Saturday, 11 July 2020

Jigsaw / Terry & June


Doctor Velvet and Blackout are caught on-the-hop and without the best doilies out, as the podcast plays host to an impromptu visitor! Yes, The Peggy Mount Calamity Hour has its first guest of the series in the shape of Mr Ozzy Bognops, all the better to decode the linguistic mysteries of Jigsaw and the middle-class angst of Terry & June.

How many condenser mics could realistically be hired under the budget of a 1970s children's television programme? How long would you be expected to wait at a phonebox when meeting your other half, once you realise there's a BBC film crew ten yards away? And how large is the comedy-connoisseur crossover demographic between the Medfords and The Young Ones?

We're going to need a bigger drinks cabinet...





Ref the pro-level crossover of Ackles & Bream / Ackland & Bream of Purland Way in Carshalton from Terry & June (1979) and The Young Ones (1984): See? We're not making it up...



(and a tip-of-the-hat to daleteague17 on Flickr for also noticing this, confirming our suspicions through a cursory search before we even got the Young Ones DVDs off the shelf)

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Saturday, 4 July 2020

Gran / Matt Houston


Taking a stroll down a country lane, we're greeted by Doctor Velvet and Blackout sitting in the 'Garden of Remembering' - surrounded by random, rickety pieces of wood and copious lengths of twine. As a trusty tartan Thermos is unscrewed, musings turn to the tranquil daily motions of Gran before basking in the Southern heat to deliberate the covert, law-enforcing activities of billionaire private investigator Matt Houston.

Will the be-spectacled reminiscences be tainted with the same shade of rose that adorns the coiffure of our titular septuagenarian? Can a blatant replicant of Mr Thomas William Selleck be sufficient to sway loyalty from a Hawaiian lei to a stetson and a Cuban heel?

Immerse yourself in such irrelevant inquisition, and all will be revealed...




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Friday, 26 June 2020

Mork & Mindy (animated) / Blankety Blank


Nostalgia proves as fickle a mistress as ever, with Doctor Velvet and Blackout looking back over the television of their youth. A quick jaunt across the pond drops in on everyone's favourite alien with the Mork & Mindy animated show, while back on home turf Sir Terence Wogan is king of the ruddy castle in Blankety Blank.

Is a cartoon spinoff of a live-action show which already petered past its natural conclusion ever a good idea? Who has the temerity to upstage the understated magnificence of Derek Griffiths? And what were they putting in the gin at the Television Centre green room?

There's only one way to find out...




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Friday, 19 June 2020

Rentaghost / You're Only Young Twice


In the opening gambit of the new series, Doctor Velvet and Blackout fittingly dust off inaugural episodes of Rentaghost and You're Only Young Twice*, and place them neatly on the parlour table ready for discussion...

Will the systematic postmortem and subsequent dissection of a theme tune be successfully cathartical to Blackout? As an infant, who had a pathological fear of shouting, stout women? Just who is Ronnie Cobain and why does he have such a penchant for his trusty platignum?

Listening to this episode may provide some answers...




* Unfortunately there are no links here to watch these episodes. While your hosts endeavour to find publicly-accessible versions of the shows we review to act as reference material, we do not upload them ourselves. Normal service will resume next week (assuming the links are still valid by then - what can one do?)

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Friday, 12 June 2020

New Series Trailer - Pipkins/Jossy's Giants/The Krypton Factor


In this prelude to the new series of The Peggy Mount Calamity Hour, we listen to the highlights of Doctor Velvet and Blackout's retrospective glancing at 'The Glove Puppet' episode of Pipkins, the 'Home And Away' instalment of Jossy's Giants and a 1984 round of The Krypton Factor.

Who's in charge of the naming system down at Pipkins' puppet-workshop? Why does Scarborough look so foggy that Jossy may as well have used Brigadoon as a filming location? And what happened to Jenny in Gordon Burns' assault course? We may just find out*...

(*we won't)



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Jigsaw / Terry & June

Doctor Velvet and Blackout are caught on-the-hop and without the best doilies out, as the podcast plays host to an impromptu visitor!...