Podcast 298: This is our Everest, Part Forty-Four – Bertha, 1985

by | Jun 3, 2021

On this week’s This is our Everest, your heroes have been watching an episode of the animated children’s series Bertha from 1985. Ian has never encountered Bertha before so he’s unaware of the incredible potential of this perhaps sentient machine that can make literally anything.

However, there’s still a business to run and as such we find ourselves needing to consider the impact of time and motion studies, the inadvisability of unilateral decision-making within the workplace dynamic and suggesting alternative revenue streams for the future of the company, Edward grasses up the office’s weak link and there’s harsh criticism of a blacklegging tea lady.

All of this plus our weekly delve into the racial sensitivity of 36-year old television programmes and Ian’s update on The Professionals. If you’d like to see what Bertha has been up to, you can watch it here.

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