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“WHERE DO BIRDS GO TO DIE?” “Was ration Britain a better Britain?” These and other profound – well, profoundly pointless – questions were ostensibly “received” by hosts BILL ODDIE, BILLY BUTLER and WENDY LIVESY/DEBBIE RIX from the public. Classic 80s set found them all perched on chrome stools in front of a tittering audience who were promptly terrorised into silence during a “serious bit”, i.e. JOHN NOAKES coming in to blub that Shep had died. “Gimme fax!” yelled the theme tune, dementedly. Give us Erinsborough, yelled the nation.

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  1. Lee James Turnock

    May 1, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I remember Oddie doing a truly staggering QED-type programme around this time about the meaning of dreams. Some of the still pictures – Oddie running down a street half naked or missing a limb – still haunt me to this day. And the very casual use of the term “penile erection”.

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