Here is the News

Photo by Amanna Avena on Unsplash If you think there's too much news available today with 24 hour rolling news channels, here's a chance to remember what TV News was like in the 1970's. As well as there being far less of it, it was something we all listened to and paid attention in case we missed something. We look at BBC and ITN news programmes and remember the heavyweight line ups fielded by both sides. Were you a Richard Baker fan or did you prefer Gordon Honeycombe? And why did the on screen chemistry between Reginald Bosanquet and Anna Ford work so well? We…

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I Do Have a Wooden Heart

Photo by Anita Jankovic on Unsplash Welcome back to the podcast which celebrates growing up as a child in 1970's Britain and the central part television played in our lives then. This week, we're looking back to the BBC's Sunday Classic serials where many of us got our first taste of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, E Nesbit and even James Fenimore Cooper. Do you remember Arthur Lowe as Mister Micawber in David Copperfield or the bleak, haunting adaptation of The Eagle of the Ninth? Oliver also remembers being bored rigid by a family holiday following the Thomas Hardy Wessex Trail as a seven year old. Tim Worthington joins…

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Happy Birthday Mr Benn!

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Mr Benn is Fifty! This episode of the podcast celebrating growing up as a child in 1970's Britain and the TV that sustained us looks back at the adventures of the man from 52 Festive Road. Starting with the Red Knight, through adventures as a Caveman, a Cowboy, an Astronaut and many others, Mr Benn is an Everyman for our generation. Devised by David McKee and narrated by the wonderful Ray Brooks the series has a special place in our hearts. We also remember the fabulous accompanying music of Duncan Lamont. We remember the rituals of a 1970's…

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