The Peggy Mount Calamity Hour
He-Man And She-Ra Christmas Special

He-Man And She-Ra Christmas Special

December 15, 2020

The cosy confines of Christmas armchairs by the fire are abandoned for the cold, far reaches of the galaxy today, as  Velvet and Blackout harness the Power of Grayskull and romp among birthday celebrations on the planet of Eternia with Prince Adam and Princess Adora in The He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special from 1985.  Just like the Earth-bound Orko, they discover much, including the true meaning of utilising the established, creative content of other franchises.

Is there something romantic forming betwixt two un-earthly antagonists in the shadows of Snake Mountain? Just how blasé can the animated youth possibly be when in the presence of talking, floating garments?  Who IS the person with the trunk standing by the tree? All this and more 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

Punchlines Christmas

Punchlines Christmas

December 14, 2020

In the twinkling of a star above a stable, our couple of Christmas critics return to a festive finger-buffet of contemporary celebrities from 1982 courtesy of London Weekend Television’s Punchlines, (with Lennie Bennett). Like any culinary collection, there’s bound to be the odd tasteless offering and this Christmas Eve broadcast is no exception.  A seasonal stockpiling of contemporary comedic talent on the twenty-fourth should leave us laughing well into the twenty-fifth shouldn’t it? Shouldn’t it?!

Can the cut of metaphorical beef that manifests between two celebrities be weighed on the average-sized set of butcher’s scales? Was the pullover-clad host on commission from Ferguson? And just who….WHO…is Albert Pontefract? Listen on for some answers to these important questions…

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

 

The Little And Large Christmas Show

The Little And Large Christmas Show

December 13, 2020

’Tis the season to be jolly once more, and hark! This heralds some frivolous and festive outpouring from Messrs Velvet and Blackout who, in the first of twelve (yes…twelve) daily broadcasts, endeavour to trudge through a blizzard of ghosts from the Yuletide televisual past. No quest is too Little or indeed too Large as their first frost-covered outing attests, examining Syd and Eddie’s respective BBC offering from 1980.

Will the performances of Mr Meade and Mr McGuinness cut the mustard, or will the over-serving of ‘sauce’ leave you with a bad taste in your mouth? Can a Harry Webb impersonation truly be pioneering? Can a prime-time light entertainment show be produced from cradle to grave in less than forty-eight hours? (No, it really can’t). The answers to these questions and more await…

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

Chorlton And The Wheelies/Are You Being Served?

Chorlton And The Wheelies/Are You Being Served?

November 27, 2020

Join us for a between-the-series bonus episode of The Peggy Mount Calamity Hour, where teleportational trauma and practical menswear meet in a head-on collision. The social awareness of naive dragons and over-promoted store clerks is analysed under test conditions, as Doctor Velvet and Blackout pore over the first episode of Chorlton And The Wheelies, as well as a Series 4 outing from Are You Being Served?

How many times can a piece of music homage itself before creating a vortex? Which of our hosts would happily play a twelve hour game of hide-and-seek in an arena where a terrifying witch could pop out of thin air at any given moment? And what kind of school fails to give teenagers a fundamental grasp of double entendres?

Click on, listen in, 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

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

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