Podcast 238: This is Our Everest, Part Nine – Nationwide

by | Nov 13, 2020

On today’s This Is Our Everest, Edward and a lurgy-riddled Ian tackle the 8th June 1981 edition of the BBC’s venerable flagship current affairs magazine programme, Nationwide. There are some particularly strident views about the BBC’s archival policies and how well Frank Bough is aging; a terrifyingly up close and personal encounter with a tennis professional and a tour of London with Fred Housego.

Our heroes also run the rule over the political prospects of Roy Jenkins and Ian fondly recalls the good old days of scamming, before it all gets too much and the plight of – variously – fraud victims, marching bands, small business owners, the one-legged and a helpless gambling addict are met with gales of childish laughter. If you’d like to see what all the fuss is about, you can watch it here.

For those of you who like to keep up to speed with such things, tomorrow we’ll be covering the 1980s Japanese-French cartoon Ulysses 31.

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