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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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 Touché 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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