Podcast 263: This is our Christmas Everest, Part Seven – The Appleyards

by | Dec 7, 2020

Day 7 of the This Is Our Everest Advent calendar sees Edward and Ian seek to once and for all answer the question: were the olden days better? Their chosen method is analysing an episode of The Appleyards from Christmas 1956. Pantomimes come in for some significant critique by one of our panel, there’s an encounter with a racist magician and Ian lays bare the stark reality of eating out in St Albans in the early 1980s.

Was the past idyllic? Is capitalism actually a force for good? Do you want peas with that? Most of these questions will be answered in the next half an hour. If you want to see The Appleyards for yourselves, you’ve got no other option but to watch it here.

Tomorrow, God help us all, it’s time for the 1983 Keith Harris Christmas Party.

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