The Year Is 1959 With Guest Host Harriet Kemsley


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Whilst Red Richardson is living it up making friends with fellow Redophiles he finds in Thailand we welcome the very funny Harriet Kemsley whose being held against her will by Bobby to host the pod with him on Red's behalf. 1959 sees the invention of legendary children's doll and cultural sex symbol Barbie, a bunch of ski hikers mysteriously dying, Russia holds it's first census in 14 years after the second World War, Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Richie Valens die in a plane crash, the first colour tv programme Bonanza is broadcast, and "Dick Of The Year" Japanese pilot flies a plane into a school.

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