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Poll to Poll with TV Cream: 1987

It’s the third of TV Cream’s election-themed weekly podcasts – and it’s three in a row for Maggie as well.

Aside from our usual inspection of the Beeb’s results night coverage, this week’s effort offers you a landslide-sized poll-defying deluge of content, including:

– a stand-up routine about proportional representation courtesy of SDP/Liberal Alliance advocate John Cleese;

David Butler remembering Robin Day and discussing what he hopes to be up to for this election;

– more from our dossier of Election Essentials, this week concentrating on upsets;

– a profile of that short-trousered shibboleth of Thatcherism, Colin Moynihan;

– and a rubber-faced tribute to the finest satire of 1987, Spitting Image.

As usual, there are three ways to hear the podcast:

You can download it from TV Cream (72MB); you can subscribe to it via iTunes; or you can listen to it right here:


(PS: Thanks to Chris Oakley for a very generous write-up on iTunes!)



  1. televisualcabbage

    April 29, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Great as ever…

    “You can switch over if you want, there’s bound to be snooker on the other three channels…”

    Can’t wait till next week with 1997…

    Without hedging my bets, the greatest general election ever…

  2. Chris O

    May 2, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Great entertainment once again fellas. Well done!

    Very poignant hearing David Butler remarking on the fact that he seems to be surplus to requirements these days. It’s an absolute scandal that no-one’s making use of his incredible knowledge and experience, and a total mystery why the Beeb decided to offload him as early as 1979.

    A great character, and well done to TV Cream for hunting him down so we can hear his voice again.

  3. Adrian

    May 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Wasn’t this when Peter Snow’s ‘Swingometer’ first made its appearance?

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