The Peggy Mount Calamity Hour
The Munsters Today/Hammer House of Horror

The Munsters Today/Hammer House of Horror

October 31, 2020

All good things must come to an end, as The Peggy Mount Calamity Hour’s terrifying triptych of pernicious programming reaches its unholy zenith. The podcast shines a light upon that which should never have been unearthed, as The Munsters Today presents a far more horrifying spectacle than any of the writers or producers could have foreseen. Then back to more comforting times in Hammer House Of Horror’s ‘Children Of The Full Moon’, when a broken down car and the assistance of the kindly owner of a remote mansion can only lead to hirsute hysterics.

How did NBC Universal manage to produce over seventy episodes of a show based on The Munsters whilst ensuring that not a single cast or crew-member had ever seen an episode of The Munsters? Did the Hammer production budget not stretch to seatbelts? And was the UK’s wine-situation so bad in1980 that nobody knew how to even pronounce pinot noir? Let’s crack open a baleful brew and find out…

But that is not dead which can eternal lie,

And with stranger aeons, we’ll be back before Christmas, bye!

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

Emu’s All Live Pink Windmill Show/Sapphire and Steel

Emu’s All Live Pink Windmill Show/Sapphire and Steel

October 29, 2020

The second tarry of the week approaching TotenSonntag finds our dour duo, Velvet and Blackout, immersed in a world of windmills, witches and whimsy, as their voyage whisks them to the dark delights offered by Emu’s All Live Pink Windmill Show; a showcase of the soured cream of stage school talent amongst other anti-climactic features. The cheery, naive tone of the antipodean bird’s comfort zone is suddenly torn asunder however, as supernatural elements conspire to cloak the mood with temporal confusion and complication, as a knock at the door reveals the arrival of intergalactic agents Sapphire and Steel in their inaugural unnerving outing.

Will Purdey be perturbed at the fact that Illya Kuryakin has emulated her trademark haircut? Who is Will Purdey? How many of the Pink Windmill Kids wish that television, as a form of media consumption, was no longer a thing? How many of the rest of us are sorry that it ever was? More importantly, WHAT THE HELL IS PJ HAMMOND ON ABOUT? Listen on, and maybe you can assist…

 

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

Drak Pack/321

Drak Pack/321

October 27, 2020

We reconvene with our couple of contumelious and cogent cajolers at the embarkation of a week of Samhain celebrations, to dust the sprawling cobwebs from a solid-oak planchette and summon  ghostly intimations from televisual spectres long since departed. The first calling heralds the manifestation of a triumvirate of American film studio derivatives in the form of 1980’s Drak Pack; the animated adventures following the descendants of Hollywood’s horror-stars of a Silver cinematic Age. Their potentially-monochromatic appearance drives our two Hallowe’en hoodlums onward down a clue-ridden pathway to a paucity of prizes, courtesy of Yorkshire Television’s 321, in a 1982 episode entitled Spine-chillers.

Is it possible for a doorway to have deep-rooted psychological connotations? Just how proud can one man be, of the position he fills in a nine-to-five job? Does Henry McGee actually have teeth? Creep into the crypt and you may just find out…

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

Bod/The Good Old Days

Bod/The Good Old Days

August 21, 2020

In this euphonious and mellifluous episode, Doctor Velvet and Blackout are joined once again by the estimable Oswald Bognops to partake of repartee a la television vintage. Rural yet congenial hospitality is the order of the day as our ‘wholly' trinity of annotators sample the delights of country living, courtesy of Bod and his mates, who’ve decided to open a rooming house of sorts ‘pon arable farmland. To follow, entertainment is prolific at the local music hall where The Good Old Days ensures a munificent and magnanimous musical meandering through the multitude of moldings made for the variety stage of yesteryear.

Just what is Aunt Flo doing? Are the bucolic yet polemical outdoor activities of Bod’s posse as wanton as semi-inebriated, under-graduate humour would infer? Did Maggie Henderson only work Saturdays? Does Ozzy Bognops drag his pianoforte to every social occasion? Could this be the last show in the current series? And once again…just what is Aunt Flo doing? The answers are all in this specially-extended bumper issue!

 

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

Think Of A Number/That’s My Boy

Think Of A Number/That’s My Boy

August 14, 2020

This week’s retrospective televisual constitutional adopts a scholastic and erudite resonance as Doctor Velvet and Blackout commingle with the tawny and tangerine studio set of BBC Television’s Think Of A Number; once comfortable, all manner of scientific and mathematical remonstrance are thrust their way courtesy of Mr Jonny, (erstwhile Graham Thalben) Ball Esquire.Cerebral exertion completed, a comforting slice of 1980s domesticity is served by the wondrous talent that is Ms Mollie Sugden in That’s My Boy.

Will Mr Ball ever return to the Television Centre to record the episode about cryogenics that Blackout truly desires? Should the Hover-Chair(s) become a sanctioned item of furniture in the home of today? Can a successful title sequence be produced from PVA glue and blue card? Which malediction falls from a character’s mouth and created a memory lasting some thirty-seven years? Listen away!

 

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

Runaround/Family Fortunes

Runaround/Family Fortunes

August 7, 2020

The energetic arrival of our eponymous hosts Doctor Velvet and Blackout is heralded this week amidst chaotic, trauma inducing cacophony, extraneous luminosity and (to adopt the apt regional parlance), some bang-on Callard and Bowsers, courtesy of Mr Michael Reid and his Runaround programme. After enjoying a harmonious recital by pop quartet The Jags, we move swiftly onward to prime time entertainment that tests the genius of the genes where the Killeen and Price families contend with each other in the inaugural episode of Family Fortunes hosted by Mr Robert Monkhouse O.B.E.

Have you ever wanted to learn about the mechanical intricacies of a three-wheeled Lambretta fire engine? Or perhaps you’ve wished to immerse yourself in the subtle nuances of silhouette portrait creation? What dish is associated with Spain? Why don’t ATV acknowledge the geographical existence of Welsh towns? Listen on, and see what our survey said…

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

Dramarama/Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious World

Dramarama/Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious World

July 31, 2020

Fear (feer)

noun

1 a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.

2 a specific instance of or propensity for such a feeling.

 

The demarcation of the aforementioned is the selected substratum for this week’s episode as Doctor Velvet and Blackout self-immerse and wallow in an ambience of foreboding and trepidation. The inaugural tentative steps begin amidst the bleak and exposed tableau of Romney Marsh following the supposedly-innocent day of schoolboy Peter in Dramarama’s ‘Snap’ before adopting a more global and ambulatory line of enquiry, throwing them headlong into the incongruous and skeptical climate of Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious World.

 

Are we being watched? What is the socially accepted sine qua non for a 'too-wet mouth’? Could a Smogule, worn with sky-blue slacks, become the sartorial de rigueur for Summer? Grab a polaroid camera, a crystal Mitchell-Hedges skull and stride on to find out…

 

 

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. For more information, email PeggyMountPod@gmail.com

Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends/Slinger’s Day

Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends/Slinger’s Day

July 24, 2020

In this week's friendly, neighbourhood episode we find Messrs Velvet and Blackout ambling in the aisles whilst speculating on the sartorial protocols of a University costume party in Upper State New York, and the flaws and truisms of a decidedly languorous machiavellian scheme pitted against Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends. After a tentative rummage through the 'Bargain Bin', the topic turns to riotous retail mirth in the form of 80s supermarket sitcom Slinger's Day which is thoroughly checked-out.

 

Could a thirty-something Peter Parker web Slinger? Should a thirty-something Peter Parker web Slinger? Is Vicky Licorish as sweet as she sounds? More importantly, can Blackout locate a quality item of sitcom nostalgia? Onward...

 

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. For more information, email: peggymountpod@gmail.com

Jonny Briggs/Dick Turpin

Jonny Briggs/Dick Turpin

July 17, 2020
The Peggy Mount Calamity Hour comes perilously close to living up to its doomful nomenclature as 'one' half of the presenting duo (no names) takes against an innocent, well-meaning 1980s children's programme with a gusto normally reserved for the news cycle of the 21st century. The esteemed company of Master Jonathan Briggs is closely followed by that of Mr Richard Turpin Esq, who naturally comes in for similar grumbling scrutiny. There is no pleasing some people (in this case, one person: NO NAMES).

Does a deliberately understated fashion accessory make Briggs the subconscious precursor to one William Elliot?  Did we ALL have 'those people' in our class who would get away with murder when the teacher wasn't looking? And what is the correct amount of red wine for a 6yr old to be aspiring to drink of an evening?

Let's find out...

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

Jigsaw/Terry & June

Jigsaw/Terry & June

July 10, 2020
Doctor Velvet and Blackout are caught on-the-hop and without the best doilies out, as the podcast plays host to an impromptu visitor! Yes, The Peggy Mount Calamity Hour has its first guest of the series in the shape of Mr Ozzy Bognops, all the better to decode the linguistic mysteries of Jigsaw and the middle-class angst of Terry & June.

How many condenser mics could realistically be hired under the budget of a 1970s children's television programme? How long would you be expected to wait at a phonebox when meeting your other half, once you realise there's a BBC film crew ten yards away? And how large is the comedy-connoisseur crossover demographic between the Medfords and The Young Ones?

We're going to need a bigger drinks cabinet...

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

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