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Dont Lets Chart 206 – Schnorbitz Was Not In Star Wars

Its…sort of…almost…Christmas! Time for a bubble of nonsense away from the reality of the previous week as Ben and Phil jump back to the eighties for a listener-suggested game of Christmas TV Schedule Wars. Its almost like one of them has a book out about it. The years 1981, 1985 and 1989 come under scrutiny for “Ratty Old Puppet Fun”, “Lethal Amounts of Cliff Richard”, “Christmas Dinner Sitcom Disasters”, “Shit Disney” and lots of “Things They’d Never Show Now” among other things selected by you lot. 

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Plus Smash Hits vs. the Queen’s Speech, Phil goes up against Tiffany (careful now) and the official worst things of 1989. Its promises to be…….on. 

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Christmas Was Better In The 80s

Kindle: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0829CSV4M

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1670026906

Lulu Print Copy: http://www.lulu.com/shop/ben-baker/christmas-was-better-in-the-80s/paperback/product-24345528.html

LAST AMAZON DATE: 20TH DEC FOR FREE DELIVERY

LAST AMAZON PRIME DATE: 23RD DECEMBER

Its finally here! During a particularly tough time, I needed a challenge and inspired by NaNoWriMo thought I’d set myself the task of writing a new book before the end of the year/ However, fiction and me arent the greatest of pals and whilst I can write dialogue for days, plot eludes me at the best of times – even my A-Level Media Studies final film was ripped off the first Bottom live video. And so I ended up diving back into the world of festive telly after the continued interest in my earlier book “Festive Double Issue: Forty Years of Christmas TV” published in 2017. Since the initial burst of sales its been an oddly slow-burn success on Kindle, selling all year round.

Ready for the hard sell? Ok… “From the smash hits to the forgotten obscurities, it’s a unique, factual yet comic look back at everything from “Only Fools and Horses” to the “Yogi Bear’s All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper”. It was a time before satellite TV or even a fourth channel. When the big film really was The Big Film and millions tuned in for the varied likes of “EastEnders”, “Cannon and Ball”, “Mr T’s Christmas Dream”, “Minder”, The Snowman”, “Russ Abbot’s Madhouse”, “Fraggle Rock”, “The Bells of Astercote”, “The Equalizer”, “Wogan in Pantoland”, “Palace Hill”, “Noel’s Christmas Presents”, “ALF’s Special Christmas”, “Spitting Image”, “The First Annual Stuntman Awards” and “Terry and June” among many others.”

With over 125 unique, all-new mini articles, it’s a fun, breezy read whether you’re barmy about the box or a vicarious viewer. And its a perfect gift for Christmas thats not available in the shops so they cant possibly have it already! How often does that opportunity come along?

So tune in, chill out and let them know it’s Christmas Time. Even if its March.

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Don’t Lets Chart 205 – Gravy Changes Everything

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The boys are back…in delicious gravy! Ben‘s got something to promote but he can’t for the life in him remember what it is so instead he and Phil investigate Doctor Who cameos as the worlds of James Bond and Ken Dodd collide. Plus: Mr USA and Ms Sidedish’s finest works revealed, John Cleese gets it wrong, what bird not to cover in gravies, Sloths for Kids, a Christmas episode set before Christ, Julian Glover is left out, 175 recipes for a sauce and the most depressing comedy episode of the 80s. Improve any meal with this podcast!

Buy Louis‘ book here: https://agreatread.co.uk/happiness-and-tears-the-ken-dodd-story-9781788549530/

Buy John‘s book here: http://smershpod.com/thunderbook/

And if you like Christmas TV…watch this space.

If you would like to support our Patreon click here and get two bonus podcasts every month: https://www.patreon.com/dontletschart We’ve currently got three exclusive, Patreon-only episodes of “Don’t Lets Chart” available that will never be on the regular feed. For those wanting to give more than $3, it’s not very intuitive on the site sadly but you can change where the amount is to whatever you feel comfortable giving. It all helps hugely. Thank you.  

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Visit Don’t Lets Chart on Twitter: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000. Apparently we’ve also got an email address: dontletschart@gmail.com