Series: SADDO - Sitcom Archive Deep Dive Overdrive

Our podcast celebrating the classic British sitcoms of the 1970s and 1980s.

S03E14 – Bonk (Dear John S02E07)

As we sadly reach the end of our Dear John journey, John is struggling with his conscience. Kirk on the other hand, is mysteriously missing in action….

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S03E13.5 – Belinda Lang Interview (BONUS EPISODE)

In this special BONUS episode, we spend an hour in the company of Belinda Lang, talking about her long and varied career in sitcoms and the theatre, as well as her friendships with Ralph Bates, Peter Blake and Gary Olsen.

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S03E13 – Karen the Kitten (Dear John S02E06)

Everything’s coming up John for John Lacey: he’s getting the promotion he’s longed for and attracting the attentions of a lovely young lady….but not everything is as it seems…

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S03E12 – Be Gentle With Me Kirky (Dear John S02E05)

Has John’s apparent sexual prowess been enough to keep Liz from falling from another man? While John impatiently waits for a make or break call, Kirk gets shitfaced on one shot of tequila and falls apart thinking about Tiger cavorting with the Greeks…

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S03E11.5 – Will Bates Interview

In this special BONUS episode, Eggs is joined by Will Bates: TV and film composer, son of Ralph, and child star of Dear John (in which he played John Lacey’s young son Toby).

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S03E11 – Pocket Crucifix (Dear John S02E04)

Things are finally looking up for John Lacey on the ladies front, while poor Kirk confesses to Kate that he’s going to miss her. Somewhere in between the two, asexual Ralph gives short shrift to femme fatale Wanda’s best moves…

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S03E10 – Dick Turpin Trainers (Dear John S02E03)

As we learn a little of Sylvia’s #differenttimes backstory, John is having difficulties in his relationship with his son Toby, so decides to book a creepy peado clown from an upstairs bedsit to get back in his good books…

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S03E09 – Are You a Dick? (Dear John S02E02)

With Tosh from the Bill (Ricky Fortune) still hanging around like a glum, fake scouse, double denim attired bad smell. John offers him hope of redemption in the form of a performance at Mrs Arnott’s leaving do….

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S03E08 – Not On My Birthday (Dear John S02E01)

We’re into Series 2, and Kirk’s nose is put out of joint when Tosh from the Bill shows up and starts acting Billy Big Bollocks….

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S03E07 – Big Ears (Dear John S01E07)

When Kirk asks John to put a good word in for him with “Tiger”, John promptly gets blootered and wakes up the next morning in bed with her!

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S03E06 – Boogaloo! (Dear John S01E06)

Kirk takes charge of remaking Ralph’s image as Ralph looks to launch his new career as a mobile discotheque DJ….

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S03E05 – You Have That One On Me! (Dear John S01E05)

Mrs Boyd-Peters is hosting a party, but also has an embarrassing problem: what could it be? Will John be able to escape the clutches of his vile ex wife Wendy and make it to the shindig?

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S03E04 – Telford Fried Chicken (Dear John S01E04)

Poor John’s in dire need of a date in order to attend his friend’s ‘couples only’ wedding anniversary party. How low will he go?

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S03E03 – Terrapin Turmoil (Dear John S01E03)

Terrapin Turmoil. When Ralph is a no show at the 1-2-1 club ‘discotheque’, his new friends rally to his aid — even Kirk has some words of comfort in between critiques of Ralph’s kitchen!

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S03E02 – The Dear John Curse (Dear John S01E02)

As ex wife Wendy turns the financial screw on destitute divorcee John, Kate makes an awful mistake at the 1-2-1 club – confiding her frigidity to the group, much to Louise’s delight and Kirk’s amusement.

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S03E01 – The Judgemental 80s (Dear John S01E01)

It’s series 3, and we take our first steps into the world of Dear John, meeting early Roy Cropper prototype John Lacey, as well as the assorted waifs and strays of the 1-2-1 club…

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Series 3 Trailer (Dear John)

It’s Series 3 of the SADDO podcast!
And in this series of The Sitcom Archive Deep Dive Overdrive we’re leaping headlong into the 1980s to visit the 1-2-1 club with the waifs and strays of John Sullivan’s Dear John! Here’s a little of what you can expect….

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S02E13.5 – Snaveley Manor (Fawlty Towers US Style)

In this belated New Year’s bonus episode, we’re joined by Gareth and Allen from the British Sitcom History Podcast to discuss the first US attempt at remaking Fawlty Towers way back in 1978 (before the 2nd series of Fawlty Towers had even been made).

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S02E13 – Asking For a Bunch of Fives (Fawlty Towers S02E06 – Basil the Rat)

When a visit from a public health official threatens to shut down Filthy Towers for good, the team must work together to get everything ship-shape. This means there’s no room for vermin (or even Siberian Filigree Hamsters) on site…

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S02E12 – Paella Wars (Fawlty Towers S02E05 – The Anniversary)

It’s the Fawltys 15th wedding anniversary and Basil’s forgotten (or has he?) When Sybil flounces off just before the surprise dinner party Basil has planned, how will ‘Baz’ break the news to his guests?

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