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Waggoner’s Walk

TWO’S daily soap, created as a more ‘happening’ version of The Dales, and prone to endless en masse cast changes, much to the chagrin of irate letter writers. Started off in full-on late sixties ‘hard-hitting’ mode, tackling abortion, student activism, contraception, divorce and, erm, cavity wall insulation, with suitably off-beam theme music from the Radiophonic Workshop and UK Psych madman Cliff Wade. Settled down after that until it was done for by budget cuts, upon which the writers fired off a final couple of weeks’ worth of alien invasion and bizarre fourth wall-breaking character rumination on the show’s axing.

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2 Comments

  1. Mags

    January 24, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Was also one of the inspiration for Acorn Antiques.

  2. Glenn Aylett

    September 27, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    Waggoners Walk formed part of Pete Murray’s Open House, a very popular radio magazine show that could be likened to a radio version of Pebble Mill with interviews, features, Waggoners Walk and listeners requests. This really was quite a good show, even if some listeners found Murray a bit smarmy, and was axed around the same time Radio 2 decided to give Waggoner’s Walk its P45, a double whammy of stupidity by the BBC, as both shows had 6 million listeners.

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