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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Goodnight John Boy! The Waltons and Happy Days

Welcome back to the sweet you can eat between meals without spoiling your appetite - or was that Milky Way? In this episode of our podcast recalling what it was like to grow up as a child in 1970's Britain and the important part TV played in our lives.We're back to Waltons Mountain in Depression era Virginia to meet the family with the famous bedtime ritual and consider why they struck such a chord with British audiences. How many of the clan can you name?Our host Oliver compares the beautiful people in Arnolds to…

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Seedy Sitcoms: Steptoe and Rising Damp

In the latest episode of the podcast celebrating growing up in the 70's in Britain and the huge part TV played in our childhoods, we are looking at the seedy side of life. From litter in the streets, dog mess under foot and body odour we remember how dirty life could be back then. We also remember two classic sitcoms which dwelt on the seedy side of life.Steptoe and Son brought us the strained relationship between Harold Steptoe, a would be free thinker and intellectual and his father Albert, an old fashioned rag n'…

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Achtung! Colditz and Secret Army

In this episode of the podcast remembering what it was like to grow up as a child in 1970's Britain and how TV shaped our lives, we look at how the Second World War was portrayed in popular culture. Our host Oliver recalls Commando comics, Battle and Action comics, and how far away the War seemed as a child. We look at two 70's shows which started to change the way we looked at the War. Colditz brought us great scripts, a strong cast including David McCallum and Anthony Valentine and how it inspired a board game, a special Action Man set and even a…

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