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Thursday, July 19, 2012

BUG OUT – Critical (7/19/12)

39:42 – Entertainium Concentrate, presenting weird promotional noises, Midnight Citizen and Twin Peaks, Mr F Le Mur’s Shredded News, The Magic Island, The Conspiracy of the Insignificant performing Eternal Youth, The False Smerdis, Moon Man, Greyfriar and The Magnet, and MORE!!

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Theme music: ‘Not Enough Crayons For Everyone’ by Twink

Attribution by PQ Ribber.

Released July 2012, on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and often clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and recombinant productions, thereof.

posted by pqribber at 5:01 pm filed in audiobooks,Jul12,PQ,song  


  1. OK, I’ve finally managed to listen to this after a busy few days! Billy Bunter – I think the reason that there was a reprinting of he Greyfriars stories and an upsurge of interest in them during the late 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s might have been because there was a popular TV series based on them in the early 1960s. Personally, I don’t ever remember having seen it, even in repeats. However, in the 1970s there was a long-running comic strip based on the Billy Bunter character published in the ‘Valiant’ comic, until it ceased publicatio in the late 1970s. This comic strip was my main contact with the character, (I wasn’t aware of either the books or TV series until much later).

    Comment by Doc Sleaze — July 22, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

  2. The interesting thing about the TV series is that Bunter was portrayed by a 29+ (he held the role for many years) year old actor. Theres only one fuzzy clip on YouTube…..

    Comment by pqribber — July 22, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

  3. I think it was Gerald Campion who played Bunter (I should really look it up on Wikipedia, but relying on my memory is more fun – and possibly more accurate). I’m pretty sure that complete episodes still exist as I vaguely revall at least one being shown by the BBC some years ago as part of a retrospective series. Casting over age actors in juvenile roles has a ;ong tradition and still continues to this day in Australian soap operas where, notoriously, supposedly teenaged female characters are often performed by actresses in their mid-twenties.

    Comment by Doc Sleaze — July 23, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

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