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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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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5 Minute marvels: From Hector’s House to Ludwig via The Magic Roundabout

In this episode of the podcast dedicated to memories of growing up as a child in 1970's Britain and the part TV played in our lives, we remember the five minute slot before the BBC's early evening news which became home to many classic shows. From the sleeping arrangements in Hector's House, to the quite frankly bonkers Ludwig, we remember lots of five minute wonders.Who can forget Dougal in The Magic Roundabout, The Wombles, Ivor the Engine or the cowardly Captain Pugwash. What exactly was Crystal Tipps and Alistair about and were illicit substances involved in its production? All this and Paddington Bear too.

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Going for a Song

Welcome back to the podcast celebrating growing up as a child in 1970's Britain and the central part that television played in our lives then.In this episode, our host Oliver wonders whether our society is more materialistic than in the 1970's and uses television schedules to compare and contrast. From Homes Under the Hammer, Cash in the Attic and Flog It! it appears that the schedules are full of programmes about turning a fast profit, even the supposedly superior Antiques Roadshow depends on disclosing the value of a piece for its payoff. It wasn't like that in Going for…

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