Watching the Detectives

Evenin' All. In the latest episode of the podcast celebrating growing up in Britain as a child during the 1970's and the part TV played in our lives then, we're looking at how the British Police were portrayed on TV. The US brought us glamour and style from Kojak, Columbo and Starsky and Hutch whereas at home we had the cosy Dixon of Dock Green and the grittier Z Cars. We remember watching Regan and Carter shouting, swearing, drinking and smoking in The Sweeney (and that was just in the office!) before the advent of senior women officers in Juliet Bravo and The Gentle Touch.  We also consider how John Thaw went…

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God Save the Queen!

We're going back to 1977 in this episode of the podcast celebrating growing up in 1970's Britain and the television which accompanied our childhoods. The nation was united in celebrating the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and there was even more to celebrate for our host Oliver as his family got a colour television set which even had a remote control!Find out which programme Oliver watched first and relive the excitement of the Jubilee celebrations with street parties, jelly and ice cream. It was a time when the nation came together through their television sets and marked…

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Commercial Break 2: More 1970’s TV Ads

Welcome back to the podcast celebrating growing up as a child in 1970's Britain and the part TV played in our childhood. It seems like not all of our listeners agreed with Oliver's choices of best TV ads of the 1970's so we're back with more commercials. They still feature plenty of alcohol, cigars, food and cleaning products but a few elements of personal hygiene are added. Join Oliver in going back to Greenall Whitley Land, find out how Harp Lager can help you be a success with women and how a girl can bag an…

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