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The Good Word: Michael Barratt's Nationwide Memoirs pt 1

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.

1 Comment

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  1. THX 1139

    September 2, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    What was Bob Wellings (I think it was him) frightened about? I didn’t catch it.

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