Podcast 246: This is our Everest, Part Sixteen – Songs of Praise

by | Nov 20, 2020

On today’s This Is Our Everest, Edward and Ian watch a 1977 vintage episode of the BBC’s long-running religious programme, Songs Of Praise. Our heroes discover the secret to its success is the relentless and unchanging nature of its format, but they also find out a lot more. There’s some unexpected but probably warranted dramatic criticism, an expose of a particularly strong-armed charitable scheme and the groundless impugning of a major cultural institution.

Dinosaurs are – inevitably – discussed, in spite of the ever-present threat of smitings. Meanwhile, Edward owns up to having a special interest, pilgrims are ragged mercilessly and Ian finally reveals what he would do if he were Jesus. If you’d like to see the episode we’re going on about, you can join the congregation here.

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