FINAL resting place of the one-time broadcasting institution, by then very much on its last legs thanks to the machinations of Derek Griffiths and Barnaby. Glory days of youngsters giving a flying fuck about the exploits of My Naughty Little Sister and The Yompity Yo were long gone, and later years saw attempts to update wildly anachronistic approach by bringing in folk-rockers like Nola York and finally desperately involving Noel Edmonds in some capactity, but to no avail. Cancelled in 1982, to much still-enduring wailing and gnashing of teeth.
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Once as much a part of the festive season as Bond and Carry On, the Wackers were almost as famous on film as they were on record, so here’s another airing for the documentary that discusses their merits – including Magical Mystery Tour, even though that’s technically not a film – with pundits including the great Mark Lewisohn.
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Points of View
- In 'Emu’s Brand New Pink Windmill Show/World', Mick says: "That Grotbags just needed a damn good seeing-to, that’s all she needed."
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- In 'Then Churchill Said To Me…', Mick says: "I wouldn’t say it was dreadful, as such. Though it didn’t have the body and sparkle of Up Pompeii, itself flogged to death,..."
- In 'Grumbleweeds Radio Show, The', Mick says: "There were also many funny sketches but I’m not sure they were willing or able to differentiate. I have a BBC album which is..."
- In '4) “Your tone is antagonistic and you’re making me very angry!”', Richard Davies says: "I recently rewatched The Day Today & this is one of the funnier moments,..."