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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