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Chapter 136. I'll see if I can detune my organ.
Episode 13612th December 2022 • The Corona Diaries • Steve Hogarth
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Listening back to Chapter 136 of TCD (sorry Lucy) it struck me that maybe a few explainers were in order.

Now that isn't because I think that any of you are anything other than fully-rounded citizens of the world, broad of knowledge and generous of spirit. Rather that there are a few references this week that may only resonate with a person of a certain time, from a certain place.

So here we go...

Ski Sunday - a popular Sunday night UK TV program from the late seventies. Quite why we all became a little fixated with skiing has been lost to the mists of time, but I can't be the only one who smiles when he hears the name Franz Klammer.

World of Sport - a magazine style Sports program broadcast on ITV on a Saturday afternoon. Famous for its exposure of lesser known sports such as wrestling, stock car racing and water skiing, and the fact there appeared to be a typing-pool in the background.

Dickie Davies - the near ever-present host of World of Sport, who became a household name due to his laconic style and a streak of silver in his neatly coiffured mane. Enigmatic just doesn't cover it as you can see.

And there we have it, public service podcasting at its very, very best.



Oh and it turns out the AC/DC thing is a bit of a TikTok trend...

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