Day 3 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2018

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

It’s Day 3 of ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2018.

And now it’s time to talk about the Times! The ‘Radio Times’!

advent day 3 2018

Yeah you probably knew this was coming up, didn’t you? 😀 In December 2008, my parents and I purchased the Christmas bumper edition of the ‘Radio Times’. This contained listings for TV and radio from the 20th of December 2008 to the 2nd of January 2009, full of Christmassy extravaganza!

As you can see from the front cover of the ‘Radio Times’, it has Wallace & Gromit on it. The cover has Wallace and his dog Gromit seemingly sitting in front of the TV in their Christmassy decorated living room. Wallace has the ‘Radio Times’ in his right hand and he has the remote control in his left.

Oh and I just noticed something! The penguin Feathers McGraw from ‘The Wrong Trousers’ is standing outside with his face in the window with a party hat on his head. He wants to come in. How did he escape from his prison at the zoo?! Gromit also seems to enjoy doing his knitting in that picture.

This is of course to promote the new ‘Wallace & Gromit’ short film, ‘A Matter of Loaf and Death’ that was shown on Christmas Day in 2008. This was before Peter Sallis sadly died in 2017. I also recall the ‘Doctor Who’ episode, ‘The Next Doctor’, with David Tennant and David Morrissey being shown too.

First it was ‘The Next Doctor’ with ‘Doctor Who’, then it was ‘A Matter of Loaf and Death’ with Wallace & Gromit shown that Christmas evening. I also recall watching the Disney superhero movie ‘Sky High’ on Christmas Eve before those two special treats happened the day after. Happy times! 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Check out what my Day 3 of my ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar for 20152016 and 2017 were about!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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