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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 112 – The Answer Is Quavers

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Sunday, Sunday here again and…wait, we dont upload our new episodes on Sundays, do we? Aaahhhh, but we do. Presenting our mildly irrelevant move to Sundays for the forseeable future. In this week’s episode, Ben Baker and Phil Catterall attempt to provide the complete Lord’s Day experience from morning papers to the late night telly and most importantly of all: gravy. Plus: Bully’s special prize, Creme Egg record breakers, Michael Hordern is The Singing Detective, Gazza’s face, the correct words to the “Crazy Like A Fox” theme tune, we wear our Mushroom with Pride, an unwelcome IKEA food story, the “Days Like These” podcast, “some farts”, Lee and Herring as social enhancement, Aladdin wishes for all the gravy and rubber faced ribaldry as standard. Oh that Sunday sleep! 

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