Podcast 302: This is our Everest, Part Forty-Eight – The Professionals (1978)

by | Jul 8, 2021

On this week’s bonus Everest, it’s time for you to tune up (or detune) your mind to the exacting and often challenging universe of The Professionals. Patriotism, a sense of duty and an almost psychopathic, whisky-addled, disregard for life or property will get us out of this mess: particularly as the world’s fattest, wheeziest and most unhealthy group of middle aged white men are hoping to prevail in an all-out race war.

Your heroes reveal the secret number to dial to get the nuclear bomb squad, unpick the “aaaaah…” element of the surprise twist ending and watch a young man tie Tony Booth to a chair with the cord that was holding his trousers up. All in all, it’s been a revelatory experience all round and one it turns out we almost never had at all, thanks to the vagaries of Ian’s vast and ever-growing archive of old television programmes. Lucky, lucky us. This episode was originally released as part of our Patreon subscriber This Is Your Everest series. If you’d like to hear more stuff like this, why not consider joining us?

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