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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

The Best of Don’t Lets Chart (Volume Two)

To whet your unwhetted areas for series 2 here’s a breezy run-through episodes 5 to 9 of “Don’t Lets Chart” in which we ran down the worst Hanna-Barbera jerks, despaired at On The Buses, steamed a good ham, tarted ourselves out for sponsorship, disagreed over the worst double acts of all time, took a trip to Nottingham, failed to see any ghosts, played “Robocop or Prick Up Your Ears?” and generally fannied about for 35 to 37 minutes on average. Y’know, for kids. 

If you would like to support our Patreon click here: 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. 

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Visit Don’t Lets Chart on Twitter: @dontletschart or visit us separately @benbakerbooks and @fil5000.

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Don't Lets Chart

Don’t Lets Chart 106 – Rotating Hannigans

It’s a bank holiday special as for the first time Ben and Phil are in the same room to record one of these. We enter “The Meet Zone” (or is that “the Meat Zone”?) for a rundown of what Nottingham has to offer, the strange world of beer naming and our second listener-voted chart as you decide the worst double acts of all time, a mixed and occasionally very wrong list.

Plus: visiting Batman‘s house, the new Alan Bennett play, Horne and Corden‘s body swap adventure with Foster and Allen, windmill facts, the original Planeteers, Frank Sidebottom helps the natural body processes, Spitting Image Vs. Hale and Pace Vs. Oasis, the other Chuckle Brothers, volunteering is questioned, Big Breakfast wars, Ben has some opinions on Cannon and Ball, more jokes about Just Juice and somebody mentions Noble and Silver for the first time in fifteen years.

Music featured in the beer section is “Fisticuffs With Magic Ben” by Foxes Faux which you can and very should listen to here:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5sPt7zRt83aCLHv0ojgkOZ

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And give some love to our special guest @InvaderAce1 from the highly recommended Simpsons and modern history podcast @_Retrospecticus here.

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