WED Lockdown Special: Dan Dare – Oh Yeah!


Join Pete and Dave for a lockdown sidestep for an anniversary audio assessment of the songs about everybody’s favourite space hero (sort of).  Featured in the episodes are tracks by Elton John, David Bowie, The Tornadoes, The Mekons, Pink Floyd, The Art of Noise and the Wedding Present.

Enjoy – stay safe, and stay well.

Best wishes from Pete and Dave

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Show Notes:
The Tornadoes – Telsar:

Pink Floyd – Astronomy Dominie:
(Dan Dare pops up at 3.22 – honest)

David Bowie – The DJ:

The Mekons – Out of Space (It’s a Really Nice Place):

Elton John – Dan Dare (Pilot of the Future):

Art of Noise – Dan Dare:

The Wedding Present – Dan Dare:


Birthday Hotline

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It’s April 2020, and beside a lot of other things going on, the original Eagle comic and its most famous comic strip are turning 70. Join Peter and Dave in a short news round-up and commemorative chat during our Year of Dare.

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Special focus in this episode is given to our friends at Comic Scene, who dedicate a good amount of the April 2020 iss to the big birthday. The issue is available digitally – but if you can, consider picking up the hard copy with its rather lovely Martin Baines cover art. You can read their blog here:

Also on the blog, check out the links to free issues of Planet Journey and Eagle Flies Again – plenty to read during your lockdown!

And finally, from the both of us – good health, good cheer, and and we look forward to providing more audio distraction for you soon.

Kia kaha, kia ora

Peter and David.

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WED32 – Isolated Centenary

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Hello Dear Listener – we both hope you are all safe and well and can join us for our lock-down centenary reviewing 80s Eagle issues 100-103.  Inside Dan Dare finally rides to the rescue, the Deathlords face their doom, Danny Pike comes out swinging and we embrace the crazy of One Eyed Jack.  All this and more… Where Eagles Dare.