Podcast 292: This is our Everest, Part Thirty-Eight – Crimewatch UK (1986)
This Is Our Everest returns from our Easter/house moving break with one of your heroes’ favourite television programmes of all time, Crimewatch UK from May 1986, an edition that Edward picked for reasons it turns out are far more frivolous than the content of the programme, which essays crimes by at least two of Britain’s most odious and notorious 1980s crime syndicates. It’s an opportunity for Edward to reveal his controversial views on facts flagged as “citation needed” on Wikipedia as well as for Ian to reminisce about his past life as a line-filler in police identity parades as well as reliving the traumatic moment in his own childhood when he realised bad things could happen to ordinary people.
The authorities scrutinise our lockdown internet search histories with some concern, while your regular correspondents brazenly plan doing over an off licence. But which one of them is more likely to be a spree killer than a serial killer when they inevitably snap? Are abbotoir owners trustworthy? And is anyone still listening to Progressive Rock? We look into it, trying not to have nightmares at every twist and turn. If you’d like to watch the programme in question, you can find it here.
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