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Vintage television through a modern (if blurred) lens. Doctor Velvet and Blackout watch the programming from their youth to find out how it holds up...

The Peggy Mount Calamity Hour iporlemedia

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Vintage television through a modern (if blurred) lens. Doctor Velvet and Blackout watch the programming from their youth to find out how it holds up...

    The 70s Stop Here/The New Year Show

    The 70s Stop Here/The New Year Show

    HOOTS! Grab the hand-sanitiser, whatever's left of the scotch and remember to stick a lump of coal in your pocket for The Peggy Mount Hogmanay Hour! Messrs Velvet, Blackout and Bognops rouse from their festive sloth to see in the new year, or perhaps more pertinently see out the old. We drop in with Dame Penelope Keith assuring that us The 70s Stop Here!, an unequaled archival treat which values schedule-filling over entertainment value. But the razzamatazz is cranked back up as we jump forward six years, down two channels and up across the border for STV's The New Year Show, where a clinically-lit studio in Glasgow plays host to Dame Russ Abbot (yes, again), Dame Lena Zavaroni (yes, again) and a swathe of 'well-worn' light entertainment stereotypes under the auspices of Dame Jack McLaughlin. It is indeed a time for looking forward, not back. 
     
    Which of our heroes was dragged out and around the houses at midnight at the end of December as a six year old? Which of them finds himself trapped in a time-vortex as New Year's Eve replays its televisual self verbatim and the new year becomes the old year again? And who suffers an on-mic flashback to day zero of a pathological trifle aversion? Forget your old acquaintances, and find out...
    (NOTE: If you want to count down to midnight with us in the show, start the podcast at 23:12:10. That's twelve minutes and ten seconds past eleven o'clock at night. Lovely stuff.)
     
    The Peggy Mount Calamity Hour is a free podcast from iPorle Media, which holds production copyright. Opinions and recollections expressed are not to be taken as fact. The title and credit music is by Doctor Velvet. Audio segments from television programmes are presented for review and informational purposes only under fair use, and no ownership of these is claimed or implied by this show. Email enquiries to peggymountpod@gmail.com

    • 49 min
    Christmas with Val Doonican

    Christmas with Val Doonican

    They said it couldn’t be done, but here we are at last - the twelfth day of Pegmas and the final seasonal serving of treasured, televisual treats.  As was staunch tradition once upon a telly time, Christmas Eve bestowed upon us a lavish light-entertainment repast in the form of BBC’s Christmas with Val Doonican from 1986. Messrs Velvet, Blackout and Bognops pull on festive knitwear, a well-pressed slack and get seated ‘pon rocking chairs ready for the musical festivities.
    Does every rented luxury property in Maidenhead come with a horse-drawn carriage as the de rigour form of commute? Where can I buy reproduction garments so that I may cos-play Val Doonican? Do we wish you, our devoted listener, the very merriest Christmas?
    Yes, we most certainly do.
    Enjoy this final episode of the series and in particular have a chuckle at the end; it’s crackers.
    The Peggy Mount Calamity Hour is a free podcast from iPorle Media, which holds production copyright. Opinions and recollections expressed are not to be taken as fact. The title and credit music is by Doctor Velvet. Audio segments from television programmes are presented for review and informational purposes only under fair use, and no ownership of these is claimed or implied by this show. Email enquiries to peggymountpod@gmail.com
     

    • 33 min
    You're Only Young Twice: Twas The Night Before Christmas

    You're Only Young Twice: Twas The Night Before Christmas

    A home is where the Christmas heart is and that’s certainly the case in this penultimate seasonal episode (yes, you’re nearly there). Velvet, Blackout and Bognops sit athwart the glitterati syndicate known as ‘The Window Gang’ and view the yuletide hustle and bustle at Paradise Lodge in Yorkshire Television’s festive edition of  You’re Only Young Twice from 1980.  Although the episode is entitled ’Twas The Night Before Christmas’, this was the top of the list for viewing ‘pon the 23rd for a very specific reason…
     
    Just how much sherry has Dolly consumed? What must one endure as part of initiation into the esteemed and revered Window Gang? How much dust can accumulate in a sideboard? Important questions with much needed answers to be found this way…
     
    The Peggy Mount Calamity Hour is a free podcast from iPorle Media, which holds production copyright. Opinions and recollections expressed are not to be taken as fact. The title and credit music is by Doctor Velvet. Audio segments from television programmes are presented for review and informational purposes only under fair use, and no ownership of these is claimed or implied by this show. Email enquiries to peggymountpod@gmail.com

    • 20 min
    Bullseye Christmas Celebrity Special

    Bullseye Christmas Celebrity Special

    Our trenchant trinity of Velvet, Blackout and Bognops lend themselves to something traditionally competitive as they approach the oche and ‘take it steady’ before scoring Central Television’s Bullseye Christmas Celebrity Special from 1988.  Accompanying James Bowen Esq. is of course  Anthony Green, and in a manner uncannily similar to a Dickensian apologue, they’re visited by visions from sport and show business past and present to aim some arrows for charity. Can the viewing of this schedule stalwart prove once and for all that one is inefficacious in the amelioration of a smidgen of the bovidae dos taurus?
     
    Just what is distracting the studio audience? Where can one purchase garments of a confectionary-inspired shade? Why is that lady repeating EVERY WORD? Stay out of the black and in the red, and take your time…
     
    The Peggy Mount Calamity Hour is a free podcast from iPorle Media, which holds production copyright. Opinions and recollections expressed are not to be taken as fact. The title and credit music is by Doctor Velvet. Audio segments from television programmes are presented for review and informational purposes only under fair use, and no ownership of these is claimed or implied by this show. Email enquiries to peggymountpod@gmail.com
     
     

    • 24 min
    The Mike Yarwood Christmas Show

    The Mike Yarwood Christmas Show

    In a return to the traditional enactment of yesteryear-viewing endemic to pre-1990, Velvet and Blackout play host to a Christmas guest who accompanies their scrutiny of an abundance of archetypes courtesy of Michael Yarwood and his Christmas Show of 1978. Not a politician nay a celebrity of the day is safe from the posturing, posing and parodying of the mimicking Mike and his arguably fundamental partnership with Janet Brown. Did said entertainment make an impression, or did it hang limply from a top lip like a Basil Fawlty prop that’s well passed its prime?
    Just how much residual static lurks in that dinner suit? When and where did Anni-Frid Lyngstad meet Mark (Bez) Berry, and is their encounter documented in Tatler? Can we buy a jumper from Tom O’Connor? ‘Haway the lads’ and listen in…
    The Peggy Mount Calamity Hour is a free podcast from iPorle Media, which holds production copyright. Opinions and recollections expressed are not to be taken as fact. The title and credit music is by Doctor Velvet. Audio segments from television programmes are presented for review and informational purposes only under fair use, and no ownership of these is claimed or implied by this show. Email enquiries to peggymountpod@gmail.com

    • 22 min
    M.R. James' A Warning To The Curious

    M.R. James' A Warning To The Curious

    Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a ghost story, some say, and oft finding an appetite for the seasonally supernatural our heroes Velvet and Blackout set off to Norfolk to excavate the crowning glory of Christmas Eve, 1972 on the BBC. Yes, the televised adaptation of M.R. James’ A Warning To The Curious lures us into a malevolent and malignant mood, courtesy of an avaricious ex-convict and the whipping-boy of an over-zealous social-climber.
    Is there an unequivocal connection between the beaches of the United Kingdom, waterproof outer-garments and demoniacal sociopaths? Does the clock shop also sell boxes of fudge with Grouty’s face on the lid? Does anyone still own a pair of plus-fours? The answers to these and less, are inside…
    The Peggy Mount Calamity Hour is a free podcast from iPorle Media, which holds production copyright. Opinions and recollections expressed are not to be taken as fact. The title and credit music is by Doctor Velvet. Audio segments from television programmes are presented for review and informational purposes only under fair use, and no ownership of these is claimed or implied by this show. Email enquiries to peggymountpod@gmail.com

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Why oh why oh why! ,

Ignorance on a monumental scale.

I don’t understand why these pair of chancers bother spending so much time bigging up their “socials.” Who uses that term anyway? They don’t reply to quality content suggestions when you “socially “ contact them.
Great show though. I don’t expect a t-shirt as you don’t speak to folk!

Director Who ,

Terrible waste of time

Just heard the Halloween episodes. Acceptable sound quality, some level of rapport between the presenters, but they didn’t seem to be enjoying what they were watching at all. Why would anyone create a podcast simply to slag things off?

I barely laughed once a minute. I expect better than this for free.

(There. A terrible 5 star review. Now where’s my free t-shirt?)

Simon Exton ,

Hilarious

Brilliant archive TV podcast. Very funny, especially when they're slagging something terrible. Like Telly Addicts presented by Frankie Boyle.

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