Podcast 291: This is our Everest, Part Thirty-Seven – Lift Off with Ayshea, 1974

by | Mar 25, 2021

This week, Edward and Ian have been watching Lift Off With Ayshea, a Granada TV-produced ITV pop music programme from October 1974. These were eventful and turbulent times and shows like this one did a lot of the heavy lifting with regard to helping people forget this. After a quick style guide to pronouncing Ayshea’s name and a surprise appearance by no fewer than five old friends of the podcast, your heroes get stuck into the big issues. These include the perils of high-waisted trousers, definitive proof that Alvin Stardust is on the side of good and a consideration of the scarcity of information about Paul Hogan in the 1980s.

Ian tries hard not to get involved in any moral crusades but fails on at least two separate occasions, as well as finding time to try high heels. Meanwhile, Edward gets extremely deep into a conspiracy theory entirely of his own construction, one which ultimately ends in the necessity of making a public appeal for information from no lesser person than Les McKeown from the Bay City Rollers. Pretty standard, really. If you’d like to watch the programme, you can find it here, on YouTube.

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