❉ Alan B’Stard MP captured the mood of the time. Get rich quick and to hell with the cost, providing you look good in a suit and a Rolex watch.
❉ John Rain on Dog Man Star, Galton & Simpson, Peter Cook, Twitter and, of course, Smersh Pod.
❉ Robin Ince talks Tarkovsky, Wild Geese, Nick Cave, Rik Mayall & Robocop.
❉ A revolutionary piece of television written by and for comedy obsessives first appeared on TV thirty years ago this month.
❉ Saturday morning TV legends on their career, comedy influences and cult heroes. But do they do duvets?
❉ 1996; the year Sam Michael got “my Doctor” and when he met the man himself.