Grange Hill

Welcome back to the podcast celebrating growing up in 1970's Britain and the central part that TV played in our lives then. In this episode we are going back to school. Traditionally, schools were shown in a good light on British TV without much in the way of realism. Mallory Towers and Dotheboys Hall were light years away from my school. All this changed in February 1978 when Grange Hill burst onto our screens and change children's TV for ever. Tucker Jenkins, Trisha Yates and Benny Green got into trouble, answered back to their parents and were rude to teachers. We remember…

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Smarter Than The Average Cartoon Studio!

Photo by Jorge Zapata on Unsplash Welcome back to the podcast which remembers growing up as a child in 1970's Britain and the part that TV played in our lives. This week we remember William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and their huge output of cartoons which became the mainstay of 70's children's programming. From Touch√© Turtle and Yogi Bear through to Scooby Doo, Wacky Races and Help!...It's the Hair Bear Bunch! you couldn't escape their work. We also speak to listener Paul from South Wales who remembers his childhood in the Valleys and reveals how he became an expert on Hanna Barbera cartoons. Remember the Funky Phantom and Scooby's Laff-A-Lympics?

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