1970’s Sitcoms

Welcome back to the podcast which celebrates growing up as a child in 1970's Britain and the central part that television played in our and our families' lives. There were lots of things going on in the 70's which were, frankly, rather depressing. In a world dominated by three day weeks, power cuts and strikes, what we needed was a bit of comic relief which was often provided by sitcoms. Take the sitcom test - how many can you name in a minute and compare to Oliver's total. We look at the ratings…

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Bank Holiday Blues

Photo by David Henderson on Unsplash Welcome back to the podcast which remembers what it was like to be a child in 1970's Britain and the huge part that television played in our lives then. In this episode we share memories of the gang we all wanted to be part of, The Double Deckers. How many of them can you remember? Why was it that 1970's British TV was so dire on Bank (Public) Holidays? Our host Oliver looks at listings from 1972, 1973 and 1974 and finds some striking similarities. Did…

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UFO and Space 1999

Photo by History in HD on Unsplash Welcome back to the podcast which celebrates growing up as a child in 1970's Britain and the part that television played in our lives then. We've had lots of feedback from our previous episode, "FAB Virgil: Thunderbirds are Go!" including complaints that we've ignored Gerry Anderson's live action series. This podcast puts that right as we remember the über cool Ed Straker and his S.H.A.D.O. team in UFO and Commander John Koenig's brave crew on Moonbase Alpha in Space 1999. Our host Oliver wonders why his Dinky UFO Interceptor was green rather than white and speculates how so many…

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