Ghosts

Photo by Tandem X Visuals on Unsplash Welcome back to the podcast which provides a safe space for those who grew up in 1970's Britain to discuss their childhood's and the role that television played inn their lives. There's nothing here about how great the 60's were or how difficult it is to be a Millennial - no, it's just plain old childhood nostalgia with a 70's twist. Our host Oliver has been watching the BBC show Ghosts and has come to a startling revelation - he has seen it all before, but…

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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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Ground Floor: Perfumery, Stationery and Leather Goods

Photo by Jozsef Hocza on Unsplash In this episode of the podcast celebrating growing up as a child in 1970's Britain and the central part TV played in our lives then, we hark back to what it was like to go shopping in the 1970's. Shops only open during the day, half day closing and no online options. Our host remembers the difficult choice of what sweets to buy with his threepenny bit and asks whether the milkmen of the North West were involved in organised crime. We recall the great…

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