Episode 28 – Is Second Place Better Than First?

by | Nov 25, 2022 | 0 comments

Welcome to all our new listeners in the Pitcairn Islands! In a packed episode, ElTele rejects tea bags, and continues on his jazz guitar odyssey. Nice! The Captain reviews the debut crime novel by Scottish comedian and raconteur Frankie Boyle.

In our main feature, we examine The Guardian’s list of the 70 greatest singles which reached number two in the UK charts. Are these records better than the number ones which beat them to the top spot? How often did novelty records get to number one, and why? ElTele digs into the six part Story of Only Fools and Horses documentary, talks about the career of series writer John Sullivan, and the ‘spinoff film and TV series’ phenomenon.

We round off the episode with comments on the controversy at the football World Cup.

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The Pitcairn Islands get broadband (Stuff)

The Guardian 70 Greatest Number 2 Singles – (Spotify)

The Story of Only Fools and Horses (YouTube)

Frankie Boyle – Meantime review (The Guardian)



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