Original YT playout date: 7 January 2010
It’s 23rd March 2009, Tommy and Fiona are in the studio, but it’s not long before the listeners take over the agenda – first off is Tom off Tots TV, asking why PRUK doesn’t do “”Listen with Mother””. But Fiona and Tommy are having none of this blatant sexism from the now extinct children’s TV puppet. But their tactics are not strictly ballroom! When Tom Ragdoll cites the research of Jean Piaget, Tommy tries to discredit Piaget’s findings and trick Tom off Tots TV into thinking the celebrated Swiss psychologist was a woman, and then to cap that he asks the blue-haired Tot to hold the line – at which point he dumps the call!
This is followed by a two-seconder from everyone’s favorite radio Spaniard, and then Alan Caddick takes up the cudgels to introduce the listening public to the phenomenon of Jade Goody. Which soon brings the subject back to maternal deprivation again, and Tommy voices his Theory on Marginally Improving Parenthood.
Shocking behaviour from a doyen of children’s daytime television broadcasting! One for sorrow, indeed! And, at the same time, radio gold, as the term of art puts it.
The Harold Wilson look-alike in the thumbnail is of course JEAN and not JEAN Piaget!
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Other people featured: Just me
Genre: Radio Gold
Music used: None
Languages used: English
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