Welcome to my70stvchildhood.com

Thanks for visiting our website. If you haven't had chance to listen to our podcast, you can do so either by using the embedded player on this site or by visiting iTunes, Spotify, your normal podcast provider or our host, Buzzsprout at my70stvchildhood.buzzsprout.com  I was inspired to start the podcast by endless conversations with friends of mine of a similar vintage who grew up in Britain during the 1970's. It's popular to have a pop at the decade "that taste forgot" and, with hindsight, dressing us all up in various shades…

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Christmas 1978 Style

Welcome to the special Christmas edition of the podcast celebrating what it was like to grow up as a child in 1970's Britain and the central part that television played in our lives.We travel back to Christmas 1978 and our host Oliver explores the TV schedules with Stuart, a regular listener and contributor to the podcast. As well as several familiar shows, we ask why was Pam Ayres in Hong Kong for Christmas and why was Holiday On Ice, erm on ice? Can you remember what the Christmas number one was, as revealed by Noel Edmunds on Christmas Top of the…

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Cosgrove Hall: The Early Years

Welcome back to our podcast celebrating growing up as a child in 1970's Britain and the central part that television played in our and our families lives then. In this episode, our host Oliver attempts to address what some listeners have identified as bias against ITV children's programmes of the 70's so we remember how much cooler Magpie was than Blue Peter and we look at the early work of animators Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall including the opening credits to Rainbow, The Magic Ball (which we all thought was really called Sam and the Magic Ball), the absolutely…

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Fingerbobs: RIP Yoffy

In this edition of the podcast dedicated to remembering life as a child in 1970's Britain and the part TV played in our lives, our host Oliver goes through some of the messages sent by listeners and puts right his error in omitting Roobarb from our 5 Minute Marvels episode. We also look back at Noah and Nellie, Roobarb's lesser known sequel.Following the recent passing of Rick Jones, the hippyish Play School and Fingerbobs host, we remember his contribution to 1970's children's television and his time at the BBC where "marijuana was like cornflakes". Rick will live on through Fingermouse, Flash the Tortoise, Gulliver and…

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