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Episode 53

Tips for Banksy, Patron Saints and a Valentine's Day Problem

Show broadcast on 14 February 2015

Yet another classic from Elis and John this week, although we must apologise for Elis' lack of manners. You'll see why. This week John got to grips with Charles Dickens' favourite pub, Elis nearly swore, and Producer Dave vocalized his thoughts on Tuna & Sweetcorn. All this plus chapter 14 of A Robins Amongst The Pigeons, Email of the Species, Winner Plays On and Textual Healing.

John's introduction of Elis

"To my left is the fifth marquess of Tonypandy. "

Conversations and riffs

It's Valentines Day but the guys aren't having any of it, given that it's a cynical corporate holiday dreamt up by card companies. They imagine what a satirical Banksy Valentines wall mural would look like.

Elis and James have starred in a comedy short film devised by friend of the show Sara Pascoe for the BBC iPlayer 'Funny Valentines' series.

Elis accidentally burps live on air.

Middle-aged phrases that Elis and John have found themselves saying recently.

Text-in topic

Listeners text and tweet during the show on this week's topic.

If you could rebrand 14 February to celebrate something else instead of Valentines Day, what would it be?

Textual Healing

A listener calls the show with a problem.

Stephen meets up with a lady once a year every Valentines Day to get off with her at Chiltern Open Air Museum but doesn't know her name and also needs to address the fact that they both kiss with their eyes open, which makes for quite an intense snogging session.

A Robins Amongst the Pigeons

John reads aloud from his autobiography.

Chapter 14: Busy Earnin'. John quits Borders bookshop (now defunct) to concentrate on his comedy career, and makes his first comedy cash.

Winner Plays On

Elis and John face off in the weekly quiz on topics of their choice.

The U.S. Office (show) (John) v the 1960s Mod movement (Elis). Elis wins 5-4.

Email of the Species

Listeners' emails into the show.

A PCD has sent in a very detailed illustration of a farthing with Elis on one side and John on the other and various show references included.

Podcast outro

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