Friday, 25 June 2021

1981: The Adventure Game / Ask The Family


As Sir Oliver Newton-John once crooned, "let's get cerebral, cerebral, I should like to get cerebral, let's get into cerebral". Yes, The Peggy Mount Calamity Hour continues to roll through what is generally agreed to be The Best Decade by donning its game-face...

This week it's 1981, and our heroes test what few grey cells they have left by crossing the galaxy to Arg to stare blankly at instruction-free puzzles in The Adventure Game, before returning to the utter comfort of Robert Robinson's ferociously amiable quizmastery in Ask The Family.

Did Adventure Game creator Patrick Dowling basically watch Sapphire And Steel then exclaim "this, but with stickers on the floor!" to his production team? Will we ever return to the glory days when quiz contestants were chosen to appear on television based on their knowledge and skill, rather than any aesthetic considerations of them actually appearing on actual television? And are Messrs Velvet and Blackout really going to wait until recording the episode to workshop the Robinson impression?

Click-on dear listener, answers await...




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Friday, 18 June 2021

1980: The Red Hand Gang / Cannon & Ball


Back once again for the retro disaster; P. Mount ranter, with the ill behaviour! Yes, the new series of The Peggy Mount Calamity Hour starts right NOW with a year-by-year rummage into the decade which truly formed us...

This week It's 1980, and what better way to begin our nostalgic odyssey than hanging around with the cool kids in The Red Hand Gang as they risk tetanus infection in the name of mystery-solving? Then we switch channels for half an hour of prime comedy beef in the company of The Cannon And The Ball, as the cut-price duo are joined, bolstered and ultimately enhanced by our one and only guiding light: Dame Peggy Mount.

Have NBC really commissioned an entire crime series with the sole intention of showcasing the most badass library-music to ever exist? Was Peggs given the chance to read the script for her Cannon & Ball guest appearance before the cameras started rolling? Would anyone like an apple?

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




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Friday, 4 June 2021

Nobody's House / Kit Curran / Bob's Full House


Greetings traveller, and welcome back! You catch us in a state of some flux as the decorators are almost finished, just in time for the NEW series of The Peggy Mount Calamity Hour! Taking a slightly more focused approach to profane nostalgia, it's time to slough off the aviators and reach for the wayfarers and speciality spin-off merchandise...

In this special sneak-peek, we wave goodbye to the cavernous beige sound-stages of the 1970s with a quick stop at Nobody's House, before ushering in a dynamic new decade by cranking up The Kit Curran Radio Show, then wearing out the edges of our seats with the absolute unadulterated TENSION of Bob's Full House.

Whose mind imagined the bleakest of callbacks when watching a comedy melodrama about a ghost-child? Whose usual and well-documented aversion to farce was put to one side when that somehow proved to be the most enjoyable aspect of an entire sitcom episode? And how is Tim planning to get all them prizes back home from BBC Television Centre in one go?

Well, twiddle the knob and find out...




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