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The Benji and Nick Show – What We’ve Been Watching 12th May, 2021 - This week on The Benji and Nick Show, Benji and Nick and special guest Shelley discuss what they’ve been watching recently. Shows include Doctor Who: The Space Museum with first Doctor, William Hartnell; The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, an American television miniseries on Disney+; and Duty Free, a 1980s sitcom about two British couples
The Benji and Nick Show – The XYY Man 5th May, 2021 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show, Benji, Nick and Shelley have been watching The XYY Man. Based on the books by Kenneth Royce, the first series of The XYY Man was broadcast on television in 1976 with a second series broadcast in 1977. The XYY Man features William ‘Spider’ Scott who has an
The Benji and Nick Show – The Day of the Triffids (revisited) 27th April, 2021 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show, Benji, Nick and Shelley will be revisiting the BBC’s 1981 TV dramatisation of John Wyndham’s 1951 classic novel, The Day of the Triffids. The series takes place in late 20th century Britain when a spectacular meteorite shower unexpectedly renders most humans blind leading to the breakdown of
The Benji and Nick Show – Commentary: Doctor Who – Inferno (part 6) 23rd April, 2021 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show, Benji, Nick and Shelley continue their commentary (part 6) of Doctor Who: Inferno where the third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) transports himself sideways in time to a parallel world where an English drilling project causes catastrophic amounts of heat and force to be unleashed when it penetrates the
The Benji and Nick Show – The Silent Scream 12th April, 2021 - This week on The Benji and Nick Show, Benji, Nick and Shelley chat about Hammer House of Horror: The Silent Scream. Hammer House of Horror is a British television series made in 1980. Each self-contained episode features a different kind of horror which vary from witches, werewolves and ghosts to devil-worship and voodoo – but
The Benji and Nick Show – Z Cars 4th April, 2021 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show, Benji, Nick and regular guest Shelley, have been watching the opening episode of Z Cars (pronounced ‘zed cars’). Z Cars is a British police procedural television series centred on the work of mobile uniformed police in the fictional town of Newtown near Liverpool. The series differed sharply
The Benji and Nick Show – My Mother the Car 1st April, 2021 - In this week’s The Benji and Nick Show, the boys and special guest, Shelley, have been watching My Mother the Car. First broadcast on NBC in 1965, My Mother the Car is an American fantasy sitcom in which a man’s dead mother is reincarnated as an antique car – and she talks to him through
The Benji and Nick Show – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia 25th March, 2021 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show, the boys and regular guest from across the pond, Shelley, have been watching The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia. The first episode of the Granada TV Sherlock Holmes adaptations, A Scandal in Bohemia aired on ITV in 1984 and starred Jeremy Brett as the
The Benji and Nick Show – Kolchak: The Night Stalker 19th March, 2021 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show, Benji, Nick and Shelley will be chatting about Kolchak: The Night Stalker, amongst other things. Kolchak: The Night Stalker, an American TV series first broadcast in 1974–1975, follows reporter Carl Kolchak who investigates mysterious crimes with unlikely causes, particularly those involving the supernatural or science fiction –
The Benji and Nick Show – Star Trek: Mirror, Mirror 11th March, 2021 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show, the boys and Shelley have been watching Star Trek: Mirror, Mirror. Star Trek, which was first broadcast in 1966, follows the voyages of the starship USS Enterprise, a space exploration vessel built by the United Federation of Planets in the 23rd century, on a mission ‘to explore
The Benji and Nick Show – Commentary: Doctor Who – Inferno (part 5) 5th March, 2021 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show, the boys and Shelley continue their commentary (part 5) of Doctor Who: Inferno where the third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) transports himself sideways in time to a parallel world where an English drilling project causes catastrophic amounts of heat and force to be unleashed when it penetrates the
The Benji and Nick Show – The Adventure Game 24th February, 2021 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show, Benji, Nick and Shelley have been watching The Adventure Game, a game show where two celebrity contestants and one member of the public travel by space ship to the planet Arg where they have to complete a task/tasks before they can travel back to Earth. The Adventure
The Benji and Nick Show – Theme Tunes 18th February, 2021 - This week on The Benji and Nick Show, Benji, Nick and Shelley chat about their favourite theme tunes – what are yours? Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – Three’s Company 13th February, 2021 - This week on The Benji and Nick Show our trio have been watching Three’s Company (1976–1984), the American version of the British sitcom, Man About the House. Three’s Company follows the misadventures of two women and one man sharing a flat.  
The Benji and Nick Show – The Third Man (TV series) 4th February, 2021 - Benji, Nick and Shelley have been watching the TV series of The Third Man in the next The Benji and Nick Show. The TV series, based on the novel and film, The Third Man, was first broadcast from 1959 to 1965. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – Quatermass and the Pit 29th January, 2021 - Coming soon in The Benji and Nick Show, Benji, Nick and Shelley have been watching the 1967 science fiction horror film, Quatermass and the Pit. The film, which is largely faithful to the TV series, centres on the discovery of a mysterious object buried at the site of an extension to the London Underground. Also
The Benji and Nick Show – Beasts: Special Offer 18th January, 2021 - This week on The Benji and Nick Show, Benji, Nick and Shelley discuss Special Offer, the first episode of the television series, Beasts, released in 1976. Written by Nigel Kneale, Beasts is an anthology of six self-contained episodes that feature the recurring theme of bestial horror.
The Benji and Nick Show – What We’ve Been Watching 14th January, 2021 - This week on The Benji and Nick Show, Benji, Nick and Shelley talk about what they’ve been watching including The Mandalorian, Schitt’s Creek and The History of Future Folk. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – Commentary: Doctor Who – Inferno (part 4) 3rd January, 2021 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show, the boys and Shelley continue their commentary (part 4) of Doctor Who: Inferno where the third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) transports himself sideways in time to a parallel world where an English drilling project causes catastrophic amounts of heat and force to be unleashed when it penetrates the