BTS 36 – Snakes on a Crane


Beyond the Sofa returns! It’s time for a new Doctor, and a new Doctor Who. Join Peter and Dave with The Woman Who Fell to Earth, the Sheffield-est episode of this podcast yet!

Postscript: Peter’s wife liked the new episode.

“She’s good! … A great improvement”
Peter’s Wife

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In this first Eagle Hotline and a slight departure before our bigger departure from format, Peter and Dave bring a little news in the world of UK Comics from the past week; including a tribute to the late Carlos Ezquerra, and the acquisition of TI’s comics archive by Rebellion – both Eagle-relevant!

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WED 15 – Sugar Free Pandas

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Join Pete and Dave as they go back to March/April 1983 for new Eagles Issues 53 to 56, and celebrate our 1st birthday issue with the horror that is the Fred Quiz page, Doomlord revealing himself to the world, Dan Dare taking a big step backwards, and Crow Street Comp actually getting interesting…  and what did ever happen to Eddie?

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WED13 – Ullo John, Got a New Mo’bike?


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Join Pete and Dave for Jabruary 1983 as Manix goes rogue, Dan Dare gets interesting, Jake’s Platoon gets dangerous, and the Invisible Boy, The Collector, Streetwise and House of Daemon come to thrilling conclusions! (Though like seeing a dodgy mechanic in an Aran sweater, your actual mileage may need adjusting).

All this and BIG NEWS!* Where Eagles Dare!

*No, you can breathe easy – it not “Great News for all Readers” news, it’s actual news news!

See if you can spot Peter’s extra secret Dr Who reference!

Where Eagles Dare 12 – Quelle Draggo!

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Greetings from 1983 as Pete and Dave take on the second year of IPC’s new Eagle magazine for boys.
This time Manix and Streetwise return, this time with added Action Debbie, House of Daemon hits party mode and the secret history of the Mekon is revealed.  All this, and Joe Soap takes on glam rock inanity!

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Where Eagles Dare 10 – Feliz Navidad.


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Welcome back to December 1982 for issues 37 to 40 of IPCs Eagle. This month – it’s a Spanish themed Christmas, as Dare, Streetwise, and transparent tearaway Tim go continental, Doomlord goes Intercontinental, and the Collector flies in the face of mediocrity.

All this, as well as news on the upcoming Ernies episode, Where Eagles Dare.

Where Eagles Dare 09 – French Connections


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Pete and Dave are back for a Francophillic, Star Wars-tastic look back on Eagle comics 32 to 36, from way back in November 1982.

This month, Dan Dare’s secrets are revealed, Doomlord becomes a political satire, House of Daemon goes to war, Transparent Tim’s sanity is questioned, and Streetwise indulges in rubber and gets exposed!

All this and more, Where Eagles Dare…

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Everything Comes Back to 2000AD:

Awesome Comics Podcast interview Barrie Tomlinson:

2000AD Thillcast with Barrie Tomlinson:
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Where Eagles Dare 08 – Uncomfortable in the 80s


Pete and Dave are back with issues 28-32 of the Eagle for the month of October 1982.
This time Transparent Tim makes an appearance, Manix sends in the clowns, Dan Dare gets a much needed third page, and House of the Daemon gets even more bonkers…
… but on top of all that we get a cold dose of reality as we find things that weren’t OK… even in the 80s.

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The Battery Ham experiment: