Well.  After seeing that title, there was no way that this was not going to be bought.  And, before I carry on with this: if you are not of a certain vintage, if you are not from the UK, or if you were both of the former but went playing outside after TISWAS finished, none of the following will make much sense…

Saturday afternoons on the three-channel smorgasbord that was UK TV in the above time period was dominated by sport, to the extent that I actually have zero recollection of what BBC2 showed as an alternative.  BBC1’s Grandstand had all the “proper” sports, but the Dickie Davies-fronted World of Sport over on ITV was a lot more escapist and exciting for our formative minds, not least for the incredibly bizarre and low-budget (in hindsight) thrills of the Wrestling, broadcast from a host of unglamorous locations around Great Britain and providing much-needed colour and fun to an era that contained little of either.  This record takes the spirit of that time and those people, and makes something genuinely heartwarming from it all.

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