❉ Once Britain’s biggest star… and then gone. Why?
❉ This week: Betamax Video Club, the podcast about 1980s movies.
❉ Hidden treasures from Dudley Moore in ivory-tickling mode, and guilty pleasures from Carly Simon in all her ‘80s AOR pomp.
❉ John Rain on Dog Man Star, Galton & Simpson, Peter Cook, Twitter and, of course, Smersh Pod.
❉ John Cleese and Graham Chapman set out their stall for 1969 – the year that Python began.
❉ Demonstrating his impeccable cult credentials: Clangers Expert ™ Tim Worthington.
❉ Time for the secret life of Doctor Who spin-off records, bwoy!