into the mysterious worlds of 'Doctor Who' fandom... Featuring Warren Cummings, Martin Holmes, Paul Chandler, Andrew Trowbridge and a little bit of Lisa Parker. Music by Dan Tate and Paul Chandler. Cover art and editing by Martin Holmes.
Episode 51 sees us welcome back Simon and Ken from 'The ExtonMoss Experiment' podcast as they take a look at the 'Out Of The Unknown' story 'The Machine Stops'. Martin has the technology to examine in detail the title sequence for 'The Six Million Dollar Man', then Nick and Paul talk about the first season of 'Armchair Thriller'. Finally, we stay alert to cast an quizzical eye over the colourful adventures of 'Captain Zep - Space Detective'. That's all in Episode 51 of 'Round The Archives' starring Lisa Parker, Andrew Trowbridge, Simon Exton, Ken Moss, Martin Holmes, Nick Goodman and Paul Chandler.
'The Making Of Round The Archives' To round off the celebrations for the 50th episode of 'Round The Archives', it's confession time as Paul and Martin join us to discuss The Making Of RTA. Featuring Lisa Parker, Andrew Trowbridge, Paul Chandler and Martin Holmes. Music by Dan Tate and Paul Chandler. Cover art and editing by Martin Holmes.
Episode 50B sees us continuing our Golden Anniversary celebrations with Martin's look at the final episode of 'Quatermass And The Pit'. Warren casts a critical eye over early 70s architecture with 'Nairn Across Britain', then Toppie and Paul invite us to spend some time visiting Rod Serling's 'Night Gallery'. Finally, we revisit some of Alan Bennett's wonderful monologues as we compare the various incarnations of 'Talking Heads'. That's all in Episode 50B of 'Round The Archives' starring Lisa Parker, Andrew Trowbridge, Martin Holmes, Warren Cummings, Toppie Smellie and Paul Chandler.
"Death by Space Pirates!" Formats galore as the 'Round The Archives' crew gather to discuss black-and-white telly versus colour, 525- and 625-lines, VHS, DVD, picture quality in general and the more unlikely dangers one might face when watching 'The Space Pirates' Episode Two... Featuring Paul Chandler, Nick Goodman, Martin Holmes and Andrew Trowbridge. Music by Dan Tate and Paul Chandler. Cover art and editing by Martin Holmes.
Episode 50A sees us starting our Golden Anniversary celebrations with a '50 Episode' quiz provided by Ben. Andy P stays with the golden theme as he takes at look at the 1983 BBC serial 'The Cleopatras' written by Philip Mackie and produced by Guy Slater. Next we travel 'Up Pompeii' to hang out with Frankie Howerd as Lurcio, forever failing to finish the Prologue, then Martin looks at the 1970 'Softly, Softly : Task Force' story 'Open And Shut' by Allan Prior. Finally Ben returns to remember the rubber world of 'Spitting Image' without even sticking a deck chair up his nose. That's all in Episode 50A of 'Round The Archives' starring Lisa Parker, Andrew Trowbridge, Ben Baker, Andy Priestner and Martin Holmes. Episode 50 will continue with Episode 50B which will be along in due course...
"Dropping coffee on my laptop..." Special guest Andy P joins us along with Martin & Paul to discuss 'An A To Z Of UK TV Drama' and 'The Shy Life Podcast', giving us some behind-the-scenes insight into the making of their shows. Featuring Paul Chandler, Martin Holmes, Andy Priestner and Andrew Trowbridge. Music by Dan Tate and Paul Chandler. Cover art and editing by Martin Holmes.
"Lost in Chiswick with Henry Woolf..." We discuss some of our favourite actors and their notable roles including Russell Hunter, Brian Blessed, Bernard Hepton, Joanna Lumley and Peter Davison. Featuring Paul Chandler, Martin Holmes, Nick Goodman, Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge. Music by Dan Tate and Paul Chandler. Cover art and editing by Martin Holmes.
"A whole universe of Gordon Gostelow!" Our 'What Have You Been Watching?' discussion continues, taking us on a wander through the worlds of 'Lovejoy', 'The Frighteners', 'Tales Of The Unexpected', 'Crown Court', 'The Bionic Woman' , 'The Golden Girls' and lots more. This episode even boasts some astonishingly accurate impressions of Gordon Gostelow, so you're certainly getting value for money this time! Featuring Paul Chandler, Martin Holmes, Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge. Music by Dan Tate and Paul Chandler. Cover art by Martin Holmes. Edited by Andrew Trowbridge.
Episode 49 sees us telling many stories of television's past as Martin remembers 'Jackanory' and we take a trip to 'Crown Court' where this week's case concerns 'The Most Expensive Steak In The World'. Toppie shares his memories of Bill Bixby as 'The Magician' and Martin goes on 'The Wild Hunt' for Episode Five of 'Quatermass And The Pit'. Finally, Paul and Nick look at two 'Tales Of The Unexpected' with 'The Moles' and 'The Surgeon'. That's all in Episode 49 of 'Round The Archives' starring Lisa Parker, Andrew Trowbridge, Martin Holmes, Toppie Smellie, Paul Chandler and Nick Goodman.
The question 'What Have You Been Watching?' leads to discussion of such well-known shows as 'Dynasty', 'Doctor Who', 'Crime Island' and 'Fights In Lilliput'... Featuring Paul Chandler, Martin Holmes and Andrew Trowbridge. Music by Dan Tate and Paul Chandler. Cover art and editing by Martin Holmes.
Spoiler warnings as we discuss how series such as 'Dark Shadows', 'Blakes 7' and 'Sapphire & Steel' ended and what might have happened if they had continued... Featuring Paul Chandler, Martin Holmes, Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge. Music by Dan Tate and Paul Chandler. Cover art and editing by Martin Holmes.
More detective talk as Lisa, Paul, Martin and Andrew discuss 'The Gentle Touch', 'The Rivals Of Sherlock Holmes', 'Whodunnit?', 'Crown Court' and lots more! Featuring Paul Chandler, Martin Holmes, Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge. Music by Dan Tate and Paul Chandler. Cover art and editing by Martin Holmes.
Episode 48 of the 'Round The Archives' podcast sees us celebrating the work of Tim Brooke-Taylor by asking whether 'Goodies Rule - OK?'. Meanwhile, Paul and Toppie team up to enter 'The Twilight Zone' and Martin takes a 'Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea'. That's all in Episode 48 of 'Round The Archives' - starring Lisa Parker, Andrew Trowbridge, Paul Chandler, Toppie Smellie and Martin Holmes.
Detectives assemble as Lisa, Paul, Martin and Andrew discuss some of their favourite television crime-fighters. Featuring Paul Chandler, Martin Holmes, Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge. Music by Dan Tate and Paul Chandler. Cover art and editing by Martin Holmes.
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