Podcast 279: This is our Christmas Everest, Part Twenty-Three – Please, Sir! (1971)

by | Dec 23, 2020

The penultimate day of the This Is Our Everest Advent calendar goes back 50 years to the black and white world of Please Sir! Ian is fascinated by any programme that depicts London in the early 1970s, even if it is just for the social documentary aspect, and as such is much more kindly disposed to this programme than his colleague.

Your heroes discuss the potential emergence of a hitherto unheard London accent, the potential pitfalls of inviting only your enemies to your wedding reception and critique a preposterous incident in the annals of hospitality management. There’s also a new proposal for a traffic light system for the dogging community and Edward trials the central running gag in his forthcoming, terrible, sitcom. If you’d like to watch Please Sir!, you can find it here.

Tomorrow, we reach the end of our festive journey, and it’s time for a Christmas cracker. From 1975, it’s Fanny Cradock Cooks for Christmas, and there are five fifteen minute episodes for your delectation, starting right here.

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