Podcast 289: This is our Everest, Part Thirty-Five – Noel Edmonds’ Saturday Roadshow, 1988

by | Mar 11, 2021

On this week’s This Is Our Everest, your heroes watched at episode of Noel Edmonds’ Saturday Roadshow from December 1988. As the setting for these hi-jinx was purportedly The Kremlin, Edward and Ian are duly able to discuss the full scope of Perestroika albeit through the lens of multiverse theory, famously the last refuge of fatuous idiots and charlatans.

NESR is a programme that Ian had never seen because he spent Saturday evenings at the time out and as such is only now able to face his demons. The results are predictable, with the ebb and flow of Noel Edmonds’ reputation picked over and his role in the wider trend for television treating the general public with the contempt they almost certainly deserve thoroughly assessed.

Meanwhile, Mark Heap takes a dive in Ian’s estimation, the contents of Edward’s hard drive are revealed and Ian fills in the details of his mysterious school trip to the USSR in 1990, during which he broke a television set and lost both his belief in hardcore State Socialism and his virginity. The Four Stages of Edmonds are revealed and we discover whether or not people are less inclined to pay attention to your opinion if you’ve just been injured being shot out of a cannon. If you’d like to watch the programme on YouTube, you can find it here.

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