It’s the second and final part of our Michael Barratt podcast!
This time Michael talks about his career before Nationwide, and after, and recalls his exit from the show, which took the form of a farewell tour of the UK on board an especially-hired train.
You can download part two here; subscribe to our podcast feed via iTunes; or listen to it right here:
Missed part one? Well, that’s here or press ‘play’ below:
Thanks, of course, go to Michael Barratt, who has a new book out from our good friends at Kaleidoscope Publishing titled, of course, Mr Nationwide.
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Today is TV Cream’s 15th birthday. And what better way to celebrate than releasing our new podcast, which we can safely say is our best yet – because none of us are in it.
Instead it’s wall-to-wall Michael Barratt. A true TV Cream hero, Michael welcomed us into his house (we even met Dilys) to talk about our favourite ever teatime show… Nationwide. In this first part (of two) Michael talks about the origins of NW, why it was nearly cancelled, working with Bob Wellings and the gang – and what he made of this year’s jubilee coverage on the BBC.
You can download part one of this two-part podcast here; subscribe to our podcast feed via iTunes; or listen to it right here:
You should know, of course, Michael has a new book out from our pals at Kaleidoscope Publishing. And it’s much recommended: Mr Nationwide.
It’s that series of ‘audio reports’ badged up as TV Cream’s 10 Favourite Christmas Telly Treats now compiled into one big fat podcast (with some fun little extra bits)!
And so this is Christmas TV. Across a fun 53 minutes, we bring together our 10 favourite shows to have aired during the festive season. Although we shan’t reveal here which programmes turn up in which position, we can advise you you’ll be hearing a bit of: Sir Jim’ll, the Nativity wrought in paper puppetry, offal tubes, Colin Baker, Cuddly Ken, Edward Heath’s ding-a-ling, “Cupid!”, some television firsts, an inch-worm and, of course, “And a h-happy Noo Year!”
You can download TV Cream’s 10 Favourite Christmas Telly Treats from TV Cream; you can subscribe to it via iTunes; or you can listen to it right here:
Finally, we’d just like to say: HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!
And so this is Christmas! So, what is TV Cream’s Favourite Ever Christmas Telly Treat? Simply click on this link to discover, or listen to it below.
Thanks for joining us this week. All our ‘audio reports’ (plus special extra fun bits) will be able to download compiled into one handy podcast tomorrow from 10am.
This is it, our final day. And we begin by revealing TV Cream’s 2nd favourite Christmas telly treat – which you can download via this link, or listen to below.
You’re very welcome to join us at 4pm this afternoon, when we reveal our favourite-ever Christmas telly treat!
Hey you! Hey you! Hey you! Get ready get on your feet, it’s TV Cream’s 3rd favourite Christmas telly treat! Which erm, you can also listen to below.
Be back tomorrow at 10am, for our final day…
Have you done all your Christmas shopping yet? Actually, we’re not interested. What we really want to tell you about is what’s number 4 on list. So, download TV Cream’s 4th favourite Christmas telly treat immediately! Or listen to it below. Immediately!
See you again at 4pm, when we unveil number 3…
No too long till home time. But before that, why not download TV Cream’s 5th favourite Christmas telly treat? Or listen to it below? That would also be good.
We’re into the final four, from tomorrow at 10am…
Good morning. Here’s TV Cream’s 6th favourite Christmas telly treat ready for you to download. Or just listen to it below, we’re not fussed…
Do come back and see us at 4pm, though, please, when we reveal our next treat!
Thanks for popping back. And now you have, please download TV Cream’s 7th favourite Christmas telly treat or listen to it below…
See you tomorrow, at 10am, for number 6 on our list!
Hello again! As we count down to Christmas, we’re also counting down TV Cream’s Favourite Christmas Telly Treats. So, what’s at number 8? Thanks for asking…
Find out by downloading TV Cream’s 8th favourite Christmas telly treat right here or listening to it below…
Come back at 4pm for our 7th favourite Christmas Telly Treat!
Welcome back to TV Cream’s Favourite Christmas Telly Treats. We’re now ready to reveal to you our 9th favourite!
Find out what it is by downloading TV Cream’s 9th favourite Christmas telly treat right here or listening to it below…
We’ll reveal our 8th favourite Christmas Telly Treat at 10am tomorrow!
Hello! Welcome to this year’s ‘stocking filler’ from your pals at TV Cream! But, what is it? From here till Friday, twice a day, we’re presenting our 10 Favourite Christmas Telly Treats, and chatting about them in a specially made ‘audio report’. All 10 ‘items’ will then be packaged into one sumptious podcast, sometime between here and New Year’s Eve. We’re not quite sure when, yet.
So what’s at number 10 on our list? Whoah with the questions! Find out by downloading TV Cream’s 10th favourite Christmas telly treat right here or listening to it below…
We’ll reveal our next TV Cream’s Favourite Christmas Telly Treat at 4pm today!
Please be upstanding for TV Cream’s Right Royal Scene!
Our brand-new, blue-blooded and really regal podcast is our own aural salute to this happy day and you can download it right now! Join TV Cream’s podcasting team as they hover o’er Westminster Abbey in the temporarily chartered TV Cream Commemorative Royal Wedding Airship. On board, we’re hosting what-we’re-calling a ‘Blimp Party’ in honour of who-we’re-calling ‘Wills and Kate’. Baz Bamigboye will be there – will you?!
We also look back at some favourite Right Royal moments, such as Royal weddings of yore, the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations… and the day Kate Thornton invented Candle In The Wind ’97. All that, plus we hit the streets to find out your thoughts about this happy day.
You can download TV Cream’s Right Royal Scene from TV Cream; you can subscribe to it via iTunes; or you can listen to it right here:
Happy Royal Wedding Day, everyone!
Well if that isn’t just the last straw! Here I am: me Rita Sullivan… oh alright – Rita Fairclough as most of you will know me, and I’m pinned to the ground in The Kabin as part of Coronation Street’s 50th anniversary storyline. No it’s not Schmeichel that’s stuck on top of me, getting over amorous, although chance would be a fine thing. It’s that exciting tram disaster we had on Weatherfield just before Christmas. I was buried under a viaduct’s worth of rubble. The kind of raw material, I shouldn’t wonder, that my late hubbie Len might have been able to put to good use, had he not been boffing some fancy piece up the M62.
But now, what am I saying? Here’s a chance for you to put your lug ‘oles to good use, as it’s the last – the very last and that’s a promise – of TV Cream’s 50 Great Things About Coronation Street Podcast. I have to say I’ve listened to every one of them, and I barely get a mention – there’s nowt accounting for taste. But what you do get is a last load of 10 great things about the soap you all know and love.
So what’s the to do? Too concerned about when another tram might crop up and radically change the direction of my life?
You can download episode 5 of TV Cream’s 50 Great Things About Coronation Street Podcast from TV Cream; you can subscribe to it via iTunes; or you can listen to it right here:
The lads at TV Cream have asked me to pass on my best wishes and let you know they’ve had a lot of fun down Weatherfield way – although not that kind of fun. Hang on! Maybe that explains the smile on Emily’s face when she came into the shop t’other day…
We’ve been metaphorically inundated with emails since Monday’s episode of TV Cream’s 50 Great Things About Coronation Street Podcast, none of which have asked the question: “Where can I listen again to that song about Wendy Crozier which featured in the podcast?”
Well, the answer to that is, right here!
Or download from here.
You’ll surely also be wanting a copy of the BoWC (as we’ve all been calling it around here) cover sleeve too. And so…
Hello luvvies, Betty Williams here – you know the hot pot lady from down Coronation Street way. Yes, yes that’s it. Big glasses, always resigning in a puff from the Rovers and then mysteriously turning up again the next day without a word of explanation.
In my many, many years pulling pints I’ve seen all types, let me tell you, but I can honestly say that hand on heart, I’ve never heard anything quite like this shower. They tell me, this TV Cream lot are back with the fourth episode of their podcast all about us down here at Coronation Street. A podcast, I ask you? I can feel a wave of illogical, but soon-to-pass pique coming over me right this minute. So let me just tell you before I start tutting at some our regulars, that this fourth instalment is a selection of 10 more great things and includes an original musical composition from an internet man – whatever that is.
You can download episode 4 of TV Cream’s 50 Great Things About Coronation Street Podcast from TV Cream; you can subscribe to it via iTunes; or you can listen to it right here:
So why the shilly shally? Too busy trying to think up inconsequential and slight plotlines to see me through another 40 years of Coronation Street?
Calm down, Mike and Ken! We know things have been a tad fractious waiting for TVC’s very own rover to return, namely TV Cream’s 50 Great Things About Coronation Street Podcast, but news is it’ll be back for its penultimate episode right here on Monday at 7.30pm.
And, what’s in store? Well – we’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – listen, lady cos we’ve recorded a special trailer to answer that very question. So thanks for asking it, and press the play button below…
Or download from here.
And we’ll see you back here on Monday night for episode four of TV Cream’s 50 Great Things About Coronation Street Podcast. It’s a thumping good listen!
Hello readers. This “photo” of Deirdre and me was taken back when I was half the man I am now (quite literally) and Deirdre’s voice was two octaves higher than it is today. Since then we’ve had our ups and downs and… ups and downs and – well I am sure I don’t need to belabour the point that married life for us hasn’t always been a straightforward affair, although affairs there have been. And in my case at least, I can vouch they were all of the “straight” kind (ie. man and woman), regardless of what Blanche might have once said.
Well the team at TV Cream have put together another audio “mag” of reports about Coronation Street, and the third instalment, which is also going to be the last before they take a well earned break for Christmas, is out now.
It’s called TV Cream’s 50 Great Things About Coronation Street “Podcast”, and there really is a lot of listenable stuff on there. Things about “Corrie” spin-offs and Baldwin’s cast-offs, no doubt. But seriously for a moment, it really is a fascinating listen.
So what’s stopping you? Too busy rubbing your chin and sitting there in your armchair brooding, with the top buttons on your shirt undone? Don’t delay! You can download episode 3 of TV Cream’s 50 Great Things About Coronation Street Podcast from TV Cream; you can subscribe to it via iTunes; or you can listen to it right here:
Oh and merry Christmas to you all!
Hi Corrie fans, Brian Tilsley here.
Coo there’s been a lot going on down the Street in the last week or so, hasn’t there? Although to my reckoning, nothing quite as exciting as my manly fatal stabbing, when I was trying to protect that lass outside that nightclub.
Talking of which, that memorable moment, and at least nine others are recalled in this second part of TV Cream’s 50 Great Things About Coronation Street Podcast.
So what are you waiting for? The ghost of Ivy Tilsley to come down and make your entire adult life a ruddy misery? You can download the second part of TV Cream’s 50 Great Things About Coronation Street Podcast from TV Cream; you can subscribe to it via iTunes; or you can listen to it right here…