Episode 10 – Derek Findas

Derek is currently a TV presenter in 1984.  Just take a moment to let all those words sink in…

I sent a message back through time, where he recorded his replies on a cassette and left it for me to collect 35 years later. (It was a robust C-15 from Boots.)

Intro Music provided by Ben.
Derek’s YouTube Archive: https://www.youtube.com/thederekfindasarchive

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Episode 9 – Iain Lee

Iain prefers Street Hawk over Knight Rider, likes Blue Thunder more than Airwolf, he isn’t a fan of 80s music and he once tried to write a text adventure about The Monkees.  I also confess something about 80s music too.

Spoken Intro by Joe Gooch

Spoken Intro Background Music by Chris Haugen

Intro Music provided by Ben

Interval Music : Eliminator by Jeroen Tel, from Hewson Consultants album “Hints and Tips for Videogame Pioneers” (clip used with permission from Rob Hewson.)

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Episode 8 – The Gaming Muso

The Gaming Muso is probably best known for winning the Joystick Waggling tournament at Play Expo Blackpool, a skill he claims he developed while practicing the guitar over many years…  He streams regularly on Twitch, he performs cover versions of gaming tunes and he also has a lovely beard.

Twitter : https://twitter.com/gamingmuso

YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/user/gatecrashersofficial

Intro Music provided by Ben.

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Episode 7 – Hugo Myatt (Treguard)

Hugo Myatt is probably best known as Treguard in 80s TV show Knightmare.  Come and listen to how he got the job of the most fearsome TV presenter, find out how the show was put together and learn about “Gatwick.

Spoken Intro by Joe Gooch
Spoken Intro Background Music by Chris Haugen
Intro Music provided by Ben
Interval Music : Battle Valley by Tess & Tel, from Hewson Consultants album “Hints and Tips for Videogame Pioneers” (Used with permission from Rob Hewson)

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Episode 6 – Mr Biffo

Mr Biffo, (or “Paul Rose” if you prefer to think of him as a human,) worked for Teletext when I was young.  He created the daily Teletext magazine Digitiser.  He has also worked for Ladbrokes designing their teletexty graphics, and the huge digital display at Wembley Stadium.  He admits he’s a Marillion fan – I’m making no judgement on this, merely pointing it out.

This chat was recorded in a corridor at Play Expo Blackpool, so there are background noises which I’m sure you will do your best to ignore.

Intro Music provided by Ben
Visit Mr Biffo’s Digitiser2000 site : https://www.digitiser2000.com/

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Episode 5 – Nikki from Nikki and Bunty

I think its fair to say that Nikki grew up in a different environment to most of us.  She loved digital watches, owned a Specrum +3 and wasn’t allowed to watch certain cartoons because they were too magical – it’s a weird story!

Spoken Intro by Duncan Newmarch
Intro Music provided by Ben
Interval Music by me.
Visit Nikki and Bunty on YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/c/NikkiandBunty

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Episode 4 – Octav1us

Octav1us is a YouTuber who has a love of Horace (the hungry, skiing one.)  She reviews games, electronic toys and old things on her channel and loves her pet rats.  Out of everyone I’ve spoken to she gave the most thought to the question of C64, Amstrad or Speccy.

This chat was recorded in a corridor at Play Expo Blackpool, so please forgive the background noise.

Intro Music provided by Ben
Visit Octav1us on YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/c/0ctav1usKitten

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Episode 3 – Pat Sharp (feat Bunty)

Pat Sharp was probably best knows as the presenter of Fun House, the kids TV show that ran for 12 years.  He has also been a radio DJ (his first job was at Radio One, which he wasn’t too fussed about!) and a Satellite Video Jockey.  I asked him what was actually in the Fun House gunge.. it isn’t good…

Spoken Intro by Joe Gooch
Spoken Intro Background Music by Chris Haugen
Intro Music provided by Ben
Interval Music : 1 bit Pirate
Intermission VO provided by Bunty from the Twitter Internets
Intermission Music : Itty Bitty 8 Bit by Kevin MacLeod

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Episode 2 – Games You Loved and Numskull

Chris (Games You Loved) and Ryan (Numskull) were both at Play Expo Manchester in May.  I decided to bother them with my unique* brand of questioning. 

They discuss their favourite arcade games, handheld consoles, the Pac-Man quarter scale arcade machine and I tell my Dragons Lair story yet again.

*below average

Music provided by Ben.

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Episode 1 – Mark Read aka B1rdy

Mark was the original creator and owner of 80sNostalgia.com.  He launched it in 1999, built it up and made it one of the most popular 80s sites in the world.  Then in 2004, despite being offered thousands of pounds for it, he gave it away to a complete stranger, for free.  Why?

Spoken Intro provided by Duncan Newmarch.
Theme music provided by Ben.
Shake and Vac advert used with permission from SC Johnson.

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