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Episode 24 – Celebrity meltdowns, fantasy cuts, Live Aid nostalgia and a coalition critique


Here it is, the all singing, all dancing, all for charity Bullshit Bingo summer special!

First off, and in the manner of Mel Gibson, meltdown man par excellence, we discuss the celebrities who are wanted for crimes against fame and crimes against hairdressing.

Second off, we have some suggestions as to where the economic axe might fall – on this group of South London Sloane Rangers, for example.

Third off, we reminisce about that great day in 1985 when the whole world sang along in unison to Judas Prie…er, I mean Paul McCartn…er, I mean Adam Ant.

And last but not least, we tell you why a coalition government is such a positive step on the road to true democracy.

Also, an official apology is due to a certain Mr Usher, who to the best of our knowledge has never been involved in any kind of celebrity meltdown, particularly not at a certain fast food outlet in Paris, France. Pharrell Williams, on the other hand, wants to ask us if we know who he is…



What with this new-fangled downloading nonsense – and before it, the death of vinyl and its 12-inch gatefold sleeves – album artwork ain’t what it used to be.

Inspired by this brilliant ad campaign by Smooth Radio (and look, it’s started a whole trend among The Kids!) –

– the boys discuss some of their most memorable album covers, which include the following:

And find out why, for Sean, this iconic image –

– shall be forever connected with this marginally less iconic image:

Personally, I remember being hypnotised by the debut Bucks Fizz album, and would stare endlessly in close-up at the marvellous make-up on the ladies, the cover shot only being bettered by being EVEN BIGGER on the inside gatefold:

Although I also remember being equally slightly disturbed by their third album Hand Cut, with its bizarre cover image. Perhaps Bucks Fizz had started collaborating with Roger Dean by this point?