Don’t get too worried about that mention in the Radio Times that there are “no immediate plans” to carry this on into 1978, because of course there aren’t any immediate plans to show it, it doesn’t need to be shown immediately, and that sounds very much like telly-speak for “we can’t be arsed checking with the controller one way or the other”. It’s still going strong here anyway with a fascinating episode from 18th August 1977, given there’d been some pretty bloody momentous pop news two days earlier so we get to see a rather more subdued than usual Travis having to deal with it. But don’t worry, The Dooleys will cheer us up.
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The People’s Songs
Wednesday, 22.00, BBC Radio 2
This series certainly isn’t just aiming for the standard Radio 2 demographic as it’s been true to its word of covering the entire sphere of post-war British pop, and we mark the halfway point with another more recent tune in Cigarettes And Alcohol. The reason it’s here is because it became the unofficial anthem of the new lad, a movement that seemed quite exciting at the time. Remarkably Loaded is still going, even though we haven’t got a clue who reads it, but it’s probably still more relevant than the world’s worst magazine, the truly appalling GQ.
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Points of View
- In 'Heads and Tails', Applemask says: "Heads and Tails was just one title. Opposites Attract and Animal World were others. As seen whenever there were five minutes of dead air on..."
- In 'Rentadick ', Applemask says: "Not a pornographic take on Rentaghost, sadly."
- In 'Zoom the Dolphin', Applemask says: "You’re not thinking of Zoom the White Dolphin? The barely animated French fever-dream from 1971? With a mynah bird named John Sebastian who..."
- In 'X Stamps, Those Little Spot-the-Ball', Applemask says: "And the winner is…Mr T. Venables, Wembley Stadium, London."
- In 'Moretti, Hans', Applemask says: "Died a few months ago at the age of 84."