Welcome to my70stvchildhood.com

Thanks for visiting our website. If you haven't had chance to listen to our podcast, you can do so either by using the embedded player on this site or by visiting iTunes, Spotify, your normal podcast provider or our host, Buzzsprout at my70stvchildhood.buzzsprout.com I was inspired to start the podcast by endless conversations with friends of mine of a similar vintage who grew up in Britain during the 1970's. It's popular to have a pop at the decade "that taste forgot" and, with hindsight, dressing us all up in various shades of…

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Watching the Detectives – US Style

Welcome back to the podcast which celebrates growing up as a child in 1970's Britain and the central part which television played in our and our families' lives then.In this episode, we look at the huge number of US cop and detective shows which formed a staple of 1970's TV programming. Our host Oliver runs down his Top 10 of shows including favourites like Kojak and The Rockford Files. We remember husband and wife double acts in Hart to Hart and McMillan and Wife and the underrated Serpico. We also hear about Barnaby Jones starring Jed Clampett (sorry Buddy Ebsen) and can you guess…

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50th episode: What Was On in 1972?

To mark our fiftieth episode, we travel back 50 years to 1972 to see what we were watching on TV. There are some old favourites like Mary, Mungo and Midge, The Magic Roundabout, Blue Peter and Penelope Pitstop but some forgotten treasures like Hatty Town and Woobinda - Animal Doctor.Why were Henry Fonda and Glenn Ford in formulaic TV cop shows? And our host Oliver has a bit of difficulty reconciling some of the programme content with 21st century attitudes. Also can you guess which two long running shows started this year?Join in the conversation by leaving a…

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